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make it market kit: luxe letterpress

I am so excited to share the new Make it Market Kit: Luxe Letterpress and some projects that I created with all of you today!

But first, a little about the kit...

The NEW! Luxe Letterpress Kit designed by Betsy Veldman exclusively for Papertrey Ink is full of specialty items that will instantly give you a boutique feel as soon as you open your box! This kit not only features a new innovative impression plate and die system, but also contains high quality letterpress papers and golden embellishments to give all of your projects a luxurious, timeless beauty.  The best part about this kit is that over half the value is invested in exclusive tools which can be used again and again, even after you have used all of the expendable items! 




Here is a quick look at the contents of this amazing kit:

  • Luxe Letterpress Stamp Set 
  • Luxe Letterpress Impression Plate
  • Luxe Letterpress Impression Accessory Plates
  • Luxe Letterpress Frame Die
  • Luxe Letterpress Envelope Seal Die
  • 1- Printable Envelope Seal Labels Download
  • 12- (8.5"x11") sheets of Lettra 110# letterpress stock
  • 8- (4.25"x5.5") pieces of Lettra 220# letterpress stock
  • 3- (8.5"x11") sheets Gold Foil Label sheets
  • 1- Gold Doily
  • 3- White Feathers
  • 1- roll Super Fine Gold Metallic Tape 
  • 1- roll Gold Metallic Tape 
  • 1- mini bag Gold Sequin Mix 
  • Gold Baker's Twine 
  • Colorbox Cat Eye Metallic Ink Pad 
The total retail cost of this kit is $85.  There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available and once they sell out, they will never be available again! The Luxe Letterpress Kit will be available for sale beginning on March 1st at 10pm EST, only at Papertrey Ink.  Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.


Here are the cards that I created with this kit. The ability to use gorgeous quality papers and embellishments allow you to create projects in line with things that you would find at a high quality stationary store.


First is this wedding card for the Bride & Groom. In true letterpress fashion, I inked up the impression plate with gold ink and then sent it through my die cut machine. The results were just lovely.


I added the sentiment to the Luxe Letterpress frame die in Smokey Shadow ink and added the frame outline and ampersand in the gold ink. I loved dressing up the feather with a bit of gold ink on the tip and some randomly scattered sequins. I snuck some kraft cardstock in as well as my card base.


Next I really played with some shimmer and shine for this birthday card! I love the gold metallic tapes included in the kit - especially the teeny one! I took a square of kraft cardstock and created a stripe design. It looks like I bought some specialty foiled paper!


I embossed the happy birthday sentiment in gold and stamped stars across the card front in the gold ink. A few more sequins scattered across the card finished up the look (can you tell I am a little bit in love with those too?)


And finally, a congratulations card perfect for a very special occasion like a graduation, promotion, or many other special achievements. I used the 220# letterpress stock paper with the impression plate fitted with one of the accessory plates. It is difficult to capture the beauty of this thick paper with the impression. It is so formal and elegant.


I used the envelope seal print out and die along with a bit of foil tape to create a special ribbon of honor for this card. The sentiment is stamped in Smokey Shadow ink and then I added the teeny foil tape into some of the impressed line images on the letterpress stock. Again it adds this foiled detail that looks like a specially ordered piece from a fine paper store.


Make sure to visit Nichole's blog to get all of the details on the Make it Market Kit: Luxe Letterpress. And stop by the other design team members who have created projects to share with this exclusive kit: Betsy, Dawn, Danielle, and Melissa.


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Bride & Groom Luxe Letterpress Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Make it Market Kit: Luxe Letterpress

additional supplies: Smokey Shadow ink, Gold Encore ink, kraft cardstock, brayer (Speedball)

Happy Birthday Luxe Letterpress Card

size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Make it Market Kit: Luxe Letterpress

additional supplies: kraft cardstock, gold embossing powder, corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Versamark ink (Tsukineko)

Congratulations Luxe Letterpress Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Make it Market Kit: Luxe Letterpress

additional supplies: Smokey Shadow ink, kraft cardstock, corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)