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I wish I could bottle up the excitement I feel when I come across another billion dollar stationery gem. If there is one thing that I now know, there is no shortage of pricey paper. I still have yet to meet one person who is shelling out C-notes for stationery. If I find them, I plan on selling them every piece of cardstock in my craft room, for $50 dollars a pop.

As you may – or may not know – I’m in the midst of a bit of monogramming  mayhem here on the blog. For the next “however many” days, we’ll be monogramming everything in sight. So without further adieu, let’s talk about this:

High Society Stationery: Inkjet Embossed Stationery | Damask Love Blog

{What They Say} Elegantly simple heavyweight stationery features hand-engraved personalization to add a sophisticated touch to correspondence.The use of fine stationery is enjoying a revival today as people look for ways to express their uniqueness, announce significant events and demonstrate caring in tangible ways as a reaction to the increasing impersonalization of technology.

{What I Say} I can’t. I. Just. Can’t. Is this real life? Let me get this straight. You mean to tell me that Gmail is the reason that you can charge me up the wazoo for these notecards? No way, Jose. Or whatever your name is, Mr. Fancy Stationery Man.

I totally agree with the part that says stationery is enjoying a revival, but let me tell you what else is enjoying a revival: electricity, hot water, groceries and gas….one of which would likely suffer if I’m investing $500 on notecards. I’m just sayin’. I cannot for the life of me figure out who these people are that “look for ways to express their uniqueness” with such opulent paper. Actually, I take that back. I’m pretty sure Scrooge McDuck wrote notes on these cards. I can think of one scenario where these are reasonably priced. Maybe if I buy them and treat each one like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, then the card gets plenty of use. Just send it from one person to the next and cross out whatever was written before you. Something tells me though, this approach is frowned upon in the Sisterhood of the High Society Stationers. Don’t think there’s ever been a demand for aftermarket cards.

Lucky for us poor, un-unique people  – we can still demonstrate care in tangible ways all the while enjoying some of that nice electricity…you know… so we can see what we’re writing.

High Society Stationery: Inkjet Monogrammed Notecards | Damask Love Blog

Here’s the idea:  expand your font and text  options by using an inkjet printer to print and emboss beautiful monogrammed logos. If you need ideas for logo layouts and monogram fonts, check out the MONOGRAM LIBRARY with tons of ideas and resources!

How to Emboss with Your Inkjet Printer | Damask Love Blog

Inkjet Monogramming: Quick Tip | Damask Love Blog

High Society Stationery: Inkjet Monogrammed Notecards | Damask Love Blog


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22 thoughts on “High Society Stationery: Inkjet Monogram Notecards

  1. Amber, you crack me up with your “What I Say” portion of these posts! I’m loving this series, so much! And I’m loving your monogram cards. I’m going to test out this technique and see what I can come up with. I’m doubting my ability to print, sprinkle, and heat quickly enough… but we’ll see. 😉

    1. you can do it! It’s not difficult at all! I just set up a little “workshop” next to the printer with my embossing powder and heat gun. You’ll get into a groove and have a bunch done in no time!

  2. Oh my gosh… you’re telling me I can emboss digital stuff printed out with my printer??? I so have to try this! You are a genius!
    I am loving this series – you are so witty and clever, and always bring a smile to my day! Thank you!

  3. I always wondered how people embossed stuff they’d printed! You. Are. A. Genius! And a total gem for sharing the tips and tricks with us – I’m cranking up the ink volume and dry time as soon as I get home!!!!

  4. When I see High Society in my inbox, I know I’m in for a treat. I cannot wait to try this inkjet embossing technique. Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. So cool, I love to read your posts, all of them!! I’m asking myself “why I have tons of things to print and emboss and ink level almost empty?” Oh credit card, buy me new ink cartridges please! 🙂

    1. Patty – I would still give it a try. There may still be ways for you to complete this project without those settings! Good luck!

  6. HIlarious, Amber – I have tried the inkjet embossing on vellum but not card stock – I am very excited to try it! Thank you, if I can get monogrammed cards a fraction of how lovely your’s look – I will be content 🙂

    1. Of course!!! I use a HP OfficeJet printer. I’ve had it for yeeeaaaaarrrsss and it’s nothing special but it works perfectly for this.

  7. Hi Amber,
    I think you are the tops in craft education. I am learning so much from you.
    I was wondering if you would share with your readers what the ratio of ok to use versus thrown away was when you made this type of stationary technique. Should I expect some not quite good enoughs?

  8. I’ve tried and tried but cannot get this to work! I’m disheartened because I bought a heat gun especially for this project. I also have a HP OfficeJet printer and use a mac but cannot figure out how to adjust the ink settings. Any advice at all?

  9. Duh…sounds great – but what do you mean by design in the software of your choice???? You are dealing with a complete computer idiot here…can this be done in an embroidery software and printed out? I am trying to do design pretty notecards for gifts and design monograms for use with my cameo silhouette – can’t figure out the “designing” part!

  10. I had a lot of harvest after seeing this post of yours! Before, I used to play games, this is a fun game for entertainment, but now I will follow you, read your articles will have more knowledge.

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