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Welcome to the first group post for the Papertrey Ink September countdown.  We have lots of fun surprises still to come in the countdown!  Today the team is featuring projects using my latest Make It Market Mini kit called Holiday Folk.  Ever since I designed the Wee Folk kit I've been itching to have something similar in a holiday set.  I love the design building possibilities in that set and I'm always a sucker for anything with a folk art feel...especially when it comes to the holidays!  

So, I'm very excited to reveal the Holiday Folk Mini Kit!  The Make It Market Holiday Folk Mini Kit will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on September 15th from Papertrey Ink.  

I have several projects to show you, so let's get started! I'm going to start off with a super simple card that took just a few minutes to put together.  I started with one of the pre-printed panels included in the patterned papers from the kit. Then I diecut the pre-printed tree and popped it up with a bit of foam.


I added just a few of the tiny wooden stars from the kit, adhered it to a card base, and BAM...done!  :-)  Super quick and easy, grab and go kind of thing.


How about some tags next?  These came together super fast too, by just diecutting the pre-printed elements from the papers in the kit.  I adhered them to a tag base that you'll be hearing more about tomorrow.


The smaller one-line sentiments are all from the previously released Snow Globe Sentiments set.  I diecut the same tag from patterned papers from the kit and layered them with some foam tape, skewing them a bit so the papers would show.


This next card uses a few more of the pre-printed diecuts layered over a Scene It: Doily Tag Base.  I added a strip of patterned paper from the kit through the slits in the tag.


The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder.  I stamped the evergreen bough from the Holiday Folk set in Kraft ink on a panel of Kraft cardstock.  A few of the tiny wooden stars finish it off.


My next card uses the multi-step tree image from the set.  I diecut and stamped it, then layered it over a Journal Card 5 diecut.  


The patterned paper in the background is also from the kit.  The sentiment I used here is from the new Christmas Cheer set.  I stamped a few flourishes around it, which are from the Holiday Folk set.


Up next I have a few cards where I really wanted to play around with building some folk-art inspired focal points.  There are several images in this set that mirrored companion images, which makes it perfect for this type of stamping.  It's one of my favorite things to play around with!  It's fun to see what patterns you can build!


For this design I started with the star in the center, then built outward by stamping the bells.  Then the branches between the bells and so on until I was happy with my design.  The trick is to know when to quit...I considered adding one more ring of something, but decided to just STOP before I messed it all up.  :-)  I love how it turned out.  I added the "holiday cheer" sentiment along the bottom, which is from the new Christmas Cheer set.


Next is another card with the same pattern/motif building idea.  This time I started by stamping the deer -- top, bottom, left, and right.  Then I went back and filled in with some of the little branches, flourishes, etc.  


When doing this type of stamping it helps to start on scrap paper first just to kind of get an idea of where your pattern is going and how large it's going to end up being.  I also find it helpful to put the stamps on one block...for example, I figured out how I wanted the branches placed, so I put them both on my block -- it makes it easier to line everything up and get things evenly spaced.  I adhered my stamped panel to a Pure Poppy card base and added some of the green twine from the kit (tip:  I like to separate the strands on the twine to make a thinner it makes it go twice as far!).



My last card uses the stamps from the Holiday Folk kit along with some ink blending to kind of duplicate the look of the patterned papers from the kit.  I started with a panel of linen cardstock and stamped the boughs at the top and bottom using Ocean Tides and Pinefeather inks.


Then I used Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel inks to blend color above and below the boughs.  Inside the area between the boughs I stamped the bells and a bunch of hanging ornaments.  I added the sentiment from the Holiday Folk set as well as a few stars and flourishes.


Well, that wraps up my projects for today using the Make It Market Holiday Folk Mini Kit!  I don't think it will get put away for long though...I'm anxious to stamp some more with it, but time to move on for now!  

All of the supplies used in today's projects are in one big list at the bottom of this post.

To see more projects made with this kit be sure to hop around to the other DT girls...

Danielle Flanders
Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 
Lizzie Jones


Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Make It Market Mini Kit: Holiday Folk, Christmas Cheer stamp set and coordinating dies, Minute to Make: Holiday Tags die