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Video | Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Giveaway

by May Park-

Hi, crafty friends! I’m excited to be part of Taheerah Atchia’s 2017 Advent Calendar 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 taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

I created a fun, colorful, and festive Christmas card inspired by my own card that I created last year. It’s always fun to mix and match small stamps from different stamp sets to create my own background.

I combined three stamp sets from Paper Smooches to create my own background: Merry MotifsHolly Jolly, and Giddy Gumdrops.

I started by drawing an oval shape on my card front using the Hero Arts Nesting Oval Infinity Die and pencil.

Then I stamped the sentiment from the Holly Jolly stamp set and the gingerbread man image from the Giddy Gumdrops stamp set inside the oval frame with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink on A2 size white cardstock.

Next, I randomly stamped various Christmas images outside the oval frame using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink while overlapping some images using the masking technique.

After stamping is done, I colored my images with Copic markers and added some dots/dash lines with Uni-Ball White Gel Pen to add interest to some of my colored images.

I stamped the sentiment from the Giddy Gumdrops stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink on a piece of white cardstock. Then I cut into a thin strip and mounted the sentiment banner on the card front using foam tape.

I added some interest to some of my images by applying Ranger Star Dust SticklesMini Glossy Accents, and Wink of Stella Glitter White Brush.

Video

I made a video tutorial to show you how to make my Christmas card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway

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 Paper Smooches so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too by December 31st. 

Supplies 

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS)Ellen Hutson(EH) and Hero Arts(HA). Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you where possible. Thank you so much for your support.

Paper Smooches Merry Motifs Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Merry Motifs Stamp Set
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SSS | PS
Paper Smooches Holly Jolly Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Holly Jolly Stamp Set
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SSS | PS | EH
Paper Smooches Giddy Gumdrops Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Giddy Gumdrops Stamp Set
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SSS | PS | EH
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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SSS
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | AZ | EH
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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SSS | EH
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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SSS | AZ | EH
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
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SSS
Copic Multiliner Black
Copic Multiliner Black
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SSS | EH
3M Post It Notes
3M Post It Notes
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SSS | AZ
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
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SSS | EH
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
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SSS | MFT | EH
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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SSS | EH
Tombow Removable Adhesive
Tombow Removable Adhesive
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SSS
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Nesting Oval Dies
Hero Arts Nesting Oval Dies
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SSS | HA
Altenew Glue Tape
Altenew Glue Tape
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SSS | AN
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
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AN
T-Square Ruler
T-Square Ruler
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SSS | EH
Mini Glossy Accents
Mini Glossy Accents
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SSS
Wink of Stella Glitter White Brush
Wink of Stella Glitter White Brush
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SSS | EH

Simon Says Stamp Sale 

‘Tis the season for stocking stuffers! Check out Simon Says Stamp‘s special Copic Marker sale going on NOW! Take 25% off your Copic Marker branded purchase with code COPICSALE at SimonSaysStamp.com now through 12/21/2017.

224 Comments

  1. Vivian Foo

    So much cuteness!

    31 . Dec . 2017
  2. Kathy Mc

    You are definitely the Queen of creating your own background papers, May. And, masking besides all the coloring you did? This is fabulous work. Happy New Year

    30 . Dec . 2017
  3. Angie Hall

    This is a very festive card. I admire your masking prowess. The bright colors and details of the small images really make this card special. Thanks

    30 . Dec . 2017
  4. cottagerca

    Perfection at coloring your card. Well done!!!

    29 . Dec . 2017
  5. Karen Ramsey

    Oh wow, what a cute background. You so such a great job using small stamps in this unique way!!

    29 . Dec . 2017
  6. Joyce

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    29 . Dec . 2017
  7. Irene

    Amazing card….such a lot of work but totally worth it. Thanks for continuing to inspire me!!

    28 . Dec . 2017
  8. Miriam Prantner

    Fantastic masking! Love the frame you created for this!

    27 . Dec . 2017
  9. Larissa Heskett

    SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! I just ADORE this FUN Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

    26 . Dec . 2017
  10. Kathy J in Ellicott City

    Great Card!

    26 . Dec . 2017
  11. denisegutshall

    What a bright and cheery holiday card! I love how you created a frame with the wonderful images from Paper Smooches!

    24 . Dec . 2017
  12. Flo

    Cute card. Love the stamped and colored background that you made.

    23 . Dec . 2017
  13. Kris Reeves

    Perfect coloring May!

    23 . Dec . 2017
  14. Tommie Runner

    Really cute card, I love the frame you made on the card.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  15. Donna Ligon

    your card makes me want to bake a batch of gingerbread cookies 🙂

    21 . Dec . 2017
  16. Susan T

    So Playful. Love your work

    21 . Dec . 2017
  17. Kathy O,

    What a cheerful card, you must have had fun colouring it.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  18. Lindsay S

    love the coloring!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  19. kgbair2

    I love everything you create and this card is certainly no exception. What a fun card! Thank you!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  20. Ceal

    Adorable card, so bright and fun! great coloring too!

    18 . Dec . 2017
  21. sindhu

    Bright and beautiful card…

    18 . Dec . 2017
  22. Leslie Gladney

    What a bright and happy card!

    18 . Dec . 2017
  23. Heather DePasquale

    You always have great cards. This is one of my favorites so far. Thanks May.

    17 . Dec . 2017
  24. Janet Sisk

    How fun! Love your collage background made with PS stamps. So cute. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

    17 . Dec . 2017

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