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Introducing the Make It Market Herb Garden mini kit...


Happy Monday morning!  I'm strange in that I love Monday mornings.  Am I the only one?  Fresh week, fresh start...I hope yours is off to a good one!

We're moving along in our countdown to the release of the new June stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink!  I'm excited that today I get to show you projects made with a new mini kit I have coming your way called Herb Garden.  There have been lots of requests for herbs, so I hope I managed to grant at least a little of what you might have been hoping for.  

The new Herb Garden kit, along with anything else mentioned as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm ET on June 15th from the Papertrey Ink website. 

There are four different herb images found in the set -- mint, rosemary, thyme, and parsley.  Did you know that like flowers, each herb has a meaning?  I incorporated the meanings for each of these herbs into the kit, and here they are:

  • Rosemary: remembrance (great for sympathy cards)
  • Thyme: courage and strength (great for encouragement or get well cards)
  • Mint: virtue (great for encouragement, thank you's, etc)
  • Parsley: gratitude (perfect for thank you cards)

So let's get on to the projects.  All of the papers are done in soothing shades of greens, along with a bit of a chalkboard look.  My first card uses the parsley.  I stamped four parsley stems and put them in the pot die from the Bloom & Grow kit, which is a great complement to this set.


I stamped the word "parsley" on the pot and heat embossed it with white powder.  I attached the small sentiment label, which was cut using the die from the kit and the pre-printed papers, to a small strip of kraft cardstock to create a plant stake.  


The finished pot was adhered to one of the patterned papers from the kit. I also added a strip of the plaid paper from the kit along the bottom.  So fresh and fun!



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 My next card is a bit more subdued and would be great for a different take on a sympathy card.  I started off by using the rectangle brushstroke stencil from the kit to sponge some Aqua Mist and Green Parakeet inks onto a Mix & Mat: Pretty Brackets diecut.  I misted this with water to add a little texture. 


I stamped three of the rosemary branches.  Two of them I clustered together and tied with a bit of twine.  


The sentiment was done with stamps and pre-printed diecuts.  The finished diecut frame was adhered to a panel of patterned paper from the kit.


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 There are a few small "punny" sentiments included in the stamp set, too.  Here I used the mint leaves along with the "mint to be" sentiment for a pretty wedding or shower card.


The mint leaves were diecut from the patterned papers and layered over a circle that was stenciled using the circle brushstroke stencil from the kit using Aqua Mist ink.


The pointed panel under the leaves, as well as the little notched banner were cut by combining the Noted: Scalloped: A2 Vertical dies with the new To the Point Edgers dies.  Fun to combine them with other things to change up the look!  The mint leaf patterned paper is also from the kit.


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I have a few more projects using the new Herb Garden kit that I'll be sharing as the countdown continues!  If you'd like to see more of this kit in action right now, you can visit Nichole and Lizzie, both of whom will be sharing projects today.  

Thanks for stopping by!