I made a bunch of Thank You note cards using the Monogram stamps and the Art Philosophy cartridge. I made some A2 size cards (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ when folded – you get two cards from each 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper). I kept six of them blank inside and boxed them up for later. The rest I stamped inside with the Thanks stamp and sent out my thank you notes for my birthday and Christmas gifts.
The first step is to cut 1 1/4″ circles using the AP cart. Use auto fill and you will get a full page of circles to stamp monograms on. Next, stamp as many as you want to make and put them aside (I like to use these small silicone bowls to hold the parts of cards I am working on). Next you cut the same amount of strips as you stamped monograms – cut the strips to 3/4″ by 5 1/2″ or whatever height you like.
Run some glue or double sided tape on the strip and adhere to front of card. I like lining up the corner on my VersaMat with the bottom of the strip at 1 1/2″ like this –
Then glue or tape the back of the monogram and center on the card and strip. I adhere all of the strips and then all of the monograms. Pick your favorite color of ink and paper strips to match. I was going for the simply elegant look of black and white. Next, stamp Thanks on the inside of each card.
I was able to make a lot of cards quickly by using these production techniques.
The main supplies and tools I used included:
VersaMat – Item No. Z1279
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge – Item No. Z1686
Paper Trimmer – Item No. Z1783 or similar paper cutter
Monogram stamp – M1000 – M1025 (A-Z) – I like these so much I bought the whole set and have used them to make gifts for friends and co-workers.
Thanks stamp – Item No. A1125 – or use whatever stamp you have on hand
Acrylic Blocks – 2 x 2 – Item No. Y1003 and 3 x 3 Item No. Y1006
Cardstock of your choice for the strips; White 12 x 12 cardstock for the monograms; 8 1/2″ x 11″ white cardstock for the card base (or purchase the cards and envelopes X254 in a pack of 50)
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad to coordinate with the strips of paper.
I hope you enjoy this technique for making note cards. Happy Crafting!