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A while ago, a blog friend sent me an email telling me that Damask Love is a “meaty” blog. I kinda like the idea of that. Today’s post is “meaty.” Matter of fact, today’s post is meaty, potato-y with a side of broccoli-y. It’ll keep you full for a while…hopefully.

So, let’s rewind back to the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show this past January. I was walking the floors and came across an awesome collection of patterned paper pretties by Webster’s Pages. The collection is called Modern Romance and speaks right to my floral-loving heart.  The motifs are a little bit vintage, a little bit whimsical, a lotta bit beautiful.

So with  Modern Romance as inspiration, I came up with a great template and simple tags.

Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging  | Damask Love BlogI’ve done my fair share of wandering through stationery shops, and I always take notice of the packaging for card sets. A while ago, I posted THIS card box template and it was really well received…so I’ve put together another template that I think you’ll like. It’s a booklet box with pockets on either side for holding your cards and envelopes.

Monograms Made Easy: Booklet Box Template | Damask Love Blog{For an A2 set of cards}

COVER: Trim cardstock to 7 3/4″ (horizontal)  x 7″ (vertical)

{A} Score 1/2″ and 1″

{B} Score at 6″ and 6 1/2″

{C} Score at 3″ and 3 1/4″

SPINE: Trim cardstock to 1 1/2″ x 6 and score at 1/2″ and 1″

{For an 4bar set of cards}

COVER: Trim cardstock to 6″ (horizontal) x 6 1/4″ (vertical)

{A} Score 1/2″ and 1″

{B} Score at 5 1/4″ and 5 3/4″

{C} Score at 2″ and 2 1/4″

SPINE: Trim cardstock to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 1/2″ and 1″


{1} Once scoring is complete, cut on solid lines to trim away blue shaded areas.

{2} Assemble both covers then adhere together with the spine.

Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging  | Damask Love BlogFor the monogrammed cards in this set, I used the border embossing technique from THIS post and added another easy DIY element.

Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging Fun Foam Tip | Damask Love Blog

Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging  | Damask Love Blog

Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging  | Damask Love BlogTo round out this Modern Romance card set, I included these beautiful treat bags with a few stickers punched from the Little Gifts patterned paper.  How pretty are these!

For the next booklet box, I went with a simpler pattern and accented it with a monogrammed tag created from the frame accents in the Modern Romance collection.

Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging  | Damask Love Blog

Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging  | Damask Love Blog

Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging  | Damask Love Blog

Let me know what you think of these projects and how the template works out for you!


Modern Romance Mini Bags | Love Defined Patterned Paper | Everlasting Love Patterned Paper | Little Gifts patterned paper | Frame Accents | Lifestyle Crafts English Rose Grand Alphabet Dies | Bazzill Piercing Tool | Bazzill Piercing Mat

Thanks to Webster’s Pages for providing a portion of the product used in this post. 

Keep on crafting with these other posts

22 thoughts on “Monograms Made Easy: Modern Romance Tags & Packaging

  1. You need to add a dinner roll, salad, and dessert to your description of this post. Wow! You are a GENIUS!!! Love those frames from Webster. Thank you for the tutorial. Love, love, everything. Great tip about using our dies to create stamps.

  2. I am stuffed ~ I think I am going to the gym now to burn off some of those calories. I love the gift of stationary and this is perfect……. I will have to give the file a try!!

    1. When you go to the gym, tell em that you need to work off the “meaty” blog post you just read. Then report back on their reaction. I imagine they’ll give you the crazy eye!

  3. Wow Amber! You always me with your ideas. I LOVE, love the tips and TFS them. Thanks for the tutorial too. Need to add that to my list.

  4. Oh Amber, thanks so much for all the great ideas and tips, I always find insoiration in your posts, I really appreciate your hard work and generosity.

  5. Hey, you know you have a pretty awesome friend with the initial M (both first and last name, if it matters), and who loves florals and pretty things, right?

    Just sayin’…

    Seriously, these look like something you’d see in a really awesome stationary store – you outdid yourself with the first set and all it’s accessories… so beautiful! 😀

  6. Love the packaging! Thank you for the tutorial! I’m always looking for ways to dress up the card sets that I give to Katie’s educational team! 😀

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