Open Creative Commercial Use License

We are big advocates of open source and creative freedom. The open creative license gives you the freedom to use any of our digital assets to create whatever you like –– even commercially.

Many of the assets we share we are able to do so because of the freedom of public domain and open source software. Sharing everything we’ve ever created and giving you the freedom to use it without too many restrictions is our way to give back to the communities that have helped us and benefit as many people as possible.

This license applies only to assets that are clearly marked as “Open Creative License” in the sidebar. Some items we’ve photographed over the years may have trademarks such as logos, or do not have property releases. It is your responsibility to do your own due diligence to determine if you may be able to use those types of items in the way you want to.

What Is Allowed:

  • You MAY modify and alter images, templates and graphics to create new, unique derivative work design to sell or distribute as digital products for sale.
  • You MAY use the items to create new designs for print-on-demand products as long the original image is modified and altered into a new design.
  • You MAY use images and graphics for creating physical items you make or manufacture personally and sell.
  • You MAY use Items as-is in bundled sets or products you sell as personal use only as long as our items do not make up more than 40% of all items. (Examples of what would be allowed are selling digital scrapbook kits, planner stickers, collage sheets, layered template sets, etc.)
  • You MAY use Items as photos and illustrations in books you publish or sell.
  • You MAY use the item to create your own unique graphics and images to use for blogs and social media.
  • You MAY use the Item in television, video and film.
  • You MAY use the Item for client work.
  • You MAY use Items without attribution or credit given to (though it is always appreciated!)
  • You MAY continue to use items you have downloaded during your membership even after your membership has ended, although you will not receive any updates, new products or access to previously downloaded items.

What Is Not Allowed:

  • You MAY NOT upload Items as-is, without significant modifications to the design to stock photo sites, marketplaces, membership sites, apps, mobile apps, file sharing sites, or use our items to provide similar or competing services.
  • You MAY NOT claim copyright or trademark any Items you download from
  • You MAY NOT use items that contain names, trademarks, patented designs commercially without doing your due diligence and research to ensure you will not be infringing on trademark, patents, or publicity rights.

All Items are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.

Stein Mixed Media does not grant any right or make any warranty with regard to the use of names, people, trademarks, trade dress, logos, registered, unregistered or copyrighted audio, designs, works of art, places, architecture or property depicted or contained in the content.

Not sure if your intended usage is covered by our open creative commercial license? Please contact us – we’re always happy to answer your questions! If in doubt, we will help you figure it out!