Monday Inspiration by Beatrice: Alpha and Numerical Templates

You know it must be Monday and the start of a new week when I am back on the blog planning to inspire you with sample layouts using Snickerdoodle Designs’ latest release. This week I am featuring The Alpha Template Collection

 The “Alpha Template Collection” is available at special pricing at: 

SnickerdoodleDesigns     The Digichick      theStudio

The Alpha and Number templates are available separately but if you buy the bundle you get the punctuation free.

I think this collection is extremely versatile. The templates can be used for full or partial titles, monograms, filled with photos or even papers. Keep them large or reduce the size. Just check out the sample layouts, which are certain to give you a variety of design ideas.

I’ll begin with Bubbles by Rochelle since bubbles and summer are synonymous for me. For her layout she also used Spring-a-Ling and Trick or Treat Masks. The first letter of the title uses the templates and is filled with photos and papers. I like the stamped alpha she used to complete her title. The limited palette keeps the focus on the photos. Using the poem in lieu of journaling is a great technique when you don’t have a story to tell.

Msbrad created her layout title in St. Kitts by placing the letters directly above the photo and clipping a duplicate of the background photo to them. She also used Picture Perfect in completing her page. I love all the paint and brush work. The stitching and word-strip across the top are the only elements needed to finish off her page. 

Jillybean used only the outline of the template letters to create her title in Water. I love the waves she created with the blue paint or paper and the textured gesso background is amazing. The little goldfish has definitely found a home here in her layout. I like the single pop of orange.

Kabra used the “f” from the template set as a monogram in Flowers.  She also used Backyard Party. I really like the scene she created around the title letter. I love how she rotated the background paper so the flowers cascade down the left-hand side of the page. The masked photo of the daisies is so pretty and she also used a poem instead of journaling. 

I really like the title work in Dad by Norma.  She combined the template letters with a smaller subtitle using a paper strip and font or script alpha. The kit she chose has a great masculine feel to it. I like the flower clusters and vines as well as the hanging light. Those sparkles really make the layout shine.  While I’m not certain that’s the case here, I know these templates would work perfectly for those smaller, low-resolution photos we all have.

I hope I have shown you how diverse these templates really are. I’m certain I’ll be adding them to my stash. Thanks and have a great week!




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