Free Happy Birthday Block lettering worksheet is here for you! You can use this free lettering worksheet to practice your calligraphy and hand lettering AND create fun birthday cards!
Using your calligraphy and lettering skills to make DIY cards for special occasions is super rewarding, isn’t it?
It’s one of the main reasons I love practicing and continue to learn calligraphy. I love all the ways that you can incorporate calligraphy into everyday life!
Since practicing new words is a great way to improve your lettering, I want to help you do just that! That’s why I created this Happy Birthday Lettering Worksheet you can use to get your practice going.
Watch how I letter Happy Birthday using this FREE block lettering worksheet in my tutorial video
Please note: The video below has been sped up 2x or 3x in some parts! Make sure you go slow when you’re practicing!
SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND FOR THIS FREE LETTERING WORKSHEET
First, I’d like to discuss the tools you’ll need to put these worksheets to good use. I want to make sure you have the right tools, so you’re successful with your practice and avoid some frustration.
- Paper: If you’re using brush pens, be sure to print your lettering worksheet using smooth paper like the HP Premium 32lb paper, which is excellent for your brush pens. Or you can also use tracing paper and put it on to of your worksheet to practice. This way, you only need to print the sheet once and still practice several times.
- Monoline pen: The first part of the worksheet can be done with any regular pen. My new favorite monoline pens are the Pigeon Letters Monoline Studio Pens.
- Brush Pen (Small Tip): The second part of the worksheet is for small brush pens. I designed this worksheet with the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip in mind because it’s one of the pens I recommend for beginners. The Tombow Fudenosuke also comes in a soft tip and colors, which gives you have different options. Another great small tip brush pens you can use are the Pentel Fude Brush Pens.
- FREE HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAND LETTERING WORKSHEET! the most important part of the tutorial if you ask me. Grab it free from the Resource Library. You can get access to it by either going here or filling out the form at the end of this blog post!
For a complete list of supplies I recommend for beginners in brush calligraphy, make sure you check this blog post. For a detailed review of brush pens I recommend for beginners, check this blog post.
Here’s another example of how you can put into practice your lettering to make DIY birthday cards:
HOW TO USE THIS FREE HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAND LETTERING WORKSHEET?
- Fill out the form at the bottom of this post or go to my free resource library if you already have the password to get in. Once you’re there, select the practice sheet you’d like to download. For this tutorial select the: Happy Happy Birthdayday Block Lettering Worksheet.
- The worksheet is an instant download. You can print it at home or at a local printer store or library. I use this laser printer. (This printer is black and white. But it was cheap, and it’s all you need at the moment to print the practice sheets). If you prefer a color printer, this is another inexpensive option
- I recently shared about my great experience with HP Instant ink, which can help you print this worksheet FREE! Use this link to start. For more details, check this blog post, where I tell you everything about this program.
- Once you’re ready to print, set your printer scaling to “Fit Page.”
- Now you’re ready to get your practice going!
- Set your printer scaling to “Fit Page.”
- Once you’ve printed your worksheet, you’re ready to start practicing!
HAND LETTERING PRACTICE TIPS
As you’re using this block lettering practice worksheet, keep in mind the tips below. These tips will make you make the most out of your practice.
- SUPER IMPORTANT: Slow down! Take your time when you’re practicing your calligraphy and lettering. Going slow will help you get better letterforms and sharper strokes.
- Date your worksheets! This is a great way to see your improvement. Refer back to your older sheets often. Especially when you start to get into the comparison trap or when you think you haven’t improved in your lettering journey. We are our worst critics! And often forget to give us grace and celebrate our accomplishments, no matter how small they are.
- REMEMBER: Use light pressure for the upstrokes (when you’re moving the pen upwards) and heavy pressure for the downstrokes (when you’re moving the pen upwards).
- Find a comfortable position and take breaks if you need to. Don’t go over 60 minutes without taking a break. Even if you just strecht your hands, that’s all you need to do.
- Lift your pen between each stroke as you’re practicing the letterforms.
- Adjust your page and posture from time to time.
- Don’t forget to slow down! I know I’ve already said it. Throwing it at ya one more time, because I know we tend to forget.
For more calligraphy practice tips for beginners, check out this blog post. This blog post will help you find time to practice calligraphy!
I know you won’t do this, but I still have to keep you updated with these terms. All the worksheets and files contained in my resource library are for PERSONAL use ONLY. They are original work designed, owned, and COPYRIGHTED by ©Vial Designs. You can’t alter, sell, or redistribute them. Re-distributing, the PDFs/JPGs/PNGs violate digital copyright laws. If you love these worksheets and want to share them, send your friends directly to this blog post or my free resource library so they can have access too!
I hope you find this blog post helpful and you start creating Father’s Day Cards and signs using your hand lettering! I’d love to see what you create and how you use your Practice Worksheet. Use the hashtag #vd_tutorials.
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