Free Clip Art Sourcebook

free clip art Announcing the Free Clip Art Sourcebook: links to thousands of categorized free images, all in one place!

When I was a magazine art director about 100 years ago, we didn’t have electronic free clip art. That might seem incomprehensible to younger people, but we had to jump through all kinds of hoops just to get images onto the pages of a magazine. It involved X-Acto knives and sticky wax, which always seemed to be stuck to parts of me, instead of just to the back of the clip art.

I used to design a lot of small ads every month, many of which required some kind of artwork to make them stand out. That was when my love affair with clip art began. Many years later I created Vintage Holiday Crafts and started designing my own clip art because I couldn’t find the quality and type of clip art I wanted unless I paid for it. The same was true for scrapbook papers, which can cost a bundle if you buy them by the sheet at the craft store. I assumed other people had the same issues.free clip art sourcebook sample pages

But now I’ve developed a new problem: I have a lot of free contemporary and vintage clip art and scrapbook images. My solution was to compile it into the Free Clip Art Sourcebook, which links to free clip art and scrapbooking image resources squirreled away all over my little online world. The images are categorized alphabetically by subject and located in one document, so everything is easy to find.

The Free Clip Art Sourcebook doesn’t just link to free clip art and scrapbook images; it’s free to download too. So help yourself and have fun! Just click the blue button above.

You need the free Adobe Reader to view the Free Clip Art Sourcebook. You probably already have this software on your computer but if you need to download it, click here.

Please note that the images are subject to the Vintage Holiday Crafts terms of use.  Some vary in their restrictions, so please honor the terms on the page where you find art you want to use.



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111 Responses to “Free Clip Art Sourcebook”

  1. Dale Sinning Says:

    Hello, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb blog!

  2. Thank you for the use of this beautiful website.I love all the vintage clip art especially the patriotic one suporrting our troops and our country.

  3. Holiday Crafts Says:

    You’re welcome, Debbie. Thanks for leaving a comment. :-)

  4. Holiday Crafts Says:

    Thanks for letting me know, Dale. I don’t see it. But maybe it was a momentary glitch.

  5. As an art project, no more than five images, or no more than five of the same image.
    Very small image of the cat in the pumpkin 1″by 2″ to fit a domino for a pendent.
    very cute for the holidays. Found this kitty on another site and it was free to use. Not sure if
    this is one of yours. The girl with the goblins on her shoulder is from you site. I’ve only used her image two times.

    Just want to keep clear, I am not using it on any web sites, or blogs.

  6. Thank you for your generosity

  7. Hi,

    I had an earlier version of this that I downloaded a couple of years ago. I love the images and your artwork is super. The prior version had clickable links, but nothing is clickable for me in the new version. As anyone asked about this before?

    Thanks again for the beautiful artwork.

    Lucie

  8. Nobody has said anything but I have experienced this randomly over the years when new versions were updated. It’s fixed now and I just e-mailed you about it.

    Thanks for pointing it out!

  9. Just found your site.. Wonderful!!!! I started out on a webtv (about 1999) making ecards for friends and relatives because I could not find many that said what I wanted.. and most did not work with webtv…then a friend asked if I would take the names off and share with them.. and have been doing it since..of course I am on a pc now…
    It is sometimes Very hard to find good clipart.. I want to thank you so much for sharing.. I do not charge for the ecards I make.. so can not afford to pay for each and every piece of clip art I use.. You have just made my life much simpler.. Thank you!!

  10. Thanks so very much for the wonderful images! I will be using them on my greeting cards. They are wonderful.

  11. You’re quite welcome! I hope you enjoy them.

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