Scrapbooking Experts 49 and Market and Designer Katie Pertiet Team Up with Sizzix in Exciting New Collaboration.
Launching globally in April 2024, we are excited to announce a new collaboration between Sizzix and 49 and Market. Expanding on their popular vintage, watercolor style, this new collection designed by the talented Katie Pertiet, includes beautiful layered stamps, in addition to stamps with coordinating die designs that bring something new and exciting to our community of makers.
With over 15 years in the creative industry, 49 and Market are renowned globally for their exquisitely designed scrapbooking supplies featuring decorative papers, albums and embellishments. The well loved brand, has a strong reputation for providing the opportunity for self expression and exploration, celebrating individuality through their extensive product portfolio. Their high quality products and timeless designs allow makers to tell their own unique story, and this new partnership with Sizzix is just the start of an exciting new chapter for the brand.
The first collection from Sizzix and 49 and Market has been thoughtfully crafted by experienced designer Katie Pertiet. Including stunning stamps and dies that have been perfectly paired, this first launch offers a wealth of options for makers no matter their papercrafting preference, and this is only the beginning of the exciting things to come.
Janene Meyerowitz, founder of 49 and Market is delighted to finally reveal the collaboration to the creative industry; “Our collaboration with Sizzix is a dream come true. Sizzix is the industry leader in the die-cutting arena. Having a level of standard always in mind, I never wanted to produce a product I didn’t have a full understanding or grasp of. Having dies that consistently work and exceed expectations, is what die-cutting should be about. Who better to partner with than Sizzix for this? The Sizzix team is full of hardworking, passionate people. It’s been clear to see why Sizzix is an industry leader”.
Designer Katie Pertiet who has worked with 49 and Market on many of their existing product designs, has been intrinsic to bringing this exciting new partnership with Sizzix to life, applying her signature style to the designs. With Mother Nature as her greatest inspiration, the first collection drop sees her botanical, pencil sketched flair come to life as a range of Stamps and coordinating Framelits® dies. She is eagerly anticipating the release of these new products and seeing consumers starting to get creative with her designs; “I have so many ideas for using the designs for cardmaking – especially in my mixed media pieces. I look forward to experimenting with the dies in different mediums and using the stamp layers all together, as well as individually”.
Head of Product Design at Ellison, Jen Long is delighted with the new partnership; “The team here at Ellison are thrilled to welcome 49 and Market as a new licensed artist, bringing their signature style to the Sizzix brand. The supreme quality and design style of their creative products instantly made this a perfect partnership, complementing the high quality we pride ourselves on through our Sizzix product catalog. Katie’s extremely talented background showcases itself through the designs, offering something different to consumers through her love of a painterly watercolor and vintage style which we’re sure the Sizzix community are going to love and open up an exciting and new, yet very achievable style to their makes”.
The 49 and Market by Katie Pertiet collection will be available online and at retail stores from April 2024, with further collection drops launching through the year.
Prior to starting 49 and Market, Janene Meyerowitz, owned an online scrapbooking business, thescrapbookdiaries.com. After several years of specializing in kits designed by globally recognized designers, it became increasingly difficult to find the look and types of products she was drawn to. As a result of this, 49 and Market was born. The brand has built its reputation as a premium paper crafting brand through offering high quality products and designs that are fresh yet offer a vintage vibe.
Katie Pertiet has been a graphic designer for over thirty years and found her passion in surface design with a love for all things vintage. She has been licensing her designs for nearly 20 years and designing for the scrapbook market for just as long. She began designing for 49 and Market when the company launched in 2016. Katie blends patterns, colors, textures and antique imagery to create something new and fresh that connects with the modern crafter. Watercolors have been her go-to medium since her design school days and currently a favorite in her crafting and design. She is thrilled to be designing for Sizzix and bringing her unique love of vintage and mixing in a watercolor approach for fresh designs sure to become classics.