DAY SEVEN: Holiday One-for-One Swaps

day-sevenOver the past several weeks, my mailbox has been filled with amazing Holiday cards.  I’ve been gathering one-for-one Holiday swaps from people all over the U.S., and I’ve loved every one of them.  I’ve also been able to share each of them with you.  What a fun time for me!  This swap was filled with beautiful inspiration, and I know you’re going to love these projects.  I love these swaps because they showcase beautiful projects from card makers at ALL SKILL LEVELS – some are brand new to the craft, and others have been creating for years.

If you missed the previous Holiday One-for-One Swap posts, you can see those projects here:

Fancy Folds.  Today’s batch of cards are all being presented together as they represent fun fancy folds and card layouts.  All of these cards have fun layouts with 3-D elements that make each one of the cards special and fun!  Such creativity!  Here is the next batch of your beautiful cards:

by Cathi Diener, Stampin' Up! by Cathi Diener, Stampin' Up! by Cheryl Alipio, Stampin' Up! by Cheryl Alipio, Stampin' Up! by Chris Robinson, Stampin' Up! by Chris Robinson, Stampin' Up! by Dianne Keough, Stampin' Up! by Dianne Keough, Stampin' Up! by Lesa Marian, Stampin' Up! by Lesa Marian, Stampin' Up! by Lisa Poe, Stampin' Up! by Lisa Poe, Stampin' Up! by Mary Jo Cox, Stampin' Up! by Mary Jo Cox, Stampin' Up! by Rosemary Watkins, Stampin' Up! by Rosemary Watkins, Stampin' Up! by Sharon Rowland, Stampin' Up! by Sharon Rowland, Stampin' Up!Aren’t these amazing?!  If you like 3-D projects or fun, fancy folds, you might want to try your hand at some of these great cards.  What fun!

Please leave a comment below to let these amazing artists know how much you appreciate their cards.

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  1. What loveliness and some folding holiday magic! Thanks for sharing all these works of art!

  2. Florence Pangelinan

    All those special fold cards are truly fun, and the recipients are hopping-happy.

  3. WOW, great job everyone. This is so much fun. Brian so exciting to see how you organized the stash. How many cards did you get in total? Great photos too.

  4. Brian,I love being a part of your card swaps.I am sure it is a LOT of work for you,but please know it is appreciated.
    Chris…from Iowa…I recieved your card…LOVE IT !!!!

  5. These beautiful cards are the tops in foldeds! Stunning!

  6. What fun ! Love the Fancy Folds exhibit ! I see my Swap Buddy `s card in this group ….Lisa Poe is a master at making cute cards and I love getting them !
    I have gotten some good ideas from this line up !
    Thank you Brian for making this year`s swap displays FUN !

  7. Very cool cards! Thanks for the extra photos so we could see the 3-Dness.

  8. I received Dianne Keough’s card and I love it! I think everyone did a great job on their jobs but I was happy to receive such a nice one!

  9. Just when I thought your parade of cards couldn’t get any better – POW – you show these amazing dimensional cards. What talent these people have and guess where they get their inspiration oh gracious leader? LOL Thanks so much for sharing and every single card gets a AAA rating from me.

  10. I love trying a different fold. It always adds an extra bit of fun. Super job ladies! Thanks Brian for the swap. The cards have been wonderful.

  11. I received my beautiful card about 10 days ago and waited to see it posted. Today was the day I saw my amazing card from Mary Jo Cox. I loved the fold you used and the colors. It is much cuter in person. Thanks Brian for having the card swap. It was my first time sending a card and it won’t be my last! Brian you are the King of cards!

  12. I was lucky enough to receive Cathi’s card. I love the 3 dimensional look to it. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing all these cards Brian. Lots of inspiration and ideas!

  13. Fancy fold card are so fun and these cards are no exception. Weren’t each of them a different fold? So many good ideas. Thanks Brian for featuring these.

  14. I received Sharon Rowland’s card, so stunning. Crisp and clean. Absolutely love the wink of stella on the trees. So nice and shimmery. Thank you Sharon!

  15. The lineup today was great. I received the card made by Lesa Mariian….what a delightful surprise to open it up and find gift tags inside. So well made…love all the cuts and layering. Thank you Lesa! I’m keeping the tags and sending the card with gift card pocket to a well deserving friend. Thank you for Sharing Brian!

  16. Oh what nice cards love folds on all of then. Want To give a special tks to Cheryl Alipio for my card love it. Thanks to all.

  17. Sharon Rowland’s card just blew me away. Clean and simple in design, but quite “fancy” in the fold – absolutely stunning!

  18. Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh what fun these are, I have not tried the fold like in the first card by Cathi – the reindeer seem to be great for this type of card! Some more to CASE. I never thought to put tags in pockets where a gift card would go, great idea. Thanks Brian for organizing this swap!

    • It was a fun card to make, Chris! Interesting story about the reindeer – my original plan was to use the sleigh with that set and fewer reindeer but the sleigh was too large.

  19. Amazin! These are so fun! A lot of work went into these. Great job!

  20. I received Rosemary Watkins’ beautiful card. I love how you added the leaves and the pretty charm. Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii!!!

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