Monday, July 2, 2012

Canada Day Card

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What an exciting week in North America!  Yesterday, we celebrated our country's 145th birthday with Canada Day and Tuesday will be the 4th of July - the day our American neighbours celebrate their country.  At My Craft Spot, we are celebrating both holidays with our challenge this week:  Create a project for Canada Day or the 4th of July. 

I made this card using Go Canada for the maple leaf (with a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes for the stem). The side panels were cut with my paper cutter.  I did lots of inking and distressed the edges of my paper.  I had planned to stitch around the edges of the card, but my layers must have been too thick as I completely jammed the machine and broke the needle...  Oh dear! 

To create my sentiment, I combined portions of two stamps from My Craft Spot's Winter Wonderland stamp set.  I also added some little maple leaves cut from Martha Stewart punches.  I finished everything off with some maple leaf (how perfect is that?!) crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot and some little rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts

Now for some other exciting news...  I have been a rather non-existent blogger as of late as I've been working diligently on my thesis.  Two weeks ago, I submitted the initial draft and, last night, I submitted my revisions.  Woo hoo!!!  I'm pretty much dancing today!!  (And yes, after our Canada Day festivities, I came home to finish work on my thesis!!)  This week, I will be attending a course out-of-town Tuesday through Thursday and then my husband and I leave for a much needed holiday on Friday.  As such, my blogging will likely be limited to design team commitments.  I do feel horrible to be missing so much of your wonderful projects but I really did need to dedicate my time to my paper and have been trying desperately hard to spend precious moments with my family in there too.  I have been up many a night past midnight, trying to "do it all".  Plus, I've been making my projects for next week's My Craft Spot stamp release.  Make sure you come back for that!  

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team projects at My Craft Spot... and definitely take part in the stamp release next week.  There will be prizes EVERY day!!  I LOVE the new sets... plus, there's a little something extra that is being released.  You won't want to miss it!!


snappy scrappy said... that pattern! Lee-Ann :)

Georgiana said...

Your card is lovely! Sorry to hear about yor needle. I want to pull out the sewing machine this week. I hope that doesn't happen...I won't want to try again if so.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations


Hey Kate!! I love this card!! I actually made one similar for my brother as his birthday was yesterday (canada day baby). Hope have a wonderful time on your trip(Paris) Maybe you could post pictures here or on facebook so that i could live vicariously through you lol!! enjoy your time!!

Sheila... said...

LOVE IT!!!! Happy Canada Day neighbour!!!

jessica said...

Beautiful card Kate!!! Can not wait to see what you have in store for next week!! So super excited about that!
Have a GREAT one and congrats on your thesis!! Exciting news for sure!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

fabulous card - love the papers. And congrats on finishing your thesis - must be a great relief:-)


Jayne said...

Happy Canada Day Kate,love your card.
Enjoy your holiday and don't worry about commenting,all of us blog friends know how busy and hard you've been working.
Have fun
Jayne x

Rhonda Emery said...

I love this card so pretty

Karen said...

Love those papers beautiful colors! Perfect sentiment.

Cricut Couple said...

Gorgeous! Love that patterned paper!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!! What a great idea to cut the maple leaf out of dsp!!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Wow!! Your card is sooo lovely!!! And congrats on finishing your thesis!!

Sherrie K. said...

Happy Canada Day!!! Enjoy the day! Congrats on your thesis and don't worry about us, we will be here when you get back to blogging.....we ALL know life can be busy! Have a great evening Kate!
Sherrie K

Angi said...

I love the lace in the design. Gorgeous. Happy Canada Day!

Romaine said...

Love this card! It inspired this flag:
I have linked you in my post because of the inspiration! Thanks so much! :0)

Shari said...

Kate, I absolutley LOVE this card! The papers are so pretty - looks like lace - just gorgeous!!!


Desire Fourie said...

This is very creative. Love the colours and design and I totally agree with the sentiment.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Tracey said...

A belated Happy Canada day to you kate. What a great card....the pattern paper looks so pretty, love the crinkle ribbon too! Enjoy your holiday, have fun with your family don't worry about commenting,I'll be back. Can't wait to see your projects next week.