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November 20, 2012

Fun & Simple Graphic 45 Gift Holder Ideas For The Holidays!


Hello G45ers!

Welcome back to another delightful day here on the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you are joining us today! The holiday season is upon us and many of you are searching for the perfect gift ideas! Today we're going to share some wonderful ways to create stunning gift holders! Everybody loves a sweet little gift like a gift card or other stocking stuffers! Why not spruce it up by creating a gorgeous gift holder with Graphic 45 papers and Staples?! Handmade gift holders are a great way to add an elegant and personalized touch to an already great gift! Tara Orr and Arlene Cuevas have created some fantastic projects that are sure to inspire you! First up is this fantastic gift holder by Tara Orr featuring our new collection Place in Time! This is a perfect idea for Thanksgiving or Autumn-inspired gifts! Here Tara explains some great tips for how she created these two little treasures! Take it away, Tara!

This first image shows each coffee holder without displaying the coffee.  For the larger pouch card, I made a simple rectangle card design first and then decorated the lower half of the pouch prior to attaching to the card itself. 
To give your card a little wiggle room to insert your gift, simply create your lower half (the pouch part) slightly wider than your card.  Once you attach to the card itself, when the edges are lined up, there will be a gap/pouch where you can insert your gift.
I also attached an additional piece of paper to the bottom of my pouch to prevent my coffee from falling out.
The smaller of the two gift cards was a repurposed Starbucks Via holder which I traced onto my patterned paper and afterwards added some dimensional embellishments to the front and inside.  Such an easy thing to alter but so beautiful when completed!


Next we have another splendid idea for unique Graphic 45 gift holders! Here we have a fabulous creation by Arlene Cuevas that features our Nutcracker Sweet collection. This is such a precious craft, just perfect for the Christmas season! You can see how Arlene used paper layering and beautiful embellishments like the new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys and Ornate Metal Key Holes. Creating gift holders for the holidays can be so much fun! Let Arlene and Tara's fabulous creations inspire you to create some Graphic 45 gift card holders this season! Here is what Arlene had to say about this super sweet creation!

"Christmas is such a magical time of year and Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet certainly brings that magic alive in your paper crafting projects. Today I'm sharing a Pocket card that I created using the Nutcracker Sweet papers and A7 Pocket Card die from AccuCut. With a few of the coordinating Nutrcracker Sweet embellishments, such as the chipboard tags and stickers, as well as some Graphic 45 Staples, I was able to pull this card together in less than an hour! Hope you give one of these a try!" -Arlene Cuevas








Core'dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Color Core Cardstock - Green & Red
PaperTrey Ink white card stock
May Arts ribbon
Recollections pearl bling
Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents die 
Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Doily
ATG adhesive
Glossy Accents
That's all for today, G45ers. We want to thank you all for stopping by our blog today. We hope you got inspired for some fun holiday crafting! Big thanks to Tara Orr and Arlene Cuevas for their incredible work today. We have more stunning crafts to share with you all week long so we hope you'll come back and join us! Have a super day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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More great ideas!!!

So beautiful, love the idea, thanks for sharing.

Absolutely beautiful!! I'm starting my Holiday Cards now & love to use Graphic45. Thanks for the inspiration!!

beautiful use of your papers. love the gift packets, great idea. and the card is gorgeous with all thos elittle details like the ribbon though the keyhole. thank you for sharing.

There is so much you can do with Nutcracker Sweet. I love the card.

Fun and creative ideas! Love those papers!

Fantastic! These gift card holders are truly beautiful. A gift anyone would love to receive.

Love the projects, thank you. Arelen's card is amazing. Love the Nutcracker Sweet designs. Lanna

Beautiful projects for such gorgeous paper....love your company

Great ideas again, thank you Graphic 45. I particularly love Arlene's pocket card.....it's beautiful!

Cool gift holder ideas. I'll have to do a little scraplifting and use these for some of my own gifts.

Love the gift holders!

What a great year for G45, so many lovely new paper introductions! I always get many ideas for projects from your talented designers and can't wait to try something of my own. The papers are just now available at my local craft store, I can't wait to see them in person.

I like the idea of the coffee pouches to give as gives. This is perferect for my cousin who is addicted to Starbucks. Thank you for the closeup and pictures.

Love Tara's coffee holder - what a great idea!!

Love love love these projects! Both Tara and Arlene are so creative. Thanks for the tutorial!

Fantastic projects... as usual. Thanks for sharing.

I love the card. That's a WOW! I will be
making one like it for sure. Thanks for the great ideas.

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That callender is so precious Love the window in de middle!

I realy like the pouch card, fun idea for a quick gift.

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Wonderful papers make gorgeous projects!

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