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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



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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Oh wow! Love all these wonderful projects!!

Awesome!!! Love the beautiful projects.

Wow such stunning creations with this gorgeous papers! Thank's for the tutorials!
I love to win this papers because we don't have many sellers here in the Netherlands near my litttle town.
Have a nice crafting day!
Hugs Maia

great ideas for christmas decoration!
the bowtemplatesheet is so useful, thank you!
..what an amazing prizepack!

WOW_---Love those ballerina slippers--must try to make them for my DD's room--and those bows are amazing!!! G45 is really awesome!!

These project ideas are amazing! I wish I had half their creativity to do what they do with paper. Thanks so much for the chance to win one of your generous prizes!

How pretty these little slippers and tags...what a beautiful way to display the magical spirit of Christmas...love em...tfs

Gorgeous stuff, I'd love to win!

Beautiful projects today love looking at all of the creativity. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

What sweet slippers! The tags are gorgeous!

Absolutely Gorgeous! I can't wait to try these out soon and they will be displayed in our office this Christmas Season.

Two great tutorials thanks, and thanks for the chance to win the giveaway too.

Thanks! those shoes really look like made for a ballerina. So nice they look real. they dance alone! WOW!

Those ballet shoes make my heart go pitty pat! Perfect gift for my granddaughter. Thanks so much for the template. The tags are also lovely!

these Christmas papers are the BEST EVER!

Amazing projects! Thanks for sharing the creativity and an opportunity to win an amazing prize

WOW - these projects are absolutely stunning. G45, you give us stunning products!

Gorgeous Graphic 45 projects! Thanks or sharing and for the Fabulous giveaway!!

Love your fantastic tutorials and your gorgeous paper collections!!!!

Those slippers are just wonderful. What a special holiday touch! And the tags... they are so very, very pretty. Whatever gift is given with one of these tags would pale in comparison to these tags!

So beautiful! I love the layering on the tags. G45 makes it easy to create something beautiful. The imagery on the papers gives us the best with which to create.

Beautiful projects!!

Great projects.
So want to win the beautiful Typography!

wow, so very pretty - all of them! <3 G45 and especially this line. thanks for the chance

Would love to win this prize package or any prize from Graphic 45 because lets face it you can never have enough of it! Love todays projects .. thank you for the inspiration!

I love the soft colors of this collection.

such beautiful and creative projects! Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!

What a beautiful bundle of goodies! Graphic 45 really knows how to stir the imagination!

SOOOOO much talent in your Design Team! Love all their work!

On the first day of Christmas, Graphic 45 gave to me, a gift pack of Typ-ograph-y. :)

Such great christmas projects. Graphic 45 always has such wonderful papers.

The shoes are divine as are all the other projects!

Those tags are beautiful!

I'm so inspired by all the yummy Christmas items you've been posting!!! Today, I'm beginning some of my Christmas ideas and putting them to work. Thanks so much for sharing all your pretties!!!

Love the designs. Your Design Team is so talented. I look forward to each post to see what new ideas they all come up with.

Thank you so much for the chance to win your Give Away.

Take care,

So many awesome things u can make with this paper.

These super creative projects are simply AMAZING! I think Graphic 45 products are some of the most beautiful on the market. Thank you for the chance to win this terrific and very generous giveaway!

Love the projects and videos. Such a fantastic way to showcase G45 papers.

It's really inspiring to see these projects at this time of the year as we head into the holiday season.

Cheers and thanks

I looooooooove the shoes!!!

Your giveaways are some of the best I've seen!!!!! Fantastic site!

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