12/28/09

Monogrammed Notecards

One of my first committments this New Year is to fulfill an order I received for monogrammed notecards. These will be gifts to new board members of a hospital auxillary. In preparation, I created a few samples that "landed" me the job. Before I get too busy with DT projects, I thought I would share these samples with you. Maybe they will inspire you to create some gifts for the coming year - then you'll have a stockpile of goodies ready to go! Simple leave the monogram portion until the time arrives, then add the appropriate letter (or combo of letters), wrap your notecards and envelopes with a ribbon and you have an instant gift!
























This first card features a beautiful DP topped by a matching section of cardstock (Papertrey Ink). The monogram was then stamped with a JustRite stamp and the piece was cut with a Labels 1 Nestabilities die. The border on the piece is a stamp from Waltzingmouse stamps.






















This card has gorgeous DP, along with a great scalloped border along the card bottom and Nestabilities cut medallion for the focal piece. The "ribbon" is simply a strip of cardstock. You'll notice that these cards feature very few embellishments for 2 reasons: 1 - I wanted to be sure there were no pieces that might accidentally fall off and 2 - I wanted to keep the cards flat and light so there would be no concern about additional postage.
























This card has a Cuttlebugged background and a matted band that was stamped with a damask border (from PTI). The monogram piece is again from JustRite Stampers and was cut with a scalloped Nestabilities die. My favorite color - purple - swoon!
























The last sample is a little more masculine and could be used for male or female. This card has a combination of printed DP along with kraft cardstock. You'll notice that the leafy printed paper is cut with a large Nestabilities die (the same one that the monogrammed piece is cut with only larger) and then split in half and added to the card front for a nice edge. A strip of cardstock ties the top and the bottom of the card together and just a couple of elegant images add the final touch on the piece.

I love monogrammed cards because they can include a lot or a little stamping and they always look elegant. Try these out for yourself and you're sure to have a gift that pleases just about anyone!

Have a creative day!

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8 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh Mary, I love these! You know what, my favorite is the last one! Maybe I favor more masculine cards! LOL The colors are just striking to me!

Martha said...

wonderful cards!

Gina said...

Great cards and I love the idea of making these and then adding the monogram as needed. I think the second one is my favorite, but they are all great!

Dell said...

Mary, these are fabulous!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love these!!!

Stephanie said...

great stationary set, Mary! Wishing you a new year filled with blessings - happy 2010!!

peggysue said...

Great set of monogrammed cards, I cannot pick a favorite, each one was better than the last.

Digi Kitty said...

Wow--these monongrammed cards are beautiful--with my favorite letter, K! LOL
congrats on joining Kit Kat's DT--I look forward to seeing more great projects!

Hugs,
Kristal of Digi Kitty