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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