Our Make It Market Mini Kits are designed for those who love the idea of Betsy Veldman's popular kits, but are a bit more budget conscience.  As another perk, these new kits will NOT be limited edition, they will be a regular item carried in our store.  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, Garden Gild!




The Garden Gild kit is filled with some of the trendiest looks in paper crafting today, including handmade watercolor papers, a beautiful script font, gold accents, and a gorgeous Cover Plate die that mimics the look of intricate laser cut paper.  You’ll find yourself reaching for this kit time and time again for creating beautiful wedding, anniversary, birthday, and all-occasion cards.  The lovely Garden Gild Cover Plate die features an open area perfect for stamping a sentiment, taking all the guesswork out of the design process for quick and easy cards, or get creative and layer the individual flower dies over the top for gorgeous, layered creations.

Garden Gild Kit

Garden Gild Kit includes:

  • Garden Gild stamp set
  • Garden Gild cover plate & die collection
  • Garden Gild paper collection (eight A2 sheets)
  • Gold Sparkle Enamel Dots (sheet of 54 dots in 3 sizes)

The Garden Gild Kit will be available for purchase on May 15th!

Here is a closer look at each of the individual items in this kit!
This beautiful floral stamp set holds all kinds of possibilities!With all of the different styles and sizes of flowers, you can mix and match to create gorgeous bouquets of all sorts.  The details that Betsy has incorporated into each of the images is just stunning!  And of course I can't neglect to mention the sentiments!  The scripty font is simply irresistible and makes such a statement with its large scale!
  • “Love” sentiment measures 2” x 1-1/3”
  • “Happiness” sentiment measures 3” x 1”
  • largest rose measures 1-1/8”
  • five petal flower measures 1”
  • “wishing you” sentiment measures 1-1/8” x 1/8”
From the first moment I saw this cover plate, I knew I was a goner!  The clever way that the center is left open  for the easy addition of sentiments and focal points make this a breeze to use.  You can accent different key points of the cover plate with the individual dies and/or the stamp set.  There are just dozens of possibilities here!
  • cover plate die measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • large rose measures 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • small rose measures 7/8" x 7/8"
  • four petal flower measures 1" x 1"
  • large five petal flower measures 1" x 1"
  • small five petal flower measures 1/2" x 1/2"
  • large leaf measures 1" x 1-1/4"
  • small leaf measure 1/2" x 7/8"
The patterned paper collection for this kit is AMAZING!  It's printed on our signature linen paper for a sophisticated look.  Betsy scanned in her very own watercoloring to create these printed masterpieces!  Four of the sheets coordinate with Aqua Mist and Simply Chartreuse while the other four use touches of Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise.  One sheet for each of the color collections also features the very special addition of gold foiling!  The detail and elegance is nothing short of breathtaking! 
Papers closeup
Betsy incorporated the pretty floral details and sentiments used in the stamp set right into the paper designs.  These are wonderful for creating quick and easy cards for a variety of occasions!
Foiled paper
The gold foiled designs are some of the most stunning paper crafting supplies I've ever had the pleasure of using.  Thee recipient of a card made from these gorgeous sheets will be truly impressed!
Enamel dots
Embellish cards and tags with the self-adhesive glittered gold enamel dots. The perfect finishing touch for your Garden Gild projects!  These sparkle and shine of the dots go with practically everything! Each package includes 54 gold-glittered, self-adhesive enamel dots in three different sizes.  You will get a lot of mileage out of these!

All of the items in the Garden Gild 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 this amazing kit!

Garden Gild Kit:

  • Garden Gild stamp set ($15)
  • Garden Gild cover plate & die collection ($16)
  • Garden Gild paper collection, eight A2 sheets ($4)
  • Gold Sparkle Enamel Dots ($5)

The total retail cost of this kit is $40.  

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

Gilded Duo

For my first set of projects I created this little card duo.  I was bound and determined to find a way to make two cards from one of sheet of the beautiful foiled paper and these are the designs I came up with!

Birthday Card

I cut one of the A2 sheets in half and added a heat embossed sentiment from Cutting Garden to the opening in the foiled design onto each piece. 

Birthday closeup

I added a few of the gold sparkle enamel dots to the centers of the flowers for dimension and texture.

Enamel dots

I love how the gold foiling detail picks up the linen texture of the cardstock!  It's so elegant!


To carry on the gold theme, I added a thin strip of the Gold Luxe Foil striped patterned paper to the bottom edge of the card.  The little touches of gold there help to carry the eye down and ground the overall design.

Thank You Card

I did the same process on this card, just with a different sentiment!  Super easy to do (they were both completed in less than 20 minutes!) and they totally look like mini masterpieces that took hours to make!


My next card uses the gorgeous new cover plate!  I could just play with this thing for hours because of all the possibilities it (and the whole die collection really) hold!

Cover plate detail

I die-cut the cover plate from Rustic White cardstock and then used an ink dauber to rub on various inks.  I was careful to use a gentle circular motion so I wouldn't tear the cover plate and to get even blending.

Liquid pearls

I used Spring Moss, Ocean Tides, Winter Wisteria and Lavender Moon for this process.  Many of the flowers were *finished* with a dot of Liquid Pearls in the center.


I inked the large "Happiness" sentiment with a Lavender Moon and then inked the bottom portion with a bit of Winter Wisteria for this ombre look.  The accent sentiments were added in Charcoal Palette.

Upper corner

All of the work is practically done for you with this incredible cover plate!  And it is so easy to adhere in place as well because of the 1/8" border left around the edge.  1/8" Scor-tape does just the trick!

Enjoy Card

My last card is a bit unconventional and actually comes from the results of an experiment I was doing and just playing around.  But I liked the results of my experiment so much, I thought I would go ahead and share them here!

Corner detail

I impressed the cover plate die into watercolor paper and then used the impression as a guide for watercoloring with ink refills.  After playing around a bit, I found that I got best results by wetting the "image" a bit first, then adding a light color letting it dry just a bit and then adding a dark color to the center.  It was magical the way the colors kind of pooled in the impressions to highlight the design a bit better.


A simple bold sentiment was all that was needed so I added "enjoy" from Wet Paint in True Black ink.  I did have to touch up the sentiment a bit with a black pen since this was textured watercolor paper and not smooth white cardsotck.  If I had it to do again, I might just die-cut a word to add to the center (which would also help avoid the hyperventilation I was experiencing when I was stamping the sentiment and hoping I didn't screw the whole thing up with a smudge!)  I also used a black pen to add dots to the centers of the flowers.  A few blooms were accented with tiny black enamel dots.

Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!



Amy says, "Garden Gild is a paper crafter’s dream! The gold foil, watercolor designs, and linen texture combined with traditional stamps and ink are the perfect blend of both homemade and high-end luxury stationary. Your non-papercrafty friends will asking how you did that, and your papercrafty friends will be wanting a kit of their own!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.



Ashley says, "The Make It Market Mini Kit: Garden Gild is amazing. Everything included in this kit makes creating cards so easy. Making a simple card can be completed in a matter of a few minutes. Even if you want to make a more elaborate design, the kit makes it easy to design. I couldn't resist making a set of four cards. I was finished within an hour. You don't want to miss what I've designed."

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.



Betsy says, "The new Garden Gild kit is going to be my new go-to set for wedding cards for sure!  But this kit is so much more than that – so many different looks can be achieved…from gorgeous, elegant creations that resemble laser-cut paper, to fresh, gardeny designs…this kit can take on so many looks.  I hope you’ll stop by my blog to check out all of my projects using this new mini kit!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



Dawn says, "How can you go wrong with gold and florals?!  Betsy has done it again with this beautiful new kit!  Between the lovely stamps, gorgeous papers and coordinating dies, you'll have tons of options for creating to your heart's content!  Pop over to my blog to see the cards I created with Garden Gild!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



Heather says, "This new make it Market Mini Kit: Garden Gild is just beautiful! I love all of the die cut details and the foiled paper included in the kit is just gorgeous. It was so easy to put together some elegant and detailed cards no matter if I kept things simple and fast or took a little more time with the details."

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



Laura says, "Making cards with this kit is absolutely effortless. Everything in this kit is so stunning. I'm in love with the loose watercolor papers as well as the intricate cover plate and beautiful mixture of sentiments to tie everything together. Betsy has outdone herself on this one."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.



Laurie says, "Betsy's new kit called Garden Gild and it is full of amazing details.  The dies and the new papers are so pretty!  This kit, like all of her kits, are so fun for a quick and easy card, or a more elaborate card.  I have a couple different cards to show you today so come check them out!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.



Maile says, "This kit is so on trend!  Such a great combination of colors… and GOLD!  Can't go wrong with that.  Build your own beautiful cards and projects, created with ease using this gilded collection."

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.



Melissa says, "Breathtaking and dreamy…just two words I think of when describing the new Make it Market Mini Kit:  Garden Gild.  The images and sentiments in the stamp set are so detailed and thoughtful, while the dies and coordinating paper, create instant beauty and are there to inspire creativity.  Just perfect!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.


I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Are you loving this gold & garden pairing?  Can you see yourself using this fabulous new kit yourself?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!


$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, May 14th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our May Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!




CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.




  • STAMPS: Garden Gild (available May 15th)
  • INK: Winter Wisteria, Ocean Tides, Lavender Moon, Spring Moss, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Rustic White
  • OTHER: Garden Gild cover plate die, Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Cutting Garden (sentiments)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Aqua Mist, Garden Gild Patterned Paper, Gold Luxe Foil Patterned Paper (stripes)
  • OTHER: Gold Sprinkles (Garden Gild Kit), gold filigree embossing powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Wet Paint
  • INK: True Black
  • INK REFILLS: Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: white watercolor paper, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: Garden Gild cover plate die, black pen (American Crafts), bitty black enamel dots (Paper Studio)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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