Sunday, April 10, 2016

Introducing the Delightful Cover Plate Die

It's April release time at PTI! I've got several new products coming your way that I hope will delight! First up, we've got the Delightful Cover Plate. Like my previous cover plates, it is an intricate frame that separates and reassembles into beautiful options for your cards.

Delightful Dover Plate, Seeds of Knowledge, and Pencil Bloom Dies by Papertrey Ink

My first card shows all the gorgeous details. The inner frame (New Leaf) is sectioned into two parts. One is for stamping and the other border can  be left out for a sentiment or reassembled to add more color. There's even an additional detail die to add another strip of color on this part. That's exactly what I did with Spring Rain added to the Limeade Ice portion.

It's teacher appreciation time, so I pulled out last year's Seeds of Knowledge for a spring-time twist on the theme. The flowers and stems are from Just Smile (looks like it is headed for The Vault here in a few days) and I stamped them in a rainbow of color to match up with the sentiment.

Make a pencil bouquet for Teacher Appreciation with PTI's Pencil Bloom Dies

Don't forget your pencil bouquets for your teachers this year. I have some rainbow print pencils I picked up from Target topped with the Pencil Bloom Dies in colors that match the flowers in my card. If you want to see my original Pencil Bloom blog post, here's a link

Delightful Dover Plate by Papertrey Ink

On this card, I used just the inner frame on the Delightful Cover Plate and made a vertically oriented card. Simple and gorgeous. Love this card! Digging the different color combo of Soft Stone, New Leaf, Soft Blush, Aqua Mist, and Mint Julep too.

Seeds of Knowledge stamps and dies and Delightful Cover Plate by Papertrey Ink

And lastly, a card that shows a very happy accident. It's one that I'm thrilled with, but didn't plan one bit. LOVE LOVE LOVE when this happens. (I've got another one of these happy accidents this release too, be on the look out for that.) The smaller inner portion of the inner most frame of Delightful is apparently 4.25". Makes a perfect border for A2 cards. Here the frame was cut twice out of Stamper's Select cardstock and used as a border. I then used the "extra detail die" and cut that out of Winter Wisteria cardstock for the extra pop of color.

Using Seeds of Knowledge stamps and dies again here. You can't have enough teacher appreciation cards, right? 

A tip for these intricate dies to help them cut. And one that I had to employ several times this week when I had to use my Cuttlebug instead of my Vagabond (may it RIP). I run these dies through my Cuttlebug (which has less pressure than the Vagabond), with a metal shim and then cut them with several passes back and forth through the rollers. Because they are so intricate, they need a little extra attention. But they are so pretty and add so much to a card, they are definitely worth it. I can't stop using them.

This new product and more will be available on 4/15/16 at  More of today's inspiration can be found at Nichole's blog. Dawn's even got a few more cards featuring the Delightful Cover Plate. 


Every Child Card
Stamps: Seeds of Knowledge, Just Smile, Bitty Butterflies
Dies: Delightful Cover Plate, Butterfly Cover Plate, Pencil Blooms
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Beautiful Buttercup, Mint Julep, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, New Leaf, True Black
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Spring Rain, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Beautiful Buttercup, Mint Julep, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria

Joyful Card
Stamps: Choose Joy
Dies: Delightful Cover Plate, Life if Beautiful
Cardstock: Soft Stone, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, Stamper's Select White
Patterned Paper: Soft Blush Bitty Dot

What is Planted Card
Stamps: Seeds of Knowledge
Dies: Delightful Cover Plate, Seeds of Knowledge
Ink: Autumn Rose, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Winter Wisteria, Stamper's Select White


  1. Beautiful :-) LOVE the versatility of your cover plate die - it will be a wonderful addition to anyone craft collection!

  2. Marvelous use of the cover plate! LOVE!

  3. Love your cover plates. Another versatile must have for me!

  4. Beautiful cards & I adore the new frame set!

  5. Thanks for sharing so many projects. They are delightful. Love the pencils.

  6. Beautiful cards and love the new frame. Don't you just love "happy accidents" when they work out so well? Your pencil blooms are adorable, Erin!

  7. Hi Erin,

    Darling, Sweet Cards!

    María Alba

  8. Love when you use some older stamps with the new. Brings on ideas. Love your card

  9. The cover plate die is so versatile. I like that it is somewhat abstract--that is it is not the same on all 4 sides.

  10. These cards are just beautiful! I love the sentiment "Every child is a different kind of flower......