Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Woody Station Wagon Tutorial and Kits-DONE!!!

Good Day Everyone!

I am so excited to have finished The Woody Station Wagon Tutorial and Kits....I am totally in love with this vintage automobile piece.. A Blast From the past...


I designed the Woody Station Wagon as a companion piece to The Vintage Skippy Camper, but it makes a wonderful standalone piece to remember how automobile’s evolved through the years. It would make an awesome gift for any car aficionado...

The Woody Station Wagon is all decked out with a flat bottom boat on top, wood panels on the side and snazzy chrome accents for a pop. There is a hitch with a hitch ball ready to tow your camper. Release the back of the station wagon for a secret opening to place an optional mini inside. 


The Woody Station Wagon








If you would like to give this a try there are three ways to do it....I will be selling the kits with an instant download tutorial. 

Please Note that all the files are ZIPPED files...Please make sure you have the ability to open a zipped file on your computer before purchasing. It is the only way I can put multiple files into one main file through my store software.

The Kit Contents are:
The Woody Station Wagon pre-cut Chipboard pieces
Instant Download Tutorial
.SVG Files in Download
(1) Piece of 12 x 12 Kraft Cardstock
Scrap of Black Cardstock for the Front and Back Windows
Hitch Fastener
Mini Glossy Accents Glue



You can find this Kit in the Gentleman Crafter Shop by 




or by pasting the link below into you browser's address bar:





Now, for the folks who just want a tutorial...

You will be using the included .SVG files in the tutorial, cut the pieces out of light to medium weight chipboard. You will need to cut these same pieces up to 2 or 3 times to get the thickness of around point 85 weight (1/8-inch thickness) Heavy Chipboard that was used to make this. Once the pieces have been cut, apply glue or adhesive (If you have a 9-inch Xyron Creative Station this is awesome as it give edge to edge coverage.) to the pieces and align and stack them together forming a thicker piece. Next, take a brayer and roll over the stacked pieces forming a good solid piece.
Please also note...
This is a ZIPPED file...Please make sure you have the ability to open a zipped file on your computer before purchasing. It is the only way I can put multiple files into one main file through my store software.
 If you would like the tutorial with the included .SVG files to cut with your digital cutter you can find it in my shop by

or by pasting the link below into you browser's address bar:

http://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/product/the-woody-station-wagon-tutorial-instant-download-with-svg-files

AND!!!!! Ready????

For my Adventurous Fans....I have made a third way to purchase this tutorial...

The Vintage Skippy Camper AND The Woody Station Wagon Combo Kit!!!
You save $$$ Free Shipping and $5.00 Off the Kit Combo!

The Kit includes everything above for the Woody Station Wagon Kit but also Includes The Vintage Skippy Camper Kit As well:

The Vintage Skippy Camper is a cool retro looking camper ready for vacation memories with the included mini that pops into the back storage door.  Looks great sitting on a shelf or table reminding us of the fun we had hiking, making smores, and seeing the sights!

Kit Contents:
Pre-Cut Chipboard Pieces
Heavy Kraft Cardstock
Hitch Fastener
Instant Download Tutorial with .SVG files

 If you would like the kit combo a try you can find it in my shop by




Thanks so much for you interest on Facebook and Instagram!  So appreciate it!  Hope you give this project a try.  It's like putting a puzzle together!  Great Fun!

Thanks Tons!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Vintage Skippy Camper- Up again!

Good Afternoon All!

I would like to take a moment and Thank You for all for the emails and a few phone calls expressing continued interest in The Vintage Skippy Camper...I am truly honored...

As I mentioned above I have been asked about whether I would consider selling The Vintage Skippy Camper Kit again...

Well, here's the scoop...I am still trying to get one remaining class kit done for Whim So Doodle in Florida and then I will have time to start cutting the Camper again...If you will give me until Tomorrow night to get that done, I will begin cutting them Thursday morning and will ship them out sometime early next week.

If this is OK with you, then please see the links below to purchase the kit.

The Vintage Skippy Camper





The Kit Contents Include:

All Pre-Cut Chipboard Pieces
 Heavy Kraft Cardstock
 Hitch Fastener 
Instant Download Tutorial with .SVG files for Digital Cutting


You can find it in the Gentleman Crafter Shop by 



or by pasting the link below into you browser's address bar:



http://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/product/the-vintage-skippy-camper-kit


Please also note...
This is a ZIPPED file...Please make sure you have the ability to open a zipped file on your computer before purchasing. It is the only way I can put multiple files into one main file through my store software.
Thanks Tons!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter









Tuesday, April 19, 2016

IT'S HERE!! The Vintage Skippy Camper Kits and Tutorials!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Well, I finally finished the tutorial for the Vintage Skippy Camper!  I'm so excited about this project!  I hope you will be too!

We were a big camping family and by the time I was 16 years old, I had pretty much been to every State Park in the USA!  Such good memories!  So, to capture some of those memories, I designed The Vintage Skippy Camper, very much like the one my family had when I was young.

The Vintage Skippy Camper is a cool retro looking camper ready for vacation memories of your own.  Pull open the back storage compartment to reveal a mini to add your special touch to.  Looks great sitting on a shelf or table reminding us of the fun we had hiking, playing cards, making S'mores and seeing the sites!

If you wish to make this a cool nightlight for a child's room, don't add the mini, but instead, line the windows with tracing paper and add a battery operated tea light!  Would be so cool!

If you haven't seen it already, here is....

The Vintage Skippy Camper






If you would like to give this a try I will be selling the kits with an instant download tutorial.  Please note, I have just begun cutting the kits now and will not be able to ship the kits out until next Monday, April 25, 2016.

The Kit Contents are:

All Pre-Cut Chipboard Pieces Heavy Kraft Cardstock Hitch Fastener Instant Download Tutorial

You can find it in the Gentleman Crafter Shop by 
CLICKING HERE

or by pasting the link below into you browser's address bar:

http://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/product/the-vintage-skippy-camper-kit

Now, for the folks who just want a tutorial...

I have been asked that I make the tutorial available to folks who don’t want to buy the chipboard kit as they like to do all the cutting themselves. My hesitation has always been that it may be too hard for someone to cut the shaped pieces. However, I am including in this tutorial the .SVG files to cut with your digital cutter…I would like to stress, I have no control over your cutter or software. Please keep this in mind…Thanks in advance!

If you are using the included .SVG files, cut the pieces out of light to medium weight chipboard. You will need to cut these same pieces up to 2 or 3 times to get the thickness of around point 85 weight (1/8-inch thickness) Heavy Chipboard that was used to make this. Once the pieces have been cut, apply glue or adhesive (If you have a 9-inch Xyron Creative Station this is awesome as it give edge to edge coverage.) to the pieces and align and stack them together forming a thicker piece. Next, take a brayer and roll over the stacked pieces forming a good solid piece.
Please also note...
This is a ZIPPED file...Please make sure you have the ability to open a zipped file on your computer before purchasing. It is the only way I can put multiple files into one main file through my store software.
 If you would like the tutorial with the included .SVG files to cut with your digital cutter you can find it in my shop by

or by pasting the link below into you browser's address bar:

http://thegentlemancrafter.bigcartel.com/product/the-vintage-skippy-camper-tutorial

Thanks so much for you interest on Facebook and Instagram!  So appreciate it!  Hope you give this project a try.  It's like putting a puzzle together!  Great Fun!

Keep watching on Facebook and my Website...There is a woody Station Wagon to pull it coming soon!  :)

Thanks Tons!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter






Monday, April 18, 2016

Ustream Take Out Tuesday Project: Quick Mother's Day Gift Card Card

Hello My Friends!

I was just thinking while cutting kits that Mother's Day is just around the corner and I won't be home.  I will be away teaching...I called my sister in a panic and the familiar back and forth banter of, "What are you going to get Mom... I don't know what were you thinking?"  "She has everything..."  "She doesn't want anything..."  "If you think of anything call me..."

It's tough trying to think what my Mother would want for a gift.  I straight out ask her anymore...The same reply as the above comment between my sister and I..."I just don't need anything...Don't spend your money...save it!"  Frustrating me thinks!  I truly believe we all want a little treat to open on any special occasion, whether we say we do or not..

So, even though she will read this blog post, and even though she will watch the Take Out Tuesday Ustream...I thought of something!  She loves gift cards...Sophora, QVC, and various restaurants to name a few.  She seems to use them on things she wouldn't buy normally, but uses them for a little treat...a little pampering item for example..

Sounds good to me, so I was off to design a gift card holder for her and thought...You know, this might be something to share on UStream!

So for Take Out Tuesday we are going to make a quick and easy gift card...card!!

To help, I am adding a link to all the cut files either as a .PDF or a .SVG file.  If you have a digital cutter like Cricut, Silhouette, etc. this will make the process even faster.

Please check out the links and download the appropriate files and be prepared for tomorrow nights class by having the pieces pre-cut...

For anyone who will be tracing and cutting...Use This Template ...Click LINK HERE!

or copy and paste this link into your browser's address bar:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Byw1jq858UATX3JobVF1b1h1ZEU&usp=sharing

For anyone using a digital cutter...Click this LINK HERE!

or copy and paste this link into your browser's address bar:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Byw1jq858UATLXpTV2syVGJZVkk&usp=sharing

Things you will need:

(2) Sheets of 12 x 12 Patterned Paper
(1) 1 x 12-inch long Scrap of Coordinating Paper to make a Structure Strip
(1) 12 x 12 Medium Weight Chipboard
(1) Set of thin Magnetic Discs such as BasicGrey
You favorite adhesive to adhere paper to chipboard
Assorted Embellishments if you Choose
AND of Course (1) Gift Card

Come on over to The Gentleman Crafter's Take Out Tuesday tomorrow night (4-19-2016) and let's make the Mother's Day Gift Card Card at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Here's a link to get you there pronto...Click Here!

or copy and paste this link into your browser's address bar:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-gentleman-crafter

See you then...

Thanks!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Monday, April 4, 2016

Upcoming Classes: Canada

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Just wanted to give everyone info about upcoming classes...

Very excited to be going back to Scrap Addicts in Edmonton, Alberta this weekend!  April 8, 9 and 10th...Just got off the phone with Cori-Lyn at the shop and the boxes arrived safely!  So it's on!  They picked 4 cool projects and I can't wait to start!  There are a few seats left in the classes so if your around the area, come join us!  You can reach Ivy and Cori-Lyn at the following:



Scrap Addicts
1-587-523-1713
Or...
scrapaddicts@yahoo.ca

When you sign up you will probably be given a supply list...Just a hint here...Please bring your favorite white glue in a fine tip bottle...It will make a world of difference...

Thanks so much and see you soon!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Happy Birthday To The Lovely Dyan Reaveley!

Good morning Everyone!

Join me in wishing the Gorgeous, Talented, Amazing and my Best Friend, Dyan Reaveley a Happy Birthday Today!

Happy Birthday Lady Dy!  YAHOOO!!!!

I met Dyan four or five years ago at CHA.  I was always fascinated by her Whimsical Art and Amazing English Accent.  For some reason I had an Exhibitor Pass to get into CHA while everyone was setting up.  I had passed by the Ranger booth so many times seeing that Red Head at her stand getting ready for the show.  I was, I guess, shy to meet such a superstar... so, I would just pass by and stare..

Finally, about the 8th time I passed by, she looked up at me and said, "Come on Over."  She got the vibe I wanted to meet her...LOL!  I went over and met her and a friendship was struck forever.  Or, at least on my part.  I fell head over heels for this Harrogate Lass.  I'm sure she thought I was just a stalker and I may have been.  I don't know...By the grace of God, we became fast friends.  She has been the trusted and true sounding board and cheerleader that I needed to pursue my career in Paper Crafting.  I will always be grateful to her for that.

I'm just thankful she is in my life and that we invested in red towels and pillow cases...

Here's To You Dyan...May your life be as BIG and CREATIVE as your heart and soul!  I love you!   Happy Birthday Pal!







Thanks for coming by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

National Craft Month with Graphic 45!

Good Morning Everyone!

National Craft Month is HERE and Graphic 45 is celebrating with some inspirational projects from a bunch of the Design Team in all areas of paper crafting!

I would be so honored if you would join me over on Graphic 45's Blog today and check out the amazing projects from so many cool designers.  I share the Big Ben Lamp in one of my favorite collection....CityScapes.




For more pictures and inspiration,  please hop on over to Graphic 45 and check out the amazing projects!



Thanks so much!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter