Friday, April 11, 2014

Modern Cross Quilt and Cover Plate Die

Hi there! Welcome to day two of the April Papertrey Ink countdown.  I'm here today to share a few samples using one of this months new sets and its coordinating die... Modern Cross Quilt and Cover Plate Die (designed by Lexi Daly)This stylish mini set features a trendy shape in a fun assortment of patterns. It's a wonderful set and die combo to play around with!  

Keep in mind that this set will be available for purchase beginning April 15th at Papertrey Ink.  Plus, more info and a detail look at these items can be found on Nichole Heady blog today.

So, let me get right to today's projects...
This stamp and die duo is truly a versatile one, it can lend itself to a modern clean look or more of a retro vintage feel.  My first project has a bit of both.  I like to refer to it as a cool mid-century modern vibe. I'm liking it a lot... 
Modern and clean, with a touch of retro.  The focus of both the stamp set and die is of course the modern cross, I chose to look past the cross and focus on the squares by popping them off of a color-blocked background.  
Then finished the card off with a diagonal sentiment panel, stamped with a sentiment from the Doodlie-Do stamp set.
After being inspired by this photo here I came up with this design.  Again playing with a diagonal layout, I impressed (used the die as an impression plate vs. its more traditional use as a die) the cover plate onto the card front and stamped the different patterns in black.
After stamping each cross I precisely placed a die cut panel on top with dimensional adhesive.  Then finished the card off with a birthday tag, stamped using a frame and sentiment from the new and soon to be released Initial Thoughts stamp set.  Stapled into place using my well loved Tiny Attacher.
This simple one-layer card was inspired by a Pinterest link I found here.
I randomly stamped a grouping in a color combo of pure poppy, canyon clay, orange zest, summer sunrise and harvest gold.  Then finished the card off with a sentiment from the Bigger Blooms stamp set.

Well, that concludes today's look at Modern Cross Quilt and Cover Plate Die. Just remember... this set will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning April 15th

Now, be sure to visit Nichole Heady and Lexi Daly for even more peeks at this stamp set and cover plateAlso, Heather NicholsDawn McVeyMelissa BickfordErin Lincoln and Lizzie Jones have peeks to share with you of their newest sets and dies for the month.  Betsy Veldman and Laura Bassen have even more to share with you today too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Happy For You Card
Stamps: Modern Cross Quilt and Doodlie-Do
Ink:True Black
Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Soft Stone, Raspberry Fizz and Smokey Shadow
Others: White Enamel Dots from Queen&Co

Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Modern Cross Quilt and Initial Thoughts
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White, Smokey Shadow and Kraft
Others: Tiny Attacher and Cover Plate: Modern Cross Quilt Die

Best. Day. Ever. Card
Stamps: Modern Cross Quilt and Bigger Blooms
Ink: Pure Poppy, Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold and True Black
Cardstock: White
Others: White Enamel Dots from Queen&Co


  1. Whoa...that first card! Love the colors and the pattern you created!!

  2. Grrrr. I didn't think I was interested in this until I saw your cards today. You always do this to me!!!

  3. Stunned, again. That colour-blocked card belongs in a deisgn textbook!

  4. Absolutely beautiful!! You rock any set or product you are given! Thanks for your inspiration!

  5. They are all so lovely. I think my favorite is "best day ever." There is such beauty to the simplicity of it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Colors and clean and simple designs are outstanding!

  7. Your cards alone have convinced me I need this set/cover plate ! Amazing, Maile.

  8. Gorgeous, Maile - fabulous colours too!

  9. Love how you used the cover plate for your designs.

  10. wow, maile - i love what you've done with my little set!!! each card is simply stunning!! i also love that we both did black and white today - similar but different!

  11. The best day ever card reminds me very much of Tetris.

  12. Love all of these cards! So Striking and FUN! I'm loving that new Modern Cross Quilt set! That's going on the wish list :) Fabulous share! Thanks-XOXO-Shari

  13. Three terrific card, Maile! What a neat die. I especially like your first, bright colored card. :)

  14. Love the 3 very different ways you used that!

  15. I always love the ideas you present to us! Great job on these cards as well!

  16. AWESOME.
    Diggin' the mid-century modern vibe! You have totally sold this plate and set to me - again! :)

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