In 2020, Maureen Vickery created a reindeer-themed holiday card for TPK. People loved it so much that I couldn’t help but ask her to contribute another tutorial! The result is this gorgeous filigree Easter card, inspired by Monika Fällman’s filigree work in Issue 13 of Calligraphy Crush Magazine. With its intricate florals and pastel colors, this card celebrates the season … and makes you crave chocolate.
Phyllis Macaluso’s holly and pine bough calligraphy flourish looks fabulous on anything: gift tags, mail art, or cards. And: bonus, it’s calming and quick to create! This tutorial walks you through how to create a festive bough on whatever your heart desires.
We’ve got a week and a half until Christmas! If you’re anything like me, you’ve procured a few gifts (and give yourself a pat on the back for that) … but they still need to be wrapped. Today, I’ll show you how to make a fun gift presentation with a midcentury ornament gift tag tutorial.
I love a good wreath any day (real or illustrated), but they’re especially wonderful during the holiday season! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a lush and pretty watercolor fir wreath. We’re using the wreath to make mail art today, but remember that you can use the wreath for anything: gift tags, bullet journals, sketchbook pages … whatever you fancy!
I love to give DIY Christmas gifts because, to me, a handmade gift means more than something that’s store-bought. Most of the best handmade gifts do take a while to make, but that’s why I’m writing this post a month before Christmas! Hopefully, you’ll find something on this list that sparks inspiration, gets you creating, and leads to a very pleased gift recipient.
I love punctuating my holiday paper goods with a calligraphy Christmas tree! It’s my motif of choice when I’m making DIY gift tags, mail art, or greeting cards. Flourished holiday trees are easy to make, and they double as an excellent calligraphy drill. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make six calligraphy Christmas trees through a series of short instructional videos. Have fun experimenting with these beauties, and for more holiday calligraphy fun, see TPK’s holiday calligraphy worksheet collection!