Monday, December 16, 2013

More Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 3

Welcome to ANOTHER day of  Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas!

ETA: Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful comments! Reading how much you all LOVE Graphic 45 just makes my day! Also, thanks for the folks at G45 for providing most of the goodies for the prize pack! They were so generous with me, and now I can pay it forward!


I created a 12x12 box of cards, filled with twelve cards! Each card contains a stamped image from the Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas stamp set, and each set of three cards showcases a different technique! This project was taught by Graphic 45 at various workshops and trade shows. Now, it is available for you, complete with printable project sheets!

To see the first six cards, click HERE. To see the second set of six cards, click HERE. I am also giving away this prize pack to one lucky winner!! This prze pack is worth OVER $100 Retail. And it contains all three of my - hard to find - wood mount Christmas stamps!


Leave a comment on any one of the posts from December 14th through December 20th (I will have some EXTRA G45 goodies to share the rest of the week!), and I will draw a RANDOM winner. Leave a comment EVERY day to increase your chances! What a fantastic Christmas present for yourself!

My assignment for this card set was to: use Graphic 45 papers as each card base, use The Twelve Days of Christmas stamp set, and incorporate a different technique into each set of three cards. Oh, yes, and to keep the retail cost below $50! Easy, right?! {grin}

Here is the 12x12 box that I created to hold the 12 cards!


I used the Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box. The box is wrapped with papers...



And tied up with ribbon and string!



The entire box is covered with paper (you need eight sheets of paper to do the entire box).



I added a clear plastic sheet to the opening. Now the cards will stay put!

Paper dividers create 6x6 inch spaces to store cards and envelopes.

Here is what it looks like empty...



And filled.
You could do more decorating to the inside of the box if you wished. I needed to keep the cost down, so did not add paper to the sides of the box tray.



This would make the perfect gift...or you could use the cards and box to decorate your home. The box is handy for storing the cards away for next year!

To create this box, there is a supply list and full-color, step-by-step directions. Click here for the project sheet. TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BOX PROJECT SHEET.



I hope you enjoyed this bonus set of cards and box!

For a supply list and full-color, step-by-step directions to make the cards, click here for the project sheet. TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CARDS PROJECT SHEET.

Make sure you return on December 21st for the PRIZE DRAW! (I have projects posting each day this week, so don't miss those projects!) Leave a comment on any post (or all the posts) December 14-20th for a chance to win!

ETA: I had a question about the glitter that I used on some of the the cards.


The brand I used is from Elizabeth Crafts. It is called Warm Diamond. I also used their adhesive sheets for the adhesive prior to sprinkling on the glitter.

Prize pack contents:
(1) Graphic 45 12x12 Altered Matchbook Box
(1) Graphic 45 12x12 Core'dinations Signature Series Cardstock Pack
(1) Graphic 45 12x12 The Twelve Days of Christmas Paper Pad
(1) Graphic 45 8x8 The Twelve Days of Christmas Paper Pad
(1) Graphic 45 Place in Time Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
(1) Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
(1) Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard Tags 2
(1) Graphic 45 Place in Time Chipboard Tags 2
(1) Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Chipboard Tags 1
(1) Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Chipboard Tags 2
(1) Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Stamps Set 1
(1) Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Stamps Set 2
(3) Hampton Art/Gloria Stengel Designs wood mount Christmas stamps
(1) Graphic 45 Trims Staples
(2) Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding packs
(1) Want2Scrap Nestabling
(1) Package assorted "do-dads"

94 comments:

  1. Fantastic box! Love how you cut the center of the paper for the lid. This would make a great home decor piece or a wonderful gift. Thanks.

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  2. Very beautiful box!Love your project!

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  3. This box of cards is amazing! This would be a lovely gift :)

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  4. What a gorgeous box and an amazing keepsake! This is one of those projects that will be just as stunning when you bring it out next year. Definitely a keeper.

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  5. I could possibly send the cards but I would hold on to the box and use it to decorate... It is so lovely! It could also be used to gift cookies or chocolates, for anyone able to part with it, I couldn't!

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  6. stunning cards ,love to make some off these,and waha wonderful gift
    as well, merry christmas to you all
    hugs from linda ,:)



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  7. I love this beautiful set! I love making gifts for others but if I made these I would have to keep them. I would display them each year at Christmas in a tree shape or as a Christmas banner. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize!

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  8. Oh wow Gloria, I just love the box you have made for these cards it is beautiful. The cards are fabulous too as I have already told you and the box makes it extra special.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  9. What a gorgeous gift this would be Gloria! Just love how you decorated the box with those beautiful papers! Blessings! Kathy

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  10. I found your blog searching for the 12 days of Christmas. I am using the paper to make an altered board book this Christmas. I am having a lot of fun. However, our scrapbook store didn't have much of the Graphic 45 paper so I am having to "ad-lib" a bit. I have been using your projects for inspiration. Thanks for sharing. They are so beautiful and creative. I would love to win your prize, too. :)

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  11. Wow that is a gorgeous box, you are inspiring meee... Hugs..Patti

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  12. the box as well as the cards are amazing, dreaming of this thanks for the chance
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  13. Your box, is amazing! I love how beautifully coordinated, the box is, with all the gorgeous cards!
    I am excited to try my hand at a box set, with the Project sheet you've shared! Thank you!

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  14. The box and cards are amazing! Your talent continues to inspire me.

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  15. Just stunning. I think I have an addiction to Graphic 45 papers and these beautiful creations! Merry Christmas!

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  16. This box is swoon-worthy! I love the way you built in the divider. That is the engineering part of your brain. It is so elegant and showcases the stamps and papers beautifully. You really are a wonder!

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  17. This box and card set is simply amazing!! I love every single card and that box is just divine! I don't know if I could bear to part with it if I made it! I would have to make two. One for me and one to give away! Best of both worlds! I love seeing everything that you create and I look forward to each day's post! Thank you for the chance to win that amazing prize package full of Graphic45 loveliness! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  18. Love the box for all the amazing cards...beautiful as always

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  19. Gorgeous box for all those fabulous cards! I am definitely going to try to make this over the holiday break before I put my Christmas craft supplies away. I love it!

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  20. What a gorgeous box and card set!!

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  21. What a festive and beautiful box for your lovely cards!!! You never disappoint!

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  22. Totally gorgeous box which is made an even greater treasure when the recipient opens it to receive the adorable cards! The box would be so versatile though as it could store lots of other surprises too.

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  23. Love this box and all the cards, it is too pretty to give away.

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  24. What a wonderful project. You do amazing work.

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  25. I absolutely love this collection and would be beyond trilled to win the set of cards!

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  26. You are such an amazing and talented lady!Your work is always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Wow - your project is so amazing - I love the box and all the cards

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  28. Gorgeous box. How beautiful to hold your cards. And your right it would make a beautiful gift to someone. Thank you for all the G45 inspiration.

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  29. what a great project! love the idea of a box full of cards.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  30. This is an amazing box of cards. I am so in awe!!

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  31. I am speechless... gorgeous box!

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  32. Wonderful cards
    and box to hold
    them. All so
    pretty and
    festive.
    Carla from Utah

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  33. Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful! I love the cutout on the front of the box and those beautiful cards!

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  34. These cards are just wonderful and then when you add the box, WOW!! I love your Graphic 45 designs and all the vintage Christmas papers!

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  35. Wow what an amazing box... You did a beautiful job. I have downloaded the instructions and hope to make one someday soon.

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  36. I have downloaded the tutorials for the box and the cards, I just love the box though as I think it would be fabulous to hold other cards so think I might make one for birthday cards too *smile*

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  37. Your gift to us is sharing your talent. Not one of us could ask for more.

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  38. God bless your hands! I love the box as much as the cards! I made my Christmas Cards the other day and I accidentally ruined them. I was so disheartened that I just gave up. But after seeing all this, I truly feel like giving it another try!

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  39. This whole project is just lovely. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  40. Speechless! There is NO way that I could give these cards away... Incredible talent & works of art!

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  41. My jaw is on the floor! This is amazing! I love the card box!! you did a ton of work and it looks fabulous. I love each one and thanks for showing us how you did the box.
    Have a Merry Christmas,
    Kelly

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  42. Gloria i love the cards an i also love the box. How did you start with your idea to make this box? This is another box that you have made with the line januari, februari etc. But still verry nice. I like to learn so much from you? Greetings Anneke from the Netherlands.

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  43. love this box, it's such a nice way to use that sheet of paper. Happy Christmas

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  44. the box is beautiful. I have lots of cards I've made and don't need. I should make a box like this and donate the cards and box to an organization that is trying to raise money. thanks for the idea.

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  45. What a stunning gift.

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  46. Anybody would be thrilled to receive the box of cards. To think that someone would put that much work into a present for me - the recipient should feel so honored. Beautiful

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  47. I don't know what I'm more impressed with....the beauty of your box or the amazing set of cards. Or maybe the entire concept of creating them! Wow! Just beautiful!

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  48. I love this box. My granddaughter would love this.

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  49. That really would be a fantastic gift to receive! I would have a hard time sending the cards off though! I'd rather use them to decorate my home!

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  50. Beautiful as always and what a Christmas gift this would be for someone-think I will have to try something like it for next year. MerryChristmas!

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  51. O my goodness, this is so amazing I don't think I could bear to give it away once it was made. Thank you so much, Gloria

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  52. These are awesome ideas! Love Graphic 45!

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  53. Absolutley beautiful projects!!..love the box and cards, after the Holidays i would love to try a project like that..oh and it is my birthday Saturday, what a great birthday present:)))
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  54. Gloria, I wish I had viewed this project when it was first published. I made sets of cards for family members and putting them into a stylish and beautifully created box would have been ideal. Will definitely create a box via the tutorial next time around. THANKS FOR SHARING.

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  55. I just love the box though as I think it would be fabulous to hold other cards so think I might make one for birthday cards too *smile*
    Thank you for your inspiration and tutorials I always appreciate your work...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  56. That box is really nice too! Nice with the window so that you can see the cards inside. Thanks for the details on the cards and box also.

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  57. OMG holy moly....this box is amazing!!! It puts a big fat grin on my face.....It's so inspirational I for sure am going to try and make one too! Thank you so much for this Inspiration ;-))) xox

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  58. Mahalo for sharing generously. Aloha.

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  59. I love the box! what a clever way to house the beautiful cards.

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  60. I love giving cards as gifts but am always running out of ideas for packaging them, so I really appreciate this tutorial.

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  61. How creative! What a beautiful gift.

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  62. Love Graphics 45 papers. Would love to win some so I can submit and join in on the challenges and possibly being on a design team for someone.

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  63. This box is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous projects and tutorials!

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  64. The box and the entire card set you completed are just beautiful!
    You are loaded with talent!

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  65. Love, love, love it!

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  66. Love, love, love it!

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  67. Love this box Gloria! Every card is so unique. Thank you for sharing :)

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  68. This matchbox is just beautiful, and so are the lovely cards, thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win this prize

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  69. I just love the cut out on the top of the box and the way you have put the clear plastic behind, I wouldn't have thought of that. You always inspire me so thank you so very much...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  70. Oh my Gloria what a stunningbox to hold your stunning cards! WOW! If I owned this, it would be on display!

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  71. Where have you been all my life?! Although I have been following Graphic 45, I just discovered your blog. You are amazing!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Dona Vogt

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  72. Love everything you do thanks for sharing

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  73. oh my!!! Absolutely stunning!

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  74. Like I said ......you will be missed ! I love this package too. I did not get the chance to buy this paper combo. Looks delish !!

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  75. Oh my Goodness this project is gorgeous!!!

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  76. The cards are absolutely beautiful, and, of course, so is the Graphic 45 papers. I would love to win this package of goodies.

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  77. These cards as usual are gorgeous! You are a great inspiration!!

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  78. Gorgeous just gorgeous, such a lovely project. I love how you fussy cut out the center of this paper to make a window for the box, and those cards inside are just beautiful. Somebody is going to be a very lucky winner of this prize package.

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  79. These are amazing love the cards so much. Graphic 45 has all the best Love to see them would love to own them.

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  80. Me ha encantado la caja y las tarjetas, preciosas!!!

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  81. I so love Graphic 45 and would be estatic to win the prize!

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  82. Oh my god, this box is AWESOME... Love your work :)

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  83. Gloria i sure like to win this price. So i can learn how to make the beautiful projects of you. And i can show the people here in Holland your beautiful stamps!

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  84. I sure have enjoyed the projects and cards that you have posted!

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  85. So beautiful! Hugs! xx

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  86. This is a beautiful Christmas Box. Just found your blog, love your stuff! Merry Christmas. Sheila

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  87. The box is such a wonderful idea and looks great.

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  88. I love boxes, especially if they contain something nice like these cards. What a great gift, though I think I'd have a hard time parting with it. Could it be I'd have to make 2 or more so I could save one?

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  89. That is just beautiful. What a great idea for other seasonal or birthday etc. I would really like to try this out. I love the collage box, also. It would be a perfect addition to my Christmas decorations. Your work is wonderful; you are so creative.

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  90. I love this project. Thank you so so much.

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  91. Love the tags you made. Your work is wonderful I look forward to see what you came with next thanks for sharing your work with us

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  92. This box and cards would make a great gift too! Thanks for the project sheet!!

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