Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calenda Extravaganza 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 over 60 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 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 wait behind the door!

For my crafty Christmas project I was totally inspired by THIS gorgeous banner made by my AMAZING Avery Elle teamie, Melania Deasy.  All the dies I used are from Avery Elle (links below) – all I added was a few sequins and some Stampin’ Up ribbon to hold the banner together.

Advent with Taheerah 1

Advent with Taheerah 2

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 get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! 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 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments!



  1. Sandy Griffin says:

    Great decoration for a party.

  2. Karen Hayes says:

    This must have taken quite a bit of work! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sue D says:

    Very special banner!

  4. Blanca says:

    Love the banner. Very festive.

  5. christine says:

    you make everything look so easy!

  6. Arianna Barbara says:

    Gorgeous!!!! I love this project!

  7. Angela says:

    This is such a beautiful banner! I love it!

  8. Tracy says:

    Pretty banner, so festive!

  9. Natalia says:

    Super cute banner!

  10. Bev Karolak says:

    Gorgeous banner! Great idea. 😃

  11. Nandini says:

    Wow! Love the white and red combo. And the dies are super gorgeous!

  12. Lisascreativeniche says:

    What a gorgeous banner!

  13. Donna Hendrick says:

    very nice banner! Love avery elle!

  14. Nikki says:

    Awesome banner. Love the red and white and the snowflakes.

  15. Daria says:

    This is so festive! TFS.

  16. Karen Ramsey says:

    What a fun Christmas banner!! I love red and white and the snowflakes dies are great.

  17. Deb H says:

    Cute! Cute! Cute!

  18. Joyce Soo Hoo says:

    Great home decoration banner. I love Avery Elle products.

  19. Joyce Soo Hoo says:

    Great holiday home decoration. I love Avery Elle products.

  20. Michelle Lupton says:

    What a gorgeous project! Love the red and white!

  21. Patricia Ladd says:

    I love all 3 dies. I especially like the variety of snowflake patterns.

  22. KT Fit Kitty says:

    Such a pretty and festive banner! I like the banner die you used!

  23. Joy Meadows says:

    Love this pretty banner – may have to make a similar one for next year!

  24. Such a great project. Love the red with the white scallops

  25. Angie Hall says:

    Love the sparking banner. Beautiful work. Thanks for the prize from Avery Elle.

  26. leonor carrilho says:

    so great

  27. Dodie says:

    Oooh … this is too cute! Love the red and white combination!

  28. Patt H. says:

    An awesome project! Love it!

  29. Christy Q says:

    Such a clean and classic looking banner! Love the red and white combination!

  30. Patty E says:

    Very pretty banner!! I love all those dies!!

  31. Ria Montefalcon says:

    Beautiful red and white banner, just perfect for the holidays. Great for party use

  32. Agnieszka says:

    Beautiful garland, such a classic look.

  33. bev p says:

    The red and white are perfect! It’s simple and very effective. Thanks so much!

  34. Nicki says:

    What a colorful festive banner.

  35. WOW what a great banner. That was a lot of die cutting!!

  36. Lucinde | Lucilight says:

    Lovely banner

  37. Cindy Brooks says:

    Awesome banner!

  38. Liz O. says:

    What a wonderful banner Caryn! Love red and snowflakes 🙂 TFS!

  39. Nice banner.

  40. Debbie A. says:

    I love the banner! Very cute.

  41. Dorothy says:

    Love, love, love this! Wonderful seasonal banner. Simple red & whit color scheme is perfect and really stands out. TFS

  42. Larissa Heskett says:

    SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to WIN too!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  43. Lindsay w says:

    Wow, great banner!!

  44. Karen Armstrong says:

    Very cool!

  45. barb macaskill says:

    Beautiful banner! This could be used for a birthday, Valentine’s Day and so many other occasions! TFS! Merry Christmas!

  46. sandie scott says:

    cute banner

  47. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Oh, this banner so gorgeous. Great design and festive inspiration:)

  48. Elizabeth Del Valle says:

    Love your banner design, maybe next year……..

  49. Kari D says:

    What says ‘it’s Christmas’ more than red and white and snowflakes? This banner is just perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  50. Kari D says:

    What says ‘it’s Christmas’ more than red and white and snowflakes? This banner is just perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  51. Lanae F says:

    Love this banner! Such a good idea, I’m thinking I’ll have to do this next year!

  52. Maureen Chandler says:

    Amazing banner – I love it!! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!

  53. Heather - housesbuiltofcards says:

    Gorgeous! LOVE the strictly white and red color combo!

  54. Andrea says:

    Beautiful banners! What a great idea!

  55. Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly says:

    Thanks for sharing your terrific banner.
    Crafty hugs,

  56. Love the colors.

  57. Danielle Wiegert says:


  58. theCook says:

    Beautiful banner!

  59. Laura Miller says:

    LOVET IT!! It’s bold and the message is die-cut clear.

  60. phyllis rodriguez says:

    love the banners

  61. Denise Gutshall says:

    This is truly an awesome banner! You have inspired me to try a banner next year.

  62. Angela Person says:

    Truly amazing banner!!

  63. JIngle says:

    This is awesome! Beautiful banner!

  64. Carolyn Burch says:

    this would be perfect for my daughters college apartment….maybe with hearts on the opposite side so it can do double duty?

  65. Carolyn Burch says:

    love the red & white combo

  66. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Love this red and white banner, so fun and festive! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  67. D.AnnC says:

    Neat idea!

  68. Robin S says:

    WOW, I absolutely LOVE this!! It’s elegant and simple and, the red and white are gorgeous together. What a fantastic project!! Thank you for sharing, and Merry Christmas.

  69. Laurel says:

    I love snowflakes! And banners! whooohooo this is sweet!

  70. Megan says:

    Fab banner!

  71. Ericka Strange says:

    Fun banner love the bright red. Great project to add a little more Christmas to the room.

  72. Patricia says:

    Lovely banner

  73. Bernice Pierre says:

    I love this banner! It is so bright and cheerful!

  74. Kim Strating says:

    Loving this banner. So…. adding more to my wish list! This banner die has so many choices!

  75. Lisa Petrella says:

    Beautiful banner!! Such a clean design! Love it!

  76. Suchi says:

    Such a fab banner!!! 🙂
    Suchi xx

  77. Christine W says:

    Love this banner!

  78. maria f. says:

    Bold and beautiful, Caryn. Happy holidays!

  79. Kristina CraftyPaws says:

    Great bright and festive banner! Love the CAS styling!

  80. Kate B says:

    Wow, I love your banner! I’m inspired to make one now!

  81. Troy Louise says:

    Darling banner! Love the Avery Elle snowflake. Thanks!

  82. Helen Gullett says:

    WOW… Fabulous and festive banner!

  83. Rahmat says:

    what a fun banner, its super gorgeous!

  84. Daria Z. says:

    Such a festive banner!

  85. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Awesome banner! Love your products.

  86. Lynda J says:

    Very nice banner!

  87. Melissa (Books and Things) says:

    Oh I love that banner! So nice.

  88. Ashley N Newell says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the fact that it’s only red and white, it looks so clean!

  89. Nina-Marie Trapani says:

    This is sooooooo cute Caryn!!!!! I love the way you put this together.

  90. Jennifer S. says:

    Fabulous project! Bright cheery with nice clean lines.

  91. Teresa Doyle says:

    Oh my goodness Caryn, I LOVE buntings and this is amazing. You have got to love Avery Elle! (I know I do!)

  92. jayell says:

    Love the red and white together. Very Scandinavian.

  93. Cyndee says:


  94. Glenda Lehrmann says:

    I like your banner. The red and white is very festive.

  95. Janice Lei says:

    Your beautiful banner really inspired me to get off my lazy butt and to get some crafting done!:)

  96. Shayne Lee says:

    This banner is really pretty!:)

  97. Sherisse A. says:

    I love the colour scheme of this banner. Red and white reminds me of candy cane!:)

  98. Cornelia (fun stamping) says:

    Such a pretty banner! LOVE!

  99. Sharron Gregory says:

    Wow, beautiful banner! Love the dies–those snowflakes look awesome!

  100. Monika/buzsy says:

    Such a pretty banner. Love the elegant look using red and white.

  101. chark says:

    this is just so pretty!

  102. Heather T says:

    Great banner. Thanks for sharing.

  103. Kerry Urbatch says:

    Love this! It reminds me of my Scandinavian roots. 🙂

  104. Pai Meng says:

    love it!

  105. Fantabulous!!!

  106. Valerie W. says:

    Totally OMG!!!! That is gorgeous! I have the banner di set, but now I want the others to make this project. I just LOVE IT!!!

  107. Dolly says:

    this is SO pretty! 😀 TFS

  108. TracyM #6773 says:

    DELIGHTFUL banner Caryn!!!
    LOVE your scalloped pennants, BOLD red & white layers and your PRETTY snowflakes and BEAUTIFUL scripty words!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  109. Taheerah says:

    Lovely banner Caryn, and I love that you made a non-card project for your project! Thanks so much for being a special part of my event! xoxo

  110. Irene says:

    Fabulous! Love the clean look of this banner!!

  111. Colleen F says:

    Stunning banner, love the red and white with the snowflakes! Awesome!

  112. Oliev says:

    Red&white…I love your banner!:-)

  113. Love your banner. It is really nice.

  114. Jeanie T says:

    What a great banner — so bold in red and white! I’m in love with banners and would love to CASE this one! Thanks for the inspiration!

  115. StampinLouie says:

    Love your festive banner! Thanks for sharing!

  116. super stick chick says:

    So pretty. I love that is has a Scandinavian feel to it.

  117. Fun and festive!

  118. Maureen Hayes says:

    What a gorgeous banner you created using those Avery Elle dies! I am having a blast peeking behind the door each day and seeing what each of you has created! I love being inspired by so many different people, companies and ideas. This is one I would love to create myself. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  119. Rosemary D says:

    what a fun little banner!!

  120. Mary-Anne V. says:

    stunning banner…love the dies.

  121. Lindarub says:

    Love your banner.

  122. irene grau says:

    What a great banner! Thanks!

  123. barbara lassiter says:

    This is lovely. A banner might be just what I need to finish off my decorations.

  124. Angeline Choo says:

    Beautiful banner! Love the red and white!

  125. Amy C. says:

    What a gorgeous holiday banner!

  126. Becca Yahrling says:

    Gorgeous banner. I’ll bet it’s even more beautiful with the lights on at night.

  127. Dana W says:

    Wow!!! What an awesome banner!! Love the white and red!!

  128. Greta H says:

    So beautiful & festive!

  129. Michele K. Henderson says:

    Wow! I love how beautiful this vivid red and bright white color combination jumps right off the page! Gorgeous!
    Holiday Hugs,

  130. Lynne in NI says:

    Oh wow, this is fab!

  131. Brilliant, Caryn … the crisp white and bold red are just gorgeous … what a fabulous banner! Anita 🙂

  132. Rose J says:

    The boldness of the red & white is really stunning. Gorgeous snowflake designs.

  133. Diane says:

    Your banner is beautiful!!

  134. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love this
    The red and white make a striking banner.
    thanks for sharing a great idea.

  135. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun and festive banner! Love the pretty snowflakes!

  136. Berina Febin says:

    Beautiful banner!! Love the snowflakes!! Gorgeous!!
    Moxie Craftie

  137. Kathy Mc says:

    Oh, Caryn, I LOVE your banner. I’d love to CASE yours…praying I win the goodies! I’ve got a lonnngggg wish list.

  138. Carla Hundley says:

    I love banners
    and your’s is so
    pretty and festive.
    Love the alternating
    Carla from Utah

  139. Melissa SunshineHoneyBee says:

    Like the wonderful banner. Great use of the dies.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  140. Leanne in CA says:

    Pretty banner and the red and white is striking together! Thanks for sharing.

  141. Beautiful! So crisp and fresh and I love the red and white.

  142. Janis in ID says:

    Beautiful!! LOVE the crisp red and white!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  143. Anonymous says:

    Love your beautiful banner, Caryn! AND, those Avery dies are fabulous!!

    • Helen F. says:

      Sorry, I hit “Submit” before entering my name and email. Helen F not Anonymous 🙂

  144. Melanie Ann MacKenzie says:

    Oh I do so love banners and yours is just wonderful!

  145. Barbara says:

    Love the banner. It brings such holiday cheer.

  146. Debbie Vasel says:

    This looks like one project that wouldn’t be too time consuming nor too stressful
    to add to my busy days right now. What a lovely idea!

  147. Leanne S says:

    Such a lovely banner!

  148. carol says:

    Such a lovely banner that certainly adds a festive touch to your home! I’m off to look at those products! Love it! Thank you for sharing your creativity in Taheerah’s Advent series.

  149. Lisa Gross says:

    Great banner.

  150. Lynn Hardy says:

    Wow! Your banner is wonderful – I really love it!

  151. Sabrina Radican says:

    Oh my… Your banner is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  152. Heaney says:

    love the scallop tag die, sure comes in handy when doing home decor!

  153. JanetB says:

    I love the red and white and the snowflakes are so crisp and clean with all that detail. Perfect.

  154. ~amy~ says:

    What a FABulous banner!

  155. Sabine Edelmann says:

    Very sweet banner.Beautiful!

  156. Linda D. says:

    Love the Scandanavian feel of the design. I’m a sucker for anything w/ snowflakes, and this is just perfect. TFS

  157. Shelly says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!

  158. Kristie G. says:

    Gorgeous banner!!!!

  159. Anonymous says:

    Love this cutest banner creation for Christmas! Beautiful dies!

  160. Liz mcallister says:

    Really love this project. I have not had much time to do anything holiday this year, but I could make a banner like this

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