Vintage Christmas 12" x 12" Digital Printable Scrapbook, Letter, Journal retro-designed Victorian Christmas Papers

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"Vintage Christmas" is a gorgeous set of 12 original 12" x 12" papers available in 5 .zip files. They evoke the joy of a happier time; when things were slower and less chaotic; when dinner with the family was *dining*, a visit with the neighbour was *calling*, and a quick trip to the store was *a fashionable outing*, worthy of the finest silk hats and gloves, and our best walking outfits for afternoon.

My mum had an old pile of Christmas wrapping paper she must have used when I was a baby that I found in the attic one day, and I remember just staring at it for hours, running it through my fingers. The quality of the paper was thin, and there were no fancy designs; maybe a Santa or two with a reindeer. But it was the colours that I remember: reds that had once been so vibrant, now faded with age, giving them a blue and green tinge; white papers tinged with green on their edges, and the greens themselves, dusted with the oxide from leaning against a rusty wrench, added this neat rusty-red to them.

Those things are forever carved in my memory as "Vintage" Christmas papers and colours, and that is what this set is about. I'm sure you remember some of the same things from your childhood.

Don't forget that these papers will work for scrapbooking, as backgrounds for your very own web-pages, hand-written letters, and if you change the scale on the printer to something smaller, thus resizing it, you can even use them for your journals, index card designs, or origami! But remember: for those of you with a standard scrapbook printer that prints 12" by 12" papers like you purchase in a craft store, these will print beautifully without fuss or adjustment.

And now onto the boring deets:



--You will receive 12 beautiful, ORIGINAL high-quality designs in digital download papers in 5 separate zip files.

--You may print over and over again as many times as you like, since this is a DIGITAL item--NO paper items will be shipped.

--Due to the nature of DIGITAL, NO REFUNDS can be offered. Apologies for any inconvenience.

--I've studied graphic design and colour theory and have been doing ORIGINAL graphics (no recapitulated clip-art for me!) for many years--even the gold balls, jewels and pearls are completely original on some of your papers! If a design has plaid, then I create the plaid strip-by-strip of colour, and then lay it out so that it makes the pattern. The damask patterns are done one element at a time--sometimes from font dingbats that I license for commercial use, and sometimes from designs that I draw into PSPX7 by hand (I use both vector and raster images). So you can be guaranteed to have a COMPLETELY original creation. With so many artists using items in their listings that were designed or painted by someone else, I am VERY proud of this extra work that I do, just to make sure your designs are fresh and ORIGINAL.

--I have put all 12 images into .jpg, format and compiled them into 5 .zip files, which means all detail has been preserved, and all you need to do is simply extract them into the appropriate directory and then print. Couldn't be simpler!

--Shipping is instant via your PayPal or Etsy account.

--For difficulties with downloading, missing files or any other questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message and we'll work it out.

--For my "Vintage Christmas" set in 8.5" x 11" digital format, please go to here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/505040009/vintage-christmas-85-x-11-digital

--Thank-you SO MUCH for your interest in GlitterCat Studios.

--For my other digital graphics as well as current coloured pencil portraits, please visit my Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/glittercatstudios and leave a comment that you were here!


FAQs

No. First, we design in ppi (pixels per inch), and your printer uses dpi (dots per inch). It's a throw-back to the old dot matrix printers, but just because these were created at 300 ppi, does NOT mean your printer will automatically print at this resolution. You MUST check the settings on your printer to know at what dpi it is set to print. For instance, my own printer is automatically set to print at 600 dpi, and because my graphics were designed at 300, this means I will get a result of 300 dpi. YOUR PRINTER WILL NEVER PRINT BEYOND ITS DEFAULT SETTING. So be sure to check those settings in your printer properties menu to make sure you get the best quality printing possible.

You may use these digital papers for personal and small business commercial purposes only. Small business, for these purposes, constitutes a business of 3 employees or less.

Absolutely! In June of 2016, I became an award-winning and published coloured pencil artist with my second painting, so I pride myself on using 100% original items in every design that I produce. I've studied graphic design & colour theory and have been doing ORIGINAL graphics (no recapitulated clip-art for me!) for over 20 years, so every item in my designs will be completely original. The roses are hand-painted, the pearls and Christmas balls are designed with 3-D software, the jewels and other gemstomes are original and designed with software I have, and even the gold locket on the label is original! In fact, it's a published preset for a Photoshop plug-in! So don't worry--you can be guaranteed to have a fully original design.

Yes. In fact, working to custom specifications is one of my favourite, and best things to do. So don't be shy with your ideas. We'll hash them out together. Just check my LinkedIn profile to read testimonials from past graphic design clients to see how much they enjoyed the process of collaborating on a design and then the joy they felt of watching it come to life.

No. First, we design in ppi (pixels per inch), and your printer uses dpi (dots per inch). It's a throw-back to the old dot matrix printers, but just because these were created at 300 ppi, does NOT mean your printer will automatically print at this resolution. You MUST check the settings on your printer to know at what dpi it is set to print. For instance, my own printer is automatically set to print at 600 dpi, and because my graphics were designed at 300, this means I will get a result of 300 dpi. YOUR PRINTER WILL NEVER PRINT BEYOND ITS DEFAULT SETTING. So be sure to check those settings in your printer properties menu to make sure you get the best quality printing possible.

You may use these digital papers for personal and small business commercial purposes only. Small business, for these purposes, constitutes a business of 3 employees or less.

Absolutely! In June of 2016, I became an award-winning and published coloured pencil artist with my second painting, so I pride myself on using 100% original items in every design that I produce. I've studied graphic design & colour theory and have been doing ORIGINAL graphics (no recapitulated clip-art for me!) for over 20 years, so every item in my designs will be completely original. The roses are hand-painted, the pearls and Christmas balls are designed with 3-D software, the jewels and other gemstomes are original and designed with software I have, and even the gold locket on the label is original! In fact, it's a published preset for a Photoshop plug-in! So don't worry--you can be guaranteed to have a fully original design.

Yes. In fact, working to custom specifications is one of my favourite, and best things to do. So don't be shy with your ideas. We'll hash them out together. Just check my LinkedIn profile to read testimonials from past graphic design clients to see how much they enjoyed the process of collaborating on a design and then the joy they felt of watching it come to life.



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