You know how we love our Try Day Friday series! Each Friday afternoon on our Facebook page, our concept designer Shannon Smith shares a new technique with you LIVE. Isn’t that so fun? This week Shannon is trying something new even for her! If you saw the video tutorial, we think that your wheels might be spinning with how you can use Shannon’s ideas. If you’d like to watch on our YouTube channel, you can see the video right here. Make sure you leave Shannon a comment and let her know how much you enjoyed her projects and appreciate her sharing fun ideas with all of us.
WOW! That is a basket full of amazing — wouldn’t you say? Which one looks best to you? We can’t choose because each idea is better than the last. None of them are difficult to recreate but each one is a fabulous Christmas gift. They would be so fun to have on hand for unexpected gifts you might need.
This one is genius and perfect for Thanksgiving or any other gathering. Simply use our Dowel Stands [painted with Black Licorice and Whip Cream Acrylic Paint] to create a Tic Tac Toe Board! That’s right, the little stands fit perfectly in the Vagbond Chips box. It’s a great item to put out on the table for little [or not so little] people waiting to eat!
How about putting together a little bag of paper goodness for the paper lover or planner in your life? Even young girls and teenage girls love washi and clips you could put in the bag. It’s the perfect size for a few paper crafting goodies! Even better? You can add a gorgeous little tag and the paper crafter in your life is sure to appreciate all of the details.
Shannon created an amazing Christmas ornament perfect for giving this year. Our DIY Hoops and It’s Cold Outside stamp set are the focal point, but you could personalize this idea for your recipient! Or, again, make one or two to have on hand for when you have an unexpected visitor!
What about a few handmade cards going inside? We all know that people LOVE receiving card sets — now they have beautiful handmade cards to give to their friends and family without the work. You’ll look like a star with this idea.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Advent Calendar! Many families do this year after year and you could create your own, personalized version. Slip whatever you can dream up in the Mini Canvas Bag [that you decorated, of course!] and you will have some happy faces every day in December!
These are just a small sampling of ideas — because of course you can create anything you can dream up! Make sewing kits or throw in a gift card. It’s up to you! Would you like to see Shannon walk you through each of these bags? Check out her video right here:
Make sure you share with how you use the Mini Canvas Bags this season. We are always loving your creativity and seeing what you create! You can link up in the comments below or post your ideas on our Facebook page!
Supplies Used: Mini Canvas Bags | Check It Stamp Set | Dowel Stands | Vagabond Chips | It’s Cold Outside Stamp Set | DIY Hoops | Cool Pool Cardstock | Black Licorice Acrylic Paint | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Whip Cream Acrylic Paint | Candy Apple Acrylic Paint | Licorice Twist Twine | Fashion Gold | Journey Color Burst Pencils | Advent Buttons | Polka Dot Wall Stencil | Journey Twine Candy Apple | Special Day Tags Die Set | Holiday Elements Steel Rule Die | Candy Apple Cardstock | Cozy Knit Embossing Folder | Journey Brush Gold Cardstock | Clear Pigment Ink Pad | Journey Black Embossing Powder | Journey Heat Gun | Remarkable You Stamp Set | Kiwi Slice Cardstock | Mystic Fern Die | Holiday Sparkles | Cozy Prints | Black Licorice Cardstock | All Roads Stamp Set | Whip Cream Cardstock |