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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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both projects are pretty, but I really love the little gift tag!

"This lady loves her sparkle". And so do I.

I love Maika's card.It is indeed fun,easy,and so very sweet!

Gorgeous cards! Of, course it's easy with Graphic 45!

More gorgeous Graphic 45 inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful collection!

Thank you so much for the lovely tutorials. I would love to be w inner of these products!

Hello! With LOVE from RUSSIA!

Oh! I so love these Twelve Days Of Gifts and tutorials! Everything you're sharing is so delightful!

lovely cards!

Fabulous card. Love the fussy cutting that was done for the 9 ladies dancing. The card is gorgeous and love the small tag card too. Fun tutorial. Thanks for another week of fun. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Cute little gift card! All of Gloria's cards have been just beautiful!

Unbelievable! I think this card (9 ladies dancing) is my favorite yet, and believe me it's hard to pick a favorite out of all the cards you have done. I love the pink against the blue, and the pink and blue loopy bow just really enhanced the whole card. What a beautiful, beautiful card.
The little gift card or gift tag is very cute. I love the card stock flower in the middle and outlining it with the white pen and putting the rhinestones on really topped it off.
Great projects today. Thank you.

What wonderful creations are made with G45 papers. Thank you for the opportunity to win a bundle of your goodies.

Beautiful 12 Days of Christmas card with the great variety of paper color and patterns.

Such gorgeous cards today! I love the beautiful fussy cutting on Gloria's card and I love the simplicity on Maiko's card - yet it looks so intricate!

Love the elegant lady dancing. Very pretty.
<3 J

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OMG! Beautiful cards. I don't have the patience for fussy cutting, plus my cuts always end up bent. Oh well I guess I can sit here and envy your work. Thanks for sharing

Such beautiful projects today, thank you for the tutorials and inspiration.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Beautiful projects, and truly inspirational. The prize for The Twelve Days of Christmas is 'magnificent', and I would love to win, my fingers are crossed xx


How elegant is this card. Beautiful!!!

WOW 2 really great cards here today again, that´s for sure. Very different kinds but both sooo beautiful work.
Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration you girls are sharing with us all here, it´s awesome.
Have a wonderful day everyone and lots of great fun too.

Beautiful cards, great inspiration.

so beautiful!!!

So far the inspiration from the DT has been simply awesome! I love the way the lady over hangs at the top of todays card from Gloria.
Love 12 days of Christmas paper. Great job everyone!

Such lovely designs and a big thank you for the detailed tutorials. Keep them coming.

Oh my!!! Am I LOVING the '12 days of Christmas' tutorials....Amazing...as always! AND a wonderful prize pack?? Thankyou G45 for making every day like Christmas!!

I have just discovered Graphic 45 papers and I'm so excited ,th possibilities are endless. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

I really enjoy the articles. Wish there was more time in one day to get all my projects done!

Cute! Love to make cards! Your papers make it easy.

This lovely lady dancing is my favorite 12 Days sketch. Wouldn't we all want to be dancing in a gosimer gown at Christmas.

Love the ideas and cards made with 12 day of Christmas. Graphic 45 is awesome!

I have really loved all the cards so far. Beautiful

Love all the projects especially the cones. Thank you for a chance to win.

As a real "hands on" person, it's so frustrating that I have to order Graphic 45 products and then wait (horrors!) for them to arrive. These papers are gorgeous, and having the opportunity to win them is exciting! Thank you for the wonderful tutorials also.

Love these cards Thanks

Gorgeous cards!!!

Lovely projects. The Ladies dancing is spectacular! TFS Jess

Beautiful Cards! Love all the 12 days of Christmas projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

The loopy bows and sparkly trinket are such a pretty touch! Also, one of the things I loved about this card series us how Gloria decorated the inside as well. Too often elaborate cards are just blank inside. This is so much better!

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