Great Canadian Celebration Ensemble


  • Cardstock (Prism Papers): Kraft; White Simply Smooth; Blush Red Dark
  • Mini Vintage Paper Packs (Jenni Bowlin Studio): Red; Black
  • Red button (Autumn Leaves)
  • Extra-large pewter eyelet (We R Memory Keepers)
  • Min safety pin (Creative Impressions)
  • Brown/white ribbon (Creative Impressions): polka dot; narrow gingham
  • Twine
  • Galvanized tin pail
  • Canadian flags


  • Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms): The Rummage Bin Great Canadian set; Gingham Backgrounder; Mona Lisa Moments Birthday Centers set
  • Ink pads: Cranberry Adirondack (Ranger); Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Memento (Tsukineko)
  • Crop-A-Dile tool (We R Memory Keepers)
  • Circle punch, 1-3/8” (EK Success)
  • Dymo Label Maker with white-on-black tape
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Mono Adhesive (Tombow)



  • 1. Ink all paper edges, except card, Vintage Photo.


  • 1. Make Blush Red Dark card base. Cut 4-3/4” White cardstock square and 4-1/2” Kraft cardstock square; adhere.
  • 2. Stamp Cranberry gingham background onto White cardstock; trim to size. Cut smaller text paper square. Adhere pieces to layered panel. Sew around paper edges as desired.
  • 3. Stamp Black sentiment and Cranberry maple leaf onto Kraft strip; trim to size. With card fold at top, adhere strip; sew along top edge. Stamp Cranberry “Eh?” above sentiment strip.
  • 4. Spell “Celebration” on label maker; print and adhere to card.

Table Decoration

  • 1. Cut 2-1/2”x4” Kraft rectangle. Stamp Cranberry gingham background onto White cardstock; trim to size. Cut smaller text and polka dot paper pieces to fit tag. Adhere pieces to tag. Sew along paper edges.
  • 2. Insert large eyelet at top of tag. Tie polka dot ribbon through eyelet and tie to pail handle with twine. Insert safety pin through ribbon.
  • 3. Punch Kraft circle; adhere to tag. Stamp Cranberry maple leaf on White cardstock; cut out and adhere to circle. Tie gingham ribbon through button and adhere to tag.
  • 4. Cut smaller Kraft pieces for flag tags. Stamp as shown, adhere paper strip to one end and punch hole. Tie to flags with twine.
by Julia Stainton
Great Canadian Celebration Ensemble
Great Canadian Celebration Ensemble