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November 30, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 5 April

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of inspiration and fun here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you've decided to stop by today! Our Place in Time 2013 calendar tutorial series is in full effect! We are having so much fun getting to share these incredible tutorials with you! Each member of our design team is pitching in to help make this amazing blog event possible! Today we will be creating a calendar page for the month of April. This amazing calendar page and tutorial was made by Clare Charvill and it is absolutely delightful! Get ready for some real craft bliss! We also want to give a very special birthday shout-out to Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! Today is his birthday and we hope it is filled with joy, inspiration and delicious birthday cake! Happy Birthday, Jim, from all of us here at Graphic 45!

We have a new winner to announce for this wonderful Place in Time prize pack! We are giving away this fabulous prize every day during the Place in Time calendar tutorial series! There are lots of chances to win! Be sure to leave us a blog of Facebook comment today for your chance to win this lovely prize! Today's winner was chosen at random from yesterday's Facebook comments. And the winner is...

-Gina Day Peterson: "Day 4 and the Pages keep getting better and better!!!!!! ty G45"

Congratulations, Gina! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Remember, G45ers, we are giving away this prize pack everyday from now until December 13th! So be sure to leave your comments on our blog of Facebook page for your chance to win!


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Okay, G45ers, it's the moment you've all been waiting for! Here we have this stunning and cheerful April calendar page by Clare Charvill. Join her in this fun tutorial as you create this lovely page for your 2013 calendar. These wonderful calendar pages are meant to fit perfectly on the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums! Today's page will go on page 5 of your 12x12 Easel Album. Enjoy! Take it away, Clare!

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Supplies:

12 x 12 April Foundation Paper, Calendar Foundation paper & April Cut Apart paper- Place in Time

12 x 12 Enchanted Forrest - Once upon a Springtime

A Place in time Sticker and alphabet sticker sheet

Stamped Metal Brad Graphic 45 Staples collection

12 x 12 Easel Album from the Graphic 45 Staples range

Kraft card stock – Graphic 45 Signature Series ColorCore Card stock

Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain

Imaginarium flourish and butterflies

Dylusions Spray Ink - Melted Chocolate

Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Ocean Sunlight

Green silk MayArts ribbon

Alterations Movers and Shapers mini bunny and bow

Art Glitter pale green

Tacky Glue, Foam Tape, Glossy Accents & Double sided tape

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April is a lovely time of the year when all the little animals wake up from their wintery slumber, birds charm us with their cheerful songs, the greens on the trees are fresh and bright, spring is in the air, and we almost always celebrate Easter. These are the thoughts that inspired my 12 x 12 layout.

I used the 12 x 12 April Foundation paper, Calendar Foundation paper and April Cut Apart sheet, the Place in time Stickers and Alphabet sheets, the kraft card stock paper from the Graphic 45 Signature Series ColorCore Card stock collection and an oddment of Enchanted Forrest paper from the Once Upon a Springtime collection.

All paper edges were inked with vintage photo distress ink before being stuck down.

To make this page yourself take the 12 x 12 April Foundation paper, and with the reverse side without wording facing you carefully cut around the outer edge of the border.

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Cut a piece of kraft card stock 5” x 8”.  Put double sided tape along the shorter top and bottom edges only and stick to foundation sheet centering 1” from the top edge, and 3 ¼” in from the side edges.

Cut out the small April calendar from the 12 x12 Calendar Foundation paper, and the post card from the April Cut Apart sheet.  Stick the calendar centrally on the green stripe side of the postcard and then using the stripes for guidance trim ¼” off each of the shorter sides. Stick down onto the kraft mat with ¼” border along the sides and top edge. Then stick the dark brown Place in Time file tab to the left side of the calendar piece.

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Next cut out the blue spotty section from the cut apart sheet and trim the width to 11 ¼”.  Make two pencil marks on each side of the foundation page 6 ¾” up from the bottom corners.  Use these marks to line up the top edge of the blue border and stick down to the foundation paper.

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Now cut apart the picture of the two ladies as shown and cut off the blue border from the top left section of the cut apart.  Cut a second piece of kraft card stock 8” x 5 ½”, and ticket cut the corners. 

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With the longer edges of the kraft card stock mat at the top and bottom take the top left part of the cut apart picture (script background)) and stick it under the top left corner of the kraft card stock with ½” border top and left showing.  Take the ladies and stick them down over the bottom right corner of the kraft card stock mat with the same width of border to the bottom and right.

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 On the reverse of the kraft card stock mat piece put double sided tape down the left and bottom edges and stick down to the foundation page centrally and ½” up from the bottom of the page.

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 Next cut out the Hippity Hoppity border strip from the cut apart sheet and two chipboard bunnies and bows from the mover and shapers mini bunny & bow set.  Cover the bows in a little contrasting glitter and leave to dry.  With the bunnies facing each other ink them with Dylusions melted chocolate ink spray.  Leave to dry.  When dry darken their backs with Distress Walnut Stain ink. Stick a glittery bow onto each bunny.  Now take the border strip, put double-sided tape on the reverse side and stick down to the foundation page centrally under the calendar, and over the top of the top edge of the blue border.

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Stick a bunny over each end of the Hippity Hoppity strip.

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Cut the following pieces out from the cut apart sheet, blue flower boy, Bellflower stamp, cream label.

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I also cut out two fairies from Enchanted Forrest paper from the Once Upon a Springtime collection.  Using the small letter stickers spell out “Make a note” and stick the words onto the label. Tie a ribbon bow through the hole on the label and stick all pieces down onto the left hand edge of the foundation page as shown in the picture below. Add the top of a metal brad over the April stamp to finish.

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To finish the right hand side of your page cut out another of the stamps, I used the tulip one. Peel of the boy in blue sticker and put a strip of foam tape on the back.  Position as per the picture and stick in place.

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Now cut out the blue “No mater how long the winter…….. “border, put foam tape on the back, remove the backing strip and stick down one inch in from the right hand edge of the foundation and along the top edge of the border on the foundation page.

Next, take the large letter stickers, spell out the word April and stick together to form an arched phrase. Stick down onto the kraft card stock next to the bluebell boy and just about the blue border you’ve just added.

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To finish off your page spray two imaginarium chipboard butterflies with Ocean Sunlight Cosmic Shimmer Mist. Put a little tacky glue on the wings and sprinkle over some contrasting glitter.  When dry, stick one butterfly to either side of the bottom section of your layout. 

Add two of the corner stickers from the sticker sheet to the top left and bottom right hand corners of the calendar cut apart at the top of your layout and then colour an imaginarium flourish with the same Dylusions ink spray as the bunnies and when dry stick centrally above the calendar cut apart.  Add a gem for decoration.

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Add two paper clips to the notice board section of the layout to hold messages/appointment cards.  There’s also a place behind the top right hand side of the noticeboard to slot notes or maybe a to do list.  

Now put double sided tape on the back of your finished calendar page and stick to page four of your 12 x 12 calendar. 

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I hope you have as much fun putting this page together as I did and enjoy the rest of the layouts from my teamies.

That's all for today, G45ers! We want to thank Clare Charvill for her gorgeous work today! We have even more fun and tutorials to share with you! Please come back and see us tomorrow for a very special Saturday post! We will be sharing Part 5 of Jane Tregenza's incredible book tutorial! You wont want to miss this amazing event! Also join us on Monday as we bring you Gloria Stengel's stunning calendar page for the month of May! Plus we will have another Place in Time contest winner to announce! Have a super day and a great weekend!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

November 29, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 4 March

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Hello G45ers,

It's another splendid day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you've stopped by! We're continuing the fun with our very special Place in Time 2013 calendar tutorial series! We have seen so many incredible and gorgeous tutorials from our design team this week! The craft bliss continues today as we bring you a marvelous March tutorial by Betto Cesare! This stunning tutorial will show you how to create the 4th page of your calendar using the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums and new Place in Time collection! What fun! But first we want to announce today's winner of this fabulous Place in Time prize! We are giving away this amazing prize pack, pictured below, to one luck winner everyday during this fabulous tutorial series! Want a chance to win? Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today! We choose one random winner everyday so be sure to leave your comment for your chance to win! Today's winner was chosen at random from yesterday's blog comments. And the winner is...

-Ilene P: "This is really beautiful; love these papers!"

Congratulations, Ilene! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Stay tuned, G45ers, to see if you are our winner on tomorrow's blog!

 

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And now it's time to grab your Place in Time papers, 12x12 Easel Album and other fun papercrafting supplies! Join Betto Cesare in the beautiful tutorial as you create your calendar page for March! This is such an amazing creation! Take it away. Betto!

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Supplies:

Place in Time: 8x8 and 12x12 paper pad

March Foundation Page

Calendar Foundation Page

March Cut-aparts

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Metal Clothespins

Metal Hinges

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Brown Inks

Petaloo Flowers

 

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Step 1:  To make this page you will need: 1 sheet of March (12x12 inch and 8x8 inch) and another page of weekdays in 8x8 inch.  Take the 8x8 papers and glue them by reverse side on the March page. 

 

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Step 2: Cut a piece of patterned paper and paste at the bottom of the page flat. I used a paper that reminded me a fabric. So, sewing all these papers, just to add some charm to your project. 


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Step 3: Use your favorite distress tool in along the sider, after them ink all the edges with a brown ink pad.

 

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Step 4: The result is this!

 

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Step 5: Use some mist or water on the surface of the paper before glue it down on the kraft basis. When pasting, tweak it.

 

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Step 6: Attach the hinges at the top.

 

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Step 7: Cut two strips of paper and take small cuts on the tips. Glue it one another making overlap with pop dots.

 

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Step 8: This strips will hide the ends of the brads.

 

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Step 9: Now, Glue down on the front the girl die cut and a calendar page.

 

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Step 10: Attach an Ornate Metal Label Holder  in the figure of birds and glue the page with pop dots.

 

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Step 11: Take a piece of fabric for dressing and paint it with ink pads (brown). Let it dry and then wrap it on your finger.

 

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Step 12: Place it on the Metal Clothespin to look like birds nest.


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Step 13: Put together hardware and flowers.

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Step 14: You can create new flowers taking the center of the largest and placing flowers under another color, mix and match one and another. Just try it!

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Step 15: Here I put a one more fabric dressing to create a base for the flowers.

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That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you had a great time creating today's wonderful March calendar page for your 2013 calendar! We want to thank Betto Cesare for his incredible work! Tomorrow we've got Clare Charvill's stunning calendar tutorial for April! You wont want to miss it! Remember that at the end of this tutorial series you can upload images of your finished 2013 calendars to our Facebook page for your chance to win an amazing $150 Graphic 45 prize pack! Join us tomorrow for more inspiration and another contest winner announcement! It's going to be so much fun. Have a fantastic day, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

November 28, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 3 February

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another fantastic day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you are joining us as we continue our super fun calendar tutorial featuring our Place in Time collection! Today we will be sharing Arlene Cuevas's gorgeous tutorial for creating your February calendar page. As we all know, February is the month of Valentine's Day! Arlene's tutorial is definitely filled with a lot of love and beauty. So get ready to have some serious fun today! We also have another winner to announce for this week's Place in Time contest! We are giving away this amazing Place in Time prize pack every day during this fantastic tutorial series! To enter to win this fabulous prize just leave us a blog or Facebook comment. Today's randomly chosen winner was picked from our Facebook comments. And the winner is...

-Cheryl Norton: "Thank you again for another opportunity to win; love the page today."

Congratulations, Cheryl! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! We will be announcing another randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

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Just in case you miss a day or two during this amazing Place in Time tutorial series you can still find all the tutorials on one place! Each day we will add these tutorials to our Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series category on our blog. That way you can find all the tutorials in one easy place! Here's the link!

http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series/


Here are the beautiful images of Arlene's finished calendar page for February. Remember that every page in this tutorial series is meant to go into the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums! This will be page 3 of your Easel Album. Follow along with Arlene's fun video and text tutorial to create this splendid February calendar page!

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Supplies:

Place in Time - February Foundation
Place in Time - February Cut Aparts
Place in Time - Calendar Foundation
Place in Time - Sentiments
Place in Time - Stickers
Place in Time - Stickers Alphabet
Place in Time - Chipboard Die Cuts 2
Staples - Metal Hinges
Staples - Metal Buttons
Staples - Trims
May Arts Pearl trimmed lace
Petaloo Darjeeling flowers
Want2Scrap pearl flourishes
Momenta metal flourishes
Glossy Accents
3M ATG tape
Tombo Adhesive

Here is the link to Arlene's video tutorial! Or you can click play on the video displayed here to follow along with her fun and easy instructions!

 
February Calendar Page Tutorial:

Step 1: Select the papers you’ll be working with. For my Place in Time February calendar page, I used February Foundation, February Cut-Aparts, Calendar Foundation and Sentiments. The page you see here are the February Cut-Aparts.

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Step 2: Cut out various images from the papers that you will use to accent and layer onto your calendar page.

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Step 3: I cut out the postage stamps from February Cut-Aparts, then used a 1/8” hole punch to punch around the edge.

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This is the look that you get when you use a hole punch to cut out your postage stamp from the Graphic 45 collections… cool, right?!

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Step 4: Cut out elements from the Sentiments sheet to layer onto your calendar page.

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Step 5: Take some chipboard pieces from the coordinating Place in Time Chipboard Die-cuts 2 set to accent your page.

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Step 6: Start to slowly pull the page together, using the February Foundation page as your background or base. I use my 3M ATG gun to adhere basic paper elements to the page such as this border…

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Use the border strip to accent the bottom of your page, like this… it adds a nice “pop” of red to pull the page together.

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Step 7: I use Tombo Mono Adhesive to adhere a heart doily to my calendar page… this will be one layer of many.

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Press the doily firmly onto the page to adhere all the edges down.

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Step 8: Start to position the elements onto the page so you know where you want things to go. I typically don’t adhere anything down until I know exactly where on the page I’d like it to go.

Use dimensionals to make some of the elements on the page “pop.”

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Layer away!

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Step 9: Add some additional elements to the calendar page using the coordinating Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 set. Here I select the vintage lady…

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Step 11: Use the Place in Time coordinating Alpha sticker sheet to add the year “2013” to your calendar…

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Tip: Use a ruler or straight edge to line up your stickers before laying down on your page. This helps keep the letters/numbers straight.

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Step 12: Add some lace to add a touch of daintiness and softness to the page.

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To adhere the lace to the page, I opted to use my Surebonder fine-tip glue gun. This type of adhesive holds elements to a scrapbook page nicely, but you have to be quick since the hot glue dries super fast! Make sure the glue is extra hot when you apply the lace.

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Step 13: Add another layer of lace to add dimension…

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Step 14: Add Graphic 45 metal Staples to the page to add some interest. Here I’m applying a metal hinge to a spot on the page you wouldn’t think makes sense… but it works!

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Step 15: Use Glossy Accents or a strong adhesive to adhere metal elements to your page. Here I am using Glossy Accents to adhere a Stamped Metal brad to the calendar page.

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Step 16: Add flowers to your calendar page. Here I’m adding some vintage red Darjeelings by Petaloo.

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Arrange the flowers on your page like this…

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You’re done! Here’s a close up look at the completed calendar page…

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There you have it, G45ers, another fantastic Place in Time tutorial! We want to thank Arlene Cuevas for her incredible work today! Join us tomorrow as we share the Betto Cesare's tutorial for March! We will also have another winner to announce for our Place in Time contest! It's going to be so fun! We hope to see you then. Have a delightful day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

 

November 27, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 2 January

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to part two of our calendar tutorial series! Today we're jumping into the January tutorial for a 2013 calendar featuring Place in Time and Graphic 45's 12x12 Easel Album! We're bringing you this amazing series just in time for the holidays! From now through December 12th we will be bringing you a new calendar page tutorial each day from our talented Design Team Members.  When we are finished you will be left with a tutorial for each month and a cover page.  Get ready to be inspired, learn some new techniques and use our product in ways you have never thought of.  Today we bring you Sharon Ngoo's January page tutorial.  Plus, we have a winner to annouce from yesterday's contest!

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The winner of this beautiful prize package is: Cheryl Hutcherson

Here is what Cheryl had to say: "Love this collection! Jane's cover page tutorial is awesome!" Cheryl, please email info@g45papers.com with your shipping information, so we can get your prize pack in the mail. 

G45ers, be sure to leave us a blog and/or Facebook comment each day for your chance to win! We're giving away a $25 Place in Time prize pack everyday from now until December 12th! That's 13 chances to win! Each prize pack contains a Place in Time 8x8 Paper Pad, Alphabet Stickers, Cardstock Stickers and chipboard die-cuts! We will also be giving away a grand prize pack worth $150 of Graphic 45 product to one lucky winner who posts their finished Place in Time calendar to our Facebook page! So be sure to upload images of your finished 2013 calendar to our Facebook page when this tutorial series is done so that you can be entered to win the grand prize! Now, let's turn the blog over to Sharon. Take it away Sharon
"Hi everyone! I'm January!  (no, actually I'm Sharon...haha)  And here's the calendar page that we will be making:
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Instead of having the calendar fill the whole page, I've decided to use the smaller calendar and instead have space where you can highlight the main things happening in the month, and even tuck extra notes and reminders in if you need.  Ok, so, let's get to making the page!

* Remember to save the first page for your cover and start on the SECOND page of your Easel Album instead.

Here's all the items you'll need (not everything shown in picture)

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From the awesome Place in Time collection:
Other items:
1.  Kraft card stock
2. ribbons (reds and neutrals) - mine are from May Arts and Graphic45
3. brads (about 24 - mixture of colours - blue, red, brown, metallic)
4. Elastic string
5. Distress ink - red
6.  small tags

Ok, here we go!

STEP 1:  Cut the January Foundation paper in half, at the 6" mark.

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STEP 2:  Trim the pieces such that there is no 'extra paper' around the frame. (this is so it will fit better on the Easel Album)

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STEP 3:  Turn the January Cut Aparts paper to the side with the patterns, and cut just above the red "happy new year" border

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STEP 4;  Now turn the lower portion of the January Cut-aparts paper over to the image side and cut just below the red border that says "ice skates" and "frosty"

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STEP 5:  You should now have a piece that looks like this.  The rest of the Cut-aparts paper can be used for fussy cutting images.

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STEP 6:  Trim the paper from STEP 5 such that it is the same width as your January foundation piece.

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STEP 7:  They should look like this when lined up side by side:

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STEP 8:  Take the half of the January foundation paper that has the "January" on it. Flip it to the back and fussy cut along the flourish in the corner (start from the top edge of the paper)

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STEP 9:  Fussy cut to this amount:

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STEP 10:  Glue the two halves of the January foundation paper onto your easel album page. (remember, it's page 2).  Arrange them to fit on the page. They will overlap a little in the centre.  Make sure not to glue down the fussy-cut flourish.

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STEP 11:  Now glue on the piece of paper you cut from the January Cut-aparts in STEP 5.  Tuck it behind the fussy cut portion.
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STEP 12:  Cut a piece of kraft coloured card stock 4 1/2 by 9" and ink the edges with red ink (I used Barn Door Distress ink)

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STEP 13:  Cut out these items from the Calendar Foundation paper (small january calendar) and the leftover January Cut-aparts paper (all other items except tag)

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STEP 14:  Tie a ribbon around the kraft cardstock (about 1" from the base), glue more ribbons above the red "happy new year" border, and glue the items onto the calendar as shown.  (only the kraft cardstock is popped up on foam dots). Make sure the kraft cardstock is tucked behind the flourish.

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STEP 15:  Using a ruler, mark 1/2" intervals along both sides of the kraft cardstock (mark on the page, not on the kraft card stock).  I left a bit more space on the top (about 3/4" instead) to accommodate some words.  These are going to be the spacing for the 'lines' (NOTE:  The next few steps can be quite time consuming, so if you'd like a quicker version, consider drawing lines in pen, or just gluing string onto the cardstock to create lines, or even cutting out a piece of ledger paper to use in place of the cardstock.)

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STEP 16:  Put brads along the sides of the kraft cardstock according to the spacing you marked.  Its nice to have them spaced at different distances from the kraft cardstock.  TIP: Don't fasten the brads tight. It will help later.

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STEP 17: Create lines across the kraft cardstock using elastic string. wrap the ends of the string around the brads. No need to tie, just wind it around.

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STEP 18: Tie ribbons to the tags as you wish, then glue them onto the page as shown.

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STEP 19:  Glue on the other images with foam dots

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STEP 20:  Add in the word "JANUARY" using the alphabet stickers - I glued mine on with foam dots.  For the word "IN", I matted the letters on spare pattern paper before gluing it on.

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STEP 21:  Use the alphabet stickers to spell the word "What's UP".  Mat it on spare pattern paper before gluing onto the kraft card stock

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STEP 22: Write numbers in the January calendar and Use small buttons / bling to highlight special dates.

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STEP 23:  Add chipboard elements

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STEP 24:  Use stickers and handwriting to record important January events

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STEP 25: DONE!

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I hope you had fun! :)  Its gonna be awesome to see the calendar coming together page by page!"  -Sharon

What a fun and fabulous tutorial. We hope you enjoyed learning new techniques and ideas as much as we have.  Remember to leave a comment here and/or on our Facebook page for your chance to win!  And join us tomorrow, Arlene Cuevas will be providing the joyful February tutorial.  So exciting!  Big thanks to Sharon for sharing her inspirational ideas, and to each of you for joining us! 

Happy Papercrafting!
Team Graphic 45

November 26, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 1 Calendar Cover

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another stupendous week here on the Graphic 45 blog! This is going to be such a special time! Today we're beginning our amazing tutorial series for a 2013 calendar featuring Place in Time and Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums! We're bringing you this amazing series just in time for the holidays! From now through December 12th we will be bringing you a new calendar page tutorial from one of our design team members! Each member of our design team has created a page in this tutorial series! The combination of all of their incredible talents is sure to make this a beautiful and unforgettable tutorial event! By the time you're done with your 2013 calendar you will have a gorgeous handmade creation that is sure to set the tone for an incredible new year! Today we will begin with Jane Tregenza's calendar cover! It's going to be so much fun!

In honor of this wonderful calendar tutorial series we're giving away a $25 Place in Time prize pack everyday from now until December 12th! That's 13 chances to win! Check out this sweet prize pictured below. It contains a Place in Time 8x8 Paper Pad, Alphabet Stickers, Cardstock Stickers and a Place in Time chipboard die-cuts!   So be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! Our first winner will be chosen at random from today's comments and announced on tomorrow's blog!

Plus we will be giving away a grand prize pack worth $150 of Graphic 45 product to one lucky winner who posts their finished Place in Time calendar to our Facebook page! So be sure to upload images of your finished 2013 calendar to our Facebook page when this tutorial series is done so that you can be entered to win the grand prize! Hooray!

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Okay, G45ers, get ready for fun! Here we have Jane Tregenza's cover page tutorial for your 2013 Place in Time calendar! Join Jane on this wonderful creative journey as you create the first page of your calendar! This tutorial series was designed for the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums. Jane's creation will go on the front cover of the first page of the 12x12 Easel Album. So get our your papers, scissors, adhesives and embellishments! This is going to be awesome! Take it away, Jane!

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For the cover of the Calendar, I have kept it simple as I know the pages from the other design team members will be amazing.

To make the cover you will need:

1x January Foundation or any other month foundation.

1x February Cut-Aparts

1x April Cut-Aparts

1x July Cut-Aparts

1x September Cut-Aparts

1x October Cut-Aparts

1x Sentiments

1x Place in Time Stickers

1x Place in time Tags 2 (chipboard tags)

If you wish to make the monthly tags then you will need 3 more Months foundations papers + one sheet of every months Cut-Aparts.

Graphic 45 Ornate metal Key Holes

Chipboard corners, clock, phrase and numbers from Imaginarium designs.

Black cardstock

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Use one of the Month Foundation pages and trim all the cream off close to the printed diamond border on the page, if you are wanting to use the Graphic 45’s easel album for your calendar. Ink around the edges.

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From your sheet of July Cut-Aparts remove the two strips from the back of the sheet as shown above. Trim them both back to be 11 inches wide. The bottom piece is to be a pocket so only put tape on each end of it and along the bottom.

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Adhere it to your month foundation page about ½ an inch up from the printed border. It is to be a pocket, so don’t adhere it along the top of strip

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From the back of your two sheets of February Cut-Aparts cut 4 inch strips, of the floral bit. Ink along both edges and trim them back to be 11 ¼ inches long.

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From the back of your sheet of October Cut-Aparts cut 4 strips of the check piece. Each one of my pieces is about 5 checks wide. Trim them back to be 10 ¾ inches long.

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Start at the bottom and adhere one border onto your foundation page. It needs to be just in from the printed diamond print.

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Keep adding your orders until you have all four on your page.

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Adhere tape to the back of your check borders and adhere them to the middle of each of the floral border pieces.

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Your finished borders should now look like this.

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Cut a piece of black cardstock 3 ¾ inches x 8 ¾ inches. Cut a piece of check from the back of your September Cut-Apart. It needs to be 3 ½ inches x 8 ½ inches and adhere it to the black cardstock.

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Trim your strip of stars and spots to fit between the borders. Adhere it along the top of your blue printed pocket. Once you have it in place, you can then adhere it your check piece on. It will fit within the borders.

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Adhere the “Place in Time” sticker from your sticker sheet. Ink around your sticker and adhere it to the top of your check piece.  Ink your chipboard numbers, treasured Memories and clock with black inks. Cut a tag from your April Cut-Aparts and adhere your treasured Memories to it. Adhere it to your check piece, make sure you leave enough room for your clock to go on near the bottom.

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Cut a circle to fit on the back of your clock. I used a postcard from my April Cut-Apart sheet. Punch a 1 ¾ inch circle from your April Cut-Apart sheet and adhere it to the middle of your clock. Add an ornate metal key hole to the middle of your clock. Add the finished piece to your check piece.

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Use two buttons and one flower from your chipboard tags. Tie ribbons in the middle of each button and adhere them to your page along with the word “Make Memories”, this comes from your Sentiments sheet of print paper.

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I have done a sample of the monthly tags you can make. Each tag is 3 inches wide x 8 inches long. I cut them from the Monthy foundation pages. You can back the months, eg January/February. Each tag will allow you add important dates or keep a recorder of events that you want to remember. You can even add keepsakes to the pocket throughout the year if you want to. The monthy cut-aparts are beautiful with so many lovely bits and pieces you can use on the tags.

And that concludes the front cover of your 2013 calendar! We encourage you all to have fun creating this fabulous calendar. Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that wonderful $25 Place in Time prize! We will announce our first winner on tomorrow's blog!  Join us tomorrow as we share January's calendar tutorial with you! It's going to be amazing!

Happy Calendar Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45