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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...
So if you're new to scrapping or just looking for fresh scrapbok ideas, here are five tips to help you express yourself in words on your pages.
After you read this guide you might want to check out this ndy resource to help you lift your scrapbooking titles game.
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" :)
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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.
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.
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.