Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Debbie and Sharon have made such amazing projects with their Just Rite Monogram Stamper that I was inspired to try something myself! I was so impressed with the capabilities and versatility of the monogram stamper that I decided to offer them at Taylored Expressions. The monogram stamper is something that no stamper should be without! You have the versatility to create any combination of monograms with your choice of several border designs, and you can also ink the reversible pad in any color you want! It is perfect for graduation announcements, gift sets, or wedding and party invitations. One of my coworkers is eagerly anticipating her engagement and loves to look at anything and everything wedding related. She is one of my faithful blog readers (Hi, Julie Ann!), so I thought I would surprise her by creating a wedding ensemble especially for her and the love of her life, Robert. I started by creating the wording for the invitation in Photoshop. I used the Panel Fold Invitation cut out of Stardream Fuse Orange Flame and Pink Azalea. I created the dual colored invitation by cutting out the invitation in each color and overlapping the back panel. The closure for the invite is a Basic Grey magnetic snap. I used a 2-Color Reversible Dry pad and customized it with Pink Passion and Pumpkin Pie reinker. The monogram is stamped on Stamper’s Select White and layered on embossed Spellbinder’s die cuts. I also stamped the monogram on an envelope. With the monogram stamper and a custom ink pad, it’s quick and easy to add the monogram to each envelope, and it adds a nice high-quality touch to wedding invitations. Below you can see the closed invitation along with the favor Box. I cut out the Square Box with Lid from the Stardream paper, adhered white satin ribbon around the box, and added the monogram to the top. A few truffles or a handful of Jordan Almonds would fit nicely inside this cute little box. The last thing I need to complete the ensemble is the reply card. I again designed the font layout in Photoshop. I scored the tri-fold reply card with my Scor-Pal and trimmed one of the edges with scalloped decorative scissors. I added the same scalloped border on the inside of the reply card. The tri-fold closure is another Basic Grey magnetic snap and I used white satin ribbon and the monogram stamp on the front of the reply card. Each of the components of the wedding ensemble was very simple and the monogram gives it a personalized punch. Click here to purchase the monogram stamper and all of its accessories… including additional interchangeable/interlocking fonts… fun, elegant, and practical borders, and dry ink pads just waiting to be customized with your re-inkers. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!