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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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your site always produces the type of cards I would to use to produce as my own, or receive!

Beautiful projects as always! Thanks for the chance to win!

Love the gemstones !

cute cards! Thank you for a chance to win a lovely prize as well

I absolutely love the 12 days of Christmas paper!!!!

Stunning card....your fussy cutting is PERFECT!!!! Kudos to you, and TFS!

Thank you for always sharing such beautiful projects. Also, for the best products out there!

Beautiful cards! I'm especially fond of the 12 Ladies Dancing one.

Very pretty cards...

I'm starting to need some quick projects, so this really fits the bill. I love the lady dancing as well. thanks for sharing

Thanks so much for the gorgeous tutorials every day.

The cards today are stunning.


I love the little 3x3 cards. thanks for sharing

very pretty!
and elegant!

beautiful projects and amazing details. Love the paper and colors.

That card with the soft pink and blue and elegant Victorian lady is exquisite. This may be my favorite G45 collection ever. Looking forward to seeing all the best in 2014

I don't know how you guys do it!

Love the feminine card - love them all, actually. I hate to see this end.

Another gorgeous project. Love the tag simple but effective.


How wonderful it would be such an honor to win

So many gorgeous projects! It is impossible to pick just one favorite.

WOW! Beautiful créations!

Such an elegant and vintage card and perfect sentiment with the 9 ladies dancing.
The flower card is just adorable. I love the faux stitching too.
Nicely done on both!
Thanks for sharing with us and the tutorial.

Such a lovely card. Thanks for all the great giveaways.

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Love the Bling Bling

Beautiful Project!!! ^_^

Gloria and Maika ... you gals ROCK !! Wonderfully creative projects! Thanks for sharing with us!

Beautiful card, just love it!

Crazy about these cards!!!

Love all the projects!!!!!!!!

Everything is so pretty!! So in love with this paper.

The dancing lady card is just gorgeous, the whole thing looks like candy:)...i love the card tutorial, so simple and beautiful!

Great job! Keep the ideas coming please.

soooo pretty

Really love this line of paper.
Great job!!! Thanks for the chance to win

Love the 9 ladies dancing. How inventive.

lovely projects!!

So nice (^O^)/

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