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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi there! Welcome to my Advent Calendar Extravaganza post! If you haven’t visited here before, I’m Kalyn, a paper crafter and graphic designer. I also make card tutorial videos over on my YouTube channel!

I’m thrilled to be joining in this blog hop again this year! There are always so many fun cards and projects to inspire my holiday crafting! Here’s a little bit about this 25-day event:

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 project I made for today using Mama Elephant stamps and Crate Paper patterned papers, chipboard and a sticker (all supplies are linked at the bottom of this post):

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 Mama Elephant 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 December 1st-25th, so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


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145 Comments

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    Karen P
    December 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Cute card. Nice touch using patterned papers and chipboard.

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    Tracey Magner
    December 7, 2017 at 9:18 am

    That card is so adorable and to think you made it with paper, stickers and cardstock, wow that is amazing. It came out so cool, I am loving those cross stitched houses, very cool.

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    Jennifer Schuler
    December 7, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Love the bright colors! SO cheery!

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    carol
    December 7, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Kaylin, your card is soooo pretty with its festive colours, sweet houses and lovely decorated tree! So wonderful to see your creativity highlighted in Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

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    Kimberly Rendino
    December 7, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love the mix of patterns!!!

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    Mirella Rogan
    December 7, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Wow, what a fantastic contemporary design – very creative, I love how you put it all together!

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    Christy Q
    December 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

    So delightful!! I love the little tree accent you added, it almost looks like a Christmas cookie!

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    Debbie Rumpza
    December 7, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Adorable card! I love the little cross stitched houses.

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    Karthikha Uday
    December 7, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Wonderful card 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

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    Melanie Ann MacKenzie
    December 7, 2017 at 10:10 am

    What a cute card…love all those little houses. Cheers.

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    Leanne in Cali
    December 7, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Nice card! The mix of patterns is fun. Thanks so much for participating in Taheerah’s great event!!

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    Sabrina Radican
    December 7, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Very lovely card!!

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    Betty
    December 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

    darling card, Kalyn – love the rows of cross stitched trees as the background!

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    Julie
    December 7, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Cute card—I love the Crate Paper elements.

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    Meg Crawford
    December 7, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I love all the papers! So cute!

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    Natalie Winterstein
    December 7, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I love your card! Gorgeous color combo!

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    Lynn Hardy
    December 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I love your bright and cheery card and that tiny cross stitch house is so cute!

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    Carla Hundley
    December 7, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Lovely card, the
    tree is neat looking
    and love the cross
    stitching.
    Carla from Utah

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    Diane Stricker
    December 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Lovely card.

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    Cynthia Cole
    December 7, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Love your sweet card!

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    Greta H
    December 7, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Modern, festive & fun!

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    Mary Holshouser
    December 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Love the different layers.
    Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing.

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    Sarah M
    December 7, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Cute card! The Christmas tree looks like an iced Christmas cookie!

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    barbara lassiter
    December 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Sometimes, it’s just fun to see what can be created with pretty paper and a stamp or two. Love this, it’s cute and festive!

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    Karen Letchworth
    December 7, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Your card is ADORABLE! Thanks so much for sharing your talents in this very special event.
    Blessings,
    karen letchworth

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    Miriam Leech
    December 7, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Cute and festive!!!!

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    Jan Clothier
    December 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I like the embroidery effect you’ve included.

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    Kirsty Vittetoe
    December 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

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    Sandy M
    December 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I have an embroidery fanatic friend who would love this card. I do too. Your “sugar cookie” cut out looks good enough to eat.

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    nancy y
    December 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    very special card, love all the details.

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    Ericka Strange
    December 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Such a pretty card! Love the embroidered look and the dimension of the felt tree. Great job!

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    Denise Bryant
    December 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Pretty card! I love the colors and designs! Love those cross-stitched houses!

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    annheidel
    December 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Sweet card!

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    Michele K. Henderson
    December 7, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    This is so cute! I LOVE the tiny cross stitched houses and the fun Christmas colors too!

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    Kati Caprara
    December 7, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Hi Kalyn,

    This almost looks like you embroidered the card! So cute! I like the colors you chose as well! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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    Lori A Walker
    December 7, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    This is my style! Love the cross stitched themes!

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    Janet Ingraham
    December 7, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    So darling – great colors and combo

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    Isabel Z
    December 7, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I love what you created-a little work of art.

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    joy meadows
    December 7, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Very nice card! Love the modern feel to it.

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    Memoriesbymanda
    December 7, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Your Christmas card is great!

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    Lieve S
    December 7, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Great card; beautiful design, great combination of colours, stamps, materials, …
    Thank you for sharing your creativity !

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    Lynne Jardine
    December 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Beautiful! I love your x-stitch theme, this would be perfect for my mum 🙂

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    Laurie Liebich
    December 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I love the pattern paper on your card. Great Christmas card!

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    Teri S.
    December 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Very cheery Christmas card!

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    FD91354
    December 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Love the arrangement and assortment of stamps used in this card design. SO fun.. and creative.

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    Sam Burnett
    December 7, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Cute card – love the cross-stitching and the little tree that looks like a decorated Christmas sugar cookie!

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    Lindarub
    December 7, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Love your card.

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    Jayell
    December 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Love the card, especially those cross stitch effect houses

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    justasiam
    December 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I really like the “crossstitched” houses!

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    Karen Hale
    December 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Love the multi colors and patterns of your card…beautiful and festive!

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    Shelly
    December 7, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Super sweet card!

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    Sharon O
    December 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Sweet little scene on your card today!

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    Annalisa
    December 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    How fun is this? I usually see the Mama Elephant critters, so it’s really nice to see something created with their other products. I especially like how the cross-stitch houses match with the patterned paper (or did you stamp it? Whatever the case, it’s a great fit). Thanks for sharing your talents with us and participating in Taheerah’s advent calendar!

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    Andrea Hastilow
    December 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    As a cross stitcher those little yummy houses are divine on your card & such a great festive card made with them, brilliant, thanks x

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    Abby
    December 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Nice card!

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    Jeanne H
    December 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    All your cute houses would be a way to make cards for your neighbors. Fun card.

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    Jane
    December 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Love your fun card!

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    Trina P.
    December 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Fun card. Great use of pattern papers. I haven’t used pattern papers in years.

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    Valerie Breingan
    December 7, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    This is really neat.I love the background.

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    diane p
    December 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Cute card! I love the variety of products you used to create this fun Christmas card! Thanks for sharing.

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    Michel Espey
    December 7, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Love the card.

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    Becca Yahrling
    December 7, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    So very cute! Love the cross-stitched houses.

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    F. Andre
    December 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    The vivid colours make this card very festive for the holiday season.

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    Pai
    December 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    that little tree is so cute!

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    Kathy Schweinfurth
    December 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    How wonderful!! Those cross stitched trees are fabulous!!

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    Sharron Gregory
    December 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Love this whimsical design! Those cross stitch houses are adorable and the little tree is such a fun accent!

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    Dana W
    December 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Adorable card!! Love the little houses!!

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    Vivian
    December 7, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Oh my goodness! Counted cross-stitch is one of my favorite hobbies. These cards are so cute!

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    Janet
    December 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    So many elements!! I just love this Extravaganza!

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    Beverly Sizemore
    December 7, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Cute card….I especially love the little green tree! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

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    Mary W
    December 7, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I love the cross stitching so much! Fast and easy way to do it.

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    Linda
    December 7, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Great showcase for the Wishful Taggins stamp set. Love the brightness of the colors, too.

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    Sue LD
    December 7, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    So cute. Love the cross stitched houses.

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    betty lou
    December 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Great card! You’ve inspired me to use my abundance of patterned paper to create Christmas cards! Thank you for sharing!

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    Teresa Doyle
    December 7, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Very pretty Kalyn, love the cross stitch images.

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    Jeanne Beam
    December 7, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing….

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    Judy
    December 7, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I love your fun design!

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    Pennie Glasser
    December 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Super cute card!

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    amy
    December 7, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I love the stamping and the pattern paper!

  • Reply
    Connie
    December 7, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Lovely card. I really like the cross stitch.

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    Helen F.
    December 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Kalyn, this is just too sweet. Love the mix of patterns and colors on your fun card!

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    Ashlyn
    December 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I love how you used the houses!

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    Margaret B
    December 7, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Sweet contemporary card.

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    Barb MacAskill
    December 7, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Rooting tooting adorable! Great melding of the patterns and colors! I love that you used three totally different themes! TFS!

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    Roberta S.
    December 7, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I love this card. The mix of colors is so neat. Thank you for sharing.

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    elizabeth Moyka
    December 7, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    So enjoying your mix of papers, stamping, and embellishments . That panel with the cross stitching is really appealing.

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    Nancy Wilcox
    December 7, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Love the colors and the cross-stitch background.

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    Vicenta Ghylin
    December 8, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Awesome card. Love the background. Thank you for sharing.

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    Laura Harding Peddicord
    December 8, 2017 at 12:07 am

    What a great card with all of the textures/designs that are included. Thank you for sharing.

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    Linda
    December 8, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Love the cross stitches!

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    Iris Soscia
    December 8, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Sweet card – love the patterns and colors.

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    MandaLJ
    December 8, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Lovely card – the cross-stitched houses add such a sweet touch!

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    Claire
    December 8, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Very clever use of those stamps . I must have missed those Basic Borders stamps when they were released , definitely on my wish list now . Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Nives K
    December 8, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Pretty card, Thank you for sharing.

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    Carla vdM
    December 8, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Wonderfull card with the paperhouse that looks like their are stiched.

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    Bev Karolak
    December 8, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Cute card! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Laura Greig
    December 8, 2017 at 7:10 am

    That is so adorable, love the colors and the cross stitch houses!

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    Kristie Goulet
    December 8, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Love this! Those cross stitched houses are awesome! ♥♥♥

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    Sue McRae
    December 8, 2017 at 8:47 am

    The cross stitch houses are so charming on this sweet card!

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    Deepa Lakshman
    December 8, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Love the chipboard tree. Lovely card.

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    Susan O'Halloran
    December 8, 2017 at 9:16 am

    A cute and modern design! Love your color choices and the composition.

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    Dana M
    December 8, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Fabulous card! Wonderful combination of elements.

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    Judie Attard
    December 8, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Awesome and super original card!

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    KarenHTK
    December 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

    WOW! This IS a Great card to send someone in Needle Arts! The “faux” pleated background with crossstitch houses is so unique and very creative! Great Job….Well Done! Nice!

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    jean marmo
    December 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Just love these!

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    Lagene
    December 8, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Love your awesome cross stitch card!

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    Karen B.
    December 8, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Love the fun addition of pink to your cute design!

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    Rose
    December 8, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Nice card. Like the cross stitched images.

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    Stanlee R.
    December 8, 2017 at 11:42 am

    What a creative use of supplies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Patty
    December 8, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Bright and happy design. The tree looks like a yummy Christmas cookie!

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    Lori Ritchie
    December 8, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Lovely card and design, so pretty!

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    Deborah Kaye
    December 8, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Such a cute card! I like the little cross stitch houses!

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    Dee Earnshaw
    December 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    sweet crossed-stitched card – so festive:)

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    Kim Klinkovsky
    December 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Cute stamps. Cute card. Love your colors and patterns. Just adorable. Happy Holidays!

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    Rae Moan
    December 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Cute card!

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    Nox
    December 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Cute card – the needlework lover in me loves the x-stitch house background!

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    Sara B
    December 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Cute card!

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    MelissaF
    December 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Sweet holiday card. Love the color combo and those stamped stitched houses with the Tree.

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    donna mikasa
    December 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Such a fun, festive card! I just love those cross stitched houses!

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    Isabelle
    December 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Awesome card full of colors !

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    Bobby
    December 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Cute card.

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    Casey Thrush
    December 8, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Very cute!

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    Pollyanna
    December 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Papers are really cute on this one.

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    Pam D
    December 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Such a great card!

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    Tammy Nyenhuis
    December 8, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    What a cute card! Love the houses and the stars!

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    Patricia Mello
    December 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Colorful, home made goodness.

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    chark
    December 8, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    so stinkin’ cute!
    Glitter In My Kitchen

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    Laurie
    December 8, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Very cute card! Love the mixture of textures.

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    Mary-Anne V
    December 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I like the different looks of texture!

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    Gail Plaskiewicz
    December 9, 2017 at 1:35 am

    I had to learn to do embroidery and cross stitch for my Home Ec. class in high school in the 70’s so I can really appreciate that you have cross stitch on your card. I still do embroidery so I really love your card! It is so colorful and such a fun card. I love the tree, and the sequins and the paper, I love it all! Thanks for showing us your colorful card and for giving us the chance to win something. I hope that I win!

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    Laura Gauthier Turcotte
    December 9, 2017 at 6:08 am

    So cute!

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    NinaS
    December 9, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Adorable card.

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    Amy McCue
    December 9, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Love the paper choices! Such a pretty card!

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    irene Grau
    December 9, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Lovely. Your tree reminds me of my favorite iced animal cookies, except in green. 🙂

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    Daria Zender
    December 9, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    That little tree is very sweet! I love the patterns and layers on your card – so pretty.

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    Oliev
    December 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Lovely card:-)

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    Zina
    December 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Like your card with all these small stamps

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    Angela Person
    December 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Lovely card!

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    Jen Forster
    December 9, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Super adorable!!!

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    Lorie Brunner
    December 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    The cross stitch dies are wonderful!!

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    Amy Cooley
    December 10, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I like the fun patterns you created on this holiday card!

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    Lisa A creations
    December 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Very cute card! Thanks for sharing!

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    Laura Miller
    December 12, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Very homey and cozy. Love the tree embellishment.

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    Andrea Shell
    December 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Fun CAS card! Love the colors!

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    Tracy
    December 12, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Nice card, love the patterned paper.

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