There's nothing like seeing a pin on Pinterest, celebrating a gorgeous free download, only to follow the bread crumbs to a request for your email, or a requirement to download install software (always makes me nervous), or, worst of all, a dollar sign. I've followed many trails to find several fab pins that truly are free. I'm sharing the downloads and projects you can make with them on Studio 5 this morning at 11:00.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All calendars are intended for personal use only. I do not own the rights to these images. I am simply compiling a list of my favs. Enjoy!
FREEBIE #1: Striking Succulents by Wonder and Wildness
This one prints beautifully on regular printer paper. It's simple yet on trend and elegant, just right for adding some fresh green to these gray winter days.
FREEBIE #2: Natural Beauty by Hanna Nilsson Design
This is a two-for-one deal. You can choose from the feather or the lovely florals.
FREEBIE #3: Glamping Happiness by The Cottage Market
You know me and glampers--I can't get enough. This is a year at a glance, making it an ideal option to print and frame.
FREEBIE #4: Mermaid Magic by The Cottage Market
Confession: I grabbed this one with my five-year-old in mind, but it ended up being one of my favs. Think my daughter will notice if I snag it for my room? I had fun printing this one and stitching it to art paper, which I sprayed using Prima's awesome Color Bloom spray ink. I then used the beautiful new Make Waves mermaid line by Close to My Heart to dress the artwork up further. It didn't take long before I had a calendar that makes quite the splash!
FREEBIE #5: Classically Clean by Paper Trail Design
I love this one because it offers a blank slate. It's clean and graphic and works awesome as is or opens up a world of easy embellishing ideas.
FREEBIE #6: Planner/Calendar Inserts by Eliza Ellis
If you want to add calendar inserts to your day planner, this source is a wealth of awesome options. It includes download choices for various planner sizes, as well as different color choices.
Calendar Printing Pointers
1. Feel free to adjust the percentage at which it prints to customize the size to fit your needs. For example, for a full-size calendar, print at 100%. For a smaller desktop size, try resizing to 50-70%. Typically, you can adjust the percentage in the print preview screen before you hit print.
2. Give your home-printed calendar more oomph by printing on cardstock or simply adhering your printer paper version to cardstock using glue.
A giant thanks to the talented folks who designed these pretty calendars and offered them up as TRUE freebies. No strings attached; just lovely artwork for us to enjoy. SO nice!
Happy 2018, friends!