License & Copyright

We put in a lot of work, love and time into creating design freebies for you. We hope you have a lot of fun using our designs in your projects and we really appreciate your support in abiding by our license terms.

All the designs on this website are the property of The Design Hippo. Please do not copy, modify, distribute, or sell our original designs, in part or in whole, in any way. You may not claim our designs as your own. All copyrights remain with The Design Hippo.

If you would like to share a design with an interested party, please share a direct link to the original blog post. Please note that the digital files or the direct download links cannot be shared in private or in public.

We explain specific terms of use for our Cut Files, Printables and Sublimation Designs below.

Cut Files

The following license terms apply to all the Free files listed under the Cut Files section of this website and the subscriber-only free cut files:

Can be used for:

  • Personal projects – Feel free to use the designs in your DIY crafting projects for you, your family and friends
  • Small commercial use – Making and selling up to 200 physical non-digital end products like T-Shirts, Mugs, Tote Bags, Pillows, etc. These items should be made by you or your small business in-house. For extended licensing options please contact us directly

Cannot be used for:

  • Creating a digital product to distribute for free or to sell
  • Sharing, distributing, or selling our design files in private or on public websites, forums, Facebook groups, e-mail, blogs, cloud storage, etc.
  • Modifying and/or claiming a part of or the whole design as your own to distribute for free or to sell
  • Uploading on Print On Demand sites like Printful, Zazzle, Spreadshirt, Amazon Merch, Teespring, etc,
  • Converting to other digital formats like embroidery for selling or distributing for free
  • Making stencils, transfers(iron-ons, sublimation), and similar items for selling. As these items are required to be applied to another item to create the end product(like t-shirts, mugs, etc.)

Printables

The following license terms apply to all the Printables listed under the Printables section of this website and the subscriber-only free printables:

Can be used for:

  • Personal projects – Feel free to use the designs in your DIY crafting projects for you, your family and friends

Cannot be used for:

  • Creating a digital or physical product to distribute for free or to sell
  • Commercial purposes like making end products for sale
  • Sharing, distributing, or selling our design files in private or on public websites, forums, groups, blogs, cloud storage, etc.
  • Modifying and/or claiming a part of or the whole design as your own to distribute for free or to sell
  • Uploading on Print On Demand sites like Printful, Zazzle, Spreadshirt, Amazon Merch, Teespring, etc.
  • Converting to other digital formats for selling or distributing for free

Sublimation Designs

The following license terms apply to all the free designs listed under the Sublimation section of thedesignhippo.com website and the subscriber-only free sublimation designs:

Can be used for:

  • Personal projects – Feel free to use the designs in your DIY crafting projects for you, your family and friends

Cannot be used for:

  • Creating a digital or physical product to distribute for free or to sell
  • Making stencils, transfers(iron-ons, sublimation), and similar items for selling.
  • Commercial purposes like making end products for sale
  • Sharing, distributing, or selling our design files in private or on public websites, forums, groups, blogs, cloud storage, etc.
  • Modifying and/or claiming a part of or the whole design as your own to distribute for free or to sell
  • Uploading on Print On Demand sites like Printful, Zazzle, Spreadshirt, Amazon Merch, Teespring, etc.
  • Converting to other digital formats for selling or distributing for free

If you have any queries about our licenses, please contact us at hello@thedesignhippo.com.

Thank you so much!

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