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October 01, 2013

Festive Fun With 12 Days of Christmas


Hello G45ers,

It's getting chilly outside and we're already dreaming of cozy holiday crafting! We love the holiday season here at Graphic 45 and we're making it our mission to bring you the most fabulous and festive craft inspiration! Today we're going to share two gorgeous ideas featuring our new collection, 12 Days of Christmas! This elegant collection offers endless possibilities for pretty cards, gifts, layouts, mini albums and so much more! Today we're going to share a fabulously festive tag by Denise Johnson. Then you'll see a magnificent altered book by Rhea Freitag. Both of these gorgeous creations are perfect for holiday gifts and decor! Get ready to deck the halls with Graphic 45!

We begin by saying a happy hello to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a gorgeous French Country layout that Mary Longberry uploaded to our Facebook page recently. Mary definitely captured all the beauty and rustic charm of this fabulous vintage-inspired collection. This layout is so pretty! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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French Country layout Graphic 45 Mary Longberry

And now it's time to get in the holiday spirit! We begin with this wonderfully festive tag by Denise. This tag would look amazing on a Christmas tree! You can also give tags as gifts, use them as gift toppers or string a bunch of tags together to create a decorative banner! Tags have so many uses and they are so much fun to create! You can gather the family together to create fun and beautiful tags this season. The Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples make the perfect base for any holiday tag creation. We love how Denise used strips of the 12 Days of Christmas papers to create the shape of a Christmas tree! That's such a clever technique! Top your tag with some pretty ribbon to give it some extra elegance. With 12 Days of Christmas there's so many ways to create the perfect holiday craft! 






Graphic 45- 12 Days of Christmas 12 x 12 Papercrafting Paper

Graphic 45- Staples- Large Tag

Graphic 45- Staples- Metal Ornate Label Holder

May Arts Ribbon

Vintage Sheet Music Paper

Handmade Crackled Glass Star

3D Adhesive Tape

Distress Ink and Distress Tool (Ranger)

Here is a gorgeous altered book that Rhea created with 12 Days of Christmas. This is such a wonderful idea for a personalized handmade gift. Altered books and mini albums are also perfect for housing your precious photos from your holiday festivities. With all the vibrant colors and enchanting designs from 12 Days of Christmas, you'll never be without inspiration this holiday season! Have a look at this joyful book and think about what kind of holiday craft you'd like to create with 12 Days of Christmas! Here is what Rhea had to say about this exquisite creation.

"On this project I decided to buff up my fussy cutting skills.  I simply layered imagery from this lovely new paper line to create a page for each number in the song.  To soften the look I bound the book with ribbon instead of using the rings that were provided.  Don’t forget to ink the edges of your fussy cut images, this helps to create a finished look every time!" -Rhea

12_Days_of_Christmas_Altered_Book_Rhea_Freitag_mini, gift, holiday










12x12 12 Days of Christmas

May Arts Red Ribbon

Staples: Keyhole

Distress Ink and Stain in Tea Rose

Maya Road Tabbed Book

Scor Tape

Silver Eyelets

We hope you all had a lot of fun today! We've got more fun and festive crafts in store for you tomorrow on the Graphic 45 blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us. Big thanks to Denise and Rhea for their fabulous work today. We also want to thank all of you for joining us! We hope to see you again tomorrow for more inspiration, fun and happy times here on the Graphic 45 blog. Have a fantastic day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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These are gorgeous! LOVING that Christmas tree tag!!!!!!

I am so amazed by the no limit creativity shown by the so gifted DT. I'm still a humble newbie hoping to get my hands on the 12 Days of Christmas papers...
Keep it coming..:-)

Love the scrapbook page at the top of this post.

I love the projects with G45!!!

I love the Christmas Season and all of the great projects. Beautiful work.

Beautiful projects. Love the Christmas inspiration.

Wonderful projects! Love Rhea's book!

Wow, now I am in the mood to Christmas craft, thanks to the beautiful projects today!

Loved all the projects today! Beautiful layout by Mary!!!

Lovely festive projects today. I enjoy fussy cutting and these projects show you what lovely items you can create. Lovely layout by Mary too!

Love all of the beautiful projects .. that mini is amazing! Love all the fussy cutting on the layout .. and that tag is fabulous! Thank you for another inspiring day :)

the album is very pretty. Love the gift tag. Have to remember that one for my Christmas presents.

The twelve days of Christmas is just perfect!

Always enjoy new crafts...Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful holiday mini album... best paper used for it!!!

love them all, so creative :)

Ho Ho Ho!!! Today's blog really get the Holiday Season craft ideas flowing! Thanks G45!

this paper line is so gorgeous I cannot wait to get started on Christmas cards, etc.

Beautiful projects today. That tag is drop dead gorgeous :)

Love tags! So pretty :)

Great projects! Love the layout! So wonderful to come everyday and see what amazing creations you will have for us! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Such gorgeous Christmas paper, and such fun projects - that tag is superb, and the book is beautiful! Judy D.

Beautiful album! I love the vintage look to it. The papers are so pretty.

Denise's tag is such a fun idea! And I love Rhea's book. Some projects have so much "stuff" on them that my eye can't really take in the beauty of the elements...but this is just right! I can really see each element and appreciate it for how beautiful it is. Love the design, too. Thanks, ladies!

Love these papers and the album is so amazing!!!

I am going to make the tag for Chirstmas gifts! LOVE IT!!

I'll be honest, I don't really 'do Christmas' (did I just crafty swear?)
However, maybe I could be persuaded to do vintage Christmas! Sweet projects & love card from g45er :)

This would be an adorable banner!

Definitely in the holiday spirit! Thanks for these great ideas...looking forward to what tomorrow will bring.......Thanks, G45!

Gorgeous paper! Love the album. ; )

Incredible! Awesome! Amazing!

This is beautiful! I really love it. I have only been following for a short while but every post I look at is even more creative than the last! Sue in Worcester

I love this paper!!! All are beautiful!

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

I love the layout! And I love the 12 Days of Christmas♥

Beautiful creations!
Enjoy seeing all the
designs every day
on your blog.
Carla from Utah

Love the layout with the vintage photo. I love to make layout for our vintage family photos. Graphic 45 collections really give me ideas and make them layouts really special.


I love all the inspiration and wonderful creations by G45. Fabulous tag!

So very creative and fun! Twelve Days of Christmas lends it self to fun so easily , with those bright colors and the vintage look .

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