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, December 25, 2012

A Christmas gift box of cards

This post is going to be very photo heavy but I wanted to show you all the cards I made and included in this little gift box I made for my hair dresser and dear friend, Amanda. I just made the box on the Cricut and decorated it for the holidays and filled it with cards she can use throughout the year.   So lets get started, here's a picture of the gift box
This next card can be for any occasion that she chooses
This is of course a Christmas card

The next one is a Father's day card or it could even be used for a Father's birthday

 This next one is a Thinking of you Card

This next one is a Sympathy card

This one is for a little girls Birthday

This one is a Halloween card

This one can be a Mother's day card or a Mother's birthday card

And this one is  a Winter/Christmas card

And this last one is a little boy Birthday card.
Wow, that was a lot, right? I wanted to give her a nice selection of cards to choose from and I just hope that she actually uses some of them.  It's always hard to know what someone else will like.  Well, I hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday this day and having a Merry Christmas.  that you are spending time surrounded by the people you love in life and just enjoying each others company. Peace and love, amy k

Monday, December 17, 2012

Handmade Anniversary Card

I made this anniversary card for my aunt and uncle, Shelia and Harvey, I used my minds eye lost and found Union Square paper pad in 6x6 for the back ground and for the sentiment I used a stamp from TPS studios and the flourish is a cricut die cut from the art Philosophy cardtridge. The black velvet flower is from bazzill and the red one is from Prima and the bling brad in the center is from the paper studio from Hobby Lobby.  Well, that's all for this card I hope you liked it. I will be back soon with a whole gift box of cards I made for a great friend as a Christmas gift. Check back with you soon. Hugs

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shabby Chic Birthday card

This is a birthday card I made for my aunt, Shelia.  I've really been into the whole shabby chic movement in crafting lately and wanted a card that reflected that style.I've forgotten the paper pad that I used sense I made this card over a month ago.  Please forgive me. I die cut the burlap using the tattered flourals die from Tim Holtz.  A word of caution when doing this, if you use the loose weave burlap like I did you have to be careful that It doesn't come unraveled on you.  I used a large flowral pebble with the image of the lady glossy accented to the back.  For the sentiment I used a stamp set from Close to My Heart and the matching die cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge for the cricut. That cartridge was made for Close to My Heart to work with their stamps.  I just love using it, It has so many good cuts on it.  Ok, that's it for this card.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask.  I love hearing from you guys.  Talk to you next time. Hugs

Masculine Birthday card

I made this card for my cousins husband, Jeff. He's a rugged kind of guy and likes big trucks and going hunting.  Maybe I should have made his card in Mossy Oak camo, now that I think about it. lol.  I wanted a real masculine card for him. No flowers on this card lol.  I used the Graphic 45 designer paper, a Proper Gentleman for his card.  The stamp set is from Papertry Ink and the name escapes me.  I embossed it with champagne colored embossing powder even tho it looks more silver here. I didn't have to do much to this card I think the paper stands for it's self in this case.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card, make sure to check back later today and tomorrow, I've got a ton of cards to upload including some Christmas ones.  Hope to see you back here soon. Hugs