There are many different ways to tell our stories on our scrapbook pages. Through pictures, embellishments, and words we share our memories with others. The words we write can be enhanced by choosing a font that goes with the style on out page. There are many sites that sell fonts or offer free fonts.
I would like to share a few of my favorite places to find fonts to use on your scrapbook pages.
When you are purchasing a font, I recommend that you look for True Type Fonts because they are usually the most readable and will load easily into your word processing system.
If you are just starting your font collection, I recommend purchasing a font CD. They usually come with around 20 fonts with a variety of styles. Creating Keepsakes has a nice selection of font Cd’s.
There are many websites where you can find great fonts that you can download to your computer. Some sites offer free fonts and other charge for the fonts.
Scrap ‘n Fonts and Lettering Delights are two different large sites that are geared toward scrapbookers. They both offer fonts that can be purchased individually or in bundles for a discount. Their individual fonts are each $3.00. If you sign up for their email newletters, they will let you know when they are having sales and specials. Lettering Delights just finished a sale that they hold every year where every font is a dollar. I had to stock up on a few new fonts for myself.
Onescrappysite.com offers a nice selection of fonts broken down into easy to use categories like birthday, typewriter, distressed, handwriting, food, patriotic and more. These fonts can be downloaded for free.
Twopeasinabucket.com has a great selection of fonts. They are broken into categories that make it easy to browse. They range in price from $1.99 to $.299 per font.
1001freefonts.com offers just what the names suggests – a lot of free fonts. This is not targeted at scrapbookers, so you may be able to find more unusual fonts here.
Dafont.com has such an exciting selection of fonts. Most of the fonts offered here are free for personal use. Check out their top 100 fonts for a nice snapshot of what they have to offer.
Fontfreak.com has free fonts and fonts available for purchase. The fonts are organized alphabetically, so that makes it a bit harder to find a font. I like it better when fonts are in categories. The thing I really like about this site is their huge selection of dingbat fonts that include so many different types of fun dingbats that you could add spice to your layouts.
Once you have several fonts, you will want to organize that so that you don’t spend more time searching for your font that you spent creating your scrapbook page. In a future blog I will share tips for organizing your fonts.