We've had a special little something up our sleeves that Betsy Veldman has been working on that we think you're going to be pretty excited about!  You've loved her Make It Market kits over the last year (which will be continuing throughout 2015!), and now we're bringing you more…..mini versions!  All of the details are below……


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The new Make It Market Mini Kits are designed for those who love the idea of Betsy's popular kits, but are a bit more budget conscience.  These small kits will range between $20 to $45 in price, making them affordable to everyone.  


As another perk, these new kits will NOT be limited edition, they will be a regular item carried in our store.  Similar to the boxed kits we sold during last year's Stamp-a-faire event, the Make It Market Mini Kits will be packed in a clear stamp box and usually include a mini stamp set, a few dies, some patterned papers and an embellishment or two.  These will be released throughout the year randomly, not on a set schedule, so it will be a surprise each month as to whether or not there will be a new one to collect!

Now a little bit more of the Make It Market Mini Kit being released this month, Lovely Laurels!


Oh, how lovely!  The Make It Market Mini: Lovely Laurels Kit is designed to help you create beautiful cards and tags for many different occasions.  The unique pop-up wreath die will allow you to add dimension to your projects without the bulk.  The kit comes complete with a mini stamp set, coordinating dies, patterned papers, an assortment of flower and leaf sequins, and a few lovely trims.  Everything you need to create lovely cards…all in one package! 

Lovely Laurels Kit

The Lovely Laurels Kit includes:

  • Lovely Laurels mini stamp set
  • Lovely Laurels stamp index label
  • Lovely Laurels die collection
  • Lovely Laurels patterned paper collection (six A2 sheets, 1 each of 6 designs)
  • Leaf Trim (1 yard)
  • Pink Burlap String (2 yards)
  • Spring Sequin Mix (in glassine bag)

 The Lovely Laurels Kit will be available for purchase on February 15th!

Here is a closer look at each of the individual items in this kit!


This sweet little mini set has everything you need to accent the delicate wreath, from flowers to berries, birds to bows, the possibilities are truly endless.

Here's a few measurement references.  The wreath image measures just over 2 ½” wide and 2” tall.  The bow measures 1 ½” wide and just over ½” high.  The “on your anniversary” sentiment measures just over 1 ½” wide and 1/8” tall.


The coordinating dies take the versatility to a whole new level!  The wreath does not cut at the ends featured at the top and bottom, allowing you to "fold" the leaves forward for texture.  It's always nice to have dies for all the other shapes in your stamp set as well.


The patterned paper collection for this kit is just plain fabulous!  It's printed on our signature linen paper for a sophisticated look. 

Paper collection

The papers coordinate well with Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow.

Laurel paper

The detail Betsy has incorporated is just amazing and such a treat to work with.

Patterned papers

The linen texture paired with the color saturation is gorgeous!

Happy day paper

Pre-printed details like this that allow you to just cut and go make life so easy!


This pink burlap string is the perfect accessory for the kit, adding not only texture but a pop of color just where you need it.

Leaf ribbon

The leaf trim is an amazing value, especially when you start talking about trimming off the individual leaves and adding them as accents to your stamped wreath!


The selection of sequins is just dreamy!  They will have you so inspired!  Layer the unique sequin leaves around a wreath, accent a sentiment with floral and leaf clusters.  The sky is the limit!

All of the items in the Lovely Laurels Kit are exclusive to this kit and will not be available for sale separately.  The price breakdown of each item is included to help you see the value in these amazing kits!

Lovely Laurels Kit:

  • Lovely Laurels mini stamp set ($5)
  • Lovely Laurels stamp index label ($1)
  • Lovely Laurels die collection ($8)
  • Lovely Laurels patterned paper collection ($2)
  • Leaf Trim ($1)
  • Pink Burlap String ($1)
  • Spring Sequin Mix ($2)

The total retail cost of this kit is $20.  

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!


Amy says, "Petite … sweet … dainty — these are the words that come to mind to describe the Lovely Laurels mini kit. Friendly for beginners, yet also filled with plenty of layering and embellishing options for those wishing to create more involved projects. I'll show you three different options: easy, medium, and dressed to the nines!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.


Ashley says, "The new Make It Market Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels is such a great idea. The kit includes everything you need to make the cutest projects. I was shocked when I designed a card without stamping. That almost never happens, so stop by to check it out because it is super easy to replicate. Don't worry stampers, I have another card that's just for you too!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.


Betsy says, "I’m very excited about my Make It Market Kits going mini!  I think we’re going to have lots of fun exploring themes and trends that might not lend themselves to a full kit.  I’m looking forward to all that this line has in store for us this year!  The first ever Make It Market Mini, Lovely Laurels, is a sweet collection of images that will have you celebrating spring and beyond.  I think the pop-up laurel die adds such a unique detail to your projects…add in all of the extras and you’ll have lots of fun making beautiful things from this kit — from quick and easy to all-out!  I hope you’ll stop on over to check out my projects using this kit!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.


Danielle says, "That Betsy has done it again! The Lovely Laurels are gorgeous. I'm always inspired by her products. I've done two cards for today, one simpler and one that "steps it up" a bit to add more detail to the design, swing by for some tips to boost your own card designs!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.


Dawn says, "All of the things we love about the Make It Market kits are now being brought to you in the form of these darling mini kits from Betsy!  You'll love the coordination between stamps, dies and papers, plus the little extras that make these kits so unique and special!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.


Heather says, "I am so happy, and I know you will be too, about the Make it Market Mini Kits! This months mini kit is so pretty from the lovely wreath design to the gorgeous patterned papers and embellishments. It is just like a bit of springtime on my desk!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.


Laura says, "This little mini kit is classic, timeless and elegant all at the same time. I really love how the die cuts add the perfect details to the stamped images as well as the pattern papers."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.


Laurie says, "Talk about amazing card making possibilities with an adorable little kit! This is the one.  All the little details that have been added are so pretty and so much fun!  Not to mention the beautiful font in the stamp set and amazing dies!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.


Maile says, "I just love these new mini kits!  Such a fun mix of goodies that everyone is sure to fall head over heels for them, just like I have!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.


Melissa says, "The new Make it Market Mini Kit:  Lovely Laurels is the sweetest of mini kits!  Each tiny details has very lovingly been considered and thought out, which makes creating with this kit such a treat.  Both creating with and sharing the Lovely Laurels kit is sure to be a joy."

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.



In honor of Betsy's new Make It Market Mini Kit, Lovely Laurels, we are hosting a Scavenger "Bird" Hunt and you are all invited!  Your challenge is to visit each of team member's blogs and locate the main photo of their "Bird Hunt" project, which will be marked with the official Bird Hunt logo.  Search each of the ten photos for a small bird that looks like this:


DO NOT count birds that are part of the project or stamped.  Only the gray bird images like the one above will be included in the final count.  Be forewarned that some photos may not have any birds hidden within them and others may feature as many as three!  Use the sheet below to keep track of your progress.  Once completed, calculate your final grand total and add your official entry to the comments section of this post!

Here is a checklist for you to download & print and utilize to keep track of your count results for each blog…

CLICK HERE to Download Bird Hunt Checklist


1. Visit each design team member's blog. Count the number of birds in all of the Bird Hunt blog photos for today (10 DT photos total).

2. Post your final accurate count in a comment here on this post.  (Just click the small "comments" link beside the date in the footer of this post.  If you are reading this via email subscription, be sure to click through directly to the blog in order to comment and qualify.)

3. You have until 7am EST, Sunday, February 15th to add your project link or comment and qualify for the contest.

4. EIGHT randomly selected winners will be announced on our February Release Winners page no later than noon EST, February 15th.


EIGHT randomly selected winners will each receive an $80 Papertrey gift certificate to spend however they choose! Thank you for joining us today and best of luck with the contest!



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones and her Text Block: Mom die!


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