Saturday, January 20, 2018

Creativation Booth- Ranger Designer Challenge Projects- Revealed!

Good Evening!

As the show (Creativation) opened today in Arizona, I totally forgot to show you the projects I created...It's been a busy day working on family things that needed to be done.  We...Mom, Cesar and I drove to Brownwood, Texas to see my sister, bro-in-law and nieces and had the most amazing lunch... that... at 8:30 in the evening I am still full from...Ugg!  As I said earlier, I totally forgot to share this year's projects...Better late than never...Well, here goes...

For Graphic 45 I was sent the paper for two new collections...One, Little Women and the other Sun Kissed...This is what I came up with...

Little Women...A movie I watched many times growing up and even as an adult watch time after time... I even  had the opportunity to see Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, Mass...So, I loved working with this collection and it brought back so many amazing memories...Here's...

Beth's Piano













And then there was Graphic 45's Sun Kissed!  I love the beach and it was right up my alley!  Here's what I came up with....BTW, I had so much fun making the cart!  It was a blast!

Sun Kissed Lemonade and Ice Cream Cart





I had some paper left over to make another project, so I went with a Sun Kissed Day at the beach Inspired Clock...

Seahorse and Sand Dollar Clock



Loving these new collections from Graphic 45!  Thanks to the G45 Team for allowing me to make a few projects for their booth!  Hope you like them!

Ranger Designer Challenge 2018

Now...I was honored to be asked to do the Ranger Designer Challenge this year again!  This year they were honoring Dyan Reaveley of Dylusions Fame!  The challenge...Take a small plain paper mache Top Hat... and then I was given the warm colors of the Dylusion paints...Orange, Brown, Black and Cream... add in somewhere the new stencils, the animal ut outs (sorry, I can't remember the name she gave them...but oh so cute!...The new gelli plate, washi tapes and shimmer spray...BUT...make it yours...Well, this is what I came up with...

The Animal Hangout Top Hat!




Well, That's what I got!  Hope you like them...I know I had a blast creating them! BTW, I have had an amazing time in my studio coming up with the MOST amazing projects for classes and kits this year!  It's been the first time in a long, long time that I have had the time to just sit and design...My kitchen bar is honestly just loaded with things I cannot wait to share with you!  Here's to 2018!  Yahoooo!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter




Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Valentine's Day Projects and Fairy Doors!

Good Saturday Evening to You!

Well, with the holidays over, it's time to concentrate on this wonderful New Year!  2018!  Can you believe it?  I've received new credit cards with an expiry year of 2023! Good Gravy Gertrude...Time really does fly and so does the hair on my head!  I don't want to talk about it!

I thought I would start this year with some cool Valentine's projects.  Or, at least I think they are cool...I hope you will think so too!  It's time to get started on creating these goodies for the ones we love next month...Here's what I came up with....

The Sweet Sedan




I love this 1930's inspired sedan.  The Sweet Sedan has lots of fun details...There are multiple options for the sedan...The days of Cigar and Shoe Boxes might be over to collect your Valentines...Now you can just place your lovely traditional sized Valentines cards into the sedan to show off how much you are loved.  For a larger interior container pull out the middle seat section for a great option to a gift basket by adding a miniature rose or candies into it.  There is a lidded closure at the back of the car (Rumble Seat) for any special surprises you may want to hide.  The only thing you need is some metallic paint to finish off the chipboard trim pieces and some matte glue.

If you would like to give this project a try Click Here!

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Key To My Heart Carriage

The Key To My Heart Carriage is cut from wood and is soooo easy to assemble.  You simply add your own white glue to the pegs and insert the pegs into the slots.  Cover with the carriage with the precut paper and add a little paint to the tires and Voila!  You got it!  Please note:  I added a picture of my Mom to the interior, you can decorate or embellish the interior of the carriage as you like.

The kit comes two ways...WITH Paper Click Here!

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The Kit WITHOUT Paper Click Here!

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#114 Fairy Lane- Chocolatier's Door


#114 Fairy Lane - Chocolatier's Door is a sweet addition to your Fairy Lane Collection..  #114 is a laser cut Wooden Fairy Door kit that you put together with a little glue and paint to your desired fairy happiness!  

If you would like to give this project a try CLICK HERE!


#115 Fairy Lane- Florist's Door




#115 Fairy Lane - Florist's Door is a sweet addition to your Fairy Lane Collection..  #115 is a laser cut Wooden Fairy Door kit that you put together with a little glue and paint to your desired fairy happiness!  

If you would like to give this project a try CLICK HERE!


Thanks so much for coming by and HAPPY HAPPY 2018!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Kits: Obelisk, Stacked Books and Reindeer

Good Afternoon Everyone!

It's rainy, cold and dark here in Georgetown, Texas!  And...I LOVE IT!  I know I may be a freak of nature, but when days come along like this, I feel crafty and cozy...I just get in my studio and make stuff!  LOL!  Today is great because I have some new craft projects I hope you will like.

The Putz Houses have been doing amazing!  Thank You!  I have added more of the Winter Windmill and the Holiday Barn as they sold out...As you may know these are the small houses that are about 4 to 6-inches by around 4 to 6-inches... I just added a new Putz House to the shop...

The Cozy Lodge






Also, I am able to sell the the three projects we did in classes this Fall.  If you are interested they are now available.

The Absolute Obelisk




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Stacked Books



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The Winter Reindeer

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Thanks so much and hope the holidays are awesome for you so far!

Thanks so much!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter





Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fairy Doors and Putz Houses

Good Morning Everyone!

The Holidays...It's been a fun week getting the house ready for this festive time of year!  The Christmas tree is up and the fairy lights adorn the outside.  This is my favorite season..I love the sparkle, glitter and magic of it all!  It's also the time of year when I truly love to make things...It's been like  Santa's workshop in my studio...I've created two new fairy doors and added to the Putz House collection.

In continuing the tradition of creating the Putz Houses, I am bringing back the original house made in 2015.  I'm also bringing back the three 2016 houses and so far adding a couple more this year.  If you are unfamiliar with putz houses, Google "Putz House" to learn about their history and then for inspiration Google the hundreds of images of these magical glittery houses.

My Putz are small houses (around 4 x 6-inches) cut from heavy chipboard.  They are easy to assemble with a little glue.  Once assembled, paint or cover with patterned paper...add snow, trees and glitter.

Here is the original 2015 House done up in Christmas Cheer...


You can find this in my shop here:


This year I've added...

The Holiday Barn

The Winter Windmill


The 2016 Putz Houses...

Tallin House

Tower House


St. Luke's Church



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Next up...New Fairy Doors

#112 Fairy Lane - Scrooge's Door




Santa's Workshop Door


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Well, that's it for now...Hope you like these new projects...Happy Holidays!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November Village Collection Piece: The Windmill House

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Wow it's such a pretty day in Texas!  It's like spring...A cool breeze and no humidity...It's amazing!  I find myself on the front porch writing this post and dreaming of Holland...Holland is on my bucket list to see.  It would be so amazing to visit the gardens full of tulips and the iconic windmills.  Since I cannot transport myself there, I decided to create one in chipboard and paper.

This month's Village Collection Project is nothing other than...

 The Windmill House




If you would be interested in making this months project, please follow the LINK HERE.

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Thank you so much for coming by to take a gander...If I don't get a chance to say this again, I hope you have a Wonderful, Safe and Happy Thanksgiving with friends and family.

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter