DIY Accordion Calendar Album

Hello, G45ers!
  Today on the Graphic 45 blog we are celebrating with a Birthday Organizer Calendar Mini.  Brand Ambassador, Teresa Cruz has taken our Accordion Mini Album tutorial from Club G45 Vol 11 -2019 and made it her own swapping out Dreamland for our Fashion Forward calendar collection.  Be sure to watch this delightful YouTube how-to video, and to pull out your papers and create your own.  


Birthday Calendar Accordion Mini Album 

By Teresa Cruz aka Andor Violeta


“Hello everyone, 

Do you love Club G45? What not to love… awesome projects, the best kit with lots of gorgeous products from Graphic 45, we can make a lot more with all that inspiration!!

How? I can show you. This month I recreate the Accordion Mini Album from Vol 11 -2019, made by the super talented Annette Green. This challenge by Graphic 45 is awesome to make us create and recreate, it’s a lot of fun.





So I always like to make projects that I can use or give this time, I found a solution for the best way to keep all the dates of my family and friends birthdays, so I can easily search and add more dates to the calendar, and it will stay forever with me so I don’t miss any special date!! And Graphic 45 has the best calendar collections for this and for many more projects that you think of creating!! 




Tip: Use the ivory sheet that comes on your patterns & solids pack to matte between the black chipboard and the colourful papers.


This collection has vibrant and fun designs and colors, each paper is a beautiful work of art, so it’s amazing to use. On one side we have cards, sentiments, and stripes to cut and use whatever we want, and the other side of each paper has vibrant flowers and leaves. The patterns & solids add what we need to further highlight the fantastic designs and to complement the exact colors of the entire collection!! 





Tip: Use the gorgeous and intricate die-cut pieces when you need something ready for a special spot!! I already told you this collection is a work of art!! Every bit of it!!  


With only six pockets I create the space that I needed for the twelve months birthday calendar. The pockets also make room to add more things when we need!!


In this photo, you can see all the months from January to June!!



And on the other side you can see the other 6 months from July to December!!



Tip: Have fun mixing and matching all the elements from each month on the front of the pockets, they are like little cards, so fun to make!!





To learn how to make your own Birthday Calendar Accordion Mini Album just click on the link of the youtube video tutorial, I have all the process and a flip through in the end. 

Hope you like it and find it useful and fun!! 



Video Tutorial:


Birthday Calendar Album Tutorial by Teresa Cruz for Graphic 45



Club G45 Vol 11 Tutorial:


[Tutorial] Accordion Mini Album Featuring Dreamland: Club G45 Vol 11 – 2019


Printable Project Sheet


To create this Calendar Mini Album, I use this Graphic 45 products.


Graphic 45 Supply List:





Thanks for stopping by, I wish you a very artistic day…



~Teresa Cruz 


G45 Monthly Kits

2020 – Volume 02


  For our Volume 02 kits, we are excited to use our newest calendar collection, Fashion Forward.  Check out a few of the perks of subscribing to Club G45 and G45 Card Club. 


  • Exclusive products only featured in monthly kits.

  • Each month both kits will feature the same collection, using unique products in each kit, making it perfect to subscribe to both.

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We look forward to creating with you in 2020, Happy Papercrafting!




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Happy Papercrafting!  



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