Design an Embellished Monogram From a Cricut Stencil

Monograms are all the rage in crafting and in home decor, and now it’s easy to design your very own stylish monograms with the help of a Cricut machine.  If you do not own a Cricut machine, no worries… you can simply use a pre-cut stencil or handcut a stencil from one that you have traced.  I would love to share with you how you can make a bling encrusted monogram as I have made here on the front of a blank card.

Here’s what all you’ll need:


First thing you want to do is choose a Cricut cartridge with a font and then select your desired letter from the font for which to design your monogram.  I have chosen to use the letter “H” from the font found on the “Paper Lace” Cricut cartridge.   You will now select the size that you want your letter to be for your project and set your Cricut machine to that dial size and cut out your letter “stencil” on a scrap of paper.

You will want to temporarily affix this stencil of the monogram to your project, so now you’ll turn over the stencil to it’s reverse side and add an adhesive that when dry, will provide a temporary bond.  Here I have used Mono Liquid adhesive by TomBow.

After your temporary adhesive dries to a good tack, attach your stencil to the front of your project.  Here I’ve affixed my Cricut stencil to the front of my blank cardstock card from Core’dinations Cardstock.

Now you’ll want to add embellishment to the inside areas of the stencil to fill in the monogram.  I have chosen to use some Queen & Co. Bling Pearls in Teal Blue, but you may choose anything you like… sequins, crystals, beads, whatever you want!

After you have the letter filled in to your liking, simply pull off the stencil from the card and you have a blinged out monogram with pizazz!

You can use this technique for a variety of projects, not just cards!  Make a framed piece of home decor, a gift-bag or add a monogram as an accent for a scrapbook page.  Just be totally creative!


About AndreaA

Scrapbooking has been one of Andrea's biggest obsessions since 1997 and she has recently caught the card making and home décor bugs, too! When Andrea’s not busy being crafty, she can be found working part-time as a substitute Preschool teacher, shopping at craft and antique shops, and collecting Old World stoneware and unique pieces of jewelry. Visit Andrea’s personal blog at:


  1. Shaunte says

    Great idea! And I have never used my Tombo Mono for temporary adhesive. Going to try that one! Brilliant!

  2. Donna W says

    Love it – only problem I have is almost all my cards have to go through the mail. those might not make it as even some bling leave holes in the envelope or card after going through the canceling machine.

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