Introducing Make It Market Kit: Tinsel & Tags by Betsy Veldman

By September 30, 2014Make It Market Kits

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


One of the truly great joys for paper crafters during the holiday season is putting together coordinated wraps and tags for those we care about most.  Betsy's new kit takes this joy to a whole new level with keepsake ornament tags, trendy colors and patterns, gorgeous ribbons and trims, versatile stamps and innovative dies!  Create miniature winter wonderlands, layer perfectly planned images to create multi-color tags.  Each and every piece of this kit will be used to create masterpieces that will make your recipients smile with joy and wonder!


We are doing soemthing a bit different this time and we will be offering two separate kits, one full of the essential tools (main kit) and one with fun extras (trimmings kit).  

Tinsel & Tags Main Kit


The Tinsel & Tags Main Kit contains:

  • Tinsel & Tags stamp set (2 full sheets)
  • Tinsel & Tags Sprigs stamp set (mini set + label)
  • Tinsel & Tags 8-1/2" x 11" paper pad (18 sheets)
  • Tinsel & Tags Basics die collection
  • Tinsel & Tags Scenery die collection
  • (6) Clear Tag Dome Halves (3 whole ornaments)
  • Faux Snow (24 gram jar)
  • all dies come packaged in red polka-dot organza bag that can be reused

Tinsel & Tags Trimmings Kit

The Tinsel & Tags Trimmings Kit contains:

  • Tinsel & Tags Holiday House die
  • 1-7/8" Natural Clothespins (12)
  • Miniature Hand-painted Resin Deer (4)
  • Miniature Sisal Tree Collection (6)
  • all miniatures come packaged in red polka-dot organza bag that can be reused
  • Candy Cane Striped Twist Ties (24)
  • Silver Tinsel Trim (1 yard)
  • Tiffany Blue Adhesive Scalloped Border Trim (1 yard)
  • 5/8" Black Grosgrain Stitch Print Ribbon (1 yard)
  • 1-1/2" Red Ticking Stripe Luxe Cotton Ribbon (5 yards, divided)
  • Miniature Artificial Pine Garland (5 feet)
  • all trims come packaged in aqua gift box that can be reused

Here is a video Betsy put together as a little intro!


And here are some additional details about each of the fabulous products individually!




The main stamp set included in this kit is one of the most gorgeous holiday tag sets I have ever seen!  And just so clever!  You are able to stamp the main portion of the tag and then add bits and pieces in multiple colors with additional stamps.  Not only can you build "flat" images, you can also use them with the coordinating scenery and house dies to create colorful three-dimensional looks!  Which tag image is your favorite? I dare you to pick just one!  :)

Here are a few measurement references for you regarding this set…

  • The circular tag images each measure 2" in diameter.
  • The large banner (3-3/4" x 7/8")
  • The small banner (2-1/4" x 1/2")
  • Deer (5/8" x 7/8")
  • Assembled house (3/4" x 1-1/8")
  • Smallest tree without trunk (3/4" x 1/2")
  • Largest tree without trunk (1-1/2" x 7/8")


In addition to the main stamp set, there is also a sweet little "sprigs" set that has a few images that tuck in nicely to one of the tags in the main stamp set.  You can also use them to build your own wreaths and gorgeous holiday accents!  

Here are a few measurement references for you regarding this mini set…

  • The bow measures (2-1/2" x 1-1/8")
  • Large holly leaf (7/8" x 1/2")
  • Small holly leaf (5/8" x 3/8")
  • Large flower (5/8")
  • Small flower (1/2")
  • Pinecone (1/2" x 3/8")
  • Acorn (3/8" x 1/4")
  • Berry Cluster (3/8")


The basic die set contains coordinating dies for all the little bits and pieces in the set, along with some extra large tag dies and a plain scalloped circle that can be used as a "backer" for the scenery dies and clear tag domes.

  • The scalloped circle measures 3-1/4"
  • The smaller tag included in A measures 2-5/8" x 2-3/8".  This coordinates with the circular tag images included in the main stamp set.
  • The large tag included in B cuts slots at the top and bottom (or sides depending on how you orient it!) that measure a little over 1-1/2" to accomodate wide ribbon.  It coordinates with the scenery dies.  It measures 4" x 3-3/8".


These scenery dies are just STUNNING!!!  The beauty of these is that you can use each of them separately or you can stack them together with a bit of foam tape in between the layers to create a three-dimensional scene.  With coordinating stamps, you have the option to go for a monochromatic look and leave them plain, or jazz them up with lots of fun colors!  The sky is truly the limit!

Oh, by the way, just to tempt you a bit more, these scenery dies PERFECTLY coordinate with the Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe die collection.  :)

  • The tree scene A measures 3" x 3".
  • Large banner (4" x 1")
  • Small banner (2-3/8" x 1/2")
  • Snowman scene B (2-7/8" x 2-1/2")
  • Deer scene B (2-5/8" x 2-1/2")
  • Snow scene C backdrop (3")

Ornament tag examples

The scenery dies coordinate with the clear tag domes, so you can even create miniature *snow globe* tags!  Just wait until you see all the projects that Betsy has up her sleeves!


So now onto those clear tag domes!  These are the coolest things ever and offer you an inexpensive and fun way to create keepsake ornaments tags for all of your holiday gifts!  Two halves can be snapped together to form a complete ornament globe, or you can use the halves alone as a dome like many of the team members did.  Just back the half with the large scalloped circle die included in the basics die collection above.

Ornament closeup

These are made out of a high quanity, crystal clear plastic and they are pretty sturdy too.  Once you start playing with them, you aren't going to want to stop!

  • The clear tag domes measure about 3" in diameter.
  • You recieve 6 halves in your kit (3 whole ornaments).
  • Both "halves" of an ornament have a tab with a hole at the top for easy hanging.  They can easily be snipped off if you wish.
  • Additional sets of 6 halves will be available for sale separately for $4, the same night the kit is released and forward.

Here's  a little tutorial that Betsy put together on how to use the ornaments and some basic assembly tips!



You can't make magical winter wonderland scenes without a little faux snow!  The main kit includes a large 24 gram jar of the sparkly stuff to fill your clear tag domes with!  Additional jars of faux snow will be available for sale separately in the store beginning the night of the kit release and forward, for $5 each.


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!  

Besides the festive patterns, the pad even includes four pages of pre-printed tags.  These tags are designed just slightly larger than coordinating dies in the kit, so you can place the die over the printed image and easily line it up and run it through your machine.

Pre-printed tags

Don't you just love these chalkboard looking tags?  So gorgeous!  And talk about quick and easy!

Here are a few details about the Tinsel & Tags paper pad…

  • The pad measures 8-1/2" x 11"
  • There are 18 sheets included, 2 sheets each of 9 designs.
  • This is printed on a very high quality white linen cardstock.
  • 4 of the pages feature pre-printed tags that coordinate with the tag dies also included in the kit.  They feature a total of 30 tags!
  • The colors used in this collection are Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Pinefeather, Berry Sorbet, Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, RipeAvocado, Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow and Ocean Tides.
  • This paper pad includes our signature wrap around cover for easy storage and reference.

NOTE: Additional pads of the Tinsel & Tags paper will be available for sale separately beginning the night of the kit release and forward, for $13 each.

The following items are included in the separate Tinsel & Tags Trimmings Kit.


The trimmings kit includes this adorable little house die that quickly folds into a three-dimensional house.  It has coordinating stamps in the stamp set from the main kit so you can embellish it if you wish!  

Ornament jar examples

The little house tuck perfectly into the clear tag domes when they are used backside down!  Aren't they just the sweetest!!!

  • The assembled house measure 1-1/8" tall and 7/8" wide.
  • A bit of 1/8" Scor-tape is all you need for assembly

Here is short tutorial from Betsy on how to assemble the Holiday House die and some tips on how to use it!



A collection of six miniature sisal trees is also included in the trimmings kit.  Four green and two cream.  the trees average in height between 1-5/8" and 1-1/8" tall.  each tree has a wooden base making it easy to adhere it into place.  These will work well inside the clear tag domes too!


Check out these miniature deer you can add to your winter scenes!  Each of these are hand-painted and made our of a solid resin.  They are teeny-tiny, comin in at 1/2" tall and 1/2" long.  They are the perfect little touch to the tags, especially when they are nestled in the snow!  You get four deer total in the trimmings kit, so you won't feel the need to hoard them!


 It's always nice to have fun ways to attach your tags to your gifts and these clothespins are just the thing!  A little larger than your standard mini clothespin, these measure 1-7/8" tall.  You can paint them, stamp them or even alter them with patterned paper!  Twelve total are included in the trimmings kit!

Striped ribbon

Betsy searched high and low for some gorgeous wide ribbon for you to use on your gifts this year!  You won't believe the quality of this striped cotton!  Measuring 1-1/2" wide so it will be perfect to use with the slider tag included in the main kit.  You get FIVE yards, which may be divided into 1 yard increments.  Once you see this in person, you will fall in love!!!

Scalloped ribbon

This shiny satin scalloped border is self-adhesive with a peel and stick paper backing to remove.  It is just the thing to add around the bottom edge of your clear tag domes!  You get a full yeard of this in the kit, so you can apply it to a few different tags!  It's the prettiest aqua color, which complements the papers so well!


This had to be included because it is the kits namesake!  Silver tinsel trim is another great addition to the top of a tag or around the base of the clear tag domes.  It just has such a festive feel to it!  You will receive a full yard of this in the trimmings kit as well.

Black ribbon

Another detailed trim perfect for the bottom edge of your clear tag domes or any other application you can dream up!  This black and white ribbon remains dainty with the tiny accents incorporated into it.  A full yard is also included in the trimmings kit.


And how about this artificial evergreen garland?  Isn't it amazing!  It is wired so you can configure it however you wish!  Another great accent for the bottom edge of your clear tag domes, something unique to thread through your tag holes, and so much more!  With 5-feet included in the trimmings kit, you'll be able to have all kinds of fun with it!

Twist ties

Last but not least, these candy cane striped twist ties are the perfect thing to finish off a tag!  They add a punch of color and with their wired centers, they are easy to position in a variety of ways!  You get 24 of them in your kit, so the creative possibilities are endless!

Now that we have gone over all of the wonderful things included in the Tinsel & Tags Kits, let's get to all of the details…


  • The Tinsel & Tags  Kits will be available for sale on October 1st at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink.
  • We have a limited quantity of kits available.
  • If a kit sells out of its 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 kits are exclusive to the kits and will never be available for sale separately.  This month we offering a few items for sale separately at the same time as the kits so you are better able to prepare for holiday mass-producing.  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.  

Tinsel & Tags Main Kit

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


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

  • Tinsel & Tags stamp set ($24)
  • Tinsel & Tags Sprigs stamp set + label ($6)
  • Tinsel & Tags Basics die collection ($19)
  • Tinsel & Tags Scenery die collection ($29)
  • all dies come packaged in red polka-dot organza bag that can be reused


The following items included in the main kit are expendables.  They will also be available on the kit release night as individual items in case you are in need of extras to complete any holiday mass-producing.

  • Tinsel & Tags 8-1/2" x 11" paper pad ($13)
  • 6- Clear Tag Dome Halves ($4)
  • 24 gram jar- Faux Snow ($5)

The total retail cost of the main kit is $100.  

Tinsel & Tags Trimmings Kit


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

  • Tinsel & Tags Holiday House die ($8)


The following items included in the trimmings kit are expendables.  Depending on customer demmand, we may or may not carry these on a regular basis in the future.

  • 12- Natural Clothespins, 1-7/8"  ($3)
  • 4- Miniature Hand-painted Resin Deer ($3)
  • 6- Miniature Sisal Trees ($3)
  • all miniatures come packaged in red polka-dot organza bag that can be reused
  • 1-yard Silver Tinsel Trim ($1)
  • 24- Candy Cane Striped Twist Ties ($1)
  • 1-yard Tiffany Blue Adhesive Scalloped Border Trim ($2)
  • 1-yard 5/8" Black Grosgrain Stitch Print Ribbon ($1)
  • 5-yards 1-1/2" Red Ticking Stripe Luxe Cotton Ribbon ($10)
  • 5-feet Miniature Artificial Pine Garland ($3)
  • all trims come packaged in aqua gift box that can be reused

The total retail cost of the trimmings kit is $35.  

>>>The price of the main 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 the kits.  

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

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


Betsy says,"The big reveal is here and I can finally share ALL of the details of the new Tinsel & Tags kit.  I’m excited to show you the many ways that all of the bits and pieces from this kit can work together to create all sorts of projects.  Stop on over at my blog…I’ve been busy putting together lots of cards, tags, wraps, and gifts all using elements from the new Tinsel & Tags kit.  I have enjoyed every minute of creating with it and I hope you enjoy them as well!  I hope you’ll come on over and share in my excitement!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.


Danielle says, "The Tinsel & Tags kit is so cleverly thought out and creative! You'll be able to make incredible holiday gift wrap, cards, gift tags and even ornaments with all of the precious details put into this. Be sure to grab one before they are gone and get a start on your holiday crafting!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.


Dawn says, "The Make It Market: Tinsel & Tags kit might just be Betsy's most brilliant collection of products yet!  You'll love how easy it is to create stunningly detailed projects, just because of how beautifully these products all work together!  Pop over to my blog to see the collection of items I've whipped up to share with you!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.


Heather says, "In all of the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the holidays, I still want to be able to take the time to make add extra special touches to gifts for my family and friends. I fell in love with Betsy's new Make it Market kit with all of the rustic holiday goodness. There are pieces that are designed for a quick and easy project and also bits and pieces to get creative and spend time on all of the details. I love how everything coordinates together and I can sit down and create without digging through all of my other supplies!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.


Melissa says, "The new Tinsel & Tags Make it Market Kit is truly the most exciting kit ever!  Words don’t adequately describe just how creative and unique it is…you just have to let your fingers do the talking as you explore the kit contents.  Reserve hours in your craft room as you enjoy all of the beautiful images in the stamp set, the over-the-top cute patterned paper, and then all of the extras that will make your gift-giving unforgettable this holiday season.”

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 Tinsel & Tags 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, October 1st and we will randomly select one winner to receive a gift certificate in the amount of $135, equal to the value of the two kits!  Winner to be announced on this post shortly before 10pm EST tomorrow night, right before the kits go up for sale!



Congratulations, Mary Holladay!  Please send a note to customer service and let them know the email address you would like your $135 gift certificate sent to!  And thank you to everyone for sharing your enthusiasm about Tinsel & Tags!  We are so pleased to be able to bring you amazing kits like this and we look forward to working with Betsy on future offerings!

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