Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop!  We are blog hopping today in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, sharing projects featuring the cute new ‘Busy Beaver’ stamp & die set by Taylored Expressions!

Grab a coffee and relax for a bit while you enjoy our little hop!  Be sure to leave comments along the way because Scrap N’ Stamp Canada has some prizes to give away randomly- $150 in gift certificates (3 lucky people will get $50 gc’s) and a Busy Beaver set with a bonus maple leaf tag die!  Winners will be randomly chosen and announced here on the SNS blog on Monday!

Today I’m sharing two cards with you- first up is my Busy Beaver Card:

I created a background using some book print paper coated with white gesso, I then used a heart stencil (this one is by Dina Wakley) and some Distress Paint in two shades of red, Barn Door & Festive Berries, to create part of my ‘Canadian flag’ background.  I like combining two shades of paint for some subtle variety and texture.  I used the 1″ Alphanumeric Dies by Tim Holtz & Sizzix to cut CANADA out of my background as well, I love how easy it is when there are multiples of each letter to work with!  The rest of the card is from the Busy Beaver stamp set- I stamped on watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils to color this cutie up.  The maple leaf die is from a sweet little tag that is a gift with purchase while supplies last!  Love it!

Here’s a closer look at the stamp set- it comes with some sweet sentiments 🙂  This adorable Busy Beaver Stamp & Die set was created by Raya’s request to help us celebrate Canada’s big 150th Birthday!

My second card uses the same background as the first, but instead of the beaver I added the same ‘kind is classy‘ sentiment I featured on my card last Tuesday.  I also use that cute little maple leaf tag!  This sentiment seemed perfect for my Canadian card, since kind is definitely a word that describes most Canadians I know!

We’ve got a several more stops with inspiration for you to visit… please enjoy hopping on through and seeing what our friends have created!   If you get lost along the way, feel free to stop back here and see what you’ve missed- all the links are listed below!

Tara Nixon Cox                 (you are here!)

Nancy Frustaci

Amy Rysavy

Nicole Wright

Niki Stone 

Amber Trubiak

Karen Warner

Julia Chupik

Karla Yungwirth


Thanks so much for joining us celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!  Have FUN hopping along to the different blogs!

Inky hugs,



p.s. in case you missed it… GO HERE NEXT to see what Nancy has for you!

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92 Responses to “Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop”What You're Saying

  1. Lois Lemkay says:

    The cards are great. I especially like the heart card with the white cirlce with the maple leaf.

  2. Lisa Davis says:

    I am loving the beaver!

  3. Neudorf Terry says:

    Super cute cards!

  4. Maria Person says:

    Lovely cards! Happy Canada Day!

  5. Melissa says:

    Wow! These are amazing cards ~ very Canadian and patriotic. This hop has been fun. Thanks for letting us get to see other Canadian designers’ work and links to be able to keep checking in on them. Thanks also for the chance to win some great products. Happy Canada Day from Atlantic Canada!

  6. Nikki C says:

    Happy Canada DAY !!! Eh 🙂 and your beaver is so cute thanks for sharing
    hugs Nikki

  7. Shirley says:

    Great ideas. I have purchased the beaver set and happy to get more ideas of how to use it. Happy Canada Day!

  8. Brenda says:

    Super cute cards! Love the Canadian theme.
    Happy Canada Day – We have so much to celebrate.

  9. Mary-Frances says:

    Lovely cards, as usual. Looks like glossy accents on the beaver’s teeth – what a great idea. Love the cute beaver and the fun sentiments.

  10. Jan Audette Lariviere says:

    Such fun ideas, thank you. Happy Canada day.

  11. Jane McGill says:

    Happy Birthday Canada. Great cards. The beaver is so cute.

  12. Sandi Ash says:

    Gotta’ love that beaver

  13. Sandra Finch says:

    Oh these are just awesome! Love the beaver! Happy Canada Day!

  14. Pearl says:

    Love the cards! That little beaver is adorable! ☺

  15. Love both of these cards! The “kind is classy” is fabulous! 🙂

  16. KariLynn L says:

    How much fun are your cards? I just love how you made the background in the image of the Canada flag. Love both of them, but the beaver is super adorable and my favourite! What a fun stamp set.

  17. Lisa Maxner says:

    Oh my gosh I just love that little beaver stamp set. Your cards are fantastic.

  18. Winnie C says:

    That beaver is so adorable!!

  19. SherriC. says:

    Your card is so so cute!!
    Loving that cute little beaver..you can’t get much more Canadian then a with a cute beaver!!

  20. PT says:

    Love the adorable beaver! It’s perfect for celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, eh?

  21. Maryvel says:

    Very cute and very Canadian! Love it!

  22. Joanne C. says:

    So cute. Happy Canada Day!

  23. Shelley Scales says:

    I like the beaver image, also really like the maple leaf tag die. Great job on the cards.

  24. Betty B says:

    I love how you did the background on both cards. Hope you had a great Canada Day.

  25. Teresa Doyle says:

    Tara your cards are awesome, eh? LOL Seriously, they are just adorable. What a great way to celebrate Canada Day. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. FeM says:

    That beaver is soooo cute.

  27. Alma Dirpaul says:

    That beaver is so “dam” cute;) Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Janice McIntyre says:

    Very cute. Very Canadian….Love all the cards. Great job guys.

  29. Lori E. says:

    Love both cards! So glad to see some Canadian stamps and dies!!

  30. Tara, love your use of gesso and learning a different technique. Beautiful cards you made! Happy Canada Day!

  31. Alison C says:

    Happy Canada Day!
    As a transplanted Canadian I love these ideas. Your card is adorable.

  32. Kim Maxwell says:

    What a cute set!! Love your cards!

  33. Jocelyne says:

    Those are cute cards! I love the beaver.

  34. linda s says:

    these are all so cute, but the beaver is the cutest. it’s about time we canadians had our own stamps, eh?

  35. Jenny W says:

    Both cards are amazing what a treat for Canada Day ..the beaver he is so adorable!

  36. It is so exciting to have a Canadian stamp set and to have Canada celebrated by the crafting community! Your cards are fabulous and definitely capture our Canadian spirit.

  37. Amber Hoy says:

    I love both cards and the beaver is adorable. I like the saying about being kind is Classy! How Canadian 🙂

  38. Kelsey says:

    This beaver is so adorable.

  39. Andrea says:

    Such cool cards! And the beaver is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  40. LC says:

    Thanks for hosting such a fun blog hop in celebration of Canada’s big birthday! Super cute cards! Love the backgrounds you created!

  41. Tara says:

    Thanks Trish, and congrats- you’re one of our winners! Visit the blog to see more details 🙂

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