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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Carol K December 7, 2016 - 23:55

great idea! I will definitely try diecutting multiple images are once. . . .lovely cards

Kris in Alaska December 8, 2016 - 00:16

I love pine cones on cards! So fresh!

LC December 8, 2016 - 00:20

Two beautiful cards! I love the sparkle on the first and the wonderful pinecones on the others. What a versatile stamp set!

Marina December 8, 2016 - 02:34

Beautiful cards, thank you so much for sharing them.

Lisaerica December 8, 2016 - 07:44

Beautiful cards ladies! I love the different feel of these cards, almost hard to believe they’re the same stamp set. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

Donna December 8, 2016 - 13:11

Love the warmth of the pinecones! Beautiful!

Deborah Kaye December 8, 2016 - 14:18

Oh, those pine cones! Fabulous cards!

Karen B. December 8, 2016 - 15:17

Beautiful use of your pinecone stamp!

Manda December 8, 2016 - 17:13

Lovely wintery cards!

Beatrice Lawson December 8, 2016 - 23:47

The mix of silver and gold with the beautiful die cuts on the first card is just gorgeous. Perfect card.

Andrea December 9, 2016 - 02:09

Love these pinecone cards! So clean yet beautiful! And the first one is so shiny and pretty!

Karen Groff December 9, 2016 - 08:46

I learned some new techniques with stamping and die cutting. Also, heat embossing on glitter paper. I have never thought to do that. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards.

Bonnie E December 9, 2016 - 10:40

Love all of those cards – different looks but all beautiful. Very inspiring ways on how to use one product!

Kathy Baids December 9, 2016 - 12:01

Very pretty cards!!

Jenny Colacicco December 9, 2016 - 15:21

Wow these are all so pretty. The berries look good enough to eat!! I also love the way the sentiment hangs off the edge :D

Laura Greig December 9, 2016 - 17:36

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Marty Harris December 9, 2016 - 20:49

Wonderful pine cones. I appreciate that you used them differently.

Angela Walters December 10, 2016 - 01:19

I am a huge Altenew fan, but I must admit I had overlooked this stamp set. Both of the cards have such different looks that it’s hard to believe they came from the same set. I love the beautiful and elegant look of the first card and the more fun, whimsical look of the second. Beautiful job!

Irene December 10, 2016 - 04:44

Beautiful cards! Love the simplicity of arranging the die cuts behind the sentiment strip.

Kulbir Kirkland December 10, 2016 - 08:24

Love this beautiful pine cone stamp set. Your cards are so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing

Rose December 10, 2016 - 08:26

Great cards. Enjoyed the video and the coloring of your images. Turned out beautiful.

Cheryl December 10, 2016 - 15:15


clara callon December 10, 2016 - 17:32

Beautiful and elegant

Kathy December 10, 2016 - 19:29

Great video to show technique…I’ve never thought of embossing on glitter paper. Must try that one day. Beautiful natural card!

Lynda December 10, 2016 - 19:38

Fantastic set of cards! Wonderful video!

snazzy jj December 11, 2016 - 01:59

Beautiful cards, love your layer stamps.

Alo December 11, 2016 - 07:53

Love the depth of these cards!!

Amy Ames December 11, 2016 - 12:17

Such beautiful cards!! I’m loving this pinecone stamp and die.

Roselilac December 11, 2016 - 20:16

Both cards are gorgeous!

Jenny Martin December 11, 2016 - 22:23

Beautiful cards! I love Pine Cones and these are 2 great ideas:)

Anna Kluytmans December 11, 2016 - 23:25

Hi. These are all beautiful cards, thank you lady’s for sharing them with us, cheers Anna

Rowena M. December 12, 2016 - 01:52

Absolutely stunning cards!!!!

Christine Canfield December 12, 2016 - 17:57

i’m in LOVE with all the white space on these! feels very modern and chic.

Kari D December 12, 2016 - 18:45

These cards just pushed me over the edge….I NEEEEED this stamp set! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Bev Karolak December 12, 2016 - 23:50

Beautiful cards! Love that stamp set! ?

Laura Miller December 13, 2016 - 06:34

very beautiful examples of creating bouquets on a card…..thanks

Samantha Mann December 13, 2016 - 09:50

wow!! what a wonderful collection of cards! those pine cones, swoon! gorgeous! looooooove how you show the versatility!

Lisa Petrella December 13, 2016 - 11:01

Fabulous! I love the clusters of pine cones, berries and pine sprigs you created!!

Maureen Chandler December 14, 2016 - 08:49

Lovely cards – I love the layering and thanks so much for your video!!

Becky Green December 14, 2016 - 19:23

I LOVE the earthy feel of this image! ;) BEAUTIFUL!

Samantha Houp December 16, 2016 - 15:16

Two wonderful cards from the stamp set, yet they are both so different. The pinecones are awesome, by the way!

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Mirella ROGAN December 17, 2016 - 11:53

Stunning cards, I really love those pinecones! I think they’ll need to go on my wishlist ;-)

GrammyP December 17, 2016 - 17:17

What beautiful cards! Very simple yet elegant! Thank you for sharing!

Michelle Lupton December 17, 2016 - 22:17

I love how Svitlana and Therese came up with such different looks with their colouring of the same stamps.

Indy December 17, 2016 - 23:37

Love the pinecones! Wonderful cards!

Michele H. December 18, 2016 - 07:50

These are all absolutely stunning! I love the color in the pine cones!

JoAnneR December 18, 2016 - 13:38

I am having a blast with this advent event. Thanks so much for the video. Your card design and coloring are fabulous.

Brithzi Sandy December 18, 2016 - 18:18

Gorgeous cards. Love how you colored the pinecones and the berries.

Beverly Jordan December 18, 2016 - 18:26

Such a fresh set of cards for Christmas!! Love how you layered all of them.

Shanna December 19, 2016 - 08:28

Love this card!

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