On the last Monday of May, many Americans commemorate Memorial Day — an observance that was first established (then called Decoration Day) years after the Civil War, in 1868, as a time to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. Fast forward to today, and people hold family gatherings, visit cemeteries or memorials and participate in red-white-and-blue parades. We salute to the military personnel who sacrificed their lives for our freedom with this Memorial Day scrapbook layout.
“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” — Barack Obama
To create this layout you will need:
- Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Cross Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Cut seersucker paper to 12″ x 3/8″ and adhere about 1/8″ from the top of the kraft tan paper.
Step 2: Cut White Solid Cardstock to 12″ x 1/2″ and adhere underneath the seersucker strip.
Step 3: Cut White Solid Cardstock to 12″ x 1-1/2″ and adhere to the bottom of the page.
Step 4: Use 12-inch Decorative Trimmer on the swell side to cut bold stars-and-stripes paper to 12″ x 5-1/4″.
Step 5: Use the Cross Punch to punch nine crosses from White Solid Cardstock. Rub the edges of the crosses with the round tip of the Navy Dual-Tip Pen. Adhere to the bottom of the flag piece. Trim bottoms of the crosses as needed with Micro-Tip Scissors.
Step 6: Adhere the flag/cross piece 3/4″ from the bottom of the page overlapping the white strip.
Step 7: Cut a 4-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ mat from rich berry red diagonal stripes paper. Cut two 3-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ mats from blue polka dots paper. Crop photos to 4-3/4″ x 4″ and 3-1/4″ x 4″ and adhere to the mats. Adhere to the page as shown.
Step 8: Add stickers as shown with Foam Squares.
Step 9: Journal with Navy Dual-Tip Pen.
How do you commemorate Memorial Day? Will you be making this Memorial Day scrapbook layout?
7 thoughts on “A Remembrance To Those Who Have Fallen: Memorial Day Scrapbook Layout”
Wow! Karyn, this is beautiful!
Would like to see what sizes you have for this scrapbook, and what it looks like! Thanks, Sue Brady
Thank you for this layout and recognizing Memorial Day is about death and sacrifice. We remember Sam, Mike, and Kevin.
What a great layout Karyn!!! Love this for Memorial Day!!!
I think this is my favorite layout I have seen you make. I will be using it for photos of my dad’s military funeral that I I didn’t know how to honor properly
This will be good for photos of our community celebration. Thanks, great layout.
What a great use of the cross punch! A lovely layout!