Make It Monday #9: Heat Embossing

By April 4, 2011Make It Monday

Bust out the heat guns ladies, we're heat embossing today! Dawn's showing us her tricks for using this tried and true stamping technique.

Some photos of her project today:



If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product of some kind and heat embossing

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

–Add your link to our —>InLinkz List<—

-You will have until 7am, Monday, April 11th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, April 11th, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!


Leigh penner
Congratulations, to Leigh Penner for being randomly selected to win a stamp set for participating in last weeks Make It Monday Challenge!  Leigh, be sure to contact customer service with your selected set and shipping information!  And thanks to everyone for playing along!  We some of the best projects yet this go around!

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  • 1
    Katie Jones says:

    This is beautiful, Dawn! I love the little extra touches that you use on your cards to make them really stand out. I never would have thought of the straight pins, and they are perfect!

  • 2
    Tracey McNeely says:

    I always love your videos Dawn. Gorgeous card and you make it look so easy.

  • 3
    Judy S says:

    I haven’t done any heat embossing for quite awhile and will definately be pulling out the heat gun again! This card is beautiful, Dawn! Looks like I will have to make a trip to Michaels as well … love the addition of the straight pins! Little details like this make a card spectacular!

  • 4
    jenw says:

    Love Make it Mondays! My favorite part is seeing HOW each one of the ladies does things differently and the different products they use. Thanks for not forcing them to use 100% Scor-Tape, for example.

  • 5
    jenw says:

    Not sure where to put this…but I’d love to see a series where the ladies share their studios with us. I love seeing how other organize (or DON’T organize, as the case may be 😉 their spaces. It could be a video series, or just some blog posts with lots of pics! Something to think about. Thanks!

  • 6
    JoieDeVivre says:

    Loved this video! I think I am going to start this new craft with heat embossing – the card is a beautiful gift in itself!
    Thank you!

  • 7
    Joy Taylor says:

    So when Tuesday comes around here, I eagerly jump on the computer to check out Make it Monday, it is the highlight of my week, thanks so much for sharing all your talents…Loved Dawn’s card, really love the use of the stick pins at the end…the embossing is always such a pretty feature on a card, looking forward to playing along, hugs!

  • 8
    Romaine says:

    I also LOVE using clear embossing powder!

  • 9
    Theresia says:

    Love embossing and Dawn makes such a beauties, love it, Thanks

  • 10
    Stampnurse says:

    I have been heat embossing for years. Love the look of it and “instant done”. No waiting for ink to dry or smudge later. I have a hint though, if you keep your embossing powders in a container (rubbermaid, glad, locknlock) with a few uncooked macaroni pieces it is so much easier to emboss. Use a spoon and cover your image with powder and right back into the container. My clear embossing powder is in a container large enough to put the piece of cardstock into.
    You wonderful girls share so much with us I wanted to do the same for you.
    Have a great day.

  • 11
    Donna C says:

    I love this card and I loved seeing the process of making it. It’s just not possible to get the tips and tricks from seeing only a picture and supply list.
    Poking holes in the cardstock for the button FIRST, and the way Dawn threaded the twine to leave the tail on the top was brilliant! I must be living in a cave, cuz I bet a lot of you do it this way already.
    thank you!

  • 12
    Mary Ann says:

    Thank you so much for this video. I’ve never had clear embossing powder explained before and always wondered what to use it for. Sewing the button was educational also. I loved the whole lesson!
    Mary Ann

  • 13
    Gloria says:

    Really, really nice video, with great clarity. I’ve always enjoyed embossing techniques and you’ve inspired me to break out my craft paper stash this afternoon…thanks!

  • 14
    Nancy says:

    I love your videos. They are always so inspiring. I also love the idea of using sewing pins for embellishment. So creative!

  • 15
    Andra Sterzik says:

    Any tips on using white embossing powder? I always seem to have little bits I cant get off and show up after- if I hit it hard enough to remove them, I end up loosing bits from my stamped images! Help!

  • 16

    Ooooooh love the button flower!!

  • 17

    Loved this challenge! I just put in my card and I saw soooo many beauties linked up there! Had fun going around some of the cards! Lots of new inspiration!
    Hugs, Wendy

  • 18
    Rose says:

    Really great cards. I’ve been looking for masculine themes lately so these are perfect. I like that you showing different variations of the same card.

  • 19
    Cherrie says:

    I love to heat emboss and this MIM inspired me to pull my powder out and create some beautiful flowers. I embossed the line art with versamark and halographic powder for a little sparkle and then created the dimension with ink pads and colored pencils. Such an inspiring video Dawn. Thank you!

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