Fast, Fun, Easy & Free; four words every Scrapbooker likes to see when looking for a new embellishment or focal point for one of their layouts. With that in mind, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite custom elements and how you can create them fast, easy, and for free with an online word cloud generator! Online word cloud generator, you ask??? Let me explain…
For anyone not familiar with word clouds, they are basically an image or a shape that is composed of words used to convey a particular theme or subject, and normally the size and frequency of the words used in the shape denote the importance and relation to the subject.
Wow that’s a whole lot of words to say it’s using words to fill in cool shapes! Anyways, they are really fun to play around with and are a great way to add some personalized custom elements to your layouts. I’ve always been drawn to word clouds as a great way to title or theme a page without having to resort to putting a formal title across the layout in big bold letters. They can be much more subtle than a formal title and really do add depth and visual interest to your layouts.
Finding a word cloud generator is also super easy. Just type “word cloud generator” into your internet search and check out all the great options. Lots of sites are out there and each one is a little different so be sure to check them all out and find the one that fits your particular vision. Most sites offer basic word clouds for free and most also have access to premium content (high resolution graphics, etc) for a small fee. The possibilities are endless and they are super-fast and fun! So, if you haven’t already tried word clouds in your projects give them a try, and if you have used them in a layout or on a card, share a picture of them with our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/scrapdivaretreats/ so we can all be inspired by your creativity!