Learn Faux Calligraphy Today

No Fancy Tools Needed

This is the easy way to get that modern lettering look you've seen in Instagram and Pinterest.  Let me teach you my method of Faux Calligraphy.  

In the Creative Lettering Journal you will find guides for practicing the entire lowercase and uppercase faux calligraphy alphabet. With the book and the accompanying video tutorial I'll teach you how to make your lettering look like modern calligraphy. Then you can enjoy practicing your new skill by creating and tracing beautiful lettering designs. 

I use meaningful quotes about gratitude throughout this book, and lettering them has become such a relaxing mindfulness practice for me. I can't wait for you to try it!

Tap Into Your Creativity

During one of the most challenging times of my life, I found lettering and it saved me.

It gave me an escape, a creative outlet and a reason to look for positivity.  I clung to the inspiration that I would write and re-write as I practiced and it brought so much joy to my life!

I want you to experience this too, which is how the Creative Lettering Journal was born…

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About this Beginner Lettering Book

Learn modern calligraphy with this 84-page spiral bound workbook. 

Here's what's included:

  • Faux Calligraphy Lettering Guides (full upper and lowercase alphabet)
  • Coloring and Tracing Pages
  • Reflective Journaling Pages
  • Thank you cards
  • Wreath outlines for framing your own creations

In the Creative Lettering Journal, you will find  step-by-step directions for how to make your lettering look like modern calligraphy. Start with my detailed alphabet guide and then practice by tracing finished lettered designs using affirmations of gratitude. 

This is a great resource for learning and practicing your hand lettering and would make a great gift!

The backs of the coloring pages are blank so you can pull them out to frame if you’d like to – each one has faint dotted lines around 3 sides to make it easy to cut it down to 8×10 size and frame. If you’re not going to remove it, that blank backside is a great place for more journaling or lettering practice.

Faux Calligraphy Video Tutorial Included

Follow along in your book as I walk you through the full alphabet in a video tutorial! 

This tutorial will give you a view into how I create each letter. You'll receive a video invite after your book purchase, and you can watch the material as many times as you want.

Grab the Bundle

In addition to the book and video tutorial, we also offer a bundle that includes pens and tracing paper.  
This is everything you need to get started!

For Faux Calligraphy you can use any type of writing utensil: pen or pencil or even a brush pen. This pen set that comes with the bundle is great for beginners!

If you follow me on Instagram you've seen me use several different brand markers and pens, but my go to has to be these Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I like these so much, the colors are fun (I carry more in my shop!) and these can be used for both faux calligraphy and for brush pen calligraphy when you're ready.  

I have used so many different brands of tracing paper, some cheap stuff and even really expensive vellum...and I'd take this paper over ANY of them.

I searched and searched for the perfect paper for lettering and finally found what I like, so I've created my own pad with what I believe is the best out there. 

Put it side-by-side with any other brand, this stuff lays flatter and is easier to trace on. I just love it!

What Our Students are Saying...

This is a WONDERUL practice journal. I have used it everday and am much more confident about my everyday handwriting and am also creating things for my family. It is so easy to use and I love how it allows for creative script and not just strauight calligraphy. Thank you!!!!


ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!! I have been dying to give this a try and it did not disappoint. I am loving how easy it is to start learning lettering with these journals and what amazing gifts they make!!!!


"Love this book. Tracing the letters has let me feel the motion of writing it out and being creative. Book is nicely laid out, plenty of room to practice. I have wanted to do this for a long time. This is the best way I have tried."


Why this workbook?

No Fancy Tools Necessary
Achieve the look of modern calligraphy without the need for messy ink wells or difficult brush strokes.
Simple Instructions
I show you where to start and stop as you create your letter. By breaking out the strokes one by one you have better control of the finished product.
Meaningful Message

While the beauty of creating your own art is a reward in and of itself, I want to teach you to use lettering as a tool impact your thoughts. I subtitled this book the "Gratitude Edition" and throughout the pages I've included exercises to help you reflect as you create.

Lisa is a wife and Mom of four littles, life-long Californian now living in Gilbert, Arizona where she loves living by family and being a part of an incredible creative community.

She loves visiting art museums, holding sleeping babies, traveling anywhere she can (especially the beach), dark chocolate, doing art with her kids, delicious food and real conversations about real life. When you meet Lisa, she will likely make you feel like her best friend (& like a million bucks).

Lisa loves to spread her love for lettering and the difference it can make.

Lisa founded Hand Lettered Design in 2014 with a goal of helping others to find a creative outlet through meaningful and mindful hand lettering. She has released a number of hand lettering workbooks and online courses and also sells all her favorite hand lettering supplies in her shop. 

She has worked with household brands, such as Crayola (creating The Guide to Crayoligraphy including a workbook and online video) and Copic Marker (as a guest writer and featured expert at Pinners Conferences).

She has also been a featured speaker and teacher at in-person events (including Pinners Conference, Inspired Retreat, Bright Night Event, and SALT Women’s Retreat) as well as online (including Happy Healthy Mom Conference, Society for Creative Founders Community Masterclass, Amber Housley’s Flourish Marketing Workshop).

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Reviewed by Denise S.
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Love it!

Love it so far! It is a good hobby for me to keep my mind busy.

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Officially, I haven’t gotten these yet…

I picked these out for my husband to give to me for Christmas. He hasn’t don’t too well in the past, so this year I know I’ll get gifts I love!!

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Simple title, powerful message

These journals are so well thought out, and I love being able to practice each affirmation in multiple lettering styles. As a woman of faith, these little moments of light in my day calm my stress and remind me of all the joy in the present despite what life throws at us busy working moms.

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The tutorials

OH, I don't have the journal. I just went through the online lessons. I loved it and got many ideas. One thing I missed - on the page with the sample greetings, there was no BIRTHDAY calligraphy. Since I plan to make lots of Birthday cards for the young kids at our church (with bunnies, seals, unicorns, puppies, birdies, zebras, elephants & giraffes), I was looking forward to having it. (Yes, I can do it myself, but a pre drawn one would have been extra helpful.)

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Beautiful book

I like all the quotes and the flourishing are beautiful too.

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