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Hello peeps! It’s Friday and the end of the first week of December ! Today, I’m providing the add ons for the “Christmas Vintage Paper Textures” set of vintage ephemera journaling paper printables that I had published a few days ago.
Your enthusiasm motivated me to come up with some new ideas and hopefully these journaling add ons are great assets to add to your paper stash! So, I designed… (1) medium tags (2) vintage postcard backs and (3) a mini sheet of Christmas postage stamps. (Any watermarks are removed in the downloads.). Let me know what you think about these designs in the comments section below, if you have time. Your feedback is appreciated.
I designed these images in Photoshop CC which is an awesome photo editing program and can handle these large image files quite easily. (That’s part of the reason I subscribed to the CC version as soon as I was able.) Photoshop Elements is great software program to get started with photo editing and great for diy crafting as well but does have some limitations as compared to it’s cousin Photoshop.
Your printing results will vary depending on the type of printer you have, as a general rule the higher the dpi that your printer can print, the clearer and sharper your images will be. You can always take them to the nearest Office Depot or Staples (here in the US) to get higher quality printing if you are using these for a special journaling project.
I hope this freebie inspires you in your crafting, art journaling, junk journaling and/or scrapbooking time with today’s vintage freebie.
Christmas Vintage Ephemera Journaling Add Ons Design Inspiration
I am totally enjoying designing these projects. I am always excited to develop new ideas for tags and now papers with a vintage ephemera look for either scrapbooking, art journaling, junk journaling and other paper crafting use. I absolutely love, love these vintage images of Santa Claus or St. Nicholas and hope you’ll enjoy the tags I designed. The phrase on the tags is from the famous poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore. I remember my Kindergarten teacher (who was a very expressive reader) reading this poem out loud and how we were all captivated by the story and her voice! I know I have my own set of children who follow this blog with their Mom’s or Grandmothers, so here is my rendition of this poem in the video below. Hope it brings you a little joy or a laugh.
If you are not into junk or art journaling, you can also pop these into the pockets of A5 planners or Traveler’s Notebooks if you enjoy a vintage aesthetic, as I do.
Today’s freebie has a lot of source vintage ephemera images from vintage Photoshop brushes (many that I am designing), ledger papers, vintage Santa images that I have scanned and other sources of vintage ephemera digital items, some sourced from books published in the 1900s! Each design requires different Photoshop skill sets, so I enjoy the process and challenge of designing these images, tags and other shapes. I learned a few new skills with this design.
Facts about the Vintage Ephemera Journaling Add Ons Freebie
As for the details about the freebie, there are 5 journaling options in this printable. You can use these elements for journaling in your traveler’s notebook projects, smashbooks, junk journals or other types of memory keeping. This printable is for diy crafts but, of course, can be used in your journals.
This free printable has 2 journaling printables at 8.5″ by 11″ with assorted add-ons to coordinate or match with the original vintage Christmas papers I released. These elements were created at 300 dpi, so your printing results should be clear and sharp. They can be used in either the Silhouette Cameo or Cricut digital cutters to cut them out or you can use scissors and a slide cutter. You don’t absolutely need a digital cutter to print, cut and assemble your projects but they’re great tools!
Color theme: cranberry red and forest green
The materials I used were vintage ephemera scanned at a very high resolution and other high quality vintage digital resources.
**Please note, although I used public domain resources to create this design, the design is under my copyright.**
*White cardstock or white sticker paper, depending on your final use. Other journaling crafters have mentioned Southworth linen/cotton paper for printing journaling papers to get that almost cloth like texture for your paper.
*Vintage inks, such as Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads, to give the edges a worn, tinted or aged look, if that is your preference. This process takes off the white edge (distresses) of the journaling cards and journaling spots, if you are using them for junk journaling and gives the paper a subtle, aged and worn look. With these inks you control the amount of tinting and color you prefer on your edges.
*Scissors or slide cutter
*Photo editing software (i.e., Photoshop Elements or Photoshop ) for jpeg files or Silhouette or other digital cutters’ software.
How to Use this Pale Violet Iris Journaling Papers Printables
- Print and cut out the papers and use them as add on items for your junk journals, traveler’s notebooks and other planners. (Watermark is removed on actual downloads.)
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I’d like to say thanks to all those taking the time to comment, I sure appreciate the gracious “thank yous” and the legitimate “link love”. Thank you for your pins on Pinterest as well as Instagram links, although it’s been awhile since I have been active on the platform. I also appreciate mentions in your blogs with appropriate link backs and active links.
As usual these freebies are free for personal use, (check my TOU if you haven’t previously.) If you have been here before, you know the drill. If not, you might want to read the quick TOU below before you access the printable.
Some things you should know before downloading:
* Vintage Glam Studio printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim the original or derivative designs as your own.
*Please do not remove the watermark or modify the design in any way other than for your own Personal use.
*Please do not post these pages or digital items to POD sites such as Zazzle, Redbubble, Cafepress, etc. These printables are designed for your own personal crafting use for most physical/tangible items.
*If you post your creations or this resource on the internet, I would appreciate it if you give credit to Vintage Glam Studio & link back to my blog, so others can obtain the resources. Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are great social media sharing platforms, it’s the sharing without a link back that can be a problem.
*Digital items are not meant for digital website use, these are for personal printable (physical/tangible) projects only.
Click on the pictures below for the download. Hope you like them!
Freebie #1 – Vintage Christmas Ephemera Santa Tags
Freebie #2 – Vintage Christmas Ephemera Postcards – Set 2
Freebie #3 – Vintage Christmas Ephemera Postage
Most of my vintage ephemera printables are made from Commercial use or public domain sources, including from my own personal vintage ephemera collection. Free vintage images from other websites will be credited when used. Tree and Toys image from The Old Design Shop and Little Girl in White Winter Coat from The Graphic’s Fairy. Memory book image from Unsplash.