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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia Christmas Shaker Tag

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 to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

PRIZES:  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 Stamp of Approval, you know – those AWESOME exclusive collections released quarterly from Catherine Pooler? YEA!   Simply leave a comment on this post to enter – then head back to Taheera’s blog and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations 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 so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


For my Christmas project today, I made a super simple shaker tag using some Essential by Ellen products. For a complete supply list, scroll down to the end of the post!!! (PS.  I would have used some of the items from the exclusive collection for todays project, but I didn’t realize who was sponsoring until it was too late, eeekkkkkk)…..


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  1. Miriam Leech says:

    I have this Essentials by Ellen set and I LOVE this tag!! And a shaker too!! *swoon* Thank you! You are amazing!!

  2. Super cute tag, Laurel!

  3. sunshinehoneybee says:

    Cute Elf shaker style tag.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  4. I always think” shaker card” but rarely think “tag”. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  5. mjmarmo says:

    So cute! THanks for the inspiratioN!

  6. nurse6b says:

    Super cute tag. I am still on the fence about this elf though.

  7. Natalie Winterstein says:

    Cute! Love that little Elf! 🙂

  8. Super cute tag..have not done a shaker tag, you have inspired! Love that little “elf”

  9. Your Elf’d shaker is absolutely charming! Such fun! Thank you for being part of Taheerah’s Advent series!

  10. Liz McAll says:

    Sweet! I need to get an elf house!

    1. Liz McAll says:

      I need an elf house…. still on the previous blog I visited! LOL

  11. Leanne in CA says:

    Cute shaker card! Love the elf. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Fantastic tag! Love the fun elf and all the sequins.

  13. Joyce Gerard says:

    So cute

  14. Debbie Vasel says:

    Cute shaker tag!
    Merry Christmas!

  15. What a cute tag!

  16. I like how you’ve used the sequins!

  17. Very cute tag and I love the pompom trim!

  18. Adorable shaker tag!!!

  19. clever & cute!

  20. Sabine Edelmann says:

    This is amazing! Love everything shaking!

  21. Adorable shaker tag Laurel! I love the addition of the pom-pom trim.

  22. Super cute shaker tag!!!

  23. Very cute idea to make an elf shaker.

  24. Nancy Wilcox says:

    Shaker tag – great idea!

  25. Janice Lei says:

    Love this stamp set by Ellen Hutson! I saw the blog post that Sandy Allnock posted and she made adorable outfits specially tailored for the elf in this stamp set! Simply genius!:)

  26. Sherisse A. says:

    Love this idea of a shaker tag!:)

  27. Janyce Lima says:

    What a way to amp up a tag! Make it into a shaker tag. Brilliant!:)

  28. Shayne Liew says:

    What an awesome idea to jazz up a simple tag!:) I love how cute the little elf is sitting among the sequins. So cute!:)

  29. Carla Hundley says:

    Such a fun shaker
    tag! Great work.
    Carla from Utah

  30. Super cute tag! I love the elf!

  31. Brandi R says:

    Adorable tag! Loving that elf … love that whole set ♥

  32. Maureen Hayes says:

    I have wanted this set since it came out last year! Maybe after Christmas? Love the tag and the fact that you made it a shaker made it even cuter! Thanks for participating in this hop, I always enjoy your projects and get some new inspiration from what you do.

  33. Jan Clothier says:

    A shaker tag – great idea.

  34. scrappininak says:

    what a fun shaker tag

  35. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ I have this set too and absolutely love it!! You know I’m a sucker for a shaker card, so that’s a HUGE bonus! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Marty H says:

    Always a novelty with you–a shaker tag, woo hoo!

  37. Kim Strating says:

    Who wouldn’t love this tag on their Christmas gift?! Fun!

  38. Cute Elf shaker tag!

  39. What a cute shaker tag, Laurel … that little elf is just so adorable! Anita 🙂

  40. Cute elf on the shelf shaker tag. So cute.

  41. Oh, too cute!!

  42. Really fun little shaker tag. Love that you included the snowflake in the shaker mix!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  43. Danielle Wiegert says:

    adorable 🙂

  44. He’s so cute as a shaker tag!

  45. barbara lassiter says:

    Cute. Love the idea of shaker tages…so fun!

  46. Cute shaker tag!

  47. Love the shaker tag. Maybe I should start with a tag – my shaker cards are not what I expect them to be. I keep practicing.
    thanks for sharing.

  48. Rebecca Yahrling says:

    This is so cute! Love the pom pom fringe (I have a few colors myself) and I am totally making shaker tags for my gifts next year. Thanks for the inspiration.

  49. Too cute! Love the little elf. The pom-pom is my fave. 🙂

  50. snazzy jj says:

    Love your little shaker elf. Your background is so pretty.

  51. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Really cool shaker tag – the elf is so cute.

  52. lynnhardy56 says:

    This is such a fun tag!

  53. Lindarub says:

    Cute shaker card.

  54. Karen Kreider says:

    Love the shaker card!

  55. super cute!!! that elf set is one of the hottest sets this year!!! great job Laurel <3
    PS… love the snowflakes falling on your blog!!! LOL!

  56. Amy Cooley says:

    Super-sweet shaker tag! I like the addition of the pom pom ribbon.

  57. So cute! ♥♥♥

  58. Denise Bryant says:

    Love this cute shaker tag! Darling elf!

  59. Irene Grau says:

    Cute tag. Love Julie’s designs!

  60. Bernice Pierre says:

    I love this elf tag! Makes me happy!

  61. Karen P. says:

    Very cute shaker card. reminds me of Elf on the Shelf

  62. Very cute elf 7 gorgeous shaker. Love the colours.

  63. Ericka Strange says:

    Love this shaker the elf is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing love these ideas.

  64. Cute shaker creation with an adorable Elf!

  65. Lisa Gross says:

    cute shaker tag.

  66. Cute and fun! TFS

  67. This is one of my favorite EH stamp sets! thanks for the inspiration!

  68. Wow! It is snowing here…! GORGEOUS tag! 🙂
    Merry Xmas!

  69. ireneaddison says:

    Your tag is so adorable….I am always inspired by your creations!!

  70. Hi Laurel. So happy to see your work here. This is an amazing tag, I had to pin it!
    Merry Christmas!

  71. Super cute elf shaker tag, love it!

  72. such a cutie pie tag Laurel!

  73. Patricia says:

    Very cute shaker tag!

  74. Ericka Strange says:

    Adorable elf! Love the tag thanks for sharing.

  75. Chrystelle says:

    I think I’ve been “elfed” by Catherine Pooler! She’s the one who sent me to the Blog Hop, and to see your darling project!

  76. Love the idea of a shaker tag.

  77. Kathy Mc says:

    Adorable elf all shook up with your cute tag. Great job, a Laurel.

  78. jayell1 says:

    Love this – what a great idea to have a shaker tag

  79. Awww adorable shaker tag!!

  80. Such a cute tag!! Love the shaker part!!
    Moxie Craftie

  81. Oh the elf is so cute!

  82. whimsical little tag!

  83. Fun shaker tag!

  84. CUTE CUTE tag! I was lucky enough to be able to purchase both of the SOA boxes so far….but how wonderful would it be to be able to gift the goodies to a crafty friend!!!

  85. Oh so adorable! I love that little elf! the shaker element makes it even more magical! tfs and inspiring!

  86. Christine W says:

    How cute!

  87. Jan Elmore says:

    I’m a fan of tags; all shapes, sizes, color and bling!

  88. Aww – such a darling shaker tag! Love that elf image!

  89. D.Ann C says:

    Such a lovely background for your sweet shaker tag!

  90. That is just too darn cute. Great job!

  91. Great Elf on the Shelf shaker tag.

  92. phyllis rodriguez says:


  93. Fun tag.

  94. What a fun shaker tag!!

  95. Janet Lech says:

    I order the December stamp of approval box and I’m totally hooked! Can’t wait for the next one!

  96. So adorable! LOVE the idea of a shaker tag! Need to try one someday!

  97. Such a fun shaker tag! Love the adorable elf.

  98. Cute shaker/tag!

  99. Laura Miller says:

    Wow – a Tag that’s a Shaker card – – that’s a present in itself!

  100. Such a fun shaker tag, Laurel!

  101. Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly says:

    Thanks for sharing your cute shaker tag.
    Crafty hugs,

  102. Robin S says:

    I love this stamp, and I love this shaker tag. Soooo cute! Merry Christmas!

  103. Oh my goodness! How darling! That little elf is just the cutest!

  104. What a fun tag! Great job! Blessings, Melitta

  105. Sweet April says:

    Amazing shaker tag,it’s outrageous,unique,wonderful,cute and very special! Love this new idea!

  106. Ohh, I really love this tag!! So sweet and fun! ❤❤?

  107. TracyM #6773 says:

    F U N & FABULOUS shaker tag Laurel 🙂
    Shakers are ALWAYS FUN, even more so with your CUTE elf inside and PRETTY trims!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  108. Heather T says:

    Great shaker tag. Thanks for sharing

  109. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Oh, this shaker tag is so gorgeous. Great design and festive inspiration:)

  110. Elizabeth DelValle says:

    Super fun tag!

  111. This card made me giggle! So cute! tfs! Merry Christmas!

  112. sandie scott says:

    very cute

  113. Mary Anne Moeller says:

    Super cute love shaker cards.

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

  115. Patti G says:

    What a cute shaker tag!!!

  116. Lindsay w says:

    Cute tag!!

  117. Woo hoo! It’s a shaker tag! Gotta love elf on a tag! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  118. Debbie A. says:

    Love the shaker tag!

  119. Your tag is very beautiful and a great idea!

  120. maureenchandler says:

    What a cute shaker tag – wonderful!!

  121. Cute tag. Love the shaker technique.

  122. Carol Watson says:

    Adorable elf shaker……love shaker cards!

  123. Shaker cards are my weakness. Love this

  124. These are so cute!! I’ve seen lots of shaker tags & cards & I just want to make a ton of them they are so awesome!

  125. What a fun shaker tag, so pretty

  126. I can’t get enough tags! Thanks!

  127. Christy Q says:

    Super awesome tag! I love the shaker idea and the cute little elf!

  128. Angie Hall says:

    What a cute tag and it’s a shaker too. Thanks.

  129. Anastasia M. says:

    Fun tag)

  130. ambecoming says:

    I haven’t even tried a shaker card yet, much less a tag, but this is really cool.! My 5-going-on-six grandgirl will probably get my first shaker for her February birthday! Thanks so much!

  131. Adorable … Love that elf!!!

  132. leonor carrilho says:

    love tags and elfs

  133. Too cute … Love the elf!

  134. OMGoodness, the little elf is adorable! I love the funny sentiment!

  135. I’ve never seen a shaker tag! How fun!

  136. Karen Hayes says:

    This little elf is pretty cute, he almost looks like an elf on the shelf-I could really use one like this! Super cute, thanks for sharing your work!

  137. I love shaker cards, and that little elf is so much fun!
    Holiday Hugs,

  138. Lanae F says:

    Such a cute tag, love the elf!

  139. Cute shaker ag! TFS.

  140. Marcie Lovett says:

    Adorable shaker tag!

  141. Karen Ramsey says:

    Such a cute elf shaker tag! Love the colors1

  142. Super. Ute ahaker card! TFS Laurel!

    1. I am sorry! I meant “super cute shaker” tag … ? this quick fat fingers of mine!

  143. very cute elf shaker card!

  144. lisascreativeniche says:

    I just love that cute tag!

  145. Nandini says:

    Very sweet tag.

  146. Cute Shaker tag!

  147. Joyce Soo Hoo says:

    I want that tag. So cute. It would be a keepsake tag.

  148. Patt H. says:

    Love this adorable little tag!!

  149. Fun tag, love it!

  150. Donna Hendrick says:

    Love that elf!

  151. This is a cute little shaker tag!

  152. deckle57 says:

    Beautiful tag! Love the elf. ?

  153. Very cute little shaker tag!

  154. he’s such a cutie!

  155. Sandy Griffin says:

    Love the shaker.

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