Customizing Notecards with Heat Embossing

I had a friend ask me to help turn a set of store-bought notecards into a set of thank you cards for medical school interview thank-you cards. The notecards were white with gold borders and an otherwise blank front with plain white envelopes.

I decided to keep with the gold theme and heat emboss the elements – something a little more fancy when sending as a thank you for a very large and selective program. I used a retired stamp (that came out when Stampin’ Up! introduced Blendabilities… long time ago and since discontinued) but I still like the stamp and can use it with our current Stampin’ Blends.

Having a whole assembly line when heat embossing makes the process go a lot faster. I stamped the image in Versamark and immediately applied the gold powder. The un-embossed card was carefully set aside until I could clean up the powder and have enough room to heat-emboss all of the cards in a line.

In the bottom right corner, I stamped and heat embossed a “thank you” greeting from the Good Feelings set. I decided to keep the envelope plain (partially because I didn’t bring other products to make it different as well as the card itself already being very gold.

Always remember that you can use notecards and such that you already have to make something new! It’s not necessary to always reinvent the wheel, especially when giving a card to someone who isn’t going to recognize or appreciate the difference between upcycled and completely handmade.