Saturday, June 4, 2011

Making titles more interesting

At a recent scrapnight, my friend Kerrie (visit her over at Scrappy Happening) said that her layouts were looking like my style. That got me thinking about what defined my style. Interesting titles is one of the things that I came up with. Since I'm an English teacher I like my titles to be witty, clever and to the point. Also, I love to use multiple fonts on my titles. It is an easy way to emphasize the main word or words. It helps me to use more of my markers, letter stickers, and stamps. It also helps me to fit my title into the space I have - even if it is long.

I went  back through layouts from the last year and found lots of examples of titles that fit this description. 

One of my favorite techniques is to use stickers or stamps for the main word and use a handwritten script for the supporting words.

Sometimes handwriting doesn't work for the subject, but I still want the interest of varied fonts.Using two different stamped alphabets works well.

Or mixing stamps with stickers, chipboard or die cuts. 

Sometimes I want the effect of multiple fonts and colors, but I don't want to use stamps (or I don't have enough letters for the whole title) then I use stickers, die cuts, chipboard, you name it!


I like the way mixed titles look. They fit with my style of scrapbooking. And they help me to make a dent in my stash of stickers, die cuts stamps.

What about you? Do you have a signature title style? I'd love to hear your suggestions!


  1. I love how your titles look! I love the look of mixed fonts but honestly, I never thing to do it! I need to start it. :) I very rarely use letter stickers - just aren't my thing. I use my Cricut and SCAL to make all of my titles. I try to choose a font that suits the feel of my LO and once in a while, I'll use different fonts when cutting them out. But I like how your stamped letters look. Guess I need to get some alpha stamps, eh? ;)

  2. I do love the CTMH alphas. They are very versatile. You get your money's worth!