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December 15, 2014

Handmade Calendars with Graphic 45: Day One!

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What an absolutely wonderful week we have in store for you! We are going to be sharing a week full of handmade calendar tutorials. You will leave so inspired to make gifts and to spice up your New Year. Today, the shadowbox calendar and tutoiral by Nadya Lifa is so incredible, you'll be so excited to try it! Then, we have beautiful projects from Yumi Muraeda and Annette Green with tutorials that you will be dying to try as well. What a fun day!

It's also a new week, which means a new giveaway! Who wants to win this $60 Time to Flourish prize pack so you can try these calendars yourself? Just enter below. We will announce the winner in the blog on Friday, December 19!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now, we have this absolutely gorgeous calendar by Nadya. Your New Year will be perfect with this gorgeous shadowbox calendar using Time to Flourish. Enjoy the Snapguide below!

Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7

Check out How to Create Double Sided Shadowbox Calendar With Tags by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial

Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7

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Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7

Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7

Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7

Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7

Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7

Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7

Shadowbox-calendar graphic 45 nadya lifa7


Supply list

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Large Tag Album-Ivory
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Shabby-chic resin embellishments
Metal and wood embellishments

Now, we have this joyous holiday project from Yumi. Enjoy her wonderful creation using stamps from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!

"I made a box sparkling with the image of ice and sugar candy.

Also, I put a glitter inside of album so when you shake an album it is sparkling too."~Yumi




Yumi's Stamp Mini Album Tutorial





Supply list

Mixed media Boxes White
Twas the Night Before Christmas 8’ paper pad
Twas the Night Before Christmas 6’ paper pad
Twas the Night Before Christmas Cling Stamps 1
Cling Stamp 2
Cling Stamp 3
core’dinations Signature Series Spring Green,Triumhant Red,Dark Cashmere
FABER CASTELL Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gesso,Whipped Sparckle
wintermint,suger plum ,bluberry slush, lapis lazuli, bubble gum,sour apple ,lemon drop, tourmaline
Emboss powder fine-grained Red ,Green,Clear,Versa Mark Ink
tukineko Versa Magic turquoise Gem
StazOn Jet Bkack, Ganache
therm-o-web SUPERTAPE
Ranger Glossy Accents, Distress Marker
BIG Mark o it (Red,Pink Orange,Blue,Yellow, Green,Purple)
Plastic Plate

To close out, Annette challenged herself and the results are amazing. You will definitely want to challenge yourself as well - enjoy her project and tutorial!

"I wondered if I challenged myself to create as many projects as I could with only the December Flourish page and the coordinating Cut-Aparts page plus two sheets of cardstock, how much could I make? The only other items I used were ribbon and baker’s twine. I was able to create two gift card holders, four tags, two 4 ½” x 4 ½” cards and two 4” x 6” cards. What a fun afternoon I had creating these! My Snapguide tutorial shows you all the measurements and instructions for everything I made here." ~Annette


Check out How to Create Quick Christmas Cards, Tags & Card Holders by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Snapguide Tutorial






12” x 12” Time To Flourish, December Flourish page
12” x 12” Time To Flourish, December Cut-Aparts page
12” x 12” sheet of Signature Series Cardstock, Antique Moss
12” x 12” sheet of Signature Series Cardstock, Triumphant Red
Baker’s twine
Green satin ribbon
Tools: hole punch, scissors, scoring tools, corner rounder punch, 1-inch circle punch, scallop-edge scissors

So many amazing projects today, wow! Many thanks to Nadya, Yumi, and Annette for sharing their work with us. Have a wonderful Monday and we hope you make it to the craft room to try some of these beauties!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Oh my gosh!! These are all absolutely magical!!!! LOVE every one of them and am so glad there are tutorials! Really NEED this collection! TFS!

Love, love, love "Time to Flourish"! Thank you for the opportunity to win and all of these tutorials!

They are stunning, thank you for sharing :)

So very pretty!!!

Love all graphic 45 collections they keep getting better and better.

All 3 projects are beautiful, such talented folks! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway! :)

Love all the G45 papers. What a great prize.


beautiful projects today,

Thanks for the chance to score some flourish. love that collection.

Each one of these projects are so unique and beautiful. Thank you for sharing tutorials for them :)

All of these projects are so beautiful. The calendar is so sweet, soft and delicate I just love it and would be thrilled to win this prize. Good morning and heres to a great week ahead. I just don't know what I'd do if I didn't have the weekly inspiration of Graphic 45. You start my days and end my weeks. Thanks for the past year of fantastic blog hops and blog posts, tutorials and snap guides. You are all so fantastic!

Another series of fun projects.

Love it .. love it ..

Thank you for sharing these tutorials ..

your papers are beautiful! and make wonderful projects.
stamping sue

So impressive! Annette's challenge is an echo of my own 2015 resolution to "use what I have". So I really hope I win b/c then - I could add Time to Flourish to my stash guilt-free!

Love these projects. Thanks for the tutorials.

WOW! those projects are fabulous. Love them. Thanks for the chance.

Such beautiful projects!

Beautiful! I especially love the calendar.

Fab projects today - love Annette's challenge to herself! Thanks fro the chance to win the lovely goodies! xx

I love the Time to Flourish collection but it is not yet available in South Africa and I would live it so much

Love the bright, summery projects. It is dark and dreary here (has been for a couple weeks seems like) and the projects really brightened the day.

what a lovely project1 So much detail.

Ooooh! So many gifts to make and a Flourish to boot! Thanks Graphic 45!

Today's designers have out did themselves again. Who wouldn't love to have one of these beauties under the tree? Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful projects! I am loving my Night before Christmas paper♥

What amazing projects!!!!

I just love this line of papers and embelishments!

Fantastic!!! Just fantastic!!!!

love the idea of the calendar on the tags

Love all three projects today. So inspiring and so creative!! Happy Monday all!!

These things are just too beautiful!!

I just adore Time to Flourish! Such a pretty collection!

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

All great ideas. I love tags, especially crafted with Graphic 45 supplies.

The tags are fantastic! I feel inspired now and I have to find this paper line. Thanks so much!

I want this prize..OMG I love so mucha Time to Flourish collection!

I love this!

Thank you for the neverending inspiration!!! Beautiful projects!

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