Canada Day Blog Hop

Friday, July 1, 2011


Welcome to the CANADA DAY BLOG HOP hosted by Tara & Jacqueline!  If you have arrived here from Tara's blog, Homemade Happiness, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE. In honour of Canada Day, we are all making projects with a Canadian theme to celebrate our nation's birthday! 

I chose to make two types of treat bags and a set of little cards.  

The wind was perfect for this shot!!
I found some red and white jelly beans at our local bulk food store and made little bags for them using Wrap It Up.  I hid the contours of the tie (which was originally on the bag) and replaced it with a leaf from Create a Critter.  I then added some transparency behind each leaf shape in order to keep the jelly beans inside.  I also added some extra score lines at the top of each side in order to have the bag close at the top.  I tied and curled some ribbon to each bag to finish things off. 

I also found some chocolate covered jujubes at the bulk food store and put them inside small, clear baggies.  I cut bag toppers, rounded the corners, punched bottom borders and ran the toppers through my crimper.  I then computer generated small tags with a patriotic, flag waving beaver and the words "Fresh Canadian Beaver Droppings".  To finish off the toppers, I attached Create a Critter leaves which I had embossed with my Cuttlebug.  Oddly enough, despite the caption on the bags, my children and nieces are quite excited to get their baggies!

The leaves are stamped with "Love you!" - a My Craft Spot stamp
I also made these cute little cards for my husband and children.  I used George and Basic Shapes to cut the red rectangles for either side of the flag and the little leaves were cut with Create a Critter.  I then used a "Love you!" stamp from My Craft Spot's Inside and Out Set #2 to stamp the flags with VersaMark.  I added some My Craft Spot baker's twine and had a quick set of cards already to go!


Here on my blog, I am giving away a $15.00 gift certificate to My Craft Spot.  In addition, Kimberly from My Craft Spot is donating a $15.00 gift certificate to her shop.  That means there will be TWO lucky winners here just at Small Bits of Paper!!  You can see Kimberly's fabulous stamp sets HERE.  While you are there, check out her great selection of hand-dyed crinkle ribbon and baker's twine as well.  Kimberly offers FREE SHIPPING to Canada (and the US), and as all Canadians know, this is a big deal!!  For your chance to win one of these two gift certificates, simply leave a comment on this post.  You do not need to be a follower to win.  However, if you are a follower of my blog, you are welcome to leave a second comment indicating as such for an extra entry into the random draw.  You have until midnight on Tuesday, July 5 to enter and I will announce the winners on Wednesday, July 6.


The following are the prizes being offered by the sponsors of the blog hop.  In order to win one of these prizes, please comment on the Canada Day Blog Hop stops and then link your project at Homemade Happiness.

The Scrapbooking Cafe - 3 X $10.00 GC

 Bugaboo Digital Stamps --- 7 Digital Stamps

Pink By Design --- Canadian Stamp Set

My Stamping Studio - Lime Twist Products pack from My Mind's Eye

Digis With Attitude! --- $10.00 gift card
Graphic Cat Creations --- Freebie + $15.00 gift card
One Crazy Stamper --- $25.00 gift card

Please be sure to drop by our sponsors to show some appreciation for their support. 

Your next stop is a visit with Heather at Princess Paper Projects.

I hope you enjoy our Canada Day Blog Hop.
Thanks for joining us and hopping along!


Here is the hop list in case you get lost:
Tara -

*My wonderful friend, Angi, from Angi & Cokie Designs, is hosting a gift bag challenge at Do More With Less.  I will enter my treat bags there!


Georgiana said...

Wow! Those little treat bags are adorable. The closest I have been to Canada since I was 2 has been at Epcot. We always stop at the pavilion when we go so I can check out the moose goodies. Maybe one day I will get to visit your country again.

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Tara said...

Wow Kate you have been busy! Such great ideas...I love the beaver droppings :P

Courtney said...

Seriously cute treat bags. I'm sure your kiddies and hubby will love diving into them.


Love your projects especially the Beaver droppings, reminds me of winter when I see "snowman poop"(marshmellows) Great job!! Happy Canada Day


I am already a follower of your wonderful blog!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Kate, you create the most adorable, super cool and fun projects. FABULOUS! ~Shen

Avril Tanner said...

oh... the treat bags are absolutely adorable! Such a nice little package with the matching cards too! Great Idea and it has been so much fun participating with everyone in this blog hop!

Heather said...

Kate, all of your projects are incredible. The Beaver droppings are too cute. I am glad that we can be sharing this day together on a blog hop again as well and hope the tradition continues.

Hugs, girlfriend!!!

Chelle said...

Great the fresh beaver droppings. Happy Canada Day

Chelle said...

I decided to become a your work.

Tracey said...

Hi Kate.....I love all your creations. How funny a bag of Beaver Droppings, love it!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Your projects are super cute!

Thanks for everything this week, including the little heads up!

Have a wonderful Canada Day!!

Kerry T said...

Awesome projects Kate! Happy Canada Day!!

Hill Top Creations said...

Love this Hop Great Ideas Take Care

Jayne said...

Happy Canada Day Kate. Love your creations,especially the beaver droppings!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What an ADORABLE set of projects!!! Happy Canada Day to you - we just got back from a trip to Canada, and had so much fun!!! You have a beautiful country!!!

Anonymous said...

Love all of the projects!! Happy Canada Day!!

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said...

Your projects are to die for! Stunning ideas!

Kimberly said...

WOW!!! your projects are fabulous...i had no idea create a critter had the leaf..i too would love to sample your love them.

Kimberly said...

Oh, i'm glad i found a sister canadian...i'm your newest follower. Great hop,

Besthobbyeva said...

Happy Canada Day, my friend!! Your projects are awesome! I am not surprised. Love the little treat bag and the cards!!


Marlene said...

Love, love, love it!!! (I'm a Canadian girl living in the U.S. and am a little homesick this week - so I'm enjoying this hop!)

jennyplace2 said...

Happy Canada Day Kate! Love your treat bags and cards. Awesome job as always!!

Sugar Cards said...

awesome crafts kate!!! yummy!! i want those chocolates!!! *drool* heehee
happy canada day!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Canada projects. Especially like the beaver droppings that remind me of snowman poop. Remembering what the security guard said to me when I was returning from Ontario to US Mar this yr. He asked why I had no beaver stamp when he saw my other rubber stamps I had bought at Michaels in Ontario. I told him I could not find a beaver stamp and instead found a moose stamp along with the other stamps. He told me his wife did rubber stamping.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Carolyn Wolff said...

These are awesome. Loving all the little details.

Angi Barrs said...

Have a Happy Canada Day Kate! Love your bags. The leaf and the little beaver are so adorable. :)

DebC said...

These are seriously cute projects! I especially like the beaver droppings candy bag!! Very cute! Thanks for sharing.
Deb C

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Kate you are so creative! I'm sure these were a huge hit for your celebrations!! I just love the Canadian beaver droppings...hehe! I can imagine the kiddos got a kick out of them! I hope you had a fabulous Canada Day and are enjoying the weekend! You know I'm on of you biggest fans of your work but I'm not going to add another comment because I would want you to share that awesome candy with someone else! Have to go, we are getting bad weather! I'll have to stop back for the rest of the hop! Have a great weekend!

Dixie said...

What cute and creative projects! I really do love it all, but I think those Fresh Canadian Beaver Droppings are a stroke of genius:0)

Dixie said...

I became a follower too, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations:)

littlen said...

super cute projects. tfs.

April said...

All of your projects are great! You did a wonderful job on them. Happy Canada Day!

yyam said...

Oh wow! These are amazing Kate!!!! Love your little patriotic gift bags!!!!:)

Thanks for playing along with my guest Angi's gifting challenge! :)

MiamiKel said...

LOL Oh Kate, how delighful! beaver droppings - ROFL!!!!!! Too funny! I love your projects - so festive, so happy and what a wonderful celebration of your country! Happy Canada Day to you! x0x0

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! And yummy!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Already a follower! :)

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining us on the hop.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Sarah said...

So cute and creative! Im still giggling about the beaver droppings!

Lisa said...

Those treat bags are adorable!!! TFS!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are so pretty! You did a wonderful job on everything!!! :-)

-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @

Cindy Beland said...

Great job with your little treat bage!they are soo cute!!:)

Jennifer said...


What great projects!!! :) I was beginning to think that there was a new Canada Cricut Cartridge! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (I love Kimberly's My Craft Spot!),

partridgelu at yahoo for com

Jennifer said...


I am already a happy follower!
I love getting your email updates!!! :)

Thanks for the extra chance,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Terrie said...

Your bags are adorable and so creative !!!And the beaver droppings ... hehehe very cute !!!!

joydee1963 said...

Love your projects,I am already a follower of your blog,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Crooked Scrapper said...

Very cute treat bags & boxes. The beaver droppings look scrumptous. TFS>

FLEUR de Lo said...

There's nothing better than a treat all wrapped up in love. Lookin' good!

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