I know a lot of people who shy away from buying the white colored chipboard letters, but I snap them up every time find them. I love to sand them and use a mixture of paints, inks, or chalks to create a 3-d title that match my pages every time.
They also look awesome embossed, embellished with over lapping little scraps of paper or stickers, or jeweled.
I think the title absolutely makes the layout!!