Thursday, June 24, 2010

Canada Day Card

With Canada Day (July 1) just around the corner, I've been working hard on a project for next week's Canada Day Blog Hop.  I am delighted that I was asked to join a group of Canadian crafters to be part of the hop.  Of course, we're Canadian so everybody is invited!!  No matter where you are from, be sure to pop back here on Canada Day for all the details and links.  We'll be showcasing our Canada Day work - and some of us (like me!) will even be offering a little giveaway.  Heather at Princess' Paper Projects is putting it all together.  You'll want to start with her blog - but of course I'll have all the links for you here too.  See you then!

In the meantime, I have also been working on some other activities.  I made this Canada Day Card to give as a thank you to my sister and her girls.  We will spend Canada Day with them, enjoying their food, drinks, and company!  Each year is such a delight - and I'm sure that this Canada Day will be no different.
To make this card, I used Plantin' SchoolBook for both of the fonts and Create a Critter for the beaver and maple leaves.  I felt the beaver needed a bit more, so I made him a she-beaver and added a hair bow.  I used a glitter gel pen on the lettering, and embossed the background with my Cuttlebug. Most items on the card are flat, but the "eh!" is partially glued to Madame Beaver and partially popped.  C'est tout!

On a different note, Sammye Jo at 62 Cards has started a new blog called My Insanely Sweet Life.  She's looking for followers - and has a gift certificate to tempt us all!! What's to lose?

Also, Chris at Turned Gypsy is also offering a $50 gift certificate to CSN at her blog.  I'm taking the bait!!

Don't forget to come back on Canada Day (July 1) for our Canada Day Blog Hop!

Challenges entered with my Canada Day card:
Little Red Wagon - Canada Day projects
Made by Momo - Spots and Dots challenge
My Sheri Crafts - Patriotic creations

16 comments:

Heather said...

Oh Kate, that is so adorable. Looking forward to next week.

~ Hugs, Heather ~

Chris Wooten said...

Sounds like fun. Will stop in to see everyone. Thanks

chris
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Mari AKA Momo said...

Super adorable card! Thanks for joining my challenge! XOXO Momo

Myra said...

absolutely adorable!!!

Best Hobby Eva said...

So cute! I love it!!! You are very creative!! Thanks for sharing!!

DonnaMundinger said...

This is so stinkin' cute I can't STAND it! xxD

Marigold's Craft Space said...

Adorable Card! I love the embossing!

Lisa said...

This card is ADORABLE!!! Love that little beaver!

Lisa
A Fellow Canadian! :)

DoubleClick Connections said...

This beaver is so cute! I can't wait for your blog hop! So fun!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

How stinkin' CUTE!!!! And I love the sweet little bow.
I'll be sure to stop by for your blog hop too!!

Wendy

MiamiKel said...

Oh how absolutely sweet! This is wonderfully done and just as creative as can be! I have my friends in Toronto and Mission BC taling often of the Canadian teams ~ and you've done them a lot of justice with this cutie!

Red Monkey Scrapper said...

I hopped over from Made by Momo's challenge. What a great card! Thanks for the heads up about the other two blogs--I'm heading over now!
:)Jessica
redmonkeyscrapper.blogspot.com

Ruthie said...

Hi Kate!

That is the cutest card! I love that you added the hair bow to the beaver. Very creative!

Ruthie :)

Scrapping Cat said...

So adorable, thanks for posting to My Sheri!!!

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

I LOVE IT! Thanks for posting to myshericrafts also!

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