Make It Monday #160: Heat Embossing Tips for Die Cuts and Two Step Stamps

By April 14, 2014Make It Monday

Heat embossing on die cuts and using two step stamps can be tricky. Learn a few tips for success in these endeavors from Erin Lincoln. It's all about "working backwards". Click play to learn more. 



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

–A new Make It Monday Challenge 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 and heat embossing on die cuts and/or two step stamps.

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

-Add your project to our InLinkz list below.

–You will have until 7am, Monday,April 21st, 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. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday,  April 21st, after 7am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

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

Congratulations to Erin T. for being randomly selected as this weeks winner!  Please email Customer Service and provide the email address you would like your $25 gift certificate sent to!  And a big thank you to everyone else who participated in this challenge.  There were so many amazing entries!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

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Join the discussion 25 Comments

  • 1
    Gerri K says:

    Wow! Love this card! The die cutting tutorial was VERY helpful! Thank you!

  • 2

    Very helpful tips Erin. Thank you!

  • 3
    Shari T says:

    Love today’s Make it Monday video, Erin! You are soooo clever! I’m one of those card makers who will cut first, heat emboss second. Not any more!! YAY! No more hot fingers! DUH! Thanks for the tutorial today! Great way to start the week! XOXO-Shari

  • 4
    Jen says:

    Thanks for all the tips Erin. What kind of glue is that with such a fine tip?-love it !!

  • 5
    Gloria says:

    Oh I would really like to know where you got your glue bottle with that very fine tip!!! Loved the video!!

  • 6
    Petti says:

    Really helpful tip! Thank you so much!

  • 7
    Jane says:

    Beautiful card. I would like to know about the glue also. Looks so easy to use.

  • 8
    Nancy says:

    Can’t wait to start trying this today!

  • 9
    Sandy says:

    Thank you for the helpful tutorial.

  • 10
    Ann w says:

    Thank you for the tutorial.

  • 11
    Holly Saveur says:

    Super card and tutorial..would have never thought about doing it this way…super.

  • 12
    Carol Ann Ater says:

    My Ah-ha! moment!! Love a video for clarity and your card is super1

  • 13
    Grace says:

    This is amazing technique. Will certainly try this technique

  • 14
    Cindy G. says:

    Such clever ideas Erin! I never thought to do my ink stamping and embossing in reverse order, but I see, it works out well. This is a very cute card, and one that would be fun for “kids” of all ages! Thanks for sharing!

  • 15
    Ruth G says:

    I definitely want to give this technique a try! I tend to choose not to heat emboss when it’s a small die cut with very little edge to get my tweezers to hold on to. Now I know how I can do it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 16
    Lura says:

    In my mind this is doing it backwards and it never would have occurred to me to even attempt embossing first and stamping after. It seems like the “bumpy” embossing would cause havoc with your second stamping. Thank you for leading me in a new direction – soooo much easier!

  • 17
    Myra says:

    Thanks for the great tips! Always love new ideas.

  • 18
    jeannine says:

    your card is adorable. i love this make it monday. i have trouble lining up my stamps on a die cute & usually end up cutting them. this will work out perfectly. also, i have burned my fingers embossing a die cut & gave up on them. thank you for all the helpful hints.

  • 19
    Janet says:

    Using the negative is just genius-one of those things you just want to kick yourself because it is so obvious and you’d like to think your kinda smart. Kid noises in the background added to the charm.

  • 20
    Trish says:

    This is a really cute card with great tips for getting a beautiful die cut. Thank you!

  • 21
    Laurie says:

    How clever of you to figure this out. Of course it’s the best way to work with smaller items. I don’t have a blog or web page so don’t post things, but did this and it worked beautifully.

  • 22
    Eileen L. says:

    Cute card and great ideas BUT….several people asked not only here but on Erin’s blog what kind of glue and the tip she used when making her video….and MUM…is the answer.

  • 23
    Patti says:

    I love how you teach as you create, seemingly effortlessly, : ) I am so grateful for the tips on cutting the tiny die and then lining it up! you are brilliant : )

    I appreciate you.


  • 24
    robi says:

    Great technique! (And cute card, too!!!)

  • 25
    Greta H says:

    I loved your video, Erin! Great tips–why didn’t I think of that?! Had a ball making my little mini card. Thank you!

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