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December 10, 2013

The Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials: Day 10


Hello G45ers,

'Tis the season for holiday gift tutorials! Welcome to another great day of holiday fun with the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials! We are so excited to share more splendidly festive crafts that are sure to inspire you to create a handmade treasure with Graphic 45! We're giving you lots of fun and easy ideas for great handmade gifts and cards during this remarkable blog event! Today we'll share another magnificent 12 Days of Christmas card by Gloria Stengel. Then Maria Cole is going to show you a quick and fun way to create a stunning gift card holder tag with 12 Days of Christmas! Get ready to make your day merry and bright with lots of gorgeous inspiration for the holidays!

Don't forget about the fantastic contest we're having in honor of this amazing holiday blog event! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this fabulous grand prize that includes our 12 Days of Christmas collection as well as fabulous products from Core'dinations, Xyron, Petallo and Scor-Pal! This amazing prize is worth over $135 and its got everything you need to craft a perfect holiday season! Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on our blog on Friday, December 13th! Stay tuned to see if you've won!



We wanted to take moment to say a happy hello to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, then check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a gorgeous layout featuring our Typography collection that was recently uploaded to our Facebook page by Rebecca Morris. This LO is teaming with so much vivid color and lots of vibrant embellishments. Joy overflows from this lovely work of art. We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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And now it's time for some grand holiday cheer! Here is Gloria's gorgeous 12 Days of Christmas card that celebrates the 10th day of Christmas. It's easy to create beautiful handmade holiday cards with 12 Days of Christmas! You can mix and match any of the beautiful papers and add your favorite embellishments. Here Gloria includes some helpful tips on how she created this fantastically festive card! It's so pretty and so much fun to make!

Graphic 45 Gloria Stengel 12 Days of Christmas card tutorials gift holidays

There is something about leaping lords that makes me giggle! This lord and his lady are sure leaping up a storm! I fussy cut their feet (River Dance anyone?!) and used a circle template to trim out the top part of the image.


Here is another lady who loves her sparkle! I added glitter to her dress and tiara. I also added a plush velvet flower.


I loved pairing the soft blues and pinks with traditional red and green. So pretty and festive.


I decorated the inside of the card a sticker and strips of paper.


Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas papers:

Joyeux Noel

Ladies Dancing

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Swans a Swimming

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Stickers

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan, Treasures Textured Pitch Black; Bazzill Basics Lakeshore

Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Flower: Petaloo

Die cut template: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small

Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles Star Dust

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Beacon Fabri-trac; Aleene's Tacky Glue

Here is another bright and cheerful idea for a handmade holiday gift! This is Maria's fun and festive gift card holder made with Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples and 12 Days of Christmas! Gift cards are wonderful, but they're even better when they come with a pretty handmade holder that also doubles as a card or Christmas tree ornament! There are so many possibilities! With just a few simple steps you can create a dazzling gift card holder for someone you love this holiday season! You'll have so much fun! Follow along with Maria's fabulous tutorial and enjoy getting into the holiday spirit with Graphic 45! Take it away, Maria!

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12 Days of Christmas Ladies Dancing

12 Days of Christmas My True Love

12 Days of Christmas Joyeaux Noel

Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album

May Arts ribbon – 6” green ribbon

Platinum Stickles

Christmas spray




Step 1. Cut out the following images from your Ladies Dancing paper.



Step 2. Flip your Ladies Dancing paper over to reveal the blue side; trace 1 tag shape and cut out. Adhere this piece to the front side of one of your tags, blue side up. Use a nail file to sand edges for a faux snowy look.



Step 3. Cut a 3” x 3” square from your My True Love paper; flip paper over and cut out one of the 12 days of Christmas lists.


Step 4. Take your Joyeaux Noel paper and cut off the Ten Lords A Leaping border. Cut off a 3” long piece of this border. Take remaining Joyeaux Noel paper, flip over to reveal red side, and trace another tag shape. Cut out and adhere to the back of your tag.


Step 5. Adhere 12 Days of Christmas list. Adhere Ten Lords A Leaping border. Adhere only the left, bottom, and right sides of the My True Love piece to create a pocket. Adhere “JOY” and attach fussy cut flowers with foam dots.


Step 6. Adhere flower bunch, bird, and square with foam dots. Adhere some spray behind flower bunch. Take ribbon and adhere ends behind tag. Apply Stickles around the edge of your tag.


We hope you all got a big dose of holiday cheer on today's Graphic 45 blog. We had so much fun getting to share today's dazzling crafts with you! Big thanks to Gloria and Maria for their incredible work. We've got more happy holiday tutorials in store for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us! May the joy of the season inspire your day! We hope to see you again tomorrow for more festive fun!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I hope Friday the 13th is my lucky day; this prize collection is awesome!

Beautiful card and I LOVE the tag!

Love both projects today. I think the 12 days of Christmas cards are great and can't wait to see the rest.

I love, love, love the tag!!! You can send it to me anytime!!!

Gloria never ceases to amaze me with her gorgeous creations! love the fussy cutting and the berry picks! SO pretty!
The gift card holder is lovely! Such a great way to give a gift card! TFS!

Now I'm torn between 8 Maids a milking and 10 Lords a leaping as my favorite. These ideas keep getting better each day!

"I Love G45" i am currently making Christmas bags out of 12 days collection and they are so pretty, you can't find bags like these in a store...lol and thanks for a chance to win a great prize pack..

The 12 days of Gift Tutorial Christmas is just Wonderful.

Wonderful projects today. The tag is simply stunning. Thank you for sharing. Cheers.

LOVE them all! Great inspiration and beautiful creations!!

Great contest! I hope I win. I've been so eager to get my first Graphic 45 papers and this is the best opportunity for me to craft since my xmas budget is so limited.

Beautiful projects. I love the tag.

Wow beautiful tag and card ladies!! TFS!


The ways in which your collections can be combined are amazingly beautiful! I love Graphic 45 and would be so excited to win! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

I am in awe of all the layering and how all the different collections go together so well!!! Beautiful projects!

Gorgeous creations! I love them all!

New products arrived at my door today. YOu have inspired me on how to use it all! Love this tutorial.

Love them! And love the typography layout!

Very beautiful tags. Great layering. I love the dimension they have.

Great card and tag! Wonderful inspiration.

Great card and tag.

Gorgeous papers as always! Your design team is first rate!

Such a gorgeous tag.

Beautiful projects as always! Thanks for the chance to win!

All your products are so pretty and fun. Love all the inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win an amazing prize too :)

Wow! Love the gift card tag. The 12 Days of Christmas papers makes a Merry Christmas for us all!

Lovely creations. Thanks for sharing them.

Esp love Maria's lovely GC holder!!! So festive and pretty.
<3 J

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WOW! Gorgeous project!

absolutely love the gift card holder...such a simple project with a beautiful finish!

More gorgeous stuff!!! Love it!!!

Thanks for the inspiration! And the chance to win!

Another delightful card and tutorial. I'm getting so many fabulous ideas. Thank you so much.
Hugs Suzi x

Nice card.
Anything made in "tag" style catches my eye. They are a project that can be done in a reasonable amount of time.

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

This is like inspiration overload! I'm loving it! Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's...the 10th day of Christmas.

I can almost hear the music that they are dancing too. Such fun. Great fussy cutting work.

Beautiful card & holder, great tutorial too. Thank you g45 for helping me to get through my days! :)

Love the card, also the gift card holder is so elegant and simple to complete esp if you leave out the fussy cutting

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