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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:

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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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So Beautiful!!! I love them all.....would be a great surprise to win the prize package....

Beautiful projects. You have the best designers in the whole world!

Beautiful projects today, can't wait to give them a try. Thanks for the chance to win another fantastic prize.

Amazing projects. the ballerina shoes are great for my two granddaughters. Thanks for the chance to win.

So beautiful.

The projects are amazing!! Those paper slippers are to die for! Thanks for an opportunity to win.

I imagine my two granddaughters would love a pair of G45 "shoes" for Christmas to hang on their door!

Love the projects and LOVE Graphic 45!

The slippers are a modern take on hanging ice skates that are seen everywhere. I am a huge fan of tags and these are beautiful.

What wonderful paper and projects to get you in the mood for Christmas and Christmas crafting. Love this time of year.

The tags are gorgeous & the ballet slippers are to die for adorable! So excited for a chance to win....Thank you!

Two FABULOUS projects with great tutorials for each. Thanks so much for sharing the ideas and the templates ladies. Thanks G45 for the chance to win a terrific prize pack too!

Love this set of Products, your whole range of goodies is amazing, would love the chance to win this wonderful package.

I want that fantastic prize package! Love love love it!

Loving these projects-thanks for all the great tutorials you share.

Love the ballerina slippers. I made a pair yesterday and love them I did have a bit of trouble with the glue gun so decided to use tape instead which worked out better and gave it a cleaner look on the back for me. Love all the idea's that you share with us. I have now made a couple of your projects and am looking forward to making more... Thank You All.

Love your ballerina slippers Made a pair yesterday.Thanks for all the great ideas that you share with us. This would be a great package to win.

Great crafts. Awesome prizes.

my goodness, those ballet slippers are stunning! love the little holiday tags, too. thank you for the inspiration!

Love those little ornaments.

So beautiful paper collection.. Thank you for great giveaway.

Thanks for the chance to win!

I loooove the typography collection it is adorable...Thanks for sharing

Gorgeous projects - and a gorgeous giveaway, too.

Wow I'm just blown away!!! Your papers & embellishments are just so devine!!! I would love to win anything made by you!!! My fingers are crossed... xoxo <3

What a beautiful project, is so elegant!!!

Love the paper line. .thanks for the chance to win


Being laid up after surgery, these are perfect little projects to work on! I think I'll get started and maybe I'll be able to finish some by Christmasl Thanks Graphic 45!

So beautiful, thank you for sharing.


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