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Hello there!  It seems like I've been waiting forever for this reveal, but the day is finally here when I get to share all of the details of the newest full Papertrey Ink Make It Market kit called Party Pops!  The whole kit is like a party in a box, just waiting to burst into a celebration.  It's all about birthday cards, tags, and wraps, all with a little interactive twist.  

This new kit will be available for purchase from Papertrey Ink beginning at 10pm Eastern on April 1st.  It is a limited edition kit.  If it should happen to sell out within the first 24 hours, it will open up for pre-order.  The pre-order period will be open for a set amount of time only, which will be announced at the time the pre-order is opened up.  After the pre-order time period has closed, supplies will be ordered to fill the pre-orders and your kit will ship once all of the product has arrived - please be aware that this can take 4-10 weeks, depending on how quickly suppliers can fill the orders for the various kit contents. 

I have so much to show you today, including 4 (yes 4!) videos that each detail a different aspect of the kit - the dies definitely take a bit of show-n-tell, but I think once you watch the videos you'll see how easy they are to use...all of the hard work has been done for you!

I have included the complete kit content list and retail price at the bottom of this post.  You can visit Nichole's blog for more detailed images of the individual kit contents.

As usual for the full kits, I have a Pinterest board filled with some inspirational images and ideas for using some of the kit contents.  I'll also add all of the project photos as we go along.  You can find the board HERE.  

So, let's talk a bit about all of the different interactive elements that can be created using the dies and stamps from the kit.  First of all, there are three main icons in the set - candles, balloons, and a cupcake.  Each icon has a set of pop-up dies as well as a set of lift-the-flap dies.  There are also a couple of different "bases" with which you can use the pop-ups and lift-the-flaps:  a circular base and also a scalloped tag/enclosure card base plus a coordinating liner.  Let me show you the pop-ups first and a few different ways they can be used.

Let's look at the pop-up dies with the circular base first.  You'll notice that each of the three icons has a score line (candles and cupcake) or partial cut (balloons) at the bottom of the die, which allows the shape to stay intact with the background and can then be folded up to create the pop-up.  The circular base features a partial score line that will aid you in lining everything up and will accommodate any of the three different shapes.  It also cuts some festive confetti from the background. 


Here's a video that shows these dies in use with both with the coordinating stamps and the pre-printed pop-up papers included in the kit...


You can choose to stamp on the diecut pieces, or there are also some pre-printed circular pop-ups for those times when you're in a pinch for time and need something real quick!  These little circular cards can be used as tags, inserted into a card or just tucked into an envelope as is, used as place cards, table decor, or whatever else you can dream up!


Here is a card that I created that shows one way you could present one of the circular pop-ups.  The circle measures 4" across, so it will fit on a regular A2 card base.  Here I simply used some patterned papers from the kit on my card front and punched a couple of slits using a slit punch I have in my stash and just tucked the circle pop-up in the tabs. 


The recipient can then easily remove it, pop it up, and they'll have a cute little dimensional card to display.


I also used the circular base die to create some cute place cards. I just added the names with some diecut letters which were cut with the Modern Alphabet dies.  I added a different element to each base. 


This first one features a cute party hat which was made with one of the cupcake wrappers and a gold tinsel pom-pom from the kit.  Simply fold the cupcake wrapper in half and roll to make a cone shape.  Secure the end with a bit of scor-tape and glue a pom-pom on top - super easy!


This one features a little fake cupcake.  I used one of the mini cupcake papers from the kit along with a 1 1/2" foam ball.  I coated the foam ball with liquid adhesive, then just rolled it in some glitter (I used the faux snow that was included in the Tinsel & Tags kit if you still have some of that!).  Then I topped it off with one of the little cherries from the Party Pops kit.


And this last place card uses the cupcake pop-up die and stamps.  I positioned the base of the cupcake die a little closer to the front edge of the circle so that the space in between the base of the cupcake and the fold line was a little larger to allow for a roll of candy.  I just wrapped a roll of Mentos in some tissue paper and tied the ends with some of the colored raffia included in the kit.  A fun place card and treat all in one!


Next I want to show you how you can use the pop-up dies on the INSIDE of cards and tags too! Here are some of the other dies included in the kit:  


In this next video I'm going to show you how to create a pop-up inside of the scalloped enclosure card die that's also included in the Party Pops kit.  This video uses the pop-up dies along with the scalloped tag/enclosure card and liner, and the pop-up tab shown in the graphic above...


Here are the fronts of my little enclosure cards.  You can see how just a few snips of the pop-up candle die along the bottom edge will allow you to use it as just a regular diecut as well.  There is a separate individual balloon die included as well so you can create your own balloon bunches.


And here is the front of my cupcake enclosure card - just like the candles, you can easily cut along the base of the pop-up cupcake to use it as a regular diecut as well.  All of the fun patterned papers I used on these are also included in the kit.


Notice the little envelopes?  These cards fit perfectly inside the 4x4 square envelopes that Papertrey carries.  I stamped each envelope with the square confetti frame that's included in the Party Pops stamp set, along with the small cupcake and balloon images included in the stamp set.  For the candles I just inked the top portion of each candle.


Now for the fun part - the pop-up element inside of each card!  Here are the candles...


A side view so you can see how the little tab die connects to the back side of the shape and to the inside of the card so that the shape will pull up when the card is opened (see video above for a detailed how-to!)


The cupcake...


And the balloons...


Fun, huh?  You could also use these dies on the inside of a standard card.  Or how about the circular base?  You could also put that on the inside of a standard card.

Now let's talk about the lift-the-flap version of the dies (shown in the die graphic above).  Like I mentioned at the start of this post, each of the three icons (cupcake, balloons, candles) has its pop-up die and also a lift-the-flap die.  The lift-the-flap dies feature a partial cut along the top of each icon, allowing the cut to stay intact.  Each one also features a little round tab which can be stamped with the "lift here" image from the stamp set.  

I show you how the lift-the-flap dies work in this video:


 I put together a card using each one of the lift-the-flap dies.  Here's the balloon card from the video above...


A close-up of the flap...


And the sentiment that fits perfectly underneath the flap (there is one that coordinates with each of the three icons in the kit)...


Here is my candle lift-the-flap.  This time I did a bit of layering.  I layered the pop-up candle diecut (trimmed at the bottom so I could use it as a regular diecut) over top of the flap for lots of dimension, but you could stamp the candles directly onto the flap as well, if you wish.


I stamped the candles with versamark and heat embossed them with gold powder.  I layered an individual banner diecut (also in the kit) over the top as well.  The background is stamped with a few stars from the stamp set using Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal inks.  I also added a few little confetti diecuts which were cut from the gold adhesive foil using the circular pop-up base die that's included in the Party Pops kit. 


The "close your eyes and make a wish" sentiment fits perfectly underneath the candle flap.  I added a couple of flourishes from the stamp set as well, heat embossed with gold powder.  The strip of Aqua Mist/Tropical Teal star paper along the bottom is also from the kit.


And, finally, my cupcake lift-the-flap card.  I started with the Smokey Shadow confetti frame paper that's included in the kit and stamped the cupcake inside of the frame.  In the video above where I demonstrate the lift-the-flap balloon card I diecut the flap first, then added my stamping, but with the cupcake I found it was easier to stamp first, that way I could make sure the the cupcake was nice and straight.  The dies are "open" dies, so it's easy to line everything up.  


I embellished the cupcake with some tiny pom-poms from the kit as well as a few sequins (not included in the kit).  For this cupcake I did a little masking at the top so that I could stamp the candle instead of the cherry. I added a diecut banner along the bottom, stamped with the "it's your birthday" sentiment.


When you lift the flap, it reveals the "let's eat cake and celebrate" sentiment, which is a fun word-art style sentiment built into the shape of the cupcake.


And what birthday-themed kit would be complete without some fun gift wrap options?  There is a whole stack of colorful cupcake wrappers included in the kit...I showed a few ideas above for using them to create fake cupcakes, party hats, etc, but I think I saved the best for last!  There are a set of three flower dies included in the kit called Baking Cup Shapers that will allow you to turn those colorful cupcake wrappers into gorgeous layered flowers!  


Use those dies to make these...


Here's a video I put together to show you the Baking Cup Shapers dies in action. 


Let me show you a couple of projects that use the Baking Cup Shapers dies.  Aren't these flowers pretty?  And the best part is that they're sized to coordinate with standard and mini cupcake liners, so even after you've used all of those from the kit, they're readily you can always make more.  You can customize the colors to match your party decor or your gift wrap! I'm just thinking that the more pointed flower (meant to be more of a leaf shape) might be awesome cut from red cupcake papers to make poinsettias to top off holiday packages...making a mental note right now to get some red papers and try that!

Here I used one of the flowers as a topper on a fun cupcake box (included in the kit).  I wrapped some of the colored raffia from the kit around the box and tied my flower to it.  The flowers have such a fun texture and dimension to them since they're cut from the cupcake wrappers!  And that colored raffia is so fun - you get 2 yards of 5 different colors, and it goes a LONG way.  I've been separating it into thinner strands, which is super easy to do, just peel it apart, and it makes it go even further. 


I also tied a tag that I made from the cupcake stamps and dies (just trimmed the bottom of the cupcake pop-up die).  I added a little eyelet to string some twine through and tied it around the raffia as well.


Inside the box is a full-sized faux cupcake that I made using one of the full-sized cupcake wrappers from the kit along with a 2 1/2" foam ball (not included in the kit).  You could tuck a gift card inside the box as well, for a fun way to present it!  I used the smaller flower die to cut the "frosting" from a pink polka dot mini cupcake liner and also from a white mini liner (white ones are not included in the kit, but can be picked up nearly anywhere.)  Just like on the fake mini cupcake I shared towards the beginning of this post, I coated the foam ball with liquid glue, then rolled it in glitter (the faux snow from the Tinsel & Tags kit).  It's topped off with a little fake cherry from the Party Pops kit.  I also added some colored raffia and some small rolled flowers which were made from the scraps after the cupcake flowers are diecut (see the end of the video above!).

Cupcake-box4 copy

 Here I used a flower I made from just the mini liners backed with the leaf shape to use as a topper on a fun envelope wrap that I made using the circular pop-up base from the kit.  


The "envelope" I created is very similar in concept to the Floral Flaps die from Papertrey HERE. I started with a 4 1/4" square of white cardstock and then diecut four of the circular bases, positioning my die so that there was just 1/2" or so of cardstock beyond the score line on the die.  Then I used my scoring tool to score the partial score line the rest of the way across, making it easier to fold.  I adhered one of these flaps to each side of my 4 1/4" square.


It's the perfect way to wrap up one of the little circular pop-up cards...


 Just another fun use for that circular base!


Well, friends, I think that wraps up my projects using the brand new Party Pops kit!  To see more projects, be sure to visit the other Make It Market girls, including Lea Lawson who is new to the team - yay!  I always love her work and I can't wait to see what she's created...

Below is a complete list of the kit contents.  And just to re-cap...the kit will go up for sale on the Papertrey Ink website at 10pm EST on April 1st, 2015.  You will be able to click on the graphic at the top of the home page once it's up. 


-Party Pops stamp set
-Party Pops Basics die collection
-Party Pop Ups die collection
-Baking Cup Shapers die collection
-Party Pops paper collection (18 A2 sheets, 2 sheets each of 9 designs)
-Party Pops Pom Pom Assortment
-25 standard baking cups (5 each of 5 designs)
-25 mini baking cups (5 each of 5 designs)
-Mini Cherries (3)
-Teal Raffia (2 yards)
-Orange Raffia (2 yards)
-Pink Raffia (2 yards)
-Green Raffia (2 yards)
-Melon Raffia (2 yards) 

The total retail cost of the "Party Pops" Kit is $110. There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours on Wednesday! The "Party Pops" Kit will be available for sale beginning on  April 1st at 10pm EST, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.