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Free Thanksgiving Fill-in Printables in 5 Sizes

This time of year is a great excuse to let the people in our lives know that we’re thankful for them and why we appreciate them so much. Sometimes it’s the small acts of kindness or parts of a loved one’s personality that may play a huge part in why you are thankful for them…

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DIY Personalized Advent Calendar

At the end of this year, my amazingly hardworking mom is retiring after close to 50 years of being in the workforce (with that being said, she would probably like me to note here that she started working as a fetus 😉). With this being the season of everything advent calendars, my sister and I…

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What’s That Pen? Honest Pen Review Series

Everyone has that one, (technically) non-essential spending habit that they cringe at the thought of having to add up how much that habit has cost them over time. For you, it might be your daily cup of coffee at your local coffee spot, a monthly subscription service, or indulging in those shiny, tempting knick knacks…

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Top 5 Tips for Getting Started with Bible Lettering

Hands down more people have told me about how much they love Bible Lettering than any other type of lettering. But, if you’re at all like me, unless you know how to start, you won’t. So I wanted to make sure that you can start Bible Lettering without fear! It’s time for my Top 5…

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Tutorial: Creating a Black Invitation

*This post was sponsored by Stabilo and pens supplied by them. That being said, I would have bought these pens even if they hadn’t sent them to me!! Once upon a time, a boy met a girl, they fell in love and decided to get married. She was a practical girl and wanted to DIY…

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Incy Alphabet: Lettering Tutorial Series

I’ve been thinking a lot about you lately because I’ve been wondering if you’re in the same wobbly boat that I’m in. Here’s what my boat looks like: it begins as a beautiful day without a care in the world on the Creative Ocean (that magical place where you can just sit all day long and create…

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Learn how to create and bejewel your own, personalized, hand lettered Christmas ornaments with this free video tutorial and fully linked supply list from Amanda Arneill of amandaarneill.com

Bejeweled Hand Lettered Christmas Ornaments

When I was preparing for last week’s hand lettered Christmas ornament tutorial, among my art supplies I stumbled across several packages of flat-back crystals that I had purchased awhile back because they were shiny and on sale (my two weaknesses). I’ve found the odd use for these jewels here and there – making hair bows…

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Find all of the tips, tricks and best pens to use to create your own, personalized, hand lettered Christmas ornaments with this free video tutorial and fully linked supply list from Amanda Arneill of amandaarneill.com

Personalized Hand Lettered Christmas Ornaments

For my girls’ annual holiday card and treat exchange last year, I wanted to go a bit outside the box. The teachers and the other students’ parents consistently come to the table with amazing and creative ideas for all the yearly holiday exchanges, so the competitive fire within me was ignited for this one. Then…

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Learn everything you need to know about foiling using the Heidi Swapp Minc machine in this 4 part video tutorial series from Amanda Arneill, hand lettering artist and teacher.

Gettin’ Fancy with Foil – Part 4: Double Foiled Holiday Cards

I’m going to be honest, this last hand lettered foil project in our “Gettin’ Fancy with Foil” series was a very happy accident. I was planning on having the last part of this series be a holiday card, but my initial intention was to do a technique similar to last week’s “Thank You” card –…

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Learn everything you need to know about foiling using the Heidi Swapp Minc machine in this 4 part video tutorial series from Amanda Arneill, hand lettering artist and teacher.

Gettin’ Fancy with Foil – Part 3: Greeting Cards with Foil Lettering

So far in our “Gettin’ Fancy with Foil” series we’ve tackled the basics and personalized foil bookmarks. Now that we’re running headfirst into greeting card season, I figured it was about time we tackled those! So, our next hand lettered foil project in this series are greeting cards that juxtapose a non-foiled, black design against…

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Thanksgiving Printable

Sometimes it’s the final touch that goes the extra mile. To help make everyone ooh and ahh at your thoughtful touches, I’ve created a free printable available in a variety of formats – 8×10 print, 5×7 print, cards and stickers or labels. You can choose to print the full color blue version or the white…

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Learn everything you need to know about foiling using the Heidi Swapp Minc machine in this 4 part video tutorial series from Amanda Arneill, hand lettering artist and teacher.

Gettin’ Fancy with Foil – Part 2: Personalized Foil Bookmarks

A few months ago, I was asked to create some name cards for a small, summer wedding. The special couple didn’t have an idea for their wedding favors yet, so I figured we would kill two birds with one stone (which, by the way, is a horrible saying in my opinion. There’s gotta be something…

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Learn everything you need to know about foiling using the Heidi Swapp Minc machine in this 4 part video tutorial series from Amanda Arneill, hand lettering artist and teacher.

Gettin’ Fancy with Foil – Part 1: Your Supplies and the Basics

For months, I let the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Application Machine sit in my Amazon cart while I debated with myself over purchasing it. Couldn’t I just use a laminator to get the same heat activated foil result? (Spoiler alert: NO!) Would I really use the machine enough to make it worth the investment? (Second…

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Learn how to create beautifully blended letters with the new colored Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens in this free tutorial from Amanda Arneill on amandaarneill.com

How to Create Beautifully Blended Letters with the New Tombow Fudenosuke Colors

Since the release of the Tombow Fudenosuke Colors 10-pack this past month (and since my very honest review of them), I’ve been having so much fun playing around with these brush pens and testing out new techniques! One stunning technique that I’ve been trying out with the Tombow Fudenosuke Colors is a 2-color blend that…

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Get your free, downloadable, hand lettered "It's my first day of school" with a variety of "first" options from amandaarneill.com

Free Hand Lettered “My First Day of School” Printables!

“It’s the moooost wonderful time, of the yearrrrrrr” (for parents at least)! I don’t think I fully appreciated how magical the “back to school” time is until I became a parent of a school-aged child. Yes, of course, we love our children and spending time with them, but there is just something so wonderful about…

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