A banner day: Crafting with the British Library

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Recently I discovered the glories of the British Library’s Flickr account, which contains 1 million images in the public domain (!). This means there are no known copyright restrictions on these images and you can use them however you choose. I love paper arts and have taken to crafting with a vengeance.

1. Old type with a twist

I used the Illustrated Letters & Typography album to create name banners for friends. Print the letters on cardstock to add a little extra weight and texture to your creation. I cut the letters out, punched holes in the top, and strung them together with twine. Add a little vintage flare to a party or celebration. I can imagine all sorts of color and paper/fabric combinations.

2. A universe on your wall

The Space and Science Fiction collection offers an array of astronomical book illustrations, some of which I linked together for another banner.

3. You can easily be your own stationer

Finally, to create some original seasonal gift tags, I just browsed Christmas images (Christmas and Winter Scenes and found these beauties. After trimming them down to size, they looked adorable on gifts for the neighbors!

Craft away, friends, and be sure to share your creations with someone you love!

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