DAY ONE: 2018 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap

Today’s the day!  Over the past month, I’ve been running to my mail box to collect the GORGEOUS cards for my 2018 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap. Today I have the pleasure of sharing some of them with you. Yay! In a series of several posts over the next two weeks, I will share each of these beautiful cards with everyone. There’s so much wonderful inspiration to share!

2018 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap - Day One, 10 great swap cards

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).

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.

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 Lisa Poe, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Julie Hulka, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Bobbi Miller, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Gay Lynn Morrison, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Judy Klock, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Mary Blocher, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Patricia Crocker, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Kathleen Kinsey, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Kiazan Moneypenny, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Candace Ramey, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card SwapWhat do you think?  Aren’t those awesome?!  Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their heartfelt creations.

If you like these projects and want to see all of the other cards in this Holiday One-for-One Cards Swap, check out these other posts:

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  1. Good Morning,
    What a great shows of swaps. Thank you, everyone, for sharing. I’m looking forward to the next batch.

  2. Lovely cards everyone!

  3. Ohh!! it’s finally here, the long-awaited Holiday card swap, there is nothing like finding a handmade card in your mailbox, on top of junk mail and bills which you dismiss immediately and proceed to open the little envelope to pull the beautiful card inside.
    Mine arrived last Thursday but its not in this batch so I’ll wait to comment on it, all I will say today is that it’s beautiful.
    All of the cards on this batch are amazing, lots of inspiration and beauty on each, thank you all for sharing and participating on this card swap and, of course, thank you, Mr. King, for hosting this fantastic and fun event.
    Hugs and love.

  4. Well done !

  5. Cards are cure, and very pretty. Some day I will be able to participate in the swap. Have a good day and thank you for sharing with us. : – )

  6. What beautiful cards! Thanks for organizing the swap and sharing the designs, Brian!

  7. Wow! What a beautiful holiday parade of creativity!

  8. So many great cards. Lots of inspiration here!

  9. I received Lisa’s card last week! I love the color combination and the paper she used for the “Merry Christmas”. The use of The Wood Textures DSP is something I will be trying soon also! This card is so pretty. Thank you, Brian, for making it possible for us to enjoy these awesome cards!

  10. They are all darling. Christmas cards are my favorite to make.

  11. Gorgeous swaps!!!

  12. Love all these beautiful cards. Thanks to everyone! Enjoy your day!

  13. Thank you, Bobbi Miller! I was lucky enough to receive your card in the mail and it was worth waiting for. It’s just gorgeous! Thanks so much.

  14. That’s alot of creativity in one room! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful cards Brian.

  15. WOW! You started the showcase off with a bang! Beautiful cards and lots of great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Each and every card is special . They are so pretty !
    I must say that my friend Lisa`s card is outstanding . I love that Merry on the wood !! Well done Lisa Loo !!
    Thank you King Brian for this delightful display !!

  17. Love, love, love them all! So many fun and pretty ideas. I will be CASEing away. This really made my day and I certainly needed it. Looking forward to seeing more. Such fun awaiting the mail to find the card like Maria said. Thank you Brian for another fun swap.

  18. These swaps are beautiful ! Thanks to all who took part and you Brian for hosting!

  19. Wow! So much creativity in one blog! Beautiful work, crafters! Thanks for sharing, Brian.

  20. I am very impressed with the combination of elements on Gay Lynn’s star card – the 4 die cuts nest perfectly on top of each other! I live in the city of Bethlehem, PA, so star cards are special to me. Thanks for facilitating the swap, Brian.

  21. What a SPECTACULAR parade of gorgeous cards Brian. So much talent, so much creativity and color combinations perfectly used. I just love every single card you have featured today and a big round of applause for the creators! Thanks for sharing Brian.

  22. I look forward to this holiday swap every year!
    What a lovely and diverse groups of cards; such talent!

  23. TYVM for the holiday swap; I love seeing everyone’s creativity at work.

  24. I look forward to doing this every year! Beautiful cards!!

  25. I love the diversity shown in these cards…they are all beautiful works of art. Brian, I appreciate your willingness to take on a project like this!

  26. Beautiful and able to case most of them and change enough to make them my own.

  27. Another great swap, full of ideas. Thanks to Brian for creating the swap and all the talented crafters. I received the card created by Candace and it is as stunning as it looks in the email. Great color combo. Thanks.
    Happy Crafting to all

  28. I love all of them……..Everyone has so much creativity built into them.

  29. Each one is wonderful. Thank you for sharing the inspiration.

  30. Wow wow wow! Lots of fab ideas here, and I can’t pick a favorite, tho Gay Lyn’s card is really cool with the star tails stamped on the white.
    Also Candace Ramey’s blue tree card is a visual pleasure to behold!!
    Judy Klock- is that embossed vellum on top of petal pink and granite? Great idea to overlay the whole top!!

    • Cindie – I used embossed vellum on top of crumb cake (trees stamped in Early Espresso). Color is a little off in the photo. I was trying to capture the feel of snow softly falling in the woods.

  31. Wow! Everyone knocked uit out of the park with these beauties.

  32. What a treat to see this group of beautiful cards — thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!

  33. I received Judy Klock’s beautiful card in the mail.
    I love how she used the vellum to create the snow. I will be CASEing
    it for sure. Thank you Judy for the lovely Card! Merry Christmas.

  34. I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite! All of these lovely cards are my favorite!

  35. What a great assortment of cards. It was so much fun to participate in this swap. Let’s do it again soon!

  36. I just LOVE your card swaps, Brian. Each one us unique and creative. Thanks for hosting and sharing these beauties.

  37. I received Julie Hulka’s beautiful card. Thank you so much! Best wishes for a blessed holiday season.

  38. I received Julie Hulka’s beautiful card. Thank you so much Julie! Have a Blessed Holiday season

  39. What a beautiful collection!

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