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December 06, 2012

Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 9 August

Maikomiwa-august calendar

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another cheerful day of fun and inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are thrilled that you've stopped by today! Are you ready to be dazzled?! We've got another superb calendar tutorial to share with you! Maiko Miwa of our design team has created the most beautiful calendar page for the month of August. You are going to love it! Get ready to have some fun! First we wanted to announce a new winner for today's blog contest! We are giving away this fabulous Place in Time prize pack everyday during our calendar tutorial series! To enter to win this prize pack all you need to do is leave us a blog or Facebook comment! We pick our winners at random from comments left on our blog or Facebook page! So be sure to leave your comments today for your chance to win this lovely prize pack! Today's winner was chosen at random from comments left on yesterday's blog. And the winner is...

-Michelle Salasar: "Every month just gets better and better! I love this whole project!"

Congratulations, Michelle! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Remember, G45ers, we will be announcing a new winner on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!


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In case you're just now joining us in the middle of this tutorial series, or you just want to have quick and easy access to all the tutorials we've posted so far, you can find them all in one place! Here is the link to where you can access all of these tutorials!

Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series:


And now it's time to create your August calendar page! This page will go in your 12x12 Easel Album on the reverse side of your May calendar page. Be sure you adhere this page to your Easel Album with the Easel's binding on the top. Behold this gorgeous and cheerful page by Maiko Miwa! It is filled with all the bliss of summer! Join Maiko on this fun and easy tutorial to create your August page! Have fun! Take it away, Maiko!

Maikomiwa-august calendar

Graphic45 papers: August Foundation, August Cut -Aparts, cardstock (the last pages of collection pad or you have )
Graphic45 chipboard : Place in time chipboard 2
Graphic45 stickers : Place in time stickers
Ribbons : May Arts
gemstones :really reasonable gemstones
Inks : Ranger ,tsukineko
Mask and Flowers:Prima Marketing
Craft Punch:Martha Stwart



Step 1. Measure down 2 inches from the top of left and draw a point. Measure down 3 inches from the top of right  and draw a point. Draw a line between the two points and cut along the line. Take these two pieces and flip them over to use in the August calendar.


Step 2. Cut the remaining items out a shown in the picture. After cutting out the pieces, arrange and adhere them to the August calendar background.



Step 3. Arrange the two border strips and the three graphics as shown in the picture. Adhere the calendar ans the peaches graphic on  the top of the previously placed graphics. Cut off the two pieces of border strips hanging off the end of the background paper.


Step 4. Please use the large blue graphic paper as a pocket at the bottom of the background paper gluing the left, bottom and right edges only. Please make one long border strips from the last page of the "collection pad" or the cardstock that you have using a craft punch, craft scissors or tearing.
Adhere the sunflower and green border strips along with the other two graphic papers as arranged in the picture. Then adhere the chipboard button and flowers accordingly. If you want to decorate it more gorgeous, please add some embellishments.


Step 5. Glue left , bottom and right edges of the postcard graphic and place it inside  the blue pocket as shown in the picture.


Step 6. Tie ribbons each of tags and put tags in two pockets.
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Step 7. Decorate with flowers and ticket sticker you wish to use and adhere corner stickers at  two corners of the top of the Foundation Paper.

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Step 8. If you want to decorate more, add masking , stamps, flowers, chipboards, gemstones. Then do "August" 3-dimensionally using the glossy accent.

We hope you all enjoyed Maiko's lovely August calendar page tutorial today! Come back and see us tomorrow as we bring you yet another splendid calendar tutorial. Alberto Juarez will be showing you how to create your September page for your 2013 calendar. Plus we will have another blog prize winner to announce! It's going to be so much fun! We want to thank Maiko Miwa for her beautiful work today. Thank you all so much for stopping by our blog, G45ers! We wish you a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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Maiko did a wonderful job with this page. I'm a bit partial because August is my birthday month! TFS

I like the pockets and tags idea. It adds some fun by making the page interactive. Seeing the picture of all of the prepared parts was very helpful. Another awesome page!

Beautiful page....nothing like a dash of summer to cheer up a cold drab day in the south of England!! Couldn't help but smile xx

This is just too beautiful. I love the paper and all the detail...G45 continues to deliver!!


I love it!! They just keep getting better. I can't wait to start my own.

I smiled when I saw this calendar page! Really pretty and delicate.

LOVE the sunflowers!!!!!!

Great Page!

Lovely look of summer days of childhood - so warm-hearted!
Alison x

Such pretty pages. What a wonderful gift for a lucky recipient!

So Summery...August is beautiful!

I just love the detail in these calanders. Can't wait to start mine.

I just gotta get my hands on this gorgeous collection. Beautiful calendar pages!

Love this project!! Keep them coming!

Happy Birthday to me.. this is my month and gorgeous gorgeous papers love it

Another beautiful month... It remindes me of the county fair...

So beautiful!! I like sunflowers. I also love the touch of glimmer the rinestones add to the page!

Almost makes me look forward to the heat of August. Love the pocket idea...great place to tuck appointment cards. Nicely done, Maiko!

Another beautiful month. Love this project.

Beautiful month designed I love your month.

Such a beautiful and unique project! I can't wait to get started on my own version. Thank you for bringing us the inspiration!

This page is so cute. Love all the details.

Another beautiful page! This Calendar is going to be one gorgeous creation!

So sweet, I gotta' have it (all)!

I really like the light refreshing look of this page.

Such a pretty calendar page...the butterfly & sunflowers really caught my eye!! ~Kathy

every page is just beautiful...couldn't pick just one..


Great calendar page! August is full of flowers and harvesting good things from the garden! Love the vintage feel! This calendar project is going to be stupendous when it is completed! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

It's my birthday month. I'm not much of a gardener but I do love the page for my month.

Another beautiful month! Makes me want to be in August right now with all this 'rain' we're having. Love this collection :)

Love the pocket full of tags on the page. Beautifully decorated.

I have enjoyed this calendar, I made one for my m.i.l. years ago but it was definitely NOT elegant! I absolutely adore every page thus far! It's easy to make beauty when you start of with beauty!!! Love it!

I like the sunflowers that standout against the blue on this page. Wonderful!

I love the soft colors of this calendar page.

I've been so looking forward to this page - my birthday month, and it certainly didn't disappoint! Just love all the bright daisies.

we are into summer for sure with this

simply lovely

Really great calendar page all of these pages will make for a wonderful calendar when all done. Thanks for sharing them and the nice tuts with them also.

Thank you I realized I had a typo in my last name this whole time!

August is amazing this is my favorite G45 line ever.

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