Monday, March 14, 2011

Black and White "monogram"

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Funny how our tastes change as we get "older."  I used to hate things with initials on them.  Now I just LOVE it.  I also love black and white because it is so clean.  My favorite projects look clean and simple when they are done.

This is the before picture of my gift.
I also love making things for people who are special to me.  So, I have a friend who just celebrated a birthday and I thought I would spice up a few things I picked up for her.

For the fonts I used Lyrical Letters, Plantin Schoolbook, and Base Camp (I think.  For some reason my Gypsy won't show me the cartridges on this project.)
This opens up and is filled with various size sticky notes with "k" on it.  How cute is that?!  All I did was put the vinyl white rectangle and black k.
This is the final gift, I have the gel pens hidden in the bag... they aren't pretty enough to be in my pic LOL!

For the 9x4 card/notepad holder I used a cereal box and covered it with cardstock.  The K on the front comes from the alphabet scrap pad.

The magents are flat rocks from the Dollar tree.  I applied scrap black and white paper to the back.  Then I used the magent I took off the notepad that I put in the card.

I stuffed some gel pens in too because I love mine so much!  They aren't all black and white though so I had to take them out of my pic. :)

I had a lot of fun making this for my friend!!!

Instead of doing a card for this gift I turned the notepad holder into one!  A practical usable card.  The card is 9x4 just like the challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge.


  1. Excellent gift idea! I'll have to remember this for future birthdays. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love it! I think I'm going to have to try some of these to stock up for Christmas gifts to get ahead of the game this year! TFS!

    Meg @

  4. This is awesome and inspiring. TFS!!


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