Hello Everyone! This is Tammy and I want to share with you how to make monogramed stationary. But, even cooler... how to make your own monogram embossing folder for your cuttlebug! Back before Christmas, I made this gift set of monogramed notecards with LYRICAL LETTERS and WINTER WOODLAND. It was a Christmas gift for my daughter Samantha who lives in Alaska. I love communicating with her electronically and we do it all... email, texting, Facebook and twitting. But, I'm trying to encourage her to write more 'snail mail'. There's nothing like getting a note or letter in the mail... makes you stop what you are doing and read it. A lost art for sure. She is an 'animal lover' and the very proud owner of two very spoiled dogs, so I used the PET STACK from DCWV.
The notecards themselves are really basic and simple, nothing wrong with that, but what I really wanted to share with you today was actually difficult to photograph.... and that's the embossed monogram on the envelopes. If you look really close at that photo below you can see it just above the notecard. It is the same letter/font from LYRICAL LETTERS that is on my medallions.
Here is a video showing you how to use the CRICUT CUTTABLES to make a monogram that can be used to emboss the flaps of envelopes.
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Hope that helps everyone! You will be able emboss your monogram on many things with this folder because of it's reach.
Last, but not least... I made a simple little box for my notecards to go into. Seriously simple, the measurements are 2"x7"x2".
This is such a great gift for teachers, family & friends. You can get three 4.25x6.25 notecards from one piece of 12x12" paper and the envelopes are just under $5 at Walmart for 50! You can get as elaborate or as simple as you want with the notecards themselves.
Since so many of you have requested the instructions for the box that I put my notecards in... I made a video and a sketch to show you how to make it. So, here is the sketch for the bottom part and the top is exactly the same except you cut your cardstock at 10 1/8" x 8 1/8".... everything else is the same! Crafty tip - you can make this for any size card just by adjusting the shorter side (8") to accomodate the size of your card.
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That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you check out the CRICUT DESIGN STUDIO: THE MISSING MANUAL posted below! You know I am such a gypsy addict, but ever since downloading this manual yesterday... I've started playing with Design Studio! I forgot how much I loved the 'hide contour' feature... lol... sorry, but it's true. So, I'm playing with it this week and will hopefully have some stuff to show you next week!