Hi there! Thanks for dropping by today. I have a fun post to share with you. It’s Cristin here, and my challenge today involves creating with alpha stickers. Specifically, I wanted to feature a way to use alpha stickers for a big statement on a journaling page. Today I’m creating using printable products from the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray Shop. The shop has pages and pages of different alphabet options. Almost every color and style imaginable can be found in the shop!
Using printable alphas makes creating so easy because you never run out of E’s, H’s, R’s or any other letter. What a relief, because I have an entire storage bin devoted to half-used alpha stickers in my crafty space. Sad, empty alpha sheets with lonely Z’s, G’s and F’s. And other letters that I’ve cut into pieces to make an extra “R” out of a “P,” etc. Well, when you’re using a printable product, you can simply print another sheet! And throw away the leftovers! To make things even easier, I like to use clear sticker paper because I don’t have to carefully cut things out. The background is clear!
Last night I was reading in Philippians 4:8, and I love this passage:
“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable – if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy – dwell on these things.”
What a wonderful verse and one of my favorites!! I can always use the reminder to keep my thoughts fixed on things above and not on my daily worries and concerns. In my Illustrating Bible, the specific page with this verse had already been used (last week, actually). Oftentimes, there’s just not enough space for all the good things I want to journal about.
Personally, I’m trying to release the block I have about journaling adjacent to the verse. And you can see here at the end of the chapter, there’s a giant, empty space. So, let’s fill it up! If it bothers you to fill up another spot, try to release that scarcity mindset, “what if I don’t have enough?” You’ll figure out something if you need more room!
On this page, I wanted to feature the alphas almost entirely on their own, because they are so fun, and it’s a cute look to have an entire page filled with the letters. This alpha set is by Tamara Arcilla, her Perfect Misfit Alphas and the ampersands are by Elaine Davis.
Piecing out all the letters and arranging them so they look nice, helps make sure everything will fit ok. I thought it might be nice to paint a messy outline around the empty space for more color since I’m not using any die cuts or extra big elements. There’s a spot for journaling at the top, left side of the page.
Starting at the bottom, I peeled off each letter’s backing. This is a bit tedious, but so much faster than stamping or cutting out each letter! I love how this page turned out! The big, bold letters are a fun way to take advantage of a big space for journaling. Have you ever filled a page with alpha stickers? Tag me on Instagram (@plyswthscissors)so I can see! Thanks for joining me here today, friends!