DAY 1 – sealing wax

This week I’ll be featuring a fun product that can alter any project, a card, a scrapbook layout, an invitation or a gift. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the wax sealing products by Manuscript and I love them! Well, we all love stamping so what’s stopping you from stamping on wax as well as paper?!

I’ll be having daily posts until Saturday sharing new projects.

Once you start making those seals you’ll want to embellish everything with them! Let me walk you through the process with photos and a how-to video!

This is the sealing wax gun. It works just like a regular hot glue gun.

And these are the wax sticks. They come in various colors and you just insert them in the gun and wait until they heat up.

You can use decorative coins to stamp on the wax. They are interchangeable, so you just put the one you like on the handle. Here are just a few of the designs available. Watch my video below on how easy and fun it is to use all those products.

Here is today’s card using my favorite Autumn blueprint collection by Tim Holtz combined with a seal. I think it adds so much to the distress look I was going for!

Here is a closer look to that leaf

and a closer look to the wax seal

you can watch the how-to video here or at my YouTube channel in HD

Supplies:

My European friends can find the Manuscript products HERE and my American friends at Joann’s online store. You can also go HERE and check if there is a reseller in your country.

Hope you had fun and got inspired! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway HERE and come back tomorrow for a new project!

DISCLAIMER: This is not a paid post. The company sent me the products to try them out but I am not affiliated with them in any way.  Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion and I really think their products are awesome 🙂

16 Comments

  1. CHRISSY said:

    What a neat little gun Vicky, fabulous result…a stunning Autumn card, love it.That leaf.!!.it was so amazing watching you bring it to life with colour…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    September 4, 2012
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  2. Eveline said:

    I love the whole card but the wax seal is such a great detail.
    Eveline.

    September 4, 2012
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  3. Another great card!! Thanks for the video, I just learned a few great things like I can’t live anymore without owning a wax sealer kit LOL!! Hugs, Joan

    September 4, 2012
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  4. Hilde van Rijnsoever said:

    That sealing wax gun is too fun! Never saw it before! Thanks for the video and fun card Vicky!

    September 4, 2012
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  5. Barb Ghigliotty said:

    Another great video, Vicky! Thanks so much for taking the time to create another one for us this week…LOVE this card!!!

    September 4, 2012
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  6. Hannah Means said:

    Oh Vicky, What a gorgeous card and I love the wax gun! I remember wax sticks when my daughter was a child – we sealed all our letters with it but I never thought of putting the wax seals on cards. Thank you for the videos – they are so helpful and informative and whenever I hear that tune start, I know I am in for a treat!

    September 4, 2012
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  7. Susan said:

    Wow…very nice! Love the idea of using sealing wax….I used to do that on letters many, many years ago. I will have to check the gun out!

    Love the whole design….will have to keep my eye out for that stamp set, too…way cool!

    September 4, 2012
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  8. Melissa Shea said:

    You are magical with those Distress Inks & that stamp! I thought wax seals took a LOT more equipment-not so! I want to try it out now! Thanks for the bonus video!

    September 4, 2012
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  9. Holly Saveur said:

    SUPER card..LOVE the colors well everything about it..and great seal..love to see more!

    September 4, 2012
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  10. Betsy B. said:

    I used to seal letters with a wax seal when I was young. However, they didn’t have the guns back then ~ the wax came in a candle of sorts, you lit the wick and let the wax drip on your envelope, and then you stamped into the wax drip. You’ve come a long way, baby!
    This looks like a fun addition to stamping supplies! Thanks for sharing!

    September 4, 2012
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  11. Sue McRae said:

    Wow, I love the distressing on this card Vicki, amazing! I remember using wax seals on cards many years ago. I was inspired by your use of the wax so I went rummaging through my craft stuff and found some so I’m going to try using it in a project!

    September 5, 2012
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  12. Kara Lynne said:

    It was so much fun to watch you with those distress inks, you’re amazing! Love the sealing wax and the design of your card!

    September 5, 2012
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  13. Μαρία said:

    Καταπληκτική κάρτα!!! με τα αγαπημένα μου χρώματα 🙂 Πολύ ωραία η παλαίωση του χαρτιού και το φύλλο απλά φανταστικό!!!!

    September 6, 2012
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  14. What a wonderful card! Just so beautiful and that sealing wax adds the perfect touch. I have some sealing wax candles and stamps, but never thought of using them on a card or layout, Great idea!

    September 6, 2012
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  15. Kez said:

    Wonderful video tutorial – thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card and how to make it.

    February 28, 2013
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  16. Bonnie said:

    This is the first time I’ve seen a wax seal used on a card and I love it! This card is beautiful and I love it, you really brought that leaf to life and the book page is just the right touch, as usual a perfect card.

    May 1, 2015
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