Sunday, November 8, 2009

Free Christmas Scrapbook Paper

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This free Christmas scrapbook paper features colorful gingerbread men, Christmas trees and candy canes on a white background. It's fun and festive and I'm sure you'll find plenty of uses for it. The images on it match not only my free Christmas clip art, but also my Christmas scrapbook paper collection and free Christmas party invitations. So if you like the images on this design, there are a lot more where they came from!

NOTE: Click the scrapbook image once, then click it again when the paper appears in the new window. This will show you the final size art.

I hope you'll enjoy making projects with this free scrapbook paper or any of the other images in my collection. Please come back  to download some more free scrapbooking supplies!

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Free New Years Scrapbook Paper


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This colorful free New Years scrapbook paper really captures the fun of a night out at a New Years Eve party -- champagne, streamers, confetti and all. It would be great for a New Year scrapbook or card or even to wrap a small gift. It's bold black and white design that features touches of blue, orange, magenta, yellow and green will perk up whatever you use it on. And if you'd like to use the matching clip art to continue your New Years theme and give you more flexibility, please visit my free New Years clip art hub.

Although it's a little early, I'd like to wish you a wonderful 2010! Can you believe it's going to be 2010 already? When I was a kid, it seemed like the year 2010 wouldn't even happen in my lifetime because it was something out of science fiction. Well, now it's almost here. Let's all make it a good one. 

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Free Halloween Masks Scrapbook Paper


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I know it might seem strange, but my scrapbook papers like children to me. I nurture each one along and then eventually send it out into the world to see what it can accomplish. To my surprise, the Halloween masks scrapbook paper in this post came back as the wonderful handmade card shown below, created by Clear and Simple Stamps for Take the Challenge Tuesday. Clear and Simple has regular Tuesday challenges, so if you want to have some fun, subscribe to their blog for updates. They also have a Let's Get Punchy challenge, so check that out, too, if you love the creative use of punches. A fence punch was used for the card design and I think it adds an oh-so-cute touch. 

There are actually two versions of the Halloween mask scrapbook paper design above -- this one with small masks and another with larger masks. I'm not sure which size was used for the card, but if you'd like to create something similar, you might as well have access to both. Just click here to see the larger version. There are also plenty of other free scrapbook paper designs on that page. 

I sure love seeing what people do with my babies, so thanks again for sharing, Clear and Simple!

I hope you'll be inspired to make a lot of fun projects with this free Halloween scrapbook paper or any of the others in my collection. Please come back  to download the free scrapbooking supplies I'll to post in  the future. 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Free Happy Pumpkins Halloween Scrapbook Paper


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I couldn't resist these carved Jack-o-lantern pumpkin photos I found on Picnik, so I made them into another one of my free Halloween scrapbook papers. I chose only smiling pumpkins (and one that has the time-honored "Trick or Treat" carved into it), because I don't like the scary side of Halloween as much as the more whimsical and fun aspects. Not that I think there's anything wrong with the wilder side of Halloween; I've just never been one for gross or scary stuff. So we've got photos of a bunch of very happy pumpkins, gathered together for your scrapbooking pleasure. Personally, I think this design is a hoot.

I'm several days away from receiving the new Photoshop software I ordered from Amazon.com and I can't wait to get it. I'm sure I'll be able to do ever so much more with my images once I master its use. It's going to be fun!

I hope you make a lot of fun projects with this free Halloween scrapbook paper. Please come back again for more of my free scrapbooking supplies.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Free Scrollwork Scrapbook Paper

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This free scrollwork scrapbook paper features a cool dandelion-like design in black on white. It matches the black scrollwork scrapbook paper I already posted on this blog, as well as a version I posted on my vintage scrapbooking blog that has a tan background that makes it sort of look like a vintage scrapbook paper. I happen to like stripes with scroll work, so eventually I'll probably post a black and white striped paper design you can also pair with these.

Until now I've been making my scrapbook papers in Fireworks and Picnik. But I'm ready to step up to PhotoShop and see what kind of fun things I can create with that. I'm really looking forward to it. I'll be sure to share what I make!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free Halloween Bats Scrapbook Paper

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This free orange Halloween scrapbook paper features black bats flying every which way, presumably getting ready for Halloween. It's a great complement to the black Halloween spider scrapbook paper and Halloween journaling card I posted a few months ago, if I do say so myself. ::grin:: It's part of my much larger Halloween paper crafts collection, which has all kinds of creepy but fun Halloween themes like skeletons, Frankenstein, ghosts, witches, spiders and Halloween masks on scrapbooking papers, journaling cards and borders.

The bats on this scrapbook paper design actually triggered a cascade of childhood memories for me. My boyfriend wrote in one of his
motivational books about how certain sights, smells and sounds "anchor" in us if they have a special meaning, are traumatic or otherwise stand out in some way. Once that anchor is in place, all you have to do is experience the trigger and all the memories anchored to it come flooding in. That's what these black bats did for me.

Cover of "Batman - The Movie"Cover of Batman - The Movie

My first bat-related anchor is a pleasant one. When I was eight or so, I attended the Bar Mitzvah of our neighbor's son, which happened to be conducted by the rabbi who lived next door to them. I was friendly with the rabbi's son and daughter, because they were around my age and I went to school with them. I had no idea what a Bar Mitzvah was but my mom, dad and I dressed in our Sunday best and off we went to the temple, which was only a few blocks away. I don't remember much about the service, except that I didn't understand it. What I do remember -- and here comes the bat connection -- was that Adam West, the original Batman, was there. He was a friend of the Bar Mitzvah boy's parents, so he was a guest there just like the rest of us. For those who weren't even alive then, let me tell you that today's equivalent of being in the same room with Batman would be to spend the afternoon with Beyonce Knowles or Seth Rogen, depending on your preference. (Or just fill in the modern celebrity of your choice.) It was quite a thrill. Coincidentally, Adam West also had a brief appearance in one of my favorite movies, Drop Dead Gorgeous. So if you don't know him as Batman, maybe you know him as the slightly lascivious beauty pageant host.

The other bat anchor was actually connected to that experience, because it involves the rabbi and his family. But while the other experience was wonderful, the second one was decidedly tragic. Apparently the rabbi and his wife weren't home one afternoon and their three children decided to play with their backyard barbecue. I'll keep the details brief, because the results were horrendous. Suffice it to say that a flame from the barbecue traveled up a stream of lighter fluid to the can, which was being held by one of the kids. It ignited instantly, creating a fireball. Two survived and one didn't. The daughter held on for a while before she died and I think her death broke the remaining family's spirit so badly that they had to move out of the house. I believe the rabbi also gave up his post at that temple that was walking distance from the block on which we lived. For a short period of time after that I saw him walking by our house to go to work with his head hung low. And then I never saw any of them again. But I still think of the incident as if it happened yesterday.

So I'm going to go back to thinking about Adam West now; it's much more pleasant. It's a little hard to steer the focus back to Halloween bat scrapbook paper but that's why you're here, right? So let's all shake off the bad bats and embrace the fun ones on this design. I hope you find lots of fun uses for it.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Free Black Scrollwork Scrapbook Paper

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I love black scrapbook paper, and I recently felt the urge to create some. The result was this printable black scrollwork scrapbook paper design, which features a dandelion-like image I found in Picnik. I also made a reverse black-on-white version, which I may post eventually. That black-on-white scrapbook paper design was also the basis for a faux-vintage scrollwork scrapbook paper, which I've posted on my Vintage Scrapbooking blog. It has a tan background with a subtle brown design, so it's a little less bold than the design on this page.

But I have to say, I liked this black background version the best of all that I played around with. Either that says I have a dark personality or I just like that black looks so classy and clean. It probably uses up a good bit of printer ink, too; but hey, let's all live a little.

I love to use black patterned backgrounds like this in combination with just a little glitter paper (I got mine in an assortment of gorgeous colors from Target) to form a frame, topped by a colorful vintage image. You can use the black scrapbook paper underneath the glitter paper or the other way around; either way is pretty. I've made some lovely handmade cards using that technique.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Free Vintage Flower Scrapbook Paper

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Summer is starting to wind down, which is just fine with me. I'm more than a little tired of the heat. One thing I could never get tired of, however, are these vintage flowers, which summon the feeling of summer because of their cheerful colors. I bet you'll find these vintage pink roses and camellias and blue forget-me-nots useful any time of year though. They're perfect for scrapbooks or handmade cards for birthdays, weddings, graduations, anniversaries or even for baby showers.

This vintage flower scrapbook paper is part of a larger collection I just posted on one of my hubs. The page features 14 other designs -- all of them free. I've also created a set of vintage pink roses scrapbook paper that I will be posting soon.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Free Orange Leaves Fall Scrapbook Paper

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This free fall scrapbook paper conjures up images of fallen orange leaves on a rainy autumn afternoon. You know what I mean? When it's raining and the leaves layer one on top of another on the ground to form a wet carpet?

Pardon me for waxing rhapsodic; I guess I'm just craving fall. Although it's cooled down over the last few days, it's been a generally brutal summer here in South Florida and I'm ready for cooler weather.

This fall scrapbook paper is part of a much larger collection of fall and Thanksgiving scrapbook papers I just finished, which include a wide variety of free printable designs. This falling leaves scrapbook paper is one of the more subtle designs. There are also some bold and colorful whimsical trees and leaves, pumpkins, turkeys, acorns, "Happy Thanksgiving" wishes and some coordinating stripes and solids in fall colors. If you like orange, brown, avocado and acid green, dusty pink, maroon or rust, you'll probably like this collection of free scrapbook papers. Many of these are just perfect for Thanksgiving crafts like these.

As always, most of the components for these scrapbook papers came from designs I found on Picnik, the free online graphics program. To learn how to use Picnik to design your own free printables, read my tutorial that explains how to create your own art.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Free Light Blue Flower Scrapbook Paper

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You'll probably find this all-purpose free blue flower scrapbook paper handy for a variety of purposes. It will make a great background for scrapbooks or handmade cards -- whether they're for Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries or just everyday life.

I like to use this design as a background for handmade cards with several layers of colored paper "frames" on top of it, with a piece of vintage art in the middle. There are also several other colors of this design available free on my flower scrapbook paper hub, along with many other floral scrapbook paper, borders and journaling card embellishment designs. You can see a few of them in the sidebar ad that also links to that hub. Please feel free to hop on over and help yourself to some free downloads.

My flower scrapbook papers and embellishments collection was designed using Picnik.com, the free online graphics program. To learn how to use Picnik to design your own printables, read my tutorial that explains how to design your own clip art.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Free Birthday Scrapbook Paper

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This free star burst birthday scrapbook paper is part of a much bigger collection of free papers designed just for birthday scrapbooks. (Of course, you can also use them for wrapping small birthday gifts, like CDs!) To see the entire collection, please click the link in the first sentence of this paragraph or the ad in the sidebar.

There are three distinct designs in the collection but this one is the most colorful and downright exuberant. The design also comes with a magenta background and both colors also have versions with just stars (no "Happy Birthday!"), and stars and stripes. That means these more generic papers can be used for other purposes besides birthdays, such as Father's Day, Mother's Day or even Fourth of July.

As with all my other papers, this collection was designed using Picnik.com, the free online graphics program anyone can use. I highly recommend it! To learn how to use Picnik to design your own art, read my tutorial that explains how to make your own art.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Free Creepy Spiders Halloween Scrapbook Paper

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I had a blast designing this creepy spider black Halloween scrapbook paper and all the companion designs featured on my new Halloween paper crafts hub. There's something about playing with creepy-crawlies without having to get your hands dirty that's just a lot of fun.

The full collection contains scrapbook papers, journaling cards and borders with the following fun Halloween themes:
  • Ghosts
  • Spiders and spider webs
  • Jack-o-lanterns
  • Skeletons
  • Witches
  • Bats
  • Skulls
  • Colorful Halloween masks
  • Frankenstein monsters
So if you're looking for free Halloween scrapbooking supplies that feature any of those subjects, you're in luck.

I've also created several free Halloween clip art collections that match some of the papers. One collection features black and white Halloween clip art, one has pumpkin images, another has full-size paper Halloween masks and another has colorful Halloween clipart.

I hope you'll come back soon to download more free scrapbooking supplies for Halloween and every other holiday or occasion!

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Free Patriotic American Flag Scrapbook Paper

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This free patriotic scrapbook paper prominently features the American flag and matches the patriotic scrapbook journaling card I posted on May 23. In fact, I just finished designing an entire collection of coordinated patriotic and military scrapbook papers and embellishments. So now if you need to create scrapbooks, handmade cards or other crafts for Flag Day, Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day or an American election, you'll be all set.

Many of the papers I've designed would also be perfect for making handmade cards to send to a soldier in Iraq. If you'd like to do that but don't know anyone stationed in Iraq (lucky you), check out AnySoldier.com. They provide addresses to soldiers in all branches of the U.S. armed forces who have requested to be sent mail from folks back home. What a perfect way to celebrate the upcoming Flag Day and the Fourth of July holidays! With any luck, by this time next year most of our soldiers will be back home. But in the meantime, they need our support.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Free Flower Scrapbook Journaling Card Embellishment

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This free scrapbook journaling box matches the purple flower scrapbook paper I posted a few weeks ago. I ordinarily put lines inside the journaling boxes I design but I thought this one was so pretty without them, I left them out. Also, I thought this would make a lovely photo frame if you cut around the inside round border and the edges of the flower that fall inside the circle. If you want the lines for journaling, you can always use a ruler to add them after you print the embellishment. Or if you have Photoshop or Fireworks, you can add them to the digital art.

This journaling card is part of a much larger collection of flower scrapbook papers and embellishments I designed at Picnik.com. Click the "Free Scrapbook Paper and Embellishments" sidebar ad to see all the art. To learn how to use Picnik to design your own art, read my tutorial that explains how to create your own clip art.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Free Patriotic Scrapbook Journaling Card Embellishment

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People who are visiting this blog from other parts of the world might not relate to this post, because it's strictly for Americans. An Australian woman once posted on my Fourth of July clip art hub that she had noticed from afar and respected how much Americans love the U.S. flag. I never thought about it before she brought it up but it's true. Our national freedom and ideals have been hard-won by people who laid their lives on the line and our flag is a symbol of that.

We have a lot of patriotic holidays that celebrate the flag and people who fought for it. The first one of the year is this weekend: Memorial Day, when we honor those who died in American wars. Because I come from a family that had two men who served in the military, I felt inspired by this holiday to design a journaling card that can be used to write in a scrapbook about a Memorial Day picnic, concert or any other event. But its use doesn't have to stop there. This patriotic scrapbook embellishment can also be used for Flag Day in June, the Fourth of July, Veterans Day in November and even to make notes about local elections.

I've designed a whole set of free patriotic papers and embellishments that match this journaling card, so hop on over if you'd like to download them. I've posted one of them (American flag scrapbook paper) on this blog. I also have a page with American flag clip art if you'd like to add even more patriotic touches to your scrapbook.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Free Halloween Scrapbook Journaling Card Embellishment

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This free Halloween scrapbook journaling card embellishment lets you tell your own scary Halloween story. It features a few spiders and their webs, which are iconic Halloween images that may not actually deserve the bad rap they get. I'm not sure how the poor spider got the reputation of being something creepy that we should fear. Most of them are actually quite harmless and much more concerned with creating their beautiful webs and feeding themselves than bothering humans. Oh well. At least these spiders don't have to fear being crushed by panicking human beings; they'll just live on in your scrapbook.

If you'd like some more free Halloween art to go with this journaling card, visit my black and white Halloween clip art hub. You might even find a few more spiders there, along with witches, bats and things that go bump in the night. And of course you'll want to see the matching "creepy spider" Halloween scrapbook paper.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Purple Flower Scrapbook Paper

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This free flower scrapbook paper is just the thing for spring and summer scrapbook layouts and handmade cards. The delicate petals of these purple flowers are accented by 3D-looking morning dew, which makes them look almost real.

I create this flower scrapbook paper, along with many others that will soon be posted on one of my HubPages hubs, at Picnik.com. It's a free online graphics program that virtually anyone can use. I've also made many other free scrapbook papers and embellishments and clip art images with Picnik. To see them all, download my Free Clip Art Sourcebook by clicking the ad in the sidebar.

And be sure to download the matching flower scrapboook journaling card that has the same purple flower pattern. I have also just posted a complete collection of free matching flower art scrapbook paper, journaling cards and borders.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Win Access to Over 15,000 Vintage Art Images!

Vintage Holiday Crafts and Free Scrapbooking Supplies are holding a vintage art contest that will give the winner a virtual treasure chest of vintage art! If you're a vintage lover, and have a blog or Web site, and/or participate in forums, social networks or other discussion groups, this contest will be perfect for you.

Here are the prizes:

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The person with the most points will win a one-year Vintagerio subscription, which will entitle the winner to download 15,000+ vintage art images. These images include black and white and color vintage clip art, posters, perfume and fruit and vegetable crate labels, holiday cards, post cards and many other images.

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Anyone who meets the simple requirements (see how to qualify by clicking on the link below) will win five vintage art images not available in my Free Clip Art Sourcebook or on any of my other blogs or sites!

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Contest ends January 15, 2010

Friday, May 15, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Baby Scrapbook Papers

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When I saw Picnik's new baby clipart a few months ago, I knew I had to do something fun with it. The result was the two baby scrapbook papers you see on this page, plus many others that can be accessed on my baby scrapbook papers and embellishments hub.

I created one set of papers for girls and one for boys. The boys just happened to luck out and get the bees, which I think are adorable. I liked them so much, I created several scrapbook papers that feature them exclusively. Click the second link in the previous paragraph to see them.

These baby scrapbook papers aren't just for scrapbooking. You could also use them to create a handmade card for a baby shower or birth announcement. They also would make excellent wrapping paper for a small baby gift.

If you'd like to learn how to make your own clip art or scrapbook papers, read my tutorial that explains how to make your own clip art using Picnik.com, the online graphics program anyone can use. And if you'd like to access more free clip art or scrapbooking images that I've already already created, download my Free Clip Art Sourcebook e-book. Just click the ad in the sidebar to go to the download page.

I hope you enjoy using these baby scrapbook papers and that you find lots of fun uses for them. Feel free to leave a comment about how you used them. I love knowing how people use their creativity!

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Black and White Flower Scrapbook Paper

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This black and white flower scrapbook paper walks the line between vintage and thoroughly contemporary. It has a bold, classic look that would work beautifully as a background for a scrapbook page or embellishment, or on a handmade card. I can just see this used with other elements that contain strong colors, such as red, teal or magenta.

I designed this scrapbook paper myself using Picnik.com, the free graphics program anyone can use. (Read my Picnik tutorial to learn how to make your own clip art or scrapbook papers and embellishments.) Actually, I should say that I put the elements together but the Picnik artists are responsible for creating all the lovely individual flowers. I constantly marvel at the talent of their artists.

I also used this same design as a base for a set of pastel vintage scrapbook papers, which are available free at my Vintage Holiday Crafts blog. You'll probably be surprised at how different they look because of the color changes (they come in pale sage, dusty pink, soft blue and warm brown) and the addition of vintage "weathering." The combination makes them look downright Victorian. I also created some coordinating vintage striped paper in the same colors and the same weathered look.

Whether you like bold or soft and vintage, I hope you enjoy these free scrapbook papers!

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: American Flag Scrapbook Embellishment

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What I call the American patriotic season is almost here. It begins with Memorial Day in May, when we honor those who gave their lives while fighting in American wars. It then moves onto Flag Day in June, which is pretty self-explanatory.

Pardon the pun, but it really takes off on the Fourth of July when Americans watch fireworks that commemorate the fiery birth of our country. Then, patriotic season culminates with Veterans Day in November, which was created as a way to make sure we honor our veterans at least once a year.

If you have any kind of a patriotic streak in you, you'll love this free American flag scrapbook embellishment, which can also be used on Web sites, on blogs or in many other ways. And there are more American flags where this came from on my free American flag clip art page. You might also enjoy this free Fourth of July clip art and Veterans Day clip art.

All the clip art images linked from the pages above were created in Picnik, the online graphics program anyone can use. To learn how to make your own clip art, read my tutorial that teaches how to create free clip art with Picnik.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Vintage Birthday Card Embellishment

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This gorgeous vintage birthday card would make a great scrapbook embellishment, and would be terrific on the front of a handmade card. The colors are almost mesmerizing to me. I love the saturation of the hues in the pansies. Pansies may not be that color in real life but who cares! And who knows, there might have been pansies that color around the time this was painted! Anyway, I'm sure you'll find many uses for this exceptional vintage birthday card embellishment.

This vintage birthday card was downloaded from Vintagerio, which you can visit by clicking on the ad in the sidebar. They also have many other floral birthday cards from the same era and in the same style, so you can have a whole set if you'd like. You can also access other images from my collection of free vintage birthday cards by clicking on the link in this sentence.

Update on June 22, 2009: I just uploaded a set of free birthday scrapbook papers. Help yourself!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Vintage Baby Scrapbook Embellishment

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I believe this free vintage baby scrapbook embellishment was originally a cigar label that has been digitally altered to remove the lettering. (I downloaded it from Vintagerio, which you can visit by clicking the ad in the sidebar.)

Not your usual Gerber baby, this chubby guy looks more like many real-life babies; he's a little on the pudgy side. The pre-cute-baby-marketing-era look of this scrapbook embellishment enhances the vintage feel, as does the gold filigree work around the edge and the subtle way the aqua color fades into the ivory background.

This vintage baby will be a fun addition to a scrapbook, especially if you write something in the background. Gold or brown ink would be particularly pretty used in conjunction with this image. And if you prefer a more contemporary look, see my collection of free baby clipart and baby scrapbook papers and embellishments.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Butterfly Scrapbook Paper and Embellishments

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In my experience, butterflies are second only to flowers when it comes to popularity with crafters and scrapbookers. Both are cheerful and feminine, and they're also pretty universal. They can be used for weddings, birthdays, graduations, Mother's Day and many other occasions.

This particular scrapbook layout and embellishment set was created in Picnik. The Picnik artists designed these gorgeous butterflies, and then I compiled them into various scrapbook papers, layouts and embellishments. You can find the rest of the papers, layouts and embellishments on my free butterfly scrapbook paper and embellishments page. There are both contemporary and vintage sepia-tone butterfly designs in the collection, so there's a little something for everyone.

If you'd like to learn to use Picnik to create your own scrapbooking or clip art images, read the Picnik tutorial on my WordPlay blog.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Vintage Rose Scrapbook Paper

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I've been around the vintage art block a little while now. If there's one thing I know, it's that scrapbookers, card-makers and crafters love vintage roses. They've always been quite popular on my Vintage Holiday Crafts blog. So I decided to create this vintage pink rose scrapbook paper that features sweet little vintage pink roses. To me it's reminiscent of bedroom wallpaper from days gone by.

This would make a great background for a scrapbook, of course. But it also would be beautiful incorporated into a vintage-look handmade card or other crafts. If you find a special use for it, I would love to know what you used it for. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

The roses for this scrapbook paper came from Vintagerio, which has an unbelievable number of quality vintage images you can download for one low price. Downloading images from that site has been some of the most fun I've ever had online. I really enjoy the site and believe so much in the quality of their images, I chose to advertise them on this blog (see the sidebar for the ad). I wouldn't do that unless I felt it was an extraordinary value.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Vintage Seed Packet Embellishment

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I'm a bit of a vintage art fanatic and have a huge collection of vintage images, but something that never ceases to amaze me is the beauty of Victorian and vintage seed packets. In some cases, the level of detail and quality of the paintings rivals the great masters. The seed packet embellishment to the right is a perfect example of this. Released in 1889 by the D.M. Ferry Company of Detroit, Michigan, this packet of asters is both colorful and whimsical. It also features some gorgeous lettering, the likes of which we don't see today.

This scrapbook embellishment would be perfect for use in a Victorian- or vintage-look scrapbook, or even for a handmade card. And as I always advocate when vintage flowers are involved, the use of a small amount of different colors of glitter glue would make this image really pop. (See the bottom of this post for the kind of glitter glue I recommend.)

This image came from Vintagerio, which is an amazing site that offers unlimited downloads of 15,000+ vintage and Victorian images for either $18 for one month or $36 for one year. It's vintage art heaven for scrapbookers! I have spent many an hour on the site downloading images and I highly recommend it.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Spring Butterflies Scrapbook Paper


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Spring sprang a few days ago, so it's only appropriate to post this free spring butterfly scrapbook paper. Featuring pastel colored plaid and fluttering butterflies, this design makes me feel like taking a walk in the sunshine. I hope it brightens your day, too, and that you enjoy using it.

If you're interested in other spring-like papers, be sure to see my Easter scrapbook layouts and embellishments and large collection of brightly colored and vintage butterfly scrapbook papers. They're pretty cheerful too.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Vintage Flower Border Embellishments

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horizontal vintage flower border scrapbook embellishmentThese gorgeous vintage flower frames are useful in so many ways for scrapbooking. Of course, they can be used for digital scrapbooking but you can also print them and use manicure scissors or a craft knife to cut around the detailed edges. If you don't want to go to all that trouble, you can just cut a nice rectangle around the art and either paste it as is or frame it with ribbon that will cover up the edges of the paper or card stock. If you cut out the center you can layer it over a photo. A handwritten message in the center would also be lovely. And of course, as with many scrapbooking supplies, these embellishments can also be used on Mother's Day, birthday or anniversary cards, or graduation or wedding scrapbooks.

vertical vintage flower border scrapbook embellishmentTo make something very special out of these, I suggest using several types of specialty glue made by Elmer's. (I've tried almost all brands and Elmer's is the best.) Before doing this, however, you would want the art to be printed on card stock. You can then add small amounts of glitter glue in colors that match the flowers and the leaves. If you want to make the border look like it's encased in a clear coating, use several coatings of Elmer's School Glue Gel, making sure to let the coats dry in between. The gel appears slightly blue in the bottle, but it dries clear and shiny and enhances the glitter underneath it. This technique takes a little practice but can be quite stunning when done correctly. For your convenience, there are different packages of Elmer's glitter glue shown below in the Amazon carousel. Amazon doesn't sell the School Glue Gel, but you can get it at your local discount, craft or drug store.


You might also be interested in these other vintage flowers.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Victorian Scrapbook Embellishments

Victorian scrapbook embellishment -- flower calling card
Victorian scrapbook embellishment vintage girl calling cardClick on the Victorian scrapbook embellishments to see them full size

If you lived in Victorian times, you wouldn't have gone to someone's home without leaving your calling card. If you did that today, the person you were visiting would probably think you were trying to sell something! But in days gone by, it was just standard procedure. These calling cards were often ornate and included the name of the caller so there would be a record of the visit. These cards probably more often than not ended up in the scrapbooks produced by Victorian ladies. So these Victorian scrapbook embellishments are a perfect reminder of those days and a great addition if you love to incorporate vintage elements into your scrapbooks.

And if you love vintage, you might enjoy my vintage clip art site, VintageHolidayCrafts.com. The site has a huge selection of vintage clip art, greeting cards and other old-time freebies. You might also be interested in my Free Clip Art Sourcebook, which is available by clicking the ad in the sidebar. Also, be sure to see the sidebar for even more free stuff from Free Scrapbooking Supplies!

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Wedding Scrapbook Embellishment


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There are many styles when it comes to weddings but my personal favorite is a low-key, classic look. That's why I designed a set of free wedding scrapbook embellishments and layouts in timeless silver floral and stripes with a few pastel pieces to accompany it.

Shown to the right is the three-dimensional-looking photo frame from the set. It also comes in a version without the flowers. There are also straight-line borders, layout sheets -- some of which have wedding-themed illustrations on them -- and extra patterned papers. Click the link in this sentence to see and download the free wedding scrapbook layouts and embellishments.

This wedding scrapbook photo frame, along with the rest of the collection, was created in Picnik, the free online graphics software program that anyone can use. To learn how to use Picnik to make your own scrapbooking supplies, read my tutorial that explains how to make your own clip art.

For more free scrapbook papers and embellishments for other occasions and holidays, check out my Free Clip Art Sourcebook, which has links to literally thousands of vintage and contemporary scrapbooking supplies, clip art images, greeting cards, craft projects and gift certificate templates. It's free to download and requires no registration.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Graduation Scrapbook Paper

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This 2009 graduation scrapbook paper was designed to be used as a full sheet or as embellishments you can cut apart and layer on another background. Either way you use it, your graduate will see your pride.

The "Congratulations" shield is a photo frame. If you use it as an embellishment, you can cut around the outer edges and also around the edges of the white oval to create a hole for the photo to come through. Alternatively, you can cut out the outer edge in a rectangle shape, which will eliminate the need for cutting around the detailed edges. The "2009" and its seal and ribbon can also be cut out and layered onto a scrapbook page to mark the year of this very special accomplishment.

This graduation scrapbook paper was created in Picnik, the free online graphics software program that anyone can use. To learn how to use Picnik to make your own scrapbooking supplies, read my tutorial that explains how to create your own clip art.

To see the rest of my graduation scrapbook papers and embellishments, visit my graduation scrapbook hub.

For free clip art and scrapbook papers and embellishments for other occasions and holidays, check out my Free Clip Art Sourcebook, which has links to literally thousands of vintage and contemporary clip art images, greeting cards, craft projects and scrapbooking supplies. It's free to download and requires no registration.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vintage Pink Rose Scrapbook Embellishment

free wedding and Mother's Day vintage rose scrapbook embellishmentClick on the image to see it full size

Love your mother? Then use this beautiful vintage rose scrapbook embellishment to write her a short tribute note in a scrapbook made especially for her for Mother's Day.

You can also use this scrapbook embellishment for vintage wedding scrapbooks or even for birthdays. And you don't have to restrict yourself to using this as one of your scrapbooking supplies. This image can be used to create a handmade greeting card, a table place card, or a wedding invitation or thank you note. You could even cut out part of the note card area of the image and layer it over a photo to make a frame. The uses for this image are practically endless.

I love the gorgeous colors in this vintage painting. Wherever you add this pretty rose will certainly be enhanced by it. And it has been modified to removed the original message, so you can write whatever you want on it.

Also, I hate to be like a broken record because I say this in almost every post, but this would be even more beautiful with glitter glue enhancing it. For me, a vintage image just isn't "done" until it has a little sparkle. See below for my glitter glue recommendation. It's the best!




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