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, June 12, 2014

Anniversary card for inlaws

This is an Anniversary card that I made for my mother in law, Judy and husband, Frank.  I used another of the corrugated card bases from Micheals and papers from Prima.  I also used some new Spellbinders dies that I recently purchased.  I used some stamps from Hampton Art.  The flower is handmade using a Cherry Lynn Designs die along with the leaf cut out.  I hand dyed the large lace using some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.  I had a fun time making this card.  I think it turned out great and is something different.  I hope they liked it too. :)

Here's a shot of the inside of the card.  I used some more of that Prima patterned paper and then added the bird cage, bird and the fly away from the Hampton Art stamp set. The trick to using these 6x6 patterned papers on a 5.5 x 5.5" card base and keeping the design centered is to not cut down just one side, instead half the amount that you need to cut the paper down by and take it off each side.  So for this card instead of taking a 1/2" off one side, I took 1/4" off each side.  That allowed me to keep the design centered and looking like it was just made that way.

Here's a shot of the front of the envelope. I just used another stamp from that same Hampton Art stamp set.  It had a bird theme.   That's all for today.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you all are having a wonderful day.  The weekend is almost here and then we can all relax for a minute. lol,.  I hope to be back tomorrow with another card.  It will be a few birthday cards that I made for members of the church.  So I'll see you all back here then.  Till then have a great day.  Much love and hugs, Amy K.