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. WOW! Really beautiful card.

  2. Avatar Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very elegant with this gold and red together. Merry Christmas!

  3. Avatar Isabel says:

    Love the background of this card. Very elegant

  4. Avatar Indy says:

    Truly elegant! LOVE the red and gold embossing! Wow!

  5. Oh! You’re so right!! The gold and red combo really is stunning! So rich looking!

  6. What a beautiful card! The Merry Christmas script is lovely and the gold embossing against the rich red background is just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love the gold embossing on the red. SO pretty and festive! Wonderful job.

  8. Avatar Laurie says:

    Very pretty card!

  9. Avatar FeM says:

    Wow your card is gorgeous and elegant.

  10. Avatar Jean Bullock says:

    Great tutorial video. I love the cards. The heat embossed gold against the beautiful red looks fabulous.

  11. Avatar Kari D says:


  12. Avatar Patt H. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous card & envelope! The red & gold together is sooooo stunning! Very regal looking!

  13. Avatar Janelle says:

    This is just Stunning! Rich red and shiny gold make such a powerful statement. Thanks for the video.

  14. Avatar graham brand says:

    FANTASTIC! Love the red and gold combination!

  15. Avatar Lindsay S says:

    Love what you did with the envelope!

  16. Avatar ksain says:

    Your card is gorgeous! The red and gold combo is beautiful!

  17. Such a beautiful and festive looking card, the gorgeous shade of red goes beautifully with the gold. And I love the matching envelope, too, such a great additional touch! Love this set!

  18. Avatar Rema DeLeeuw says:


  19. Avatar Vicenta Ghylin says:

    Love this card set with the red and gold color combo. Thank you for making the video and sharing your ideas and techniques.

  20. Avatar Kimberly Patton says:

    Such a beautiful card

  21. Avatar Laura Miller says:


  22. Avatar papabric says:

    So beautiful, love the gold, rich colors and matching envelope!

  23. Wow! So Bright and beautiful!

  24. Avatar Megan N says:

    Love the red and gold combo!

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