Introducing Make It Market Kit: You’re a Masterpiece by Betsy Veldman

By December 31, 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!


The next Make It Market Kit will be released on January 5th and it is entitled "You're a Masterpiece".  Betsy has once again outdone herself! This collection of products can be used in such a large variety of ways! Whether you make small works of art as a gift to be displayed on a handmade easel, or  send along all the bits and pieces for the recipient to put together their own masterpiece, you will love all the possibilities!!!


The "You're a Masterpiece" Kit contains:

  • You're a Masterpiece stamp set 
  • You're a Masterpiece die collection 
  • You're a Masterpiece Easel die collection
  • You're a Masterpiece paper collection (eight 8-1/2" x 11" sheets)
  • 12 Watercolor paper 2×2 squares 
  • 12 mini paintbrushes, colors may vary
  • 3 mini canvases (2×2)
  • Rainbow Enamel Dots

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


So, are you completely blown away like I was?!?!?

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




The "You're a Masterpiece" stamp set has such a wide array of images, you are just going to love all of the different projects you can create with this one collection!  From a cityscape to butterflies, hearts and paintbrushes and even some great sentiments, you have everything you need all in one spot!

Paintbrush paint tips

Some of my favorite images in the set a are these paintbrushes that have "blank spots" at the tips where you can stamp the "paint" in a different color.  Add a bit of glossy accents and it looks so realistic!

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

  • The butterflies measure 1-7/8" x 1-1/4" (large), 1-1/8" x 3/4" (small)
  • The paintbrushes each measure 3" x 3/16"
  • The hearts measure 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"(large), 5/8" x 1/2" (small)
  • The large filigree frame measures 3" x 3-3/8"
  • The large square frame measures 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • The solid large paint palette measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/4"
  • The small paint palette with brush measures 1-1/2" x 1"
  • The city scape measures 1-7/8" x 1-1/2"


There's some absolutely *fantastic* dies included in this kit as well!  Not only are there shapes to coordinate with some of the stamp images, but there are also clever dies that can be used with elements of this kit and beyond!  They are SO unique, you will definitely want to add them to your collection!


One of the best dies is this sweet paint palette!  It cuts the exterior rounded rectangle and embosses the interior details.  You can then stamp color in each of the embossed ovals with the coordinating stamp and use the palette as a decorative accent on a card.  For even more options you can die-cut separate ovals that are colored with gelatos or watercolor pencils.  The recipient can then "just add water" and have paint to use on their own mini masterpiece!


Anch check out the paintbrush holder die!  It cuts two tabs complete with appropriately sized holes to hold one of the mini paintbrushes from the kit.  Don't limit yourself to the paintbrushes though!  This could also attach different objects to your project, like jewelry an other small gifts!

Here are some basic measurements for the die collection:

  • The paint palette strip measures 3-7/8" x 1"
  • The individual ovals for the palette each measure 5/8" x 1/2"
  • The paintbrushes measure 3-1/8" x 1/4"
  • The paint brush holder tab die measures 2-1/4" x 1/2" overall.  The holes in the tabs measure 3/16" in diameter.
  • The largest square measures 2-1/2", the smaller square 1-7/8"


This easel die collection is hands down one of the most fabulous things I have ever seen Betsy design!  The three pieces can quickly be assembled to form a functional easel that can be used for displaying mini masterpieces.  It is surprisingly strong when the cardstock is doubled up, holding one of the mini canvases that are included in the kit or other small objects.


Just think about all the possibilities this holds, especially when you have the option of making them in any color!  Great for party favors, small gifts, teacher appreciation, scouting projects and so much, much more!

  • The assembled easel measures 4-3/4" x 2-1/2"
  • The easel will hold objects up to 1/2" deep and 3" wide if you allow it to extend over the edges of the easel base.
  • It has optimum strength when it is created from two layers of cardstock adhered together.


The it also comes with three mini canvases that you can adorn yourself with the supplies in the kit.  Or you can stamp  it with a waterproof ink and send it along to the recipient to add color to themselves.  The canvases measure 2" square and about 3/8" deep.  They are created with actual canvas which is stretched over a small wooden frame.  Just adorable!!!

Watercolor paper

Also included is twelve 2"x2" squares of high quality watercolor paper.  The papers are cropped down to this size so they can be easily tucked into any of the frame images in the stamp set and also coordinate with the easel.  It is a nice thick paper that will maintain a fairly flat appearance even after it has been painted on, giving you a professional polished look.


Mini paintbrushes that work perfectly with the paintbrush holder die come along with this kit too.  They feature plastic handles and synthetic bristles and are so cute and petite, measuring at 4-7/8" long and slightly shy of 3/16" in diameter at the widest point.  Each kit will includetwelve of these cute little brushes in a variety of colors, with the colors varying between kits.

Rainbow Enamel Dots

This set of rainbow enamel dots is also included in the kit!  They look just like glossy paint droplets and look amazing on the little paint palette!  A great variety of colors and sizes make this a perfect addition! The dots range between 5/16" and 1/8" in diameter!



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 collection even includes four pages of pre-printed frames.  These frames 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.

Paper frames w die

Here are a few details about the You're a Masterpiece paper collection…

  • The papers measure 8-1/2" x 11"
  • There are 8 sheets included, 2 sheets each of 4 designs.
  • This is printed on a very high quality white linen cardstock.
  • 4 of the pages feature pre-printed frames that coordinate with the frame dies also included in the kit.  They feature a total of 36 full color frames!
  • The rainbow of colors used in this collection are Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores and Winter Wisteria.


NEW! As a special add-on item old separately, we will be offering this custom set of the large Double Scoop® Gelatos®.  This collection of colors was hand-picked by Betsy to coordinate with the elements in the "You're a Masterpiece" Kit.  These compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy cmooth for vibrant color and coverage.  They blend easily with or without water.  They are wonderful for use with the paint palette die in this set, allowing the recipient to just add water and paint their own projects!

The collection includes the following six colors:

  • Red Cherry
  • Mango
  • Lemon
  • Green Tea
  • Snow Cone
  • Raspberry

Grab your collection when it becomes available on the same night as the kit, January 5th.  This Masterpiece Gelatos® Double Scoop® Collection is only sold separately and will retail for $30.


Now that we have gone over all of the wonderful things included in the "You're a Masterpiece" Kit, let's get to all of the details…


  • The "You're a Masterpiece" Kit will be available for sale on January 5th 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.  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 these amazing kits.


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.

  • You're a Masterpiece stamp set ($24)
  • You're a Masterpiece die collection ($20)
  • You're a Masterpiece Easel die collection ($13)
  • You're a Masterpiece paper collection ($6)


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.

  • (12) Watercolor paper 2×2 squares ($2)
  • (12) mini paintbrushes, colors may vary ($4)
  • (3) 2" x 2" mini canvases ($3)
  • Rainbow Enamel Dots ($3)

The total retail cost of the main kit is $75.  

>>>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 the kit.  

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

Now that we have gone over many of the details of the "You're a Masterpiece" Kit, let me share a few projects with you that that the team has created!


Betsy says,"Are you ready for the full reveal of the Make It Market: You’re a Masterpiece kit?  I’m excited to show you all of the details!  I’ve got lots of projects to show you— from fun interactive cards for kids, complete with an actual working mini paint palette, to elegant everyday cards featuring gold gilded frames.  There’s something for everyone in this kit!  I put together a video with an overview of the kit contents as well as a how-to for creating the little working paint palettes and diecut easels.  I hope you’ll stop on over at my blog to check it all out — it’s sure to brighten up your dreary January days and inspire your inner artist!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.


Danielle says, "You'll absolutely have a blast with this next stamping kit, as it will bring out your inner artist with all of the endless possibilities for Valentine, birthday, love and appreciation cards you'll be able to create! I personally can't wait to see what everyone does with this kit!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.


Dawn says, "The great thing about the You're a Masterpiece kit is that you can use it to create cards for just about anyone.  And whether you prefer to make traditional cards, interactive cards or even 3-D cards (like this one here!), you can create to your heart's content with this amazing kit!  You'll flip when you put some of these elements together for yourself and see just how cute they are in person!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.


Heather says, "I love how the new Make it Market: You're a Masterpiece kit is perfect for inspiring your inner artist with paint and colors not just for yourself, but also for the person receiving your card/gift. The bright colors, tiny artist canvases, inspirational sentiments and images, and creative die cut possibilities will keep the ideas flowing for creating unique and beautiful projects. I had so much fun creating with this kit!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.


Melissa says, "Let your creativity run wild and allow yourself to dabble in watercolor and other techniques with the new Make it Market Kit:  You're a Masterpiece!  The sky is the limit, the sentiments sweet and playful, and the colors happy and vibrant.  You’ll love being inspired by the elements included in this kit.”

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 "You're a Masterpiece" Kit on Monday night!  Be sure to stop by the store at 10pm EST then 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, January 5th and we will randomly select one winner to receive a gift certificate in the amount of $75, equal to the value of the kit!  Winner to be announced on this post shortly before 10pm EST January 5th, right before the kits go up for sale!



Congratulations, Delores! Please send a note to customer service and provide them with the email address that you would like your $75 gift certicate sent to!  And thanks to everyone who played along!  All of your enthusiasm and excitement is wonderful to hear!

Nichole Heady

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