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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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What a terrific idea!! And your tutorial is very well done and so easy to follow! Plus, as you say, we can now makes all kinds of boxes! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

Beautiful project, fantastic idea. Thanks the tutorial. I love graphic45 papers.

Terrific Thursday!!! Loving the tutorials on all the boxes... shouldn't come short this holiday season!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I am getting so inspired with these lovely projects. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.

Beautiful projects! Love Graphic 45 and Scorpal!!

Would love to see my name as a winner of the G45?Scor-pal bloghop package!!

Maria Cole's stack of boxes is a real stunner. I!m pulling out my scor pal, scor tape and Graphic 45 right now and getting to work. I'm going to start with Steampunk Spells for some Halloween treats and go on from there. Thanks for the great decorating ideas.

Beautiful projects! I would love to win.

Wow! Just wow! That heart card is breath taking!

Love the heart card (is there a .pdf besides the video tutorial? You know we are never satisfied! LOL) Also love the boxes.

what a beautiful, romantic card! Thanks for another great prize package opportunity.

I love the 12 Days of Christmas and would be so excited to win the collection and the Scor Tape! That would be amazing!!! Thanks for the chance!

What a great day in Graphic 45 Land!!! Thank you for the awesome inspiration and the chance to win such a wonderful prize package. Happy Thursday everyone!

I love the card!

I always love Anna creations, she is never a disappointment. Beautiful card, or just something fancy to set out.

Love the Christmas paper stacked boxes idea, and the punches on the edge of the paper give it that little extra.

Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the step-by-step tutorial
for making these gorgeous Christmas boxes.
I look forward to your blog every day!
~ Theresa ~

Such a clever lady I love Annes work!
Thank you for the chance to win some goodies

Oh my gosh - the stacking boxes are incredible and the "lens" card is awesome. I will definitely try both. Thanks for sharing the great tutorials.

Beautiful card by Ann, Love all the tutorials Thank You for a chance to win so awesome Graphic 45 and my favorite score pal tape!

Oh Mother Goose! Love all three of today's projects! The heart card is stunning and who wouldn't want to receive a present in that beautiful gift bag? The Christmas presents are delightful! Must get this collection so I can make the boxes and the gift bag! Would love to win the prize package to give me a head start! TFS!

Another day of


Wow, Wow, and Wow is what I have to say about today's projects! Beautiful projects and very inspirational!

Scorpal sent me to say hello!

Love the boxes but Anne's card is so beautiful. Thank you for the tutorials on both.

Love Scor-Tape. Would be great to win some fantastic G45!!

this projects are so beautiful, thanks for shared withs us, yours fans!

What gorgeous projects today. Thanks Anne, Clare & Maria for the great inspiration. Beautiful projects!

Wow that's a lot of inspiration for just one days blog. What do you feed these DT's?

Your daily postings keep me inspired.Your papers have endless possibilities.I keep trying to win some !!

Wow - amazing heart card! And the Christmas bag and boxes set are so fun!

Well once again your design team has out done themselves! I must say the first card just blows my mind so very elegant and detailed I have really enjoyed this hop!

Came here from Scor-pal today...wonderful teaming up , you two!! Today's project's are magical...and so beautiful. Thanks for these delightful inspirations!

Gorgeous projects and I love all the fussy cutting they did for them. I have got to get this collection. Beautiful!

I just love these projects, would love to win the prize pack and get started creating some beautiful art using these items.

Beautiful creation!

Thank you for sharing those great ideas, it's always so interesting to watch what you create! Great papers and whole the prize!

It amazes me all the beautiful collections G45 has and the spectacular things everyone has made with them.

Pure gorgeousness! Love the Christmas colors!

These projects are just gorgeous. Very elegant!

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