(Closed) How to Make Your Monogram?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I used photoshop, and I found some really cool free fonts.

If you’re creative, or good with photoshop, or a design program, it can be fairly easy 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m working on making mine and am getting no where fast.  I could definitely benefit from seeing some peoples designs and some font suggestions!

I’m tying to do it in PowerPoint accroding to the link from Bellenga but I might have to switch over to photoshop for the font I want.  I have photoshop.. it’s just not as easy.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I made my own and it took less than 30 minutes if you don’t play with things too much, although that is hard.  I used Edwardian Script for all of the letters.

Below is a link to the video that showed me how to make it with PowerPoint.  I am doing my own invitations and it has come out well on them. It has been really nice to put a personal stamp on everything and to be able to use the same fonts with everything.

http://favoride-sitepics.favorideas.com/monogram-ppt.html 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Lindz1701 – love it!  I love the & sign; great idea!  Very elegant and playful.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I used our first names for our monogram using the text from our invitations and the Edwardian Script ampersand. I believe I used Mona Lisa for the font for our names. Sorry the pic is small, it’s the only one I have at the moment. I put our address below our names and had a stamp made from vistaprints. I was very pleased with how it turned out and our envelopes looked great 🙂

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Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Bellanga – I kind of high jacked your post.  I hope I’m not taking it in the wrong direction.

I wasn’t able to get either of the videos posted to work so I kind of winged it.  I have a lot of experience with Powerpoint but usually it’s for research not for fun. It’s been slightly trying.  So, I ended up using word art.  I tried it as just individual text boxes but the word art allowed me to use more features.  I used the word art option in the far right hand corder (ie, just the black W).  Then I set it to the font I wanted and the size. 

I’m sure you already knew all of that but I thought I’d try to be helpful sine I stole your post.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

So this is what I have so far.  It feels really boring to me though.  What do you guys think??  Any creative people out there want to help me out? [attachment=134844,5383]

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I doodled mine on a piece of paper and then tried to make it myself in Adobe Illustrator with little luck. I ended up having to contact a computer-savvy friend of a friend (an art student) who made it up on the computer for me.

Sorry, that’s probably not much help.

He’d never done anything like it before, and he might be willing to help others out (he didn’t charge me for his assitance).

Here’s his deviantart site: http://danopolis.deviantart.com

And here’s my blog about the experience.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I just placed a request for a bid on elance.com to have a graphic artist make our mongram. My requests are a little more involved and I felt like I had taken on too much lately to create it myself too. Most of the bids I received were around $50, I bet you could get it for less if you’re just looking for something simple.

Hope that helps!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

oK, I’ve been playing for a while (ie hours)  so here are my ideas thus far…

thoughts??

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Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oops.. I tried to fix it and doubled it instead.. sorry!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

After mulling the idea to even have a monogram, I took the advice of Mrs. Onion on this site and visited Creative Montage.  You can get a custom designed monogram, but they also have many standard monogram styles that may make your process a bit easier versus designing it on your own, especially if you are not crafty. 

At the bargain price of $15 for three monograms/logos (I think you can get 5 for $20)- I got them sent to me (.jpg files) in about two days.  Best $15 I spent!  I was able to incorporate the images into my menu, program, and cards.

http://www.creativemontage.com/ 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not a bad price chitown-e.  Do you have any pics of the monogram that they came up with for you?

Post # 16
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Worker bee

i made mine in photoshop.  also check out etsy.com for monogram designers there too, there are several.  They even have an etsy wedding team.

 

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