Monogram Gift Sets

December 18th, 2008

Tuesday night was Happy Turkey Dinner with my PACT group.  PACT stands for Prayer Always Changes Things and it’s a small group of women who came together over 5 years ago to meet twice a month to support one another in prayer.   I so love these ladies and am so thankful for them.  Every year we get together for a potluck Christmas dinner and to exchange little Christmas gifts – it’s always one of my favorite nights of the year.

This year I made monogram note card sets for everyone.  I had actually purchased some of the supplies (note card and envelope sets and the clear boxes all from PTI) last year, but just didn’t get the sets made.  I was determined to finish them this year and I spent a good portion of last weekend on them.  I dreaded getting started because I felt uninspired and it felt like a daunting task, but of course once I did get started I had a blast making them!

I began by going through my designer papers and choosing patterns I wanted to use.  Then I got out all of my JustRite Stamper supplies (from Taylored Expressions) as well as SU Lovely Letters for the monograms and then I just designed and made one set at a time.  I completed 6 sets.  Each set has 6 cards and envelopes.  Four of those sets were for PACT and I’ll show you those today.  I still need to photograph the remaining two sets so I’ll show you those later.

Here is the set for Kathy.


The dp is from the SU hostess paper pack.  Colors are Real Red and Tempting Turquoise.

Here is the set for Maggie.


The dp here is also SU and the colors are Rose Red and Black.

Here is the set for Darla.


The dp here is from one of my 6×6 pads…I think it’s a Basic Gray pattern. The frame is an SU stamp set – Frames with a Flourish.  Colors are Wild Wasabi and Brocade Blue.

Here’s the set for Nancy.


The do here is Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie and colors are Chocolate Chip and Cameo Coral.  Monogram is heat embossed in white.


The photos aren’t the best since I had to take them late at night just before wrapping everything up to give.  I sure wish I’d taken a group shot of all of them together, but I hope you get the idea here.  Working with those PTI notecard sets was a dream – so quick and easy.  And those plastic card boxes – wow!  The sets looked so professional when I was finished!  I had originally intended to add a belly band to each set, but they looked so nice just in the box that I didn’t want to add anything.  I also stamped the matching monogram on the flap of the envelopes in a single coordinating color rather than two-toned as on most of the cards.


For most of the monograms I colored them with SU markers to get the two colors.  I wanted to keep th ecards flat and easy to mail so I managed to make them without any ribbon (and shockingly my head did not explode as you may have expected!)  I used Marvy and SU punches.  I still think it’s so much faster and easier than having to use Nestie circles for a project like this.  I’m still wanting a circle punch that is exactly the right size for the JR monograms!  But I think these turned out great even using the punches I had on hand.  I have to give a special thank you to my pal Sharon Harnist who bought the Threading Water punch at Hobby Lobby and shipped it to me after I insanely put it back on the shelf during my Hobby Lobby shopping trip in Texas.  That punch came in so handy for these sets!


I’m feeling a little behind on all my holiday stuff as I had lots planned to accomplish yesterday, but ended up getting nothing done!  I broke a tooth on Monday and had to go to the dentist yesterday for a crown prep.  I love my dentist (been going to him for almost 35 years), but even so it was NOT a fun day.  When I got home in the afternoon it was pouring down rain.  Curt is home on vaction so we snuggled up on the couch and watched some shows we had on the dvr.  I decided to just forget about my to-do list.  Today is my last day to work before two weeks off and tonight we have a potluck with the church choir (where Curt sings…I can’t carry a tune in a bucket).  So it will be tomorrow before I get back on track with that list!

I hope things are going smoothly for all your holiday prep!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a sample for the Friday TECC.  Thanks for stopping by!


5 Responses to “Monogram Gift Sets”

  1. Sharon Harnist Says:

    Oh gosh, Jami — sorry to hear you broke a tooth! Hope it’s all better. Your notecard gifts turned out fabulous!!

  2. Jane Says:

    Love these sets! They are simple yet elegant. My favorite is the red and black color combo but they are all great.


  3. KellyRae in AZ Says:

    These are lovely sets. I like the color combos on each (I could see all of them in my personal card stash…lol). I LOVE the way you layered Kathy’s monogram using circle and oval shapes. That is an awesome idea.

  4. Debra Says:

    I am loving the D!!!! LOL

  5. Jean Says:

    Hi Jami,
    I love you note card sets. I am going to make a set for a friend and I am wondering what size paper did you use or what is the size of the completed card. Thanks for sharing….

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