Garden Planner Tutorial

Hello G45ers!

We love a good planner and this one has it all, space for writing, calendar templates, tags, and extra pockets. The Garden Planner and video tutorial were created for us by Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Elisabeth Hogarth. Elisabeth used our Flower Market paper collection, which is perfect for this theme. How fun would Little One be for a pregnancy journal, or Life’s a Bowl of Cherries for a recipe book?  The options are endless.


Flower Market Travel Journal

By Elisabeth Hogarth


“Happy New Year! I am looking forward to creating more Graphic 45 projects in 2023.

My first project incorporates the fabulous Flower Market 12×12 papers, Ephemera and Journalling Cards.  I have adapted one of the G45 Travel Journals to create a Planner for my garden notes.  However, these floral papers will make any style planner that you choose.



A full video tutorial can be found on the official Graphic 45 YouTube channel but here are the main measurements I used in my Flower Market Travel Journal.


-Video Tutorial-

Garden Planner Tutorial – Flower Market – by Elisabeth Hogarth



Album Covers – 8 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

Album Cover Spine – 7 3/8″ by 1 1/2″

Inside Album Cover – 6 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

Inside Album Cover pocket – 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″

Journal/Signature Covers – 4″ by 8″

Inside Journal Covers – 3 7/8″ by 8″



Album Covers – 8 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

I incorporated the quote labels with the Flower Market Ephemera, mounting them onto cream die-cuts made from the Graphic 45 Square Tag Clock Dies and Tag Pocket and Butterfly dies.



Inside Album Cover – 6 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

Inside Album Cover pocket – 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″

The additional band creates extra storage space for the smaller tags.  I decorated the band with the Flower Market Ephemera.  Be careful not to add too much glue.



Journal/Signature Covers – 4″ by 8″

The papers from each month work really well together to line the signatures.



Inside Journal Covers – 3 7/8″ by 8″

I used cream paper to line the inside of the pocket before adding smaller journal cards.  I created a template of the pocket and made it an ⅛” smaller to allow for a small border.



Each part of the 12×12 paper can be cut and used throughout the Planner.  The perpetual calender is particularly versatile.  I will store them in the front pocket until I decide where to use them in the signatures.



The monthly mini tags can be also be cut from the 12×12 paper.  These are stored in a pocket made with the Tag Pocket and Butterfly dies.



The meaningful words can then be used as page dividers or as prompts for writing in the Planner.




Try covering the Signatures first.  This will inspire you to decorate the front cover.

Edge each paper and tag with a light dusting of ink to pull the decorative elements together.

Make a cardboard template of the inside pocket of the Signatures because this will save time.” ~Elisabeth




Flower Market collection – 12×12 papers –×12-collection-pack/

Flower Market Journaling cards

Flower Market Ephemera Assortment

Flower Market Stamp set

Travel Planner – Kraft Card

Precious Pink Trim

Precious Lilac trim

Tag Pocket and Butterfly dies

Square Tag Clock Dies

Happy Papercrafting!


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2 Responses

    1. Hi Stepheny. Thank you for your kind words. I mainly used the stamps with brown ink and cream card to create additional tags. I will try and share some photos on the G45 Facebook page soon. Best wishes Elisabeth

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