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Personalized Monogram Cards

Happy Wednesday, all! Today I have a couple personalized cards for you. I used the new Mega Alphabet Dies from Altenew to create monogram cards for my friends Ginger and Michelle.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Altenew just came out with these large letter dies and I’m sort of obsessed with them (see all of them HERE). The size is perfect for card fronts since it fills an entire card. Super easy! Also, the price of each letter die ranges from $6.99-$9.99, depending on the size of the letter (i.e. the letter “I” is obviously smaller than the letter “M”). They also have some bundles where you get all the letters to spell Happy, Birthday, Welcome, Party, and Celebrate (with a bit of a discount, too). You can also pick up the entire alphabet.

Anyhow, I chose to create just two cards today, and do different backgrounds to go behind each letter.

For Ginger’s card, I die-cut the Mega Alphabet G die out of navy cardstock. Then I stamped Altenew’s Pinstripe background stamp in Emerald ink on white cardstock. I blended on some Volcano Lake ink as well. To accentuate the edges of the diecut letter, I painted the edges gold with a pearlescent paint from the FineTec 12-color palette.

For Michelle’s card, I used a white cardstock to die cut the letter M. I used the Moroccan Mosaic stamp from Altenew and stamped and heat embossed it. Then I blended on four Altenew ink colors: Deep Iris, Rubellito, Orange Cream, and Fresh Lemon. The heat embossed lines resisted the ink, leaving the Moroccan Mosaic pattern behind.

I also created envelopes to go with each card…

Thanks for stopping by today! There are lots of other new products in Altenew’s latest release. You can see everything HERE.

Altenew June 2018 Release Blog Hop

Today’s post is part of a blog hop. And there is a giveaway, too! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, June 20th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018.

You can continue hopping (your next stop is Rubeena Ianigro), or you can go back to the beginning at the Altenew Blog.


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Altenew Mega Alphabet G die
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*Altenew Mega Alphabet M die
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*Altenew Pinstripe stamp set
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*Altenew Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set
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Gina K Designs In the Navy Card Stock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110 lbs, 25 sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 110 lb. cover, 250 sheets
3M Micropore Tape
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Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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MISTI Creative Corners
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VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Sistema Storage Container (for embossing powder)
Clips for embossing powder container
Mini Spoons for embossing powder containers (AZ)
Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Altenew Sea Shore Mini Ink Cube Set
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Altenew Shades of Purple Mini Ink Cube Set
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Altenew Cherry Blossom Mini Ink Cube Set
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Altenew Warm & Cozy Mini Ink Cube set
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Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Ink Cube Set
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Altenew Emerald Ink
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Altenew Volcano Lake Ink
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Altenew Deep Iris Ink
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Altenew Rubellite Ink
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Altenew Orange Cream Ink
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Altenew Fresh Lemon Ink
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool Refills
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*Finetec Pearlescent Watercolors, 12 set
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor Brush, size 6 round
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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Darice Thin Foam Strips Adhesive
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Vintage Postage Stamps
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Connie Johnson June 14, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    I love the shadow boxing you did with these cards….oh the possibilities! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  • Reply M Strach June 15, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Great inspiration :)

  • Reply Teri W June 15, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Wow. Such creative and colorful cards! Love the envelopes too!

  • Reply Lori June 15, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Just a great use of the alpha dies!

  • Reply Julie B June 15, 2018 at 11:51 am

    So pretty! Love that gold paint.

  • Reply Aimee LaCroix-Slocum June 15, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I love these cards!! They are simple, but so fun and perfect! The gold accent around the edges are perfect….These cards would be the push I need to buy those letters!

  • Reply Monika.Buzsy June 15, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Such cool monogram cards! Love the pretty print behind the die-cut letter window. Such a neat idea.

  • Reply Cora Schindel June 15, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Beautiful cards and your calligraphy even more so!

  • Reply Jane DeJesus June 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Great cards! Thank you.

  • Reply Cath Sheard June 15, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Love these cards and the gold accent looks stunning.

  • Reply Dawn Jones June 16, 2018 at 6:02 am

    I love these cards, they’ll make great gifts for the recent grad. I know that you say practice, practice, practice when it comes to lettering, but you make it seem so effortless!

  • Reply Lisa June 16, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Beautiful cards Kristina! But I have to say WOW! I don’t know how you can have such a steady hand with the gold paint! I would have it all over the place!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  • Reply Jeannean Marshall June 17, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Beautiful cards and watercoloring/blending! Altenew has hit it out of the park again with another amazing release!

  • Reply Peggy M June 17, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Love these beautiful cards including the envelopes! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Denise Bryant June 17, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Love these monogram cards!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard June 17, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    How fun! Love the addition of the gold on that blue card. Thanks for sharing.

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