Friday, December 18, 2015

MPC Graphic 45 Giveaway

HEY EVERYONE!!!  Welcome to Mountain Plains Crafters Graphic 45 Giveaway.  We at MPC have crafted up some yummy G45 goodie ideas for you using whatever G45 papers/embellishments we had on hand.  The challenge was that we had to create at least 2 projects using Graphic 45 paper, at least one die cut, and a metal embellishment on our project(s).  Everyone has cooked up some awesome projects for your viewing pleasure LOL.

And here we have a sweet little giveaway package for you to win.  A 6x6 pack of G45 French Country double sided paper and G45 Ornate Metal Keyholes.  And how do you win these?  All you have to do is comment below and tell us which is your favorite and what you think you might make.  Hop over to Graphic45's Facebook Page and tell them Mountain Plains Crafters sent you. 

The giveaway will go from December 18th thru December 20th.  A winner will be picked on Monday the 21st and announced later that evening.  Share this event with your friends...  :)   Good Luck!!

dEb here to show you what I came up with using some fabulous Graphic 45 papers ... . My first is a Christmas / Friendship card using my favorite G45 paper EVER !! It is called Christmas Rose. I also have my metal embellishment on this project - check out my blog post to see where I got the cute metal snowflake !! I also couldn't resist putting my Limoges Gingerbread House box in the picture...

My second project uses an amazing page of perforated G45 Christmas tags.. I used a Spellbinders die for the main sentiment and inked the lacy edges which you can see peeking out from behind all those gorgeous tags. Check out my blog post HERE  to read about all of the supplies I used on both projects.and leave a comment -- I will choose 1 person to win samples of some of my favorite G45 papers.


I already have my winter chill and am dreaming of thawing out in the Spring so I channeled warmer weather using Graphic45 Time to Flourish. And since Flourish is in the papers name, I chose Fancy Flourish from Die-namics to pair up for that delicate touch along with some time metal flower brads from Making Memories. This tag makes me just a tiny bit warmer.

For my second act, I have a Christmas gift I'll be giving to a friend. I did channel thoughts of her while making it and it reminds me of her in so many ways, it's very busy which she is! Although I have a hard time cutting the papers (they're just so pretty), G45 Typography Collection is one of my top favorites. I have SO many items on this one that I'm going to send you to my blog for the complete list of products & putting it together. The die-cut flower I cut on my Circut a while back & don't know exactly which cartridge it came from. The metal pieces, well I'll just tell you my favorite one is the Flair which is from UmWow Studio!
visit my blog: ScrapAddictsAttic

Sheryl here to show you two projects of mine:

My first one is a nice card I made using two sheets from G45.  The background I bought loosely from someone but is from the 12x12 French Country Collection and is titled Rendezvous.  The tag and sentiment box die cuts were cut out from my own set of 6x6 French Country paper, as well as the holly leaves.  The tree stamp and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company. Adding my MayArts velvet and crochet lace ribbon gives the card a nice vintage/victorian feel.  My bling washi tape and red pearl in the holly adds additional sparkle with the glitter background paper of the tag and gold glitter bow along with the gold snowflake washi tape.  Then I placed a christmas tree button in the corner for a little charm, and of course a metal bronze snowflake for the final pizazz.

Next...I wanted to created something for Christmas decor so I bought a cone-shaped styrofoam and wrapped it with snowflake garland that I had purchased after Christmas last year.  I hot/cool glued it every now and then to make sure it stayed in place and didn't come undone or drop or droop.  Using the same paper as above, I cut it out using my Sizzix chain die and added Candy Cane Stickles and Stardust Stickles to it.  Once it was dry, I attached it to the tree as shown but kinda puffed it up every 6 links and stuck a pin with a sequin and hot/cool glue in to keep it in.  However, taking this pic it looks like I only have two "ornaments" on my tree, but there are actually small sequins in there and large silver ones that you can't see.  And for the top of my tree, I placed a metal vintage jewel piece.


Terri here with two projects.  First up......
I made a pretty card in the style of Simply G45 which is Graphic 45's answer to quick and easy projects.  You can sign up for their newsletter at and get the Simply G45 projects via email.  
You can get all the details on my project at my blog post listed below, plus shopping links if you'd like to purchase this paper.  I'm featuring G45's, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" collection.

For my 2nd project, I've created a little treat box using my Cricut Explore and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge.  I needed to use a die cut and metal so guess what?  I created a metal die cut!  Boom.  A two for one.  I used Spellbinders metal foil sheets and flower dies to mix the two.  I've also used some of my G45 border and snowflakes punched out from my paper collection.  

Visit my blog here for all the details:

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

MariLynn here. The projects that I made are going to be Christmas gifts for my daughter.
I used Graphic45 ABC Primer Deluxe Edition on my projects.

More details on these projects are on my blog.


Pam here with my two projects using Once Upon a Springtime Classic Collection and ABC Primer Deluxe Collection
Check out my blog for the details here

Jen here, late to the party...LOL I love Graphic 45 paper so much that I never seem to have much on hand when I need it! No Christmas here, but how about some scrapbook pages to remind you of warmer weather?

I used By The Sea and the matching die cuts to pull together some beach pages. We go to one every year so there's lots of photos to be used! More details on my blog.


  1. Wow! Your Design Team has really outdid themselves this time! All of the creations are so beautiful, love all the Graphic 45 products with that beautiful vintage feel and how your DT put their projects together to make so many wonderful keepsake items!

  2. I LOVE Graphic 45 and LOVE all your ideas. I'd make cards with this G45. Happy Holidays!

  3. What a wonderful bunch
    of creations to look at!
    Great work on all. I really
    like the wall plaque and
    would like to make something
    like that. Merry Christmas all.
    Carla from Utah

  4. OOoo, I'm a sucker for T'was the night before Christmas so my favorite, well, it's a tie.
    dEb's idea of using the perforated Christmas tags to frame the quote - LOVE IT! It's so crunchy - so much going on - that's how I roll! And...Terri's card, in the style of simply G45 - so very pretty with that burlap - can't get enough : ). This entire team is exceptionally inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing all of your fabulous ideas. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

  5. I can't find a link to get to Sheryl's post for the blog hop!

  6. The projects were wonderful.
    G45 really works well in any type of project.
    thanks for sharing and for having the hop.
    Merry Christmas and Happy new Year

  7. I have just been introduced to G45 and I love it! All your creations are beautiful! Thank you all for sharing and putting this blog hop together. Merry Christmas!

  8. Such beautiful projects and inspiration. G45 makes the best collections. Merry Christmas!,

  9. What gorgeous projects - love them all, but I must admit I love MariLynn's plaque and mini album the most

  10. Absolutely stunning projects. Its a toss up for me - I really like Deb's tag thingy and I have wanted to use the By the Sea papers and now I have a couple of ideas. Oh My!!! Thanks for sharing all the projects - such talent!

  11. I love the Once upon a Springtime paper project but I would make cards.Merry Christmas.

  12. Love, love all your ideas shown. I need to get going and make some awesome cards and scrapbook pages. Merry Christmas and thank you for offering this gift.

  13. Nice projects!! I really like Pam's shadow box piece with the pretty antiqued rose colors. What a beautiful keepsake to be able to view your sister with. Very pretty work.

  14. Wow!! Such beautiful projects!! Am so inspired and am going to pinned some!! So glad I found you via Terri's blog and FB posts. Love your creative and talented team!

  15. The card and treat box by Terri is my favorite! I'd love to make a set like that for a gift, and fill the box with some yummy homemade candies!

  16. wonderful projects all! especially the wreath/door creation!

  17. wonderful projects all! especially the wreath/door creation!

  18. would love to make something mixed media

  19. would love to make something mixed media

  20. love all these projects--cool to see what the dt came up with. I like the paper a lot, but the key holes look like fun for a canvas or mini album.