Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia





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!

Danielle created a classy Christmas card using our Happy Holidays dies and some Bokeh Vellum Circles! She combined red and cream vellum circles in a variety of sizes to create the effect. To finish it off, she added a few black enamel dots!
Happy Holidays

And here's Taheerah's project:


I had so much fun combining Santa's Tags with Merry Little Christmas to make this adorable tag! I stamped the arms of the little girl, upside-down, first, then inked up all but her arms and stamped again - this made her look like she's throwing her hands up in the air instead of having them down at the side, a completely different look!


I wanted it to look like she was throwing all the presents in the air at you, so I adhered all the presents with varying dimension, with the biggest gift (from Santa's Ride) having the most so it really looks like it's coming at you! So much fun!


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is supplied by us, Neat & Tangled and we're giving away a $25 gift certificate - 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! 
Don’t forget the 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!

168 comments

  1. The projects are great! I love the unique colors for the season!

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  2. I love these bright holiday colors! They feel so fun and festive!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  3. Festive fun happening all over the card and tag! Sheer delights, both! Thank you for adding to Taheerah's Advent series inspiration!
    ~carol

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  4. Love the use of vellum. Cute tag:-)

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  5. SUCH an ADORABLE tag and pretty card!!

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  6. Cute and adorable! Love the tag and card!

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  7. Danielle's card is so festive looking with the bokeh circles and enamel dots. The circles are arranged perfectly! The little girl on Taheera's tag is obviously having too much fun!

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  8. Love the first card - so cool! And the tag is adorable!

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  9. This hop rocks! Bokeh and an adorable tag!! Thanks!

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  10. Fun card and tag! I love the vellum on the card and the flying presents on the tag - super cute!

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  11. That tag is like the cutest ever!
    Love the dimension and how fun it is!

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  12. Cute projects! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. Great projects! Love the contemporary feel of the first card.

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  14. Fabulous bright n cheery card and FUN tag!

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  15. Danielle, I love your card. The vellum circles are an awesome addition to give the Bokeh effect. Very nice! And Taheerah's tag is adorable. This advent hop is SUPER fun!

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  16. Fabulous bokeh effect!! Wonderful tag. Thank you so much for sponsoring Taheerah's Advent Calendar event!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the bright and bold colours of the card and the adorable tag!:)) The little girl melted my heart!:)

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  18. The dotted Card really makes a change to the usual Christmas Cards! Very pretty! :o)

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  19. Love the tag and card. The tag is so festive and the
    bokeh looks beautiful

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  20. Really like the black accents...a new spin on traditional red and white

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  21. Beautiful first card
    and the little girl
    throwing gifts is
    adorable!
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Like the striking holiday sentiment card & the girl tag. There is a challenge at Sweet Stampin Christmas Presents that the Tag could be entered.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  23. This hop is a blast because I am finding new blogs and new companies behind the doors! I love getting inspiration from so many different people, like this post, these cards are completely different styles and I can learn from each of them. I also loved the box die Taheerah used on blog, which I believe is from Neat and Tangled. Thanks so much for being a generous sponsor of this hop.

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  24. Love the little girl with her presents.
    Looks like she's got a lot to enjoy - much like if you win
    this drawing.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wow, cool looking bokeh! Fun cards on this hop, I agree they are all great inspiration

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  26. Fun card with the bokeh! And, the tag is adorable. Thanks.

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  27. Fun and cute tag and a simple, elegant card.

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  28. Bokeh is always phenomenal. And I love that present popping off the tag.

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  29. Such cute projects! Love the elegance and the adorableness! LOL

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  30. Love your car, the vellum circles overlapping the colored circles. Very festive.

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  31. Love the bokeh and the tossing gifts!!! so fun:)

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  32. love the vellum bokeh dots! thanks for sponsoring this fun advent hop!

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  33. Such an awesome bokeh effect card (reminds me of all of Taheerah's advent photo shoots...So gorgeous. those black dots just make it pop!

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  34. Both of these are so fun and festive!!!

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  35. Awesome festive card Danielle - those bokeh vellum circles make for such a modern twist! Thank you so much for being such a fabulous sponsor for my event! <3

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  36. Such a clever way to alter the stamp!

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  37. I love them both... those circles are so pretty on the card... along with the black candy dots. The tag is super cute.

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  38. Great cards! The red, white & black is quite striking. And that cute girl throwing the presents in the air is genius!

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  39. Love that vellum bokeh card. I am getting SO MANY great ideas from this blog hop. Thanks for being a sponsor.

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  40. Very nice Boeh card and the tags so cute.

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  41. Great card and fabulous tag! Thank you for sponsoring Taheerah's advent calendar event.

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  42. Fabulous card and tag!! Love the red and vellum!!

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  43. Love all the dots and the fun little elf.

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  44. Love the card and the tag is just adorable! Great projects ♥

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  45. fabulous set of projects!! love the card!!

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  46. What a unique way to create a bokeh bg by using vellum circles. Such a wonderful card.

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  47. Super fabulous ideas! Love them!

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  48. This is so fun! Love getting more inspiration! And loving this card and tag!!

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  49. The bokeh card is lovely. The tag is adorable! Great projects!!

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  50. Great 3D tag! I received my first order from Neat & Tangled this week all the way to NZ ( faith stamps). I would've loved to have ordered more product though.

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  51. Love those vellum bokeh circles -- gorgeous! And that tag is so adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. Yay! these are both super awesome!

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  53. What a great card and fun tag. Love the bokeh circles!

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  54. Brilliantly bold bokeh card ... so gorgeous ... and such a sweet little tag! Anita :)

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  55. To cute love the circles, sweet tag

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  56. Beautiful projects!! Love the bokeh on the card!! The gifts tag is awesome!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  57. Love the pop of bright red here, such a striking card.

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  58. I love the classy look of the card and Taheerah's fun tag! TFS

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  59. Gorgeous look created with the circkes and the vellum. Cute tag.

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  60. F U N card - LOVE the ELEGANT colour combo and Bokeh circles - WOW!!!
    FABULOUS tag - LOVE the CUTE elf and PRETTY design :)
    THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION and THANK YOU for sponsoring Taheerah's AWESOME Advent Extravaganza too!!!

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  61. These are fabulous! Love the bokeh card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  62. Oh my! These projects are so fun and totally scream "festive"!!!!! Love them both!

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  63. wonderful tag but the card is amaing - love everything about it - will have to lift

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  64. So much FUN! Love the girl's expression, with her tossed up presents.

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  65. love the way she is throwing the presents up, so cute and different.

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  66. Soooooooo cute! both of you created such lovely projects!!!!

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  67. Both the tag and card are fabulous!

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  68. Getting great inspiration for the Holiday's! Can't give thanks enough.

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  69. Always love the Bokeh technique but never thought to use it for holiday cards. The black sentiment and enamel dots really pop with the red and white.

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  70. I love circles, I always have. Who would have thought you could use them for a Christmas card? Great idea. I hope I get some of those circles for Christmas! I also love how the girl is juggling the packages! That is something I would do or rather I would like to do. Juggling is not my fortae. I'm jugglingly challenged! LOL

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  71. I really like the bokeh effect of the card!

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  72. These cards are so beautiful and fun! I love the vellum bokeh dots technique and the upside down elf arms so she can toss the gifts. You both are so clever!

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  73. What fun! Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  74. Awsome bokeh technique. Thanks Neat and Tangled for being a part of this hop!

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  75. Both projects are SO fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  76. Great projects! I love the clean crisp look of the card. Cheers.

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  77. These are both absolutely fantastic! I am SO in love with that card!

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  78. LOVE the card and tag! They are beautiful and cute at the same time. The circles on the card are fabulous!

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  79. I am just loving the Neat and Tangled Holiday dies and stamps. Love the card and tag. I am a big fan of the bokeh circles and the die cut sentiment is wonderful! What a cute tag and stamp set.

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  80. I am just loving the Neat and Tangled Holiday dies and stamps. Love the card and tag. I am a big fan of the bokeh circles and the die cut sentiment is wonderful! What a cute tag and stamp set.

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  81. like others have set - - really cute stamp set and how you put it together. Really looks like she's juggling those packages - just like UPS!

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  82. Love the first card! So colorful!

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  83. Love the offbeat, non traditional card....then I saw the tag. WOW. Very very clever.

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  84. Awesome creations! Love the colors and design.

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  85. Thanks for sharing the wonderful card and sweet tag.
    Thanks for being one of the generous hop sponsors.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  86. Love the booked effect! Merry Christmas!!

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  87. The card is very cool; I love circles, and the layers of vellum add depth and texture. The red, black, and white are a great combo. The tag is so adorable--love the dimension of the gifts. These two projects are wonderful.

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  88. The card is gorgeous! I'm so inspired by it! The tag is darling too!

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  89. Both so fun! LOVE the elegance of the card - and that tag is so darn cute!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  90. Both are amazingly fun for the holidays! Super work! Blessings, Melitta

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  91. Such lovely holiday cards! Merry Christmas!

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  92. The tag and card are great! Please restock the out-of-the-box die set! I love it :)

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  93. Fun festive cards. Thanks for sharing:)

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  94. Love your card so simple, but so festive!

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  95. Great holiday card. Love how the girl looks like she's juggling the presents. That's how I've felt lately while finishing up my shopping!

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  96. Like the bokeh and the cute shopper! Fun!

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  97. Both of these are so festive and adorable!!! LOVE the red and black color scheme on the card!! TFS! Merry Christmas!

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

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  99. Wow! I just LOVE that bokeh card! Spectacular! And the details of the package card are amazing! Woo hoo, different dimension in the various boxes, now THAT is paying attention to detail! Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  100. Love both cards. Classy red Bokeh circles and brilliant use of vellum. Love the fun girl elf image. TFS

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  101. What a lovely card and tag. I just Love Neat & Tangled products.

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  102. Great card and I especially like your creative tag! Thanks so much!!

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  103. Thanks so much for this inspiration. Love the pop of the black enamel dots!

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  104. Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  105. Love the fun polka dot card and happy tag. So much fun!

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  106. Awesome card & tag!! Really love that bokeh!!

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  107. How awesome is this!?! I love the vellum circles and black enamel dots against that pop of red!

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  108. First of all, Thanks for being a sponsor for this fun event. The 2 cards are spectacular. Aren't we glad vellum is back in fashion. Love the 3D presents in the 2nd card.

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  109. the circles card is super clever

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  110. Love the Red, white and black color story...cute, cute, cute...

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  111. Love all of the creativity exuding from these projects!

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  112. The card and tag are beautiful! Love the bokeh circles and the adorable elf!

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  113. Clever idea to stamp the arms upside down. I love seeing how some people can think outside the box. Thank you for sharing.

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  114. Love the clean look of the red, white and black bokeh!

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  115. Nice card. Neat tag. Keepsake card and tag.

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  116. Nice card. Neat tag. Keepsake card and tag.

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  117. This little elf is so cute! I've already checked out the store & know exactly what I'd pick if I won! Thanks for the chance!

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  118. Love the happy holidays card! I can't resist black and white with one color, looks good!

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  119. Love Danielle's non-traditional card!

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  120. Adorable projects,each one is so cute,sweet,awesome and very special!!! I loved the elf tag,it's so cute!

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  121. Love the red and black..such a fun card.

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  122. The first card is so beautifully graphic. And the tag is really fun!

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  123. So cute! Love the use of vellum on the first & those flying presents are adorable.

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  124. Both of these are super cute! -from a Neat & Tangled fan!!

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