I started with these fabulous Large Gold Alphas. I made sure I added some adhesive foam dots to them first so that they wouldn’t stick to my working surface. Then, I used a sewing needle to poke tiny holes along the tops of each letter. Using the same sewing needle, I threaded the black and white baker’s twine through the letters and made sure I spaced them out the way I wanted for my layout.
I added some extra adhesive foam dots where I thought I would need them to make sure the gold of the letters would look nice and smooth.
I placed my title where I wanted it and added the mini clothespins to the twine. I finished off my mini clothespins by tying some bows to them.
Here’s the finished layout. I love this family photo (taken by Casey Broadwater) at my brother-in-law’s wedding! I made the photo 5 x 7 for two reasons. One, it was the perfect size to go with those pretty gold letters of my title (of course, it’s all about the scrapbooking first. Ha!). And, two, I really wanted the photo to be the focal point for my layout. I really love the way this pattern paper draws your eye to the photo and title.
Here are some close-up shots of the mini clothespins holding the title.
Home+Made Aqua Florali (732589)
Home+Made Snapshot (732603)
Home+Made Phrase & Accent Stickers (732611)
Home+Made Decorative Tape (732626)
Home+Made Large Alpha Stickers, Gold (732641)
Home+Made 6 x 6 Paper Pad (732644)
Basics Mini Clothespins (747205)
American Crafts This to That Foam Dots (61709)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Runner with 2 Refills (61740)
American Crafts Precision Pen .03 Point, Black (62311)
American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5 yd Spools 24/Pkg (366303)