Today, I am going to talk about how to design scrapbook titles for your layouts. In addition to the telling the story behind the photos featured on your layout, the title helps to strengthen the overall visual design of the page. When it comes to designing titles, the sky really is the limit! Here you will find fourteen creative ways to incorporate this key element into your scrapbook pages.
1. Use Letter Stickers
Letter Stickers: Letter stickers are perhaps one of the easiest ways to add titles to your scrapbook pages. They come in a wide range of sizes, thicknesses and colors. Mix and match them to create titles that stand out.
2. Get Creative with Outline Fonts
Outline Fonts: You can create titles for your scrapbook layouts using either stamps or an outline font on your computer. After printing or stamping, cut out out the letters and color them in. To add dimension to your layout, adhere the letters using pop dots or foam mounting tape.
3. Create a Scrapbook Title Using Paper Scraps and Punches
Paper Scraps and Punches: When creating page titles, think outside the box. In this layout, Lisa used a star punch and several scrap pieces to create the number three, which serves as the title for her creative and eye-catching page.
4. Print a Title Using Your Computer
Print a Title: Use your computer to quickly and inexpensively make titles for your scrapbook pages. There are many great fonts available for free. Download a few, pull open your favorite word processing program, and start creating!
5. Design a Page Around a Letter
Design a Page Around a Letter: Use an electronic die cut machine to cut an oversized letter from card stock. If you don’t have one, use your computer and printer to print one on card stock, which you can then hand cut. On this layout, the “Z” in the word zoo acts as a photo frame on the left hand side of the page.
6. Use Stencils
Use Stencils: If you are looking for a quick and simple title idea, why not use stencils? They are inexpensive and available at most office supply stores. No stencils? No problem – you can also create this look using a free online stencil font. Two of my personal favorites are Gunplay and Ag Stencil.
7. Create a Frame
Create a Frame: Let your title take center stage by using the white space in the letters as frames for your favorite photos. In this example, the “O’s” in “OH BOY” outline the smiling subject of the page.
8. Hand Draw a Title
Hand Draw A Title: Add a very personal touch to your page by hand drawing your title. You can keep it simple, or go all out – the choice is yours! There are a lot of great (and free!) hand lettering tutorials online.
9. Use Scrabble Tiles
Scrabble Tiles: Do you enjoy playing a good game of Scrabble? I know I do! Scrabble letters – either real or digital – can be used to add a title to a special layout.
10. Make Die Cut Letter Frames
Die Cut Frames: Use your die cut machine to cut a title for your layout. Instead of mounting the individual letters, save them for another project. Use the card stock frame that the letters were cut to caption your page.
11. Use Digital Scrapbook Elements
Digital Scrapbook Elements: I created the title for this page using digital scrapbook letters. Although this page is 100% digital, I often use both digital and physical elements to create traditional scrapbook pages. For a traditional layout, print the title and journaling on a sheet of card stock, and then use scrapbook papers and embellishments from your stash. As a side note, this layout is based on a design from my Easy Scrapbook Sketches e-book.
12. Make a Word Search
Create a Word Search: This is a fun and creative way to incorporate a title into your layout. Use Google Docs or Microsoft Word to create a word search. In this layout, the words hidden in the search are a different color, which makes them pop even more.
13. Make a Letter Banner
Create a Letter Banner: Stamp, print, or draw letters on individual blocks of paper. Then string the blocks together to create a title for your layout.
14. Use Die Cuts
Use Die Cuts: If you have a die cut machine, such as a Cricut or Silhouette, you should have access to a full library of cuttable scrapbook titles. You can also use your machine to cut individual letters. Many die cut machine manufacturers also have software that allow you to weld letters together to create phrases for your pages.
Well, that’s a wrap! I hope this post provided a little inspiration for your next project. If you have any questions or other ideas for designing scrapbook titles, please drop a line in the comments below!