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Simply Homemade Saturdays- DIY Heat Emboss Pad

Hi Friends, Sandy here for our new SBC Simply Homemade Saturdays.  The SBC DT will now be featuring easy, do it your self tutorials for you, outside the realm of paper crafting. This can be knitting, floral arrangements, home decor, paintings, soap making, organization and anything else that the DT can dream up that is homemade! 

Today, I wanted to show you how to make a Heat Embossing Pad to protect your table and your fingers!
But first my tip for you: You know how they say duct tape fixes everything, well...scotch tape is a crafters secret weapon. So keep a roll on hand!

Now onto our Simply Homemade project!

I needed a mat that I could use my embossing gun with so I decided to try and make something.  


First, I used very heavy/thick chipboard.  This one was the back part of an embellishment pack. 

Next, take some aluminum foil (I used name brand, it is heavy and as flimsy as the generic).  Cut the size of the board plus a little extra for folding.

Then I folding the foil around the cardstock, like I was wrapping a present.  I taped the flaps down on the back side.

Now I have a great heat embossing board. 

The reflective foil helps the powder/gun heat up faster, and I don't have to worry about my fingers or my table.

Now you can't get any easier that that! Give it a try and let me know what your think!

I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. You can find more inspiration and projects at my blog: A Working Mom's Joy. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. Love this idea! Thank You so much for sharing it:)

  2. Thanks!!! I already have one that I used for something else and had not thought of using it for that, YAY!!!, I don't even have to make it, as simple as it is to make!!! I love simple, I love easy, and I love this! hugs, Patty


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