Saturday, March 14, 2015

March Leading Lady Amy Tsuruta | Take Two

Our March Leading Lady, Amy Tsuruta, is back for her second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.  For this performance Amy takes on a delightful theme with ingenuity, humor and her usual panache....





Hello, it's Amy and I'm back with Take Two!

Let's just jump right in, shall we?

Today's theme:  Crazy about Kraft

My first card is a masculine design, perfect for any festive occasion.  Love that sentiment because it is so versatile!

cardstock:  stampin' up night of navy/baked brown sugar  stamps:  winnie & walter/the party  ink:  fresh ink pool/teal/navy & turquoise  other:  winnie & walter 1st birthday bash sequins mix

The images are from The Party.  This is a must-have set, it truly is perfect for any kind of party!  I used 4 different shades of blue ink and sprinkled the 1st Birthday Bash Sequins as a finishing touch!  

If you know me, you were probably waiting for a coffee project:

cardstock:  papertrey ink kraft, strathmore watercolor  other:  winnie & walter/in a word: cheers cutaway  other:  winnie & walter/essentials: katarine cutaways, black craft foam, starbucks coffee sleeve

I upcycled a coffee sleeve and used the In a Word: Cheers Cutaway!  I really love how this one turned out.  In order to make the word pop, I backed it with another Cheers Cutaway that I die cut with black craft foam.

The Essentials: Katharine Cutaways ...such a great die set.  The rectangle pierced panels are perfect for any project.  I used watercolor paper and did a wash of coral ink.


My final project is an embellished kraft bag.  

cardstock:  strathmore watercolor  stamps:  winnie & walter/the party  ink: stampin' up white embossing powder, fresh ink/coral  other:  winnie & walter/in a word:  love cutaway, whisker graphics kraft bag, american crafts glitter cardstock, t$pot clipboard, recollections clothespin

The In a Word:  Love Cutaway was teamed up with glitter cardstock.   I did a messy wash of the same coral ink (that I used on the Cheers card).   I love how it makes the white embossed blooms POP, they are from The Party set.  

The clipboard?  I love the Target dollar spot!  


Want to read more about this particular project and what I have planned for it?  Make sure you pop over to my BLOG.

But before you go, Julie & Shay have kindly given me a $30 Winnie & Walter Gift card to give-a-way!  I'm going to do a random draw on the comments that are left on the Saturday Leading Lady posts here, on the Winnie & Walter blog!  

Make sure you swing by my blog because I'm going to be giving away another $30 Winnie & Walter Gift card {I'm matching Julie & Shay's!}.  It'll work the same way, leave comments on the Winnie & Walter Saturday posts on my personal blog for the month of March and I'll do a random draw for one lucky winner!



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67 comments:

  1. Oh, these projects are just dynamite! I love the cheers card - using a Starbucks cup holder backed with foam, genius! I love the CAS look of the card with the wash on the corner. Super cool card (and so Amy!!). As usual, Amy has hit it out of the park! Can't wait to see what else she inspires us with this month!

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  2. More fabulous projects, Amy ... the balloons against the kraft are brilliant ... there's a terrific transluscent feel to them! Anita :)

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  3. You are amazing Amy!! These are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. The use of the sleeve - AMAZING! I love it and I will most probably be CASEing it~ just saying. I have started with the backing foam - so much easier. Great card and project~

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  5. Fab idea to recycle the coffee sleeve! Now I'll be hoarding those, too. ha!

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  6. Amy, a series of marvelous cards that have me wanting to run immediately to my crafting corner and case you! These are amazing, especially the way you've woven kraft through all three! Yet again, in awe...Off to see what you have in mind for project 3.
    ~c

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  7. These are gorgeous,.Amy! I love the circles and blind, and the upcycled cheers is genius!

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  8. All of these projects are great! Love the colors and the sentiment on the masculine card, love the starbucks logo in the Cheers card and love the embossed blooms, with the wash they really show up!

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  9. Amy, this is a wonderful trio of creativity. I love they way you have added the soft colors to all three!

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  10. LOVE Amy's projects for today! Awesome!

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  11. B E A U T I F U L Projects!!!! <3
    Thanks for the Chance to WIN!!!

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  12. Beautiful projects, I especially enjoy the Cheers Cutaway one!!!

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  13. Beautiful cards, Amy - I especially love your middlle card using the coffee sleeve! So fun!

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  14. Beautiful cards, Amy - I especially love your middlle card using the coffee sleeve! So fun!

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  15. Lovely creations! Really
    like the blue card with the
    circles and sequins!
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Lovely creations! Really
    like the blue card with the
    circles and sequins!
    Carla from Utah

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  17. Such fun cards. Love the soft pink with the gold, but the first card is definitely my favourite!

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  18. You creations are always so fun Amy...love all the fun backgrounds on these!!!

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  19. These are amazing! Thanks you for such wonderful inspiratioN!

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  20. These are beautiful projects, esp. the first one.

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  21. Great cards and that bag is super cute. I especially like kraft cards for some reason, I think they always surprise me by how great they look.

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  22. Amy is making me smile at her use of the word dies and just how cool and clever her cards and projects are!!! What a fun post full of things to love!!!

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  23. Love the circles on the first card. The others show that you don't need to do a lot of stamping or dedicated painting - a little smidge of color does great.
    thanks for sharing

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  24. The blue circles are so pretty. The pop of the sequins really adds detail.
    The other projects show that you don't have to do a lot of coloring to get a great design.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. Great variety--my fave is the first one.

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  26. Wow, love all these projects! Love the balloons in blue on kraft as I'm always looking for "subdued/masculine" card ideas. Repurposing the coffee sleeve is brilliant and turned out beautifully for the "cheers" card, and the pink/gold combo with the clipboard is stunning.

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  27. Love the colors on kraft! I really love the recycling!

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  28. I love the blue inks on the Kraft! The cheers die cut out of Starbucks is fabulous!

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  29. Love these, especially the first one.

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  30. I follow in your blog, and you create beautiful cards!!! love your work!

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  31. Amy, you have Wowed me again! Live the up cycling of the Starbucks coffee holder. We all gyrate towards coffee and you card really caught my attention!!

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  32. Fab! I especially like the masculine card.

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  33. your cards are amazing!! LOVE the starbucks on the one!!!

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  34. Oh, oh, oh, the kraft paper with the blue inks. It looks like different shades of vellum. Love, love, love that card! Put it on Pinterest PLEEEEASE. :)

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  35. Ingenious use of the Starbucks sleeve, live it! And the masculine card, oh my! Off to try it right now, thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Love Amy's projects today! The bokeh card is beautiful and the use of the Starbucks sleeve are just too clever!!

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  37. I like the masculine card the most, however, all of Amy's projects are great an look so airy.

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  38. Great cards and project love her clean and simple style.

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  39. Awesome projects, love Amy's works.

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  40. Fun cards, Amy!! Love the large dots and the Cheers die cut coffee sleeve!! Treat bags are always fun to give or receive! Thanks for a chance to win some fun Winnie and Walter. Paulette S.,
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

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  41. These are wonderful projects!

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  42. FABULOUS cards and clipboard Amy!!!
    LOVE your Krafty combos and - WOW - the stamp combo in The Party set are MUST-HAVEs on my wishlist now!!! I ALWAYS enjoy SPARKLE & shine, so your clipboard ticks ALL the boxes for me ... I'm also a circle ADDICT, so your overlapping inky circles and sparkling sequins make such a PRETTY design that I look forward to trying too :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE Krafty INSPIRATION!!!

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  43. I'm a huge fan of Amy's work! These are amazing!

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  44. ~amy~ I LOve the bokeh balloons you've created on that first card... sharing loveliness here, my friend!
    =] Michele

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  45. Three super duper projects from Amy!
    Love the masculine card with Champagne Bubbles (okay, that's my interpretation :),
    Plus the CHEERS cut out of a Coffee Sleeve is a great idea. That Kraft bag on the clip board is a neat hiding place for all the little punched stars, hearts, flowers, etc on my craft desk.

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  46. These are all so fantastic and love your ideas for every one of them. I especially like the balloon card with all those beautiful blues....its gorgeous!

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  47. Oh my goodness!!! Amy, you're amazing!!!! The coffee card?! I can't even stand it, it's amazing!! The Blues and sparkle on the first card is soooo pretty! And I LOVE the clipboard! So much love here!!

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  48. And again some very awesome projects Amy love that coffee card how great is that!!!!!!!!

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  49. Wow excelent amd fabulous cards, Amy! That cheer cutout using Starbucks sleeve is brilliant :)

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  50. Love your clever use of unique supplies!

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  51. Those overlapping circles with the sequins are so cool! Another batch of amazing designs from Amy!

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  52. I love the circle stamping, looks fantastic on kraft and love that Amy incorporated the Starbucks cozy in the second card!

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  53. Great cards with wonderful color schemes! I like your style :)

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  54. These are all so simple and clean, yet
    have just enough artsy style to be trendy!

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  55. Love the upcycled coffee sleeve :) I have to remember to do that if I ever make a coffee-themed card.

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  56. Delightful projects! Love that masculine card! So stylish!! And using the coffee sleeve! I need to try this! A wonderful and inspiring post Amy!!!

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  57. So clever to use the coffee sleeve for a die cut. I love the masculine card.

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  58. Your first card - is that considered bokeh? Well, whatever it is - I love it! It is just so pretty to look at.

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  59. Your first card - is that considered bokeh? Well, whatever it is - I love it! It is just so pretty to look at.

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  60. You've created some really fresh and unique looks!

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  61. Great collection of cards today! I have so many favorites! They all look fantastic with so many pretty details!

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  62. Wow Thanks for sharing these sweet projects. LoVe them.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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