I’m here to share my envelope calligraphy “shortcut.” And trust me, if you want calligraphy on your invites but can’t afford to pay someone to do it, try this. It’s pretty easy!
Use your handy dandy home printer! I know, you probably think I’m crazy, but get on this safari ride and let me take you on my calligraphy adventure.
Let’s start at the very beginning; it’s a very good place to start… (Anyone else singing The Sound of Music…umm, no, just me?)
1. Pick a font that will look totally kick a$$ on your invitation envelopes. I picked Scriptina.
Isn’t it just gorgeous? OK, did you pick your font? Moving on.
2. Next, go into Microsoft Word, or whatever word processing program you fancy. (I used Word, so my directions will apply more specifically to that program.) Under the tab “Tools” click on “Letter and Mailings” and then “Envelopes and Labels.”
5. If you’ve got all your addresses in a spreadsheet, you can actually do a mail merge and print all your envelopes at one time. Me, being the smart person I am, decided to make this step more difficult, but I will not burden you with my troubles.
6. Once you’ve got your printed envelopes, you need to choose a pen that you want to use for your calligraphy. Because my envelopes are dark, I decided to go with a metallic silver. If you’ve chosen lighter envelopes, you may want to stick to a classic black.
7. Simply trace the printed font with your calligraphy pen and voila! You’re now a calligraphy master. Congratulations!
So do you see calligraphy in your future?