Paper Crafting Gift Ideas


Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to a sunny day on the Graphic 45 blog!  Today, Brand Ambassador, Katie Z shares a Garden Goddess  DIY Gift Set.  This gift set includes a handmade bookmark and a beautifully wrapped book in G45 pattern papers and an ephemera card.  These projects have been made with our #G45LightSide – May Challenge in mind.  Be sure to enter to win by tomorrow Friday, May 31st at 11:59 pm PST on our Graphic 45 – Official Community Page.  


Garden Goddess Gift Set

By Katie Z


“In today’s #G45LightSide project challenge, I’m sharing here a personalized gift set decor with everyone


Garden Goddess is perhaps one of the G45 collections that feature various women throughout. This makes gifting to ladies a very easy choice. After learning that one of my closest girlfriends, Eunice favourite color is green, without much hesitation Garden Goddess is the way to go.




Knowing that her life as a doctor can be a hectic one, I’m gifting her a book that’s about finding balance in life, in hope she can find some learning points. To make it as a complete set, I also made her a personalized bookmark.



Instead of having a “Happy Birthday” title at the front of the packaging which is what the gift intended for, I thank her instead for being a friend in my life.



Tip: Harmonize the colours by using colors of the same tone. For this instances, I’m using mainly warm tone for this project.



Tip: For personalization, instead of pasting alphas over, try to die cutting or cut out the alphas and add a contrasting cardstock or pattern paper underneath. The die cut alphas can be used again; like what I did for the reversed side of the bookmark.


As Eunice is always a very bright and sweet girl, I find this sunflower goddess a good representation of her personality. I hope she will really love the personalized bookmark I’ve made for her.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Garden Goddess 12x12 Collection Pack

Garden Goddess 12x12 Patterns & Solids pad

Garden Goddess Ephemera Cards

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace



Other Supplies:

  • Metallic Gold Kraft Cardstocks
  • Paper Dolly
  • Spellbinders december die set
  • Tim Holtz Alphas die set


Beautiful work and what a wonderful way to personalize a gift!  Join us in thanking Katie for this bright gift set, and for all the wonderful projects that she has shared with us over the last year.  We thank you as well for making this such a happy place.  Be sure to join us again tomorrow for your daily dose of inspiration, and as always… 


Happy Papercrafting!

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