July 1, 2010

Celebrate Canada

While this wasn't meant to be a Canada card I figure the Celebrate sentiment fits perfectly for the day..  I don't like buying stamp sets that I will only use once a year (except for Christmas) so I don't have any patriotic stamps.  I like those sets that cover a bunch of a holidays in one set. Maybe next year I might break down and buy a small set as I am very envious of the card Maureen made with her new set. 

The inspiration came from this weeks Cinema Saturday Challenge.  It has been a long time since playing along with those lovely ladies and I miss them.  Life is just so crazy right now so if inspiration doesn't just pop out at me I tend to pass on the Challenge.  Well this week I was inspired more by the colours and using pennants than the actual movie, which I must admit that I haven't seen.  Sankari and Lynne provided some wonderful inspiration in their project as well so I just went along with the homemade feel and bright colours.  

The pennants come from my favourite Practicing Creativity set: Look Up!  Courtney's revealing a new set this week and she usually has a give away so you might want to pop over there.  Anyhow, the pennants were stamped on a neutral cotton fabric and then cut.  Hand stitching is done with linen thread around the top red panel and buttons and Kraft paper were used to create even more of a home made feel.  

Today I'm Grateful for.....having such a peaceful and safe country to live in.  What are you thankful for?


Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Garden Variety dp (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Staz On black ink, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Bayou Blue, Basic Black
Accessories: Fabric, linen thread, PTI buttons (Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, New Leaf)
Stamps: Look Up and For the Love of Dots (PCD)


  1. Love the banners on your card. Way to go with all the cutting out! Happy Canada Day to you too :D It's our anniversary today as well so lots of wonderful things to celebrate and be thankful for. Enjoy your day :D

  2. What a great idea to stamp on fabric and stitch the banners, this card is great!

  3. Love your take on this challenge!! The kraft cs and the design does have the homespun feel to it. And how true....I am also thankful to be able to call Canada my home! I have lived here half of my lifetime now. Go, Canada!!!!

  4. Aw, thanks Laural!!! I have an old Canada set too...I don't use them often, but I will always live in Canada so I know I'll use them now and then :) LOVE your pennants!!! You really know how to use those PC stamps...you showcase them so well :D Did you make it to the park today? We were down there at 10 until 2:30. My sister from Texas is in town with her family so we had the 8 year old twins with us...they had a blast :D

  5. Great card Laural, can I be a bit of a sap and say I'm thankful to have you as a friend!

  6. Is there anything you can't do with a little PC set?! Those pennants are stunning - and I love that they're actually fabric. Outstanding!

    I'm grateful for so much that it's hard to know where to start. Fabulous friends, a beautiful, peaceful place to call home and amazing support in everything I do!

  7. Oh I love this...I've been on such a banner kick lately...

  8. Love love love this girl! I'm going to have to do a Facebook message about this tomorrow. So cute!

  9. Hi there Laurel! Well I hope you are smiling today :>) You have been producing fab cards even with everything else going on in your life!
    I checked out everything I have missed this past month and I even read all the posts, but I am just being lazy and decided to put everything in one comment!
    Lovin' the banner on this card. Great take on CP#70 with the circle scallops - you say you can't stamp, but I am not sure that I could line that one up. Those butterflies with the rays are so sweet, just poppin off the card - great color combo. The button one layer cards are so eye catching, I like all the circles everywhere.
    That's all I have time for right now. I am supposed to be making thank you cards as a gift for a shower tomorrow. Yep, my blog title is not a joke! Uggghhhh, why do I do this to myself so often :>)
    Enjoy your weekend, keep on smiling!!!