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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback With flaps, flexi binding
  • Publication: 01 February 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218616
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 134x165 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: £9.99
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Cute Hand Lettering


for journals, planners and more by Cindy Guentert-Baldo (Author)

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Book Description

This fun book from lettering guru Cindy Guentert-Baldo is packed full of inspiration for cute hand lettering. There are easy-to-follow instructions, practice pages and a huge range of cute lettering styles to choose from, making it suitable for beginners as well as more seasoned journallers.

Whether you want a bulky or a romantic look, sans-serif simplicity or a touch of flair, bubble letters, bouncy letters or drop shadows, flourishes or fun fill-ins, there’ll be something in this book that’s just perfect for the style you’re looking for.

So dive in, and make your planners and journals really stand out from the crowd.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Just Start
Meet Cindy!
How to use this book
What is lettering?
Benefits of lettering in your journal
Materials I use
The importance of daily practice
Get out of your head
Handwriting temperature

Chapter Two: Your Handwriting
Making friends with your handwriting
Cursive—connecting letters
Improving your handwriting
Playing with your handwriting
Small changes, big impact

Chapter Three: Super Simple Lettering Styles
Make it bulky
Easy romantic printing
Sans-serif simplicity
Adding the serif
Thicken the downstroke (faux-calligraphy)
Fun fill ins
Add some flair
Numbers and symbols

Chapter Four: Taking it to the Next Level
Blocking it out
Bubble letters five ways
Drop (shadow) it like it's hot
Dress your bubble letters up
How to overlap bubble letters
From straight to bouncy lettering—printing
From straight to bouncy lettering—cursive
Numbers and symbols

Chapter Five: Let's Advance!
Adding flourishes
Decorating your letters
Spacing and layout
Numbers and symbols

Chapter Six: Using Lettering in your Journal
Tips for deciding what lettering to use
Journal lettering cheat sheet
Pairing lettering styles together
Filling in space
Working small
Lists of ideas for journal lettering

Chapter Seven: What Do I Do Next?
Moving forward
Handwriting temperature

About the Author

About Cindy Guentert-Baldo

Cindy Guentert-Baldo is a lettering artist and content creator who is known for her fun, creative hand lettering in her planners and journals. She uses her experience attained over more than a decade of professional lettering to do freelance design for one of the most successful independent planner sticker companies, as well as teaching lettering courses aimed at beginners both online and in person. She regularly provides tutorials and inspiration for her 50k+ followers on Instagram (@llamaletters) and 52k+ subscribers on YouTube.



I like the practice space in the book. I love the ideas, some that I would never have thought of myself. The instructions on how to do the lettering is simple. It has made me feel more creative. I would recommend this to all.


As soon as I received this book I could not wait to get started. It is in a smaller format than lots of other lettering books I have and this makes it so much more ideal for me to pop into my bag and take out with me, also the binding means that the book stayed easily open on any page, which might sound a strange thing to add to a review but if you are using a book as a reference it is really really useful not to have to hold the book open so your hands are left free to write!

The book itself is really cute, lovely and kawaii and an ideal book for someone who has never done this kind of art before, for those who bullet journal or anyone who wants to explore hand lettering! The tutorial pages are easy to follow and there are lots of practice pages too. It really is super-cute, 5/5, would thoroughly recommend.

Crafts Beautiful

Are you thinking of taking up journalling, but haven't written by hand in ages? Lettering expert Cindy Guentert-Baldo is here to guide you, in this fun title that's packed with easy-to-follow instructions, advice on pens and materials to use, practise pages, plus a huge range of lovely lettering styles to choose from and master. Before long, you'll have a journal that you'll want to show off to everyone!


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