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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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Yet another beautiful card. Love the tutorials. Makes it much easier to create when there are directions to follow LOL.

What a beautiful card from Gloria ... really shows off complementary colors of collection and vintage graphics! Thank you for the inspiration!

beautiful projects and the tutorial actually makes me feel like I could do it. I am all thumbs. Beautiful paper and colors.

Qué bien!! Que cantidad de ideas aportais siempre. Gracias.

Love the dimension on these lovely cards.

Beautiful cards ladies! TFS!

This whole christmas preview has been so wonderful. It has really helped me with some gift ideas and decor items too. Thanks so much for all the great prizes.


These are stunning cards! I especially like the cut out of the ladies dancing. It has a wonderful effect.

WOW ! Fri Dec 13, my 65th birthday, that would be the best present to win that !!!!

Wonderful giftcard!!! Supercute!

both cards are beautiful thanks

oooooooohhhhhhh so lovely - simply beautiful !!!

What beautiful cards, I love all of the details! Thanks for sharing.

What a great giveaway. Seeing some great ideas too.

Love all the great ideas!

Absolutely gorgeous inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of the fantastic products.

Yay, Nice ans simple card idea! Love it!

Wow, these projects are just amazing! Christmas magic at its best!

Lovely cards. I can't get enough of the beautiful 12 Days of Christmas paper.


Two very nice classy cards with lovely 12 Days papers. Great instructions and more chances to win a fabulous prize package. Thank you Graphic 45.

Love the projects! So beautiful.

What an amazing collection, and the projects made by the DT are truly inspirational. I will definitely have to get this collection. Thank you for the opportunity to go into the prize draw for such a fabulous prize pack

beautiful and sweet! thanks for the tutorial!

Inspiration!!! 12 days worth. Loving every day.

You have so many beautiful projects!
These papers are just gorgeous!!!
All I buy now are graphic 45 papers! nothing comes up to the quality and prints that you make for us!!!
I hope i have the chance to win this fabulous gift.

You have so many beautiful projects!
These papers are just gorgeous!!!
All I buy now are graphic 45 papers! nothing comes up to the quality and prints that you make for us!!!
I hope i have the chance to win this fabulous gift.

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

I just love all the cards you have created from the 12 Days of Christmas paper - one more beautiful than the other. Wow, to be so talented. Thanks.

Love the inspiration - if only I had a few more hours in the day to get more of them done - Work is interfering.

Love the projects, thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the tutorial and love the card with Lady's Diary paper.

Beautiful creations .. I love coming here every day you can't help but be inspired with all the wonderful projects. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous prize also.

lovely card!

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win and Merry Christmas to G45!

Absolutely stunning projects , thanks for chance to win this gorgeous prize .
Liked shared and fingers crossed

Thanks so much for the card ideas. The grand prize is one to drool for.

Oh! Wouldn't it be lovely to win this prize pack! Happy Holly!

Oh my goodness, this card is wonderful. I love the beautiful lady dancing. The gift tag is just too cute. tfs

Thanks for the continued inspiration!

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