Thursday, November 29, 2012

Free Christmas printable or digital papers - set #1

Finally, the first paper set is ready! ;-) Hope the downloading works for you.
I'm not used to the unfathomable torture that is the new Blogger dashboard, yet...
So, fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.

free printable Christmas papers (set #1) preview
If you'd like to bookmark these free papers for future reference
(or even use this preview sheet as a printable) you can find the high resolution version here:


The goal with these was to make them look more like real patterned paper,
  with multiple colours & distressed texture (and to make lots of sizes, so you could use them for
small projects like cards or tags, or for Project Life or Scrapbooking):

free printable Christmas paper set #1

Here's a print test sheet, in case you want to test
 them out with your printer first to see what you think:
free Christmas papers (set #1) PRINT TEST sheet


To save this print test (directly from my blog):
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  Mac users may want to save it this way: visit flickr & download there by choosing 
view all sizes, then original, then clicking "Download the original size of this photo"



This digital work is offered up for free, but mainly for personal use only.
Please be sure to read my terms of use here. Thanks!



(The scale of the papers in the set will be different, of course, but this 
should give you an idea of how your printer does with the colours).





These are 350dpi (dots per inch) for print quality.

ornamental paper SAMPLE

-1- Ornamental patterned paper

Round printable tag, here on flickr
+
12.5 inch square printable paper, here on flickr

ornamental_DISTRESS_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG ornamental paper 350dpi
 

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch square JPG - LARGE SCALE Ornament paper&7x7 inch square JPG - SMALL SCALE Ornament paper

Landscape A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 card size JPG - LARGE SCALE Ornament paper&A2 card size JPG - SMALL SCALE Ornament paper

Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
               portrait A2 card size JPG Ornament paper LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG Ornament paper SMALL SCALE

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Vintage Christmas sheet music GF paper SAMPLE

-2- Vintage Christmas music sheet paper (light with distressing)


Round printable tag, here on flickr
+
12.5 inch square printable paper, here on flickr

{This is made with free sheet music, thanks to The Graphics Fairy here:
  Christmas Tree sheet music and Santa sheet music}

Christmas Sheet Music LIGHT with distressing Vintage GF 12 and a half inch SQ 350dpi mel stampz

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG Christmas Sheet Music LIGHT with distressing Vintage GF 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch sq JPG Christmas GF Vintage sheet music LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch sq JPG Christmas GF Vintage sheet music SMALL SCALE

Landscape A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ...and ... small scale)
        A2 card size JPG Christmas GF Vintage sheet music LARGE SCALE&A2 card size JPG Christmas GF Vintage sheet music SMALL SCALE

Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ...and ... small scale)
            portrait A2 card size JPG Christmas GF Vintage sheet music LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG Christmas GF Vintage sheet music SMALL SCALE

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midnight confetti snow dot paper SAMPLE 
-3- Midnight Snow Dot paper (chalkboard)


CONFETTI SNOW DOTS midnight

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG CONFETTI SNOW dots midnight

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ  Snow Dot Midnight paper LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ  Snow Dot Midnight paper SMALL SCALE

Landscape A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
         A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Midnight paper LARGE SCALE&A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Midnight paper SMALL SCALE


Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
              portrait A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Midnight paper LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Midnight paper SMALL SCALE

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confetti snow dot paper day light turquoiseSAMPLE

-4- Day Snow Dot paper (light turquoise)


 CONFETTI SNOW DOTS day (light turquoise)

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

 STANDARD size JPG CONFETTI SNOW dot paper day (light turquoise) 350dpi 
7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)

7x7 inch SQ  Snow Dot Day (light turquoise) paper LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ  Snow Dot Day (light turquoise) paper SMALL SCALE


Landscape A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:

(large scale ... and ... small scale)
         A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Day (light turquoise) paper LARGE SCALE&A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Day (light turquoise) paper SMALL SCALE
Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:

(large scale ... and ... small scale)
                  portrait A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Day (light turquoise) paper LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Day (light turquoise) paper SMALL SCALE
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silver skies confetti snow dot paper SAMPLE

-5- Silver Skies Snow Dot paper (light grey)


CONFETTI SNOW DOTS silver skies (cool grey light)

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG silver skies CONFETTI SNOW (cool grey light) 350dpi
 
7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ  Snow Dot Silver Skies (light grey) paper LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG Snow Dot Silver Skies (light grey) paper SMALL SCALE


A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:

(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Silver Skies (light grey) paper LARGE SCALE&A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Silver Skies (light grey) paper SMALL SCALE

Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ...and ... small scale)
            portrait A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Silver Skies (light grey) paper LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG Snow Dot Silver Skies (light grey) paper SMALL SCALE
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light turquoise large ML moroccan tile on 
white paper SAMPLE

-6- Light turquoise Moroccan tile paper (large scale, on white)

This is made Thanks to a free overlay shared by Marisa Lerin, here.



free solid LIGHT TURQUOISE ML Moroccan 
Tile distressed graph paper

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG LIGHT TURQUOISE ML Moroccan Tile distressed graph paper 350dpi 

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ JPG light turquoise Moroccan tile distressed paper LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG light turquoise Moroccan tile distressed paper SMALL SCALE


A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:

(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 card size JPG light turquoise Moroccan tile distressed paper LARGE SCALE&A2 card size JPG light turquoise Moroccan tile distressed paper SMALL SCALE
Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ...and ... small scale)
            portrait A2 card size JPG light turquoise Moroccan tile distressed paper LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG light turquoise Moroccan tile distressed paper SMALL SCALE

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chartreuse chevron paper SAMPLE

-7- Chartreuse chevron (or zig zag) paper

free chevron CHARTREUSE printable scrapbook paper


Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG Chartreuse chevron printable scrapbook paper 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ JPG Chartreuse chevron LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG Chartreuse chevron SMALL SCALE


A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:

(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 card size JPG Chartreuse chevron LARGE SCALE&A2 card size JPG Chartreuse chevron SMALL SCALE

Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ...and ... small scale)
            portrait A2 card size JPG Chartreuse chevron LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG Chartreuse chevron SMALL SCALE
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light turquoise knitting paper SAMPLE

-8- Light turquoise Knit paper




free KNITTING paper turquoise 12 and a half inch SQ 350dpi mel stampz

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG KNITTING paper turquoise 12 and a half inch SQ 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ JPG KNITTING paper turquoise LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG KNITTING paper turquoise SMALL SCALE


A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:

(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 size JPG KNITTING paper turquoise LARGE SCALE&A2 size JPG KNITTING paper turquoise SMALL SCALE

Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ...and ... small scale)
            portrait A2 card size JPG KNITTING paper turquoise LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG KNITTING paper turquoise SMALL SCALE
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light cream knitting paper SAMPLE 

-9- Light cream Knit paper

free cream KNITTING paper 12 and a half inch SQ 350dpi

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:
STANDARD size JPG light cream KNITTING paper 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ JPG KNITTING light cream LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG KNITTING light cream SMALL SCALE

A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 size JPG KNITTING light cream LARGE SCALE&A2 size JPG KNITTING light cream SMALL SCALE


Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ...and ... small scale)
            portrait A2 card size JPG KNITTING light cream LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG KNITTING light cream SMALL SCALE
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-10- Light grey Knit paper


free_KNITTING_DISTRESS_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG light grey KNITTING paper 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ JPG KNITTING light grey LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG KNITTING light grey SMALL SCALE


A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
         A2 size JPG KNITTING light grey LARGE SCALE&A2 size JPG KNITTING light grey SMALL SCALE
Portrait A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ...and ... small scale)
            portrait A2 card size JPG KNITTING light grey LARGE SCALE&portrait A2 card size JPG KNITTING light grey SMALL SCALE
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stamped snowflake doily paper SAMPLE

-11- Stamped Snow doily paper


stamped snowflake doily paper 12 and a half inch SQ 350dpi

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)


STANDARD size JPG stamped snowflake doily paper 350dpi LARGE SCALE........ STANDARD size JPG stamped snowflake doily paper 350dpi SMALL SCALE

7x7" size JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)

7x7 inch SQ JPG stamped snowflake doily paper LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG stamped snowflake doily paper MEDIUM SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG stamped snowflake doily paper SMALL SCALE

A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 size JPG stamped snowflake doily paper LARGE SCALE&A2 size JPG stamped snowflake doily paper MEDIUM SCALE&A2 size JPG stamped snowflake doily paper SMALL SCALE

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chalkboard tiny distressed polka dot paper SAMPLE

-12- Chalkboard tiny Polka dot paper


CHALKBOARD tiny dot DISTRESS

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:
 
STANDARD size JPG Chalkboard Tiny Dot distress paper 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ JPG Chalkboard Tiny Dot distress paper LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG Chalkboard Tiny Dot distress paper SMALL SCALE


A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 size JPG Chalkboard Tiny Dot distress paper LARGE SCALE&A2 size JPG Chalkboard Tiny Dot distress paper SMALL SCALE

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Vintage modern ledger paper SAMPLE

-13- Vintage modern ledger paper


LEDGER BOOK 12 and a half inch 350 dpi mel stampz

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:


STANDARD size JPG Modern-style Vintage ledger 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)

7x7 inch sq JPG Modern-style Vintage ledger


     

A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(landscape... and ...  portrait)
        Landscape A2 size card JPG Modern-style Vintage ledger&portrait A2 card size JPG modern style vintage ledger





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poinsettia tiny distressed polka dot paper SAMPLE


-14- Poinsettia tiny Polka dot paper



poinsettia tiny dot distress

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:
STANDARD size JPG Poinsettia Tiny Dot distress paper 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
7x7 inch SQ JPG Poinsettia Tiny Dot distress paper LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG Poinsettia Tiny Dot distress paper SMALL SCALE

A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
        A2 size JPG Poinsettia Tiny Dot distress paper LARGE SCALE&A2 size JPG Poinsettia Tiny Dot distress paper SMALL SCALE


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multicolour distressed polka dot paper SAMPLE

-15- Multicolour Polka dot paper



DISTRESS_WHITE_medium_DOT_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi

Standard size (8.5 x 11 inch) JPG:

STANDARD size JPG White Distress Dot Medium 350dpi

7 x 7 inch square JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)

7x7 inch SQ JPG Distress Dot Medium LARGE SCALE&7x7 inch SQ JPG Distress Dot Medium SMALL SCALE

A2 card size just over 4.5 x 5.75" (room to trim) JPG:
(large scale ... and ... small scale)
A2 size JPG Distress Dot Medium LARGE SCALE&A2 size JPG Distress Dot Medium SMALL SCALE

To save one of these files (directly from my blog):
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To save these files from flickr: 
(or add them to your favourites to download later)

To save in flickr you can: 

1) Click on the image below to go to the flickr set in the size you want
2) Click on the thumbnail image of the paper you want, to open the image's flickr page.
3) Right click on the image and select "view original" under view all sizes
4) the image will show up LARGE, just right click again and select "save image as"

If you want to add this set to your favourites,
 all of the flickr sets in various sizes are linked in one quick spot , here.


  Mac users may want to save files from flickr this way: 

1) Click on the image below to go to the flickr set in the size you want.
2) Click on the thumbnail image of the paper you want, to open the image's flickr page.
3) Click where it says view all sizes and select "view original"
4) Then click "Download the original size of this photo" & it will open a window.
 
(The method may vary slightly depending on your browser).

 

There's a tutorial showing exactly
how to download from flickr, here:

rename if you like and hit save


 





(guidelines for use here)


Hope you can have some fun with these,



P.S. Many thanks to Karen, The Graphics Fairy, for the circle frame freebie that I altered to make the circular samples with. More gratitude to Typedepot for sharing the free font Matilde (the font on the paper sampler) & thanks to fab'n'free for pointing it out. Last but not least, thanks to CircaSassy for the free frame that I altered to make the grey rectangular frames. (That gallery is loaded with lovely vintage public domain images!)

22 comments:

Holly said...

Oh my gosh Melissa, these are AWESOME! You are so talented and so generous! Thank you so much!

Boo said...

Thank you for the wonderful backgrounds I will use them in my altered books.

Debbi Tehrani said...

These are all lovely! Thank you for your generosity!

Rachele Funk said...

These are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Chantal 56 said...

Merci beaucoup!

michele said...

they're fabulous !!! thanks !!!

Dawn said...

Fabulous papers once again girlie!!
good to see you again!!! hugs

linda from arizona said...

So happy to see you again! Thanks for these awesome papers. I'm printing out one right now!

Elizabeth said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

; )
Elizabeth Aviles

Margie said...

Mel, these are just fab - thanks so much. You've been working really hard on these. Love the music paper, the little dots and the ornaments the best - though they are all great. Using the music design printed on parchment paper on my old-fashioned Christmas card tonight - it looks really good.

suruha said...

My gracious! You have been busy! These are just gorgeous! Thank you! Happiest of holidays to you and yours!

Su

urska-ustvarja said...

This is such a lovely set! I LOVE the colors, it is so fresh and modern. I must say I love snow doily and multicolor polkadots the most.

Thank you!

Règ... said...

Thanks a lot !!! ♥

Marielle Faye Garcia said...

I LOVE them all!!! They would be perfect for a mini scrapbook album I plan to make for Christmas 2012! :) Thanks for these! Can you make a candy cane striped paper? That would be soooo cool!

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alexandra s.m. said...

They're beautiful!
Thank You so much for your generosity!

Texgal said...

I am new to your site and just love your work! I am using a Mac and would like to download the entire set of papers - not just one at a time. Do you have any suggestions on how I could do this?

Thanks in advance for sharing your beautiful creations!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hi Texgal, Thank you so much for liking my papers. Sorry, right now I have no way to have you download the whole set in one go. It's one of my new year's resolutions to find a way to pay for hosting the large volume of zip files I'd need to do that. :) But I think you'll find that flickr is easy to download from using mac and relatively quick (or you could just save the sets with one click to your flickr favourites and print as needed, so there's no need to download at all.) Hope it works out for you. :-)

Melissa D said...

I love your music background which I can use on next years cards. Thanks so much for your generosity.

everfae said...

I can't believe I just stumbled across your website. These are absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to use them xxx
Thank you SO much for sharing them! I will use them to line my envelopes! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, thank you. Jeni B at Loftycreations.

irinaje said...

They're beautiful!
Thank You so much for your generosity!