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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!

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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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Wonderful projects!!!

Oh my goodness! Such delightful projects! Thanks for sharing these!

The new collections are so beautiful. I want them all!

The projects today are really over the top creative & beautiful!! I especially love the shadowbox calendar!


What great tutorials for the Time to Flourish paper. I loved them all, but I think I'll use Annette's the most. Her details of how she made the most of the two December pages was most informative and will be quite helpful for other Graphic 45 collections as well. Lots of inspiration on today's selections! Thanks.

WOW!! That shadowbox calendar is amazing! So many beautiful projects

Wow these are beautiful projects. Thanks for all of the inspiration

I saw these gorgeous papers at Scrapbooking Made Simple. Love them. They are on my wish list :]

Love the new calendar collection!! Just beautiful!! The shadowbox is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

All wonderful ideas! Each one of these projects is so stunning!

Love the G45 papers. Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration.

Love all the wonderful samples and directions for projects given with every collection. Hoping to win this prize package so I can complete my own Flourish in Time collection. Thank you for the wonderful prize offering. You are a generous company that encourages creativity in your followers.

Beautiful projects, as always. Thanks for the chance to win!

Love these projects, gorgeous as always!! That box is just so sparkly, and the shadow box, wow that is gorgeous!!!

Lovely projects, but I wish FB were not a requirement for the giveaway.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Three wonderfully different projects for the season, inspiring and do-able. Thank you so much for sharing.

Ooh glorious xxx

SO MUCH I need to try,
SO MUCH I want to make :)

So glad you didn't ask me to pick a favorite because that would be entirely impossible to do. Everything showcased here is BEAUTIFUL.

Merry Christmas!

Gorgeous projects. So many wonderful ideas!

These projects are amazing! You have a very talented team of crafters!!

Wonderful inspiration! Time to Flourish is definitely my collection of the year. Can't wait to get this one x

Forget shopping for gifts. Let's just craft!

I love everything posted. The calendar with Time to Flourish is so beautiful. I love the light colors, there is so much to look at.

Never made a calendar before but with the help of Graphic 45 know that it would be awesome. Now all I have to do is win so I can make that calendar.

Beautiful projects :-D

love it

I love the new time to flourish paper!

OH MY! They are all so BEAUTIFUL! WOW! Such talented ladies, thank you for sharing.But we couldn't do any of these great projects without Graphic45, so thank you Graphic45!

Such lovely projects!!!

What beautiful projects! Each is so unique and fun.

wonderful giveaway! Graphic 45 is my favorite!

I just finished using up all of my Place in Time supplies for Christmas presents. Do I want to make more calendars? You bet!

wow! Gorgeous projects. Really excellent.

Gorgeous projects - love the shabby chic look.
isoscia at aol dot com

what a pretty idea!! and a great prize

I just drove 4 hours away from home and the first place I hit was the scrapbook store in Pigeon Forge as I know they sell Graphic 45. This is the only paper I buy cause it is exactly what I want. One of the collections I purchased was It's raining cats and dogs and there was an awesome tutorially using the paper when I got home Sunday!!

Great projects, as always. I made my Christmas cards and gift card tags this year using G45 Twas the Night Before Christmas and the 12 Days of Christmas, and, so far, everyone loves them. I'd LOVE to win the Time to Flourish collection as I just purchased the 8x8 paper pad!!

Simply beautiful!

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