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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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Thank you
such an creative idea using the font.
This font is lovely.
Love this free font!
It worked perfectly and I have several projects in mond for it. THANK YOU.
For Kathyinaz
I had the same problem, but when I backspaced to the word in CKali font and then hit backspace again, it stayed in the desired font! Don't ask me how or why!! PS Love the font!
Cannot get font to work correctly
I've installed the font - it works until I hit the spacebar, then it changes to Times New Roman. Any suggestions?
Font download for Mac
You shouldn't need to do anything other than right click or control-click the link, choose "download linked file." When you get it, it should come through as a ttf file. If as happened to someone else it has a text file extension (.txt) change it to .ttf. Double click and the Mac's font installer should pop up, and offer to Install Font. Easy!
Computer dummy
OK I'm a real computer dummy. I have downloaded the font into my documents and that worked, but how do you use these fonts to type and print it out??? Help!
Still Doesn't Download
I've tried 3 times now. I have a PC. I tried clicking and holding down control but it didn't work here. I click on the link and it brings up a box that says to open the file. I say Open and it brings me to a page where there are 2 other files (unrelated). I tried clicking when I got the box and also when I got the page and nothing. What am I doing wrong?
yes, it's mac friendly :)
I have a mac and it works for me. You need to right click on the link and save it to your desktop. It will appear as "CK_Allison.ttf.txt" which is not a font file. Delete the .txt from the name and when prompted choose "use .ttf". Then simply drag the file into your fonts folder and you're ready!
mac friendly?
i am unable to get the font to download. any ideas?
font download
thank you davidk157 for the info on downloading this font. the ctrl key worked beautifully.
Font not downloading....
If you click while holding down the Crtl key, it will download. This is for windows...
Tiffany's layouts
C'est vraiment superbe comme page! Bravo!
Tiffany's layouts
I LOVE Tiffany's layouts! Thank you for the ideas and the font!
font not downloading
Can't wait to try out the CK Allison font but I can't get it to download. Is it Mac-friendly?
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