LOL – She’s a Cutie

Christy Monge

My niece has the best laugh! I love the way she throws her head back in pure joy when she cracks herself up. Once again I created my own background paper using Duetica fonts. I created a line of LOL’s in the program and copy and pasted them into the background paper. Creating your own unique word background papers has never been easier with Duetica. For this project I incorporated the playfulness of the Duetica DT Riley and DT Piper fonts.

SUPPLIES:
Layout created in Photoshop Elements
Digital Kit: Carousel for The Shabby Princess
Duetica Font: DT Riley and DT Piper fonts

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Slainte – St. Patrick’s Day Card

Niki Meiners

Slainte – Good health to you for St. Patrick’s Day. What a better way to say that than with a clean and simple card. Creating cards for whimsical holidays is fun and does not have to be complicated. Print out a quick saying to go along with the holiday. Cut it out and ink the edges. Place a few 3d dots underneath. Place ribbon on the card and the saying over top and add a printed image. For this card I used, kraft cardstock, black and white ribbon, a cut out of a shamrock from JGoodies designs, and the whimsical Duetica DT Piper font. VOILA- a fun and creative card made quickly.

SUPPLIES:
Natural Kraft cardstock
Sour apple ink
Black and White Polka Dot ribbon
Beacon Adhesive – Fabri-Tac 3-d Dots
Crystal heart
JGoodie Designs- Shamrock Art Printable
Duetica Font: DT Piper font

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Everyday Blessings

Lori Servies

Blessings are around us everywhere. We just need to look for them. There could be a person that lifts your spirits, or just a person you offers you a hand. This Blessings card is just my reminder of what to make of life, to not think about the bad things, but keep my head up high. The Duetica DT Piper font looks very casual, but captures the essence of all the glorious things.

SUPPLIES:
Card Base: K&Company Ivory Card Base
My Mind’s Eye “Lost & Found Two Breeze “Fun Day” Today Paper
American Crafts ‘Ivory” Damask Specialty Paper
Sage Green Cardstock
Offray Ribbon Sheer White with scalloped edge
Offray Ribbon Simply Sheer White Organza
The Paper Studio “Brown” Self-Adhesive Vinyl
Silhouette SD
Sihouette Studio “Trista Tree” Die-Cutting File
Glamour Glitz “Sage” 5mm Hotfix Rhinestones
Glamour Glitz “Ivory” 5mm Glamour Glitz Pearls
Walnut Hollow Creative Jewel Tool
Duetica Font: DT Piper font

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How Do I Love Thee?

Candice Windham

This card was created using the Duetica Lettering Arts Studio software and Viva Décor Pearl Pens. Duetica makes custom type so easy to create and there are hundreds of variations. I used the Duetica DT-Mandolyn font, which is my favorite, mostly because I can add beautiful swirls to the letters and make them wrap around themselves. You could set this up on your computer and leave it as is, printed in black, white and red and it would be fine, but let’s add some layers and bling it up a little to take it to the next level! After I thought I was finished with my card, I left this on my work table for a while and then realized it needed some Ice White Pearl Pen. That made all the difference in the world.

SUPPLIES:
Duetica Lettering Arts Studio
Adobe Illustrator Software- Optional (or Word)
White card stock
Black cardstock, 12” x 6” (folded to 6” x 6”)and scrap 3” x 6”
Tattered Angels Misatbilities Card Stock, 5 ¾”x 5 ¾”
Colorbox Pigment Inks: Rose, Black, Scarlet
Viva Décor Pearl Pen, Ice White
Glue Dots
Kool Tac Premium Extreme Double side tape, ¼” wide
Offray 1 ¼” Black Organdy Ribbon, 24”
Duetica Font: DT Manolyn font

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Amour – Valentine Card

Lori Servies

This is what I love about Duetica Fonts! I can use the different lettering styles of each font to make an elaborate statement or one that is very simple. With this art, composing my own phrases in the Duetica DT Piper font is a snap while still producing a beautiful and simple sentiment. I am not constrained to stamping generic words from wood blocks! For this card, I printed the word “Amour” which means “love.” I also used the character spacing in the Duetica Design Studio to weld my letters together. Except for the letter “A,” each letter actually touches the one preceding it. This element gives us another tool in our box to design these finishing touches to our cards, layout pages, etc.

SUPPLIES:
Duetica Lettering Arts Studio
Cardstock: Generic Kraft for card base and the sentiment banner
Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection for both the background pink and the floral pattern
Flower: Die cut from generic white cardstock using Silhouette machine, snowflake doily
Goosebumps Clear Texturing Spray
Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mist in Pearl and S.W.A.K
Pink Gemstones from Recollections
Pearl Gemstones from Recollections
Duetica Font: DT Piper font

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Hoppy Birdie to You

Candice Windham

I love to make birthday cards. I don’t always get them in the mail on time, but I still love the creative process of making them. This sentiment has been around for a long time in one form or another, but I can remember my Dad wishing me “Hoppy Birdie” when I was a child. I love being able to use the Duetica Lettering Arts Studio to create the sentiment I want without having the stamp. That’s just one more thing that won’t be taking up valuable real estate in my studio. For this project, I used the Duetica DT Saxi font. I started with 5 1/2 inch card stock, then cut the bird, cage and wing from Caged Bird die. I applied Inka Gold to bird and wing and did the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for contrast. The tag with sentiment added that personal touch.

SUPPLIES:
Kellycraft Get-it-Straight Laser Level
Graphic 45 (51/2″ x 5 1/2″) and Bob Bunny (6″ x 12″, folded to 6″ x6″) Cardstock, plus small scraps for punching
Cream cardstock(Stampin’ Up!®)
Chipboard, 51/2″ square
Big Shot and Caged Bird die, (Sizzix, Tim Holtz Alterations)
Woven Trim, 8″
3D Stamp Paint, Copper (Viva Décor)
Sponge Applicator (Viva Décor)
Inka Gold, Orange, Lava Green, Cobalt Blue, Lava Red (Viva Décor)
Dew Drops (The Robin’s Nest)
Distress Ink, Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Jute (American Crafts)
Double Stick tape (Sookwang)
Dimensional Glue Dots, assorted sizes
Best Glue Ever (ScraPerfect)
Silk flowers and leaves
Duetica Lettering System Software
Duetica Font: DT Saxi Font

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Oh Christmas Tree Card

Ann Butler

Create a beautiful Christmas card easily using the Duetica Lettering System. I simply printed out “Merry Christmas” onto white cardstock using my favorite Duetica DT Mandolyn font in size 72 with green ink. I trimmed it to 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. Cut out some trees from decorative cardstock, set aside. Cut the following: White cardstock 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, Green cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″. decorative cardstock 5″ x 3 3/4″; layer these with the largest on the bottom and using the laser square to get them straight. Add the printed “Merry Christmas” to the top and use the laser square to place the trees exactly where you want them, adding foam squares to give them height as needed. A perfect way to say “Merry Christmas” to someone you love.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: White, Green
Decorative Cardstock with Trees (Die Cuts with a View)
Beacon Adhesives – Zip Dry
Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Foam Squares
Duetica Font: DT Mandolyn font

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Christmas Collage

Christy Monge

This is proof that anything you see on Pinterest can be made better with Duetica Fonts. I created the titles for Christmas in every font and was able to manipulate them in Photoshop Elements. This 8 ½ X 11 file can be framed or resized to be used as a Christmas Card. E-mail it to all your friends to wish them a Merry Christmas!

SUPPLIES:
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Digital Papers and Embellishments: Fran B Designs
Duetica Fonts: DT-all of them!!

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Christmas Joy

Jaclyn Keys

I just couldn’t get enough of my niece and nephew’s holiday photos this year. Having a sister who is a professional photographer is turning out to be both a blessing and a curse for this scrapbook addict; I never have a short supply of photos to use to create beautiful layouts, but I don’t have enough time to use them all! One thing I love about Duetica fonts is how quick and easy it is to make gorgeous headlines that put the finishing touches on a layout. For this project, the DT Floot font was a perfect combination of elegant, spunky, and fun to capture just the right mood for kids at Christmas.

SUPPLIES:
iScrapbook Very Merry Kit
Duetica Font: DT Floot font

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Merry Christmas Gift Tag

Ann Butler

Make this quick and easy gift tag to put on your presents or as I did add a handmade pin and it is a gift ready for giving. You can easily change the saying from “Merry Christmas” to whatever is needed for the occasion. The Duetica Lettering Arts system makes this so easy to personalize every tag. Duetica fonts have so many different lettering styles it makes every tag look hand made. For this tag I used the Duetica DT Piper font, and then added ink distressing to the edges with a sponge.

SUPPLIES:
Colorbox Chalk Ink: Lipstick Red and Blackberry
White Card Stock
Assorted Fibers
Scissors
Ruler
Hole Punch
Sponge
Duetica Font: DT Piper font

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