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November 04, 2014

Graphic 45 Gift Bag and Card Tutorials: Day 4!

Twas the night before christmas graphic 45 lori williams card

It's Day Four of the #G45GiftHowTos fun! We have had the best time and have been sharing these tutorials for handmade gifts. How about you, G45ers? Enjoy two great tutorials from Lori Williams and Annette Green using 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and Baby 2 Bride! It's another day of amazing ideas.

First, we have this beautiful 'Twas the Night Before Christmas pillow box gift box by Lori made from our 8x8 Paper Pad templates that are now on the inside cover!

"Pillow boxes are fun and are great for giving small little trinket gifts. I thought it would be fun to alter a pillow box into a mini gift bag and it’s super easy to do. Be sure to watch my Snapguide tutorial to learn how to make your own using a template from the Graphic 45 8 x8 paper pads.

I created a matching card to go with the gift bag. I’m one of those people that would like to think friends and family keep the cards I make, but you can never be too sure. I think making the cards into easel cards makes them more of a miniature work of art and someone is much more likely to display it and keep it out verses the dreaded trash can...lol. So I make a lot of easel cards.

The mini bag and easel card really make an adorable pairing and one that I’m sure you’ll want to try out in your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection." ~Lori

Bag and Card Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Check out How to Make a Pillow Box Into a Mini Bag With Graphic 45 by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Link

Bag and Card Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Bag and Card Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Bag and Card Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Bag and Card Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Supply List

Twas The Night Before Christmas 8 x 8 pad
Up on the Housetops
Jolly Old Elf
Long Winter Nap
Bundle of Toys
Happy Holly-Day
Twas the Night Before Christmas Stickers
Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboard 1
Template from the back of the Paper Pad
Twas the Night Before Christmas 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Other Products Used:
Foam Tape
May Arts Ribbon
Tissue Paper
Oval Punch
Distress Ink

Next, we have the most gorgeous Baby 2 Bride gift bag from Annette. Enjoy her video tutorial below!

"Good things come in small packages, right? After being invited to a bridal shower recently I was in need of a small gift holder for my neighbor Jennifer who used to be our daughter’s babysitter many years ago. I knew Baby 2 Bride would be the perfect paper, so I created a custom tag and matching gift bag using this wonderful Deluxe Collector’s Edition. I had such fun making different styles of bags, it was hard to stop. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and give it a try yourself." ~Annette



Annette's Video Tutorial







Supply List

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic metal brad
Graphic 45 Staples Ivory Tag
Petaloo flowers
May Arts ribbon

Thanks for joining us for Day 4! We have two fun days ahead, so we hope you join us for more great gift ideas.

Happy Gift-Making,

Graphic 45

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Lovin the Christmas project!

I'm ready for Santa!

Gorgeous projects, especially the Baby 2 Bride. Would love to have some of this then I could make something for a neighbour's daughter who's having a baby in a couple of weeks!!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects with beautiful papers!!!!!

The projects are all so pretty and beautifully made. Great inspirations. Thank you.

I respond to Graphic 45 designs, tutorials, and papers as if it is my favorite dessert on a silver platter. Oh Ye-ah.

these are just gorgeous!

I love that the Christmas project uses 8x8 paper pad. The snap guide is so easy to follow.

I get such great design tips when I come to the blog every day. Delightful projects today!!

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the tutorials too!

Beautiful projects today!

so pretty, thank you

Beautiful projects today! Thank you for sharing them with us.

super cute! I might try!

Lovely projects as always

Such an inspiring blog today! Great designers with great projects! Thanks for the crafting lift!

The Baby 2 bride collection is so sweet! And The night before christmas collection is very christmassy :P Love everything, I will certainly try these projects

Such sweet projects today: )

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Delightful creations today! And thanks for the tutorials!

Oh my goodness-unbelievably beautiful! Love the snap guides-such a help in learning how to create like this.

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win your lovely products!

Love the ideas and a chance to win gorgeous paper!

These are just fantastic! The prize is darn awesome too :)

Beautiful designs!

Loved watching Annette's video...lots of informative tips for re-creating these lovely gift bags and tag. I can always count on G45 to inspire me!

Just love the old Fashioned Santa paper... So Victorian looking.

Absolutely gorgeous ideas! Now I REALLY, REALLY need an envelope punch board...

Love the bags, great job !!

Christmas papers are always a favorite, and these projects are a delight!

Fantastic projects! Will make Christmas extra special!!!

Love the Christmas paper. The gift bags by Annette are so sweet.

Gorgeous gift bags, cards, and tags. I love them all.

Everyday the projects are so beautiful.I'd be thrilled to win some products to play with.

Beautiful and both tutorials are fabulous! TFS!

Just beautiful projects today! Love that christmas paper and the card created with it. Also love the second project with that beautiful tag with the flowers and buttons. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Lovely cards, from fun and colorful Christmas to personal and adorable and also such a sweet baby card. A pleasure for someone to receive and cherish, I know that I would.

Both tutorials are wonderful. Love these collections.

i do not yet own any of the Baby To Bride set or the Night Before Christmas. They are both on my wish list though. Your ability to keep producing such beautiful products is so appreciated.

The creative projects are amazing with the added ribbons, lace and colorful Graphic 45 papers. Anyone would treasure these items forever.

These are fabulous!

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