DAY SIX: Barbara Moody and Carrie Todd


Over the past month, I’ve gathered some gorgeous Holiday cards as a part of my Holiday One-for-One Swap.  I love receiving them, sending them back out and sharing them here.  I’ve been sharing these cards over the past week-and-a-half.  If you missed the other posts, you can see them here:

Today’s a little bit different.  Instead of just sharing a parade of cards, I’m sharing two cards from the swap that really stood out to me as special – cards by Barbara Moody and Carrie Todd. Here are their cards:

by Barbara Moody, Santa's Sleigh, Stampin' Up! by Carrie Todd, Wonderful Year, Stampin' Up!

How gorgeous are they?!  I’m sharing them together because they have some really wonderful things in common:

  • Both cards showcase wonderful reds – Barbara’s card features Real Red, while Carrie’s card showcases Cherry Cobbler.
  • Both cards are beautifully layered with gorgeous paper – layers and layers that work wonderfully together.
  • Both cards use pops of metallic shine to enhance their cards – Barbara’s card shines with gold, while Carrie’s card features pops of copper.

Barbara Moody’s Santa’s Sleigh Card.  There’s nothing simple about Barbara’s sleigh card.  You can see the time and energy that went into every detail – from all the beautifully stacked layers to the intricately cropped presents and bows.  Barbara used the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits to create an intricate, gold foil sleigh carriage that lays perfectly over the red sleigh.  How gorgeous!  She bent her photopolymer stamp (easy to do) to align it with the arch of the oval.  Brilliant!

by Barbara Moody, Santa's Sleigh, Stampin' Up!

Here are some of the primary products used in this card:

Carrie Todd’s Wonderful Year Card.  The fun sentiment and Carrie’s off-center panels work perfectly on this card, but it’s the accents that make this card so rich and gorgeous.  Carrie used the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to created a textured backdrop for her sentiment.  The pops of Copper are plenty – Carrie incorporate Copper Foil Sheets in the outside layer and the little tree, Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the sentiment and Copper  Metallic Thread as a perfect accent.  I adore everything about this Carrie Todd, Wonderful Year, Stampin' Up!Here are some of the products Carrie used on her card:

Aren’t both of these cards gorgeous?  While the cards are very different from one another, they are special for very similar reasons.  I hope you’ll leave a comment below to let Barbara and Carrie know how much you appreciate their artistry.

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  1. Loved them both Carrie and Barbara. Great cards and I loved seeing the generosity of spirit that went into spending lots of time making cards for complete strangers. 🙂

  2. Absolutely wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing the talent of others as well as how they made them!

  3. Both cards are fabulous. Such creativity!!

  4. Totally over the moon. Such a WOW factor.

  5. These are both wonderful cards. The use of copper and gold make them very special. Truly beautiful.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous cards and I can certainly see why Brian loved them so much. How wonderful to share them with the rest of us.

  7. Gorgeous cards ladies! Such attention to detail:-). Well done!

  8. Both stunning. Thank you!

  9. Beautiful cards. I love both of them. Very talented ladies! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow wow wow! Nice job, ladies, these cards are just fabulous…… inspiration central here on Brian’s blog!!!

  11. Gorgeous cards! I just might have to CASE the one card when my wonderful life set comes. I love the copper with the red. The sleigh card is fabulous but I don’t have the goodies to make that. You had one great swap!

  12. Such beautiful cards, both of them. Love the golden Santa’s Sleigh full of gifts on Barbara’s card and the gorgeous copper embossing on Carrie’s card.
    Thank you ladies for making this beautiful cards and thank you Brian, for sharing them with us.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  13. I really appreciate all the attention to detail that went into Barbara’s card — would love to have that sleigh full of presents make a stop at my house! Carrie’s use of all the copper accents and the beautiful texture combined to make a stunning card! Thanks to both for sharing their creative talents with all of us 🙂

  14. Pretty pretty pretty !
    Love the Copper with the Cherry Cobbler (I just ordered some more Copper Foil CS)
    and the gold and red are just classics . .
    Such wonderful details on both of these show stoppers !
    Thank you for show casing them ,Brian .

  15. I received Carrrie’s card and just love the Cherry Cobbler with the Copper! I would have never thought to combine those colors but it’s stunning! Thank ou!

  16. Boy oh Boy…these are standouts! All the time devoted to the details! WELL worth your efforts Carrie and Barbara…Amazing cards!

  17. I was honored to receive Barbara’s card in the mail just before we left to visit family for Thanksgiving – we just arrived home! I absolutely love all the details: the presents and teddy bear, the delicate golden sleigh, the curved Merry Christmas matching the oval shape, and the dimension of the card (which is not apparent in the picture). What a beautiful work of art! Lauri

  18. Thank you all for your lovely comments! What a fun surprise it was this morning to see my card highlighted along with Carrie’s in Brian’s blog. You made my day!

  19. Wow! I am speechless! First of all, thank you for the kind words, Brian! I appreciate the comments on my card, everyone. And Barbara! What a wow! The detail is stunning! Love your card!

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