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

I’m so excited to share another batch of beautiful cards from my 2018 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap. Over 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!

2018 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap - Day Three, 10 great swap cardsI 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.

If you missed either of the precious 2018 Holiday 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 a new batch of your beautiful cards:

by Kate Lane, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Vida Luth, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Linda Kildow, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Brenda Sprenger, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Eileen Kocum, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Marsha Lotze, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Martha Henry, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Kathy Collison, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Patti Jean Warren, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Ellen Quintin, 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 missed any of the other 2018 Holiday One-for-One Swap posts, you can see those projects here:

More to come! Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Eileen Kocum your card is absolutely beautiful. If you have blog, please reply because I would enjoy seeing more of your cards.
    Thanks Brian for all you do. Have a great day.

  2. Vida Luth – thanks so much for the beautiful card! This is the first time I have participated in this and it was so much fun!
    Brian – what a great idea!

  3. Love these beautiful cards. Thanks, Brian, for having this swap. I get lots of inspiration from seeing other people’s cards. Enjoy your day!

  4. Oh boy ! Another display of inspiration ! Each one of these sparks ideas . This is a wonderful line up of talent !
    Such fun !!

  5. Oh! I don’t need to go anywhere else for inspiration. Thanks for doing this Brian.

  6. Beautiful showcase of creative and inspiring paper crafting ideas!

  7. Eileen’s white on white card is stunning, and I am very impressed with Kate’s masking of that leaf – wow!

  8. It happens to be Kate’s 11th birthday today!! What a great way to start the morning. Thanks, Brian, for hosting this fun way to share cards. Thanks to Ellen I think I am getting the Santa set as a belated birthday gift for Kate!! We love the surfboard.

  9. Vida Luth I love the black and white with that daring splash of a red ribbon … so striking looking!

  10. This is my first year participating in this great swap and I was lucky enough to receive Brenda Sprenger’s gorgeous New Year’s card. Thank you, Brenda. It is even more stunning in person and I know just who is getting this card from me at the end of December!

  11. Each is wonderful, Brian. Thank you so much for sharing. I had better get moving if I intend to make cards this year.

  12. Another wonderfully beautiful group of cards, love all the inspiration and materials used.
    I especially love the last one, with the Santa wearing his bathing suit, holding a Pina Colada with one hand and a surfboard with the other, I wish I could be doing that very thing in some warm beach somewhere.
    My little town of Crown Point, IN. is covered with snow, sigh!!
    Thank you all for participating in Brian’s Holiday Card Swap and thank you, Brian, for hosting this awesome event every year.

  13. I was very pleased to receive the card from Marsha Lotze. What a great combination of colors for Thanksgiving, along with the welcoming door…come on in! Thanks again, Brian, for facilitating this swap.

    • Larae,

      Thanks for liking my efforts. I really enjoyed doing this card for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a great way to network with other crafters and thanks to Brian for organizing these swaps!

      Marsha Lotze

      • LaRae, Thanks for your kind thoughts on my card. I didn’t realize that Brian had sent my card to you and vice versa. That was a nice surprise. I really am enjoying your card and hope to figure out how you did it!

        A great big “Thank You” Brian for your doing this. I really enjoy these swaps.

  14. Lots and lots of BEAUITFUL cards ♥️????
    Tfs hug Frenchie ♥️

  15. I was the lucky recipient of Linda’s Merry and Bright card with the sparkling white and gold ornaments. Such pretty paper to use and the sentiment was perfect. I will be CASEing this beauty as well as some of the others. Another wonderful parade of ideas. Again, thanks Brian for hosting this swap!

    • I’m glad you liked the card, Chris. I am getting a lot of ideas to case from this swap, too. There is as lot of talent here.

  16. Love seeing all the different cards, so lovely and inspirational!

  17. Another great round of talent displayed here. I love them all. TFS

  18. Another great day of cards! Kate Lane’s leaves card is so whimsical, gotta love that stand-out red leaf!! Eileen Kolcum, your card, tone-on-tone, is gorgeous. Martha Henry- love the wavy folder you used for the sky! Kathy Collison- your stamped card with die cut sprigs and pinecones (and tiny pearls!!!) is lovely. And of course, the person from Massachusetts makes the cutest beach card! LOL, nice job, Ellen Quintin! Great job to all!

  19. Margaret Ann Hammond

    I received the lovely card made by Kate Lane I love the color combinations you chose Thank you for such a nice card

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