Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Helloooooo all! I am SO honored to be a part of this year’s Advent Extravaganza and felt insanely blessed when I got Taheerah’s message (she’s just the best, isn’t she?!) AND to top it off, my sponsor for today is one of my favorites!!! Lil Inker Designs ya’ll!! This company is incredible and after having the honor of designing for them last year, I am exceptionally grateful to be back using their products again. 🙂 So let’s get to it!

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!

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

I created this light and airy Christmas card by first adding texture to the card base using the Lil Inker Designs Stitched Quatrefoil Cover Up Die. Next I added a piece of vellum with the “NOEL” (from the Filled Christmas Tree Stamps) stamped repeatedly across it in cream. I used my Tiny Attacher to adhere the vellum so it would flow at the bottom.

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

The main sentiment is from the All The Christmas You’ll Ever Need 2 set.

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

The card is finished off with some Natural Twine and red and white striped curling ribbon (from the Papertrey Ink Wonderland Kit).

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

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 [sponsor’s name] 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!
Xo, Stephanie

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168 Comments

  1. Rose
    December 21, 2017 / 5:10 am

    Great card to reproduce.

  2. Teresa Doyle
    December 21, 2017 / 5:28 am

    Oh how lovely and uncomplicated Stephanie. I love THIS!

  3. December 21, 2017 / 5:35 am

    How unique and different it is, love it!

  4. melissa bi.
    December 21, 2017 / 5:38 am

    This is so soft & pretty. I like the mix of ribbon and twine.

  5. Becca Yahrling
    December 21, 2017 / 5:47 am

    Love the pretty layers and the CAS design. The ‘noel’
    layer is really gorgeous!

  6. Sarah M
    December 21, 2017 / 5:49 am

    Love the lightness of this card. So pretty!

  7. December 21, 2017 / 6:05 am

    Pretty card…Love how you layered it and tied the ribbon. The red and white ribbon was the perfect finishing touch. Happy holidays.

  8. Jan Elmore
    December 21, 2017 / 6:07 am

    What a precious card! I think it’s just perfect!

  9. Janet
    December 21, 2017 / 6:33 am

    Really nice card, I love the largely white design!

  10. Avra Williams
    December 21, 2017 / 6:45 am

    Very pretty!

  11. Natalie Winterstein
    December 21, 2017 / 7:16 am

    I adore your card! So lovely! 🙂

  12. Barb MacAskill
    December 21, 2017 / 7:18 am

    Simply magnificent! TFS!

  13. Debbie Rumpza
    December 21, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Very nice tag… I love the bold font on it and the simplicity.

  14. Polly
    December 21, 2017 / 7:28 am

    This is so simple and pretty.

  15. Linda
    December 21, 2017 / 7:39 am

    Great card. I especially like the vellum layer’s repeated stamping–subtle but an attention grabber. TFS

  16. December 21, 2017 / 7:42 am

    what a classy CAS card – wonderful!

  17. JmB
    December 21, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Such great texture. I love this. Thank you for sharing.

  18. carol
    December 21, 2017 / 7:50 am

    Stephanie, your card is ever so stylish, chic and festive! Love it! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration at Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

  19. Laura Miller
    December 21, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Initially, I saw a white card with the greeting tag. But then I noticed your layers of texture – from the base card to the vellum piece. I bet when holding this little gem, one can really see the richness of your creation.

  20. Heather DePasquale
    December 21, 2017 / 8:12 am

    What a cute idea-putting a tag on the front of your card. I also love the background. Thanks for sharing!

  21. betty lou
    December 21, 2017 / 8:20 am

    Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing!

  22. December 21, 2017 / 8:22 am

    This is gorgeous!

  23. Meg Crawford
    December 21, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Your card is simply beautiful!

  24. Karen P
    December 21, 2017 / 8:41 am

    One of my favorite companies. great service. The card is simple and beautiful.

  25. Carrie Erickson
    December 21, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Cute card Stephanie! Thanks for sharing. This would be a great card to make multiples of!

  26. Eva Nelson
    December 21, 2017 / 8:46 am

    This has such a light, airy quality. Lovely!

  27. Cynthia Cole
    December 21, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Such a pretty card!

  28. Julie
    December 21, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Love this elegant, layered card.

  29. Dee Earnshaw
    December 21, 2017 / 9:16 am

    such a sweet elegant card – love it:)

  30. December 21, 2017 / 9:20 am

    What a beautiful card, I love it. The twine and the ribbon you add at the end just make it so unique and pretty, Thanks for sharing.

  31. barbara lassiter
    December 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Love this. It is beautiful and so elegant!

  32. Kati Caprara
    December 21, 2017 / 9:48 am

    An elegant, clean and simple design. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  33. Karen Hale
    December 21, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Lovely card. Great detailing in the layering pieces and the pop of the red striped ribbon.

  34. Elizabeth Motyka
    December 21, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I love the lightness and the vellum layer is perfect, great sentiment too!

  35. December 21, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Beautiful & modern–love it!

  36. Karen Letchworth
    December 21, 2017 / 11:10 am

    A simple and sweet card. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, and for your participating in Taheera’s special event. I’ve been SO inspired, and I appreciate you sharing your talents with us.
    Blessings,
    karen Letchworth

  37. Diane Stricker
    December 21, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Pretty card.

  38. December 21, 2017 / 11:32 am

    That card is beautiful in it’s simplicity. I love the layers, and simple colours, with that bold shot of colour from the ribbon. Lovely!

  39. Heather Nelson
    December 21, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Lovely! I love the simple sentiment and layout. Stunning.

  40. December 21, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the elegant look of the white on white. So pretty!

  41. Donna Ligon
    December 21, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    very elegant card

  42. Sue LD
    December 21, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Pretty and unique card design.

  43. Carla Hundley
    December 21, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Such a charming
    card, love all the
    elements of it.
    Carla from Utah

  44. Jan Clothier
    December 21, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Sweet, simple and stylish.

  45. Sam Burnett
    December 21, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Love the card – classy and elegant! TFS!

  46. Angela Person
    December 21, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Lovely card!

  47. Stanlee R.
    December 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I love the focus of the card being on the sentiment. Beautiful card.

  48. Judy
    December 21, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Beautiful card–all of the layers work so well together!!

  49. Lieve S
    December 21, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Thanks to the Calendar, I visit your blog.
    What a great card; I love it ! Beautiful combination of colours, materials, stamps, … A card with a simple, warm, natural, cosy look ! Great !

  50. Beverly Jordan
    December 21, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Love your beautiful clean and simple layered card!

  51. December 21, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    very classy!

  52. Lindsay S
    December 21, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    great clean and modern design!

  53. Trina P.
    December 21, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Lovely CAS card.

  54. Leanne in Cali
    December 21, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Nice, creative card! Thanks for participating in Taheerah’s fun event!!

  55. Valerie Breingan
    December 21, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Great texture.This is super nice.

  56. December 21, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Very soft and elegant. Love all the layers, double ribbons, and details. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

  57. Daria Zender
    December 21, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Wonderful dimension – I love the subtle background! And, the ribbon and twine are so sweet.

  58. Abby
    December 21, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Simple and beautiful!

  59. Kristen
    December 21, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Oh that’s a cute card! And I love the saying! Nicely done!

  60. Jeanne Beam
    December 21, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing…

  61. bev p
    December 21, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I love the clean and uncluttered look of your card design. It’s also elegant. Thank you.

  62. Lorraine Turner
    December 21, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Hi Stephanie,

    I love this card it is just clean, simple and classy. I just love how you have stamped Noel all over the vellum in cream so its there but very delicately. Thank you again Stephanie for sharing your skills with us crafters. :O)

  63. Isabelle
    December 21, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Your card is beautiful ! I love the velum as an additional background.

  64. Laura Harding Peddicord
    December 21, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    It’s a wonderful card in which the message is wrapped up in that beautiful bow. It just brings the whole card together. Thank you for sharing your work. I really like your card.

  65. Patty Mello
    December 21, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Your design is so unique and fresh. I really like it. Thank you for sharing your card with us.

  66. Lonnie
    December 21, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    A lovely card. Thank you for sharing.

  67. Sharon O
    December 21, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Very pretty card and the vellum really adds such a new dimension!

  68. Lori Ritchie
    December 21, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Lovely card, so unique!

  69. Vickie Buehler
    December 21, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    So pretty! I love simple “less is more” cards!

  70. Denise Bryant
    December 21, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Sweet card! Love the textures! Awesome Cover Up Die for your background… adds a nice design and texture!

  71. Isabel Z
    December 21, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    So simple yet stunning.

  72. Jane
    December 21, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Love your card.

  73. Memoriesbymanda
    December 21, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Very pretty card. Love the staples.

  74. Lindarub
    December 21, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Great card.

  75. December 21, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Great card! Love the vellum layer!

  76. Margaret B
    December 21, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Love the layering and simple design of your card.

  77. Pai
    December 21, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    so simple yet classy!

  78. Amy Cooley
    December 21, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Beautiful holiday card. The monochromatic look is very lovely.

  79. December 21, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    What a lovely Holiday card, Stephanie! Love the twine and the red n white stripe ribbon.

  80. Mary W
    December 21, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I think the metal from the tiny attacher looks really nice on this card.

  81. Linda
    December 21, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Very fresh design.

  82. Iris Soscia
    December 21, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Cute card – the ribbon is a nice touch.

  83. Janet Sisk
    December 21, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Amazing card! I just love the CAS design. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  84. December 21, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    I too love the simplicity of your card…I prefer CAS creations, myself. Thanks for sharing. I need to remember to use ribbon more like you did.

  85. December 21, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing!

  86. Janie Sirak
    December 21, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    A lovely card!

  87. Janie Sirak
    December 21, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    That was a lovely card.

  88. December 22, 2017 / 12:40 am

    Lovely design, simple enough but elegant and to the point 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  89. Nives K
    December 22, 2017 / 1:33 am

    Gorgeous cards! Thank You for the inspiration.

  90. MandaLJ
    December 22, 2017 / 4:17 am

    This is such a pretty card with so much dimension!

  91. Andrea Hastilow
    December 22, 2017 / 4:17 am

    Amazing card, loving all the details in the background, the vellum is a fantastic way to add a layer without going OTT on colour, really liking this card x

  92. Mary-Anne V
    December 22, 2017 / 4:37 am

    Beautiful soft card…love the layers.

  93. Irene
    December 22, 2017 / 5:54 am

    Awesome card! The stamped vellum is such a great touch!

  94. December 22, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Wonderful layering and the detail of the background die is so pretty!

  95. December 22, 2017 / 7:16 am

    Sweet card!! Love your design!!

  96. Patty
    December 22, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Lovely card. Lots of subtle texture.

  97. Dana M
    December 22, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Gorgeous card! Soft and elegant. Love the embossed vellum

  98. MelissaF
    December 22, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Lovely card, love the background die cut and awesome design!

  99. MoJo
    December 22, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    So beautiful! I love all of the texture.

  100. Laurie Liebich
    December 22, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    This card reminds me of Christmas! The simplicity of colors – so pretty!

  101. irene Grau
    December 22, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Lovely CAS card.

  102. December 22, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Love this! So elegant!

  103. Amy McCue
    December 22, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I love that poem, and the way you used it as a sentiment!

  104. Annalisa
    December 22, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I really enjoy all the variations on white you did in the background. So much texture, so little pigment! But it all comes out beautifully. Thanks for sharing a lovely idea with us and participating in Taheerah’s advent calendar!

  105. Kris in Alaska
    December 22, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Such a classy card with the white on white effect!

  106. Oliev
    December 23, 2017 / 5:42 am

    Great card:-)

  107. Birgit Norton
    December 23, 2017 / 6:11 am

    What a pretty card!

  108. Michelle Hackett
    December 23, 2017 / 7:23 am

    This is a lovely card.

  109. Mary Holshouser
    December 23, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Love the layering.
    The colors are so delicate.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful
    card.

  110. Stacey Kowbel
    December 23, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Fantastic card! I love the simplicity of the design!

  111. Andrea Shell
    December 23, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Such a lovely card!

  112. December 23, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    What a fab CAS card, love the font on your sentiment 🙂

  113. FD91354
    December 23, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Oh, I love that background die.. I have to check that out at the store.. Your card is so pretty.. I love the simplicity of it..

  114. karenladd
    December 24, 2017 / 1:42 am

    Love the ribbon and twine addition to this CAS card design

  115. Janet Ingraham
    December 24, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Fabulous fun!! The staples go with the background. Cream stamps on layer classy.

  116. Kim Faucher
    December 24, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Pretty clean and simple card!!!!

  117. Bev Karolak
    December 25, 2017 / 12:41 am

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  118. December 25, 2017 / 7:58 am

    All the layers of white with a pop of color in the bow make for a sophisticated card!

  119. KarenHTK
    December 25, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Love the White on White with a bit of accent color. Beautiful work of art!

  120. Laurie
    December 25, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Your card is absolutely stunning! I love white on white cards, but haven’t been brave enough to make one as yet. Great job!

  121. Sabrina Radican
    December 25, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Very cute!!

  122. December 25, 2017 / 3:19 pm

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

  123. Christa N Hamilton
    December 25, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Great card!

  124. Gail Plaskiewicz
    December 25, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I like your card because its simple but it’s not. It doesn’t have a lot of red and green and sparkles but it’s very nice. It’s not a card I would make because you used a die and I don’t have a die cutter. Someday I am going to get one but I know when I do, no one will be using them anymore or it will be a different one then the one I have. Thanks for showing us your card work and for giving us the chance to win something. I can’t wait to keep going on this unusual ‘hop’.

  125. Monica
    December 25, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Beautiful!

  126. Kathy J in Ellicott City
    December 26, 2017 / 6:46 am

    Great card! Love the sentiment!

  127. Susan T
    December 26, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Simply elegant

  128. Katie Baird
    December 26, 2017 / 7:33 am

    Beautiful card! Understated class… Love it!

  129. Flo
    December 26, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Cute card. Love the sentiment.

  130. December 26, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the simple elegant look with the ribbon. So pretty!

  131. Denise Gutshall
    December 26, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I love the non-traditional look of the card! It is simple and elegant with texture galore . . .

  132. Tina Miceli
    December 26, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    Very pretty card. I love your use of vellum . Thank you for sharing.

  133. F. Andre
    December 26, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Your card is so classy. Love the pop of colour with the bow. Thanks for the inspiration.

  134. December 26, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Great card! I especially like the way you attached the vellum! I often struggle with that, so it’s great to find a new way! Thank you!

  135. Michel Espey
    December 27, 2017 / 4:46 am

    Love the card.

  136. Christy Q
    December 27, 2017 / 4:54 am

    Stunning card! I love the monochromatic look you created with your layers. Great clean and classic card!

  137. Kim Salito
    December 27, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Great card!

  138. Susan O'Halloran
    December 27, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Love all the layers of your card, the overall white color, the pop of color, and the trendy look!

  139. Nancy Wilcox
    December 27, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Lovely and unique.

  140. Debbie A Smith
    December 27, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    i like that you have to look very close to see all the details. Lots of surprises with this card.

  141. justasiam
    December 27, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    This has to be one of my all time favourite sayings. Great card!

  142. Rae Moan
    December 28, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    What a beautiful simple card

  143. Julia D.
    December 28, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Very pretty card! Like the design.

  144. Tommie Runner
    December 28, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Amazing card, the stamped velum background is b I.

  145. Tommie Runner
    December 28, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Beautiful *

  146. Arianna Barbara
    December 29, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Beautiful and elegant card!!!

  147. Angie Hall
    December 29, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    This simple but beautiful design would be great for mass production. Thanks

  148. Ava Gavloski
    December 29, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    great presentation of the stamp sentiment

  149. Vicenta Ghylin
    December 29, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Cute card. Thank you for sharing.

  150. Judie Attard
    December 30, 2017 / 3:21 am

    What a cute and original card! Thanks for sharing!

  151. December 30, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Love this. So fun with a little texture and color.

  152. December 30, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Love the simple & clean design. Really make the red & white ribbon pop.

  153. Kathy Mc
    December 31, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Love the simplicity of this, Stephanie, but yet you’ve added such detail to the backgrounds. Happy New Year!

  154. Marjorie Dumontier
    December 31, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    That’s a great, classy and elegant card !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

  155. December 31, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Lots of wonderful texture on your CAS card.

  156. Tracy
    December 31, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Nice, clean elegant design.

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