Free Patriotic and Military Scrapbooking Paper

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.

I designed these patriotic and military images in Picnik, the free graphics program. To learn how to design your own images, read my tutorial that will teach you how to create your own clip art.

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Patriotic Paper for Scrapbooking

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Free patriotic papers: Flying flags in blue circlesMilitary scrapbook supplies: Flying flags in blue star circles and blue vertical stripesMilitary scrapbook: Flying flags in blue checkerboard pattern with white squaresMilitary scrapbooking: Flying flags in blue checkerboard pattern with gold squaresMilitary images: Flying flags in blue star circles Military scrapbooking: stars, circles and checkerboardFree patriotic papers: red, white, blue and gold plaidMilitary images: stars and bars on red backgroundFree patriotic paper: red, white and blue wide stripesFree patriotic papers: red, white and blue medium stripesMilitary images: red, white and blue thin stripesFree patriotic papers: red and white medium stripesPatriotic paper: blue thin stripes
Free patriotic papers: Flying flags in blue circles
Free patriotic papers: Flying flags in blue circles
Military scrapbook supplies: Flying flags in blue star circles and blue vertical stripes
Military scrapbook supplies: Flying flags in blue star circles and blue vertical stripes
Military scrapbook: Flying flags in blue checkerboard pattern with white squares
Military scrapbook: Flying flags in blue checkerboard pattern with white squares
Military scrapbooking: Flying flags in blue checkerboard pattern with gold squares
Military scrapbooking: Flying flags in blue checkerboard pattern with gold squares
Military images: Flying flags in blue star circles
Military images: Flying flags in blue star circles
Military scrapbooking: stars, circles and checkerboard
Military scrapbooking: stars, circles and checkerboard
Free patriotic papers: red, white, blue and gold plaid
Free patriotic papers: red, white, blue and gold plaid
Military images: stars and bars on red background
Military images: stars and bars on red background
Free patriotic paper: red, white and blue wide stripes
Free patriotic paper: red, white and blue wide stripes
Free patriotic papers: red, white and blue medium stripes
Free patriotic papers: red, white and blue medium stripes
Military images: red, white and blue thin stripes
Military images: red, white and blue thin stripes
Free patriotic papers: red and white medium stripes
Free patriotic papers: red and white medium stripes
Patriotic paper: blue thin stripes
Patriotic paper: blue thin stripes

Patriotic and Military Images Scrapbook Journaling Cards

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Military images: Scrapbook journaling card with gold stars and American flagMilitary images: Scrapbook journaling card with gold stars Military images: Scrapbook journaling card with sparse gold stars
Military images: Scrapbook journaling card with gold stars and American flag
Military images: Scrapbook journaling card with gold stars and American flag
Military images: Scrapbook journaling card with gold stars
Military images: Scrapbook journaling card with gold stars
Military images: Scrapbook journaling card with sparse gold stars
Military images: Scrapbook journaling card with sparse gold stars

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. Once you've chosen an image and see it larger, double-click on the larger image, which will make the best version of the art appear.

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.

If you'd like to incorporate any of these scrapbook paper images into commercial products or use them for anything not described above, please read the Picnik terms of service, which governs their use.

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

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Want More Free Scrapbook Images?

Download my Free Clip Art Sourcebook, which contains links to hundreds of free scrapbook images.

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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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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Must check this picnik out


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

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


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Dink96 7 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

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."


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Army Infantry Mom 7 years ago

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 !!!!!


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, dink96 and Army Infantry Mom!

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

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