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Monday, March 21, 2011

Round Tag Alpha

This alpha has the lower case, numbers and months.  It also includes a few fasteners.  I did include this year, however my layout was with photo's included over several months and the tags just identified that info.  They should be fairly versatile in that way.  If you would like the Capitals leave a note and I'll make them. 

Usually I don't mention any products, but when I commented on fonts and the trouble I have with them, someone was kind enough to tell me about The Font Thing.  I installed it and have used it.  The link is for a free download from the developer.  Click on the Zipped Install set, to download the program.  Than you will have to unzip the file, open the file and click on the Setup file. 

The programs automatically picks up all the fonts you have installed each time it opens so it requires no maintenance, such as adding new fonts, or removing old ones.

  • Now open the program, it should only take a moment to open,
  • on the left a column with a list of all your installed fonts, select a font you may want to use. 
  • On the right a screen it provides a preview of the font selected.  You may replace the text above the preview or the font size on the slider on the bottom of the screen.
  • The best part however is in the left screen you can put together collections.  Just above the installed fonts, click the second tab labeled "collections".  In the top window right click>new, and name your new collection.  Example "Disney", "Grunge", "Script", etc.
  • It may take some time to add all the fonts you already have installed into a collection.  But if you do it as you install new fonts, the frustration of locating them again will disappear.  Click on the tab labeled "Installed", pick the font, right click> add it to a collection> select the collection appropriate.
  • Now you can open the Font Thing and use your "collections" with any program that you are using to assist you in locating the font desired.  If you are doing a layout for that dirty boy and want a grungy font, look in your Grunge Collection and pick a font you want to use.  You will than use the font name to locate it Photoshop and type your text. 
If you have hundreds of fonts and are looking for a way to organize them.  Give it try and have fun.


  1. I have been looking for something like this, thanks for the information!

  2. I love this round tag alpha and would love the upper case too. This is perfect for a page I was wanting to do but couldn't find the "perfect" alpha and didn't have the time to make it. Thank You!!!

  3. this alpha looks really nice , very useful with numbers + months , and excellent idea to include the fasteners . I am surprised there is no comment since your gift is excellent quality ..the grab & run people have no time maybe . Anyway , thanks a lot for your time & freebie ,and if you have more requests , I join for the Capitals :-)

  4. if I can make a comment after looking at the tags , my impression was that Font is nice but the letters don't really ' stand out ' , too soft , brown on brown : if letters were 'embossed', or at least darker , don't you think it would have more impact , 'knock out effect' ? well , just my opinion of course ... let's see what others think :-)

  5. hmmmmmm i have lots of alpha sets that are bold, embossed, darker, etc. i guess i don't agree that this tag set should be bolder and/or embossed. i like the "faded" look for this tag alpha since i knew immediately i would use it in vintage-look LOs where i would want a "faded" look. i like having alphas that a different in style, texture, font, and strength, as well as color and shape. So, my opinion is this is a great set. Thanks

  6. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on Mar. 22, 2011. Thanks again.