Category Archives: Tutorials


Today, we’re talking shop, Microsoft Word style! Specifically, how to turn Opentype features on & off within the advanced menu options. What are Opentype features and why should you care about them? Well, these are little bits of code (sometimes big bits!) that tell your software to do certain actions like inserting swashes, substituting alternate […]

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November 22, 2013 - 12:40 am

Kreativ Font - I never knew you had to go to so much trouble to use open types in word … Thanks for the tips!

BTW, Ondise is a great looking font ;)

November 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Heather - Thank you so much! I could never figure out how to get those cool ligatures to work. :)

November 30, 2014 - 12:56 pm

elisa - Thanks for sharing! This is a terrific tutorial!
(Found it while trying to figure out ligatures in Photoshop – but this might be easier!)

January 2, 2015 - 9:39 pm

Kimberlee - OMG, you are my lifesaver! I am experimenting with custom calligraphy and there are times when I need inspiration. Being able to use OTT fonts to the fullest capacity is AWWWWESOME!

Million thank you’s :)


Just starting to dabble in calligraphy? Wondering what inks to buy? Don’t want to spend a ton of money on a giant jug of sumi black? Lovelies, I have just the thing for you! Here is a little chart I lettered up today, so you can see the differences between a few of the most […]

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Our Sunprint place card tutorial was featured over at Ruffled today! If you want to incorporate a little chemistry magic into your wedding, head on over for the how to. Science = awesome sauce.

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Happy Monday Lovelies! Today I’d like to show you one of my favorite DIY projects… Swirly, marbled mason jar flower vases! (Perfect for wedding receptions…) For this project, you’ll need: 3 or more colors of acrylic craft paint | a clean, empty glass jar | gloss or high gloss spray lacquer | drop cloth or […]

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February 21, 2012 - 4:34 pm

meggan - I love this, I am going to use it everytime I have a little bit of paint left, but not enough to paint with… It works amazingly.

May 6, 2012 - 4:24 pm

kristen - will candles show through the paint?

May 6, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Jess - Hi Kristen, sometimes — it really depends on the opacity & coverage of the particular paint you’re using.

August 5, 2010 - 11:38 am

painted mason jar vases | Love and Trash, a DIY blog for people who do things differently. - […] that you haven’t recycled yet? Need vases or a quick decor idea? Magpie Paperworks has a tutorial on how to turn plain glass into marbled lovely in just a few […]

November 9, 2010 - 2:52 pm

Wine Bottle Centerpieces « My Wedding Planning - […] vases that create a marbled look on the inside of the glass instead of painting the outside.   Magpie Paperworks has also listed directions on how to create this effect.  Very simple and it turned out looking […]