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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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)
Of course you'll need your
From the awesome Place in Time collection:
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.
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)
STEP 3: Turn the January Cut Aparts paper to the side with the patterns, and cut just above the red "happy new year" border
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"
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.
STEP 6: Trim the paper from STEP 5 such that it is the same width as your January foundation piece.
STEP 7: They should look like this when lined up side by side:
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)
STEP 9: Fussy cut to this amount:
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.)
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
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
STEP 18: Tie ribbons to the tags as you wish, then glue them onto the page as shown.
STEP 19: Glue on the other images with foam dots
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.
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
STEP 22: Write numbers in the January calendar and Use small buttons / bling to highlight special dates.
STEP 23: Add chipboard elements
STEP 24: Use stickers and handwriting to record important January events
STEP 25: DONE!
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!
Team Graphic 45