Let’s talk foil

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Foiling is one of THE hottest trends in paper-crafting right now! Crafters everywhere are adding foil accents to scrapbook pages, cards, home decor projects, and anything and everything else they can get their hands on. Whether you add just a little touch of it or a whole bunch, it’s a fun way to add some shine and the metallic look to any project. At Archiver’s, we have lots of products that make it easy and fun to do!

We R Memory Keepers Heatwave Pen Tool

If you can write or draw, you can add foil to anything with this awesome tool! Just turn on this battery-operated heat tool (no cords to get tangled up!) and use it to draw on your project – either free-hand or combine it with stencils for more precise designs. Then, apply foil over the top and the foil will stick to what you drew with the heat pen. Peel away the excess foil and voila – a foiled design. Imagine how cool it would be to add your own handwriting or doodles in foil to your project!


Image from We R Memory Keepers’ blog


The nice thing about this tool is that it’s very portable and simple to use. A must for any crafter! Buy it HERE.

Heidi Swapp Minc tool

Take foiling to the next level with this fantastic tool from Heidi Swapp! Available in two sizes – one that can accommodate 12″ x 12″ projects and a mini version that’s awesome for card-making or smaller projects. Start with specially-designed Minc products (die-cut letters, tags, you name it), add foil on top, and run them through the machine inside a transfer folder. The foil will bond to the item, and then you just peel away the excess. It’s so cool and SO easy!


Image from Heidi Swapp

Or, want to do something more custom? You can print ANY design using an ordinary laser printer (ink jet will not work), apply foil over the top, and run it through the machine inside a transfer folder. Just imagine the creative possibilities! Create a custom text document in Word, download an online image, or anything else – if you can print it, you can foil it!

This tool is awesome if you want to do larger scale foil projects or lots of projects. You’ll use it over and over (and over!) again! Buy the large tool HERE (ships free!) or the mini version HERE.


Now that we’ve got the tools covered, let’s talk about the foil! We’ve got LOTS of great foil options from solid colors to patterns, from brights to traditional metallics, and a whole lot more. Plus, we’ve got lots of Minc accessories that are ready to add foil to!


Just a small fraction of the fun foil and accessories you’ll find at Archiver’s

Shop our foil products HERE.

Tell us – are you excited about the foil trend? Have you tried it, or want to try it? We want to hear from you, so leave us a comment!



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