Tag Archives | calligraphy

DIY Mother’s Day Card + Washi Tape

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I seriously can’t believe that Mother’s Day is already this Sunday. I’ve committed myself to make DIY Mother’s Day cards, or any celebratory cards of any kind, to push me to be creative everyday! 

I’ve shared before that my favourite word is paper. The second most favourite would be tape. When I fidget and you leave me with tape, I’ll continuously cut small pieces of tape and roll them up. I know, so weird. Haha! So when washi tape became a bigger trend in the craft world, I couldn’t resist but get my own set of washi tape. They’re colourful … Read more

posted by on May 9, 2013 in DIY Projects
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Free Calligraphy Hang Tag Printable

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I know we’ve shared a couple of my calligraphy work as seen in our cherry blossom inspired party post, along with our calligraphy gift tags post, and even our cards that we’re giving away next week! As per request of some of our lovely readers, we now have a free calligraphy hang tag printable! How’s that for a start of your week! 


We’re also going to share how we make them with these easy no-brainer tools: 

  1. Kraft cardstock 
  2. 1/8″ hole punch 
  3. Jumbo tag punch (I got mine from Recollections at Michael’s!)
  4. Baker’s twine (I’ve been getting
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posted by on April 22, 2013 in DIY Projects
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Calligraphy Gift Tags

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If you have not yet noticed, calligraphy is definitely one of my favourite hobbies. Something about writing using a pen and ink makes me forget about everything else in the world and just bask in prettiness. And that happiness just hits another notch when someone can receive some of my work and share that piece of pretty with me. So when my youngest sister approached me to help her make some gift tags for her friends, I jumped right at it.


The gift tags/hang tags can be created with:

  • cardstock
  • hole punch
  • scissors/cutter
  • calligraphy pen and ink
  • baker’s twine

First, … Read more

posted by on April 7, 2013 in DIY Projects
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Faux Chalkboard Effect and Hand Lettering

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Last Sunday, the hymn “Nothing by the blood of Jesus” was sang at church and I couldn’t get the lyrics off my head the entire day. With Easter in less than two weeks, there is no better time to remember how our Saviour had saved us from our sins and brought us new life!

And one very common way that I remember important things is when I write them over and over again – and this has created a habit of doodling. In the past year we’ve seen more and more chalkboard-inspired work everywhere, and I love it! Only, I … Read more

posted by on March 20, 2013 in DIY Projects
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