Friday, December 18, 2015

MPC- Graphic 45 challenge

The ladies at Mountain Plains Crafters are having a fun challenge today. We are all using Graphic 45 paper. The addition challenge was to use die cuts and metal. There is going to be a prize for one of the people leaving comments on the MPC post.

For one of my projects I used Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collector's Edition.

I started with a piece of wood from 
I spray painted it black.

I cut out the central image.

I took a black sharpie marker and colored to the edges.

I glued the panel to the wood. I added die cut chipboard. I added "A,B,C" and "1, 2, 3" to one side
and I put "Mrs  Moore" to the other side. This is going to be a Christmas gift for my daughter Kristina. She is getting ready next month to start her student teaching. She recently got engaged. So I put what her married name will be. She will be graduating in May with a degree in literature, so this was perfect for her. I can see this someday hanging in her classroom.

I used copper inka gold metallic rub around the edges.

My second project is a mini album. I thought it would be fun to make a pocket album for her to hold her memories of her student teaching.

I used the Graphic 45 paper, black cardstock and cut envelopes (for the pockets)

I punched holes in the pockets. I put two rings through the holes.
I added black and copper ribbons to the top ring. I also added copper chain, keys, a jewel and little copper ruler.

You can see inside one of the pockets here.

Thanks for making it all the way through my really long post. I appreciate the comments left on my blog, but make sure you leave a comment on the MPC blog to win the prize.


  1. Oh your daughter is one lucky lady!! I am sure she will treasure both that gorgeous plaque to hang in her classroom and that great mini album! How exciting for her to be getting married and student teaching all at the same time! I love the vintage keys you attached to the album!

  2. How fun for your
    daughter! These
    are so fun and
    Carla from Utah

  3. Your daughter will treasure the album.
    The kids in her class will enjoy the poster with her name.
    the G45 paper really worked well in both of these projects.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  4. Kristina is most definitely going to treasure these beautiful and heartfelt gifts. I like that you did her married name. I am going to have to get busy doing this kind of thing! I love the ruler and keys...sweet, indeed.

  5. MariLynn both projects are amazing - love the plaque, and that wee album is perfect - you really are so gifted in your art.

  6. That is such a thoughtful gift for the future bride! She will love it! You always do such excellent work lady!

  7. Oh how adorable these both are!! Love the fancy shaped plaque with that adorable image. Beautiful mini album with wonderful details too!!! This is going to be such special keepsakes!