Everyone Needs A Monogram

Monogram Card Making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Floral Affair, Spellbinders Romantic Agenda, Spellbinders Elizabeth Border Strip, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Belly Band One, Spellbinders Font One - Uppercase, Spellbinders Baby Buntings
So let me share, every needs their own monogram card.  Yep, that’s right.  It could be just a quick and simple card that has an oval, your intials and a bit of ribbon or it can be your gussied out version.  Why?  Because they are a part of your handwritten note arsenal.  Sometimes the thing that holds us back from getting the card in the mail, especially as handcrafted card makers, is that we haven’t made it yet.  You know what I mean, you haven’t found the perfect paper or you haven’t found the perfect rubber stamp, the perfect dies have not popped up in your inspiration.  What comes to mind is that saying ‘don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good’ – really, don’t!  Having a simple and a glorified monogram card in your tool box will help you out of so many situations – from clean and simple to fancy – both are dignified.  They stand in wonderfully for Miss You, Thank You, Sorry, Birthday, Anniversary and Condolences more than any stamp I can think of (and you know how I love stamps).  More importantly what an excellent what a way to be you, open it up inside and show the essence of your own handwriting.  Oh, and what I mean by the essence of your own handwriting is not that you write as a calligrapher, but that it is authentically you, these are thoughts and emotions that you poured onto the page.

Monogram Card Making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Floral Affair, Spellbinders Romantic Agenda, Spellbinders Elizabeth Border Strip, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Belly Band One, Spellbinders Font One - Uppercase, Spellbinders Baby Buntings
So today I share one of my gussied out versions (and yes, I do have a very simple version). It looks complicated but it’s not – I’ll tell you about the layers, from the bottom up, and you can inprovise from there.  I started with a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2″ base.  I added a panel just large enough to emboss, not cut Spellbinders Floral Affair and I matted it with gold.  On top of that and glued directly to paper I placed Spellbinders Elizabeth Border Strip.  At the bottom of the border strip I glued a small bunting from Spellbinders Baby Buntings.   On top of that I added Spellbinders  Belly Band One as a frame (both largest dies cut at the same time).  On top of that I added Spellbinders Romantic Agenda with the letter “F” from Spellbinders Font One – Uppercase.  The last die I added was Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG cut as a frame (ETA – oops the larger of those two ovals is actually the Oval from Spellbinders Oval Floral).  To finish I added a small bow and three pearls.

So there you have it, I’m a lover of monograms and it’s no surprise that I am drawn to fonts and letters and alphabets.  It’s such a nice way to honor your name and part of your identity.  I hope you’ll stake out a monogrammed card of your own that makes it easy to send your thoughts.


Rubber Stamps: None
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Natural White, The Fine Touch Poster Board – Hobby Lobby
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Spellbinders Floral Affair, Spellbinders Romantic Agenda, Spellbinders Elizabeth Border Strip, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders  Belly Band One, Spellbinders Font One – Uppercase, Spellbinders Baby Buntings, Silk Ribbonpost-header-bottomThanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  This was something I truly loved to share.


  • ChelseaAugust 23, 2015 - 1:52 pm

    What a wonderful – and beautiful – idea! I always have thought in the back of my mind that I’d like to have some pretty monogramed cards on hand, but have never made any. Now I am really inspired, seeing your gorgeous example. Thanks, Becca! You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • BenteAugust 23, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    So beautiful, Becca, the color combination gold and white always makes a card look very elegant!
    Love the way you combine the various sets of dies :))ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MAugust 23, 2015 - 2:26 pm

    This card is truly amazing and beautiful. Love all the layers and dies you used.
    Thank youReplyCancel

  • JonnaAugust 23, 2015 - 2:33 pm

    Very beautiful and elegant. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • wendyAugust 23, 2015 - 2:37 pm

    Hi Becca I love this card, what a great idea and one I am sure I will be using. Thanks you so much for the inspiration you share with us all.
    Your cards are some of the most beautiful I have seen.

  • Joni StonekingAugust 23, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    Beautiful, as always. Classic and so you! Happy Sunday to you, Becca…be blessed.

  • Judy CoveyAugust 23, 2015 - 2:49 pm

    I LOVE your monogramed card Becca and I’ve noticed that you’ve been using quite a bit of gold cardstock lately, which I also love! Keep up the good work and all the inspiration that you provide your “lookers.”ReplyCancel

  • MildredAugust 23, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    So elegant. Thanks for naming all of your layers.ReplyCancel

  • Deb MAugust 23, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    Another beautiful card! I’m just starting to build my stash…so don’t have any of this stuff, but think I’m going to have to get some of it when I can! It sure is beautiful!! LOVE the gold too…I haven’t done much metallic like this, but do want to cause I love it! Will have to learn how to when I have more time. LOVE your beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellAugust 23, 2015 - 2:56 pm

    What a beautiful idea Becca and a lovely card.
    Rene from OZ xxReplyCancel

  • CarolAugust 23, 2015 - 3:13 pm

    So elegant Becca! I love your use of gold and natural cardstock. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • DianaAugust 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm

    Wow Becca. This is just stunning. What a wonderful gift this would make. Can you imagine opening this up with your initial on it?? I’m going to have to give it a try! Thanks again for sharing your talents with us. Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissAugust 23, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Oh if I could just have an ounce of your creativity! The card is just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • RosieAugust 23, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    Becca, I also love Monograms and this mixture of dies, gold and white is sooooooooo elegant!!! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 23, 2015 - 4:04 pm

    Awesome as always, I need to get some gold paper, I think I own everyone color but gold…..have silver, but when I stamped on it, it rubbed off, so never used anymore….but as always you always have a fresh idea….thanks for all you do for your awesome followers!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 23, 2015 - 4:14 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You are absolutely right, what a nice way to say any one of those greetings in a personable way! Love it and the white and gold make it so rich and special for anyone you love! It is just delightful and I have to do one of these and maybe even a half dozen to have for a “quickie.” Hoping you are having a lovely Sunday my dear friend.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Maureen KAugust 23, 2015 - 4:19 pm

    Hello Becca,
    F is for Fabulous.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaAugust 23, 2015 - 4:20 pm

    Hi Becca, Oh, yes this is terrific. Never thought of a monogram but very personal and appropriate for all occasions. I have the dies you used but never thought of the combination you used. I’ll try to duplicate but my bow will never look as good as yours. Thanks. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 23, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    Hi Becca
    What a fantastic card and idea, i will certainly be giving it a try.
    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaAugust 23, 2015 - 4:34 pm

    Oh Boy, Oh Boy!! Stunning, simply stunning!! Like Barbara said I can try to do the bow, but it wont be as perfect as yourrs, my card won-t look as elegant as your because of your special touch. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda RoyaltyAugust 23, 2015 - 4:59 pm

    I love this idea and plan on making my version for myself to have on hand. You are correct, not having some on hand prevents me from sending and this covers many occasions. Thank you for reminding me. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasAugust 23, 2015 - 5:24 pm

    Even if I had every one of those dies, I would NEVER think to layer them like that. You have such an eye for that! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 23, 2015 - 5:33 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Wow I love this card. Gold & white is always so stunning! I have to try this monogram card, although I do not know if it will look as beautiful as yours! You truly are blessed with such a wonderful talent xReplyCancel

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  • BunnyAugust 23, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    Hey, Becca. This is really pretty. I love the monogram and of course the colors. I just want to clarify something. Are you saying the white paper is actually a die but you used it to emboss? If so, how about some Becca Bits on how to do this. You may have touched on this before. If so, lead me in the right direction please. Thank you.


  • BethEAugust 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

    Oh, Becca! Fabulous as always! I too love monograms and will need to try this soon. Also think a very lovely and personal gift for someone special would be a box of cards with the recipient’s monogram on them! Would need to be only a few cards – perhaps six? Love & Hugs, BethEReplyCancel

  • Kathy mAugust 23, 2015 - 6:59 pm

    You are so “write” (pun intended). Monogram cards are are re-requested. Also, it is a great reminder that our cards and ourselves do not need to be perfect. In fact, some of the nicest or best discoveries are made by accident. Then it is more relaxing to let life flow..at least sometimes..ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 23, 2015 - 7:06 pm

    Good morning Becca,I just love monogram cards they are so handy and yours
    is gorgeous!!!
    I usually do mine in monochrome!!! I bought an 8 x 8 card pack from the USA
    with the alphabet it’s got glitter on it too!!! Bonus : )
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 23, 2015 - 7:15 pm

    HOW ELEGANT & BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!!! ;) JUST LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 23, 2015 - 7:18 pm

    WOW! Your monogram card is extraordinaryly beautiful. Did I count ten layers? I must train my mind to see combinations of die cuts that look as nice together as you make them look. I haven’t had monogram stationery for decades. I think having some on hand would be a good thing. Thanks for making the suggestion. Also, thanks for sharing something so personal with us. You are a treasure!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 23, 2015 - 7:41 pm

    What a good idea! I’ve never thought about having a monogrammed notecard ready to send out. I agree, it could work for many different occasions. I really LOVE your card! I need to try the gold paper with other layers! What a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 23, 2015 - 7:53 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card, Becca! It is absolutely inspiring.
    And what a wonderful suggestion to add monogram cards to our collection. I am so totally doing this!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASAugust 23, 2015 - 9:14 pm

    Hi Becca what a lovely idea so elegant love the gold and white!
    and the bow is ………… Toooo hard to make lol hugs XXXReplyCancel

  • Clare wAugust 24, 2015 - 12:55 am

    Just divine and very beccaesque! Love it. Monogram cards. What a fab idea! TFS.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 24, 2015 - 1:08 am

    WAJUW one more of your stunning white and golden cards, that I absolutely love here. Soooo beautiful and sooo elegant , that it just looks like a million here. Soooo gorgeous work hun, that anyone would feel sooo honored to recieve such a beauty here.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)August 24, 2015 - 1:55 am

    Stunning card Becca. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette ( New Zealand)August 24, 2015 - 1:57 am

    Stunning card Becca. Very classy, love it.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieAugust 24, 2015 - 2:00 am

    Oh, so lovely! It’s a great idea and the card is stunning, as always.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Jane BAugust 24, 2015 - 2:31 am

    Stunning card Becca, love the gold ,soooo elegant! Take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 24, 2015 - 5:56 am

    This is a beautiful and elegant card! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 24, 2015 - 6:26 am

    Oh Becca, I just love this card. Ivory and gold always look so sumptuous and elegant and I love monograms!
    As a new crafter, I set about collecting Spellbinders alphabets as I had a thing about monograms. I believe they are now discontinued, but I have several sets. I also bought the Sizzix Simple Impressions Monogram Embossing Folders with Brass Stencils – again, available many years ago. I love them all.
    Thanks so much for reminding us how beautiful monograms can look on a card.
    HugsAnne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostAugust 24, 2015 - 6:52 am

    Thanks Becca. I needed this inspiration. Going to search my dies to see how I can improvise to make my own monogram cards, since I have only one of the dies mentioned here. I need a stash of cards on which I can write handwritten notes on the spur of the moment. Your version is beautiful. TFS!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 24, 2015 - 7:32 am

    Another beautifully elegant card and a wonderful idea!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKAugust 24, 2015 - 10:21 am

    Hello Becca
    O’dear! why have I not got this Die !
    It is now on order as a must have, after seeing the card that you have produced today, Beautiful!
    I just love every card you make Becca, such… Inspiration ! I can’t think of another word to use for what you do!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Kathy RAugust 24, 2015 - 1:03 pm

    Very elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonAugust 24, 2015 - 2:48 pm

    HI Becca, What a elegant card, love the white and gold.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 24, 2015 - 5:02 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Love, love, love it! I never thought of making a monogram card for multi-purposes. Great idea!

    Love and blessings,

  • Jean MarmoAugust 24, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    Oh my gosh – this is gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Paula GaleAugust 25, 2015 - 12:18 am

    Absolutely stunning Becca – monograms cover a huge array of occasions
    and are always a classy option when there isn’t an appropriate alternative. Thank you for Sharing.

    Paula from across the pond! XxReplyCancel

  • Rosemarie GreenbankAugust 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm

    WOW, Becca,
    this card is beautiful and you are so right, we should all have something like this in our arsenal.
    I know I don’t comment each time you post a “masterpiece” (‘cos that’s what they are) but rest assured I see all of them.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerAugust 30, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    I’ve been super-busy at school, and it is a treat to stop by and catch up on what I have been missing. Your card is splendid, and you make some wonderful points about having monogrammed cards on hand. This is going on my to-do list, and I hope my creativity will be working in the background until the time I sit down with paper and ink.ReplyCancel