Keep Calm and… Make More Word Art!

Okay, so before I show you the awesomeness that I have for you today, I have some business to attend to. When I first starting blogging, I sort of ran around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, posting here and there and everywhere and nowhere.  I would post two or three times a day sometimes, like I had to get it out there before my brain exploded.  Then, I didn’t post for days (and sadly sometimes weeks) at a time.  I was a very dysfunctional blogger.
However, all of that has changed lately, and life around Becoming Martha has become a lot more serious – which translates into way more fun for you!  I’ve worked out a regular posting schedule that I can stick to, and I’m sharing it with you today in this neat little graphic so that you always know what to expect and when.  And if you ever want to refer to it again, it will be sitting prettily in my {About me} section at the top.

Graphics from Digital Design Essentials (Oh, Happy Day Kit)

Now, onto the fun part.

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you how to make fun word art to decorate your house or to create as a gift, by using a website named Tagxedo.  Today, I am going to show you another way to create some fun word art, and it incorporates a very “of the moment” pop-culture trend: the Keep Calm and… poster.

This website is where I created the button for our weekly link party, the Keep Calm & Link Up party, which   (shameless plug) goes live tomorrow evening at 7 pm. Then I added a frame using PicMonkey.

This awesome website is The Keep Calm-O-Matic, and it’s very user friendly and offers an endless number of ways to customize your poster.  To start, head to The Keep Calm-O-Matic website, where you will see:

You will want to click on “Create My Poster” near the bottom of the page.  Then you will arrive at the customizable part of the process.

You can customize absolutely everything about this… and I mean everything.  In the left column, you can customize the text.  In the middle column, you can choose your logo (choose one of theirs or upload your own), choose your background (again, use one of theirs, or any colour solid background, or upload your own), and choose your text colour.  In the third column, you can choose your font.  The Keep Calm font is the default one used in the original and reproduction posters.  If you click on Show More Options, you can also change the font size and the image size.
Once you have everything set and you like the way it appears (you can see a preview on the right hand side of the page as you make changes), click Generate My Poster.  This gives you the option to save to your computer as an image file or download as a PDF.  

Pretty cool, right?  Here are some I created really quick to give you an idea:

And here are some cool ones that I found in their gallery (which you can browse and download posters that others have created):

These posters show how you can upload your own background (the leaf tracings), or icon (the cupcake and sunglasses).  Fun, right?!  If you are going to print them, I would suggest sending them to a cheap photo printing studio (like Wal-Mart) and paying $3 or so for a 8×10… unless your background is white, you will likely spend much more than $3 worth of ink.  But if you have a white background, hey, go ahead – these will print just fine at home!
So, have you headed over there to make one already?  I would love to see it!  What’s your favourite Keep Calm quote?  Mine’s Keep Calm & Link Up, but I might be biased :)

Tip Junkie handmade projects

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.

Comments

  1. I feel like you just filled me in on a BIG secret:) Thanks for sharing this tidbit!

  2. So fun! I could waste a day away making word art…LOL Thanks for sharing this tute!

  3. Oh I love this– thanks for sharing this site. It would take me a lot longer making a sign like this in Picmonkey or Word. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for sharing your schedule – I’ve been a bit dysfunctional myself lately and setting a schedule would definitely help me get on track to being a better blogger.

  5. Thanks so much for the blog advice, my dear. As a newbie, I can totally relate. And, I simply love your weekly schedule- it’s cute to boot and organized. I so <3 your blog, my dear!

    -Amberly!

  6. Thanks for the tips Sarah!!

  7. OMG this is how everyone makes these? HAHA…never knew they had their own website. Going to check it out. Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. thats awesome! I love the keep calm n craft on one you made, thanks for showing us how.

  9. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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