Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Fun Idea for Father's Day.... or Any Day Really!

I've got a few more Father's Day posts coming your way this week and today's is one of my favorites because it's an easy - and free! - way to show your love for dad.

Have you heard of Wordle?  I just stumbled upon it and can't get enough!  It's a site that helps you create you own "word clouds" which is basically art made from text.  You either fill in the URL of a place you want to pull the words from (maybe a blog or post) or enter your own, like I did here:

Then you click "GO" and Wordle will randomize the words into a "cloud" for you like this:

From there, you can tweak the layout, the color scheme, the font, the background color, even the language until you find the perfect combination.  (BTW, the words the program detects most often show up larger so keep that in mind if you want the sizes of your words to vary like mine do.)

It's a lot of fun to play with and the results are great for those of us who aren't Photoshop savvy enough to make something like this on our own.

So what does all of this have to do with Father's Day, you ask?  Well, why not create a personalized "cloud" for dad like this one I made?

There are so many ways you can use the "cloud" once you finish it - as a card, framed as a piece of art, the sky's the limit.  And the best part about your Wordle work?  It comes from the heart.  And the fact that it's free to use doesn't hurt either!
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  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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