Tuesday, February 14, 2012

new easier download method? (And heart patterned paper freebies)

Happy Valentine's Day!

This post is a little bit freebie
and a little bit housekeeping...
(a new download method experiment...
Fingers crossed that it all works)



heart paper freebie 2 mel stampz

Gu
ess What
?
I've started a new Freebie blog

(and the beauty of it is that you never
ever have to visit it!)

Say what?

What I mean to say is, that I am hosting free paper files on a new blog but
you don't have to worry about it...
You can click to download the PNG (and even PDF files) for
free papers right here on my usual blog...

...So that (assuming it works) downloading will be much easier
for you. No more visiting other sites like acrobat or flickr.

PNG_rainbow_heart paper_12_and_a half_inch_sq_melstampz



Instructions are below with the new paper downloads.
If this method works, I'll stay with it so you will
only have to learn this once. :0)

The problem: Blogger reduces files to 72dpi and makes them unprintable (even though I pay for extra space). Dear Blogger, I would pay more for quality image hosting. Just saying.

The solution (hopefully): a no-frills Wordpress blog where I will host free papers (in PDF, PNG, and JPG) and then I will link them here.

heart paper freebie mel stampz

These are some free high resolution heart papers that I made:

  • the A2 one is sized to fit an A2 card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (with a little trimming)
  • the standard one is sized to print on a standard sheet of paper 8.5 x 11 inches
  • the 12x12 one is actually 12.5 at 350dpi so that it can be used for digital scrapbooking or printing. I haven't tested the printing at that size yet, since my printer is smaller than 12x12 (for now) ;o)

They are all 350dpi

For the PDFs click the link. For the PNGs and JPGs click the images.

A2 size (for a card 4 1/4 inch x 51/2 inch)


Heart Paper JPG (A2)
To save the JPG, click the following:
1) the image 2) File 3) Save Page As 4) SaveJPG rainbow heart A2 melstampz

Heart Paper PNG (A2)
To save the PNG, click the following:
1) the image 2) File 3) Save Page As 4) SavePNG rainbow heart A2 melstampz

Heart Paper PDF (A2)
To download the PDF, click the following:
1) this link:Click this link for the PDF: rainbow heart paper A2 size
2) File 3) Save Page As 4) Save


Standard (for a page 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch)

Heart Paper PNG (standard)
To save the PNG, click the following:
1) the image 2) File 3) Save Page As 4) SavePNG rainbow hearts standard size melstampz

Heart Paper JPG (standard)
To save the JPG, click the following:
1) the image 2) File 3) Save Page As 4) SaveJPG rainbow hearts standard size melstampz

Heart Paper PDF (standard):
To download the PDF, click the following:
1) this link: PDF_rainbow_hearts_standard_size_melstampz
2) File 3) Save Page As 4) Save


12 x 12 (12-1/2 inch x 12-1/2 inch square)

Heart Paper PNG 12.5 x12.5:
To save the JPG, click the following:
1) the image 2) File 3) Save Page As 4) Save PNG rainbow heart paper 12 and a half inch square

Heart Paper JPG 12.5 x12.5:
To save the JPG, click the following:
1) the image 2) File 3) Save Page As 4) SaveJPG rainbow heart paper 12 and a half inch square


Would you like more detailed instructions
on how to
download these files?

Here it is...


(steps to Download )

(There is a quick reference to these 4 simple steps
above each of the images so you can refer to it easily)

Step 1) Click on the link for PDFs or the image for PNGs. (It may ask you if it's okay to leave the page; it is safe to do so. It's another blog of mine).

Step 2) Click the file tab. (Top left in your browser window).

Step 3) Choose Save Page as (or Save as in Explorer).

Step 4) Finally, choose your location and simply click Save.




(guidelines for use)

Feel free to sell any handmade items you make using these... or share digital things for free that you have made using it (with a link to this post, pretty please). You can change them however you like (the colour and so on).

Please link if you use these: melstampz.blogspot.com/

One stipulation: No digital re-sale of these, or sale of any kind at all, please. (They want to stay free as the wind). ;o)




P.S. Please let me know if this downloading works better for you
(or if it doesn't work). I'll try to keep at it until I have something good.

29 comments:

Hellma said...

Thanks for the paper Mel.

Becky Jo said...

Thanks for the papers, Mel! I love your blog and all the wonderful things you share! The downloads worked fine for me! Hugs!!

.:YhEy.: said...

Wow! Thank you so much for this, Mel! the downloads work fine for me. :) I guess it was a great move!

I absolutely love your freebies, especially the papers. Why? Because here in the Philippines, patterned card stock in packs aren't available. If there are any, you have just a selection of 3 packs, that's it. So, I find freebies like this a great help for me. :D Glad the internet holds a lot of resources, and you are one of the BEST!

Sue said...

I am glad you are feeling better and thank you so very much for the paper and your AWESOME web site. I am sure there is something for everyone here. I can get lost on your page, never to be heard from again LOL
Sue

Rhonda Miller said...

Thank you for the papers. They worked fine for me.

Linda M. said...

Thanks for the paper. I love it! However, I couldn't download the PDF file. It said there was a drawing error.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hi Linda,

Thank You for trying the papers. Sorry the PDF didn't work for you. I hope you end up seeing this, since you're "no reply" on Blogger, so it's the only way I have to answer you.

I tested the PDFs on two computers & they seems to work okay. A search for "wordpress PDF drawing error" comes up with more results that show it's an adobe reader error. I'm wondering if you often download PDFs and the problem is with these ones? Maybe your adobe reader needs updating? If you prefer it, I'd be happy email them to you. (I'm at melstampz@gmail.com)

Thanks again & I hope I can figure it out! :o) mel

Katrin said...

thank you, Mel.. it works fine.. ;-)

Hugs, Katrin

carol robson said...

Hi Mel, Fantastic, this works really well now for me, had problems before. Lovely designs.Thanks so much.

Beth Norman said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you for such generosity.

Margie said...

Hi Mel Just to let you know that when I downloaded the pdf standard version, I got the message that there was a drawing error but I stuck with it as I could see it was still loading. When it finished loading, I clicked to close the message and there the paper was - in all its glory! So it does work - just takes a little time. Hopefully, Linda M will have success the next time she tries it. Thanks so much.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Feb. 15, 2012. Thanks again.

Tigger a(r)t work said...

Hello Mel,
oh yes, it works so much better!!!:o) Thank you for the paper. I love it! However, I couldn't download the PDF file. It said there was a drawing error.
Hugs
Tiggerchen

Dawn said...

way cool, kiddo!!! thanks
and good to see you happy!! =)
xoxo

Charlene said...

You, my dear lady, are amazing. Your halo is all shined up, I just know it.

Thanks so much for all you do to make us better crafters.

Bonnie said...

I found your blog from a link on Saskatoon's Scrapbook Studio, and love your great ideas and enthusiasm! I used your idea for cutting out parts from a dry embossed pattern. I tried it and gave you credit on my very small blog!

Suzi said...

Worked for me. I clicked save as and put it in a folder of background papers, most of which are already from you. Thank you! I love small prints! Glad you are feeling up to playing a little!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love this paper! Thanks.

Pat said...

Love all your papers even though it was something I had to work at.Not so much the hearts as the vines(which I think are the best)And even cooler still are your overlays. I had fun playing with those.And as soon as I can,I'm getting gesso! Love your site.Thanks for sharing all the things you do.

alexandra s.m. said...

You are so kind and generous Mel!
Thank You for that beautiful paper ;-)


xxx

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Thanks for the beautiful papers, Mel! You're wonderful!! Hugs, Val

Rufus said...

You're amazing! Thanks for all the goodies, tutorials and inspiration. Also the new download method worked like a charm!
R/

Cindy - John 3:16 said...

This is awesome - TYVM!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen said...

The downloads worked and may I say thank you so much for doing an A2 size! I won't waste time trying to re-size and I won't waste paper and ink on a larger size than I can use. And the papers are great looking, thanks so much.

Ina said...

It works fine!
Thanks for the fab papers!

Jo Draper said...

Thanks for the freebies Mel. They are beautiful. Jo xx

txexperiment said...

These are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

g said...

<3 you are the best!! ^o^