With the Art Deco Cricut cartridge, I wanted to share with you everything that I love about this time period: streamlined trains and cars, iconic architecture, dapper men and baby dolls, elegant borders and motifs, and historical typography. For me, creating this cartridge was the bee's knees! And I hope that you will find playing with it is the cat's meow!
My favorite feature on this cartridge is the set of Stage Monogram fonts and frames. By combining one letter from the Stage Left, Center Stage and Stage Right Monogram fonts, you can create elegant monograms for gifts, cards, home decor, or even your wedding. Each of the monogram frames are available in 3 sizes, giving you the option of creating 1, 2 or 3 letter monograms.
This traditional 3–letter monogram can be used for both couples' and individual's initials. According to the rules and guidelines for monogramming, if the center letter in the monogram is larger than the rest of the letters, it should be used for the initial of the last name. For example, Curt & Elizabeth Jensen is abbreviated as CJE, and Curt R. Jensen is abbreviated as CJR. I also provided an ampersand in the font to be used for an informal couple's monogram.
By using just the Stage Left and Stage Right Monogram fonts, I created this 2–letter monogram. The traditional approach with this style of monogram is to showcase the last names of a couple. For example Curt R. Jensen and Elizabeth A. Beckstead would be abbreviated as JB. In the photo above, I went with an informal approach and abbreviated our first names: CE. When you are creating a 2-letter monogram for individuals, you would showcase their first and last name (Curt Jensen as CJ) or showcase their hyphenated last name (Elizabeth Beckstead-Jensen as BJ).
You can also create elegant initials and table numbers by using just the Center Stage Monogram font. Traditionally, a single letter monogram is used to showcase the first letter of either a person's first or last name.
The Art Deco cartridge is now available from Cricut.com. Click here to view the digital handbook or the cut book.