Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Make It Market Kit: All Through the House

Hey there, friends, I've had a wonderful last-minute opportunity to join the Papertrey Ink Make It Market design team for today's All Through the House introduction. Kind of like a really awesome guest gig!

You may already be in the know with this kit, as the team's posts went up quite a bit earlier this morning. If you haven't seen this morning's introductions, I'll be sure to link to them at the end.

First, all the kit details:

The next Make It Market Kit will be released on October 1st (tomorrow) and it is entitled "All Through the House." This is Betsy's much anticipated big holiday kit for the year. There are actually two kits, a main kit with the basic dies, stamps and paper. Then a Trimmings Kit will all kinds of fun extras. The kit revolves around a basic matchbox design and dozens of options for customizing and altering them! Betsy has integrated SO many amazing details into everything here, not only will your projects be gorgeous, but quick and easy to put together too. From gift card holders to tree ornaments, dimensional gift tags to place card holders, and even just intriguing card accents, you will never run out of options with this kit! You will have fun experimenting and playing with all of the contents once they show up at your door.


All Through the House stamp set
All Through the House die collection
All Through the House: Base die collection
All Through the House: Frame die collection
All Through the House: Box Top die collection
All Through the House paper pad
Total Retail Cost: $115


Petite LED Lights, set of 4
Miniature Cardinals, set of 2
Miniature Wooden Mice, set of 3
1" Miniature Sisal Wreaths, set of 3
1-1/2" Miniature Sisal trees
Miniature Lamposts
Small Silver Knobs, set of 6
Cotton Snow, 0.75 oz.
Wide Eyelets
3 yds. 1-1/2" Red Twill Chevron Ribbon
3 yds. Red Shimmer Baker's Twine
1 yd. Parrot Green 1/8" velvet ribbon
1 yd. Red Scalloped Trim
1 yd. Light Blue Velvet Ribbon
1 yd. Red/Silver Pom-pom Trim
1 yd. Silver Tinsel Trim
Total Retail Cost: $50 

There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours on Thursday! The "All Through the House" 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.

I've been busy creating today and am excited to share my projects. The kit is beautifully designed and so easy to work with! One thing I'll mention is that I did not have the Trimmings Kit to work with. So everything you see here (unless otherwise indicated) was done with just the main kit plus ribbon, twine, and cardstock. I love, love, love the Trimmings kit, but you can create some pretty awesome projects without it, too! 

The matchbox design is clever and super versatile. For my first project, I've used the matchbox and frames to create a darling little gift box. It is sized perfectly to hold a gift card, but would obviously work for any small gift item or sweet treats. 

I started by assembling a card stock matchbox. Next I used the matchbox wrap die to create the matchbox sleeve. Then I used the frame to cut out the pretty box top and bottom. The top is a pre-printed pattern. It's beautiful as-is, but for just a little extra, I die-cut a wreath and cardinal and popped them up on the lamp post

The frame has slider slits on the two long sides, perfectly for threading some ribbon through or a card stock strip. I used some Soft Stone satin ribbon, tied off in a bow and topped with some True Black baker's twine.

The tag was done with a arched door die in the kit. It is designed to score on the left side of the doorway, so you can create a door flap that is hinged on one side for opening and closing. Easy enough to trim along that left score line to make this fun tag shape.

Because the top and bottom frames are adhered to the sleeve, the box slides open without having to untie anything. My matchbox was made from Aqua Mist card stock. I used one of the dies to cut a rectangle piece of patterned paper to fit the back of the box perfectly. 

Here's a look from the side, where you can see how the ribbon thread through, and you can see the diagonal green striped pattern, which is the sleeve.

Super elegant, yet so easy to create!

My next project is an ornament, where I've used the inside of the matchbox to create a darling scene.

There are many different pre-printed scenes that you can quickly die-cut and adhere to the inside. Additional elements are ready to die-cut individually -- stockings, trees, the logs and flame, and more -- perfect for layering and creating lots and lots of dimension.

I did a little bit of my own thing for this scene. The background is trimmed down from one of the larger matchbook wraps. I added various die-cuts, including a vellum-backed window made from two dies. I used that same arched doorway die that I used for the tag on the first project to cut the arched opening in the background pattern and to cut the vellum backing. Then I used another die for the white mullions layer. I also stamped some garlands above the fireplace.

I adhered the frame shape to both the front and backof the ornament, then added trees and the adorable 3D gift boxes to the front and Santa and his sleigh at the top. Betsy seriously thought of everything with all these wonderful details!

To make a ribbon hanging loop, I threaded some New Leaf ribbon through the ribbon slits on the back frame, secured a loop at the top using two buttons, and then added some fun jingle bells (from my stash, not included in the kit) to the bottom "tail."

I wanted to dress up the window frame, so I added some silver tinsel from my stash around the opening. Super festive! The Trimmings kit has some silver tinsel, too.

Just a closer look at how I did the ribbon loop and how I added Santa. To make sure he wasn't hidden behind the front frame, I just added a strip of card stock, folded at a 90-degree angle. One side is attached to the box, the other to the sleigh. This gives the extra height, but the little strip is still hidden by the frame. (I hope that makes sense!)

Almost forgot to mention this: Attaching the ribbon loop to the back side like this does create some balance issues because most of the weight is in the front. To make the ornament hang better, I added some weight to the back by die-cutting two extra frames out of Papertrey's new super heavyweight tag stock and gluing them to the back frame.The extra layers really help -- otherwise, the ornament wants to pitch forward. 

This last project is a super quick one. I took advantage of every efficiency Betsy builds into these awesome kits and just layered a whole bunch of pre-designed die-cuts to make an adorable scene.

Aren't these different elements just so sweet?!

In addition to die-cutting all the pre-designed elements, I die-cut a snow layer for the roof, adding glitter (from my personal supply, i.e., not in the kit) to the drippy parts (how's that for a fancy, technical term?)

I have to tell you I had a super fun idea for inside the hinged door, but just couldn't pull it off for today. My house was originally going to be a tag, and inside the door, I wanted to add a photograph of my little guy standing in a doorway and sized just right, so that you'd open the door and he'd be standing there to greet you! For a tag, wouldn't this be a fun way to indicate who the gift is from? I can't wait to try that another time. For this card, I trimmed down a fireplace scene from one of the pre-designed wraps and layered that behind the door. A sweet peek into the inside of the house.

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Remember, "All Through the House" 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.

Last, but certainly not least, for more inspiration, visit the Make It Market designers:


Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, oh my, Amy, your creations are fabulous! Great job showcasing Betsy's new kit.

jan metcalf said...

Great projects Amy! Thanks for sharing the details of your work!

Susi said...

You really know how to do this new Market Kit justice, Amy - all your projects are so delicate and beautiful!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks for all the fun tips and ideas! Love the idea of tags with the picture inside the door!

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful projects! And how did you attach the tinsel?

tonyamaries said...

Everything is fabulous Amy!

Amy Sheffer said...

Thank you! I used micro glue dots in the four corners and one in the middle of each side. They seem to be holding up just fine. The tinsel is plenty wide to cover the whole glue dot. I think a line of strong liquid glue would work well too!

Diana K said...

I did not need to see this. Amy, you are truly a cardmaking super hero!

Diana K said...

I did not need to see this. Amy, you are truly a cardmaking super hero!

cmoch said...

Amy, I love how you decorated the match boxes. After looking through all your ideas, I decided I am going to make one for each of my "craft club" ladies. We always make something small and not spend a lot of money and this will be perfect. Thank you!

JanetB said...

Your projects are beautiful, and it is nice to see how you did them with your own "stash" of trims and your own personal touch.

Ohhh Snap said...

Thank you : )

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

Thanks for taking the time to make these AWESOME creations for us, I really missed your interpretation last night and it was worth the wait! STUNNING WORK!!!!!

María Alba

Kay Miller said...

Oh my goodness! Your projects with this kit are stunning Amy!! Wow! Makes me want it even more than I already do! :)

angela said...

OMG it's 10:06 and 2 parts of the kit are already sold out !!!!!!!!!!! I want to scream !!!!!!!!!!
I hope they get another order in real soon :(

Pet73 said...

Oh my, this is wonderful!