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Introducing the Make It Market: Post & Parcel Holiday kit!

September release wrap up and Make It Market: Post & Parcel Holiday Kit peek!

THIS might be one of my favorite days of the year!  Today I get to sneak peek this year's full Make It Market holiday kit!  I'm so excited!  


This year's big holiday kit is called Post & Parcel and I can't wait to show you all of the details in just a few short weeks!  Mail and postage-themed things have always, always been a favorite of mine, so I am thrilled to get to incorporate that theme into this year's holiday kit.  There's an adorable favor box inspired by a vintage-style letterbox, interactive elements, pretty holiday images, and so much more.  Many of the kit elements will stretch well beyond the holidays for year-round crafting!  The full kit, the trimmings kit, and a few other coordinating items will be available for purchase on October 1st from the Papertrey Ink website.  Stop back here on September 30th for the full reveal, projects, and videos!  I hope you're as excited as I am...I can hardly wait!  

Now that I got that out of the way, we can wrap up the September countdown with a few more projects!  Tonight's the big night, all of the new stamps and dies will go up in the store at 10pm Eastern. I have a few final projects...

First up is a square notecard using the new Splits: Merry & Bright along with the small ornament from What the Doodle.  I started with the Noted: Scalloped Square die as my base, then added the circle using that same die set, cut from Aqua Mist cardstock and sponged with Tropical Teal ink.  I diecut that pretty starburst from the Splits set and stamped it with Saffron Spice ink.  


I added the stitched banner from the Tag Sale: Quilted die, cut from a Silver Adhesive sheet and colored with a teal Copic marker.  It was a little long, so I just cut the ends off and hid the seam under the ornament.  The ornament is from What the Doodle, cut from Luxe Silver cardstock and stamped with Versamark.  It's backed with a solid ornament diecut from some paper that had been watercolored. 


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Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Splits: Merry & Bright stamp set and coordinating die, What the Doodle: Ornament stamp set and coordinating dies

My next card uses the Inspired: Jesus set along with the previously released Petite Places: Nativity and Scene It: Bethlehem dies.  I started by diecutting the Scene It: Basic Backer from gold shimmer cardstock and the star layer from the Scene It: Bethlehem set from watercolor paper.  I added some color to it using Enchanted Evening, Royal Velvet, and Tropical Teal reinkers.  I added one of the sunbursts from Shine, embossed with gold powder.  


The sentiment was done with the Inspired: Jesus stamps and dies.  The "love came down" sentiment was stamped onto a strip of white cardstock.  The nativity scene was stamped with the Petite Places: Nativity stamps and dies.  Behind the focal point circle is a Double Ups Rectangle diecut.  I added color to the edge by inking the die with a brayer using the same ink colors I mentioned above to do the watercoloring, then spritzed with water and ran it through my machine with the watercolor paper.  Everything was added to a Royal Velvet card base.


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Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Shine stamp set, Inspired: Jesus stamp set and coordinating die

 One last card today that uses the new Holiday Greens set along with the Inspired: Jesus set.  I was looking at the fall card I made the other day with all of the purples and magentas, and thought it might be fun to try that color combo for the holidays.  I always think a rich, deep purple is so pretty for Christmas - it makes me think of advent.  I stamped a bouquet of the holiday greens and arranged them on a dark woodgrain patterned paper from my stash.


The sentiment was done with the Inspired: Jesus stamps and die.  I embossed the stamped portion with white powder and the diecut was cut from gold shimmer cardstock.  I put the finished panel on a Royal Velvet card base.



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Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Holiday Greens stamp set and coordinating die collection, Inspired: Jesus stamp set and coordinating die

 Wow, you guys!  What a fun release...I can hardly believe it's over already!  I have so many more cards and projects I want to make with this month's stuff...that's when you know it's been a fabulous release.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  The other girls are sharing the rest of their projects today too, so go ahead and soak up all those last bits of release inspiration!  :-)  

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