Digital Scrapbooking Freebies: American Celebration

Free Digital Scrapbooking Papers for Independence Day

Digital Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to create beautiful photographic memories. If you don't know how to create a digital page, learn how by reading my article on Digital Scrapbooking with GIMP.

I have created several background papers, embellishments, frames, and word art for use with your Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or other American themed celebration photos. Feel free to download and use any of these images for use in your digital scrapbooking projects.


Free Digital Papers

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A starry background for your 4th of July pictures: feel free to download and use these backgrounds.Red and white stripes: background for digital scrapbooking.Blue digital paper with a starburst in the upper right corner.Solid red background.A simple layout using the freebies on this page.
A starry background for your 4th of July pictures: feel free to download and use these backgrounds.
A starry background for your 4th of July pictures: feel free to download and use these backgrounds. | Source
Red and white stripes: background for digital scrapbooking.
Red and white stripes: background for digital scrapbooking. | Source
Blue digital paper with a starburst in the upper right corner.
Blue digital paper with a starburst in the upper right corner. | Source
Solid red background.
Solid red background. | Source
A simple layout using the freebies on this page.
A simple layout using the freebies on this page. | Source

Free Digital Scrapbooking Papers

I have created four Independence Day themed papers. The first paper is blue with a starry background - combine this paper with a red-and-white striped mat for a patriotic scrapbooking page. The red-and-white striped paper works well with large photos, and can be combined with the picture frames and word art on this page to make a beautiful photo page.

The last two papers are basic, solid designs. The blue paper has a small star burst in the upper right hand corner, but is otherwise unadorned. The red paper has a slight texture to it, and will allow your pictures to stand out.

Simply download these papers, save them to a folder on your computer, then upload them to your favorite photo editor. Using layers, add in your chosen photographs and embellishments to make a patriotic 4th of July layout!

Independence Day Embellishments

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Use this star scatter to brighten up your layout.A stars and stripes eagle adds patriotic flair to your page.A 4th of July birthday cake embellishment.Fireworks burst across the sky!A firecracker for the 4th of July.
Use this star scatter to brighten up your layout.
Use this star scatter to brighten up your layout. | Source
A stars and stripes eagle adds patriotic flair to your page.
A stars and stripes eagle adds patriotic flair to your page. | Source
A 4th of July birthday cake embellishment.
A 4th of July birthday cake embellishment. | Source
Fireworks burst across the sky!
Fireworks burst across the sky! | Source
A firecracker for the 4th of July.
A firecracker for the 4th of July. | Source

4th of July Embellishment Freebies

There are many symbols that evoke the spirit of our nation. The fifty stars on our flag symbolize the fifty states, and I have included a star scatter embellishment for your use. The Bald Eagle is America's bird, and I have created a red, white, and blue eagle to decorate your layouts.

I created a patriotic birthday cake page decoration, since Independence Day is America's birthday celebration. Fireworks are also a part of our annual celebration, so I created a sparkly display for your scrap booking pages.

Download these embellishments for free and use them on your pages - simply add a layer to your digital paper and re-size these decorations to suit the scale of your page. Rotate or flip the images to add an extra dimension to your layout.


4th of July Word Art

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A bold USA for your digital pages."Happy Birthday, America" word art.Freedom word art.Let Freedom Ring "Shadow" Word Art.
A bold USA for your digital pages.
A bold USA for your digital pages. | Source
"Happy Birthday, America" word art.
"Happy Birthday, America" word art. | Source
Freedom word art.
Freedom word art. | Source
Let Freedom Ring "Shadow" Word Art.
Let Freedom Ring "Shadow" Word Art. | Source

Free Patriotic Word Art

Add these phrases and titles to your 4th of July Scrapbook page to let everyone know what the pictures are all about! A bold, simple "USA" can adorn your pages, along with the title, "Happy Birthday, America!"

Two versions of "Let Freedom Ring" word art are available for your use. The first is a bronze title, meant to bring the liberty bell to mind. The second is a shadow image, which may be placed under the bronze title, or may be used on its own at the bottom of a scrapbook page.

Have fun with these titles and use them to to let everyone know what your page is about!

Free Digital Scrapbook Frames

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A simple red and blue frame for your pictures.A light blue frame for your layout.A red and white photo mat for your digital page.
A simple red and blue frame for your pictures.
A simple red and blue frame for your pictures. | Source
A light blue frame for your layout.
A light blue frame for your layout. | Source
A red and white photo mat for your digital page.
A red and white photo mat for your digital page. | Source

Scrapbook Frames for your Digital Pages

I have created a few digital frames for your photos. Frames help show off a photograph, and can create a three dimensional look. Your photos will stand out from a busy background with the use of a digital frame - I have made a red and blue frame that will suit square photos, and a light blue frame for circular photos.There is also a photo mat - simply layer your photo on top of the mat for a great look.

Layer your photos behind the frames and scale the image and frame to fit your page design. Pictures should be layered on top of the photo mat - try using a red and white photo mat on top of the blue paper with stars for a great 4th of July look!

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

These are really pretty, how sweet of you to offer all of these different choices to really make many beautiful scrapbook pages for the fourth of July! Thanks!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Another great hub on creative ideas! I love the digital photo displays you have posted here, and all free. I guess it wouldn't be too early to start the July 4th crafting. Thanks for sharing.


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

I love digital scrapbooking, Millionaire Tips - it is a fun way to store photos! My only problem is remembering to get them printed, lol!


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

Thanks, teaches12345! I really need to get my recent vacation photos put into digital scrapbook format. I love the look of the pages, and wanted to offer a few freebies to people.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thanks for the awesome freebies! This will be a great resource for anyone who does scrap booking and/or card making.


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

No problem, randoncreative! I often make my own papers/embellishments so I thought I'd post them and let others use them as well!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

These are great. Thanks so much. I have begun scrap-booking again after getting sidetracked for years. I just love it and find it relaxing.


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

I am so behind on my scrapbooking - my second child's baby book isn't done yet. I really need to get working on that one, hyphenbird! I do have a lot of digital pages done - but I need to print them out and get them into albums. I hope you can get caught up, hyphenbird!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for posting your digital scrapbooking freebies on celebrating America's birthday! Timely for our upcoming Flag Day and 4th of July holidays. :)


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York Author

I wanted to have some materials for our annual Memorial Day pictures (along with our Fourth of July and Flag Day celebrations)! I figured I would post some of my creations as freebies for others to use. I hope you are well, RTalloni!


LoriB 6 months ago

wonderful introduction to digital scrapbooking. hope to make my own nice layouts with 4th of July photos (My b-day is July 5th) thanks for sharing

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