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December 16, 2014

Handmade Calendars with Graphic 45: Day Two!


It's Day Two of the Handmade Calendars here on the Graphic 45 blog! You may have seen the beautiful calendar being shared on various newsletters this month. Well, enjoy, because today we have the tutorial from Nichola Battilana! It is a gorgeous calendar that fits perfectly in our new Mixed Media Box Staples. Then, we have a gorgeous altered mailbox using Time to Flourish from Ginny Nemchak. It's a blog to remember (and definitely pin for later!). 


Don't forget to take part in our awesome contest this week! You could try out the calendar from today with these goodies - how fun! Enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now, enjoy this amazing tutorial from Nichola! We know we'll want to try out this calendar:

"This calendar box is deceptively easy to create. I simply combined matching monthly elements from the Time to Floruish 8” pad and embellished with tags, stickers and chipboard. Best of all, you can be as elaborate or simple as you please with your embellishments. The mixed media box is decorated with papers from Raining Cats and Dogs but any neutral papers from Graphic 45 could be used in their place. Tip: Avoid covering the inside of the closure flap on the mixed media boxes to ensure the magnet maintains strength to close the box."~Nichola


Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Calendar by Nichola Battilana on Snapguide.  

Nichola's Snapguide Tutorial






Supply List

Metal Clothespins
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Kraft
Time to Flourish 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad
Time to Flourish Decorative Stickers
Time to Flourish Journaling Chipboard
Time to Flourish Decorative Chipboard
Time to Flourish Banners
Well Bred
Mischievous Menagerie
Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

We have put all the G45 Handmade Gift Tutorials in one handy place for your convenience! Find them all on our Pinterest Board!


See all our G45 Handmade Gift Tutorials on our Pinterest Board!

Ginny makes the most gorgeous projects, and this altered mailbox is no exception! Think outside the calendar when using Time to Flourish - the possibilities are endless!

Mailbox Christmas Village 1

Mailbox Christmas Village 1

Mailbox Christmas Village 1

Supply List


Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~8x8 pad December Cut Aparts
Graphic 45 Mother Goose~Checkers
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~Double Sided Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Mother Goose~6x6 pad Sunshine Stripe
Graphic 45 Couture~Accessorize
Dusty Attic Chipboard Streetlight
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Plates
Tim Holtz Idea-olgy Plaquettes
Bottle Brush Trees
Assorted Smallish Ornaments
Assorted Winter Foliage

Glitter Snowflake

We are in love with the projects today. Will you try the calendar from Nichola? Many thanks to her and Ginny for their beautiful work!

Happy Calendar-Making,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


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Love these tutorials and ideas! Thank you for the opportunity to win! This is an awesome giveaway!

I am in love with the mail box !!!!!! It would look so GOOD on my table. Great job all.

Gorgeous inspiration! Love the mailbox so adorable.

The calendar and box are beautiful. It really shows off the beauty of the papers. And that mailbox is just so cute and festive.

Stunning, just stunning. Thank you!

Love the calendar -- really inspiring!

Such beautiful projects.


This calendar is so beautiful, so much inspiration and so little money ;)

Yes I want to have all Flourish items.

LOVE these papers!!!!!

LOVE all of the fabulous calendar ideas!! Now I just have to decided which one is going to work best for whom. Great gift ideas!! TFS!

Creative and inspiring projects as always from these two designers.

Great projects! I especially love Ginny's mailbox. 😍
Just wondering if the mailbox base is purchased or if she just used paper to form it?

great designs

such wonderful projects & beautiful papers; thank you for sharing (in detail).

I've always wondered how to store my Christmas cards I receive in the mail. A person could leave the mailbox open and put in some of the wonderful cards people send. I always get inspired in Graphic 45 Land!!! Thank you!

This is gorgeous. Just stunning.

Oh, Ginny, that mailbox is so beautiful I really enjoy seeing all your lovely creations. You are amazing :)

I love this collection and the calendar is beautiful!

Beautiful work!

I love love love the calendars, and the mailbox is amazing.

Those are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing

The calendar box showcased the Time to Flourish papers to nth degree. The colors just pop. Beautiful.

The mailbox is festive and so creative.

The altered mailbox is AMAZING!


Beautiful calendar pages, oh my! And the mailbox is simply delightful!

Gorgeous projects today....

Love the G45 calendar paper collections. I can create beautiful birthday cards for every day of the year. Love it!

Super cute projects!

I wish I had enough time in the day to try my hand at all of these beautiful projects.


Love both projects - cannot wait to get the papers!

I love the mailbox! Especially the little trees and lightposts!

I really have to make this, a shopping I will go! Hi ho!

Totally blown away by that mailbox. I need to make that.

Love the calendar kit. Couldn't buy it here locally this year.

The calendar is stunning& so is that box.But of course,it'those beautiful papers!I'd be thrilled towin some.

So beautiful.
isoscia at aol dot com

Gorgeous projects today!I really love that mailbox!

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