Tag: Gifts

Faux Handlettered Song Lyric Art

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

Who else has a wedding or shower every weekend this summer? All of our hands are up, am I right? Today I’m bringing you an easy hack to make your own faux hand lettered song lyric art. It’s the perfect customized gift for a wedding or a wedding shower- just pop the happy couples’ ‘song’ in there and you’re set to go!

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

We’re all about the hand lettering around here. Modern calligraphy? Swoon. Every. Time. But we get that it’s not always an option for every gift. So we wanted to introduce you to the world of hand lettered fonts. Seriously, you guys! There are SO many wonderful ones out there and we may just have a font collector around here that has almost ALL of them. So today we’re going to show you how easy it is to make your own custom art, plus give you a few suggestions on places to snag the fonts we love.

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

We used the lyrics from Ben Harper’s ‘Forever’, which one of our close friends walked down the aisle to. The first thing you’ll need to do is type out the lyrics into a word document. If you’d like a closer look at these screen caps, just click on it to enlarge. We used a mac program, but the same settings are available using Microsoft Word.

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

 

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

Next, pick your hand lettered font. This is the fun part! There are SO many to choose from. You can browse some free ones at DaFont or you can find the one we used here (Manhattan Darling) and more paid options at Creative Market (our favourite). If you sign up for their email, every Monday you’ll get a batch of free goods from them and there’s usually a beautiful font in there! If you’re thinking you want to buy a ton of fonts (we don’t blame you, they’re addicting), you can get bundles from Creative Market and also from Design Cuts. Just so you feel comfortable- we’ve used fonts from all three with success. No funny business. Each computer system is different, so if you’ve never installed a font, just google it- I promise it’s simple.

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

Okay, so now you’ve picked your font, size it up up up. Then take your page margins way down down down. We chose to justify the text (aligned both left and right) and take the line spacing way down (only .8 of a line). Depending which font and lyrics you choose will mean you play around with sizes and spacing.

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

That’s… it. Seriously! Print it out, frame it up, and you’re good to go. I love how quickly you can whip up a personalized gift. Tell me, would you display this?

Watercolour Valentines Day Cards

Is anyone here a last minute person? You have good intentions to do things early… but it always seems to be the last minute? I know, I’m one too most of the time. So in the spirit of the last minute, I thought today we’d whip up some watercolour valentines day cards for you… and since all you need to do is download and print- you won’t even need to run out to the store to grab them. But you might need to call ahead and make reservations for your date, we can’t do that for you.

FOUR FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINES DAY CARDS

We’ve made four versions for you to choose from, download the PDF and print the page of your choosing. Could it get any easier?

The four versions available are: BE MINE VALENTINE / XO XO XO / YOU ARE MINE / I LOVE YOU

Free Printable Watercolour Engagement + Wedding Cards

Today I’m so excited to be sharing these lovely watercolour feather engagement and wedding cards with you all! If you’re anything like me, you have a ton of weddings and showers to attend this summer. These cards should get you out of one or two last minute jams and look so pretty printed up for a bride and groom. When my friend Colleen shared her free feather templates on Friday I couldn’t help snatch them up for these cards. The watercolour detail is one of my favourite ways to pretty up any design lately, and brush script? It’s all good, you guys!

Free Printable Watercolour Engagement and Wedding Cards- so lovely!

To get your hands on these cards just click the links below:

Engagement Card

Happily Ever After Card