DIY, Inspiration

Free Calligraphy Fonts

Following up from Tuesday’s post about making my own “fake-calligraphy” to use for addressing envelopes, here’s my list (with links, below) for my favorite free script fonts!

free script fonts

1.// Janda Celebration.  2.// Some Weatz.  3.// Antrokas.  4.// Janda Stylish.  5.// Lavanderia.  6.// Odstemplik.  7.// Respective.  8.// Voluptate.  9.//Simply Glamorous.

You can also check out my Top 10 FREE fonts here.

Do you have a favorite font that you’ve found online and downloaded? Let me know!


DIY, Inspiration

Calligraphy-ish // fake calligraphy and doing it yourself.

I love type and calligraphy. I’ve been downloading free fonts like it’s my job, and have recently started addressing wedding invitation envelopes. Lots of them. Since any attempts I’ve made at calligraphy have been pretty sub-par (since you probably have to have nicer handwriting to begin with), I’ve had to cheat a little.

A tutorial on “fake calligraphy” from the Jones Design Company blog.

There are lots of great calligraphy how-to’s out there, but cheating for me meant something a bit different. Instead of trying to really do it myself, I went online and searched for some free fonts that I could use to create a similar calligraphy effect. And sometimes, finding truly free fonts that you actually like, is hard work! However, I did find some great fonts, several of which I ended up using to address wedding and RSVP envelopes.

Silhouette Cameo with Pen Attachment

I used my silhouette cameo and a pen attachment to use it as a plotter, but you could also print on envelopes with an ink jet or laser printer.

Fake Calligraphy Envelopes

Voila! Check back later in the week for my top free calligraphy fonts with links!


DIY, Inspiration

My Top 10 Free Fonts

I’ve been downloading lots of free fonts lately, I guess in preparation for the many wedding-related things I want to do. They’re fun to use for all sorts of projects, and are all about a zillion times better than comic sans (in my humble opinion). I decided I’d round up my current top 10 for ya’ll, with links! Let me know what you think!

top 10 free fonts

Throw My Hands Up in the Air. Lavanderia. Pea Ellie Bellie. Lobster Two. Pea Sandra Dee. Airplane. Simply Glamorous. Quaver Sans. Matilde Sketch. Wish I Were Taller.

Kevin & Amanda is one of my favorite sites for finding lots of fun fonts.

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