Thursday, December 31, 2020

My Top 10 Favorite Cards of 2020

 Hello friends!

Hope this post finds you well. What a year we had in 2020!?

 It started out very promising... and then pandemic came around Feb/March here in North America. Like everyone, I did not travel and stay at home all of the time. It prompted to examine my yard and nearby neighborhood with fresh eyes! I discovered a few trails and scenic streets. I also got to know my neighbors way better than ever before thanks to our Santa display and local Food Bank fund-raising. I am grateful that my family of 5 are able to be together during the Christmas holiday.

As always, I look to things that makes me happy and that is, stamping/card-making. I had a prolific year!(My Instagram stats: 2907 followers, 352 posts, 44,384 likes and 5708 comments)! 

 Without further ado, here are my top 10 favorite cards of 2020 (counting down to my favorite!)

All stamps/dies are affiliate-linked at the end of this post.

Card #10: a simple card idea can go so far and tuck your heart string!

I miss your face 

Card #9:  Each element of a card matters. This card has many!

Detailed Rose Die 

Card #8 : an organic and colorful approach is always welcome.

Altenew-CAF Poppy-Featured Sentiment Die Set-001 

Card #7: it's always good to try something new: wax seal!

just because -001

Card #6: I am pleasantly surprised how beautiful this color combo is!

Altenew-CAF Anemone-Fragile Foliage Stamp Set 

 Card #5: let the embossing folder speak for itself.

you are my kind of person -003

 Card #4: ink-blending +gradient=golden

DOM (Virginia Lu)  - Copy


Card #3: alcohol-inked card can be simple and yet impactful!

hello autumn

Card #2: using multiple and yet similar elements is a good thing.


Card #1: never underestimate simple elements.When they are this good, use LOTS of them!

Altenew-CAF Snowdrops

I am thankful that I am still here-content and happy creating. I hope the new year brings us hope and new life! I am happy to report that I have donated over 300 cards to local retirement home and raised money for our Food Bank. So, my card-making does have some kind of super power after all. 

Dear readers/followers, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your awesome feedback and support! You have always made me a better card-making blogger!

Wish you a very happy and healthy 2021! Cheers!


Lucy E. said...

These are all beautiful! I love all of the colors and techniques! Florals are a favorite of mine 😌

Unknown said...

10 wonder cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Don't know how you could narrow it down to a top 10, Virginia?! Just love your top picks - think my fave is the snowdrop - I agree, lots of them did the trick!! Happy New Year to the Lu family!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful top picks. Thanks for all the shares this year. Looking forward to the new year.

Lin said...

Beautiful designs, Virginia - you have turned into a flower girl, too! My faves are the very last one and the autumn leaves card. Wishing you and your family a great 2021! said...

This is just a few of the splendid cards you
have made over the past year! Wishing you and
your family a very happy and healthy 2021!

Cindy C. said...

A fabulous collection! Must have been difficult to choose from all the wonderful creations of yours. Thank you for another year of inspirations, and for your kindness. Happy 2021 to you and your family!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Incredible!!!! I love #10! Great creations! Great year!!

Betty said...

love seeing your wonderful array of cards, Virginia! happy 2021!!

Maura said...

Gorgeous collection of 2020 cards, my friend!!!! Happy New Year!

Kris Van Allen said...

That card #7 is what convinced me to buy the burlap die!

Stampgirrl said...

Virginia, your cards are beautiful! I love the combination of purple and coral!

Purple Princess said...

gorgeous cards!!

Linda BL said...

As so many have mentioned, it would be hard to narrow your wonderful cards down to 10. Of all that you selected as favorites, mine would be the snow drops card, as well. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year and a better year in 2021.

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards!
Happy New Year.
Carla from Utah

Dawn T said...

stunners each and every one as are every card you make Virginia. Stay safe

Whiteibis said...

I love every card and gives me so much inspiration to bring my stash to life. Happy New Year.

Sue D said...

Wonderful choice of cards and Happy New Year!