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advent calendar extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Merry Christmas, everyone! I have and extra special project to share with you today as a part of the 25th day of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

Advent Calenda Extravaganza


Advent 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!


I created a super wintery snowman card to share with you today along with some coordinating gift tags. We are wishing for a bit more snow here in Minnesota this year (especially for my daughter Hana and her nordic ski team!)


The background of the card is done with my Snowfall Style stencils on Kraft cardstock. I used Fresh Snow ink with the larger snowflake stencil and then added a layer of smaller snowflakes by applying some modeling paste through the smaller snowflake stencil. There's plenty of glitter sprinkled over the snowflakes for lots of sparkle.

The snowman is made with the Shape Up Series: Snowman dies and coordinating Shape Up Snowman Accessories stamp set. I added a buffalo plaid hat and mittens by stamping the die cuts with the Background Basics: Super Gingham stamp set.


The tags are really quick and easy to put together. I used both sizes of the Snowfall Style 1 & 2 snowflake dies. The larger ones have a Kraft circle in the center stamped with the "believe" sentiment from the Snowfall Style stamp set and the smaller ones have the "joy" sentiment from the same set in the center. I added the smaller snowflakes to Pure Poppy tag bases die cut with the Berry Wreath Tag dies. Eyelets and some baker's twine finished off the tags


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Papertrey Ink so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! 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 2017 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! Merry Christmas!

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