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Dec 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Ornaments with Graphic 45: Day Five!

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Welcome to our last day of handmade ornaments! What a fun and inspiring week it's been. We want to make every single ornament! We're so glad to read in the comments you're trying them yourself. But don't fret! Today, we have another amazing tutorial to make your weekend. G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza shares a beautiful ornament that truly is the perfect finishing touch to trim your tree. Then, we have a great trio of Time to Flourish Christmas cards from Ginger Ropp. What a great Friday!

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First, let's announce our blog winner from the awesome giveaway this week! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Marsha Bouters

Congratulations, Marsha! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to the many people who entered this contest! We'll have another exciting giveaway next week for our week of handmade calendars by our amazing Design Team! It will be an amazing week!

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Enjoy this beautiful 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ornament by Jane. Take it away, Jane:

"I was really pleased to be asked to make a Christmas Decoration as part of Graphic 45’s  design teams projects for December.  I have been racking my brain to come up with something simple that anyone can make. So this is it, it is easier than it looks. It’s all the wonderful Graphic 45 paper that makes it look so amazing.

I have done a 'not so little' tutorial for anyone wanting to have a go. Remember you can adapt it to suit your own style or dies/punches you have. You will really want to use Graphic 45’s 'Twas the night before Christmas papers for this project.  You will need to do some fussy cutting and the Father Christmas image on ' is the best Father Christmas, I have seen on any Christmas paper this year!  I am also a big fan of the 'Holly', I keep cutting it out for every Christmas project I have made so far.

I used a Graphic 45 Tag from their Staples Tag album for a foundation. This gives my decoration a bit of support and it needs it. With all the layers I have done and the foam tape, it is very 3D. The Tag also allows you to add a photo for personal message on the back. So have a go and make a beautiful Christmas star for your tree and if you can bear to give it away, then a very beautiful decoration for  that special someone’s tree."~Jane

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Christmas Decoration by Jane Tregenza on Snapguide.  

Jane's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

1 x G45 Large kraft album
½ x Merry Mistletoe
1x Ho Ho Ho
1x Jolly Old Elf
1x Happy Holly-Day
1x Bundle of Toys
1x White glitter paper
Assorted Circle Dies
Gesso
Stickles glitter
Assorted Ribbons and Bells

Now, enjoy these stunning cards from Ginger using Time to Flourish! What a beautiful set. We love these!

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Christmas Card Trio


Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Christmas Card Trio

Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Banners
Stampin Up Real Red Cotton Ribbon
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
Recollections Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Thanks so much for joining us for this week full of handmade ornaments. Join us next week for handmade calendar tutorials! The fun continues on Monday, so join us then.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Dec 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Ornaments with Graphic 45: Day Four!

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How are you loving the handmade ornament tutorials this week? Are you donning your tree with these beauties? Today, we have a gorgeous creation by the amazing Lori Williams. It will certainly add so much to your holiday decor! Then, Tati Scrap shares the most gorgeous Christmas wishes book - you will adore it. Thanks for joining us today, G45ers!

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We are in love with this gorgeous The Twelve Days of Christmas ornament by Lori! Enjoy this awesome tutorial below:

"I love the spirit of the holidays and handmade gifts go hand in hand with the season. No matter if you need a hostess gift, package topper or little surprise for a friend this Christmas ornament would be perfect. I’ve created an easy how to and will show you step by step how to quickly create one for yourself. I adore this ornament and it’s use of so many different papers. With Graphic 45 collections it’s hard to choose which piece of paper is my favorite so this is a project that lets you use a little of everything...yummy. Have fun and we would love to see your interpretation of this G45 ornament." ~Lori

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Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Christmas Ornament by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

The Twelve Days of Christmas 8 x8
• Turtle Doves
• Joyeux Noel
• Christmas Rose
• The Twelve Days of Christmas
• Golden Rings
Pear Tree
Swans a Swimming
My True Love
Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard 2
Twelve Days of Christmas Flowers
Other Products Used:
Glass Ball Ornament
Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Applicator
Seam Bind Ribbon/ Gold
Quilling Tool

Now, enjoy this stunning Christmas wishes book from the incomparable Tati Scrap. How gorgeous is this?

"My Christmas Wishes book for this year, with a section for photos, pockets and a journal to write my better memories of these Christmas days." ~Tati Scrap

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Think of all the photos and wishes you could add in this beautiful book. The possibilities are endless!


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Supply List

 

12 Days of Christmas 8x8 Pad
12 Days of Christmas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
12 Days of Christmas Chipboard
Stamped Metal Brads
12 Days of ChristmasTags and Pockets
Two chipboards pieces
White Glitter
A piece of cotton ribbon

We are so thankful you joined us today. We know the holiday season is a busy time, and crafting time for us means the world. Many thanks to Lori and Tati Scrap for their beautiful work today!

Happy Papercrafting,

Grpahic 45

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Dec 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Ornaments with Graphic 45: Day Three!

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Welcome to Day 3 of our Handmade Ornament tutorials! We want to make every single one shared so far, and today is no exception! We love today's ornament from Keri Sallee, because it is great fun for the whole family. 'Tis the season for crafting with your family, so you will love this tutorial. Then, we have the most stunning altered Christmas house from the amazing Solange Marques. It's a wonderful day here on the blog! 

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Enjoy this gorgeous ornament from Keri that is fun for the whole family! This is such a great, clever idea that you can accomplish with scraps.

 

"When we were asked to make an ornament, I knew I wanted to do 2 main things: (1) I wanted it to be kid friendly {because I have 3!} and (2) I wanted to keep it inexpensive, because...let’s be honest...the holidays are expensive enough!


To keep it kid friendly, there is absolutely no adhesive/glue used. Only the bristles on the jute keep the different layers “floating” and the base is just sitting on a knot at the end of the jute.

To keep it budget friendly, I used scraps! My entire 5 inch tree is made simply from cutting graduated circles from scraps I had left of my “Twas the Night Before Christmas” paper. Being 2 sided, I only had to use 4-5 different papers to get a good mix of patterns and colors." ~Keri

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Check out How to Make a Kid Friendly Xmas Ornament With Graphic 45 by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.  

Keri's Snapguide Tutorial

Supply List

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” 6x6 Solids and Patterns
“Twas the Night Before Christmas” 12x12 Papers
“Jolly Old Elf”
‘Long Winter’s Nap”
“Happy Holly-Day”
“Merry Mistletoe”
Other Supplies
Scissors
Jute-Canvas Corp
Spray Ink-Tattered Angels

Now, enjoy this stunning altered house by the amazing Solange using 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. This is the perfect house decor for the holiday season!

"I love to decorate my house for the Christmas and I Love to make Christmas projects. Graphic 45 Christmas collections are perfect for this. The patterns are very inspirational and it is possible do something that you imagine. I chose to make a Christmas House using Twas the Night Before Christmas."~Solange

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 6x6 Dolids & Patterns
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboards
Modeling Paste
White Embossing Powder

Thanks for spreading festive cheer with us today, G45ers! We cannot wait to see what projects you are creating for this holiday season. Make sure to share on our Facebook page. Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Happy Holiday Crafting,

Graphic 45

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Dec 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Ornaments with Graphic 45: Day Two!

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We are loving these handmade ornaments, what about you G45ers? Today, we have the most gorgeous set from Katie Zoey Ho with such a fun tutorial (make sure to watch her brilliant video tour of these beauties)! Then, enjoy the most glorious handmade card from Nadya Lifa. What a beautiful day of inspiration this will be!

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Now, enjoy this amazing set of ballerina ornaments perfect for your dancer's tree, or for a friend or family member. We love these adorable creations by Katie using Nutcracker Sweet!

"Inspired from Disney’s animation movie Frozen, I made these snowy faires just for my niece. She’s a great fan of Frozen and I believe it’s practically every child’s favourite movie for this year!!! She can hang them near her room’s window, Christmas tree or even let them stand on her desk. What’s fun here is when the wind blows, they do actually spin and dance around. This will really put my niece into great excitement. So to all Frozen fans, I dedicate these snowy fairies to you all… Be blessed and have a wonderful Christmas this season!!!

'~The cold never bother me anyway~'" ~Katie

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Check out How to Make Snowy Dolly Peg Fairies by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Katie's Waltzing Fairies video


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Supply List

Nutcracker Sweet (Snowflake Waltz)
Nutcracker Sweet Cling Stamp 2
Core’dinations Signature Series, Graphic 45 Lights (Robin’s Egg)
Snowflakes Edge Craft Punch
Pearlescent Acrylic Paints (pastel blue and white)
Dolly Pegs

This is one stunning and perfect card by Nadya using The Twelve Days of Christmas. Those layers, the flowers - what a beauty! It's so pretty, it could be framed!

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Supply List

12 Days of Christmas 12x12 Pad
Metal and Resin Embelishments Prima
Brads MME
Wood snowflake
Colorbox inkpad
Glue


We are certainly getting in the holiday spirit with these great ideas. We love each and every one! Thanks for joining us, and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Dec 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Ornaments with Graphic 45: Day One!

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Welcome to week 2 of the G45 Handmade Gift Tutorials - today we are sharing beautiful handmade ornaments. Ginny Nemchak has a gorgeous ornament tutorial using 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Then, we have the most beautiful altered Mixed Media Box by the amazing Nichola Battilana! You will leave so inspired today.

This week we have such an exciting contest! We are raffling off an original Jim, the Gentleman Crafter Christmas creation - an altered box with lots of beautiful handmade surprises inside. The randomly chosen winner will also win a $20 prize pack of Graphic 45 goodies. What a fun giveaway! Just take part below:

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Now, let's enjoy the beautiful ornament from Ginny using our Ivory Regular Tag Album. She has a fabulous Snapguide tutorial below. We would love to hang this on our tree - and it's a perfect gift idea!

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Check out How to Shadow Box Ornament With Graphic 45 Tag Album by Ginny Nemchak on Snapguide.  

Ginny's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8x8 pad~ December Cut Aparts
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Twas the Night Before Christmas
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Long Winters Nap
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Merry Mistletoe
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas~The Twelve Days of Christmas
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas~Joyeux Noel
Graphic 45 Staples~Regular Tag Album Ivory
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Chipboard Snowflake
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims
Martha Stewart Glitter Flakes

Nichola brilliantly uses our Ivory Mixed Media Box in the amazing altered Christmas wonderland below. We just love this creation!

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"I love the Graphic 45 Mixed Media boxes. They are just the right size, the little window is sweet as can be, and the inside depth is practically perfect for little dioramas (which I love to make!) Twas the Night Before Christmas is a lot of fun with charming classic holiday graphics. I’ve added a slew of chunky white glitter on just about every surface but kept the edges clean to ensure that the box closure could still function.Considering our winter went on for an eternity last year, I thought that a winter theme (rather than all out Christmas) would give me an excuse to keep this piece on display for an extended time ;)" ~Nichola

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Supply List

Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Ivory
Shabby Chic Door Pull
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Up on the Housetops
Long Winter's Nap
Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboard
Twas the Night Before Christmas Stickers
Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Glitter
White Acrylic Paint
Retro Bottle Brush Trees
Holly Berry Garland*
Red Stamen
Mini Red Pip Berry Garland
Rusty Star Ornament Set
Ginas design Snowflake Shape Set

 

Thanks for joining us for the first day of ornament inspiration and tutorials. Are you trying these tutorials? We'd love to see them on our Facebook page! Share away, G45ers.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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