Jazzing Up Titles
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Posted: 2/5/2010 7:26:54 PM
Sometimes I just stare at my page and know it needs something but can't figure out what. Today I went through my scrap magazines and made a list of all the ideas people used to jazz up their titles. This way I have something to refer to when my mind goes blank.

Thought I'd share -- please add any ideas you have!

Mix 2 different sizes of the same font
Mix fonts using one block font, one script font
Cut title out of patterned paper
Replace an O or the dot of an i with a diecut or sticker
Add stitching to letters
Overlap letters
Mix colors of letters
Put background shape behind an area of the title
Add glitter
Add pop-dot
Put the title in a word bubble
Put the title in a journaling block
Put the title on a photo mat
Put a square behind some of the letters
Make some of the words in the title in a small font and put a strip behind them
Put the title in a half circle and decorate the circle
Put the letters on angles
Cut the title out of the same paper as the background
Put the title in a shape
Put a small circle behind one letter or more letters
Layer one part of the title over another word in the title
Use a photograph of a sign for the title
Put a sticker/clipart/diecut between 2 words in the title
Mix capitals and lowercase letters
Use a reverse cut-out of the letters (cut the letters out and then use the background for the title
Outline letters with pen
Put a shadow around the letters
Distress the letters
Ink the edges of the letters
Put a frame around one or more of the words
Put a brush stroke behind the title
Put a border strip underneath (ie at the bottom) of the title (to support it)
Use felt letters
Use chipboard


Added by other peas:

i like to break words in unusual places, looks like letters but when looking closer, reads a word. for example, in a square box i would put letters:
gr
ade and then really big '3' beside it for my dd's first day of grade 3 page

Put an 1 or a 1 with a round embellishment to make a D.
Make most of the title one color letters (regardless of if you vary font or size) but make one word different colors, or some letters at least one different color.
Put all or part of the title in brackets.
Run your title up or down the side of your page.
Form a title from pattern paper scraps cut into strips.
Put only part of title on a photo, let the rest go onto the layout.
Do a play on words. "Owl" always love you, "GlamEARous"
Put part of the title on a ribbon, even a pleated one.
Accent under the title with a row of punches, die cuts or other small embellishments.
Run strips of journaling between the decks (words) of the title.
Use small letters on, under or near a big photo.
Cut title from unused photos
Put letters on giant brads
Put the journaling on top and the title in the middle or on the bottom.

large chipboard letter for 1st letter. Wrap scrap fiber or embroidry floss around it for a different look

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Posted: 2/5/2010 8:01:10 PM
Great list! I can think of a couple more ways.

Glue rhinestones, small flowers, or add charms to one or more letters.

Punch one or more holes through letters, thread ribbon through and tie knot or bow.


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Posted: 2/5/2010 8:52:04 PM
I love that ribbon idea!

Princess-hydro
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Posted: 2/6/2010 11:24:37 PM
Thanks for the list. I don't have anything else to add...I'm just a sponge tonight.

kyusko13
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Posted: 2/6/2010 11:39:13 PM
great list to refer too!



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Posted: 2/7/2010 12:54:31 AM
Great list! Thanks for posting.

How about:

Stamping/ink on the letters.
Stamp/emboss with clear
Did we say add Stickles, yet?





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Posted: 2/7/2010 1:15:23 AM
I am more visual I need some pics to go with these great ideas...



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matleavepea
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Posted: 2/7/2010 10:58:17 AM
i like to break words in unusual places, looks like letters but when looking closer, reads a word. for example, in a square box i would put letters:

gr
ade and then really big '3' beside it for my dd's first day of grade 3 page

love this list and am totally printing it out for future reference - titles cause me MUCH grief!

disneypal
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Posted: 2/7/2010 11:22:33 AM
Great list !



vievegirl
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Posted: 2/7/2010 12:19:16 PM
Wow, thank you for sharing. That must have taken awhile to get such a large list. But I will definitely be bookmarking this. So thanks!



EllenPea
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Posted: 2/7/2010 12:46:01 PM
You just inspired me to take a closer look at all the titles in my latest magazine, and I am amazed at how much more creative all of them were than I usually am. I came up with a list similar to yours, but here are some others.

Put an 1 or a 1 with a round embellishment to make a D.

Make most of the title one color letters (regardless of if you vary font or size) but make one word different colors, or some letters at least one different color.

Put all or part of the title in brackets.

Run your title up or down the side of your page.

Form a title from pattern paper scraps cut into strips.

Put only part of title on a photo, let the rest go onto the layout.

Do a play on words. "Owl" always love you, "GlamEARous"

Put part of the title on a ribbon, even a pleated one.

Accent under the title with a row of punches, die cuts or other small embellishments.

Run strips of journaling between the decks (words) of the title.

Use small letters on, under or near a big photo.

Cut title from unused photos

Put letters on giant brads

Put the journaling on top and the title in the middle or on the bottom.



doglover
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Posted: 2/7/2010 1:51:07 PM
Glad people found this useful. I updated the the original post with the great ideas that have been added!

Monica B
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Posted: 2/7/2010 3:36:30 PM
Great ideas! TFS



scrappingolfer
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Posted: 2/7/2010 6:45:54 PM
I don't remember seeing this, but I like to use a lg.chipboard letter for 1st. letter. I wrap scrap fiber or embroidry floss around it for a different look. Like your list, thanks.

Ella Minnow Pea
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Posted: 2/7/2010 8:57:56 PM
Can't think of anything to add, just wanted to thank you for the post! I'm saving this for when i get stuck (which is all the time, lol)



Jenn2976
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Posted: 2/7/2010 11:19:31 PM
great list!!! tfs!


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TamraC
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Posted: 2/7/2010 11:39:43 PM
thanks for the suggestions.Making titles visually interesting is a challenge sometimes.`


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arelys1228
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Posted: 2/8/2010 1:06:44 PM
use acronyms i seen titles with the photo cut up into lettes. thats diff.


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