WSC49: Monogram & Nestabilities Tutorial


Every good little southern girl needs monogrammed notes! Sweet Ashley doesn’t know it yet, but she’ll be needing several notecards this afternoon. LOL! So, I used my new JustRite monogram stamps (a birthday gift from a sweet, sweet friend) and the sketch today to make a few cards. The monogram stamps are great for quick, easy and personal gifts!

When I got done with the cards last night and was stamping her monogram on the back of the envie, I thought that a scalloped edge would be oh-so-pretty. So, I used my large scalloped rectangle Nestabilities from Ellen Hutson and did just that! Here’s how:


Supplies: scalloped rectangle dies, envelopes and your die cut machine


Put the sealing edge of your envelope through the center of the die, and align just the edge of the envelope with the edge of the die. Make sure your scallops will point downward. If you used the other side of the die, they would be inverted.


Layer the envelope and die with the appropriate plate sandwich for your die cutting machine and press as normal.


One other thing I wanted to comment on: Square cards sometimes present a problem with square envelopes, so I try to use standard when I can. Don’t be afraid to hang your ribbon off the edge. This will still fit the envelope just fine without bending or messing up the tags.

Check out the other sketch samples by Cambria,  Charmaine, Jenn, Mary Jo, LaurieSharon and Beate while I encourage a 7 year old to complete her necessary social notes. 🙂 I bet you’ll be done before me, and a whole lot happier! Have a wonderful Friday!  

13 responses to “WSC49: Monogram & Nestabilities Tutorial

  1. Lori,

    This is soooo cute. You are so clever! Thanks for sharing.


  2. How cute!!! Love the colors. I’ve had my eyes on monogram stamps for some time now. Great tutorial. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. These are adorable, Lori!! LOVE that gorgeous paper — please don’t tell me it’s October Afternoon, because I NEED it, LOL!! I can’t believe you’ve used these stamps before I’ve had the chance — glad you found a good use for them! 😉 Hugs,

  4. Oh, and FABULOUS tutorial for the envelope! I was just trying to figure out how to scallop the edge of a square card last night but gave up — I think it was just too late for me to think straight!

  5. Wow Lori…thanks for sharing the JustRite news with your blogging friends. Your card and matching envelope are adorable. Thanks for sharing. Denise

  6. Lori, I have been eying both the Monogram stamps and the long rectangle Spellbinder dies…and now I’m convinced that I NEED them! You made these note cards look fabulous!! I agree with Sharon…I love that paper!!

    Have a fantastic Holiday Weekend!!

  7. This is so adorable, Lori! I have been looking at those long rectangles. . .you’re going to make me buy them! LOVE what you did with the envelope! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  8. what a great idea, I never thought about putting a scalloped edge on the envelope!

  9. Lori…I love this. What wonderful colors.

  10. Ohhhh….. I love love love that paper! How clever are you? What an awesome gift!! Have a super weekend girlfriend. 🙂

  11. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I can’t wait to finally get some nestabilities to use w/ my cb.

  12. Great tutorial! Your card is soooo beautiful, Lori!!

  13. You’re brilliant. This is gorgeous and SO useful. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it! :0)

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