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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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Thank you so much for the inspiring designs. I want to try them all.

Love the pillow box made into a stand up bag. Very cool. Both projects are beautiful.

Awesome AWESOME A W E S O M E !!! 😊

Precious and adorable, beautiful and lovely - - - all words to describe these wonderful cards, gift bags, shadowboxes, etc. WHAT SUPER IDEAS!!!!!

Божественные сумочки! Спасибо дизайнерам за такую красоту и за мастер-классы!

Fussy cutting makes all the difference in the world when it comes to eye popping projects. G45 definitely has the market on papers where one can achieve stunning effects by simply cutting out fabulous images to add to projects. Add a few colorful ribbons and walla!

I love Christmas. Thanks for the beautiful projects

More Graphically stunning awesomeness! xxx

As always ... great inspiration. Thanks, G45!

Love the gift bags and matching cards!! I'm off to locate that gift bag punch Annette used. Thanks again for all of the great inspiration:)


I love your designs Lori & all the G45 designs. You are all so talented & creative & inspire Me. G45 is my absolute Fav!!! Thank you for sharing with us!!!!

Every day the projects leave me speechless, the ideas are just wonderful, I am going to hate to see the week come to a end, love all the projects

Lovely projects! It is so nice to see each step!

wonderful presentations team G45. So sweet!! Great presentation of G45.

Your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us - I've ordered a bunch of the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" & the "It's Raining Cats & Dogs" lines to make some Christmas gifts with & for me also. I can't wait to get started!

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