Sunday, January 8, 2012

Monogrammed Note Cards

I had previously seen these beautiful monogrammed card sets here and knew I wanted to make some for gifts.  So I made a set for my hairdresser as a Christmas gift and then made two other sets as gifts.  I chose white card stock for the card and embossed piece and used a deep purple card stock for the contrast color.  I used the Musical Flourishes Sizzix embossing folder to add some texture to the front of the cards for the lady's version, an embossing folder that has plenty of schwoopies, and added the monogram for each lady.  I popped up the monogrammed circle off of the card to give it some dimension.  A little bit of bling and they were simple but very pretty gifts.  The first set I made for my hairdresser Kelli I made all the same orientation and they opened from the bottom.  I also embossed the flap of the envelopes as well. 

The second set of lady cards I did half with a top to bottom orientation and the other half opened from right to left.  That changed it up just a little bit.  I chose white card stock again but went with a more lavender toned paper for my contrasts.  The monogram was popped up off the card and blinged out and I also embossed the flap of the envelopes on this set as well.

The third set of cards was for a man so it needed to be more masculine.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder with diagonal lines for the texture and instead of white card stock I used cream and burgundy.  For the monogrammed pieces I used my Cricut and cut a kind of retro sign looking piece in two different sizes.  For these I used the person's first and last initials of their name rather than just their first, and because they were for a guy, I used a font that was a little less swirly and feminine looking.  Again, I did two sets, one that opened top to bottom as shown on the left and then one set that opens right to left.  I think they turned out nicely and were well received when gifted.

I will be making some more monogrammed notecards for gifts for sure.  Until next time, imagine, create, enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Deb, They turned out so lovely. I think they make a great gift too.