I used a pagemaps sketch from the Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer sketches:
After layering the red stars and blue stripes paper, I sewed the rectangle in white and edged the left side of the red star paper in navy thread. I matted the two photos with white cardstock with inked edges. I cut two squares with coordinating paper and embellished them using the mini-theme's stickers, some wax thread, some buttons, and some enamel dots. I added some knotted ribbon in navy and red. I cut two little white banners to stamp the years on and matched with the appropriate photo.
I added a journal spot, and put a star with a red gem in the bottom right of the page.
I hope you have a great weekend planned and take some good photos documenting your own celebrations, large and small.
Happy birthday, America!