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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

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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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I must have Time to Flourish! Thanks for the chance to win, and for all the inspiration every day.

Fabulous projects!

Wow, what a day of colorful, creative pieces. Love all the creativity.

Wow, these are all fantastic, thanks for the inspiration!

A wealth of eye candy today. I love them all. Got to find the link to how to print the snap guides!

I have to buy more printer ink cause all of your snapguide tutorials are to cool to not print!! ThankYOU love your blog!

LOVE all of these projects !!! Great paper collection !!

All 3 projects are just so inspiring today! Yumi's music choice was perfect...a delightful start to my day of listening to Christmas music and creating beautiful things! Thank you, G45!

Graphic45 never misses! I love the tags and cards with December Flourish!

Wowzers!!! Everything is just absolutely stunning!! It's a great way to start a monday with all this G45 goodness!!

Oh my goodness so much inspiration and such yummy papers

Thank you for the great tutorials. Awesome.

I want it all! Beautiful.

G45 Blog projects are my absolute favorites!!



Beautiful!! Every project is amazing!

These projects are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win too!!!

Another great graphic 45 giveaway!

All this goodness is overwhelming!!! I can't wait to tackle a few of these awesome projects!


These are just beautiful!

Awesome giveaway

Since I'm still knee deep in my craft area with Christmas card embellishments, it was so great to see the Time to Flourish project and think ahead to the New Year! I would so love to win this prize package. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

I can't wait to copy these ideas! Really great work, very inspiring!

Thanks for the spectacular contests!

Thanks for the beautiful projects and great inspiration - and a chance to win Time to Flourish!

Such beautiful
creations, loving
the calendar
and boxes.
Carla from Utah

Wow!! what a
Christmas wonderland filled with lovely projects!

Great projects. Thank you for the chance to win the Time to Flourish package this week.

Oh, I love your papers so, they make the cards and projects come alive. I love all the inspiration found on your site.

Great givaway!

Very nice

I really LOVE all of these projects! Such talented artists!!

Wonderful projects so full of inspiration.

Wow! Absolutely amazing! I wish I could see these projects in person. They're stunning!

So pretty!

Just wonderful ideas!

How gorgeous! I'd love to have it all! Thanks for a chance to win!

I am drooooooling over those projects.. TALENT exudes' from you peeps! Wish I was that talented.. Thanks for the inspirations.. and the GIVE~AWAY!! I appreciate it very much..

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