Shabby Princess Designs no longer offers any form of professional
licensing - these terms are
strictly for our customers who
have applied for,
been approved for
Professional licensing is NO longer available - and please understand
have professional licensing on the
products that you licensed (if you never paid for your license <or
received approval> - then you do
NOT have a valid license and may
work with our products for anything beyond your OWN
UNDERSTAND THAT OUR LICENSES REQUIRE YOU TO DO A HIGH LEVEL OF
CUSTOMIZATION WORK FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS.
Our licenses are
NON-exclusive and are for
SMALL businesses only and require customization for each item/product that you create using Shabby Shoppe
products. Please keep in mind that you are ONLY allowed to create
items for personal use (i.e. you may create items to sell to clients for
their personal use...but NOT for their business use - you can see more
about this below in the FAQ's). Examples of acceptable uses would be custom/personalized cards and announcements, custom/personalized and complete
scrapbooks, custom/personalized collages, custom/personalized coffee
table books, etc. Our licenses were designed with photographers, custom
card designers and scrappers-for-hire in mind. These kinds of
applications require a designer to work one-on-one with their clients
while creating a truly custom product and fit into our licensing
structure perfectly. Pre-packaged and generic products lack this
level of involvement and are not supported with our terms.
This license is not intended for large business use, retail sales or
re-distribution and does not allow for Shabby Shoppe products to be used
by digital designers in creating their own kits, papers, elements,
templates, piece-a-cake pages or promotional/marketing materials. Our
products may NOT be used to create templates (website, blog,
photography or scrapbooking, etc.), pre-made scrapbook pages, pre-made
invitations or pre-made announcements etc. that are to be re-sold as is,
or in print through any website or retail setting. Anything you create,
must be intended for the end-client, and for personal use only.
Unless you have purchased a Limited Professional License, Shabby Shoppe
products may be used for PERSONAL scrapbooking only.
Creatively work with these products in your small business (photography,
custom cards and announcements, scrapping-for-hire, design) to the
extent listed below: You may create custom cards, layouts,
calendars and invites for your own clients provided that
they only receive final, flattened versions of the product (i.e. no psd
files, no layered files, no individual papers/elements files, etc). Each product
must be changed/altered/customized for every client. You may work with Shabby
Shoppe products in your web and blog design projects, providing that
proper credit is given for the graphics, and a new license is purchased
for each site/blog. You may display examples of your products created with Shabby Shoppe
products on your site and in your portfolio to give your potential
customers an idea of services provided. You may create your own
eBay page and Etsy banner/avatar with the purchase of a professional
license. If you wish to create eBay pages and Etsy banners for
other businesses, it will require additional licensing.
You may NOT:
Claim these graphics as your own either in their original state, or in
an altered/derivative state. You may not distribute these graphics in any format except for the uses defined
above. In no way may you design templates with these pages to sell on
any CD, website, eBay, Etsy, or in any other form. This includes
simple designs that only require you to change out a name for a new
client (i.e. address labels where you sell the same design over and
over, and only have to change the text for each customer). You may not print or have printed these papers for sale or distribution via
internet, kits, retail locations or any other venue. You may not share these files with friends, family, etc. Please feel free to direct
them to the Shabby Shoppe. You may not sell these graphics in
their purchased format (i.e. sell individual pieces…you may only create
a new product for the purpose of selling custom, individual items…no mass production of products).
You may not produce projects for mass production or distribution. This license allows for small business use only.
Again, you may not create templates in any way. All items must be
custom created for one customer only. You may not work with Shabby
Shoppe products in ANY print-on-demand projects (CafePress, Zazzle,
etc.). Shabby Shoppe professional licenses are not meant for use
in the digital scrapbooking industry (i.e. digital designers may not
purchase a license to create kits with SP's products). You may NOT
design products that will be sold by someone else (i.e. you may NOT
create items for a photographer who will then sell that product to their
client - YOUR client must be the END USER).
Terms and pricing subject to change without notification.
[FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ]
HOW DO I KNOW IF
WHAT I AM DOING IS CONSIDERED PROFESSIONAL USE?
The easiest answer and
general rule of thumb to remember is that all of our products are for
PERSONAL scrapbooking use only. Anything that goes above and
beyond that is going to require additional permission or licensing.
Our kits are created for personal scrapbooking, but we realize the need
that photographers, scrappers-for-hire and web designers have for
graphics to work with. That is why we decided to offer our
professional licensing. So, if you are strictly creating your own
personal scrapbook pages, you do NOT need any form of licensing.
If you would like to work with our products to design your PERSONAL,
FAMILY blog or site, you will not need a license. But,
please understand that our definition of a PERSONAL website or BLOG is
very specific. For us, a PERSONAL blog/site is your OWN (not one
that you create for someone else) personal blog/site that is intended
strictly for family and friends to visit...a place where you share your
family photos and updates. If the blog/site promotes or advertises
a business, features affiliate links, Google ads, paid advertising, etc
- then it would be considered professional/commercial and would require
CAN I CREATE PRODUCTS FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER
(or other professional)?
No. Again, anything
you create must be for the END USER. Meaning that you may only
create items to sell to your own, personal clients. For example, a
professional photographer wishes to hire you to create
invitations/cards/albums/etc. for his/her clients. This would not
be allowed. The photographer could work with our products on a
professional basis, but - you cannot work with our products to sell to a
photographer so that they can sell to their client. This example
goes for scrappers-for-hire and all others as well. We have our
own collection of products for photographers here at the Shabby Shoppe,
and do not allow others to create those kinds of professional items with
CAN I CREATE ITEMS
FOR BUSINESSES (i.e. business cards, Etsy banners/avatars, tags, labels,
a nutshell, NO :o) Again, our licensing is meant to allow you to
create customized items to your end client for personal
use. We really do not offer 'professional use FOR
professional use' licensing. The price would be much higher for
this kind of use.
MAY I WORK WITH
YOUR PRODUCTS TO CREATE BLOG HEADERS TO SELL -or- TO CREATE WEBSITE
DESIGNS TO SELL?
With the purchase of a professional license, you may work with the
Shabby Shoppe products to create CUSTOM blog headers and CUSTOM website designs for your
clients. Please understand that blog headers and website designs
are NOT the same as Etsy banners. However, please keep in mind that you may NOT create blog
headers/templates/themes/etc. to be sold over and over again. Each
blog design must be customized for one client and a new license is
required for each new site/blog/client (a new license per site/blog and
per product worked with). If you create a specific design that you
wish to resell, you may do so IF you are doing all of the customization
work yourself for the clients, and again - a NEW license must be
purchased for each new site/client. For example - you create a
blog design that you name FLOWER GARDEN with our BLOSSOM COLLECTION.
You customize that design for customer a (let's call her Jane) and all
is well. You now wish to offer this same design again, to customer
b (let's call her Betty). You may do so as long as you are
customizing the blog/site just for Betty and purchasing a new license
for her site/blog. At this point, you have purchased the Blossom
collection only once, and applied and paid for TWO professional licenses
for the Blossom collection (one for Jane's site and one for Betty's
site). You have technically sold the same design twice, but both
times, customizing it specifically for one client. You may NOT
sell blog/site designs which allow your customer to do any editing or
customizing with our graphics.
MAY I WORK WITH
YOUR KITS TO CREATE MY WEBSITE OR BLOG DESIGN?
the purchase of a professional license, you may work with the Shabby
Shoppe products to create and design your business or boutique
website/blog. We work with many small business owners who just
wish to make their site 'pretty' with our digital scrapbooking products.
The only exception to this answer, is if you are in the digital
scrapbooking industry - in that event, we kindly ask that you not work
with our graphics as it causes confusion within the community.
However, boutique store owners, photographers, etc. - our kits will add
the perfect touch of whimsy and style to your sites! You will just
need to apply for the license...one for each product or kit you plan to
work with in your design. We do kindly ask for a line of credit to
the Shabby Shoppe on at least one page of your site.
MAY I CREATE THANK
YOU CARDS, MONOGRAMMED CARDS OR OTHER GENERIC CARDS WITH YOUR
Unfortunately, these kinds of generic
and pre-packaged products do not include the level of customization
required for our licensing terms. Our licenses were designed with
photographers, custom card designers and scrappers-for-hire in mind.
These kinds of applications require a designer to work one-on-one with
their clients while creating a truly custom product and fit into our
licensing structure perfectly. However, pre-packaged and generic
products lack this level of involvement and are not supported with our
I DESIGN JEWELRY IN
MY HOME WHICH IS THEN SOLD AT LOCAL BOUTIQUES, MAY I WORK WITH YOUR
PRODUCTS IN MY JEWELRY?
Unfortunately, while we LOVE the fun
jewelry created with digital scrapbooking products - when sold in a
retail setting, jewelry lacks the level of customization required with our
licensing terms. So, this is not something that would be covered
with our licenses. However, if you were to create a one-of-a-kind
piece of jewelry for a client which included their photo and/or name
(not sold in a retail store), that would be allowed with the purchase
of a license.
IF I AM DESIGNING
CUSTOM CARDS, ANNOUNCEMENTS OR SCRAPBOOKING LAYOUTS, DO I HAVE TO
PURCHASE A NEW LICENSE FOR EACH CLIENT?
For the most part, the only time you would be required to purchase a new
license for each client is when designing websites and/or blogs.
If you are purchasing licensing simply to create custom cards or
scrapbook pages for your clients, then you are only required to pay for
one license per product. This license is valid for multiple
customer/clients as long as our terms are adhered to. Again, when
it comes to web and blog design, you ARE required to apply for and
purchase a new license for each new site/blog/client.
AM I REQUIRED TO
GIVE CREDIT TO THE SHABBY SHOPPE ON THE PRODUCTS I CREATE?
we always appreciate credit for our graphics, it is only REQUIRED when
creating custom blogs and websites. For these, we ask for the
following verbiage somewhere on the site (graphics licensed by www.theshabbyshoppe.com).
I WANT TO PURCHASE
A LICENSE FOR THE HAPPY GO LUCKY KIT (OR OTHER FREE SP KIT) AND CANNOT
FIND IT ON THE LIST?
We never allow any kind of
professional use with our free kits which are available for download at
The only exception to this is when these free products are used in the
creation of our calendars and holiday cards. In those instances,
you may find the derivative products (created by the Shabby Shoppe)
available, however, the original kits/products themselves are not
available for professional use.
I WOULD LIKE TO
PURCHASE A LICENSE FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL USE HOLIDAY CARDS, BUT CANNOT
FIND THEM ON THE LIST?
Any of our PROFESSIONAL USE PRODUCTS
sold in the Shabby Shoppe will be clearly marked as such. These
products are generally limited to our holiday card collections. We
offer both a personal use version and a professional use version in
these products, pre-packaged for your convenience. You will see
that if you purchase the PROFESSIONAL USE VERSION of these products, the
limited professional license is included with your purchase. As a
result, you will not find these products listed here on the professional
licensing pages since the license is already includes in your purchase
price. This is something we do each year as a thank you to our
wonderful professional customers. We keep the price super low and
the process super simple. As always, you will find the terms on
download .zip file.
I CREATE AND SELL
CUSTOM/PERSONALIZED PRODUCTS IN MY ETSY STORE, MAY I WORK WITH SHABBY
SHOPPE PRODUCTS IN MY SMALL ETSY BUSINESS?
As long as our terms are followed,
you may. We do not differentiate between independent websites and
As long as you meet our terms in regards to level of
customization, no pre-packaged items, no templates, etc. - then you are
more than welcome to offer your custom creations at the etsy site.
Also, please keep in mind that you may only create products for personal
use - you may NOT create professional items for businesses (i.e.
business cards, flyers, etc.).
MAY I CREATE TREAT
BAG TOPPERS AND CUPCAKE WRAPPERS TO SELL?
You may as long as EACH
topper/wrapper/etc. is CUSTOMIZED AND PERSONALIZED for one customer
only. For example, you may NOT create treat bag toppers (or other
goodies) that simply feature a phrase or greeting like HAPPY HALLOWEEN
or MERRY CHRISTMAS. These would be considered pre-made and would
not be allowed under our terms. However, if you created a CUSTOM
product that featured their name, greeting and/or photo, that would be
allowed. The final product must be presented to your customer by
way of a printed product, or flattened .jpg or flattened .png file (your
customer may NOT have the ability to edit these items). Please
keep in mind that you may only create products for personal use.
If you wish to create items to sell to businesses (small business only)
- additional licensing is required.
MAY I WORK WITH YOUR PRODUCTS IN MY SCRAPBOOKING KITS/DESIGNS?
sorry, but our professional licenses are not intended for use in the
digital (or paper) scrapbooking industry.
MAY I CREATE PIECE-A-CAKE OR QUICK PAGES WITH YOUR KITS??
not allow any kind of template creation (scrapbooking, website,
blog, etc.) with our products (even with the purchase of a license).
CREATE BLOG THEMES, BLOG DESIGNS, WEBSITE DESIGNS, TEMPLATES, QUICK
PAGES, ETC. TO SHARE FOR FREE -- DO I STILL NEED A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE?
sorry, but this is not something that is allowed within our terms.
Even with the purchase of a professional license, you may NOT create
items to share for free download. Again, any and all items created
with Shabby Princess products must be customized for your
client/customer and may not be sold over and over.