Jul 1, 2014

ReDesign on a Dime: Amy Tsuruta

I love Amy!  She combines patterns and textures in such interesting ways, and yet her cards are not busy or overloaded.  That's hard to pull off.  But she does it every day.

Here's Amy gorgeous card that inspired me, along with mine.

You can get a closer look at Amy's card here.

I fell in love with the combination of vellum and wood grained card stock, and the cut off circle is very clever.  I didn't have any wood grained card stock or stamp or plates, so I wasn't sure how to create that look without spending a dime, until Amy very, very nicely sent me a pack of this card stock in a variety of colors.   Unfortunately, the store where Amy bought it has since closed and I have not been able to find this anywhere online.

I kept Amy's layout because I loved it, particulalry the cut off circle.  I had vellum, a circle die, and twine.  I used a Flourishes stamp set and colored with Copics on both sides.

Since Amy sent me the card stock, I didn't need to do is a lot of ReDesigning.  I love my card as well as Amy's and didn't spend a dime.  Sweet.

Thank you Amy for the inspiration and the card stock!



  1. Yay! I love it! It looks fantastic in white! Isn't that cardstock delish?! Thanks for the shout out!

  2. A.Maze.Ing! Amy's card is beautiful and what a great source of inspiration! I love the vellum of yours, though, and the soft effect it gives your colored sprig. Your redesign on a dime series is just fabulous, Joan, and I love seeing your thrifty recreations. Thanks for thinking of it!

  3. Joan, your redesign is gorgeous! What a beautiful Christmas card.

  4. A lovely card with great coloring and I like the use of vellum.

  5. Hi Joan, Love your card. here is a link to woodgrain cardstock I've used:http://www.ellenhutson.com/servlet/the-Paper-Place-cln-8-1-fdsh-2x11-Cardstock/start/121/total/169/Categories

    It's nice quality and a gift always comes with orders from Ellen.


  6. I just love this series of yours. You did a fabulous job on the redesign.

  7. How beautiful on the vellum, and I would LOVE to have that cardstock. The subtle pattern is lovely. I'll check out the link from one of your previous commenters. Been looking for an embossing folder with a very subtle pattern, though. Linen, maybe. Then I could use it over and over on any color.

  8. love your blog!

    Simonsaysstamp does similar cardstock


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