Simple Stories: Patriotic Picnic

Happy Fourth of July! I’m up on the Simple Stories Blog today sharing a patriotic page and a design inspired by a patterned paper from the Simple Stories Hometown USA collection.
I was inspired by the quilt-like pattern of the All American paper and thought it would be fun to create a large pieced star on my page with a similar look and feel.
Take a look at my page below!
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Hometown USA Patriotic Picnic Layout 1 600
I cut the geometric star (“Geometric Star” by Sarah Hurley #191599) with my Silhouette Cameo machine and then backed each section with the various patterned papers of the Hometown USA collection. I even utilized the red/white striped and plaid patterns of the  cut apart cards of the Elements paper.
Next, I created my own star from two shades of blue cardstock to layer on top. I used the two shades of cardstock to give it a dimensional look, sort of like a dimensional barn star. I then added two more die cut stars cut from navy cardstock and red glitter cardstock to the center to finish it off.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Hometown USA Patriotic Picnic Layout 4 600
I used the Echo Park Milo Uppercase Alphabet die and Carta Bella Picnic die to create the title from navy and red glitter cardstock. I love the picnic elements included on the 6×12 Sticker sheet because they were perfect to emphasize the topic of my page … our family’s patriotic picnic!
The new “It’s a Date” stamps are perfect for adding the date to your scrapbook pages, like I did here.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Hometown USA Patriotic Picnic Layout 3 600
I placed my photos on top of one another to the right of the star and then accented them with more of the adorable stickers from the 6×12 Sticker Sheet. I especially love the bike and those festive balloons!
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Hometown USA Patriotic Picnic Layout 5 600
The page was feeling visually heavy on the right side, so to balance it out I mimicked the three photos by lining up three of the square stickers from the sticker sheet in the top left corner of the page. I matted a couple of them with navy cardstock to tie them in with the navy cardstock of the large star.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Hometown USA Patriotic Picnic Layout 2 600
Celebrating the Fourth of July is one of my favorite things about summer! I love getting together with family, laughing, watching parades, oohing and ahhing over the fireworks, and eating good food.
How do you celebrate the holiday? Have you scrapbooked it? If not, be sure to take photos of your favorite things about your celebration and make a page to document your traditions. You will be so glad that you did!
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Hometown USA Patriotic Picnic Layout 6 600


“Geometric Star” by Sarah Hurley (Design #191599 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Various Star Punches and Dies
Carta Bella Picnic Die
Adhesive/Foam Squares/Scissors/Trimmer

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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2 thoughts on “Simple Stories: Patriotic Picnic

  1. WOW Jana! That’s a lot of real estate on one page! I admire your attention to detail, all the “little” things really kicked it up a notch. Thanks for sharing your art and Happy Fourth!


  2. Happy Fourth! Love this page with the XL star. The page is full of red white and blue but balances well. Such a happy page to look at.


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