Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 1 Calendar Cover
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!
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!
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 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.
Chipboard corners, clock, phrase and numbers from Imaginarium designs.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Start at the bottom and adhere one border onto your foundation page. It needs to be just in from the printed diamond print.
Keep adding your orders until you have all four on your page.
Adhere tape to the back of your check borders and adhere them to the middle of each of the floral border pieces.
Your finished borders should now look like this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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