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Monogrammed Cards

Send a personalized message with these distinctive monogrammed cards.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September 2008


  • Computer with word processor and printer

  • Cardstock

  • Stapler

  • Plain greeting card

  • Painter's tape

  • Colored paper

  • Double-sided tape


  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.

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