Thursday, December 21, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza With Taheerah Atchia


Hello!!    I'm super excited to be part of Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza again this year - if you don't know what Advent Calendar Extravaganza is all about, read on to find out more!    If you're a seasoned "door clicker" (haha!!), scroll down to see my project!


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!

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Today's prize is generously provided by 'Lil Inker Designs, so for my card, I used one of 'Lil Inkers' awesome Cover Up Dies to create my own Christmas tree!   I cut a dark green triangle shape and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Dotted Scallops die.   It reminds me of garland!   I adhered another piece of lighter green paper behind it so the color shows through the holes.   Next I added some gems I found in my stash, a die cut star from Seasonal Stars and a hand cut tree trunk. 

I used the Dual Dotted Border Builder Dies from 'Lil Inker to create the pieces for my background, and adhered them to a piece of red cardstock stamped and heat embossed with a sentiment from the Big Christmas stamp set. 

I just love how festive this card turned out!   The bright colors and the shiny "ornaments" just make me smile!!  That's all for me - have fun checking out the rest of the Advent - wishing all of you a fantastic holiday season, from my home to yours! 


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 'Lil Inker Designs, 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! 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 taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

154 comments:

  1. Like the unique design of this card.

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  2. WOW Kimberly what a bright, fun and festive card. Great job!

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  3. This is so clever! I also think the cover up die looks like
    pretty garland on your festive tree.

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  4. So bright and beautiful with details and textures, love the colors!

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  5. Bright, festive and very pretty card!!! Happy holidays!

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  6. Colorful and beautiful card :) Lovely take!

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  7. I love this! Very cool and unique layout!

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  8. I love your card, it's so colorful and cheerful! :)

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  9. I really love the brightness of this card. And this is a great way to use some colorful gems that never seem to go with any other card.

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  10. Such a unique and great card! I love it! You did an amazing job on that tree... I love the use of the dies for the garland...

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  11. What a clever Christmas tree Kimberly - truly brilliant design! I love how all the little tiny holes look like garland and your rhinestone ornaments! Inspired way to use a cover up die! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! Merry Christmas!

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  12. The dotted scallops die is perfect for this design! Genius!

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  13. love the design and bright colors of your card Kimberly!

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  14. I love this card. Bright with a really fun layout. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Your cheerful, fun card has sent my festive spirit soaring! So very pretty! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

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  16. How creative - to use the cut out die on your triangle green for your tree. Absolutely stunning - the whole card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. So cute. Everything pops. Festive colors. Love it all! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love your card! Great colors, great tree, great layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I like how you used the different dies on this card. Wonderful!

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  20. This is such a lovely card! Thank you for sharing your process. I never would have thought to use the die that way for the tree.

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  21. I love designing cards with mostly die cuts and yours is wonderful! Great idea to use the dotted scallops to mimic tree contours.

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  22. Clever design for this cute Christmas card!

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  23. what a fun design -love the festive colors you have used:)

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  24. Love love love the sentiment! As well as the fantastic tree against the red and lighter green background! Very festive!! Thanks for sharing Kim! Merry Christmas!

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  25. OMG, I LOVE yourcard, so bright and colorful! That tree is AWESOME how you did it and the dotted boarder is wicked cool, wow! Love your blog, Thanks for sharing Tracey Magner

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  26. Unique and beautiful design and I love the sentiment!

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  27. Very colorful and festive card. Love the detailing of the dots and curves.

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  28. Such a fun, festive card--great design!

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  29. Love the unique Christmas tree you made using the cover up die! A very cheerful card.

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  30. Such a sweet card. I love your combination of dies, stamps, and colors to create this lovely Christmas tree card. Thanks for participating in this special event with Taheera and for sharing your talents with us.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  31. Love the brightly trimmed tree - and the bold white on red sentiment. Great card!

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  32. Love the bright colors and the placement of the Christmas tree with its wonderful trimmings.

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  33. Beautiful card! I love the trimmed tree to the side.

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  34. I love this card. So vibrant and festive

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  35. Cheery festive colors and love that tree.

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  36. Fabulous design here.
    Great die cut of the
    tree.
    Carla from Utah

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  37. Love how you used Dotty Scallops on the Christmas tree, and your card overall is just really so festive! TFS!

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  38. Very unique card. I like the tree with all the holes and sparkles. Cheers.

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  39. Love that the scallop die looks like a garland! Great idea! And then the Dual Border die is fabulous as well!! Great new Lil'Inker fun things to put on my list to buy! Am loving your card and all its sparkle!

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  40. Beautiful design. The white sentiment on the red background is great ! Thank you for sharing your creativity !

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  41. love the dies and design of this card!

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  42. Love the tree with the sparkly gems!

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  43. So very bright and cheerful. I love the colors, patterns, design, and texture you created. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

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  44. Sweet card. So bright and vivid.

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  45. Love the details of your fun card! Thanks for participating in this great event!!

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  46. Love your card. It’s so festive and fun. Thanks for sharing...

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  47. What an innovative card! Love the composition and bright colors!

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  48. I am in total agreement and am SO smiling at your bright colors and shiny ornaments! Way to go! Thanks so much for brightening my day.

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  49. Hi Kimberly, what a fun card design. I love the number of holes on the design, these are balanced out within the tree and the green backing. Thank you again Kimberly for sharing your skills with us crafters. :O)

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  50. I too was instantly drawn to the bright colors of your card, just wonderful. And I love your ornaments!

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  51. Beautiful card, so unique, love the design!

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  52. I love the bright nontraditional colors.

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  53. Beautiful sentiment and I LOVE that tree! Have to pin this one... awesome card! Love the design on the tree!

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  54. Your card is so cute! I really like the tree only being partially on one side of your card. It really makes the message stand out. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card.

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  55. Lovely card! Those dies are really pretty how you used them.

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  56. Great design and those jewels really dress up that tree!

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  57. Love your card and how you made the tree and embellishments on it!

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  58. What a cool layout! Love the bright colors.

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  59. Your card is oh so festive! Love the red and green and the tree 'ornaments' :-)

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  60. Your bejeweled tree is so sparkly! Fun and different card.

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  61. what a fun tree. The colors of he bling make me happy!

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  62. Striking card - love the decorated tree.

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  63. Love your fun card! The colors and design are just so perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  64. Very festive. A cool tree.
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  65. Wow, what a gorgeous design of a card, I love the Christmas tree to the side! And these gems are to die for!

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  66. Love the vibrant color of your card!

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  67. Lovely, colorful card! Thank You for sharing.

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  68. Your card really is bright & festive, puts you in a good mood straight away, love the sparkles, a girl can never have too many sparkles x
    Merry Christmas x

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  69. Love how you made your Christmas tree! Lovely card!

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  70. Very cute card design love the tree off the side and the curved die cut edges.

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  71. So festive! The colors and the garland on the tree are brilliant!

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  72. Love your happy card and the Christmas tree design is brilliant!

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  73. Sweet card!! I love the tree!!

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  74. Great design. Thanks for sharing

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  75. Love your color choices and embellishments super festive. I love the sentiment as well.

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  76. Fabulously fun, graphic and colorful card!

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  77. Beautiful and festive card, love this card design!

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  78. Thank-you for both the beautiful card and wonderful idea!

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  79. Festive indeed! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. What a great design! Love this!

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  81. I truly thought that tree was a die cut that came that way instead of one that you put together yourself. I wouldn't have thought of that, but you're entirely right; the scalloped border makes for perfect garlands. Plus the happy gingham and colored crystals? This is a card to put a smile on anyone's face. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

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  82. I love that die cut tree. Your card is so bright and cheery!

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  83. How pretty is this?! I love the design and the tree off the card!

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  84. SUch a great idea using the scallop die on the Christmas tree. Beautiful.

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  85. Fantastic idea to break up
    the background as you did.
    Bright, cheerful colors.
    The partial tree is fun.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  86. What a fun card! Such a creative use of the dies!

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  87. Ohhh I LOVE this! Fabulous tree! :)

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  88. Oh, this is so wonderful. Love the tree and its ornaments. What an innovated creation! love it.

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  89. This bold, modern design really pops! Love the bright red and lime green

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  90. Love this bold design and color scheme

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  91. Gorgeous card! So bright and colourful! :-)

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  92. WOW! Amazing Design, Great use of color, texture, embellishments used to create this Awesome Happy Colorful Bright Work of Art! Well Done! Great Job! Pure Happiness!

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  93. Very unique! I love the die cutting on the tree. So cute!

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  94. What an amazing, adorable, festive and very fun card!!

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  95. Wow! So stylish and bold! Love the clean lines of this card design.

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

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  97. Fabulous design! Love the Christmas tree, so clever!

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  98. Love your card, it’s very festive. The tree with the jewels is beautiful.

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  99. Great card! Love the bright colors so fun for Christmas!

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  100. What a lovely CAS card! The tree is so festive with the beautiful jewels!

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  101. Delightful card. I love the jeweled decorations added to the tree and the bright green background. Thank you for sharing.

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  102. I love the classic festive colours on your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. Your Christmas tree is an amazing embellishment, and I love the way you used the border builders! Great!

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  104. What a beautiful card!! Love how you used a cover up die to create the tree for a focal point. Fantastic way to look at your dies.

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  105. A bright, happy card! Love the colors, the composition, and the bling on the tree!

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  106. Love the way you used the die cuts!

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  107. What a wonderful modern looking card with a great sentiment!

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  108. Very pretty! Love the jewels on the tree!

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  109. I love your use of dies to decorate the tree. Great card.

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  110. Clever way to use the coverup die!

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  111. Thanks for such a bright shining card. I like it a lot.

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  112. great card design to show off the sentiment. bravo!!!

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  113. Cute card design. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  114. What a stunning festive card! The design is also super original!

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  115. The details in the little tree are gorgeous! I love the color palette too!

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  116. Love this design. It would be good to use up some of those hoarded gems. :)

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  117. How clever are you, Kimberly, with your handcut triangular tree and all blinged up. Love how you highlighted your sentiment with curved edges. Happy New Year!

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  118. Oh my ! Your card is awesome ! The sketch is so creative !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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  119. I love the bright colors and those dotted borders.

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