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November 18, 2008

Three Things : Letter Stickers


I am a classic typeface kind of person. I like clean lines in both serif (letters with the “little feet” on them) and sans serif styles (without the “feet”). I also mainly pick up black, white, red, and brown. Here’s a few of the ones I keep coming back to again and again:

1. Scenic Route Parker. I also definitely like Omaha.

2. Three Bugs In A Rug Red Alphabet Stickers. This one is great for those times you want a mixed typeface set.

3. American Crafts MOMA sticker book in black and white. One of the reasons I love this set is that it comes with a LOT of stickers. Great for multiple projects.


  • 1.
    Kristin said…

    Thanks for the tip on the MOMA sticker book. Love AC alpha stickers in general and must get some of these!!

  • 2.
    noell said…

    I love using letter stickers–for me they are so easy to use.
    This is off-subject, but I wanted to share my layout on the historic election with you. I used news clippings from a number of different articles–a few headlines and stats and a map, plus his acceptance speech typed up on 8.5×11 in between the two 12×12 pages.
    When I was working on it, I kept moving the pieces around, not happy with it, until I took a quick glance through your Life Artist book. I didn’t use any one layout as a guide, but just getting a quick look at a bunch of your layouts at once really helped to remind me of what makes a design strong and suddenly I was able to pull it together.
    Thanks for the constant inspiration, Ali. I hope you like my layout. When you go to the link, just scroll halfway down the post to see the pic’s…

  • 3.
    Kristin said…

    Me too — I am totally a letter sticker person! I got a Cricut two years ago so I could make letters/titles, and rarely use it. My favorite letters are black & white letters including Sonnets (Creative Imaginations), and anything by Scenic Route and Pink Paislee.

  • 4.
    Barb said…

    Thanks, Ali, for explaining serif and sans serif to me. I learned something today.

  • 5.
    dr berry said…

    Such a sucker for alpha’s- a weakness!! Thanks for sharing.

  • 6.
    christen said…

    i love, love, love letter stickers! the scenic route are some of my favorite. i’ll have to check out the moma.

  • 7.
    Penny B. said…

    I have an alpha sticker obsession! I am going to do a LO about it! I personally love Scenic Route and BasicGrey alphas! I find myself coming back to them again and again.

  • 8.
    Steph H said…

    moma stickers are filed under something I cannot live without. Oh, and thickers. And MM tiny type. And…well, yeah I guess I’m a letter sticker fan :)

  • 9.
    Donna. said…

    My favorites are the American Crafts alpha (and thickers). The MM tiny types are fun and cute. I also love the puffy alphas from MM and AC. (They remind me of the 80s.)
    As for my color preference… I have no idea why, but I am such a black letter only person. I rarely venture away from that.

  • 10.
    Wendy in MD said…

    Thanks for the tips, Ali.

  • 11.
    Anne Alley said…

    I love these letter stickers, they are a staple for me!! And the American Craft Thickers (I love to play with fonts) are addictive.

  • 12.
    Emily said…

    my favorites have always been the Scenic route ones. I’ve had bad luck with my thickers not sticking. My first love was the making memories rub-ons in the skinny packages. Loved those!

  • 13.
    wuling said…

    Dear Ali,
    I was looking through your archival posts and saw the beautiful big alphabets displayed around your house, namely E and A etc.
    Where did you purchase them and is there any way I can get them online as I live in Singapore!
    Thanks for your inspiring posts and you have the most adorable boy in the world. God bless. :)

  • 14.
    Dawn Van Brunt said…

    I always learn something new on your blog, thanks for always being so inpirational…….and for letting me know what Serif means! FEET! Who knew???

  • 15.
    Ali said…

    Wuling – I have picked those letters up at a variety of different places. I know one store in San Francisco that carries LOTS of different letters and I bet they would work with you on shipping them overseas. You can check them out here: Timeless Treasures (

  • 16.
    Ali said…

    Here’s that link again:

  • 17.
    Sandy said…

    I too am a sticker person and love these. Thanks for the recommendations.

  • 18.
    Michelle D in Oregon said…

    I agree! With all the really neat stuff out there to use for emphasis (rub ons, negative space, chipboard, grungeboard, computer fonts, etc.) I still LOVE the good old sticker letters. I always stock up when they are on sale. I use them at work as well as home. I guess it’s like having a nice black suit in the closet – always appropriate – not always as stylish or fun as some other choices, but ALWAYS appropriate. I sound so conservative! Heeheehee

  • 19.
    Kari said…

    These stickers are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to buy some.

  • 20.
    Elizabeth said…

    Morning Ali,
    I love sticky Alpha’s too! I have two huge binders full of them…always drawn to them when looking around in my LSS….Do I need more?….YES! LOL. I especially love the Red set from 3 Bugs in a Rug…first time seeing that. Gotta go hunt for it now. Thanks!

  • 21.
    Lisa said…

    Me too – I love sticker letters. Clean lines. The ones you showed are great. Doodlebug has a font that is clean too, but I’m going to look for the AC ones you mentioned.

  • 22.
    Tami said…

    Thanks for Sharing I am going to keep my eye out for the MOMA and Three Bug stickers. Love them.

  • 23.
    Shannon said…

    alpha stickers are one of my favorite staples for scrapping. I have a *thing* for fonts. My current faves, in sticker form, are both manufactured by American Crafts. Simply Chic, “Runway” in black, the other is Monogram Mumbo Jumbos in white. Both are a great size to use with larger scale photos. I like to use the small vinyl letter stickers you can get from office supply stores too. Mine are made by Chartpak, I use the 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. sizes regularly. They are perfect for sub titles, names, card fronts etc.. they come with hundreds of letters, and a variety of sizes. I don’t worry about ever running out. :~)

  • 24.
    anna said…

    thanks for sharing the serif and sans serfi. i alwasys wondered… learn somehting new everyday!
    i’m starting to fall in lvoe with the style of stickers you displayed today! so versatile!
    thanks ali

  • 25.
    Barb said…

    I am a total letter sticker ADDICT… it’s like you wrote this post JUST FOR ME! lol. Thanks for the heads-up on the 3 bugs one… I’m going to ask my LSS owner to order some in for sure!

  • 26.
    Helen Tilbury said…

    First thing I saw on your blog I LOVED…your quote on the Left, by Marilyn Thompsen. How true…we are all great to someone. Isn’t it wonderful just to be loved by our precious ones?!

  • 27.
    Karen Geckler said…

    Thanks for giving us this info on alphabets. I am always looking for cool alphas and sometimes have a difficult time finding the ones I like. Love that you give us the links directly to the sellers!
    Karen Geckler

  • 28.
    Claire said…

    I adore the Making Memories alpha stickers, in particular the Fa La La Glitter stickers!!! They are uber cool.

  • 29.
    creole wisdom said…

    I love these Ali! I also loved when you do the “3 things” on your blog. : )

  • 30.
    Julie Howard said…

    I love letter stickers, especially ones with a little dimension (thick cardstock stickers, chipboard, etc.)
    My favorites are thickers, MM glitter stickers, and pink paislee stickers

  • 31.
    Tiffiny said…

    Oh I so love Scenic Route alphas too. I was lucky enough to get 5 packets of Redman Reds on sale for half price, won’t take me long to use them all up though, especially with Chrissy coming up, Tiff :o )

  • 32.
    wuling said…

    Thanks for the prompt reply! :)
    You’re really wonderful!

  • 33.
    Suzette said…

    Hi Ali! What are the serif fonts you tend to use and what are the sans-serif fonts you tend to use? Just interested.

  • 34.
    Jon Williams said…

    Gotta love typography

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