They come in all shapes, sizes, colors and styles, and for many, alphabet tiles are a staple. Whether you’re titling a page, adding a name or date or adding some journaling, alphabet tiles are a great way to give your page a little pizazz.
About This Page
LeNae used papers and embellishments from the Busy Scrapper’s Solution Girls to Women collection for this page. She used the blue/pink stripes as her background, then added the pink stars paper and swirl borders. She matted both photos on yellow cardstock, then the larger one again on pearl white cardstock to draw the eye to it. LeNae computer journaled on pearl white cardstock, then matted it again on blue. She added a large tag with Bubble Gum Fibers and additional cut out art. LeNae used the alphabet tiles on the top and bottom of the page.
Patterned Paper Tip
The Busy Scrapper’s Solution books come with papers and embellishments perfectly coordinated for you, making it easy to create fun pages like this! LeNae selected the pink stars because they’re perfect for a princess page, then chose to use the blue/pink stripes as a background to break up the stars pattern and keep the eye from getting lost. The swirl borders are a great transition between the two patterns—they’re just glued over the line separating the two patterned papers. LeNae’s choice in patterned papers works well to create a fun page and great tones brighten the page since both photos are a little dark.
LeNae’s Tip of the Month: Alphabet Tiles
The variety of different alphabet tiles makes it easy to find a set that will work with any layout—whether it’s a heritage, shabby chic, masculine or feminine. LeNae selected these pink and yellow alphabet tiles that were made to coordinate perfectly with the papers she selected. She “altered” the tiles by cutting them into circles, rather than the squares that are on the sheet. Alphabet tiles can be altered in a number of other ways as well—by crumpling them, sanding them, inking them or chalking them. Each method gives them a unique look.
Alphabet tiles are not only a great page accent, but also a fabulous shortcut for journaling. “Simply cut them out, then add them to your layout for a touch of color and design. Use repositionable glue and you won’t have to worry about getting them perfectly spaced on the page the first time!” LeNae says. She aligned these tiles along the top and bottom of the page to draw the viewer’s eye to the photos in the center.
LeNae’s Steps to Making This Layout
- For the background: Use the blue/pink stripes as your background paper. Cut a 9 1/2” x 12” piece of pink stars paper and center, gluing to the blue/pink stripes paper. Cut out the top and bottom swirls border. Glue one over each seam of the two papers, as shown.
- For the photos: Mat both photos on bright yellow cardstock. Mat the larger photo again on pearl white cardstock. Glue the larger photo to the right side of the pink stars paper and the smaller one angled, to the left side.
- Journal: Journal on your computer and print onto pearl white cardstock. Mat on blue cardstock and glue to the upper left of the pink stars paper. Cut out “Princess”, the crown, two stars and large tag. Add the stars to the journaling block as shown. Glue the crown overlapping the right side of the large photo. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and string pink fibers through it, then knot. Glue the tag next to the smaller photo, angled.
- Add the alphabet tiles: Cut the alphabet tiles into circles. Attach “FAIRY” to the top and the name on the bottom, as shown, using foam tape. Glue “Princess” next to “FAIRY.”