Freebies Terms of Use License, Tips, and FAQs

Here is a general run down on user rules for the Multimedia Crafts Digital Freebie downloads. This page includes the following:

  • Terms of Use License
  • Tips
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s

To download a copy for yourself click here. This information is also found in the “Read Me” folder of each or your Freebie downloads, along with a bonus “Printing Instructions” file.

Terms of Use
Personal Use License

Acronyms and Definitions:

Terms of Use – TOU

                General and special arrangements, provisions, requirements, rules, and specifications on your rights of how to use your digital purchases.

Types of licenses:

  • Personal Use – PU

A license intended for personal use, and not for income or profit.             

  • Commercial Use – CU

A license intended for commercial or professional use to generate income

  • Scrap 4 Hire – S4H

 The right to use purchased elements to create a specific item (for example a scrapbook, scrapbook layout, cabochon jewelry, journal, or something) with definitive specifications for someone for profit.

Personal Use license

This is the type of license to use for ONLY making things with your Freebies graphics for use at home or for gifts.

Please Do:

  • Print for personal use, for your own individual self for things like scrapbooks, junk journals, tags, home décor and other personal crafts that are NOT for sale or for profit.  You may gift these handmade, modified items.  Attribution is not required but appreciated.
  • Use for personal digital layouts for digital scrapbooking and so forth for PERSONAL use ONLY. Attribution is not required, but appreciated

Please Do Not:

  • Use the item in commercial layouts (including digital), print designs, posters, advertisements, etc. (such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, photo print layouts, and so on) FOR PROFIT. You may use them on your blog, YouTube Channel or other social media source to show where the graphics came from in an example for a project that you are demonstrating.
  • Use the item on physical products like mugs, shirts, etc. WHICH YOU SELL FOR PROFIT.
  • Resell or distribute the digital file “as is”
  • Adapt and remix the item, then sell or distribute the resulting derivative works as digital files.
  • Distribute a kit of digital files such as CD’s, zipped digital scrapbooking kits, and or other individual images in their original state for resale.
  • Claim original digital files and copyrights as your own.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What type of license is offered for the Freebies?

All freebies from the website are personal use licenses.  That means that the items can be used for print, digital, and other things, if there is no monetary gain made from it. 

How may I use the Freebies I download from the website?

 You may use them for personal use, as long as you do not receive any type of monetary gain from it.

May I use your items to decorate mugs/clothing/accessories/etc. that I use for personal use or gifts without making any monetary gains on my blog, or website?

Yes.  You can always use my designs on physical goods that you use for yourself or give away without receiving any profit (for example, you could take a vintage style label, put it on a jar, without modifying the image at all). 

May I use your items in online or print advertising, website design, magazines, billboards, etc.?

 Yes. As with physical goods, if you are not distributing the digital file directly to other people, you can generally use it as you like, but they must be modified.  For example, if you are making a greeting card for a friend you can use an image from the website Freebies page, add it to the card along with other embellishments and show where you got your image to make it on your blog, YouTube Channel, Facebook page, or other social media site.  You may use the Freebies as long as there is no monetary gain from it. 

What counts as modifying/remixing an item?

Using one of the Freebie elements combined with your own elements to create a unique design, paper, or embellishment.  For example, if you used a Freebies cat file and added a Christmas hat and bell to it in Adobe Photoshop, and then uploaded that remixed image to Cricut Design Space and printed it out to add to a junk journal, that would be considered modifying or remixing an item.  That is totally fine, as long as it is for personal use and you receive no monetary gain from it.


Most of Freebie digital files are in either .png or .jpeg format. Occasionally they will be in PSD format. These images can be printed on various types of printers (including both inkjet and LaserJet). Some of the digital pages vary in range from 8.5” x 11” to 12” x 12” in size. These larger files may need to get adjusted to fit the style printer you are using. This can be completed using software that can accommodate diverse formats and layers, such as Adobe Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, CorelDraw and more.
You may need research which program is the best for your needs.

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