Scrapbook Ideas for Playing with Orientation in Your Title Work

Scrapbook Ideas for Playing with Orientation in Your Titles | Get It ScrappedScrapbook page titles–and their rendering–offer many opportunities to be clever and playful in your page design.

Rotating the orientation of an alpha or words is a great opportunity for title play that can draw the eye, tweak the mood of your scrapbook page, support your story, or even enhance word play.



Sian Fair says, “This is a photo of my family in Berlin: they look confused, as if they have ended up in the wrong place due to navigational difficulties. In fact they always look like this on hoiday beclause nobody can decide where we should head to next.”

“I flipped part of my title ‘Upside down’ so that it is!”

“I placed the ‘N’ at an angle to reflect that way we all turn a map in our hands as we try to make sense of it (or is that only me?) To emphasize my point I included a photo mat of an upside down piece of map paper and an upside down word sticker.”

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Upside Down by Sian Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cocoa Daisy; alphas: Cocoa Daisy, Felicity Jane, Word sticker: Cocoa Daisy; Flair: A Flair for Buttons


Stefanie Semple says, “We visited the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. It was impressive, as was the hefty fee to go up the lifts and view it.”

“I turned the title vertically to lie over the photos and emphasize the height of the building. The vertical title stitched over the large photo adds to the sense of drama and cues to the size of the building.”

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Skyscraper by Stefanie Semple. The Lilypad designers: MPM ViewPoint; Chelle’s Creations (retired) Stitch me ups; Just Jaimee’s StoryTeller September 2017 Alpha.


Devra Hunt says, “My son received a set of stacking boxes as a gift. His way of exploring and playing with them was to knock them down, then put them on his head. Then he laughs and does it all over again.”

“The mood of the page is playful and I wanted the title to fit in with this too. Choosing a long title enabled me to play with font, color and orientation. I gave emphasis to the word ‘block’ by using a contrast color (red), using a serif font, and, finally, by placing the letters into a square or blocked shape. Doing this ties the title directly to both the photo and the story of the page.”

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Don’t Be Such a Block Head by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock and alphas-American Crafts, Patterned paper, stickers-PhotoPlay Paper, enamel pieces-Kaiserkraft, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Flair-A Flair for Buttons, pen-EK Success, adhesive-Recollections, EK Success


Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This page is about skiing on Xmas day in Squaw Valley.  It only seemed logical to put my title on a ski slope to bring emphasis to the story behind the page.”

“The title is important because it makes up over half the journaling on the page and the diagonal draws the viewer’s attention. The two photos balance the page. The colors of the images were difficult to work with so I modified them to cyan. They work well with the papers and elements from the kit I used.”

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Squaw Valley X-mas Skiing | Supplies: LynnGrieveson_Bergen; myedeleon_somerset_doily; pinkreptiledesigns_FALALA_stitching


Shanna Hystad says, “This page is about my daughter Hailey visiting a botanical garden in Tucson, AZ.”

“Not only did I turn the word cactus on its side, I used different colors, heights, widths and fonts in this title. It’s probably the silliest title I’ve ever done. Hailey was simply amazed by the cactus and I thought they fit the title perfectly.”

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Getting Cozy with a Cactus by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Paper: Photo Play (Resort Town), Embellishments: Momenta, Alphas: October Afternoon


Megan Blethen says, “My young boys loved to play around before bedtime when they were younger, anything to stay up late and that’s what this page is about.”

“I love these four photos, even though a couple of them are a bit blurry. Their smiles are just so perfect. I wanted the title to be connected, but because of the placement of the two photo clusters I decided to stretch the word ‘about’ from top to bottom instead of left to right. In doing this, the title stays connected and also draws your eye down from the top cluster of photos to the bottom photos.”

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Wild About You by Megan Blethen says, “Supplies: Papers: October Afternoon All Boy ‘No Girls Allowed’, Shimelle True Stories ‘Cappuccino’, Studio Calico, Basic Grey Persimmon ‘Crumb Cakes’ Embellishments: Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera, Pink Paislee Heart Cork pieces, One Canoe Two Enamel Triangles, DIY thickers ‘Rainboots’, Heidi Swapp Resist Alpha Chipboard Stickers


Cara Vincens says, “This page tells the story of my husband and his brothers deciding to give their Dad an ipad for Christmas: their dad, who has a very strong aversion to all things techy! After all of their efforts teaching him how to use it and showing all the fab stuff it does, he pulled out his disposable camera!”

“My title is quite playful and fun. The colors and fonts take a common quote and spice it up and keep to the playful, mocking tone of the page. The words are grouped together, but the title is not at all linear. Each font was specifically chosen to add a bit of whimsy or in the case of ‘can’t’ and ‘old’ a bit of contrasting seriousness. The orientation of both words are straight,  but turning ‘old’ on it’s side helps take the edge off it’s severity. ‘Teach’ ‘new’ and ‘tricks’ are purposely not lined up straight to add to the fun. The icing on the cake is the dog die cut in the place of the ‘O’ in the word ‘dog’.”

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You Can’t Teach and Old Dog New Tricks by Cara Vincens | Supplies: cardstock – Bazzill; patterned papers – Dear Lizzy for American Crafts, Pink Paisley and Crate Paper; Die cuts, stickers and rub-ons – Pink Paisley; Clear Sentiment sticker – Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Enamel Dtos and Stars – Shimelle for American Crafts and Simple Stories letter stickers – Dear Lizzy for American Crafts, Elle’s Studio, Hip Kit Club, Jillibean Soup and October Afternoon; washi – Bella Blvd.


Ronnie Crowley says, “We recently became empty nesters with our son heading off to college, and I wanted to record that.”

“I created a large title piece using common letters in my word to intertwine the words. I felt this represented how life is a journey and how everything is connected. I then added a large tree to represent the tree of life and how this is a just another branch. In the end, I created a very different page than my usual style but it was a fun page, and I was happy that portrayed the message I wanted.”

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Empty Nester by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: Dawn Inskip – Roots; Etc. by Danyale Krafty and Mixed Soup Alpha

2 Responses to Scrapbook Ideas for Playing with Orientation in Your Title Work

  1. Margaret March 13, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

    Love every layout in today’s blog – I’ll be looking for ways to play with my titles!

  2. JenniferE March 14, 2018 at 6:38 am #

    Fantastic LOs ladies! Such creativity!

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