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April 13, 2017

DIY Gift Tag, Bag, and Card Set with A Ladies' Diary by Pam Bray

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Hello G45ers!

We hope you are ready to party!  This post will get you in the mood to celebrate, as Pam Bray shares with us a gorgeous gift bag and tag, as well as a brilliant easel card tutorial.  These ideas would be great for invitations, party favors, Mother's Day, birthdays or a thinking of you gift.  Pam also shares her tips for fussy cutting like a pro, we have a Pinterest Board share with oodles of tutorials, and it is the last day to enter this week's blog contest so let's jump right in to this fabulous post.  


Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347


“One of my favorite techniques is fussy cutting. I love how easy it is to incorporate that technique with each of the Graphic 45 Collections. Fussy cutting beautiful paper not only gives your projects fabulous dimension, but also creates unique embellishments that are perfect for each project. The only thing you need is a nice sharp pair of scissors and some beautiful paper.” ~Pam Bray

Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347


Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Birthday Card. by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

How to Create a Graphic 45 a Ladies Diary Birthday Card.

Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347


With fussy cutting and Graphic 45 papers your embellishment supply is endless. 

Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347


 These flowers have been adhered with foam adhesive, creating a stopper for the easel card. 

Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347


Mix and Match your stamp collections to create the perfect project. Pam used Graphic 45 - Children's Hour Stamps to create this card.


 Children's Hour Stamps


Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347


While you have your supplies out from making a card, take your creativity one step further by decorating a plain kraft bag.   


Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347


Tags can be a fun addition or a simplified version of a card for crafters on the go. Try using our die-cut tags to get you started.  


Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347

Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347


  1. Using small sharp scissors is the best form for fussy cutting.
  2. Always move and turn the paper to glide into the blades of the scissors; don’t use a cutting motion.
  3. Before cutting any of the images or motifs from the paper, trim around the image first to remove excess paper.
  4. I like to have two of the same sheet of paper so I can cut the whole image from one piece and smaller parts from the second piece to layer together with pop dots.


Graphic 45 A Ladies Gift Bag Set with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 14_4347

Graphic 45 Supplies:

A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collection Edition
Cheers, Party, Celebrate Kraft Tags
Hampton Arts Children’s Hour 2 Stamp Set

Other Supplies:

Black Ink
Stamp Block
May Arts Ribbon: White Tulle and Pink Crinkle Ribbon
Gift Bag
White Card Stock
Sharp scissors

Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Mega Runner
Pop Dots
Glue Dots


Looking for more Gift Bag & Card Set Ideas?  Search no further. We have you covered here with our Gift Bag & Card Tutorial Pinterest Board. 


Gift Bag and Card Tutorial - Pinterest Board


(0%2F1) Vintage Hollywood National Craft Month Prize $135+


Enter our contest before it is too late. This week we are giving out a $135+ prize package full of Vintage Hollywood goodies, a 5x5 Mixed Media Box, Square Tags and Pockets Album, Black ATC TagsDrawer Pulls, and Door Knockers.  Wow!  To be entered to win, just leave a comment here on our blog and/or our Facebook page.  The winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday, April 14th, 2017.  

That wraps up the unique papercrafting innovation for today.  We would love to hear what your favorite handmade gifts are to give and receive, as well as see your Graphic 45 creations.  Share with us on our Facebook page and on Instagram with the #Graphic45 hashtag.  


Happy Papercrafting!



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I will try making this card this weekend! My daughter has a birthday coming up soon and I think she would love it!

Just beautiful...time to get back to my craft table and start Been taking a little break

I love this Vintage Movie collection. It is one of my newest favorites. It reminds me of the old movies that I have adored since I was a child. Your collections never cease to delight me.

So many beautiful details! Thanks for sharing your ideas and projects!

Always love Pam's projects. And "A Ladies' Diary" is such a beautiful, feminine collection.

OMG! So much fussy cutting. It's gorgeous. I absolutely love the card. Very nice.

Beautifully fussy-cut embellishments truly ARE almost irresistible to make with Graphic 45's many amazing paper collections! Love the mix-and-match pre-printed paper with G45 stamps, too!

Fantastic projects today. I come to the Graphic 45 Blog everyday for inspiration. Thank you for always sparking my creativity!

Such beautiful projects, wow!

Wonderful projects. Thank you Pam for all the inspiration and tips.

What a beautiful gift set! Thanks for the inspiration!

WOW beautiful inspiration!!!

Love this collection! Can't wait to get mine!

Gorgeous gift bag& card set.I
Love creating my own decorated gift bags.Your papers are perfect for that.

I love Art Deco style and Vintage Hollywood would be so fun to make with! Thanks G45 for the chance to win!

Love this trio of bag, card and tag - what a great idea! And the prize pack looks amazing - thanks for a chance to win! Judy D.

Oooooo la la! Gorgeous creations! Very elegant and timeless! TFS!

Gorgeous projects and fantastic tips. Thank you!

So nice to see projects from A Ladies Diary, a favorite collection of mine! Love that G45 images seem to be made for fussy cutting. Lovely work!

You have certainly mastered fussy cutting! Gorgeous projects! Stunning.

Great projects. I just love the bag.

Beautiful projects! I love fussy cutting, too - I usually do it in the evening when I'm watching TV or listening to music. Thanks for the tip on cutting small parts of the design to add to the whole image - I never thought of that!

Lovely party items
and great ideas.
Carla from Utah

Drooling over these projects. xxx

Just love Pam's set and my favorite G45 collection: A Lady's Diary. Also want to win the Vintage Hollywood collection and try something new with it.

Sweet Graphic 45 trio! I like how you used smaller scrap pieces fussy cut on a tag. That is one of the many great things about Graphic 45 papers- even the smallest scrap pieces can be used on fabulous paper projects.

Lovely projects lovely papers. Such inspiration. Thank you

I love all the fussy cutting on this very pretty trio. Great work, and love the collection. Thanks for sharing.

Fabulous projects and great prize!

Awesome ideas! Thank you for the chance to win such a great collection!



Great inspirational post today. Thanks for sharing

Pam, beautiful job with your projects. I haven't seen this line of paper yet. Living in the far north, everything has to be ordered. TFS.

Love both projects,just stunning.
G45 papers are the most beautiful.

Beautiful project. I have that same paper collection, it inspired me to start working on them. I love those cling stamps?

Lots of fabulous ideas in this post!

Just BEAUTIFUL !!! Great Gift ideas, awesome share :) !

Stunning!! So happy this collection was brought back as a DCE. I hope you'll continue to bring back retired collections like A Proper Gentleman, Raining Cats and Dogs and Le Romantique, along with so many others.

Thanks Pam and G45 for looking at Ladies Diary in a great new way for me. I'm going to pull mine out to do some fun new things.

Just love all the collections. I especially love vintage Hollywood in all its glory. As I try to incorporate new techniques seen on your site, I'm getting better at it slowly but surely!

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