Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Emboss Resist Card & Envelope Set

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to a special blog post I have for you as part of my friend Taheerah Atchia’s Advent Extravaganza event!

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!! Today’s sponsor is Honey Bee Stamps! (I love their products; you need to visit their store and check them out!)

Join in the fun every day at Taheerah’s blog to see what special surprises await behind the door!

So for my project, I decided to use some of Simon Says Stamp’s newer stamp sets and their gorgeous new Schoolhouse Red V-flap envelopes. I don’t know what it is about red cardstock and gold, but it is just stunning! I created a matching card and envelope set that features an emboss resist design.

The video below walks you through how I created this set, as well as a few tips along the way! I hope you’ll check it out to see the card in action (please excuse my slightly-scratchy voice in the video… I’m still recovering from being sick!) Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today… make sure you also visit Taheerah’s blog for more Advent Extravaganza fun! THANK YOU Taheerah for having me as part of this awesome event!!

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 Honey Bee Stamps, so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to Taheerah’s blog 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 2016 to enter.

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



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196 Responses

  1. Avatar Deborah Kaye says:

    Great card! That red and gold are marvelous together!

  2. Avatar Betty says:

    gorgeous gorgeous card Nina – and thanks for the video!!

  3. Avatar mjmarmo says:

    BEautiful and elegant!

  4. Avatar melissa bi. says:

    Thanks for the video. Stunning card! And I am added that Tombo eraser to my wish list!

  5. Avatar Shelly says:

    Oooh, this is GORGEOUS! Love!

  6. Avatar Rowena M. says:

    Perfection!!! Gold and red are heaven

  7. Beautiful Red Red Red card! Love the boldness

  8. Avatar Sabrina Radican says:

    Very beautiful card and envelope!! I love that gold embossing powder!! What a wow factor!!

  9. Avatar Natalie Winterstein says:

    Gorgeous! I love this.

  10. Avatar beatrice lawson says:

    I love the gorgeous combo of red and gold, stunning festive cards.

  11. Just Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the video. Cheers.

  12. Avatar annheidel says:

    Your card and envelope are gorgeous!

  13. Oh my goodness!!! I love your embossing card!!! Red and golden colors are breathless!!!

  14. Avatar Di Di W says:

    Beautiful. Your embossing comes out wonderful – I have some trouble with it. And darkening the edges really brings your eye in.

  15. Avatar Carey Nusbaum says:

    You are so right! The gold and red make for a stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  16. Avatar Laurie B says:

    Gorgeous!! The gold is beautiful but adding the ink blending with Fired Brick makes the set!!

  17. Avatar Cynthia Cole says:

    Stunning Christmas embossed card!

  18. Avatar Bonnie E says:

    Gorgeous set! Love the deeper shading on the edge of the card and envelope, and it is so elegant, the gold and the red. The colours of happiness and prosperity – perfect for the upcoming Chinese New Year too!

  19. That is amazing – absolutely gorgeous – it’s like an oscars invite! Wow.

  20. Avatar Liz mcallister says:

    Wow! This is just gorgeous. Love the red and gold

  21. Avatar Karen B. says:

    Gorgeous! Love the bold red.

  22. Avatar tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Oh my, the red + gold are simply STUNNING.

  23. Elegant, timeless and absolutely magnificent! The rich gold against the crisp and vibrant red is breathtaking! I would have to frame this card if I received it! TFS!

  24. Avatar Christy Q says:

    Stunning card!! Love the boldness of the red and gold – so classically Christmas!! Hope you are well on the road to recovery now!

  25. Avatar Jenny D says:

    Beautiful card! Absolutely love the gold on the red.

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