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December 05, 2013

The Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials: Day 5


Hello G45ers,

Are you looking for the most beautiful ideas for handmade gifts and cards this holiday season? Then you've come to the right place! Today we're going to share yet another breathtaking card by Gloria Stengel featuring our 12 Days of Christmas collection. Then we've got a magnificent gift tutorial by Clare Charvill in which she's going to show you how to make a gorgeous candle gift box! Welcome to day 5 of the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials! You'll find the most enchanting gift tutorials that are inexpensive and fun to create! Let the holiday bliss begin!

We wanted to remind all of you G45ers about the incredible contest that we're having in honor of this splendid 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!


The 5th day of Christmas celebrates the 5 golden rings. Here is Gloria's gorgeous card that captures all the festive beauty of this special day. Of course the Golden Rings paper from 12 Days of Christmas is just perfect for this amazing card. A few pretty paper layers, lovely ribbon and Graphic 45 Metal Key Holes help make this card a true vintage-inspired treasure! Follow along with Gloria's helpful tips and create your own handmade holiday card for someone you love with 12 Days of Christmas!

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

Christmas projects are the perfect time to mix you metals! The sparkle and shine of the holiday season is perfect for glitter gold and silver, but also the more vintage metals as I have shown here.


I created visual interest by fussing cutting the large ring and ribbon image from the Golden Rings paper. Then I created a loopy bow out of real ribbon and glued it onto the paper bow.


I paired one of the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyhole Staples with a fancy brad and a Christmas charm to add vintage sparkle to the card.


I decorated the inside of the card with a postage image sticker and a strip from the Joyeux Noel paper. I added a bit of pop by fussing cutting another ring from the Golden Rings paper and attaching it to the inside of the card with a foam square.



Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas papers:

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Joyeux Noel

Pear Tree

Golden Rings

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Stickers

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyhole Staples

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan, Elan Metallics Antique Gold, ColorMates Caramel

Ribbon: May Arts

Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Brad: K and Company

Trinket and brad: Tim Holtz Idea-ology

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

And now it's time for another magical tutorial to help you create the perfect handmade holiday gift! Here we have Clare's marvelous candle gift box! Candles make amazing holiday gifts. They're especially wonderful for the long nights of winter. But you can add so much personality and charm to any candle by creating a beautiful handmade gift box to accompany it! Get inspired by Clare's wonderful video tutorial! Have fun creating this gorgeous gift for friends and family this holiday season with our 12 Days of Christmas collection. Take it away, Clare!

"My gift today is an exploding candle gift box .  I used two sheets of the 12 x 12 Golden Rings paper for this 5th Day of Christmas gift idea and co ordinated it with the plaid side of Swans a Swimming to get the finished effect. The theme is carried onto the candle with five golden rings too. The box is made from chipboard, sections, joined together, painted and then decorated in yellows and greens.  I used the festive flower sprays from the corners of the Golden rings paper and some gorgeous green ribbon to give the gift a truly festive feel. Follow along with the video tutorial if you’d like to make one yourself.   Have a wonderful Christmas everyone." -Clare

Video Tutorial:




5th Day of Christmas Candle in a box gift Clare Charvill Graphic 45 video tutorial

5th Day of Christmas Candle in a box gift Clare Charvill Dec 13 Pic 2

5th Day of Christmas Candle in a box gift Clare Charvill Dec 13 Pic 4

5th Day of Christmas Candle in a box gift Clare Charvill Dec 13 Pic 5

5th Day of Christmas Candle in a box gift Clare Charvill Dec 13 Pic 6 



2mm chipboard

Paper Artsy Holly Chalk Acrylic paint

Masking tape

12 x 12 Golden Rings x 2

12 x 12 Swans a Swimming x 1

May Arts Ribbon

Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Tacky Glue, Score Tape & Red Line tape

Candle from the Pound Shop

Indigoblu Mega Flakes – Copper Kettle

Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Snowflake Rosette

We've got one more special holiday treat for you all today!  Our friends at PaperHaus Magazine are also hosting a magnificent holiday event called the Winter Frolic 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop! They are celebrating the release of the Winter Issue of PaperHaus Magazine but also inspiring you each day with wonderful holiday projects, giveaways and inspiration! The PaperHaus Winter Frolic 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop will run from December 1st to December 12th! Be sure to stop each day and leave a comment each day to win some fabulous prizes by their lovely sponsors! Don't forget to check out the Winter Issue for additional inspiration, holiday cheer and some amazing projects from the PaperHaus contributing team! Here is a list of today's wonderful companies who are participating in this festive event!



PaperHaus Cover Winter

We had so much fun bringing you today's amazing crafts! There's more festive fun and inspiration in store for you on tomorrow's blog! We hope you'll visit us and join in the holiday cheer! Big thanks to Gloria and Clare for their amazing work today. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win that amazing prize pack! We'll see you again tomorrow for another day of inspiration with the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials! Enjoy your day, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45




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I love these projects and that candle surprise I found it very fun to give!Thanks for sharing!

such wonderful prizes!

Love the gift box and card. Great tutorial! Love the 12 Days of Christmas.

Wow! Awesome projects! I'm loving all the cute cards and all the fabulous inspiration.

Love the pop-open box. the ring paper is so pretty. The layering on the first card is great.

Really enjoyed the candle box..the 12 days of Christmas theme is a true childhood favorite!

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing.

What a WOWonderful way to give a candle... two gifts in one!

Wow what stunning cards and creations.
and what a stunning giveaway.

Greetings Karin

Gloria's cards are all so pretty! LOVE the candle box and am going to enjoy the tutorial tonight! TFS!

Please pick me for the prize pack. It would be the best Christmas gift ever!!

Also wanted to say thank you for sponsoring today's giveaway on the Paperhaus blog hop! LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE your products and am a firm believer that you can never have enough of them!


WOW the box is such a great idea! Beautiful projects all around.

I'm having so much fun following the 12 days. I have to make one of the candle boxes as I give lots of candles for Christmas gifts. I can't wait each day to see what you've come up with!!!


Wow, another great idea!! Love it all!!

Love the Xmas projects. Wish I had more time. I love when we get Xmas project ideas in October so I can find the time to work on them. Merry Christmas!


I love this candle gift! Thank you for the great video! I would love to win - I LOVE Graphic 45! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

My husband saw your post and said he really like the Candle Box and I should make that. So that means You did good by him today. I would love to see more about the different mags like today too. Thank you for sharing.

Thanks for the great tutorials. They are each and every one very inspiring.

Thanks for inspiring us with these beautiful projects!

And my winter craft list just got longer! I would be so grateful to win this prize package and create some of my own beautiful Graphic 45 crafts! Thank you G45!

Wow! The candle box is amazing! I'm going to head over to PaperHaus and see what they have to make.

Thank you again for the inspiration today.

This card of Gloria's with its little bit of gold sparkle may be my favorite so far.

The paper is gorgeous and love the projects. Beautiful!

wow great way to pack a candle, will certainly give it a try

Beautiful projects today. Love both the card and the box.

wow, such inspiration is clogging my brain. Keep clogging! Thanks.

Such beautiful things. Keep on making great job Thanks for the chance to win.

What a fabulous idea for presenting a candle. Can't wait to try it.

Love the layers on the ring card!

Beautiful Card and great tutorial.

Beautiful yet again, loving the candle box!! I am unable to do hops or fb right now but hope my name is picked from blog - amazing giveaway. TFS G45! :)

Beautiful card and gift box! Very creative.

Love Gloria's card & Clare's great gift idea. Jazzing up a dollar store candle is right up my alley! Thanks for my daily inspirational fix.

thanks for helping PaperHaus with their blog hop. The magazine is beautiful and your paper is too.

Oh my! I am loving the projects for the 5th day of Christmas. Beautiful card and the exploding box is just stunning!

Love todays projects! I come here every day and I am never disappointed. Today I am following the PaperHaus blog hop and I was so excited to see you were sponsoring todays prize!! Thank you

What an awesome gift package. It is so beautiful. Anyone would love to receive this as a gift.

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