Hello, everyone. Wendy Smedley here, from Big Picture Classes! I’m very excited to be a guest blogger today and chat with you about titles for your scrapbook pages.
A title is something most of us like to add to every scrapbook layout…which means we need to come up with a lot of title ideas! Do you ever struggle with new fun ways to add titles? I am going to share two title techniques that will give your pages a handmade touch.
Technique One: Freeform Titles
Step 1: Freeform the letters by hand (like me) or trace letters from your favorite template.
Step 2: Cut out your letters (you can also skip step one and cut out your letters freehand, but you might want to practice on scraps first).
Step 3: Attach the letters to your layout and admire how much charm your hand-cut title adds to your page!
Technique Two: Print and Color Titles
Remember paint by the numbers? Well, this next technique is like that. Select your favorite font and turn on the outline function, then compose and print your title. You could also use stencils or an alphabet stamp set. Grab some coloring tools and have fun coloring in the title! I used crayons for my title, and I love how it complements the page and adds color.
Here are some fun outline font downloads from Creating Keepsakes. They’re available to download free for one week only, so be sure to download them now! There are also plenty of other fonts perfect for scrapbooking on sale at the CK Font Shop.
Thanks for reading!
Would you like the chance to win a free spot in an upcoming Big Pictures Class? Leave a comment below telling us some of your favorite title techniques, and you could win a spot in 28 Days of Sketches: Round 2 , a 4-week workshop taught by Lisa Day!
Lisa Day is back with another round of 28 sketches! This time, in addition to receiving 28 daily sketches accompanied by layouts from Lisa, you will also receive exclusive layouts and cards from seven fabulous guest stars! This means that you will receive 28 brand new sketches and 56 exclusive projects to inspire you to create beautiful layouts and cards quickly.
Another exciting new addition is that in addition to the 12″ x 12″ daily sketch, you will see the sketch adapted to a double page layout and an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sketch. All this means MORE inspiration and MORE ideas of how to make a sketch work for you!
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tape: I like to use two different alphas, one big and one small. I like the contrast.
Margie Van Evera: When I’m tired of using alpha stickers, I use my alpha templates, trace the letters, and cut. It takes a little more time, but it’s different and you can use lots of different papers! I also use WordArt in MicroSoft Word to create titles. Thanks for a chance to win an awesome prize!
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