Friday, February 13, 2015

Introducing Make It Market Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels (Plus More Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh)

Everyone at Papertrey Ink is excited to share the news of Betsy Veldman's new Make It Market Mini Kits!  The first one being released this weekend, on Sunday, February 15th.  To help celebrate, the entire design team is participating in a little scavenger hunt!  Be sure to visit Nichole's blog for all the details so you can play along!  EIGHT $80 Papertrey Gift Certificates will be awarded to the participants!

Hello and welcome to day 9 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities! 

Today is another group post day and our focus is on the new Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels bBetsy Veldman!  I just love this new mini kit!  Such a fun mix of goodies that I'm sure you'll fall head over heels for, just like I have!  Let me get right to today projects...
One of the coolest items in this months kit is the laurel die. I used it along with a sheet of my favorite piece of pattern paper from the kit.  
I love how, after trimming away the edge under the laurel, the pattern paper peeks out from the edge as well as under the die cut laurel.  The Luxe Gold bow is pretty perfect too!
Here's a bit more of a softer look.  This time the laurel was stamped, without the use of the die, just over the edge.
I just love these darling flower sequins.  They are like little cups, ready to be filled with glitter!  I used a bit of glossy accents to... First, attach the flowers to the card.  Second, fill another dot of glue inside and cover with glitter.  So lovely!
I couldn't leave today without a couple samples using my new Stamping Simply product for the month.  I grabbed a sheet from the Watercolor Wonder paper pad to create a more masculine birthday card. 
Trimmed it into two pieces to fit a sentiment inside.  Embellished with a stamped gold anchor circle and gold dots, both are from the Bountiful Banner stamp set.  Super simple!
This one on the other hand... not so simple but, oh so beautiful!
It all began with this hand stamped pattern.  Images are from the Beautiful Butterflies (solid butterflies), Beautiful Butterflies Layers (butterflies details) and Swoosh (tiny heart) stamp sets.  Here's How:  I began stamping this random pattern from the bottom right corner and moved my way all the way up.  Once all butterflies covered the cardstock I filled in all space with the tiny heart. 
The vellum was attached with a bit of adhesive, hidden behind the frame.
The striped vellum allows the pattern to show through, but it also softens up the bold color combo of limeade ice, winter wisteria and Hawaiian shores.
Finished off the inside with a fitting sentiment from the Tucked In: Mother stamp set

Well, that concludes my look at the new Make It Market Mini KitsJust remember... the products you've seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning February 15th.

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Just For You Card One
Stamp: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels
Ink: Smokey Shadow and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: White Linen and Luxe Gold
Pattern Paper: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels
Other: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels dies

Just For You Card Two
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels
Ink: Smokey Shadow and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels
Other: Palette Glitter, Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels dies and sequines

Anchor Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Bountiful Banner
Ink: Ocean Tides and gold
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Other: Gold Enamel Dots

Happy Mother's Day Card
Stamps: Beautiful ButterfliesBeautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh
Ink: Limeade Ice, Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Vellum Pattern Pack
Other: Keep It Simple Frames Dies and 1/8" Scor-Tape


  1. What you can do with a corner or a crevice is mind blowing! Your partial cut wreath just about made me faint.

  2. I thought that butterfly card used new patterned paper! So gorgeous. It really has an impact. Love it!

  3. Oh wow, these are all so lovely. Great inspiration.

  4. Great to see how you used Lovely Laurels! I can hardly wait to get those Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh sets!!

  5. Maile, you are simply amazing at creating the most beautiful, striking cards. Your Beautiful Butterflies background is simply exquisite and topped with vellum. Just lovely!

  6. Welcome back! I think this is my first comment since your return! Love your butterfly card! I know I'm here for Betsy's kit -- lovely work with the laurel wreath too, but the butterfly card really drew me in, but then, those are my colors so it would! :)

  7. OMG, Maile! The Mothers'Day card is gorgeous. So worth the time to make that beautiful background!

  8. The second card is my fav but the Mother's Day card is exceptional. I love them all

  9. Hi Maile Belles,

    Loved everyone of your cards!

    María Alba

  10. Lovely cards, especially the masculine one. I always have trouble with those!

  11. Love the mother's day card - just gorgeous!