Hi there! Thanks for joining us today on this blog hop. We are a small group of Card Making Canadians from all over Canada that wanted to have a fun blog hop to celebrate Canada Day! Today we’re sharing with you cards that have been created with either Canadian products, a Canadian theme or Canada’s colours! We hope they inspire you! And Happy Birthday Canada!! 145 years young today!
You should have come here from the lovely Chelle’s Blog but if you just stumbled upon my blog and want to go back to the beginning of the hop then please go to the Creative Accents blog and follow the links. Be sure to leave a comment as there is a $20 gift certificate to the Creative Accents online store up for grabs – details are at the end of this post. If you have joined me from Practical Scrappers, welcome. I am so excited to be a new PS designer!!
I have two projects to share with today. The first is a layout (I know, I know, we advertised cards but I’m a layout girl at heart!!) with a very Red, White and Maple Leaf theme!
The journalling is more reflective than normal (I’ve been working my way through Shimelle Laine’s
Cover to Cover class and I’m suddenly feeling the need to write down more than I normally would.) It reads: “I was not born in Canada. I moved here with my family in 1981 and became a Canadian Citizen a few years later (1984? ’85?) I love being British and I am proudly Canadian! I love that I can be both at the same time and not feel any disloyalty to either party. My daughters ARE Canadian though. Born and bred (so far) and proud of it! We didn’t have “British Day” growing up but we were sure to celebrate Canada Day at Fort George park (in Prince George) with different ethnic food vendors, bands, entertainers and lots of good friends, One of the best things about living in a small town again is discovering similar events that we can attend and that become part of our family traditions. These pictures are from the 2009 Canada Day Pancake Breakfast held in the street in front of the Delta Museum. The food is good, there are always fun bands playing – usually Celtic bands which particularly warm my heart – and if we time it right, we get a yummy strawberry cake made with berries from just down the road. We make every effort to go every year both to celebrate our country’s birthday, and to connect with our community.”
Some close ups of the details for you.
The maple leaves are stamped using the two part stamp set called Gently Falling. I used Real Red for the leaves and Basic Gray for the outline. The chipboard letters were cut out with my Big Shot (took a bit of muscle but I love the outcome!) using the Typeset Alphabet die and then coloured using Basic Gray. I added some rhinestones for a bit of sparkle too!
To make sure the sides of the chipboard letters were coloured also, I used my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write marker to ink the edges.
The patterned paper you see is from the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stacks in Real Red and Whisper White. These are great pads of paper full of sheets in each colour family and simple, basic designs that can accent any project perfectly.
My next project is (as this hop promised) a card! Another of the fabulous things about living where we live is that during the summer we have a market in the streets of “down town” every other Sunday. Last Sunday was a gorgeous day so we went for a wander. Lo and behold there was a booth (The Old Island Stamp Company
) selling stamps!! Canadian made stamps no less. I crossed my fingers and prayed they’d have something I could use to make a truly Canadian card for today. Here it is …
I purchased a Canada Flag stamp which is stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White card stock and then cut out to create this tiled effect on the card base.
I used a scrap of Whisper White Organza ribbon to create a bow.
This little maple leaf was the other stamp I purchased which I stamped in Basic Gray and fussy cut. I used Dimensionals to lift it off my card and give it more presence.
The “congratulations” sentiment was stamped into Versamark then Whisper White Craft ink THEN heat embossed with white embossing powder. I wanted to make sure it was as white as it could be!!
This card is currently winging its way to my aunt who moved to Canada 12 years ago when she married a Canadian and who just recently (sorry Aunt Moira, I’ve forgotten exactly when!) got her Canadian Citizenship. I felt the need to send this to her as a reminder of how proud I am that she is now a Canadian too. Truly we are a diverse nation!! Awesome!!
Well, thanks for joining me today. Your next stop on the Hop is Janet
. Here is the complete list for you.
- Tara Nixon http://creativeaccents.blogspot.com
- Tracy http://tracystreasures-tracy.blogspot.ca/
- Barbara G. http://barbscreativecorner.blogspot.ca/
- Sarah http://scrapsbysarah.blogspot.ca
- Roxy http://roxyrolla.blogspot.ca
- Luce Lavertu http://myvintagecat.blogspot.com
- Chelle http://maybecreative.blogspot.com
- Alison Day http://adaydesigns.blogspot.ca/ – YOU ARE HERE
- Janet http://hilltopcreations.blogspot.ca/
- Donna Whiteman http://yellowdoggreetings.blogspot.ca
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