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We have one last BIG surprise for you here at the end of the Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary celebration.  I'm here to introduce the Make It Market Kit Co.!


Nichole approached me with this idea several months ago and I'm so happy that the big reveal is finally here!  Nichole and I have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare for Papertrey's very own venture into the world of kits!  The Make It Market kits will be introduced on the first of the month.  Each kit will contain exclusive stamps and dies and an assortment of other hand-picked items, all centered around a particular theme. Our goal is to bring you unique items you won't find just anywhere, sort of like a great flea just never know what might be in the next kit!  You'll be able to create projects using just the kit contents (plus your basics like cardstocks, inks, etc), but they'll also contain non-expendable items (like stamps and dies) that will blend seamlessly into your current paper crafting collection, long after the rest of the kit contents have been put to use.  

The kits won't be centered only around card making...some kits might feature packaging items or even a special home decor project. I would love to hear from you all as to what you might like to see featured, so if you have an idea or suggestion, let me know!

Here's a sneak peek of our very first kit, which will be available for purchase on March 1st.  It's called Luxe Letterpress...I don't want to spill too many beans, but I will say one of the main components is an Impression Plate with a brand new concept that I can't wait to share with you!  Here's a peek at one of the projects I created using the kit contents...


Dawn, Heather, Danielle, and Melissa are joining me on the the Make It Market team.  We will each be showcasing projects made with the kit on the last day of the month, the day before the kit goes live. (They each have a sneak peek up today as well!)  As an added bonus I will be posting some additional projects within the first week of the month that will show you some ideas for combining the kit contents with regularly released Papertrey products. 

I hope you're as excited about this new venture as I am!  I have been having so much fun planning these first few kits, hunting down just the right products, as well as delving into the design process!

As we wrap up the 7th Anniversary celebration, I also have the rest of my release project to share with you today.

First up is a card that uses Birthday Classics: February.  I did some piecing on the largest sentiment in the set and centered it in the new Monthly Moments: Slide Frame. 



I used that beautiful floral cluster from the new Garden Grace to embellish the upper left corner of the frame.


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Supplies not linked but available on Feb 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Birthday Classics: February stamp set, Monthly Moments: Slide Frame stamp set and coordinating die, Garden Grace stamp set and coordinating dies


Next is a card using the new Sweet Speech stamps and dies.



For some reason I just couldn't help thinking about the cute fox from Hello Foxy when I started creating with this set...he just seems to belong with these Sweet Speech sentiments!


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Supplies not linked but available on Feb 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Sweet Speech stamp set and coordinating dies


Next is a card using the Monthly Moments: February set.  These sets aren't just for scrapbooking - they'll be great for cards too.  Here I paired it with a sentiment from the Beautiful Blessings set.



The "this" heart and love sentiments are from the Monthly Moments: February set.


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Supplies not linked but available from Papertrey Ink on February 15th: Monthly Moments: February stamp set

Next is a happy birthday card using the new Be Happy stamps and dies. I also threw in the new Cover Plate: Stripes Horizontal die.



I really love the shape of those cute flowers and the diagonal strips on the frame and leaves.  Cute!


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Supplies not linked but available on February 15th at 10pm EST from Papertrey Ink:  Be Happy stamp set and coordinating dies, Cover Plate: Stripes Horizontal die

I saved my favorite card for last today. It uses Dawn's new Leave it Be stamps and dies. I stamped the solid leaves onto my card base, then diecut the coordinating shapes from vellum and heat embossed the veins with gold powder.



When I layerd the vellum over the stamped images I offset them slightly and also adhered them just by their stems so the vellum would pull away from them a little, creating dimension. It almost feels like those leaves are fluttering in the wind. I also added some scribbles in the background from the new Circle Scribbles set using Fine Linen ink. The sentiment is from the new Keep it Simple: Birthday sentiment set.


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There was so much information in this post, so if you made it all the way here to the end, congratulations! ;-) To see even more projects made with the new February release, be sure to hop around to the other DT members...