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December 20, 2014

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday


We have beautiful holiday ideas filling this special Saturday blog! We are so excited for this coming Christmas week, and wanted to share some beautiful projects from our Design Team. Katie Zoey Ho shares a great last-minute gift tag idea with a tutorial! Then, Donna Espiritu wows with a stunning 'Twas the Night Before Christmas card. To close this festive blog post, Keri Sallee shares a homey ornament perfect to don your tree! Enjoy these great ideas in honor of the season.

First, we have these gorgeous gift tags from Katie. What a clever idea - and perfect to add to those last-minute gifts!

"I’ve these 6 pieces of photo mats from the 5” x 5” mixed media box that are left unused. Instead of trashing them away, I decided to do them up as gift tags for this Christmas. Wanted to deviate away from conventional tags, I’m using mixed media here. Hope this will give you some ideas." ~Katie



Katie's YouTube Tutorial



Supply List

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Jolly Old Elf)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 8” X 8” Paper Pad
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 6” X 6” Patterns & Solids
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Stickers
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples (Artist Trading Tags in Ivory, Photo Mats from Mixed Media 5” x 5” Mixed Media Box in Ivory)
Melissa Frances Christmas Work Tags
Prima Colour Bloom Spray (gold foil)
Medallion Gold Foil Dollies
Snowflake Embossing Tinsel
Snowflakes Accent
Snowflake Stamps
Script Stamp

We love the layering and texture on this gorgeous card by Donna. Santa, come quick!

"A mixed media card with layers of distressed papers, chipboards and fussy cut elements."~Donna



Supply List

Twas the night before Christmas 12x12 and 8x8 papers
Twas the night before Christmas sticker
Blue fern chipboard
White cardstock
White acrylic paint
Distress Ink
Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive
Scrapbook adhesives 3D foam tape

Next, we have the most adorable ornament by Keri. We love this little house made from paper and amazing embellishments. How great is this?

G45_Christmas_House Ornament

G45_Christmas_House Ornament

G45_Christmas_House Ornament

G45_Christmas_House Ornament

Supply List


“Twas the Night Before Christmas” 6X6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad
I used: Green Stripe, Green Writing and Peppermint Stripe
“Twas the Night Before Christmas” Chipboard
“TWas the Night Before Christmas” 12x12 “Jolly Old Elf” (Clock)
“Twas the Night Before Christmas” 8X8 Paper Pad (I used “Long Winter’s  Night”)
Other Supplies
Flowers-Michaels & Petaloo
Beacon 3-n-1 Adhesive
Hot Glue
Mod Podge Acrylic Shapes
Wreath-Tim Holtz
Studs-Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby
Metal Embellishment-Making Memories
Watercolor Paper-Wal-Mart (for house base)

Thanks for joining us for this special Saturday blog! Join us tomorrow for another day of festive inspiration!

Happy Holidays,

Graphic 45

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Adorable!!! LOVE all of these ideas! So happy for a bonus day of awesome creations!! TFS!

That tag tutorial was so interesting...loved seeing an artist at work. Lost count of how many steps it took to create these lovely tags. I would consider each one to be a gift in and of itself! Happy holly!

Fantastic projects!!!

Such pretty inspiration. I plan to make my gift tags too.

Awesome! These are such great projects! I adore Katie's mixed media tags.

Awesome! thanks for the tutorial.

Great tutorial and much appreciated. The tags are beautiful!

Such gorgeous projects! TFS

What gorgeous projects. Thank you for the inspiration.

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