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Dec 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Calendars with Graphic 45: Day Three!

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This fantastic week of handmade calendars continues. Have you been inspired to try a calendar this week? You will fall in love with Tati Scrap's calendar that she will fill with important events! Then, Donna Espiritu shares the most festive mini album for this holiday season. The fun continues!

Don't forget our great Time to Flourish giveaway where you can try these calendar tutorials yourself. How fun! Just enter below:

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First, we have this stunning Time to Flourish calendar by the amazing Tati Scrap. The details on this are scrumptious!

"I have made this calendar with the fabulous 'Time to Flourish' collection. I will be able to have all important events in it!"~Tati Scrap

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Check out How to Make a " Save the Date " Calendar Book by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati Scrap's Calendar Tutorial


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We love all the places she has left available for journaling. How fantastic!


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Supply List

Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad
Time to Flourish 12x12 Pad
Time to Flourish 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Time to Flourish Tags & Pockets
Time to Flourish Decorative Stickers
Time to Flourish Ephemera Cards
Time to Flourish Calendar 8x8 Pad
Shabby Chic Door Pull
Artist Trading Tags-Ivory
Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy - Green
Chipboards
A piece of green ribbon

Next is a beautiful tag mini album by Donna using 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. It's a beautiful way to keep all those holiday memories in tact!

"This mini-album is jampacked with pockets you can insert photos or journaling tags into.Perfect holiday keepsake to be given to grandparents or friends or just for yourself." ~Donna

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Supply List

Twas the night before Christmas 12x12, 8x8 papers
Twas the night before Christmas stickers
Regular Ivory tag
Small ivory tag
Graphic 45 staples Ornate Metal keys
Graphic 45 staples metal clothespins
White cardstock
Distress ink
Ribbons/trims
Beacon adhesive 3 in 1 glue, Zip dry
Scrapbook adhesive 3D foam tape

Today, Keri Sallee has extra inspiration for your over on the Paper Crafter's Library blog! She has created a beautiful project that is just perfect  for the New Year. Hop on over to be inspired!

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Thank you for joining us for all the handmade fun. Have a wonderful and creative Wednesday, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

Dec 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Calendars with Graphic 45: Day Two!

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It's Day Two of the Handmade Calendars here on the Graphic 45 blog! You may have seen the beautiful calendar being shared on various newsletters this month. Well, enjoy, because today we have the tutorial from Nichola Battilana! It is a gorgeous calendar that fits perfectly in our new Mixed Media Box Staples. Then, we have a gorgeous altered mailbox using Time to Flourish from Ginny Nemchak. It's a blog to remember (and definitely pin for later!). 

Don't forget to take part in our awesome contest this week! You could try out the calendar from today with these goodies - how fun! Enter below:

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Now, enjoy this amazing tutorial from Nichola! We know we'll want to try out this calendar:

"This calendar box is deceptively easy to create. I simply combined matching monthly elements from the Time to Floruish 8” pad and embellished with tags, stickers and chipboard. Best of all, you can be as elaborate or simple as you please with your embellishments. The mixed media box is decorated with papers from Raining Cats and Dogs but any neutral papers from Graphic 45 could be used in their place. Tip: Avoid covering the inside of the closure flap on the mixed media boxes to ensure the magnet maintains strength to close the box."~Nichola

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Calendar by Nichola Battilana on Snapguide.  

Nichola's Snapguide Tutorial
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Supply List

Metal Clothespins
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Kraft
Time to Flourish 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad
Time to Flourish Decorative Stickers
Time to Flourish Journaling Chipboard
Time to Flourish Decorative Chipboard
Time to Flourish Banners
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Mischievous Menagerie
Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Ginny makes the most gorgeous projects, and this altered mailbox is no exception! Think outside the calendar when using Time to Flourish - the possibilities are endless!

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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~8x8 pad December Cut Aparts
Graphic 45 Mother Goose~Checkers
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~Double Sided Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Mother Goose~6x6 pad Sunshine Stripe
Graphic 45 Couture~Accessorize
Dusty Attic Chipboard Streetlight
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Plates
Tim Holtz Idea-olgy Plaquettes
Bottle Brush Trees
Assorted Smallish Ornaments
Assorted Winter Foliage

Glitter Snowflake

We are in love with the projects today. Will you try the calendar from Nichola? Many thanks to her and Ginny for their beautiful work!

Happy Calendar-Making,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Dec 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Calendars with Graphic 45: Day One!

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What an absolutely wonderful week we have in store for you! We are going to be sharing a week full of handmade calendar tutorials. You will leave so inspired to make gifts and to spice up your New Year. Today, the shadowbox calendar and tutoiral by Nadya Lifa is so incredible, you'll be so excited to try it! Then, we have beautiful projects from Yumi Muraeda and Annette Green with tutorials that you will be dying to try as well. What a fun day!

It's also a new week, which means a new giveaway! Who wants to win this $60 Time to Flourish prize pack so you can try these calendars yourself? Just enter below. We will announce the winner in the blog on Friday, December 19!

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Now, we have this absolutely gorgeous calendar by Nadya. Your New Year will be perfect with this gorgeous shadowbox calendar using Time to Flourish. Enjoy the Snapguide below!

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Check out How to Create Double Sided Shadowbox Calendar With Tags by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply list

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Large Tag Album-Ivory
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ribbons
Shabby-chic resin embellishments
Metal and wood embellishments
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Now, we have this joyous holiday project from Yumi. Enjoy her wonderful creation using stamps from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!

"I made a box sparkling with the image of ice and sugar candy.

Also, I put a glitter inside of album so when you shake an album it is sparkling too."~Yumi

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Supply list

Mixed media Boxes White
Twas the Night Before Christmas 8’ paper pad
Twas the Night Before Christmas 6’ paper pad
Twas the Night Before Christmas Cling Stamps 1
Cling Stamp 2
Cling Stamp 3
core’dinations Signature Series Spring Green,Triumhant Red,Dark Cashmere
FABER CASTELL Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gesso,Whipped Sparckle
MARTHA STEWART Glitter
wintermint,suger plum ,bluberry slush, lapis lazuli, bubble gum,sour apple ,lemon drop, tourmaline
Emboss powder fine-grained Red ,Green,Clear,Versa Mark Ink
tukineko Versa Magic turquoise Gem
StazOn Jet Bkack, Ganache
therm-o-web SUPERTAPE
Ranger Glossy Accents, Distress Marker
BIG Mark o it (Red,Pink Orange,Blue,Yellow, Green,Purple)
Plastic Plate

To close out, Annette challenged herself and the results are amazing. You will definitely want to challenge yourself as well - enjoy her project and tutorial!

"I wondered if I challenged myself to create as many projects as I could with only the December Flourish page and the coordinating Cut-Aparts page plus two sheets of cardstock, how much could I make? The only other items I used were ribbon and baker’s twine. I was able to create two gift card holders, four tags, two 4 ½” x 4 ½” cards and two 4” x 6” cards. What a fun afternoon I had creating these! My Snapguide tutorial shows you all the measurements and instructions for everything I made here." ~Annette

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Check out How to Create Quick Christmas Cards, Tags & Card Holders by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Snapguide Tutorial


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SUPPLIES

12” x 12” Time To Flourish, December Flourish page
12” x 12” Time To Flourish, December Cut-Aparts page
12” x 12” sheet of Signature Series Cardstock, Antique Moss
12” x 12” sheet of Signature Series Cardstock, Triumphant Red
Baker’s twine
Green satin ribbon
Tools: hole punch, scissors, scoring tools, corner rounder punch, 1-inch circle punch, scallop-edge scissors

So many amazing projects today, wow! Many thanks to Nadya, Yumi, and Annette for sharing their work with us. Have a wonderful Monday and we hope you make it to the craft room to try some of these beauties!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Dec 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 December Challenge!

You could win a $75 prize pack for entering our December Challenge! And the most fun, you get to make a beautiful 'Twas the Night Before Christmas mini album. Enter today on our Facebook page!

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Download our 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Mini Album Project Sheet


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Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Dec 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Ornaments with Graphic 45: Day Five!

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Welcome to our last day of handmade ornaments! What a fun and inspiring week it's been. We want to make every single ornament! We're so glad to read in the comments you're trying them yourself. But don't fret! Today, we have another amazing tutorial to make your weekend. G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza shares a beautiful ornament that truly is the perfect finishing touch to trim your tree. Then, we have a great trio of Time to Flourish Christmas cards from Ginger Ropp. What a great Friday!

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First, let's announce our blog winner from the awesome giveaway this week! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Marsha Bouters

Congratulations, Marsha! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to the many people who entered this contest! We'll have another exciting giveaway next week for our week of handmade calendars by our amazing Design Team! It will be an amazing week!

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Enjoy this beautiful 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ornament by Jane. Take it away, Jane:

"I was really pleased to be asked to make a Christmas Decoration as part of Graphic 45’s  design teams projects for December.  I have been racking my brain to come up with something simple that anyone can make. So this is it, it is easier than it looks. It’s all the wonderful Graphic 45 paper that makes it look so amazing.

I have done a 'not so little' tutorial for anyone wanting to have a go. Remember you can adapt it to suit your own style or dies/punches you have. You will really want to use Graphic 45’s 'Twas the night before Christmas papers for this project.  You will need to do some fussy cutting and the Father Christmas image on ' is the best Father Christmas, I have seen on any Christmas paper this year!  I am also a big fan of the 'Holly', I keep cutting it out for every Christmas project I have made so far.

I used a Graphic 45 Tag from their Staples Tag album for a foundation. This gives my decoration a bit of support and it needs it. With all the layers I have done and the foam tape, it is very 3D. The Tag also allows you to add a photo for personal message on the back. So have a go and make a beautiful Christmas star for your tree and if you can bear to give it away, then a very beautiful decoration for  that special someone’s tree."~Jane

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Christmas Decoration by Jane Tregenza on Snapguide.  

Jane's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

1 x G45 Large kraft album
½ x Merry Mistletoe
1x Ho Ho Ho
1x Jolly Old Elf
1x Happy Holly-Day
1x Bundle of Toys
1x White glitter paper
Assorted Circle Dies
Gesso
Stickles glitter
Assorted Ribbons and Bells

Now, enjoy these stunning cards from Ginger using Time to Flourish! What a beautiful set. We love these!

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Banners
Stampin Up Real Red Cotton Ribbon
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
Recollections Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Thanks so much for joining us for this week full of handmade ornaments. Join us next week for handmade calendar tutorials! The fun continues on Monday, so join us then.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here