Show Great Gratitude With This Remembrance Day Scrapbook Layout

Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, marks the day World War I ended — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month back in 1918. Since then, many have commemorated this occasion and the men and women who have served — and rightfully so. Blog contributor Michele Burnard put together this Remembrance Day scrapbook layout that showcases her appreciation to those who not only served (and her sons who currently do serve!), but those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Michele’s Inspiration

Remembrance Day holds a special place in our hearts at the Burnard household. My grandfather was a member of the Canadian Army, 1st Hussars.  He and his three brothers all went to war, and they all returned home. My husband’s grandfather was with the Canadian Armed Forces and met his wife who was part of the U.S. Women’s Army Corps. My husband is a CIC Officer and I am a Civilian Instructor and Supply Officer. Our boys are both in the Air Cadets and the Squadron’s Pipes and Drums Band. Most years we spend the night of the 10th/11th on vigil at the local cenotaph and then attend the Remembrance Day service. Unfortunately this year will not be the same and we will miss it. The layouts I have are from our 2018 vigil and service. One layout is of my oldest and the second of my youngest.

Layouts by Michele Burnard – CM Independent Advisor

To create either of these layouts, you will need:

Step 1: Use the Light Gray Cardstock as the base of the layout.

Step 2: Cut two 4″ x 12″ pieces from blue plaid tonal paper. Adhere these pieces to the Light Gray Cardstock in the middle of each page.

Step 3: Cut two 1-1/2″ x 12″ pieces from each of the decorative papers (two from the red paper with leaves and two from the navy weathered paper).  Adhere the red paper with leaves below the blue plaid and the navy weathered paper above the blue plaid.

Step 4: Using the Arch Frame Punch, cut two borders out of Navy Solid Cardstock and two borders out of the Crimson Solid Cardstock.  Using the 12-inch Trimmer, align the arches to just over the 1″ mark, which will give an approximate 1/4″ edge (see photo above). Adhere the borders to the top and bottom of the plaid paper overlapping the decorative papers.

Step 5: Add photos to layout. In this example, I’ve used 5″ x 7″, 3-1/2″ x 5″, 3-1/2″ x 6″ and a 4″ circle on the left page and 3-1/2″ x 5″, 4″ x 6″, 4″ x 4″ and 4″ circle on the right page. Mat to various cardstocks and adhere to pages as desired.

Step 6: Make poppies (see below) and adhere to layout. Add maple leaves embellishments and gems from Hello, Autumn embellishments pack.

Step 7: Add title with Alphabet Stamp Set system and journal as desired.

How to Make a Poppy:

Step 1: Cut desired number of apple chain borders (this example uses three).

Step 2: Trim off stems and leaves, as well as the last partial apple on each border.

Step 3: “Gather” the apples by pinching and forming them into a circle. To make this a little easier, mist the cardstock with a little water — this will allow the cardstock to be more malleable. After forming the apple chains into a circle, allow to dry.

Step 4: Cut a circle using the Custom Cutting System and the small Circle Pattern using the Green Blade on the inside of the pattern. Cut the same number as poppies you will be making.

Step 5: Cover the circle(s) with adhesive from the Repositionable Tape Runner and then adhere the gathered border to the circle(s). 

Step 6: Add a Foam Square to the middle of the poppy and attach a hand-cut black whorl.

Will you be trying out this Remembrance Day scrapbook layout this year? Let us know in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “Show Great Gratitude With This Remembrance Day Scrapbook Layout

  1. Thanks to you and thanks to all of your family members that have served and are serving our fine country. It is much appreciated.

  2. Thank you for sharing and for your family’s service.
    Thank you for the great idea for the poppy.

  3. Love these pages! Thanks to all Veterans who have served. I appreciate your service and sacrifice. :)

  4. My dad is 95 and served in the Second World War and we has his family are so proud of him and happy that he is still with us. Thank you to all our men and women who have served and are still serving our great country. I absolutely love your poppy idea thanks so much and all that your family have and are still doing to serve Canada.

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