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Free Patriotic and Military Scrapbooking Paper

Please scroll down to see all the patriotic and military scrapbook supplies

Please scroll down to see all the patriotic and military scrapbook supplies

Although I created the designs on this page for scrapbookers, these patriotic papers and scrapbook embellishments have many uses beyond just scrapbooking. The papers would also be great as backgrounds for handmade cards -- especially to send to someone serving in the U.S. military in Iraq. (Maybe by the time you read this there won't be any more Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine military personnel in Iraq. As of today [June 4, 2009], however, there are.) The papers can also be used as wrapping paper for small gifts; to incorporate into Flag Day, Memorial Day Veterans Day or Fourth of July crafts; or even as backgrounds for a web site or blog.

Fun patriotic ideas for 4th of July or Memorial Day

Patriotic cutlery bundles

I just saw a cute idea on Pinterest: Someone took scrapbook paper and cut it into equal-sized strips to wrap around plastic forks, knives, and spoons for their 4th of July BBQ. They also wrapped a piece of paper around a metal coffee can to hold the patriotic bundles. Very cute! You could also put the cutlery bundles in a glass Mason jar, so people can see through to all the red, white and blue. Some of the papers have striped designs, so you don't need to use a cutting board; you can cut them with scissors.

Patriotic pinwheels

These papers would make great patriotic pinwheels. Just do a web search for the term "pinwheel pattern" and you'll find plenty of free pinwheel template downloads in different shapes. Then, you can overlay one on these papers to cut them to the right sizes and construct them.

Please scroll down to take my poll that asks how you will use these images. I'd love to know.

Military Scrapbook Items

Military Scrapbook Series

Downloading Instructions

1. Please read the Terms of Use below for these images before you download them.

2. Choose a thumbnail version of any of the images. When you click on one, it will appear larger.

3. If you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. If you're a Mac user, control-click the image until you get a pop-up menu that will give you an option to save the file on your hard drive.

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Terms of Use

You are free to use these scrapbook papers and journaling cards all you want for your own scrapbooks, craft projects, handmade cards, etc., or to decorate blogs or Web sites. You may also use them to create any of the aformentioned for friends and family. But you may not sell these images, give them away as a collection or incorporate them into for-sale products without permission.

Please contact Carla Chadwick at info[@]vintageholidaycrafts[.com] if you have any questions or special requests.

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Have Some Free Time to Give to a U.S. Soldier?

Many of the papers on this page would be perfect for making handmade cards to send to a soldier in Iraq. If you'd like to do that but don't know anyone stationed in Iraq (and I hope you don't), check out AnySoldier.com. They provide addresses for soldiers in the armed forces who have requested to be sent mail, because it lessens the loneliness of being so far from home. And you don't have to make a handmade card to participate. Your taking the time to share is what matters; not the form that sharing takes.

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Comments

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on June 06, 2009:

Thanks, dink96 and Army Infantry Mom!

Mom, I really appreciate your posting that address. I hope my readers find it useful :-)

Army Infantry Mom on June 05, 2009:

Awesome Hub,..I love how you mentioned our wounded Soldier's. Here is the address people can send them to,..APO AE 09180

Wounded warrior Ministry Center

CMR 402

APO AE 09180

This is where the majority of our wounded Soldiers are directly transferred to from the field while serving in the Middle East, Persian Gulf areas and Europe. Wounded Soldier's arrive daily.

I will be sure to pass this hub along to my friends !!! HOOAH !!!!!

Dink96 from Phoenix, AZ on June 05, 2009:

I so appreciate your continuing efforts in bringing such variety to us crafters. And I'm going to check out Picnik out as well! Many thanks for all you do! And a special thanks for your plug for "Any Soldier."

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on June 05, 2009:

Hi, Ethel. I hope you do try Picnik! It's a lot of fun.

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on June 05, 2009:

Must check this picnik out