Good morning! As promised, it's the last day of May, so I'm here to share all of the details of the latest full Make It Market kit! The kit is called Market Street and it will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow, June 1st, at 10pm ET from the Papertrey Ink website. **Edited to add -- the kit is now available HERE!
Nichole will be sharing full details and product images on her blog ---> click HERE to see her post!
When you purchase the kit you will also receive a pdf download filled with project photos, a stamping guide, helpful graphics, as well as tips and tricks. After listening to feedback from recent kits, I've decided not to include the detailed supply lists and instructions this time, but lots of photos and tips instead, with a simpler layout that I hope you'll find to be a great source of inspiration.
I will explain lots of things throughout this post, but here is a video that sums up the kit contents and shows you some of the products in action!
There are dies in the kit to create these adorable flower cart favor boxes. Here's another video, detailing how these go together.
The flower cart favors shown in the video were filled with cupcakes and given as teacher thank you's on the last day of school.
I used an Apple Cider Buttercream cupcake recipe from Southern Crazed, which just uses a white cake mix and substitutes the water with apple cider. I tinted the cinnamon buttercream frosting red, added a pretzel for a stem and cut some lime fruit slice candies for the leaves. Super easy, cute, and really yummy! I used the apple stamps and die to add the apple cluster to the rim of the cart. There are four different cart inserts - apples, pumpkins, tulips, and mixed flowers, allowing you to create projects for many different seasons. Imagine changing up the cupcakes to pumpkins for an irresistible autumn treat!
The canopy was attached with brads, as shown in the video above, so it can be raised and lowered for easier access to what's inside. The label on the canopy was cut using the die from the kit, and stamped with one of the sentiments from the stamp set. The canopies were stenciled with the striped stencil from the kit as well. A small amount of shredded paper (the stuff that often comes in the bottom of gift baskets) was placed in the bottom of each cart to raise the cupcake up just a bit.
Here are a few more ideas for the flower cart favor die. First is a springy version filled with candy, using the tulips as an accent...
You can also use the cart without the canopy, of course. Here I used them to hold some small plants. The little 4-packs you can get at the greenhouse work well. I just pulled them out of the container and put them right into the cart, lined with a bit of clear cellophane.
I gave these as Mother's Day favors and they loved them!
The flower cart favor dies can be used in other ways as well! Here I used just the box portion of the cart, along with the canopy supports to create some small baskets. These would be adorable for any season as little treats, favors, or place cards.
I simply adhered two of the canopy supports together, overlapping the tabs, then curving to form a handle and attaching the ends to the inside of the scalloped edge of the box.
I embellished the baskets with patterned papers from the kit - I cut just the front portion of the box from patterned paper (just trim along the score lines) and added it to the front of each basket.
Each one also uses one of the four different inserts -- apples, tulips, pumpkins, and mixed flowers, which I added to the basket before adhering the handle. I also added a sentiment label, cut from the patterned papers in the kit, and some of the small individual flowers and apple.
The cart-shaped panel that gets attached to the box to create the cart favors, can also be used to create some cute little notecards. Here I folded some kraft cardstock and positioned the cart die so that the top cutting line was positioned just above the fold so it wouldn't cut when I ran it through my machine. This created a stand-up cart notecard.
I used a kraft knife to cut a slit in the fold so that I could create a little pull-out. There is a small plain rectangle die included in the kit designed just for this purpose. I attached the different toppers (tulips, apples, etc) to this rectangle and tucked it in the slit. I layered 2-3 of the different toppers to give my carts lots of fulness - the tulip one shown here uses three of the tulip diecuts. I also tucked one of the plain rectangles between the tulips, cut from the black script paper from the kit, and stamped with a sentiment from the stamp set.
I pulled out the Keep It Simple: Teacher stamp set here to combine with the apples for a cute teacher thank you note.
And of course, the pumpkins for cute autumn notes!
The cart-shaped panels from the flower cart favor box are cute for card fronts too. A bit simpler look than the more detailed cart image found in the stamp set, which I'll show you more of a bit later in this post.
Here I diecut the cart from white cardstock, and the wheel from kraft cardstock and attached with a red brad. I filled the cart with two of the pre-printed tulip diecuts.
The label was diecut from white cardstock, then the sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white powder. I sponged Pure Poppy ink over the embossing. The background panel is one of the patterned papers from the kit.
The canopy die from the flower cart favors can also be used on cards. Here I used it to top off a rectangle diecut (cut using the Noted: Scalloped A2 vertical dies) to create a cute window.
The awning was embellished using a couple of the single flower stamps/dies. I used the label die from the kit along with the mixed flower bouquet to create a window box. The background as well as the awning were stenciled using the striped stencil from the kit.
I finished it off by stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment from the kit, and added a strip of the black script paper along the bottom, also from the kit.
There is also a more detailed, flat version of a flower cart to use on cards, tags, etc. This quick and easy card was made with patterned papers from the kit.
I simply diecut the pre-printed flower cart and tulips, and layered them over one of the storefront scene papers from the kit. I stamped the birthday sentiment in the window of the shop.
All of the different seasonal fillers also work with this cart. Here I used the pumpkins, and also included the optional canopy for this cart.
I used some pre-printed diecuts for the cart here, and the pumpkins were stamped using the kit stamps.
The pretty script papers in the background are from the kit as well.
Here's a pretty springy card using some more of the pre-printed diecuts - pretty purple tulips and a striking black flower cart.
For the background, I did a bit of watercoloring and also stenciled the street lamp using one of the stencils from the kit.
The front panel is a piece of patterned paper from the kit, which I cut an oval from the center, using the Noted: Scalloped A2 die collection.
This pretty flower cart can also be used for shaped tags. The die cuts a slit where a a pull-out can be tucked.
These carts were stamped with the stamps from the kit, as were all of the different toppers. I pulled out the Keep It Simple: To and From stamp set to stamp the inserts.
I tucked one of the plain rectangles behind each of the different toppers, too -- cut from black cardstock and heat embossed with the "just for you" sentiment from the kit using white embossing powder. I punched a hole in the top and attached some twine.
My next few projects focus a little more on the stencils in the kit. I shared a project above that uses one of the storefront scene papers from the kit, but there are also multi-step stencils to create stenciled storefront backgrounds as well.
There is a main building stencil, which I stenciled here by sponging with Berry Sorbet ink. There is also a second step "detail" stencil, which I used here with embossing paste. The third step is the canopy - which consists of two stencils - the base and the striped detail. I sponged that with Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado inks.
The sentiments can be stamped in the shop window. I also added the mixed flower bouquet under the window. The street lamp was also stenciled - for which there are two steps - the street lamp, and also the "light" inside the lamp.
A while back I did THIS Make It Monday video where I shown how to watercolor with stencils. I used that idea here to create a more abstract watercolor background.
I used reinkers and the same technique as shown in the video, allowing each step to dry before moving on to the next stencil step.
I used a pre-printed diecut cart and flowers and placed them in front of the watercolored scene. I attached the flower topper to a plain rectangle diecut, which was stamped with a sentiment and tucked in the diecut slit of the flower cart.
I thought it would be fun to create a set of small notecards using the same watercolor stencil technique, so I pulled out my Noted: Scalloped Square die and cut a few from watercolor paper and set to work.
I used some of the different floral elements as accents, and stamped a sentiment in the window of each one.
These fit in the small square envelopes available from Papertrey. I stamped some coordinating floral images on the flaps.
Lastly, is a small card set using the striped stencil. This stencil was designed to work with the canopy for the flower cart favor die, but it can be used for easy backgrounds too, of course. Here I pulled out my Noted: Scalloped A1 dies to create a pretty set of tulip cards.
I stenciled the stripes using Amethyst Allure, Berry Sorbet, and Harvest Gold. I diecut the labels from coordinating cardstock and heat embossed the sentiments from the kit stamps using gold powder.
I stamped two of the tulip clusters using coordinating ink colors and put one above and below each label. Pretty easy! You could change the colors and use the pumpkins, apples, or mixed flowers for card sets for other seasons. I stamped the tulips in the corner of an A1 envelope for a fun coordinated look.
If you made it all the way to the end of this post, I commend you! :-) So many projects, but I just had so much fun creating with this kit! I hope you're getting excited about it as well, after seeing all of these projects. If you'd like to see more projects, you can visit Lizzie, Melissa, and Laurie who will be sharing projects using the kit. Also don't forget, Nichole will have full product images on her blog as well!
I will also being doing a live Periscope broadcast tomorrow evening at 7pm ET if you'd like to tune in - just head over to Papertrey's Twitter at that time to find a link to the broadcast!
Below is a complete list of the Market Street Kit contents:
Market Street stamp set & labels
Market Street A2 paper collection (20 sheets)
Market Street stencil collection (set of 4)
Market Street: Basics die collection
Market Street: Cart Basics die collection
Market Street: Cart Toppers die collection