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Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop

Happy Canada Day!!

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!   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 on the SNS blog on Monday!

The link to your next stop can be found at the bottom of this post, 
so keep on reading!

This chunky beaver is too cute!

I really wanted to make my kids some bookmarks for all their summer reading.
To play up the bucky beaver teeth I used a Smile word die from MFT Stamps because I thought this sentiment I created was would be hilarious to my kids.

I wanted it to be really fun and chose to make it into a shaker bookmark. This was an great opportunity to pull out the Fuse tool and put it to work. In hindsight, I wouldn't have used the seed beads, as they are just to chunky (duh!) but they really make it a lot of fun.

The background I quickly ink-blended with some red-toned Hero Arts inks, in order to give it a little interest. Then out came my trusty Copics to do some quick colouring on the images. 

The finishing touches like the silver grommet and red ribbon tie it all together. My favourite part is this awesome tag die with the maple leaf. I know I will be pulling that out often, if not for just the maple leaf die.

Your next stop is with Amber Trubiak at

Please visit Scrap N' Stamp's blog for the complete list of women participating today and to find out the winners on Monday!

ps-Don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win one of these 'gnawsome' prizes!
46 comments on "Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop"
  1. I love the idea of a bookmark!!! I will have to pull out my fuse tool as well. Super cute! Thank you for sharing.

    1. It is so useful, I forget to use it a lot of the time though! Happy Canada Day!

  2. What a great idea, Can't get anymore Canadian then that. Happy Canada Day!

  3. Ohh love your bookmarks 😊❤Happy Birthday to you too.

  4. What a great idea...shaker bookmark! A book lover is really gonna enjoy that! Happy Canada Day!

  5. What a great idea to make a patriotic bookmark! I make bookmarks obsessively and leave them as abandoned art in local libraries - I am definitely going to borrow your idea! Happy Canada Day from Toronto!

  6. OMGoodness, I love your shaker bookmarks! I would like to make some of these! That beaver is soooooo cute. It's so fun to see a stamp set for Canadians! Loving this hop! Thank you for inspiring!

  7. What a cute idea! Really like this.

  8. cute idea! bookmarks are always a good thing

  9. Such a great project! Happy Canada Day!

  10. I love these adorable bookmarks!! So fun! And I'm sure your kids loved them too ;)

  11. I love these they are so cute. Happy Canada Day

  12. Oh wow, this is the first time I have seen shaker bookmarks and I can't wait to make some! (I'm an educator and the students and staff are going to love these!!!) Thanks for sharing!

  13. What a great idea! Very cute! Happy Canada day to you!

  14. Neat idea!

  15. Wow! Great idea and layout. Love the bookmark.

  16. Love the idea of shaker bookmarks. So cute and great way to mark Canada's 150th birthday! Thanks and happy Canada Day Niki!

  17. I love the bookmark idea! My granddaughters birthday is today as well and this is an awesome idea for party favors for her guests next year! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Great Bookmarks and what an awesome idea to encourage summer reading to Kids!

  19. Happy Canada day to all. What cute tag .

  20. :f That is such a great idea shaker bookmarks and perfect for Canada's 150th hugs Nikki

  21. Shaker bookmark - now that's fun, eh? Great idea!

  22. Bookmarks are a great idea!! Love them!

  23. Bookmark was a great idea. My grands would love these

  24. Love the idea of making bookmarks for the kids!

  25. I really love your bookmarks. Such a fun way to use this stamp set.

  26. Happy Canada Day!!
    Your bookmarks are just gnawsome!!!

  27. Great idea to make bookmarks for summer reading...and a wonderful keepsake for Canada Day!

  28. Niki, these are fantastic. I love making bookmarks and these would be perfect for my little grandsons. I hope you and your family had an amazing Canada Day, we sure did!

  29. Now that is a very creative project making shaker bookmarks with the adorable little beaver. What a great keepsake and also very practical. You did a great job!

  30. Cute bookmark! I love the bead sprinkles touch. So festive.
    Happy Canada Day!

  31. Niki, these bookmarks are soo adorable and you were able to use so many things in your stash of treasures. Happy Canada 🇨🇦 Day! 150 ❤️

  32. Love the bookmarks!! Great idea for grandkids too.

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  34. this is a fabulous way to commemorate the big occasion!

  35. Your book marks are adorable! Happy Canada day from Ottawa Ontario🇨🇦❤️🇨🇦

  36. Love that you made a bookmark to mark the 150 birthday.


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