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October 24, 2013

Handmade Gift Ideas With G45 & Scor Pal


Hello G45ers,

The holidays are just around the corner! It's time to gear up for fun holiday crafts with Graphic 45 and Scor Pal! Today we're continuing our amazing blog hop with our friends at Scor Pal! We will be sharing some beautiful ideas for handmade cards, gifts and home decor! You are going to love all of the amazing crafts that our design team has created for this very special blog hop event! There's even a fun tutorial for you to enjoy! Lets begin with our prize winner announcements from yesterday's Win It Before You Buy It contest for Sweet Sentiements! Today's winners will receive a Sweet Sentiments 8x8 paper pad, Chipboard Die-Cut, Sticker set and cardstock Tags & Pockets! And the winners are...

From the Blog:

-Jennifer Barr: "Graphic 45 is awesome! This collection is a must have for me. Amazing designs. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

-Susan Hirsch: "Love the projects featured today. I am feeling very inspired to craft today! Totally love the SS collection and would love to win them!"

From Facebook

-Melinda Campbell: "This may be my favorite line of yours yet!!!!"

-Shari Czerwinski: "SO MUCH goodness!!!! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous Graphic 45 items!!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Prize packs will begin shipping in November.

And now it's time for more fun as we team up with our friends at Scor Pal for another wonderful day of this amazing blog hop! All this week we are sharing fabulous crafts that combine beautiful Graphic 45 products with fabulous Scor Pal scores and adhesives! We're also giving you the chance to win this incredible 12 Days of Christmas and Scor Pal prize pack this week! Leave us a blog comment for your chance to win this fantastic 12 Days of Christmas prize pack that includes beautiful Graphic 45 papers, Staples and Scor Tape! It's an $84 value! We will announce a prize winner on Monday's blog so stay tuned! Check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page this week for even more chances to win special prizes from Graphic 45 and Scor Pal!


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Our friends at Scor Pal are also offering fun prizes and fabulous inspiration on their blog today! Be sure to hop on over to the Scor Pal blog to see some amazing Graphic 45 and Scor Pal crafts. Leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win a wonderful prize!



Okay, G45ers, it's craft time! We begin with this beautiful all-occasions card by Anne Rostad. This gorgeous creation features our collection A Ladies' Diary as well as amazing Scor Pal products. This beautifully layered card features fabulous fussy cutting and charming embellishments that give it an authentic vintage look. This card would make such an amazing gift for someone you love! With Graphic 45 and Scor Pal you can really let your imagination take flight! Get inspired to create an elegant card like Anne's with your favorite Graphic 45 collection and Scor Pal products! 

Video Tutorial:









Graphic 45 Ladies Diary and chipboard cut out, Spellbinders dies, Score board and tape. Claudine Hellmuth multi matte, Zig pen, Prima, Iamroses and WOC, Storyteller flowers.Bazzil cardstock Leaf trim, Pearl trim and spray.


Next we have a marvelous holiday gift bag creation by Clare Charvill. This gorgeous handmade bag has all the festive colors and designs that are just perfect for Christmas. Clare used our 12 Days of Christmas collection and wonderful Scor Pal products to create this festive and functional work of art. Handmade gift bags are so much fun to create and they are the perfect way to add a personalized element to any holiday gift! Take your holiday gifts to the next level with Graphic 45 and Scor Pal products this holiday season! Click on the link below to download tutorial instructions on how to create Clare's gorgeous 12 Days of Christmas gift bag for yourself or someone you love!


Download 12 Days of Christmas Gift Bag – Scor Pal blog hop


Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas bag Clare Charvill Scor Pal blog hop



G45 Christmas Gift Bag pic 7


G45 Christmas Gift Bag pic 8




12 x 12 Papers from the 12 Days of Christmas Collection

Swans a Swimming

Christmas Rose

Turtle Doves

Glad Tidings Cut Apart

Holly Leaves and partridge from Turtle Doves

12 Days of Christmas flowers

Staples Ornate metal brads 

3 pieces of black A4 card

Scor pal

Scor Tape

Glossy Accents


Here we have another incredible idea for holiday gift giving! Behold, Maria Cole's amazing 12 Days of Christmas gift box display! This multi-functional project is perfect for festive home decor or for small gifts and treats! Have a wonderful time making these fabulous holiday treasures with the step-by-step tutorial that Maria created! This sweet project is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit! Here is what Maria had to say about this splendid work of art!


"I LOVE Christmas, and want to show everyone how easy it is to make a beautiful home décor piece for this magical holiday! Take this stack of boxes for example. I made these boxes strictly from Graphic 45’s beautiful 12 Days of Christmas line with the help of my trusty Scor-Pal! Once you start making these boxes, you can let your creativity run wild as to how you’ll decorate them. The smallest box can be made with 6” x 6” paper, so it’s a great template for making some festive little Christmas “presents” or treats to give away!" -Maria


















12” x 12” Golden Rings

12” x 12” 12 Days of Christmas

12” x 12” My True Love

(2) 12” x 12” Pear Tree

12” x 12” Drummer’s Drumming

12” x 12” Christmas Rose

12” x 12” Swans A Swimming

12 Days of Christmas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1

1 yard pale yellow silk May Arts Ribbon

Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix – Teastaine

Martha Stewart Doily Edge Punch

ZVA Crystals




Overall note: Before cutting your paper, carefully read the entire directions and observe photos to ensure you make the correct cuts. You will use your scraps from each paper to fussy cut as many little pieces as you like to decorate your boxes.


Step 1. Assemble 5” x 5” box bottom

Cut Golden Rings to 9” x 9” per photo. Score at 2” on each side. Make one cut on each side of your paper, up to the point where your score lines meet. Apply Scor-Tape to ends, then fold to create the base for your box.




Step 2. Assemble 5” x 5” box lid

Cut 12 Days of Christmas to 8 5/8” x 8 5/8” per photo. Score 1.75” on each side. Before cutting, apply your favorite edge punch along each side. For this project, I used Martha Stewart’s Doily Edge punch. Make one cut on each side of your paper, up to the point where your score lines meet. Apply Scor-Tape to ends, then fold to create the lid for your box. Place lid on top of bottom.




Step 3. Assemble 4” x 4” box bottom

Cut My True Love to 8” x 8” per photo. Score at 2”, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold.




Step 4. Assemble 4” x 4” box lid

Cut Pear Tree to 7 5/8” x 7 5/8” per photo. Score at 1.75”, punch around the edges, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold. Place lid on top of bottom.




Step 5. Assemble 3” x 3” box bottom

Cut Drummer’s Drumming to 7” x 7” per photo. Score at 2”, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold.




Step 6. Assemble 3” x 3” box lid

Cut Christmas Rose to 6 5/8” x 6 5/8” per photo. Score at 1.75”, punch around the edges, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold. Place lid on top of bottom.




Step 7. Assemble 2” x 2” box bottom

Cut your other piece of Pear Tree to 6” x 6” per photo. Score at 2”, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold.




Step 8. Assemble 2” x 2” box lid

Cut Swans A Swimming to 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” per photo. Score at 1.75”, punch around the edges, make cuts, apply Scor-Tape, then fold. Place lid on top of bottom.




Step 9. Stack boxes, with the 5” x 5” box on the bottom. Adhere. Take your ribbon and tie around your stack of boxes, creating a bow on top.




Step 10. Use your 12 Days of Christmas 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids pad and a flower die, such as the Spellbinders Poinsettia die to create some dimensional flowers for your boxes.




Step 11. (Front) From your scraps, fussy cut and adhere a swan, hen, and roses. Adhere large piece from Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1, some red Petaloo flowers, and your die cut poinsettias.




Step 12. (Right side) Fussy cut and adhere some flowers and lords and ladies dancing. Adhere button and tag from Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1 and some red Petaloo flowers.




Step 13. (Back) Fussy cut and adhere some flowers and goose. Adhere button and tag from Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1, some red Petaloo flowers, and your die cut poinsettias.




Step 14. (Left side) Fussy cut and adhere some flowers, pears, and turtle doves. Adhere button and tag from Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 1 and some red Petaloo flowers.



We sure had fun getting to share today's wonderful blog hop with all of you! Don't forget to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win that incredible Graphic 45 and Scor Pal prize pack! Huge thanks to our friends at Scor Pal as well as Anne, Clare and Maria for their amazing work today. There's more inspiration and fun in store for you all on tomorrow's blog! We hope you'll stop by and see us! Thank you so much for joining us today. It is always a pleasure to share the inspiration with all of you. Have a terrific day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Love that Christmas is in the air at Graphic 45. I can't wait to get started on my projects.....but I'm a procrastinator. I'll be doing the bulk of it Dec 23rd. lol Still hopin' and Prayin' and Dreamin'... that I see my name on this blog.

Beautiful, beautiful, and thank you for the very detailed tutorial not to mention how to cut the papers...thank you <3

So pretty!!!

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

Fantastic ideas!

This paper line is so beautiful. So many ideas to make little treasures with it. Thanks for a chance to win.
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Always beautiful work!!! Love G45!!! Sent here by scor-pal :-)

I love towers of boxes and these are gorgeous. If I win I would make a gorgeous tower of my own (or maybe I'd share it).

,,,SCORE big with G45 and Scor products.. thanks ..

Wow....Both the projects are soo very beautiful...TFS...first one is tricky too..!!:)
Thanks for the chance.

Gorgeous, gorgeous projects!!! And I was imagining each one done up in Sweet Sentiments. Must have this collection!!!

Absolutely gorgeous projects. Anne's card is totally stunning.

"Love the boxes, so creative, thanks for the tutorial" G45 designers rock on !!

Ooooooooo, aaawwwweeeeeee, sooooo pretty! I love Christmas!

Love all of today's projects especially the Home Dec Christmas Boxes. So easy, affordable & offers tons of options to express your own creativity. Thanks G-45 & Scor-pal Designers for such great ideas.

I would love to receive a gift in one of those boxes! They are simply beautiful. Maybe I could win a Graphic 45 prize package in one! That would be a perfect gift!!

Gorgeous projects today! I love the stacking boxes -- what incredible detail work! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize package!

Went to scorpal and they tell me to come back here.....so here I am looking at your amazing ideas again..thanks for the inspiration

Wow, those gift boxes are spectacular! Graphic 45 has the Midas touch!

Fantastic projects. Beautiful papers. Would love to win!

Stunning! The gift boxes are just beautiful. Such creativity. Love the tutorials you provide.

I love all the projects!! Such talent!! Great Christmas ideas. Tutorials are easy to follow. Paper collections are fabulous. Scor-pal and tapes sure help.

So amazing projects!!!

I just love all the creations that were posted today!!

this work is so inspiring and beautiful congrats to g45 for having the best blog out there

Love the detail!

These handmade gifts are truly spectacular!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize package!!!!

Amazing projects as usual. Thanks for the chance to win!

great ideas and great products.

Love the card - very beautiful.

The gift boxes are wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win a fantastic prize.

Love the heart card. I like to make cards with openings other than the usual square. the gift boxes are beautiful.

What gorgeous projects today!!!! I love how all of the flower layering looks so pretty--I can never make mine quite that lovely!

I visited the Scor-Pal blog. they also have fabulous project ideas and sent me back to G45. Thanks for the hop.

More amazingly beautiful projects ! Thanks so much for the tutorials . Love G45 and Scor-Pal together .

Absolutely stunning projects! I will have to try some of these and the papers and embellishments are gorgeous! TFS!

Gorgeous projects! Thanks for the tutorial. Scor-Pal had wonderful projects too.

Another day of beautiful projects!Thank you so much for the great ideas.


All beautiful projects - and the tutorial is wonderful! I LOVE Graphic 45! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Thank you so much for all the beautiful inspiration.

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