Paper goods

OK, I'll admit it. 

I got a little caught up in the gold-foiling craze. It's everywhere! Gold-foiled wall art, make up bags, notebooks. I couldn't get enough and was so curious on the process. Surprise, Surprise, there isn't much information on how to DIY gold-foil yourself. But the process is so easy! Especially, to gold-foil greeting cards. 

Here'a what you'll need:

• Laser Printer
Blank A7 (5x7) Greeting Cards
Foil
Laminator

You can find blank 5x7 greeting cards in many different shapes and colors. Michaels is a great resource for blank crafts that allow you the canvas to create anything your imagination can dream up. I stick to 5x7 since they're the most common greeting card size, but the possibilities are endless. 

Printing on a laser printer, or large copy machine ensures that you'll be printing on toner rather than ink, which is very important!
Once you've designed your greeting card, and printed the design on your blank card, you'll simply cut a piece of heat-reactive foil the size of your design, place it over your design and run it through the laminator in a protective sleeve, and tah-dah! You've done it!

I use the MINC laminator by Heidi Swapp, which I purchased once I decided gold-foiling was going to be more than just a hobby for me, however any laminator that heats to a high temperature will work. Now you can create handmade and custom greeting cards for anyone. Perhaps for an upcoming holiday, or even just a friend that loves receiving mail as much as I do, or could use a pick me up. See some of the cards we've created over in the shop