Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit

Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit

I’m left-handed. Everything in our world is backwards for me. Refrigerators. Books. Greeting cards. Doors. Handwriting. Everything is backwards. There are very few left-handed people that I know who have beautiful handwriting. When I was in kindergarten, we did circles and sticks. I’m not sure we actually learned letters, but I know we had a little handwriting booklet in first grade. There were pictures in the book showing how to tilt your paper when you write. Our teacher showed everyone (except me) how to tilt their paper. The right-handers were ready to go.

There was also a picture in the book for how left-handers should tilt their paper. Our teacher didn’t demonstrate that. She said, “Look at the picture and do that.” Ok, seriously? I’m six years old. As the only left-hander in the class, I couldn’t figure that out. I was six, for Pete’s sake.

Bottom line – my handwriting is awful and always has been. It doesn’t tilt to the right and never has. It’s straight up and down, because I could never figure out how to tilt my paper – and none of my teachers could either.

I was a music major in college, and for one of my electives, I took a Calligraphy class. I loved it, and learned a lot, but I wasn’t great at it. I could make beautiful music notes, but the letters – not so much.

Enter Stampin’ Up! and the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit. Although I bought a calligraphy pen and ink in college, I could never get the desired results. But with this kit, it’s simple!

First, there are practice sheets. Yay! I can trace with the best of them. And since you can stamp the sentiment first and then just trace over it, it’s a no-brainer.

Check out this video about the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit. You’re going to want to add it to your wish list, I know. And, of course, you can get two brand new Stampin’ Write Markers – Coastal Cabana and Lovely Lipstick – as an “add-on” to the kit.

Speaking of learning to write – Miss Amelia is learning to create letters. As with all little kids, when she “writes,” it looks like a series of “m”s. It’s so cute! But she also makes a masterful “A” – her “old” letter. (She has changed her name to Buttercup. She’s still working on the “B” – her “new letter.” It’s backwards, but lovely!)

We found a “Whacka-Mole” game in the basement today. She loved it, but was more enthralled with the hammer. We could only find one (it can be a two-person challenge), but my resourceful granddaughter found another hammer that had belonged to either her dad or her uncle years ago.

After multiple Whacka-Mole games, she decided to start a new game. She was the good guy defending her cat (named “Freedom”). Mike was the bad guy with the hammer.

I’m not sure whose idea the headgear was (I think it was Mike’s. Amelia’s hammer was harder than his!), but it garnered a lot of laughs around here!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit

  1. Susan Horr says:

    I am a righty but should be a lefty. When I was born in the last century, they assumed everyone was right handed. As a result I do most things backwards from most right handed people. That is quite a picture of Mike!

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    • buffycooper says:

      That’s so crazy, Susan! I’m glad my teachers didn’t do that. I’m clutzy enough without having to do things backwards! Yeah – apparently that’s “bad guy” headgear. Who knew water wings were appropriate as a hat.


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