Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here for Waffle Flower Crafts and we are so excited to be apart of Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza 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 to see what special surprises await behind the door!

I went all out and created a fun shaker snow globe card to celebrate this festive event! Plus I made video demonstrating all the steps and I also highlight how to stretch your dies with the partial die-cutting technique.

[Technique] Altering Diecuts with Partial Die-cutting by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I stamped a plaid background onto a A2 panel made from red cardstock using the Plaid Play Stamp Set and Fired Brick Distress Ink. I then partial die-cut the second largest dome die from the A2 Nested Dome Die set on the plaid panel. Then using an x-acto knife I cut between the ends of the dome and then removed the inner dome. Next, I stamped one of the layers from the Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set in Distress Oxide Iced Spruce on a gray cardstock. I then diecut the largest base from the A2 Nested Dome Die set on from the stamped gray cardstock. I then adhered the base to the plaid panel and then placed the panel over an A2 panel of white craft foam and an A2 panel of white cardstock and traced around the dome opening. Next, I cut out the dome from the craft foam and set it aside.

I then constructed my small house using the Pop-up House Die to make all the components and alcohol markers to color them. I also colored, diecut, and stamped 3 trees from the Cold Hands Stamp Set and matching dies. Then with a hand cut mask, I ink blended some snow drifts/hills with New Fish in Pond Dye Ink on the white panel. I also hand cut another layer of snow drifts/hills from white cardstock and also ink blended the tops. I then stamped a sentiment from the A Homemade Christmas Stamp Set in Candied Apple Distress Oxide onto the white panel. Next, I adhered all my scene elements for the snow globe onto the white panel. I then adhered the craft foam panel onto the white panel and then poured clear glitter into the well created by the craft foam. Next, I adhered the acetate onto the backside of the plaid panel and then adhered the panel onto the craft foam. Lastly, I adhered the panel onto an A2 card base made from red cardstock.


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 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 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!



271119 Plaid Play Stamp Set (plaid) 

310172 A2 Nested Domes Die (snow globe) 

271140 Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set (woodgrain) 

310175 Pop-up House Die (house) 

271131 Cold Hands Stamp Set (trees) 

310165 Cold Hands Matching Die (trees) 

120005 Ink - Dye - New Fish in Pond (snow drifts/hills) 

271008 A Homemade Christmas Set (sentiment)