Introducing Make It Market Kit: Party Pops by Betsy Veldman

 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 April 1st and it is entitled "Party Pops".  Betsy has once again outdone herself!  Party Pops is all about interactive birthday cards, tags, favors, gift wrap, decor and anything else you can dream up!  Just wait until you see these dies!  They provide several options for creating different types of interactive cards — pop-ups, lift-the-flap, and SO much more!  These could potentially be THE most innovative products that Betsy has designed to date!  She has even invented some clever tools to turn colorful cupcake wrappers into works of art.  If there was ever a kit you didn't want to miss out on, it would be this one!


The "Party Pops" Kit contains:

  • Party Pops stamp set
  • Party Pops Basics die collection 
  • Party Pop Ups die collection
  • Baking Cup Shapers die collection
  • Party Pops paper collection (18 A2 sheets, 2 sheets each of 9 designs)
  • Party Pops Pom Pom Assortment
  • 25 standard baking cups (5 each of 5 designs)
  • 25 mini baking cups (5 each of 5 designs)
  • Mini Cherries (3)
  • Teal Raffia (2 yards)
  • Orange Raffia (2 yards)
  • Pink Raffia (2 yards)
  • Green Raffia (2 yards)
  • Melon Raffia (2 yards)


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


The stamp set practically steals the show with a trendy cupcake, gorgeous star frame and fun balloon images.

Sentiment stamps

However, my favorite part has to be this sentiment!  The mix of fonts and the amazing styling really make it unique!  I'm always looking for fresh sentiments to use for the many birthday cards I create, and this stamp certainly fits the bill!

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

  • Star frame measures 3" square
  • Assembled cupcake measures 2-3/8" x 2-1/2"
  • Assembled balloons measure 2-1/4" x 2"
  • Assembled candles w/ banner measure 2-1/2" x 2-3/8"
  • Banner alone measures 2-3/8" x 5/8"
  • "Close your eyes and make a wish." sentiment measures 2" x 1"


This kit has a TON of dies that are innovative and produce results that will be unforgettable for any recipient!  Let me start with the Party Pop Ups collection!  Here are some basic measurements for your reference:

  • circle die measures 4" in diameter
  • balloons measure 2-1/4" x 2"
  • candles measure 2-1/2" x 2-3/8"
  • cupcake measures 2-3/8" x 2-1/2"


Circle pop up die

This collection of dies allows you to make amazing pop-up elements with both the patterned papers and stamps included in the kit.  One way of creating the pop-up interactive elements is with the included circle die.  This large 4" circle has score-lines that also function as reference lines for lining up the different pop-up shaped dies.  The detailed confetti cut-outs in the circle just take this die over the top! 

Here is a video Betsy put together showing exactly how these innovative dies work together.


You can get lots of different looks with these pop-up dies by adding them to the interior of your card as well.  

Pop up rectangle interior

It is especially easy to do this when using the scalloped card base die and rectangular mat die together.  Just a few cuts and everything will assemble together perfectly with no measuring and little effort!

Betsy takes you step-by-step through this process in her video here…


After all of that, can you believe that there is still more?!?!?


The Party Pops Basics die collection contains dies for each of the three main stamp images to be turned into hinged window openings, complete with a lift tab!  There's also a stitched scalloped note card with a coordinating mat layer.  As I mentioned before, having these two dies to layer with each other for exterior and interior interactive features makes the work that much quicker!  Here are some measurements for your reference:

  • scalloped note card measures 7-1/8" x 3-3/4" total, 3-1/2" x 3-3/4" once folded
  • plain rectangular card mat measures 6-1/8" x 2-7/8" total, 3" x 2-7/8" once folded
  • cupcake topper lift the flap die measures 3" x 1-1/2"
  • balloon lift the flap die measures 2-1/4" x 2"
  • single balloon die measures 1-1/4" x 7/8"
  • candles & banner lift the flap die measures 2-1/2" x 2-5/8"
  • banner die measures 2-3/8" x 5/8"
  • pop-up tab rectangle die measures 1-1/8" x 1/4"


Cupcake flap closed

As you can see here, the cupcake is stamped onto a die-cut card front panel….

Cupcake flap open

and when you lift the little tab you can open it for a little surprise.  Besides using the coordinating stamps included in the kit, you could also tuck cash or other special gifts!

Here is Betsy's tutorial on how easy it is to use these dies to create this type of interactive feature!


Aren't these just amazing!  Betsy has a few more dies up her sleeve as well!


These clever dies are designed to be used with baking cups/cupcake liners to create amazing textured paper flowers!  Take a look at these samples from Betsy!

Baking cup flowers

Be prepared to have your mind blown by what Betsy shows you in her tutorial below!


Of course, the kit wouldn't be complete without some colorful, fun cupcake liners to use with these dies!  Betsy has hand-selected some amazing ones to work with!

Large baking cups

The kit includes 25 large cupcake liners, 5 each of 5 designs.  These are what would fit in a normal sized muffin tin, or about 3" across at the widest point.  Each one measures about 4-3/8" in diameter when flattened out to die-cut.

Mini baking cups

There are also 25 mini cupcake liners, 5 each of 5 designs.  These are what would fit in a mini muffin tin or about 2" across at the widest point.  Each one measures about 2-3/4" in diameter when flattened out to die-cut.

Cherries project

Not only can the cupcake liners be used for die-cutting flowers, you can also pair them up with a sphere (foam, clay, etc…) to make a keepsake cupcake for decoration.  Of course, they wouldn't be complete without a cherry on top…


Betsy sourced these adorable little miniature cherries.  They are made of a soft, squishy silicone coming in at a petite 3/8" x 7/8" on average.  You get three of these cuties to enjoy in your kit!


What could be more perfect for packaging up a beautiful three-dimensional cupcake creation than an official cupcake box?  This hinged aqua box with scalloped window at the top can hold one large cupcake or 4 mini cupcakes.  The box will arrive flat in your kit, but once assembled it measures 4" x 4" x 4".


The patterned paper collection included in this kit is really the *icing on the cake*.  

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!  Besides the festive patterns, the collection even includes 6 pages (3 designs, 2 sheets each) of pre-printed elements that can be used with the circle die and the coordinating pop-up dies!  

Here are a few details about the Party Pops paper collection…

  • The papers measure 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • There are 18 sheets included, 2 sheets each of 9 designs.
  • This is printed on a very high quality white linen cardstock.
  • 6 of the pages feature pre-printed elements that coordinate with the circle and pop-up dies also included in the kit.
  • The gorgeous colors used in this collection are Tropical Teal, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Pure Poppy and True Black


Just for fun, there is an assortment of colorful pom poms includes in the kit.  These are great for accenting the cupcakes, scattering on a card front as you would sequins, or anything else you dream up!  These vary in size  between 3/8" and 1/4" in diameter.  Colors will vary with each kit, with the assortment containing about 8-10 of the 3/8" pom poms and 3-5 of the tiny 1/4" pom poms.

Gold pompoms

And how fun are these gold sparkle pom poms!  They come in a bit bigger at 5/8" diameter.  You will get 4-5 of these in your pom pom assortment.


As one last finishing touch for this kit, Betsy selected this colorful raffia.  It is so fun to have this texture to play with instead of ordinary ribbon!  You will get FIVE colors of this gorgeous stuff, 2 yards of each color for a total of 10 yards of raffia.   The colors coordinate *fairly well* with the Papertrey colors, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores and Ripe Avocado.

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


  • The "Party Pops" Kit will be available for sale on April 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.  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.

  • Party Pops stamp set ($24)
  • Party Pops Basics die collection ($34)
  • Party Pop Ups die collection ($22)
  • Baking Cup Shapers die collection ($9)
  • Party Pops paper collection ($5)


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.

  • Party Pops Pom Pom Assortment ($0.75)
  • 25 standard baking cups, 5 each of 5 designs ($3.25)
  • 25 mini baking cups, 5 each of 5 designs ($2.25)
  • cupcake box ($1.50)
  • 3 Mini Cherries ($2)
  • Teal Raffia, 2 yards ($1.25)
  • Orange Raffia, 2 yards ($1.25)
  • Pink Raffia, 2 yards ($1.25)
  • Green Raffia, 2 yards ($1.25)
  • Melon Raffia, 2 yards ($1.25)

The total retail cost of the main kit is $110.  

>>>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 "Party Pops" Kit, let me share a few projects with you that that the team has created!


Betsy says,"The day is finally here when I can share all of the details of the new Party Pops kit!  This kit is filled with interactive ideas for birthdays — from pop-up cards to interactive lift-the-flaps.  Not to mention all of the fun ways you can use the colorful cupcake papers included in the kit – including some beautiful layered flowers that are a cinch to make!  Stop on over and let me show you all of the projects I created using the Party Pops kit!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



Danielle says, "This kit will have you itching to create for birthdays and parties galore! Whether it's birthday cards, gift toppers, pop-up cards, table decor, birthday garlands and more, you'll love creating something special for that next birthday!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.




Heather says, "Are you ready to party with the new Make it Market: Party Pops kit? Everything in the kit is just adorable and you have the makings of a birthday party at your finger tips. The colors are bright and fun and there are so many possibilities for creating cards and party favors – perfect for a celebration!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.




Melissa says, "Party Pops is just that!  I package full of happiness ready to pop and spread cheer!  I love all of the many possibilities available with the interactive dies, darling stamp images, and toppings.  This kit would make such a fun gift to give to a dear friend on their birthday, or to keep on hand for all of the happy birthdays celebrated throughout the year."

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.




During the sneak peeks of this kit, we mentioned a special new addition to the Make It Market Promotional Team!  We are pleased to introduce Lea Lawson!  We're looking forward to working with her as she takes on this exciting position!  Just wait until you see the magic she brings to this particular kit!



Lea says, "I am SO excited about all the amazing items in the new Make It Market: Party Pops kit! I was literally grinning from ear to ear as I took each piece out of the box when I received it. The bright & fun colors are perfect for a birthday party theme, and the possibilities with the kit are endless. I am in love with all the interactive possibilities included in this kit…especially the pop-ups!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Lea Lawson.



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 "Party Pops" Kit on Wednesday 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, April 1st and we will randomly select one winner to receive a gift certificate in the amount of $110, equal to the value of the kit!  Winner to be announced on this post shortly before 10pm EST April 1st, right before the kits go up for sale!



Congratulations, Brenda Lee!  Please send a note to customer service and let them know the mailing address you would like your $110 gift certificate sent to!  And thank you to everyone for stopping by to share your enthusiasm about Betsy's latest kit!  Now, go stop by the store and get a Party Pops Kit before they're gone!

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