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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Bejeweled Hand Lettered Christmas Ornaments

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

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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Personalized Hand Lettered Christmas Ornaments

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

“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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