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November 28, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 3 February


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another fantastic day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you are joining us as we continue our super fun calendar tutorial featuring our Place in Time collection! Today we will be sharing Arlene Cuevas's gorgeous tutorial for creating your February calendar page. As we all know, February is the month of Valentine's Day! Arlene's tutorial is definitely filled with a lot of love and beauty. So get ready to have some serious fun today! We also have another winner to announce for this week's Place in Time contest! We are giving away this amazing Place in Time prize pack every day during this fantastic tutorial series! To enter to win this fabulous prize just leave us a blog or Facebook comment. Today's randomly chosen winner was picked from our Facebook comments. And the winner is...

-Cheryl Norton: "Thank you again for another opportunity to win; love the page today."

Congratulations, Cheryl! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! We will be announcing another randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

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Just in case you miss a day or two during this amazing Place in Time tutorial series you can still find all the tutorials on one place! Each day we will add these tutorials to our Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series category on our blog. That way you can find all the tutorials in one easy place! Here's the link!


Here are the beautiful images of Arlene's finished calendar page for February. Remember that every page in this tutorial series is meant to go into the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums! This will be page 3 of your Easel Album. Follow along with Arlene's fun video and text tutorial to create this splendid February calendar page!











Place in Time - February Foundation
Place in Time - February Cut Aparts
Place in Time - Calendar Foundation
Place in Time - Sentiments
Place in Time - Stickers
Place in Time - Stickers Alphabet
Place in Time - Chipboard Die Cuts 2
Staples - Metal Hinges
Staples - Metal Buttons
Staples - Trims
May Arts Pearl trimmed lace
Petaloo Darjeeling flowers
Want2Scrap pearl flourishes
Momenta metal flourishes
Glossy Accents
3M ATG tape
Tombo Adhesive

Here is the link to Arlene's video tutorial! Or you can click play on the video displayed here to follow along with her fun and easy instructions!

February Calendar Page Tutorial:

Step 1: Select the papers you’ll be working with. For my Place in Time February calendar page, I used February Foundation, February Cut-Aparts, Calendar Foundation and Sentiments. The page you see here are the February Cut-Aparts.

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Step 2: Cut out various images from the papers that you will use to accent and layer onto your calendar page.

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Step 3: I cut out the postage stamps from February Cut-Aparts, then used a 1/8” hole punch to punch around the edge.

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This is the look that you get when you use a hole punch to cut out your postage stamp from the Graphic 45 collections… cool, right?!

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Step 4: Cut out elements from the Sentiments sheet to layer onto your calendar page.

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Step 5: Take some chipboard pieces from the coordinating Place in Time Chipboard Die-cuts 2 set to accent your page.

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Step 6: Start to slowly pull the page together, using the February Foundation page as your background or base. I use my 3M ATG gun to adhere basic paper elements to the page such as this border…

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Use the border strip to accent the bottom of your page, like this… it adds a nice “pop” of red to pull the page together.

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Step 7: I use Tombo Mono Adhesive to adhere a heart doily to my calendar page… this will be one layer of many.

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Press the doily firmly onto the page to adhere all the edges down.

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Step 8: Start to position the elements onto the page so you know where you want things to go. I typically don’t adhere anything down until I know exactly where on the page I’d like it to go.

Use dimensionals to make some of the elements on the page “pop.”

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Layer away!

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Step 9: Add some additional elements to the calendar page using the coordinating Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 set. Here I select the vintage lady…

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Step 11: Use the Place in Time coordinating Alpha sticker sheet to add the year “2013” to your calendar…

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Tip: Use a ruler or straight edge to line up your stickers before laying down on your page. This helps keep the letters/numbers straight.

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Step 12: Add some lace to add a touch of daintiness and softness to the page.

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To adhere the lace to the page, I opted to use my Surebonder fine-tip glue gun. This type of adhesive holds elements to a scrapbook page nicely, but you have to be quick since the hot glue dries super fast! Make sure the glue is extra hot when you apply the lace.

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Step 13: Add another layer of lace to add dimension…

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Step 14: Add Graphic 45 metal Staples to the page to add some interest. Here I’m applying a metal hinge to a spot on the page you wouldn’t think makes sense… but it works!

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Step 15: Use Glossy Accents or a strong adhesive to adhere metal elements to your page. Here I am using Glossy Accents to adhere a Stamped Metal brad to the calendar page.

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Step 16: Add flowers to your calendar page. Here I’m adding some vintage red Darjeelings by Petaloo.

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Arrange the flowers on your page like this…

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You’re done! Here’s a close up look at the completed calendar page…

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There you have it, G45ers, another fantastic Place in Time tutorial! We want to thank Arlene Cuevas for her incredible work today! Join us tomorrow as we share the Betto Cesare's tutorial for March! We will also have another winner to announce for our Place in Time contest! It's going to be so fun! We hope to see you then. Have a delightful day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45




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Arlene does such beautiful work, and terrific tutorials. THANK YOU.

What a beautiful calender.
It is so inspiring.
Thank you Arlene.

I can watch you Arlene all day creating! I love your work and you give the special touch to all you do! I love the paper wish I could have some. No money to shop but hopefully I can win some. Graphic 45 is my favorite paper company always the best and most high quality!
thank you so much!!!


This is so beautiful! The perfect page for February and Valentines and romance! I love the layout - beautiful! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

This is absolutely stunning!


I really like this page!!

Dear G45, Please keep this pad set, or maybe update the pages within the cut outs. This has been the most loved and used paper packet you ever made. I see many, many projects that use elements from this paper group. There is so much to be done with this and every other paper pad you have goes with this, Please consider it as a longstanding edition. Kim Hughes

Do we get one for every month??? FABULOUS!!!

magnifique page , i love it

Beautiful calendar!! Happy Valentine's Day G45 and ALL. Have a super, wonderful and fun filled day!!

Very beautiful page. I love it. Thanks for the chance.

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