Weekly Warm-Up: 20 Free Downloads in 10 Minutes (or less)

01/11/2010 at 4:00 am | Posted in weekly warm up | 18 Comments
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In the spirit of this milestone year that starts a new decade, we’re bringing you monthly lists with a 20-10 theme. Let’s start this party with freebies. How does 20 free downloads in under 10 minutes sound? Free sounds pretty sweet to me. So start the timer and see if you can’t collect 20 new digi delights faster than you can cook up some Mac ‘n Cheese.

Download #1: Love Notes
Tell someone you love them with our cutie-pie notes. Get the full set here.

Artwork by Creating Keepsakes Magazine

Download #2: Photo Labels
These easy-to-use labels make remembering the details behind a photo a breeze. And they’re designed to fit precisely on  2″ x 4″ labels (Avery 5263).

Label by Creative Crafts Group

Download #3: DIY Photo Cube
Creativity gets squared with this playful photo display. Download the template, and make your own cubed collection of memories.

Image by Creative Crafts Group

Download #4: Lovely Bookmarks
Marking your page is much more adorable with these bookmarks found at livinglocurto.com.

Images and artwork by livinglocurto.com

Download #5: Digital Kit
Enjoy the snow without the cold by staying indoors and scrapping your favorite frigid moments with this cool Winter Wonderland Mini Kit by Jen Allyson at twopeasinabucket.com.

Image and artwork by twopeasinabucket.com

Download #6: Pocket Card
Send an interactive valentine using this pocket-card template from Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink.

Project and image by Nichole Heady

Download #7: Ticket Accents
Embellish your layouts with these fun designs found at The 80s Me. Now that’s the ticket!

Image and artwork by The 80s Me

Download #8: Pocket Calendar
Keep track of the months ahead with this calendar pattern (scroll down to the paragraph where it says “downloads” to retrieve the templates for each month). It was designed by Sam & Cheryl and featured on creaturecomforts.com. The handy pocket is perfect for holding memorabilia from various events until it comes time to scrapbook.

Alternate and deep breathing.

Image by creaturecomforts.com

Download #9: Box Template
Truly personalized gift wrap is only a few folds away with this template by Julie Ebersole of papertrufflez.com.

Image and project by Julie Ebersole

Download #10: Bird Pattern
Give someone a tweet gift by attaching a paper bird to an ordinary gift bag using this template from Paper Crafts magazine.

Image and artwork by Paper Crafts magazine

Download #11: Paper Globes
Put a little love in the air with this cheery template from Heather Bailey. (To get to this template, click here and scroll down the screen until you see the “free patterns” section on the right side of the screen.)

Image and project by Heather Bailey

Download #12: Fry-Box Pattern
With our free template, you can fill a handmade fry box with beauty supplies for a friend. It’s a fun treat without the calories.

Image by Creating Keepsakes magazine

Download #13: Photo Filters
Change up the looks of your digi photos using these free photo actions from The Pioneer Woman.

Image by thepioneerwoman.com

Download #14: Journaling Cards
Put your memories into words with our clean and classic journaling cards designed by Tiffany Tillman.

Journaling card designed by Tiffany Tillman

Download # 15: Goal Tracker
Putting your New Year’s resolutions on these stylish cards, designed by Heidi Swapp for House of 3, will make sticking to those goals all the more enjoyable.

Artwork by Heidi Swapp for House of 3

Download #16: Valentine’s Day Sentiments
Paper Crafts magazine offers a bouquet of beautiful sentiment downloads each month. Check them out for a quick card-making solution.

Artwork by Paper Crafts magazine

Download #17: Layout Template
Design a groovy grid page with this free grid page template by Cathy Zielske.

Image by Creative Crafts Group; layout by Cathy Zielske

Download #18: Doodle Download
Whether you’re decorating a gift bag or adding to a layout, coloring in this happy doodle by Stephanie Ackerman of Homegrown Hospitality is sure to make your project shine.

Image and artwork by Homegrown Hospitality

Download #19: Bookplates
Keep track of your 2010 reading list with these divine bookplates from Martha Stewart Living.

Image by MarthaStewart.com

Download #20: Birthday Party in a Box
Let the party begin with this box o’ fun, which was featured in our special issue 101 Hip, Handmade Gifts by Nicole LaRue.

Image by Creating Keepsakes magazine

Wow! That’s a whole lotta free for one post. We sure do know how to make the most of our 10 minutes, don’t we? Thanks for joining us today. We can’t wait to bring you another 20-10 list next month.

Megan Hoeppner, creative editor



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  1. OMG This is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for making my Monday!!!

  2. WOW!! Favorite post ever. Thanks for all the amazing freebies…I’m so excited to play with these!

  3. Help, I can’t seem to open the link to the “birthday party in a box” (but can’t wait to get home from work and play with the rest!)

  4. Great downloads! I have some BIG ideas for a few of these!! Thank you!

  5. Awesome – rough day at work and when I arrive home I found this on Facebook and Creating Keepsakes in my mailbox – instant change of mood!!!! Thanks a million

  6. Awesome! Sitting here with heating pad & bad back, and you made my day start better already! Thanks!

  7. wow–lovin’ the downloads! thanks!

  8. Wow, this is great! Can’t wait to get started on my downloads!

  9. THANK YOU!! That was awesome. Took me way over 10 minutes, I got very distracted.

  10. Thanks for including my bookmarks in this awesome list!

  11. You just MADE my day! Thank you so very much. Cannot wait to play.

  12. What a FAB post!!!
    Thanks to all who are sharing the wonderful freebies and thanks to you for tracking them all down for us to have such easy access to!


  13. Woopee doing a happy dance 🙂

  14. Thanks so much! Good start to the week!

  15. Thanks for all the links – these projects are awesome!

  16. Wow, that fry box was my creation that was published in CK awhile back. I was surprised to see it again, but thanks for including it! I’ve since created lots more templates that sell in my shop Simply J Studio at http://www.scrapmatters.com.



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