DAY ONE: Holiday One-for-One Card Swap

2016 Holiday One-for-One Swaps, Stampin' Up!Today’s the day!  Over the past several weeks, I’ve been actively collecting GORGEOUS Holiday cards in my mailbox for my 2016 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap.  Today I have the pleasure of sharing them with you.  Yay!  This Swap was filled with beautiful inspiration, and I know you’re going to love these projects.  In a series of several posts over the next two weeks, I will share these cards with everyone.

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 about that card when it debuts here.  That way, the creator of that card will be sure to see your comments.

The collection of cards I’ll be sharing 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 first batch of your beautiful cards:

by Cameron Clement, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Jackie Wilcox, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Karen Greiss, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Lori Souter, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Mary Jane Ebie, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Meredith Liebman, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Sandra Rice, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Sharon Jones, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Sue Johnson, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Susan Fields, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Susan Smith, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap by Victoria Lozier, Stampin' Up!, Holiday One-for-One Swap

What do you think?  Aren’t those awesome?!  Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their heartfelt creations.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. These are fantastic cards! What a great idea Brian. Thanks so much for sharing. Such talent out there!

  2. What a gorgeous collection . . . from clean, simple and sophisticated!

  3. Beautiful cards…we have a lot of talent in the stamping world!

  4. The cards you have displayed a VERY nice cards. Thank You. : – )

  5. Oh Brian, like the song says: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..” the sharing of all the cards we all sent you to be displayed on your blog, this day is anticipated across the USA.
    This first batch is awesome, beautiful and creative cards, lots of inspiration so thank you to all of this crafters who shared their creations with us.
    I’ve been keeping my eye open for the card you sent me, hope it arrives soon.
    Thank you for hosting this Holiday card swap, my dear.

  6. Great variety on these cards. I got many new ideas. I did hear myself with a few ooohhhs and ahhhhs.
    Have a great day.

  7. Lots of beautiful inspiration here, Brian! I look forward to this each year & thank you so much for displaying these gorgeous cards. Can’t wait until I get mine, so I may share with others, too! Hugs!

  8. Once again our family of crafters have created wonderful cards.

  9. All lovely and inspirational…and so different!

  10. A GREAT collection of beautiful cards! – lots of inspiration:-).

  11. Gorgeous! I love your card swaps!

  12. These cards are inspiring. I’m ready to go to my craft room and work on some cards! Thank you for posting!

  13. Lovely cards. I always look forward to your sharing these cards which is so helpful in getting me motivated to make some cards! Hats off to all who sent in their cards to you. So grateful to them all!

  14. I love all the creative inspiration I get from your card swaps. These are very pretty cards. Thanks to all those who sent in cards to make this card swap a success.

  15. Chris R. from Iowa

    Great first day reveal. I have not received one yet from the swap so this makes it even more fun wondering which one I will get in return. Love to see the variety and amazement of all the talent out there. I just had to laugh as I think the fish card was the first one I have seen using that stamp. It just makes me smile. What else could I say but Best Fishes!

  16. Thank you Brian for sharing these talented ladies cards! Beautiful and inspiring. Talent from sea to shining sea 🙂

  17. Great set of cards! Thanks to all who did the swap! These are beautiful!

    • So much talent and inspiration is flowing across our country. I can’t pick a favorite as they all would win 1st Place if I had to choose. Beautiful Cards………………..

  18. Amazing group of cards. I hope one ends up in my mailbox. The simple beauty is stunning. Oh, and the fish did make me chuckle.

  19. So excited to see the cards. All inspirational and making me second guess the one I sent!! Can’t wait to get mine❤️

  20. Beautiful cards

  21. Hi Brian:

    I don’t even know what to say! Every one of these cards is beautiful, colorful, well thought out and perfect! This is the best group of cards I have seen in a long time. Congratulations to every single designer and to you for letting us all admire the talents of your followers. Thank you.

  22. My favorite one is Victoria’s! All are very nice!

  23. What a lovely collection of cards today! So many good ideas and inspiration.

  24. Those are great cards! I’m probably copying all of them. My favorite is Christmas Cod!

  25. Thanks to all who have shared their cards and creativity — an early Christmas gift for all to enjoy — I would be delighted to receive any one of these in my mailbox!

  26. WOW, these are all so wonderful. That first one with the fish is a hoot! Thanks for doing this Brian; it’s always such a treat for us! Hugs!

  27. This is my first time participating in your card swap. All of the cards are creative, beautiful and inspiring. I can’t wait to receive my card!

  28. This swap brings so much joy! Thank you Brian!

  29. I love when you showcase the swaps! All the cards are always so inspiring!!

  30. So thankful for your doing this! Love seeing all of these beautiful and inspiring cards.

  31. So fun to see all the great cards! I especially like Sandra’s with the oranges falling from the tree!

  32. Love seeing these wonderful holiday cards! I was lucky enough to receive Jackie’s adorable sweater bear! Perfect holiday card for where I live in the north country!

  33. I received my card swap today. It was created by Sandra Rice (CA).
    I love the design and layering . It is a card that I will be sending to someone just because. Thank you and have a nice evening.

  34. These are some beautiful cards I got my swap today it I just love it so much thank you Lisa Poe. You did a great job.

  35. I love all these cards! I was lucky enough to get the Christmas Cod as my swap! Love it!!!

  36. All of these cards are so lovely. The first one that caught my eye this morning as one I wanted to CASE is Sharon Jones’ card…….and, lucky me, I received it in the mail this afternoon! I love anything plaid and I love maple trees. Thank you for the beautifully made card, Sharon. I am grateful for you, too!

  37. Brian, Thanks so much for hosting this one card swap. I received my card today done by Victoria Lozier. It is absolutely beautiful! Thank you Both. Happy Holidays!

  38. Florence Pangelinan

    Thank you, Mary Jane, for the card. I love the theme, as it reminds me of the birds that have set up residence around our home, and pine, evergreen and reminiscent of this time of year.

  39. Oh, Susan Smith, I am so sorry I didn’t comment here before. I absolutely loved your card, but I passed by it and waited patiently through all the days of photos. I had to go back and find your card, which I received. You certainly have enabled me with that reindeer die. It is so, so cute. I love the gold bow on the neck and the little “Merriest wishes” tag with the gold. Again, I’m sorry I missed this the first time around. Merriest wises to you too!

  40. Chris R. from Iowa

    Sorry for the second post – I received Karen’s silent night sleigh card later and forgot to go back and post a thank you for the great card. The white paper had a bit of a texture to it and the sky part is just so pretty. I love the rolling hills with the sleigh and then the houses dark in the background. The moon is really fun – not sure what you used on it Karen. This card reminds me of the Paper Pumpkin kit this month. I love the layers. The card is prominently displayed in my living room. Thank you Karen and thank you Brian for organizing the swap!

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