Pay Tribute to Military Heroes With This Veterans Day Scrapbook Layout

Veterans Day is a day spent saluting to and paying respect to the greatest heroes of all — members of the military and armed forces. To those who have worn or still wear a uniform in times of war and peace, we thank you for your service.

Blog contributor Cassie Oelberg was feeling extra appreciative of those who proudly serve, so she used the Festive Fourth collection to create a commemorative Veterans Day scrapbook layout. Check it out!

Cassie’s Inspiration:

Veterans Day gives us an opportunity to be thankful for those who serve.  Whether you are from a military family or not, the Festive Fourth collection will help you feel patriotic and put you in the mood to celebrate the nation. It’s great for parades, military celebrations, fireworks and picnics — you will fall in love with the vibrant colors.

Layout by Cassie Oelberg – CM Independent Advisor

To create this layout you will need:

Left Side:

Step 1: Cut 1/4″ off of two consecutive sides of designer paper and adhere to White Solid Cardstock or White Refill Page.

Step 2: For the border, cut a 2 1/4″ white strip and then cut using the Arch Border Frame Punch with Blue Solid Cardstock, starting at the black line. Then, trim to 2″. Cut a strip with Scarlet Solid Cardstock using the Arch Border Frame Punch, starting at the silver line. Trim with minimal over hang. Adhere the scarlet arches down first with top of the arch to the edge. Then, layer the blue arches over top with top of arch to edge as shown.

Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, trim off a small amount of white to create wavy edge. Then, measure 3/4″ and trim other side with the Wave Blade.

Step 4: Using 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, trim the “Proud to be an American!” border from the designer paper sheet. Adhere the wavy white strip down the middle of the blue strip. Adhere the border down the middle of white wavy strip. Adhere the border 1/4″ from the bottom. 

Step 4: Mat a 4″ x 6″ vertical picture with 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ Navy Solid Cardstock and 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2 Scarlet Solid Cardstock.

Step 5: Cut a picture to measure 4″ x 4-1/4″. Mat with 4-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ Navy Solid Cardstock and 4-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Scarlet Solid Cardstock.

Step 6: For the journal strips, cut pieces of White Solid Cardstock to measure 3/8″ wide, Navy Solid Cardstock to 5/8″ wide and Scarlet Solid Cardstock to 7/8″ wide. Journal as desired and trim to desired length.

Right Side:

Step 1: Trim Navy Solid Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 11-3/4″, Scarlet Solid Carstock to 3-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and designer paper to 3-1/4″ x 11-1/4″. Stack and adhere pieces together and adhere to the page 1/4″ from the side and top.

Step 2: Mat 6″ x 4″ photo with 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Navy Solid Cardstock and 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2 Scarlet Solid Cardstock as shown.

Step 3: Cut photo to measure 4″ x 4-1/4″. Mat with 4-1/4″ x 4-1/2 Navy Solid Cardstock and 4-1/2″ x 4-3/5″ Scarlet Solid Cardstock.

Step 4: Cut a piece of Scarlet Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Cut the Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and adhere. Trim the patriotic banner border sticker into thirds and adhere.

Step 5: Create a journal box using 3-1/4″ x 7″ Navy Solid Cardstock and 3″ x 6-3/4″ Scarlet Solid Cardstock. Top with a piece of white lined paper that measures 2-3/4″ x 6-1/2″.

Step 6: Journal and add stickers as desired.

Will you be creating a Veterans Day scrapbook layout? Tell us how you pay tribute to military heroes in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “Pay Tribute to Military Heroes With This Veterans Day Scrapbook Layout

  1. I will bookmark this Remembering my nephew, John Quinlan, who died I Afghanistan in 2007. He would have been 50 this year. Always missed, always honored, always loved by so many family & friends. God bless ‘Irish’ – his handle as a helicopter pilot.

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