Thursday, September 12, 2013
I always find something fun in the dollar aisle at Target! The other day I found these cute little pouches.
And I knew that they would be even cuter if personalized - and then they would be such a fun gift container!
Also, I had been wanting to use these fun monograms from Silhouette.
So here's how I did it.
First I downloaded all of the letters I needed for the monogram. For the diamond, I "ungrouped" each letter and deleted all but the three letters I wanted. This monogram was easy because I only needed an "M" and a "B." I just needed to move the "B" over to the "M" diamond. I resized each letter a bit to get it just right and cut it out of heat transfer vinyl. (The diamond monogram was flocked vinyl.)
The script monogram is the same idea. I "ungrouped" each letter group and moved the biggest "B" to fit between the little "M"s. I made sure I liked the size of everything. The most important part of getting the script monogram to look right is to overlap the letters slightly and then to "weld" them together. Then I cut it out of regular heat transfer vinyl.
I gave these to my Mom for her birthday with a necklace inside the smallest pouch. Then I put the smaller pouch inside the bigger one. My daughter loved that the pouches nested so that the gift kept going. "Unzip that one, too, Grammy!"