Do you have a minute . . .

If you do, you can make a few Christmas gift tags using leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit - Nutcracker Sweet Collection

Vol 12 - 2021


Nothing fancy here, these tags will take just a few minutes to create

and look adorable on your packages.


Adding a bit of glitz goes a long way.








Here's what I used:

Staples – Artist Trading Tags, Kraft: 4500847

Staples – Artist Trading Tags, Ivory: 4500846

Large tag, ATC tag and Flowers Dies – SKU: 4501687

Did you know these Graphic 45 tag dies

are just a tad bit smaller than the actual tags,

allowing for a border all around the tag including the grommet hole.

Genius! And a must have for crafters.

Leftover pieces from

Nutcracker Sweet Collection 8x8 paper pad

Stay tuned for more ideas with the leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit.

Laura Denison's Twisted Pockets . . .

This may be one of my favorite patterns yet.

Laura Denison's Twisted Pockets

Book 1

Laura shared this pattern on one of her

What's Up Wednesday Video Tutorials

Book 2

As you can see, I turned mine into a mini-book

with accordion fold pockets

to hold the Twisted Pockets of Laura's designs.

Book 3

Each page has some type of tag(s), flip or fold out

in addition to the pockets that hold the

Twisted Pockets.

How genius are these twisted pockets?!

Book 4

Each one folds inside the other and fits snugly into the largest pocket.

Book 5

More inter-active pocket activity:

Book 6

Each page of the book holds a Twisted Pocket:

Book 7

Book 8

Book 9

Thanks Laura.

You are a genius at construction


pattern making!

Changes to May 9 workshop at Checkered Cottage . . .

Hi Everyone!

A slight alteration from the list of *to bring*.

You will not need to bring your

WeR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.

I have those pre-done for you.

The rest of the list can be found below.


Thank you to all who signed up sight-unseen!

CC 1

Finally received most of the shipments I was waiting for

and could finish the mini.

CC 2

We're going to use some awesome products including

Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst


Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray

CC 3

If you're signed up for this workshop, please bring:

Black Distress Stain for book edges

One small paint brush for globe and one medium paint brush for wood postcard

(see cover)

Spritzer with water & old rag

Brown Distress Ink (I used Vintage Photo)

Corner Rounder or Chomper

Crafty Foam Tape


Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Adhesives (wet & dry), Paper Piercer

Mini stapler

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See you at 10:30 and we'll work all day!

Thank you . . .

To all those who took my mini-book workshop at Checkered Cottage.

All of you did so well and your books look terrific!

Tag 3

If you're in my Graphic 45 Winter tag workshop


December 19,

you can find the list of things to bring here:

Graphic 45 Tag Workshop

Scroll down a bit until you get to the December workshops.

The list will be under the tag photo.

Thank you and hope to see you there!

December Tag Workshop @ Checkered Cottage . . .

Allow me to gush a bit over the absolutely gorgeous

Graphic 45 Time To Flourish.

Tag 1

This just may be one of my favorite collections since


Throughout 2015, I will be offering a tag workshop


Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood MO

using these beautifully designed papers.

One workshop each month getting tags decorated

using themes for the following month.

December's workshop = January themed tags

Tag 2

Hope you can join me and take a break from the holiday rush

as we

layer, glitz, and create paper bows

Friday, December 19

10:30 am - 1 pm

Tag 3

Add the tags to a card front

or attach a small envelope on the back for either cash or gift card

and send to a your favorite college student,

birthday person,

or out-of-town friend.