Vintage Texture Paper Printables Freebie Download

Looking for some vintage texture paper printables? Here are 8 different high resolution scans of vintage book papers to download and print!

Download and print these vintage texture paper printables - 8 different scans to choose from.

Lately I’ve been feeling the vintage vibe and working on scanning a bunch of vintage papers to use in my designs. I thought it would be nice to share these raw scans of old vintage texture papers so you can download and print them!

Imagine using these in your junk journals, art journaling, planner decor and other papercrafting projects. Although I love color and modern graphic design, there will always be a place in my heart for the vintage look. There’s something about the textures and aged look that brings me comfort…

Consider printing out these vintage paper printables in a small size and using them as little notecards. Or you can print them full page as backgrounds for new art pieces. Sometimes I actually stitch different vintage papers together with a sewing machine to create a very tactile paper quilted piece. Have fun papercrafting with these!

Download this vintage texture paper printable…

Vintage texture paper printables for download and printing.

Download Vintage Texture Papers ZIP

Okay, so you can download this set of vintage texture paper printables via the link above – save the ZIP file to your computer and use them over and over again. It contains the high resolution PNGs of the pages, so you can print them out for all your papercrafting, journaling, collaging and general vintage paper fun time!

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Looking for some vintage texture paper printables? Here are 8 different high resolution scans of vintage book papers to download and print!

 

Composition Notebook Printable Checklist Planner Divider

Download and print this composition notebook printable for your planner or use as a cute decoration for scrapbooking and journaling.

Free composition notebook printable

If you are a mom like me, no doubt the start of the school year has been a challenge. I can only imagine how the kids feel! It seems every day there is some new measure or process, some new material needed and more to add to my to do list.

So I decided to use a cute illustration of a composition notebook as a list maker for planning purposes. If we have to get things done, using pretty supplies and cute artwork really helps!

You can download and print this illustration as a checklist for your planner, using it as a divider or a running bookmark. I actually cut out the illustration separately as well to create a cute little decoration and divider for my mini a6 disc planner.

Photo of my composition notebook printable made into planner decoration for disc planner.

It’s up to you how you would like to use this printable – the beauty of digital downloads is that you can make multiple copies and get a bit DIY with your craft supplies and create something cute and useful.

Download the free composition notebook printable below

Preview of composition notebook printable PDF download

Download Composition Notebook Checklist Planner Divider PDF

 

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Free Digital Art Downloads on my Kenarry.com Guest Posts

Looking for free digital art downloads? Here’s a round-up of all my guest posts on Kenarry.com with free printables. I update this post as new freebies are offered!

Free digital art downloads by tortagialla on kenarry.com guest posts

Hello! This is Linda from tortagialla and if you follow this blog, you’ll know that I love designing and sharing digital printables. Whether it’s patterned paper, wall art or stationery printables, I love to share my papercrafting passion with all of you.

So, having guest posted on Kenarry for awhile now, I thought it would be good to have a round-up of all the beautiful printables I have shared with the Kenarry community. Check out all the freebies listed and linked below.

You can get them for FREE, emailed straight to your inbox if you subscribe over on the Kenarry post. Enjoy and also feel free to bookmark this list as I will update monthly with new posts.

Free Digital Art Downloads on Kenarry.com

Monthly Calendar 2021 and Blank Template Printables

 

Free birthday card printable

Free Birthday Card Printable

 

Printable I Miss You Cards

Free Printable I Miss You Cards

 

Free Thank You Card Printables
Free Thank You Card Printables

 

printable kids birthday cards
Free Printable Kids Birthday Cards

 

Printable Get Well Cards
Printable Get Well Soon Cards

 

coloring page for girls free printable
Coloring Page For Girls Free Printable

 

free printable gift certificates
Free Printable Gift Certificates

 

free printable thank you cards
Free Printable Thank You Cards Online

 

printable chore chart
Free Printable Chore Chart

 

free printable birthday cards
Free Printable Birthday Cards

 

2020 monthly calendar printables for kids
2020 Monthly Calendar Printable For Kids

 

halloween candy bar wrappers
Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers Free Printable

 

Free Digital Art Downloads - abstract art printable for fall
Abstract Art Printable For Fall

 

Free Customizable First Day of School signs
Free Customizable First Day of School Signs

 

Birthday Banner Printable
Birthday Banner Printable: Free Download

meal planner template
Meal Planner Template Free Printable Download

 

printable coloring pages
Printable Coloring Pages: Free Download

 

paper crafts with printables
Paper Crafts with Printables: Free Download

 

Free Digital Art Downloads - free printable art for home decor
Printable Art for Home Decor

 

Free Printable Planner Stickers
Free Printable Planner Stickers Coffee

 

Printable Valentines Day Cards for Kids
Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

 

kids planner
Kids Planner Printables

 

Printable Christmas Wrapping Paper
Printable Christmas Wrapping Paper

 

DIY printable halloween thank you cards
DIY Printable Halloween Cards

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2020-21 Kenarry Creative Team

It’s that time of the year again, when the weather takes a cold turn and I’m happy to announce that I’m continuing my monthly guest posts on Kenarry.com!

Preview of Kenarry posts

You can visit the announcement post on Kenarry and check out the line-up. There are links to every contributors website, so don’t miss out on the lovely DIY tutorials and freebies!

My plan is to continue offering helpful printables to the community each and every month. I will also update this free digital art downloads ongoing post on my blog with a list of all my posts on Kenarry for your reference.

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Black Lives Matter Journaling for Learning and Change

What a year 2020 has been! A lot of people are going through hard times and I wanted to share my love of journaling and how it can really help…

Black Lives Matter Journaling

Let me be an advocate for taking time off when you need it. Of course, you have to take care of yourself, always.

But also remember not to give up on change and not to become cynical or give up from overwhelm.

Use journaling and writing for processing emotions, taking notes to learn and as documentation of our world, our lives…

Let’s move forward… together!

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Positive Affirmation Printables – Free Downloads

Looking for positive affirmation printables to put on your wall, planner or journal? Check out these free inspiring and uplifting downloads.

I am brave, progress not perfection, i am responsible, i believe in myself, i am loved, i choose to be happy and many more positive affirmation printables to download for free.

Why Positive Affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements such as “I am capable” and you have probably heard the term tossed around before. Affirmations can be very helpful in changing your life when you repeat them out loud and consistently. These statements can actually help you overcome negative thoughts, deal with stress and motivate you to change your life.

And yes, there is science behind it and that is why you will hear people praising the power of positive affirmations. If you are new to the idea, it can feel awkward talking to yourself out loud and it’s completely normal to be skeptical. But as with all things in life, you have to try it out with consistency before you can make a judgement for yourself.

If you are interested in learning more about positive affirmations check out this article on Positive Psychology that goes into more detail.

Designing for Positivity

If you’ve been here before, you know that I have designed a whole coloring book around the idea of positive thoughts and affirmations. But even when you are convinced or know better, it’s often the “take action” part that is difficult for most people to follow through with – myself included.

For example, we all know that we have eat healthy and exercise to stay well. However, the issue is creating a life and routine that helps you take those “good for you” actions. They say that knowing is half the battle, but it IS just half the battle unfortunately!

Printable Affirmations Around You

When it comes to positive affirmations, I have found that displaying positive statements into my planner, onto my desk and around my house really helps to put them into action. Along with my everyday life, when I see them I can say them out loud. This also means I can change up what I display over time. It’s easy to take a few minutes to say them out loud, when you see it right in front of your face regularly.

Don’t hesitate to put up an affirmation on your bathroom or beauty mirror. How about adding one as a wallpaper on your phone? What about making one into a planner dashboard or cover? It’s an easy way to piggy-back off an existing routine and add positive affirmations into your existing space.

I decided to start a design series of positive affirmation printables that I could add to my everyday life routine. Normally, I love bright colors and cute fonts, but in this case I wanted to create something much more bold and powerful.

I think of the design style as classic and straightforward that would work for most everyone. A bold black background with a white classic serif font says “strength” to me and I think that works for establishing a foundational affirmation day to day. Of course, the typeface still has a bit of flair! I hope you enjoy the beauty of simplicity in these designed positive affirmation statements.

Download Positive Affirmation Printables

Below are the affirmations that I have created so far and you can bookmark this page for future reference as I will add more over time. It’s definitely a mix of positive affirmations that are “I am” focused as well as other positive printables and uplifting phrases for strength, love and empathy.

You are free to download the PDFs for your personal use – the printable PDF design does not include my social media handle, just plain black with white text.

good things are coming

Download Good Things Are Coming PDF

i release negative feelings

Download I Release Negative Feelings PDF

i am kind

Download I Am Kind PDF

i am brave

Download I Am Brave PDF

i am loved

Download I Am Loved PDF

i believe in myself

Download I Believe In Myself PDF

i am responsible

Download I Am Responsible PDF

i choose to be happy

Download I Choose To Be Happy PDF

progress not perfection

Download Progress Not Perfection PDF

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Free Downloads - Looking for positive affirmation printables to put on your wall, planner or journal? Check out these free inspiring and uplifting downloads.

Free Lemon Scrapbook Paper Download

Looking for a happy lemon scrapbook paper design? Check out this cute lemon pattern design, a totally free download for all your crafty paper projects.

Freebie lemon scrapbook paper designs - yellow, light and dark versions to choose from!

We’ve all heard that quote about life… lemons… and making lemonade, right? Even though it’s totally cliche, it truly is great advice, right? I mean, you’ve just got to make the best of whatever you’ve got. There’s no sense in being a grump, because it just doesn’t help the situation. I love the sentiment and try to remind myself all the time…

And so as I was pondering this topic one day, I decided to create a lemon leaf repeat pattern. Super simple and straightforward, but truly packed with so much meaning. The lemon is a motif that has so much packed into it… I love it! Plus, I love yellow. Hah!

So I created this lemon patterned paper design in a couple of variations and sharing here with you for free download.

Download Freebie Lemon Scrapbook Papers

Lemon scrapbook paper designs in yellow, light and dark variations.

Download Lemon Scrapbook Papers ZIP

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Vintage Printables Free Download – Make a Journal!

Looking for vintage printables free pages to print and make into a journal? Check out this freebie for creating your own junk journal.

Vintage Printables Free Download to make your own junk journal in vintage shabby style.

Vintage Printables Free Download

We all love a bit of vintage, shabby chic style at times and I think it’s a very pretty look for scrapbooking and keepsakes. Here’s an entire set of vintage paper background designs to print, along with some embellishments in the same theme.

Great for holiday journaling, memory keeping and just fun junk journaling and crafting – anyone who loves vintage and the Tim Holtz type of shabby style will enjoy these FREE printables.

I designed this whole set of printables to create a journal of keepsakes – things that make me smile. Originally it was an Etsy junk journal printables product, but it’s retired now and instead of keeping designs on my hard drive, I think it’s a lot more helpful to spread the love and post it here on my blog for FREE download.

The cool thing about printables is the ability to share it freely on the internet, across the globe and no matter what your craft budget might be, it can definitely be easier to get a few prints on paper and be able to make something yourself at home.

All the printable papers are included in printable kit:

  • 10 vintage background pages
  • 10 matching tags
  • 1 cover image
  • 1 cover label
  • 1 interior pocket design
  • 1 blank page and 1 blank tag so you can DIY and create your own unique designs and embellishments

Since this product is printable, you can pick and choose the pages you want to use and print however many copies you need for your particular project. Please note that the cover image size does limit how thick your book spine can be – unless you have access to print larger than a regular sheet of paper or can piece two pieces of paper together – get creative and see what you can make!

Vintage Printables Free Download Instructions

Here’s a quick summary of how I created my vintage journal with this printable kit. I’ll offer alternatives and tips along the process as well.

STEP 1 – DOWNLOAD PRODUCT and PRINT

First, if you want to make this exact journal, download the printables files to your computer or alternatively you can follow these instructions and just use other materials you have on hand.

I have these vintage  printables free downloads in multiple PDF files, so download all of them or just designs you want below…

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Download Vintage Printables Freebies Below

The PDFs make it easy to just print everything at once or you can choose to print only certain pages. When printed actual size, the final journal will be approximately 6x4inches.

Vintage Printables Tips

  • consider what paper you would like to use, the thicker the paper the more sturdy your journal will be
  • the thicker the paper, the fatter your journal will be
  • since you are only printing on one side of the page, you might want to consider printing on colored paper or back side of patterned paper, if you don’t want blank backsides. however they are nice for journaling and decorating too!
  • consider adding patterned paper, kraft paper or colored cardstock along with printed pages to expand your journal
  • remember when printing to check your printer settings, use the highest quality possible
  • make sure no parts of the imagery are cut off in printing
  • I recommend using heavy cardstock for your cover image at least, it will protect your journal pages

STEP 2 – CUT and INK

Use your preferred cutting tool to cut out all the printed designs. Note that you don’t have to be super exact, because you can also ink the edges of your pages after trimming to hide any imperfections and finish off your printables, giving it an inked edge look.

For my journal, I also cut some kraft papers to add more blank pages. I also folded my printed pages in different directions, since I only printed designs on one side and the back is blank. To vary how they would appear in my journal, I folded some pages to show design on the front and others on the back and mixed up all the pages to create variety.

More Vintage Printables Tips

  • ink the edges of your pages for a finishing effect
  • consider how many pages you would like in your journal, print more copies if you would like
  • consider adding plain pages, lined pages, kraft paper, cardstock, etc if you would like to expand your book
  • consider cutting pages in different sizes for variety

For your the cover design, I sewed the printed piece onto another piece of kraft paper to make the cover thicker and sturdier. Then I sewed the label for decoration and embellished with alphabet stickers. You can embellish your cover in a number of ways, but creating some kind of border or reinforcement all the way around helps to keep the journal cover sturdy. Not that the size of the cover page is a bit larger than the page size to help protect the pages within.

If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can easily glue pieces of paper together to get a thicker cover and glue embellishments on the cover to decorate.

STEP 3 – PUNCH and BIND

There are a number of ways you can put your journal pages together. I chose to punch 3 holes (because I had varying paper sizes) and stitched together all the pages folded in half. However, you can also glue your pages back to back – which might be better if you don’t want to see the back sides of your pages if you only printed on one side.  There are many book binding methods out there, so take a look on this blog for other ideas as well. But any basic long stitch or pamphlet stitch will do!

For the cover, I decided to add some eyelets to holes to reinforce the paper. You can also smear some glue on your punched holes and let it dry to reinforce them without eyelets. You can even use nail polish – just something to stop the punched edges of the holes from tearing with use.

Using linen string, I stitched the entire book together, nothing fancy, just stringing through, in and out, long stitching and tied a knot at the end. Super simple.

Final Vintage Printables Binding Tips

  • You can use a hole punch to punch holes, or simply a needle for something smaller. Depending on the thickness of your paper, you might want smaller holes.
  • Consider using other materials such as ribbon to bind your book together. If your pages are all the same size, you can just do two holes as well.
  • Note that I have not folded or scored my cover paper…I want to keep it sort of softly rounded in the spine area

STEP 4 – EMBELLISH

Finally, after making your journal, you can embellish and use it!

For the cover, I used alphabet stickers to create a title. You can also write directly on the label or print out something you have typed on the computer to add on.

For the pocket on the inside cover, it’s best to fold the larger flap behind and up first, then glue the little flaps on either side. This gives you a smooth inside pocket to slip things into. Then glue the whole pocket into your journal. I put it on the inside of the front cover, but you can also add it to the first page of your journal or the back cover instead. You can also print more copies and create more pockets within the journal for more space!

For the tags, I punched holes at the top and added some linen string. Pretty simple, but cute. I’m keeping them int the pocket, before adding them throughout my journal. The pocket is nice for keeping ephemera or to store some materials that you will use in the journal.

Vintage Printables Tips for Embellishments

  • Consider how you would like to embellish your journal cover.
  • Consider what you would like to include in your pocket or print more than one to include throughout the pages of the journal.
  • You can ink up or pre-embellish your tags  as well
  • Many like to embellishment the binding or spine of their journals with fiber, charms, etc
  • Use ribbon or other material to create a closure for your journal (I used braided ribbon for mine)
Above all, have fun with it and make it your own! My goal was to start things up and create a template for the creation of a vintage styled journal…but where your creativity takes you, along with unique supplies… makes it a custom book just for you!
As a final touch, I decided  to braid up some ribbon and wrap it around my journal, to keep it together and to add a little special touch. Whatever crafty supplies you have lying around would be great to use!
I hope my documentation gives you enough instruction to create the vintage journal, but I also hope this has provided some good suggestions and tips on how to make it your own as well.
Enjoy this Vintage Printable Freebie and have fun creating!

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Posters for Activism in Multiple Skin Tones

Check out these posters for activism in multiple skin tones. You can download these free PDF posters featuring a heart in a fist hand.

Freebie: Posters for Activism in multiple skintones

Previously, I posted free printable black lives matter and antiracist protest signs for download and after receiving some feedback, I thought it would be nice to create a set of posters with the same fist and heart motif, but in multiple skin tones.

In these variations I don’t have any specific slogan or phrase, because I’m thinking you can write your own message when creating a protest sign. Also, my thought is that the symbol itself is about activism from the heart for the good of everyone. Are you an activist?

It’s really symbolic in terms of pledging to yourself that you will pay attention and do what you can. You can decorate your house, your planner, your refrigerator, etc as a reminder to keep yourself accountable. Keep reading, learning, listening and doing what you can to help make this world a better place.

For those who are crafters like me, we also love to have imagery for memory keeping, papercrafting, writing letters, etc – so these printables can be used in a variety of ways for your paper projects as well.

Of course, the skin tones I have included are by no means a perfect representation of all skin tones possible. I wanted to include a variety, but obviously when it comes to printing on paper, subtle differences in color and even certain colors in general might not print as you see them on the computer screen. So ultimately, it’s just an indication, an idea, a representation to show diversity amongst activists.

I love the idea that creativity and illustration can help one to express their feelings. I hope that by sharing this heart in fist hand motif… I can start a wave that ripples out into the world.

Download Posters for Activism in Multiple Skin Tones

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Posters for Activism in Multiple Skin Tones

Download Activism Heart in Fist Hand Printables PDF

I have to admit that the more I learn, the more I am angry, frustrated and saddened… there’s so much going on and there are so many emotions… It’s just not easy to come to terms with the injustice and the worst thing is feeling helpless and unable to enact change.

Although the protests started in the United States, the effects have been global and protests have been seen across the globe. Ultimately, racism is a problem everywhere – no one is untouched – whether overtly or unconsciously. I believe that we have to actively work on making this world better for everyone and every little action ripples out into the world.

When I channel my energy to design, to help provide resources and to focus also on the good and positivity that is possible… that is at least a little something that I can do from where I stand. I know that it can feel overwhelming at times – I feel it too – but positive energy can make a difference – we can make a change – we just have to keep on moving forward.

I hope these printables will provide you with a starting point or as a helpful resource and tool for expressing your feelings and ultimately as a catalyst for making change in this world. Sending you love where ever you are!

BTW, you can find me on Instagram as @tortagialla  and my Facebook art page here  and I’m also on Twitter here. Thank you in advance for stopping by my blog.

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Printable Black Lives Matter + Antiracist Signs and Posters

Looking for printable black lives matter protest signs and posters? Download these FREE poster designs for your personal use and keep spreading the word!

My beloved country of America is currently in much turmoil over the injustice and racism that runs rampant no only in the criminal justice system – but throughout all aspects of living in a society that was designed for the privilege of white men.

Printable Black Lives Matter and Anti Racist Poster Signs

I too am angry. I too am sad. I too am frustrated.

I stand with the #blacklivesmatter protestors with my heart and my money, donating to Black Lives Matter and Reclaim the Block. I know that change is possible and we need to FORCE the changes needed – changes that are long overdue.

I wanted to share some designs that I have created, if you are going out to protest and want to make a sign with them. I also think it’s helpful and important to openly display your support for BIPOC and declare your anti-racism in general. You can put these up in your house, in your office, on your doors and neighborhood spaces. I think it’s important to declare it!

Download Printable Black Lives Matter + Antiracist Signs and Posters

The PDF file includes 6 pages of printables, so you can choose what works for you.

free printable black lives matter and first heart anti racist poster sign

DOWNLOAD: Free Printable Black Lives Matter Anti Racist PDF

It took me awhile to realize it, but I know now that it is extremely important to DECLARE that you are ANTIRACIST. Why? Because we NEED to ACTIVELY change the system and correct the injustices in our society. Although there is a huge problem in America, racism exists everywhere and so this is truly a global problem. I’m Asian, born in America and now living in Italy. Most of my family is still in California and there are so many emotions running through me at the moment… I had to do whatever I could… even if I’m far away.

BTW, you can find me on Instagram as @tortagialla  and my Facebook art page here  and I’m also on Twitter here. Thank you in advance!

I hope that by sharing designs – something I’m able to do right now – can help spread awareness, enable you to declare your intentions and push this movement along. Does protest make you feel uncomfortable? Maybe this will help you understand on IG by Trevor Noah.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Black Lives Matter with fist heart design

Fist heart design

Anti Racist with fist heart design

Black lives matter on black with fist heart design

Fist heart design on black

Anti Racist with fist heart design on black

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