I love designing with graphics, but I don’t always have the skills to make what I want from scratch. I found a wonderful compromise: a stock image site that lets me download images and designs, which I can then customize in any editing program. I took advantage of my week-long free trial to make this midsummer party decoration. The circle of flowers was too perfect, reminiscent of Kirsten Larson the American Girl doll and the midsummer flower crowns at the American Swedish Institute.

Free stock image trial

I printed it out and made a tag to attach to a bouquet of daisies and peonies.

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Here’s what I like so far about the free stock image trial

You can save your favorite images to your “project bin” and find them later for easy downloading. GraphicStock has a great range of photographs, graphics and design elements so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. The 7-day trial gives you full access to download away!

In addition to plenty of stock photos that would be perfect for using on my blog posts, GraphicStock offers design graphics that are perfect for scrap booking, card making, invitations and wedding DIYs. The interface is easy to use to search by category.

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How to get started using stock images

Try it: Check out the free 7-day trial. Once you download the images they are yours to keep. Download up to 20 images a day over 25,000 images. Just be sure to cancel so you don’t get charged if you decide not to continue with GraphicStock-set a reminder for yourself!

Buy it: Ready to get started right away? GraphicStock has a limited time deal: $99 for a whole year ($588 value-85% off). 

Win it: GraphicStock is giving away a one year subscription to one lucky reader. Enter this easy giveaway below.

One Year Membership Giveaway

This is a comment only giveaway. To enter:

1. Click here

2. Let me know in the comments below what project you’d use GraphicStock images for!

Many thanks to GraphicStock for sponsoring today’s post on the free stock image trial and inspiring me to create my own midsummer party DIY.

6 Comments on Free Stock Image Trial for DIYs (& a Giveaway)

  1. I had a nice long comment typed out because I love graphics but the reply form tried to mark it as spam. ? So, this will be a condensed version of my original reply.

    Thanks for sharing the site! I might sign up for a trial later. I would use the site to design graphics for my blog, Hodge Podge Moments. I love designing my own graphics and layouts.

    • Sorry about that, Pam! I have a plug in that filters spam and it does a VERY good job-I never get spam comments-but apparently it’s working too well. I’ll see what I can do to fix that. Thanks for commenting!

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