Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas mini album,pillow box ornament,to/ from tags and post it note holder

Hi everyone :-)
Here are some late Christmas ideas. There will be a tutorial on how to make the mini album, pillow box ornament, to - from gift tags and a post it note holder
Have used Twas the Night Before Christmas,Time to flourish wonderful papers from graphic 45. Also made some Christmas gifts using Raining Cats and Dogs and An Eerie Tale papers from G 45


Here is the cover of the Christmas pocket mini album I show how to make from start to finish in one video.

All the pages are build up the same with 12 x 12 pattern papers and it is a fast and easy album to make :-)
You can also use regular cardstock to build up the pages and put decor paper on top. 
There are 6 pocket pages in this album and the pages measure 6x4.

There are pockets in all the right sides of the pages.
Here inside cover and front of the 1. page.

Backside of the 1. page and front of the 2. page.

Backside of the 2. page and front of the 3. page.

Backside of the 3. page and front of the 4. page.

Backside of the 4. page and front of the 5. page.

Backside of the 5. page and front of the 6. page.

Backside of the 6. page and inside back cover.

There are photo frames in the large pockets on the back and front cover.

Outside cover folded out.

Plase for a photo on the back cover.

Also made some pillow box ornaments and gift boxes.

This I show how to make in the tutorial.
It is filled with snow and is a sort of a shaker ornament.
Fun for children to play with and is made for hanging on a Christmas tree.
Will also show how to make this star border with a punch.

Here is the same size without the acetate in front so it can be used as a goodie bag on the Christmas tree.
This small templates you can find on the inside cover on the Come away with me 12x12 paper pad from G45
This are also great for gift boxes and this template you can find on the 8 x 8 paper cover inside Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Backside of the previous box on the left and a smaller gift box on the right.

Picture of the smaller box with some tags.

The paper border is glued together with repositionable tape so it can be opened

Have also filmed how to make this to - from gift tags made with the templates on the inside covers from the 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads.

Great to give ad receive some homemade label tags :-)

And here are some more. So fun and easy to make :-)

WIll also show how to make this double tags if you need some more space to write a personal message. 

In the end of the tutorial I will show how to make this sleigh label with Tim Holtz Sleigh Ride die.

I have used fussy cut out images to make this tags but you can also use stickers, cardstock cut outs or flowers :-)

Also made this Post it note holder easel card and there will be a tutorial on how to make this also :-)

Her the card on the top is folded down.

Inside you can place a fussy cut out or a cardstock cut out to make a pocket for some notes.

Also made an other with the Raining Cats and Dogs papers and cardstock flowers cut outs.
So great to use for small gifts :-)

Inside the left I used a cardstock banner cut out to hold notes.

Cover of the Raining Cats and Dogs post it note holder.

Also made an other mini album in a sewing theme with the same construction using An Eerie Tale collection.

Used a chipboard cut out and a lot of sewing theme dies on the front cover and inside.

This album have 5 pages and I used the same Enchantment papers for all the pages.

There are large pockets inside the front and back cover.

All the pages has tags inside using the templates from the 12x12 inside cover and the regular tags.

Front and back cover.

A card is fastened under the belly band.

It is so much fun creating pressents for Christmas with this beautiful paper line :-)

Wish you all a wonderful Christmas and all the best wishes for the new year :-)

Supply list:
Twas The Night Before Christmas paper collection and Tag template from Graphic 45, 1 thick mm chipboard,Black paper,Pillow box template from Come Away with Me 12 x 12 paper cover ,post it note, Sleigh die from Tim Holtz,punches,glue,score board and something to cut with.

Will post the links to the tutorials as soon they are uploaded here,

Here is the link to the mini album tutorial,

Here is the link to the post it note easel card tutorial,

Here is the link to the pillow box ornament tutorial,

Here is the link to the to - from label tags tutorial,

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,
For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Thank you so much for stopping by and all your always sweet comments :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Anne you make such beautiful things! You definitely have a gift from God. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas! God Bless you

  2. Anne, you are so prolific! How do you get so much accomplished in such a short amount of time? Especially after making and video taping your wonderful Raining Cats and Dogs series. I test at almost zero structural visualization. When looking at architectural blue prints I don't automatically see what most other people see. I have to concentrate very hard when trying to follow printed design instructions and sometimes I need someone to help me "see" what's printed and follow the instructions. Your videos are a blessing to me because you are so precise and I can see exactly what you're doing. I've learned so much from you and apply it in my projects. I keep thinking you must have been trained as an engineer - it comes so easy for you. I thank you for all of your incredible Raining Cats and Dogs projects. I was thrilled when G45 came out with it because so many people have pets who are part of their families and I hadn't seen any really wonderful papers for animals. I bought a bunch of the paper and then you came out with your series. I will be making a number of your projects for special friends and their pets.

    Also, I used your Christmas envelope card design for our Christmas cards this year (76 of them!) and everyone loves them.

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a bright New Year.

    One of your biggest fans,

  3. OMG girl WOW you really have been busy crafting your heart out!!
    Everything you created is outstanding and created with true passion!
    I am in total awe of everything I just saw. You are just so super talented and how awesome that you take the time to make videos and share & I do know the time to make videos!! Girl you really are one the true Wonder Woman!! YOU totally ROCK!!

  4. Hi Anne,
    I look forward to the tutorial of the album you just do it because it is a real gem.
    I just had to make one for a small disabled child for Christmas, his mom asked me.
    As you say it is quick and easy to do, I'll wait for the tutorial, you have a gift from God
    Sweet day, Ariane (Belgium)

  5. Hi Anne,
    Love your videos and creativeness(is that a word?) Sorry I am doing the Night before Christmas album, but do not get the hinges bit at the end. Have pulled the pages off the cover but I cannot work it out any help would really be appreciated. Thanking you, from New Zealand.


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