For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting

Hello Everyone, Jenn here with my last post for my “For the Love of Type” series and my time with Sweet Stamp Shop is coming to an end. It is hard to believe it has already been three months since I introduced you to me and Mister Harley. I have had so much fun being part of this team and I truly hope I have inspired you to think about typography differently ๐Ÿ™‚

For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

To recap what I have shared so far

And today I want to share with you a reminder that WE have the most special kind of type there is. Our own handwriting. I can hear the grumbling now, “I hate my handwriting.”

For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

You know what? You are your own worst critic and when a friend or family member sees your handwriting it immediately brings emotion. It is so special and so unique and in this day of technology being EVERYWHERE it is very rare. So, this is a gentle reminder to sometimes use your own handwriting to create your own unique sentiments.

For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

I am not a HUGE fan of my own handwriting, and I struggle sometimes with how it looks. I even shared my frustrations the other night on instagram. I kept practicing the sentiments I wanted to use on scraps of paper I had on my studio table. I have a teeny addiction to pens. All different kinds and colors. For this project I chose to use one of my new favorites that I use in my Art Journal a lot. The Fude Ball pen.

For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

I wanted to keep my card designs simple, so the sentiments really shined. Sweet Stamp Shop images are perfect for this. They can create little scenes or the images can stand alone and still be adorable.

Hedgehog Kiss, Sweet Stamp ShopBeach Bum, Sweet Stamp ShopStinky Skunk, Sweet Stamp Shop

For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

When you write out your own sentiment you can be creative with the words you use, and you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect sentiment in a stamp. It may be late at night when you are creating (that is usually the case with me) and you need just the perfect words…
You can be serious, you can write out a private joke or you can even be funny!

For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

I would love to see you use some of your handwriting on a card, leave a comment with a link to your creation- I will be sure to check it out!

Remember there is always more inspiration on theย Sweet Stamp Shop Pinterest pageย or Sweetโ€™sย Facebook page

I would also like to thank Nicole, Chrissie, everyone who was on the Sweet Design Team with me. Also, thank you to all the blog readers, for your sweet comments. Be sure to keep in touch with me on my blog HERE.

Goodbye for now from me and Mister Harley

Mister Harley & Jenn Shurkus | shurkus.com

8 Responses to For the Love of Type: Your Handwriting

  1. Hey Jenn, I’ve loved your series. I think of typography totally different when I create my cards. I love mixing and matching different types of “type”. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Yukari Y. says:

    Super cute cards! I think your handwriting looks fantastic! However, I do agree with you, we are our own worse critics. I’ll have to remind myself not to be so harsh on myself and just have fun with it! You will be missed on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog!

  3. Di says:

    I agree, Jen, I like doing a card with your own handwriting, especially for those who recognize it. More personal.

  4. awww….I love this post! I love the added touch of your handwriting…such an awesome idea. Your cards are all so much fun, and the handwriting just adds that special touch to all of them. Thanks for all of the inspiration!!!

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