Alphabets

Alphabet Stickers are one of my favorite things to buy when scrapbooking. I could go crazy buying just those, and spend a fortune. In fact, every time I walk into a scrapbooking store, I usually buy at least 1-2 sets of alphabet stickers. Usually, I stick with solid colors, and mostly black and white. But, that is because that is just what I like. But, there are hundreds of choices out there. When choosing from solid colors, patterned stickers, chipboard, bling letters, etc., it can get expensive. So why not come up with some creative ways to make your alphabets, or find them in a place you may have not thought of before. Here are a few ideas:

* Cut letters out of a magazine- This is so fun, and adds such a funky, ransom note style look to your page.

* Use your scrabble pieces- Never play scrabble anymore? Then, use those pieces as letters on your layouts. Or, if you don’t want to use your own game, pick up a game at a thrift store, or yard sale.

* Chalk your letters- Why not use that scrapbooking chalk, and scribble out some letters?

* Simply draw your own letters- This is fun because then you can cut around the letters in any pattern you like. For example, cut squares, circles, or rectangles around your letters after you write them.

* Print them- Did you know that there are hundreds of free fonts you can download to your computer online? Find fonts that you love, download them, and then use your personal printer to print out the letters you need!

* Stencils- If you don’t like your own handwriting, this is a great way to get perfect alphabet letters every time. You can re-use the template over and over again!

Get creative. There are endless possibilities for how you can do your title work. Try out some of these today!

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com

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