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November 01, 2014

Graphic 45 Gift Bag and Card Tutorials: Day One!


Welcome to the first day of our Gift Bag and Card Tutorials! We have amazing projects from our Design Team for the next 6 days. Today, we start with a bang and 3 projects from Nichola Battilana, Ginger Ropp, and Keri Sallee! They all use different Graphic 45 collections to give inspiration for every season and celebration. We are so excited for these next 6 days that will certainly prepare you for the holidays and beyond! Follow along with the fun on our sites with #G45GiftHowTos.


Not only do we have a fun week full of How Tos, but also a great giveaway! This prize pack is worth $70 and packed with Raining Cats & Dogs and Time to Celebrate goodies! Who wants to win?? Just comment here or on Facebook to win. We will announce the winner next Friday, November 7 here on the blog. Have fun everyone!


First, we have a brilliant Raining Cats & Dogs gift bag and card by Nichola. She provides a PDF Template so you can make your own!

"A little gift set created with Raining Cats & Dogs. The card is small and simple but the flower adds enough dimension to make a standard flat envelope a pain. So I thought ‘why not make a special chunky envelope to go with my chunky card?’ and the problem is solved! Although the bag is cute as a button, it turned out nothing like what I had planned. Sometimes when things aren’t going as planned it’s best to just see where your project takes you :)" ~Nichola



What a gorgeous Gift Bag! And so clever. We also love how the card is unveiled!







Download Graphic 45_Raining Cats & Dogs_PDF Template for the bag


Download Graphic 45_Raining Cats & Dogs_ PDF Template for the_card


Download Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs_PDFTemplate for_chunky_envelope


Supply List

Core’dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights “Pearl Blush”
Raining Cats & Dogs “Cats Meow”
Raining Cats & Dogs  Journalling and Ephemera Cards
Raining Cats & Dogs “Playful Pals”
Raining Cats & Dogs Flowers
Raining Cats & Dogs Banners
Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers
Coordinating ribbon


Raining Cats and Dogs “Puppy Love”
Raining Cats and Dogs “Playful Pals”
Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard
Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling & Ephemera Cards

Raining Cats and Dogs ”Puppy Love”
Raining Cats and Dogs ”Four Legged Friend”
Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers
Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard
Raining Cats and Dogs “Playful Pals”
Coordinating ribbon

Next, we have this gorgeous birthday gift bag and card set from the increible Ginger! Take it away, Ginger:

"I love to upcycle when ever I can. Using a generic shopping bag from the dollar store or kraft store is a great way to coordinate a gift bag with a beautiful hand made card.  This makes the packaging just as fabulous as the gift inside. " ~Ginger

G45 Time to Celebrate Gift Bag and Matching Cards


Ginger's Time to Celebrate Bag and Card Video Tutorial

Supply List


Time to Celebrate 8x8 Paper Pad
Time to Celebrate Chipboard Elements
Time to Celebrate 12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Time to Celebrate Pockets and Tags
Time to Celebrate 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
May Arts Ivory Twine
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
Stampin Up Ruffled Stretch Trim
Flat Back Pearls from my stash
Paper Doily from my stash
Stampin Up Dimensionals
My Creative Time Stitched Doily Die
Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch
Martha Stewart Scalloped Edge Punch
Stampin Up Circle Framelits
Generic White Shopping Bag

It's November! So, it's time to ramp up the fun holiday crafting. Keri shares the most wonderful video tutorial to make this gift bag with only one sheet of paper! This is a must try.



Keri Sallee's Gift Bag and Card Video Tutorial






Supply List

Graphic 45

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” 12x12 Paper

Happy Holly-Days


Jolly Old Elf

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” Stickers

Felt-Queen and Company



Scoreboard-Martha Stewart for EK Success

Hot Glue Gun


We love these fabulous ideas to kick off this amazing 6 days. Join us for more fun tomorrow!


Happy Gift Bag and Cardmaking,


Graphic 45


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Oh my gosh! These projects are all totally stunning!!!

Great projects! May try one or two of them.

wonderful projects!!! Thank you!!

Beautiful projects. Just love the papers and all the creativity!

I am so going to be making that gorgeous gift bag this year. I absolutely love it. I think I might Steampunk it out too.

love the bags. All great projects.

Would love to win these products to make today's gift bags and cards - they are just beautiful!

Lovely gift bag ideas! I like that different sizes to suit different gifts. The vibrant patterns of the paper make these bags gifts which stand alone.

Love the bags!! I am sure I will be making some of these. Love the papers!

Love these "How to do it projects" thanks so much for the tutorials too. Would love to win "Raining Cats and Dogs" and "Time to Celebrate", I don't have any of these collections. Thanks G45 for a chance to win an amazing prize.

Thanks for the instruction.

Great ideas! I always make gifts for my children's teachers and these gift bags are ideal.

Loads of great ideas already and it's only day one!

Wonderful inspiration from the DT. Looking forward to the next week. Thanks for the chance to win awesome G45 papers.

Absolutely fantastic. Love the bags, what a wonderful idea! Would love to win the paper collections are I think they are terrific. Cheers.

Oh these ideas are wonderful!!. If only I didn't have to work I could play all day!!

All Works are soooooo beautifull!!
I love Nichola Battilana box!
Thanks for the oportunity to win!

Great projects with tutorials as a bonus. Looking forward to more this week.

What beautiful projects, and so easy to make! Graphic 45 papers make any project shine! Thanks for the inspiration.

What amazing projects and prize package!! Love your inspiration:)

Everyone of these projects is awesome! I can't wait to do them. Thank you so much.

Great video! I hope to make some of these to give homemade goodies to my family at our Christmas get together.

WOW ! I want to try them all.

Thanks for the very timely tutorials and the beautiful papers to create them!

It's going to be a great week. I love when you have templates for us to use. Making a new folder on the desktop for G45 cards and bags. Time to get my craft on.

Love these ideas and thank you for the instructions, I have been decorating gift bags for a couple of years and always make a tag to hang and usually the card also! Love Graphic 45, would love to win because we have no stores in our area to purchase from, must buy all online.

ABSOLUTLY beautiful! I love Grapgic 45! paper packs are just stunning as usual a death of the projects are a must do! Off to shop!

Love all the projects!

just fabulous!! I love these and the directions are clear to follow as well.

Ok so I really need to give up my day job and make on of each of the projects. So pretty. Well maybe I'll keep my day job so I have money to purchase all the great items to make several items.

love tutorials, especially of the video kind...and these are fabulous; thank you for sharing~

Wonderful projects! Can't wait to get started!


I want to win! I do! I do! I love all of the projects! Wishing you a great day!


Barbara Diane

I am sooo making Nikola's project if i win this!

What a great kickoff! Can't wait to see what the G45 team has created. Thanks for all the great gift ideas.

These are all gorgeous projects!

So lovely projects. Really love them all. Hugs! Anita.

All of these projects are great!

What lovely creations. G45 does make the most gorgeous papers.

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