Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

DIY Embossed Bookmarks

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder and paper.

Hi, my name is Ruthie and I blog over at Refashionably Late. I'm so excited to be working with Wagner today on a really fun project! Plus, it's perfect for the beginning of the school year. My older daughter starts First Grade next week so I wanted to make a quick little gift for her teacher.

Step 1

If you follow my blog you know that I’m a huge fan of my Cricut. I also love to make gifts for people which makes my Cricut even more amazing! It helps brings ideas I have to to life! The possibilities are endless with this amazing little machine.

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Step 2

I recently got my hands on the new Wagner HT400 Heat Gun and started playing around with the embossing technique. I used the typical stamps with the embossing ink pad and then played around with an embossing pen. I am not artistic when it comes to drawing so I wondered if the pen would fit in my Cricut….and it did!!

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Step 3

As I mentioned before, I wanted to make a gift for Lucy’s new teacher. What better gift than a personalized bookmark?! I created a few different templates in Cricut Design Space.

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Step 4

I set up the Cricut up to draw with the Embossing Pen and then cut out the shape of the bookmarks. After it was finished you could see a faint outline of where the embossing would show up.

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Step 5

You have to work fairly quickly as you don’t want the embossing ink to dry. So I quickly grabbed the embossing powder and started to pour it on top of the bookmark.

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Step 6

Completely cover the area where the embossing ink is placed. Remove the excess powder and dump the powder back into the container.

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Step 7

The last step, and most important step, is to use the Wagner HT400 Heat Gun to set the embossing powder to the ink. I’d recommend using setting 1 as it’s not too hot and won’t warp the paper.

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Step 8

Set it aside to dry for a few minutes and then you have a beautiful handmade bookmark!

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Step 9

You can personalize it or simply put your favorite quote on it. You can give it as a gift or use it yourself to read your favorite book. It’s totally up to you!

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please head over to Refashionably Late for more DIY, Home Decor, and craft tutorials! Also if you don’t want to miss anything please sign up for my free mailing list. Thank you to Wagner for providing the HT400 for my review and sponsoring this post!

Learn how to create easy back to school DIY bookmarks using embossing powder. Use a Wagner heat gun to quickly activate the powder.

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