It's no secret I'm a fan of all things typography, and this year I'm bringing that love of fonts to my gift wrapping. Instead of the traditional gift tags, I'm putting my Silhouette to good use (as well as putting a dent in my scrap cardstock stash) and personalizing my family's gifts with monograms!



I love the modern look of these bold letters, and they are the perfect way to jazz up basic wrapping paper. The clean and simple look doesn't even require a bow, which is bonus for me as our cats seem to think the bows are put there solely for their entertainment.


If you've got multiple same-letter names in your family, you can always spell out the full name in a pretty script font, or use a 3-initial monogram. And titles like Mom, Dad and Grandma will work too!



Bigger, blocky fonts work best for this application and some of my favorites include Clarendon, Zhafira, Intrique Script, John Hancock and Chunk Five. And if you don't use them for gift monograms, these fonts are great for scrapbook page titles too! Enjoy!

~ Lisa Dickinson

"12 Days of Holiday Giving!" Day Eleven GIVEAWAY

We're so excited by this Day 11 giveaway and are pretty sure you'll be delighted too! Joining us for the first time is a new partner to SCT this year, Fun Stampers Journey. If you follow Richard Garay and his team on social media then you'll know he is the hardest working guy around. Travelling the globe to bring some amazing, innovative products to you! We also have our wonderful (and generous!) friends at Thermo O Web joining us today with a huge prize package of amazing products! Let's get today's party started…


"Happy Holidays! Create a beautiful gift box that will impress friends and family. With an elegant poinsettia, ribbon and background pattern, your present is sure to stand out. One lucky winner will receive the Treat Box, a Poinsettia Steel Rule Die, the Whimsy Wallpaper Stamp Set and the Rock Candy Satin Ribbon from Fun Stampers Journey!"


"Today's winner will receive all items shown! This includes our: 4 colors of Deco Foil Watercolors, Deco Foil Holiday Collection of Red, Green, Gold, Iridescent and Deep Blue along with our Deco Foil Stencils, Deco Foil Adhesive Pen, Foam Adhesive and Adhesive Remover! We’re thrilled to be part of this fun celebration and wish all the SCT readers a Happy Holiday! We hope you’ll stop by our blog to learn about our Festive Friday celebration too!"

And finally, a little suprise from us! We have another one year subscription to give away starting with our brand new winter issue! 


Thank you to Fun Stampers Journey and Therm O Web for these amazing prizes! For an opportunity to win please leave a comment below by midnight EST, December 23rd. On December 24th one winner from each day will be randomly selected and announced right here! We can hear the drumroll starting now!

Thank you very much for continuing to let our companies know just how much you appreciate how they come together to celebrate with us! Please visit their Facebook pages today to give them a big thank you from SCT! 

Fun Stampers Journey on Facebook

Therm O Web on Facebook

Thank you again for joining us today and every day! If you are joining us for the first time, WELCOME!!! Be sure to visit each of our past 10 days for all the fun starting on Day One!

Tomorrow is our final day and just you wait until you see what we have in store for you! It's EPIC!