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!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Masculine birthday card for the church

I made this card for John at church and I used one of my favorite corrugated card bases for this card.  I am not sure where this patterned paper comes from.  Sorry I don't have that information for you.  I do know that the rectangle die cuts are from Spellbinders.  I used some black seam binding to make the bow and the boarder was punched using a Fiskars boarder punch.  The keyhole and key are brads and the cross is actually a charm and has a hole in the top and also had a hole in the middle there and so I just added a blue rhinestone brad to that circle cut out and used it to attach it to the patterned paper.

That is all the cards for today.  Hope you caught both blog post.  I'll be back soon with more cards.  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and maybe got to spend it with someone you love. I hope you have a great weekend and I'll talk to you again soon.  Till then, much Love and hugs, amy k

Female Birthday cards for the Church

These are some of the birthday cards I made for the month of June.  These are some female birthday cards.  This card was made for Emily and I used some paper from Hobby Lobby and some flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. A doily from Memory box dies with a little circle punch out and a stamp from Hot off the press.  I got those little crosses at Hobby Lobby too with the decorative craft buttons. (Not the buttons from the sewing dept.) I thought they added a nice touch sense the cards are to be coming from the church.

This next card was made for Emily's daughter, Olivia who just so happens to share her mother's birthday.  Isn't that great!  So to make this card I used some Teresa Collins paper and I used my cricut cartridges for this card and to make those labels shaped like that I used my Gypsy handheld design tool for the cricut to manipulate the image and stretch it to that long thin shape.  I also did the same thing to the shadow for that image and cut it out in blue.  I'm not sure where that sentiment stamp is from, sorry. Maybe I need to start keeping a supply list for these cards. lol.  I used a Sizzix die for the flourish and the flower is from The Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby.  I added some stickles glitter glue over the top of the flower to give it that shine then added a strip of the blue mesh bling trim across the bottom.  I also wrote in the date of her birthday on that little calendar cut out.  To finish it off I added a stick pin I made.

Okay, that's all for the girls cards and I'll be back with another post this morning to show you a Masculine birthday card so stay tuned!  I'll be right back.