DAY FIVE: Spring 2016 One-for-One Swaps

DAY FIVEI’ve had so much fun sharing the one-for-one swaps I received at the end of April – who knew there’d be so many?!  Now that they’ve all been delivered, I’m happy to be showcasing your wonderful work here. This Spring One-for-One Swap was filled with beautiful inspiration, and I know you’re going to love these projects.

If you missed the past days of these swaps, be sure to check them out here:

I love these swaps because they showcase beautiful projects from cardmakers at ALL SKILL LEVELS – some are brand new to the craft, and others have been creating for years.  Please look them over, admire their beauty and then let the creators know how beautiful their cards are (I already know you’ll be kind with your comments, but I am going to request it, anyway).

If you participated in the swap and don’t see the card you received here, please wait to comment on the card when it debuts here.  That way, the creator of that card will be sure to see your comments.

The collection of cards might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives good ideas for color combinations, layouts, techniques.  They are sure to inspire you.  Without any further ado, here is the next batch of your beautiful cards:

Brenda Sprenger, Greg Eagle MN, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Cameron Clement, Tulsa OK, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Cathy Morgan, Pickerington OH, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Cindy Henry, Grass Valley CA, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Donna Lathrop, Midland TX, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Gloria Paet, Kapolei HI, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Holly Stene, Clear Lake MN, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Karen Osborne, Glendale AZ, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Kevin Boyer, Coupeville WA, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Lesa Marian, St Peters MO, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Linda Callahan, Gloversville NY, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Mallory Aquilino, Saratoga Springs NY, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Traci Davis, Clearwater FL, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Sacha Wilson, Rio Rancho NM, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Mary Hamill, Milton Ontario, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Maria Rodriguez, Crown Point IN, Stampin' Up!, card swap

Marcia Peck, Madison WI, Stampin' Up!, card swap


This is an amazing batch of cards!  Don’t you agree?  Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their heartfelt creations.  Again – If you participated in the swap and don’t see the card you received here, please wait to comment on the card when it debuts here.  That way, the creator of that card will be sure to see your comments.

If you missed the past days of these swaps, be sure to check them out here:

And there are still more to come, so please come back so you don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. WOWSERS on these cards! Great job!!

  2. Fun to see everyone’s work. Thanks for sharing Brian!

  3. Well, I still don’t see the card I received in this bunch but I do see the one I sent, it’s awesome to be in this fabulous company.
    All of this cards are lovely Brian so, thank you to all of the creators of this beauties for participating in the card swap, seeing my cards on your blog is just so much fun.
    Thank you for being such a fabulous host.

  4. Oh such great cards ! Of course I have to complement my friend Maria`s beautiful creation . Love all the color ! And Kevin ….what a fun idea to stack the cups on the side ! Marcia`s trees might be on my CASE list …really cute !
    Thank you Brian for these fun displays !

  5. I don’t want the parade of cards to end. It’s so refreshing to see the spectrum of talent. My friend Maria’s card…WOW! Her colors remind me of Hawaii. Marcia’s trees, clever. Gloria’s colors and design caught me eye. The simplicity of Karen’s card I really like. I love everyone’s cards here. Kudos to all the participants! Swaps are great fun. A HUGE THANK YOU to Brian for hosting .

  6. Such fun to see all the beautiful cards by so many creative people! I will be printing many of these cards for my inspiration binders. And, of course, it’s super fun to see my own card here, at last. What an honor to be published on a world-famous blog! 😉

  7. What a fantastic group of inspirating cards! Each has a little something that make it special, whether its pearls on the peacock’s tail, a multi-colored cake or curving the “let us celebrate” stamp!

  8. Wow another super batch of cards today. So many techniques I want to try. Brenda’s embossing and coloring, Donna’s peacock and Holly and Karen’s flowers just to name a few. Pinning now.

  9. Thanks Tracie, received your card, up here in Gatorland,(Gainesville). Will be CASing it for sure. Enjoyed seeing all the cards and ideas, great mix of techniques and combinations. Have a joy filled week-end everyone.

  10. Man, oh, man! I have been seeing some drop-dead gorgeous cards that were sent in for this wonderful swap, and THESE are no exception, Brian! Such wonderful talent out there, right? {yours, too, included!} 🙂

  11. So much inspiration here! It was fun to see my upline Brenda’s card today. LOVE the sentiment curving around the flower! As usual, always impressing me with her classy cards. Thanks so much for hosting, Brian! Such fun.

  12. What lovely cards! Way to go everyone!

    I especially love Marcia’s idea of combining the tree punch with the leaflets framelit dies. That gives the trees a whole new look! Awesome!

    Linda’s card is another favorite, perfectly combining simplicity and elegance!

    Brenda’s card has such a nice play between soft colors and shapes with bold black accents tying everything together.

  13. Each card is so pretty. I love the entire bunch from wonderfully creative people, who inspire me to try new things. Thanks to those who made the cards and thank you, Brian, for sharing all of their work. It would definitely be difficult for me to choose my favorite.

  14. Great bunch of cards again, I love the tea-riffic teapots and the clean design by Sacha. Still hard to wait to see the one I received so I can comment on it! How soon before you host the next one? 🙂

  15. Another batch of wonderful cards! Love all the tea bags hanging out of Cameron’s teapot……fun!

    • Those little dangling tea bags are just as cute in person. You can’t tell by the pictures but the tea pot is shiny silver paper.

  16. Amazing, just amazing the amount of talent these people have. It is so inspiring to see what people all over the U.S. and outside of it produce with a little ink and a few stamps.

    I was totally blown away with Donna Lathrops peacock card. It was just so elegant. Don’t get me wrong they are all gorgeous but that one really was an eye catcher for me. Great job everyone and Brian, thanks. I know that must have been a time consuming task for you.

  17. I was the lucky recipient of Brenda’s card. It is beautifully done–even prettier in person. All of the cards in the swap have been fabulous. Thanks, Brian.

    • Brenda Sprenger

      Glad you liked my card Alene! And guess what? I received your card too. I have been watching every day in anticipation of it appearing on Brian’s Blog.

  18. Very happy to have received Cindy Henry’s beautiful, colorful and lovely card !! Love the colors she used. Thank you Cindy!!
    All the cards are very nice and creative again today!
    Thanks Brian for sharing !

  19. I didn’t get to comment on the card I received from day one as it hadn’t arrived before it went “live”, but it was wonderful and from Heidi Wolters.
    I had fun making my card and love to see everyone’s beautiful creations. Since I live in Hawaii, it takes a while for things to get here but I love following your blog and seeing all the great ideas.

  20. Catherine Kraft

    Beautiful cards, all of them are absolutely fabulous. I’ve been trying to figure out hope the peacock was done. Please share.

  21. I was the lucky recipient of the card from Karen Osborne! It looks even better in person; thanks Karen!

  22. Cameron….I loved my card. Very tea-riffic. 🙂 How did you get the brick wall the color it is??? Not sure of your technique. Donna I also love your Peacock. I never thought of stamping it in white. Very nice. Marcia…I like your trees and will have to try that technique. Maria…your card is beautiful as always. Linda’s card makes me want to buy the stamp set.
    Everyone did a great job..But my favorite of course was the one I received. Thanks Cameron.

  23. I have a question about masking. I think I understand the concept of the process but I have a blank area next to the masked one that does not stamp with the color of the “background” stamp. How do you avoid that?? I do use a post-it note….is there something thinner that you use other then a regular post-it note. Help!!!!!!

    • Karen, If you aren’t getting the result you want, you can use thinner paper (copy paper works great!) or even a product called masking paper. You can also try using a pierce mat behind the paper to add a little bit of cushion. I’m not sure there’s a way to get a 100% clean line, but those will help.

  24. Cindy Brumbaugh

    Beautiful parade of cards! Imagine my surprise when I received Linda Callahan’s card- I mean, a card from one of my “favoritest” designers out there! I loved the card and am proudly displaying it on my shelf to make me smile each day!

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