Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Card Making Day! - 6 am EDT - Miriam






Happy World  Card Making Day!

Since I love geography, we'll be seeing the Challenge Team throughout the day based on their location in the United States from east to west! Say hello to Miriam Prantner who hails from the Washington, DC area.

This is the second of nine posts on this blog today (every two hours from 4 am EDT to 8 pm EDT) where the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Team and our October Guest Designer (you'll get to meet her at 2 pm!) will share Christmas and holiday cards and tips. 

On each post, we'll be offering AWESOME prizes including My Favorite Things holiday favorites from the past as well as brand spanking new products from the October release that won't be available until next Tuesday. Yep, this is your chance for a sneak peek! Details for how you can get your to chance to win can be found later on in this post.

Take a look at Miriam's card! 

Season's Greetings Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamp set, the Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set and Die-namics, and the Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps #wcmd2015

Here's what Miriam has to say:

"The October release is full of holiday goodness, but it also has some great basics that can be used year round. My favorite is the Stitched Arch STAX. It's just perfect for framing/spotlighting your focal point. I also love the Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics. For this card I used some of the cuts from the Cover-Up to create the background of my scene. 

"One of my favorite sets released this year was Penguins in Paradise, and while the set definitely has a summery tropical theme, penguins are well suited for snow, too. For my card I used the penguin holding a cocktail, but fussy cut the penguin, removing the cocktail. Instead, he's holding up one of the ornaments from the new Santa's Elves set, and I added a few gifts from that set too. Finally, I finished the card off with a sentiment from the new Hand Lettered Holiday set. I just love that classic font!"

While we are over here celebrating World Card Making Day, the My Favorite Things October release is hitting the Internet with full force at the My Favorite Things blog. Make sure to visit yesterday's post HERE and today's post HERE to see new products and the awesome projects created by the amazing My Favorite Things Design Team!

So here's the second prize of the day — one randomly selected winner will be chosen from the comments on this post to win the prize pictured below:

6 am prize 

Grand Holiday Greetings stamp set and 
*not yet released* Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics 




You have until Monday, October 5 at noon EDT to leave your comment. All winners will be announced here on our Tuesday, October 6th, You've Been Spotted post.

We can't wait to see what you're creating so be sure to use #mftstamps and #WCMD2015 when posting your cards on Instagram and feel free to post in our My Favorite Things Facebook group or MFT Challenge & Inspiration Facebook group.






Happy World Card Making Day from My Favorite Things! See you at 8 am EDT!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

135 comments:

  1. Your penguin is super cuuuuuute! Maybe I will start my Christmas cards today! Wow, mind blown! lol Happy WCMD!

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  2. Lovin' the dies used for this background. Perfection!!!!

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  3. Love how that sweet little penguin is framed with that brilliant arch stax ... such an adorable card! Anita :)

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  4. Christmas sentiments are the best! Love this time of year.

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  5. The Penguins is one of my favorite stamps as well. Since we have relocated to sunny FL from snowy OH, I love the idea of them on my Christmas cards.

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  6. Would love this set. Awesome background.

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  7. Love your card and I love the new stitched arches too - definitely on my must-have list. Happy cardmaking day.

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  8. This card is so, so cute love it but that cover up die gotta have it!!!!!!! So thank you very much for the chance to win.

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  9. Super cute! I really like the font of the sentiment!

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  10. Well, this one by MP is cleverly fantastic! Naturally. :) just love the penguin goodness and these dies. So cute all together. Yay for holiday product that can be used year round!

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  11. Adorable! Love the new cover up.

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  12. Love the snow drifts! It is now on my wish list. Happy World Card Making Day!

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  13. I love your penguin card- it is so cute!

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  14. love the transformation of summer penguin to winter penguin - genius! fab card!! xo

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  15. What a great idea! Love those penguins

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  16. That penguin with ornament are adorable!just too cute

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  17. The paradise penguins do Christmas... Love it! I have that set and will definitely try this! Happy WCMD!

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  18. Love the simplicity of your card. Just darling!!

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  19. How sweet is that penguin?! Your coloring is amazing. Beautiful card!

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  20. Amazing card! I love that new die!

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  21. Miriam's card is FABULOUS!! Love how she used the summer penguin and turned this into a holiday card, so creative!!

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  22. Miriam your card was adorable so creative

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  23. I love your card. The penguin is so cute. I need to get ahold of that die

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  24. So cute. Awesome coloring. Thanks very much for a chance to win that awesome stamp set. Michelle t

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  25. I can definitely picture this for more than just snow drifts - Mountains, waves, and just a cool layered background in general. :)
    Love the way it's used for the card and how simple it is, even with all the little details.

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  26. Such s cute card!! Love your coloring of the penguins..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  27. Penguins where they belong!!! lol :)

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  28. The penguins are so cute! I absolutely love the snow drifts die!

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  29. I have to have that snow drifts cover up. Very versatile

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  30. I love, love your card. You did a great job! Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Your penguin is so darn sweet!! I love your scene you created. Wonderful job!!

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  32. Love that sweet little penguin! Adorable card!

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  33. I just love the versatility of the penguins. Such a sweet card :)

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  34. Miriam's penguin card is just adorable. I love the stitched arch STAX, but be still my heart... the upcoming snow drift die, oh my!!!!

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  35. Well done, Miriam! I love the creative layering and use of dies! You really show off the MFT products fabulously! Happy WCMD!

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  36. Awww he's a cutie. Love your card.

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  37. Oh he's so cute!!!! Loveeeee your coloring and card!

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  38. Such fun prizes! I love MFT and my CC statement proves it!

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  39. That little penguin is so charming - I love him in that new stitched arch!

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  40. That penguin is just too cute!! Love the negative space too. Snow drift die is so much fun! Can never have enough Christmas goodies in my stash :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. The penguin is just so cute. Love the sentiments.

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  42. Clever idea with that bell. Looove it. You card's absolutely darling

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  43. Miriam he is the cutest - ever! Oh do those sentiments belong in my stash!!! Thank you!
    =] Michele

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  44. I love your cute little penguin scene... I can't wait to get my hands on the Stitched Arch STAX and the Hand Lettered Holiday stamps.

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  45. That snow drifts cover up die is fantastic!!

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  46. How genius to have him holding an ornament! LOVE it!!! Such a sweet card!

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  47. great sentiment stamp and fabulous die! Love them all!

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  48. The card is adorable I agree penguins is my fav too. Love the snow cover up

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  49. Omg...So sweet card..Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspairation..Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize too.Happy World Card Making Day to you!!

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  50. That penguin just melts my heart. Happy WCMD!!! Great prize too.

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  51. Lovin' your crafty goodness! Great way to stretch your stamps! I love your layout and the new products too!!

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  52. Love your idea and just love these penguins!

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  53. I love this sweet, soft creation! The Arch Stax are definitely on my wishlist!

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  54. i love this penguin holding christmas decoration :)

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  55. Miriam comes up with the cutest ideas--love her card! I really "need" the new die & would give the wonderful stamp set I already own as a gift, so thank you for the chance to win!

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  56. Such a cleaver idea, using the summery penguins with a holiday theme! And that scripty sentiment, love it!

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  57. Absolutely adorable card with the penguin. I love how penguins can be used all year long!

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  58. This little penguin is adorable! super fun and whimsical too!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  59. elegantly simple. I am always in need of Christmas sentiments

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  60. Such a cute card from Miriam.

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  61. What an adorable penguin!! And that new stamp set and die is definitely coming to my house!!

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  62. Very cute little guy and love the sweet snowy scene.

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  63. Oh fun! I love how you used the penguin in a Christmas scene. Love the new Snow Drifts die!

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  64. Love this adorable little penguin Miriam. Adorable card!!

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  65. I can think of a lot of ideas for that Snow Drifts Coverup die!

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  66. How clever to mix it up! Your card is beautiful & I love those penguins.

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  67. HA!! I little Christmas penguin! How adorable! :)

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  68. Very cute card. Yes, I agree it's really easy to match up MFT stamps/dies with other holiday celebrations other than the season of the set itself. Great tip.

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  69. Love the penguins (so on trend) and the arch.

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  70. Just love Miriam and I'm a huge fan of her designs. This card is such a sweetie and love how she changed the penguin to be holding the decoration. And I would LOVE to win that new wavy die!!!!!!

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  71. That lenguin is so darn cute! Love how you created the scene

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  72. Love your card, Miriam ... Penguins in Paradise are one of my favs!

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  73. The penguin is adorable and the prizes are awesome! Thanks!

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  74. LOVE that new arch die and how you used the penguin from a summer set to create a completely holiday card!

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  75. Such a sweet card, and who doesn't love penguins! Love how you showed how you can pair up the stamps set to create whatever you want!

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  76. This little penguin is do cute with all his presents!

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  77. This little penguin is do cute with all his presents!

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  78. I love this! It's so fabulous how you combined sets :)

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  79. I am IN LOVE with that cover-up plate! So awesome!! I love how you made such a fun clean-and-simple card. Let that little cute penguin shine!

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  80. I absolutely love your card! I have the penguins set, but I don't drink alcoholic beverages, so I've never used that penguin. I had thought I could probably mask the drink out of his hand. Now, you've done it with fussy cutting! I'm glad to see this idea. I will definitely be stamplifting it! (Of course, I'll give you credit!)

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  81. Super fun card! Penguins stamp set is always irresistible!

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  82. Sweet!! What a cute card!! My daughter loves penguins and she would love this card.

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  83. Miriam, I just love your little penguin! Your use of color is awesome!

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  84. Would love love love to win that cover-up ... what a sweet little card.

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  85. I like the dies you used on this cute card.

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  86. Super cute card! LOVE the penguin ♥

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  87. Such a cute card, I love it!!!
    And the giveaway stencil is amazing...

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  88. I love how you swapped out the drink for the ornament...very clever and cute!

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  89. Miriam your card is amazing! The penguin is so cute!! Great giveaway!!

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  90. OMG, this is so adorable! Love that card.

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  91. Seriously cute little scene, Miriam!

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  92. That little peekaboo penguin is simply adorable!

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  93. I love everything about this card!

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  94. Awww such a sweet little penguin and I'm LOVING the stitched arch, definitely one for my 'need' list!

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  95. This is so cute, love the penguins (the favorite animal of my son!). They are perfect for a summercard and also for a christmascard.
    Hugs Aartje

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  96. Penguins make every card cuter!!!

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  97. This is just the sweetest card ever!

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  98. Love how you combined all the various elements into one very cute card

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  99. Love all those layers - adorable!!!!!!

    Deanne :)

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  100. This penguin is so stinking cute!!! Love the softly colored bg - it lets penguin and gifts really shine.

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  101. I like the sentiments that look like handwriting

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  102. So sweet! I love the penguins the are so cute!!

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  103. Oh, this is such a sweet card from Miriam! I love it!

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  104. Absolutely adorable card! You can't go wrong with penguins! :)

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  105. Love the cover up. There are so many possibilities to use it. Love your penguins, too.

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  106. Love the Penguins! Also love the cover up plate!

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  107. Adorbs! amazing coloring, thanks for a chance to win

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  108. Love your card! It is so precious! Anyone would be lucky to receive this at Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

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  109. What an awesome way to mix sets and create a whole new season for these cuties! Adorable.

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  110. This is so lovely card, Miriam! I love the penguin holding the Christmas ornament. Such a cute one.

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  111. this card is so cute! love the color, die and sentiment.

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  112. Miriam's cards are always so amazing and this one is too cute!
    I love that Snow Drift cover-up die!

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  113. Such a cute card! I love the new snowdrift cover-up!

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  114. I really like the idea of mixing the pinquin with all christmas details:)

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  115. The penguin is adorable. Great card

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  116. Love the penguin and the idea how to mix that stamp set for christmas theme :)

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