Thursday, December 22, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + VIDEO!

Hi, everyone! I'm thrilled to be one of Taheerah's very special guests for her 2nd annual 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!


My card and video for today features Paper Smooches, which is also today's sponsor! More on that below. I wanted to make a special holiday card for a friend whose twin boys are celebrating their first Christmas. I mirror/reverse stamped and reverse die cut both the baby from Pip Squeaks and the Santa hat from Merry Motifs. See how my card came together here:




The sentiment is a combination of two sentiments, with 'Merry Christmas' from Merry Motifs and 'congrats to your super cute family' from Pip Squeaks. I masked off 'congrats' to create a whole new sentiment. The little hill is the clothesline from Pip Squeaks and the frame was created with the Hot Spots Large Base. I sponged around the card base and the frame with distress inks and embellished with enamel hearts.


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! 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 December 31, 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from December 1st through 25th, inclusive, so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

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182 comments:

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh this is so fun! A clever use of the stamp set

Hussena said...

Awwww!! This is totally adorable.. I love this.

Jenny D said...

What a cute card. Love how you've used the stamp in a different setting.

Shameless Sweets said...

Such a fun Christmas card. Perfect for a couple with twins.

Kristie Goulet said...

So adorable!!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super adorable card, so clever to mirror stamp for twins!

Shannon DeWitt said...

Loved watching this card come together! thanks for sharing your process and tips!

CathyL said...

The mirror stamping is a great idea!

sammi said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute! Just makes me smile to look at it! Those babies are awesome and so is your card! Thank you for the video! The mirror stamping is a great technique!

Sammibug in Ohio

Unknown said...

I love when a card is personalized to a particular individual or circumstance. The twin boys are so cute in their Santa hats. Great card.

Ingrid

Linda Droege said...

Great job making such a personalized card!
Love it!

Nox said...

OMG - Santa Baby indeed - those are adorable, funny little babies!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

OMG, what a hoot this is! Great fun.
Merry Christmas!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Such a fun card...what a hoot! Cheers.

joy said...

This card puts a big smile on my face - SO cute!!

Scraplea 1 said...

Cute and clever! Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

M R Leech said...

Cute twins!!! Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

You are so creative, Emily. You always put a unique touch on a card.

Shelly said...

Oh my...this is ADORABLE!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Cute and fun card. Thanks for your tips on mirror stamping.

barbara macaskill said...

Super cute card! What a great card to celebrate the twins' first Christmas!!! I bet they love it!! TFS!

Christine Canfield said...

dawwww how cute!

Deb said...

Such a fun and unique card!

Barb said...

Cute, cute card!

Abby said...

Super cute!

bev p said...

What a very sweet way to honor your friends with a very personalized Christmas card. Well Done!! Thank you.

Janet said...

Super sweet card!
God bless!

A Crafty Person said...

Adorably cute and fun. Love seeing how to make a mirror image card.

cghundley said...

How adorable your
sweet card is.
Love the mirror
die cutting and
stamping!
Merry Christmas.
Carla from Utah

BunnyD said...

This is one card you know your friends won't get duplicates of. What a great idea! I haven't had a chance to try the reverse stamping yet but this is a great example of why I should try it.

Ana said...

Your card is amazing! I just love it! I miss your Paper Smooches creations so much. So glad to see you using PS stamps again.

Barbara said...

This is just adorable and thank you for the detailed video on creating this mirror image and die cut. Wow!

Greta said...

What a special card for your friend--truly a treasure!

Glenna said...

this one made me smile.
I love the lettering on the sentiment
also like how the base color for the card makes the babies jump out.
Merry Christmas

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun card! Paper Smooches has such delightful stamps and dies!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Little Christmas babies! How cute!
Holiday Hugs!
Michele

Natalie Winterstein said...

Love this fun technique! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Ames said...

What a fun Christmas card!! Love the reverse stamp technique. 😊

Colleen said...

Now that is a special card for a special couple!

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Aw! This card is adorable - what a cute way to celebrate these twins' first Christmas!

Sue LD said...

So cute and perfect for your friend's family.

Jan Clothier said...

I like the way you have combined sentiment to create your own personalised one.

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Cute card! Very adorable!

NanW said...

Awww.... so cute.

Lindsay S said...

Adorable card!

Patricia Mello said...

Super cute!!

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome card. I have never tried mirror imaging but you make it seem easy. Thank you for making the video and sharing your techniques.

Natalie s said...

I love watching the process on how you make your cards, there's always new to learn! Have a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Memories by Manda said...

Great Christmas - love the little baby hats.

Betty said...

Cute card!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a cute and clever card for a family with twins!!!

Dana & Glen said...

OMG, too funny! What a great card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Adorable card - this would certainly bring a smile to the recipients face:)

Moosisk said...

What a fun card! Love your sense of humor. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Zina said...

Thanks for the video on mirror stamping I enjoyed it can't wait to try your way

cm said...

Too much fun! A wonderful card with the bonus of a video: thank you! So glad you joined Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
~carol

Debbie A Smith said...

this is such a thoughtful and I love it.
thanks for sharing the reverse die-cutting
technique. I am going to have to remember that
one along with the wax paper.

Cindy said...

Like the mirror stamping.

Laura Peddicord said...

Twins on a card with the biggest, beautiful eyes. I would never thought of doing that. Thanks for the great idea! Your card with the babies is cute and colorful. Thank you for sharing your work!

Linda Rubarski said...

What a cute card.

Kleri F said...

Super cute!Mirror stamping is pretty clever!tfs

Mary W said...

Thanks for the nice video and great instructions for reverse images. The brown really did warm up with the distress inks.

Jean Bullock said...

What a great video tutorial. Well done.

Cheryl said...

Fun

Sabrina said...

Very adorable card!!

Sharron said...

Such a fun card, so cute!

Char K said...

adorable use of these stamps!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Super cute!!

Teri W said...

Very cute cards!

Melissa Bi. said...

Great card!

Rose W said...

Such a fun card. The lucky couple will love it. I haven't tried the reverse image yet. I look forward to trying it.

Teresa Doyle said...

Emily, your card is just too cute for words. Such a great tutorial!

Isabel Z said...

Your card made me smile.

Brithzi said...

Simply adorable!

Lynn Hardy said...

What a clever, fun card!

StampinLouie said...

Love the mirrror stamping. Had never seen it transfers to a block b enforce but I like that.

Margaret said...

Cute card.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Very cute card!

Cynthia Cole said...

Adorable card for your friend!

Chris Handy said...

Cute card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a cute twin Christmas card.

Rae Dalphine said...

Love the card, super adorable

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your card is just delightful!! I watched your video and you really taught me a few things! I didn't know about "peeling" the cardstock up nor about the parchment paper! You have inspired me to try this! Loved those twins especially by the way!! So stinkin' cute!

Cheryl B said...

So cute for the twin boys first Christmas!

mandalj said...

Such a cute card - perfect for your friend and the twins!

Super Stick Chick said...

This is so darling!

Jean said...

So very cute.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Sweet and funny!

judy said...

I love them mirror stamping on your cute and clever card!!

Lisa Gross said...

Great technique cute card.

Trina said...

Cute card.

Kristen Olsen said...

This is too cute! I have loved Paper Smooches for a long time but never thought of s use for the baby stamp. Perfect! You hit the creativity nail on the heard! Nice job!

Me said...

Love this cute and fun card!

Rose said...

This is so sweet! A lovely way to include the new additions!

Rowena Miniaci said...

So creative and very cute! !!!

Nives K said...

Adorable card.

Irene said...

Such a cute card!

Roberta said...

Adorable and perfect card for twins.

luvhymns said...

Twins, double the trouble, double the fun. What a card that captures those little ones and the JOY they bring! Love those babies from PS.

Anita in France said...

So creative and quirky, Emily ... and cute! Anita :)

Jenny Colacicco said...

Really clever use of the stamp art - I love the sentiment. Paper smooches always has such a great font.

Christy Q said...

This is super adorable, Emily!! Love the frame you created around these fellas!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Aw, so perfect for a family with twins! I'm sure they'll love it!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Very cute card! Really enjoyed learning a new technique with the video directions on mirror imaging a stamped design--thank you! And, thank you for participating during this really busy time of year!

~amy~ said...

Emily, how super CUTE.

Judie said...

Oh my gosh this is super cute and adorable!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

hhehehe! That's hilarious!

Lisa Buchanan said...

Cute and clever card!

Lori Kobular said...

I love your adorable twin card! I have a friend who just had twins this year and this would be the perfect card for her!

Heather DePasquale said...

So cute and I love the personal sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

Cute idea for a Christmas greeting to the parents of twins boys.

Janelle said...

This just made me smile! "Super-Cute" always makes me laugh, and baby Santas!

cheryltownley said...

What a super-cute way to personalise this card.

Maureen Reiss said...

Soooo Stinkin' cute and Fun!!!

Samantha Mann said...

those babes are seriously SO adorable!! <3

Lynne in NI said...

What a fab personalised card!

Dana said...

Fabulous card!!!

Anna Natalia said...

Lovely card!

Shanna said...

Cute Card!

Joyce said...

EEEEk that is the most adorable card!!!! Love it

Martha Harris said...

Perfect card for new twins! Thanks for the tips on mirror image stamping.

Rema said...

Super cute card!

Denise Gutshall said...

The little pip squeaks are just adorable! They remind me of Kewpie dolls!
Thanks for sharing.

Amy C. said...

Ha...so fun!

Annheidel said...

Super cute card!

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Thank you thank you thank you for your amazing video on how to do mirror imaging. I've done it bit could never get a crisp image. Love your card. Thank you for sharing

Irene Grau said...

Those babies are just too funny. Thanks for participating, Emily. I always love your work!

Indy's Designs said...

Fun, whimsical card! Merry Christmas!

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Emily. I love how you used the Santa hat to signify the twins first Christmas. Very creative and love reverse images

Flo said...

Your card is so cute. I'm going to have to remember to get those mirror image stamps.

Laurie Liebich said...

Such a sweet card!

Sissyc said...

Such a fun card!

Debbie Selby said...

Super cute idea for a super cute and special family!

Tracy said...

What a cute silly holiday card!

Daria Z. said...

Such a cute little card - perfect for the twins first Christmas!

Patt H. said...

How cute! Perfect for twins! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

Lindsey said...

First, I'm imagining a double first Christmas. :D Eek! Your card is adorable! How sweet to personalize it for your friend. :)

Anna C said...

What a great idea!

Natalie Godfrey said...

So adorable. Great job on this card.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Barbie said...

those chubby babies are just so cute! Peace and Happiness to all

Carissa said...

super cute. The babies just made me giggle.

Wilma said...

Awwww! Cute times two!

Beastybunny said...

That is fantastic!

Helen F. said...

Super adorable times two! :-)

Laraine R said...

Adorable card!

Mirella said...

Awwww, how adorable! Love it!

Tracy Lustick said...

So cute !

My Paper Epiphany said...

Super cute!

Lisa A creations said...

Nice mirror stamping! I need to try to do mirror stamping, but I think I don't have a stamp big enough to do it.

Oliev said...

Such a fun card, thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

Cute card!! Love how you modified everything to suit your needs!! I'm going to have to try reverse stamping. Not sure if I'd have success though so I'm a little hesitant but you never know unless you try, right!?!!

CORNISH said...

Cute card
DebbieC

mgpm said...

This would be such a cool card for someone who has just had twins! Merry Christmas!

Sandra Carroll said...

Thanks for showing the mirror stamp process. I have not seen that demonstrated before, but I have needed mirror images in the past. So now I know how to do it (I hope I can remember when the time comes)!

Michelle Lupton said...

This is so awesome - both cute and funny! made me laugh!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Very cute wide eyed babies.

Laura Miller said...

Thanks for the video to show us the reverse image stamping. Looks like I need to get a MISTI.

Carey Nusbaum said...

Cute card! Charming! Thanks for the informative video!

D.Ann C said...

What a sweet pair of cutie-patooties! I'm sure your friend loved it!

Marcia said...

That's hilarious!! Great card!!

LC Lamothe said...

Too cute! I'm sure your friend loved it! I love how you combined two sentiment stamps. It looks like they were made to go together.

Bev Karolak said...

Cute card! Thanks for the video! 🙂

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! This card is simply adorable! Too cute!!!

Karine said...

Sooo adorable! Love it!

Jen W. said...

Super cute card for a super cute family!

CraftyPaws said...

These babies are so funny. I don't know why, but they make me smile!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the mirror images! So cute!

Love2papercraft said...

What a cute and thoughtful card you have made for your friend! I'm sure she loved it! I learned soooo much from your video - things I didn't even know I needed to know! Wow, thank you so much for all the useful info - not to mention the smile your card gave me :)

Hannah said...

Super cute card!

Robin Platt said...

Cute card. Thanks for demonstrating mirror image stamping and die cutting techniques. Very helpful.

Laurie said...

Very cute!! Love the babies.

Anita said...

Darling!

Kelly said...

I love your card and your video was so informative! The three red hearts really pulled it all together!

Preety said...

Super cute!!! Thanks for sharing :)
Cheers and happy new year
preety

Karen B. said...

Eek! What an adorable idea and execution!

Maye M.L said...


Cuties. Such a fantastic idea to dress up the babies with Santa hats. Sure to inspire joy. Cheers!

trishden said...

what a great card, I'm sure your friends with the twins loved it. Thanks for showing us how the mirror image is done. Thanks for sharing!

mtscrapgal said...

'm sure your friend with twins will treasure the personalized card you made for her family. It is very cute with the big eyed babies.

Naama said...

What a sweet idea and ADORABLE card! Thanks for all the tips and the lovely inspiration :)

Alaska .Kris said...

What a super sweet idea!

pcm said...

i will have to give mirror stamping a try again. i never get results i like!