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Ahoy Mates!


Ahoy Mates!  Welcome to the 2nd stop on the Catty Cruise! 

You probably just sailed here from Kriss Huels – Stamp with Kriss.  But if you missed the first stop, you can go back and check it out!  What a great start to the cruise that was! 

I’m featuring the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and Ornament Punch today.  Here’s the first card:

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Here’s what I used:
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Snow Swirled (sentiment)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil (non SU), Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Versamark,
Accessories: Ticket punch, Nestabilities, Textile Texture embossing folder, Ornament punch, Gold Elastic Cording, Shapabilities, Very Vanilla narrow organdy ribbon (retired), Mat Pack/Paper Piercer, Gold brad, dimensionals, Rich Regals EP (retired), 1″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch,


Here’s my 2nd card. I CASEd myself.

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Here’s what I used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment), Delightful Decorations,
Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP, Soft Suede, Whisper White,
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red,
Accessories: Ornament punch, Mat Pack/Paper Piercer, Soft Suede marker, Eyelet Border punch, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, 4 silver pearls, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Corner Rounder punch, Silver Elastic Cording, 1″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Dimensionals


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And my 3rd project is lots of tags!  These were so easy and fun to make!  For the first set of tags I used a stamp in the Delightful Decorations stamp set.  I inked it in Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, Real Red, and Old Olive.  After I inked the stamp in one of those colors, I used the Black marker to color over the words and then I stamped it on a single sheet of Whisper White.  Then I punched it out with the Ornament punch, punched a hole at the top with the 1/8″ circle punch and ran 5″ of Silver Elastic cording through the hole.


 The 2nd set of tags is another stamp in the Delightful Decorations set.  It was inked in Riding Hood Red,  Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Handsome Hunter, and Crushed Curry then stamped on a single sheet of Whisper White then punched out with the Ornament punch.  For the center I used Silver Foil punched with the 1″ circle punch.  I stamped the small decoration with the same color as the ornament then punched it out with the 3/4″ circle punch.  I’ve used a Silver Pearl in the center of each and stamped the “To:  From:” on the back in Basic Black.  That stamp is from Tag Time (retired). 


 For the 3rd set, I took a piece of Festive Finery DSP (retired) and folded it in half.  Then punched it with the Ornament punch making sure the fold at the top of the paper was inside the area to be punched so that the fold at the top remained after it was punched.  This DSP is one-sided so the inside of the tag is white.  I used the Tag Time “To:  From:” stamp on the inside.  Again I used Silver Foil punched with the 1″ circle punch and stamped the other image for the center and punched it with the 3/4″ circle punch.  Silver Pearls were also used in the center but you could use silver brads for both.


I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoyed your stay with me!  Come back soon!


Sail on over to the 3rd stop on the Catty Cruise manned (woman’d?) by my good friend and girlfriend stamper–Lynn Weiss, LW Designs!  She’s a fabulous stamper!!  Click the image below to cruise on over!

18 thoughts on “Ahoy Mates!

  1. Very nice projects, Wendy! I especially love the colors and the texture of the first card – wow!! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Wendy – I’m so glad you joined us!!! These are freakin’ amazing – so elegant. I’m lovin’ that gold foil. What a fantastic idea.


  3. Wendy these are FANTASTIC! WOW I was just playing with the Delightful Decorations last night with the gold paper….after seeing this, into the garbage mine goes.LOL GREAT JOB with all of these projects!


  4. I love this stamp set and matching punch. Your first card is so elegant and the second one so very pretty. The punched ornament tags are adorable–love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas.


  5. Wendy, I just love your projects! Your tags are so clever and done in such terrific colors. Your cards are simply gorgeous!


  6. Awesome projects Wendy! Especially love the elegant gold foil and sparkly card at the top…just gorgeous! Your assortment of tags are wonderful too…I’m loving this set and the punch! As always…you rock!

    PS…your manned/woman’d comment cracked me up. 🙂


  7. Wonderful projects, I just LOVE the tags!!
    The color choices are great too!


  8. Loved the Burgundy card with the gold foil – where did you purchase your gold foil cardstock? What was the actual name or # – I’ve been looking for this color for quite some time and our gold SU! cardstock is a little too bright for me. This is more elegant.

    Thanks for your help!


  9. All I can say is WOW! Your cards are fantastic!

    Donna in Wisconsin


  10. Wendy, your Catty Cruise projects are INCREDIBLE! LOVE the gold on your first design … so striking! Your second card has such a classic look … you’ve used the ornament images perfectly! LOVE the cool color combos for the tags! AWESOME job!!!!!!!


  11. AND the Burgundy card is lovely!! Great projects showing off the ornament!!!!


  12. Wendy, I just love everything you do! Thanks so much for participating in the cruise and for sharing your talent!


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  15. These cards are absolutely breathtaking, Wendy! I love this set, and you did a wonderful job with it!


  16. OMW! This is LOVELY!!


  17. Oh my word! Just gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing!
    Inky hugs,


  18. Love this!….I am a first timer but will definitely be back!


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