The Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials: Day 2
Hooray for handmade holidays! Welcome to our 2nd day of gorgeous holiday craft tutorials here on the Graphic 45 blog! Today we're going to share more breathtaking holiday inspiration that's sure to get your creative gears turning! You'll see another marvelous 12 Days of Christmas card by Gloria Stengel. Then Anne Rostad will share some magnificent ideas for handmade gift bags! Anne has included a fun and fabulous tutorial to show you how to create these wonderful gift bags! We're going to have so much fun today. It's time to create the perfect holiday season with Graphic 45 and 12 Days of Christmas!
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"My favorite sheet of paper in the 12 Days of Christmas collection is Christmas Rose. It is such a pretty blend of colors and invokes vintage Christmas cards and postcards.
I wanted the doves to stand out a bit, so I covered them with glitter glue. They are quite sparkly. I used one of the chipboard elements to create a tag sentiment. I created "fluffy" bows with silk ribbon and glued them to the top of the tag. The finishing touch is a "silver bell."
I used foam adhesive to add extra dimension to the layers.
I decorated the inside of the card with a postage image sticker and a strip from the Joyeux Noel paper." -Gloria
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas papers:
The Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Rose, Joyeux Noel
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Stickers
Cardstock: Core'dinations ColorCore Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Pearl Blush;
WorldWin Papers ColorMates Smooth Deep Spring Green
Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan, Rose Coral
Die template: Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large, Ribbon Banners
Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles Star Dust
Here is Anne's beautiful handmade gift bags and tutorial. Handmade gift bags are the perfect way to personalize any gift. With our 12 Days of Christmas collection, you'll always have a wealth of gorgeous colors and designs to inspire you! You can fill these lovely bags with small gifts, candies and other festive holiday treats! Add some elegance to your holiday with Anne's fun and festive tutorial! Take it away, Anne!
Here is a tutorial for making and decorating a paper bag using The Twelve Days of Christmas paper collection. Making your own gift bags is a great way of using up left over papers. These are his and hers gift bags.
The first paper bag is made for a man and here is a picture of the back side.
Seen from the side.
Used a chipboard cut out from the collection in the center and some fussy cut left overs for decoration.
If you don`t like to fussy cut there are many fun stickers in the collection to use. Bow on the top for closure.
Also made another more girly gift bag. I think the paper is decorative enough so no need for more decorating. It's easy and fast.
We had so much fun getting to share today's gorgeous crafts with you. There's more splendid holiday fun and tutorials in store for you tomorrow on the Graphic 45 blog. We hope you'll join us! Big thanks to Gloria and Anne for their beautiful work today. We also want to thank you G45ers for visiting us. It is always such a joy for us to share the holiday inspiration with you! We wish you all a marvelous day!
Happy Holiday Papercrafting!
Your Friends at Graphic 45