Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day Bog Hop and Giveaway!

Happy Canada Day!
Joyeuse Fête du Canada!
Welcome to my part of the Canada Day Blog Hop. If you have just arrived from Holly's Scrappily Ever After blog, you've landed in the right spot!  At the end of this post, I'll let you know where to go (and provide a list of all blogs involved).
I decided to make a banner to showcase for our blog hop.  I've seen a number of banners created by Sammye Jo at 62 Cards and felt that they were such a bright and cheerful way to decorate for any festivity.   With Canada Day in mind, I attempted one of my own!  I'm so pleased with how it turned out and plan to hang it outside today as we share celebrate our country's birthday with family.
To create my banner, I used the scalloped squares from Mini Monograms and added circles in the upper corners using Design Studio.  The circles were added for the ribbon used to tie everything together.  (I have noticed that the Celebrations cartridge has very similar squares with little circles in all four corners.  Those could also be used.)  I arranged the scalloped squares so that four could cut on a mat, so they are just shy of 6" each.  I used Pooh Font Set for the letters and hid the contour of the middle of the A letters in order to replace the centres with little maple leaves.  The maple leaves were cut from Create a Critter.  I also cut a larger leaf to go on one of the scalloped squares.  For the first square, I cut the sweet little beaver from Create a Critter.  I also cut a little red leaf for his front.  I used one of the leaves leftover from an A to go on that square as well. 
After gluing all the letters and images down, I turned the cards over.  I used a bit of tape to hold the ribbon in place at the back of each card so that they would remain 1" apart from each other.  I then alternated red and white tulle between each of the scalloped squares.  Voilà!  My banner was ready to go.  Now all I need is food, family and fun and we're good to celebrate!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Kerry's blog at MommaK Crafts.  Hop on over and see what she's got to show you!!

Now for my giveaway:  I am offering a brand new Stampin' Up Picture This acrylic stamp set to a random winner.  All you need to do is comment on this post.  If you are a follower of my blog, leave me a SECOND comment indicating as such in order to get a second entry.  Although this is a Canada Day, I am inviting my friends from all over the world to join our celebration!  Please leave a way for me to contact you should you be my lucky winner.  I will draw one name on Monday, July 5 from all entries received by Sunday, July 4 at midnight EST. 

(If you are in Canada and need a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Mandy Reedyk is a fantastic creator who can sell to anybody across Canada.  She's full of wonderful advice and ideas - and makes a delicious chocolate chip cookie to boot!!  She's an expert on all things SU.  You can contact her through her website: Kids' Collage.)

Here is a list of the blog hop participants, in order, should you have missed one:
1. Heather at Princess' Paper Projects
2. Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrapn
3. Tracey at The Cropping Canuck
4. Holly at Scrappily Ever After
5. Kate at Small Bits of Paper - That's me, so you are already here!
6. Kerri at MommaK Crafts
7. Amanda at Bella's Crafty Creations

If you have not yet had a chance to enter my CSN Giveaway, head to this post and enter now!

69 comments:

The Cropping Canuck said...

Awesome! I love the banner!

The Cropping Canuck said...

I forgot to say you can leave me out of the giveaway. I just wanted to comment on your work.

KinderStampO said...

I absolutely love this. Especially your adorable beaver : ) Happy Cananda Day!

Jess - KinderStampO
info@kinderstampo.com

g.loiselle3 said...

great banner...happy canada day

Scrapperdee said...

I LOVE this...and the beaver is so cute...I'll just HAVE to get that cart now!

Happy Canada Day from Edmonton!

Scrapperdee said...

OH...I'm also a follower - love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I just happened to stumble across your blog and I couldn't have been more excited to find a fellow Canadian from Ontario! I love your banner!
NadiaP

Melissa said...

OO!!!! THis is beautiful...i would so love the chance to win...I don't own any stampin up prodects...thanks for the chance!!
msperry1008@yahoo.com

scrappinmomma said...

Beautiful banner

iko.linda@yahoo.com

scrappinmomma said...

I am also a follower. Great Blog
iko.linda@yahoo.com

Creative Char said...

Gorgeous banner! You have truly done an amazing job with it! Happy Canada Day!
craftychick99 at yahoo dot com

Cathy said...

Kate your banner turned out beautiful and I'm sure it will add to your celebrations today. Thanxs for the inspiration.
Cathy
ps...I think your kitten is going to grow up to be a 'scrapper' in a good way lol

Pink Cricut said...

What an awesome banner! Happy Canada day! :) sarah@pinkcricut.com

Beckie said...

wow! what a great idea!

cardstockaholic said...

I love the banner - terrific idea!

cardstockaholic said...

I think I need to get the create a critter cart!!!
Nikki

GrammaP said...

Kate--The banner is great! Have a great day with your family!!

Heather said...

I LOVE your banner. Did from the minute I previewed it for our blog hop. Thank you for joining me on this today.

~ Hugs, Heather ~

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

That adorable beaver again!!! Awesome banner, it will look so great with your celebration!! Happy Canada Day!!

Marigold's Craft Space said...

I love your banner! Its so adorable!

Marigold's Craft Space said...

I am follower and I love your blog.

Rhonda Emery said...

I love your banner.

Jenny B said...

Kate this is GORGEOUS project! Happy Canada Day my Canadian friend!!!!!! I don't need entered into the drawing just wanted you to know I stopped by and I love love love your banner! can i "borrow" your idea for our USA 4th?

Jacqui said...

Fantastic banner. I love the way you put the maple leaves in the middle of the letters.

Happy Canada Day

Jacqui said...

Just become a follower : )

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

That is completely adorable. I love your give away also, Stampin up is my favorite :D Thanks.

Nanascreativecorner said...

Happy Canada Day!!!! You made great projects, thank you for sharing.
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Flair Girl said...

YAY! Those new ones from SU are the best!

My Scrap Diary said...
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Dion said...

Love your blog!

Dion said...

I'm a follower =)

www.DionsGlitterStudio.com

My Scrap Diary said...

Wow, Thats a nice banner. You can really see your hard work. Your neighbors will def appreciate the banner. I might have to do one for our celebration happening this Sunday. Thanks for the idea.
Happy Canada Day!
Jess
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com

creativeprincess said...

I love all the banners that I have seen today but I think I like your fancy squares the best yet! I am also Canadian and posted a Canada Day layout on my blog today. I would love for you to take a look! http://creativeprincess-homemadehappiness.blogspot.com/
Happy Canada Day!
thecreativeprincess at hotmail dot com

Sara said...

Hello I love the banner Idea, I am going to make one for the 4th of July here, it will be similar I cant wait to get started on it tonight!

Sara said...

I am also a follower!

Katrina said...

I love Canada and I'm so happy to see more involvement and patriotism this year

sweetpeg at gmail dot com

Laura Lee said...

this is amazing!!!! i love it....

DoubleClick Connections said...

HI Kate,
Great work as always!! I hope to be able to do the rest of the hop... but wanted to make sure I made it to yours!

DoubleClick Connections said...

I'm a follower too!!

P.S. Congrats for winning over at frosted designs!

nanapuddin said...

What a cute banner! TFS and inspiring! and thanks for the great giveaway!
nanapuddin@wildblue.net

Kel said...

Happy Canada Day!!! Great banner!

sucor said...

I am a fellow Canadian also. I too, love your use of the maple leaf inside the letters and I really like the scalloped square style of your banner! Thanks for sharing your how to!

sucor said...

Happy Canada Day from beautiful British Columbia! I've had you in my favorites since late May and I am now a follower.

squishiefuzz said...

Wow that is so cute. Too much work for me but looks like you had fun!

Val said...

What a cute banner, you are going to have to leave it up year round! Happy Canada Day to you :)

Lynn said...

Happy Canada Day from SW of High River, Alberta! I loved your banner and am happy that I am spending part of the day celebrating with fellow crafters!

Lynn said...

I am now a follower! YAY!

Jodi said...

Love the banner. I love how you put a leaf inside the A!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Happy Canada Day Kate. I'd love to visit Canada one day. I hear it's so pretty there. Lovin' that banner of yours.

Best Hobby Eva said...

This came out awesome!! What a great project!!!! Great work!!

BrandiLynn said...

wholly fab!!! I love how you used the maple leaf for the centers of your letters I need to remember that!!!! TFS =) Happy Canada Day!!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

Happy Canada Day/... thanks for your comment and entering my give a way!!!... and for letting me know about yours!... You always always brighten my day...I love when I post something and your face pops up...it always makes my day!
Hugs
Jeannie

Jeannie Phillips said...

I am now a follower!!
hugs
Jeannie

Sammye Jo said...

GO girl!!!!! Tahnk you for the shout out!!!!! I love the way it turned out! Thanks for being such a great blog follower and friend! I need to make my way north to visit one day!!! Have a FAB cookout!!!

Sammye Jo said...

Oh- and you KNOW I am a follower :) LOL

**Treefrog** said...

Happy Canada Day Kate! And I'm going to have to say I am sorry,......I thought for the longest time I was a follower and apparently I haven't been, (shame on me!) And yes I'm hanging my head in shame. LOL You always leave the sweetest comments on my blog and I Thank You and I am a Follower as of Now! You have a great holiday and Thanks again, I will definetly be back! (You have a Lovely blog by the way, very inspiring!

edmontonjb said...

That banner is fantastic!

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edmontonjb said...

I follow with GFC

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Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

I am also a follower - Here's my second entry :)

paperscissorsscrap! said...

Hi Kate,
thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the comment. It's a shame indeed that we didn't know of all the blogs involved in the Canada Day blog hop. I'll be hopping now from the list you provided on your post. The font I used for Canada eh! is Arial Rounded and SCAL.

Now I'm a follower! :)

LBCrafts said...

Great job Kate! I love that you put the maple leaf on the beaver and the A ... very creative!

Laurie

Thanks again for your kind words over on my blog!

DREAMS CARDS said...

Hi Kate
I love your project
really nice
Thanks for the giveaway
Patty

You're invited to visit my blog
http://www.dreamscardsbypatty.blogspot.com/

DREAMS CARDS said...
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DREAMS CARDS said...

I'm a follower , love your blog

http://www.dreamscardsbypatty.blogspot.com/

mum of two said...

Oh my gosh!! I love what you did. How creative. The banner is amazing! I would never have thought of putting a maple leaf in the letters. Just brilliant. I am now a follower :) Happy belated Canada day from here on the East Coast...

MiamiKel said...

Oh how absolutely adorable, Kate! This is the perfect banner, and such a creative way to really show how proudly you represent your country and pride! What a terrific idea, thanks for sharing this and for giving us inspiration for future decor! Thanks, also, for the chance to win - I'm already a follower of your blog! :) x0x0

Chris Wooten said...

wow I love this banner

chris

http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

PJ said...

love the banner!

DonnaMundinger said...

Well so sorry I missed the hop but this banner is spectacular! xxD