Welcome to a very special day here at Graphic 45! This is our final day of the Place in Time calendar tutorial series! What an amazing journey it's been! We've seen so many incredible calendar pages and we've learned so much for our talented design team. We have one more incredible calendar tutorial to share with you today and it's a real winner! Today we've got the gorgeous December page for your 2013 Place in Time calendar. This one was created by the amazing Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! This is Jim's last project on the Graphic 45 design team. He's got some incredible new creative endevours that he's taking on. So this is an extra special post today! Jim's stunning page is just in time for the holidays! You're going to love this fabulous addition to your 2013 calendar! Today is also the last chance to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this incredible Place in Time prize pack! We randomly chose today's winner from comments left on yesterday's blog post. And the winner is...
-Alsmouse: "My Sis has always been disappointed with her birth month's calendar pages, but when I showed her this page she squeeled in happiness, "This is the perfect page, I love it, I love it. Now make me one!!!" I hope I win, just so I can make it for her. Thank you for the clear instructions on how to re-create this layout."
Congratulations, Alsmouse! Please email us with your shipping information at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! Remember, G45ers, there's still a chance to win this great prize! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment and check back on tomorrow's blog to see if you're a winner!
And now it's time for some amazing holiday inspiration from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter! This stunning creation is sure to make your holiday season merry and bright! Follow Jim's fun and easy instructions to create this page for your 2013 Place in Time calendar. This page will go on the reverse side of your January page in your Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album with the album's binding on top. Have fun and enjoy! Take it away, Jim!
Graphic 45 Place In Time Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 12 x 12 Easel Album
Clear and Silver Glitter
Medium Weight Chipboard
This calendar page doesn’t have a lot of fussy cutting to it which helps cut down on the time to make it. Using a digital cutter, punches and a few dies helps speed up the process for a pretty outcome.
Let’s get started…
Using the Calendar Foundation Page as the base page. I cut the border to the Nutcracker Sweet collection and adhered it to the foundation page.
I cut the smaller December calendar from the collection and backed it with covered chipboard piece.
Next I cut the green strip from the A Place In Times December Cut-A -Parts and punched it at the corner with a decorative corner punch. I then adhered the backed calendar to the green Cut-A-Parts patterned paper.
For just a bit more oomph, I punched the red patterned paper around the edges with a decorative punch and adhered the Green patterned paper assemblage to it, leaving the top of the green paper unglued. This will form a pocket later. Last I adhered the whole thing down onto the foundation pages.Step 4:
I used the Sizzix Snowflake Rosette and made two rosettes. I set them aside. I then cut around the Larger “December” from the A Place in Time, December Foundation Page and adhered the two rosettes to the backside to add dimension. I adhered the “December” assemblage right above the calendar.
I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper to 3 x 4-1/2 and scored them down the longer 4-1/2-inch length at 1/2-inch. I then turned the pattern paper horizontally and scored at 1-1/4 and 3-1/4. Next, I cut the left and right 1-1/4 inch pieces off the 1/2-inch bottom score lines. Just for fun I punched the top edge and applied some glitter. Last, I adhered the flaps in the back forming a little pocket.
I cut out one of the border strips from the A Place in Time Cut-A-Parts page as well as the stamps and adhered to the front of the pockets. I then glued the pockets into place on the foundation pages.
I cut the little tags from A Place in Time Cut-A-Parts page and punched holes in the top tag part. I then used some red ribbon and tied it around the Graphic 45 Metal Key and back into the hole. I glued the tails of the ribbon so they would stay upright.
I die cut a final rosette from patterned paper and applied another stamp to the top and adhered it over and to the left of the bottom pocket.
Last I die cut some of the holly pieces from the A Place in Time Cut-A Parts page and glued them next to the calendar.
Just to dress up the pages I cut more tags from the collection and applied brads to the holes and placed them into the pocket that was made with the green patterned paper above the calendar.
For more fun, I took a second and added glitter to several key pieces.
That’s it! December’s Calendar Page....
Wow, that was amazing! Just in case you missed a day during this amazing series, here is a recap of all the calendar pages that our deign team has created. All of these tutorials can be found in one easy place in the Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series category on our blog.
Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series
And now behold this recap of the amazing calendar's we've seen during this series!
Calendar Cover by Jane Tregenza
January by Sharon Ngoo
February by Arlene Cuevas
March by Betto Cesare
April by Clare Charvill
May by Gloria Stengel
June by Susan Lui
July by Denise Hahn
August by Maiko Miwa
September by Alberto Juarez
October by Nicole Eccles
November by Kristin Wilson
December by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter
Thank you all so much for joining us today. We want to thank our friend and former design team member Jim, The Gentleman Crafter for his gorgeous tutorial today. We have loved having him on our team and we cherish all the wonderful contributions he has made during his time on our design team! Thank you so much, Jim! Big thanks to all of our design team members who contributed to this incredible calendar tutorial series. It has been an incredible and inspiring experience! We have more fun in store for all of you on tomorrow's blog. We will be sharing two incredible tutorials that combine Graphic 45 and Mod Podge! There will also be a chance to win an amazing prize pack! Plus we will be announcing the winner from today's contest! It's going to be an unforgettable day! We hope you'll join us! Have a glorious Wednesday, G45ers!
With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45