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November 25, 2013

Craft a DIY Vintage Christmas!


Hello G45ers,

Get ready to deck the halls with exquisite Graphic 45 vintage style! The magic of the holidays comes to life on today's blog as we explore some amazing ways to create timeless home decor and gift ideas this season! Our 12 Days of Christmas collection is just perfect for bringing an authentic vintage look to your holiday crafts! Today you will see a festive holiday layout by Romy Veul that highlights 12 Days of Christmas. Then Olga Struk will share her incredible 12 Days of Christmas houses in an altered 12x12 Matchbook Box! Both of today's ideas are so much fun to create! Let the beauty of 12 Days of Christmas inspire you to have a DIY vintage Christmas this year!

Speaking of vintage, this week's blog prize is a beautiful mix of new and old Graphic 45 Christmas collections! We're giving away this ultra-exclusive prize this week that includes a 12 Days of Christmas 12x12 paper pad, cardstock Flowers, 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, Cling Stamp Set, Nutcracker Sweet 8x8 paper pad, Christmas Emporium Chipboard Die-Cut, Place in Time Stickers and Alphabet Stickers, Antique Metal Door Pulls and Large Tag Album Staples! That's a $75 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win this gorgeous prize! A random winner will be announced on Friday's blog! Stay tuned to see if you've won!

Graphic 45 prize contest win 12 Days of Christmas Place in Time Nutcracker Sweet Christmas Emporium

Layouts are a perfect way to add vintage charm and beauty to your holiday memories. Take a look at Romy's precious LO featuring 12 Days of Christmas! She added some lovely borders, some pretty Chipboard Die-Cut pieces and a few fussy cut elements to bring this layout to life! The gorgeous winter photo only adds to the festive spirit of this darling LO. For some extra vintage pizazz you can put your 12x12 layouts into an altered Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box to give extra dimension to your holiday home decor! Romy's layout definitely puts us in the holiday spirit. Just imagine the beautiful layouts you'd like to make with 12 Days of Christmas this holiday season! Here is what Romy had to say about this sweet work of art!

"What I love about the “Twelve Days of Christmas” collection is the fact that it is really versatile. Of course the papers are perfect for Christmas lay-outs, but you can also use them for a more general winter theme, like I did on this lay-out. On this lay-out I focused on the red papers from this collection. I think they are all so beautiful, especially the paper with the lovely gingham pattern on it." -Romy

12 Days of Christmas layout Romy Veul Graphic 45

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Patterned papers: Joyful Noel, My True Love, Golden Rings, Drummers Drumming, Holly and Ivy

12 Days of Christmas 8x8 Pads

12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-Cuts 1

12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-Cuts 2

12 Days of Christmas Stickers

And now we're taking our vintage Christmas celebration to a whole new level with Olga's amazing Christmas houses! These darling creations were made using 12 Days of Christmas and they are neatly stored in an altered 12x12 Matchbook Box! This is the perfect idea for adding glorious vintage charm to your holiday home decor, especially Christmas tree decorating! You can also give these delightful houses as festive gifts for the holidays! Olga even included a fun video tour of these amazing Christmas houses. Also check out her template that include exact measurements for creating your own fabulous vintage Christmas houses this holiday season! Take it away, Olga!

"Twelve houses in a box for Christmas tree decorations. I measured the 12x12 Matchbook Box and divided it into 12 parts. Then I created a house template. You can see that 12x12 Matchbook Box may accommodate 12 small Christmas houses. Each Christmas house contains some faux spruce branches, snowflakes made using mold and faux fruits (pears, apples, berries). I enjoyed working with 12 Days of Christmas paper. It has so many beautiful elements for fussy-cutting. You should try it! I am excitedly waiting for Christmas to hang my houses on my Christmas tree." -Olga

Video Tour:




  Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas house decor gift Olga Struk




Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas house decor gift Olga Struk





Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas house decor gift Olga Struk



Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas house decor gift Olga Struk


Template For 12 Days of Christmas Houses:




We hope you all enjoyed today's very special vintage Christmas blog. We hope you got inspired to create your own DIY vintage Christmas this holiday season! We have so many more festive holiday crafts to share with you this holiday season! We hope you'll continue to join us for more fun and inspiration. Big thanks to Romy and Olga for their gorgeous creations today! We also want to thank all of you G45ers for stopping by our blog. We had so much fun sharing these enchanting crafts with you! Enjoy your day! We hope to see you again tomorrow for more joyful crafts and fun!

Happy Holiday Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Thank you fore all the inspiration :)

I love everything Graphic 45. I just bought some of the new Couture collection to make a Christmas gift with!! Thanks for the chance to win some of your awesome product!!

Love Graphic 46 paper and all the beautiful projects that can be made with this paper !

The layout . . . gorgeous; the 12 Days Houses . . . brilliant!

I love all of your papers. The birdhouses are also very cute.

Wow! Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing prize!

Love the houses, they are so adorable

the 12 days of Christmas house ornaments are so adorable! I will never stop being completely amazed by the creative genius of the G45 design team members. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration and tutorial

OMG those houses are adorable and Romy's LO is so gorgeous!!

I love the 12 Days of Christmas line, it is so very beautiful! Thank you for all your great designs. Merry Christmas G45. :)

The little houses are so adorable - the layout is beautiful . I love Graphic 45 papers and would very much like to win this weeks awesome prize. Thank you Graphic 45 for all your inspiration .

Wow wow wow!! These are all gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the houses! Pinning those!!!!

Amazing! These creations are over the top! Love the little houses! Just amazing....

Love all your papers!! And this layout is gorgeous!!

This was great, love the houses and they are all housed in their own box..wow.
The layout was beautiful as well. Nothing less can be expected using Graphic 45.
Thanks for sharing your inspirations.

Okay...there is no ceiling on creativity at g45! Todays jewel is absolutely awesome!!

Those houses are out of this world cute! I love the layout also. These Christmas papers are great!

This is beautiful. Wish I had the time to make it.

Fantastic! Oh my goodness, those houses are so stinkin cute! Nice work.

Thank You! Thank You for the Project Sheets. I now can make beautiful cards and projects that I can share with family and friends.

Love the 12 houses of Christmas. What a great idea.

beautiful projects; those little Christmas houses are adorable, and Romy's layout is fabulous as always!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win!

"Love the 12 Days collection" and the projects shared are spectacular!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize pack.

What a cute idea! May have to do this one!


The houses are wonderful but I could not access the template as it does not connect to the site. Hopefully I can later. Wishing you a happy Monday!


Barbara Diane

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely...I am going to make some too!!

great projects - fantastic giveaway - thanks

Every morning I check my email for the latest Graphic 45 message, tutorial, blog. Every morning it hits me like a shot of coffee - the inspiration, the beauty, the excitement that I see and feel...Yes, every single day!

Beautiful LO Romy (as always) but Holy Wowzas on the 12 houses!!! They are beautiful!! TFS

Oh Em Gee! What a spectacular creation the 12 Days of Christmas house ornaments and storage box is! I think I heard the angels singing when they saw this craft!
The layout is also quite stunning but the ornaments are out of this world incredible!
This prize pack would make me think I was in Heaven if I was to win it! Thanks for the chance!

Wonderful project! How fun these would be on the tree or a long garland!!! Is the template for the house anywhere? I'd love to try this! Thank you!

FABulous! Those christmas houses are too cute for words! and love how they fit so nicely in the box. Thanks for sharing the wonderful house template.

I so want to make the little houses! really excited by the Christmas projects coming out now.

These are so precious. Just a perfect collection to be treasured for years.

Amazing little houses - such a great project to decorate your home! Love Romy's layout too!

This is truly one of the most exquisite things I've ever seen done with paper. Incredible, just incredible.

Very cute, love it all as usual

Cool stuff

I am going to make these little houses! I adore the craft ideas I get from this blog!

Love all your paper. Great projects, my favorite was the layout. Really liked the mix of patterns & the red papers.

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