Monday, June 27, 2011

Canada Day Card

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "July 4th" - use red, white, and blue on your project.  As Canada Day is on July 1st - and because I am a proud Canadian - I made a fun card to celebrate our nation's birthday.  
I was so excited to use my new Campin' Critters cartridge on this card!  (My husband bought it for me.  How I love that man!)  Campin' Critters was used to cut the beaver and tree.  I wasn't keen on the teeth so I cut the piece in two.  I'm also really not keen on the mismatched eyes, so I punched a set myself.  I manipulated a Plantin SchoolBook number sign for the tail and also added a maple leaf from Create a Critter on the cap.  The little tuft of grass is also from Create a Critter.  The dirt path is actually the sweet pea from New Arrival!  The red sign is cut from George and Basic Shapes, as is the heart, and the letters are from Pooh Font Set.  I added some doodling, lots of ink and also some Glossy Accents to the nose and eyes.  The log was run through the Cuttlebug using Distressed Stripes.   (The beaver and maple leaf are national symbols of Canada.)

Now it's your turn!  Head over to Fantabulous Cricut to check out the rest of the design team inspiration.  There are wonderful creations full of national pride!  Then link up your own red, white and blue project - and feel free to celebrate your country, wherever you are!

*I am linking this card at Sentimental Sundays where this week's challenge is to be patriotic and use the colours of your nation's flag and at My Sheri Cards for the Canada Day/Independence Day challenge. I am also going to enter this in the Cricut Circle's Patriotic Pride challenge.

Also, EVERYBODY is invited to celebrate Canada Day with me this Friday.  I've been asked to join a very talented group of Canadian bloggers and we've got an amazing Canada Day blog hop lined up, starting bright and early on the east coast.  There is a fantastic list of prizes being offered too - just for joining the fun!  I'll be offering my own prize here at Small Bits of Paper as well!

29 comments:

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Canadian Day! Fantastic card...love it. TFS! ~Shen

Creative Craft Corner said...

I love this card!!! It's a perfect Canada Day card!

Your fellow Canadian
Karey

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

So cute, love how you used different cuts for things other then what they actually are, very creative!! I will really try to do the hop on Friday(it's also my brother's birthday, so we are celebrating both. Have a great day
Kristan

Cindy said...

OH MY GOODNESS this is too CUTE!I LOVE everything about this AMAZING Canadian card,Your beaver is to ADORABLE with his little hat!FANTASTIC job as always!!!:)P.S I LOVE LOVE your card!

Rhonda Emery said...

kate this is just to cute and funny made me laugh you really make some cute cards. hugs

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Wow! Kate! You put so much work into this card. I love it! Campin' Critters is high on my wish list. Great job on the challenge, my friend!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

My Lil' Bits said...

I LOVE it! Your card is so darn cute!
Lisa C

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is just too adorable Kate! I love that beaver! You've got yourself a good guy who can buy you such a fun cart! It is on the top of my wish list! Great job on his teeth! This really put a smile on my face today!
Amber

Sarah said...

Love it! You've really got me thinking I need this cart! Super creative :)

Tracey said...

This is so cute :)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
x

Jean said...

Cute!!

Lisa said...

This is just adorable! I love that little beaver!!!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Cely said...

omigosh this is soooo cuuute! :) I love him! And I love it that you did plastic surgery on the beaver to make him look even cuter. :D You're so clever with the pea from new arrival and the number sign from plantin!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK...He is so darn cute. Love this Kate. I'll be back on Friday for Canada Day! :)

Tracey said...

Oh Kate, your card is adorable! I love how you changed the Beaver. So many carts used to create the perfect picture.....love it!

Karen said...

Kate this little beaver makes me wish I was Canadian if only for July 1st this is just so cute!

Scrapper69 said...

This turned out ADORABLE!!! I really want the camping critters cartridge..... but haven't found it at a good price yet! Darn it! :o)
Great hubby to get it for ya! :o)
Theresa

Debbie said...

Soooo cute!!! Love this card!!

Jayne said...

Happy Canada Day Kate! Love your card,the beaver is so cute and all the little details you've added.Fantastic!

Jamie said...

Hi Kate!!!! LOVE the beaver. The teeth just make me smile. Happy Canada Day to you on Friday. :)

luvmyshihtzus said...

I followed your card over here from the Circle blog just to let you know how much I love it! It's adorable!

Georgiana said...

Your card is FABULOUS! Lucky you to own such a great cartridge. This one is on the TOP of my wish list. Maybe my hubby will surprise me too.

I love your card!
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Adorable! You have really made this die-cut pop! I love all of the details you have added! Happy Canada day! :)

Kimberly

cdm317 said...

Wow Kate! This is one fabulous card! I love the details and your out of the box thinking using the sweet pea cut! Great art work!

DebC said...

SUPER cute! I would love to get this cartridge myself! Its on my wish list you did an excellent job! I love it!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Calypso's Crafts said...

Kate,
Yout card is SUPER cute and I think its absolutely FABULOUS!!!! I don't have that cartridge and I may have to consider getting it. Thank you for sharing your creativeness with us at Sentimental Sundays and I look farward to visiting again.

Tara said...

I love that you made so many Canada Day projects this year! You were on a roll and they all turned out so wonderful!
Tara

Sheri said...

OH Kate! Your attention to detail is truly AMAZING! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

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