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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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I am over the moon for Raining Cats and dogs. I have purchased a few papers but, unfortunately, I can't decide which project I will use it on. The though of winning all these goodies boggle my mind.

Sharon L

I truly, truly would love to win the Raining Cats and Dogs and Time to celebrate prize package. I purchased some of the Raining Cats and Dogs paper just today but I want more!!

Love, love love the new papers& projects! Can't seem to get enough of them! Thanks for so many great projects & materials to make them with!

Beautiful gift bags and cards! Of course, the Santas are my favorites!

Великолепные, вдохновляющие идеи и такой щедрый подарок! Не оставляет равнодушным!

Beautiful projects. The videos were great and easy to follow. Love the papers.

I want to win this set! Works designers simply magical! Thanks for your step by step tutorial!

I cant believe how awesome these all are... I am beyond excited... thanks so much for sharing...

Love making gift bags! Now I have to try these gorgeous projects out!
All of them are truly fabulous!

Great projects, will definetly try making them. I bought my sister both collections, now I'm thinking why didn't I get myself any? The prize is brilliant.

Brilliant projects! Thank you for the tutorials xxx

Great work! And work Keri really liked it!Right in the traditional spirit of Christmas!

Ooh my...your gift bag is fabulous! It's just what I've been looking for to pack some special Christmas gifts!

beautiful projects. can't wait to try these out.

Amazing projects. It would be great to win the Raining Cats & Dogs and A Time to Celebrate papers.

Every pet lover would be thrilled winning the "Dog and Cat" set. And I love the colors Noccola chose for her gift box and card.

Graphic 45 not only has the most beautiful prints, the quality of the paper is so nicely suited to albums and card making. Love, love, love it.

Love love love these papers. I bought the cats n dogs because we are both animal lovers. I've already used all but bits and pieces. So I'd love some more. Thanks for the chance to win. Jessica

Super great ideas!! Totally agree with Nichola-you never know where your creativity will take you!

Gorgeous cards and bags today and of course the papers make them even more special. Thanks for the templates and the "how to" ladies.

What great creations. Your design team is terrific. I'm hooked on your papers.

Oh my, this is going to be a great week. And y'all started off with a bang.

All amazing projects! Puts me in the crafting spirit!

Thank you so much for the tutorials! These projects are AMAZING! I can't wait to carve some time out to try one!

wow amazing creations!! thnx so much for these great projects and PDF files!! I can't wait to see more! Thnx so much.


love the projects and thank you for the great tutorial! Your collections are fabulous!

Yessiree, baby. There's nothing here that I haven't fallen totally in love with. Thanks y'all.

I so want to have the Raining Cats & Dogs collection. I NEED it!!!!!!! Please!!!!!! Graphic 45 papers are so vivid and the graphics are to die for. I buy them and hate to cut them because of their beauty!! Keeping my fingers crossed on this one!!

What fabulous projects and love that we have downloadable templates and how to videos. Will be making some of these.

Very cool projects. Love that little envelope/box for a chunky card.

Love your projects. Thanks so much for the tutorials!!!

These tutorials are fantastic. I've just attended a workshop with Clare Charvill who has really inspired me to use Graphic 45 papers. We have just got 2 kittens so the raining cats and dogs papers are now a must to create albums of them.

Lovely projects. thanks so much for the tutorials.

Wonderful projects, love them Georgina

ALL of these are just amazing!!! I love them all, and could only hope for a chance to win your beautiful products so i can try to make my own!!! Thanks to your design team members!!

Fabulous projects, can't wait to make the gift bags x

Wonderful projects and I love detailed instructions so I can recreate something I love. Thanks for the inspiration.

Great projects~ love the cards and the bags! Excellent videos and true inspiration to get started!
Love the G45 products and I just got the raining cats and dogs paper and can't wait to see Time to Celebrate~
Thanks for sharing

Wow! A giveaway of both Raining Cats & Dogs and Time to Celebrate goodies? Fantastic! The projects are all just amazingly beautiful! Just what we've come to expect! :D

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