Turn Text Into a Spiraling Circle with Festisite.com


Every once in awhile we come across a website that offers a free text generator perfect for digital scrapbooking. This can all be done in Photoshop, but if you can have it done for you with the click of a button, I say go for it!


In September 2011, Jan Walker gave us a Digi Scrap Tutorial entitled Create a Nifty Newspaper Clipping that features Fodey.com and their amazing newspaper article generator. This Digi Scrap Tutorial is only available to Premier Members.



In April 2010, Jan Walker gave us a Digi Scrap Tutorial entitled A Way With Words that freatures Wordle.net and their word cloud generator. This Digi Scrap Tutorial is only available to Premier Members.



Today I introduce you to Festisite.com and their text generator. It’s just a simple online gadget that will turn your paragraph of text into spiraling heart, a spiraling circle, or even rows of waves.

From the site’s homepage, simply click on the “heart” link under Instant Creativity. Or, you can just click on the image below to go straight to the text generator page.


On the right of the webpage, you will need to decide what you want to do with your text. The last three are the ones really worth checking out. 2013-0423-blog-img03b

After choosing the type of generator, simply enter text into the generator on the left side of the page. The text generator has a super duper simple user interface, and your results are produced as soon as you click the Layout Text button.




Smart Browsing Advice
• Make sure to avoid any distracting ads and just stick with the generator. Do not mess with the HUGE Advertisement on the right side of the page.
• If you get a warning from your browser (such as Chrome or Firefox) about downloading unsafe content, try a different browser and see if you get the same results. Google Chrome gave us a warning message, but FireFox and Safari did not. So, we proceeded to open and save the PDF without any additional warnings or problems.

What Next?
You will be given a PDF file that can be saved on your computer. And here’s the best part: if you open the PDF in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, it will open with a transparent background. All you have to do is click on the text and drag it onto your scrapbook page. SO easy!

Here are some quick examples of what can be done. Kinda looks like a fella with a fat eye and bacon lips, doesn’t it? Haha.


Edit While You Can
Once you click the Layout Text button, your text will be simplified and placed into a PDF document. That means the text is no longer editable. So make sure you have everything spelled right. 😀





Jen White

33 Responses to “ Turn Text Into a Spiraling Circle with Festisite.com ”

  1. Nikki on January 12, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for sharing! Have been looking for something like this for so long!
    Do you have to use photoshop to get the transparent background?

    • Jen White on January 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Nikki. Last I checked, you cannot download this journaling with a transparent background. The background will be white. So, if you want to use the journaling as an overlay, you’d need some sort of program to remove the white background. Hope this helps

  2. Emily on August 2, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Thanks for sharing

  3. Maggie Adair on April 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks so much 😀

  4. Angela on December 2, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    This is absolutely perfect for what I am needing. Is there any way to allow more characters? Max is 1500 and I am needing 1865. I took out all the spaces I possibly could to get it shorter but end up with 1865.

    But no matter what this is awesome and I look forward to using it again. Thank you very much.

    • Jen White on December 2, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Hi Angela. Good question.
      The application certainly has its limits. I would suggest trying to pair down the sentences you’ve written, unless it’s a quote or poem or something that needs to remain in tact. Otherwise, I’m afraid there’s not much else you can do. Sorry.

  5. Dru on October 27, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Man oh man, Jen, have I been looking for this for so long!
    Thank you for bring it. Two questions.
    Can I choose my own font?
    Can I make it color?
    thanks for your generous help!

    • Jen White on October 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Dru. The website is pretty basic. Last I checked you had to use their selection of fonts and could only have black type. The color, however, could easily be changed in Photoshop after the fact. Glad you like the idea. 😀

  6. char on April 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

    This is a blast! It’s so quick’n’easy that I even used it for a “power scrapbooking” page. It took only seconds! Heh, that said, and even though Jen warned, I let a typo sneak in there that I didn’t notice until after I posted to the gallery. Maybe I let it be a little TOO “quick’n’easy” lol! I’ll use it again with a bit more thought and care. Thanks, Jen!

  7. Mungo on April 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Superb, thank you for the link

  8. Rosiesq on April 24, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Brilliant, thank you ever so much, will have a play with these! x

  9. Cynthia on April 24, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I had an stencil that I used years ago, this is so much faster thank you for sharing and bringing me into the digital age.

    • Jen White on April 24, 2013 at 12:31 am

      Yes! I’ve seen those templates! Still a good tool to have if your PC and printer is not available. 😀

  10. Renee on April 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    SOOOOO cool! Thanks so much for sharing these great sites you find.

  11. Dede Wurl on April 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you!

  12. Joyce on April 23, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Thanks, Jen! Is there an index to all the past tutorials that I don’t know about?

    • Jen White on April 23, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you, Joyce. We have a Digi Scrap Tutorial index in the works, but it’s not ready quite yet. 😀

      • Deb C. on September 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm

        I am so glad we will soon have a tutorial index. That will be SO useful! Thanks.

        • Jen White on September 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

          Hi Deb. The ‘tutorial index’ is now just a list of categories. You can find it right here on the blog in the sidebar on the right of this page. Click on “Tutorials—FREE Digi Scrap” to see them all, or click on a specific category like “Tutorials—Type.” Hope that helps.

  13. Linda H-T on April 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    This is great fun, Jen! Will be playing with this in the future for sure! Thanks!

  14. Connie K on April 23, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Very timely for me. Thanks so much Jen.

  15. Joyce on April 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Thanks, Jen!!!

  16. Mary Darling on April 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Another great idea. Thanks for finding these wonderful additions for my pages

  17. graphicMADness on April 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Very, very cool! Love it!!!

  18. Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer on April 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    This is SO cool ~ thanks so much for sharing!!

  19. Shirl/Grambie on April 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I just realized speaking software put the word photo instead of folder. Sorry for the mistake. I just realized that you cannot correct errors like you can in the gallery. I should have proof read much better. Sorry about the double post, but your tut and info is worth it. 😉

  20. Shirl/Grambie on April 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

    This is just fantastic and I want to thank you for making us aware of this generator. I have a special photo for Jan’s digital scrapper generators, and this will be placed there also. Keep them coming. 😉

  21. Denise Bernard on April 23, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I am amazed at how easy this is! Thanks for the great idea!

  22. sally rinker on April 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

    This is really cool

  23. mary on April 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Thank you so much for sharing. Looks like it will be fun to use.

  24. Tora on April 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Thank´s for this, I just tried it and it´s very very easy 🙂 I had no problem at all. I´m use Mac and PS CS5 🙂

  25. Patsy on April 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

    How cool is this!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  26. Taschja on April 23, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Wow! I just love this!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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