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December 02, 2013

The Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials: Day 2


Hello G45ers,

Hooray for handmade holidays! Welcome to our 2nd day of gorgeous holiday craft tutorials here on the Graphic 45 blog! Today we're going to share more breathtaking holiday inspiration that's sure to get your creative gears turning! You'll see another marvelous 12 Days of Christmas card by Gloria Stengel. Then Anne Rostad will share some magnificent ideas for handmade gift bags! Anne has included a fun and fabulous tutorial to show you how to create these wonderful gift bags! We're going to have so much fun today. It's time to create the perfect holiday season with Graphic 45 and 12 Days of Christmas!

Just a reminder about the fantastic contest we're having in honor of this 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 create a dazzling handmade holiday! 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!

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And now it's time to create! Here is Gloria's gorgeous 12 Days of Christmas card featuring the adorable Turtle Doves paper.  This card is a holiday dream come true!

On the Second Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me... Two Turtle Doves


"My favorite sheet of paper in the 12 Days of Christmas collection is Christmas Rose. It is such a pretty blend of colors and invokes vintage Christmas cards and postcards.



I wanted the doves to stand out a bit, so I covered them with glitter glue. They are quite sparkly. I used one of the chipboard elements to create a tag sentiment. I created "fluffy" bows with silk ribbon and glued them to the top of the tag. The finishing touch is a "silver bell."




I used foam adhesive to add extra dimension to the layers.



I decorated the inside of the card with a postage image sticker and a strip from the Joyeux Noel paper." -Gloria

Supplies needed:
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas papers:
The Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Rose, Joyeux Noel
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Stickers
Cardstock: Core'dinations ColorCore Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Pearl Blush;
WorldWin Papers ColorMates Smooth Deep Spring Green
Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan, Rose Coral
Die template: Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large, Ribbon Banners
Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles Star Dust

Here is Anne's beautiful handmade gift bags and tutorial. Handmade gift bags are the perfect way to personalize any gift. With our 12 Days of Christmas collection, you'll always have a wealth of gorgeous colors and designs to inspire you! You can fill these lovely bags with small gifts, candies and other festive holiday treats! Add some elegance to your holiday with Anne's fun and festive tutorial! Take it away, Anne!

Here is a tutorial for making and decorating a paper bag using The Twelve Days of Christmas paper collection. Making your own gift bags is a great way of using up left over papers. These are his and hers gift bags.




Anne's YouTube video tutorial




The  first paper bag is made for a man and here is a picture of the back side.




Seen from the side.




Used a chipboard cut out from the collection in the center and some fussy cut left overs for decoration.

If you don`t like to fussy cut there are many fun stickers in the collection to use. Bow on the top for closure.



Also made another more girly gift bag. I think the paper is decorative enough so no need for more decorating. It's easy and fast.



Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas collection, 12 x 12 pattern paper, chipboard cut out, score pal, score tape / glue, ribbon, Cludine Hellmuth multi matte, zig pen

We had so much fun getting to share today's gorgeous crafts with you. There's more splendid holiday fun and tutorials in store for you tomorrow on the Graphic 45 blog. We hope you'll join us! Big thanks to Gloria and Anne for their beautiful work today. We also want to thank you G45ers for visiting us. It is always such a joy for us to share the holiday inspiration with you! We wish you all a marvelous day!

Happy Holiday Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Gorgeous card and project!!! I love it :-)

as always great looking projects, of course the paper helps!

beautiful card, and great inspiration! love it all....

I think this is my favorite of the cards shown this season, thus far. Just lovely - and that's my favorite page of the collection, too!

And I love the bag tutorial - there are going to be lots of "Twelve Days of Christmas" bags at my house this year! Thanks for posting!

Oooh great idea! And the card is gorgeous! I wish I could go on an intensive course with your designers!

Graphic 45 - WOW - This is the greatest Christmas Collection ever.
You can do so much and your team has the best ideas. Thanks so much for sharing the ideas and this great opportunity to win such awesome gifts.

I just love these papers and projects :)

The bags are gorgeous!

Beautiful!! Stunning!! Love it!!

Y'all continue to amaze and inspire. G45 papers are my absolute favorites. The dove card is exquisite!!

You make my holidays so beautiful with all of those gorgeous creations!

The collection is just gorgeous. Love the gift bags.


What a tremendous prize! Thank you, G45, for the opportunity to win this! Today's card is beautiful, and I love Anne's bags as well as the advent baskets from yesterday!

Lovely card and gift bags. Thanks for sharing them.

The bags are gorgeous!

gorgeous projects and what a wonderful giveaway!

Would love to win :)

I really like the plaid. Who would have thought roses and plaids.

I love this card!! I would love to win this prize pack also!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Beautiful g45 is all I want for Christmas!

More great ideas for Christmas! Thanks again!

I think this is my favorite paper in this line - the roses are so pretty! Thank you.

Absolutely stunning!

Love the twelve days collection...very versatile.

Fun stuff! Love it!

Beautiful bag. I love this collection.

interesting projects. can't wait to try them.

What a fab selection of Christmas goodies today! Really festive! Thanks for the chance to win the lovely prize this week!

Love all the projects!! Thanks for a chance to win.


Love the combination of ribbons on the card, the projects are awesome.

Wow, those gift bags a beautiful!!!! Im loving the Victorian rose one especially!!! Wonderful creations as always!

The more projects I see made with this paper the more I love it. Thanks for sharing.

With so many beautiful and exciting elements holiday time can be transformed into a magical experience! Thank you for broadening crafting skills to help make this possible!

This is so cute! Love seeing what is coming every day.

Such imagination and artistic talent. So gorgeous.

I just love those paper bags. They are gorgeous. !

Oh my, what wonderful things I could make! Thanks fir the inspiration!!

I wanted to make a bag this morning but the video was unavailable, maybe from the storm we are having here. I will try again after I make the card

Beautiful projects! That paper just makes it out of this world! What an opportunity to win! Thank you for hosting this!

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