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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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Great tags Alberto! Thanks Arlene for the great tutorial on this beautiful layout, I love seeing things created from start to finish.

very beautiful projects, love the tags and layout

Love it! The tags are beautiful!

I cant wait to work with Nutcracker Sweet. What an obsession, I buy G45 and just enjoy every moment of looking at it. Lanna

Circular tags! I love it. What a unique idea.

Beautiful and inspiring - love the paper - a nice change form the usual.

Nutcracker Sweets is my favorite...it's like you can smell the new toys...(dolls)...and candy, nuts, and fruit....oh childhood memories....tfs

Papercrafting with Graphic 45 products makes art come alive! Amazing ideas!!

Love the idea of a circle tag!

great video tutorial, thanks for sharing
ava g

G45=GORGEOUS 45! Everyone always makes such beautiful crafts and layouts with the Graphic 45 items, I'm always amazed with the creative works!! ~Kathy

awesome projects and such deep images. great layering and i just get lost in them.

Such fun projects! Love the fussy cutting and dimension it provides :)

Wonderful projects. I especially love the round tags and all the dimension that was achieved through layering. Just awesome.

Bummer, the link does not go to a G45 project for me. So i'm missing out on something :(

Wonderful projects today!

gorgeous, I saw the nutcracker in NYC many years ago and this brought back some lovely memories. thank you for sharing.

Love the Nutcracker Sweet collection!!! That layout is fabulous.

All I can say is WOW! Very inspiring work!

The inspiration here is amazing. The design team keeps surpassing themselves! Thanks for sharing all of the possibilities!

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