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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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The papers in the card are just beautiful. I love the doves.

Love this collection!! Such great projects shown so far....can hardly wait for the other 10 days!!

I look at my papers and they are just too pretty to cut up. These projects are beautiful. Thank you.

love her work

I finished two sets of the 12Days baskets yesterday (only sets of 12). Today I'm making altered boxes to send them in. Love these ideas!

Those are wonderdul. I enjoyed watching Anne's tutorial.

The gift bags are "Fantabulous" ,,lol is that a word? Would love to win, can't find that Scor Tape anywhere. thanks for the chance to win.

I adore this Christmas collection and the projects have been so inspirational. TFS!

That card is gorgeous and OH MY GOODNESS, what a fantastic prize package!!!

Next Saturday the 7th is our day for Christmas decoration' crafting in the familiy. Thanks for these wonderful ideas. I will love to win that lot of beautiful things!

These Christmas papers are truly gorgeous!

i need to make some of these bags, thanks for sharing

gorgeous projects; such creative and talented designers, and wonderful products for them to work with! Have a great day! :)

Lovely lovely projects! Working on two pairs of those slippers from Denise Hahn and loving it. Thanks G45!


wow, what an awesome tutorial. I love how she went at a speed that you could watch and work along with her. beautiful bag and awesome giveaway.

I am loving the cards. Thank you for everything, your papers, your staff, the designers, and your contests.

Love this collection, great work G45

This is just the greatest Christmas collection. Love the colors in the papers and the 12 days. Great ideas and projects.

gorgeous paper - would love to win this package

Just beautiful and elegant projects today! This paper collection is just stunning!

Your blog posts always inspire me ... fabulous creativity!!

Gorgeous Projects..I'm feeling very very MERRY!!

just love this collection and the projects done by the DT are THE BEST.


Gorgeous, again! Everyday I have a new favorite. Can't wait until tomorrow's creation.

Such wonderful projects and beautiful paper. Graphics 45 rocks!!!

So very beautiful, I am so getting inspired with these gorgeous creation. Many thanks. Hugs Suzi x

Such a beautiful collection! Love working with these gorgeous papers & all the extras.....Would love to have the opportunity to add this contest prize to my collection already in use.

Incredible prize package...thanks so much for the opportunity to have it come & play at my house! Phenomenal Christmas collection!!! Twelve Days is so stunning!!! I've been having a blast creating with it & all your tutorials are beyond inspiration...I have to make that & that & that!!! <3 <3 <3

Stunning work and beautiful collection!!! Thanks for the chance to win :-)


Beautiful card. This is a wonderful paper collection.

What wonderful projects and what a WONDERFUL give away! Keeping my fingers crossed!

I love the use of this line ....beautiful creations. ..thanks for inspiration.

I love the way Gloria isolated the turtle doves from the paper to create a focal for the card. So clever...and the gift bags are gorgeous! Another inspiring day on the blog!

As always great inspiration! Thanks for a change to win.

Wowwwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous!!

Wonderful Christmassy gift ideas. The paper line has a vintage feel and is gorgeous! Love it. Blessings to all.

I love this paper line, I made one of your little houses and loved it!! Card and bags look super cute too Tfs. Hope to win this pack.....would be super!!!

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Thank you for hosting this! I just love the hand made bags.

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