DAY SIX: 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 Six, 9 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 Windy Ellard, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Joanna Zimmerle, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Wanda Beers, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap  by Susan Smith, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Nancy Meers, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Shirley Zimnes, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Sandra Rice, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Sally Grissom, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap by Rachael Shedeed, Stampin' Up! One-by-One Holiday Card Swap

What 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. WOW!! more and more awesome cards with beautiful designs and colorful images.
    I bet this is the most fun you had going to your mailbox Brian, wouldn’t it be awesome to have the mailbox filled with handmade cards instead of bills year round? Ahh!! dream on…..
    Thank you all for participating and thanks also to our wonderful host.

  2. I’m loving all these pretty swap cards, Brian. There are so much creativity here and great inspiration. Thanks to all! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Thank you so much Joanna for my lovely card! It is so much fun to do these swaps. Thanks also to Brian for doing this. You sure make a lot of people happy. Merry Christmas to all!

  4. Just looking at these cards gives me the warm, holiday fuzzies!

  5. You luck “Devil” you. They r really very nice cards.Have a Happy Day. Hugs from Penny.

  6. Love your card, Sally Grissom, and love being your friend!!

  7. I was really struck by the simplicity and elegance of Susan’s card. Often at the holidays, we just don’t have time for complicated cards, and using DSP to good effect is the perfect solution!

  8. All so beautiful , my friend. Thanks for sharing such inspiration ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  9. More beautiful cards today! They are all unique and lovely!

  10. Well, I am in awe of the talents of all these fabulous stampers. From simple to complicated, monochromatic to vivid – just beautiful. Thank you all for sharing your talents. It’s amazing to me that there are so many, many wonderful stampers out there willing to share their ideas. Brian, I’d say this exchange was over the top wouldn’t you?

  11. I was lucky to receive Wanda Beers Card….love it!!! Thanks Brian for hosting another card swap… much fun!!!!

  12. Windy Ellard, I love the serenity and simplicity of your card. Just gorgeous.
    Shirley Zimnes- I love the big, bold look you created. Love those bitty holly berries ,too!
    Thanks, Brian, for all this work you are doing and bringing strangers together through sharing their artwork.

  13. Another wonderful parade of cards. Oh, so many wonderful creations. Such fun. Happy holidays everyone.

  14. I’m so amazed that in all these beautiful cards there aren’t 2 the same. What diverse creativity there is out there! Excellent job, everyone: thank you for sharing your talents. And, BRIAN: thank you for orchestrating this fabulous opportunity for us to experience all this talent.

  15. Thanks for the pretty card Shirley Zimnes

  16. I was so awed when I opened the beautiful card I received made by WINDY ELLARD. The photo does not do this card justice…the neutrals and textures add to the simple beauty of this card…thank you WINDY!

  17. Loved my card from Rachael. Especially because I have the punch and will be able to case the card for many occasions. Thank you, Rachael.

  18. Sally, thanks so much for your beautiful card! I love the gold embossing and Tranquil Tide is one of my favorite colors.

  19. What a beautiful card, Susan Smith! I was happy to receive it!

  20. Yay! I now see the beauty I received from Nancy Meers. I just love your colors, and the embossing folder looks so great with the stamp. Another parade of beauties.

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