I want to start off by wishing my fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day. I am proud to be part of this blog hop with six other extremely talented bloggers. Our hostess is Heather over at Princess Paper Projects, I would like to thank her for putting this together. This is the order of the blog hop but you can hop in anywhere along the way.
1. Heather www.princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com
2. Nicole www.canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com
3. Tracey www.thecroppingcanuck.blogspot.com
4. Holly www.kricutkween.blogspot.com
5. Kate www.smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com
6. Kerry www.mommakcrafts.blogspot.com
7. Amanda www.bellascraftycreations.blogspot.com
We would love to hear your comments and enjoy having you follow our blogs.
My first project is a banner. I designed it using my Design Studio. I used the Wild Card and Lyrical Letters cartridges. I cut the Maple Leaf at 6" and welded the letters to spell Canada at 2 1/2". The first photo shows how I laid out the first four letters on the mat. I turned some upside down and moved them in close to each other so I could fit as many as possible on the mat. I also used the hide contour feature to remove the veins of the leaves. Once they were cut out I laid each leaf on a 6" X 6" piece of white cs. For the holes for the ribbon I stacked each of the six pieces of white cs , marked on the top one where I wanted to punch the holes and using my Big Bite Crop-a-dile to cut through all six pieces. It was the first time I had used it and it went through all six like butter.
Paper: Ruby Red cs (SU), White cs (Textura)
Ribbon: Striped (Michael's)
My second project is a Hanging Treat Holder. The tutorial is from Split Coast Stampers/http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/hanging_treat_box/
Inside the treat holder I put two packages of sunblock and a package of Crystal Lite and hung it from a bottle of water. Once again I used the Wild Card cartridge to cut a Maple Leaf at 3" and doodled all the way around it. I printed the sentiment out from my computer.
Paper: Ruby Red cs (SU), Red gingham (Creative Memories, probably retired it is so old)
My final project for today is a card, this is the Canadian flag. Very simple to do two red strips of cs 1 1/2" X 4 1/4" and a red Maple leaf cut from the Wild Card cartridge at 1 1/4" and coloured with Xmas Red stickles.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment with a way to get in touch with you if you win. I would love if you would become a follower but it is not a requirement. As it is a holiday weekend in Canada and the US I will leave it open until July 4 at 12:00AM.
Now for the prize. It is a selection of cricut cuts. There are over 25 cuts as well as some sizzix die cuts. Some are blinged up and ready to go and some are ready for you to add your special touch to them.
Now hop on over and visit Amanda www.bellascraftycreations.blogspot.com