Sunday, April 22, 2012

Infinite Alphabet: October Afternoon

I used to have a love/hate relationship with alphabet stickers.  While I loved the fun fonts and colors, I hated the frustration of running out of common letters (S's, R's, T's, vowels, etc.) and being left with half a sheet of letters that don't spell anything (Q, Z, X...you know, all the same letters you dread getting in Scrabble).  It seemed like such a waste.

However, I recently realized that some manufacturers repeat font styles every few releases.  This makes it easy to combine stickers from different lines.  As long as you like to mix and match letter colors (a technique which I happen to LOVE), you can use alphabet stickers from newer lines to supplement your left over letter stickers from older lines.

Supplies: stickers (October Afternoon), cardstock (Wausau Paper), patterned paper (October Afternoon), photo collage software (Walgreens.com), die-cut spinner and arrow (October Afternoon), misc. (metallic brad from office supply store).

October Afternoon is my favorite manufacturer that repeats fonts every few releases.  On the layout above I combined stickers from the following lines: Sidewalks, Fly a Kite, Thrift Shop, Cherry Hill, and Road Map.  The playful mix of colors supports my theme of a young boy enjoying his spring break.

So nowadays, instead of saying that I have a love/hate relationship with alphabet stickers, I just say that I LOVE alphabet stickers!  Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my layout.  If you would like to see more projects with ideas for using letter stickers, you can click on over to this post on the October Afternoon blog.

6 comments:

Lean said...

stunning and coloful page like how you used more pictures on one page and its still looking cool!
byebye,Lean

Helen Tilbury said...

Great layout Denise! I also LOVE alphabet stickers as I am happy to mix and match too!!

Patricia said...

beautiful colors for this funy page...

ROMAsik said...

now i understand what american style means! bright & colourful! cool!

ARTLIS COUNTRY said...

Hi Denise, beautiful page and I love the colors,kisses

Svetlana Austin said...

wow! so bright and colorful! I love it! :-))))