Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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Advent Calenda Extravaganza Have you heard about the Advent Calendar Extravaganza???  It’s 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 over 60 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 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 to see what special surprises wait behind the door!


Advent Calendar Extravaganza It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is supplied by ME!!!, and you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it!  You’ll get an up close look at the stamp sets and die that I’m giving away in the video tutorial.  These products can not be purchased right now…anywhere!  :)

Simply leave a comment on this post to enter – then head back to and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations fromTaheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more. You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments.

The Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time. Merry Christmas!

Now for my project…I haven’t done a KISS Card in a while and now is the perfect time.

SOA KISS Cards 2 Stamp of Approval KISS Cards!

KISS Cards (Keep It Simple Stamper!) cards are quick, easy and awesome for thank you notes after the holidays.

View the video to see how they came together, how I decided on the colors and different elements for the cards and I’ll give you a good look at the stamps that I’ve got up for grabs!

SOA KISS Cards 3 A few close ups…

SOA KISS Cards 4 If you don’t have the products in this video, try any snowflakes or flowers you have in your craft stash already!

Make a bunch for after the holidays, or for gift giving this year.  I’ve been hard at work because this year I’m giving pack of birthday cards to – well, I can’t tell you who they are for in case they are reading these!- I’ll be showing you those cards in January.  ;)

If you aren’t familiar with Stamp of Approval, click here to learn more.  Be sure to get on the wait list because our first two boxes sold out FAST.  The sales link goes out to wait list subscribers first…can’t wait to sneak peek the January collection.  It’s off the hook!  WOOO!

Thanks for checking in with me today, hope you enjoyed this tutorial are inspired!

  • Donna December 26, 2015, 12:22 pm

    Your cards are always great!

  • Carol Watson December 26, 2015, 12:32 pm

    Festive thank you cards, love the stamp sets you chose and thanks for the great video tutorial

  • Patty E December 26, 2015, 2:17 pm

    Oh I hope I win these goodies!! I love those stamps & the cards you made with them!! And you’re right….the possibilities are endless! I LOVE the pink snowflake the most, and what’s funny is, even though you said you went a little crazy on the stamping…I like the green & red second best!!

  • Randee S December 26, 2015, 2:44 pm

    Great KISS cards. Love the colors.

  • Ria Montefalcon December 26, 2015, 2:58 pm

    So love these clean and simple cards. So pretty. Love the colors too over white background

  • Angie Hall December 26, 2015, 4:06 pm

    I like the way you used the same products but still made “different” cards. Thanks for joining in the fun of the Advent event.

  • bev p December 26, 2015, 4:43 pm

    I love this idea, and your color choices are really fun. Thanks so much for some much needed inspiration!

  • Sue December 26, 2015, 6:35 pm

    very nice

  • leonor carrilho December 27, 2015, 3:07 pm

    great card

  • Dodie December 27, 2015, 4:17 pm

    These are so cute!

  • Chris M December 27, 2015, 5:00 pm

    What a cute card concept….love it.

  • Cheryl L. December 27, 2015, 8:39 pm

    Really fun idea! I like quick and easy inspiration!

  • Karen Hayes December 28, 2015, 4:52 am

    I am really enjoying this blog hop, it’d be fun to see which stamp sets the winner gets! Thanks so much for sharing your work & sponsoring this giveaway!

  • Michele K. Henderson December 28, 2015, 10:43 am

    Those cards are gorgeous and look easy and fun to make too!
    Holiday Hugs!

  • Pat December 28, 2015, 12:32 pm

    I am going to go make some of these thank you cards. I love seeing how to make simple cards and new ways to use my SOP Dec. box. Thanks

  • Lanae F December 28, 2015, 12:51 pm

    TThanks for sharing! Can’t wait to see the next one!

  • Daria December 28, 2015, 1:45 pm

    Thank you for your video; I always enjoy seeing you at work! I love the fun cards you made. TFS.

  • Debbie Anemaet December 28, 2015, 2:44 pm

    Great card designs, Catherine! I can seer how a MISTI would be great for making a number of cards at once. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Liz O. December 28, 2015, 8:14 pm

    Very pretty card set! TFS and for sponsoring todays door, have a wonderful day!

  • Lisascreativeniche December 28, 2015, 9:04 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love the various colors used on each!

  • Nandini December 29, 2015, 1:58 am

    Love these cards. Great idea for putting the smaller stamps to use. Thanks for the great video.

  • Rahmat December 29, 2015, 4:51 am

    Love the crisp look on the cards with the bold sentiments, beautiful.

  • Joyce Soo Hoo December 29, 2015, 10:28 am

    Hi Catherine,
    I have been watching your Youtube channel. Your Christmas card is so colorful. Quick and simple.

  • Patt H. December 29, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Thanks for the fun video! Love the adorable quick cards, especially the really simple pink snowflakes. (maybe cause I love pink??) I love your blog & always learn something from you.

  • Natalia December 29, 2015, 8:38 pm

    Great cards!!

  • Tracy December 29, 2015, 10:08 pm

    Great cards, TFS.

  • Donna December 30, 2015, 1:07 am

    Great idea

  • Angela December 30, 2015, 2:05 am

    These cards are cute! I like how you used the same basic idea but switched it up by using different words, designs and colors.

  • Kim December 30, 2015, 9:58 am

    Cute cards! I love how you highlight the versatility of the stamp sets. Glad I stumbled across your videos on YouTube, a crafter can never have too much inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  • Arianna Barbara December 30, 2015, 3:19 pm

    Gorgeous!!!! I love this project!

  • Patty December 30, 2015, 4:44 pm

    Love these KISS cards, especially the snowflake ones!

  • Christine December 30, 2015, 6:18 pm

    simple and chic!

  • Robi W December 30, 2015, 11:50 pm

    Darling cards! Love the clean and simple look.

  • Sandy Griffin December 31, 2015, 1:33 am

    Love the quickie cards during the holidays.

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