Using “Big Titles” on a scrapbook page is one of my favorite things to do. Those big letters really become an important style element. You can fill the letters up with photos or your favorite scrapbook patterned paper. The possibilities are endless!
Let’s get inspired and take a look at how other scrapbookers have used these gorgeous massive letters in their layouts!
The letters can’t get much bigger than those on this first layout: Just Go. The period is added for extra emphasis
The title of this page has been blown up to fill most of the page. And it fits the featured photo perfectly. I love the playfulness and the multitude of colors of the letters. Keeping the letters all the same size and repeating the colors of the patterned paper brings unity and cohesion. Extra texture and dimension is added to the layout with the paint splattering and “smeared” coloring of the background paper. Notice the wads of thread at several places behind the letters. The little sparkly hearts are the perfect finishing touch!
This layout shows a great example of how to use solid letters for your big title. Stacking the big unicolored letters this way makes the word look less massive and give it some playfulness and dimension. The choice for beige/brown makes the color photo and added raindrops really pop. Those raindrops are such a great idea! So simple, yet so effective. And the photo of the two kids in their adorable raincoats (I want that spiderman umbrella!) is very cute!
In this layout the title has been digitally “cut out” from a beautiful sunset photo. I love the addition of the two horizontal lines, creating not only a barrier between the three statements, but also a road for the little Volkswagen bus embellishment to drive on. The page is filled with cute details: I love the background that is filled with passport stamps and the little airplane making a looping around the letter “O”. Again, this page would be a great opening page for that vacation album!
The yellow striped patterned paper gives extra emphasis to the big bright letters of the title “Summer”. This bold title really sets the tone for the rest of the layout that is filled with fun summer memories. It is such a fun and happy page! I love the star-filled background paper that not only repeats the bright yellow of the title but also repeats the blue of the photo frames and the red of some of the embellishments. The blue button with the big red bow pulls the top and bottom part of the page together and is the perfect finishing touch.
Another bright and colorful layout! The big title letters are filled with all different kinds of pastel tinted patterned paper, matching the colors of the photos and the rest of the page perfectly. The two featured photos are tucked behind the massive title and lovely little embellishments have been added to fill up the rest of the central cluster. There is a lot to see on this page: cute little details like the little paper flowers on all the letters “S” creating a design triangle, the little wads of thread adding texture to the page and the paint splattered background emphasizing the joyous and fun nature of the layout.
The title letters are very big and very colorful, but still your eye is drawn to the little girl in the photo first. The thin stretched out letters are stitched on the page and because of the myriad of colors become an important layout feature. The rest of the page is kept pretty minimal, providing some wonderful white space. I love the idea of the title being a colorful visual element rather than just “something to read”.
This layout is all letters! The added photo also forms the letter “L” of the “Wonderful” title. What a great stashbusting idea to cut those little scraps of patterned paper into letters! You can use those letters on cards, on scrapbook layouts and for many more purposes! I love the stitched stars, bringing texture and unity to the page. And I also love how each letter is decorated with their own little embellishment. So cute!
The main photo is about a cat loving yarn, so what better than to incorporate that yarn into the title? The big letters have been wrapped with colorful yarn. I love the idea of using different shades of color per letter. This breaks up the solid “massiveness” of the big letters. Notice how the yarn is wrapped for the most part in the same direction. This creates unity and cohesion of the title letters. Those small details really make this page to the wonderful layout it is. I love the dimension the title brings and, of course, the texture. Yarn always is a great way of introducing soft texture to a page.
The title really is the star in this colorful layout. With its dark background and black and white photo the pinks of the letters really pop off the page. Extra bling is added with the gold glittered word “Always”. I love the combination of the gold and the pink shades. The pink color is repeated in the cute embellishments. And I absolutely adore the massive white flowers (are they stamped?) on the background. Adding some brightly colored paint splatters to that background almost transforms the flowers into bursts of fireworks, giving a very festive effect. Great technique!
This layout shows a different technique for creating a big title. The letters have been cut out from the white cardstock and a fun green/turquois piece of patterned paper has been placed behind the
This “Cool Rad Awesome Dude” deserves a cool, rad and awesome page! And here is it! I love the different letters of the big title, mixing block lettering with stitched handlettering. Notice how the word “Rad” has a solid blue color, making those letters really pop. Every word is decorated differently: “Cool” has a grungy patterned paper, “Rad” the solid blue and “Dude” different geometrical patterned papers. This combination of words make the page look very dynamic. The dotted circles of the background add to that sense of movement and life as do the little plus-shaped embellishments and the wild tears of the patterned paper background on the bottom.
I love the deep cut-out numbers in this massive title. There is instant dimension because of all the dropshadows. The cut-outs have a cohesive look, despite being decorated with all sorts of different little embellishments. The photo of the 38-year-old in question takes up only a little bit of the cut-out, but still draws the eye and takes pride of place. What a great idea to celebrate your birthday by putting that number in a large print on the page!
Perhaps not really a title, but still big letters! This layout leaves no doubt about whether the two little kids in the photo are loved. The massive ombre pink “XOXO” makes it all very clear indeed! The page is divided in an upper and lower part and the two clusters are joined by the black and white striped patterned paper running vertically. I love the little details of the two clusters, combining all sorts of materials that give extra dimension and texture to the page. And the ombre effect of the big letters softens the solid look of the title.
Let’s go explore! The big “Wanderlust” title invites us to join the creator of this page in her travels and how she documented them. These big cut-outs are so versatile: every combination of patterned papers will give those massive letters a completely different look. I love the subdued pastel-tinted color scheme of this layout with its pops of darker colored patterned paper. The little wooden buttons add dimension to the page and they are placed in such a way to form a designer triangle. My personal favorite embellishment is the little moth bug resting on the letter “N”. You don’t see too many bugs on scrapbook pages!
What a great idea to document your childs first word! Especially when it is “Perfect”! This sweet layout has a big title filled with pastel-tinted colors that match the colors of the photo perfectly. I love the change in font and color of the words “First Word”. The black is repeated with some of the embellishments on the page, adding a bit of gravitas to an otherwise very light and airy layout. The thin striped background paper is very cute and gives a sense of structure to the page.
On this layout the big letters of the title word “Today” are embedded in a colorful cluster of gorgeous flowers. The letters themselves are filled with cute patterned papers, except for the letter “A” which shows the underlying paper flower cluster. Such a fun idea! The title and flowers frame the featured photo on three sides, leaving ample white space. Notice how the paint smears and splatters add to the whimsical and joyous feeling of the page. The black paint splatters are very small and are also grouped in clusters. This prevents the layout from feeling to crowded and it draws the eye to different parts of the page.
Well, “Hooray” for “2018”! Big letters and numbers are great to use on title pages, for example on the first page of your yearly scrapbook or Project Life book. And this family clearly celebrated the beginning of the new year in style.! I love the little party hat embellishment on the “8” of 2018 and the colorful banner saying “Celebrate” is quite adorable too. The colors and embellishments on this page leave no doubt that this new year was very welcome and that the start of it was a genuine party!
Gorgeous! This layout has stolen my heart, and not just because I am a bit fan of using stitching and embroidery on a page (check out this blog post!). The colors are popping on this layout! I love the use of different techniques and materials: embroidery, watercolor paing, paper flower embellishments and a great layering and clustering technique. I love that the massive letters of the word “Family” are in white while the rest of the page is bursting with color. The letters are also softened by using a stitch outline. Such a cool idea! And if you look very carefully, you might actually see a photo in this layout! Hahaha!
“Hey hey hey”! This joyful layout has bold colors that all match the lovely patterned paper used in the letter “H”. I love that this title has big letters in a handwritten font. It gives the page such a different look than a block letter would have. Again, there is a lot of paint splattering (such a fun technique!) and flower clustering. Those gorgeous turquoise flowers form a designer triangle, as do the three smaller “Hey” words. I love the use yellow as bright spots on this page.
Another “Wanderlust” page, and again with a completely different vibe. The big bold title letters are filled with big bold patterned papers and the background has an awesome leather type look. This layout is quite the statement! I love all the black stitching on the sides and corners of the layout. The little triangle of patterned paper in the lower right corner of the page anchors the title to the page and really is the perfect finishing touch. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with your pages! Not everybody loves pastel colors, go for what you want!
Another layout with a bold color scheme. This page documents an awesome boy and pastel color will just not do! I love the textured look of the two layered background papers and the green and blue color scheme. In stead of flowers, the creator of this page has clustered different types of stars, a very cool idea. Think of the many ways you can use that big cut-out of the word “Awesome” on your pages! The sky is the limit. It can describe your vacation, your family member, the way you feel about your hobbies etc. Awesome indeed!
Another page about boys, though this one has a completely different vibe. On this layout bright colors are used for a very distinctive look. I love the way the big cut-out letters are sparingly filled with patterned papers: each letter has two different color-matching papers, and not all the spaces have been filled. This gives the page a mischievous look, very fitting for the boys! Again, stars have been clustered and they are filled with the same patterned papers as the title letters. And I love the choice of yellow for the background. Yellow always makes me happy!
“Adventure”!. The massive cut-out letters are backed by patterned paper rectangles. This way the letters are not filled completely and there is some overlap in between the background of the letters. This give an instant playful look to the page. I love that the photo of the children fills the letter “A”. It immediately draws the eye and really pops off the page. The rest of the layout is kept fairly simple. The stars of the show are clearly the photo and the big title!
“Boys Rule”! I love the grafitti/street art style of this page. It is a completely different look than any other layout featured in this blog post. The colors are bold. The handwritten font lettering is bold. And the choice of embellishments are bold. I mean, how often do you get to use a skull and crossbones on your pages? And one with a little crown as well! This layout is so cool, you almost forget to look at the photo of the actual “boys”, even though an arrow clearly leads the eye!
So beautiful! I love stitching and embroidery on a page (want to see more of that? Check out this blog post!) and so I absolutely adore this layout. The idea of stitching a big title is so cute! Embroidery brings instant texture to a page and it also gives a layout a very soft vibe. I love that all the letters have different colors. This way the whole sentence becomes a style element rather than something you just have to read. I also love the sentiment of the words and the matching photo. The rest of the layout is kept simple. This allows the stitched title and photo to pop!
The big title letters are stitched on in a vertical orientation down the middle of the page. The color scheme is muted and subdued and gives the page an “earthy” minimal vibe. I love the choice of patterned papers for the letters, my personal favorite being the black paper with the light crosses on it. It has such a cool graphic look. I also love the simplicity of the photo, just the girl against a white background showing a photo of herself on a phone that is kept in front of her face. There is a whole story in this one snapshot! The little paint splatters and embellishments add playfulness to this page that could otherwise be very severe. It’s the perfect balance!
Let’s just make it absolutely clear: “Swimming is my favorite”! I love the playful look of the handcut letters. Such vibrant and fun colors! And how awesome is that glittery gold type of paper! The photo of the kid in all his swimgear is so cute and very colorful, matching the vibrant vibe of the page. I love that this layout has reserved some space for journaling, despite the large photo and title. It is a fun way of documenting this boy’s favorite activity!
It might be a bit presumptious to add my own layout to this list, but I feel I need to show you that I not only love those big giant titles, I actually use them in my own scrapbooking as well. This is one of the first digital Photoshop layouts I have ever made. And even though in hindsight I would probably do things a little differently now, I’m still pretty proud of myself. Creating these photo-filled giant letter overlays is a fairly simple thing to do in Photoshop, but I really like the effect. It is one of the first double page spreads in my Canadian vacation photo album. Hopefully it will inspire you to use big letter titles in your own scrapbooking!