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Learn How to Use Word Clouds to Make Handmade Mother’s Day Cards

Handmade Father's Day CardHandmade Father's Day Card

Learn How to Make Handmade Mother’s Day Cards (and Father’s Day too) Using Word Clouds

I so enjoy making greeting cards.

And, I make handmade cards for most holidays, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day included.

But, this year I wanted to make the handmade Mother’s Day cards a bit different; I wanted to try something new.


So, I thought I would check out Word Clouds. A Word Cloud takes words and creates graphical shapes from them. It’s a super cool way to create art or handmade cards using words.

There are many free word cloud generators online, and most are easy to use. I like Tagxedo, http://www.tagxedo.com/ since it seems the easiest for use and it was FREE.

Anyway, using Tagxedo, I created a few graphics for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Here are a few that I made (these links are for the printables and they are downloadable!).

Here’s a Mother’s Day Word Cloud in the form of a heart.

Word Cloud Heart Image Used to Make Mother's Day Handmade Card
Word Cloud Heart Image Used to Make Mother’s Day Handmade Cards

Here’s a Father’s Day Word Cloud in the shape of an Oval.

Word Cloud Used to Make Father's Day Cards

You can create customized word clouds by inserting the words you want to use in the Tagxedo software and then choosing or uploading a shape. The sky’s the limit here, folks! You can get as creative as you like.

Fathers Day Word Cloud in Fish Shape
Fathers Day Word Cloud in Fish Shape

 

For example, the Mother’s Day words that I used to make the Handmade Mother’s Day cards were generic to appeal to most mothers. But, you could customize it by using your mother’s name, birthplace, kids names, favorite hobbies and other words that have meaning to her! And, if she’s a big coffee drinker, well, just make the words into the shape of a coffee cup!

The card then becomes even more personal and meaningful. And, you know mom’s and dad’s love that!

Ok, so here are the cards that I created using Word Clouds.

Handmade Father's Day Cards
Handmade Father’s Day Cards
Handmade Father's Day Card
Handmade Father’s Day Card
Mother's Day Handmade Card & Father's Day too!
Handmade Mother’s Day Cards & Father’s Day too!
Handmade Mother's Day Card
Handmade Mother’s Day Card

Hope you try using Word Clouds for your greeting cards or for art work.  And, don’t forget to let me know how it went!

Maria

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