Calligraphy Addressing on Envelopes


I was thrilled to once again do calligraphy addressing of these envelopes for my clients darling photo Christmas cards.

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The photography and card design are by the very talented Angela Weedon of  Angela Weedon Photography.

The lettering is my “whimsy” style.  It has a simple modern feel.  It will be made into a font eventually:)

I love lettering in white on a color.  It just looks so fresh!

By the way, did you know that you can use my calligraphy fonts to address your own envelopes?  That’s one of the reasons I created them.

To give people who love calligraphy, the ability to use it for their own projects.

I’m still getting back into “work mode” after having a lovely holiday with both of my sons at home and lots of fun visits from friends and family.

One big announcement for the new year…I’m finally opening an Etsy Shop!  I will start selling my fonts there.  We’ll see what else evolves.

I have plans to release at least 2 more fonts this year.  Of course you’ll hear all about it as they progress.

In the meantime, here’s the links to my first two calligraphy fonts.  I’m thrilled that they are both still on the Best Seller’s list!

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The Dom Loves Mary font, recognized as a “Rising Star” for December 2012 and currently on the Best Sellers List, is available at myfonts.com.

My first cursive font, Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011 and is available at myfonts.com.

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Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 19 months was named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.

Dom Loves Mary calligraphy font is launched!


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Thanks to all for following the love story of my in-laws, Dominic and Mary Sementelli. I’m thrilled that my “Dom Loves Mary” calligraphy font, created in their memory, has finally been launched on Myfonts.com!

This week, I’ll be showing you some of the features of the font that I created specifically with weddings in mind.

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The first thing I want to highlight is the special package of 66 ADD ON words. Some of the projects these can be used for are: invitations, envelope addressing, programs, Bride and Groom signs, Thank you tags and note cards.

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Today, I’m going to show you the cool ways you can use it for envelope addressing.

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I included ” deliver to” and embellished titles ( Mr. and Mrs.( as seen above), Mr. Miss, Ms, Doctor, The Doctors ) to add a special touch to your envelopes.  In this sample, I used a combination of both the Dom Loves Mary SCRIPT CONTEXTUAL and TEXT fonts, as well as additional letter flourishes, that come in two sets of 72 each.

I had so much fun creating all the different options, I just couldn’t stop myself!

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This sample was created using mostly the SCRIPT fonts ( A combination of STYLISTIC and STANDARD) with just the city and state in the TEXT font along with added flourishes on some of the letters in the names. One of my favorites is the abbreviation for number (No.). I think it  looks really cool when used for Apartment numbers:)

More Show and Tell tomorrow!

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The Dom Loves Mary font is now  available for purchase at: Correspondence Ink Type foundry .

We put together specially priced packages to help you save money including:

The PRO VERSION complete with ALL THREE SCRIPT FONTS  and a combined total of over 100 flourished ornaments.

Our Accoutrements Package containing both sets of FLOURISHES for letter customization as well as our ADD-ON WORDS .

Want to have it all? The “DomLovesMary Total Design” package is for you.

I’m sponsoring a give away of a set of  wedding signs using the  Dom Loves Mary font on Brenda’s blog  through November 19.

My first cursive font, Belluccia is available at myfonts.com and fontbros.com..

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 Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 16 months was named one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.

Personalized Painted Pumpkins and other Fall things


Check out these personalized painted pumpkins ( can you say that five times really fast:).  I created them for one of my regular clients.

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Here’s a Halloween invitation envelope design from last year. ( See my  previous post with “DIY instructions” here. ) The client let me know that this year’s theme will involve blood:)  Can’t wait to create those envelopes!

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A fun idea for a Halloween themed party invitation.

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My friend Laura loved getting these in the mail… some yummy fall cookies I lettered on with food coloring.  These are from It’s a Mary Cake, my favorite baker. They make a great Thank You or Birthday gift.

fall flowers. flowers in a pot, potted flowersLove the color of these flowers in my blue pot.

Whatever your day is like, I hope you have the chance to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and spot some signs of fall in your area !

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The soon to be released  (October) DomLovesMary font family features three different versions of the alphabet, in addition to 124 flourishes to be added to either the upper or lower case so you can create your own custom look!

As soon as the font is finished it will be released on myfonts.com on my Correspondence Ink foundry page.

I’ll be sponsoring a give away of a wedding item using the DomLovesmary font on Brenda’s blog soon.  Subscribe to my blog to get the details.

In the meantime, my first cursive font, Belluccia is still on the Best Seller’s list!

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 Belluccia was named one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.
It’s is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

Calligraphy on Envelopes


Just thought I’d share a few pics of some of the envelopes I’ve had the opportunity to do for a variety of special events.  It’s always a thrill to know that people will open their mailboxes and find something special:)

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Best,

Debi

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And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011, is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

Beautiful Envelopements Wedding Invitation Suite


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I previously posted a Save the Date created with the Trellis Collection by Envelopments and featuring my cursive font, Belluccia.  Now you can see the matching wedding invitation suite!

Love the floral covered pocket to hold the accompanying pieces.  And the flower detail on both envelopes and stamp complete this stunning look.

This coordinated set was created by Samantha at Papyrus in Willowbend Mall in Plano, Texas.  Check out the whole Trellis Collection for more clever ideas.

All the best to the future Mr. and Mrs. Bradford!

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And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011, is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

Wedding Invitation by Loralee Lewis


How beautiful is this wedding invitation suite from Loralee Lewis?  The deep colors and vintage feel pairs wonderfully with my font, Belluccia, giving this set a timeless look.

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belluccia font, cursive font, script font, wedding font, calligraphy font, wedding invitationBelluccia font and flourishes are beautifully used throughout this suite:  printed on the envelopes, displaying the bride and groom’s names on the invite, announcing cocktails, dinner, and dancing, and as an accent on the RSVP card.

Thanks Loralee for designing this lovely suite with Belluccia!

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And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011, is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

Haute Papier wedding invitation, save the date and coasters


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I love all the different ways Belluccia was used in this collection from Haute Papier, featured on One Kings Lane. The items include: a letterpress wedding invitation,  save the date, RSVP card with return envelope and darling coasters.

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The neutral paper and brown ink, use of a single monogram letter and perfectly placed flourishes give the cards a rich, quality feel.

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The save the date pairs Belluccia with a handsome block font, creating a sleek, couture look.

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The placement of the wording and flourishes on the RSVP card and return envelope add great flair to the overall design.

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And how cute are these whimsical letterpress coasters!  These would add a fun detail to any wedding reception.  My favorite is the Just Married that uses my wedding rings ornament.  Love it!

This collection must have been a quick sell because when I went back to look, the items were no longer on the site.  But go check out Haute Papier for more great designs and I will be sure to keep my eye out for this beautiful set!

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And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011, is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

Peacock Blue envelopes with white lettering


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I’m in love with the look of these colorful wedding invitation envelopes.  I hand-lettered using my Belluccia style in white ink at an angle with flourishes reaching off the edge of the envelope.  The high contrasting color combo makes the lettering really pop.  The actual color of the envelope is peacock-blue.  My client’s pic made them look more cobalt blue than peacock but the effect is the same.

The happy couple, D.D and Jackie, had the idea to use fun, bright stamps as a creative touch to the design.  I love the fleur-de-lis  printed label that was added to the back flap.  The combination of these vivid colors, hand lettering, and whimsical stamps creates a lively invitation that is sure to impress.

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Here is the sample envelope with more accurate colors.

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Here are the completed envelopes without the stamps.  What a difference!

More to come from this lovely wedding– I will also be creating place cards for the June nuptials.

Happy Wedding D.D. and Jackie!

DIY Wedding Invitation

And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011, is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

Sweet Calligraphy Wedding Invitation


I recently had the pleasure of working with a darling bride.  She wanted a unique wedding invitation for their small, intimate wedding.  Her young daughters were going to be a part of the ceremony with a small gathering of family and friends in her home. She wanted  the sweet nature of the ceremony reflected in the invitation that was to be hand delivered to each guest.wedding invitation, unique invitation, calligraphy, hand lettering, water color illustration, wedding calligraphy, boxed invitation

I chose a craft covered box over-layed with fabric lace and a beautiful shade of dusty rose ribbon. Her florist created a live flower boutonniere that was attached to the package before delivery.

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It was an honor to not only work with her to design the look of the invitation but to create the wording as well.  Since it was all about home and family, I thought it fitting that the first thing the guest saw when they opened the box, were the words “Home is where the heart is.”  These were hand lettered on Arches 140 lb. paper to match the invitation, trimmed with more of the rose ribbon and secured to the inside of the lid.  A beautiful lace trimmed handkerchief  monogrammed with the letter of the guests last name was attached to the front.  ( Wish I had a pic of this!) A blush pink tag with the guests first name/s was then attached to the hankie.

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To complete the suite, an RSVP card, also hand lettered, was tied with matching rose ribbon to a hand made envelope ( I now know how to make envelope glue!).  A custom stamp from zazzle.com featured a pic of the house.  To add to the detail, the envelopes were hand addressed on the front and each guest’s name and address were also hand lettered on the envelope flap.

I was thrilled to play a small part in setting the ambiance for this lovely ceremony.

Thanks so much and many blessings to Sally, Cavan and the girls!

DIY Wedding Invitation

And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011, is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

DIY Scrapbooking Dessert Project


A long time friend is moving to one of my favorite cities… Austin, Texas!  So a fitting farewell with just the girls was in order.  The lovely Anne Holmes was hosting at her cool condo on the lake.  I offered to bring dessert to the buffet, knowing I had a simple yummy recipe from my friend Kim to try out…Key Lime Ice Cream Balls!

To create a fun fitting message, I got out my calligraphy pen and brush and turned to my scrapbook supplies. Here’s the DYI instructions and dessert recipe at the end:

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Step 1: Gather Supplies. Any colorful scraps of solid and patterned paper, circular cutting system with templates and blade cartridges ( I used Creative Memories), cutting mat, glue stick, glue gun and toothpicks.

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Step 2: Decide on a message.  Cut larger 2 1/2″ circles out of pattern or solid paper and smaller 2″ circles out of solid paper. Make sure you have enough to spell the words you need.

Step 3: Attach the smaller paper circles to the larger ones with a glue stick.

Step 4: Letter on circles to create the words needed.  I used a pointed calligraphy pen and black ink.  You can letter with a black marker in simple handwriting.  Attach toothpicks to backs of circles using a glue gun.

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For the envelope, I just happen to have a blank card with colored dots in my stationery collection. It came with a see through velum envelope.  I lettered the names and ampersand using a round lettering brush and three colors of gouache paint. Again, non-calligraphers, just use markers in different colors.

I also happened to have polka dot wrapping paper that I used to cover a cookie sheet.  I used this as the base to set the ice cream balls on.

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Before presenting the dessert to Claudia, the ice cream balls were placed on the tray, then the letters placed in the balls to spell out the message “All the best Claudia & Dan…Your FB girls”.

A list of recommended Austin restaurants was included inside the card.  As a gift, they will pick out the ones they’d like to try and a gift certificate will be sent to them in the mail.

Here’s a shout out to all the FB girls who attended this lovely send off : Shelley, Teresa, Lori, Anne ( hostess), Carolyn, Sharon and Teri.

And here’s the recipe for the Key Lime Ice Cream Balls:

-Defrost one frozen Key Lime Pie

-Add 1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream- mix together and freeze in covered bowl

-Scoop balls of mix and dip in finely chopped macadamia nuts and toasted coconut

-Place in aluminum cupcake holders

-Refreeze, then serve.

Enjoy!

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