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November 04, 2015

It's 50 Days until Christmas!

Lori Williams Designing for Graphic 45 Holiday Bendi Card with Tutorial using Christmas Carol Collection photo 2 

It's 50 days until Christmas! Can you believe it? Don't worry, we will be doing plenty of celebrating Thanksgiving and gratefulness, but we know for the crafter, the holiday creating starts now! Today, we have two fabulous ideas for you from Lori Williams and Maggi Harding. For those of you who make your holiday cards, you will love today's post!

First, Lori shares how to make this gorgeous fancy fold bendi card! She uses A Christmas Carol to make this memorable card. What a keepsake!

"One of the things I love about fancy fold cards are they make such a statement.  They generally aren’t that difficult but when displayed they appear to be more of a work of art than just a card.  I love that.  People can display them and cherish the work for a long time inside of just tucking the card away in a drawer to be long forgotten.  Graphic 45 works so well with folded cards because their images fussy cut give that extra wow factor.  This is a simple card to create and I made a tutorial to show you how simple it is.  Once you have the base complete the fun really begins with adding images, stickers, chipboard or whatever else your mind can imagine.  " ~Lori

Lori Williams Designing for Graphic 45 Holiday Bendi Card with Tutorial using Christmas Carol Collection photo 2

 

Check out How to Create a Christmas Bendi Card by Lori Williams on Snapguide.

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial

Lori Williams Designing for Graphic 45 Holiday Bendi Card with Tutorial using Christmas Carol Collection photo 2


Lori Williams Designing for Graphic 45 Holiday Bendi Card with Tutorial using Christmas Carol Collection photo 2


Lori Williams Designing for Graphic 45 Holiday Bendi Card with Tutorial using Christmas Carol Collection photo 2


Lori Williams Designing for Graphic 45 Holiday Bendi Card with Tutorial using Christmas Carol Collection photo 2


Lori Williams Designing for Graphic 45 Holiday Bendi Card with Tutorial using Christmas Carol Collection photo 2
  Supply List

12 x 12 A Christmas Carol
Scrooge and Marley
Yuletide Greetings
Seasonal Sentiments
Figgy Pudding
Graceful Garland
8 x 8 A Christmas Carol
Christmas Carol
Scrooge and Marley
Figgy Pudding
Bah Humbug
Other Products Used:
Cream card stock
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo  Distress blending tool
Paper Cutter
X-acto tool and mat
Zip Dry GlueA

What a beautiful easel card by the masterful Maggi! Check out this creation:

"I like to make a few special Christmas cards for my friends that I know will appreciate a handmade card.   This one is an easel card and I've filmed a video to show you how easy these cards are to make.  As usual, I've used a lot of diecuts on my card, if you don't have similar dies, you can substitute basic square or rectangle shapes.  

Tip:  You can create this card and many others simply by purchasing just the Graphic 45 Ephemera Cards and the 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids pad along with any cardstock.  The best thing is that the images in the Ephemera Cards give you a quick, but pretty card front.   Embellish with hand made flowers or a bit of ribbon and you've got all you need for a set of cards." ~Maggi

Christmas easel card, A Christmas Carol, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Maggi's YouTube Link


Christmas easel card, A Christmas Carol, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Christmas easel card, A Christmas Carol, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Christmas easel card, A Christmas Carol, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Christmas easel card, A Christmas Carol, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

 Supply List

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol Collection -
Ephemera Cards 4501200
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Other:
Ivory Cardstock
Creative Embellishment Merry Christmas
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Powder
Petaloo Botanica Sugared Blooms Burgundy
Celebrate It wired ribbon
Martha Stewart holy punch
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die
Spellbinders Gold Label Four die
Cherry Lynn Victorian Romance die
Die-namites Holly Branch die
ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades ink - Triumphant Red, Antique Moss
ColorBox Deep Green chalk ink
Uline foam tape

There's still time to enter our Time to Celebrate giveaway this week! Just comment here on our blog or on Facebook to win. Fun, fun, fun!

Win this $23 Time to Celebrate Prize Pack! #graphic45

Thanks for joining us today for holiday ideas. Have you started your holiday crafting yet?

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Comments

What beautiful Christmas cards! I can't wait to start crafting my own.

Beautiful cards!

These are two cards I would love to bring out every year as part of my Christmas decorations. Wonderful inspiration for the upcoming Christmas season! Thank you!

Beautiful! That Christmas Carol paper is gorgeous!

I love Graphic45!!!

So beautiful. I craft my own soon.

LOVE the awesome Bendi card!! I love using the ephemera packs to make cards with because you really get a lot of bang for your buck!!! TFS!

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Very pretty cards today!

Lori and Maggi at it again ... two creative ladies I tell ya !

That bendi card is
wonderful! Great
paper line for this.
Carla from Utah

I've made easel cards.
The bendi card is on my "to do" list - haven't made one of those yet.
Both cards in the post are beautiful - as usual.
thanks for sharing.

Wow, gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous cards! The fussy cutting looks amazing!

Beautiful cards and gorgeous paper!

Great inspiration! Thanks for the creative spirit!

Fabulous cards. Love the Christmas Carol images.

Beautiful!!! just gorgeous

What beautiful projects, especially with tutorials!

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Hooray!

Beautiful and very detailed cards today! Love both of them. Awesome work!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Beautiful cards!

Where's Maggi's video?? I guess she posted it on her blog? I'll have to track it down to see how she created her fabulous card:)

Lori - the bendi card is fantastic. Do you put it in an envelope flat? Could you put a "1" on the first tab and slit and "2" on the second to help the person receiving it put it together?

Maggi - the card is so pretty. I love that ribbon. The bow just makes this card even more beautiful.

Thank you both for such pretty creations.

Love these cards, TFS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uMI9JXzIL4

Link to my video for the easel card.

Love these! I may not make an actual bendi or easel card, but I will certainly take inspiration from these.

Fancy fold cards take extra time and fuss and they show just how much you care when given. Love them!

I have always loved the story of the Chridtmas Caroll and now you have produced it on beautiful paper. I love the idea of the bendable card.

Great, suits us Aussies, we are in Christmas crafting mode already.

Such gorgeous cards! Thank you for the great inspiration. The bendi card is fabulous. Can't wait to get started making my cards!
I would love to win The Time to Celebrate gift pack because I have seen so many wonderful projects using this collection. My budget tells me I won't be getting to buy The Time to Celebrate :(.

Stunning Christmas cards! Graphic 45's "A Christmas Carol" collection with all the vintage images and gorgeous color makes these holiday cards extra special. Awesome job ladies! Thanks for sharing.

Just full of gorgeousness

These Christmas cards are so beautiful and unique!

50 days until Christmas? I obviously haven't been counting down the days like I usually do. Thanks for the heads up!!!

Very pretty cards!!

Incredible! I will have to try this one. Thank you.

This is absolutely gorgeous!

But I am really not looking forward to that snow time of year.

Christmas is going to come to fast again. I have so much to do and so little time. Looking forward to making some cards tho'. Thanks for the chance to win! Love that series.
Victoria, BC
Canada

Holiday crafting? Not there yet! Have ideas just need time to implement them!

Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder that Christmas is 50 days away!

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