DAY FOUR: 2018 Spring One-for-One Card Swap

13 Gorgeous Spring Cards, 2018 Spring One-for-One Card Swap Day FourOver the past month, I’ve been running to my mail box to collect the GORGEOUS cards for my swap. In a series of several posts over the next week, I will share each of these beautiful cards with everyone. There’s so much wonderful inspiration to share!

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. 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).

THE ROYALS. Today’s batch of cards is particularly special to me since each of these cards is made by a member of InKing Royalty, my Stampin’ Up! team. I love this group so much, and 10 Royals (and my upline, Pam) all participated in the swap. Yay! Some of these team members hold classes or host clubs, and some do not. All of them enjoy the discount of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and the community of our team.

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

If you missed the previous 2018 Spring One-for-One Swap posts, you can see those projects here:

The collection of cards I’m sharing today might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives great ideas for color combinations, layouts, techniques – every project is sure to inspire you.  Without any further ado, here is the first batch of your beautiful cards:by Ann Murray, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Sue Jackson, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Traci Davis, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Pam Morris, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Margo Bullwinkle, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Carole Gaines, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Jo Anne Waller, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Julie DiMatteo, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Margaret Ann Hammond, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Patti Lage, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Sonny Peterson, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Lisa Poe, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap by Katie Ferguson, Stampin' Up!, Spring One-for-One Card Swap

What do you think? Quite a talented group, huh? Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their heartfelt creations.

If you missed the previous 2018 Spring One-for-One Swap posts, you can see those projects here:

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  1. So many beautiful cards! I was very lucky to have received Jo Ann Waller’s card. I loved that stunning flower greeting me as I opening the card. It made my day!

  2. I would like to comment on Ann Murray’s beautiful card. I was fortunate to receive one of these cards from her at Onstage in Milwaukee. It is very intricate and absolutely stunning. Thanks from Minnesota!

  3. I received Sonny Peterson’s card. I just love the simplicity of it yet it sends a bold statement and sure to give someone a boost! I just love it and happy to receive it. I may display it awhile in my craft room to remind me how a handmade card just might make someone’s day! Thanks again Brian for your hard work to organize this card swap.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your talents & creativity with us! The colors, layouts, use of DSP and embellishments are beautiful — great ideas and inspiration for all of us. Thanks again to Brian for all the time and effort he invests to make these card swaps such a success —

  5. Oh gosh, all the cards are fabulous! I received Ann Murray’s card and I felt so honored. I agree with Brenda Sprenger. It is an absolutely beautiful card. Love the way she used the music background stamp. Thank you so much Ann!!

    • Thank you Katie! I am so glad you like the card. I love using the Sheet Music background stamp. It adds nice depth to almost every design.

  6. Another group of beautiful cards. Each card has a unique feature. Thank you Brian for organizing this swap and all the work it takes to make it happen.

  7. I can’t think of another thing to say about these amazing cards that hasn’t been said in the comments before mine. So many, many talented Brian followers, so many, many amazing cards. So grateful that they have been shared.

  8. Way to go Inking Royals! Such lovely cards! I love the basket weave EF and I see that I’m not only one. These are all ones that will brighten the day of anyone that receives them!

  9. My card came from Carole Gaines. So bright and cheery! Carole made a great card with just a stamped sentiment. Utilizing your DSP and framelits (punches too) goes a long way. I love the sentiment she chose, it ties in with the wonderful strawberries. Thank You Carole! Also a shout out to my friend Sonny with her hot air balloon card. How could it not lift your spirits. Good choice on the sentiment. Great job Sonny.

  10. Very wonderful, fun ideas, Julie your card made me think of my sister. I need to send some Sunshine to her in Michigan, it snowed this month in April. Crazy ?

  11. Lovely cards today, and full of inspiration. Margo Bullwinkle made the beautiful card I received. The woven background so nicely compliments the basket of flowers, and I especially like the shading on the yellow roses.

  12. So much talent on your team Brian!!! Love all of these cards!

  13. I received the lovely card from Traci Davis. Her use of colors were vibrate and the dsp really popped against the pink. Thanks for showing the versatile ways to use a stamp set. I love participating in the swap.
    Thanks to all for inspiration.

  14. Marvelous mix. Love all the little details like rhinestones and dots of personality!

  15. Oh my ! What a wonderful collection and variety . YAY ROYALS !
    Debbie , so glad you liked my card . Sometimes it just makes your day to receive a mood lifter . Love that sentiment !
    And shout out to my friend Lisa ….back atcha with card compliments . As always your card is so pretty ! (SMILE )

  16. Receiving Sue Jackson’s beautiful card was like getting a breath of fresh air. Her elegant card is so well coordinated with soft colors and the sweet bird is just the right touch for a Springtime gift. Thank you Sue! Your creativity and precision cardmaking makes this card a keeper!

  17. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every beautiful card. Thanks for several days of pretty parades. They are very inspiring!

  18. Chris R. from Iowa

    More wonderful cards! Each are so special in their own ways. Love the different looks with the basket weave embossing folder. I couldn’t pick the ultimate favorite in the whole lot as I love them all and each days worth. Just so much fun and talent!

  19. I was lucky to receive Julie DiMato’s pretty card. Certainly made my
    day! Thanks Julie, great job!

  20. I received the lovely card from Patti Lage. Thank you, I
    love it. Love the colors, the layers, the diagonal strip of DSP, love it all!

  21. The Royals are so full of talent. You are blessed to have such a awesome team ?

  22. I was not the recipient, but had to say how clever Margaret Hammonds card is! Just loved the creativity! Great, great card!

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