Baby’s 1st Birthday Poster + My Favorite Chalkboard Fonts

by tinysneakers

Some of you asked for a closer look at the 1st birthday poster behind KB & his cake smashing antics. Well, here you go!


I assure you, I am not talented. I let my computer do all the work. Shhh don’t tell.

kyler bday poster

I used some of my favorite chalkboard fonts to make the poster and doodles. A little rearranging and my project was complete!

I made an “engineer print” at Kinko’s to make my 8×10 jpeg file into a giant poster for less than $5. Easy peasy!

Here are some of my favorite chalkboard fonts to use:

Chalkboard fonts

1. Sketch Rockwell

2. Clementine Sketch

3. KG Skinny Latte

4. Thinking of You

5. Vaguely Repulsive

6. Chalkhand lettering

7. A Song for Jennifer

8. Appleberry

9. Frenchy

10. Eraser

11. Chalk Outline

12. JB Cursive

13. Grutch Shaded

14. MTF Heart Doodle

15. Lighthouse

16. Handy George

17. Bergamot Ornaments

Do you have any must-use fonts?

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Marci February 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm

this is so cool. i am going to try to download the fonts to my home computer and do this.


Erica February 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

love this! did you download some kind of chalk board background? it looks like there are eraser marks and such.


tinysneakers February 7, 2013 at 10:32 am
eliz@ourcrazysweetlife February 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm

How do you get the background to be black/chalk-board ish? Very neat!


tinysneakers February 7, 2013 at 10:32 am
Marci February 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm

i have a question–did you type in white on black or how does it show up as white on black?


tinysneakers February 7, 2013 at 10:34 am

I typed in white on this background: Here’s the background I used!

You can also type in white and print on black paper 🙂


marci February 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

thank you for sharing! i downloaded some of the fonts and created a document. i am going to figure this out!


tinysneakers February 7, 2013 at 10:34 am

I typed in white on this background:

You can also type in white and print on black paper 🙂


MIZ February 6, 2013 at 7:57 am

where have I BEEN?
I love
I love.


Melanie @ Nutritious Eats February 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm

This is so awesome and creative! I need to pin this for sure!


Ti February 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I love this! What program did you use to arrange the words?


tinysneakers February 28, 2013 at 11:17 am

Photoshop Elements 🙂


Loretta March 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thank you so much!! I was looking for something like this 🙂 I don’t have Photoshop Elements but I’m sure I can figure something out.


Jessi Biagi April 1, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Thank you so much for posting this! Seriously so incredibly helpful!!!


Holly Giroux April 11, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Thanks for the great idea. I also was able to download a template from ppt to make the design.


Lacey B May 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Anyone think you could use word or something free for this? I don’t have ppt or photoshop 🙁


tinysneakers May 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

Yes!! You can also try & which are free!


Jeanine May 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I just did a Low Country Boil invitation for my niece for her graduation. It came out AWESOME! Thank you and because of you I breezed right through it within a couple of hours, done!!!

Wish I could send it to you. Let me think….. Maybe email?


Jessi @ What The Efff June 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

These are super fun! Stopping by from the Pin Party @ The Lean Green Bean!


Lori June 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Thank you so much for posting this! I saw the same idea and know Photoshop fairly well but just didn’t have time to gather all the info! This is perfect!! Thank you so much! Can’t wait to do it myself! Makes it even more special!


Syreeta July 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Thank you so much for posting this. I have a question. Which font provided the background ribbon at the top of the poster?


tinysneakers August 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Bergamot Ornaments!


Roxanne March 26, 2014 at 5:27 pm

What size did you print the 8×10 with, I tried to take mine to staples to print 24×36 but it didn’t crop right in the preview and it said that the picture is low resolution, but its set to 300dpi


tinysneakers March 27, 2014 at 9:38 am

I did an “engineer print”. It’s not high res but it’s not pixelated either


Roxanne March 27, 2014 at 9:54 am

oh mine is in color so I cant use the engineering print


Stephanie M. July 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Hi! I’m trying to do one of these for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. Did you resize the image to 8×10 and then get the engineer print or did you start working with it in the larger size? I’m trying to use my new fonts and I think I started out with too big of a size. I’m not used to using Photoshop haha!


Sharisse @ sharissespieces August 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Hi! Love your creativity and THANK YOU for sharing your favorite fonts. Do you do free-hand at all? I am wondering how to get better at it.


tinysneakers August 16, 2014 at 7:50 am

Thanks! I don’t do free-hand but it definitely impresses me!


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