Monday, July 3, 2017

Dastardly Deeds Book and Puppet Vignette kits-Done!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Today, I wanted to share some new projects I created.  For one of them I showed a sneak peak video of on Facebook.  I was overwhelmed by the great response, Thank You so much!  It makes one feel like what you are doing is worth doing!  Again, I thank you!  The new project has a long name. LOL..The Case of the Dastardly Deeds Mystery Book...

It was such a joy coming up with this project for a class in New Braunfels at Scrapbook n' More this past weekend.  Today is my first day back in the studio from the weekend and I can assure you, everyone enjoyed making it.  We even finished it before I thought we would!  So Yay!

I love this book! This is a fun and interactive book that is an easy project to make! You are basically making four boxes with interactive lids and latches. The fifth box holds a precut jigsaw puzzle from the paper collection. If you are not into jigsaw puzzles, take it out and place something mysterious within. I want to tell you honestly, This book is a blast to pull apart and reveal each new section and then putting it back together, truly is just as much fun.  I think you will really enjoy making this one. 

Here are some pictures:

The Case of the Dastardly Deeds Mystery Book






If you are interested in making this fun project you can follow the Link By Clicking Here...

or by the link below:


Puppet Vignettes

I have been having the BEST time making the Puppet Vignettes from wood...If you haven't noticed, I love to make old fashioned toys...And these fun interactive projects just make me HAPPY!  If you would like to give them a go I have just added four puppet kits to the shop.  They are:


Uncle Sam Puppet Vignette Kit





If you would like to make this project Click the Link HERE

or follow the link below:



Frida Kahlo Puppet Vignette Kit






If you would like to make this project Click the Link HERE

or follow the link below:


Sugar Skull Puppet Vignette Kit




If you would like to make this project Click the Link HERE

or follow the link below:


And one last project that brings back so many memories to me of being a child and huddling around the large BOX television that received four channels and being just magically taken away to OZ....

OZ Vignette Kit



To give this project a try, Click the LINK HERE

or follow the link below:

http://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/product/oz-vignette-wood-kit

Well, That's it for now!  I hope you like the new kits!

Have an awesome 4th of July!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter






Friday, June 16, 2017

June Village Piece and Getting Groovy!!

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, it's finally getting to those miserable temps in Texas!  High of 98 degrees today and Sunday it looks like we will already hit our first 100 degree mark...It's HOT folks!  Speaking of hot and sun baked, I want to introduce to you this month's Village piece.  The Tuscan Villa...


The Tuscan Villa brings back memories of traveling to Tuscany and looking out over the rolling hills and seeing these types of villa’s spotted over the landscape.  Our villa’s walls are baked by the sun and bedecked with lots of wooden looking windows to allow the breeze to waft through.  Look out the second story balcony and hear a trickling lion fountain that can be found in the courtyard below…sure to cool you after a long day in the vineyard.
The Tuscan Villa


If you would like to continue adding to your village collection this month or just have fond memories of visiting Tuscany please follow the links below for the kit.


or here:

Getting Groovy
I am starting to pull out and sell all the kits I have done this year, so keep looking  here on this website or Facebook if you've been looking for that kit you have seen on either my FB posts or blogs.  Today, I am starting with a really cool VW Van...Getting Summer Groovy Man!  I love this van!
A really hip project that brings back memories of the Swingin’ Sixties! This Groovy 60’s VW Van is all decked out with two outta site surfboards on the van’s roof! There’s also a neato place in the back for (8) journaling cards to capture photos, memories and far-out collectibles. 




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Again, please keep checking back as I will be adding new things soon. 

Thanks so much for coming by!
Happy June Y'all!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


Friday, May 26, 2017

May's Village Collection: Retro Drive-In

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I know you have been waiting and I so appreciate your patience! This one took me a while to design.  I've been on this retro jag for awhile and had to do one last project with Authentiques Cool Paper Collection, Saucy!

As we continue to build the village, this month's Village Collection is a fun and Retro Drive-In Diner....and yes, I had just finished watching a movie the night before that gave me inspiration... The Founder...Good movie...but, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the brothers at the end.  My heart is too tender I guess...Anyway, I digress...I'm in love with this Retro Drive-in and hope you like it as well..Here are a few pictures...

The Retro Drive-In 







If you would like to give the Village Collection's Retro Drive-In a try...there are two ways to purchase...With Paper or Without Paper...

Retro Drive-In With Paper click HERE!

or here:


Retro Drive-In Without Paper click HERE!

Or here:


I hope you give this fun blast from the past a go...It will add a NEATO  building to your Village Collection!

Changing the subject for a sec...Special Note on The Retro Fridge..If you ordered the Retro Fridge, I received the paper yesterday and am cutting it as I write this.  All the boxes are packed and ready to go so they will be out the door maybe tomorrow if I can catch the Post Office Open, if not as Monday is Memorial Day, they will go out Tuesday Morning...Thank you all so much!

I hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Thursday, May 18, 2017

New May Project: The Retro Fridge

Good Morning Y'all!

I have had several emails wondering if I was going to do the May projects this month....The answer is YES...I have been so behind with May's projects and I apologize...I've been knee deep in Wood Shrine Kits and am finally caught up!  I so appreciate the emails.  Just like anything new it seems to be hot at the very beginning and then slows down to a more calm level.

I will be starting this month's Village Collection right after I post this.  It's in pieces on my desk and I need to see what happens...LOL!  So I will post that in the next couple of days...So stay tuned please.

So, for starters I have one of May's projects ready to be pre-ordered.  As the oven was so popular (Thanks so much everyone from the bottom of my heart for that!) I decided to continue the retro kitchen goodness.  Introducing...

The Retro Fridge








If you would like to give this month's project a go, you can purchase it in two ways.  One with an Authentique Saucy paper pad with all the precut chipbaord and rounded papers precut.  Or, you can order the kit without the paper.

Noe: The paper needs to be ordered and once I get a feel of how many are wanted, I will order the paper in the next day or so...So it will be about a week before they ship.


or here:


or here:

Well, I will see y'all soon with this month's Village Collection Project...

Thanks so much for looking!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Introducing The Gentleman Crafter Mixed Media Kits!

Good Evening Everyone!

I have poked, prodded and teased about my mixed media kits...and they are finally here!  I had to see if I was just nuts or if people would really like them.  I took a few samples and a catalog with me to a class in New Braunfels and sold over 200 kits!  So I think they may be OK!  I hope!

Anyway, I have had so much fun creating these kits.  They range from Icon Toppers, Shrines, Santos, Furniture to Fairy Doors.  And I'm not done!  I have added what I can to my shop at the moment and will share tons more over the coming month.

These are SOOOOOOOO EASSSY to put together and inexpensive!   It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to assemble these...Just use some glue to assemble and then paint, collage and make them a piece of your AMAZING ART!  Did I say they were very affordable too?  Cut from 1/8 wood for durability and different mediums.

Here are a few pictures of the range you can find in my shop...











I would like to invite you over to my shop to see the full collection.  If you feel so inspired, grab a few and try them out!

You can find my shop by either clicking HERE!

Or by following the link below:

http://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/products

Please note, I am working on getting my inventory up, so it may take a few days to ship out your order.  A couple of other notes...I am working on shipping!  When you purchase any of the wooden mixed media kits, I will ONLY charge you what it costs me to ship the kit/s.  Once the kit is shipped I will go back in and credit you if your shipping amount was under the estimate charged.

I will be adding to all the wood kits in my shop, so please keep checking back!

Thank You So Much For Looking!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


Thursday, April 13, 2017

April Project: Dyan's Retro Stove Recipe Box Done!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

As promised last week, I have finally finished this month's second project.  I call it, Dyan's Retro Stove Recipe Box.

I totally love this fun paper collection from Authentique...When I saw it, I immediately thought of two things...A friend who loves retro things and a cool retro stove!  It was one of those projects that I couldn't wait to do!   AND...What a better time than now with Mother's Day coming up!  Even though I actually made it for my kitchen...Ha!  MOM, if you want one, let me know...

By pulling the oven handle, the retro stove opens up just like a regular oven door. Once open, you will find a recipe box that comes out with (4) dividers for your favorite collected and cherished recipe cards.  Also...the paper collection has some neato recipe cards you can cut out to use inside your recipe box...A really great piece to add a bit of retro fun to your kitchen and a simple project to create...

Here are some pictures...

Dyan's Retro Stove Recipe Box







If you would like to give this month's project a go and also have a really cool present for the cook in the family, follow the link to my store for two ways to purchase...One with paper and one without paper.


Or you can follow the link below:



or you can follow the link below:


Thanks so much for coming by to look!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter