Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wordles & World Card Making Day

I keep a handy-dandy notebook in my purse because I find myself being inspired or want to remember something when I'm away from home. I use it to jot down websites, ideas, etc. when I'm out and about. Last week, I was glancing through my notebook and decided to visit a website I had written in my notebook after seeing it referenced in one of my favorite magazines. The site is Wordle.net

Later in the week when checking my email, I received an email reminder that the 1st Saturday in October is World Card Making Day (WCMD). Basically, WCMD is a celebration for card makers around the globe to celebrate the craft. WCMD also kicks off holiday card making season. The holiday is hosted by Paper Crafts Magazine.

So I decided that I wanted to share both things with all of you in this one blog post. I'm sure we can all guess where I'm going with this...

Here is the card I made using my Wordle. I've also included two of the many holiday Worldles that I created. This card opens like a matchbook on its side by the knotted ribbon. The ribbon along the edge was threaded using a dash shaped hand punch. (Click image to enlarge)

Design by Stacey Stamitoles
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, Red Vellum:WorldWin, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, Flocked green paper: Target, Software: Wordle.net, button, Misc. ribbon, red ink: Paper Salon




The Wordle program is pretty simple. Basically, you type in any words you'd like to use in your wordle. You can do any theme/words you'd like. You can determine what font, colors and whether you'd like horizontal, vertical, half n half, etc. check it out and have fun. I'd love to see what you all come up with! If you would like to use the above Wordles for your personal holiday cards, just right click the image and then choose "save as". You can then print them on your home printer.

Don't forget about next Saturday (October 4)! Visit the WCMD website and see what all they have planned! I would love to see any holiday cards you make using the Wordles or ones you create for WCMD! Just post your links in the comments section of this post. You never know....I might just have a freebie give-away! <wink>
Happy Card Making!
-Stace

6 comments:

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, what an amazing idea to use this for a Holiday card!!! I have seen these word collages here and there but this idea is great and so are the colors in it.

retiredheather said...

Thanks so much for the site note. I love it. I am going to do something for Christmas on it and Maybe something for my DH new office. Thank you lots.
Heather

DeeDee said...

WOW!! I love this...I never thought of Christmas cards using Wordle.net...here are a few I've made if you wanna look....THANKS for the excellent idea...I'm gonna try it!!!

http://deedeecampbell.blogspot.com/2008/07/its-girl-thing-cps-72-sketch.html

http://hallmarkladybugs.blogspot.com/2008/08/word-cloud-card-tutorial.html

Jenn said...

DANG - this is just too cool, Stace! Thanks for the link!

Julie O. said...

YOU are waaaaaay to funny. LOL! You'd better upload a layout!!! (thanks for your sweet, sweet comments!)

This is totally awesome! Neat idea. It's definitely time to start thinkin' about those Christmas cards!!!

Anabelle said...

I've seen these! Thanks for posting the link. Love how you used it for your card!!!