Happy Holiday Ideas With 12 Days of Christmas
Get ready to be transported to a wonderful world of Christmas cheer and gorgeous holiday inspiration! Today's Graphic 45 blog is dedicated to our stunning new collection 12 Days of Christmas! You'll see three breathtaking crafts that are sure to warm your heart and inspire your imagination! We're going to share a marvelous card by Susan Lui. Then Anne Rostad will show you an elegant layout. Then we have a fabulously festive altered box and tag mini by Annette Green. Today's blog also features a fun video and tutorial! There's so much to discover on today's Graphic 45 blog. Lets deck the halls!
We begin with this great video starring Charee Filimoehala! She's going to introduce you to this gorgeous new collection! 12 Day of Christmas offers so many brilliant designs and colors that are perfect for every holiday craft! Explore the incredible range or possibilities in this fun video!
Here we have a fabulous card creation by Susan. The gorgeous colors of 12 Days of Christmas really shine in this pretty work of art. Susan created some pretty paper layers and added fussy cut birds, holly and flowers to give this card amazing detail. She also added some festive ribbon and Graphic 45 Metal Staples to give this card even more vintage charm. Spread the holiday cheer with a pretty handmade card featuring 12 Days of Christmas!
Twelve Days of Christmas patterned papers:
Staples Ornate Metal Brads
May Arts Ribbon
Next we have a breathtaking layout by Anne! This is the perfect LO to commemorate your most precious holiday memories. Fussy cutting and layering with 12 Days of Christmas definitely play a key role in this amazing LO! Here Anne takes you through the enchanting world of this dazzling holiday creation! Get inspired to create the perfect LO for your holiday season. Take it away, Anne!
Hi everyone! I had so fun making this 12 x 12 layout with the the gorgeous new The Twelve Days of Christmas collection . So many beautiful images to cut out so it was hard to choose! Have to make some more lol. Did a lot of fussy cutting and distressed the edges with distress tool and white paint dabber. Also went over all the papers random with pan pastel. Glued on medium weight chipboard. The outside frames is layered 2 times with pop dots. The first layer i cut out the frame with the edge flower and the top frame is just the frame . All is covered with Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte. Cut a key and glued it on the key hole so it looks like the hey is inside.
I used cheese cloth under the beautiful lady, frame and also in the corners.
Also had to cut out this beautiful swan smelling a flower.
In the corner there is a pearl spray and leaf trim that goes to the top and in the right corner.
Made a frame in the center. Fussy cut out a tag with flowers and and glued it on core`dinations signature light pink paper. Made a tag with Tim Holtz Pediments die on the top.It can be placed 3 different photos here and change them around.
Close up picture of the frame and lady with some pigeons watching it all.
Used hinges on 3 sides to make the tag slide in.
The Twelve Days of Christmas 12 x 12 papers, key and key hole from Graphic 45, score Pall,Medium weigh chipboard,Pan pastel raw umber tint and permanent red tint, Claudine Hellmuth Multi matte, Scotch quick dry glue, white paint dabber,cheese cloth, pop dots,pearl spay, leaf ribbon, and Tim Holtz pediment die.
Here we have another treasure featuring 12 Days of Christmas. Here is Annette's magnificent altered Small Matchbook Box with tag mini album! This incredible creation features some very clever uses of the Graphic 45 Metal Staples. We love how Annette used the Ornate Metal Keys as little legs for this pretty box. Inside you'll find her stunning tag mini album that commemorates the 12 Days of Christmas. This is the perfect idea for a special handmade gift or holiday home decor! Annette even included a fun tutorial on how to create your own tag mini album! Enjoy!
3 x 5 Graphic 45 matchbox
12 x 12 inch “12 Days of Christmas” paper collection
Signature Series cardstock (Dark Green)
Metal File Tabs
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
(Tutorial for assembly of the accordion album inside the matchbox)
1. Cut two strips of dark green Signature Series cardstock. One at 4 ¼” x 12 and another at 4 ¼” x 5. Score both every 2 ½” to create an accordion. (note: on the 12 inch piece, you will come up with a short panel at the end.) Adhere the two strips together, overlapping the pieces so you have 6 equal panels when folded on the scores.
2. Create a guide to snip off the two top corners of the folded accordion piece. Trace with a pencil.
3. Keeping the accordion piece folded up, snip the corners off with strong scissors.
4. Create another template measuring 2 ¼” x 4 “ and snip the top corners the same way as above. Lay this template over your papers to select and trace out the area you desire. Cut.
5. Ink edges of each cut-out paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Trim elements from the papers such as the number and the phrase that ties in with the image. Adhere to accordion pages, punch holes and add ribbon.
Are you in the holiday spirit now, G45ers? We hope you got some great ideas for your holiday crafting. We will have so much more holiday inspiration featuring 12 Days of Christmas this holiday season on the Graphic 45 blog. We want to thank Susan, Anne and Annette for their amazing work today. There's more fun and fabulous inspiration in store for you all on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us! Thank you so much for joining us today, G45ers. We wish you all a very happy day!
With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45