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[Gift Ideas] 3 Ways to Give Thanks

Posted by Graphic 45 11/09/2018 13 Comment(s) Cards,#SimplyG45,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Friday crafty friends!  We are thrilled to share not one, but three amazing Fall gift ideas with you today, all by mastermind, Glenys Vidal.  Glenys has used our Seasons collection, and Artist Trading Tags to create a Thank You Card, Tag, and Treat Packaging all perfect for Thanksgiving or any upcoming Holiday event.  Following these 'Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice' projects, we announce the winner of this week's blog contest!  

Fall Treat Packaging and Thank You Card Ideas

By Glenys Vidal


“Hello G45ers, fall is finally here! As soon as the temperatures start dropping, I have the urge to stay home, start decorating the house for the holidays and bake treats to share with family and friends.



I love baking, especially during the fall. Every year I make pumpkin chocolate bread which is my most requested recipe. This year while shopping for my baking supplies, I noticed that the packaging in the store was not up to par and not at all what I wanted to give to my friends and family. So I decided to spruce it up a little bit.



I bought some simple treat bags and loaf pans from Michaels and used papers from the Graphic 45 Seasons collection to decorate them. With the leftover paper, I also made gift tags and thank you cards to match the treat bags.



In no time, I had all my boxes ready to hold all of my baked goodies.



I wanted to make matching tags to add to my boxes and this was so easy to do. I used the Graphic 45 ATC ivory tags and the cut apart images from the collection. I love how a simple handmade tag elevates the gift.


To finish my project I wanted to make some cards to have in hand. These cards will be handy to use during the whole season.


#G45Tip: Make extra tags and cards in advance, and have them ready to use before the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. They are great for adding to your hostess gifts!



For this card, in particular, I used layered papers from the collection, a cut from my silhouette as a title and fussy cut images that were mounted with foam tape to give them dimension.



I finished packaging all my treats and now I'm finally ready to start delivering them! Happy Fall and Thanksgiving in advance. And thank you so much for reading!" ~Glenys


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Artist Trading Tags–Ivory

Other Supplies:

  • Mini loaf pans (Michaels)
  • Clear treat bags (Michaels)


Weekly Contest Winner

This week’s prize package included a Garden Goddess package, a $65 value.  
The winner is...Fran Diggle!


Fran had this to say on our Club G45 Vol 11 blog post:  “Love these mixed media albums and it’s great to have one with a pop of colour that coordinates so beautifully with the paper collection. I hope that they are available in the shop soon.”


To answer Frans question, the Red Mixed Media Albums will be available Winter 2019.  We want to thank everyone who left tips, comments and feedback on our blog, Instagram, and Facebook this week.  We love our G45ers! Fran, please email to claim your prize.  

What a great way to end the week!  Let's give a round of applause to Glenys for these delicious and cute projects.  We hope you pull out your paper stash and scissors this weekend and have some fun!  Be sure to share your projects with us using the #Graphic45 hashtag on Instagram and on our 
Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook.  


Happy Papercrafting!

13 Comment(s)

Gayle M Hocking:
11/09/2018, 12:05:36 PM

What a wonderful and unique idea. The packaging for the hostess gifts sure does add a whole lot of class. Thank you for the inspirational idea.

Jean Marmo:
11/09/2018, 12:14:48 PM

This is just wonderful!

Rachel Jolley:
11/09/2018, 12:17:55 PM

The high quality of ALL G45 papers and exquisite patterns are second to none, and I love the smell of the papers!

She Fowl:
11/09/2018, 12:18:06 PM

Thanks for the gift giving ideas.

Vanessa LeClear:
11/09/2018, 12:50:12 PM

Beautiful fall projects! And congratulations to Fran!

Sue D:
11/09/2018, 12:56:12 PM

Love these thankful projects.

11/09/2018, 01:28:50 PM

Wow, just gorgeous and unique! Now all we need is that Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf recipe!Best, Cathy

Jan Kennedy:
11/09/2018, 03:13:51 PM

Very nice fall projects! I'm sorry to see that the "Seasons" collection is sold out. Is there anything else with fall images available?

Teresa Trump:
11/09/2018, 03:35:05 PM

Having a crafted gift bag elevates the goodies given, making the gift so much more special...given with love. The carx and tag are gorgeous.

Suzy Q:
11/09/2018, 03:50:26 PM

Luv this idea! All it needs is beautiful ribbons on the tags! Luv these papers G45!

Glenda Buster:
11/09/2018, 05:43:29 PM

Congratulations Pam! Love the gift ideas!

Anne McIntosh:
11/10/2018, 01:33:18 PM

What a great idea for gift giving season! Think I just might do this, too!

11/10/2018, 02:30:04 PM

Glenys, nice card! Love the G45 paper.

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