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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hey friends! I’m so excited to share my post for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! This is the first year I’m participating and it’s been so much fun. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!



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 created with the Warm Wishes stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts. I just adore the sentiment and the fact that you can change up the tea cup to have different faces (or without a face if you want).




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 Waffle Flower Crafts, 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 ESTon 31st December 2016 to enter.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the Extravaganza!



Comfort & Joy Christmas Card

Hey friends! I can’t believe it’s time for Christmas and holiday cards already, but sure enough it is! They are truly my favorite cards to make and send. And all the stamp companies out there I think make their very best sets for the holidays.

The awesome people at Stampin’ Up! sent me one of their sets and new die sets to play with, so I made a super easy-to-make and send Christmas card. I used the adorable Christmas Pines stamp set for the sentiment and branches and then used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies for the circle. I love the detail that the stitching gives on these basic shapes. They just add a bit of extra specialness!






I added some sequins and inked around the edges for a bit of added detail and warmth. Links to every product I used are down below!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back to making videos as soon as the semester is over. Yay!

Happy crafting,



Paper Smooches October DT Blog Hop

Hey friends! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Can you believe it’s the end of October already? I can’t! But here we are! I do have to admit that even though it’s a bit early for Christmas and holiday decorations (at least for me), I absolutely love making holiday cards. So this latest Paper Smooches release has been giddy for the next couple of months! Hope you enjoy!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on October 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

Kalyn Kepner (you are here!)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the Be Merry stamp set which features lots of adorable sentiments. I also used one of my favorite winter sets, Fresh Snow for all of the snowflakes. I embossed them in white and then blended 3 different ink colors over top to create a fun rainbow effect. Some clear sequins were the final touch!



I hope you enjoyed this card as well as all the other fabulous ladies on this blog hop! All of the products I used to create this card are listed below!

Thanks so much for joining me!


Merry Christmas Sled Card

Christmas Sled Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

Hey friends! Happy Tuesday to you! Christmas is inching closer and I’m back today to share another festive card! I made this one last year, but it’s one of my absolute favorites, so I had to share it!

I used the Crate Paper Bundled Up collection for the papers and the adorable die cuts. I then die cut my own snowflake and added buttons as well as my favorite Papertrey Ink doily edger die.

Christmas Sled Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

Christmas Sled Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com


Hope your day is filled with cheer (and some paper crafting, of course)!


Photo Christmas Card

Photo Christmas Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com


Hey there, friends! Just wanted to pop in and share a photo card that I created last year using one of my favorite Crate Paper Christmas collections. I love how colorful it is and it reminds me that Christmas cards don’t always have to be traditional colors! Break out those neons and pinks!


Photo Christmas Card | Kalyn Kepner | paperislove.com

For the photo, I simply used a picture I had of some decorative pinecones. I then layered a leafy die cut over the top and finished it off with a popped-up label sticker.

Hope you’re enjoying Christmas Week and getting all of your last-minute gifting and crafting done!