Friday, March 6, 2015

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Boxed Calendar DT project by Brenda Crouch 

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this DT project with you all, as I truly love how it turned out. Materials used will follow the pictures. This Graphic 45 Time to Flourish had to be one of the most versatile collections so far. I am so impressed with the many ways it can be used and again the quality is top of the line bar none!! The perfect weight of the papers and the graphics and coloring are just stunning. I decided to utilize the calendar idea so I could use the many pieces available in this collection....and believe me, I used a ton of them!  :-)    

This first picture shows the hand made box I created from medium weight chipboard then embellished. I tripled the chipboard for the base and the lid to give it extra strength to insure a long lasting piece. A transparent ribbon and sparkled butterfly embellish the front and the antique looking handle will allow the calendar to be pulled out as it all attached to that lid.

The inside is also papered. I used a different paper to cover the box inside and out as I used all my Graphic 45 papers to make the super calendar pages. The calendar pages are all created like a file folder with an 1/8" gusset on the bottom and magnet closures on each folder. All the calendar pages have huge side pullout tags that are also heavily embellished and interactive. This is a substantial piece and holds TONS!! Above is the start of January.

Inside January with the opened page/folder. All pages have a full sized calendar with generous sized boxes you can write in. Calendars are all embellished. All pages are also embellished with interactives and hold many tags that can be used as photo mats or journaling places. The folders can hold pictures, bills, momentos or whatever your heart desires and once closed with the magnet, are kept safely and securely in place.
January's calendar
Tags and interactives for January
Large interactive pullout from the side tag
The back of January and start of February
Inside February
February Calendar page
Inside interactive February
Huge side pullout tag
Back of February beginning of March
Inside March
Large calendar for  March
Super interactive March page
Large interactive March tag
Back of March beginning of April

Inside April
April calendar
Interactive April
Huge April Tag
Back of April beginning of May
Inside May
May Calendar
Interactive May
Large May tag
Back of May beginning of June
Inside June
June Calendar
Interactive June
Huge June Tag
End of June beginning of July
June calendar
Interactive June
Large July tag
Goodbye July hello August
August Calendar
Interactive August
Huge August Tag
End of August beginning of September
September Calendar
Interactive September
Large September Tag
See ya' September hello October
October Calendar page
Interactive October
Giant October Tag
Octobers gone, welcome November
End of November beginning of December
December Calendar
Interactive December
Huge December Tag
Back of December

Inside and bottom of box
Materials Used:

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection
Paper Studio Country Road Paper
Paper Studio Tattered & Worn Paper
Basic Grey Large Magnets
Ivory Cardstock
Medium Weight Chipboard 12x12 sheets
Time Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Scortape 1/8", 1/4", 1/2"
Embroidery Floss
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
Thanks so much for viewing my project. Tammy can hook you up with the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection, Basic Grey Magnets and Scortape in all sizes. If I can answer any questions, feel free to drop me a line.