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Project

Monogrammed Cards

Send a personalized message with these distinctive monogrammed cards.

Materials

  • Screw punch (All materials available from Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Computer with word processor and printer
  • Cardstock
  • Stapler
  • Plain greeting card
  • Painter's tape
  • Colored paper
  • Double-sided tape

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Begin by making a "practice" letter, which you'll also use as guide.

  2. Step 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. Step 3

    Staple the printed letter to a piece of scrap card stock.

  4. Step 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. Step 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. Step 6

    Line the inside of the card with a rectangle of colored paper, secured with double-sided tape.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, September 2008

Reviews (9)

  • Lroski 5 Dec, 2011

    I have been trying everything I can think of to purchase the edge punch used on the card displayed in this video. The edge punch was also used in another video and was called the Martha Stewart Flourish Punch but NO ONE HAS IT FOR SALE not even Martha Stewart!!! I found that it was a new punch then found out it was discontinued! HELP ANYONE OUT THERE........ I love it and want to buy it....from anyone!

  • PAGreenngal 21 Dec, 2009

    Used Fiskars screw punch-Michael's was out of Martha's. Used four different size [filtered word] punches to hammer out the word "Joy"-just like the model. Don't know if it's because I laid out too many holes, but each card averaged 96 holes to hammer out which took 8 min. per card. I would not recommend this project for a weekend with close deadline. The hammering drove my family nuts and it felt like I was working on the railroad. The cards did turn out beautifully.

  • JKMc 23 Jan, 2009

    Null, here is the other part of teh segment with Hannah Milman doing embellished gift bags:

    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/embellished-gift-bags?autonomy_kw=H... Milman with a rotary cutter

  • amvelozo 30 Sep, 2008

    I have seen the screwpunch for sale at Michael's craft store, A.C. Moore craft store and Walmart. Hope that's helpful.

  • MSLO_Sara 29 Sep, 2008

    The Screw Punch tool is available for purchase on QVC:
    http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.F04937....
    Please note, because of an overwhelming response to the QVC segment, this item is on a wait list, but will be available again soon.

  • hallinr 25 Sep, 2008

    I agree that pictures or even a video would be helpful. I have been reading comments for a long time and I have come to the conclusion that no one at Martha Stewart reads them. Has anyone ever seen an answer to all of our questions come from Martha's craft staff???? I wouldn't even attempt some of the crafts if I didn't have the help from all of you. What can we do to have them add pictures and videos to all of the crafts? The ideas are great!

  • sailboat 25 Sep, 2008

    I fully agree with Jan17.

  • Linda501 25 Sep, 2008

    The Screw Punch Tool used today does not appear to be available at the on-line store. Where can you buy one?
    Thank you
    Linda501
    Ontario, Canada

  • Jan17 25 Sep, 2008

    It would be awesome if you included a picture that could print with crafts and recipes.