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December 03, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 6 May


Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to another incredible week here at the Graphic 45 blog! We had so much fun last week getting to share the first part of our amazing Place in Time calendar tutorial series! We're keeping the inspiration train running right on schedule! Today you will learn how to create your May page for your 2013 calendar! Gloria Stengel has made the most beautiful May page that is sure to inspire you with happy thoughts for the new year! This is going to be such a fun tutorial! But first we want to announce the winner of today's Place in Time prize pack! We're giving away the splendid prize pack, pictured below, everyday during this fantastic calendar tutorial series! Winners are chosen at random from comments left on our blog and Facebook page. We are giving away this prize pack to one lucky winner tomorrow too so be sure to leave us a comment today for your chance to win! Today's winner was chosen at random from comments left on our blog. And the winner is...

-Kathy Bumb: "Great tutorial week, and a gorgeous collection as usual from this great company!!!"

Congratulations, Kathy! 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! Hooray!

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And now its time to enjoy some fantastic inspiration from Gloria Stengel. Here is Gloria's stunning calendar page for the month of May. Join her on this fun step-by-step tutorial to create this page for your 2013 calendar. Remember that these calendar pages are meant to adhere to your Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album. This page will go on the 6th page of your 12x12 Easel Album. So have fun and enjoy Gloria's beautiful tutorial. Take it away, Gloria!

In the USA, we celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. I created a "pretty in purple" calendar page with room for journaling or for your favorite photo of mom.



Graphic 45 papers:

Place in Time: March Cut-Aparts, May Foundation, May Cut-Aparts, October Cut-Aparts, Calendar Foundation, Sentiments

An ABC Primer: Grammar School

Graphic 45 Stickers and Chipboard:

A Place in Time

Graphic 45 Staples:

12x12 Easel Album

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Wisteria Chalk Ink

Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Button: unknown

Doily: Michael's Crafts

Die cuts: My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax

Tools: Spellbinders Grand Calibur; Bow Easy; EK Success border punch; hole punch

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac; Heidi Swapp Scappy Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

To create this layout to fit onto the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album, follow the directions below

1. Trim the Place in Time May Foundation page close to the printed border. Once you have the page trimmed, it will be roughly 11 5/8 inches square. This makes the paper the perfect width, but it is just a tad too long. In order to accommodate the spiral binding you will need the paper to be only 11 3/8 inches long.


2. Cut the paper across the center at approximately 5 1/4 inches. Trim out a 1/2 inch piece of paper.


3. Slide the two halves of paper together to make the layout fit onto the Easel Album page. There will be a gap of approximately 1/8 inch.


4. Glue the small strip that you trimmed from the paper over the space on the album page. Make sure to line up the border along the edges. You need this strip in order to not have a gap in the page border.


5. To cover the seam, trim the floral strip from the reverse of a sheet of Place in Time May Cut-Aparts. Trim a bit off the ends so that the strip will fit within the Foundation page borders and glue it to the Foundation page.

6. Now, you have your Foundation page ready to decorate. Begin by trimming black cardstock to 4 x 10 5/8 inches. Use a border punch to decorate the right edge of the cardstock.


7. Trim the purple floral paper from the reverse side of the May Cut-Aparts and cut it to 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Glue the floral paper to the black cardstock and place the panel on the Foundation page as shown.


8. Decorate the top of the purple floral panel with banners die cut from May Cut-Aparts and March Cut-Aparts sheets. Then trim the butterfly postage stamp images from an 8x8 sheet of May Cut-Aparts and attach them to the banners with foam tape. Gently curl the edges of the banners.


9. Use Wisteria chalk ink to ink a white doily.

10. Trim the postcard image from the May Cut-Aparts sheet. (Please note that I used two sheets of the May Cut-Aparts paper for my project.) Ink the edges with Wisteria chalk ink and attach the postcard image to the layout as shown. Curl the edges. Attach a butterfly postage image from the 8x8 May Cut-Aparts to the postcard.


11. Trim black cardstock to 4 3/8 x 5 1/8. Trim Grammar School (An ABC Primer) paper to 3 1/4 x 5 and attach to the black cardstock. Add adhesive to only the top and bottom of the panel and glue to the layout. This will create side pockets for tags.


12. Using banner die cut templates, trim three banners from the reverse of May, March, and October Cut-Aparts. Tuck the banners under the journaling square/photo mat that you created above.

13. Trim a title from the Place in Time Sentiments paper and attach it to the top of the photo mat with foam tape.


14. Trim tags from the May Cut-Aparts sheet, add ribbon, and slip them into the pockets created by the photo mat.


15. Trim the May mini calendar from the Calendar Foundation sheet. Use number stickers to add the year. Use a brown journaling pen to write in the days of the month. Glue the tiny floral circle from the Place in Time Chipboard 1 set over the 12 on the calendar.

16. Ink the edges of the calendar with Wisteria chalk ink, curl the edges and place onto the foundation page in the lower left corner.


17. Add the purple postage stamp sticker from the Place in Time sticker sheet to the doily as shown.


18, Glue the floral tag from the Chipboard 1 set to the upper right corner of the foundation page. Add a butterfly postage image cut from the May 12x12 Cut-Aparts sheet. Using two lengths of purple ribbon, add a double bow to the top of the chipboard tag.

19. To make the bow, tie two bows and use fabric glue to glue them together. Tie a bit of twine to a decorative button and glue it to the top bow. Glue the bow to your tag.

Your layout is finished!


That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you had a marvelous time creating Gloria's fabulous May page for your 2013 calendar! Join us tomorrow as we share Susan Lui's gorgeous calendar tutorial for the month of June! Plus we'll be announcing another Place in Time prize winner! It's going to be so much fun! We want to thank Gloria Stengel for her amazing work today. Remember that you can find all of the calendar tutorials that we've posted so far in the Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series category on our blog.


Have a wonderful day, G45ers!

Happy Calendar Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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What a wonderful page--i love the idea of adding a photo of my mom--I have the perfect one to go with all the vintage purple!!!

Wow. Each page gets better. I love this collection and this calendar project.

Wow gorgeous love all the purples beautiful thanxx for tutorial ...


I love the colors of purple for May. What a great color to scrap with.

Beautiful. Love the pop of purple.

This is so creative and done so simply. Just beautiful. My first grandchild will be born in May. My daughter, my husband and my sister were born in May. And my anniversary is in May. A great month all around.

How pretty... those May colours really capture that moment when Spring starts to warm up into Summer! Another beautiful tutorial, thank you!
Alison x

Great new Graphic 45 paper line! Love the purples for May!

Beautiful page, love the colors. Thanks!

Another gorgeous page! Love the pretty purple

All of the little details are wonderful. I LOVE the purple. The banners and bow are my favorite parts of the page.

So many creative ideas with this line. I can't wait to see each new month. Thankgoodness the week-end is over!

Wow, this calender tutorials are awesome, can't wait for the papers to arrive is South Africa, just love the colours and bows on the May calender!!!

I LOVE these colors for May! Am waiting to receive my order for Place in Time so I can start playing. Maybe this week.

Beautiful!! :)

Congrats to Kathy!!! I loveeeeeeeee today's page!! I loveeeeeeee all the purple and the butterflies!!!!

I love the purple for mom's day. Very pretty and elegant.

I absolutely love this blog and all Graphic 45 products and tutorials.

love this layout...the colors, patterns it just make you think Spring time...May

Loving Place in Time. I am a vintage lady, so this line appeals to me.

Beautiful page Gloria. Job well done! Will definately be lifting ideas from this one!

It doesn't get any better than G45 products and thier designers! Love it all <3

May is my favorite month so perhaps I'm biased but this is by far my absolute favorite so far!

This is such an elegant and lovely layout. I love the purple in this page.


How beautiful - perfect for the May calendar page! Lilacs and lace and pretty tiny prints - love it! The layout is so pretty! Wishing you a great day today!


Barbara Diane

What a beautiful page! Love it very much!

So beautiful... May is my favourite month b/c it's both my birthday and anniversary month! :)

Beautiful page for my birth month.

Beautiful May page!!

Oh May rocks . . . I can not wait to see the rest!

I realy love that purple, gorgeous page

That is so happy and definitely captures the month of May. How lovely!

Beautiful! I just love the colors!
Inspires me to want to make one!

THIS is beautiful! I love the month of May. Not only was my Mother a father AND Mother I love that there is a month delegated to honoring mothers. Okay, so we also honor her on Father's day.. and every day.. but still this layout is beautiful and reminds me of my Mother.

I truly believe that this is my favorite collection!!! May (which happens to be my birth month) is absolutely gorgeous. I love the purple!!!

May is sooo beautiful...I love it. A Place in Time is such a wonderful collection. Thank you for another chance to win.

Love the purple. Love the page.

Kudos to Gloria and G45 for the most beautiful paper collection on the planet! I love it so much!

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