Blog Background - Vintage French Newspaper - Standard Size

For quite some time, I've been getting requests for this Vintage French Newspaper background, in the standard size. It's very difficult for me to make something exactly the same, this long after I made the original, but I did my best. So here you go!

This free background was made to be used on a Blogger blog using the Minima template for the standard number of columns.

Follow these instructions to easily add this background to your blog:

1)Make sure you are logged in and then click "Customize" at the top of your blog.
2)Click on "Add A Gadget"
3)Scroll down the box and click on "Html/Javascript"
4)In the "Content Box" cut and paste the Html code posted below.
5)Click "Save" and you are done!

<style type="text/css">body {background-image: url(""); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }</style><div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:10px; top:30px; z-index:50;width:172px; height:51px;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img

If you need the 3 column version for this one click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dear Karen!-)
    Your are So creative,i like this background!-)))


  2. Awesome - thank you so much!

  3. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on Jan. 24, 2010. Thanks again.

  4. This is a lovely background, it's tempting me into changing my current one. Good work.

  5. Oh dear - I just tried putting this on my blog, it looks great, but my footer is messed up - and that's my Etsy mini! Perhaps there's some error in the code? I'll try again, and if it doesn't work I'll try another!

  6. I love this background! I really want to use it for my blog, but I have increased the width of my blog ( from the standard width to something a bit larger. Is there any way of making the side ecorations narrower? I have tried chaning some of the code but nothing seems to happen. Thanks for your help. You are very talented.

  7. This is just what I've been looking for. Thank you so much. I will post your blog link in our new ning forum, artsyfolks ning dot com. I hope you can find the time to come by as well.

  8. Hai.. I love this background but i do something wrong when i try to copy it into my side, i dont know what. I have an ordinary blogg. Do you have some advice?? Hug Mona

  9. I'm so glad you all like it! The matching header is coming soon, hopefully later today.

    Hi Mona,
    Try it again, and just check to make sure that you got every bit of the code. I know it works because I've tested it twice and I have seen this in use on several people's blogs already.

    I hope this helps!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and creativity with your fellow bloggers! Amazing work! I am very new to blogging but your lovely banner and background just make me feel like it looks quite professional.

  11. This is such a wonderful project! This really helps a lot of blogger who constantly want something new for their blogs. It's so easy to use and it's free. Thanks! I'm already thinking of creating more blogs to try your backgrounds on. By the way here's a link to your website. Loved your project that I made a post about it

  12. This is just beautiful!!! Thank you so much! I just put this on my blog at

  13. I've been looking for a background to go with my title for quite awhile and now I've found it! Thanks, everything worked out great!

  14. hi, stumbled on your site this morning and love it! I have made the vintage banner and background fit my blog so you are seen at

    thanks a lot,
    Suzanne x

  15. I love this one! Thanks for sharing - I've just updated my blog with it.

  16. Thank you, thank you and thank you again for providing us with such great stuff. We adopted a hamster widget for our chatty blog and it wreaked havoc! But we are now looking wonderful again. Thank you.

  17. this is lovely. i am using it in my blog.

  18. Hi Karen - I just found your site! What a beautiful collection of images and with so many tips and tutorials -this is definitely a gem of a site for a digital scrapbooker and card maker like me. Gorgeous - thanks so much for creating and sharing so much! :)

    I used this 'Vintage French Newspaper' background on my site (a very low key - just for me - fun site). I was practicing changing my background and found your instructions (and Kayla's too) so nice to follow along with.

    I also added the matching header but I had trouble centering it even though I (think) I followed the instructions. Any tips for fixing it up?
    Here is a link to my site -

    Thanks again


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