Canada, Eh! Blog Hop

Happy Canada Day and welcome to the Scrap ‘N Stamp July 2020 Canada, Eh! Blog Hop!  We are excited to be hopping a few days early this month so we can properly celebrate Canada Day with all of you!

Be sure to leave comments along the way as you hop- you’ll have a chance to win one of 3 Canadian prize packs this month (there will also be opportunities to win on Facebook & Instagram)!

Today I’m kicking things off using stamps, dies, ephemera & paper O Canada collection designed by Becky Fleck for Photo Play.   It’s got a lot of fun elements, though I have to admit I was a bit creatively challenged this time… probably because it’s been too long since I’ve been back in my “home & native land.”  It looks like future travels from my current home in the south back to British Columbia are probably in the distant future, so I decided to embrace the ‘eh’ factor, which I tend to do when I feel a bit home-sick for Canada.

Since colouring a beaver (we’re calling him Rocky.  Do you recognize him from the hop graphic above?) was one of my many challenges, I chose to stick to some simple brown shading on white and added a paper pieced vest.  As I played around with patterned papers & ephemera pieces to decide on a layout, I thought a window opening would give some fun dimension.  I used a strip of plaid paper to give Rocky something to stand on and added my die cut speech bubble and ephemera around him.  A bit of red twine tied around the bottom of the card adds some fun texture.

Inside the card I added a die cut rectangle of maple leaf paper and added a second die cut of Rocky & strip of plaid paper to stabilize the ‘floating’ elements in my window.  I stamped one more ‘eh?’ to tie it all together…

Here’s a closer look:

It turned out not too bad for a creative slump, eh?  Trust me… you’re in for a treat when you see what the rest of the team has come up with!

Here’s the full list of links for today’s blog hop:

Enjoy, and Happy Canada Day, Eh!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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49 Responses to “Canada, Eh! Blog Hop”What You're Saying

  1. Chala says:

    Wow! Sure wish my creative slumps looked like this! This card is full of Canadian Love!

  2. I can hear the ‘Bob & Doug McKenzie’ theme in the background….I love your Rocky beaver, Tara 🙂

  3. Patricia Beck says:

    Tara, love your Rocky!!! Totally Canadian in content, and made me smile on this rainy Canada Day. Thanks for sharing your creation!

  4. Susan Powell says:

    Creative Slump? I think you have a different definition of what that means lol. This card is fantastic Tara! It’s 100% Canadian! Eh

  5. You always make the best cards Tara, this is so fun, love it.

  6. Darlene Fellows says:

    Love this card, it is so Canadian! Hope you get to come home soon. 🙂

  7. Jackie says:

    What a really cute card, love everything Canadian eh!

  8. Nancy says:

    So much Canada in one card! Love it!

  9. Marisela Delgado says:

    Hi, Tara! Super cute card. Wow and you’re in a creative slump? I don’t know where in the South you are living in, but your heart is still in your homeland. We’re not so bad, are we? haha Happy Canada Day! Marisela in San Antonio, Texas

  10. Charmaine Stack says:

    Very patriotic and cute!

  11. Terry Smith says:

    No question that this is a very Canadian card! So cute! Well done! Hope you find a way to return home safely.

  12. KT Fit Kitty says:

    I absolutely love your card! The beaver is adorable and I love the acetate feature and your gorgeous papers! Yay for Canada! I just finished the blog hop and I’m feeling very inspired!

  13. Shelley says:

    Love this card! So happy to have found your blog and the Scrap n Stamp facebook group!

  14. Marisela Delgado says:

    Super cute card!

  15. Cindy Holmes says:

    AWWWWWW what an adorable card!

  16. Denise Bryant says:

    What a fun card! I love that adorable beaver and the fun papers you used!

  17. Bunny Dobbie says:

    I think you hit all our Cliches ! Cute beaver!

  18. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Happy Canada Day! This is sooo cute! I LOVE the little beaver! and that Canada paper!

  19. Lorrie Strebel says:

    Super cute eh!!!

  20. maria says:

    such a cute card, i love it.

  21. Giselle says:

    So cute! It can be tough to find Canadian themed stamps and dies. I’m excited to buy some of this release.

  22. Sherry Seymour says:

    I love the Canadian vibe this gives. Plaid, Maple Leafs, AND a beaver?? Well done. 🙂 All it needs now is the smell of Maple Syrup.

  23. LOU BILLETT says:

    hard to find Canadian stamps

  24. carol says:

    Your card is 110% Canadian, complete with maple leaves, eh and, of course, a very dapper Rocky, sporting his vest! Such a fun card! Hope your travel plans come to fruition and you’ll spend some time in your ‘native land’ soon!
    ~carol

  25. Mary-Anne V says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day! What a cute beaver…love all the plaid.

  26. Wanda says:

    If this is a slump I can’t wait to see something non slump. Rocky is a Canadian cutie.

  27. Shirley Fong says:

    Hi Tara. A very cute card and Canadian. Rocky looks so innocent. Just like a true Canadian. EH! TFS

  28. How refreshing to see Canadian art work, love it.

  29. Janice says:

    Oh Canada . Super cute cards.

  30. Leona Walsh says:

    Absolutely love it! It is so Canadian ❤

  31. Heather Pennie says:

    This. Is. Utterly. Adorable. How could anyone NOT smile when receiving this card!

  32. Sharon Thompson says:

    Can’t get more Canadian than plaid and maple leafs! Love it!

  33. Nanarama4 says:

    Loved this card and it made me smile, eh?

  34. Patricia says:

    These are so awesome can’t wait till next Canada Day to send some out to family & friends to brighten their holiday!

  35. Jeanette Y says:

    Wow! Eh-mazing card for a creative slump! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Wahnita Hammond says:

    There’s nothing more Canadian than a beaver and plaid 🙂

  37. Yvonne says:

    Go Rocky! Love the Canadian theme – we really need more stamps along this line – and this one makes us smile big!

  38. Yolande Bergeron says:

    This beaver is taking a rest for the Confédération 153 birthday. Well, I did not know English Canadian say
    EH!
    Well, Eh! to all of you
    Salut
    Yolande

  39. Debbie M says:

    Love this card.. Eh!

  40. Lorri Lea says:

    This card sums the positive attitude and outlook that Canadian hold true in their hearts and ways of being…I love it and feel inspired by it!
    Lorri

  41. Cindy Latham says:

    Love the beaver , it is so Canadian!

  42. Cheryl Taylor says:

    I love this card. It is so creative! The combination of patterns is awesome and I love how you framed the beaver with the circle opening. Great work!

  43. Lois Hall says:

    Rock on Rocky. Great card.

  44. Jane Z. says:

    Fantastic Canadian card, eh!!! Just love the colours, paper choices and of course, Rocky! That’s as Canadian as you can get! Beautiful card! Love, love, love it!

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