Mar 25 2008

Damask Monogrammed Set

My stamp room is still not in order, but I cleared a small spot to make this super quick gift set for today’s Color Challenge at SCS — Soft Sky, Basic Gray and White — a gorgeous, classy color combo — so I went with a formal gift set using a monogram, Damask positive by Flourishes and lush black velvet May Arts ribbon that I also got from Flourishes. Here it is:


This is a set of three identical cards in a clear box (love those) wrapped with lush, black velvet ribbon. The monogram was done with a new toy I got in the mail yesterday called the D.I.Y. Monogram Stamper by JustRite. It’s one of those self-inked stampers that you press down — kind of a fun little contraption! I used the model C-45 for this project. You can change the outer rings and the letters. This was my first time using it, and you can use uninked pads and fill them with your own ink colors, but I just used the pre-inked black pad that came with it. You know me, always taking the easy way out!!!

This was so fast to make. Istamped 1/4 sheet of Basic Gray with Damask Postive in Black. That was then cut to give metwo 1 3/4″ strips, enough for two cards. Just adhered those to my Soft Sky card, wrapped with my favorite black velvet by May Arts. My monogram was stamped on a 2″ square, narrowly framed in black, and adhered to the card front with mounting tape — done — just a matter of minutes per card — truly!!!! I also stamped the monogram on the back of the envelope flap. Then after making 3, I decided to use one of the clear boxes from Their site is not the easiest to figure out — this box is only 1/2″ wide, and is their BF6, to fit an A-2 sized card, if that might help! The pretty card is completely visible, and I then wrapped it with the black velvet ribbon — nothing makes a gift more special than wrapping it in velvet — it just really says *You are Special*!!! And guess who gets this special gift — check out the initials — ME!!! LOL!!!

Both the Damask Positive background stamp and the May Arts velvet ribbon can be purchased from Flourishes.

  • Stamps: Damask Positive background by Flourishes. D.I.Y. Monogram Stamper by JustRite.
  • Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Gray, White
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black
  • Accessories: Velvet Ribbon, Mounting Tape, Clear Box

Thanks much for checking in — have a great day!!!

55 responses so far

55 Responses to “Damask Monogrammed Set”

  1. Andria says:

    Simply elegant. I love the colors and the monograms. Great work!

  2. Wendy (songbirdwc) says:

    oh my goodness… I love this! I’ve been looking for monogram options and this is so perfect — not to mention the incredibly simple and elegant design, and great colors. Thank you so much! *off to look at DIY kits*

  3. Tracy says:

    These are gorgeous! I love the colors!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I was just searching the Internet for damask thank you cards for my wedding and happened upon your site. I had to leave you a message and tell you how absolutely talented you are! Your work is just gorgeous! I know I will be checking back frequently to see what new project and ideas you’ve come up with. Keep doing this! It’s fantastic!!!!

  5. Melissa says:


    Many Blessings,

  6. Juanita says:

    So beautiful and elegant! I love the colors. TFS.

  7. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Very classy and pretty– what a neat way to make a monogram! Sounds like a cool little tool!

  8. Sara says:

    This is simply beautiful and classic. I love everything you have created with the Damask stamps. Again, you have made quick and simple look so stunning!

  9. Carole says:

    These are beautiful. Just Love them. X

  10. Eileen Kocum says:

    Absolutely stunning!!!!
    but I’m always writing that to you….. I love the monogram stamp you used and I went on their site but they only sell wholesale…bummer!!!! Just recieved the positive and negative damask set and I love all the cards you have made with them!!! I’m going to a little busy making some cards!!! Or should I say CASE’ng!!!! Thanks for all the inspirations!!!

  11. Melissa (moster) says:

    OMG — I saw these monogram stamps somewhere and then could never find them again. I spent hours google-ing and came up empty. I LOVE how you used them and now I NEED some of my own. . . now that I know where to find them!!!!!

  12. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, you make it sound so easy! Your cards are just beautiful as usual.
    I love the colors and the elegance! Great job again!


  13. Terry says:

    Thanks Sharon,

    The blogging word has Definitely been a fun ride so far. I’m slow moving with it but I’m finding it as additive as SCS. It was so nice to hear from you. I’ve always been a big fan of yours. I’m so into customizing these days and monogrammed cards are so fun. I love the clean and sharp look of them. Yours are perfect. It’s so nice that they can be quick to make too. I’ll be sure to stay in touch.

  14. This is just stunning! Love it! Good for you for doing something special for yourself! You deserve it! Take care and have a wonderful night! 🙂

  15. Beth T. says:

    Such elegant, beautiful cards!

  16. Carolyn King says:

    wowie—gorgeous set! What a beautiful gift this makes—

  17. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Sharon, I love this monogram stamper. I’ve seen it at Violette’s, I believe, or something very similar. When I go back over to pick up my new stamps, I’ll have to check it out. The stationary is beautiful!

  18. Janine says:

    Just beautiful… So elegant!!

  19. Deb Wood says:

    Wow really gorgeous, love the flourishes and the velvet ribbon. That looks like a fun new toy!!

  20. Tammy says:

    Hey Sharon, I’ll change my name if you want to send those to me! They’re beautiful!

  21. Beth T. says:

    Your creation has featured on INSPIRATIONAL
    Thanks for letting us share your work.

  22. These are just so classy….totally you! You deserve to make a gift for yourself Bravo! Now, you can make one for me LOL!

  23. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Beautiful monogram set Sharon!!! I have that Rite stamp too and I have to say it is fun to use. These mogrammed cards would make a perfect quick gift set.
    TFS and giving us another idea 😀

  24. Susan says:

    Oh this is lovely! I need to get my stamp back out and make some cards. You’ve inspired me! I bought my stamp before it came with the little case to hold everything – but I altered a tin to hold all the little rubber pieces. You can see it on my blog here: — just in case you are interested.

  25. Just some FYI…..Archiver’s carries the entire line of Just Rite Stampers if anyone lives near a store. Love the card…..very elegant.

  26. Debbie Olson says:

    Total WOWser, Sharon! You ROCK, and I love your monograms! I’m dying to get more playtime. . . 😉

  27. Whoa! I love the look of these, Sharon!
    And honestly, I never realized that the monogram stamp by JustRight was ‘changeable’! I thought you had to order it with whatever initials, and that was it. Thanks for clarifying!


  28. joyk says:

    Love the damask images and the gorgeous velvet ribbon. Sure makes for a beautiful and elegant set. Perfect to showcase in the clear box!!

  29. Angel W. says:

    I just love this set. Gorgeous, Sharon!

  30. You deserve this special gift, Sharon! How beautiful! And won’t you look classy sending out these elegant monogram beauties. They’re a wonderful set. Love your new monogram tool!

  31. What a beautiful set, Sharon — love that Flourishes Damask and your design is so elegant!

  32. Latisha says:

    I love these monogrammed cards! I made a few monogrammed stationery sets for mothers day, they look so polished, i love it. Thank you for the info on i will have to go check out that site.

  33. Linda Bullard says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! You still reign as Queen of Card Sets! And I did just get both of those Damask backgrounds from Flourishes. You also made me go look at that JustRite Monogram Stamper, and then I noticed they have a Home Stamping Kit, which is interesting but a little too pricey right now. Maybe someday. . . Linda

  34. jami says:

    Beautiful Sharon! Good diea to make the set for yourself! I spent awhile at the Just Rite booth at CHA and got to bring home one of these monogram stamps with just my first initial in it (and none of the extra stuff that comes with the kit)…love the kits though…especially now that I’ve seen what you and Debbie Olsen have done!

  35. Rose Ann says:

    OMgosh!! These are so elegant and beautiful!! I love how those colors with your design!! Wow!!

  36. Sharon, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!

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