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November 18, 2011

Graphic 45 Holiday Home Decor Ideas You'll Love!

Hello G45ers!

Welcome to this fabulous and festive day here at Graphic 45! Today is all about holiday home decor and gift ideas! Nancy Wethington and Tara Orr of our design team have created the most enchanting holiday crafts that are sure to inspire you! It is so fun and easy to create magical holiday crafts with Graphic 45 papers and embellishments. There are so many beautiful paper designs and fabulous embellishments. The sky's the limit when it comes to holiday creations! Today's crafts should infuse your imagination with wonderful ideas for your holiday crafting season. But first we have a winner to announce for this week's blog contest! Chosen randomly from our blog and Facebook comments, our winner is...

-Peg Ackerman

This is the great prize that Peg won this week. We have a new blog contest every week so there's always a chance to win! Yay!


Congratulations, Peg! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Huge thanks to everyone who left us comments this week. It was deeply heart-warming to read all of your comments. They reminded us of all the simple and profound things that we have to be grateful for this year. Thank you all!

And now we're off to the land of holiday craft bliss with Nancy Wethington and Tara Orr. This first creation is by Nancy and it is a perfect example of how Graphic 45 products can turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. This clever ornament is a lot of fun to create, radiantly beautiful and super inexpensive! It's perfect for anyone on a budget! Here is what Nancy had to say about this sweet and clever craft.

"I recently found this rusty star junkin' with girlfriends and thought about creating something for Christmas.  At a cost of only $1.50, it had to come home with me! Christmas Past seemed the perfect combination with its angel images. Adding a black stripe from Le Romantique makes the golden hues of Christmas Past pop.  Creating graduating stacks of rosettes allowed me to tuck images and an Envelope Tag Staple in between.  Now it's all ready to hang on the tree or on the front door." -Nancy Wethington

Altered Star 1_edited-1 copy

Altered Star 2


Graphic 45 Papers:
Christmas Past: Ode To Joy; Let It Snow; Christmas Past Frames
Christmas Emporium: A Christmas Carol
Le Romantique: Celebration Graphic 45 Staples: Envelope Tag Staples
Partner Products:
Decades Colorbox Inks: Photogenic; Cashmere
Fiskars Punches: Threading Water Border Punch
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner; 3D Foam Squares
Other supplies used: Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive; Martha Stewart Score Board

Next up is this astonishingly beautiful 5x8 Altered Art Box and mini album calendar by Tara Orr. This creation is out of this world! This is a fun and majorly heart-warming craft that would be perfect for someone near and dear to you. After all, calendars are a must for most folks when the new year arrives. Why not create something that's both practical and personal for someone you love?! Tara's fabulous project is perfect inspiration for a holiday gift that is guaranteed to please. Here's what she had to say about it.

"I altered the 5x8 kraft box and inside, transformed the mini album (2 of them actually) into an calendar for my mother in law.  She's been begging me for the past few years to make her a monthly calendar with photos of the family for each of the months so I finally decided to finish this project off for her and will give to her as a Christmas gift!" -Tara Orr






















Tags 1 & 2: Christmas Emporium
Staples: Stickers
Ribbon: May Arts
Permanent Adhesive Roller: Scrapbook Adhesives
12 inch personal paper trimmer: Fiskars
Distress Ink: Ranger
Glossy Accents: Ranger
Edge Scraper: Making Memories
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Misc. Doilies, Twine

Thank you all again for stopping by our blog today. We hope Nancy and Tara's projects helped give you some great ideas for your weekend and holiday crafting. We want to thank Nancy and Tara for their gorgeous work today! Stay tuned this weekend for a specail weekend edition of the G45 blog. Have a wonderful day and stay warm out there!

With Hugs and Holiday Cheer,

Team Graphic 45


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Very cool! Don't you just LOVE Christmas?!? So warm, thoughts of family and friend...

I think the projects are lovely - especially the box. However I take exception at it being called an "advent calendar" Over the years crafters have bastardized the term. A true advent calendar marks the religious season of Advent which starts the 4th Sunday before Christmas - usually the one after Thanksgiving. It is not a countdown to Christmas calendar

What wonderful work! The star is gorgeous.

Love the star.. Itz too good..

WOW! The book is just amazing. You ladies are incredible.

What a wonderful gift this would make...

Both projects are mind blowing (as usual!) Even though the "advent" title was not quite correct, the calendar is wonderful and what a Christmas present to give and or receive! The star is beautiful and gives me some great ideas for my front door! Thanks again

Such gorgeous papers! I love the calendar idea.

Both of these projects are over the top gorgeous! WOW!

Very perty the star and the book. Love the idea of the calender. Congrats to Peg. Show us what you create with it.

Beautiful projects!

I LOVE the star and the altered book is really exquiste!

Oh Tara, this is just so beautiful! Something to be happy about every month. A great gift!

Beautiful! Congrats to the lucky winner!


Beautiful projects, I have fallen in love with your Christmas paper, need to pick it up.

Amazing projects... the star is really my kind of style, rusty, vintage and GORGEOUS! The calendar book is totally awesome, it just goes on and on... I LOVE IT! Wonderful projects and I just love those papers!

Amazing! These are gorgeous creations!

Oh my!!!! Those are incredible!!! What a gift!!! Her mother in law is THE luckiest!! Every page of the calendar is so beautiful with layers and layers of tiny little amazing interesting objects!!! I LOVE it!!! And that star is gorgeous!!! The colors make it all look metal. Just perfect!! Incredible work gals!!! You just made someone's Christmas extra special-- with those cute photos of loved ones to treasure all year and then some!!!!

Wow so great and creatives projects!! Love the altered box!! So beautiful! TFS!

WOW! I want to make myself a beautiful rosette ornament. I also adore the calendar! bravo to your designers!

Beautiful projects ladies, very nice!!!

Calenders are very creative. I will make calender with sweet memories and gift it to my family, friends. Thanks for sharing this post with photos.

I liked Star one very much. Looking So innovative. I will definitely try some time for children crafts

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