Dingbats for Dummies!

Hello, my name is Lindsay and I’m a font-a-holic. I can’t resist funky fonts and adorable dingbats. It seems my habit has been getting out of hand as I can’t even remember all of the dingbats I have. It all started when I got Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software more than 2 years ago. With SCAL I can cut my fonts and dingbats with my cricut machine and it is $15 off right now! I found some adorable doodlebats at Lettering Delights and began my awesome dingbat collection. All of the Lettering Delights products including all of the doodlebats and dingbats are on sale for a dollar right now so you can build your collection too! I devised a way to keep track of my collection of dingbats and I’ll show you how but first here is a 2 page layout of my niece’s wedding, my daughters were the flower girls:

Digital stamp: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Rubber Stamps: Inkadinkado, Rebecca Sower, Die cuts: Cuttlebug and Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. Paper: DCWV, Ribbon: SewTrue

See the frame around the group shot, that is a from a doodlebat font (DB Frilly Frames) now before I came up with my binder system to organize my dingbats I would have to hunt and peck through several dingbat fonts until I found a frame that would work but now I can just look through my binder and see at a glance what I have. Here is an example of my binder pages:

a dollar tree binder holds printed sheets of my dingbats/doodlebats.

being able to see all of the images in a dingbat is very helpful (and time-saving) when designing a project.

The Lettering delights doodlebats come with a printable reference sheet (right side) if you download the zip file but I usually just downloaded the font file only so I used an online dingbat character map to print a contact sheet (left side).

The online character map could not read all of the fonts so for the ones that It could not work with I simply typed put all of the characters of the font (a,b,c,d,e,f,g) and printed it out for my reference. I saved the file so I can just highlight it and change the font if I come across another dingbat I want to print. (see right side of the photo below)

Another great thing about this is I can take the binder to my craftroom where my cricut and laptop lives for a die cutting reference and take it back to my desktop when I want to work on a printable craft!

Here are close-ups of the wedding pages, I used my crinkle seam binding and some die cuts including my new ticket svg die cuts from the Fun Fair SVG set, those tickets are versatile! The dress digital stamp is a freebie you can snag here.

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Alotta Rubberstamps (fairytale), OTWC #24 (photo inspiration), Oldie but a Goodie (new beginnings theme-the small ticket stamps are a year old and the large ticket stamps-dominoes really are pushing 7 years old!), Stampin For the Weekend (shabby/vintage), Cute Daisy May and Really Reasonable Ribbon(flowers), Wild Orchid (Pearls & Pins) and the sketch from Sweet Peach Crop Shop.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


19 Responses

  1. Thanks for the info. Will you be offering any tutorials on how to use the dingbats with the cricut? That would be super helpful.



  2. What a great idea, and the pictures of the kids are adorable!


  3. I have not become addicted to fonts (yet), but I’m sure I will at some point. LOL Great idea to keep track of them all. LOVE the scrapbook pagess – looks like it was a grand wedding!


  4. Great layout! I love how you keep track of your ding bats. I have so far stayed away from them because the last thing I need is another crafty addiction. After seeing all the fun things you always do, I might end up getting started on my own digbat collection.


  5. Great layout!! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.


  6. Thanks Lindsay!!


  7. These are fabulous layouts! I love the repeating hearts throughout.
    Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie.
    Clare x


  8. Very cute! Thanks for playing with Sweet Peach! You have so many awesome pictures!


  9. Thanks for your lovely comment that you left me about my card using your dress image.I’ve edited my post to create a permanent link.I love how you’ve used it here.Such gorgeous colours 😀
    Many thanks
    Lisa x


  10. Fantastic layouts, great use of stamps
    Thanks for joining our first challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx


  11. What a brilliant L/O thanks for joining us at oldie but a goodie and good luck !


  12. great layout Thanks for sharing with the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.

    Beccy x


  13. Gorgeous creation, tlove yopur layout, thanks for joining and supporting Oldie But A Goodie’s first challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


  14. Gorgeous creation,
    love from France, Kianel.


  15. gorgeous scapbook pages,with fab layouts and great use of stamps and embelishments,thankyou for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie
    love n hugs


  16. WOW, your binder is impressive! You have put lots of work into it and it shows – great job. Your page is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at WHOOPSI DAISY’s pile on the flowers challenge this month:)


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