Create your own embosser and you create a world of paper possibilities. Take ordinary objects and turn them into embossers with your name, initials or your favorite design. Use your embosser in cards, scrapbooking or to mark items as your own such as books and stationery. Make several with various designs and give them as gifts to friends and family who scrapbook or make cards.
Things You'll Need
- Coin, jewelry piece or charm
- Flat piece of metal
- Construction adhesive
Choose your embossed design. Look for elaborate coins, jewelry with your initials or charms, or interesting pieces of wood.
Apply a flat piece of metal the same size as your embossed design to the bottom arm of a stapler. Use construction adhesive to secure it into place.
Secure the design to the top arm of the stapler, where the staples would typically come out. Use construction adhesive and allow the stapler to dry overnight.
Insert a piece of paper into the stapler and press gently. Experiment with the pressure needed to emboss your design onto the paper without tearing through it.