Sunday, January 4, 2009

Monogram Gift Set

I am starting out the New Year with a really fun set of monogramed cards to give a friend that I have not seen in over 10 years! Everyone on the planet is using JustRite Stampers these days, and their Special Occasions Font is perfect for a personalized gift set. I intentionally stayed with minimal embellishments and used beautiful DP, which made this easy to mass produce. I also included a simple box, tied with a ribbon, to make the set extra special. There are six cards in the set.

The first three cards are matted with brown on a cream base. Each card is slightly different. I used a 2 inch strip of DP on each, and just positioned it differently on each card. A thin strip of brown cardstock separates the DP, and although it's hard to see, each card has 3 mini-pearls on the corner. I love that look!
The next three cards have no mats. The DP is adhered to to a cream base. I think I like these even better than the first three cards, and it was a lot less work! Even though they are simple, I think they are very pretty. The monogram is stamped and matted, using circle & scallop punches, then pop-dotted for a little depth.
This picture shows the simple box that holds my cards, embellished with a scalloped medallion and tied with a bow. It would easily hold more than 6 cards, especially if they were flat. All you do it untie the ribbon and lift off the box top. The ribbon and medallion is adhered to the box top so when the box is opened, the ribbon stays attached. Take a look at the box when open!
See what a perfect fit? Lastly, here are the instructions for the simple box. You only need 2 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. I used my scor-pal and it was easy peasy! Here's the measurements:
Cut box base 8 3/8 x 7, score all 4 sides at 1 1/4.
Cut box top 8 1/2 x 7 1/8, score all 4 sides at 1 1/4.
Once scored, fold on all score lines, cut slits on all 4 corners, fold in and secure with double sided tape. If you are going to add DP to your box top, do it before you fold and secure - it's just so much easier!
I can't tell you how much fun it is to make Monogrammed Gift Sets!

1 comment:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... I LOVE this set too!! Guess I should have read your blog starting from the other end!! You certainly have been busy! GREAT job on all!!