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 Glenna says:

    Nina-Marie this is so festive and beautiful. Love the rich red color with the gold beautiful. Thank you

  2. Avatar Jen W. says:

    That red on gold design is stunning!

  3. Avatar JBrady says:

    BEAUTIFUL! I love the color combo of the gold and red!

  4. Avatar super stick chick says:

    Stunning and so Christmasy

  5. Avatar Rae Dalphine says:

    Love the boldness of color choices! Beautiful card

  6. Avatar Maryjo Monterosso says:

    Gold and red look so stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Avatar Wanda Reynolds says:

    Beautiful! Red and gold are so classy and festive together!

  8. Avatar Barb A in AZ says:

    The gold is beautiful and so bold. Love this.

  9. Avatar karine boivin says:

    So classy. Love the rich, vibrand red!

  10. Avatar deckle57 says:

    Love the gold embossing on the red card! The matching envelope is beautiful! 🙂

  11. Stunning! Love how you made a matching envelope!

    Sammibug in Ohio

  12. How very classic and rich-looking

  13. Avatar Jackie P. says:

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! This red and gold together is so rich and elegant!!

  14. Avatar Cheryl B says:

    The red and gold look is fabulous!

  15. Avatar Helen F. says:

    WOW this is beautiful! the gold embossing on red is just stunning!

  16. OMG – the gold against the red is breathtaking!

  17. Avatar craftychark says:

    love this so much! thanks for the video!

  18. Avatar lisascreativeniche says:

    This is gorgeous!!! Love the gold on that red!

  19. Avatar Dana W says:

    Wow!! Love the red and gold together!! Stunning card!!!

  20. Avatar jlingraham says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous set!

  21. Avatar Joyce M says:

    My goodness so bright and beautiful!

  22. Avatar Patricia Mello says:

    I love the look of red and gold, it is so classy and celebratory!

  23. Avatar Attard Judie says:

    Wow gorgeous card and matching envelope!! Super festive in red and gold love it!

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