Thursday, November 22, 2012

A little preview of a free Christmas printable paper set

ornamental paper SAMPLEVintage Christmas sheet music GF paper SAMPLEstamped snowflake doily paper SAMPLE

Hey Everybody!

Been missing you madly, but I haven't had anything to share until now, sorry.

I was without a computer for ages, and I'm slowly getting into the swing of things again. (It didn't turn out that I could take my computer with me to my Aunt's where I was ... since it was the best place for the hospital bed for my brother Drew... while he recuperated from his spinal surgery).

He is doing extremely well. I'm amazed at how strong he is and thankful beyond measure. Life is good. Thank You All, for your kind sweet words and thoughts and prayers. You are the loveliest readers anyone could ever hope to know. You always make me feel so grateful. xox


a sneak peek of some more
(a free digital printable
Christmas paper set)

So, have you seen all the black in Christmas holiday cards out there? 
They've made me think "Why not go for it?"

I haven't been able to craft, but I have been working on making you a wee surprise for Christmas. It's my first colourful paper set (and the patterns seem to be, ahem, multiplying like rabbits). ;-)

The colours are non-traditional...

 ornamental paper SAMPLE

...And most of the patterns are not your prototypical Christmas 
patterns, but hopefully they feel festive.

Some are more traditional...

Vintage Christmas sheet music GF paper SAMPLE

(12.5 inch square Christmas Sheet Music
 printable paper, here on flickr)

confetti snow dot paper day light turquoiseSAMPLE

(12.5 inch square Snow dots - Day
 printable paper, here on flickr)

midnight confetti snow dot paper SAMPLE

(12.5 inch square Snow dots - Midnight
 printable paper, here on flickr)

light cream knitting paper SAMPLE

(12.5 inch square Light Cream Knit 
printable paper, here on flickr)

stamped snowflake doily paper SAMPLE

(12.5 inch square Stamped Snow Doily
 printable paper, here on flickr)

I'll be adding all the papers and variations in different sizes
(A2, 7x7, standard) and in JPG format in the next week,

You can find the whole set already loaded to flickr
as 12.5" square PNGs (at 350dpi) here:


Wondering how to download these papers?

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 papers! I'll try to hurry it up,
so they'll be in time for some Christmas card making! :-)


Holly Young said...

Melissa these are wonderful! thank you so much for sharing your talent. It's good to hear from you - been missing you!

Margie said...

Well you've certainly got plenty to share with us now - thank you so much for these. Love the baubles one, oh and the snow bubbles. So glad to hear Drew is making a good recovery from his accident. Take care.

Merry said...

You have been a busy lady Mel. So glad that your brother is recovering well and remains in positive spirits. These papers are all so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hellma said...

Glad all is well with you and yours, the papers are lovely, funny that i was just trying to figure out how to make pat paper (could not do it). But you have kindly shared your wonderful efforts again. Thankyou

Linda said...

Mel, so great to hear from you. Your gift(s) are wonderful, as usual. Thank You. I am so glad to hear that your brother is doing well, you both have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Trine Secher said...

Oh, Mel... these are absolutely fantastic! I have been hunting high and low for Christmas papers that are not SO Christmassy, and I should have guessed they would come from you :0)

Thank you so much - I will set special download time of for this.


Miriam Prantner said...

So glad that you are doing OK and your brother also!

Rosie said...

Soooo glad to hear your brother is doing well! Love these papers and will be using them soon! Hugs, Rosie :)

Jayne said...

It's soooooo good to see a post from you again. You just made my day. Thank you for your generous heart. Good news about your brother.

Rene from OZ x said...

Thanks Mel for all thesse wonderful papers, glad to hear your brother is doing well. Have a great Xmas.
Rene from OZ xo

Noreen said...

I'm glad your brother is recovering. It's good to see you back, and thanks for the wonderful papers.

Unknown said...

Yay your back - ooh I got all giddy with excitement when I saw your post in google reader. So glad to hear that your brother is recovering well - sending best wishes for the remainder of his recovery. Yay your migrane beast is letting you create again - cannot wait to use these - thank you

Caroline said...

These are beautiful paper's and I'm glad Drew is making a good recovery. Caroline xxx

scrapkat said...

thank you so much for these wonderful papers <3

Debbi Tehrani said...

These are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing them. So happy to hear your brother is recovering so well.

Dawn said...

Thankful to hear Drew is doing so well!!! YaY!!
and good to see you again with a beautiful post!! thanks kiddo

big hugs from OH

Debbie J said...

Mel, so glad to hear from you again. I've really missed you and am so glad to hear your brother is mending nicely. Prayers do work! Thanks for the lovely papers. I guess that means I have to get serious about Christmas cards now.

Scrapper Myra said...

Mel... thanks a lot. I'm downloading the kit (having some difficulties with Flickr but persisting!). I think I'll might use some for my blog letterhead, or even for some tags as you suggests... I was also thinking to print some to use as traditional paper. Do you have a recommendation on where to print them cost-efficiently? Tks again.

Scrapper Myra said...

I did use it for my blog header... take a look here:


sunghee said...

HI Mel! Glad to hear your brother is doing well. The papers are so pretty. THANK YOU so much!!! You are the greatest!

emelyn said...

WOW!! You are super amazing and creative. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I hope things are going well for you and your family and everyone is doing better :) Thank you, thank you!! Happy Holidays!

Unknown said...

Hi Mel

How brilliant to get a post from you in my email inbox. It seems ages since we've heard from you - glad to hear your brother is doing well, it must have frustrated you (even a little bit) to be without access to a PC. I know it would me anyway.

Thank you for access to all these new files and papers. You are such a generous crafter...

big hugs

Paula x x x

Szafa Artystyczna said...

I don't speak english well, but the papers are so fantastic.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

You Guys are the BEST! :-) Thanks sooooooh much for liking these.

Myra, probably the best bet for printing cost efficiently is to print just what you need. I've got all of these papers set up as standard letter size, 7x7, or A2 card size in their own galleries in my flickr photostream now. I'll be blogging them any day now to make downloading easier for ya.

If you just need a scrap you can crop an image in almost any software program. If you need help with it, just let me know & I can do a gimp tutorial for you sometime... ( Gimp is like photoshop but free).

If you're printing away from home, then you might want to fit all you can on a letter sized sheet since most places charge by the sheet (as far as I know) :-) Hope it works for you!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Nice to see you back Melissa...and to hear that your brother is doing so well...wonderful news! These papers are gorgeous. I'll be back to DL when I have a bit more time...thank you :)

Chris said...

I am Happy to Hear You are Alright, I am So Glad Your Brother, Drew is Recovering.
The Papers Look Beautiful, as Always!