Friday, December 18, 2015

MPC featuring G45

that's right, us girls at Mountain Plains Crafters are showcasing
Graphic 45 today!
and there is a little prize package, so be sure you leave us all some love
and go post on the main MPC blog for your chance to win

First up today is a tag
This is a big tag, I cut it larger than normal at 3.5"x8"
Why? Well I love all the details of the paper I chose for my base
it's from G45's Time to Flourish Collection
which is super girly and beautiful.
The lovely lace is from My Mind's Eye.
I diecut using Die-namics Fancy Flourish with Stampin' Up cardstock.
Those cute little metal flower brads are almost vintage at this point, I've had them for years from Making Memories.
The finishing ribbon is from American Crafts (boo the very last I have of this particular one).
And a wonderful miscellaneous paper clip to finish it all off.

Next up I have this great (or at least I think it is!) Canvas piece that will be a Christmas gift, nope I'm not naming names here! She'll just have to wait to find out.
This gorgeous paper is from G45's Typography Collection.
I have a hard time cutting the prints from this collection because I love them so very much!
Let me go back, I started with a plain white 9"x12" canvas; thanks to Dick Blick I get them in bulk for a great price.
I cut out all the sentiments using my CutterPillar Pro (best trimmer EVER).
I painted the edges of the canvas black using acrylic paint from Master's Touch.
Sized the Striped paper & started piling stuff on.
I border cut the Stampin' Up cardstock using a Martha Stewart punch I got on clearance. I added the sentiment strips on those & attached it all to the base piece.

Next I added the funky paper clips to the sentiment boxes and aheared those to the base.
May Arts sparkly thin red ribbon for a topper and also for some to dangle this sweet sunshiney face to with a Making Memories brad.
I chose to use some older metal flower embellishments from Basic Grey and some chipboard sequins from UmWow Studio which I decided needed a little more color, so I dabbed on a bit of Golden's Transparent Pyrrole Orange & Quinacridone Red.
Die cut paper flower I cut on the Circut but I'm clueless which cartridge it came from, it was in my stash, but I can tell you I spritzed it with Tattered Angles before flicking it with Red paint. I topped that off with a bit of UmWow Studio flair which also somehow got a bit of paint on it too!
Glued it all down, then found a few more metal embellishments I felt just went with it all & added those too. Last I did a little Red paint splattering, just cuz I can ;-)

Last glued it down to the canvas using Aleene's Tacky Glue

I hope you've enjoyed my portion of the Graphic45 paper showcase!
Don't forget to go to the MPC blog to get entered to win & leave all of us some love


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love that Spring tag, it makes me smile and wish that Spring was almost here! Your canvas is so much fun and so sweet! I am sure whoever gets that will treasure it! I love the sentiments and funky paper clips you used on it!

  2. Love your canvas piece and
    the tag is wonderful!
    Carla from Utah

  3. I love the bookmark.
    G45 paper really lends itself to these kinds of projects.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  4. Let me see if I will be able to comment this time! Your tag is absolutely fabulous and I prefer larger losing your place. I like the bit of lace. Your canvas is just awesome and your gf is going to treasure it forever. What a nice gift. Love the paint splatters.

  5. I LOVE making big jumbo tags! Oh my gosh, you knocked it out with these two! Love!

  6. Terrific canvas piece and gorgeous tag. Love your beautiful creations!!