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« on: April 06, 2007 02:39:53 PM »

I'm decorating paper "loot" bags for my wedding and I need a creative way to do the lettering. I'll only be doing around 24 bags so it doesn't have to be a fast process or anything. I can't think of anything besides just using colouring pencils. Sad  Some thoughts would be a great help!  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007 03:52:47 PM »

Choose your favorite font on the computer.  Type out your lettering, choose a large font size and print it out.  Then flip the paper over and use a pencil to shade behind the text on the reverse of the paper.  Place your paper on your object, pencil shaded side down and trace around your font. I use this technique for scrapbooking all the time because I have horrible handwriting.  For 24 bags you might want to print your text three or four times. After tracing over the text a few times the pencil wears off and the original lettering gets a bit muckd up from all the tracing. It's really easy to do but a bit time consuming. The end result is worth it though.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007 09:14:35 PM »

you could get rubber stamps with letters to use, or just accent the first letter of each word with a letter stamp and then use calligraphy.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007 09:06:23 AM »

Have you tried the die-cut machines at the scrapbooking store. They allow you to use them at no cost
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007 09:36:02 AM »

I personally like rubber stamps, plain stickers that I embellish, or die cut letters when I have to do more than five of something--it's much easier on my poor prone-to-writer's-cramp hand.
There are some books out there about creative lettering, and I found http://www.scrapbook.com/tips/tech/45.html.  There are a few idea there.  I usually look around at fonts in regular magazines and flip through my scrapbook mags until I find something I like and then doodle until I get something I'm happy with--then finally put the lettering on my projects or pages.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007 09:41:24 AM »

Have you tried the die-cut machines at the scrapbooking store. They allow you to use them at no cost

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
THEY LET YOU USE THEM FOR FREE?!
do you have to buy paper? what's the catch?
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007 02:41:22 PM »

yes, they ask that you buy their paper. there's a sign up, but I'm not sure how well it's enforced
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007 07:05:35 PM »

Have you tried the die-cut machines at the scrapbooking store. They allow you to use them at no cost

No way! Shocked

You can always look at fonts on your computer and use those.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007 05:36:40 PM »

I work at a scrapbooking store... During the week its free to use all the machines, but on the weekends they charge 5 dollars.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007 09:15:52 PM »

the sbing store i shop at, the only one i will shop at, offers it for free everyday of the week, and the paper (even the expensive bazzill i use exclusively) is pretty inexpensive

but thats completely off topic

i suggest using a font on the computer, it looks neater and more attractive. you could always print it out on pretty colored paper, in a nice color (black looks best, but experiment) and then embellish with glitter in your wedding colors, or flowers, or anything that you think looks pretty.
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