Yes, it is Saturday. Well, I guess I just can't get myself going in the new year! LOL

Here are five different ways to make titles more interesting:

1. Use different colors to make certain words stand out:

The break between the green patterned paper and the brown CS on this page made it easy to make a two-tone title:


2. Do the title vertically: Sometimes I actually turn the page so the title appears to be at the top, glue it, and then I turn it the right way.


3. Use multiple fonts. Try mixing stickers, chipboard letters, and rub-ons in one title.

I used 5 different fonts on this — cut the title with my Silhouette:


I used vinyl, glittered chipboard, and plain chipboard letters to make this title:

On this page I used small sticker letters, felt letters, and glitter chipboard letters from three different brands!


On this page I actually mixed two different diecut fonts, using a different font for the capital letters on “Christmas Baby”. Then I used a really small diecut font to create the first part of the title:


Here I used a BIG font for the main title and did a subtitle in handwriting and a really small diecut font:

4. Center the title around a line on the page. I used the edge of the blue cardstock on this page to create the title around. I actually scraplifted this page from the “Scrap Simple” idea book.

I used the line of the photo on this page as a base for my rub-on title:

5. Set your title around an object. Here I used the snowman printed on the page as a base for my title:

My title on this page just follows the photo:


I stamped a jounaling post and that made the perfect path for my title!


I rotated the design above to create the page below, using the journaling spot as a guide for the top of the letters in the title:

Here I followed the curve of the circle on the page:


I did the same thing as above just vertically:


I wrapped this title around a journaling spot as well:


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Also be sure to check out the Creative Cafe blog party going on right now! There are giveaways and some super cute projects. Here's the link:

http://mycreative-cafe.com/blog/?p=494

Happy Scrapping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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10 thoughts on “Five Fridays #21 – Five Ways to Title

  1. Great tips!!

    Posted on January 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm
  2. Fantastic ideas!!! Your titles always rock!!

    Posted on January 18, 2009 at 4:59 am
  3. Fantastic ideas!!! Your titles always rock!!

    Posted on January 18, 2009 at 4:59 am
  4. Fantastic ideas!!! Your titles always rock!!

    Posted on January 18, 2009 at 4:59 am
  5. OOo thanks Jennifer! I love these ideas! Off to mimick some on my layouts!

    Posted on January 18, 2009 at 6:22 am
  6. Fantastic LO’s, great ideas and I just love the pictures on the LO Thirsty!! :)

    Posted on January 18, 2009 at 8:55 am
  7. Your LO’s are lovely and your titles are gorgeous – will have to come back and take some notes!!

    Posted on January 19, 2009 at 5:09 am
  8. seriously amazing Jennifer!

    Posted on January 20, 2009 at 7:35 am
  9. all of these pages are incredible… i love the tea garden and the believe with the birdie! love them!!!!

    Posted on January 23, 2009 at 5:15 pm
  10. I just found your blog! Awesome! Thanks for sharing your work!

    Posted on January 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm