DAY THREE: 2022 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap – Barbara Moody

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been running to my mail box to collect the GORGEOUS cards you’ve sent for my 2022 Holiday One-for-One Card Swap. I shared two batches of the amazing swaps this past week – if you missed them, you can see them here:

In a series of several posts over the next couple of weeks, I will share each of these beautiful cards with everyone. There’s so much wonderful inspiration to share!

2022 Holiday One for One Card Swap, Day Three, Stampin Up!, Brian King

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 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.

I want to be clear – there were SO MANY gorgeous cards in the One-for-One Swap that I could have showcased each one and told you all the things I loved about each one. I pulled two from the bunch and am showcasing them separately. Today I’m sharing one of the cards that gave me a HUGE smile. I hope you love this amazing card from Barbara Moody as much as I do:

by Barbara Moody, 2022 Holiday One-for-One Swap hosted by Brian King, Stampin Up!There are so many things to love about this card. I’m going to share my thoughts about some of them. Let’s start with the shiny boughs that build a stunning wreath around the penguin. Barbara left me a note to say she was inspired by the packing tape technique I’ve shared a couple of times (adhere a strip of packing tape to cardstock before cropping it with dies for a shiny finish) and couldn’t stop. 🙂 The shiny boughs, cropped from the Decorated Pine Dies, are amazing!

The Decorate Pine Dies were deeply discounted on December 1 as part of the Last Chance Sale and have now sold out. If you want to check out the items still available, click on the image below to begin shopping:

Last Chance Sale - Starts December 1 www.stampwithbrian.comThe shiny boughs were an appropriate setting for the dapper penguin at the heart of the wreath. Barbara cropped the penguin with Black Glimmer Paper, haunting me with a “why didn’t I think of that first?!” thought. I LOVE how formal the penguin is – so, so handsome. Here’s a closer look:

by Barbara Moody, 2022 Holiday One-for-One Swap hosted by Brian King, Stampin Up!I love the mix of greens Barbara used to build the wreath on her card. If you like this mix of Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green, Garden GreenStamps: Decorated with Happiness, Penguin Place  Papers: Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper, Granny Apple Green, Parakeet Party, Garden Green, Thick Basic White, Black Glimmer Paper, Pumpkin Pie Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie  Accessories: Decorated Pines Dies, Penguin Builder Punch, Matte Black Dots, Corner Rounder (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think? How incredible is Barbara’s card?! Please leave a comment below to let her know how much you love her heartfelt creations.

If you missed the first two days of the Holiday One-for-One Cards Swap, you can see them here:

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Good Morning Brian, Barbara, and friends! Congratulations on a super card. I have not seen the penguin in the wreath—what a great idea. I love your color choices and attention to detail. You can’t help to smile when you look at this card. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed day.

  2. Love that penguin ! I forgot about that packing tape method ! Plus how creative using the glimmer paper !
    Thank you Brian for spotlighting Barbara`s creative ideas and adorable card !

  3. I’ve missed your packing tape trick but I read this twice till I got it. Penguin and branches for the win!!!!

  4. Brian, thanks for the focus on Barbara’s spectacular card.
    Barbara, this card is a work of art! Such a fun and creative design! Whoever received your card in the swap must have been over the moon. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all!

  5. Magnificent! Love the closeup of this featured card too; it just pops. TFS this beauty!

  6. Omg! Never saw the blog on the packing tape technique! Will be playing with that idea soon!! Thanks

  7. Love it! Super cute!

  8. What an awesome card, Barbara! You were very clever in making every part shine! Thanks, Brian, for showcasing this fun card! Enjoy your day!

  9. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Barbara’s card is absolutely adorable! Such a happy card!
    Thank you, Brian, for sharing it ♥️

  10. Barbara Moody always makes such amazing cards. I absolutely love her style and I am right there with you that this card is FABULOUS!!!!

  11. The penquin card also brought a smile to my face. Please direct me to the technique – packing tape technique.

  12. What a beautiful card with the penguin in formal attire!

  13. Thank you all for your sweet comments. I am so honored to have my card showcased today — I am thrilled! Happy Holidays to Everyone!

  14. What a delightful & amazing card! Thanks, Barbara, for sharing your talent & creativity with all of us! I can’t wait to try this technique!

  15. Totally agree! This card is adorable and so worthy of a single showcase!!! Mr. Glitter Penguin is ready for a very fancy Christmas dinner!!!

  16. What a charming and artistic penguin card!

  17. Cute card. I really must try the packing technique. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Im a little late but WOW WOW!! What a beautiful card Barbara!! The luscious wreath surrounding this adorable penguin really looks amazing, thani for sharing.
    Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

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