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Flannel Friday: Fonts as Flannelboard Templates

July 15, 2011

Font Rabbit

Capital E from LPRabbits1

This week’s contribution is a hint for creating flannelboards rather than a flannelboard story. There are host of Dingbats fonts based on particular animals and shapes and they enlarge into really slick templates. Sometimes you have to smooth out edges during the tracing stage, but for me it’s still easier than trying to create something freehand. Here are some font sites where I’ve found cool templates and fonts I like from these sites:

Da Font (free)
LPRabbits – lots of silhouette rabbits such as the one above
Barnyard – all sorts of animals, great charging goat for 3 billy goats Gruff
Trees – lots of types. I’ll probably use these to make a coconut tree and an evergreen tree to go with my Multipurpose Tree

Font Squirrel (free)
EFON – animals, umbrellas, cars and the ever popular spatula

MyFonts (paid site, prices vary, but many are very cheap)
DBAnimals ($3)

5 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Fonts as Flannelboard Templates

  1. Anne says:

    Oh, fun idea, Andrea! I love fonts. BTW, some scrapbooking die cut machines have software you can use on your computer and you can cut any font. For machines that can do fabric or felt, that could mean an instant flannelboard.

    Two software programs capable of doing this are Making the Cut and Sure Cuts a Lot (this is the one I have). I keep meaning to try and cut some felt/fabric for a flannelboard and I want to try applique at home as well.

  2. Kathy Kaldenberg says:

    I love the idea of using fonts for templates. BRILLIANT!

  3. Mary says:

    Great great suggestion. I will be using it!

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  5. Cate says:

    Hi smartypants! I’m a total font-nut, but it never occurred to me to use themthis way.

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