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November 29, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 4 March


Hello G45ers,

It's another splendid day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you've stopped by! We're continuing the fun with our very special Place in Time 2013 calendar tutorial series! We have seen so many incredible and gorgeous tutorials from our design team this week! The craft bliss continues today as we bring you a marvelous March tutorial by Betto Cesare! This stunning tutorial will show you how to create the 4th page of your calendar using the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums and new Place in Time collection! What fun! But first we want to announce today's winner of this fabulous Place in Time prize! We are giving away this amazing prize pack, pictured below, to one luck winner everyday during this fabulous tutorial series! Want a chance to win? Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today! We choose one random winner everyday so be sure to leave your comment for your chance to win! Today's winner was chosen at random from yesterday's blog comments. And the winner is...

-Ilene P: "This is really beautiful; love these papers!"

Congratulations, Ilene! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Stay tuned, G45ers, to see if you are our winner on tomorrow's blog!


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And now it's time to grab your Place in Time papers, 12x12 Easel Album and other fun papercrafting supplies! Join Betto Cesare in the beautiful tutorial as you create your calendar page for March! This is such an amazing creation! Take it away. Betto!



Place in Time: 8x8 and 12x12 paper pad

March Foundation Page

Calendar Foundation Page

March Cut-aparts

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Metal Clothespins

Metal Hinges

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Brown Inks

Petaloo Flowers



Step 1:  To make this page you will need: 1 sheet of March (12x12 inch and 8x8 inch) and another page of weekdays in 8x8 inch.  Take the 8x8 papers and glue them by reverse side on the March page. 




Step 2: Cut a piece of patterned paper and paste at the bottom of the page flat. I used a paper that reminded me a fabric. So, sewing all these papers, just to add some charm to your project. 


Step 3: Use your favorite distress tool in along the sider, after them ink all the edges with a brown ink pad.



Step 4: The result is this!



Step 5: Use some mist or water on the surface of the paper before glue it down on the kraft basis. When pasting, tweak it.



Step 6: Attach the hinges at the top.



Step 7: Cut two strips of paper and take small cuts on the tips. Glue it one another making overlap with pop dots.




Step 8: This strips will hide the ends of the brads.



Step 9: Now, Glue down on the front the girl die cut and a calendar page.



Step 10: Attach an Ornate Metal Label Holder  in the figure of birds and glue the page with pop dots.



Step 11: Take a piece of fabric for dressing and paint it with ink pads (brown). Let it dry and then wrap it on your finger.



Step 12: Place it on the Metal Clothespin to look like birds nest.


Step 13: Put together hardware and flowers.


Step 14: You can create new flowers taking the center of the largest and placing flowers under another color, mix and match one and another. Just try it!


Step 15: Here I put a one more fabric dressing to create a base for the flowers.



That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you had a great time creating today's wonderful March calendar page for your 2013 calendar! We want to thank Betto Cesare for his incredible work! Tomorrow we've got Clare Charvill's stunning calendar tutorial for April! You wont want to miss it! Remember that at the end of this tutorial series you can upload images of your finished 2013 calendars to our Facebook page for your chance to win an amazing $150 Graphic 45 prize pack! Join us tomorrow for more inspiration and another contest winner announcement! It's going to be so much fun. Have a fantastic day, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the flowers! Congratulations to Ilene!

I really like how you used the staples. This is drop dead gorgeous! Love Love Love the colors!

Love, love, love....I just love this page... it's made by "my colours"...and my birthday is in March...this page is absolutely my favourite one ...so beautiful,gorgeous...

so beautifull !!! love this month it's the month of my birthday !!!

the detail is incredible. I am sharing with friends and we love it!

The flowers on this calendar page are beautiful!! ~Kathy

Wonderful. So many layers. The birds nest is very clever.

Every new month is eagerly anticipated and we are not disappointed!

I really love the sewing on this one. I sew on almost everything I do. I love the flowers on this as well. Really great Calendar page.

Love all the different techniques used!

WOW! Stunning! Didnt think it possible but each one just gets better and better! Love the birds nest effect and how you have tweaked and stitched the paper :)

Beautiful page and beautiful papers. Thanks for sharing.

Wow!!! Gorgeous!!

That is so Gorgeous, I've been so inspired by these and can't wait to see the next ones, I will be doing these once a month myself and am waiting for my supplies to come in the posts to get started, but meanwhile I love to see the creativity here.. Thanks for sharing..

Betto - This page is simply fabulous. Love what you did with the little bird nest - so very awesome. It is so much fun watching this awesome calendar come to life! Thanks to Graphic45 and the design team for some very beautiful projects!

Another beautiful page! Really love that bird's nest!

Stunning again. Love the techniques & that sewing - clever clever clever!!! :)

Another beautiful page full of tips and inspiration xx

Lovely Graphic 45 project...March is one of my favorite months!

I love the details on this March page!

I love the sewing!!

A beautiful page, I love the bird nest Idea.TFS!

wow, this is sooooooo beautiful, love that sewing and this page with the hinge.

Wonderful page. I love it very much. Thanks for sharing,

Lots of great techniques used for this month. Absolutely stunning!

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

What a beautiful page. I love all the violet flowers,very Spring.

Gorgeous page! Love this collection.

I am loving the hinges of this calendar page. It gives you the option to hid all the scribbles and notes for the month.

Clever idea with the "bird's nest." Really compliments the G45 bird! Such great papers!!

Wonderful....Lots of new technics at least for me.

so much inspiration!

I love the March page. So beautiful!!

So beautiful! Love the stitching and distressing techniques used to create this calendar layout! Great job with the design, like the hinges and nameplate. Thank you for the step-by-step pictures and instructions.

Beautiful work and creative ideas. Thanks G45.

Great page. The violets make you think that spring is soon going to be here.

I would love this paper line. Each month is making me drool!

I love the color combination on this page!

Beautiful page with the flip-page element. The bird's nest is a cool touch.

I love the idea of a flip page. Will definitely try this one.

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