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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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Gift holders.....what a great idea! And I love that Nutcracker pocket card, the key holes are amazing, love them! ~Kathy

love these coloful papers and what a clever project

So love the projects and the Nutcracker Sweet collection. Very inspiring!!

The detail is amazing!

Still need to get my hands on Nutcracker. Such pretty papers. Love the gift holders. I'd have a hard time giving them away. I love the papers so much and fear my family would just toss them when they are done.

I love pockets in cards....and these are both just fantastic designs. Thanks for sharing!

Absolutely love the card. The attention to detail is amazing. Whoever receives this card is a lucky person.

Expertly thought out gift cards. Every detail is seen to and the results are beautiful.

I can never get enough of the ideas and inspiration I find here each day!

Great gift ideas! Thanks.

great pocket card, so well designed!!
ava g

Wonderful projects.

Wonderful projects.

Great idea for present holders. Sometimes it's hard to wrap something and it would be much easier to give it unwrapped in a pouch like these.


Great ideas!

I am so aahed by the coffee holders. What a cute idea.

Man those are so darn wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

The smaller coffee holder is tres cool. Great gift giving idea and I like how I will be able to use some of my smaller Graphic 45 paper scraps.

Thanks for the design! :)

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.

Великолепные подарки !!!
Много удовольствия получит тот , кому они достанутся !!!
И ещё много маленьких и больших идей !

Great projects! The wrapping might actually be better than the gifts!

If I made a beautiful card like this.....I'd have to keep it!!

What great ideas, both.

Thank you for the close up look and the details of that AMAZINGLY beautiful card!!! I LOVE this collection and appreciate all the ideas to use it with!

wonderful cards to hold wonderful things love it Your DT is amazing

Love the gift ideas. Thanks for some great projects for the Thanksgiving weekend.

This is beautiful. I will need to create this for my daughter.

Arlene's card is so great and perfect to send to a grandson. Thanks so much for wonderful inspiration!

Nutcrackers are one of my favorite holdiay items---i have a collection that i display every year

I just love the graphics on your christmas papers!! So vintage and colorful! Love Tara and Arlene's gorgeous projects, too!

I would love to receive a coffee gift holder that is so pretty and the other card is beautiful!!

Just love these gorgeous projects! You have done an amazing job with these wonderful papers.

Love the gift pouch idea & lovely papers. Tutorial is great too :)

Great gift holders! Very lovely !

A scraplifting I will go! Wonderful projects!

Soooo Beautiful!!

Gorgeous!! Gorgeous projects!!

*sigh* these are gorgeous!!!! WOW!!!

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