Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia 2017

Hi! I’m super happy to be participating in my dear friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza for the second year in a row by contributing a card that I made using some of my favorite Essentials by Ellen products! 

Here’s a little bit more about this event from Taheerah herself:

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 to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Now let’s get creative, shall we? I am using a die set designed by the amazing Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson, LLC today. I’ve been extremely fortunate to be a member of this wonderful team of creative women for a number of years now and Ellen, herself, is just the most gentle, kind, compassionate, and amazing human being EVER!!! The die set I’m using for my project is Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Holiday Words, by Julie Ebersole.


And here’s a close-up of all the sparkle and shine! And check out that cute little snowflake!

If you don’t cut this die apart it’s fantastic to use together OR if you do decide to cut the words apart? The separate words are amazing on their own. Just imagine using the big, bold “Love” die-cut for a stunning Valentine card. *swoon*!!

The details:

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 Ellen so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to 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 11:59 EST/9:59 PST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas! 🎅 🎄 ❄️ 

Below are listed all of the supplies I utilized to make my card. These are affiliate links from which I do make a small percentage from any purchase. Thank you. xo

180 Responses to 'Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia 2017'

  1. Just beautiful…love all the festive sparkle. Cheers.

  2. You had me at sparkle ;-) I am just not able not to like a card that has lots of glitter on it ;-)

  3. Janet says:

    Great card, love the design!

  4. Jan Elmore says:

    What fun colors and that font is terrific!

  5. I love your bold card… the purple and gold are amazing!

  6. Heather L DePasquale says:

    I love your color combo and that glitter is so much fun for the new year! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Lisa, I LOVE Your card, so unique. I love the purple with the green, those glitter papers are AMAZING, I have to have those in my stash! Thanks for sharing such a great card.

  8. Natalie Winterstein says:

    So pretty and glittery!

  9. Betty says:

    the glitter and wonderful colors make this such a unique and gorgeous card!

  10. I love your nontraditional Christmas colors and wow to the glitter paper used! Creative card! Happy holidays.

  11. Avra says:

    Wow! Bold beautiful card!

  12. Carol Didier says:

    WOW! Your card packs a visual punch – and I love those colors!

  13. Cynthia Cole says:

    Love all the purple glitter!

  14. Diane Stricker says:

    Great card, love all that purple glitter.

  15. Love all the festive sparkle!

  16. annheidel says:

    I love the glittery words! Great color combo.

  17. Sarah M says:

    Love the purple and green sparkle!

  18. Donna Ligon says:

    I love the sparkles and colors

  19. Pam D says:

    Beautiful colors, love the subtle glitter!

  20. acraftyperson411 says:

    Stunning card! I love the colors.

  21. Wow!flipping awesome.I love,love,this.

  22. Julie says:

    Love the nontraditional colors and sparkle.

  23. Tammy B says:

    Oooh! Love the colours you used on your card! So fun!

  24. joy meadows says:

    Love the glitter and the sparkle!

  25. Meg Crawford says:

    Purple, green and white! What a great color combination! Beautiful card!

  26. Greta H says:

    Unique & beautiful!

  27. Barb MacAskill says:

    Yes, please! My glitter lovin’ heart is racing right now! What a sparkaliscious creation! ✨✨✨✨✨ the colors too! TFS!

  28. Elizabeth Motyka says:

    Love the bold font and the geometric background looks wonderful together

  29. Beautiful combo of colours!!! Great card!!!

  30. Linda says:

    OH…I LOVE those colors and the sparkle!!!!! BEEEEUTIFUL.

  31. mjmarmo says:

    Love the sparkle

  32. That is a gorgeous card! I love the colors you used.

  33. Sandy M says:

    Absolutely stunning! I love the sparkle of it and the color choices

  34. Becca Yahrling says:

    LOVE all that gorgeous sparkle and the pretty
    colors together.

  35. melissaf123 says:

    Oh how I love the purple and green color combo and all sparkling too, just gorgeous!

  36. JmB says:

    Wow. This card is fantastically bold. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

  37. MoJo says:

    The sparkles! I love the sparkles!

  38. Dana M says:

    Awesome card! Just love the glittery colors and bold graphic sentiments.

  39. Mary W says:

    Purple and green are so regal which is beautiful on your card!

  40. Jen says:

    Stunning! Love the sparkle and the non-traditional holiday colors you chose!

  41. ambecoming says:

    Sparkle always makes me happy, and the extra little bit on the top of the ‘Y’ makes me really happy! I am so smiling right now enjoying the shine. Thank you.

  42. janclothier says:

    Blingy and bright! Lovely!

  43. betty lou says:

    Wonderful sentiment, wonderful colors, wonderful card! Thanks for sharing!!

  44. Eva Nelson says:

    Lately I’ve been drawn to cards made with word dies and some sparkle. This is a great idea!

  45. Iris M Soscia says:

    Pretty card – love the colors.

  46. Such rich and vibrant colors!! LOVE!

  47. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Lovely glittery card! Love the non-traditional colours for Christmas.

  48. Laura Miller says:

    WOW – that’s a bold card with all the wonderful purple and green glitter. A great non-traditional card.

  49. Melissa bi. says:

    Love the unexpected colour combo and, of course, the sparkle!

  50. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the sparkle and the color combo! Pretty card!

  51. Karen P says:

    Oh that holiday sparkle. Love the bold word dies!

  52. Lindarub says:

    Love all the glitter.

  53. Shelly says:

    This is fabulous!!

  54. Daria Z. says:

    Such a fun and fabulous card! Love the glitter.

  55. Lori Ritchie says:

    Love the glitter and your color choices!

  56. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    The purple + green combo is beautiful!

  57. Abby says:

    Love the sparkle…and the colors!

  58. Patricia Mello says:

    Great card, I have not seen anything like it this season!

  59. Trina P. says:

    Beautiful card. Love the non-traditional colours and sparkles v

  60. Sue LD says:

    Fun colors and I like the sparkle.


    Great, non traditional colours, love the snowflakes & glitter, who can ever get enough glitter x

  62. Teresa Doylearx says:

    Love this card Lisa and this die set is awesome. A great card.

  63. Amy McCue says:

    I love the colors you used. It is so sparkly

  64. Linda says:

    Such a dramatic card between the color pallet and the glitter. Stunning!

  65. Vickie Buehler says:

    Look at all that BLING!! WOW!

  66. Lorraine Turner says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I absolutely love large sentiment dies, these included. What a great idea to put the same colour glitter paper behind the sentiments too.

  67. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing…

  68. Isabel Z says:

    Love the color combination.

  69. Sammi Houp says:

    Awesome card! love the glitter and color combo!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  70. Sharon O says:

    Love the boldness of your card!

  71. Sharron Gregory says:

    The non-traditional colors are stunning! Love all the sparkle!

  72. KathyS says:

    Look at all that glittery goodness! Great color combo, too:)

  73. Laura Harding Peddicord says:

    I think your card is so stunning, especially with the colors you used. It’s obvious why you have been a member of the team for several years. Thank you so much for sharing.

  74. Just stunning. I love the purple, green, and all that sparkle. Happy Holidays!

  75. Jeanne H says:

    What wonderful colors. I do love how you put purple and lime green together. I’ll have to try it. Great card!!

  76. Amy Cooley says:

    I love all the glitter! This is such a fun design.

  77. Annalisa says:

    So interesting to use two such close purples, then the totally different green! I never would have thought that would work, but I love how this turned out. The bold, popped up sentiments are just perfect. This kind of card is totally outside my comfort zone, so thanks for sharing ways to make it work, because I do love the look of such cards. I appreciate the inspiration!

  78. DebSelby says:

    Interesting colour combo. Purple is rare in Christmas cards.

  79. Nox says:

    Gorgeous texture and dimension – the glitter takes it over the top. Very bold!

  80. Jane says:

    Love your card!

  81. loooove the glitter!

  82. Kristen says:

    Love the glitz , the glamor, the fun colors and the entire card of course!

  83. Carla Hundley says:

    Gorgeous card and I
    love the different colors
    of glitter! Merry Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

  84. Suzy Gray says:

    Love the colors and sparkle.

  85. Kris in Alaska says:

    BOLD words and glitter… it doesn’t get any better than that!

  86. Andrea says:

    Love the shine on this card!

  87. Claire says:

    Big bold and beautiful

  88. Irene says:

    What a fun card! The colors are great together and love the glitter!!

  89. Oliev says:

    Great card!

  90. Carrie Erickson says:

    Very lovely card! Love the colors and sparkle!

  91. Karen B. says:

    I absolutely love the purple! And the glitter!

  92. Karen Hale says:

    Christmas WOW…love the colors of purple and green.

  93. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love all of the glitter.
    The colors are fantastic.
    The arrangement is
    thanks for sharing.

  94. Patty says:

    What a pretty card…love the colors!

  95. Lieve S says:

    Very festive Christmas card; a real eye-catcher !

  96. Nives K says:

    Great card, Thanks for sharing!

  97. Dena R Barrios says:

    I love these cards!

  98. Laurie Liebich says:

    Such a pretty card! I love the different colors.

  99. Judy says:

    Beautiful card!

  100. Isabelle says:

    Your card is beautiful and very festive with all the bright colors and glitters !

  101. Kati Caprara says:

    This is a fantastic, sparkly, glittery card! So festive!! Love this word die cut!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  102. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Love all the sparkle!

  103. susie sonnier says:

    Love the non traditional colors

  104. Sue McRae says:

    Such a fun and festive color combo for the holidays!

  105. Deev Earnshaw says:

    intersting coloc scheme very non traditional – love it:)

  106. Love the non-traditional colors and all of that sparkle!

  107. Sam Burnett says:

    Wow…such a pretty glittery card!!

  108. Wow, what a stunner! Love all your sparkle and fab colour theme :)

  109. Dana W says:

    Fabulous glittery card!! Love it!!

  110. cmayne says:

    Ooh la la! LOVE your gorgeous, stylish glittery card! And yes; the snowflake is a charming special touch! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity and inspiration at Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!

  111. FD91354 says:

    Goodness this is just a fabulous card! Love the glitter! The color combination and the big bold words is just gorgeous!

  112. Ceal says:

    Fabulous card! love the colors and the glitter!

  113. Leanne in Cali says:

    Fun sparkle and shine! Thanks for participating in Taheerah’s great event!!

  114. irene grau says:

    Fantastic card! I have this die and still haven’t played with it. Thanks for the nudge to pull it out. <3

  115. karenladd says:

    Love your bold, gorgeous card with all that glitter!

  116. Birgit says:

    This is so stunning in those colors! Wow!

  117. Love this card, my favorite part is the dark purple glitter paper!

  118. jlingraham says:

    Love your layout colors and sparkle!

  119. Heather Nelson says:

    Love the glittery colors. Fabulous card!

  120. Kim Faucher says:

    This is such a pretty card!!!

  121. Helen F. says:

    Love your colorful glittery card! So so pretty!

  122. Janelle says:

    If you lived in the 60s you might call this ‘Mod’, but now it’s ‘Retro’…color combo. Very cool and Sparkly!!

  123. MandaLJ says:

    I love the glittery beauty of this and the colour combination is fantastic!

  124. Brenda H says:

    All that glitters is gold! Fun card!

  125. Bev Karolak says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the colours and the glitter! Thanks for sharing.

  126. Rose says:

    Lovely card. I like the design.

  127. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Beautiful colour combination! Love the sparkle. Merry Christmas!

  128. D.Ann C says:

    Ah, the Pantone 2018 color of the year looks great with green!!

  129. Michelle Hackett says:

    This is gorgeous. Love love love the colors. Happy holidays.

  130. KarenHTK says:

    Interesting, Unique contrast, use of color, sparkle, shimmer. Nice!

  131. memalagene says:

    Wonderful card, I love the sparkles!

  132. Love the purple the green!!

  133. Margaret B says:

    Love the glitter and the color combo! I would definitely cut the dies apart which makes them more versatile for other cards.

  134. Nandini says:

    Very beautiful card! Love the use of glitter. Looks very festive and classy.

  135. Ellen says:

    I love this sparkly, bold card.

  136. Larissa Heskett says:

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

  137. Merry Christmas Lisa. Love the purple and green together! The chunky letters look awesome.

  138. Christa Hamilton says:

    Love the purple and green!

  139. Karen Letchworth says:

    What a super cool card! I love the color combination. Thanks so much for being a part of this wonderful event with Taheera and friends. i really appreciate the inspiration.
    Karen Letchworth

  140. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Love the card! Great technique with the glitter paper.

  141. Susan T says:

    Your choice of color is different. Great for a purple lover!

  142. Connie Wine says:

    Your card is wonderful!!!

  143. kgbair2 says:

    Love the unique color choice. And you can never have too much sparkle! Thank you!

  144. Lindsay S says:

    So sparkly and fun!

  145. Flo says:

    Great card. Very sparkly.

  146. Love the glitter and colors! So fun and bright.

  147. What a glittery and bright CAS card! Thanks for sharing!

  148. Suzi Metcalfe says:

    Well, here I am thinking purple and green are halloween colors, but I had that so wrong! You sure made it work it! Absolutely beautiful!

  149. F. Andre says:

    Beautiful and elegant. Purple and green is currently my favourite colour combo so I love this design.

  150. Tina Miceli says:

    Love the sparkle of this card! I like the dimension of the sentiment. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  151. Stanlee Runner says:

    Beautiful card, amazing colors.

  152. Kathy b says:

    Cool Mardi Gras colors!

  153. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    All the Ellen Hutson cards I’ve seen here can be used for tons of other things and I love stamps like that, that can be used for more then one purpose. I love all the colors on your card, and sparkle, that’s my middle name! LOL If it was up to me, the world would sparkle a whole lot more. That little snowflake in the corner? Perfecto! Thanks for showing us you’re sparkly card and for giving us the chance to win something. I want to make a card just like yours!

  154. Christy Q says:

    Fantastic colors and I love those bold word dies!

  155. Michel Espey says:

    Great card.

  156. Kim Salito says:

    Love this card!

  157. Susan O'Halloran says:

    Love the sparkle! This card really pops!

  158. nancw says:

    Oh the sparkle!! Love this card.

  159. Aurora says:

    Love the font and the design of this card!

  160. justasiam says:

    Everyone needs some glitter and glam!!

  161. Rae says:

    Wow! Love this glittery bold card!

  162. Jules says:

    Love all the sparkle on this card! Very glamorous!

  163. Tommie Runner says:

    Beautiful, sparkly card. Love the colors.

  164. Debbie A Smith says:

    I really like the color combo. Its mot sonething you think of tor a holisay card however it works.

  165. Laurie says:

    Such a fun card! Love the colors and the design.

  166. Angie Hall says:

    I like the big words used together. The color combo is a knockout. I agree the LOVE would make a great Valentine card.

  167. Janet Sisk says:

    Oh, what yummy colors! This card just pops with sparkle and color. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  168. Judie Attard says:

    Gorgeous modern card! Love it!

  169. I LOVE this bright, sparkly card! Amazing!

  170. I love purple, so this beauty speaks to me. So awesome and sparkly.

  171. cardsbycara says:

    This is so fun!! I love the colour combo!

  172. Karen Ramsey says:

    I just love your colors and bold design. Very sparkly and fun.

  173. Marianne says:

    Bold and beautiful!

  174. Kathy Mc says:

    My favorite color combo is purple and lime green so this is delightful, Lisa. The little snowflake finishes it off beautifully. Love the sparkly bold colors. Happy New Year!

  175. margessw says:

    Oh ! That’s a gorgeous card ! The glittered sentiment is just perfect and the color combo is awesome !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

  176. Bobby says:

    This is so elegant. I love the colors.

  177. Megan N says:

    Fabulous sparkle!

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