Welcome to Cards by Amy K.

I am SO GLAD you stopped by to check out my blog!!! Here I will be posting my current projects for you to see. PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment. I would LOVE to hear what you think about what I'm working on. I have been a scrapbooker/paper crafter since I first caught wind of this wonderful hobby in 2006. I am lucky enough to get to spend my days doing something I love so much and which brings so much joy into my life. I first started scrapbooking as a way to pass the time as I found myself at home alone all day suddenly, now I can't imagine life without it. Too bad I don't get paid for it, then I really would have it all!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Swivel Clasp charm swap/ vintage Valentine

I had the opportunity to be an Angel swapper this month for Regan's (@emmoradesigns) swivel clasps swap and that means I got to have not one but two partners this month!  I enjoy this swap so much that I am happy to do the extra swivel clasp.  I made them similar but there are little differences.  I sure hope that my partners, Rosie and Leila, enjoy what I've made here for them.  Our theme for this swap was Vintage Valentine and the challenge Regan gave to us was to use lace on the charms somewhere.  I must admit at first I didn't have any idea how I would attach lace to a charm but I eventually found this heart shaped lace and thought it was perfect so I attached some jump rings to it and strung it on to the head pin with some beads.  I meant for the lace to kinda spiral around the charm but, naturally it moves around.

These are the cards I made to go along with the swivel clasp and charms.  I made each lady a valentine.  I made these with my cricut using the gypsy and the sweethearts cartridge.  I think they turned out soooo cute and they remind me of the valentines we used to exchange every year in grade school. lol.  I have to give my friend, Robin, the credit for the valentine idea.  It was hers.  "Thanks Robin." So here you go, these are my projects for the swivel clasp swap.  I hope you enjoyed them and thanks for stopping by.