5 Tips To Creating Catchy Scrapbook Titles For Your Layouts!

Scrapbook Titles and Why They're Important To Get Right

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 are one of the biggest factors in setting the tone of your page and also bring the rest of your embellishment together and highlight your theme.

I would get so excited about choosing the right photos and embellishments, but would only give a little thought about the words on my pages Most of my titles were handwritten ones and were located at the top of the page.

Now after making thousands of scrapbook titles and looking at pages that friends have created, I realize that having the right words is just as important as everything else on the page. So if you're new to scrapbooking or just looking for fresh ideas, here are five tips to help you express yourself in words on your pages.

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Tip #1. Keep it short silly! (using the K.I.S.S principle)

I have discovered that good and heartfelt scrapbook journaling doesn't have to be about using long scrapbook titles. A long title can easily hog a good portion of the page. 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.
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Since I tend to journal on most of my scrapbook pages, I'm able to explain what the page is about even with short scrapbook titles. The title should be just a quick one or two words to let the viewer know what to expect on that page or spread.

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

One of the things that I love about scrapbooking is the freedom to do whatever comes to mind. I rarely place titles at the top of my pages anymore.

Instead, I think about different titles to use, and as I begin my layout with photos, die-cuts, journal writing, and such, I think about the placement of the title. Here are some ideas that I use for my pages:

♥ 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 a page 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.

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Tip #3. Consider positioning (the crazier the better!)

Once I decide on the location of a title, I then choose how I want to position the letters. A lot of times if my title is horizontal, I will purposely slant my letters a little to the left or right while keeping my photos straight.

This gives it a fun look and it stops me from feeling as though I need to be a perfectionist and line up each letter just so.

For titles that are in a corner, I'll usually slant it a little. If it's a 4-letter word, such as love, then I'll place the letters in a block form with L-O on top and V-E on the bottom.

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Tip #4. Decide on type of material to be used

Add charm to your scrapbook page titles by using different types of material for the lettering.

The choices of material for scrapbooking titles are endless! Here are some ideas that I enjoy using:

♥ Letter rubber stamps of various sizes

♥ Letter die-cuts

♥ Card stock

♥ Patterned scrapbook paper

♥ Letters from a magazine

♥ Foam letters

♥ Sticker letters

♥ Using a pretty font, type a title on a clear label

It is important to give your page titles some texture, that's why foam letters, stickers, and magazine cutouts are my go-to materials for making scrapbook titles as they give an extra layer of dimension to your page.

Tip #5. Add texture (bling it up baby!)

Nobody likes looking at bland scrapbooking titles, adding texture to a title can help make the title stand out from the rest of the page. Use a sequin, tiny jewel, or piece of confetti to dot the "i" in a title.

Add sequins to the first letter of the title. If using letter rubber stamps, allow extra space in between each letter. Then use glitter glue and draw squares or circles around each letter.

For a "girly" page, I sometimes will cut a fabric flower to fit around the outside edge of the first and last letter of the title. For a boy's page, I've cut out letters from sandpaper for a fun look and texture.

Tip #6. Have Fun With Your Scrapbook Title Ideas

Experiment with your scrapbooking titles, I tend to try different ideas and try out different titles for my pages and settle for what best fits your page. If you're designing scrapbooking page titles for pages that have flowers, cut out simple leaves. Mat each title letter onto a leaf. If you feel that a page doesn't have a lot of colors, then make a bright bold title or use a different color for each letter.

Designing scrapbook titles is a lot of fun. The more you attempt new and different ideas, the more creative your titles will become. And before you know it, you'll be creating catchy scrapbooking titles one right after another!

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