Tuesday, December 9, 2008

M is for Monogram Templates & Tuts

E.T.A: Apparently 'M' is also for "monotonous migraines;" will post again Thursday night.

A design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name,
used as an identifying mark.
tr.v. mon·o·grammed also mon·o·gramed, mon·o·gram·ming also mon·o·gram·ing, mon·o·grams also mon·o·grams
To mark with a design composed of one or more letters.

[Late Latin monogramma, from Late Greek monogrammon, from neuter of monogrammos, consisting of a single letter : Greek mono-, mono- + Greek gramma, letter; see -gram.]

mono·gram·matic (-gr-mtk) adj.

'm' for monogram & mel hehehe.
Photo from Princess Margaret Auction

Just a handful of templates today, for Monogrammed projects (for you to make a wee gifty maybe?) Monograms always seem just so. Just so classy...so personal...so crisp & fresh looking. I wanna make somethin' with a monogram!...But, better get back at the Christmas cards for now.

Here are the linkies:
From Martha et al:

Monogram labels template
Monogrammed cards
Monogrammed Boxes
Monogrammed paper piercing (or needlework patterns) from this dotted china project
Tea Cozy
Beaded letter Ornaments (stunning)
Monogrammed Etched glass
No-stitch Cross Stitch (or stitch the templates too) ;o)

More monogram ideas à la Martha here

Crafty Peoples:

Angie's Monogrammed Post it note key chain (video)
Kristina's custom dry embossed monograms (Part 1) & (Part 2) videos
Monogram pin by Angie (video)
Nichole's article & samples of Monogram projects
Diane's tutorial for wired button letters

Etsy "Monogram" search (fer shopping or inspiration)
Google image search for "Monogram"
Google Image search for "Monogrammed"

& a randomly amazingly cool thing: The BEST Homemade Tassel Tutorial by Sharon

Hope you have a superdeeduperdee great day!

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Anonymous said...

Mel, You are the coolest!!!! TFS, love your blog.

Unknown said...

This looks fun! I can't wait to try them.

Laurie in MN said...

What is a tut?

I also love the elegant look of monograms. The diamond crown above the monogram does kick it up a notch. :O)

The igloo is so cute. It looks larger on your box then when I went to the web store.

Now I need to return and look at all the sites you shared.

Have a fun evening.

boynecitygrl said...

Oh Mel, You rock!! I love the tuts and links. You are awsome.

Seasons Greetings,

Beth F

Annapurna said...

Is there no "M"edicine for "M"igraines? Sorry you are not feeling too good. May be it is the cold that gives you headaches. Your Jewelled M is cool. Off to check out your other creations.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is great. I went to the beaded letter and also found some snowflakes. So I'm going to give those a try! Looks like wonderful fun!!
Thanks for sharing and here's hoping that you kick this nastiness before Christmas holidays begin.
Beth Greco

Elena said...

Thank you for sharing these links Mel! You are so kind to all of us!

Shirley said...

Thanks for the links, lady!