Saturday, May 19, 2012

all of my free paper sets (and overlays) at a glance

Confession time: I just can't stop making these silly papers!
And couldn't wait any longer to share the new ones with you.
There are 64 here, (about half are new ones)...

free papers & overlays collage

more patterns to come...

I probably have another 40 to add to these, already, but I will
add new ones here as I make the circle thingies (with any older papers
that I've missed as well) ...but 40 sets seemed like a good start. ;-)

Hope you enjoy them!

Please note: They're hosted on flickr, so this tutorial
from my last post might come in handy.

(details... how to download, and terms
of use are all at the bottom of this post

Click on the image or the links to go
to the flickr sets:

1 sample solid pomegranate & flower mel stampz
2 sample thin stretch chevron mel stampz

antique typography set:

3 sample typography page mel stampz

bus ticket set:
 (Thanks to Sweetly Scrapped for the ticket
image available here)

4 sample BUS TICKET mel stampz

retro time sheet set:

5 sample mel stampz


checker pattern set:
 6 sample CHECKER mel stampz

twig field journal set:

(Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the twig
field journal image available here)

7 sample TWIG mel stampz

world map set:

8 sample WORLD MAP mel stampz

sewing instruction text set:

9 sample SEWING text mel stampz

star map set:

10 sample STAR MAP mel stampz

French script:

11 sample FRENCH SCRIPT mel stampz

stitched chevron

(Thanks to Marisa Lerin for the overlay
that was adapted to make these available

12 sample STITCHED CHEVRON mel stampz

art deco alphabet set:

13 sample ART DECO mel stampz

medium stripe set:

14 sample MEDIUM STRIPE mel stampz

pomegranates & flowers (outline) set:

15 sample POMEGRANATE & FLOWER OUTLINE mel stampz

distressed houndstooth set:

16 sample HOUNDSTOOTH mel stampz

medium dots (on white) set:

17 sample MEDIUM DOT ON WHITE mel stampz

paper-pieced chevrons set:

 18 sample PAPER PIECED CHEVRON mel stampz

grammar wheel set:

20 sample GRAMMAR WHEEL mel stampz

paper-pieced chevrons (outline) set:


damask low contrast set:

(Created from a pattern made by The
Graphics Fairy available here).


dress sewing pattern set:

(or in 4 sizes in this blog post)

2 sample VINTAGE DRESS PATTERN mel stampz

tight medium chevron set:

3 sample CHEVRON TIGHT MEDIUM mel stampz

outline circles set:

(Thanks to Marisa Lerin for the overlay
that was adapted to make these available here)

4 sample CIRCLE OUTLINE mel stampz

pin stripe set:

5 sample PIN STRIPE mel stampz

leafy alphabet (small scale) set:

7 sample LEAFY ALPHA SML SCALE mel stampz

quatrefoil set:

8 sample QUATREFOIL SOLID mel stampz

leafy alphabet (large scale) set:

9 sample LEAFY ALPHA LRG SCALE mel stampz

antique ledger set:

10 sample ANTIQUE LEDGER mel stampz

tight zigzag chevron set:

11 sample TIGHT THIN CHEVRON mel stampz

 modern ledger set:

12 sample LEDGER MODERN mel stampz

 tiny dots set:

13 sample TINY DOTS mel stampz 


delicate damask set:
 (Thanks to Marisa Lerin for the overlay
that was adapted to make these available here)

14 sample ML DELICATE DAMASK mel stampz

diamond grid (solid) set:

15 sample DIAMOND GRID SOLID mel stampz
diamond grid (on white) set:

16 sample DIAMOND GRID OUTLINE mel stampz
Argyle set:

17 sample ARGYLE mel stampz

dream definition
(antique dictionary) set:

20 sample DREAM DEFINITION mel stampz
sketched Moroccan tile set:

21 sample SKETCH MOROCCAN TILE mel stampz
pencil damask set:

22 sample PENCIL DAMASK mel stampz

text set:
(antique silk flower
making article)

23 sample mel stampz
tiny hexagon outline set:

41 sample TINY HEXAGON mel stampz

tiny Moroccan tile (solid) set:

42 sample TINY MOROCCAN TILE mel stampz

tiny circles set:

43 sample TINY CIRCLE mel stampz

extra small hexagon
or honeycomb (solid)
set :

44 sample EXTRA SMALL HEXAGON SOLID mel stampz

tiny triangle (outline) set:

45 sample TINY TRIANGLE mel stampz
Moroccan tile (large scale, solid) set:

46 sample MOROCCAN TILE SOLID mel stampz


lowercase alphabet (outline) set:

47 sample LOWER CASE ALPHABET mel stampz

wood grain
or faux bois (solid) set:

48 sample WOOD GRAIN FAUX BOIS SOLID mel stampz

Moroccan tile (outline) set:

49 sample MOROCCAN TILE OUTLINE mel stampz
graph (solid) set:

50 sample GRAPH SOLID mel stampz
wood grain
or faux bois (outline) set:

51 sample FAUX BOIS WOOD GRAIN mel stampz FRAME
vintage vine (solid) set:

52 sample VINTAGE VINE SOLID mel stampz
graph (outline) set:

53 sample GRAPH OUTLINE mel stampz

small graph (outline) set:

54 sample SMALL GRAPH mel stampz
circular grid (small scale) set:

55 a sample SMALL SCALE CIRCULAR GRID mel stampz
small graph (solid) set:

56 sample SMALL GRAPH SOLID mel stampz
tiny subtle Moroccan tile set:

57 sample TINY SUBTLE MOROCCAN TILE mel stampz
overlapping circle (solid) set:

58 sample SOLID OVERLAPPING CIRCLES mel stampz
tiny Moroccan tile (outline) set:

59 sample TINY MOROCCAN TILE mel stampz
capital alphabet (outline) set:

60 sample CAPTIAL ALPHABET mel stampz

circular grid (solid) set:

61 sample CIRCULAR GRID SOLID mel stampz
vintage fabric set:

62 sample VINTAGE FABRIC ML mel stampz
overlapping circles set:

63 sample OVERLAPPING CIRCLES mel stampz
vintage vine outline set:

65 sample VINTAGE VINE OUTLINE mel stampz

These are...

... free printable papers & overlays for scrapbooking, card making, DIY free digital things, or any type of craft, collage.

... hosted on flickr as PNGs that are 350dpi for printing quality.

... nice large size: These are 12.5 inches square at 350 dpi resolution, but you can re-size them however you like, or simply choose the print at a percentage option in your printer settings.

... in many shades: Most of these sets have 29 colours (in bright & neutral hues) but if you'd like to make your own colours you can use the overlay that is in each set. The overlays have a transparent background (when used as a PNG) and you can add a layer with any colour you can dream up.

How to save one of these files or add it to your flickr faves:

1) Click the circle preview, from the blog post, to go visit that set.
2) Click on the colour you like to open its flickr page.
Add it to your flickr faves, or you can save it to your computer this way...
3) Right click on that image and choose 'original'
4) Right click again and choose 'save image as'
5) Rename the file, if you like, and choose 'save'

If you are very visual, you might like the pictorial
for how to save images from flickr, here.

free papers & overlays collage 2

Happy Weekend!

Did you know that can quickly make
patterns in
your own custom colours?

(gimp tutorial on the way)...

By the by, If you want to make your own colours. I have a tutorial
in progress that shows you how, using the overlays that are in each set.
It uses gimp (which is a free program that is a lot like Photoshop, only free!)
Did I mention it was free? ;-)

P.P.S. The circle frame is one I adapted from the Graphics Fairy, here.
With the flower from this frame too. Thanks, Karen!


Margie said...

Had a good look through these last night Mel and I love the French text and the bus tickets but how could I have missed the gorgeous dot papers! They all look great in the circular frames and your step by step tutorial on downloading was a big help. Thanks so much, Margie x

Anonymous said...

Mel, no offense, ok? you are the best kind of crazy I know of.. the best! Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us for free! I did notice right after you did the chevrons they are all over the place.. everywhere.

Katarina said...

So gorgeous and generous of you, thank you so much!

emelyn said...

these are amazing!! i love all the different styles and colors! i especially love the frame, I use those on my cards, so pretty!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Handmade with Love said...

These papers are wonderful Mel, I love them all! You are so kind to share them with us, thanks so much! Tracey x

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh thank you, Thank you Thank you Mel!
Terrific! I printed one of your gorgeous papers and I'm thrilled!!! I hope to use it in my PL...I'll keep you posted ;-)

Holly M said...

Has anyone ever told you that you are completely, totally wonderful and amazing? Well, you are. 100%. These papers are crazy great. Thank you.

Chris said...

I could just sit and look at them over and over. Right now I only do black and white but it's tempting me to get a colored printer. So lovely!!

Sheila said...

Thank you so much......I have long wanted a set of Houndstooth papers in various colours. They are fabulous.

Maria said...

Thanks so much for all the free things you give to all of us! But moreover, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of the knowledge that you share!! It is so kind of you. I am truely grateful!
Maria S.
scrapbooknut2002 at yahoo dot com

Leslie Hanna said...

Thank you thank you thank you <3 <3 <3

Jennie said...


Judy McMullen said...

Mel, thanks so much for these digi patterns! They are awesome!! You are so generous in sharing your creations and knowledge! Wishing you many blessings!!!

Trine Secher said...

There are two small words: "Thank you!" but they don't even come close to what I want to say...

These are the most wonderful papers I have seen in a long time - and speaking of long time, that is what I have been spending today, and will again tomorrow, on downloading just a fraction of them :o)

As I don't know what else to day, you'll have to settle with THANK YOU!

Karen said...

these are wonderful! I love them all & can't wait to see how they print out on fabric....thanks so much for sharing them

Erum Tasneem said...

i havnt seen quite a few of them before! i recently downloaded and printed the quatrefoil pattern with my own colour, my printer doesnt print well so i have to choose very high saturation colours to make them look regular colours. It has come out awesome just like your sunburst pattern. THIS page, I will bookmark! Thank you so much Mel for all that you do!

Erum Tasneem said...

just to let you know.. in the low contrast damask the colour grape/purple doesnt have damask design on it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are so amazing- Thank You so much- fantastic colors and selection of BG's- and Thanl you for the instructions!!!

Dawn said...

I know I use it a lot... but once again kiddo.... you're AWESOME!! thanks, sweetie....xoxox

malia said...

you are truly amazing, Mel! Thank you!!!

malia said...

will be posting about soon!

suruha said...

I posted about your site on my blog if you would like to see. I so enjoy all you do and offer! Thank you!


jill said...


April Derrick said...

I just wanted to tell you how gorgeous these are and say Thank You for being so generous! I just found your blog via Pinterest and I look forward to following you.

Debbie said...

You just go right ahead and keep making those "silly papers." I love them and use them all the time. Thanks so muchu.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

These are all truly awesome! I'm pinning them. :)

Heather Landry said...

I love all of these patterns. The chevrons are my favorite!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog too.

Janet said...

I love all your papers. My favorite is the dress pattern or the French script. It's hard to decide. Thank you!! I will enjoy these so much. Since I don't have PSE, Gimp will be great to use. Can't wait for the tutorial!

Gayle215 said...

Thank you Mel. You are amazing. It's so nice to be able to get such a fantastic set for FREE!

Hannelie said...

I don't have enough words to thank you for these!!!

Mary said...

Thank you for the sharing your wonderful printable papers! I was looking for a French script stamp, but now I can make my project in any color/size. Fabulous!

acons said...

Mel, thank you so much - your work is absolutely fabulous and I'm amazed by your generosity. You rock!

Heidi Brawley said...

wow THANK YOU very much!! Way Awesome!!!!
hugs, Heidi

Betty said...


A big big thanks (my DD will be full so quickly !)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say THANK YOU!! I was starting to work on my little boy's birthday banner and you just took a lot of stress off me!

Unknown said...

Love your blog! and these designs.

Kat's Purrfect Boutique said...

This is so thoughtful for you to share all this hard work. How did you create them? I'm going to get photo-shop soon so I need to learn how to do this type of stuff. I about flipped when I saw that you had them in all sorts of colors. wow!!!

Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

What fantastic designs, you are so very clever! Some day, I will learn how to create papers as well. :) Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

SouthernOohLaLa said...

OMG, I feel like I just won the lottery! I am a newbie at digital crafting & trying to slowly build up supplies. So many beautiful patterns & colors; the possibilities are endless! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent.

Martha said...

Wonderful visual textures. I have been looking everywhere for patterns to print edible images to go on cakes. Making my mother's 80th birthday cake and decorating bottom tier as a present (needed a wrapping paper design) next tier an antique hat box (needed striped design) and top tier a jewelry box (wood grain). I found all my prints here with complimentary compatible colors! A huge THANK YOU!

CG said...

Thank you so much. I love your papers, and always link back. Today I'm using the houndstooth! best, CG

Dawn said...

Ditto on feeling like I won the lottery! These are amazing, thank you so much!

Monica said...

Thanks so much Mel. The honeycomb is perfect for a baby frame background for my niece. It works perfectly with her shower invitations.