DIY Monogrammed Notecards

monogrammed cards

My sister and I were recently talking about what to give as a First Communion gift. She mentioned she was going to give monogrammed notecards to her friend’s daughter.

I thought that was such a great idea. Everyone should have her own personalized notecards or stationery, but especially kids and teens. With all of the technology now, it’s important for kids to still appreciate the written note.

My sister’s gift inspired me to try to make my own monogrammed cards. If you’re needing a gift for graduation or just want to make these, they are really easy. You just need blank notecards, alphabet stamps and ink pads.

I found that buying blank notecards in bulk is easiest. They are already scored (where it folds) and comes with envelopes. They have different colors and designs, too, which make it more fun.

Make your own monogrammed notecards

You can get these at any craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby and both stores always have 40% off coupons, which are great 🙂

I liked this polka dot theme for the cards I was going to do.

Make your own monogrammed notecards

For the alphabet rubber stamps, it’s best if you have two sets, one with smaller letters and the other with larger letters. In the same section as the stamps, you’ll find ink pads in every color.

Make your own monogrammed notecards

To do a standard monogram you will need to know the initials of the person’s first, middle, and last name. Using your largest stamper, stamp the initial of the person’s last name in the middle of the card.

Make your own monogrammed notecards

Then using your smaller stampers, stamp the first name initial in the front and the middle name initial on the end.

Make your own monogrammed notecards

They also have stampers that say just about anything, so sometimes it is nice to give Thank You cards as a gift, as well.

Make your own monogrammed notecards

You can also monogram the envelopes for an extra touch.

DSC05648There are so many things you can do with these. Just don’t forget to make some for yourself while you’re at it!

 

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How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers

My favorite plants are those that you don’t have to water. So rather than fill my house with cacti, I thought I’d play around with these paper flowers.

Tissue Paper Flowers

They are really easy and cheap to make and would also make great party or wedding decorations. Or just a way to decorate a bedroom.

Tissue Paper Flowers

All you need is tissue paper, scissors, and a stapler or piece of string.

Stack about six sheets of tissue paper.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Then begin folding the tissue paper in one inch segments.

Tissue Paper Flowers

After one fold, flip the papers over and do the same fold on the other side.

Tissue Paper Flowers

The point is to make an accordion. Make sure you flip after each fold.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Once it is all folded, it will look like this…

Tissue Paper Flowers

Try to slide it under a stapler to staple it right in the middle. If you can’t get it lined up so the staple is straight, you can tie a string or piece of wire around the middle to hold it together.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Trim the edges with a rounded cut.

Tissue Paper Flowers

You can also do a sharp pointed cut to create a different style of flower.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Then stretch out the folded part,

Tissue Paper Flowers

and then carefully pull each piece of tissue paper out until they are all spread apart.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Do that to both sides and you are done!

Tissue Paper Flowers

You can experiment with the sizes, too. The smaller you go, the more time it takes to separate. If you are patient, it is worth it because the small flowers make adorable gift toppers.

Tissue Paper Flowers

If you want to make stemmed flowers, you can take a stick and hot glue it into the flower.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Put it into a vase filled with pebbles and you have a seriously low-maintenance bouquet of flowers!

Tissue Paper Flowers

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