5 Tips To Creating Catchy Scrapbook Titles For Your Layouts (And 5 More)!
Scrapbook titles can make or break a page.
Back when I started, I wish someone told me about how important scrapbooking
quotes are because I didn't give them a second thought!
Titles set the tone of your pages and bring everything on your page together to create a strong theme.
Like most scrappers, when I started I would get so excited about choosing the right photos and embellishments, but would only give a little thought to the words on my pages.
Most of my titles were handwritten ones and were located at the top of the pages.
Now, after dreaming up thousands of scrapbook title ideas, I realize that having the right words on your page is the key to a beautifully crafted page...
Having the right words on your scrapbook pages is important
5 Amazing Tips To Creating Scrapbook Titles
Tip #1. Keep it short silly! (using the K.I.S.S principle)
Let's bust some myths here! Firstly, good and heartfelt scrapbook journaling
doesn't have to be about using long scrapbooking titles.
A long title can easily hog a good portion of the page.
For example, instead of using "Beach Day with the Family", I would use "Beach Day!", "Family Day!", or you can also just write the name of the beach.
In the example below, the title of this layout was simply, "Smile" :)
A short and simple title is often the best title
Wait! Now That You All These Tips On How To Create Titles, Then You'll Need To Know How To Place Them On Your Layout....Let Me Show You...
Try incorporating color or theme from your photos on your title pages
Because I love to do journaling on my scrapbook pages, I'm easily able to explain what the page is about. This is a good tip if you often prefer short scrapbook title ideas.
If you are keen on shorter title pages try and focus on words that will let the viewer know what to expect
on your page, and what memories are captured.
Instead of writing out certain words, I shorten them with hyphens.
For example, "birthday" becomes "b-day". I also use actual numbers instead of the spelling of numbers.
Tip #2. Choose a location of your title
One of the things that I love about scrapbooking titles is the freedom to do whatever comes to mind.
I rarely place a title at the top of my layouts anymore.
I place them running up the side of the page, upside down and even diagonally. The limit to how you display your imagination is how creative (or brave 😁) you're feeling!
Map out where you would place your photos, embellishments, and a space for journaling before you glue anything down.
Where you decide to place your scrapbook title on your page is important
A side note - don't feel you have to be super creative with your titles either. One of the most commonly used headlines, though a cliche, still works like Home Sweet Home! After a sweet summer vacation.
Here are some ideas about the placement of a title that I use when I'm working on a scrapbooking page:
♥ Use one title for a spread, rather than giving titles for each page.
♥ Place vertical lettering alongside large photos.
♥ If a page contains square matting, then place the title in the bottom outside corner.
♥ For pages with circles and ovals, curve the title around a portion of the largest circle or oval on the page.
♥ When using sticker words or phrases as a title, create a sticker title frame around the center photo.
Press Play On The Video Below To See How We Create Titles From GLUE...
Tip #3. Consider positioning (the crazier the better!)
Tip #4. Decide on the type of material to be used
In this layout we used a stamp to create our scrapbook title
Tip #5. Add texture (bling it up on your scrapbook pages!)
Adding dimension with a cut out page title!
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Tip #6. Have Fun With Your Scrapbook Title Ideas
This layout shows a creative way of bringing the page title to life!
Setting the scene with this beach photo layout with the page title "Aloha"
Tip # 8. Alliteration is your friend
Tip # 9. Use what you have
Who says scrapbooking page titles have to be made out of cardstock or stickers?!
If you have any memorabilia from whatever event or occasion you're scrapping, you can easily use them to make a one-of-a-kind album title for your layout.
For example, if you and a few friends went to a concert, you can cut out letters or the ticket number from your ticket stubs, or if you have an old tape of the band, you can use the album cover of the tape or CD and cut out the name of the band and song title and use them to make your scrapbook album title.
If you're scrapping a wedding, you could use your place card as a title for your page and attach the cloth sample that came in with your invitation to show the color theme of the wedding.
Threw a birthday party recently? Why not place bits and pieces of the wrappers from the gifts you received? Free materials are everywhere if you're scrapping with an open mind.
We collect so much from wherever we go, from tickets to free brochures to postcards. This is just another way to make use of those items and take your title pages to the next level!
We used leftover Christmas wrapping paper to create this page title
Tip # 10. You can never go wrong with puns.
If you're scrapbooking photos of your pets, there are endless play-on-words and puns!
Think about how cute your cat layout will look titled as, "My Furry Best Friend" or "My Purrfect Pet".
It's easy to get stuck in a rut and struggle to come up with unique scrapbook title ideas.
That's why you should check out this recommended resource for scrapbook page titles to help you with your scrapbook titles.