We are thrilled to present Betsy Veldman's new Make It Market Kit! Just wait until you see all the details!
If you want a close up view of all the things shared today, be sure to join Betsy tomorrow night for a special Make It Market Kit Periscope presentation!
She'll be showing off a few of her projects up close and personal as well as answer your questions about the products! Even if you can't join us live, the presentation will be available to watch online for 24 hours after posting. We hope to see you there! And now for more about the kit!
EDITED TO ADD:
Here is a link to Betsy's Periscope presentation tonight! The link will only be active for 24 hours, so be sure to check it out soon!
The next Make It Market Kit is entitled "Post & Parcel" will be released tomorrow, October 1st. Betsy's big holiday kit is one of the most highly anticipated releases for our customers each year. The theme for this kit is mail, with hints of all things vintage and days gone by. With the dies you can create large 3D vintage letterboxes to hold small gifts, gift cards, treats and more. There are stamps and dies to create flat mailboxes perfect for card fronts and tags, complete with a working flag you can put up and down! There are gorgeous stencils that are just amazing and can be used in all kinds of ways to give your projects a bit of a mail flair. We cannot neglect to mention the beautiful papers, envelope dies, a separate trimmings kit and MORE! You will not want to miss out on this one!
As in years past, we will be offering two separate kits, one full of the essential tools (main kit) and one with fun extras (trimmings kit).
The Post & Parcel Main Kit contains:
- Post & Parcel stamp set & labels
- Post & Parcel 8-1/2" x 11" paper collection (14 sheets)
- Post & Parcel stencil collection (set of 4)
- Post & Parcel die collection
- Post & Parcel Details die collection
- Post & Parcel Accessories die collection
The Post & Parcel Trimmings Kit contains:
- Airmail Twine (2 yards)
- Teal Twine (2 yards)
- Gray Striped Ribbon (2 yards)
- Red/Blue Striped Ribbon (2 yards)
- Light Blue Velvet Ribbon (2 yards)
- Miniature Pine Garland (5 feet)
- Mini Screw Fasteners (1 package)
- Mini Paper Clips (1 package)
- Mini Mailbox
- Airmail Washi Tape (1 roll)
- Red Mini Clothespins (5 clothes pins)
- Miniature Cardinals (2 Cardinals)
- White Flocking (1/2 ounce)
EDITED TO ADD: The following exciting product additions to the Post & Parcel line-up neglected to publish within this post earlier this morning, and we definitely do not want you to miss out!
The following two items are available for purchase as stand-alone permanent additions to the store!
Quickly create gorgeous gift card envelopes by combining this paper pad with the coordinating Post & Parcel Gift Card Envelope die (sold separately, shown below). This paper collection includes 14 (6" x 7-1/2") sheets total, 1 sheet each of the 14 designs. This collection is printed on our signature high quality linen paper. The Post & Parcel Gift Card Cuts paper collection will retail for $7.
This single envelope die is designed to coordinate with the above Post & Parcel Gift Card Cuts paper collection, or of course you can use it with any other papers or cardstock! Perfectly sized to hold a gift card or small note with a finished assembled size of 4-1/8" x 2-7/8". The actual die itself measures 8-1/2" x 6-1/2". It will retail for $27.
Look how amazing the Gift Card Cuts papers look once they are cut-out and all folded up!!!!
Just wait until you see all of these bits and pieces put together! The magic it creates will just blow your mind! Here is a video walk through that Betsy has put together for you…
And now a closer look at the individual products!
The stamps included in this kit are just amazing and offer a multitude of uses. From the mailbox, complete with separate flag and even a layer of snow to add to it. The various swags that can be used to accent a mailbox, a frame or a sentiment. Those sweet little birds! And the miniature airmail envelope! All of which can even be used for things other than winter projects! A few measurements for you:
- Mailbox, 3" x 2"
- Large swag, 2" x 2-1/2"
- Small swag, 1" x 1-3/4"
- Miniature airmail envelope frame, 1-1/2" x 1"
- Large bird, 3/4" x 1/2"
- "Sending", 2" x 1"
The main die collection gives you a few of the essentials, such as the main vintage letterbox shape, a miniature envelope, a small postage style mat, a post for the mailbox and a few details to coordinate with images from the stamp set for layering. Some atonal measurements:
- Assembled letterbox, about 3" wide x 3-3/4" tall x 1-3/8" deep
- Miniature envelope finished size,
- Small postage mat, 1-5/8" x 1"
- Mailbox post, 1" x 2-1/4"
Here's a look at one of Betsy's projects that use the mailbox post cleverly with some thing balsa wood sheets, along with the miniature envelope and the small postage mat. Can you even get over the sweetness of all of this paper crafting goodness?!?!
If you are dying over these favors like we were, Betsy put together a step by step video that shows you how to use this kit to recreate them! Check it out below!
The Details collection has this beautiful tag with a flourish detail, a versatile large postage style mat and a few more shapes to coordinate with the stamp set. Here are a few more measurements for you…
- Tag, 6-3/8" x 3"
- Large postage mat, 2-5/8" x 3-3/4"
These tags can be used to create gift card holders or a nice pull out holiday card. And look at the lovely detail the large postage mat adds! I know this will be well loved by any paper crafter!
The Accessories collection contains the top for the letterbox, a special padlock detail and the die to coordinate with the flat mailbox included in the stamp set.
These lovely dimensional letterboxes that you can create and embellish with this kit are probably one of the biggest highlights. Join Betsy as she shows you how easily these come together and how the bits and pieces for them work.
Doesn't Betsy open up so many possibilities here? But wait, there's more!
The stencil collection for this kit is just beyond fabulous. You will be amazed by the professional results you can get with these and how much they can add to a project! A few measurements for you…
- The air mail frames & trees stencils each measure about 8"
- The snow drifts/flurries stencil measures 6-1/2" x 8"
- The sentiment stencil measures about 3" x 8"
The soft look you get with stencils is just perfect for snowy scenes, I am particularly fond of the snow flurries done with embossing paste! Such a gorgeous look, and easy to do too!
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 pad includes dozens of pre-printed images that you can use with the coordinating dies. These are wonderful for quick and easy holiday creations!
Here are a few details about the Post & Parcel paper pad…
- The pad measures 8-1/2" x 11"
- There are 14 sheets included, 1 sheet each of 14 designs.
- This is printed on our signature high quality white linen cardstock.
- The colors used in this collection are Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Green Parakeet, Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet, Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, Pinefeather
NOTE: Additional pads of the Post & Parcel paper will be available for sale separately beginning the night of the kit release and forward, for $9 each.
The following items are included in the separate Post & Parcel Trimmings Kit.
Check out this blue and red striped Airmail Twine. It really helps to add that "postal" look and feel to a project. Two yards of it are included in the Trimmings kit.
You also get two yards of Teal Twine to use as a great finishing accent.
Two additional ribbons are included, a gray diagonal stripe and striped airmail ribbon. Two yards of each of these will be coming in your package.
I'm in love with this Light Blue Velvet Ribbon that is included. The texture of it is so pretty and really adds a festive look to your projects. It's not a perfect match for Aqua Mist, but it complements it nicely! You will receive two yards of this to experiment with.
This Mini Pine Garland is an awesome addition, whether you cut it into small bits to add here and there, or wrap a length of it around a project like ribbon. Five feet of it comes along with this Trimmings kit!
You also get one whole package of Mini Screw Fasteners, which are great for attaching the little flags to the mailboxes so they can actually move up and down! Each package contains about 99 fasteners, 33 each of three finishes, antique nickel, antique brass & antique gold. Each fastener measures about 2mm in diameter.
You are going to find yourself attaching all kinds of things in place with these mini paper clips that are included. Use these mini paper clips to attach small craft accents, labels, notes, paper cut-outs and more to your cards. Each package contains 48 clips, 16 each of 3 colors, antique nickel, antique brass & antique gold. They measure about 1/2" x 1/4" each.
A real miniature mailbox is one of the highlights of this incredible Trimmings kit. Made of metal, it is the perfect thing to tuck small trinkets or gifts in, or maybe a special collection of notes for a loved one. There is so much you can do with this! As an added bonus, additional mini mailboxes will be available for sale separately on release night for those of you who may need more than one! They will retail for $4 each.
The Trimmings kit includes one entire roll of Airmail Washi Tape. The transparent tape measures about 5/8" wide and includes 26 feet of tape!
Mini Clothespins always add a charming touch to a project and help hold everything together at just the right angle. The Trimmings kit includes five of these little red cuties.
We have included these popular mini red cardinals in the kit again this year. They look amazing when combined with the pine garland, and would be a festive touch to the top of one of the assembled letterboxes!
White Flocking can be added to the top of the mailboxes or any snowy scene to get that realistic freshly fallen look. A whole 1/2 ounce bag is included in this kit.
Now that we have gone over all of the wonderful things included in the Post & Parcel Kits, let's get to all of the details…
- The Post & Parcel Kits will be available for sale on October 1st at 10pm ET 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.
The price breakdown of each item is also included to help you see the value in these amazing kits.
>>>MAIN KIT EXCLUSIVE ITEMS
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.
- Post & Parcel stamp set & labels ($24)
- Post & Parcel stencil collection, set of 4 ($13)
- Post & Parcel die collection ($27)
- Post & Parcel Details die collection ($16)
- Post & Parcel Accessories die collection ($19)
>>>MAIN KIT EXPENDABLES
The following item included in the main kit is an expendable. It will also be available on the kit release night as an individual item in case you are in need of extras to complete any holiday mass-producing.
- Post & Parcel 8-1/2" x 11" paper collection, 14 sheets ($9)
The total retail cost of the Main Kit is $108.
>>>TRIMMINGS KIT EXCLUSIVE ITEMS
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.
- Airmail Twine, 2 yards ($0.75)
- Teal Twine, 2 yards ($0.75)
- Gray Striped Ribbon, 2 yards ($2)
- Red/Blue Striped Ribbon, 2 yards ($2)
- Light Blue Velvet Ribbon, 2 yards ($2)
- Miniature Pine Garland, 5 feet ($4)
- Mini Screw Fasteners, 1 package ($3.50)
- Mini Paper Clips, 1 package ($3.50)
- Airmail Washi Tape, 1 roll ($3.75)
- Red Mini Clothespins, set of 5 ($0.50)
- Miniature Cardinals, set of 2 Cardinals ($1.50)
- White Flocking,1/2 ounce ($3.75)
>>>TRIMMINGS KIT EXPENDABLES
The following item included in the trimmings kit is expendable. It will also be available on the kit release night as an individual item in case you are in need of extras to complete any holiday mass-producing.
- Miniature Mailbox ($4)
The total retail cost of the Trimmings Kit is $32.
>>>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 Post & Parcel Kit, let me share a few projects with you that that the team has created!
Betsy says,""Reveal day is finally here! I'm excited to be able to share all of the details of this year's big holiday kit with you today! I have created SO many projects, I don't even know where to begin! Postage themed things have always been a favorite of mine, and when you combine that with another favorite – Christmas – it's a perfect match! And I'm looking forward to using so many of the elements in this kit in my crafting all year long. I hope you'll stop over to check out all of my projects using the Post & Parcel kit!"”
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.
Heather says, "You are really going to fall in love with the new Make it Market: Post & Parcel kit. Receiving mail during the holidays is so much fun and that's what makes the theme of this kit so perfect. The details and extras in this kit are just amazing. You are not going to want to miss this one!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.
Melissa says, "The new Make it Market Kit: Post & Parcel is a delight! Each time I dig into this kit, I feel like I’ve reopened a favorite gift and that joy continues each time I create something new with it. It’s a treat not only for yourself but for those who are the lucky recipients of your handmade treasures using this sweetest of holiday kits."
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.
Amy says, "Post & Parcel is such a delight! The postal theme exudes a timeless charm, especially the vintage letterbox, which has easily earned its place as my all-time favorite way to package a small gift and gift card. As with past holiday kits, Post & Parcel is loaded with papers, die-cut-ready prints, and all sorts of embellishments and trims — plenty to see you through all of your holiday cards, tags, and gifts!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.
Kay says, "The new Make it Market Kit Parcel & Post is full of winter scenes with snow covered mailboxes stuffed with packages and gifts, beautiful greenery, and heartwarming sentiments. Working with this kit is like playing in a winter wonderland! I love the colors, and the detail in the stamps and printed designs is breathtaking!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Kay Miller.
Danielle says, "I love the vintage letterbox that you can create with the dies in this kit. They are just so adorable and would be fun to make for gift cards/small gifts/kids at school. Stop by to see all that I have created!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.
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 Post & Parcel Kit tomorrow night! Be sure to stop by the store at 10pm ET 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 ET, October 1st and we will randomly select one winner to receive a gift certificate in the amount of $140, equal to the value of the two kits! Winner to be announced on this post shortly before 10pm ET tomorrow night, right before the kits go up for sale.
EDITED TO ADD RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER:
Congratulations, Jeanetta! Please send a note to customer service and let them know your full name as well as the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thank you to everyone for stopping by! And enjoy your Post & Parcel Kits!