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December 12, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 13 December


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to a very special day here at Graphic 45! This is our final day of the Place in Time calendar tutorial series! What an amazing journey it's been! We've seen so many incredible calendar pages and we've learned so much for our talented design team. We have one more incredible calendar tutorial to share with you today and it's a real winner! Today we've got the gorgeous December page for your 2013 Place in Time calendar. This one was created by the amazing Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! This is Jim's last project on the Graphic 45 design team. He's got some incredible new creative endevours that he's taking on. So this is an extra special post today! Jim's stunning page is just in time for the holidays! You're going to love this fabulous addition to your 2013 calendar! Today is also the last chance to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this incredible Place in Time prize pack! We randomly chose today's winner from comments left on yesterday's blog post. And the winner is...

-Alsmouse: "My Sis has always been disappointed with her birth month's calendar pages, but when I showed her this page she squeeled in happiness, "This is the perfect page, I love it, I love it. Now make me one!!!" I hope I win, just so I can make it for her. Thank you for the clear instructions on how to re-create this layout."

Congratulations, Alsmouse! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Remember, G45ers, there's still a chance to win this great prize! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment and check back on tomorrow's blog to see if you're a winner!

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And now it's time for some amazing holiday inspiration from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter! This stunning creation is sure to make your holiday season merry and bright! Follow Jim's fun and easy instructions to create this page for your 2013 Place in Time calendar. This page will go on the reverse side of your January page in your Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album with the album's binding on top. Have fun and enjoy! Take it away, Jim!






Graphic 45 Place In Time Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 12 x 12 Easel Album
Red Ribbon
Clear and Silver Glitter
Medium Weight Chipboard



This calendar page doesn’t have a lot of fussy cutting to it which helps cut down on the time to make it. Using a digital cutter, punches and a few dies helps speed up the process for a pretty outcome.
Let’s get started…

Step 1:
Using the Calendar Foundation Page as the base page. I cut the border to the Nutcracker Sweet collection and adhered it to the foundation page.


Step 2:
I then punched the corners of a 12 x 12 page with a Circle 8 cutter for speed and adhered it to the previous base page.



Step 3:
I cut the smaller December calendar from the collection and backed it with covered chipboard piece.
Next I cut the green strip from the A Place In Times December Cut-A -Parts and punched it at the corner with a decorative corner punch. I then adhered the backed calendar to the green Cut-A-Parts patterned paper.


For just a bit more oomph, I punched the red patterned paper around the edges with a decorative punch and adhered the Green patterned paper assemblage to it, leaving the top of the green paper unglued. This will form a pocket later. Last I adhered the whole thing down onto the foundation pages.


Step 4:

I used the Sizzix Snowflake Rosette and made two rosettes. I set them aside. I then cut around the Larger “December” from the A Place in Time, December Foundation Page and adhered the two rosettes to the backside to add dimension. I adhered the “December” assemblage right above the calendar.


Step 5:
I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper to 3 x 4-1/2 and scored them down the longer 4-1/2-inch length at 1/2-inch. I then turned the pattern paper horizontally and scored at 1-1/4 and 3-1/4. Next, I cut the left and right 1-1/4 inch pieces off the 1/2-inch bottom score lines. Just for fun I punched the top edge and applied some glitter. Last, I adhered the flaps in the back forming a little pocket.



I cut out one of the border strips from the A Place in Time Cut-A-Parts page as well as the stamps and adhered to the front of the pockets. I then glued the pockets into place on the foundation pages.


I cut the little tags from A Place in Time Cut-A-Parts page and punched holes in the top tag part. I then used some red ribbon and tied it around the Graphic 45 Metal Key and back into the hole. I glued the tails of the ribbon so they would stay upright.

Step 6:
I die cut a final rosette from patterned paper and applied another stamp to the top and adhered it over and to the left of the bottom pocket.



Step 7:
Last I die cut some of the holly pieces from the A Place in Time Cut-A Parts page and glued them next to the calendar.

Optional Step:
Just to dress up the pages I cut more tags from the collection and applied brads to the holes and placed them into the pocket that was made with the green patterned paper above the calendar.
For more fun, I took a second and added glitter to several key pieces.
That’s it! December’s Calendar Page....


Wow, that was amazing! Just in case you missed a day during this amazing series, here is a recap of all the calendar pages that our deign team has created. All of these tutorials can be found in one easy place in the Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series category on our blog.

Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series


And now behold this recap of the amazing calendar's we've seen during this series!

Calendar Cover by Jane Tregenza



January by Sharon Ngoo



February by Arlene Cuevas



March by Betto Cesare



April by Clare Charvill



May by Gloria Stengel



June by Susan Lui



July by Denise Hahn



August by Maiko Miwa



September by Alberto Juarez



October by Nicole Eccles



November by Kristin Wilson



December by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter


Thank you all so much for joining us today. We want to thank our friend and former design team member Jim, The Gentleman Crafter for his gorgeous tutorial today. We have loved having him on our team and we cherish all the wonderful contributions he has made during his time on our design team! Thank you so much, Jim! Big thanks to all of our design team members who contributed to this incredible calendar tutorial series. It has been an incredible and inspiring experience! We have more fun in store for all of you on tomorrow's blog. We will be sharing two incredible tutorials that combine Graphic 45 and Mod Podge! There will also be a chance to win an amazing prize pack! Plus we will be announcing the winner from today's contest! It's going to be an unforgettable day! We hope you'll join us! Have a glorious Wednesday, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Love Jim's page, love the different elements to it. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pages over the last couple of weeks from the entire design team.

Lovely layout, Jim. Great ideas abound on the page!

The calendar is just perfect. Thank you G45-ers!

Fabulous. I need to start working on 2014, I'll never finish by 2013.

This has to be my favorite!!! I would have never thought to use some of this on the page because I would have thought it would have been "too busy"...but this looks AMAZING! love it! I love how G45 creates such amazing detailed papers and they all work together so beautifully!

There aren't enough words in the English language to describe Graphic 45 Design Team's talents. December is another gorgeous page. What inspiration for my 2013 calendar! Thank you so much!

So many goodies on here...such a fun page!

WOW! So full of Christmas spirit, beautiful. Graphic 45 is the best :) xx

OMGosh...this is such an incredible project! It is so beatiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year G45.

Thank you . . .

I am just blown away by the beautiful use of this collection. Gotta get it soon!

Love it!! What a great calendar!

Festive and fun! I love the Nutcracker Suite paper. Great way to end the year.

The details created for the page are beautiful, but they get a little lost in the busy-ness of the background paper... Thanks for sharing all the great ideas!

This has been such an inspirational series of tutorials with so many ideas to choose from. May the new year bring as much happiness and creativity as this calendar has done for everyone.

all I can say is: WOW! that is one gorgeous page!

Thank you for sharing.

Love the stand-up easel. Jim the Gentleman Crafter teaches us to PLAY EVERY DAY.

Beautiful. These are so amazing I love the calendar pages all of them are great ..

wow, now that the whole calender is completed with every beautiful and stunning layout, I want this line even more! It really is a piece of ART, so incredibly rich decorated, it swept me off my feet. Would want to make one for my daughter who has a calender placed on her X-mas wishlist!

Great inspiration
loved each and every one of the projects!

December is so festive! I really like the snowflake rosette. I enjoyed all of the tutorials, thank you.

Wow, just WOW! December is absolutely gorgeous. What a way to finish the year! Thank you for all this eye candy!

Oh My Gosh! This is absolutely stunning. Great completion to the 12 month calendar. The DT has really outdone themselves with these gorgeous pages. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Good thing I am not currently working with paper as the drool would totally destroy my work...lol. I am in love with paper and this collection is now at the top of my wish list. I want...no NEED to make this!

How Wonderfully Merry!! I Love your page Jim!! I Love that it is interactive and filled with so many things of Christmas!! Love how you used the key on the tag--everything put a smile on my face!! This is a wonderful collection!! Thank You Graphic 45!

FABULOUS calendar!

Thanks for sharing all these grat pages. Love graphic 45

This has been such a fun series, seeing the different DT member's creations, and fun to see them all at once today! Judy D.

December just screams holidays & celebration!

Holy Cow! I have just had to pick my chin off of the floor when I saw this! WOW! This is amazing!

..now this is Christmas to the peak..
Beautiful!!! BestWishes, Jim...

Beautiful calendar that finishes with an absolutely splendid and joyful celebration!! Great designs Graphic 45 team!

WOW!! This page is amazing, I didn't think I had to have this paper now it is a necessity after seeing the entire year. All of the pages are beautiful. This project done by the design team is awesome!

It's a great calendar. I'll do one sure!! Thanks for sow it.

That was amazing! I'm in awe.

Simply fabulous page. Thansk for a great calendar.

This who.e series has been magical, but I love Jim's page. It is a riot of color and happiness, I hope I win and can make this for my Mom. December used to be her favorite month, until she lost my Dad the week before Christmas, now it only reminds her of that loss, I know this would put a smile back on her face and remind her of all the things she has always loved about the month.

This page is perfect! Amazing combination of beautiful papers and embelishments.

I am totally inspired. I bought my supplies and am ready to start crafting! If I win it will just give me more supplies to craft with! Thanks for the beautiful displays and a chance to win.

I have loved this series so much inspiration, so much fun thanks. I hope this is a Collection that you will always have, because it is timeless

Such a fabulous series, capped off with Jim's excellent craftsmanship. Thank you!

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