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December 02, 2014

Graphic 45 Handmade Gift Guide: Day Two


Welcome to Day 2 of the Graphic 45 Handmade Gift Tutorials! Today, we have a gorgeous tutorial from Donna Espiritu using Time to Celebrate. It's the perfect gift set all year long! Lori Williams also shares the best way to remember those precious holiday moments with beautiful layouts. We adore the holidays and love these handmade gift ideas.

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First, Donna has the most gorgeous set of cards. You have to love the handmade bag it comes in as well! What a stunning gift idea.

"This is a set of 10 cards you can gift to your mom, sister or friend. It comes with a handmade bag that can be used later on for different purpose once the cards were all gone." ~ Donna


Check out How to Make a Set of Cards With Matching Bag by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial





Supply List

Time to celebrate 12x12, 8x8 paper pads
Time to celebrate stickers
Time to celebrate chipboards
Core'dinations cardstock
Petaloo flowers Botanica collection
Chantilly mixed blooms
Beacon adhesive
Scrapbook adhesive - 3D foam
Distress Ink
Big shot machine
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Brocade embossing folder

Lori perfectly captures the joy of the holidays in this layout below. Precious family moments can be kept for generations to come with a beautiful layout!

"My boys are growing up so fast and this picture is one that was taken some years ago of my youngest son. He was such a fun little guy, I miss those toddler days. I don’t think he had been eating big boy food all that long when this picture was taken so dunking them in milk was pure bliss.

I love the way you can take a sheet of Graphic 45 paper and create your own embellishments. Don’t have chipboard and banners on hand? No problem, just fussy cut any of the detailed pictures and mount with foam tape to create layers and layers of dimensions like I did with all the holly leaves." ~Lori

Twas the night before christmas layout

Twas the night before christmas layout

Twas the night before christmas layout

Twas the night before christmas layout

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Paper Collection
Merry Mistle Toe
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Bundle of Toys
Ho Ho Ho
• Long Winter’s Nap
Jolly Old Elf
• Happy Holly Day
Up on the House Tops
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cream Card Stock
Sewing Machine

We are so glad you joined us today, G45ers! What a wonderful day for papercrafting, wouldn't you say? 

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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My favorite time of the year! So pretty!

Another day of beautiful projects.

I am celebrating this Christmas season with the help of G45 papers. "Time To Celebrate" is not yet in my stash but I am hoping.

There's just something special about Graphic 45 paper! Beautiful, as always. Thanks G45 for being so awesome.

Oh Donna, I'm going to need a template in order to recreate that marvelous card holder bag. Wonderful project!

As usual Great Gorgeous Goodies from Graphic 45!!!

I really like your paper collections, they make wonderful coordinated projects.

Love all these brilliant ideas- Thank you for sharing X

What beautiful ideas !!!

Awesome, I especially love the card box that can be used later

I love those projects. They're beautiful.

Your design team are amazing! I love the cards and the bag. The layout is great, too!

All I want for Christmas is Graphic 45. Another great day of projects. I love the little bag or box for the cards.
Thanks for sharing ladies & Graphic 45.

Gorgeous, of course. Cannot be anything less when you begin with Graphic 45 lines.

I love the Snapguide Tutorial. You have the Most creative designers.
What I don't like is the new contest entry system. What is a "share link" that they can't get from me? Anyway, I'll keep reading your blog whether I can enter a contest or not.

Love, love, love the snapguide tutorial! As always, Graphic 45 DT'ers are pure inspiration!

The bag for the cards is so cute! Must have a look at tutorial to see if simple enough for me... I do hope new competition entry is giving more chances to win. But think you must know I rarely miss a day here regardless of competitions.... Not always main priority... Tfs

The card set with the sweet little case by Donna is so pretty! Gorgeous gift and presentation.
The LO is awesome! I love the details and beautiful piece work on it.
Thank you for sharing these lovely projects! :)

Beautiful cards and layout today, oh my!!

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! TFS!

Wonderful set and
love the bag! Pretty
Carla from Utah

Lovely projects - great ideas!

Wonderful gift set and I love the layout and all the holly fussy cuts.
Another great give away, that puts me in the Christmas spirit.

Such beautiful projects! TFS

Very pretty projects.

love these

Great projects!

Oh what super-pretty ideas! Especially great are the cards and gift bag set - what a lovely gift idea for Christmas or any birthday!!

these projects are just gorgeous! I love the card gift set idea...I have someone who would love a gift like that!

Love all projects and gorgeous paper!

It's amazing to me what one can do with a sheet of beautiful paper. The designers have so many brilliant ideas that I never would have thought about doing. Thanks for all the inspiration!

All these projects are just gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.

Amazing ideas from the team with gorgeous papers.

Wow! Love them all!

Loved seeing the Christmas layout! Happy holly!

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