Introducing Make It Market Kit: Beautiful Brushstrokes by Betsy Veldman

 We are thrilled to present Betsy Veldman's third Make It Market Kit!  Just wait until you see all the details!


The NEW! Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit designed by Betsy Veldman exclusively for Papertrey Ink is full of specialty items that will instantly give you a boutique feel as soon as you open your box! Watercoloring is a major trend right now and the new kit offers you SO many ways to experiment with this medium!  Whether you want to go for something quick and just stamp your designs or bring out your artistic side and try some fun watercolor techniques with outline images, this kit has everything you need!  From high quality watercolor papers to adhesive backed canvas, there is so much fun in store for you here!  And I can't neglect to mention the stunning embellishments Betsy has selected to go along with the "watercolor" theme!

Here is a quick look at some of the contents of this amazing kit:


  • Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Sentiments stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions/Sentiments stamp label
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes die collection
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes linen patterned paper pad (4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 24 sheets)
  • 10- Fabriano Artistico Soft Press Extra White Watercolor Sheets (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • 4- Sticky Back Canvas sheets (6" x 6")
  • Pastel Variegated Twine (6-1/2 yards, 20lb. hemp)
  • Taffy Variegated Twine (6-1/2 yards, 20lb. hemp)
  • 3mm + 5mm Clear Rainstones Mix in test tube w/ cork (approx. 250-300 pieces)
  • Black & White Swiss Dot Washi Tape (12 yards)

Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit

Now for a few more details about each aspect of this GORGEOUS kit!


First, the exclusive stamp set that will only be available with this kit!  The main Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set offers an entire collection of florals, leaves and details that can be used for watercoloring technique or creating stamped images with a watercolor look.  The number of options you have here are just incredible!  You can use just the outlined images along with ink refills or other favorite watercoloring mediums to create stunning hand-painted projects.  The outlines are done in a loose, free form style that provides the perfect guidelines to add your custom colors with just a few brushstrokes.  For quick and easy projects that will be done in a snap you can use the two-step images andcreate watercolor inspired images with only your ink pads, no painting required!  A few measurements for your reference:

  • The largest rose measures 2-1/2" x 2".
  • The medium rose measures 1-3/8" x 1-1/4".
  • The small rose measures 5/8" x 1/2".
  • The largest leaf sprg measures 1-3/8" x 1-1/2".
  • The smallest leaf sprig measures 7/8" x 1".
  • The label measures 1-7/8".
  • The longest stem measures 2-3/8" x 1/2".
  • The shortest stem measures 1-3/4" x 3/8".

Below you will find a graphic that illustrates how the various stamps work together to build stunning images!


You can also download a printable pdf version of this formula chart by clicking on the link below…



Betsy had a few additional images that she designed that would not fit in the main set, so she tucked them into this wonderful mini additions set!  It includes two step images for feathers and circles that can be layered to create even more stamped "watercolor" style focal points.

  • The largest feather measures 2-1/2" x 5/8".
  • The smaler feather measures 1-5/8" x 1/2".
  • The largest circle measures 1-3/8" x 1-1/8".
  • The smallest circle measures 7/8" x7/8".


To give you as much value as possible, Betsy also designed a mini sentiment set.  The font is a perfect compliment to the images in the other sets, giving all of your creations a classy finish!  The extra flourishes can be added to the ends of the words for added length.  Not to mention these cover a huge variety of occasions!

  • "Delight in this day" measures 1-3/4" x 1-1/4".
  • "Love puts joy in the heart" measures 1-1/4" x 1-3/8".
  • "So happy for you" measures 1" x 1-1/8".
  • "Thanks" measures 1-1/4" x 1/2".
  • "Hello" measures 1-1/8" x 5/8". 
  • The small flower measures 3/8" x 3/8". 
  • The small leaf measures 1/4" x 1/8".


There is a die collection included with this kit that creates cut-outs for nearly every image in the set.  This means you will be able to layer and cut-out your images with ease!  Most of the dies have an open aperture so you can stamp and then cut!

Pastel twine

Betsy selected some fabulous variegated twine that has a "watercolor look".  This hemp twine has a hefty 20lb. weight to it making it great for wrapping cards, tying tags and all sorts of applications.  There is a total of 6-1/2 yards (20 feet) of twine in two different color schemes.  This is the Pastel version which includes shades of aqua, lavender and violet.

Taffy twine

Taffy is in amazing shades of yellow, melon and pink.  Just imagine how amazing this will look paired up with the soft look of the watercolor images you create!  The best part is you get BOTH colors, no need to choose!!!

Sticky back canvas

Also included in the kit is four sheets of 6" x 6" sticky back canvas.  This thick, high-quality canvas is perfect for die-cutting and creating custom canvas stickers and labels, just like the expensive ones you find in stores!  Except you get to choose the colors, shapes and sizes to add to your projects.  You can stamp on this surface as well as paint it, using multiple combinations of all of the products included in this kit!


The peel and stick design of these sheets make it a breeze to work with and I know you will enjoy everything you create with it!


We have already hear customers loud and clear that they are in love with these fabulous Rainstones that Betsy is introducing with this kit!  Made from a high-quality clear acrylic, these clear domes look like water droplets on paper, with none of the mess or drying time involved with typical products that give you a similar look.  

Rainstones closeup

You get an entire test tube filed with these sweet little gems, so you can use them on literaly hundreds of projects!  You get approximately 250 to 300 Clear Rainstones in this mix of both 3mm and 5mm versions!

Watercolor Sheets

We researched high and low to find you the BEST watercolor paper on the market.  These white soft press watercolor sheets are made by the world famous Fabriano company.  Fabriano's Artistico papers are mould-made of 100% cotton and are acid-free/pH neutral and chlorine-free.  Artistico is the only paper that offers a "soft press" sheet, a luxurious texture that falls between hot press and cold press. Papers are luxurious yet durable and can handle lifting and scraping without compromising their integrity.

You will get a total of ten sheets measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" each.  Like the canvas, you can stamp and paint to your hearts content on this surface.  Die-cutting opens up even more options!

Washi tape

There is something wonderful about the contrast of the soft watercolor images and this bold black and white washi tape.  Manufactured by Doodlebug Design, this quality tape will last for multiple products since you get a full twelve yards!

Patterned paper pad

Betsy has only selected the absolute BEST for this kit, so she selected a high quality linen paper for her bright and colorful patterned paper collection to be printed on!  This is the same stock that our Monthly Moments paper pads are printed on, so you know this will be great too!  

Linen texture

Here are a few details about the Shakers + Sprinkles paper pad…

  • The pad measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • There are 24 sheets included, 2 sheets each of 12 designs
  • This is printed on a very high quality linen cardstock
  • Several of the pages are designed to be perfect as a quick A2 card front, usinf design elements from the coordinating stamp sets.
  • The colors used in this collection are Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Winter Wisteria and Aqua Mist.
  • This paper pad includes our signature wrap around cover for easy storage and reference.

Now that we have gone over all of the wonderful things included in the Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit, let's get to all of the details…


  • The Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit will be available for sale on July 1st at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink.
  • We have a limited quantity of kits available.
  • NEW PRE-ORDER POLICY: If a kit sells out of it's original inventory within the first 24 hours, we will make additional kits available as pre-order items for a publicized length of time.  Customers should know that pre-ordered kits could potentially have small product substitutions of equal value.  Also, shipping times for the pre-ordered kits can vary greatly depending on the number of pre-orders received and how much inventory vendors have on hand. It can range anywhere from 4-10 weeks.  You will be notified via email when your pre-ordered kit has shipped.

The majority of the items in the kit are exclusive to the kit and will never be available for sale separately.  In the future if there is a large demand for some of the expendable supplies, we may potentially carry them in the store, however not gaurenteed.  Below each of the individual items are provided again in two lists, noting which will be exclusive to the kit and the expendable items that could potentially be sold separately in the future depending on customer requests.  

The price breakdown of each item is also included to help you see the value in this amazing kit.


The following items are exclusive to this limited edition kit and will not be available again after the limited quantity of kits is sold out.

  • Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set ($24)
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions stamp set ($5)
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Sentiments stamp set ($5)
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions/Sentiments stamp label ($1)
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes die collection ($19)
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes linen patterned paper pad, 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 24 sheets ($9)


The following items included in the kit are expendables that may or may not be available for sale separately in our store after the kits are gone, depending upon future customer requests.

  • 10- Fabriano Artistico Soft Press Extra White Watercolor Sheets, 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" ($4)
  • 4- Sticky Back Canvas sheets, 6" x 6" ($6)
  • Pastel Variegated Twine, 6-1/2 yards, 20lb. hemp ($2.50)
  • Taffy Variegated Twine, 6-1/2 yards, 20lb. hemp ($2.50)
  • 3mm & 5mm Clear Rainstones Mix in test tube w/ cork, approx. 250-300 pieces ($8)
  • Black & White Swiss Dot Washi Tape, 12 yards ($4)

The total retail cost of this kit is $90.  

>>>The price of the kit qualifies for FREE shipping in the U.S.  Standard international shipping rates and discounts are applicable.  You can contact customer service with any specific questions.

>>>You will earn Customer Rewards Points for this purchase, just like you do with all of your other purchases with us.  You can learn more about our Customer Rewards program HERE.  

>>>Other items can be added to your order in addition to this kit.  

>>>If you have any other questions, please contact customer service.

As an extra addition to this kit, we will be selling two watercolor options seperately.

Splash Ink


Papertrey Ink is very excited to announce that we are now an online retailer for Splash Ink!  Enjoy creating colors that are never muddy and have an amazing vibrance with these acrylic mixing colors.  This new color mixing system developed by an artist allows you to simply and easily create an infinite amount of colors using only four basic colors.  Here are some examples of the colors you can create!  Everything from brights to earthtones!

Splash Ink Color Chart


Splash Ink Color Chart 2

Splash Ink comes in a four piece set which includes 1 fluid ounce or pure, concentrated color in each bottle.  The four mixing colors are Magenta, Blue, Yellow and Black.  Each 1-oz. dropper top bottle contains approximately 600 drops of color.  There is even a full color, drop by drop recipe card that shows how to mix over 300 colors, including those shown above!

Splash Ink is great for watercolor painting, making it a perfect pair for the new Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit. Splash is made of pigments suspended in a fine acrylic emulsion so they are waterproof when dry.  You can apply Splash with a reqular watercolor brush, waterbrush pens and more.  


You can see a bit about this amazing product in their intro video above!

You can also watch additional videos on the Yasutomo Art and Craft YouTube channel HERE.

Here are the product details for the Splash Ink Set:

  • Splash Ink will be available for sale tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1st) at 10pm EST.
  • It will retail for $31.
  • Splash Ink includes four 1 fluid ounce bottles of color.  The four mixing colors included are Magenta, Blue, Yellow and Black.
  • The set also includes a full color, drop by drop recipe guide for mixing hundreds of colors!

We will also be carrying a more inexpensive, yet quality option with these Loew Cornell pan watercolors.

Loew Cornell Watercolor Set


You will definitely enjoy using these Loew-Cornell Dry Pan Watercolor Paint Cakes with your Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit!  This set includes twenty-four 1 inch paint cakes.  The overall pan measures 7-1/4" x 5" and each pan of color measures about 1" in diameter.  Brush not included.

Here are the product details for the Loew Cornell 24-Pan Watercolor Set:

  • The Loew Cornell 24-Pan Watercolor Set will be available for sale tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1st) at 10pm EST.
  • It will retail for $12.
  • The Loew Cornell 24-Pan Watercolor Set includes a total of 24 dry pan colors.

Now that we have gone over many of the details of the Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit, let me share a few projects with you that that the team has created!


Betsy says,"The day is finally here!  I am so excited to show you ALL of the details of the new Make It Market Beautiful Brushstrokes kit.  I have made so many cards with this kit, I just can’t put it down!  The floral stamp set set opens up lots of options for various techniques as well as just good old-fashioned stamping fun…plus there are TWO mini stamp sets as well!  The different surfaces we’ve included in the kit will allow you to experiment with various techniques.  Well, what are you waiting for?  Come on over and let me show you my projects!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.


Danielle says, "This kit has me so incredibly inspired! Betsy has put a kit together that is timeless and beautiful and artistic all at the same time. If you follow the modern stationery look, you'll adore the script fonts in this set and the brush strokes. SO much fun to play around with, whether you want to use them as is or get more artistic with the paints and different paper mediums in the kit that will go so well with the other ingredients she has mixed in! It's a recipe for creativity, most definitely!! You will fall in love with it, as I have!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.


Dawn says, "Watercolor is a hot trend right now and whether you've ever picked up a paintbrush before or not, you're going to love the flexibility that this newest Make It Market kit provides!  You can watercolor in a more traditional way with the gorgeous supplies included in the kit, or simply stamp with the stamp set to achieve a watercolor look!  You're sure to have fun with this one!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.


Heather says, "Working with this kit was such a delight! I had fun painting and stamping to create projects that are just beautiful with that watercolor trend that is so popular right now. I love the unique bits and pieces of the kit that are all together just right so you can just sit down and start creating. Betsy hit one out of the park once again – you are definitely not going to want to miss this one!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.


Melissa says, "My most favorite feature of the Beautiful Brushstrokes Make it Market Kit, is that with each image I stamp, it comes out looking different from any others.  The way you can combine colors with images to create an instant ethereal, soft, and watercolored effect, whether or not you’ve used water with different techniques, makes this stamp set and kit such a treat to work with…and hard to put down.  Hope you enjoy your new Make it Market Kit too!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

Aren't all of these projects just GORGEOUS!  We hope you are as excited about this kit as we are!  You should definitely treat yourself and order your very own Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit tomorrow night!  Be sure to stop by the store at 10pm EST to place your order and reserve your kit before they are gone!  


Leave a comment letting us know what you think of this latest kit before 9:30pm EST, July 1st and we will randomly select one winner to receive their Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit FREE!  Winner to be announced on this post shortly before 10pm EST tomorrow night, right before the kits go up for sale!  



Congratulations, Renee!  Please send a note to customer service and provide them with the shipping address you would like your kit sent to!  And thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm for this new kit!  We are so pleased to bring it to you!

Nichole Heady

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