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December 09, 2013

The Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials: Day 9


Hello G45ers,

We're going to make your Monday merry and bright with more gorgeous inspiration for the holiday season! Welcome to the ninth day of our Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials! We've been having so much fun bringing you lots of incredible ideas for handmade gifts and cards for Christmas. All of our featured gift tutorials are so much fun to make! Plus they're perfect for crafting on a budget! Today we're going to share another spectacular card by Gloria Stengel. Then we've got a fun and easy card tutorial by Maiko Miwa that you're sure to love! Lets get into the holiday spirit with today's fun and festive ideas!

Here is a quick reminder about the amazing giveaway that we're having in honor of our Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials! 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!


And now it's time for some stunning holiday inspiration! Here is Gloria's elegant holiday card that celebrates the 9th day of Christmas. This card really highlights the incredible array of colors you'll find in our 12 Days of Christmas collection! The traditional reds and greens look gorgeous as the background for this card. The soft blues and pinks really stand out in the forefront, but as you can see all the colors blend together perfectly! This card is so wonderfully elegant. Follow along with Gloria's fun tips and get inspired to create your own handmade holidays cards with 12 Days of Christmas.

Graphic 45 Gloria Stengel card 12 Days of Christmas gift tutorial

I fussy cut the dancing lady from the Ladies Dancing paper and attached her to the card with foam adhesive. I added some stickles to her dress and shoes, plus I reinforced her head and neck with some heavy cardstock. I love the contrast of the blue and pink on this card.


I created a set of loopy bows and added a glittery snowflake and a velvet and crystal trinket. This lady loves her sparkle!


You can see the dimension, but also you get the feel of delicate femininity with this card.


I decorated the inside of the card a sticker and strips of paper.


 Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas papers:

Joyeux Noel

Christmas Rose

Ladies Dancing

Calling Birds

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Stickers

Cardstock: Core'dinations ColorCore Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink WorldWin Papers Original ColorMates Light Berry Red; ColorMates  Olde Gold

Ribbon: May Arts

Snowflake: craft supply

Velvet trinket: Prima

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan

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

Now it's time for another gorgeous card idea! This one was created by Maika and it's so fun and easy to create! Maiko used the 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 Patterns and Solids paper pad to create this sweet card. You can easily make these pretty little cards for everyone on your list! It's a great way to add personalized touch to any holiday gift! Have fun following Maiko's wonderful tutorial! It's guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

Maiko Miwa Gaphic45 12days of Christmas card gift tutorial holidays


12 Days of Christmas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

12 Days of Christmas cardstock Flowers

12 Days of Christmas Tags & Pockets

White Pen:SAKURA






1. Cut a 3x6 inch red strip, a 1x6 inch green strip and 1/2 inch white strip of paper from the 6x6 inch Patterns & Solids piece of paper.




2. Adhere the white border paper on the green border paper and the green border paper on the red paper, the base piece.




3. Adhere a flower on the card cover and then adhere the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” tag on the flower with a 3D glue seal.




4. Line around the flower and the edge of the card with a white pen. Then decorate the flower with gemstones.




5. In the top left corner, punch a hole and then tie a ribbon through the hole.



We hope you all had a great time exploring today's fun and festive crafts for the holidays. There's more gorgeous tutorials to come on this week's Graphic 45 blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us again. Big thanks to Gloria and Maiko for their beautiful crafts today. We also want to thank you G45ers for joining us! We want to wish you all a warm and happy day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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You just don't know how awesome it would be to win this prize package! It would make for the best Christmas present ever!!! Thanks for the chance to win and the great inspiration on your blog today!!

I continue to be amazed at all the glorious creations! WOW!!

These daily projects are beautiful and so very inspiring! It is amazing what can be created with these lovely 12 Days papers! Thank you, G45!

bright idea to doodle the edge of the petal with white ink pen, love the effect!

so very elegant ...... love the inspiration.

So beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

Awesome, simply awesome. Love the lady dancing card.

This is such a beautiful paper collection and I sure am enjoying all the DT projects.

OMGEEEE lovely! The elegant card is just amazing :)

Stunning cards again today! Makes me want to rush to my craft room to create!

I love cards and G45 designers are the best inspiration!

Great products and great projects...Everyday is just like a holiday with these wonderful G45 12 Days of Christmas ideas..thank you for sharing and the chance to win

So pretty! Love this collection!!!

It is just so very nice to check in with you everyday and share the Christmas spirit.
Thank you for sharing so much with you and also the chance to win while enjoying all the pleasantries. Great Job!!

amazing projects during this blog segment

Sweet cards. Thanks so much for the great ideas.

Love the cards. Thank you!

Thanks for sharing wonderful projects and products. Beautiful I love them all. I have to get some the paper before its gone. I love it all, must have.
Happy Holidays to everyone and Congrats to the winner whom ever it might be.

OK, I thought the geese a laying was my favorite but this one is so pretty and feminine and Christmasy...thanks for sharing your amazing gifts with us, it is inspiring.

both cards are just gorgeous!! I look forward to each day's post in the "12 days of" series!

I am having the best time making these beautiful cards.

9 Ladies Dancing card is so sweet and delicately feminine! The other card is a perfect way to use up the bits and pieces of paper left from projects.

Every card is so beautiful! I'm learning a lot about using "new to me" products! I would love to win the fantastic prize to show off my "new" skills!! :D

beautiful cards by Gloria and Maiko! Also really like the insides of the cards - great ideas, thanks!

Beautiful cards. :)

Cute and fun gift
card! Loving the
daily cards, so
Carla from Utah

LOVING all of the Christmas Cheer... wonderful designs!!!! What an AWESOME team. Would love to add some of the Graphic 45 products shared to my goodies to choose from to create! Thanks!

Thanks for all inspiration!!
Love your products!!

Great projects!!! They are all beautiful and inspiring!!!

Beautiful cards today!

So much you can do with this line I love it!

Two beautiful cards! That lady sure looks joyful with the ribbons and the snowflake!

beautiful creations!!!

Wonderful tutorials. Always such a treat to visit your blog each day! Merry Christmas!

I am enjoying these 12 days of Christmas cards and tutorials so much. I am not much of a card maker, but these are so special.

So lovely. And thanks so much for the giveaway - what a fabulous prize!!

The Twelve Days of Christmas Collection is awesome! I just learned a bunch from these card tutorials!

Beautiful cards!

I love Maiko Miwa's gift tag/card - fast, simple, affordable, yet so very pretty. This I am going to make, thank you!

Gloria Stengel's card would suit many occasions, I think. The femininity and color combination reminds me of spring and birthdays.

Wonderful collection, wonderfully creative ideas :o)

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