Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Christmas Card Swap 2017

Happy Tuesday, my crafty friends! It’s been a few weeks since our last show and I miss you guys already. Have you started your Christmas Cards yet? Not to worry, if you haven’t, you still have time to get them done. The show season for 2017 has ended for the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo crew, but our team is still thinking of you. During our last show in Ontario, CA we had a little Christmas party which included a card swap. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share our handmade cards with all of you.  I am so proud of our Expo family, everyone really stepped up to the challenge. Each of us committed to making 14 cards (that’s a lot of cards) especially when it’s the end of our 19 show stretch.This was my first card swap and I learned a lot about making cards in multiples. Kudos to all of you creative people that spread those smiles one handmade card at a time. It is truly a labor of love.

On this elegant card, Terri used the new Elizabeth Craft Snowflake die and broke out some Nuvo mouse to color the snowflake. I wish you can see it in person because the sparkle on this puppy is gorgeous; the frame was covered with Vintage Glass Glitter. I know it’s hard to believe, but Terri is fairly new to card making and boy did she outdo herself with this little beauty. You can find Terri up at the Registration desk at many of shows, so be sure to stop by and say hello.

Here is my (Lorraine’s) card; I also used several Elizabeth Craft dies, the stitched rectangle, the Merry Christmas sentiment, and the ornaments, I broke out my distress oxides to use on the ornaments but it’s hard to see with the detail of the dies taking front stage, but the thought was there. You can find me at the Creativity Center throughout the show season, so be sure to stop by for a little creative time and your “I Created button.”

Here is LeAnn’s gorgeous card. Boy, did she go all out with the Deco Foils and glitter.  What’s not to love? LeAnn is truly a gifted paper crafter! During the shows, you can find LeAnn’s cheerful self at the Registration area happily greeting our guests, so be sure to stop by and say hey.

Next up is Lois, the voice of the Expo. Lois is the Queen of the door prize booth and she loves to give away her fair share of prizes. Lois is also relatively new to the wonderful world of card making and she did an amazing job on this gorgeous snowy scene I just want to break out my inks and create my own unique background, don’t you?

Many of you are familiar with our Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Crop parties. They officially kick off the beginning of the show and is also where the last of the goodbye hugs happen. Here are a few cards from the Crop Crew.

Here’s Michelle Hill to wish you all a sweet holiday from sunny California with her darling Christmas card. You’ll often find Michelle entertaining the troops at the Crop.


Next, we have Tina here with a festive card incorporating those fun Chibitronics Light Up kits; they really add a fun interactive element to your cards. You can’t really see it in the photo, but the top of the tree actually lights up, it’s too cute! Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this sweet card?  All those little pieces that form the beautiful tree, as we know, takes a lot of time and patience. In case you have never been to one of our Crop parties, that is where you will find Tina; she is the perfect hostess guaranteeing everyone a fun and creative weekend.

I couldn’t resist sharing a pic of my little mascot Izzy. She’s always by my side when I’m home and she demanded to be part of the photo shoot. All of you cat lovers know that what the cat wants, the cat gets. 😉

This beautiful Winter Wonderland scene was created by our very own Betty, You can find Betty happily greeting our crafty friends up front at Registration so be sure to stop by when you check in at the next show. Don’t you love all that amazing texture going on – I just want to run my hand over it. Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this whimsical Christmas card?

Here is Michelle R’s card; you can often find Michelle front and center at the crop entertaining our crafty friends.  If your Christmas card list is out of control and you need to make multiple cards, this is a perfect example of how it’s done – simple elegance. It’s adorable, easy to mass-produce, and I love that the dimensional ornaments fold flat for mailing.

I instantly fell in love with the warm, nostalgic look and feel of this sweet Christmas card  Roree even broke out her Circuit and customized her own cut file adding those fine details to the mason jar.  Roree is the Queen of workshops; she works year-round making sure our workshops and classes run smoothly.  On occasion you can catch Roree filling in for Pauline teaching our Latest and Greatest workshops. You can also enjoy some creative time with Roree every Monday on Weekly Scrapper, so be sure to check it out.

Miss Vicky is up next with her fun and festive Christmas card. Vicky can be found at most of our Crop parties. Vicky truly is the life of the party, so when you’re at the Crop be sure to stop by and say hello, there is a hug waiting for you.

Next up we have Dave Gordon’s fun and eclectic Christmas card. Dave’s card makes me smile because its like memory lane when looking at the different papers and embellishments that he combined together.  (I think I was with him when he acquired most of his paper crafting supplies throughout the years.) You can find Dave surrounded by his “Dave’s Divas” at the crop by night and getting ready for his Card Swap workshop by day, so be sure to stop by and say hey.

This sweet card was designed by Becki Adams. I love the old-fashioned vibe; it reminds me of Christmases gone by and just brings a smile to face. Becki hosts our blog Weekly Scrapper and you can enjoy her post every Thursday and of course Freebie Friday. You can also meet Becki in person at some of our shows as she also teaches several workshops.

Don’t you love this cute card designed by Diana?  Diana is part of our marketing team and she really knows her way around card making. The stamp set she used is called Christmas in the Making from Stampin’ Up. She used the color scheme of Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral along with some gold foil. Known sometimes as the last minute kind of gal, Diana did all her die-cutting and embossing ahead of time, but did all her fussy cutting and stamping on the plane. Now, that’s love. Yes, crafting can travel!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the cards as much as we enjoyed making them. Happy holidays to all!


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