USA Scrapbooking Combo Using the Brave & Star-Spangled Collections

Who is loving the patriotic Brave and Star-Spangled collections?! If you have family or friends who have served our country, these patriotic scrapbook collections are a must-have! You’ll also love them for USA travels, Fourth of July photos, family picnics, barbecues and more. Let’s see how Independent Advisor Bev Cassady used the two collections together!

Bev’s Inspiration: “I come from an extremely patriotic family, so needless to say I was ecstatic when the Star-Spangled Paper Pack and the Brave Paper Pack were released! My father, father-in-law, several uncles, my husband and myself have all served in the military. Plus, my son will be graduating from Air Force Basic Military Training in just a few weeks. I better start stocking up on both packs!

“These two layouts were created in preparation for my son’s graduation on July 6th. It was so much fun mixing and matching the two amazing paper packs. I actually created these layouts (and several others) while cropping with some friends and ended up selling eight packs because everyone loved them so much!”

To create these layouts, you will need:

Instructions for Lackland Double Page Layout


Step 1: Choose two papers for the base of your double-page layout. I chose the red-and-white striped paper and the red-and-white stars paper.

Step 2: Cut out two mats using Beige Cardstock to measure 4″ x 6″ and one mat using Red Cardstock to measure 4″ x 6″. Then, cut out two mats (slightly larger than your other mats) using military patterned paper to measure 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″.

Step 3: Cut out one large mat using Red Cardstock to measure 6-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.

Step 3: Cut another mat using the red-and-white gingham patterned paper to measure 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. Layer your mats and position on the page as desired.
Step 4: Using the tire tracks patterned paper, cut two pieces to measure 11-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and another to measure 1-3/4″ x 12″.
Step 5: Create the border by punching a strip of military patterned paper with the Star Border Maker Cartridge and then trimming to about 1-1/4″ x 12″. Adhere this star strip onto the 1-3/4″ x 12″ tire tracks piece of paper. Use small Foam Squares and extra stars to embellish the border if you’d like. I used red stars and placed them on every other spot on the border.
Step 6: Once you have everything placed on the pages where you like, adhere it down using a Tape Runner. I used some scraps of Blue Cardstock, the 4-Way Hearts and Stars Corner and Hole Punch, extra stars and White ABC/123 letters to add a little more detail afterward.

Instructions for Basic Training Double Page Layout


Step 1: Choose two papers for the base of your double-page layout. I chose the green paper with military icons and the white grid paper.
Step 2: Trim out the “Made in the USA” and the round star from the mat paper.
Step 3: Use the Double Wave Tearing Tool and a piece of green camo paper to create a vertical piece approximately 1-1/2″ x 12″. Using that same paper, cut a strip to measure 2″ x 11″ and a mat to measure 6″ x 4″.
Step 3: Again, use the Double Wave Tearing Tool and a piece of white military paper to create another vertical piece approximately 2-1/2″ x 12″. Using that same paper, cut out one mat to measure 4″ x 6″.
Step 4: Choose another military patterned paper (I used the one with the chevron design) and cut to measure 11″ x 4″. Using that same paper, trim a piece to measure 6″ x 2-1/2″.
Step 4: Use the Jumbo Jet Border Maker Cartridge to cut out two borders with Red Cardstock. Then, use your Trimmer to cut a piece of Red Cardstock to measure 8-1/2″ x 3″.
Step 5: Adhere the two pieces created with the Tearing Tool. Add one of the jet borders on top of that as shown. The other border will be adhered to the long camo strip.
Step 6: Cut out two mats slightly larger than your other mats using Beige Cardstock to measure 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. Then, cut two smaller pieces to measure 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and 2″ x 5-1/4″.
Step 7: Using another piece of military patterned paper (I used military stars) trim a large piece to about 8″ x 8″ and position on the page as shown.
Step 8: Once you have everything placed where you like, adhere the pieces using a Tape Runner. Use Foam Squares to adhere the circle star to give it some dimension. Then, you can use scraps to create flags and extra stars. Finish by adding a title using White ABC/123 Stickers.

Comment below and let us know what you think of this patriotic combo! Who is going to use it for a military page?

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