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WCMD Celebration Day 3: Cute and Cuddly

October 3, 2019

Did you know that World Card Making Day is coming up on October 5th? Well, why limit the fun to just one week? We are celebrating, along with the fab folks at, from October 1st through the 7th with tutorials, videos, and top tips here on our blog. Oh, and did we mention GIVEAWAYS??? Don’t miss your chance to win Penny Black stamps and dies at the end of this post!

Birgit Edblom is with us today and she’s brought with her all things cute and cuddly!

For her first card, Birgit has featured the adorable teddy bears from our transparent set, 30-615 Togetherness, and exact match die cut set, 51-580 Togetherness Cut Out.

She layered these beary besties onto an inked background that was also stamped with our cling stamp, 40-708 Fragile Beauty. To give her card a finished look, and to give those cuddly bears the perfect place to sit, she framed her card with our Creative Die set, 51-565 Snowflake Frames. She added the look of falling snow by watering down white acrylic paint and splattering it onto her scene using a paintbrush.

for the products featured on the card above

51-565 Snowflake Frames
40-708 Fragile Beauty
30-615 Togetherness
51-580 Togetherness Cut Out
30-622 Merry Up


For Birgit’s next card, the flakes are still flying, this time onto the adorable hedgie from our transparent set, 30-609 Cozy Critters. (Exact match die available- 51-576 Cozy Critters Cut Out)

Birgit used watercolors to paint her background and hedgie. She tucked her hedgie into a pair of hand trimmed snowbanks. To add extra life to her scene, she stamped our cling stamp, 40-701 Emerald Boughs, in the background. And once again, she splattered watered down white acrylic paint to give the look of falling snow to her scene.

for the products featured on the card above

40-701 Emerald Boughs
30-609 Cozy Critters
51-576 Cozy Critters Cut Out
30-619 Merry Builder

We’re celebrating World Card Making Day with SEVEN chances to win a $50 shopping spree to our online store. Enter by leaving a comment on today’s blog post. For an extra entry, “like” our Facebook page and leave a comment there. And there’s one more way to enter! Follow us on Instagram @pennyblackstamps, and leave us a comment there, too. Giveaway closes Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be announced here on our blog on October 14, 2019.


48 Comments leave one →
  1. shartl permalink
    October 3, 2019 1:43 am

    Oh my goodness, that little winter hedgie is the cutest little critter! I love these gorgeous backgrounds too

  2. October 3, 2019 3:50 am

    Adorable cards !!

  3. mjmarmo permalink
    October 3, 2019 4:44 am

    Simply delightful!!

  4. Rhonda permalink
    October 3, 2019 5:40 am

    I love seeing Birget’s work! So beautiful.

  5. Jeanne Beam permalink
    October 3, 2019 6:01 am

    Love the scenes Birget created on her adorable cards!
    Thanks for sharing…

  6. October 3, 2019 6:14 am

    Such sweet winter scenes, I especially love that hedgy card!

  7. Sandy permalink
    October 3, 2019 6:33 am

    These are soooo nice!

  8. Maura permalink
    October 3, 2019 6:53 am

    Love the fabulous backgrounds that Birget creates for these adorable critters, and that snowflake frame is awesome!!!

  9. Shari permalink
    October 3, 2019 6:55 am

    Such cute stamps! Love the snowflake frame and the cozy critters stamp set.

  10. Lillian Child permalink
    October 3, 2019 7:09 am

    Birgit’s cards are simply delightful !!

  11. Pamela Munch permalink
    October 3, 2019 7:10 am

    I love the tree branch and watercolor sky!

  12. October 3, 2019 7:16 am

    These bears are soooo cute!!!!! I love all your stamps sooo much!

    • Christine permalink
      October 4, 2019 12:12 pm

      Birgit creates some wonderful artworks we happen to call cards!

  13. October 3, 2019 7:39 am

    The bundles up critters are too cute!

  14. Frederica S Bond permalink
    October 3, 2019 7:44 am

    Such cute cards! Loving that snowflake frame die!!!

  15. Dee Earnshaw permalink
    October 3, 2019 7:53 am

    aww love the cuddling bears – just delightful:)

  16. Leap Year Baby permalink
    October 3, 2019 7:57 am

    Just love the new stamps and inspiration. The cards are adorable.

  17. Mel H permalink
    October 3, 2019 8:18 am

    These are so cute, and I love hedgehogs, so I love this set!

  18. Mindy Moore permalink
    October 3, 2019 9:23 am

    Love the cards! Very creative!

  19. Carol Adams permalink
    October 3, 2019 10:50 am

    These cards are adorable! So creative and create feelings of warmth and love!

  20. October 3, 2019 11:36 am

    Beautiful cards, but really loving that second card. That hedgie is just adorable!

  21. October 3, 2019 1:11 pm

    You’ve given these cute little critters such character with your fabulous colouring and scene building, Birgit … so sweet! Anita 🙂

  22. karenladd permalink
    October 3, 2019 1:37 pm

    These little critters are so adorable but the beautiful background and card designs really show them off to perfection!

  23. Henriëtte permalink
    October 3, 2019 1:51 pm

    Such adorable cards Birgit, I love them both! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.
    Have a great day.

  24. barbara lassiter permalink
    October 3, 2019 2:05 pm

    Birgit’s cards are always a feast for the eyes. I love how she creates gorgeous scenes with these cute little critters. And Penny Black has some of the cutest critters, I think! 🙂

  25. Yolanda Gonzalez permalink
    October 3, 2019 2:50 pm

    Adorable cards. The little critters are so sweet. TFS.

  26. October 3, 2019 3:29 pm

    I love the snowflake frame.The bears and the hedgie are adorable. I can’t wait to see more.

  27. Lindarub permalink
    October 3, 2019 4:34 pm

    Love the release!

  28. Eileen M permalink
    October 3, 2019 6:39 pm

    Adorable images, and I love the snowflake frame.

  29. Carey Nusbaum permalink
    October 3, 2019 6:51 pm

    Your cards are so cute! I am loving your backgrounds. The watered down white paint splatters make the snow look realistic. Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  30. Jane permalink
    October 3, 2019 6:57 pm

    Very cheerful cards! It would be fun to receive one.

  31. Sandy permalink
    October 3, 2019 7:03 pm

    Those little bears are just too cute!

  32. Sue D permalink
    October 3, 2019 7:41 pm

    Cute critters. Love the hugging bears.

  33. Patt H. permalink
    October 3, 2019 9:37 pm

    Adorable little critters & I love that Snowflake frame!!

  34. October 4, 2019 7:35 am

    such cute little creatures on lovely cards

  35. Miriam Prantner permalink
    October 4, 2019 1:19 pm

    What adorable images! I love that Snowflake Frame die on the first card too, really sets off the opening/image!

  36. Marisela Delgado permalink
    October 4, 2019 2:53 pm

    I LOVE polar bears! So cute!

  37. Char permalink
    October 4, 2019 5:55 pm

    The boughs really set off the sweet hedgehog on the last card. Birgit never fails to disappoint. Her use of your stamps is inspiring.

  38. October 5, 2019 4:32 am

    Delightful cards! They are putting me in the mood to create! 😉

  39. Kathy Hering permalink
    October 5, 2019 6:57 am

    These are just the sweetest ever thank you for the chance to maybe possibly win

  40. Janet Durbin permalink
    October 5, 2019 10:22 am

    Sooo cute, love these cards!

  41. Shirley N permalink
    October 5, 2019 11:17 am

    Cute, cuddly and so adorable, Birgit’s cards are precious! Fabulous release!

  42. Kailash permalink
    October 5, 2019 4:18 pm

    Oh my these are just too adorable:-))

  43. Laurie Brown permalink
    October 6, 2019 3:21 pm

    Just love all the critters but especially that little one in the snowbank! So adorable!!

  44. karenajo permalink
    October 6, 2019 8:15 pm

    Awesome backgrounds and love the cute cuddly critters! Thanks for sharing!

  45. Birgit Norton permalink
    October 7, 2019 5:19 am

    Birgit’s coloring skills are truly amazing! These cards are fabulous!

  46. Trina P. permalink
    October 7, 2019 3:30 pm

    Eeekkk!… these are absolutely adorable.

  47. October 7, 2019 3:47 pm

    I love these little scene cards! So much detail, but without taking away from the focal image!

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