Friday, March 7, 2008

Monogram Notecard Set

Today is my mother-in-law's birthday, so I decided to make her a set of monogrammed notecards! I hope she likes them!! I will give them to her tonight at dinner! I made them using Stampin up Kraft, Rose Red, and Bayou Blue Cardstocks. The patterned paper are from My Minds Eye. I printed the monogram and her name using the computer! I punched the circles using a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. I sponged around the circle with chocolate chip to give the monogram a little more definition! The notecards measure 51/2x41/4 and the box measures 4x6!

These are notecards to go inside of a matching box.

Matching box with notecards inside.

Close up of box and cards!!

To make the box I first trimmed a piece of Kraft cardstock down to 9x8. I then scored the paper starting with the 9 inch side 4 inches in from each side.....this leaves a 1 inch space between the score lines. Turn you paper and score the 8 inch side 1 inch in from each side. Cut the 2 center lines right up to the 1 inch score lines and this will give you little tabs and sides to your box. Then just fold on the score lines making sure to fold up the little tabs first and use super duper sticky tape, otherwise known as red line tape. See photos below if you need a visual.

You could alter this and add ribbon handles to look like a purse or make a lid for it. I'll figure the measurements to make a lid later.....I've got to get ready for dinner tonight.....Mexican YUM!!!!


Cindy said...

This is a very nice set. She will be thrilled with it.

Krystie Lee said...

These are beautiful! She'll love them!