Show A Patriotic Palette With This USA Themed Scrapbook Layout

“Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue”

Have you ever wondered why America salutes the hues of red, white and blue? Well, it has been said that Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress, explained that those shades have a lot of significance — red signifying hardiness and valor, white representing purity and innocence and blue denoting vigilance, perseverance and justice. And this patriotic palette has clearly stood the test of time! Check out the stars-and-stripes power from Home Office’s Product Development Creative Manager Noreen Smith with this USA themed scrapbook layout!

USA-themed scrapbook layout with three photos of young girls celebrating Independence Day, decorative borders and journaling.

To create this layout you will need:

Step 1: Use blue stars/stripes tonal paper as the base page.

Step 2: Cut a piece of Red Solid Cardstock to an 11″ square. Align and adhere to the middle of the base page.

Step 3: Cut a 12″ x 1-1/2″ piece of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere the diagonal stars/stripes laser-cut border onto it with Repositonable Tape Runner. Place across the lower edge of the cardstock square.

Step 4: Cut a 6″ square of the navy and white stars paper. Cut a 5″ square of the white stars outline paper. Cut a 4″ square of the red, white and blue plaid paper. Layer the squares on top of each other and adhere. 

Step 5: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut from corner to corner diagonally through all three squares. Place the long edge of one layered triangle at the top left-hand edge of the layout and the other along the bottom right-hand edge. Adhere.

Step 6: Cut two 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ photo mats from White Solid Cardstock. Mount 3″ x 4″ photos on each. Cut one 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ photo mat from White Solid Cardstock. Mount a 6″ x 4″ photo onto it. Arrange photos as shown and adhere.

Step 7: Use Micro-Tip scissors to carefully cut one red, silver and blue set of stars from one end of the stars laser-cut border. Adhere the border across the red cardstock square as shown. Use the stars you cut as a small embellishment. Arrange and adhere as shown. 

Step 8: Add title with White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers and journal with Black Dual-TIp pen as shown or as desired.

What red, white and blue memories or celebrations would you place on this USA themed scrapbook layout? The upcoming Memorial Day observance? Independence Day? Military ceremonies? Share with us below!

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5 thoughts on “Show A Patriotic Palette With This USA Themed Scrapbook Layout

  1. I love the way you used the colors and the papers. I think it sets off the pictures beautifully!

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