Monday, April 11, 2016

Introducing the Marquee Cover Plate

Back today for Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink Countdown for April. I couldn't stop with just one new cover plate. (In case you can't tell...I love these things!) We've got two for April. Yesterday, you saw Delightful. Today we have Marquee! It's fancy and modern at the same time. Just fun to use.

Just like Delightful, the Marquee Cover Plate has an extra dies within it that are separate from the ain frame and can be used to add color to the frame portions. It was killing me leave the middle of the die empty...I wanted to utilize that space. Which means extra dies for you, but for the same price of a regular Cover Plate. These frames were versatile before...even more so now with these additional "freebie" dies.


You can see here how I used them. The main frame piece is cut out of Ocean Tides. The three "freebie" dies from the middle are used to add the Vintage Jade, Aqua Mist, and Spring Rain swirls on the top and bottom. Or, alternatively, you could leave these additonal details out and the outer most frame on this card would have been completely the same color, Ocean Tides. I also used the inner most panel from Marquee in Mint Julep. I glued my pieces from Phrase Play #2 on top of it.


Next up, I'm using one of the extra "freebie" die on this card featuring Congratulations Paper Clippings Die. I used the outer most frame from Cover Plate Marquee in Lovely Lady. I added one additional detail in Soft Blush. Such an easy card, but it is full of great details.


Lastly, I created this card with last month's Just Desserts (dies and stamps) and used just one cut of the Marquee Cover Plate in Stamper's Select White. I removed the inner most portion and left the rest. You get that clean white look, but with all the added detail. Fancy.

That's it for me today. I'll be back tomorrow with something more! No stamps this month. Hoping to blow you away with all the dies:). Oh, the intrigue.

Thanks for stopping by. Both the Marquee and Delightful Cover Plates will be available at on 4/15/16. Check out Nichole's blog for more inspiration. And Melissa's got even more Cover Plate: Marquee projects today.


I'll Always Love You
Stamps: Phrase Play #2
Dies: Cover Plate: Marquee and Phrase Play #2
Cardstock: Ocean Tides, Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White

Dies: Cover Plate: Marquee and Congratulations Paper Clippings

Celebrating Your Birthday
Stamps: Just Desserts
Dies: Cover Plate: Marquee, Just Desserts
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White
Red/White Patterned Paper Pack
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Soft Blush


  1. Beautiful cards! The cake looks so yummy and framed beautifuly!

  2. The cover plate is wonderful! Love how it comes with cut a way parts for mere versatility! Just Desserts card is a favorite. The large red/white polka dots? Wow!!!

  3. Cute cards. Your color mixes are great and your cake looks great in that frame. All are very elegant.

  4. My fave is the framed birthday cake! And the way you combined colors of card stock on your I Love You cover plate is so interesting!

  5. The birthday cake is my favorite!

  6. Wow, Erin. This cover plate makes all of these cards - each one very different - showstoppers!!

  7. Am in love with your Pretty Frame cover plate already and now this one is just as versatile. You've shared so many different ways to incorporate these with other images we might have. Your cake on the red/white polka dot tablecloth really stands out, Erin.

  8. I LOVE these new Cover Plates! They're BEAUTIFUL! AND your cards look FABULOUS with them & EVERYTHING you've done! ;) SUPER JOB, Erin!!!!!! ;)

  9. I love your new Marquee Cover Plate, Erin. And I agree with everyone else - now I know how to ground my Just Desser cakes in a spectacular way. It's like they were meant to go together - draw the curtains back and reveal cake!

  10. Hi Erin,

    Gorgeous samples of the die I am going to buy...Thanks!

    María Alba

  11. The birthday cake card which is spotlighted by the cover plate die is my favorite. I like that the cover plate has extra scroll work too.

  12. Such cute ways to use the frame. Love your color choices and all the cards are fabulous.

  13. Wonderful cards! Love the birthday card.