good cursive fonts to use with Cameo?

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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:06:29 PM
Lettering Delights has some of what they call "thin fonts" that work great with drawing with the Chomas Creations pen holder if you are looking for something like that!
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I have more thin fonts I have used on my blog as well... my blog

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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:36:59 PM
Another great one is Learning Curve & it's also free!



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Posted: 3/28/2013 1:59:32 PM
Where do you download these fonts?


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Posted: 3/28/2013 3:43:34 PM
This is fantastic information everyone!! I guess I'll be downloading fonts when I get home!


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What a great thread......thanks to everyone for sharing.


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Posted: 6/14/2013 11:21:24 AM
Mission Script, Lavendaria, and Sophia are some of my favorites - and they are all free

If a font isn't bold enough, I just offset it and weld.

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Posted: 6/14/2013 5:35:12 PM
Lisa, where did you download those fonts? I didn't see them on


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Posted: 6/14/2013 5:43:45 PM
Lavanderia is one of my new favorites. It welds superbly, and it is beautiful. cuts like a dream.
Blessed day is a nice one too.

for most fonts, i just google and go from there.
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Posted: 6/14/2013 6:03:01 PM
There are great posts on Pinterest with tons of free fonts!

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Posted: 6/14/2013 6:38:27 PM
Okay, seriously happy to find this thread and add more script fonts to my stash.

Here are ones I had that I use often: Cursive Standard, Magneto, Rocket Script

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I have an Eclips. When I have a font that isn't cutting well, I find that if I reduce the number of nodes on the letters, they cut much better. Reducing the number of nodes smooths out the curves. Some free fonts have slightly jagged edges that make them not cut well.

I can't remember how to do this in the Silhouette software. In the Eclips software it's called simplify path.



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Pacifico and Cookie are nice thick script fonts....


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Thanks! What a great help!

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I'm loving all of these fonts!

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Posted: 1/1/2014 8:51:26 PM
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Posted: 1/3/2014 9:23:02 AM
Another vote for offsetting after welding, so you can use even very thin fonts.

If I love a font, I am going to use it, and I prefer to cut with cardstock rather than use a pen just because it is thin.

Offsetting works well, and it is easy. You adjust how much to offset. Usually the default setting for the Cameo is offset far too much, but it's not hard to reduce it to just thick enough for a good cut.

Some good cursive fonts I have found (usually at dafont) that are free:

Dollie Script
I'm Fashionista
CAC Pinafore (may need to be offset slightly)
Windsong (needs to be offset)

My favorite font, that I often see used for titles and words in the Silhouette store, is Samantha.

Samantha is a commercial font, but it is an Open Type Font rather than a TTF, so you need a graphics program like Illustrator CS2 (or higher) to use it. Due to needing specific programs to use, it isn't for everyone, but it is beautiful. I am waiting for a sale to buy it. In the meantime, I bought Alana, another Open Type Font which is by the same designer and has some similar characteristics. I create my welded word in Illustrator and export it as a DXF for bringing it into the Silhouette software. You can't use that font directly with the Cameo software, at least not if you want the swashes.

Another commercial font like that is Monroe, which I bought on sale, and is really cute. It's more of a serif font than cursive, but it has some really cute loops for some of the letters. I hunted for it because I saw Glitter Girl use a set of Thickers that used that font. I loved the font. I couldn't find the Thickers, but I fount the font, which was even better.

ETA: I have been working with the Alana font today, and close up, it has some aspects that require a lot of smoothing. It's not one I recommend unless you are willing to do a lot of clean up.

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Posted: 1/3/2014 9:25:35 AM
I also recommend that you just go to dafont and browse their script fonts category.

I have found a ton of freebie fonts that I love just by browsing.

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Thanks for bumping. This is a great thread.


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Posted: 1/3/2014 12:19:02 PM
Most of the fonts I use are already on my computer. I almost always offset to make the strokes a little thicker, and I will often make 1 or 2 thicker versions to layer behind in different colors.

Some of my favorite scripts fonts are Apple Chancery, French Script, Edwardian Script and Glengarry. I really like some of the modern script fonts, so thanks for all of the above suggestions.


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Posted: 1/3/2014 1:43:24 PM
Great thread! Thanks for all the suggestions!


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Good idea to save for future use

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Posted: 1/4/2014 10:08:51 PM
One of my faves that I don't see here is Cursif! Love it looks like my hand writting.


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Posted: 1/5/2014 9:19:36 AM

Even when I have bolded fonts they are still too thin. I like mixing my titles using "blocky" fonts with cursive.

Kerri Bradford has a tutorial on her blog about how to thicken up a thin font before cutting.
thickening the handwritten words

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Posted: 1/5/2014 9:56:06 AM
I am saving this post so I can play with my new Cameo! Great suggestions on here!!

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Posted: 1/5/2014 1:09:52 PM
Marking my spot. Love some of these!


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Posted: 1/5/2014 1:19:29 PM
Scrapin Nana- Please let us know when you see a good sale on the Samantha font. I see the sale last July online at Mighty Deals. Nice price and I am so sorry I missed that deal.

Has anyone experienced any virus issues with downloading fonts? I am always wary of that. Are there any sites you use and trust? TFS!

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Posted: 1/5/2014 1:41:31 PM
My go to font is SP Purkage, I downloaded it many years ago when cutting out titles with an exacta knife was the trend. I was happy to see it worked well my Cameo.

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Has anyone experienced any virus issues with downloading fonts? I am always wary of that. Are there any sites you use and trust? TFS!

I have downloaded literally thousands of fonts without picking up any viruses. Dafont is a good site for free fonts, and it is where I have gotten most of the ones I have. All were downloaded safely without any nasty hitchhiker viruses.

And yes, I will post on Two Peas if I find a sale on Samantha, and I hope others will do the same.

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