Wedding Invitation and Save the Date by Lauren Chism Fine Papers

I love the beautiful color of this Grotto Wedding Invitation by Lauren Chism Fine Papers.

The simple clean design highlights the flourished letters of my Belluccia calligraphy font.

And you know a girl just loves to show off her curves:)Belluccia font, calligraphy fonts wedding fonts, script fonts, fancy fonts, cursive fonts, wedding invitations, bets selling fonts, top selling fonts, most popular fonts, fonts for invitations, fonts for weddings, fonts for bridal showers, fonts for baby showers, wedding, diy wedding, fonts for diy invitationsThe envelope liner adds just the right amount of pop.

I’d love to address these in the offbeat gold color:)

It’s available in both letterpress and flat printing.

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It’s always fun to see the choices designers make when it comes to using the alternate letters I created for this use in the Belluccia Pro font version.

This “thank you” card in all lower case is a great example of that.

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It’s clean, bold and complimentary to Belluccia’s lilting look.

Thanks Lauren, for making Belluccia the belle of the ball!

As always, my calligraphy fonts, Dom Loves Mary and Belluccia are available for purchase here.

Have a Thankful Thursday ūüôā

Debi

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Hand Lettered Fonts by Charles Borges de Oliveira on sale!

Great news from my friend, talented lettering artist and font designer Charles Borges de Oliveira! 

(He’s as cool as his name sounds:)

He’s created a package of six of his fantastic fonts for an incredible price.

 

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$100. for all or $20. each. I’m so thrilled, I bought the whole package!

He’s been kind enough to allow me to extend this offer to you.

It’s only for the month of April.¬† So don’t miss out.

The only way to get this deal is to contact him through his website.

Tell him what you are interested in purchasing and that you saw the special on my blog.

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If you watch TV you’ve most likely seen his work.

Charles lettered the word “Sports” for the NBC Sports logo.

He is big time in the lettering world!

He’s done work for numerous national companies.

Check out just a few samples of his work.

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But let’s get back to showing you some samples of some of the great fonts he’s offering at this special price:

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The use of ” Sadey Ann” is perfect for this Baby Boutique concept. It’s named for his sweet daughter Sadey.

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“Enchanted” is a light script with a lot of zip.

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“Bounce Script” does exactly what it says:)¬† Fun with a vintage feel.

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He has more styles you can check out on his site.

Not included in the package, but two of my personal favorites are¬† “Sho Card Rodeo” and “Chicago Script.”

Sho Card Rodeo was used for the words “State Fair Welcomes You”, Chicago Script for the word “Alabama” and Gloria was used for “The” and “2012.”

Thanks for letting me share this great deal Charles!

I was finally able to figure out how to add the widget that will allow readers to subscribe to and receive my posts via e-mail.

Just go to the side bar on the right and type in your e-mail address and hit subscribe!

Thanks for your patience while I figured this out!

As always, my calligraphy fonts, Dom Loves Mary and Belluccia are available.

You can purchase them here.

Have a Mega Monday ūüôā

Debi

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Wedding Invitations with Belluccia by the Aerialist Press

Check out these beautiful wedding invitations with my Belluccia calligraphy font

available at the Aerialist Press!

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While the flowing branches of leaves and simple bird silhouettes add a sweet touch.

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Letterpressing further enhances the beautiful  floral and bird embellishments.

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I LOVE  both the color and the angle of the address on the kraft envelope !

As always, the Aerialist Press does my Belluccia font proud.

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They even used it in their logo!

Check out a previous “Quill” wedding invitation they designed with Belluccia!

Both my Belluccia calligraphy font and her “sister” Dom Loves Mary calligraphy font share the distinction of being a “Rising Star” as well as a “Best Selling Font”.

You can purchase them here.

Have a Thoroughly Modern Millie Thursday:)

Debi

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Wedding Invitation Winner on Minted

Congrats to Ann Gardner for her submitted wedding invitation that was a winner on Minted!

Her “Awash Watercolor” design is modern and clean with my Belluccia calligraphy font highlighted by a beautiful wash of color.

I “LOVE” the placement of this word on the back of the wrap around address label!

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Matching “Thank You” cards are also a part of the ensemble.

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The design is also available in these delicious sherbet colors as well as custom colors!

Lovely job Ann!

Thanks for making my Belluccia part of your design on these beautiful wedding invitations!

Read more about the designer Ann Gardner and see all of her Minted designs.

Both my Belluccia Calligraphy font and Dom Loves Mary Calligraphy font can be purchased on Myfonts.com.

Have a Wallabuster Wednesday:)

Debi

 

Both of my calligraphy fonts share the distinction of being a “Rising Star” as well as a “Best Selling Font”.

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Debi Sementelli interviewed on CTDesigns blog

Big thanks to Christy Toney of CTDesigns, Inc. for featuring me on her blog last Wednesday!

The main topic of the interview was the inspiration and design of my two calligraphy fonts, Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary.

Check it out here.¬† The interview was even chosen as an “Editor’s pick” on Paperblog based in the UK!

Christy is a very talented calligrapher and graphic designer based in Chicago.¬† I’ll be sharing¬† more about her and her lovely work for a future post!

Thanks again Christy!

Creating a font is very labor intensive like giving birth in real life:)

The one I’m working on is a departure from the look of my other two.¬† More modern and whimsical.

I can’t wait to share some pics!

In the meantime,you can still purchase my other cursive fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary  here.

Belluccia has been on the “Best Sellers”¬† list for 20 months and was also named one of Myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.¬† It’s available at myfonts.com.

My second calligraphy font, Dom Loves Mary (a “December Rising Star” and¬† 2012 Best Seller) is also available on myfonts.com.

Have a whacked out Wednesday!

You need one of those every once in while:)

Debi

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Free Calligraphy Valentines!

So it’s valentines day and I thought I’d make some free valentines for you!

Just right click on any of the images below and click “Save image as”.

Save to your Desktop so you don’t forget where you put it!

They are made to fit a 5″x7″ card.¬† So you will need to insert them into your publishing document

( Word, Photoshop, Illustrator..etc) and size down to fit onto half of an 8.5″ x 11″.

Then cut out and place on a colored piece of card stock folded in half. Red would be a good choice.

You may want to trim them up smaller so there’s enough of the paper color underneath showing to make a border.

Insert your own personal message inside:)

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This one is simple and sweet.

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Again…add your own special words inside.

Show yourself some love today!

Best,

Debi

As always my two calligraphy fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary are available for purchase  here.

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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My second calligraphy font, Dom Loves Mary (a “December Rising Star” and¬† 2012 Best Seller) is also available on myfonts.com.

DIY Flower Table Number Tutorial

This DIY flower table number tutorial will take you step by step through the process of creating these floral cards for your table.

These were just my small contribution to a big Dallas wedding planned by Colin Cowie of Oprah fame.

Once again, DFW Events, the impeccable party planner, was the local coordinator.

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The wedding colors included both gold and silver paired with this beautiful green.

So I created a special mix of both metallics to hand illustrate the magnolia in back of the numbers, which were done in an off white.

Of course the numbers were brush lettered by hand but I’m going to let you know how you can create these even if you aren’t a lettering artist.

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Your going to use the same process for both the numbers and the flowers.

If you’re a lettering artist, use a flat brush and gouache paint to letter the numbers.¬† I used a¬† 1/4″ Scepter Gold II brush and a guide ( see in pic below) to help me center the numbers.

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If your not a lettering artist,  find numbers you like from a favorite font.  Size them up on the computer so they will fit nicely in the center of your paper.

Print and trace onto tracing paper.

These cards are 6″ square heavy card stock provided by the client.

If you want double sided cards, I suggest making two separate sides and adhering them with double sided tape so they will be stiffer and stand up better.

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You can use the guide as seen in one of the pics above for centering.

Fill in numbers with gouache paint ( water based paint found at art stores) acrylic paint or paint pens.

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Now do the same thing for the flower of your choice.¬† Find a picture of one you like on the internet,¬† ( There’s lots of sites about flowers that you can use so you don’t end up with copyrighted material.)

Download it, size it on your computer , print it and put it on tracing paper.  Or you might find a picture you like in a gardening magazine or the garden section of the newspaper.

Make sure to line the flower up over the number before inserting the transfer paper in between and LIGHTLY tracing.

Here’s an important note: Transfer paper has a wax like substance to it, so when you trace it onto the card be sure not to trace on top of the numbers.

Otherwise, you’ll end up with lines on the numbers that will not erase.

With a round brush ( You can get an inexpensive one like the Loew-Cornell Soft Comfort 14000 Round at JoAnn fabrics) brush over the traced lines of the flower with whatever color you desire.

Again goache or acrylic paint will work. If you want a finer line, or don’t want to mess with a brush, try a paint pen.

The gold and silver I used was a combination of gold gouache with gold and silver Schmincke brand powders mixed together.

Even if you just create them for the bridal table, it will add a beautiful look to your table!

 

I’m almost done with the hand lettering part of my new calligraphy font. Excited to get to the next part- digitizing!

Check out my current two calligraphy fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary  here.

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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My second calligraphy font, Dom Loves Mary (a “December Rising Star” and¬† 2012 Best Seller) is also available on myfonts.com.

Wishing you a Tickled Tuesday ūüôā

Debi

Boxed Baby Shower Invitation for Twins

These boxed baby shower invitations were a custom order for a client of the always fabulous DFW Events.

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The two rattles represent the twins  (a boy and a girl) that will be arriving soon:)

The precious rattle invitation is by Stevie Streck Designs, Inc.  and is available online at Polkadotdesign.com.

My part was to design, create and address all the boxes.

The rhinestone “B” is for the parents to be’s last name.

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Each on was addressed in hand lettering with a “Once upon a time…” banner to reflect the theme.

Adding a touch of “stickles” gave it just enough sparkle.

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A total of 93 were sent to lucky guests !

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This delicious custom cookie made by “It’s a Mary cake” served as a sweet favor.

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Personalized tags¬† (in my Dom Loves Mary font and Belluccia font borders) let the guests know that a donation was being made “in honor of our guests and our little ones” to the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

What a lovely gesture by the hostess!

Still have my nose to the light table creating my new calligraphy font.

In the meantime you can check out my current two calligraphy fonts Belluccia and Dom Loves Mary  here.

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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Wishing you a Mega Monday ūüôā

Debi