See How to Create a Charming Housewarming Gift

by Renee Zarate

See How to Create a Unique Housewarming Gift with embossing, versamark and stazon

It doesn’t take much to create a quick housewarming project, a few discarded paint chips, some stamps and an old discarded piece of ribbon and you can put them to work. As baby boomers begin to downsize into smaller homes it is important to welcome Grandma and Grandpa to their new home with a friendly vibe. This paint swatch project is a great way to encourage recycling, nothing goes to waste, and to show support to those you love!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

Collect paint swatches and stamp different designs in various colors of StazOn ink on the chips. StazOn is a great ink for this project because it will stamp on the slick surface of the paint swatches. Also, because the surface is not very porous it takes the ink longer to dry and you can actually use StazOn to heat emboss.

Step 2

For this project, 5 different chips were used mixing different house stamps and adding additional stamps to the mix.

Step 3

If your paint chips are not the shape you want, cut to shape with scissors. Punch a hole in the top of each chip, string ribbon through the chips using a small stapler to hold the tags in place on the banner. Add little details to make the banner more interesting and personalized.

Since you are the creator then use a variety of color swatches and stamps to make it your own! Thank you for visiting the Imagine blog today and if you like this tutorial then comment below or share!


  • Dyan Reaveley – “Right Up your Street” stamp set
  • Rosie’s Roadshow – stamp
  • Dina Wakley – “Hearts” stamp
  • Black ribbon
  • Small staples
  • Hole punch
  • Heat tool
  • Paint swatches
  • Scissors (optional)

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