Thursday, April 18, 2019

Graphic 45 2019 Brand Ambassador Audition


Hello My Friends!

Today I wanted to share that I am trying out for the 2019 Brand Ambassador with Graphic 45.  I don’t know if I’ll make it, but I really miss being apart of the Graphic 45 family. 

To audition I made a book that I call, A Proper Gentleman Mini Book…Original name right?  LOL!  It’s a simple to make book that goes back to the roots of just making an album that’s not too complicated or complex.  Just the basics.

The book is made using Graphic 45’s A Proper Gentleman Deluxe Paper Addition.  It has always been one of my favorites and I’m so happy that G45 brought it back into their product line. 

When I was thinking about a project I couldn’t help but want to do some kind of garment themed book.  So, I thought of designing sleeves with cuffs for pockets, adding buttons for embellishment and then duding up the front cover with a formal men’s suit with a fun red bowtie.

If you would like to make the project, please check out the three part series on Youtube by clicking the link below and grab a collection of this awesome paper…

Part 1


Part 2



Part 3



or here some links:


Part One- https://youtu.be/rTP9gm2-BWk  
Part Two-  https://youtu.be/uGcYeZ4TPPg
Part Three-  https://youtu.be/cikf19ImcDM

Hope you like it…

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Spring Is In The Air! This Month's New Spring/Garden Inspired Projects!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I don't know about you guys, but I have SPRING FEVER...I am a gardener wanna be.  I love to grow anything!  I guess I get it from my parents who got it from their parents.  I have heard that my grandmother won several ribbons for her beautiful roses that she grew in and around Kilgore and Tyler, Texas.  What amazing memories I had of going to my Grandfather's riding on the tractor and planting potatoes.  I truly lust after the plants and seeds from Burpee's, Jackson and Perkins and Antique Rose Emporium's catalogs!  Making copious lists of things I want to try this year.

Well, all I have to say is that this month's projects are totally inspired by these Spring whims of mine...

Adding to the collection of Thin House Mini's I've created the sixth in the series...

Mrs. Bernice Bunny's House




Take off the lid and the base to open the house.  Inside is a fun mini to capture your Spring memories.  (Mini not shown.)

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The Perfect Potting Bench with Seed Packet Mini

This Potting Bench project comes as a complete kit or a kit without paper and accessories.

Complete Potting Bench Kit


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The Perfect Potting Bench Kit - No Paper or Accessories




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And last but not least one of my favorites...We have a family group text thing on our phones.  It's amazing to chat/text with my sister, nephew's and niece's almost everyday. We all share things that are happening in our lives.  When I finished this project and sent them some pictures to see what they thought, they all said, "I want one!"  I totally have been loving mine and watching it grow...I call it...

The Terrific Terrarium






This kit is made of wood and is totally easy to assemble.  The kit is for the base ONLY.  You add your own jar that you want to recycle and some tiny plants, rocks and anything else you want to make your terrarium POP! I used an old pickle jar for the glass dome and added fun things to the top to finish it off.

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I hope you all have an amazing Spring.  I know that it may come a bit later for some, but the cool thing is...It always comes...and what a joy it is while it's here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February Projects: Steampunk Hot Air Balloons and ST. Pat's Thin House Mini

Good Morning Everyone!

Are you guys having totally weird weather this year?  Last week was gorgeous.  Saturday, we got up to 87 degrees in February even!  This week so far it has been cold, dark and rainy.  Go figure!  However, these dark days are so cozy and fun in the studio.

I hope everyone had a marvelous Valentines Day!  Looking ahead in February I thought WOW, I better get my St. Patrick's Day Thin House Mini project out there.  To be honest I did the Easter House, finished it and sent it to photography...Cesar's Amazing Editing Skills.  Then I realized I totally forgot about St. Pat's and better get my groove on!  Unfortunately, I didn't get St. Pat's done in time before Cesar had to go out of town so, you will see my version of photo editing!  Sorry in advance.  I'm going to wait to put out the Easter House next month.

I have honestly had so much fun designing a new series of Hot Air Balloons using Clear Glass Ball Ornaments that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I covered the ball with Metal Foil Tape I purchased from Home Depot for around $5.00 for a huge roll.  Three of The Hot Air Balloons are old world-steampunky and one is based on one of my favorite movies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...Grandpa's Hut.  For these you will need to purchase your own ball.  Here is a link to Hobby Lobby where you can buy the 4-inch Balls for most of the Balloons and the 2-5/8-inch Balls for the last.

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Glass-Crafting/Glass-Containers/Glass-Ball-Ornaments---4%22/p/29022

So without further ado...Here are this months projects...Hope you like them!

Thin House Mini- Irish Castle




This Month's Thin House Mini is and Irish Castle.  The fifth in The Thin House Mini Collection, the Irish Castle is full of details and a great decoration for your home. Easy to store and small enough to leave out and add to the collection. Remove the roof and the base to get to the main box compartment which holds a simple to make mini not shown.

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And now for the new series...Hot Air Balloon Heaven.....

Air Ship - Hot Air Balloon




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Hoover-Craft Hot Air Balloon



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Grandpa's Hut Hot Air Balloon





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Double Hot Air Balloon






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Well, That's what I have for this month!  I hope you like them!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, January 18, 2019

New January Kits and Preorder Furniture Projects

Good Afternoon Everyone!  Warning...Long Post with a lot of pictures and projects...

I hope you all had an amazing Holiday Season and that this New Year will be a Happy Healthy one.  Here's to 2019!  Boy, have I been having a absolutely great time in the studio designing new projects to kick off the New Year!

Valentine Victorian

The Thin House Mini's seem to still be popular so I have continued with the fourth in the series...The Valentine Victorian.  It is chock full of Victorian Gingerbread detail.  For this house I ordered Authentique's Romance Collection which has 24 sheets of paper unlike the past collections that had 12 sheets.  So that will be nice.  It does have a mini inside...Just not pictured.





To give this month's Valentine Victorian a try please click the link below:



Steampunk Mixed Media Figure on Stand

I am going back to my roots of Steampunk Goodness.  I have designed what I call Steampunk Mixed Media Figure.  Cut mainly from Chipboard but has cut wooden elements and embellishments to add dimension and rigidity.  The Figure hangs from a FOB watch head that is actually a frame to add your own little picture.  The base holds a tiny drawer to hold all your Steampunk goodies.  Hope you like it!  I know I've had a lot of request for more Steampunk...






To give The Steampunk Mined Media Figure a try please follow the link below:




New Furniture Pieces!  I love these furniture pieces.  My Dad was an amazing carpenter...He was an engineer and smart as a whip!  There were so many times he made furniture for each of us and our house.  So I thought of him quite a bit when making these next couple of pieces..

These are preorder kits as I am sooo low on supplies and need to reorder...However, I think I can get these out mid February.  I have also listened to my friends who would like kits without paper.  So I am going to try these out without paper.  Cutting your own paper will be so easy as all the cuts are straight.

The Kitchen Hutch

The Kitchen Hutch is full of storage.  It has two upper cabinets, two drawers and two lower cabinets.  So fun and easy to make.  If you can make a box you can speed through this one.  So cute!




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The Tall Armoire

The Tall Armoire is one of my favorites.  It's thin and tall and like the hutch holds a ton of goodness!  It comes with 10 wooden hangers to hold optional but included Kraft hanging tags.  Would be great for storing your ATC's on the hangers!  The Tall armoire shown in the picture WILL include (2) acrylic panels for the door.  Sorry, I have a whole box of acrylic and couldn't find it in time for the photos.  The Armoire has two upper doors, two interior drawers and two sets of lower drawers.This really is just precious sitting in y house.  I love it!  LOL!




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Well, that's what I have for you for January...Hope you like the projects..Thanks for looking through everything!  Again, Happy 2019 to ya!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


Friday, November 16, 2018

New Projects: Two Thin House Mini's and the 2018 Putz House

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, needless to say this is my favorite time of year!  I love the cooler temps and something comes over me and I literally CRAVE to craft!  So crafting I have been.  We started with a new series of what I call Thin House Mini's.  First was the Fall Barn and now I designed two new houses to add to this new series  It seems like everyone is loving this new series.  They are easy to make, easy to store, an awesome display to make your house even more festive and a great size.  Each has a mini inside to add your pictures, embellishments and journaling.  Please Note:  The pictures below show the pages in the mini in either Kraft or Black...The pages in your kit will be RED.

NEXT UP-The NEW 2018 Putz...Continuing the tradition of designing a Putz house every year, I have designed a Putz that's a little bit bigger than years past.  It's very traditional and very easy to make.  Once built, just add your own paint or patterned paper, snow, glitter, trees for a little holiday magic...

Now, to show you what they look like, let's go with the Thin House Mini's First...


The Christmas House




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Candy Shoppe





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2018 Putz House




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Well, that's what I have for now.  I'm hoping to add more Putz house in the next few weeks so stay tuned.

Thank you so much for coming by to look.  I hope you like the new projects!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter