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December 19, 2014

Handmade Calendars with Graphic 45: Day Five!

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What a great week we've had! These handmade calendars are truly amazing. We cannot wait to try each and every one. Is there someone on your gift list receiving one of these? Today, we have an amazing desktop calendar by our amazing G45 ambassador Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! Then, we have a beautiful card by Romy Veul using Time to Flourish. What a grand finale to a truly excellent week!

Who won our giveaway this week? Let's find out! Our randomly chosen winner is....

- Bethany Stockman

Congratulations, Bethany! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Join us next week for more giveaways and we will have a week long of tag ideas for our G45 Handmade Gift Tutorials! How fun!

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Now, enjoy this wonderful step-by-step tutorial to create this desktop calendar by the amazing 
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! In true Jim fashion, it's a wonder! Note at the end, there's a printable PDF version of the tutorial so you can print it out and try it yourself!

"This desktop calendar is a great way to display the date and month with a “flourish.” Pull the knob up on the box to reveal the date and calendar storage. Easily place the month calendar in the frame and clip on the date..."~Jim

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Typography Paper Collection
Graphic 45 8 x 8 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags
Graphic 45 Staples- Antique metal Door Pull
(1) 12 x 12 Medium to Heavy Weight Chipboard
(1) 4-3/4 x 6-1/4 Piece of Acrylic
(2) Idea-ology Hinge Clips
(1) Set of Idea-ology Foundation Feet
(1) Knob
Scor-Tape or Similar
Wet Glue
Craft Paint

Jim's Calendar Step-by-Step Tutorial!

Let’s get started…


The Calendar Front Piece:


Cut Chipboard to 8-1/2 x 8-1/2-inches and punch corners with a decorative punch.  I used We R Memory Keepers Scallop Corner Punch.  Cover the front with an 8-3/8 x 8-3/8 -inch piece of patterned paper (Typography-Journey) that has been corner punched to match.  

 

 

 

The Calendar Frame:

 

 

From chipboard cut the following:

(2) ¼ x 6-1/4-inch piece

(1) ¼ x 4-1/8-inch piece  

(1) 4-5/8 x 6-1/4-inch piece.  


Apply the ¼-inch pieces flush with the edges of the 4-5/8 x 6-1/4-inch piece with glue or Scor-Tape.  


Cut a piece of Acrylic or acetate to 4-5/8 x 6-1/4.  Apply Scor-Tape to the top edges of the ¼-inch chipboard pieces and adhere acrylic sheet to top.  Last, cut (2) ¼ x 6-1/4-inch piece and (1) ¼ x 4-1/8-inch piece.  Cover with patterned paper and apply Scor-Tape to back and adhere to acrylic flush with the edges.  Turn the frame piece over and apply glue or Scor-tape to the back.


On the Front Calendar piece, measure over from the left edge ½-inch and down from the top 1-1/2-inches and adhere the frame to front.

 

 

 

 

 

Making the Calendar Tags:

 

Cut out the (12) vertical calendars from the Graphic 45 collection.  Adhere a Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tag to the center and leave 1-1/4-inch of the tag exposed at the top.  From the collection cut out various graphics for each month.  Apply a dimensional foam piece to the top of the tag and use one of the larger cutouts and adhere to tag.  Now, apply the remaining cutouts to the top of this piece.  When the calendar tag is placed into the frame, the dimensional piece allows the cutouts to cover the top exterior frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Tag Clips:

 

Adhere an Idea-ology Hinge Clips to the front by measuring down from the top ¼-inch and over from the right edge 1-1/2-inches.  Glue into place.  Next, adhere the second clip 4-inches from the top and 1-1/2-inches from the right edge.

 

 

Date Tags:

 

Cover (13) Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags with 2-1/4 x 2-5/8 pieces from the patterned side of the Time to Flourish Collection.  Round off edges with a ¼-inch corner rounder.  Adhere to front sides of tags.  Cut out, stamp or use stickers for numbers and adhere to front of tags.  You will need numbers 0-9 and another set of numbers 1-3.

 

 

Preparing the Graphic 45- 8 x 8 Matchbook Box:

 

I love black as a base color on projects.  Paint the edges and the entire interior box with craft paint and allow time for drying.

 




Putting it Together:

 

Apply Scor-Tape to the front of the Matchbook Box (With the opening facing you.) and adhere the Calendar Front Piece to the Box.

 

 

Matting the Box:

 

From the collection (I used Typography-Inscribed), cut the following and adhere to respective areas:

Left/Right Sides- 1-3/4 x 8-1/4

Back- 8-1/4 x 8-1/4

Top/Bottom- 1-5/8 x 8

 

Adding the Knob:

 

Find the center top of the interior box at 7/8 x 4-inches and mark.  Pierce or punch a hole for the knob on this mark.  Insert screw head into the interior top of the interior Matchbook Box and place the knob onto the top of the box.

 

Matting the Interior:

 

From the Time to Flourish collection, cut the following and adhere to respective areas:

Interior Box Back- 8 x 8

Interior Box Sides-1-5/8 x 8

Interior Pocket Storage:

 

Add two pockets to the interior of the Matchbook Box and adhere into place.  Place the extra date tags in these for storage.  

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Download Jim's Printable Calendar Instructions - G45

Now, we have the most perfect Time to Flourish card from Romy. Don't you love this? It's the perfect addition to that last-minute gift!

"I always love to create dimension in my cards and in this card I tried to add as much layers as I could of papers, chipboard and fussy cut elements. "~Romy

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Supply List:

Time to Flourish paper: December Cut Apart
Time To Flourish 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
'Twas The Night Before Christmas 8x8 Pad
'Twas The Night Before Christmas Chipboard
'Twas The Night Before Chirstmas Stickers

Thank you for joining us for this week full of handmade calendar tutorials. Make sure to join us next week for handmade tag tutorials. The fun continues!

Have a Great Weekend!

Graphic 45

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

December 18, 2014

Handmade Calendars with Graphic 45: Day Four!

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Welcome to Day 4 of the Handmade Calendars! We cannot believe there's even MORE beautiful calendars to share this week, but there are amazing ones yet to be seen! Today, we have a stunning Time to Flourish calendar by the amazing Miranda Edney. Then, Anne Elisabeth Rostad, G45 DT alumni, has been blowing us away with her creations, so we had to share some today in the spirit of the season. Then, to end the day, Solange Marques shares the most gorgeous altered 'Twas the Night Before Christmas matchbook box - you will adore it! It's going to be a brilliant day!

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Also, this is our last day to take part in our $60 Time to Flourish giveaway, so make sure to enter now before time runs out!

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This calendar has so many great hiding places for special moments in the New Year. We love it! Take it away, Miranda:

"I loved making this calendar. It was so fun. Each month has a tag. The front shows the calendar portion the back has a pocket for tucking tags with dates, birthdays, memories, etc . I also used the coordinating cards for each month. They rest behind each month. For added writing. I used an entire8 x 8 pad. The first sheet used for fussy cutting. The second page of the month used for covering my tag. I used tons of Staples. And coordinating embellishments from the paper line. I can't wait to give this gift at Christmas time :) "~Miranda

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Check out How to Make a G45 Calendar in a Box With Time to Flourish by Miranda Edney on Snapguide.  

Miranda's Calendar Tutorial


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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Papers
Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad (Entire Pad)
Time to Flourish Patterns & Solids
Time to Flourish Sticker Sheets
Time to Flourish Alphabet Stickers
Time to Flourish Flowers
Time to Flourish Coordinating Chipboards
Staples
Metal Clothespins
Ornate Metal Keys (antique metal and shabby chic silver)
Ornate Metal Keyholes (antique metal and shabby chic silver)
Ivory Tag Albums Regular
Kraft Tag Album
Ivory Mixed Media Box
Stamped Metal Brads
Antique Metal Label Holder
Stamps from various collections
Prima flowers and resins
Tim Holtz dies and metal Ideaology
Ingvild Bolme chalk edgers
ribbons and laces
Watercolor paper
Paints and Mists

Anne has been amazing us with her holiday creations using 'Twas the Night Before Christmas! We asked her if we could share some of her stunning work today, and she even provided us with a video. How amazing is she? Prepare to get inspired by her mini album and handmade ornaments!

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Anne's Youtube Video

Now, enjoy this stunning mixed media 'Twas the Night Before Christmas matchbook box by the amazing Solange. Wow, her details are so incredible! The texture is unbelievable.

"Match Book Box is fantastic to work with. You can create wonderful scenes. I used 'Twas The Night Before Christmas to create my Christmas Book Box and a lot of textures." ~Solange

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Supply List

Graphic 45 8x8 Match Book Box
Graphic 45 Twas The Night Before Christmas 12x12 papers:
Happy Holly-Day, Jolly Old Elf, Up on the Housetops, Long Winters Nap
Graphic 45 Twas The Night Before Christmas Chipboard
Crackle Paste
Opaque Flakes
Gold Paste
Spray Inks
Flowers

What incredible creations! We could fill our houses with all of these. How gorgeous! Thanks for joining us today, hope you pin away the projects you like!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

December 15, 2014

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
Brads
Miniature

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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Yumi's Stamp Mini Album Tutorial


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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

December 13, 2014

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

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

December 12, 2014

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