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Introducing Cable Gram and Cover Plate: Chinatown...

Hello!  Can you believe it's time to kick off another Papertrey Ink countdown?  I swear time is moving at the speed of light!  :-)  I get to help introduce a few new products today.  One is a stamp set and coordinating dies called Cable Gram, designed by Dawn.  Dawn's love of travel always inspires fun products for us to create with and Cable Gram is no exception.  Inspired by the cable cars of San Francisco, this set is just plain fun.  The other product I'm showcasing today is a new Cover Plate die, also designed by Dawn, called Chinatown.  It's a fun one...I had a blast creating with it.  

All of these new stamps and dies will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website on January 15th at 10pm EST.  

So let me show you a few projects using the new Cable Gram set and Chinatown die.  First up is a card that uses the Cover Plate: Chinatown die.  I diecut some gold metallic cardstock and layered it over a watercolor background.  I created the background using the same technique as I showed in THIS post.


I added a diecut sentiment which was cut using a couple of dies from the Wet Paint Cuts sets.  The fun "today & always" circle is from the new Cable Gram set.  I added a few sequins scattered across the top.


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Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Cable Gram stamp set, Cover Plate: Chinatown die 

For my next card I decided to get a little ambitious.  :-)  I diecut the Chinatown coverplate from several different colors and pieced them all together.  Not a card you want to make if you're in a hurry, but it was pretty fun.  Kind of like a puzzle.  I started with an A2 sized cardstock base which I ran through my Xyron, so I didn't have to mess with trying to add adhesive to all of the little bits and pieces.  


I added another banner across the top, popped up with some foam adhesive and I added some colorful sequins to the lanterns.  The sentiment at the bottom was diecut using the Uncorked Word dies and "today" is stamped using Wet Paint III.


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Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Cover Plate: Chinatown die 

My next two cards use the new Cable Gram set.  This first one combines it with the Chinatown die.  I used the die to emboss some watercolor paper instead of cutting it.  I used the embossed lines as a guide for adding some watercolor using just my ink pads and a waterbrush to create a background for my cable car. And yes...a pink cable car.  Why not??


The cable car was diecut from the same watercolor paper and I stamped on it using the various cable car images from the set.  There are different little sentiments to stamp in the square areas...I chose to use the Happy Birthday sentiment.  The "wishing you a frantastic day" sentiment from the set was stamped in Raspberry Fizz ink.  I cut it out and adhered it across the top.


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Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Cable Gram stamp set and coordinating dies, Cover Plate: Chinatown die 

My last card today was inspired by this image I found on Pinterest...

Cable inspo
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I discovered that the Rainbow Stripes die makes the perfect "rails" for the cable car.  


I added some trees from the Through the Trees set along the edges.  At the top I added a banner from Bountiful Banners.  The "thank you" and "so much" sentiments were stamped on the back of the cable car.


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Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Cable Gram stamp set and coordinating dies

That wraps up my projects for today...there are lots of other fun things to show you this month, so I'll be back soon!  To see more projects using the new products I showcased today, be sure to hop on over to Nichole's blog where she'll have projects as well as lots of links to send you around the web to see even more.