I try to use a combination of handwriting, type and alphabets on any or all of my projects (just to mix it up a bit).
A couple of years ago I picked up an old typewriter at the antique store that was only $10! I was so excited! It even looks cool! Only, it did not work quite right. I was determined to get it working though because I wanted to be able to use it. Sure, I could have used my typewriter from middle school (yes, I actually bought a typewriter to type up school reports) but it is not nearly as cool looking as this one.
Anyway, I called around some computer repair places after realizing I could not get it to work and talked to a guy who said bring it in. So...i did!
He was actually very interested in why I wanted it fixed. He also had a few old typewriters and so he knew how to get them working. A week and $40 later it was all clean, had new ribbon, and was working perfect! I told him I was going to use it for scrapbooking. I am not sure he understood that part.
First, I picked out some of my tags I want to use. These are some of the savoir faire tags in my shop...
Next I adhered them to a scrap piece of paper. I left some space around each one- did not even line them up in any way...I forgot to take a photo of that part so just imagine they are adhered to the paper...
Slide your paper in and shift it around to type on each tag!