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Enjoy this free CK Allison font courtesy of the Creating Keepsakes team. Tiffany Tillman used the font to create the text-patterned paper on this layout. For more ideas on how to use it and any other fonts on your computer, check out the "10 Timeless Fonts" article on page 97 of the October 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes.
When Hay Attacks by Tiffany Tillman. Supplies Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Layout template: Scrappable Single Template #36 by Tiffany Tillman; Patterned paper: It's My Life by Leora Sanford; Doodles and paint platters: Life Is Good by Gina Marie Huff; Journaling tag: Conversation Piece by C.D. Muckosky; Painted letters: Free Spirit Alphabet by C.D. Muckosky; Letter stickers: Life 365 - Hodge Podge #7 by Gina Marie Huff; Staple: Hoopla by Leora Sanford; Fonts: CK Allison (paper text), CK Tipsy (title) and Rough Typewriter (journaling).
Design Tip: Create a Personalized Patterned Paper
If you can't find the perfect patterned paper to accentuate your photos, make your own using a font. Handwriting fonts tend to be my favorite choice, but "typewriter" fonts work well, too. To re-create the look of a patterned paper, type your desired phrases or words until they fill an 81/2" x 11" page in a word-processing program, and then print it. Keep it simple using a solid color cardstock, or you could even choose a subdued patterned paper to use when printing your text.
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