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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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Great projects! I really love the idea of a gift card tag/ornament!

Stunning projects and great tutorial, Graphic 45'ers are so inspirational, Thank You for sharing xx

Both the card and the gift tag holder are awesome and sooo beaautiful as usual. I love these papers, they just makes almost any project look fabulous, soooo gorgeous projects all of them. Stunning work from both girls today too.

Great dancers on that traditional card. I love it.

Love this paper line - so many wonderful ideas!

Love the papers and ideas
Have subscribed to news letter wonderful

The more I see of this collection , the more I love it! The series of cards is just fabulous thank you Gloria and Maria's gift card holder is gorgeous - that layering of the fussy cut pieces is perfect, love it! :o)

Love the 'Lords-A-Leapin"!

Your 'family' of amazing crafters have created '12 days' of wonderful tutorials.... AND you're an giving us an amazing prize pack too?? G45 you are THE BEST!!

These are amazing creations!
Thanks for the opportunity to win a fantastic prize!

Lovely projects as always. Let the fussy cutting begin! lol Thanks for sharing. Jess

LOVE that tag!!!!! Beautiful projects!

I like it!!! Thak you!!! ^_^

My sister was born on Friday the 13th. Always thought it was a lucky day. Hopefully it is. Love the paper and colors and the detail on the projects. TFS

How beautiful. Keep these projects coming! I can't wait to try them!

Another great project. These 12 days will keep us busy for 12 months.

Each of these projects would be gifts in and of themselves ... fabulous creativity!!!

I love all the wonderful ideas especially the tags. Thank you for sharing these great ideas.

Love, love, love the card and the tag is so sweet! I love the tutorial so I can try it myself. Thanks so much for sharing.

I love the fussy cutting. I'm going to have to do more of that.

Love your card and tag are so soft and dainty looking. These colors really ROCK together. I love those pins! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Lots of inspiring projects! Thanks for sharing!

Oh My! Each day gets better and better with all these gorgeous projects. This collection is one of your best ever!

Wonderful projects...love the leaping Lords card....saw deer this morning that were leaping just like that...LOL!

Oh my! Such a gorgeous tag!!!

Just simply loved it. Great ideas as usual!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Graphic 45 is my favorite paper! I would love to win the package!

love it!

Love the 12 Days of Christmas! Such beautiful art!

I have just finished making some lovely Christmas cards with my 12 Days stash. I am so proud of how they turned out.
Thanks, designers.

Wonderful projects! I love the color blue in this paper.

You never disappoint. Thanks so much for great inspiration and great products.

Wow, each day gets better and better!

Oh my! Two of my G45 favorites today! Love both of these gorgeous projects.

Beautiful! Love them all, thx for the tutorial. Will definitely try it!

Hello!! I am so happy for participating in this prize amazing opportunity!!!! I hope win this!!!! Thanks!!!

Love the card and the tag. Sanding the edges is a great idea.

Loving the 12 days of christmas projects! Wonderful layout with so much texture!

Love these tags. Great idea for me to scraplift and use on my kids gifts.

Love all of these! Thanks for the tutorial.

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