Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Giveaway

by May Sukyong Park

advent-calenda-extravaganzaAdvent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today we have Svitlana and Therese sharing their amazing projects with us using Poinsettia and Pine Stamp Set. Without further ado, let’s see what creations our talented designers have to inspire you all today:


This is Svitlana and I'm so very pleased to participate in this great event. I have a card for you today featuring clear embossing onto a glitter paper.

To make this card first I stamped several pine branches from Poinsettia and Pine on a white card base using Evergreen ink. I also stamped several branches aside onto a white cardstock using Evergreen and Forest Glades inks. which then were die-cut using corresponding dies.


Next I made two gold pinecones by clear embossing pines from the same stamp set onto gold glitter paper and die-cutting them using corresponding dies. I wanted pinecones to be gold and my first thought was to just gold emboss them onto a vellum or white cardstock.

But as this stamp is an outlined one – they would only had gold outlines, but i wanted them to be completely gold. So I decided to go with gold glitter paper. I did the same for poinsettia leaves, this time using silver glitter paper.


Then I created a glitter cluster placing all elements onto the card base on top of stamped pine branches. The sentiment from Modern Deer was stamped onto a white cardstock using Evergreen ink and then fussy cut with scissors. I placed the sentiment on top of glitter cluster. Lastly I added several sequins to the card base.


Hi it's Therese and I'm so excited to be taking part in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza and today I thought I would share two cards and a video so you can see how they came together.


My Poinsettia & Pine bouquets were quick and easy to make with the help of the MISTI and the matching dies. Along with some great Moonrock and Parchment cardstock and sentiments from the Halftone Holidays set, these cards came together without any stress, and we could all use a little less of that this time of year.



You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to and leave a comment there too! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


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Rosemary D December 19, 2016 - 6:54 PM

wow… what a gorgeous set of cards!!

Glenna December 20, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Absolutely Beautiful. Thank you Merry Christmas

maria f. December 20, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Therese, I just love how you’ve colored your natural elements. The card design lets them pop right off the front.

Helen Gullett December 21, 2016 - 3:08 PM

This is fantastic and elegant card.

Raquel December 23, 2016 - 4:54 AM

I love the cards and techniques used to create them.

Kathleen Reilly December 23, 2016 - 9:09 AM

Beautiful cards


Kristina CraftyPaws December 24, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Beautiful layering for a wonderful CAS design!

Alma Dirpaul December 24, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Angie Hall December 24, 2016 - 3:36 PM

Beautiful cards,girls. Evergreen branches and pine cones are among my favorite images. Altenew has made them beautiful. Thanks.

Tracy Lustick December 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Very classic !

Carey Nusbaum December 26, 2016 - 12:29 PM

I just got this stamp set for Christmas and am looking forward to creating cards with it! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

D.Ann C December 26, 2016 - 3:45 PM

I love how realistic those pinecones look!
Thank you for sponsoring this fun extravaganza!

Naama E December 27, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Such beautiful projects ❤ I love the coloring Therese did – it so realistic, just gorgeous! And Svitlana – clear embossing on glitter paper? Just brilliant!
Thank you! ^_^

Stephanie Z December 27, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Love the pinecones :)

Laurie December 28, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Wow, so beautiful.

Anita December 28, 2016 - 8:06 PM

I love it!

Preety December 29, 2016 - 4:15 AM

wowie!! such stunning work

Trish F December 30, 2016 - 1:32 AM

Very nice, love the rustic pine cones. Nice work with the coloring and layout. Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska December 31, 2016 - 6:52 PM

I adore pine cones on anything!

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