Creative Lettering

Get some ideas for lettering techniques from the staffers of Scrapbooks etc.

Autumn Leaves

Darcy Christensen differentiated the alphabet used on this autumn topper by outlining each of the large letters and their boxes with a black pen, then outlining the boxes again with a gray marker. She further embellished it with a metal leaf accent bought at Wal-Mart and woven mesh.

Design by Darcy Christensen

Sources: Patterned paper by EK Success. Brads by Lost Art Treasures.


The contrast of patterned bright-orange papers set against a black background makes this eye-catching Halloween topper stand out. Darcy Christensen used a white gel marker to write the boxed letters on black paper and then outlined the letters and boxes with a gold gel pen to make them pop. She also added little gold dots inside the boxes for more interest.

Design by Darcy Christensen

Sources: Patterned papers are All About Me by Pebbles Inc. Galaxy Marker by American Crafts. Eyelets by Making Memories. Fibers by Adornaments for EK Success.


For this page of nature-inspired hues, Jodi Sanford used squares and rectangles of green paper and green fibers to coordinate with the boxed letters placed on the brown background. She also modified the shape of the letter boxes a little by making the top and bottom edges of the boxes flat rather than rounded like the original alphabet. She cut out each boxed letter, attached fiber loops to the backs, and hung them over minibrads set and spaced evenly on a strip of green card stock.

Design by Jodi Sanford

Sources: Patterned paper by Scrapbook Wizard. Fibers by On the Surface.


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