Sunday, April 8, 2012

How to Line up a Title

I was at a crop a few weeks ago and was showing someone how I lined up my titles when using letters cut out on my Cricut.  I was surprised that a few other people hadn't done this before either so I thought I'd share how I line up my titles.

First, cut out your title on your Cricut or other diecutting machine.  If you are using a Gypsy you will be able to see how the title will look when cut.  If you aren't using a Gypsy make sure that the paper saver mode is off so your low letters (g, j, y, etc) will cut in the right position.     

Next, peel off the paper that the letters were cut from and lay this on your layout where you want your title.  This will allow you to see that your title will fit and let you place it exactly where you want the title to be.  You can even play around with multiple locations for your title without having to stick on your letters. 

After putting adhesive on your letters (my favorite is the Xyron 150) put your letters back in the empty spaces.  

Now your title will look like this.  

 Now peel back the main paper layer and you have your title all lined up straight and exactly where you wanted it!  Just be careful when pulling back the paper because sometimes the adhesive may stick a little to the paper you are pulling off. 

Here is my title all ready to go.  

After getting my title on my page I decided it needed just a little more separation so I outlined all of the letters with a black pen.  This is a great, easy, and fast way to add a little definition to your title.  I also added a star to dot the i.  

This cluster of embellishments covers a stuffed animal in the photo that I thought took away from the picture.  

And here is the final page.  

And there you have it.  A simple way to make sure that your title is straight and in the spot you want.  Thanks for stopping and happy scrapping!


  • title: Robotz Cricut Cartridge
  • patterned paper: Fancy Pants Design (To the Moon)
  • cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, The Paper Studio
  • ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
  • pen: Creative Memories fine-tip (black)
  • twine: Doodlebug Design, Inc (Doodle Twine Boy Assortment)
  • embellishments: EKSuccess (Jolee's Dimensional Stickers Green Mini Stars), Fancy Pants Design (To the Moon Glitter Cuts), misc buttons
  • other: glue dots, pop dots, ruled index card, corner rounder

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