Saturday, December 29, 2012

Putting on the Ritz!

As a designer I often need decorative elements to help add a little pizzazz to projects and spend a long time searching for the perfect dingbats.  I've put together ten of my favorite dingbats to share.  Get them here.

Friday, December 28, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY: New Years Party Printable

Ring in the new year with this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: New Years Party Printable! It's a bottle label, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrapper, and tags all in one!
Hurry because sale ends 1/4/2013! Get the fonts used in this product LD Petticoat Black and SNF Party Script. Happy New Year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Christmas Coupons

If you are running out of ideas for last minute gifts have no fear! Just download this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: Christmas Coupons. Since we are feeling the holiday spirit we are throwing in a free font too! Get LDJ Crafty FREE! Now until 12/28/2012.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Christmas Cards

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and also the busiest! Let us help you out with this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: Christmas Cards. Check Christmas cards off your list by just printing and cutting these simple but sleek cards.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Tip: Fonty Christmas

I found these wonderful wrapping ideas from Aunt Peaches. She printed her own wrapping paper using old Christmas carols. Thank you for sharing these great ideas!

Friday, December 7, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Ugly Sweater Typography Printable

I'm starting to get into the Christmas spirit. This week I was inspired by these Ugly Sweater T-Shirts.
If you want to order one just click on the images and it will take you to its site. Aren't those fun! I'm not a big sweater person so the ugly sweater t-shirts are just right for my husband and I this Christmas season. With that said here is this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: Ugly Sweater Typography Printable
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Creative Wrapping and Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to participate in the Jingle Hop blog hop.  Hopefully you are visiting here after being at Sheri's amazing blog .  I have some great ideas to share with you in using fonts to help make your gift wrapping amazing!
You can't see all the font details in the group photo so we will do them one by one.
Word Search Tags: This is a fun way to mix it up Christmas morning. In order to figure out whose present is whose you have to solve the puzzle. For this tag I used SNF Uptown which is on sale for just $1!
Gift Bag: I made my cute little Christmas tree out of stickers. Everything else is just glued on. Clothes pins is a fun and easy way to label your gift bags. Just print, cut, and modge podge. I used SNF Uptown again and SNF Sunday.
Chalkboard Wrapping: There are several ways you can do this. I just used black paper and wrote on it with chalk before wrapping. The problem with using real chalk is that it smears! So I would suggest using white paint and a dry brush or a white colored pencil instead. There are lots of chalkboard paints sold in store or recipes for chalkboard paint on the web if you would rather just paint your paper instead of buying black paper.
Letter Tags: A fun and easy way to label presents. I just used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters and hole punched them to make them into tags. Hope you love the ideas.  Enjoy the fun Christmas font,  SnF Picardy while you are hopping around!  It's free through the 7th!

Don't forget to go back to LetteringDelights and enter code fp7Eg for an extra chance to win a Zing!

I'm the last stop on the blog hop but just in case you need, here are the blog hop stops:

Friday, November 30, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Birthday Cupcake Flags

Celebrate good times come on! Here is an adorable video of my cousins singing Celebration. I thought it suited todays theme.

Yesterday was my birthday and what better way to celebrate then with our fans! So here is this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: Birthday Cupcake Flags!
I used SNF Daphne Inked and DB Birthday Sparkles for this freebie. Hurry and get these fonts now while they are on sale for $1!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday Tip: DIY Cross Stitch Letter Art

I am loving the cross stitch lately. I have seen a few cute crafts so I thought it would be fun to share with you how you can make your own cross stitch letter or words on a canvas. Here are some examples that I just loved! (click on photos to follow to source)
If you are up for the challenge FREE HAND it like the image below.
Just had to share this skateboard!

Ok enough examples here are the steps...

1. Print out a square grid and tape it on the back of your canvas or draw one on the back with pencil. The grid can be small or large depending on how much time you are willing to put the cross stitching in. Usually the smaller the better it looks.

 2. Lightly color in the square that will create the letter or words that you decided on.

3. Paint the front side of your canvas or cover it with fabric.

4. Poke a hole in all four corners of the square you colored with a needle, awl, or just something strong enough to poke through the canvas.

5. Now you are ready to start your cross stitching! Make sure you tie a tight enough knot so the thread doesn't slip through. You can also glue the end of the knot onto the canvas just to make sure it stays. When you are done do the same to the other end and knot it then glue it down.


Friday, November 16, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY: I'm Thankful Cards

I'm thankful for all of our fans and customers. That's why we do Freebie Friday to help express our gratitude. What are you thankful for? Write it down on the back of this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: I'm Thankful Cards. You can hand these out on Thanksgiving and have everyone write down what they are thankful for or you can use these just as decoration. Either way it will help us all get into the spirit of Thanksgiving.
See what other decor and crafts you can make to match using LD Stretch.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday Tip: Learn How to Make Calligraphy

There is just nothing like beautifully hand written letters so today I want to show you how to turn your basic handwriting into calligraphy. Calligraphy pens do work best and naturally give you that variety in thickness with little to no effort but I’m going to show you how to do with a fine tip ink pen since it’s more common. If this is your first time or if you haven’t had much practice with writing neatly then I would write out your letters in pencil first. Then once you have something you like go over it in pen with just one stroke. Sometimes I will let my pen linger at the beginning and end of my letters to let the ink blot a little.
Now on most of your vertical/downward lines draw a second line really close next to it and flow it into the line you drew it next to.
Color in between the vertical lines you drew. I like to go over my single stroke once to make sure it flows more into what I just colored in.
Now you've got yourself some calligraphy! Just add your last finishing touch with some extra swirls, curls, and doodles!

Friday, November 9, 2012


There's only one thing on my mind when November rolls around... Let's Eat! In honor of Thanksgiving this month we are giving you two freebies today! I had so much fun making this that I had to make it in two different color palettes. So here is this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: Let's Eat! Both colors are in the same file so you just have to download the one. ENJOY! Now until 11/16/2012!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday Tip: How to Make Chocolate Letters

Duh! Why didn't I think of that?! Here's How to Make Chocolate Letters. All you have to do is print out your letters or words, put it under wax paper, and simply trace! Then you will have a gorgeous more gourmet cupcake. They will be such a hit at any party! You can even add sprinkles for more fun!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Tip: Painted Wooden Signs

These next two tutorials really come in handy around the holidays. I wish I would have known about them sooner because I can't count the times I have tried to paint perfect letters and failed. As cute as the hand drawn letter looks is it is just nice to be able to do the flawless yourself. Here's How To Paint The Perfect Letters and How To Transfer Ink Onto Wood. Now for some of my favorite fall and Halloween examples. Check out the above tutorials then let me know if you make a sign.  I'm sitting here trying to figure out what to paint!