Letter stickers are tied with patterned paper as my favorite scrapbook supply. They are timeless.. classic.. and admit it, so fun to use. :) I decided to use a ton of different types so you can see how many styles there are! There are thick cardstock type (tired:sei); there are thin, clear type (saD: Cthru); there are fuzzy ones (thankful:making memories); ones with patterns on them (young:making memories); teeny shaped tags (amazed:doodlebug); script, handwritten ones (frazzled:american crafts); grunged up ones (special:basic grey); big (old:mustard moon); kinds that are already mixed up for you so you don't have to think what goes with what (aware:doodlebug); colored (glad:autumn leaves); white (protective: doodlebug) and shaped (driven:KI memories).
Photo 2: Tag
When it comes to placing letter stickers it can be tricky to line them up straight! That is, if you are going for that look! :) Most of the time, I eyeball it.. I look at the letters and try to have the bottoms line up. But of course you can do it with a ruler or as I did here, I used the lines on the patterned paper to guide me! When I am about to stick my letters down, I always do it halfway, so if I need to readjust, it's not down for good.
Photo 3: Layout: a knack for making me laugh
This is one of my favorite things to do with letter stickers. It used to be really popular awhile back and now I don't see it as much, but I still love to do it.....mixing up letter styles/fonts. It's a great way to go through your stash! Out of e's-- go to a different manufacturer! :)
One of the easiest ways I think of mixing my letters is to think if it is going to stay a solid color or if it's going to be mixed colors. Then I look at the fonts. Here I chose to primarily stick with classic type font and mix with a few handwritten script letters. I like the whimisical feel it adds to the title.
Another thing I did here was to keep the insides of the letters as I stuck them. I believe the first time I saw that done was by our Jackie Bonette, and now it is so popluar that it has made it into this tutorial. :) I like to do it for a few letters here and there...and when I think the title calls for some playfulness.
Photo 4: Card
Here is an example of mixing letter stickers from different manufacturers. I chose to go with different colors and different shapes. I like to use assorted textures and shapes when mixing it up like this. I think it makes for a really cute look.
Layout instructions: (emotions)
1. Use patterned paper to mat your photo.
2. Add chipboard circles above photo and paperclip/epoxy and ribbon for photo embellishments.
3. Use assorted letter stickers for background.
1. Cut a piece of patterned paper for part of title.
3. Add diecut heart, ribbon and stickers.
4. Add ribbon.
Layout instructions: (laugh)
1. Mat photo with patterned paper and tear bottom.
2. Add a patterned paper strip across layout.
3. Use letter stickers for title.
4. Add additional stickers above photo.
5. Use a brad to adhere clear flower diecut.
6. Handwrite journaling.
7. Cut epoxy frame in half for photo corners.
1. Cut a piece of patterned cardstock and fold in half.
2. On a coordinating tag, use letter stickers for title.
3. Use ribbon and brad for tag top.
4. Add circle sticker and diecut with brad to top of card.
LOTS OF LETTER STICKERS