With all the clip art I design and all the handmade cards I've made, you think I would have though of creating printable scrapbook papers a long time ago! Well, I didn't. But I'm happy to say that I finally created my first set, which is in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The designs are simple but I think you'll find that gives them a lot of versatility.
The great thing about downloading your own printable scrapbooking papers (besides the fact that they're free!) is that you can size them to suit your project. If you're making a handmade card, you might want to pop one of these into a Word document and reduce it to be the right scale for a small project like that. And, of course, you can size them to fit your scrapbook layout or any other fun St. Patrick's Day craft project you can dream up!
My thanks to Mary Beth Cryan, who is much better at designing scrapbook papers than me. I had it in mind to create scrapbooking papers for a while, but it wasn't until I visited her blog and saw the beautiful scrapbook papers she designed that I became inspired to start creating.
Please scroll down to see the download instructions.
Fluttering Shamrocks Free St. Patrick's Day Scrapbook Papers
Shamrocks and Scrolls Free St. Patrick's Day Scrapbook Papers
Instructions for Downloading the Free St. Patrick's Day Scrapbook Papers
Choose a small thumbnail version of any of the St.Patrick's Day scrapbook paper images in the right column or below this copy. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger.
IMPORTANT: Once you've chosen an image and see it larger, double-click on the larger image, which will make the best version of the art appear. Sorry for the extra step, but this will give you the highest quality art.
Then, if you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. If you're a Mac user, control-click the image until you get a pop-up menu that will give you an option to save the file on your hard drive.
Note to Internet Explorer users: You may have to click one more time after following the instructions above. In other words, click on the image that comes up after clicking on the large image.
Once you have the images on your hard drive, you can size them in a Word document and then print them or just print them directly from the saved image file.
Want More Freebies?
For more free images, download the Free Clip Art Sourcebook, which contains links to thousands of free vintage and contemporary images. It's free to download and no registration information is required!
Victorian Scrolls, Stripes and Flowers St. Patrick's Day Scrapbook Papers
Free Happy St. Patrick's Day Scrapbook Papers
You are free to use these St. Patrick's Day scrapbook papers for your own personal scrapbooks, handmade cards, craft projects and other non-commercial uses. You may also post the images on a blog or Web site, as long as you provide a link to this page and DO NOT group the images into a collection and distribute them, either free or for a fee. If you'd like your blog or site visitors to see multiple images from this page, please post a screenshot along with the link. Please don't post more than one image per blog or site, whether it be a screenshot or one of the individual scrapbook paper images on this page.
These scrapbooking paper designs were created
using Picnik.com. If
you'd like to incorporate the illustrations used in any of these designs
into commercial items, please consult the Picnik terms
of service, which governs their use. You'll find the terms of service
by going to Picnik.com and clicking on the Terms of Service link at the
bottom of the page.
If you have any questions or special requests, please write to Carla at info [@] vintageholidaycrafts [.com].
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Robin on February 28, 2011:
I am so amazed by your selection, and just feel down right privaledged to use your site. thanks so much!!!
Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on April 20, 2010:
Jezhug on April 20, 2010:
Another fine hub WordPlay,
Looking forward to the next one :)
Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on March 09, 2009:
I'm glad you like them, PapWarhol09!
PopWarhol09 on March 09, 2009:
I Love Green, My Fav Color and the Shamrocks are Awesome!