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!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Father's Day card for Father in law

This is the card I made for my wonderful Father in law, Dale.  He's been so good to my husband and I over the past 12 years that we've been together.  He's helped us out in many ways over the years.  He even took us on a cruise vacation for a week during Jan. in 2010.  I made this card with my cricut mini and the gypsy handheld designing device. I used a label die cut from the Sentimentals cartridge and made it into the card base by welding to of the die cuts together with the gypsy.  I honestly don't know how I ever got by before I had the gypsy.  I use it for every single cut I make.  I have my Mother in law, Judy to thank for the cricut Mini.  She and Frank got it for me for Christmas last year.  They are really good to me too.  I am very lucky with the in laws that I have.  They, all three of them, love me and treat me like one of their own,  I love them all dearly. I used the Styled Labels die cut for the sentiment. and a stamp from TPC studios in Maraschino cherry ink from powder puff chalk inks.  I also used some of the gears from Tim Holtz adhered with some glossy accents. (It makes the best glue). and some mini roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used some Glimmer mist in Candy apple red to color the base of the card.  I used bakers twine from We r memory keepers.

For the inside I used paper from Recollections from the Regent Street paper pad.  For the card base I used the Shadow feature for the pieces I welded together and the regular die cut for the pieces cut from designer paper.  for the sentiment on the inside I just made the die cut a little smaller than the original card base die cut.  That's all I've got for now, I'll be back a little later for the Father's day card I made for Frank.  See you soon;)