Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canadian Blog Hop

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

2. Nicole

3. Tracey

4. Holly

5. Kate

6. Kerry

7. Amanda

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/
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


Heather said...

Kerry, So worth the wait. You did an awesome job with these projects. Thanks for being a part of my blog hop.

~ Hugs, Heather ~

Jenny B said...

Cute banner and Love the little packets on the water bottles what a great idea!

Jacqui said...

Love all three projects.

Happy Canada Day from Calgary.

scrappinmomma said...

love your projects they are so cute

Cathy said...

Kerry nice projects. Thank you for using the design studio for your banner I'm just getting back to trying to figure this out and need all the project/help inspiration I can find. Enjoy our holiday.

Holly said...

Great Projects Kerry, they are so so so cute! I love the leaf you cut out! :)Great Job!

Laura said...

Happy Canada Day! I love the water bottle hanger! So cute! Hope you have a great holiday! (chaucer939 via gmail)

Laura said...

Sorry if this posts twice, but I lost it!
Happy Canaday day! I love the water bottle hanger - such a cute idea! Have a great holiday! (chaucer939 via gmail)

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I'm the first comment for real? Crazy. Your little bottled water Hangy thingy is so cute, that would be perfect to redo and use for summer parties :D Thanks for sharing your skills :D Happy Canada Day!

Nanascreativecorner said...

Happy Canada Day!!! Your projects were really nice, thank you for sharing them with us...
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The Cropping Canuck said...

Great projects. The water bottle treat holder is a great idea.

Wild Card has a maple leaf? I will have to update my list of canada symbols.

(don't include me in your draw)

creativeprincess said...

Happy Canada Day!!! Thanks for the wonderful Canadian inspiration. I also posted a Canada Day project on my blog today. Check it out!
I also love the idea for your giveaway!
thecreativeprincess at hotmail dot com

Sara said...

Happy Canada Day Great projects!

Scrapperdee said...

I'm going to have to get wild card - I love that maple leaf!

Happy Canada Day from Edmonton!

Melissa said...

What a super job you did!!

Laura Lee said...

They are both amazing.... wow... the banner is cool....and the treat holder is also cool..

Anonymous said...

Love the treat holder. What a great idea!

JennyKozar said...

Love your projects and your give-away!

Jenny Kozar

kozfam5 AT blogger DOT com

Kate said...

Great projects! My favourite is that hanging treat holder. I've never seen that before!! Thanks for providing the link to instructions on that one. Great job with everything!!

Beckie said...

such great projects! lots of great ideas!!

sucor said...

Happy Canada Day from beautiful British Columbia! Wow, those are awesome projects! I love your banner design, eye catching! I like that the water bottle hanger is useful as well as decorative. Now I need Wild Card! Thank you for sharing these projects!

squishiefuzz said...

Love the treat holder, and the Canadian water. : ]

Jodi said...

Thanks for sharing your projects! I loved the treat hanger on the water bottle such a great idea!

Lynn said...

I loved all your projects and the treat holder was really great! Happy Canada Day from just SW of High River, Alberta!

Lynn B. said...

Love the bottle hanger. Cute projects!

Anonymous said...

Great job! I wish I hadn't been working at the fair yesterday so I could have played!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love that hanging treat holder. Happy Canada Day!


OMG!!!I love your project, they are so beautiful.
Nice job.
I'm already your follower and FB fans
Love your blog

you're invited to visit my blog

mum of two said...

Love the projects you made, especially the banner. TFS :)

littlen said...

Very creative projects.

Carol said...

I love your projects! I am Canadian also and I especially love the banner. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. I am now a follower.