"". Cut Two Pieces: 29/03/09 - 05/04/09

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Paper Tole and Decoupage

Links to sites with free paper tole and decoupage sheets to print.
For anyone who owns a digital die cutter capable of Print and Cut, these are great sites. Please read any copyright information. Most free files are for personal use only. Some of the sites also sell more designs and offer wonderful information, so have a look around.

Card Crazy flower tole sheets, free tea bag tiles and free iris folding patterns.
Photobucket. Many of the members list free designs to download.

Imag-e-nation for free printable paper tole and decoupage sheets.
Fred, She Said lots of flowers and other beautiful designs for free and to buy.
Agence Eureka for vintage postcards and images. Not in English.
Crafters Kitchen Flowers with matching background papers.
Crafty Intentions Look on the blog for the links to paper tole projects.
The Lilac Garden a huge selection of paper tole prints and matching papers.
Brady's Printables Scroll down the page for a variety background paper and clipart.
Monica's 3d sheets A wonderful selection including flowers, fairies, dragons, children.
Go Make Something Emphera, ATC, collage and postcard sheets and lots more.
Another good source to search for free designs is Google Picasa online web albums and

Thank you to the owners of the above sites for sharing free files. I love crafting but I am not artistic and I am grateful so many talented people share their talent freely.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Textures and Backgrounds

Textures, patterns and backgrounds to use for print and cut work and digital scrapbooking.
Scrapbook Scrapbook a site full of free scrapbooking papers to print.
Activity Village for free printable scrapbook papers. Even more printable projects here.

The following are designed for graphics programs but can also be used for scrapbooking pages.
cgtextures.com the worlds largest free texture site. Images in jpeg format.
Photoshop Roadmap 60 high resolution textures and backgrounds.
textureking.com textures in jpeg format.
lostandtaken.com textures in jpeg format.
Web Ground a great selection of texture by colour.
Image After textures such as wood, nature, marble, fur, in photographic quality.
Texture Warehouse a selection of photographic textures such as metal, rock, fabric, and concrete.

Digital Scrapbooking resources.

This is only a short list of some of the wonderful sites offering free digital kits. Most of the sites listed will have more site links to visit.
Digifree and Digi Scrap Depot are sites listing the current free digital designs on offer.
The Blog Train Blog bi-monthly freebie kits. 
Creative Elegance Designs  *  Ricci's Scrapkits   * Heartfelt Perfections
Scrap U     *   Paci Tubes       * Lisetescrap   *    Numb Bumm   
Ana3sola some of the site is not in English, but the words download or buy are clearly visible

Free clipart and more

Great sources for design files to convert for cutting are clipart sites, stained glass patterns, scroll saw patterns, and even children's colouring book pages.
Please abide by any copyright information provided by each site link.
Clipart sites
There are a lot of free clipart sites and I have only listed a few of them.
Public Domain Photos 8,000 clipart images in png format and 5,000 jpeg photos.

Public Domain Pictures
Vintage Holiday Crafts for free vintage clipart pictures.
Reusable Art - public domain images. Copyright free in most countries.
Clipart ETC black and white images.
Links to sites with free vector clipart 
Free Clipart in WMF format.
Brands of the World in various formats.
Clipartlab give a free samples in EPS format.
clker.com many of the images are available in svg format.
Clipart in Russian and English. Free clipart in WMF format.
Clipart deSIGN over 500 free clipart images in AI and EPS format.
Free Logo Types thousands of free company logo's in WMF, CDR and EPS.
Digital Clipart - vinyl ready in ai, eps and cdr formats. Free samples of each collection.
Free Vector Clipart - people, amine, Disney animals and lots more. AI format.
Cliparts Download - a zipped collection of 30 images in WMF, EPS and BMP.
Dryden Gallery - historical aircraft in GIF and EPS when available.
desktoppublishing.com   A list of sites offering free vector clipart in various format.
Colouring pages
Colouring pages offer nice simple shapes to create cutting files and are easy to convert.

Disney Colouring Pages - these ones are great as you can colour your page online. The coloured page then can be printed to PDF and will open as a vector file, therefore no tracing required before use. 
Printable Coloring Fun - these pages also print to PDF. So far all the ones I have used have been vector PDF files.
Jan Brett

Papa Jan
Hello Kids
Let Me Color
Coloring Book 
Printable Coloring Pages
Educational Coloring Pages
Free Printable Coloring Pages
Baby Gamer - a site with links to coloring pages.
Coloring Book Links - a site with lots of links to coloring pages. 

Stained Glass designs.
Stained glass patterns are great to use as they contain large blocks of colour.
Stained glass designs look great if the lead light section is cut in black cardstock and coloured cardstock is used for the rest of the design.
panedexpressions.com Please read the instructions for download. Stunning
chantalstainedglass.com link to suncatcher page, scroll down for free files.
free-stainedglasspatterns.com every pattern on this site is free.
warner-criv.com 173 free patterns.
stainedglass.on.ca a new free pattern is added every month. Look at previous posts.
artisticglasspatterns.com a site with some free files, read the first paragraph for instructions.
There are many more sites and these are just a list of my favourites. Most of these sites sell files and offer a limited selection for free, so have a look around.
Scroll saw designs.
Free scroll saw patterns by Arpop files are jpeg's. Look on the right side menu for even more free patterns by category and collection.
Honey's free scroll saw patterns images are jpeg's. Look at older posts for more free files.
Tangible Art Projects images are jpegs.
spraypaintstencils.com for a large range of stencil and silhouette designs.
Other Sources
Search in google images, Picasa web albums, Deviant Art, Photobucket, Flickr.