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Dec 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Graphic 45 Holiday Card, Gift, & More!

  Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

We have more glorious holiday ideas today on the blog! We are also loving seeing your holiday ideas over on Facebook. So much inspiration! Today, Pam Bray and Nico Scrap share fabulous gifts with us! Take a look at Pam's card and gift box set:

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

“Each year we give each of our family members a special ornament at Thanksgiving dinner. Each ornament has a small memory of what they experienced in that year; ie like two of our grandchildren became part of a swim team. This is a keepsake for each of them and allows them to have a fabulous time as they decorate their trees going through each of their special ornaments.” Pam

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

 

Check out How to A Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

Tip: Distressing paper is a quick way to give paper an easy vintage feel to go with the decorative look of the designer papers.


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092



Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

Tip: Small “blessing” boxes create a unique way to give those around you a small trinket, a special verse, a piece of jewelry or just about anything to let them know they are a “blessing” in you life.


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092



Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Supply List

Graphic 45 St Nicholas 8” x 8” Pattern Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St Nicholas 12” x 12” Pattern and Strips Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St Nicholas 6” x 6” Pattern and Strips Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St Nicholas Chipboard Die Cuts
Graphic 45 St Nicholas Journaling & Ephemera Card
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Petaloo Sugar & Berries Cluster
Petaloo Mini Paper Poinsettia
Petaloo Red Crochet Lace Trim
Petaloo Chantilly Velvet Hydrangea
Petaloo Sugar Blooms x4
Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Permanent Adhesive
Xyron Permanent Adhesive Runner
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Sizzix Candy Box Die
Spellbinders Majestic Circles
1 ¼” Circle Punch
Tan Twine
Distress Tool
6” x 8” Kraft Card Base (12” x 8” Kraft Card Stock)

Now, Nico Scrap shares a glorious gift box surrounded by great sentiments and tags! What a fun idea!

Christmas present , Saint Nicholas collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

"You know, Christmas is just around the corner and we must be ready for this wonderful day! And I am! :) I have created for you today this special box, using four of the amazing kraft tags and the DIY paper which is perfect for super special presents! Are you ready for Christmas?" ~Nico Scrap

Christmas present , Saint Nicholas collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Christmas present , Saint Nicholas collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Saint Nicholas paper collection Graphic45
DIY paper rolls Graphic45
Tim Holtz die
distresser and distress tool
brown ink Graphic45
double sided tape
foam tape
Red Ribbon
Resin Frame
metal embellishments Scrapunlimited
flowers Petaloo

Let's see who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Sandy Lewis: How lovely! Thank you for a chance to win. Merry Christmas :)

Congratulations, Sandy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us today for more holiday inspiration! We hope you have a restful and creative weekend in this bustling time of year!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

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Dec 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Fantastic December Graphic 45 Projects!

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 Are you loving all this holiday inspiration? Well, the fun continues today! Lena Astafeva and Ambassador Clare Charvill share amazing projects with us today! Let's take a look at Lena's December Daily:

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"I would like to show my December Daily. In Russia we first prepare everything for New Year’s celebration. Everybody makes different things. Some people decorate their house, others don’t. But most people decorate New Year Free , especially artificial ones. Celebrating spirit last until 7th January, when we have Christmas. That’s why I created my Diary. There are many photos, opening pictures, secrets, different pockets in it. There are also drawings. We can put checks, tags and many other things into the pockets. I’m going to take photos of  important moments during our preparations, how we decorate our Christmas Free, bake biscuits.

I used tags and envelopes for making album. Also I’ve  made a notebook for some important notes. So later we can look through it with pleasure and  our family archive will be completed with another memory." ~Lena

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Supply List :

St Nicholas 12x12 Pad
St Nicholas 8x8 Pad
St Nicholas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
St Nicholas Tags & Pockets
St Nicholas Journaling Chipboard
St Nicholas Ephemera Cards
St Nicholas Banners
St Nicholas Stamp 2
Alpha Banner-Kraft
Large Tag Album
Regular Tag Album
Stamped Metal Brads
Policy Envelopes-Large Red
Policy Envelopes-Regular Black
Policy Envelopes-Square Black
Petaloo Botanical Collection Sugared blooms x4 1130129 Burgundy
Petaloo Botanical Collection   Glittered Star Pick Red /White/Green RS 5012-502/4
Ribbon
Stampendous Glitter
Craft paper

Now, Clare shares a wonderful Advent Box that will get the whole family excited for Christmas!

  St Nicholas Advent Box 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

"The St Nicholas collection was just perfect to alter my alternative Advent Box in.  I went for North Pole and Seasons Greeting papers on the box base, and Be Jolly for the lid so that the gorgeous St Nick, cut from the signature paper pops out at you. Each of the tiles is covered in Holly Daze paper, with a ribbon tucked under one corner numbers painted in a festive green to coordinate with the papers.  Filled with shredded paper its the perfect place to hide personalised presents for someone special, or maybe create an under the tree box or table box for the big day itself. " ~Clare



St Nicholas Advent Box 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


St Nicholas Advent Box 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


St Nicholas Advent Box 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

St Nicholas Advent Box 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45 

Supply List

MDF Advent Box Kit - My Creative Spirit 
Black Card 
Wooden Feet 
Green & Black Paint 
Red ribbon 
Clare is a wonderful Graphic 45 Ambassador and she teaches Graphic 45 classes all over the UK! Here's some photos from one of her most recent workshops:
 
G45 workshop with Clare Charvill Skelton 6, Yorkshire
"A great time had by all at AFE Creations, Skelton North Yorkshire with Julie and her ladies. We spent the weekend crafting away constructing Event Organisers and altering them in papers from the sumptuous Enchanted Forest collection. Don’t they look great.  Thank you for joining me ladies and enjoy using your organisers. " ~Clare

G45 workshop with Clare Charvill Skelton 6, Yorkshire

G45 workshop with Clare Charvill Skelton 6, Yorkshire

G45 workshop with Clare Charvill Skelton 6, Yorkshire

G45 workshop with Clare Charvill Skelton 6, Yorkshire

G45 workshop with Clare Charvill Skelton 6, Yorkshire

G45 workshop with Clare Charvill Skelton 6, Yorkshire

This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

We hope you have an amazing day, G45ers! Thanks for joining us!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

 

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Nov 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Santa Claus is Coming To Town!

  Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

We have two fabulous Santa Claus cards on the blog today! Katelyn Grosart and Maggi Harding do a fabulous job with the cards below. You will love each and every one! Best part, they have tutorials for each of these cards so you can make them yourself! First, let's take a look at Katelyn's card:

Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

"St. Nicholas was the perfect jumping off point for creating my Christmas Card. By layering in keys from the staple line, fussy cut images from the St. Nicholas collection and ribbon, I was able to create a beautiful layered Christmas card." ~Katelyn

Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

 

Check out How to Create a Christmas Card Using G45 by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.


Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip: Add Glossy Accents to the berries of the holly bunches in the two corners.

Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip:  Add some cream crochet lace trim to the Christmas borders to give them some extra interest.


Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Supply List

12x12 St.Nicholas: Bells & Bows, Kris Kringle, Santa’s Workshop, St. Nicholas, Season’s Greetings &
Candy Cane Wishes
12x12 St. Nicholas 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
St.Nicholas Ephemera Cards
Staples: Shabby Chic Metal Keys
Petaloo: Crochet Lace Trim: Cream
Black Soot Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Foam Squares
Edge Distressor
Scissors
Black Cardstock

Now, Maggi shows a beautifully layered and decorated card using St. Nicholas. Gorgeous!

Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

"Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!"  Christmas really isn't very far off, are you ready?  Do you have all you cards made and ready to go?   Haaaa!  Nope not me, I send my cards out on December 24th, and that's if I'm lucky.

We can always hope that we'll get better, right?  So today I have a pretty card for you made from this year's Christmas collection, St. Nicholas and I have a Snapguide tutorial to make this card.  I used bits and pieces from the St Nicholas collection but you can easily substitute for any items that you don't have." ~Maggi


Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

 

Check out How to Make a Fabulous Christmas Card! by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.


Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Collection 12 x 12:
Bells and Bows 4501398
Be Jolly! 4501401
North Pole 4501400
Candy Cane Wishes 4501405
Season's Greetings 4501407
Banners 4501414
Patterns and Solids 6 x 6 4501409
Ephemera Cards 4501418
Other Supplies:
French Vanilla Bazzill cardstock
Petaloo Anenome x 6
Petaloo Pine Pick w/Cones & Berries
Petaloo Briar Rose Canvas Holiday Mix
RRR Sheer Iridescent Red Ribbon

 

This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us for these fun cards! We hope you have a great day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

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Nov 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Give Sweet Treats with St. Nicholas

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Today, we have a wonderful gift card holder from Joanne Bain and a truly wonderful lollipop tag set from Kathy Clement! These are so wonderful for this season and we are loving all these great ideas from our Design Team! Let's take a look at Joanne's wonderful project!

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"As we give gift cards for gifts in the festive season I decided to create a gift card holder. For this project I mixed and matched the ST Nicholas and A Christmas Carol collections. These two collection mix perfectly together to give a beautiful festive project perfect for gifts. I also had a play with the Xyron Tape Runner and the Creative Station. I used the Creative Station permanent adhesive to create like large sticker and used this on my patterned paper cover, it worked a treat while the tape runner made it so easy to stick my paper background strips down." ~Joanne

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Supply List

4501200 Christmas Carol Journaling & Ephemera Cards
#4501418 St Nicholas Journaling & Ephemera Cards
#4501193 Christmas Carol 6x6 Paper Pad
#4501194 Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Pad
#4501410 St Nicholas 8x8 Paper Pad
#4501414 St Nicholas Banners
#4501413 St Nicholas Tags & Pockets

Now, Kathy shares a gift idea with a special place in her heart and memory. Enjoy this fabulous idea!

All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

"Children make everything about Christmas more fun and more memorable.  I think each family develops their own unique traditions that make the holiday uniquely their own. I always try to keep lollipops on hand at Christmas time.  Here’s why.

When our first grandchild Sophie was two, she took her first trip to visit Santa.  When I saw her the next day and asked her what she liked the best, she said without hesitation, “The wobbyhop.”  I gave her mama a questioning look and she said, “Santa gave Sophie a lollipop.”  Aaaah!  And we all thought it was so cute, that we didn’t try to change the pronunciation. 

Hoping to get the inside line on what items she had on her wish list, my  next question to Sophie was, “So what did you tell Santa you wanted for Christmas?” 

Without blinking an eye, she turned a sweet smile on me and said, “Wobbyhops!” I think every aunt, uncle, and grandparent bought her lollipops that year! 

And that is the story behind  this sweet lollipop tag basket made with the wonderful Saint Nicholas collection." ~Kathy

All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

Tip: Make it easy on yourself!  The Saint Nicholas collection is loaded with all sorts of pretty little tags that are 99% finished.  I simply cut these tags out, added a little ribbon, jingle bells, tags from the chipboard tag sheet and a Petaloo Poinsettia.  In a flash, I had 5 adorable little tags made.


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

Tip: Recycle!  My basket originally came from our local Farmer’s Market.  It was filled with blueberries.  I tucked it away in the Closet of Shame knowing that I could easily transform it with a little white paint.  

Tip: Add holiday sparkle with Glimmer Mist or other shimmering sprays.  After painting my basket, I spritzed it liberally with Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  Then I dried the mist with my heat gun.  My little Farmer’s Market upcycle ended up looking like high end ceramics.  Sa-weet!


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

Tip: When the tags are all given out, the basket would be pretty filled with Christmas balls, pine cones or other small ornaments.  It would also make a great little cookie basket!

 


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

Tip: I matted each tag on black cardstock so that it would be sturdy enough to stand up in the basket.  Use the back side for small photos, or write a holiday greeting in white gel pen.


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All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

Supply List

Saint Nicholas 12x12 papers
Be Jolly!
Season’s Greetings
Saint Nicholas 8x8 papers
Be Jolly
Saint Nicholas Banners
Saint Nicholas Chipboard
Other Supplies
Green Tartan Plaid Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Bold Red Check Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
1.5” wide Red Plaid Ribbon
Gold Metallic String
Petaloo Mini Paper Poinsettias
Petaloo Pine Pick with Cones and Berries
Petaloo Regal Velvet Poinsettia
Small Gold Jingle Bells
Black Cardstock
Lollipops or Candy Canes
Hot Glue Gun
3L Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Dots

This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us today! Have you been working on your handmade gifts?

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

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Nov 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Two Gorgeous Cards + 1 Tutorial with Graphic 45

  Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

We are in full holiday swing here at Graphic 45! There are amazing holiday cards and techniques on the blog today from Elena Olinevich and Sandy Trefger. Let's take a look at these beautiful creations! First, check out this wonderful card by Elena:

Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

"Sometimes it’s a good to get out of your comfort zone and to create something that you haven’t used to do before.

I guess creating your own background for such a traditional occasion as Christmas would be something that you can do if you want to make your own unique cards.

I decided to make a mixed media background for my classy card. So I started with a piece of watercolor paper, clear gesso and some mists.  So if you feel that you like more papercraft kind of cards you can skip the process of playing with the colors, and to create a traditional Christmas Card.

I also made a picture of how it can look without the paints.

But what you don’t need to skip is adding the glitter, as it makes your card to look more festive." ~Elena


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

Supply List

St. Nicholas 8*8 paper pad
St. Nicholas Banners
St. Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
Petaloo flowers
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L
Spellbinders Die
Golden Cardstock
Prima Marketing Clear Gesso and Color Bloom Sprays

Sandy has a gorgeous project to share with us today! This is a gift in and of itself!

  Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

"Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. I love the reds and greens of the season along with the white of snow when we are lucky enough to have it plus the sparkle of gold.  To make this special Christmas card, I used those colors to inspire me and the beautiful Graphic 45 collections!  I used the lovely patterns of the Off to the Races collection to mat the different layers of the card and then added chipboard  and die cut pieces from the St Nicholas collection along with a gorgeous ribbon bow and floral pieces. I will be hand delivering this card to someone special this holiday season. Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy


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Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

 

Sandy's Card Video Tutorial


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Tip: When you are running low of Christmas papers or any of the smaller prints from the Graphic 45 Christmas collections, look to the other Graphic 45 collections.  You will find that there are many prints in complimentary colors that will work beautifully for a Christmas card as I did for this one by pulling patterns out of the Off to the Races collection.  All I had to add to give it that Christmas vibe were some chipboard and cardstock die cut pieces from the St. Nicholas collection.


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Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Off to the Races 12x12 Patterns/Solid Paper
Graphic 45 Off to the Races 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Cardstock Die Cuts
White Cardstock
Cranberry Cardstock
Shape die for a frame
Merry Christmas word die
Clear embossing stamp pad
Gold embossing powder
Petaloo flowers & clusters
Gold glitter paste
Gold twine
Red 1.5” decorative satin ribbon
Red flat back gems or rhinestones

Now, let's announce last week's blog contest winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Amy Davis Stites: Love the masculine paper! I would make a album for my son with it. The button is cute

Congratulations, Amy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for entering! Now, take a look at this week's giveaway:

This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us for these gorgeous cards and a great new giveaway! We hope you have an awesome week!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

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