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Friday, July 24, 2009

Ahoy Maties



Hello Peeps and Anchors away! The time for the very first Catty Cruise is here.

If you just made the voyage here from Connie's blog Constantly Stamping isn't she awesome? I have been a huge fan of hers for the longest time! Her projects with that lattice die are amazing don't you think?

So pull up a chair and grab a mug of ale, or whatever you like to drink, and sit back and enjoy. We've gathered 12 of the most incredible stampers for an amazing cruise through the new Stampin' Up! catalog. You'll get to the next port by clicking on the port hole at the end of this post. But, if you somehow lose your way , you can always rejoin us by visiting our home port Catty Cruise Line.

When I first got my hands on the new ctalog I was immedietly drawn to the new set Greenhouse Garden. I ordered it first thing. I also love, love, love the new in colors, espically rich razzleberry. So I combined the two, the Greenhouse Garden set and rich razzleberry and the new Designer series paper, Cottage Walls.



This card is called a stand up card and was the Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast a couple of weeks back. I really wanted to try one and this was my ideal opportunity.

I used old olive for my base followed by rich razzleberry and whisper white card stock, followed by the Cottage Wall DS paper. The hardest part of this card was cutting all those angles. I used perfect plum for all my flowers and rich razzleberry for all the centers. I cut out and mounted on dimensionals most all the flowers. The leaves are made with the crimper and hand cut out.

Well, I wanted a little gift bag to go along with this card to hold some candy or possible a gift card.




I made up a little 2-5-7-10 favor box with a flap. I used rich razzleberry again and some more of the Cottage Wall DS paper. I made one of those fun little accordian fold circles for the front with more of the DS paper. I had originally thought I would use on of the flowers from Greenhouse Garden in the middle of the circle, but it just didn't look quite right. So I just used a button. The sentiment comes from the Garden Greetings set and is added under the edge of the button.

Finally one last card with the Greenhouse Garden Set. I went in a completely different direction with this card.



I used another new in-color, crushed curry. I paired it up with some Basic Black card stock. The main image panel is whisper white and the sentiment comes from the Stem Sayings Set. I added three black brads and some non SU gingham ribbon. Super simple and easily mailable card.

I sure hope you have enjoyed your time at my port, but it is time to sail on to the next. The wonderfully talented LeAnne Pugliese at Wee Inklings

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HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

36 comments:

Connie Collins said...

Vicki,
These projects are fantastic! What an awesome job you did...especially on such short notice!

Dawn Easton said...

Amazing projects, Vicki!!! LOVE that last CAS card....so going to CASE you on that!! LOVE them all girl!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, very pretty projects, Vicki!! You've made me see I need to take a closer look at this set! Your stand up card is gorgeous and so clever!

Tracy said...

very pretty projects! That stand up card is gorgeous with those papers!

Sara said...

What beautiful projects! That stand up card is amazing!

LeAnne said...

Vicki, your projects are beautiful! I love the colors in this new DP!! Your first card is so cool; I will have to try that style soon!
LeAnne

LeeAnn Greff said...

Love, Love LOVE all of your projects! I agree - that Rich Razzleberry is amazing isn't it? Your stand up card is just incredible - a true work of art!

Inking Idaho said...

Just beautiful!!

Becky

Nancy Riley said...

HOLY COW! I'm just blown away by your beautiful projects, Vicki! That Cottage Wall designer paper is one of my favorites, and you show it off beautifully! I'm going to have to take a second look at that Greenhouse Garden stamp set after seeing your gorgeous projects! Looks like another one to add to the wish list ... and even bump up to the top! Great job, Catty Cruise friend!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous projects! I love that stamp set and you showcased it wonderfully. Your stand up card is fabulous!

Brooke S said...

Vicki,
I love the projects you shared with us.. The first card has the coolest layout and folds.. What a work of art! I have to say I really love the paper rosette as well.. Way to Rock the boat and totally blow us all away...

Hugs
Brooke

Michelle said...

You are simply amazing! Your cards are just, WOW! I love them all! Thanks for always sharing!!

lisa808 said...

Your stand-up card is absolutely gorgeous! I just ordered the Greenhouse Garden set as my SoShelli Challenge win. I have the DSP on my list for when I place my next order. I will definitely have to try and case your beautiful card. tfs

Jackie said...

These are fab Vicki...love them all! tfs!!!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Bravo Vicki! Love all your projects, but especially that stand-up card!!

Tankergypsie said...

Love your use of Cottage Wall. Beautiful projects.

Linda McClain said...

Vicki - I'm so glad you joined us on the cruise. These projects are stunning, amazing, wonderful! And to think you pulled these together at such short notice. You rock, girl!

Diane said...

All are absolutely beautiful, that first one though really knocks your socks off!
Diane

stampinwithsteph said...

It's a creative feast for the eyes! Thanks for sharing your lovely creations!

Lois said...

AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL, FANTABLOUS. I LOVE them all.

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

Lovely as always! I didn't recall this set at all and now it's on my list too.

Jayne S. said...

Your card actually made me gasp out loud - it is sooooooooo beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. The Cottage Wall DSP was one of the first things I ordered, and I thought I could wait on that stamp set, but I ended up ordering it last week because I didn't want to wait any longer - and I'm doubly glad now since I want to CASE your gorgeous card!
Thanks again for sharing your creations with us!
Jayne S.
Schoolcraft, MI

Silke said...

Vicki - these are just gorgeous!!! I had this Set on my wishlist and thanks to you - my friend - I will definitely order it :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Jayne S. said...

Can you please post the link to the instructions for the "Stand Up Card"? I've been searching on SCS, but not having any luck...
TIA.

Vicki said...

Jayne, I linked to it in my post. Thank you.

jmniffer said...

Fun stuff! I like the gift bag with the Cottage Wall DP. Looks amazing. jmniffer

Beth said...

Fabulous catty cruise pieces Vicki! Love your stand up card and cute favour box!

Lisa R said...

Wow Vicki, stunning as usual!
Lisa

Kay Kalthoff said...

Such gorgeous projects!! I really love that stand up card! Wowzers!!!
Kay

Jaspere said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful.

domestic.blizz said...

Great projects. I love your stand up cards. The papers you used were just made for this card. Awesome work.

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW Vicki... love your cutie patootie projects for this blog hop! TFS... :)

Kim Pope said...

I love all of these Vicky! TFS...Kim

nannette13 said...

I love this set and the standup card is beautiful! thank you for sharing!

carol h said...

just getting to the blog hop today, or cruise, I guess. Your's is the firststop, and the stand up card if absolutely gorgeous!!!! The paper is an excellent pick to show off your beautiful work!! You are so talented, glad so many others can see the wonderful work you do. TFS

Rhonda Langley said...

Your stand-up card is amazing!! Love the Crushed Curry and black! Gorgeous cards!!