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How to Make a Gift Tag with Calligraphic Ornaments

How to Make a Gift Tag with Calligraphic Ornaments

One of my favorite ways to make a gift more special is to attach a handmade gift tag with a beautiful ribbon or cord.  In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make a unique gift tag using the calligraphy skill of offhand flourishing. Of course you can use a regular mono-line pen if you are not a calligrapher, and this will still be a beautiful tag.

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Meet the Calligrapher: Jane Matsumoto

Meet the Calligrapher: Jane Matsumoto

I’m honored to introduce you to a calligrapher from San Jose, California, whom I find ever-encouraging and full of helpful advice and beautiful inspiration. You may know her as @GinkgoArts…Jane Matsumoto.
 
To start our interview today, I want to give you a quote Jane shared with me:
 
“The ripples of kindness begin with you. A smile or a kind word or a thoughtful gesture could mean the world to someone. You just never know what someone is dealing with or is up against or the weight of his or her burden. Let’s build each other up. Cheer one another on.” – Jane Matsumoto

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Meet the Calligrapher: Heather McKelvey

Meet the Calligrapher: Heather McKelvey

Welcome to the very first post in my Meet the Calligraphers series! This is one of my favorite parts of this new blog, and I can’t wait for you to hear all the great stuff your fellow calligraphers have been sharing with me about themselves.

To start this series off, I answered my own questions, which felt a little weird, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

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