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How To DIY Your Own Chalkboard For Lettering!

Chalkboard Chique is one of those business stories that started out as a simple DIY project.   When Rachelle Tessier was planning her wedding she knew she wanted to incorporate something crafty on her big day. So, with the help of her dad, she made chalkboards for...

Authenticity, Collaborations & Public F-Bombs

“Authenticity” is a word that has been thrown around a lot these days. And sure, striving to be your most authentic self is wonderful, but what does it look like if you own your own business? Some might suggest that in order to be taken seriously and perceived as a...

How To Paint a Colour Chart with 3 Colours

I was so excited when Emma Witte of Black Chalk Collective, who just so happens to be my VERY FIRST live interviewee agreed to come back on The Happy Ever Crafters Facebook group for a live watercolour lesson. The first time Emma came around, she showed us how to turn...

How To Find Your Personal Calligra-style

One of my most asked questions is “how can I find my own style?”.   So I brought in Jodi Tellier the artist and calligrapher of Someday Art Co. and the brains behind the Find Your Calligraphy Style Masterclass to help us out. (And trust me, with just a quick look at...

Behind-The-Scenes of a Successful Greeting Card Company

With a tagline like ‘not yo’ grandma’s greeting cards’, you just KNOW that Anita Bezanson will be just as awesome (and hilarious) as her greeting card and gift company, Rhubarb Paper Co.   Anita is a (Canadian) East-Coaster who, from a young age, loved all things...

Panic-Free Pricing: How To Price Your Work

You might have noticed a theme lately, of me talking about PRICING YOUR WORK...there's a reason for it! Pricing your work and services can be a scary thing when you’re starting out and it can take years of experience to feel confident in your pricing. Joanne Lauzon of...

A Beginner’s Guide to Mural Painting & Lettering

Ever been asked to paint a mural (or wanted to be asked) but completely panicked when it came time to actually do it?   Where do you start? How do start? How do you design a piece and then scale it for a wall? What tools and materials do you use?   There are so many...

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Pricing Your Work

**Guest blog post written by Joanne Lauzon of @indetailcreative Pricing your hand lettering and calligraphy work can be a daunting task—especially when you are just starting out, and have no idea how to calculate your rates, and your confidence might be a little...

How to Price A Seating Chart

When it comes to taking clients as a calligrapher or letterer, many of us do commissions for weddings. Not only the stationery work (invites, place cards, menus, etc), but more and more nowadays, calligraphy signage requests are becoming more and more popular. Which...

The Ins And Outs Of Stationery Suites: What Inside?

If you’re a hand lettering artist or calligrapher in the wedding industry, chances are you already offer your services for wedding signage, envelope addressing and place cards.   But maybe you’ve been thinking of expanding and you’re interested in designing stationery...

How To Choose The Right Platform For Your Website

Mariah Liszewski is a website developer and strategist who focuses on helping business owners make the most out of their websites.   Want to see some of her work for yourself?   THEN JUST TAKE A LOOK AROUND! Yup, my entire website is all thanks to Mariah, who actually...

Wintery Holiday Wreath for Greeting Cards

Today I'm teaching you how to add a beautiful wintery wreath to your holiday greeting cards, wrapping paper, gift tags or other artsy projects! Not one to read through the steps? Check out the YouTube video tutorial instead! Supplies Needed: Plain Greeting Card |...