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Welcome to the first official group post of the October Papertrey Ink countdown.  I am *almost* finished with all of my projects for this release and I am just blown away by all of the amazing things coming your way this month!  Between last month and this month, I think this might be Papertrey's best holiday release ever.  I don't know how you all are going to decide!  

Today this team is showcasing a couple of different product collections - the newest Make It Market Mini kit, and the next installment of the Petite Places series.  

This month's mini kit is a holiday version of the Halloween Pin-Ups kit that was released a few months ago.  Holiday Pin-Ups is filled with a collection of happy holiday characters that will allow you to dress up ordinary clothespins into cute accessories to use on treat bags, package toppers and more.  The mini kit includes a stamp set, dies, an assortment of printed glassine bags, some pre-printed designs for quick and easy projects, and some holiday baker's twine.  Everything you need to put together some cute wraps!  

The other product line-up being featured today is the Petite Places: Holiday Lane stamps and dies.  Holiday Lane allows you to create either a sweet gingerbread house or Santa's workshop.  The set is filled to the brim with bits and pieces for building your holiday scenes. 

All of these new products will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm ET on October 15 from Papertrey Ink

Let's get on with the projects!  First I'll show you all of my Petite Places projects and then we'll move on to the Holiday Pin-Ups, 'k? 

Before we go any further, though, here's a quick video that will guide you through assembling the Petite Places: Holiday Lane house.


My first project is a dome jar topper.  It's been a year since the whole dome/jar topper craze began and I STILL love making them!  Especially the holiday ones...they just look so cute and snowy, and the recipients always love them, too.


Like I mentioned, this set is filled to the brim with just about any holiday accessory you might want...we packed them all into this set!  I chose to use the gingerbread version of the house for this project.  There are lots of detail stamps for the building so you can add lots of color - or you can choose not to stamp all of the details and keep it a little simpler.  I went pretty much all out here!  For accessories I added the candy cane archway with a gingerbread man on each side, the snowman, candy cane fences, and a few trees.  Like many of the other Petite Places sets the dies for each of these small elements has a little tab built in that can be just folded back and adhered to your base to make it stand up. I coated the roof top with glitter and filled my dome with faux snow.  The sentient stamped on the oval diecut is also from the Holiday Lane set.



Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Holiday Lane stamp set and coordinating dies

Next up is a little lighted shadowbox that combines the Petite Places: Holiday Lane with the matchbox and frame from the All Through the House kit.  I stamped it up in sugary sweet colors and topped it off with some glitter.  Of course I had to put one of the little Petite LED lights inside too.  


The background was made using the previously released Confetti Garland stamps and dies, using Vintage Jadeite, Hibiscus Burst, and Aqua Mist.  The small snowflakes are from the Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe dies.  I placed a row of trees in the background too - these are from the Holiday Lane set.  There are tiny little elves on each side of the house as well.  Notice the candy cane arch - in the dome project above I used it as an archway, but it can be attached to the front of the house too, if you choose.


Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Holiday Lane stamp set and coordinating dies

Up next is a trio of tags using the gingerbread image.  Just like all of the other Petite Places sets, Holiday Lane is designed so that you can create the 3D buildings, or use the images on flat projects too.  There is a different style roof that gets paired with the house front for this purpose. 


The tag on the left uses Tag Sale #3 and the one on the right uses #10.  The snowflakes across the top on the left tag are from the new Quilted: Winter set.  The plaid paper on the right is from the new Holiday Plaid paper pad.


This one uses the new Tag Sale: Quilted die as a base.  Everything is just stamped onto the tag base, except the little snowman, so it was pretty quick and easy to put together.


Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Holiday Lane stamp set and coordinating dies, Quilted: Winter stamp set, Tag Sale: Quilted die, Holiday Plaid patterned paper collection, Vintage Jadeite ink

Next up is a card using Holiday Lane.  I paired it with some previously release dies -- Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe and Scene It: Mountain View.  I didn't turn it in to a shaker, but just left it open instead.  The snowflakes at the top were stamped with the cluster from the new Quilted: Winter set.  


I kept the gingerbread house a little simpler this time - I just stamped the main house image, and a few of the peppermints, then added the diecut window frames for a little dimension.  The sleigh and reindeer are also from the Holiday Lane set, as is the sentiment.  





Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Holiday Lane stamp set and coordinating dies, Quilted: Winter stamp set

How about a few Santa's workshop projects?  This first one features a north pole scene inside of the Petite Ornaments: Square die, complete with santa and his reindeer flying overhead.  I attached the with a spring, the same way I did my jar topper in my All Through the House post HERE.  I couldn't get a good picture of it - sorry!


It also has a couple of little elves out front, a north pole sign, candy cane fences, and a few trees.





Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Holiday Lane stamp set and coordinating dies

Next I paired Holiday Lane with a few images from the Santa Stationery set for this fun card.  I started off by sponging shades of blue ink to create the background. The "from the desk of..." sentiment was stamped in True Black ink.  


I built the little scene using images from the Holiday Lane set.  Along the bottom is a strip of plaid paper from the new Holiday Place paper pad and the North Pole seal from Santa Stationery. I stamped a few stars in the sky (using the new Quilted: Winter set) and added some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.  

Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Holiday Lane stamp set and coordinating dies, Quilted: Winter stamp set, Holiday Plaid patterned paper collection

Are you still with me? That was a lot of projects already, but now let's move on to some fun projects using the new Make It Market: Holiday Pin-Ups kit.  My projects using this kit came together so easily!  The pre-printed elements make it so simple to create cute things, but then there's the option of stamping them if you want to mass produce something.  I think this kit would be great for kids that like to craft, too!

I'll show you all of my Pin-Ups projects and then do one supply list at the end, since most of them use pretty similar supplies.  First up is a set of treat bags.  There are printed glassine bags included in the kit in some fun holiday colors - red, green, and teal.  Here I used the Front & Center 2 die to crate a pocket to slip the bag into. 


 I diecut two Front & Center panels, trimming about 1" off of the bottom of the front one.  I scored the other full-length one 1" from the bottom and folded it up.  I adhered the two together at the bottom and about three fourths up the sides.  Doing the scoring gives the pocket a little more depth than just gluing two of them together.  I used the stamps from the kit to stamp the characters for the clothespins.  Each treat bag has one clipped onto the handle of the Front & Center die, as well as a pre-printed tag, which were diecut with the tag die included in the Holiday Pin-Ups kit.


The multi-step stamps let you give the characters lots of detail and color!  There are three different little objects that you can place in the mittens - a heart, a gift, and a mug.  I used hearts here.  


Next I used the clothespins to make some adorable magnet sets, all packaged up in the matchbox from the All Through the House kit.  The matchbox is the perfect size to hold two clothespins.  These were done using the pre-printed images that all you have to do is diecut.  SO quick and easy...these would be a fun kid project!  And they turn out so cute.  I did a set of elves...


And a santa/reindeer set.  The scalloped window on the front of the matchboxes was cut using a die from the Tag Sale #10 set, and then backed with a piece of clear cardstock.  The cute polka dot paper is from the new Basics Paper pads being released this month.  I wrapped some twine around the boxes and attached some of the pre-printed tags.  The red/green twine is from the kit, the red/white twine is from my stash.


Here's a shot of the box sliding from the wrap - I just took a strip of cardstock and clipped the cothespins onto it to hold them in place.  


Next I made some fun treat tags using the Holiday Pin-ups characters, a Tag Sale die, and the Write Stuff Holders dies.  Want to know something fun?  The larger die in the Write Stuff Holders that's meant to hold a crayon is the perfect size to hold a candy cane.  How fun is that?  The the Pin-Ups characters are the perfect size to attach on top of them!  So cute to tie on a package, or just give as little favors.


I started with a Tag Sale #3 die and diecut each one with the Write Stuff Holders dies along the left edge - some with the smaller (for pencils) and some with the larger (for candy canes).  I added a strip of patterned paper and then stamped each with sentiments from the Holiday Pin-Ups stamp set.


Then I attached the pre-printed Pin-Ups characters to the tabs on the Write Stuff Holders.  I tried to get a photo from the side so you can kind of see what I mean.  With the pencil or candy cane already in place, I just pushed down on the top part, above where the hole is, to kind of flatten it, then just used a little liquid adhesive to attach the Pin-Ups - just to that tab portion.  If you're careful not to get glue on the pencil/candy cane you'll be able to slip them out without tearing the tag/character.


Next I created some small tags using that great little tag die from the kit.  I just used the PIn-Ups heads and hands to make it look like they're holding the tag.  :-) The mittens are together as one die/stamp, but I just snipped them apart after they were diecut so I could put one on each side of the tag.


Here are the elves and reindeer done the same way.  The reindeer looks a little mischievous, don't you think?  This is just a fun and happy kit to work with, it had me smiling the whole time.  :-)  Some of these were diecut from the pre-printed sheet of tags in the kit, and some were stamped.


One last project for you today...a card featuring this band of merry makers. I diecut the word "merry" using the Wonderful Words: Holiday dies and placed all of the characters (except the snowman) around it and peeking from behind it. 


These are all pre-printed characters that I just diecut.  I placed some mittens here and there too.  The "christmas" sentiment is from the City Scene: Christmas Sentiments set, and stamped on the stitched banner from the new Tag Sale: Quilted die set.  The snowflakes around the top were stamped with a small flake from the new Quilted: Winter set.


Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Make it Market Mini Kit: Holiday Pin-Ups, Tag Sale: Quilted die, Quilted: Winter stamp set, Pure Poppy and Vintage Jadeite + White Basics Paper, Holiday Plaid patterned paper

What do you think?  I hope you enjoyed checking out my projects as much as I enjoyed making them!  Want to see more projects made with the Holiday Pin-Ups mini kit and Petite Places: Holiday Lane?  Be sure to hop around to the other DT blogs...

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