Send a personalized message with these distinctive monogrammed cards.
Tools and Materials
Computer with word processor and printer
Plain greeting card
Monogrammed Cards How-To
1. Begin by making a "practice" letter, which you'll also use as guide.
2. Using the word processor on your computer, choose a letter or letters in a font that has both thick and thin lines. Print the letters in the desired size for the card.
3. Staple the printed letter to a piece of scrap card stock.
4. Start by punching the biggest holes along the thickest parts of the lines, using the screw punch with the largest bit in the tip. Change to the medium-sized bit and then the smallest bit, working your way down to the thinnest parts of the lines.
5. When you are happy with the hole-punched letter, place it over the front of a plain greeting card. Secure in place temporarily with painter's tape. Follow the template you have created, punching the same holes in the card. Remove painter's tape and template (the template can be reused to make multiple cards).
6. Line the inside of the card with a rectangle of colored paper, secured with double-sided tape.
All tools and materials are from Martha Stewart Crafts. Special thanks to Hannah Milman, editorial director of crafts for Martha Stewart Living, for sharing this craft. Watch Hannah on QVC on Friday, September 26, 2008; she will show some great crafts for Halloween, Christmas, and every day, using supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts.