Ok....so I'm kinda new to the card making and embossing technique. I had made some cards and thought I had bought the right materials for the stamping and glitter. My glitter wasn't sticking and it just turned into a HUGE mess. I looked at some posts on here regarding this tool. I ended up buying the Marvy Heat Tool this weekend and fell in love with it! It also helped that I bought the correct glitter or should I say embossing powder...lol! This tool is so easy to use. I wish I would have bought it along time ago. Not only did I use it to emboss but I also used it to remove some paper that I had adhered to a card previously and decided not to use. I just held the heat tool over the corners where the paper had been adhered with adhesive squares. The paper lifted right up with no problem. All I can say is this is one of the best tools I've bought.
Used in this card: Merry Christmas
have had this handy tool for a few years now. love to emboss. make sure to warm it up a bit first before using it on your paper, it'll minimize the chances of scorching the paper.
Used in this image: No one shops like mom ATC
I was new to embossing when I purchased this Marvy Embossing Heat Tool and was worried about how easy it would be to learn how to use and if I would know if it was working when I went to heat up my embossing powders. So, I got out my stamp, ink, powder and gun, stamped my image, sprinkled on my powder, turned on the gun and it was instantly hot when I hovered it over the image and it transformed in seconds! I was so amazed at how I could get the image right the first time and how I just switched on the tool and it was instantly hot and got the job done in the blink of an eye! The stand makes it easy to put on any surface while the Heat Tool cools down and is safe to use in virtually every environment. The gun doesn't get too hot and cools down quickly. Quick and sooo easy to use!
Oh Marvy heat tool, how I love thee. After struggling unsuccessfully to emboss for the first time with Carolee's Creations Hot Boss (which is apparently good for special effects but horribly ineffective for regular embossing), I bought this, used it and breathed a sigh of relief. Embossing is quick and effective with this tool, producing lovely results in record time. You can also use this to dry certain inks on certain materials, for shrinking shrink plastic & to impress patterns onto moldable stylus tips (heat the tip, press a stamp on it). Has a little stand so you can prop this up. Reasonably priced. This is such a great and reliable tool!
Used in this layout: Pike's Peak '05 (left & right sides) - SHCG Paper Ruffles Challenge
hi, yes wonderful tool, i waited for about a yea before i finally used it , i think i wa s afraid to use it on my cards, but did a few last year, and i did a christmas snowflake card in my cards gallery and it turned out really good.
i love it and am going to use it a lot more now that ihave a hook hung up and right by my work table here i can just grab it, i am going to use it on a layout of one of my dd.s so it will be posted this week end.
i have never done a layout with it but well i am now,
anyone who buys this heat tool, will love it i also bought two of my dd's each one for birthdays and they love it!
Used in this card: season's greetng
I have owned my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool for years and have never been disappointed in the purchase! The cord never tangles, it gets hot enough to do the job correct the first time, I love the little stand that props it up allowing air to flow around it once I am finished using the tool and more importantly it has given me years of great crafting fun. I would never want to be without mine. It allows the rubber stamper/crafter/scrapper the ability to emboss and quickly and I give it two hands up rather than two thumbs. High five Marvy!
Ok. I've had my embossing heat tool for over a year and never used it until yesterday. I can't believe I waited so long to try this - and I've been scrapping FOREVER!! I never realized that embossing could be this easy. You stamp your image, sprinkle the embossing powder, flip the switch and heat the powder for a few seconds and you're done. I did burn my first couple of practice rounds but got the hang of it quickly. This can bring such versitility to any lo and can be used with stamps, ink, pens, etc. A fabulous find!!
I like the fact that it's as easy as flipping the switch and getting started on your craft-making. I had never used a heat tool before or heat embossed anything for that matter, but I used it and it was so easy. It's also pretty lightweight and the fact that it has a stand for you to place down on your worktable is great! The only thing I did not like about this product is the color. I'm not asking for a pink heat gun or anything, but I wasn't too wild about the color either. Other than that, the product is great.
Used in this image: Wish You Were Here- BFF Love (page 15)
I purchased this heat tool after my Colorizer literally went up in flames. I was going to buy another colorizer but their customer service wanted nothing to do with the fact that one of their products caught on fire. So - after asking around about other heat tools, this is the one that was recommended the most. I have not been disappointed at all with it and I even like it better than my original colorizer. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an easy to use heat tool!
I love stamping so i naturally picked up a heat embossing tool. little did i know, but this tool has shortened the dry time on all my projects. i no longer have to worry if my stickles or paint or heavily inked projects are going to dry in the time left at a crop.
this heat tool is perfect! it's simple, slim, and easy to use. even the most novice embosser can read the instructions included with this tool and come out with beautiful end results.
I wanted to learn how to do embossing so I ordered the Marvy Heat Embosser and some powder. SO glad I did. I was alittle worried about using it at first, but it is so easy to use and I love the results. I have alot of stamps but didn't use them that much. Now that I have the heat embosser, I can't wait to use them. I shopped around and found the Marvy Heat Embosser to be the best price. Can't go wrong buying it.
I just tried embossing for the first time and after reading reviews for different heat tools decided to try the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.
I absolutely love this tool! It's so easy to use, comfortable in my hand (I have arthritis so that matters a lot!) and heats very quickly. It also melted the embossing powder very quickly so it took no time at all.
I'm definitely going to be doing more embossing!
Used in this card: Graduation Card for My Son
I've had this little guy for years and it works just as good as on day one! It gets HOT and that's a good thing, it IS a heat gun! It looks lanky and cumbersome, but it actually works in your hand quite comfortably.
Use it to melt embossing powder, heat up a heat-activated glue pad, heat-set your ink, or even shrink heat-shrinkable plastic! You'll find tons of uses for it!
The Marvy Embossing Heat Tool is the best heat tool ever!!! It heats up quickly and is really quality. I've tried other brands and I'm so glad I got this one. It's worth paying a little more for sure. When I go to classes etc., I take my heat tool b/c I will not use the ones they have for us in the classroom.
i have never embossed before. i got this after reading all the reviews. it was soooooooooooooo easy to use. just flip the switch it heat up in seconds. i didn't even burn anything. it is a must if ur going to emboss
Just bought my Marvy Heat Embosser last weekend and have used it several times already... just love the effect that it gives and it is incredibly easy to use!!!
Used in this layout: Limited Edition
Well I just recieved this tool last week and I have used it twice on some cards I made. I love this and I know I will definitely be using it alot more with some other embossing powders. This will be one of my main tools. Hope it will last as long as everyone on here says that it does. Well I have this tool for about 6 months and it has quit working, dont know why and I am very dissappointed, cause this is not a cheap tool. thank you I used this gun for about 6 months and then it quit on me, dont know why i really didnt use it that much.
I have owned this one for 3 years and have had no problems with it. I use it for several embossing techniques and for drying/setting inks-chalks. it has be reliable and very usefull.
The only thing I would change is the shape. It seems the ones that work well are all this shape and some are shaped like a mini hair dryer neither shape works the best for me.
I want some one to make a gun shapped embosser with a narrow tip, a nice balanced rest and a partially coiled cord near the base. That would be my dream embosser...
Just bought this today... I love it!! It heats up fast and works fast!! It is a little awkward to hold in your hand because it's not very ergonomic, but I still love it and will (I am sure) get used to it!!
Used in this image: Bookmark
I've had two of these so far, and neither one lasted more than 2 days. Both started making a loud buzzing noise out of nowhere. The first I took back and exchanged, the second I thought it must be okay and I kept using it... 5 minutes later it died and will not turn on.
I actually read the instructions, so I know I didn't do any of the specific things they say to avoid, like covering the vents, holding it at an angle that sends heat up to the motor, etc. Two strikes and I am completely done with the Marvy embosser and sorry I wasted the time and money on it.
I must have got the single lemon in what appears to be a great tool. I used it once and, 5 minutes later, I went to use it again and it was dead. I tried unplugging it and letting it cool off. Tried an hour later and it was still dead. Not good for my first experience with embossing.
Great idea - this is a nice, easy to hold appliance. But it blew up on my third use! Don't try buying this if you live outside USA - I wonder if it's because USA electricity is low voltage.
So... you say you have NEVER heat embossed?! What! I just can't believe it! If you love to stamp you will marvel at the Marvy heat embossing tool!! You want a way to heat up your layouts? Your Cards? Your Crafting? This tool will help you add dimension to all of that and you will marvel at this tool also! So, you ask.. how is it done? You stamp your image onto what ever you are working on.. throw on some embossing powder, shake it off.. flip the switch, heat it up and there you go... hot lo's, hot cards and hot crafting.. yes it is that easy! Just flip the switch on and heat it up! Embossing powders come in all colors, some with sparkle, some with peral.. open up a new avenue to your crafting... I guarante you will not only just marvel at this technique, but at this Marvy Embossing Heat Tool too!!
Used in this layout: Rachel Brianne