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November 18, 2013

Gifts, Decor & More With 12 Days of Christmas


Hello G45ers,

Get ready for some fun, merriment and ultimate craft inspiration for the holidays! Today we're getting into the holiday spirit with some dazzling ideas for handmade gifts and home decor! Is there anything better than spending a cozy afternoon creating festive crafts with your favorite Graphic 45 collections? The holiday season is such a great opportunity to let your creativity run wild! Our 12 Days of Christmas collection has everything you need to create perfect gifts, home decor and so much more! Today you'll see some amazing ballet slippers that Denise Hahn created with 12 Days of Christmas. Then Annette Green will show you how to create perfect bows and tags for your holiday decorating and gifts! Both of these amazing crafts come with fun video tutorials. We're going to have such a great time today! So grab some hot chocolate and settle in for some grand holiday cheer from Graphic 45!

First we wanted to announce this week's amazing new blog contest! We're giving you the chance to win this fabulous prize pack of Place in Time and Typography goodies! You could win a Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die Cut, Typography 8x8 paper pad, Sticker sheet, Chipboard Die-Cut, Tags & Pockets, Stamp Set and Ornate Metal Label Holder. That's a $63 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on Friday's blog. Stay tuned to see if you've won!

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And now it's time for some holiday inspiration! We begin with an enchanting work of art by Denise. Behold these elegant ballet slippers that she created with 12 Days of Christmas! These sweet slippers would look incredible as elegant holiday home decor. They would also be perfect as a handmade gift! These amazing creations exude classic vintage Christmas charm, with lots of pretty embellishments and exquisite details! Want to know how they were made? Follow along with Denise's fun video tutorial! She even provided a ballet slipper template that you can download! So fun! Enjoy!

Video Tutorial



Downloadable Ballet Slipper Template:

Download Ballerina

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Graphic 45 Twelve Ladies Dancing from 12 Days of Christmas

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die Cuts #1

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Flowers

Paper Flowers Maple Crafts

Rhinestone Chain and Flatback Rhinestones Bohemia Crystal

Xyron 2.5 Inch Create A Sticker

Fiskars Snowflake Punch

Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter in Crystal

Smooch Glitz Silver

Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan

Ribbons: May Arts

Hot Glue


Next we have another fun and festive idea for holiday crafts! Here are Annette's gorgeous tags and bows featuring 12 Days of Christmas. These are so much fun to make and they have so many uses! You can give them as gifts, use them as gift toppers, string them together to create a sweet banner and so much more! Follow along with Annette's wonderful video tutorial to create your own vintage-inspired tags and bows this holiday season! Here is what Annette had to say about these sweet creations.

"I’m the type of person who thinks a gift is even more special if it’s wrapped beautifully and adorned with a special tag or bow. It’s so easy to create beautiful tags with Graphic 45’s 12 Days of Christmas collection. With just a few supplies, you can make layered tags that will impress your holiday gift recipients. I’ve included a bonus video on easy-to-make bows as well." -Annette

Video Tutorial:



Downloadable Tag and Bow Template

Download Holiday Bow Templates

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Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Chipboard 1

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas double-sided cardstock Flowers

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Ribbons, brads, and buttons


We hope today's blog helped get you in the holiday spirit! We had so much fun getting to share these enchanting ideas with you! Huge thanks to Denise and Annette for their amazing creations! We have more fun and inspiration planned for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us. Thank you so much for joining us today! We wish you all a warm and wonderful day!


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Two wonderful projects and two great tutorial videos! I am going to make both! Thank you! I love Graphic 45 collections and your designers are so talented! Wishing you a happy day today!


Barbara Diane

Love both of these projects. Can't pick a favorite but going to try my hand at making them. Thanks for the chance to win this super duper prize package.

Wow...both of these projects are so amazing.....this paper is very beautiful.

So cute, need to get busy with my projects!

What fun projects for the Christmas season. Thanks for sharing.

Great ideas today-will have to try them out. Love the layers on the tags(nice and thick).

WOW such great and creative ideas! Love those pretty tags and oh my, those shoes, they are just fabulous!!

fabulous ideas! and would love the prize pack.

Love the tags. You have inspired me to make full sided cards using the flowers. Thank you.


Beautiful projects.

Gorgeous projects ~ and a wonderful give-away ~

Incredible! Both projects are great, but those shoes rock the boat.Wouldn't they be great on a tree.

Awesome! I hope I win, I hope I win. Love G45


Beautiful collection , I have some of the papers already, would love to win this!

Love the beautiful projects and all the colors !

Love the projects! The tags are wonderful.

Beautiful. Lobe G45. My favorite!

I love the style of these!! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway~

Love both projects! Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful kit!

Amazing work by Annette and Denise....lovely work! G45 what a great price pack this week thank you so much for the chance xxx Amy ;-)

love the ballerina slippers :)! so pretty! thanks for sharing! thanks for the chance too! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

Love the beautiful projects and the colors !!!!

the slippers are adorable and I love all of the layered ornaments!

Such beautiful projects for the season.

absolutely gorgeous

Love the projects! Thanks for the chance to own all of the yumminess!

You always have such awesome giveaways!

i <3 this!!

It's so beautiful! Love the beautiful 12 of Days Christmas Ballet- Slippers and the tags!
Thanks for the chance!

thanks for the chance to win this awesome collection

Another great giveaway.

Beautiful collection and great projects!

Veert Nice

Love the ballerina shoes idea! Thanks for both of the template downloads! I am going to be using them soon!

Absolutely beautiful. Great giveaway.

Oh my goodness ~ such beautiful creations with such beautiful papers!! I love love the shoes ~ thanks for the chance to win some of this yumminess!!

OMG those are jaw dropping Gorgeous Projects.. I LOVE Graphic 45 products... Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.. What a nice prize package...

Wow! Awesome elements in the prize package. Great giveaway.

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