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




or Here:

Stacked Books



or Here:

The Winter Reindeer

or Here:

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



or here:


Next up...New Fairy Doors

#112 Fairy Lane - Scrooge's Door




Santa's Workshop Door


or here:


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.

or here:


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

Monday, October 30, 2017

September Village Collection: The Olde Fall Mill House

Good Morning Everyone!

I know it's a weird day to post the September project on a Monday morning...two days away from November...but I am trying to get this months house in before the end of the month.

As I was covering this month's Village Collection piece with paper, I feel I really lucked out on the paper collection.  I bought it for the rock looking paper to cover the sides of the mill house.  I had no idea what the back of the paper looked like and then to discover it was roof tile....Yahoooo!  So, happily I used the tiles for the roof, covered the sides in rock and then added the wood look paper to the windows and doors...The Olde Mill comes complete with a flower box under one of the windows and the water wheel moves of course...LOL!  I so wished I had some tiny decorative pumpkins to set by the front door, for photographing the sample, but just never got around to it.  Just imaging fall leaves and pumpkins on the base of this project...

This month I give you...

The Olde Fall Mill House






If you would like to give this month's Village Collection Project a try...


or follow the link below:


Thank you so very much for coming by!  For all my friends coming to Scrap Addicts in Edmonton, I will see you this weekend with my coat on!  Can't wait!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, October 20, 2017

New Projects!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Hello!  Today I wanted to offer you several fun, easy and affordable projects to make.  Three Fall Gifted Boxes and one holiday project.

Again, these projects are so easy to make, yet when finished makes a beautiful gift.  The three Fall Gifted Boxes are cut from 2X heavy weight chipboard and would make great place card holders at each place at the Thanksgiving table or a wonderful hostess gift filled will homemade what-nots.  Just add your own paper and embellishments for this project.



Santa's Workshop Puppet

The Santa's Workshop Puppet is cut from wood and just needs a little inexpensive white glue to put together.  You add your own paper and embellishments to finish it off.  Just twist the poinsettia knob on the back and watch Santa do a festive dance!




If you would like to give these projects a try follow the links below:

Fall Squirrel Gifted Box:


Fall Turkey Gifted Box:


Fall Acorn Gifted Box:


Santa's Workshop Puppet:



To all my Village Collection folks...Yes, this month's project is coming.  The sample is actually built, I'm just waiting for the paper to come in so that I can show it to you completed.  I hope you will like it...

Thanks so much for coming by to look!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Village Collection: September -The Haunted Victorian Manse

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I'm back on track with the Village Collection!  I actually have the September house done in September!  Go Figure!

This month I thought we would get a head start on Spooky October.  We are continuing the Village Collection with what could be either a pretty Victorian House or a Gothic Haunted Manse.  You get to decide by what roof paper you add...That one element makes such a big difference in the look...You will receive the black paper shown (which is basically balanced on the roof for the photo to show you...as I originally did it in the terracotta paper.) or you can use whatever paper you have on hand for the roof.  I think it came out pretty cool.  I love how all the trim details pop off the main paper. and will display it as a part of my Halloween/Fall decorations and then pull off the black paper and add some wreaths to the windows and door for the holidays!  I hope you like it..

The Victorian House /Haunted Manse








If you would like to give this month's Village Collection kit a try... CLICK HERE.

or follow the link HERE:




Thanks so much for coming by for a look!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


Monday, August 28, 2017

August Village Piece: Gypsy Wagon

Hello from Texas!

Yes, It's here!  I was determined to get August's house done in August and it finally here!

As we continue to build our Village Collection, this month is a Vintage Gypsy Wagon...a Vardo.  I wanted to change things up a bit and do a unique "house" to add to the collection.  Done with Authentique Paper and paint.  The gypsies call these wagons ‘vardos’.  The outside of the horse drawn abode is typically very decorative and over the top, with beautifully engraved carvings and paintings, as well as ornately designed wheels – these wagons certainly did make a statement!  I sure had a such a great time designing this one!  Hope you give it a try!

I present August's Abode...


The Gypsy Wagon



I hope you like it...If you would like to give this month's Village Collection piece a try there are two ways.

For the kit with paper...follow the link HERE!

Or Here:



To make it in your own style you can purchase the kit without paper HERE!

Or Here:


Thanks so much for coming by to take a look!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter