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November 26, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 1 Calendar Cover


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!


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


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




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Wow this is just gorgeous... can't wait to see what else is to come.... I love these papers and am trying to pluck up the courage to cut into them at moment. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some goodies! xx

I need some of this ability and creativity!

Great project. I'm sure the rest of the pages will be just as nice.

Lovely work.

Amazing. I am so anxious to follow these tutorials. Ever since this line came out, I've been looking for the perfect project. THIS IS IT!!!! Yay!! Thank you designers and Graphic 45

Absolutely love this entire collection of papers! The designs, the colors, the embellishments . . . the possibilities. Kudos to the designer(s) on a job well done. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!

Wonderful project!! Looking forward to the week!! Love coming here everyday for inspiration!

This is beautiful! Can't wait for tomorrow's project!

This is so inspiring. I would love to make this. I can't wait to see the rest of the pages. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and for the chance to win.

Wonderful calendar tut this is going to be. Will be exciting to see all the different pages for the months. Great fun along with great prizes too. Thanks for sharing.

Oh wow I just bought the Place In Time range last week and the easel calendar blank. I'm making it as a Christmas gift for my husband. I am adding a photo to mine each month. Fantastic tutorial, thank you xxxx

Is there a way that all the designers can publish a list of their supplies now? It would sure help those of us who have to order things. We could have one large order with one shipping fee instead many smaller orders with multiple shipping fees. Please??

Super excited for this project tutorial.

This is going to be so beautiful... Love this set of papers

Love it.....Can hardly wait for the days to come to see what the design teams have to show us!

That is so beautiful, love the pocket for the tags. and how it's all put together.. Thanks for sharing.

What a great idea for a tutorial series! I can't wait to see all of the calendar pages. Jane's cover is wonderful!

Jane Tregenza's work is absolutely amazing and her tutorials are fabulous. Thank you for sharing this series with your G45ers who can't live without their G45 papers and embellies.

Wow, this is so creative! I would love to make one! Thank you, Jane!

This is going to be so much fun to see the calendar come together. Thank You Jane for the cover tutorial.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful project can't wait to get started!

Your projects are just beautiful and so stunning. TFS!! I get so much inspiration from your papers.

Love this collection! Jane's cover page tutorial is awesome!

This paper line and what Jane did with it are gorgeous. I am inspired to do some creative things now.


Yahhhh! Just love this set of papers! I have been waiting for some calendar-ish (is that a word?) samples, ever since you introduced these, and it was worth the wait!

Also need to tell you that it is almost impossible to buy pads of my favorite designs. The excellent specialty stores I shop, run out of the pads quickly, often in a week. They inform me that getting more is often not possible, because of the manufacturing process. I even hear other people lamenting (in these stores) that they weren't able to buy what they wanted. I mention this because you could probably sell so many more of the paper pads, were there a way for stores to reorder. Just a thought from an enthusiast.

Thank you once again for the wonderful posts.

Jane's work is amazing! I cant wait to dig in to my supplies and get started. Thanks again, G45 for another stunning collection!

What a great idea and thanks for giving the tutorial - like an early Christmas present. Can't wait to begin this.

I think the Idea is great... I already love a time in place paper and have used it to create several chirstmas gifts. I am excited to se day two of the tutorial.

Love the clock and tags, great ideas!

This would make such a lovely gift. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

I love this awesome Idea! Jane i love how you made this cover page for this idea! I have been wondering how i was going to go about in creating something for this paper pack. Thank you Jane for sharing and for being on Graphic45 design team! Graphic45 thank you so much for helping me to get my thoughts pointed in the right direction for this paper series.

Wow!! Love the tag idea...genius! A Place in Time is an amazing collection. I am making one calendar for me and another for my sister as a Christmas present...I now also want to make the tags for each month...they are not only beautiful but functional as well! Love Love Love it!

Where can we buy Imaginarium designs here in the States?

Thanks for the tutorial. I would love to win this.

...a ** WOW-ser ** of a project.. just luvin' this Place in Time papers... great calendar...

Great paper, love the ideas.

Wow. My head is exploding. I'm not a calendar person and have been having a hard time trying to come up with ideas for using this line. This has totally made me look at the paper's differently. Thanks!

What a great start for 2013!

What a gorgeous project and what a beautiful gift this would make!! My local scrapbook store brought in this line and it was gone the first day!

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