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Good morning!  It's time to reveal all of the details of the latest full Make It Market Kit called Garden Gate!  It's filled with pretty garden florals and some awesome dies that are going to be great basics to use with the kit or mix with other things in your collection.  

The Garden Gate kit will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on August 1st from Papertrey Ink.  

I put together a video showing all of the kit contents as well as a few basic project tips...


When you purchase the kit, you will receive a pdf filled with photos of ALL of the projects in today's post, as well as detailed instructions and supply lists for each!  Since all of those finer details are included in the pdf, I'll be a little more brief on my project details in today's post and I'll do one big supply list at the end of this post.  You can refer to your pdf download for more details on each project -- so handy to have at your fingertips when you're ready to sit and create!

My first project is a boxed card set.  The pdf download includes a template for a gatefold box, large enough to hold a set of A2 cards.  I give some assembly instructions at the end of the video above.


I used the gate die from the kit to embellish the front of the box, as well as the three different florals from the kit (hollyhocks, wisteria, and bleeding hearts).  These were all diecut and stamped with the stamps from the kit.  The little latch that closes the box is also from the kit.  They come as brass, but can easily be altered if you wish.  I used a bit of spray paint here to add some color to it.


The card set inside the box has four cards, each one started with a Fresh Snow Linen panel, which I added color using the lattice/oval stencil from the kit and the reverse stenciling technique.


All of the florals on this card set were stamped, as is the wrought iron detail at the top of each.


Each card in the set uses a different sentiment from the set.  I used the pre-printed sentiments, cut with the pretty label/frame die.


And the last card in the set.  Each card has the same basic layout, I just mixed up the colors and the flowers used, making for a pretty, coordinated set!


My next card is a gatefold birthday card that again uses the pretty gate die from the kit.  The patterned papers are 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" papers so that they can be scored and folded to create gatefold cards.  I used one of the hollyhock prints here, folded so the paper design is on the outside.  You could also score and fold the papers so the design is on the inside.  


The gate die comes with optional lattice cut-outs for the doors so that you can choose to leave them solid or do the cut-out on one or both doors.  Here I did some partial diecutting by positioning my plates so the lower portion of the lattice didn't cut on the right side door.  This left a space for me to stamp the sentiment.  The flowers here are some of the pre-printed papers that I cut with the dies.


I've been really into finishing cards on the inside as well as the outside lately, for something that just feels finished and really special.  This kit is perfect for that sort of thing with the gatefolds.  I used the oval/lattice stencil from the kit to stencil on that center panel on the inside, a perfect place to stamp a sentiment or write a message.  Here I stamped a sentiment from the Tucked In: Birthday set.  The Tucked In series is perfect for this!


I mentioned a bit ago that you could score and fold the patterned papers so the design shows on the inside or the outside.  Here's another gatefold card, this time folded so the patterned paper is on the inside.  


I sponged some ink along the top to add some color, then added the gate, so pretty cut from Aqua Mist cardstock!  I just added some pre-printed diecuts and stamped the wrought iron topper.


The wisteria print paper is such a pretty surprise when you open the card.  Again I used a sentiment from the Tucked In: Birthday set.


Those 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" papers can be trimmed in half to be used on regular card fronts too, of course.  Here I used a pretty bleeding heart pattern.  This time I used the lattice border die from the kit.  It's such a great basic that's going to go great with so many other floral stamps I have!


I used some pre-printed diecuts here for a card that went together in literally just a few minutes!


On this card I used the lattice border again.  This time I made my own background using the leafy stencil from the kit.  I tried a new (to me) technique of doing some double stenciling.  I used the reverse stencil technique, and when that was dry, I sponged some ink over the the stencil in the more traditional way to add color to the leaves.  I'd love to play around with this more, in other color combos!


A cluster of the pre-printed flowers and a sentiment finish off the card.  


My next project uses the gate die to create a pretty way to present a gift card.  I used one of the Card Base-ics dies as the base, cut from the pink and yellow hollyhock paper.  I trimmed the wrought iron topper from the gate so I could use it on a horizontal card.  


The front is embellished with some stamped hollyhocks and a pre-printed "gift for you" label.  I added one of the little latches too, off to the side this time rather that centered like the other projects I've shown.  I "distressed" the latch by pressing it into a white Staz On ink pad.


Here's a shot of how the gate opens to reveal the gift card inside.  


You can see how the tabs on the Card Base-ics die holds the gift card in place.  The backside of the gate doors would be the perfect place to write a message or stamp another sentiment.


My next project has a little fun lift-the-flap action with the gate.  I cut off the top and adhered the two gate portions so there is a bit of a gap in the center between the doors to give just a little peek of what's inside.


I punched some holes and tied the doors shut with some twine and also added a few small printed diecut flowers as an accent.  


Inside I used one of the oval lattice papers and cut a slit along the bottom edge of the oval so I could tuck some hollyhocks down around the printed sentiment diecut. Some of the hollyhocks are pre-printed diecuts and some were stamped.  It's so lush and garden-y!


You can definitely play around with using just half of the gate too, for a different look.  Here I cut it from Mint Julep cardstock and surrounded it with stamped bleeding hearts.


The background was done by using the lattice stencil and some reverse stenciling onto watercolor paper.  I stamped some faint bleeding hearts up in the corner as well.


This next card is a soft and pretty single layer card.  I used the oval lattice stencil done with some reverse stenciling to create the background.


Then I just stamped lots of the flowers from the kit around the oval, and used a black pen to add some details.  One of the pretty sentiments from the set is stamped in the center.


My next project is a set of pretty gift tags. I used both halves of the gate, but only cut the lattice from the left side.  I left the right side solid so I could stamps a "to/from" sentiment and some flowers inside.


The outside of the tags is done with the pretty label die, which I heat embossed with the "a gift for you" sentiment and a few of the small stamped flowers.


Here's a peek at the inside, which is stamped with the Keep It Simple: To & From set and each one is also stamped with a different flower from the Garden Gate stamp set.


Next I have a pretty gatefold wedding card.  There are lots of different ways to close up a gatefold card.  I've shown the latches and also twine in some of the projects above.  This one uses a band to hold everything closed.


I stamped several of the individual flowers, adhering some directly to the gate and some to the band so that it looks nice when it's all closed up.  


The inside was stenciled with the oval lattice stencil and stamped with a sentiment from the Tucked In: Wedding set.


My next card might just be one of my favorites!  I really wanted to play around with the lattice stencil and texture paste.  I started out by just doing some freehand watercoloring in the background with some reinkers.  I wanted to create kind of a vague illusion of hollyhocks and a bright sky.  Once the watercolor was dry, I used the stencil to add the texture paste.  I wasn't sure what effect I was going to get, but I was pretty excited when I pulled the stencil away and saw this...


I just love how it turned out.  I added some preprinted hollyhocks and a sentiment.  It looks like it took a really long time, but this card was actually super fast to put together! 


My next card is also one of my favorites of the bunch.  I discovered that the In the Woods Cover Plate is a gorgeous complement to the gate die!  I started by watercoloring a panel of watercolor paper, then added the In the Woods Cover Plate over the top, along with the gate (the wrought iron topper was trimmed off).


I didn't really add a closure to the gate, just the diecut sentiment attached to the left door.  I liked the way it looks just hanging open a bit. 


Inside I stamped a Thank You sentiment (from the Friendship Jar Flowers set) and added some printed hollyhock and bleeding heart diecuts.  I would love to try this same card, but in autumn colors with some pumpkins and leaves.  I think that would be SO pretty!


And last, but not least, I created a gift box filled with pretty bookmarks.


I used the gatefold box template included in the download.  The outer wrap of the box was reverse stenciled with the leaf stencil from the kit.


The three bookmarks inside use one of the Basic Bookmark dies as the base, along with the lattice border die from the kit.  I used the same reverse stenciling technique that I did on the box, in three different colors.  


I added some fun felt tassels too, which were made using the Easter Grass die.  What a pretty gift for any book lover!


Wow, thanks so much for staying with me all the way to the end!  So many projects and I enjoyed creating every one of them.  Like I mentioned, photos, as well as detailed supplies and instructions for ALL of these projects will be included in the pdf download you will receive when you purchase the kit!  

Here is a complete list of kit contents and price:


Garden Gate stamp collection (2 sheets w/ labels)

Garden Gate die

Garden Gate Details die collection

Garden Gate: Accessories die collection

Garden Gate paper collection, (16) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" sheets

Garden Gate Brass Gate Latch

Garden Gate Stencil collection (set of 3, 6" x 6")

Total Retail Cost: $96

There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours on Monday! The "Garden Gate" Kit will be available for sale beginning on August 1st at 10pm ET, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.

If you'd like to see what the other girls created with the kit contents, be sure to hop around to their blogs.  I know I can't wait to check them out!

Danielle Flanders
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Kay Miller 

Below you will find a complete supply list for all of the projects in today's post.  

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 Supplies not linked:  Make It Market Garden Gate stamps, dies, patterned papers, and stencils -- available from Papertrey Ink beginning at 10pm Eastern on August 1st