Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paper Garden's Canada Day Card Challenge 2015 - Part A CARDS


Hello Everyone!! 
Canada is turning a glorious 148  years old - still a baby!!! And our flag as it looks now, is 50!
I hope you have decided to celebrate in your own way on July 1rst ....I'm hearing plans kicking around to do BBQ's, fireworks, getting away...to just kicking back a bit.  If my day goes as planned, we'll picnic. And give anyone who will be working on Canada Day a nod, they deserve it! 

My dog won't know anything is different other than she has some tasty treats coming her way :)

Other ways to celebrate include:
 Paper Garden's Canada Day Card Challenge

I have taken up the challenge and decided to make 2 styles of card...one a little fancy and one more simple!
And here they are....ta da!

#1 Fancy Canada Day Card
It's made using a variety of Paper Garden's cardstock

Aura Solar White, cover weight =  card base, white
Nesting Dies *
 Poptone Wild Cherry =  red fancy background,  San Francisco Die 
Star Dream Crystal Metallic = white center -  Basic Frame A Die 
Accents
Aura Solar White =  white leaf sprigs - Lorelai Leaf Outline Die
Star Dream Jupiter Metallic = red flower - Sophia Flower Punch 
Star Dream Crystal Metallic = white flower

I did not have a " Canada " stamp of any kind, so I thought I'd hand-write my message!  Right? An inside, I did have a good greeting to go out to my friend -  have a " great day " indeed!!!!

[* Nesting Dies are part of Sue Wilson's California Collection]




 #2 Simple "eh?" Canada Day Card



Well, I finally got to use my Spellbinder's Maple Leaf die other than for thanksgiving cards! But what really got me excited was the chance to use our colloquial phrase " eh? " as my heading, haha!!!  I mean unless you send out alot of invitations for Canada Day, its not too often you'd use this, eh?

So its really a simple, simple card....hardly needs explaining :)  
Supplies are Paper-Garden's cardstock: 
Basic Red Matte, cover weight  = card base, red
Aura Solar White, cover weight = maple leaf, white + letters................then glitter, of course ;)

How-ever......I did NOT stop here......look further to Part B as I show how I made a BANNER, and a cool and yummy healthy {gasp!} dessert for your CANADA DAY CELEBRATION - even if you celebrate alone, do it in style, lol.

Cheers




3 comments:

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Such great cards! The first looks beautiful with the flowers and sprigs - plus that gorgeous bow! Looks great inside too! And the second is so fun with the big "eh?". Perfectly Canadian!

Tracy said...

Such great cards.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Well, you have been busy! You really captured the fun and celebration of Canada Day! Great projects!