Monday, December 17, 2007

Monogrammed Cards

I have been busy working on gifts for Christmas, so I thought I would show you a monogrammed gift card set that I'm giving to a friend this week.

I made six cards using the same Anna Griffin paper, but changed each one just a bit so they would be a little different than the others. Don't ask me why I did that! It's one of those "seemed like the thing to do at the time" things.


The stamps used are all from Papertrey . I used the Ambassador Monogram alphabet and the Borders & Corners set. No, I don't sell them in my store. But I thought they were so fabulous that I ordered them for myself. I knew I would get my money's worth out of them. Actually, I already have! :-)

I found the Anna Griffin paper at Michael's. They have several styles, so I chose three different coordinating papers. The friend I made these for is about my age. We will just say she is "mature". So I wanted something fairly elegant, and not too trendy. Actually, elegant cards are my very favorite style.

I used my Nestabilities to cut and emboss the monogrammed letters and corresponding layers. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Nestabilities?

All the ribbon is from May Arts.


The envelopes are lined in one of the coordinating papers just to make it an extra special gift.

I sure hope she likes it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

17 comments:

Melissa said...

SO pretty!

Tricia said...

These are beautiful. I was thinking about that set today, as a matter of fact! :)

Kerry J. said...

Michelle these are so pretty! They are certainly elegant and oh so covetable (she says scribbling madly to add them to her ever growing PTI wishlist...).

Elizebeth said...

Oh my goodness, these are beautiful!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Elegant, indeed. I'm sure your friend will love them. If she's anything like me, she will keep them for herself...they are too pretty to give away!

'Bella and Gabe said...

Oh so elegant and beautiful! The epitomy of Anna Griffin style - beauty and elegance!

~ Jennifer

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are so elegant, love that paper

Carolyn King said...

Wow...these are stunning. LOVE that paper...what a gorgeous set. Your friend is gonna love them.

Have a great holiday!

Carol said...

Wow these are pretty cards! I love Anna Griffin's designed paper - it's nothing short of elegant. You really added a touch of charm by lining the envelopes too. Your friend is going to just LOVE these. Who wouldn't? Great job!! TFS

SpAzzGiRL said...

These are beautiful!
And the envelope is a perfect touch.
Simone starts with an "s" not an "r" silly! LOL

Debbie Yates said...

These are gorgeous...love the "mature" style! TFS...

Julia Stainton said...

Just stunning Michelle! Love it! Must be that I am getting mature as well. ;)

Neva said...

Michelle, these are just beautiful and I am sure she will love them, but just in case I can send you my address and you can send them to me so that the constant reminder of her rejection will not be in your way.teehee.

Katie said...

What pretty cards! I'm sure she'll love them! Katie

Joanne B. said...

Oooh Aaaah. So pretty!! love it. Super well done!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness! These are gorgeous! Beautiful paper and the lined envelopes add to the elegance of the set. Wonderful!

mimiburroughs said...

GORGEOUS!!! I just love them! I love everything you do...thanks so much for continually to give out such awesome & beautiful ideas!!!

Merry Christmas!