I have often drooled over the work of David Avanzino at the Disney Gallery on Main Street and in World of Disney. I dream of one day having a piece of his artwork hanging on my wall. I think I might need to have my first name instead of my last name so I can have an “e” made in the form of an old E Ticket Ride coupon! Apologies to my husband! As always, when I see things like this I try and figure out how I can create something similar for my scrapbook pages.
Recently the Disneyland Facebook page posted a picture with the title, Disneyland, spelled out from signs through out the park. Later that same day they identified where each letter came from. Once I saw that completed image it felt like a road map for creating my own title. With the help of the font list over on Mickey Avenue I got to work. Again, this was a terrific stash buster. I went through my scraps to find pieces of paper to cut the individual letters from. I searched through the fonts on my computer using the Ultra Character Map App to help determine if I had a close enough match to the desired type face. I worked with the virtual cutting mat of my software (there are several types, Silhouette Studio, Make the Cut and Sure Cuts A Lot)
Once I got all the letters the way I wanted I cut them out and embellished them.
(The first “N” is more like the ones found in the Toontown font instead of the Finding Nemo. There is a font based on Finding Nemo but for some reason it has not played nice with my computer. I hope to correct this soon.)
I have yet to visit Walt Disney World but knew I should try and create a similar title for those in need of a title page for their trip albums. I looked at the logos for the four parks to go with the “4 Parks, One World” feel, and searched for similar type faces.
Now for those who wish to recreate these titles you're in luck. I've made a PDF of my spreadsheet detailing the fonts, cardstock colors, and how each letter was embellished to create the final look. You can download here or view below and save to Google Drive.
Some other ideas…
- create your own title using the same fonts or have fun spelling out the park name using fonts inspired by your favorite rides
- make a seasonal title with colors & patterned paper matching the overlay (Halloween or Christmas)
- Make an overview page with your family name in different letters
- create a home decor shadow box
Stephanie is an avid paper crafter, scrapbooker, and lover of all things Disney. When not creating scrapbook pages about her husband and son she can be found at HainingMade.com making handmade paper crafts for parties and events.