Nutcracker Sweet Slimline Card Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

  Not sure what to give this holiday season?  What about a DIY Money Holder Card?  Just follow the Slimline Card Video Tutorial by Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Cecilia Zertuche and you will be on your way to adorable gifts that work for anyone!  This Nutcracker Sweet  Card Set is a part of our #ClubG45LeveledUp series, and a great example of how to take one of our project sheets and making it work the supplies you have on hand.


Christmas Slimline Card Set

By Cecilia Zertuche


“Hello G45ers! Today I’m on the blog with this tutorial, I choose Maria Cole’s Slimline card designed for the G45 Club, volume 8 and changed it a little bit for several reasons, first because I’m using the stunning Nutcracker Sweet  DCE which doesn’t include the die cut assortments, I made a big frame using contrasting paper in the front, second the holiday season is here, and in my family January is the month most of all have our birthdays, so a beautiful card can be also a money gift holder and I think it is a great gift!


Video Tutorial:

Nutcracker Sweet Slimline Card Tutorial by Cecilia Zertuche | Graphic 45


Original Video Tutorial:

Slimline Card Tutorial

Here are the supplies:

-Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet DCE

-Graphic 45 Metal Charm Clips

-Graphic 45 Decorative Metal Clocks

-Graphic 45 Matte Pearl Gems

-Graphic 45 Trim – Black, Red, and Ivory

-Distress Oxide Ink, walnut stain

-Bakery Twine

-Aleene’s quick dry tacky glue

-Double sided tape

-2 mm chipboard, leftover pieces

-Cream color cardstock, 1 A4 sheet


Here you can see the measurements:







TIP – Ink or cover with beautiful papers the back of the embellishments that are off the page, you want to see a gorgeous card at any side, is an easy and beautiful finish look.



TIP – You can cover the little holes with the circular chipies or more embellishments as the metal clock, the bakery twine looks so pretty, but other embellishments too.



TIP – Add more interest with metal embellishments as the clips, they look beautiful in the projects!



TIP – If your sliding cards are too short, add an extra tab on top and then the chipboard element, more layers, more beauty!!


Thank you so much for joining me! Don’t forget to visit to get this beautiful and many other paper collections. Happy Holidays, my best wishes for you and your families!!!” ~Cecilia 



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