Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!


And happy 147th birthday, Canada!! We've got a fun day planned today - despite the weather forecast! (Rain, rain, stay away!) We will be going to the Keene (Ontario) Canada Day parade this morning and then attending an early lunch hosted by the town in the fire station. In the afternoon, we'll head to the pioneer village to learn more about our nation's beginnings through their living history demonstrations and wrap things up with a barbecue and swim with my sister and her family. Plus, we'll do all this wearing red and white to show our national pride! 

For those of you who don't know, the beaver is one of our national emblems so I decided to make a quick shape card using this fun beaver image from Scrappin by Kris. Before assembling him, I debossed the tail (using a chicken wire folder)! I then used My Craft Spot's Small Alphabet metal dies to spell out CANADA, adding a few white gel pen dots too. This was such a quick card to put together but perfect for Canada Day!

This week's challenge at My Craft Spot is "Patriotic". Wherever you are from, enter your patriotic project for a chance to win this week's prize!


Marilyn said...

Cute! Love the clever way you did the tail.

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute shaped card Kate! The beaver is beyond adorable and love the embossed tail and sweet little letters along the side! Awesome design my friend!
Sherrie K

Renee Butchart said...

Happy Canada Day Kate...hope your family has lots of fun & the rain stays away! Love this little beaver...he is adorable!
Hugs, Renee

Grace Baxter said...

I am waving my Canadian flag like crazy! Thanks for proving that we Canadians know how to be patriotic, too!

Creative M said...

Super DUPER cute!!
Happy Canada Day!!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Karen said...

Kate, this is beyond adorable! What a sweet way to show your patriotic pride. :o) I hope you enjoyed your celebration! Have a sweet and sparkly weekend, my dear friend. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH KATE! This is totally Darling! I LOVE your Shape cards! That Beaver is to die for!!! I hope your Celebration was fun! It sounded like an exciting day! :o)

jessica said...

How adorable is this Kate!!! LOVE those letters!!!!
Thanks for sharing and off to play catch up on your blog :)

Desire Fourie said...

Kate this is just so cute and I love how you have photographed it in the garden.
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