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Monday, April 22, 2024

Papercrafting: Musical Monogram


I am "Other Mother" to one of my bestie's daughters who is expecting her second child next month. The parents-to-be own a music store and Dad and Grandpa both play guitar. As part of their baby shower gift I made this framed Musical Monogram. 

  • Coordinating Papers
  • Music Themed Alphabet (I downloaded from Creative Fabrica)
  • 12x12 Shadowbox Frame
  • Paper Punch
  • Embellishments
  • Double Sided and Foam Tapes

I selected the letter I needed from the alphabet I downloaded, sized, and imported into Cricut Design Space. Putting some things I learned last month in a workshop to use, I added a guitar from the CDS store and "sliced" a guitar image out the body of the top layer of the letter, then cut two guitars from silver glitter cardstock and layered them onto black pieces I also cut. 

I created two background layers for the Z using the Contour feature to remove the detail from the white layer, leaving it solid, and then using the Offset feature in Design Space to create the black background.

I used foam tape on the back of the white layer to attach to the black layer. 

To finish, I used some textured rhinestones as shown. The top layer of the monogram is black glitter paper. Can you tell there's a "Rock Star" theme here?

I've said before I stock up on these frames whenever they're a BOGO at Michaels. They are so perfect for making home decor or gifts like this one. 

I grabbed a large star punch from my punch collection and punched out a few stars which I attached with foam tape. Et, voila! 

I also found this great little book to include along with the other items in their gift. Looking forward to meeting my newest Grandbaby. We won't be grandparents biologically, but I get to play Fair Grandmother! 

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