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December 30, 2014

Get Ready for 2015 with Graphic 45!


It is New Year's week and we are filling your Tuesday with fantastic ideas for 2015 with Time to Flourish! Annette Green and Keri Sallee will inspire your handmade calendars. Annette shares an amazing desktop infinity calendar and tutorial. Then, Keri shows you a fussy cutting masterpiece! Enjoy these great ideas just in time for 2015.

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You are going to fall in love with Annette's Time to Flourish desktop calendar. She provides a tutorial and PDFs for this year's calendar months and days. Fantastic!

"I’m delighted with Time To Flourish because I love making a customized calendar each new year. But if you’re not one to take on this creative endeavor every year, the solution is easy. Simply build the calendar so that the date portion is removable and replaceable year after year. This desktop calendar is designed to hold two cards on top: the month’s cut-aparts as a pretty decorative piece and a simple calendar with the actual dates. Once the month is over, store the cards inside the book box, toss the little calendar portion, and move on to the next month’s cards. I used an old favorite Graphic 45 collection for the outside of my box: Botanicabella from 2011, but any neutral black and tan pattern would do, of which there are plenty in most Graphic 45 collections. " ~Annette



Annette's YouTube Tutorial






Download Annette's PDF Calendar Templates:

Download 2015 Calendar Small 1 (1)

Download 2015 Calendar Small 2

Supply List

Graphic 45 Time To Flourish 8” x 8” pad

Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Book Box

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Door Pulls, 2

Graphic 45 Botanicabella (retired) papers to cover the box

Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45

Several Sheets of Plain Kraft Cardstock

Black Acrylic Paint

Tarnished Brass Distress Paint

Sizzix Alterations Dies for all die cuts

Metal keyhole

Striped ribbon, May Arts


Keri made a brilliant calendar using canvases and Time to Flourish that can be used for years to come! Her fussy cutting on this is so beautiful. Love this!


"I LOVE 'Time to Flourish!' The colors are lush and vibrant and there isn’t one paper that I pulled out that I didn’t 'OOO and AAAHHHH' over. With it being a 'calendar' based collection, I knew I wanted to showcase that aspect, but I didn’t want to make a typical calendar because it’s of no use the after the year ends {insert tears!} So I decided to make a 'perpetual calendar', which basically means that dates are done as a list by month, instead of on a grid calendar where they are assigned to specific days of the week. That way...you can keep it always! Just display the month you are on to keep track of all of those important dates.


For my base, I found these great 8.5x6 burlap canvases at Walmart (yes...WALMART!) for 2/$4. I joined them at the back using a strip of leftover canvas, lightly tacked with hot glue and then secured with upholstery tacks." ~Keri


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Supply List


“Time to Flourish” 12x12 Pad

“Time to Flourish” 8x8 Pad

“Time to Flourish” Decorative Stickers

Metal Clothspins

Other Supplies:

Beacon 3-n-1 Adhesive

Hot Glue

Burlap Canvases-Walmart

Navy Canvas-Hobby Lobby

Upholstery Tacks-Lowes


We love these fabulous calendar ideas. And who doesn't love a calendar that can be used for years to come? Thanks for joining us today, and big thanks to Annette and Keri for their great ideas.


Happy Calendar-Making,


Graphic 45


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Love these! Annette's calendar ia amazing. I started mine with this beautiful collection the other day.

Is it just me but the downloads for the calendars don't open correctly. The first one is almost non existent and cut off - the last 4 I can open but I don't think that's the size they are supposed to be. I'll try at home on my home computer. Lovely calendar idea thanks!

These are both amazing but the first one is out of this world awesome!!!! Definitely going to give this one a go!! TFS!

I can't decide which creation I love the most. Would have to flip a coin. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win my favorite Graphic 45 collection!

Fantastic, have to make this

These projects are absolutely beautiful!! The combination of incredibly talented designers and awesome G45 products is amazing!!!

"Time To Flourish" is such a beautiful collection! I love that I can create cards for every person within a specific month. Thanks for posting these projects.

Brenda E, it's not just you. Neither pdf file makes any sense to me or my computer, either.

Nice projects, though :-)

Very Beautiful Project! Thank you for showing the tutorial on how you created it!

You all are the BOMB!!! These are gorgeous projects!!! Thank you!

The Time to Flourish collection is full of everything I love. Both calendar creations are exceptional and I had to pin them both. I overhead in love with the perpetual calendar book's use of the collection.

Thank you for the calendars. They will make my life much easier.

What wonderously beautiful calendars. G45 designers have my mind filled with such beautiful, creative calendars. How do I decide?

Annette's calendar today does have my interest peaked. Going to love trying to recreate her magic, at least a little. Thanks.

beautiful projects. The PDF files for the calendars do not open properly.

Amazing and lovely projects.
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Such a great idea for the calenders. but have to agree the pdf's are messed up. I got Sep, Oct,Nov and Dec to print. But the 1st pdf isn't correct. I hope you will fix this for us!

Absolutely lovely! Unfortunately, the PDF's are messed up. Just a little speed bump. I totally want to make these!

Both calenders are wonderful. I'm especially fond of Keri's because of all the wonderful fussy cutting.

Both of these are just gorgeous!! Might have to try doing at least one of each, now all I need are the papers etc!!!

These are both such stunning projects!

Great ideas. Makes me want to go hide out in my art room.

My apologies for the weird PDF. I'm sending a revised one today. Try again later and it should work for you. Sorry!

All greatness!

Beautiful calenders I love all the colors. Can't wait to make my own.

SOOOO Gorgeous! I love it.

AMAZING!! Wish I was more imaginative!! So glad others are and freely share their projects.

Both very pretty!

Thanks for the new pdf's! I am starting my calendar this afternoon!

You NEVER disappoint, LOVE everything, crossing my fingers, I'd love to win so I could play along.

This is so much fun. Love the sneak peaks! I really like the layout of the black window box.

Bravo, je m en suis inspirée !!!

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