Friday, December 06, 2013

Day 6 - 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!

Ok, folks. We are half-way through the event! I hope you are enjoying yourself! Remember, come back on December 13th for another twelve days of cards!

The second set of cards will incorporate The Twelve Days of Christmas STAMPS, printable project sheets are included! Plus, you will get directions to make a matching 12x12 card box!

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

Six Geese a-Laying

I admit that this card is my second favorite of the series! I love the goose and the banners! Plus, the blue print on the reverse of the Ladies Dancing sheet is beautiful.

Create a pale blue 5x5-inch card and line it with cream paper. I used a golden yellow to mat some of my papers.

I created a fancy banner by cutting bits of paper with a banner die cut template. I added some sparkly ribbon and a few blue roses to really spice it up. (You could use the Graphic 45 Cardstock Banners instead of die cut shapes to create your banner. I wanted a certain size and style of banner, so I made my own.)

Pull out your tiny scissors and get ready for some fussy cutting! I fussy cut the goose from the Golden Rings paper and used foam adhesive to pop her off the page. (A boy goose is a gander, and this one has eggs, so I am guessing it's a she-goose!) I used the bit of  
Golden Rings paper that contained the egg/nest image.

I decorated the inside of the card with another banner and a strip from the Joyeux Noel paper. I added a bit of pop by adding a sticker button. 

Now go over to the Graphic 45 Blog to see Denise H's gift tutorial! Denise has been with G45 for two terms and has created some wonderful projects. Have a visit at Denise's BlogI like to call Denise the McGuyver of Graphic 45! She is a wiz at making cool stuff out of paper, a piece of cardboard, and a Q-tip!

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. 

Joyeux Noel
Golden Rings
Ladies Dancing
Christmas Rose

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Banners

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan, ColorMates Smooth and Silky Caramel; Bazzill Basics Lakeshore
Ribbon: May Arts
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Die cut templates: Papertrey Ink banners; Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Beacon Fabri-trac; Aleene's Tacky Glue


  1. Ok, Ok...really....really...this one is my favorite. For sure. Nothing could top this delightful card. You make me want to toss aside all my responsibilities and go play with this paper. You paper crafting goddess you!

  2. WOW! You are truly the card making diva of all time! Your cards are simply gorg!!!! I always look forward to your next card....Thank you!

  3. This card is beautiful, I love all the layers and your banner looks fabulous!

  4. A Gander or Goose-didn't know that! Love the card. The banners are very nice.

  5. A little change-up using the blue as a dominant color on this card. Works so well! Each of your little banners adds so much to the dimension along with the metal, which I love!

  6. Another gorgeous card! Love the banner.

  7. I love all the little details on this card. It's not only gorgeous, it's interesting, too!