Thursday, November 4, 2010

Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to my castle.  I hope you are feeling like a Royalty while you follow the path from castle to castle.  I am excited to share some beautiful samples with the Hostess Set Cute by the Inch.  I did not think I would like this set when I seen it but I am so glad I got it.  I have done so many projects with it and I love them all.  This has been a fun set to use for Scrapbooking, cards and home decor.  I will start my samples off with a birthday gift set.  The gift set consists of a card, a tray with stamped tile added, a decorated box with bubble bath, a photo frame, chap stick and nail files all done in a Concord Grape, Blushing Bride color scheme.  I really want to add pearls to the top edges of the tray to match the box but I did not have enough so next order I will be adding those to finish it off.  Here is a group picture.


All of the items included with this gift set were items that have been sitting in my Royal Studio for two or more years just waiting to be transformed!

Here is a shot of the card, box with bubble bath and the inside of the tray.  Each tile is stamped and then I covered them all with modge podge so that it would protect it from water and such.


And here is a close up of the frame, chap stick, nail files and another shot of the tray.


I was very happy with how this frame turned out.  The frame was only twenty five cents and now it looks so pretty--don't you think.  I love that we can use our stamps for so much more than just card making.  But speaking of card making.  I decided to go one more step and create a Jar of Cards.  I used the same color scheme on the exterior of the jar, but each three by three card is done if a different in color.  There are two of each card with matching envelopes in the jar.


And since I am allowed six photos on my post as per the QUEEN and her Royal Crew I will show you a few more card ideas with this set.  I had to combine them into two pictures so they are kind of small but hopefully you get the idea. 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask--but be sure to leave me your e-mail since blogger doesn't always show them.  I do not want to take up too much of your time, I know you are on a journey and I am sure you want to move on.  If you enjoyed my blog please take a moment to bookmark it so you can come back again after the tour is over.  

Hope you have a wonderful time--see ya soon!
Mary Jo

44 nice people left a comment:

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome projects, wow you have been busy. Very clever use of your stamp set.I love the card in the jar idea. Thanks for sharing.

Alisha said...
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Hetty said...

What a wonderful project Mary-Jo. Everything fits and belongs. Great inspiration for presents. Thanks.

Alisha said...

I love your co ordinating look Mary- Jo, It all fits together so nicely. The frame is just gorgeous. Sorry I did a typo so have just reposted

Teri said...

Pretty, pretty! Love the colors!

njburk said...

Mary Jo--these are WONDERFUL--I'd love to case them all. Love your work and glad I subscribe to your feed for inspiration. Great to be on the same tour path as you. Check in with/ ya soon, Nola

Tammy Q Howell said...

Wow over the top projects. What a beautiful gift set.

A Touch of SOL said...

WOW! Mary Jo these are incredible...You definitely are a QUEEN!
Marisol Gutierrez

jmniffer said...

Great ideas for that stamp set. The tray is amazing...never would have thought of something like that. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
jmniffer at comcast dot net

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Wow! That tray must have taken forever!! I'd love it if you posted how you made it in the future! It's lovely! The whole gift set is amazing! TFS!

Jeanne
jvn89@aol.com

Sue A said...

Love what you did with this set! I had to really look at the tray - I thought they were all wooden stamps! So pretty.

Thank you, Sue

Kathy W said...

wow, you took a "cute" set and made it elegant

Patrice Herrera said...

That tray is spectacular! Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us:)

lisa808 said...

Great projects!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

WOW~love the tray! Very nice! Great gift for any woman to receive! TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon@verizon.net

redstampinsam said...

You are so clever - lots of great ideas I wouldn't have even thought of. I love the frame! gsrmmeyers@att.net redstampinsam

Ola said...

Your projects are amazing... I love the tray, it is spectacular!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Wow Mary Jo, what an excellent showcase of this stamp set! I love the tray and the picture frame, my favorites! It is a joy to have you in my castle!
Hugs,
Sharon Field - RBT HQ Crumb Cake Tour

Madeline Morcelo said...

WOW! You are so talented! Thanks for this wonderful ideas...now I'm loving this stamp set a little bit more! LOL!!

Gwen said...

Wow! I am completely blown away! Thank you for sharing.
cardsnstampsinbloom@yahoo.com

Bea Lincoln said...

Wow! So cute and creative! Love that tray! 1 never thought I wanted that set either, NOW I do! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bea Lincoln said...

Wow! So cute and creative! Love that tray! 1 never thought I wanted that set either, NOW I do! Thanks for the inspiration!

meonlake said...

Great projects - wonderful redo of a frame!! Didn't think this stamp set was that impressive until now. TFS
cmc_marsha@bellsouth.net

Rose said...

WOW MJ, you sure know how to stretch those little inchies. I had no idea what to do with those small little stamps, I no longer have to wonder, your cards and projects are awesome!!! Excellent work.

Sandi said...

Beautiful projects Mary Jo!! You did awesome work with this stamp set -- because it can be challenging, but you make it look so easy. Your tray is absolutely gorgeous -- what a lot of work!! Thank you so much.
Sandi Dailey
gdailey@concentric.net

Laura said...

Great projects. You did a wonderful job with this set. Laura
bemjar@comcast.net

SueNJ said...

Absolutely fabulous! And my favorite colors too! suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Mary B. said...

Mary Jo, I love your projects. Totally awesome inspiration! Thank you for sharing!
Mary
www.poeticstamper.blogspot.com
magrosso60@yahoo.com

Cathleen McSorley said...

Love your work. Thank you for sharing your talents with me. Cathleen McSOrley cmcsor9101@aol.com

megastampinstudio.com said...

Wow! What fun projects and so pretty, just like for a princess. Melissa Rodgers mega@megastampinstudio.com

Sandi MacIver said...

Mary Jo I just absolutely adore your projects, no surprise, I like everything you stamp, thank you for sharing your talent with us

Creative Art By Barb said...

Great projects - love the serving tray a lot.
TFS,
Barb S (FL)
stamper0910@yahoo.com

Peeoknee said...

Wowzers, you been busy. And these projects are off the hook so to say :)
I love your Castle and Blog. Thanks for sharing and now I have to have this set, thanks :)
Joyce
stampahaulic@comcast.net

Brenda Hugar said...

Love this set and love your projects -- gave me quite a few ideas for the future. TFS

Creative Apple Scrampers said...

Beautiful Work!

Carol Matthews said...

Totally gorgeous! You've given wonderful ideas of how to use this set - thanks!

Carol Stamps said...

Hi MJ, I liked your tray and the little card set the best. They both show off those tiny stamps so well.

Judy said...

Hi Mary Jo! Love your projects as usual!! It's my pleasure to share the Princess Sisterhood with you. Thanks for sharing your talents once again.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Lovely Project Mary Jo! Thanks for sharing. Amazing what miles of goodness can be made from cuteness by the inch...sorry about that I couldn't resist. Seriously though. I love my inchies and these were wonderful to see.

Hugs - Jean Fitch
jlfstudio at live.com

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Dear Mary Jo, you inspired me to be more creative. All your projects are totally beautiful. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez malugomez0@gmail.com
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

gayla.odell said...

Thank you so much for doing some great projects with this set. I just HAD to have this Hostess set and haven't used it. You have definitely inspired me. LOVE the tiled tray. Thank you for sharing.
Gayla O'Dell, gayla.odell@yahoo.com
www.MeGaStampinStudio.com

Lucia Kaiser said...

Mary Jo: Beautiful projects, as usual. I LOVE that frame. Thanks for being on the tour.

Raissa Spatola said...

Great ideas! You certainly spent a lot of time on these! TFS!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Oh Mary Jo, this is gorgeous, I have been very ill, so I am just about catching up with my e-mails, TFS - I am sure going to case this when I can stand and stamp too! Hugs always! G - Always love your ideas!