Do you have a bunch of left over Alpha stickers or Thickers, not just the less used letters of the alphabet but random letters?
I can honestly say I have never ever used every single letter in any Alpha or Thicker set .... ever.
Usually all the vowels go first along with the most common consonants, the 3's get used as a substitute for the letter E/e, occasionally a 5 (depending on how curvy it is) as a substitute for the letter S/e, then I cut up letters - the ascender on the d to create an a, the descender on the q to again create an a etc .... still I invariably end up with some random letters and also numbers.
One way to stretch those Thicker sets just a smidge further and before you have reached that random leftovers stage, is to do what Design Team Member Bernii Miller has done in this layout -
Gorgeous layout hey?
Bernii has cleverly used a variety of alpha sets (I think I count 6 in this layout) to spell out the words to the quote she chose to scrap. They are of varying sizes, colours and fonts and boy do they look good all tied together in this beautiful quote. Love it Bernii!
Visit Bernii at her blog - Weekend at Bernii's
If the right letters in your Alpha or Thickers sets are missing and you can't do a clever substitute then perhaps consider die cutting some (assuming you have a Big Shot or similar and some alpha dies). You can easily make die cut alphas look like Thickers simply by cutting from foam sheets - I get mine from the Dollar Store. Another alternative is to cut either from traced letters or freehand to make up your words. Yet another alternative is to stamp the word using alphabet stamps. Something like this from Studio L2E -
Love this set because you can colour in the centres, one last set remaining click here to grab it.
To help you along your way of starting an alpha/thickers collection or to increase your existing so that you too can make a layout like this one inspired by Bernii, I have a link to my store where you can purchase a variety of sets at 25% off the usual price. This special runs from today March 10 2015 to March 16 2015.