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#G45Card - Christmas Card Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 11/12/2018 41 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,


Hello, G45ers!

 Let's kick off this week with an amazing step by step Christmas Card Tutorial starring our Christmas Magic collection.  Brand Ambassador from Down Under, Joanne Bain has created this whimsical card to celebrate our #G45Card - November ChallengeSo pull out your G45 papers and let's make some cards!  


Christmas Card Tutorial

By Joanne Bain


Hello G45ers!!!

Joanne here with you today to share a sweet Christmas card I created with the gorgeous Christmas Magic collection. This collection is so so cute and has lots of images that can be fussy cut to make many cards.

Firstly I want to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments that are left on my Graphic 45 posts, they mean the world to me and I love reading each and every one of them and will do my best to reply to any that have questions with an answer. My most asked question is what scissors do I use to fussy cut so I am going to answer that question here for you all and hopefully it will help you to maybe enjoy fussy cutting a little more. I use Spring Cut Fine Detail Scissors by Tonic Studios.



I fussy cut A LOT as you all know and these are the best I have found. They put no stress on your hands as they are spring loaded and no annoying finger holes. I have had mine for many years and I love them.


Ok now I need to get onto sharing my Christmas card which of course features fussy cutting and I have also created a Snapguide tutorial for you to be able to create your own.


‘Merry Christmas Card’


The base of the card has been created from the back side of one of the larger Christmas Magic Journaling and Ephemera cards. These are the perfect size for the front of cards and can easily be used alone or added to as I have here.



I have cut multiple border strips from the Gifting Gala pattern paper and layered. The main cluster feature of the card was created with fussy cut images cut from Countdown Surprise and Happy Holly Days patterned papers.



How super cute is that!!


Below you can see how I created this sweet card with my Snapguide tutorial.


Check out How to Create a Christmas Card by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.*

How to Create a Christmas Card by Joanne Bain


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Christmas Magic Collection Papers

4501729 Christmas Surprise

4501733 Gifting Gala

4501727 Happy Holidays

4501759 Christmas Magic Journaling and Ephemera Cards


Well, that is all from me today, I hope I have inspired you and have maybe helped you all to enjoy fussy cutting a little more.”






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Just spectacular!  Joanne, thank you for sharing your tips and tricks with us, we adore your work.  Thanks to your too crafty friends for joining us today, we hope you share the love in the comments below.  Be sure to come back tomorrow when we announce our weekly blog contest.  Until then... 


Happy Papercrafting!

41 Comment(s)

11/12/2018, 11:26:09 AM

Adorable card! Love those scissors too, they look very comfortable to use.

Bev Drake:
11/12/2018, 11:59:49 AM

So cute! How I would love to receive a card like this. Thank you Joanne for showing us how to make this gorgeous card. Those scissors look really good too.

Gayle M Hocking:
11/12/2018, 12:07:41 PM

Thank you Joanne for the inspiration and also the tip about scissors for fussy cutting. I think these would work beautifully for me! Thank you Graphic 45 for the wonderful, inspirational products that just beg to be made into wonderful things.

Cheryl Wells:
11/12/2018, 12:28:06 PM

Your card is absolutely stunning - I love all the fussy cutting - fabulous work!!

She Fowl:
11/12/2018, 12:28:33 PM

Cut card...should try the scissors.

Barbara Millar:
11/12/2018, 12:29:10 PM

Adorable card love the Color combo and love the papers

Susan Ashby:
11/12/2018, 12:41:29 PM

Such a cute card. Thanks for the heads up on the scissors.

Kristina Vazquez:
11/12/2018, 12:49:47 PM

Absolutely love this card. So adorable.

Glenda Buster:
11/12/2018, 12:51:04 PM

So cute! Just the right time for a Christmas card and tutorial

11/12/2018, 12:54:38 PM

Such a cute card. I love this years Christmas collection. The images are just adorable.

Vanessa LeClear:
11/12/2018, 01:10:11 PM

What an adorable card! And I think I need those scissors.

Sue MacFall:
11/12/2018, 01:10:31 PM

What a great card. Love it. Thank you Joanne.

Kathleen Read:
11/12/2018, 01:21:44 PM

Love the card! Thank you for your instructions. I think I can do that.! You are so creative.

Margaret R:
11/12/2018, 01:22:48 PM

What an adorable card! Love the use of an ephemera card, as well as the layering and all the fussy cutting. And thanks for the tip on the scissors!

Kitty Tatman:
11/12/2018, 01:48:25 PM

I love the little expression on her face

Ellen Haydon:
11/12/2018, 01:49:17 PM

Your card is such fun and I am going to buy the scissors. My hands get very tired but I love to fussy cut. Than your for the instructions too. Ellen from Phoenix

Jean Marmo:
11/12/2018, 01:50:28 PM

An amazing card! So many layers and details!

Jan Kennedy:
11/12/2018, 02:23:56 PM

Cute card - and probably need to try those scissors!

Sue D:
11/12/2018, 02:26:44 PM

So cute and colorful!

Barbara G.:
11/12/2018, 02:50:09 PM

Joanne, your card is lovely. I appreciate your tips.

11/12/2018, 02:56:56 PM

Sweet idea for Christmas! I love the detailed cuts.

Julie Draewell:
11/12/2018, 02:57:28 PM

Thank you for the fussy cutting tip card is so pretty

11/12/2018, 03:12:31 PM,

Cute card idea! The papers I most want now are the 12 Days of Christmas collection. It's my fave for the holidays! Thanks for the tip on the scissors, too.

11/12/2018, 03:23:11 PM

What an adorable card. And those scissors look awesome. I seem to be doing more and more fussy cutting lately so I'll have to look for them.

Regina Harrison:
11/12/2018, 04:31:18 PM

Such a cute card. I have these scissors and love them. They are the best.

Sharon Gullikson:
11/12/2018, 05:32:46 PM

you used my favorite Christmas paper! The kiddos are so adorable. I love how you fussy cut images so they look beautiful. Great job.

Carla Hundley:
11/12/2018, 06:49:34 PM

Lovely card and the scissors look comfy. Carla from Utah

Joyce G.:
11/12/2018, 07:30:51 PM

Thank you for sharing your cute card using the Snapguide tutorial. You have a lot of fussy cutting there, just love it.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

How pretty!!!! Love that image!

Dorothy McCarthy:
11/13/2018, 06:17:57 AM,

Great card!!

Debbie Siddle:
11/13/2018, 10:05:01 AM

Good card for a little girl x

11/13/2018, 02:49:00 PM

Love the paper and the card!

Beth M Beery:
11/13/2018, 02:51:41 PM

Just the inspiration I need to get started with my Christmas cards! Thanks for sharing!

Anne McIntosh:
11/13/2018, 03:27:10 PM

What an adorable Christmas card! It's jabbing me in the ribs to get me started on my cards! Thank you for sharing!

11/13/2018, 06:15:06 PM

I am not very good at fussy cutting maybe those scissors will help! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful card.

Janet Ingraham:
11/14/2018, 06:39:23 AM

Oh so darling!

Katie Baird:
11/14/2018, 02:04:19 PM

Love this card, and appreciate the tutorial! I do lots of fussy cutting, but after a while my hands hurt. So I am definitely going to give these scissors a try. Thank you!

Sarah Santana:
11/14/2018, 06:42:55 PM

Love the idea to fussy cut the paper. Great for a baby's first Christmas card or to journal a baby's first Christmas. Thank you for sharing your ideas and time.

Laurie Black:
11/14/2018, 08:00:12 PM

This card is so cute: the little elf is adorable, the detailed fussy cutting and layers are expertly arranged. Lovely!

Martie Rollin:
11/15/2018, 02:05:54 PM

Fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques...always beautiful images to use on G45 paper collections.

Beth M Beery:
11/15/2018, 07:57:37 PM

Thanks for the info on the scissors! Great card, thanks for sharing!!

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