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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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Great paper and projects

Oh my gosh... the ballet shoes are precious. Granddaughters just danced in "The Nutcracker" Guess what papers their shoes will be out of....lol.. THANK you for the inspiration.

I would love t win all of these goodies.

Absolutely wonderful as always. Thank you.

I love anything that is G45 and these projects are just beautiful. Such a nice gift to win also.

So many talented people, I love them all.

Those shoes ... oh my goodness ... those SHOES!!! Amazing!


What beautiful projects. They look so timeless...the colors are perfect! Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies :)

Gorgeous projects!!

Super Sweet !! Thanks for the chance to win..

I love Graphic 45 - brilliant designs, absolutely beautiful

I love all the inspiration I get from this site. Oh the pretty things I would make with this prize pack, it is so beautiful. Thank you for the chance but mostly for all the ideas!

Incredible! That's taking creative inspiration to a whole other level!! Thanks so much for sharing!

I love the Christmas tags. Would look beautiful on a gift, or be a wonderful gift set! Fantastic

I love them so much !!
May i to be a winner ? lol ..

thanks for the chance to win

What a great projects, love them both and the paper - oh my.....

The tags are beautiful!
I would love to make those :)

I just love the slippers, I'm going to try and make them myself and if successful, make them for my family too.

I love the slippers.

Those slippers are such a cool idea, very creative!

My sister made some ballet slippers like this. COOL

Fun kit! Cute projects.

I love these tags....beautiful.....beautiful....beautiful

I love anything and everything about graphic 45. I always look forward to seeing new products and projects!!

AWESOME gift package!

All of these are nothing short of STUNNING!!!! Absolutely amazing work and FAB-U-LOUS creativity!!!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

What a beautiful collection. I would be so happy to win it and get crating using the awesome tutorials that you have provided. Thanks for another awesome giveaway.

Good Luck Everyone

These gift tags are beautiful! Inspiring me to try something new this year with mine!

The shoe is amazing. Love the other projects as well.

Love the giveaway and especially ppreciate the tutorials!

Gorgeous project and oh so fabulous prize package.

These are absolutely stunning...I would be thrilled to win!

Simply gorgeous! I love everything G45! Thanks for a chance to win!

wonderful projects. LOVE the shoes!!!

Amazing giveaway. Yes please.

Awesome! The shoes are adorable, and the Christmas decorations are a must-make. Thanks for the inspiration.

Thank you for two awesome projects and tuts. As always, I love your collection of products.

Those little slippers are adorable! Would love to win the prize pack, thanks for the opportunity!

What beautiful designs with this delightful collection! Very inspirational!

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