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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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your 12 days of Christmas paper is beautiful!! I love it. thanks for the inspiring projects

Thanks for the tutorial, I never have enough!

I am always so excited to check out your blog each day because your DT is AMAZING! wow! another day that doesn't disappoint. These are such stunning and inspirational projects. I am really loving those gift bags!!!

totally in love with the bags!!!

Oh Please Santa, come to my house early!

I'm so thankful you're doing the tutorial for those cards. They're so cute.

Fabulous projects to give us inspiration which you have done for me, so thank you...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Wonderful projects! I love coming to te blog daily to find out what the creative minds of the amazing DT have created!!

Oh man! Love everything, Graphic 45 overload!! Thank you!

Oh my goodness!

this bags are so elegance!

Wonderful as usual Anne! Loved to see this tutorial and I had to try it out, but made it much more simple.
Next time I'll dare to try it with a G45 paper and a wonderful bow of yours!
Thanks for sharing!


Love the bags! The perfect packaging for small gifts.

The card is gorgeous! The gift bag tutorial is great...I just love the bags!

Love the projects! Your paper lines are so beautiful!

Have I said . . . I love everything Graphic 45!

I feel so lucky at this time of year to have the resources available from Graphic 45 to give me such inspiration! With clever artisans like Gloria and Anne to guide me, I'm never at a loss for ideas and they have certainly come to the rescue with their posts today. I absolutely love Gloria's running card series. I wanted to do cards with the G45 12 Days of Christmas line, but just didn't know where to start--the paper is so overwhelming. And Anne's tutorial for bags helped tremendously in rounding out my list of crafting needs. Thanks a million ladies.

I cant imagine what the rest of the "12 Days " is going to look like with all the imagination that already been used. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE GRAPHIC 45

You have the most talented design team. Such beautiful projects!!!

More great projects. I love the paper!

you have the best ideas.....thank you for sharing....

What great gift bags

Spectacular job ladies! But with G45 things, how can you go wrong. TFS and Happy Hollidays

I am in love with Graphics 45.

So many new fun projects to try.

Love all the Christmas projects. Really inspiring.

Can't wait to see the rest of them.

Thanks for sharing.

So many beautiful projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Your collections are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win your sensational prize!

WOW great projects, so pretty.

I love those gift bags or so pretty.

It would be an honor to be picked as the winner

Such a wonderful vintage feel.

Perfect Holiday gift-wrapping!

Love this stuff!

Adorable idea, as always. Thanks for share. And thanks for awesome prize package.

Such pretty projects. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

OH! Great tutorial fo paper bag, I defenetly will try to make one! Thank you!

Great projects! Beautiful papers!

There all so beautiful sp please Santa can I have it..

Love those gift bags, so pretty!

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