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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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Beautiful projects! I especially love the Raining Cats and Dogs gift bag. Thank you for the inspiration.

Love these gift bags....and so quick to make when one needs a cute gift bag!

Great projects will definitely have to try all of them. Terrific giveaway. Would live to win.

love all today's projects and tutorials! Much needed inspiration - thank you Graphic 45!

All projects are fantastic!!!

Such fabulous ideas!! So glad there are tutorials! Now or the hard part, deciding which one to create first! Thanks for the inspiration!

Great projects...have to try it this weekend!!!!

Seriously amazing work!!!

thanks for the tutorials to make gift bag, it is always nice to have extra ideas

Great projects. I love the way Nichola did her graphic to show which papers to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

Brilliant projects. Will be doing a few of them. Thanks

Wow! These projects are fabulous, thanks for all the inspiration!

Thank you for the Fabulous projects and tutorials, they are amazing. Thanks also for the opportunity to win such a fantastic prize.

Great ideas for the holidays! Thanks for the inspiration!

Fabulous projects! Thanks so much for the tutorials! I will definitely be trying these out.

LOVE all the projects and Graphic 45 products!!! Would love to make all of these!

I have always LOVED everything G45...the best paper company ever!! Can't wait to see all the glorious projects coming for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

Great projects...I'm going to try them all!

What a great selection of projects today! I can't wait to get my paper out!

This is going to be really pretty holiday season! Love both these ideas!

Fabulous ideas!!!

Love the inspiration. Can't wait to see more.

I really want these sets so bad! I'm going to have to talk my budget into submission!

Precious projects!
Thanks for the fantastic giveaway op!!

So many great ideas - what to do, what to do? Love the chunky envelope and the gift bag from one sheet of paper...think those are my first ones to do. Thanks.

Gorgeous projects, as always. Will have to try out some of these when I can buy some of the G45 papers etc off my wishlist!!! TFS!!!

Inspiring ideas and beautiful papers - I want to make all these projects now!

G45 had the best best papers!!!

Fantastic projects....will have to make some up . All the papers are simply beautiful!!!

whew! can't wait for day #2!

Very creative bags and cards!!

Looks like fun, will have to try these projects.

Gorgeous projects with plenty of WOW factor. Love them

It would be wonderful to win such a beautiful prize!

How AWESOME.. lol.. came here to see how you do the bag.. and found a Give~Away.. How coooooooooool is that?

Beautiful creations! Love anything Graphic 45!

Love all the beauty fun things you all have made and shared with us.

Wonderful project ideas that are in reach of us all!!! Thanks for having some "realistic" things that we all can try out. Even simple projects are stunning with Graphic 45!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Ooh what a fun week this is going to be! It started with a bang...hope I win to end the week with a bang!

Beautiful projects...great tutorials...awesome paper collections! Would love to win the great giveaway!

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