Thursday, March 18, 2010

Simple Elegant Monogram Cards by Cheryl Waters

Glitter adds an elegant and rich touch to any simple or detailed project. In this case, these simple cards are dressed up with a touch of beautiful glitter. I love the vintage glass glitter and how chunky it is. It really stands out in any project. If you make a set of these cards, they make a beautiful gift. So let me share the ‘how to’ with you on these easy but elegant cards.

Materials Needed:
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars XLarge Seal of Approval Squeeze Punch
Printed Monogram Letters
Vintage Glass Glitter
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Ultrafine Metal Tip

Double sided Patterned Paper (two styles that work well together)
Pop Dot

Print off the desired monograms using a fancy font.
Using the Fiskars Seal of Approval Squeeze Punch, punch out the monogram letters.

With the Ultrafine Metal tip, place Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive where you desire the glitter.

Sprinkle with glitter and remove excess. I used four different colors . . . a different color for each card. I used #615 Thistle, #604 Ultramarine, #602 Floragold, and #612 Golden Glow.

Next cut your patterned paper into a 5 ¼ inch by 4 inch rectangle and adhere to the front side of your card (white cardstock rectangle).
Next cut a 2 ½ inch square from patterned paper and adhere to the center of your card.
Next adhere your Monogrammed Scalloped Circle to the center of the 2 ½ inch square with a Pop Dot.
Add rhinestones and lace with Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Create a set of 4 or 6 cards to give as a lovely elegant personalized card set.

Note . . . try different combinations of your double sided patterned paper and different textures too. In this case I used flocked cardstock by GCD Studios which is also double sided. The other side is a patterned paper with a linen feel. Oh so lovely! So I used two pieces of patterned paper total.

Lastly, tie with a ribbon or put in a pretty recycled box and give as a gift to you or someone else. Enjoy!



  1. Lovely cards Cheryl - your glitter makes them extra special TracyM #6773 :)

  2. That is so cool . . . and so pretty and classy!

  3. Gorgeous cards!! They sound easier to make than I would have imagined...great tutorial!

  4. the cards!!! Beautiful!

  5. These are beautiful .. love them

  6. Beautiful and creative way to do the "S".

  7. Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing. :)

  8. It's gorgeous! I will have to try it...Thanks for sharing!

  9. Ah ... glitter ... isn't it lovely?!! Nice cards and tutorial, Cheryl.

  10. Beautiful and you make it look so simple.

  11. Very pretty cards and great tutorial Cheryl. I love Glitter!!!

  12. I am Donna - Fiskateer 6036 by the way :)

  13. This is so pretty - really inspired me to pull out the glitter (I am so messy with it...)

  14. Ashley Hardison, Fiskateer 6463, and I love the whole idea of punching out around the stamp, have been meaning to try it but haven't yet. I love how you used that technique to create the monogram!

  15. Very pretty! Monograms make cards so extra special!
    Suzanne - Fiskateer #7059

  16. Awesome Cheryl!! Your card looks so petty with the glitter!!!

    Donna #4454

  17. Beautiful Cheryl! Love that only half of the letter is glittered. I need to try some of this!!!
    TFS, Deb♥

  18. Cheryl, Wonderful Cards!
    Thanks for sharing this great tutorial,
    I will have to try something similar.
    Maureen #6745