Posts Tagged ‘hand-lettering’

Return Address Stamp for Writing Pen Pals

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For nearly a year now I’ve meant to make a return address stamp for our address! We’re SO permanent now, so why the delay?

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I made the stamp in a mono-line so it would coordinate better with my various styles of addressing. Chris says that it’s girly, but it’s not nearly as girly as most of my lettering styles.

I wish I could show you the whole address, the numbers and letters do fun things together with little flourished details. You’ll just have to give me an excuse to send you something in the mail if you really want to see the whole thing.

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I write to 4 pen pals these days. It’s so much fun to get fun mail each week and to get to know someone in a neighboring state or half way around the world. I love writing pen pals!

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Pauline is one of my pen pals, isn’t that a fun letter? I was just over the moon to get this in the mail.

I Still Love Calligraphy Feature

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I am so proud of what my calligraphy students have been doing since taking my workshop. It just fills me with so much joy to see people get that fire and love for lettering and run with it! Today I thought I’d share with you a few projects from previous students.

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Did I tell you how proud of these women I am??

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Alice now does custom family plaques for people. You can see them all on her instagram. I love the round shape!

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Emily was using her awesome handwriting to address envelopes before. Now she’s adding more panache with the thicks and thins of the pointed pen. See her work here.

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Katherine made a logo for her best friend. I love the meandering, organic line.

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Lindsay penned her save the date, just 10 days into taking my course!! I’m floored, I love this so.

I’m hoping to make this a semi-regular thing. If you’ve taken my online (or live) course and you’d like to share a project that you’re particularly proud of, email me using the contact form above. I would LOVE to see! If you’re on instagram, be sure to follow/use the hash tag #istilllovecalligraphy.

 

Design: Wedding Invitations

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My cousin just got married. I’m so excited for her!

I don’t do wedding invitations as part of a business, but I sure do love designing them for family and friends.

They wanted something simple, but with little touches of fanciness. I kept the invite themselves very traditional with a little touch of hand lettering with their names. The fact that the printers were all gawking over the “font” really boosted my ego. Made my week.

They have a rustic theme going on, so ripped edges would’ve been cool, but the thought of hand-ripping 450 invitations plus inserts made our heads spin. Instead they tied the invites together with brown and yellow baker’s twine and sent them in brown envelopes.

This takes me back to my wedding. I sure did love my wedding, even though Pinterest wasn’t a thing back then. Now that I think about it, I probably would’ve been even more stressed as a bride because I would’ve wanted to DIY everything. I’ve never really shared details of my wedding before. . . It was rad.

More Calligraphy

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I’ve been doing a lot of calligraphy recently – lots of gifts for people. It’s been loads of fun! I thought I’d share these with you.

I took my sweet time lettering this one, but I love how it turned out. Typically I center all of my text, but due to the length of the quote, I decided to left justify it. This baby is en route to Australia. It’s rather sweet. I might have to copy this for Felix & Penelope’s room.

I love this quote. This was commissioned by Alma, for her husband who loves all things Jimmy Stewart. She wanted to surprise him with something for the anniversary of getting engaged. Isn’t that so thoughtful? He was truly surprised.

I didn’t use any guides for this quote since it was rather short, but I did practice it a few times. In fact, the plain white version on rough watercolor paper is at home with me. I’m┬átempted┬áto paint it & hang it in our kitchen or something. Our kitchen needs serious decor help.

If you’re interested in calligraphy (digital or analog), feel free to shoot me an email! I’d be happy to do something for you. ALSO, there’s one more spot left for next month’s calligraphy class!! Hurry & register if you’ve been thinking about it.

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