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 15, 2013

Congratulations card for Graduation

My sweet and super smart Sis in Law just graduated from Jacksonville State College in Al. this past month in December so I made her this card to let her know how proud of her we are.  I used a 6x6 paper pad from Authentique called the Essentials Collection.  This was my first time working with Authetique paper and I must say that I'm very impressed with it.  It's nice, double sided, heavy weight card stock.  Very nice to work with and it's so pretty!  The bird stamp is a Clings stamp from Hero Arts and I stamped it with Deep Lagoon Chalk ink from Clearsnap.  I fussy cut the flowers from the designer paper and adhered them after inking the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink from Tim Holtz.  The sentiment stamp is also from Hero Arts, a clear stamp set. I also want to say that the clear stamps from Hero Arts are of the best quality.  I love working with them and never have any issues with the ink not wanting to stick to them in an even and smooth layer.  Love them!  I just cut the sentiment into a banner shape with just my scissors and used a bling piece from the Paper Studio.  That brand comes from Hobby Lobby.  I just finished it off with a bow out of satin ribbon.  That's all I have for you today, Wow, two post in one day! Look at me Go lol. Have a wonderful evening and I will see you back here in the morning.  I have a ton of Christmas cards that I want to share all be it late. Hope you guys wont mind.:)  Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to  leave a comment,.  I love hearing from you, let me know if you have any request or some thing you would like to see or a technique you would like me to demonstrate for you.  I can also do your request in the form of You Tube videos.... So just let me know anything you would like help with and I will see what I can do for you.  ttyl, hugs,amy k

Handmade birthday card for sister inlaw

I made this card, that is one of my favorites that I've made thus far, for my Lovely Sis In law, Jennifer.  She is such a sweet, beautiful and fun young lady and I have grown a lot closer to her over the past few years and I wanted to make her a special card.  The flower on this card is handmade by me and it makes the card very dimensional.  It's much too thick to send thru the regular mail and is much more easily dealt with to just hand deliver it.  Just a little information, If I'm going to mail a card of this thickness I put it in a padded envelope to protect the dimensional items on the front of the card and run it down to the Post office and have them weigh it there and tell me what the extra postage will be.  That way I pay the exact postage and don't have any worries about the card not arriving in time to the recipient because it was returned to me for improper postage. Also I don't have to worry about it arriving to the destination in pieces because it came apart in the handling at the post office. That's just a little tip for you to maybe help you out with the shipping of your own cards.  Hope that helps.:)
   Ok, to tell you a little about the making of this card.  I used just plain white card stock, I use Georgia Pacific white from Wal Mart.  I then used Distress Inks from Tim Holtz and some Glimmer Mist for the green background.  The blue print stamp is from Stampers Anonymous and it's called "Steampunk CMS 107"  I just stamped it over and over repeatedly rotating it as I went to make the patterned background. For the sentiment I cut it out from cream card stock with the Styled Labels die from Tim Holtz and stamped it with a stamp from TPC studio and it's called Travel Collage.  For the flower, like I mentioned earlier, it's handmade by me and I used Glimmer Mist in Rose Tea to color it with.  I used a leaf from Recollections and the rose buds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I also used a Tim Holtz game spinner and a couple of metal gears and on the seam binding bow I used a Trinket Pin.  I used a strip of Tim Holtz wasshi tape along the side. Wow, that's alot of Tim Hotz products isn't it? Well, what can I say?  He makes fun products. lol.  I hope you enjoyed this card today.  I certainly had fun making it.  It really is one of my all time favorites.  I hated to let it go but at the same time I was happy to give it to Jennifer.  Have a wonderful rest of your day.  I'll be back either tonight or in the morning with another card I made for Jennifer last month.  Thanks for stopping  by, Hugs, amy k