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November 07, 2012

Get Festive With Fun & Simple Nutcracker Sweet Crafts This Holiday Season!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to the fabulous Graphic 45 blog on this beautiful day! We are so glad you've stopped by to see what's new in the land of papercrafting! Today's blog is a real triumph. We're definitely in the thick of this amazing autumn season. There's a chill in the air as leaves fill the streets. One can't help but begin to think about the gorgeous holiday season that's on its way. Now is a great time to start planning for your holiday crafts. Today we're making it our goal to get you in the holiday spirit with our festive collection Nutcracker Sweet! You'll see some incredible circular tags created by Alberto Juarez. There's also a marvelous and simple 8x8 layout by Arlene Cuevas. Plus Maiko Miwa will be sharing a sneak peek of a stunning Nutcracker Sweet creation she's made for her feature on today's Papercrafters Library blog! Today is filled with to much holiday inspiration! So grab some eggnog or some other tasty holiday beverage and enjoy today's holiday craft treats! This is going to be a lot of fun!

First up we've got these gorgeous circle tags by Alberto Juarez. Tags endlessly enjoyable to create and this is a fabulous spin on the traditional rectangular tags. These fun circular tags are layered with gorgeous Nutcracker Sweet papers and just the right amount of sparkle. The key to these tags is fussy cutting. Alberto delicately cut out the beautiful characters and classic images from our Nutcracker Sweet papers and layered them to add beautiful dimension. The sweet gold and silver glitter accents only add to the fun holiday spirit of these tags. It's a nice and simple creation and yet it overflows with beauty and cheer. Try making your own circular tag this holiday season and enjoy the magic that unfolds! 

Graphic45 Nutcracker sweet 7

Alberto Juárez Graphic45 Nutcracker sweet 1

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Nutcracker Sweet Papers:

Christmas March

Snowflake Waltz

Clara's Dream

Nutcracker Sweet

Holiday Magic

Next we have another gorgeous and simple Nutcracker Sweet creation that's sure to enchant you! Behold this stunning 8x8 layout by Arlene Cuevas. This is a fantastic way to add an elegant touch to your cherished holiday photographs! A sweet and simple layout like this one is a sure way to make your memories last a lifetime! Arlene layered the beautiful papers from Nutcracker Sweet and added some sweet embellishments and chipboard die-cuts to create this gorgeous scene. The fabulous new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys look so perfect with Nutcracker Sweet! Unlock the joy of the holiday season with your own beautiful layout! Here is what Arlene had to say about the inspiration behind this marvelous piece.

"I created this simple layout of my boys by layering Nutcracker Sweet design paper with card stock and Graphic 45 stickers and chipboard pieces. Having coordinating products really does take a lot of the thinking away from creating since all the elements coordinate nicely. When you layer onto a scrapbook page, don’t hold back! Something that may look complicated to create, is in fact quite simple. Check out my video tutorial as I walk you through the thought process as this scrapbook page came together." -Arlene Cuevas







Metal Buttons Staples
I Am Roses flowers & sprays
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Rizzo’s Rowdy Red Flat Fabio Spray
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies – English Tea Doily & Pine Branches
PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
Medium weight chipboard (page base)
Momenta Metal Corner Flourish
Glossy Accents
3M dimensionals

We have one more special treat in store for you today, G45ers! Maiko Miwa has created an absolutely gorgeous Nutcracker Sweet project for today's Papercrafters Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of her stunning creation. Just hop on over to the Papercrafters Library blog to see the full project! You'll be glad you did!

That concludes this fabulous day here on the Graphic 45 blog. We want to thank you all for joining us! Huge thanks to Alberto Juarez, Arlene Cuevas and Maiko Miwa for their gorgeous inspiration today. We hope you all had fun exploring today's amazing Nutcracker Sweet crafts. Please come back and join us tomorrow for more splendid crafts that will brighten your day! Enjoy your Wednesday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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These are gorgeous!!!!!

Everything is gorgeous. I picked up the 8x8 Nutcracker Sweet pad a week ago and can't wait to work with it. Beautiful and festive DP.

Love Arlene's layout and Alberto's tags. What great ways to use such a fun paper. thanks as always for sharing.

Love the projects, so beautiful. TFS

Love the projects today. TFS.

Love nutcracker sweet! Projects are beautiful and festive.

Thank you for another day of wonderful inspiration. I just wanted to comment. I was last week's blog winner. I am completely blown away by my gift of Halloween goodies. You are so generous. The album is beautiful. And to make the good even better, my package was delivered on Monday. Amazingly fast. You are truly a class act! I love you G45.

Lovely tags, Alberto, such a fun look.
Arlene, charming layout with the boys photo. I don't scrapbook but this could convert me.
And Maiko, your stunning book with all the fussy cutting is marvelous.
Thank you all for sharing your creations with us.

The nutcracker suite is so wonderful. It is great for layouts, minis and cards. Love it all!

Lovely. TFS :)

Very talented artist. Keep up the great work.

So inspirational and wonderful projects - love them!

Those circle tags! Those would be a challenge...just wonderful!

As always, beautiful projects today. Love Nutcracker Sweet!

Great idea to use irregularly-shaped tags.
You can add more embellishments and your not limited to a certain size.

Wonderful projects today.

Gorgeous projects today as usual! Arlene and Alberto have truly illustrated one of the greatest things aboutf G45 papers - they are so gorgeous and detailed that you can make simple projects with them that look extravagant :) Thanks for the inspiration! Now I am off to check out the rest of Maiko's project which I know will be wonderful!

Love the projects!

Love the idea of a circle tag. And that LO is gorgeous yet still keeps the focus on the picture.

Me encantan las etiquetas, excelente trabajo Alberto!

yet another wonderful set of ideas thank you

♥ Nutcracker Sweet... Can't wait to break open the seals on my paper pads! And as always, beautiful projects today!!! :-)

Such talented artists! Beautiful work. I am especially in love with Alberto's circle tags. Simply gorgeous and so detailed!

Elaine Allen

This blog is such a wonderful place to visit each and every day!
There is always a great project to be seen!

At first glance I thought the circle tags were ornaments. I bet the receiver of those tags proudly displays them on a tree! Quite beautiful.

You all have the best design team!!

extremely impressive!

Lovely projects! The page is beautiful and the tags are just amazing- so loaded up! Thanks for sharing

Fabulous projects, thank you.


Love all these colors! So beautiful!

Gorgeous projects! The album is beautiful and love all the detail. Thank you for sharing these lovely creations!

Wonderful projects!! Love the tutorial. Thank you.

Wonderful projects! I have a bunch of old CD's laying around and Alberto has given me inspiration to use them with Nutcracker Sweet for Christmas decor! The LO is great as usual and I couldn't see Maiko's offering on the other blog. Keep inspiring us.

So beautiful, I love the image and your papers.

Simply gorgeous!!

Beautiful projects..love the circle tags. Wish the craft store here sold G45 paper.

These projects are all purely magical! This collection has some kind of magic all of its own, but you really make it shine:)

Awesome projects! Love this paper!!

I love Nutcracker Sweets!! The tags are just too cool !! I don't think I would want to use them. Maybe hang them in the window or on the tree.
The layout is very pretty!

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