Sunday, September 30, 2018

Introducing the Make It Market Kit: Fairy Tale Christmas

Good morning, friends! The next Make It Market Kit, "Fairy Tale Christmas" will be released tomorrow, October 1st and I am thrilled to get to help introduce it to you today. Betsy's big holiday kit is one of the most highly anticipated releases for our customers each year. Each and every piece has been thoughtfully designed and selected to give you an endless amount of design options as you prepare for the holidays.

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 Fairy Tale Christmas Main Kit will be available for sale from October 1st at 10pm ET through December 1st 10pm ET or while supplies last at Papertrey Ink. It will not be available for sale after the December 1st deadline.

While we normally are able to ship orders within 48 hours, the shipping timeline could potentially be extended to as much as 2-3 weeks depending on how high the demand is and how much additional stock we will have to manufacture. We ask that everyone be patient and rest assured that their kit will arrive as quickly as possible.

The Fairy Tale Christmas Trimmings Kit will be available only as supplies last. It will not be restocked once initial supply is sold out.

Fairy Tale Christmas main kit contents
Fairy Tale Christmas Stamp Set retail value $24

Fairy Tale Christmas Die Collection retail value $60

Fairy Tale Christmas Patterned Paper Collection retail value $12
Bubbles - 6 large (2-1/2” x 1/4” deep) & 4 small (1-1/2” x1/4” deep) retail value $
Fairy Tale Christmas Main kit cost: $99

Fairy Tale Christmas Trimmings Kit contents
Magnets (25) retail value $3
6 Small Bubbles (1-1/2” x1/4” deep) retail value $1.50
4 Large Bubbles (2-1/2” x 1/4” deep) retail value $1.50
Fairy Lights (1 strand) retail value $3
Artificial Snow retail value $1
Miniature Mushrooms retail value $3
Sequin Mix retail value $4
1/8" Red Velvet Ribbon (1 yard) retail value $1
1/8" Green Velvet Ribbon (1 yard) retail value $1
1/8" Gold Sparkle Cord (3 yards) retail value $2
1/8" Mauve Sparkle Cord (1 yard) retail value $1
Reusable Storage Box retail value $5
Ring Fasteners retail value $6
Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse retail value $8
Fairy Tale Christmas Trimmings kit cost: $37

Visit the Papertrey Ink blog HERE for more detailed product information and photos!

This kit is full of holiday whimsy from the sweet storybook characters to their woodland friends and all the shaker elements you can handle! There is also a beautiful set of stencils for sale separately that I know you're going to love. How about I show you this gorgeous kit in action?

First up is a card I made with the kit.


I began by stenciling the book cover details onto a piece of the patterned paper using the Fairy Tale Christmas stencils and the gold Nuvo mousse included in the trimmings kit. I knew I wanted to narrow the stenciled area, so I did half of the stenciling, waited until it dried, and then did the second half of the stenciling (omitting the ornament at the center).


Then, I stitched another strip of patterned paper to make the edge look like binding. I embellished two of the corners with Luxe Gold cardstock corners. I die cut the focal panel using the frame die and stamped the sentiment before impressing the cardstock with the snowy stencil from theFairy Tale Christmas stencil collection.


I die cut the pre-printed trees and adhered them to the sentiment panel. Then, I stamped and die cut the children and bunnies and added them too. I attached the focal panel to the front of the card using foam tape before embellishing it with the fake snow from the Trimmings kit. The storybook theme is so unique and charming for Christmas.

Next up, I have a set of shaker tags that I are so incredibly charming. That Betsy's a genius!


These are all constructed the same way, but I used different elements in the kits to make them come to life. I began by die cutting the "body" of the book from white cardstock. Then, I masked off the top edge (where the pages are) and painted the area with Nuvo mousse to make it look like the pages are gilded. I stamped the pages with "To:" and "From:" sentiments from the Fairy Tale Christmas stamp set and set them aside.


Next, I die cut the covers from cardstock and patterned paper (one of each for each tag). I stamped the covers with the holly design before die cutting the scalloped circle openings for the shaker bubbles. I heat embossed each cover with sentiments and design elements from the stamp set before adhering a bubble to the back side.


Then, I die cut scene dies for the Santa and Winter Night tags. Next, I heat embossed the scene details and sentiment on the patterned paper covers and filled the shaker bubbles. Betsy has included so many wonderful fillers in her trimmings kit! I mix and matched them to make each bubble just a little bit different. I adhered the scene die cuts into place and then adhered the cardstock covers and the patterned paper covers together. I adhered the covers to the book bodies to finish them off.


I decided not to add strings or ribbon to these tags. Rather, I'll just adhere them straight to my packages with double stick tape. Sean's whole family loves to read, so these will be absolutely fabulous for them (even beyond Christmas!).

My final project today is an ornament. Betsy has thought of everything to make special keepsakes like this one a snap!


I wanted to make my ornament look and open like a book, but I also wanted it to be a shaker. So I got a little creative with my construction and made it work. I began by die cutting a matchbox from white cardstock. I dry brushed the edges with Nuvo mousse to give the impression of gilded pages.


Before I fully assembled the matchbox, I punched a hole and slipped one of the fasteners through, sealing it into the edge of the box. I used the green velvet ribbon from the Trimmings kit to create a hanger.


I die cut a pre-printed cover and used the inner frame to cut an opening. I stamped the sentiment on vellum using Cotton White Stazon and then textured it with the snowy stencil before adhering it to the back of the cover.


I heat embossed the sentiments from the Fairy Tale Christmas set onto the spine of the set and then adhered the cover to the matchbox.


I cut a panel of patterned paper and adhered it inside the matchbox. Then, I used an anywhere hole punch to punch a hole for the string of fairy lights to fit through. I heat embossed the trees and used foam tape to adhere them to the back of the matchbox. That had the added benefit of securing and hiding the strand of fairy lights.


I die cut the little girl and the animals from the pre-printed papers and adhered them with foam tape to give layers of dimension. I filled the matchbox with faux snow and other fillers. Then, I die cut a second matchbox from clear cardstock to create a cover of sorts. I tucked it into the cardstock matchbox, sliding the edges behind the cardstock elements to secure it.


The book ornament still needed a latch, so I die cut the strap from patterned paper using the strap die. I cut the latch and corners from Luxe Gold cardstock and added those in place. Then, I used the magnets from the Trimmings kit to make the strap secure. I used E6000 to make sure that the magnets were fully fastened. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas so I can get this little lady hanging on a tree!

I hope you've enjoyed this first peek at the Make It Market Kit: Fairy Tale Christmas! I know you're absolutely going to love it! Make sure to check in with Betsy, Dawn, Kay, Kimberly, Laura, Laurie, Melissa, and Stephanie to see even more. You're definitely not going to be disappointed!

Fairy Tale Christmas Card

Shaker Book Tags

White Christmas Ornament


Sandy M said...

Your book tags are amazing. I know just the person that will get a set of tags from me before Christmas. The card and especially the ornament are wonderful. I love the idea of die cutting another box to add to the first. It finished the shaker perfectly.

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Lizzie! Boy, you were a busy bee with the kit and I couldn't wait to stop by and see your projects. I'm NEVER disappointed. I love, love your work Lizzie!! All the added details are wonderful, besides beautiful! What I like is that you created a card, tags & keepsake ornament. The kit is so versatile. One question. The clear cardstock was used on the inside of your ornament only? (To secure the inside elements?) We are so lucky that you're with Papertrey, I'd be lost without your talented inspiration! Have a great day! :)