Give Thanks for Free Embellishments

A few days ago I saw the most gorgeous Thanksgiving bouquet of vibrant sunflowers, royal lilies, button poms, gerbera daisies, alstroemeria, and mums. Only I didn’t get it to place at the center of my Turkey Day buffet; rather, I am using an image of the floral arrangement on a holiday scrapbook layout. The beautiful bouquet was part of a graphics package I found online for free. The clip art flowers didn’t cost me a dime, though they look like a million bucks on my page design.

If you are looking for cheap ways to fill your Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter-themed layouts with stunning images of flowers for free, consider visiting Arthur’s Flower Clip Art. The popular website is a gem for scrapbookers who want to incorporate black and white line images in their memory albums. For more traditional floral arrangements from Easter lilies to Christmas poinsettia and everything in between, check out Karen’s Whimsy. The free flower clip art on this site is designed to look like old-fashioned illustrations.

Another way to add flowers to your page designs for free is to download images from stock photo websites, such as Morguefile. Hassle Free Clip Art also has dozens of stock photos featuring a variety of different flowers. For pictures of flowers in their natural state, click on images stored on Free Photos Bank. The site features an extensive collection of nature photos.

Scrappers looking to add just a few blossoms might consider free floral fonts. Fortunately, there are dozens of pretty fonts that are ideal if you are looking to add decorative touches to your scrapbook layout titles. For example, Showerflower features an elegant floral graphic with sans serif text, while Lilith is a more ostentatious option that could be used for an elaborate Thanksgiving spread or a wedding scrapbook. The free floral images can also be used as a page border or as an accent to a journaling block. You might even consider adding a collection of floral photos to a tag or using individual flowers as bullet points in a list.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.