September 28, 2017

Holidays in 3D - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello friends!  I'm joining you today with my Fancy Friday friends from around the globe - whether you're starting with me or you've come from the previous blog, welcome to beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada!  I'm Shannon - it's nice to meet you!  

Our theme this month for Fancy Friday is "Holidays in 3D."  When I sat down to work on this project, I started thinking back to my childhood and what special traditions made the holidays special to me.  I immediately thought of a special family friend who, every year, would give my brother and I a special gift.  This gift was always a pretty tin or bucket, decorated beautifully, and filled with special trinkets.  The gifts inside were never expensive or fancy - plastic bracelets for me, toy cards for my brother, and candy galore - but those special buckets were the BEST gifts to open.  I have such fond memories of those amazing little buckets and all the joy and love they had packed into them!  

As I thought back on this memory, I remembered that a few months ago, I picked up some adorable clear paint cans at the dollar store - I had no plan for them, but they were too cute to resist - and knew exactly what to make! 

This year, I'm going to carry on this tradition by filling this adorable bucket with tiny toys and dropping it off with a friend's child or a neighbour - what a fun way to bring a dash of christmas to a little one.  It doesn't need to be expensive - homemade and heartfelt make a big impact.

By adding some simple patterned paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP, a few stamps, a punched silver bow, and some ribbon, these supplies from Stampin' Up! take this bucket from simple to special.  

Let's hop over to my Fancy Friend Cathy Caines in Newfoundland and see what she's whipped up for us today!

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And last but not least, since I know you've got a wish list and I want to say thanks for shopping with me... I have a special ordering bonus for my Canadian customers!  

September Ordering Bonus:  During the month of September, you'll receive a FREE sampler of Holiday 2017 DSP from Stampin' Up! with orders of $50+ (before shipping and taxes) in my Online Stampin' Up! store, using host code EPJS6XKM - this offer is valid until September 30th, 2017, and only in Canada.  Don't miss out!  

Thanks so much for stopping in today - see you again soon!


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  1. Great idea, Shannon! Love this DSP!

  2. squeee!!!! I love that you are linked right after me - we used the same DSP and it is so matchy matchy!