August 16, 2008

JustRite Wedding Gift

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My young niece is getting married this month and I wanted to make her a special gift. Along with some items I've chosen from her registries, I thought some pretty monogrammed cards would be nice too. I can remember those days that counted down to the big day.....and how special it was to take on your husband's last name. Do you remember writing your full married name...practicing it over and over again? That's a special time and I think the monogram stamps by JustRite Stampers are going to be perfect for all those wedding occasions. What bride wouldn't want a set of monogrammed cards that has her NEW initials on them?? I made two sets of cards for Katie. It just so happens that her new last name will also begin with a *K*....so I thought some simple, one initial monogram would be nice. I kept these cards simple and formal so that perhaps her new husband could use these cards too (ya right, what husband writes on a card except to sign his name?). For the cards below, take note how the initial is stamped onto a label shaped die, not a circle. You don't have to use a circle shape for your monograms.

Supplies: Patterned paper by Daisy D's, More Mustard SU! solid cardstock, JustRite Brayton font, Spellbinder's Labels Die Templates, Papertrey Ink egg and dart stamp from First Fruits set, Papertrey Ink stitched Dark Chocolate ribbon.
And these cards, I made especially for Katie. When creating a monogram with three initials, the first name initial comes first in a smaller font, the last name initial is in the center and larger, and the middle initial comes last and is again a smaller font. The JustRite girls did a GREAT job of explaining how to set your monogram letters up. Visit the blog HERE and scroll down for several days worth of good information.

For the design of these cards below, I fancied them up a bit. I used two patterns of the Daisy D's patterned paper and layered some rectangle and scallop cut rectangle Spellbinder's dies. Notice how the monogram circle die is used as an embellishment for these cards. Experiment with your monograms, they don't always have to be front and center and formal like. Also notice how I placed the monogram circle on the left portion of the rectangle. Instead of the card being so symmetrical, I mixed it up a bit to create an asymmetrical look. This makes the eye go straight to the circle monogram because I've created a point of interest.

Supplies: Same as above cards, plus *from the desk of* borders and centers, May Arts polka dot brown ribbon, rectangle Spellbinder's Die Templates, Cranberry Crisp SU! card stock. And here the packaging for the cards. I used a clear stationery box from Papertrey Ink and some wide ribbon from May Arts. I also added a simple *K* circle embellishment from the Brayton alphabet, tied on with some copper cording.
I'll tuck this little box right into the top of Katie's other packages. I know she will LOVE them!

17 comments:

Michelle said...

WOW Mish,

Those are adorable!!! I'm sure she'll love them. I can't wait until the release in Sept..

Michelle

Hilmarose said...

AWESOME JOB!!!!

Dottie K. said...

Wow she is going to love these. Who wouldn't? They're beautiful! What a special personal touch to go with a gift! I love monogram sets. I think I may put this on my Birthday wish list. Have a great weekend! :)

Kristine said...

Both sets are just GORGEOUS!! I ♥ the papers--very elegant!!

Judy in Indiana said...

What a great idea. My husbands name puts us at the end of the alphabet and the kids complain a lot about being in the W's. Ha! Too bad for them we are keeping our names forever!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh!!!! I've been watching all the fabulous creations and finally have to give in.......I totally have to order one of these!!! You've made the most amazing personalized gifts!!!

retiredheather said...

I think this is a lovely gift. I so remember learning a new signature. It is an exciting time. I think both versions are great.

cherylquilts at scs said...

These are wonderful...so rich. I love both sets and keep getting such great ideas for the Just Rite Stamper. This may actually push me over the edge!!

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DeeDee said...

Oh Mish, what a GORGEOUS gift....how special for her to get a handmade gift from her Auntie....she will love it....I sure do....they are so very charming and oh so lovely!!!

Michelle said...

WOW! This is a great idea!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

She will love this! I love the colors!
Yes, I remember writing my "new" name out. This is a very special gift you have made her and will be the hit of the shower.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These are wonderful cards -- just love them (great paper)!!! I, too, have a niece getting married in October and planned to make her a set of monogrammed cards as well -- how fun!!! And I had to chuckle at your comment on DH's only signing cards -- LOL -- I don't think mine has ever even done that!!! Too funny!!! Thanks for the great project!!!

Valerie said...

oh wow what a beautiful set of cards...I love that clear box how cool!

Valerie said...

oh wow what a beautiful set of cards...I love that clear box how cool!

Jerri Kay said...

An absolutely beautiful wedding ensemble Michelle! Your designer paper is incredibly beautiful, it reminds me of some old Daisy D's patterned paper that I love.

Jennifer Holmes said...

That wide ribbon is absolutely gorgeous! Love your color combo, too.

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