Sunday, December 12, 2010

Free Vintage Christmas Angels Scrapbook Element

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This vintage Christmas angels scrapbook element started out life as what looked like a sticker. It had a blah colored background and a pointy circular border that I didn't care for. I thought the little angels looked much prettier -- and would be more useful -- with just the gold border. So here they are, all pretty for the holiday! I hope you find a good use for them. Please remember that this image is for personal use only.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Free Vintage Back to School Scrapbooking Embellishment

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This free vintage scrapbook embellishment features a pile of leather-bound books, a ruler and what I assume is a pencil box (?), all held together with a leather belt or strap. Since most kids have returned to school within the last two weeks, I thought this image was appropriate.

I can't read the titles of the books, except for Lights to Literature, Book Five. I imagine the others are just as serious! And I don't know the original source of the image, but I got it from Skimersan of FarFarHill.Blogspot.com. Thanks, Skimersan.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Note and Envelope Scrapbook Journaling Card

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This free vintage scrapbook embellishment features a vintage envelope in distressed antique ivory, paired with a note card of the same color to form a scrapbook journaling card. It's subtle floral design makes it feminine, but it can also be used for men. The image is a 300 dpi PNG file, so it's large and has a transparent background. That will make it easy to layer it over other elements.

The components for this scrapbook journaling cluster come from Skimersan of FarFarHill.Blogspot.com Many thanks to her for providing so many lovely images!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free Vintage Japanese Fan Scrapbook Element

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Vintage Japanese fan scrapbook element
This free digital vintage Japanese fan scrapbook element consists of a photo of a real vintage fan, plus some flower photos that have had a little Photoshop magic done to them to look like they're faded and from a bygone era.

I'm just now learning Photoshop Elements, so I'm having a blast playing with it. I used to use an ancient version of Fireworks to make my images; going from that to Photoshop Elements is like the difference between driving a car and having a seat on the space shuttle.

The photos that went into this image came from Simersan of Far Far Hill (the fan) and Lesley of Scrappiness Downunder. I think them both for providing the freebies that made this image possible.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Free Vintage Engraved Portrait Scrapbooking Embellishment

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This free vintage engraved portrait of Louise Benedicte De Bourbon hails from the 16oos and it's a beauty. The details in this black and white engraving are wonderful. Ms. Benedicte De Bourban must have had to sit for a very long time to allow the artist to capture her likeness through the tedious medium of engraving! You can't tell by the look on her face though. She looks quite content and at peace.

This black and white engraving came from the Wikimedia Commons portraits of women section, which has plenty of other public domain images that can be used for vintage scrapbooking.

For those who have the skills and are so inclined, the background could be knocked out and the main image used as part of a vintage vignette for a blog header, scrapbook paper or an embellishment. It's also cool just the way it is. I hope you find a good use for it.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Free Vintage Map

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This free vintage map is really vintage, because it dates back to the 16th Century. It was created by Abraham Ortelius and includes the North Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland -- and according to the description on the Wikipedia where I found it -- some fantasy islands in the Atlantic. It also has some lovely depictions of old sailing ships, some sort of a half-man, half-sea monster playing a musical instrument, a monkey, a whale and several other interesting creatures. It would make a great component for a travel journal or scrapbook, or for a handmade card.

This vintage map is considered to be in the public domain in the United States, but may not be in other countries. If you're concerned about its copyright status, you can read this Wikipedia page for more info.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Free Ornate Black and White Victorian Border

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This ornate black and white Victorian border comes from the 1860 book The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times. It was scanned and made available for free by the From Old Books site, which offers free public domain images that have been -- you guessed it -- scanned from old books. You can find instructions for making different colored versions of this border at the link above. There are also brown, red and green versions already posted on that site, along with many other images extracted from a large archive of old books. To see them, click the "FOBO" link at the top of the page.

I hope you love this Victorian border as much as I do. It reminds me of the reproduction Sears catalog from the 1800s that we had sitting around our house for years as I was growing up. Not that they would have probably put something like this in the Sears catalog, but it's certainly in the illustration style they used.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Free Vintage Sheet Music Scrapbook Paper

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This free vintage scrapbook paper began its life as the first page of the sheet music for the patriotic song America the Beautiful. It then had some vintage magic done to it to make it perfect for vintage-themed scrapbooks, handmade cards or other crafts, particularly if they're focused on the upcoming American patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, the 4th of July or Veterans Day.

I made this scrapbook paper design in a subtle sepia tone, so it won't fight with the other vintage images you're using. It should provide a nice backdrop for diverse applications.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Free Vintage Seed Packets Scrapbook Paper

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This free vintage scrapbook paper design is comprised of authentic vintage seed packet images from approximately 1910. In their day, a packet of these Burt's seeds cost 5 cents. Now you have to pay relatively big bucks to buy an empty Burt's package or even download one of the images online! But you don't have to do that, because you can just download this free scrapbook paper, which features images of 10 antique Burt's seeds packages, which once contained seeds for beets, parsnips, watermelon, two types of carrots, two types of onions and three types of radishes.

I thought this vintage seed packet scrapbook paper would make a great backdrop for summer scrapbooks,because the images remind me so much of the horticulture classes I used to take during the summer when I was high school. (I didn't go to school in 1910 when these seed packets were first printed, mind you, but you get the idea.) We grew huge amounts of vegetables and I'll never forget what it was like to cook with food I had grown myself. It's been a long time, but that fond memory lingers on!

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free Vintage Roses Scrapbook Embellishment

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This vintage rose scrapbook embellishment is such a classic image; I just had to post it for Mother's Day. It would be beautiful in a scrapbook dedicated to Mom, and also as the basis for a handmade Mother's Day card. The red and variegated yellow roses on this scrapbook embellishment are perennial favorites, though, so this image would be useful year-round.

I figured it was time to post something other than vintage forget-me-nots! I realized I had already posted two images with them recently, so now I'm giving equal time to roses. Eventually I'll get around to all the vintage flowers out there. :-)

As with so many of the other vintage scrapbook images I post, this art comes from Vintagerio, which has over 15,000 other gorgeous vintage images to choose from.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vintage Forget-Me-Nots Scrapbook Embellishment

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I just had to post this free floral vintage postcard scrapbook embellishment now that spring has sprung. Bursting with blue forget-me-nots held in place with a beautiful blue ribbon, this vintage envelope looks like it contains a love letter or at least a very interesting message for its recipient. It's fun to wonder what the artist was thinking when he (or was it a she?) painted it.

This scrapbook embellishment is a perfect candidate to be used as a handmade card, and, of course, it would look incredible in a vintage scrapbook. I hope you find many fun uses for it.

This art comes from Vintagerio, which has many more (over 15,000!) gorgeous vintage images to choose from. 

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Free Vintage Easter Card Scrapbook Embellishment

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I couldn't resist the two yellow chicks carrying a bright red umbrella on this vintage Easter card. What a great vintage scrapbook embellishment it will make! It's a fairly large size (click on it to see the enlarged version), so you should be able to use it as the basis for a handmade Easter card too.

The art in this vintage Easter card reminds me of some of the pictures in the old red-leather-bound  Childcraft books I read over and over as a child. In fact, I still have them in storage. They're a little worse for wear and the pages I liked the most are worn and torn, but I'm delighted I hung onto them. Anyway, my favorite of the many books in the set was the one that contained poems and rhymes. It contained many colorful images like the one in this post, and the memory of them managed to burrow in pretty deeply into my brain.

Anyway, I'm sure this vintage Easter card will be appealing to anyone, whether they've read the Childcraft books or not! I hope you enjoy using it. Please see the sidebar for other vintage Easter goodies.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Free Vintage St. Patrick's Day Scrapbook Embellishment

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This free vintage St Patricks Day scrapbook embellishment features two cute Irish kids as only prolific vintage artist Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle could paint them: cute and sweet. All dressed up for St. Patrick's Day, these cute children are surrounded by the Irish flag and the words "Let Erin Remember." (In this case, "Erin" refers to Ireland.) The vintage card also features the following wording:

What color should be seen,
Where our father's (sic*) homes have been, 
But our own immortal Green.

If you love vintage scrapbook goodies, I'm sure you'll love this vintage St. Patrick's Day card. And if you love kids, I'm sure you'll like it all the more. I hope you enjoy using it and that you have a great St.Patrick's Day! FYI, there are more free vintage St. Patrick's Day cute kids cards on my Vintage Holiday Crafts blog. While you're there, be sure to check out my free vintage St. Patrick's Day clip art too!
* I included the "sic" notation to indicate that "father's" should be "fathers'," because the poem refers to more than one father. Hey, I'm an editor by trade. I had to note it!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Forget-Me-Nots Vintage Scrapbook Journaling Card


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This free vintage scrapbook journaling card is perfect for expressing yourself in an elegant way, whether it be in a scrapbook or handmade card.

The design in this digital journaling card features blue forget-me-nots and white flowers (if anyone knows what those are called, please leave a comment) that intertwine around a gold frame with a lot of room inside to write. The inside area of this former greeting card used to read, "To My Pet," but that has been removed so you can use this gorgeous piece of visual history however you want.

I hope you find some fun uses for this free vintage scrapbook journaling card!

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Print Your Vintage Scrapbook Pages with Pages to Treasure


If you take the time to preserve your precious memories in vintage-inspired digital scrapbook pages, then those pages deserve to be preserved in the best way possible. That's where Pages to Treasure digital scrapbook printing comes in.

Run by expert scrapbookers Shawna and Erin, Pages to Treasure specializes in printing digital scrapbook pages in 12" x 12", 9" x 9", 8" x 8" and 6" x 6" formats. Their printed pages are borderless and the paper will never degrade, even in the presence of moisture. Their toner is ultra high quality, so the pages maintain their vivid color, even if exposed to direct sunlight for over 100 years. If you have any doubt about that, ask them to print a free sample for you so you can see for yourself! You can also sign up for their newsletter and read their blog for info about their referral program, which will save you 20 percent every time you refer a new customer to Pages to Treasure. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by checking them out!

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Free Vintage Valentine's Day Scrapbook Paper

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This free vintage Valentine's Day scrapbook paper features cute cherubs, big red hearts and plenty of red, pink, peach, white and yellow vintage roses on a white background. The design is comprised of two pieces of authentic vintage art from my collection. 

Because there's nothing that specifically says "Valentine's Day," this paper can also be used for other purposes. It would be great for weddings, bridal showers or engagements, or on any occasion that calls for a romantic vintage look.

If you like contemporary images, you can find many other printable designs on my valentine scrapbook papers hub. You can also find many free vintage valentine clip art images and other scrapbook papers in my Free Clip Art Sourcebook. It's free to download and requires no registration.

I hope you find some fun uses for this free vintage Valentine's Day scrapbook paper!

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