May 06 2013

Monograms and Backgrounds

Hi! I’m back with the project I peeked this morning! Finally got those photos done! Again, this project fits in with today’s theme of using background stamps to create fun and easy monogram projects. I went with a sewing theme for this project. This is a 5 x 7 piece to be used as sewing room decor.


I made this for my daughter-in-law’s sewing room. She can stand it on a shelf or pin it to her bulletin board.

It is 5 x 7″. I cut my layers with Spellbinders 5×7 Matting Basics A and B. SO EASY when you don’t have to measure anything and all layers come out just perfect!

The Matting Basics are available in 5×7, the standard A2 card size, and with rounded corners as well as square.

See all the Matting Basics Dies here.

The background stamp used is Grandma’s Attic, a cling stamp by JustRite – one of MANY background stamps currently on sale.

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink was used to stamp the image.

The image was stamped a 2nd time on another sheet so I could color and cut out the spool ends.


The top is finished off with my favorite decorative elements:

Ribbon: May Arts 1.25″ Silk Ribbon in pink (Bow made on the Original Bow Easy)

Flowers: Prima Interlude Roses in pink

Pin: Stick Pin by Darsie in pink


The monogram was stamped using Graceful Monogram – a clear set by JustRite – with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.

In keeping with the sewing theme, the M was cut with a Spellbinders die – Square Swatch.

In hindsight (which is always better) I should have stamped the monogram onto a piece of designer paper, then it would have looked more like a swatch of pinked fabric — next time!

Square Nesties were also used.

The buttons are miscellaneous from my button box.

The rhinestones are by Melissa Frances.

The monogram bow is a quad bow made on the Original Bow Easy of May Arts 1/4″ Silk in pink.

The flower is a Prima flower from my flower drawer.

3D Foam Squares were used for elevation.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



Here’s a visual of some of the products I used today:


Grandma’s Attic – a cling stamp by JustRite – one of MANY background stampson sale.

Find all JustRite background stamps here.


Spellbinders Square Swatch

Find all Spellbinders Dies heremany are reduced.


Graceful Monogram – a clear stamp set by JustRite


JustRite Bundled Special – Monogram Sets

Both monogram sets by JustRite are available at a significant savings when purchased together.

See all JustRite monogram sets here.

May Arts Silk Ribbon — available in 23 colors, 3 widths and a variety of length and sampler options.

And I’ll just show you a couple other things that I did NOT use today, but they are most definitely sewing themed items, so they are in keeping with my project today:


Needle and Thread – a fun sewing themed paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Find all Kaisercraft pads here.



Scissors – a beautiful silicone stamp by LaBlanche

See ALL LaBlanche stamps here.




Wood Flourishes Scissors by Kaisercraft — fun!

See ALL Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes here.




Spellbinders Sewing Elementswhat a fun die set!

All items used and shown today are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



We have a lot of fun projects to share this week, all incorporating monograms along with other new and fun products, so I hope you’ll come back to check them out. They’ll be popping up each morning at 8 a.m. EST.

If you havent been around for a bit, please feel free to scroll down to see some lovely projects by the design team using new items in stock.

Thank you so very much for stopping in again for this 2nd post today.

Have a wonderful week!

Well be back real soon! Hope you can join us!


5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Monograms and Backgrounds”

  1. Sharon, this is beautiful and I have that background stamp, going to have to make this today.

    Jennie x

  2. Luanne Ford says:

    Fabulous! Love this Sharon!

  3. Kathy Jo says:

    Really pretty card! The colors are so sweet together!

    You used one of my favorite dies: swatches! And it stands our beautifully on the card! 🙂

    Have a good evening!

  4. Sheri H says:

    Oh my goodness Sharon! This is AMAZING! I just LOVE every little detail!! Thanks so much for joining us at JustRite Inspiration 😉

  5. SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE all of the added little details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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