Sunday, December 11, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza With Taheerah Atchia!!


Hello!!

If you’re new to my blog, welcome, welcome, welcome!!  I’m thrilled to little bits to be joining Taheerah Atchia in her Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!  I enjoyed this event last year as a spectator, and am so honored and humbled to be included as a participant this year!  So much fun!!  Taheerah has not only gathered 100 awesome designers together to inspire you all, she’s also procured some amazing prizes from some phenomenal sponsors!!  Today’s sponsor is Avery Elle – a company that is obviously near and dear to my heart!


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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!

Here’s the card I created for today’s event!!

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PRODUCTS USED:
BRIEF HOW-TO:  I trimmed an A2, vertical top-folding card base from white card stock.  I die cut an image panel from white card stock using the Postage Stamp Dies.  I adhered the white die cut border to the card base with foam tape.  I blended some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks on the inside image panel, and applied some Snowflake Embossing Paste using a snowfall stencil.  I stamped the santa image from the Oh What Fun Stamp Set onto some white card stock using New Moon Dye Ink.  I colored him with Copic Markers and die cut him out with the coordinating Oh What Fun Dies.  I used the Postage Stamp Dies to die cut Santa’s body in half.  I adhered him to the ink blended image panel with foam squares.  I adhered the ink blended image panel to the card base using two layers of foam squares.  I die cut the “HO HO HO” balloon letters from red foil card stock using the Letter Balloons Dies.  I tied white crochet cord to the balloons and adhered them to the image panel with more foam tape.  I tied a bow at the bottom of the balloon strings and adhered them to Santa’s glove with a rolled glue dot.  I applied a light coat of Glossy Accents to Santa’s heard and cuffs and sprinkled some glittery white flocking on top.

PRIZES:  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 Avery Elle so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to Taheerah’s Blog and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as on my blog post 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 11:59 PM EST on 31st December 31, 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget that the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from December 1st through December 25th,  so make sure you visit Taheerah’s Blog every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!  A big thank you to Taheerah for inviting me to be a part of this super fun event, thank you to Avery Elle for their generous sponsorship, and to all of the other wonderful sponsors who have so generously supported this event!!  I have no doubt you all are going to be amazed!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I sure do appreciate it when you do!  Have a great day!

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Lynn Hardy said...

Oh what fun indeed! I love it!

~amy~ said...

Definite cuteness overload...love this Karolyn!!

Hussena said...

This is so adorable. Love the idea of having the words as balloons. Fantastic card design!

CathyL said...

Very cute card! Love the word balloons!

Jill said...

What a fun little card!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love those shiny balloon letters

Chris mason said...

Super cute card today....love how you used the words for the balloons.

Lori Kobular said...

Your card makes me HAPPY!! Love Santa sticking his tongue out to catch some snowflakes hanging onto his lovely balloons!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your card!

Linda Droege said...

Loving those letter balloons! What a cute card.

Jean said...

Delightful!!

Debra Rumpza said...

OMG what a fun and hilarious card!!

Sabrina said...

Great card and very funny too!!

Nikki said...

Love this card, wonderful. Nikki

BunnyD said...

What a great design idea! Love all the texture you added with the string. Let's call it "Santa With Laryngitis"! 😂😂. It's a fabulous card!

Anita in France said...

Don't think this Santa could get any cuter, Karolyn ... he's so fun ... those ho ho ho balloons are genius! Anita :)

Shameless Sweets said...

Oh that Santa is a cute stamp. I had not seen that one before.

Nox said...

A fun and cheerful card!

bev p said...

What a great card! I actually laughed out loud when I saw it and giggled all the way through the "how-to". Still smiling. Thanks so much for a happy start to the day.

cm said...

Your Santa with his charming balloons is *the* expression of joy! The framed die adds marvelous impact! Thank you for joining in Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring...
~carol

Natalie Winterstein said...

So cute! Love the balloon words! :)

barbara macaskill said...

Love the laughing Santa and the letter balloons are so sweet! TFS!

Isabelle said...

What a funny idea : Balloon sentiment ! Your card is awesome, I love it.

Cheryl said...

Fun

Trina said...

Such a cute card.

Shelly said...

Super fun card!

Deb said...

Such a fun card! The balloons are so awesome!

A Crafty Person said...

So very HO HO Happy!

Betty Keefe said...

love your Ho Ho HO balloons - such a clever idea!

CORNISH said...

Now those are creative balloons. Super card.
DebbieC

Debbie Selby said...

This card exudes JOY!

Barb said...

Great job on this card!

Sharron said...

That Santa is so much fun! Love your letter balloons--perfect!!

Moosisk said...

Oh, my gosh! How fun is this card! Love how you did the balloons. That Santa is the cutest! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Laraine R said...

Adorable card! Love the balloon letter dies!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that fun Santa! Delightful card!

Angela said...

I love this Santa, Karolyn! He is sooo happy! Your card instantly made me smile when I saw it because it's such a fun design. Santa with his "Ho Ho Ho" word balloons just looks wonderful! Merry Christmas!!

Sabine Edelmannn said...

What a fun card! Love all those details and finishing touches!

Jean Bullock said...

How fun! Love the balloon Ho's and attaching the cord to them was a great idea. Great coloring too. Well done.

Greta said...

Super cute!

Melissa Bi. said...

This one made me smile. Super cute!

Jan Clothier said...

The word balloons are very funny! Nice card.

Nikki said...

Adorable card!

Amy Ames said...

Karolyn your card is so absolutely adorable!! I love the ho ho ho balloons!! It's such a fun and playful holiday card😊

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Happiness! This card will bring so much joy!

graham Brand said...

Super cute! Love the balloons.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super adorable card, love the fun and festive Santa and red foil Ho ho ho balloons!

judy said...

I love this happy, festive card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the balloons in the red mirrorboard!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love the boldness of the red against that blue!

Barbara said...

Such a cute, fun card. I have to check out these designs! I think you nailed it, however!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a fun card!!!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

Super Stick Chick said...

What a joyous card!

Di Wong said...

Darling card!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Cute card. Great job.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

pcm said...

super fun design!

Laura Peddicord said...

It took me a second to see Santa but it made me laugh when I did. It brightened my day. Thank you!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

OMG, this is just adorable! Love that laughing Santa (or screaming out "Ho Ho Ho" in this case!). Such a cute & creative design.

Kristen Olsen said...

This is cute to be sure but also creative! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

Trish said...

just so cute!

Denise Gutshall said...

What a delightful card! It is so joyful -- one of my favorites so far. I love the santa stamp set and the balloon letters are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

I love the balloons as the sentiment for santa and falling snow! Very cute.

Daria Z. said...

This put a huge smile on my face. Love those balloons - just an all around happy card.

Saybrah said...

I don't know how you got those balloon strings so perfect but I know I would have given up! Great job!

joy said...

Such a happy card - makes me smile!

StampinLouie said...

Love the Oh what fun card. Certainly is a fun card.

M R Leech said...

This is one of my favorite Santas!!!! So cute!!!!!

KimS said...

Just plain fun! Love it!

Mary Holshouser said...

Ho Ho Ho! Lets have a good day.
cute card.
thanks for sharing.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love th Santa.

Margaret said...

Super fun card...love it!

mgpm said...

this would make a fantastic birthday card for a December birthday! I have one, so I say so! LOL! Very cute card.

Chris Handy said...

Cutest card ever

Isabel Z said...

This is TOO cute.

Mary W said...

Great colors and cute HO HO HO!

Rose W said...

Great card. REALLY like the word balloons.I have to try to make it. The highest praise I can give.

Christy Q said...

Fantastic card! Love the word balloons - they are so eye catching, especially using red foil paper!

Unknown said...

What a cheerful card! I especially like the Ho Ho balloons.
Ingrid

Kleri F said...

Adorable fun card!I love the balloon letters!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

What a fun card!!

QuilterLaura said...

Aww, super fun Santa card!

Wanda Reynolds said...

Yep, I'm smiling! Fun card!

Betty Sue said...

Adorable card!!!

Memories by Manda said...

Neat card. Love how santas head is thrown back for a good HoHoHo

Jenny D said...

This is such a great card. Very fun.

Kathy said...

Fabulous Santa and balloons!

Debbie A Smith said...

Your card brings out the kid in every adult and is a perfect kid card too!

Teresa Doyle said...

Awwwww Karolyn, your card is absolutely amazing. Just gorgeous!

Theresa said...

cute santa. thanks so much for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

fun card -love the santa:)

Amy C. said...

This Santa card is so much fun! I love tge uniqueness...something unexpected for the holidays.

Quiltin Kat said...

Now that's a jolly Santa, ho, ho, ho!

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Such a fun card. Thanks for sharing

Heather DePasquale said...

What a fun card! It makes me want to give out a jolly laugh. Thanks for sharing!

Anna C said...

Such fun! Very creative!

Cheryl B said...

Love your fun card! I can just hear Santa saying "Ho, Ho, HO!"

Abby said...

Very fun.

Lisa Gross said...

What a fun card.

Karen B. said...

Oh this is just darling!

Helen F. said...

Love this happy and jolly Santa :-)

Scraplea 1 said...

Very fun and creative card! Thanks so much for sharing on this great extravaganza blog hop.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such an hilarious Santa! I adore your fun Chrissy Card. hugs.

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Karolyn. I love your festive card. What a cute idea that the balloons say Ho Ho Ho

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Cute and fun card.

cghundley said...

Too cute and
adorable! Love
the balloons and
Santa.
Carla from Utah

Rose said...

So bright & cheery! Very cute card!

LC Lamothe said...

You've got me smiling ear to ear with your sweet card! So fun! I love it!

Me said...

Such a happy card! Very nice!

Roberta said...

Cute Santa card. Thank you for sharing.

Nives K said...

Nice card.

Rose said...

Cute, light-hearted card.

luvhymns said...

Love the laughter this card brought out. The Santa is too cute, the Ho ho Ho's in balloons way cool and even the explanation points on them as highlights are wonderful. Great card!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Terrific card....love the Ho Ho Ho balloons....brilliant idea. Cheers.

Candy B said...

This card just makes you smile! Love the details. The snow, the postage stamp die cut, the great inking on the letters.

Stephanie Savidge said...

This card is adorable. Love that Santa!

Beastybunny said...

How cheery! Love the vibrant colors too!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Jolly and cheerful! This is so much fun and really uplifting too! I LOVE it!
Holiday Hugs!
Michele

Robin Platt said...

Cute and Jolly card!

Colleen said...

I adore your balloon letters to make the Ho Ho HO...and that happy Santa is too cute!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Your card is absolutely adorable!!! <3

cheryltownley said...

What a lovely cheery card. Thank you

Annheidel said...

Your card is super cute! I love the HO HO HO balloons.

Maureen Reiss said...

Super Duper CUTE!!!!!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the whole concept of the balloons!
The shape, the placement, and the best coloring I have seen!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Darling use of this fun Santa & the balloons. Thanks!

Andrea A said...

Super duper cute card!!!! Ho, ho, ho!!!!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

What a fun card. It makes me want to laugh out loud with him. Nice work.

Betty said...

What a fun card! Love it!

Lindsay S said...

Such a cute card!

Laura Miller said...

What an adorable card - - made me smile. First seeing the shiny HO HO balloons, to the very wide smiled, laughing Santa!

Teri W said...

The santa is adorable. I love the ho ho ho baloons

Char K said...

love the balloons with this santa!

Joyce said...

What a festive card...love the ho ho ho!

Dana & Glen said...

So fun, just makes you smile! Perfectly executed.

Annette Reed said...

Very fun and festive! Love those balloons!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

What a fabulous and festive Santa card!!! The shiny balloons are gorgeous!

Bev Karolak said...

What a fun card! Gorgeous! 🙂

Irene Grau said...

That is such a happy card! It totally made me smile.

Kathy B said...

Love that Santa stamp! Such fun!!

Irene said...

So clever! I laughed with delight when I saw this great card!

mandalj said...

Love Santa and his balloons!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Your card is soo much fun! I love all the dimension--from the dimensional snow on the background to the wonderful balloons Santa is holding. You really put a smile on my face! Thank you for sharing some Christmas joy! (Peg)

Lagene said...

Super CUTE n& whimsical card!

Leanne said...

Cute card!

Lisa A creations said...

This card is too cute and very creative! Thanks for sharing!

Samantha Mann said...

ha ha ha!! this is SO fun!! loooooove that image!! ha ha!! i can't stop laughing!

sammi said...

This card is fun, fun, fun! I just found myself grinning from ear to ear, when looking at this card! The balloons are awesome, too!

Sammibug in Ohio

Gabriela Seminario said...

This is such a fun and cute card

Christine Canfield said...

oh what fun! see what i did there ;)

Geri said...

This is SOOOOOOOO stinkin' cute! I The shimmer letters look like candy...good enough to rip off the card & eat!

Janelle said...

What a happy card! Love the shiny balloon letters, wonderful touch.

JBrady said...

LOVE that super happy santa!!

Clara Callon said...

loooove it!

NanW said...

Love this happy card.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

So clever making the Ho Ho Ho into balloons!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous card! And those balloon letters - I have seen them in the online store but haven't seen them used before so didn't know if they a must have but I think they make the list. So cute!!

Rae Dalphine said...

The letter balloons are so cute! Love the foil, makes it look very realistic

Shona Austin said...

What a joyful card for the holidays. Gave me a smile. Thank you.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

So very festive - love the bold Ho Ho Ho!!

Sue LD said...

How fun with the Ho Ho Ho balloons.

Martha Harris said...

I love your card! I was not aware of Avery Elle's letter balloon dies

cropmom66 said...

Such a fun card!! Love the colors!

Kari D said...

tee hee! Santa is trying to catch snowflakes on his tongue! GREAT coloring on your Ho HO HO balloons. This card is just delightful!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so totally clever and absolutely darling!! Love it!

TK said...

What a jolly Santa -- his fun is pouring out!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

What a happy and joyful card. Seeing the jolly Santa makes one smile immediately. Wonderful job and thank you for sharing it with us.!

Cris G said...

So cute! That's a happy Santa, looks like he's receiving a gift... maybe the gift of joy :)!

sashasmum said...

OMG....Too Cute!!!!

vicenta ghylin said...

What a super cute and funny card. Thank you for sharing.

Patt H. said...

Love this happy Santa & his shiny balloons! So cute!

Dana said...

Adorable!! I love the foiled Ho Ho Ho balloons!!

Michelle Lupton said...

Your card put a smile on my face :D

Tracy said...

Cute holiday card!

Nora N. said...

This card cracked me up!! I LOVE the Santa with the fun balloons!!

Flo said...

Cute card. I love the balloons.

Bobby said...

What a fun card. It makes me want to say "ho ho ho" too.

Indy's Designs said...

Oh how fun! Super cute!

Laurie said...

Very cute! Love the "Ho, Ho, Ho" balloons!

Mary-Anne V said...

This card is bursting with joy such a fun image.

JoAnne R said...

So much fun. Merry Christmas.

Ericka Strange said...

Great card such a fun and festive layout!

Brithzi said...

Your Ho, Ho, Ho made me go Ha, Ha, Ha. Very cute.

Jenny Colacicco said...

Genius! This card makes me smile !!

Cynthia Baldwin said...

SO fun! Santa looks like he's going to a holiday party! Love the balloons. <3

Love2papercraft said...

Santa's joyful laugh just jumps off the card and makes me smile. What a fun card, what a great job you did creating it! TFS!

Shanna said...

Love the card!

Happy Grandma said...

Ho...Ho...Ho...and a Jolly Santa...Perfect!!

jengd said...

Adorable! The red foil is perfect for the balloons.

maria f. said...

Not just red balloons. Red foil balloons. Doesn't get any more festive than that!

Jen W. said...

Your Ho Ho Ho balloons are BRILLIANT! Love your happy card!

Glenna said...

ha ha I love the happiness in this card and I love letting snow flakes fall on my tongue too. Great card! Merry Christmas

Cindy said...

Cute card!

Mirella said...

This is so fun, love your idea! Brilliant, and very cheerful! :-)

Linda said...

Cute laughing Santa. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Anna Natalia said...

I laughed when I saw the card. Such a happy card!

Rema said...

Cute card!

Heather said...

Adorable!!! I love the look on his face!

CraftyPaws said...

Adorable! Oh what fun! Love the glee!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Very cute card.

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