Monday, December 02, 2013

Day 2 - Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Gift Tutorials

I am teaming up with the Graphic 45 Design Team for an amazing Twelve Days of Christmas event!

December 1st through December 12th, on the Graphic 45 Blog, you will see a card designed by me, plus a gift tutorial inspired by my card and created by one of the current G45 team! 

On the Second Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...

Two Turtle Doves

My favorite sheet of paper in the 12 Days of Christmas collection is Christmas Rose. It is such a pretty blend of colors and invokes vintage Christmas cards and postcards.

I created a dark green 5x5 inch card, lined with pale peach cardstock. I tried to match the peach and green of the printed paper.

I cut the title from the paper with a die cut and smudged it with some ink.

I wanted the doves to stand out a bit, so I covered them with glitter glue. They are quite sparkly. I used one of the chipboard elements to create a tag sentiment.  I created "fluffy" bows with silk ribbon and glued them to the top of the tag. The finishing touch is a "silver bell."

I added a bit of lace to the card also. You can see it peeking out. I think vintage creations always can use a bit of lace!

I used foam adhesive to add extra dimension to the layers. When I was trying to pick my images for the card front, I used a rectangle die template to "frame" sections of the paper to decide which portions of the paper worked best for my card.

I decorated the inside of the card with a postage image sticker and a strip from the Joyeux Noel paper.

Head on to the Graphic 45 Blog to see Anne's gift tutorial. Make sure to visit Anne's Blog. Her work is always beautiful and her blog is filled with amazing tutorials.

Remember, leave Graphic 45 a Blog or Facebook comment for a chance to win this amazing prize! A grand prize winner will be announced on the Graphic 45 blog at the end of this event, on Friday, December 13th. 
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Christmas Rose
Joyeux Noel

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard I

Cardstock: Core'dinations ColorCore Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Pearl Blush; WorldWin Papers ColorMates Smooth Deep Spring Green
Ribbon: May Arts
Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon
String and bell: craft supply
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan, Rose Coral
Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles Star Dust
Die template: Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large, Ribbon Banners

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Beacon Fabri-trac; Aleene's Tacky Glue


  1. Another beauty! Can't wait to see day 3!!!

  2. Gorgeous! Love that paper.

  3. This is just stunning, Gloria! I love the way you cropped the paper to create that focal. Genius!

  4. Love, love your card, guess I am going to have to revisit this collection of Graphic 45 paper.

  5. Your layers are always so beautifully done. Love the rose paper matched up with the plaid! Gorgeous.

  6. I am so enjoying seeing how you bring out the personality of each design!