Monday, February 8, 2016

Two New Cover Plates at PTI

I'm hopping in the fray here with the Papertrey Ink Anniversary and February Release activities with two new Cover Plates that I designed recently. Back in January, I released the Charmed Cover Plate to go along with my birthstone stamp set, Charmed. And I fell in love with it. The flames of inspiration burned! LOL! I just had to do something about that. It was keeping me up at night. Now I have two new Cover Plates to show for it.

Matt asked me just the other day if things usually work out as I expect with the product design or does the actual product turn out better. Hands down, better. When you get the product in your hand for the first time and finally start creating with it, it is such a high. And there's just no comparing what you see on a computer screen with what you can actually create with. Needless to say, with the Pretty and Scrolled Cover Plates that I've been working with the last few days, I've been having a blast. And I have a pile of the prettiest cards in front of me. So happy with these.

I don't know, doesn't seem like any flames have been doused. If anything, creative inspiration rages even hotter. Might have to do something about that too.

Like Charmed before them, the Scrolled and Pretty Cover Plates are made up of four nested frames, bursting with detail, that can be used together or separately, to create a variety of looks. These two in particular work well in various combinations. I've been having a good time pulling out stamp sets and revisiting old favorites to give them a new look.

Scrolled Frame from Papertrey Ink

First up, the Scrolled Cover Plate. Lots of beautiful scrolls on the outside frame and a eye-catching sunburst for the frame nested within. Love the color combo here of Aqua Mist and Mint Julep.

Feeling very spring-like, I used both the Etched Eggs Die Cuts and stamp set and the Balloon Strings Dies to put together this Easter card. It's a very easy card that comes together very quickly.

Pretty Cover Plate by Papertrey Ink

Next up, we have the Pretty Cover Plate in shades of Soft Blush and Melon Berry. Dotted scallop detail on the outside frame and an clean, botanically inspired frame nested within. This card shows one of my favorite was to use these Cover Plates, by using frames 1,2, and 4 and utilizing the negative space for frame number 3 (the white of the card shows through on this sample).

Easy stamping here as well with Fresh Floral Wrap Ups and Scripted Sentiments in Smokey Seas.

That's it for me, but I'll be back. Lots of cards to share. More inspiration for today can be found on Nichole's blog.

The new Cover Plates will be available at 10 PM EST at on February 15th.


Easter Card
Stamps: Etched Eggs
Dies: Scrolled Cover Plate, Etched Eggs, Balloon Strings
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, and Stamper's Select White
Mint Julep and White Patterned Paper Collection
Ink: Stormy Seas

Birthday Girl Card
Stamps: Fresh Floral Cuts, Scripted
Dies: Pretty Cover Plate
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Soft Blush, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Stormy Seas


  1. Your cards are beautiful!!! LOVE the Pretty Frame Cover Plate!!!! You have fueled my creative fuel as well!

  2. Erin! These are beautiful!!! I love them. Such a great way to make stunning cards, easily. (and you know, I love easy)

  3. I cannot wait for these new cover plates. They are STUNNING!!

  4. Your frame sets are gorgeous and so are the cards you made with them. The Sweet Blush and Melon Berry number just made my heart go pitter-patter. 😍

  5. These frames are beautiful ! I love the tone on tone in the first card simply stunning! Both are gorgeous!

  6. Oh My Goodness Little Lady, You have a wonderful EYE for color!! Both of your cards are totally stunning! I can't wait to see the rest of the February release.
    Hugs Vada

  7. Beautiful cards. I love the frame cover lated!

  8. You showcased these frames beautifully, Erin! Lovely designs!

  9. Both the cover plates are beautiful. They add the perfect layer to any card.

  10. Oh my goodnesses! Just love these frames, Erin. You keep those flames of creative inspiration going!

  11. Oh my goodnesses! Just love these frames, Erin. You keep those flames of creative inspiration going!

  12. Hi Erin, your Easter card is so classy, I find the colours you've used so calming and peaceful.....