Monday, May 25, 2015

Remembering Those Who Serve Our Country!

At Altered Pages we are
for all
those that have served
those who continue to serve
this great country of ours

"Nor shall their story be forgot
While Fame her record keeps."

In honor of our service members I have created a brown paper bag book with Altered Pages vintage images of those who have served through the years. 

 Gather supplies, listed below.

Using patriotic papers cover the pages of the book adhere with glue stick.

 Create pull out tabs for the bags with opens.

From the Altered Pages collage sheets cut images and words and  arrange until satisfied.  The images on this page are from the Altered Pages Salute to Our Veterans collage sheet.
Add embellishments Glassine Envelope and Bazzill Edge Cardstock Strips  to the pages. Altered Pages images from Vets Protecting Proudly and World War II collage sheets.

Cut  inserts with a tab slightly smaller than the bag page, leaving room at the closed end for the ribbon holes.  The inserts could be used for private messages to a vet you would like to present your book to! 
 Mat all images with red or blue cardstock for a finished look. Images from the Altered Pages Salute to Our Veterans collage sheet.

Cut individual words from sentiments and mat them to make them stand out! All images from Altered Pages Vets Protecting Proudly collage sheet

 Add embellishments: pre-printed banners and buttons.  Images Altered Pages World War II, Vintage Soldiers and Americana - Land of the Free collage sheets.

Images World War II and Americana - Land of the Free collage sheets.

Thank You stamped on MD Hobby and Craft Metal  foil with StazOn ink.   Sharp corners are covered with patriotic Washi Tape.

Finish the book by adding Red, White and Blue ribbons to the spine. Collage image Altered Pages Americana - Land of the Free!


Altered Pages Patriotic Collage Sheets
World War II
Vets Protecting Proudly
Salute to Our Veterans
Vintage Soldiers
Vintage Americana
Americana - Land of the Free
MD Hobby and Craft Metal
StazOn Ink - Black
Thank You rubber stamp
Patriotic Pattern Papers
Cardstock Red & Blue
Brown Paper Bag Book
Glue Stick
Tacky Glue
Glassine Envelope
Library Pocket
Bazzill Edge Cardstock Strips - red
Washi Tape
Pre-Printed Patriotic Cardstock & Stickers


  1. Wonderful patriotic mini album! Great job!

  2. Lyneen, Your book is a wonderful salute to our Veterans ♥

  3. wonderful job as both a tribute and a work of art!

  4. Thank you Lyneen, this is a fabulous tribute for all. Your creation and apparent emotion are so much appreciated.

  5. Lyneen, this is just a stunning project. I can feel the love you put into it.

  6. I love this mini album you have created to honor our Vets! Awesome, each and every page is a real tribute.

  7. Beautifully done Lyneen!! A wonderful tribute and gorgeous make!