Today's free paper is called "Simple Circles." It is so easy to make this pattern -- it's just a line of circles with a line of circles halfway under it and moved over half a circle. Repeat. Simple things often have it. I love this pattern. I think it is so useful and eye catching.
The size of the circles in the display image is larger than the size of the circles on the paper. I made it that way so my example will look like itself at smaller sizes. This brings up an interesting point; should you want the pattern in Simple Circles (or any of my papers) larger than I designed, you can easily accomplish it.
Cute&Useful papers are PDFs, so they can be scaled as large as you like without quality loss (pixelation). It's easily done with programs that ship on a PC (Paint) or Mac (Preview). I have a Mac with Preview in front of me, and I think it's less obvious how to do it in Preview, so...I am going to tell you how to enlarge PDF paper in Preview on a Mac.
- Open Preview from the Applications menu
- Go to File/Open and navigate to where you saved the paper. Open it.
- In the upper left corner of the screen, click the magnifying glass with a "plus" sign until the pattern looks as big as you want it.
- Go to File/Take a Screen Shot/From Selection. Click and drag to select the whole piece of paper.
- Save or print your screen shot. In the options allowed for saving, choose PDF.
You can size papers smaller the same way, but when you make it smaller the pattern will no longer take up a whole sheet of paper. That's fine, depending on how you plan to use it. To size down, use the magnifying glass with a "minus" rather than the "plus" but otherwise follow the instructions above. Hope this was a useful little tutorial, as it is something I hadn't thought of before. Have a great weekend!