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November 06, 2013

Christmas Crafts For Festive Fun


Hello G45ers,


The holidays are such a sentimental time of year. It's a time when we get together with family and friends to share in good cheer, fabulous food, gift-giving and celebration. The holidays make us reflect on the past and look forward to the future with high hopes. It's also the perfect time to create beautiful crafts to commemorate your most cherished moments. Today we're going to share some gorgeous ideas for heartwarming holiday crafts featuring our 12 Days of Christmas collection. You will see a spectacular layout by Susan Lui. Then Arlene Cuevas will share her dazzling mini album that's just perfect for holiday photos and keepsakes! We're definitely getting into the holiday spirit with today's Graphic 45 blog!


We begin with this beautiful 12 Days of Christmas layout by Susan. This is such a lovely way to immortalize your holiday memories. A pretty layout can capture all the fun and happiness of this special time of year. Our 12 Days of Christmas collection offers endless possibilities for creativity! Get inspired by Susan's fabulous layout! Create one of your own this holiday season! Here is what Susan had to say about this splendid LO!


"Here’s a layout I created of our holiday in Venice last year. I used Graphic 45’s new Twelve Days of Christmas collection and love that although it’s a Christmas collection, it can be used on non-Christmas layouts. The layout has multi-layers and textures, with muslin, frame cut-outs, fussy cut flowers, doilies and paper flowers and leaves." -Susan










Twelve Days of Christmas collection - Swans A Swimming, Drummers Drumming, Holly & Ivy, Christmas Rose

Twelve Days of Christmas Tags and Pockets

Twelve Days of Christmas Stickers

Staples - Ornate Metal Label Holder


Next we have a breathtaking mini album that Arlene created with 12 Days of Christmas. Every page of this mini is like stepping into a holiday wonderland! Here Arlene explains her inspiration behind this incredible work of art. We encourage you all to create your own pretty mini album this holiday season! They are also wonderful ideas for personalized gifts! Take it away, Arlene!


“One of the greatest things about the Christmas holiday is taking lots of photos during family gatherings. What is even more fun, is creating the keepsakes to store those photos after the holiday has passed. What better way to commemorate those memories, by creating a handmade album! I do this for almost every Christmas holiday. This year, my album will be all ready to go! I just need to go back and add the photos and accent here and there… and I’m done! I created this “Door” album using an AccuCut die and the amazing 12 Days of Christmas paper collection by Graphic 45. The papers are so festive and all the images just scream to be cut out! In this album, you will find tons of space for full sized photos and lots of extra “real estate” added with fun interactive pockets and pages. I am including a detailed video to walk you through the album in detail. Enjoy!” - Arlene


Video Tour:






Arlene cuevas_Sept2013_12DaysofXmas_DoorAlbum, mini, Graphic 45, gift


































12 Days of Christmas 12x12 papers

Staples: Regular Tag, Large Tag, Metal Tags, Metal Keyhole, Antique Metal Door Pull, Stamped Metal Brad, Metal button

Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock

May Arts ribbon

Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D foam squares

Petaloo flowers

I Am Roses flowers

AccuCut “Door” Album die set

AccuCut Bag Sleeve (medium)

Spellbinders dies

Sizzix dies

MFT dies

… and more! (see my blog for full product list -- www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com)



We've got one more special treat for you G45ers today! Olga Struk of our Design Team is being featured on today's Papercrafters Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful 12 Days of Christmas project that she created for today's fun feature! Hop on over to the Papercrafters Library blog to see this amazing creation in its entirety! You're going to love it!




Are you in the holiday spirit yet, G45ers?! We sure enjoyed sharing today's amazing crafts with you! Please come back and see us tomorrow as we bring you more gorgeous ideas for fun crafts! We want to thank Susan and Arlene for their splendid creations today. We are so glad you all stopped by our blog to join in this fun holiday celebration! Have a wonderful day, G45ers!


Happy Holiday Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Beautiful projects! Love the door mini album!

Wow.....stunning creations. Love them all...how do I choose a favorite???
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Just makes you want to get stuck into your supplies and create. Just wish I didn't have to work. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Wonderful mini album!
And love the combination of fuzzycut and 3d embellishments on the layout!

All of the projects are so beautiful♥ I love The 12 Days of Christmas Houses! I love the Graphic 45 Paper♥

Gorgeous layouts and I simply LOVE the mini. Thanks for sharing.

Great projects. All the G45 collections are fabulous.

Love love love these!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

I am amazed at this book using all the Graphic 45 papers from 12 days of Christmas. It is so beautiful. I want to make it too. Where did you get the door accucut die at? Thank you for sharing and inspiring me to do more...

Amazing projects today! Thanks for sharing.

Such fun projects! It's hard to choose a favorite. The little matchbox houses are so stinkin' cute!

I love the layout and mini. The houses by Olga are awesome, and look like a lot of fun to make. Thanks for sharing.

This has to be one of the best albums I've ever seen. You have inspired me. I've never tried making an album, and I hope I'm not biting off too much, but it has to be finished by Thanksgiving. Well I don't have to put all the pages in that you did. But at least five pages. Love everything you did. Thank you again.

I love this album!!!

Amazing, I thought I had seen all the lovely creations today then I went over to the other site and saw the clever, artsy house collection. Nothing that lovely is for sale anywhere. Truly an heirloom collection.


The 12 Days of Christmas houses are wonderful - what a perfect holiday project and a family heirloom! This is so beautiful! Love everything about it! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Dian

Just beautiful, wonderful work of art. Id just love to have a craft day with these amazingly talented ladies. I will supply the peanut M&M's and drinks.

this is just gorgeous! what a beautiful keepsake...lovely job Arlene and thank you so much for the video tutorial

magnifique! j'adore!

Amazing!! This is such a beautiful album! I love it!

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