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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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Awesome job Ginny!

So pretty. Love your projects and papers

Holy cow! It gets better and better!

Beyond gorgeous! Love each project :)

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
Thanks for the Chance to W I N !!!
LOVE G45 <3

The mailbox is incredible. I love the trees

These are both awesome projects. The paper is so pretty. I always love seeing the ideas that you post.

I love the altered mailbox! Sure would love to win the collection!

Stunning! xxx

Love the box calendar! So stunning! And the mailbox is as sweet as can be!


I love this. I definitely need this kit and get busy. What an awesome gift it will make to several family members and friends.

Hey. What's not to love here, right!?!

Merry Christmas!

love the calendar and the colors and the flowers. Would definitely like to try her project.

I pre-ordered this and can't wait to use these ideas! Fabulous projects.

Love all the beautiful ideas.

Love the samples! Merry Christmas!!!

Very cute calendars!

Everything is absolutely stunning!

I love the calendar idea. It is very clever and very beautiful, and the decorated Christmas trunk is beautiful. What a gorgeous centerpiece it would make for a Christmas table.

I love the two prohects. Thanks for the creative ideas and the give aways!!

I feel real joy when I visit G45 and see the wonderful projects. Thank you so much .

these projects are awesome, wish I knew how to do it, definatly worth learning

I love the calendar and the mailbox both outstanding projects. I will definitely be making a visit to my LSS as soon as possible to grab the materials.

Mailbox is so beautiful!!!

Incredible projects...always worthwhile to check out these projects.

Was wowed when I saw that calender box on FB. Love it! So many beautiful projects today. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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