Friday, January 24, 2020

Creativation Kits!

Good Afternoon All!

Back into the studio fresh from Creativation.  I would like to share pictures and kits of a few of the projects I designed for the Graphic 45 booth with their new amazing paper collections.  So, please  allow me to share them with you...

The Sea Cart

Using Graphic 45's beautiful new Ocean Blue paper line, this cart features a nautilus shell chipboard mini that acts as a canopy to the shell chair.  Led by three reined seahorses this cart will glide swimmingly on wheels.

For more information or to purchase this kit please follow the link below:

The Kitchen Hutch

There are two ways to purchase this kit with paper...want to add your own spin to the hutch, purchase the kit with the paper collection not cut.  If you want the paper to be cut to fit (as shown in picture) grab the kit with paper cut to fit for you.

Please follow the links below:

Paper Cut For You:

Cut Your Own Paper:

The Safari Jeep- Preorder

This cheeky little safari jeep is clad in cheetah paper from Graphic 45's reprint of Safari Adventure paper collection.  This Deluxe Paper Collection will be cut to fit on all the outsides of the jeep and insides top of the jeep. The paper for the mini is not cut for you.  When you pull up the back bumper there is a secret mini inside.  Ready for that amazing adventure this year!

For more information or to purchase this kit please follow the link below:

Thanks so much for coming by to look! Have an amazing weekend ahead!

The Gentleman Crafter

Thursday, December 5, 2019

New Projects! 2019 Putz House and a Dreamy Bed!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It's finally here...the holiday season!  My favorite time to be in the studio designing and making projects for friends and family. Today, I wanted to share two new projects with you...One, this years Putz and a Dreamy Bed!

For the past several years I have designed a different Putz House for the holiday season. It's become a really neat tradition for my putz collectors.  The 2019 Dormer House is a CHIPBOARD ONLY kit.  Easily put the house together and then use your own paint, paper or ink to make this year's house a festive addition to your collection.  

The Dormer House Putz

For more information or to purchase this kit follow the link below:

This Month's Project Is...

 The Dreamy Canopy Bed with Mini

The Dreamy Bed is made from Graphic 45's new paper collection, Dreamland.  This is such a fun and beautiful collection!  I personally love the bright and cheerful colors and graphics of this collection.  Truly Special...

The Dreamy Canopy Bed is a really cute four poster canopy bed perfect to store all your dream time memories.  Pull the Graphic 45 door pull on the side of the bed and it holds a fun mini that has tons of room for dreamland details.  The mini is 5-1/2 x 6-3/4-inches.  It was left and right interior waterfalls and six pages of three types attached to the central spine.  A fun project!

For more information or to purchase this kit follow the link below:

Thanks so much for coming by to look!  Have a Happy Happy Holiday!

The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Fabulously Fun Ferris Wheel and Chipboard Kits!

Good Morning Everyone!

Almost every blog I post I mention the weather in Texas!  Well, Holy Boy Howdy the weather has changed and it's finally COLD as crisps!!!   A wonderful cold front came through yesterday and I actually had a laugh watching my youngest puppy run out the back door this morning and actually stop mid-step and notice the difference...sniff the air and then go about her duties.  

Anyway, today I wanted to share a new project as well as two projects that I posted for Graphic 45.  The Calendar Armoire and The Pagoda.  I had several emails asking if I would cut the project for them.  So, I cut a few to see if people were interested.

This Months Project is the last of the series of Festival Favorites...This Ferris Wheel is the easiest in the collection of rides to make.  This thing is truly addictive to spin...You just have to do it to understand what I'm saying.  You twist the big gear on the front and it spins around smooth as silk.  It's awesome to see the little seats go round and round level and horizontally.  A fun fun fun project!  I promise!

Here's The Fabulously Fun Ferris Wheel...

For more information or to purchase this project please click the link below:

As promised, I have cut a few of the chipboard kits for the Graphic 45 Fashion Forward Calendar Armoire and The Secret Pagoda.  These kits are chipboard only.  However, they include all the hardware to complete them.

The Fashion Forward Calendar Armoire Chipboard Kit

For more information or to purchase this project please click the link below:

The Secret Pagoda Chipboard Kit

For more information or to purchase this project please click the link below:

Thanks So Much for coming by to visit.  New Holiday projects coming soon!

The Gentleman Crafter

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

IT'S BACK! Graphic 45's BIRDSONG!!

Good Morning Everyone!

Yes, it's true...Graphic 45's Birdsong is BACK!  This wonderful, beautiful and amazing collection is back as a Deluxe Collector's Edition by popular demand and I LOVE IT!

Today, I wanted to share a project that you can make too...I call it... 

The Secret Pagoda...

I went back to my roots here and made another pagoda with this collection.  The original pagoda (2012) was my mother’s favorite project and if Mama Nell liked it...I hope you all would too. This time around it’s functional.   Slide back the shoji doors to find a segmented container. Open the box and there are a set of flip-flop memory books perfectly sized for those tiny printers that work off your phone and make fun little photos.

For the tutorial click HERE:

To cut this with a digital cutter I've included the .SVG files. These files will need to be brought into your software and sized to the appropriate size noted on each template.

For the .SVG Files Click Here:

Hope you enjoy!

The Gentleman Crafter

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Fashion Forward Calendar Armoire

Good Morning Everyone-

I wanted to share a new project made with Graphic 45's amazing new Fashion Forward Paper Collection, Chipboard and Claw Feet.  I call it The Fashion Forward Calendar Armoire...

Please visit Graphic 45's Site Here to see all the papers in the Fashion Forward Collection!  Amazing colors and prints...

The Fashion Forward Armoire is a fashionable way to keep important dates on dressy calendar cards.  Open the door of the armoire to store all 12 months. The cards are placed in the front center of the door each month to view important dates and events at a glance. The prints and graphics from this collection are just amazing!  Dress this project up with your own personal style.

If you would like to make this project please follow the links below for the free tutorial and .SVG files:


SVG Files-

Make sure you grab this amazing collection!

Thanks for coming by!

The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, October 11, 2019

Spin into Fall! NEW Crackerjack Carousel

Good Morning Everyone!

Man, do I have a new spring in my step this morning!  We finally have cold rainy weather in Texas!  I mean, I had my studio door open to get that cool northern breeze coming in and had to shut it and throw on a sweatshirt.  There's nothing like finally being able to hide the more fatty portions of your body with clothing!  HA!  Just for the record it's 45 degrees, windy as heck and rainy.  Looks like a lot of the country is getting the same.

Anyway,  Sorry I've been a bit AWOL lately.  I have been working on a huge project that has basically consumed most of my time.  So, I apologize to all my friends! It's awesome to be busy though isn't it?  In between I did actually get several projects done but just never had a chance to post them.  Well, here is one of them.  I call it Crackerjack Carousel.  Hope you like it and stay warm for a couple of days anyway!

The Crackerjack Carousel

I've decided to continue with the circus/carnival rides this month.  The Crackerjack Carousel is crafted from heavy weight chipboard and is covered in Carta Bella's Circus paper collection.  It's really such a cool piece.  The carousel sits on a small hidden lazy susan that allows it to spin around in circles perfectly.  The included mirror inset pieces at the top and center walls picks up the light as it spins making it fascinating to watch.  Hope you like!  New Rides are coming soon.

If you would like to make this project or for more details, please follow the link below to my shop:

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Have an excellent day!

The Gentleman Crafter

Monday, August 26, 2019

Graphic 45 Tiki Bar-Coasters and Charms

Good Day Everyone!

Please join me over at Graphic 45 today as we reveal the Summer Staycation Tiki Bar tutorial...A wonderful way to craft away the summer heat.  Made from really one of the the most beautiful paper collections...Graphic 45's Lost in Paradise,,,

Here's what I call the Staycation Holiday-Tiki Bar- with Coasters and Wine Glass Charms...

The Tiki Bar  has a slide out drawer on the side that will hold 9 laminated coasters and nine wine charms to identify your favorite concoction...

If you would like to make this project, please follow the links below for the tutorial, the SVG and .PDF files:

Click here for the tutorial:

Click here for the .SVG and .PDF files:

Hope your enjoy making it and and thanks for visiting both Graphic  45 and me.

The Gentleman Crafter