Happy Canada Day 2014

In Canada, we celebrate Canada’s Birthday July 1 of each year! To mark this occasion, I created two Canadian Birthday Cards. I created them using a single sheet of card stock, and added texture and depth with ink. I pulled out all my Maple leaf stamps and made two Red & White cards.

My G-son celebrated in style…I had to include his picture because he was too darn cute!

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CANADA DAY1

 

I entered my cards into the following challenges:

Catherine & Cathy Create - ”National Pride” July 2014 CCC 037 challenge

Addicted to Stamps – Make Your Mark My mark was stamps and ink

CAS on Sunday – Birthday  Celebrating Canada’s Birthday

One-Layer Simplicity – Wave the Flag The Canadian Flag is red & white with a Maple Leaf

Curtain Call – Birthday Bash! vs paper balls, I used maple leaves!

UPDATE: My vertical card was selected twice at a Favorite of the Week ending July 6, 2014. See http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/general-stamping-talk-f17/favorites-week-ending-july-6-2014-a-t589478.html  post #25. Also see: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/general-stamping-talk-f17/favorites-week-ending-july-6-2014-a-t589478.html  post #52

CANADA DAY2 scs Weekly-Favorite BADGE

It also was in the top 3 for Addicted to Stamps – Make your Mark

honourable addict

 

I was also in the top pick for July at Catherine and Cathy

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My horizontal card was selected as a CAS favorite of the week ending July 6, 2014. See http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/general-stamping-talk-f17/cas-favorites-week-ending-7-6-14-a-t589483.html post #20

CANADA DAY1  CAS-Favorite

I was also “DETAILED” by the Design Team at One-Layer Simplicity. see http://onelayersimplicitychallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/ols7-details.html

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19 comments

  1. Sue says:

    Such beautiful cards, Myrna! I love how you’ve stamped the leaves and red and white is one of my favourites. Thank you for joining us at ATSM and we hope you can join us again soon!

  2. Stunning cards, Myrna! Great to see you playing with us at ATSM. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  3. Shelly K says:

    Both cards are awesome! Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

  4. Ardyth says:

    Gorgeous! As a fellow Canuck (from the centre of the universe, Toronto, lol!) I recognized these right away! Love the look of the layered stamping and the white embossing! So glad you joined us at OLS!

  5. Martha says:

    These are just brilliant! Now I feel very inspired to pull out my leaf stamps and ink. Thanks!

  6. Barb Ghig says:

    Really beautiful stamping, Myrna! I love your red and white color combo, and how you were inspired by Canada Day! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

  7. such great cards…thanks for joining us at OLS!

  8. c says:

    Belated Happy Canada Day – and as a fellow Canadian, I’m extra, super quite smitten with your wonderful Maple Leaf card. The layers and embossing are so eye-catching! And your grandson…adorable! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    ~c

  9. Heather T says:

    Beautiful Canadian themed cards. I love the different tones in your leaves.

  10. Wei Wei says:

    What a stunning card!! I like your Maple leaf image and color. =)Thank you for joining us at ATSM~

  11. JUDI GOBELI says:

    Both cards are truly BEAUTIFUL. TYFS.
    With Love Judi

  12. Monika/buzsy says:

    What a pretty card. Love the fall colors and those leaves. Great take on the photo. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Color Challenge this week.

  13. Deepti says:

    This is stunning, I like the embossing and the tones of same color on ur One layer card.Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

  14. Terri says:

    Love your red leaves strip card. I gotta follow you!
    Hugs

  15. Barbara Roe says:

    Beautiful one layer card. This layout would be great for fall themed cards.

  16. Anna Keyes says:

    Thanks for playing along with Catherine and Cathy Create! These cards are stunning – I LOVE your stamping and inking!

  17. lovely card — great idea

  18. Rhea Skomorowski says:

    Wow, these are great!
    Thanks for linking at http://www.catherineandcathycreate.com