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Fonts: Hand Calligraphy Type

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1 / 2 / 3 / all FREE downloads from Dafont!
Happy weekend everyone!

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April 30, 2010   2 Comments

Free Graph & Grid Paper Pattern Generator

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Generate your very own graph paper and grid patterns online for free at incompetech. I actually discovered this site while browsing for guide/gridlines for my calligraphy (speaking of, stay tuned for my calligraphy adventure) and had so much fun creating various patterns!

You can choose from squares; triangle and hexagonal; circular and polar; brick, asymmetric and specialty; and writing and note-taking patterns.  Set your borders and grid spacing however you want, customize colors and paper sizes, then download them all in printable PDF format. Yes, it’s all F-R-E-E!

August 25, 2009   5 Comments

Font: York Script ES

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Isn’t it lovely? I think the York Script ES is a great option for your wedding “calligraphy” (wink, wink).  Download it for free courtesy of Fontica.

June 3, 2009   9 Comments

DIY Invitations: Tula & Steve

Tula is the fab blogger behind Whorange.net and is a fellow K Autumn bride. I couldn’t be more thrilled when she emailed me to share her utterly adorable wedding suite for her upcoming May wedding.  DIY letterpress?? Well, color me super impressed!!

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From Tula: I had never put together a multi-component invite, and must say, within the course of six weeks, I learned more than I ever thought I could about paper, inks, construction, RGB, CMYK, hemp cord, scoring, adobe illustrator, envelopes, letterpressing, offset printing, glue sticks, and masochism.

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Top honors go to my best friend and maid-of-honor, Gennan Shippen, who gloriously designed the flora and fauna motifs.  From dancing bunnies and bears, to perching peacocks, to doting deer, Gennan’s playful yet elegant illustrations truly put the pretty in pretty.  Also, my Aunt Diane provided fabulous calligraphy for the envelopes, which you can’t see very well in this picture, but trust me, it’s good enough to eat.

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I took on the glamorous job of printing and construction. After receiving quotes from print shops ranging from 1500-2600 dollars, I realized I had to get crafty and DIY it.  I enrolled in a beginning letterpress class at Otis College of Art & Design and learned how to press the invitation’s text insert, two sets of thank you cards, and my program cover.

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For the remainder of the inserts (RSVP, map, hotel accommodations, wedding day details), I picked up basic white card stock from Kelly Paper and ran them off at Copymat.

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One of my and Steve’s favorite invitation elements is the RSVP card.  We included a message on the bottom of the card which read, “please feel free to write or doodle something for us on the back of this card.”  The backside featured a little doe and a simple top border. The blank reply cards were a great idea and the responses are so awesome!

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AWESOME indeed.  Thanks so much Tula for sharing your invites with us.  All my best wishes for the big day!  I’m sure it will be fab.  Can’t wait for the photos!

Pssst, got some great DIYs to share?  Email us here, we’d love to hear from you!

April 30, 2009   6 Comments

DIY Save-the-Date: Haley & Justin

I first saw this DIY awesomeness from our Flickr Pool and knew I had to share.  Haley of Bread of Many had me at hello for sure!

Hand-drawn little acorns on a mustard-y yellow background…

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Inside, more hand-illustration and calligraphy goodness…

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Closeup of Haley’s mad calligraphy skillz
(Haley, it’s official I hate you, haha!)

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Hand-calligraphed guest addresses

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Um Haley, can you do me a favor by turning this script into a font?

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Oh, and the price tag?  Just 86¢ each. Sweet! Read all about it on Haley’s blog.  And while you’re there, download her first ever freebie– a printable mini idea saver!  Haley wanted you iDiY dearies to get first dibs ‘coz she says “iDiY is the blog that got me hooked on printables in the first place!” Aww!

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From Haley: “Stack them by your bed, keep them in your purse… staple together all of  your ideas at the end of each week for an instant great idea diary!” This download will only be available for a limited time, so grab yours now!

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April 29, 2009   5 Comments