About.com has some fabulous ideas for scrapbooking football pictures including Free Football Word Art and instructions for making your own football page embellishment. It is about time that we had scrapbook page ideas for the half time stars - the Marching Band. These free instrument silhouette patterns are perfect for accenting your marching band or concert band photos. We have included a violin to incorporate orchestra pictures. Simply save each pattern to your computer and then print them in the sizes you need for your scrapbook page layouts or greeting cards. Be sure to click on each image to see it full size.
Marching Band Scrapbook Page Idea Using Silhouette Patterns - Clarinet
Silhouette are simply an outline of an image that is usually cut from solid color paper, frequently seen done in black. Each of the silhouettes in this article show the outline of a musical instrument. For her page, Jennifer Schmidt used the clarinet pattern to make a large (appromimately 8 inches) embellishment for her scrapbook page about her daughter's marching band. The silhouette takes some time to cut out, but your patience is rewarded with a beautifully detailed outline to decorate your scrapbook page.
Scrapbook Supplies Used on This Scrapbook Page Layout: Solid cardstock - unknown; die cut letters and designs - Sizzix; label - Dymo; mini brads - Hot Off the Press; clarinet silhouette - Jennifer's original design.
Each of these patterns is shown in this article in thumbnail size. To see the full-size pattern simply click on the image to the left and it will open in a new window. To save the pattern to your computer, right click on the full-size image and select "save as." You can also copy the image directly on to a Word document so that you can re-size it and print it out by right clicking and selecting "copy." Next, you will right click on the Word document and select "paste." To resize the image in the document, click on it to select it and then drag one corner to make it larger or smaller. When you have the size that will work for your next scrapbook page, simply print the image and overlay it on cardstock to cut it out.
Bass Drum or Snare Drum Pattern
For the drum, you will want to do the outline as shown here in black but use a white circle of cardstock for the interior of the drum. You can use that white circle for your journaling space, for a title, for a date and name of the marching band show, or even for a photo mat. See the instructions for saving, printing, and resizing the pattern above under the clarinet pattern. If you need journaling ideas for your marching band pages, be sure to check out the Marching Band and Music Quotes page here on About.com Scrapbooking.
The trumpet pattern will take even more patience, however if you take the time to cut out all of the details you will have a really great scrapbook page embellishment. You may want to use a cutting mat and an Exacto knife for this pattern so that you have more control over cutting out the tiny opening in the design. Remember that you can see the full-size pattern in a new window by clicking on the small image shown here.
This trombone pattern is actually based on the more "old-school" design of marching instrument. The modern day instrument has changed very little since its inception. To make this pattern look more like the trombone that your son or daughter played in band, simply inscrease the size of the bell portion of the horn as you cut it out. Remember that you can see the full-size pattern in a new window by clicking on the small image shown here. If you need journaling or title ideas for your marching band scrapbook page be sure to download the Free Marching Band Word Art from About.com Scrapbooking.
Many concert and marching bands are now including both lead and bass electric guitars. This guitar pattern could be adapted to be a bass guitar pattern by simply eliminating a couple of the tuning knobs on the design. Consult the bass guitar player in your family for advice on pattern modifications. Remember that you can see the full-size pattern in a new window by clicking on the small image shown here.
In the spirit of being all things to all musicians, we have included a violin pattern to represent the string section of a concert band or orchestra. For special pieces, you may even see a violin solo in a marching band show. This pattern would be perfect for photographs from a night out at the symphony. Remember that you can see the full-size pattern in a new window by clicking on the small image shown here.
The flute pattern is fairly simple to cut out. You can make these in different sizes for page embellishments, greeting cards, or thank you notes for your band director or section leaders. Remember that you can see the full-size pattern in a new window by clicking on the small image shown here.
Marching Tuba Pattern
For the marching tuba, you may decide not to include as much detail as is shown here in the pattern. However, if you take the time to do the cutting the final product will look amazing on your marching band scrapbook page. Remember that you can see the full-size pattern in a new window by clicking on the small image shown here. The Teen Scrapbook Page Ideas section here on About.com Scrapbooking has more ideas for high school scrapbook pages including a marching band page.