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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Kathy Schweinfurth December 6, 2016 - 07:06

Wow – your cards are amazingly beautiful in their simplicity!!

Dale December 6, 2016 - 07:23

So lovely.

Barb A in AZ December 6, 2016 - 07:40

Pinecones are so classic to the season. Lovely cards. Thank you

~amy~ December 6, 2016 - 07:41

LOVE these! Such beautiful projects!

Jenny D December 6, 2016 - 07:51

What great cards!

Michele F December 6, 2016 - 08:14

Beyond beautiful … ladies you’ve created masterpieces!

BunnyD December 6, 2016 - 08:20

What a fabulous stamp to work with. Lovely collection of cards ladies.

Rae Dalphine December 6, 2016 - 08:24

Love the card, simple but elegant

Melanie Ann MacKenzie December 6, 2016 - 08:28

Lovely projects…wonderful stamps to work with. Beautiful pine cone design. Cheers.

Candy B. December 6, 2016 - 08:30

I LOVE pinecones and I am in heaven. Thanks for your inspiration. Merry Christmas!

Pai Meng December 6, 2016 - 08:48

love the pine cones!

CathyL December 6, 2016 - 08:53

Lovely pinecones, great cards!

Dee Earnshaw December 6, 2016 - 08:59

stunning cards – love the pinecone images you used – so festive:)

Aileene Y. Fitzpatrick December 6, 2016 - 09:00

This is a beautiful card and love the simplicity in its design. You made the pine cones stand out without overdoing it. Perfecto.

Bunny December 6, 2016 - 09:02

I love the pinecones. It reminds me of when I was little and we used to add something to them to make them sparkle in the fireplace. Or maybe it was a color. I can’t remember. I just remember it was fun.

Leanne S December 6, 2016 - 09:04

Beautiful cards!!!

Natalie Godfrey December 6, 2016 - 09:05

Awesome cards! Love how this can be Christmas or seasonal.

Debbie December 6, 2016 - 09:15

Gorgeous cards… Love the coloring not he second one.

Cynthia Cole December 6, 2016 - 09:31

Love that pinecone card!

DebbieC December 6, 2016 - 09:32

Very nice cards. These stamp sets make great fall or Christmas cards.

Mary Holshouser December 6, 2016 - 09:39

Love how you did the pinecones on the glitter
paper. The silver leaves are wonderful too.
Both are more substantial and good looking.
The stamped pinecones are shaded so well.
Love that card.
thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Savidge December 6, 2016 - 09:41

Very pretty cards! Love all the sparkle on the first one.

Jackie Parkins December 6, 2016 - 09:45

I never knew simple pinecones could be so beautiful! I love these cards.

Angela Person December 6, 2016 - 09:50

I love the Pinecones taking center stage on these two cards, with the sprigs of spruce tree behind them.

Jean Marmo December 6, 2016 - 09:51

Love the pinecones! Simply divine!

Colleen Howell December 6, 2016 - 09:59

I love these pinecones, such a pretty card

Linda D. December 6, 2016 - 10:04

Your beautiful projects really showcase the Poinsettias and Pine set. TFS

Mary W December 6, 2016 - 10:10

Thanks for the video and LOVE that tis the season card!

Anna C December 6, 2016 - 10:12

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

merryf December 6, 2016 - 10:15

these are both gorgeous holiday cards! thanks for the inspiration!

gael grissett December 6, 2016 - 10:15

Beautiful card

Zina December 6, 2016 - 10:18

Thanks for sharing your cards

Liz McAllister December 6, 2016 - 10:19

Oh my word embossing on glitter paper … amazing

Betty December 6, 2016 - 10:21

two stunning cards – and the clear embossing on the glitter paper is a technique I must give a try! so effective!

Rose Mary Smalley December 6, 2016 - 10:21

Very lovely cards….thank you so much…Happy Holidays!!!

Dar December 6, 2016 - 10:23

Your pine cones look real. Love your cards..

Susan Fisher December 6, 2016 - 10:24

Gorgeous cards. LOVE the embossing technique. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Schuler December 6, 2016 - 10:29

Fabulous cards! I love the Alte New style!

lisa808 December 6, 2016 - 10:31

Beautiful cards. The pine cones look so real.

Maureen Reiss December 6, 2016 - 10:33

Wow!!! Really Gorgeous cards!!!

Maureen Reiss December 6, 2016 - 10:33

Wow!!! Really Gorgeous cards!!!

Chris Handy December 6, 2016 - 10:33

Love your pine cone cards. So lovely

Natalie Winterstein December 6, 2016 - 10:35

Love both style of cards shown! Thanks fro sharing and for the chance to win! :)

annheidel December 6, 2016 - 10:42

Wonderful trio of cards!

Vikki H December 6, 2016 - 10:43

Oh, I love these cards and their pretty details.

Leanne in Cali December 6, 2016 - 10:46

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your techniques and fun ideas on this great extravaganza hop. And thanks to Altenew for being such an awesome sponsor!!

Debbie Selby December 6, 2016 - 10:54

Both cards are lovely. Kraft colored paper is perfect for cards with pine cones, as it adds to the woodsy feel.

Tara Prince December 6, 2016 - 10:56

lovely cards!

Berina Febin December 6, 2016 - 10:58

Wow! Beautiful cards with the pines and the berries! Love the pencil coloring. The kraft card stock adds a nice rustic look.

Michelle in MI December 6, 2016 - 10:59

Great way to show off the simple pine cone in a holiday way!

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