Fantastic free handwriting fonts (and how to make your own)
Above: Sunday Morning Garage Sale by Lydia Distracted, just one of the many free handwriting fonts you can grab online.
Looking forward to some cool Valentine's Day design projects, but feeling like the selection of fonts on your computer is a bit stale?
It's a time of year when cardmaking and scrapbooking really come to the fore - and with fonts like these, your design will really stand out. From gothic to classic to just plain goofy, these fonts have it all.
Above: Kraboudja by Monsieur Joey, another cool n' kooky choice for your next design project.
But for some of you, I know grabbing a typeface online won't be enough. Fancy having a go at making your own font? It's hard work - but with a little willpower, crafters can do anything!
Luckily, Dougson 2 on Instructables has made a simple tutorial that names the software, tools, and basic know-how you can use to design your own font. And with all the weddings, parties and other festivities coming up in the spring and summer - and all the design projects that go with them - your efforts will pay plenty of dividends.
Don't forget to let us know if you've created something really special for Valentine's Day - or beyond!
Please comment with your font-y plans - we would love to know what you're working on.