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November 28, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 3 February

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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!

http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series/


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!

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Supplies:

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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Comments

Great tutorial! Beautiful page!

Just stunning, thank you for sharing.

I just love this awesome series. Can't wait until March is posted.

So pretty. I love idea of using hole punch for postage.

I absolutely love February!. Thank you for another chance to win such great prizes.

love Arlene's page, so many wonderful elements and great tutorial.

I am speechless! What a beautiful way to express ones love for another! Can't wait to make Feb. Cal. Thank you

Wow. I love all the detail. This is just so beautiful.

More lovely pages to feast on! Just beautiful!

AWESOME!! LOVE the BEAUTIFUL tutorial and the Video!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Wow - you managed to make the month of February beautiful!
Julie

What a beautiful page. OMG just so pretty. tfs Tami

I love all the pearls and flowers on this page! Thanks for another chance to win.

Arlene did a wonderful job, I love this page so much I cant wait for the other months!

So beautiful! Great tip to create the stamp edges! :)

You have made February beautiful!

Beautiful page!! Terrific inspiration and I Love the tips from the tutorial!!

LOVE this page! My birthday is in February and my anniversary is on Valentine's day ~ I so need this :)

The February page is gorgeous. Would love to win the collection to make the whole calendar. Thanks for the opportunity.

Beautiful layout...love the February page!

j'adore cette troisieme page et toutes ces petites décos!

This is an amazing tutorial by the design team, cant wait to see the next months.
Never tought of using a hole punch to punch around the edge for that "real"postage look, great tip and thank you for sharing.

j'aime elle est magnifique et tendre a l'a fois
cathy26

I am in love with the 'LOVE' on this page layout, absolutely stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Oh my what another gem of inspiration - Thank you. It's such a beautiful series of papers and adornments.

This is so beautiful. Can't wait to get this collection in my hot little hands!

My birthday month! LOVE all the details!!! You guys are amazing!

VERY cool layout!! Love the details, especially your stamp edge and the addition of the hinge against all the 'girly'!
Thanks a bunch!

This is simply gorgeous! I love this paper and love your small but intricate details! Can't wait for the next page :)

J'adore cette page pour le mois de février quelle bonne idée d'avoir utilisé le rouge !! Thanks for the tutorial

Lot that key and the hinge on the calendar.......so pretty! ~Kathy

What a beautiful page! Thanks for the tutorial.

More beautiful images!

Arlene has done it again! What a beautiful page, so perfect for Valentine's. I can't wait to start my 2013 calendar. Thanks for the tutorial.

Arlene always does such a beautiful job. I have been a fan for some time now and am so glad she is designing for Graphic 45. It is a win-win match!!!

I just love the hint about the tiny hole punch going around an image to make it look like an authentic stamp! Thanks!

Thanks again for the great tutorial!! It is beautiful

Beautiful page and I love seeing the creative process in the tutorials! It's a great day to win!

Love it!

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