Easy Monograms – the Perfect Christmas Gift

By now, y’all know how much I love monogrammed cards.  I think a monogrammed gift set of cards is useful, elegant, and personal.  But on the giving side – they are inexpensive, simple and easy to coordinate colors.  So all around a great gift!  Here are some I made last week – these are teacher Christmas gifts, can you believe I am starting already?!?  I sure can’t!  We’ll see if I get any more done before the day I have to give them….honestly I’d be shocked to not be up until 2am working on them the night before!

So here’s what you need to do these….

Monogram stamps – I get mine {HERE}…there are tons of styles and they are simple and easy to use.

12×12 patterned paper – either double sided with coordinating patterns/solids or two sheets that will work together.

some type of ribbon – I prefer 3/4 in satin ribbon myself.

Nestabilities or punches – I prefer the  classic circle nestabilities, but you can use anything for this part.


How I cut the cardstock:

I choose the paper I want for the bottom half of the card and cut a 12 x 3 1/4.  Then cut that into 3 1/4 x 4 in pieces.  This will get you 3 ‘bottoms’ from one strip.  (On the cards I’m showing here, I cut them into 3 x 4 in pieces…but I prefer the bigger ‘bottom’ card.)

For the tip portion of the card I cut a 12 x 2 in strip.  Then cut that into 2 x 4 in pieces.  You’ll get 3 ‘tops’ from one strip.  (Again, on the cards I’m showing here, I cut them into 2 1/4 x 4 in pieces…)

And here’s what they look like…..


supplies: Brayton Complete Font Set; DIY Monogram Stamper Special Occasions font kit; Classic and Petite Circle Nestabilities; white satin ribbon from Michaels; Pure Luxury white cardstock from Gina K Designs; Spring Moss and Aqua Mist palette ink from PTI; Spring Moss and Aqua Mist cardstock from PTI; and patterned paper from PTI.

And then just for a change of pace – and an excuse to use my bracket dies! – here’s another option!


supplies: Brayton Complete Font Set;  block from DIY Monogram Stamper Special Occasions font kit; Baja breeze cardstock and ink; sponge; Pure Luxury white cardstock from Gina K Designs; Label 1 nestability die; white satin ribbon from Michaels; dimensionals; and Baja Breeze patterend paper from SU.

Totally easy!  And you can package them with a ribbon around them or my personal favorite – in a clear card box!

Here are a few others I’ve done in the past:

Lime Green,  Guava set 1; Guava set 2; Damask; Floral; Pink/Brown; and Mixed.


3 comments to Easy Monograms – the Perfect Christmas Gift

  • Great cards! LOL…I just posted some simple monograms for a co-worker 😀

  • Lynn Osborne

    Emily, I have seen several of your cards and related projects where you use monograms. They are so very, very cute and make such a personal gift. I want to give it a try and went to the website but there’s so many pieces, I can’t figure out what all I need. Have you done a tutorial on how the stamper and letters work together? If not, will you think about doing one sometime? Do you use your regular ink or do you have to get ink pads that work special with the stamper? Sorry to ask such basic questions. I am a VERY novice stamper. Lynn

  • Janet

    Wow! What great monogram cards! I would like to try to make some of these. As you said they would make a great gift, but I am a little intimidated. I’m a novice stamper and cardmaker. I love all your tutorials and have actually attempted the post it holder and it came out adorable-gave it as a gift. Have you ever done a tutorial on these cards? If not would you consider doing one? Your tutorials are so informative and take the guesswork out of making something.

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