Saturday, September 12, 2015

Introducing Make It Market Mini Kit: Holiday Folk

Good morning, Friends, and welcome back for Day 3 of the September Papertrey Ink countdown! The whole team is sharing projects using Betsy's new Make It Market Mini Kit: Holiday Folk today, so you'll definitely want to hop around to see all of the inspiration. Folk art and Christmas are a match made in heaven! Betsy has designed a kit full of gorgeous images, papers, and accessories that make homespun seasonal greetings a joy to create. Let me show you!

Holiday Folk Cards

The patterned papers and die-cuttable elements in this kit make it so easy to create quick cards that still have a lot of folksy charm. My first card today is one such card.

All Is Calm Card

I used one of Betsy's printed card fronts to whip this card together. I simply die cut one of the printed trees and attached it to the card with foam tape. Then, I die cut and stamped the cardinal, embellishing it with glitter before adding it to the tree.

All Is Calm Close Up

I used a fine point glue pen to add glitter to a few choice elements (mainly the baubles) and then added Glossy Accents to the round ornaments to give them a little shine. That's really all there was to it!

It's also easy to create more involved cards with this kit. From the moment I saw that gorgeous polar bear, I knew I wanted to create a mini scene to show him off.

Polar Bear Season's Greetings Card

I began by sponging a panel of white cardstock with Enchanted Evening ink. Once I was happy with the ink coverage, I splattered it with Glimmer Mist to make it look like random stars or snowflakes (I just took the sprayer out of the bottle and flicked the straw). Then I used the Mat Stack 5 Layerz die to partially die cut the top edge of the panel. Next, I went about creating his snowbank. I die cut the Cover Plate: Waves shape from white cardstock and then textured the pieces with the Woodgrain Impression Plate. I sponged the top edge of each piece with Spring Rain ink and embellished with chunky glitter before attaching them to the sky panel.

Polar Bear Season's Greetings Close Up

Next, I stamped a white card base with the garland images from the kit's stamp set using Pinefeather ink. I added the sentiment, from Ribbon Slider Sentiments, using Pure Poppy Ink and attached the snow and sky panel to the card front using foam tape. I die cut one of the printed polar bears and added that to the card front using foam tape. I embellished him with a black rhinestone nose and a spot of glitter on his back. Then I added a wooden star (that I'd coated with Fresh Snow ink and chunky glitter) to the sky. Two additional tiny, red rhinestones added a touch sparkle to the garlands and finished this card off nicely. This is one of those cards that was just a lot of fun to create.

Finally today I have a few tags to share. I have a confession to make; I've been holding out on you a little bit. It's taken me until today to introduce you to the Ribbon Slider Tag Papers.

Very Good Tag Paper

This paper collection is full of sheets of printed tags that you can simply die cut and use straight away.

Hex Frame Tag Paper
There are a couple of designs that I've left open for a name, like this hexagon frame tag (I stamped this one with the Fresh Alphabet)...

Falling Snow Tag Paper

Or for a sentiment from the coordinating sentiment set, like this falling snow tag.

To From Tag Paper

There's also a basic "To:/From:" tag that comes in four different color varieties, many of which can be used year-round!

A Little Something Tag Paper

These tags can be dressed up with rhinestones, glitter, or Glossy Accents, but they can also be left alone for a super-quick option that shines on its own.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post! I'll see you back here again tomorrow with more of the Ribbon Slider collection. In the meantime, make sure to visit Nichole, Amy, AshleyBetsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Maile, and Melissa for more of today's group post. Erin is also sharing additional projects featuring her new Christmas Tree Change-Up set. I'll see you tomorrow!

All Is Calm Card
Stamps: Holiday Folk - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Holiday Folk Kit, Fresh Snow Linen - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Other: Holiday Folk Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Papertrey Ink; Crystal, Garnet Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch; Glossy Accents - Ranger

Season's Greetings Card
Stamps: Holiday Folk, Ribbon Slider Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Holiday Folk Kit - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Cover Plate: Waves, Mat Stack 5 Layerz, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Holiday Folk Die, wooden star - Papertrey Ink; Coarse Crystal Glitter, Garnet Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; self-adhesive rhinestones - Mark Richards; Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels

Ribbon Slider Tags
Stamps: Ribbon Slider Sentiments, Fresh Alphabet - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Ribbon Slider Tag Paper Collection - Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko - Papertrey Ink
Other: Ribbon Slider Tag Die - Papertrey Ink; Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder - Ranger; Self-Adhesive Rhinestone - Mark Richards


"glow" said...

wow... cute cards..its the cardinal that i am liking the best of all.. that lil splash of a red is very easy to relate to winter and christmas with it flying high above snowy ground..;)thanks for a gr8 view...

Suzanne Russell said...

We've just returned from a trip to Alaska and snow, glaciers, and bears are on my brain! What a stunning card you created with all of my favorite elements from the Make-It-Market kit! I'm very impressed with your new tag design as well. Way to to go Lizzie!

bailey19 said...

Goodness, hard to choose a favorite....I do love the bear!!!!!!

Diana K said...

You're really rocking this release, Lizzie! Besides your own goodies, you really made Betsy's mini kit shine.

Gabby said...

Nice cards! Like how you've used the kit. Great snow, too. :)

Marcie Rhys said...

Just a fabulous landscape for your polar bear. Thank you for taking the time to explain all the wonderful details.

Kathy Krug said...

Great cards and tags. Love the scene for the polar bear.

TYJ419 said...

Cute....projects! Really loving that tag die and the coordinating sentiments.

Brithzi said...

Wonderful projects! Beautiful cards and love the Ribbon Slider tags.

nancy said...

Oh, wow. The polar bear card is gorgeous. All of your details made for a perfect winter scene.

LisaBee17 said...

I really like the polar bear card, great landscape idea for him. Your tags are amazing, too! :)

Holly Saveur said...

Love the Polar bear sweet!

Unknown said...

The polar bear card is my favorite!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Just one word............ADORABLE!!!!

María Alba

Mary W said...

i loved that tree with the tiny glittery red bird - such a fun release and your projects were so pretty!

JanetB said...

Absolutely love your polar bear card! So beautiful!

Jennifer L. said...

Your polar card is great!