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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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Love the 'Raining Cats and Dogs' collection!! Thank you for sharing the tutorials!!

Amazing project! Can't wait to give it a go!

these designers are outstanding. I feel so inspired when I look at their work!

Love it all so want to win one of your prize packs someday.

These are incredible. I will enjoy doing them

Such a stunning creation!!! Thank you so much for sharing <3

Stunning projects! The paper is absolutely gorgeous!


Lovely, as always.

sooooo cute thank you

How can I not want to make each and every one of these projects! I NEED these collections! Thanks for the PDF templates and videos!

Graphic 45 has the bestest stuff! Your designs and projects are most inspiring.

Beautiful projects. You have some talented people in G45

WOW! All three ladies did a beautiful job. WOW!
Ladies thank you for sharing your talents with us.
Graphic 45 thanks for the chance to win.

I wish that I could produce these beautiful projects as fast as I am inspired by them. I keep a pen and paper right beside my computer so that I can take notes for each one that inspires me so that I don't forget that the beautiful things that I want to make! So love Graphic 45 - everything is a guarantee of a beautiful project just waiting to take form!

Love the bag and I just happen to have a fee sheets of Raining Cats & Dogs! Can't wait to make one and see it personally. Thank you for the templates!

Beautiful gift bags from G45 designers. How can you go wrong with gorgeous papers from Graphic 45.
I love them all !!!
I love the Raining Cats and Dog Gift bag. I printed the templates. I will definately give this one a try. Thank you G45.

love Raining Cats and Dogs. I've already used it to make a pocket mini using the pattern from the October project.

I love Graphic 45 paper!

Wow!! They are all so beautiful!

This is a great way to kick off this week for sure! I love each of these projects. Can't wait to see what else this week holds. I bet it only gets better and better! Great job to all of these wonderful artist! A great big THANK YOU from my heart!!

I love the collection & what you have made with them, beautiful, well done

Thank you for the great gift ideas. I can't wait to try them. Just beautiful!!

Great projects...just hope I remember where they were when I start looking for Christmas projects! Loved them all!

Amazing projects and templates too!!

Great tutorials! Super excited to try out the gift bags and tag ideas on my Christmas gift giving this year! Thanks G45 you really keep it fun and exciting.

ooohh, that christmas paper is beautiful! Love the chunky envelope that held the cards on the first project, will have to try that. Wonderful work! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Beautiful creations. They are so inspiring.

oh I love being in love....too fun!!!! Must have them...

I just love all these projects. How perfect for gift giving.

So pretty - thank you for the bag template!

What an amazing post with the most beautiful project ideas, templates and videos - thank you so VERY much!

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