Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? Just over two years ago, I rounded up a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who had never met before. Well, actually, we still haven’t met yet (in person). . . But, through our common bond of Stampin’ Up! and a shared love of papercrafting we have created a fun blog hop. Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!
In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy! At the bottom of this post, you’ll see a "next" image and when you click on it, you’ll be taken directly to the next participant in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started – and you’ll see all of the amazing projects created for your inspiration! You won't want to miss a stop, I promise!
Before I get to sharing my projects for this month's hop, I'd like to welcome our newest member:
Nikki Daigneau from Paper and Purl Gurl!
Nikki is my downline and I'm happy she has agreed to join us each month as we create ideas to inspire you!
Please be sure to leave her and all the other member's some love in the form of kind comments as you hop along.
Our theme this month: Thanksgiving
I have a craft retreat to the Berkshires coming up next week and we always make little gifts or treats to give to the others in our group that attend This year there are 11 of us going and I made these fun little paint can bucket treats filled with fall colored M & M's for everyone to enjoy! In fact, I actually liked these so much, they might also be given out on Thanksgiving - if we end up hosting my family this year!
I purchased these mini plastic paint cans from Amazon and filled them with Peanut M & M's, because peanut M & M's are WAAAAAAY better than the plain ones, unless of course, you are allergic to nuts!
I cut 7 1/2" x 1 1/4" strips of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to adhere around the base of the paint can.
I stamped the "For You" sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set on Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink.
Then I added some Crushed Curry ribbon, Early Espresso ribbon, Gold Ribbon, a gold glimmer leaf using the new Leaf Punch and an Old Olive stamped leaf from Vintage leaves to complete these adorable buckets!
I hope you have enjoyed these fun treat containers and are inspired to recreate them for your next gathering or event! These would work for any holiday really now that M & M's come in every color!
You don't want to miss out on the rest of the Blogging Friends Blog Hopping adventure, so, click below to advance to directly to Anna's website. She is super talented! Or, click below on any of the names to see what they have created for you!
Crystal Komara (YOU ARE HERE!)
Mary Ann Rossiter
Nikki Daigneau (*NEW!)
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