The Royal Blog Tour has ended and wow what a ride it was!  I hope everyone that came along enjoyed the tour. Over the 4 day tour – I had 3217 visitors to my blog!!! WOW!!   I had 147 comments on my post and I picked a winner for my blog candy!  Do you want to know who it is?  I know you do…..

The winner is……..

Janet Swofford Says: April 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

All of your projects are stunning. If I have to pick just one, I would pick the first project. I love the layout and that it is a set. It would make a great gift.Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the blog candy.
Inky hugs,

Congratulations Janet!!  Please email me with your mailing address so that I can send you your blog candy.

And now on to another project.  Yesterday I posted the instructions for the Flower Pot and today I’ll post the Card Kit – it was Janet’s favorite and she won the blog candy so I thought it would be appropriate.

Royal Blog Tour Project 1 – Set of Cards in a Box

This is a set of 4 cards in a clear box.   The clear box was one that I purchased online from – they have lots of different things to choose from.

I created a belly band to go around the box – it is Soft Suede textured card stock – 1-1/2″ wide.  I then took a piece of Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon and used some snail to glue it to the center of a piece of Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon.  Then I attached them both around the center of the card stock leaving both ends free and overlapping.   Next take a Certainly Celery button from Sherbet Designer Buttons and put some Linen Thread through one hole then around the ribbon and then up through the other hole on the button – pull tight to cinch up the ribbon.  Add a tiny tag punched using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch and finish by tying the Linen thread in a bow.  The little tag has the flowers from the Lavender image and the “for you” is from a portion of one of the sayings in the set.

The colors I used throughout this project are Kraft (the new Crumb Cake), Soft Suede, Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace.  Each card uses one of the four herb images and on the inside I added the coordinating quote.

The card base is Kraft card stock with the front edge scalloped using the Scallop Edge Punch.  Then sponge the scalloped edge with Soft Suede ink.  Cut a piece of Certainly Celery card stock (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) for the inside of the card.  I stamped the herb image in the bottom right corner of the card front and the Certainly Celery piece and on the envelope.  Color the image with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Then I used the Color Spritzer tool with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to spritz across the front of the card and the corner of the Certainly Celery piece.

Attach the Certainly Celery piece to the inside of the card and stamp the corresponding saying in Soft Suede ink.

To finish the front I did the same thing as the belly band on the box.

Because these cards are “fat” with the buttons and ribbon I was able to fit 4 cards and 4 envelopes in the box.  Which was perfect for this set.  Here are pictures of the front and inside of the rest of the cards.

I hope you like this card set – it was also a popular choice of favorites on the tour!

I’m a Guest Designer at  Create with Connie & Mary: Summer Edition.

This week on Create with Connie and Mary we are having a “Tropical Party”!  Every day during this week the team has created a project using the items that coordinate with the tropical set, die and paper!  Mary found the footnote flip flops at a local store and just KNEW they would be PERFECT for a special project!  And since we just HAD to do something with them…we are sharing them with YOU!

Leave a comment on the blog below on the given day and be entered into the drawings to win one!  Each of us have two to give away.  CLICK HERE for all the details and how you can get ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN.

Wednesday  May 5th– Kerin Slyvester – Stamps, Paper, Glitter!

Winners will be announced for everything on Saturday, May 8th.  To find out if you are a WINNER…you need to check the Create with Connie and Mary site no later than Friday, May 14th and send us your mailing address.  Good Luck!