When I (Katie) posted about favorite fonts for journaling last year, I’m not sure I realized how many more fun fonts I would continue to find after that! It seems that the galleries have been filled with journaled layouts lately (which makes my heart so happy!) and I’m constantly finding new fonts that NEED to live in my computer. Our team here at The Daily Digi helped me out with some great tips and fonts to share with you. Some of the fonts are even free!
Jenn Lindsey had Darcy Baldwin make a font from her own handwriting. I think Jenn’s handwriting is beautiful, and it’s especially poignant on a page that documents such personal feelings about her Mother who passed away. I have to say that nothing is as special as something written in your own hand.
Layout by Jenn Lindsey. Clipped Frames by Katie the Scrapbook Lady, Dandelion WIshes by Jennifer Barrette DJB JenLin font
I also have a font made from my own handwriting from a few years ago, but it didn’t turn out all that great. I’m going to have to give Darcy’s service a try. I do have to admit that I don’t have great handwriting, and one of my favorite things about digital scrapbooking is that I can use fonts to make my writing look beautiful. I also love being able to change fonts to match the mood of a page. Truth be told, I’m a bit of a font junkie! I find that I have a few favorites that I turn to quite frequently (besides the ones I listed in last year’s post).
I love to use fonts that look like handwriting and so does our team. This page by Jenn has a fun and youthful feeling thanks to the handwritten font.
Layout by Jenn Lindsey. Year’s Worth Template Set by Jenn Lindsey, Mischief Maker by Micheline Martin, Birthday Love by HGD by Laurie Ann, sf Jubilee font
CK Higgins Handprint has been a longtime favorite of mine. I love the handwritten and casual look it adds to a layout.
Layout by Katie. Ali Edwards template no.9, CK- Higgins Handprint font. Papers (recolored) by Natalie Braxton from Denim Dirt kit
I love the clean and simple look of Calibri, a font that came with my computer.
Layout by Katie. Template by Anna Aspnes. Papers by Katie. Calibri font.
I like my fonts to match the style of the embellishments or page. A clean and simple page feels better with a clean and simple font.
Layout by Katie. 365 Inspiration template by Kitty Designs. Sweet Shoppe Designs Everyday collab kit. Franklin Gothic book font
While a more playful layout needs a whimsical style of font.
Layout by Katie. Quirky Twerp Playful Sunshine kit (The Digi Files #28 April 2011), template by Gina Miller (gridlocked 4), Font is Pea Christen.
A great big list of journaling fonts that we love: (some are free)
- CK Higgins Handprint
- SF Jubilee
- Pea Christen
- Franklin Gothic Book
- Gimme Space
- Coffee Shop Series
- Bread & Butterfly
- Fontologie Printing Primer
- CK True Type
- Pea Hart
- DJB Jenna
- Susie’s hand
- Ali Edwards’ font
- Becky Higgins handwriting fonts
- Traveling Typewriter
- Typewriter Scribbled
- Century Gothic
- Pea Olson
- Uncle Charles
- The High School Collection
- 2Ps Weathered Fence
- Century Schoolbook
- New Cicle
- Darcy Baldwin custom fonts
What are some of your favorite fonts for journaling? We’d love to know!
P.S. Valerie was the winner from yesterday’s random drawing from the comments. She won $10 in product from Kelleigh Ratzlaff.