Small Business DIY: Heat Embossed Labels

What started out as a temporary solution to pandemic related delays; our embossed kraft bags are one of our favorite ways to label. Super easy diy that works on wood, cards, gift bags, tags, and fabric.

What you need: Kraft bags, embossing ink, embossing powder, stamps, heat gun, and a small brush for clean up (optional).



Embossing is really simple and makes everything look a bit more polished.


Basic steps:

  1. Apply clear ink onto stamp

  2. Place stamp in desired location and firmly press down

  3. Sprinkle embossing powder on the stamped area

  4. Dust the extra embossing powder back into the container

  5. Clean up excess powder with fine brush if necessary

  6. Keeping the heat gun 3 inches above the material, heat the stamped area until the powder melts and turns metallic.