The next Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit is entitled "Post & Parcel" will be released on 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!
POST & PARCEL KIT CONTENTS:
Post & Parcel stamp set & labels
Post & Parcel 8-1/2" x 11" paper collection (1 sheet each of 14 designs)
Post & Parcel stencil collection (set of 4)
Post & Parcel die collection
Post & Parcel Details die collection
Post & Parcel Accessories die collection
Total Retail Cost: $108
POST & PARCEL TRIMMINGS KIT CONTENTS
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 Ming Pine Garland (5 feet)
Mini Screw Fasteners (1 package)
Mini Paper Clips (1 package)
Airmail Washi Tape (1 roll)
Red Mini Clothespins (5 clothes pins)
Miniature Cardinals (2 Cardinals)
White Flocking (1/2 ounce)
Total Retail Cost: $32
There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours on Saturday! The "Post & Parcel" Kit will be available for sale beginning on October 1st at 10pm ET, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.
Let's get started with a few projects, shall we?
This first card uses the Post & Parcel paper collection and coordinating dies. I love the tiny mailboxes found throughout this kit and jumped right in using them to create this card.
I chose to stack a couple of mailboxes, layering holiday greenery in-between, and stuffing my mailboxes with packages and tiny, hand-stamped envelopes. When using the mailbox die, a slit it cut in each mailbox so that you can stuff the mailboxes with whatever you have in mind....all of these amazing details have been perfectly though out for you.
I added a bit of glitter wherever the snow had fallen on my mailboxes, and used a couple of different patterns of paper to create my background.
At the bottom of my card I stamped my sentiment in Ocean Tides ink, and accented it with another die cut....love, love, love this kit!
My favorite things included in this kit would have to be the stencils and stamps. This is my favorite project thus far using this kit.
I created a little gift card envelope using the die found in the kit. I embellished the front with a hand-stamped mailbox, once again embellished and filled with stamped holiday greenery and an envelope. I also stamped a tiny postage stamp and attached it to the top.
Next, I used the stencils to create little notecards to include in the envelope. I used my sponge brushes to stencil on the wreath and berries, and then added stamped images as well.
The sweet little Christmas birds are another of my favorite things :).
You know how much I love houses....so this stencil was most definitely calling my name! I sponged color on to create the snow falling, the snow banks, and the houses. I then used heavy gesso to stencil on the windows for each house. Around the edges of both notecards, I used Glimmer Mist and another stencil four in the kit to give me my airmail stripes.
The 3D vintage letterbox dies in this kit are amazing! How fun to get to create you own little letterbox....completely mind blowing :).
After cutting and assembling mine, using papers found in the kit, I used some of the white flocking to add an authentic look and feel of a snowy letterbox.
There's so much to love about Post & Parcel. I have only scratched the surface of all of the possibilities....more projects in my brain and in the works :). Can't wait to share them!
Be sure to visit these other designers at their blogs to see how they've put this kit to use. Thank you for your visit!