Good morning! I thought I’d share a few of my faves today in the way of alphas, I’ve got a few of my digi faves and some paper faves too and I’ve rounded them all up into one fun little post–so here they are the six alphas that I love to turn to time and time again in my scrapbook pages.
Anna Aspnes’ Acrylic Alpha and Number Set
These aren’t your regular old acrylic alphas–oh no–they are SUPER customizable but yet so easy to use! Anna has included psd files (along with the customary png) for each alpha to help you customize color and opacity for a truly realistic look. I’ve had them for a little over a week now and have used them in four layouts already! Click here to check them out in Anna’s store.
Amy Tangernine’s Goodness Thickers by American Crafts
I simply love these printed chipboard alphas, for their soft color, subtle print and their versatility. You can leave them natural and they’ll go with just about anything or then are also lots of fun to customize with your favorite mists. My first set came with my Studio Calico kit and I’ve been buying them ever since. I’m currently on my third sheet! Click here to find out more about these alphas over at Two Peas.
Sahlin Studios’ Black Rimmed Plastic Alpha
These are another new set of alphas that I can’t seem to put down. They go with everything and I love how they are dark enough that they stand out on your page without being too overwhelming and while still allowing your layers underneath to peek through. They’re also great for pairing with other alphas or fonts to create interesting title work. Click here to check these out in Krista’s shop.
October Afternoon’s Mini Market Alpha Stickers
These mini alpha stickers are perfect for drawing attention to subtitles or journaling on your pages and best of all they come in a great variety of colors. They’re not too small, not too big–just right in my opinion–plus the sheets last a lot longer than your average consumable alpha because they give you a bunch of extra vowels! Click here to check these alpha sticker sheets out on Amazon.
One Little Bird Designs Billet Doux Alpha
While you can’t buy this alpha separately–the kit that it comes with is simply adorable and I find myself using the alpha that comes with it all of the time! Its got a nice soft color that allows it to look right at home on almost any page, but its also super easy to recolor should you decide to do so. It adds a lot of dimension to your digital pages and looks so realistic. Click here to check out OLB’s Billet Doux Kit in her shop.
SEI’s Corrugate Cardboard Alpha
This alpha has so much texture and dimension and I love the organic feel it lends to my pages and projects. Its easy to sew over top of, its fun to ink or mist. It really is a fabulous all-purpose alpha. I love this alpha so much that I even use the negative spaces when I’m done with a sheet, by just simply cutting tiles from the leftover sheet and creating my title from the voids. Click here to check this alpha out in the SEI shop.
So how about you–do you have any favorite alphas? Share them with us in the comments below!