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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!

Graphic 45 contest prize win Typography Place in Time

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



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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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Oh my..i love the ballet slippers!!! I would so lovve to win this awesome package. Its such a wonderful line and oh the goodies i could make!!

I would love to win. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful products. Beautiful projects.

Beautiful tags! I could make some like this if I won this fabulous give-a-way...just sayin'

The ballerina slippers are amazing! Definitely have to give them a try. I can just imagine them hanging from my buffet drawer knobs.

love, love, love your papers - would love to win these!

Thank you for sharing these two amazing projects. Thank you to both Denise and Annette for making the videos.

Simply Magical!

Love the slippers .. It must be my turn to WIN one of these times.

Wow! All of those tags and slippers are gorgeous! You are so creative! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win a great prize package! :)

The Christmas papers and projects are amazing!!

Beautiful projects! I love the ballerina slippers! Thanks for the chance to win another fabulous prize package! Graphic 45 is amazing!!

What exciting ideas!! It's just gorgeous how this beautiful paper give life to those sweet ornaments, thank you so much for sharing!!

Love today's brilliant Christmas decor ideas - thanks for the inspiration!

Love these ideas! I just ordered most of the Twelve Days collection as your products are next to impossible to find in my area. Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Love the projects

Beautiful slippers. I just love the tags and the bows.

What a great prize package! Would be great to win!

Love the G45 lines - all are gorgeous creations. Happy Thanksgiving

Just love those tags. The most beautiful I think I have ever seen. And what a great prize. Thanks for the chance!

Wow!! Gorgeous projects AND a great prize package!! G45 you simply are THE BEST !!!

My eye is always drawn to Graphic 45 products...I love the colors and images.

Love ittttt!!!!

This package of goodies is beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful tutorials. I especially love the shoes!
Leslie Scudiere

So so sweet slippers.

Love, Love those tags and bows! Thanks so much for the great tutorial! Some day I hope to see my name chosen as a winner of one of these fabulous prizes!

In love with both and definitely going to try them! Thx for putting out the templates:)

Beautiful projects love the shoes

both projects are very nice and certainly put me into the holiday spirit!

WOW!! Those paper slippers are just magical and I love the holiday decor video! Everything by Graphic 45 is so gorgeous!!

mahalo for the op to win G45 awesomeness!

Great holiday ideas!

Great ideas & opportunity! :))

I have just started my Christmas crafting today so it was so fun to look at this post and get inspired :) those ballet slippers are gorgeous x

Always love your DT projects so much! Really creative and imaginative! I would just be thrilled to win some Graphic 45!

Love love love the paper slippers. They're so pretty.
Love the layered tags too.

Wow, Wow and Wow!! I am always amazed with what the g45 team turns out. I can never wait to see the next projects. But I really like the little slippers.This giveaway is beyond fantastic!! Thanks for offering us a chance to get our crafty little hands on it!!

Magnificent creations, I must try them, they are all stunning. Fabulous giveaway, I would love to win these collections, my fingers (and everything else) are crossed !!!! xx

Wow, those slippers are just amazing. And Annette's tags are outstanding! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.
Alison x

I've been waiting for a chance to just buy this paper pad...can't find it anywhere online or in stores...Oh, did I mention I'm in Bangladesh!!! that's probably why...Susan Lynn

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