Monday, November 5, 2012


Good Morning Everyone!

Please do me the honor of joining me over at Graphic 45 blog as they bid me farewell today.  

It has been truly the biggest joy of my life to have met and worked with the Graphic 45 family.  My undying love of Graphic 45, the AMAZING papers and the incredible opportunity of being on the G45 Design Team, will always - always be one of the biggest highlights of my life.  I have been so honored and blessed to be apart of this truly remarkable company and family.  Thank You Graphic 45!!!

Since this will be one of my last G45 project, I wanted to use some of my favorite things...boxes...of course... and my favorite paper collection from Graphic 45...Olde Curiosity Shoppe.  So, please allow me to present....



The Graphic 45

Curious Curio Cabinet




Supplies Used:

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12 x 12 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder

Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull

Graphic 45 Button Brads

Medium/Heavy Weight Chipboard

Tim Holts Idea-ology Foundation Feet

Acetate

7 Gypsies Knob

Chain























Thank you once again Graphic 45 for teaching me so much, giving me tons of inspiration, allowing me the opportunity to design for you and mainly for your continued friendship!  It's been an amazing journey!

Thank you all for coming by....
Jim
The Gentleman Crafter




38 comments:

  1. Jim, just love this! Curiosity shop is also my favorite! Would love to try this one out. Another home run from the gentleman crafter

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  2. This is amazing!! Do you have a tutorial for this? If not will you be doing one? Love it!!!

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  3. Oh Jim I just LOve this one. Amazing job. Di

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  4. This is so BEAUTIFUL! Sorry to see you leaving Graphic 45, but so grateful you were part of their design team because that is how I found your blog. You have given me such great inspiration and a LOVE for chipboard!

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  5. What a wonderful tribute from G45! They are right you know, that you will be a crafting super star for years to come. So excited for you. Looking forward to following on this next part of the journey! What a difference a year makes - wasn't it just about a year ago that Tim featured Mr Roboto? The Olde Curiosity Cabinet is so wonderful! One of my fav G45 lines. Love how you always manage to make it just a little different and unexpected. Thanks Jimbug!

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  6. THIS is so beautiful. What a wonderful way to leave G45. When can I have a lesson on making this?

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  7. What a lovely project....and a lovely tribute from the folks at G45. It's wonderful to move on to other things while keeping friendships and lovely memories.

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  8. Another absoutely wonderful creation. Love all the draws :)

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  9. i am in love with it big green eyed love marc

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  10. Jim you need a tailcoat and a over the top cane i have some real bling ones lol you can make them so easy big crystal door knob and rhinestone trim wrapped and glued with E6000 glue around a cheap cane well i dont need to teach my Nan to suck eggs as we say in the UK lol big love marc

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  11. WOW.. this is totally amazing… I do have to admit this one is my favorite…

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  12. I love the Curious Curio Cabinet! I think we'll need a tutorial for that one. What a nice tribute to you on the Graphic 45 blog today.

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  13. LOVE the curio cabinet...so cool how you create such outstanding projects. I know you'll be missed at G45 but so happy for you as you take the next road in your journey. Can't wait to see what's next!

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  14. All the superlatives have been used, so all I can say is that I love the cabinet. All the detail. Will miss your G45 creations and I can't wait to see where you are going to take us next. thanks as always for sharing.

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  15. Jim, there are no words - you know you've done it again:) Hats off to you, no one else comes close!!! You know you will be missed at G45, I can't wait to see you next project:) Thanks for being such an inspiration (and showing it can be done)!

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  16. Tutorial for this one please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Once again Jim you have WOW'd us with yet another fabulous project. You are truely an artist. I will miss your G45 creations. But I am sure your will take us on another adventure that will be as equally or more exciting. Thank you for sharing all your projects with us. Hope you will be doing a tutorial on this awesome curio cabinet. Thanks again Jim. Hugz xxx Cyndie

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  18. Jim, you are one inspiring amazing talent!!! You'll be missed at G45, but I and many others will continue to follow you on your next journey!... looking forward to the next step! Thank you PS: That ferris wheel and today's curio cabinet are AWESOME! :D

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  19. I can see this cabinet holding all my little metal embellishments. It is beautiful and as with everyone else I am hoping that this makes it to your etsy shop. You can feel the outpouring of love over at the Graphic 45 blog, you will be missed. I am so happy for you as you move on to other inspirations. Have fun JIM.

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  20. New follower here! I'm sad I missed out on your work at Graphic 45, but I look forward to seeing what you're up to in your artistic future!!

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  21. Well, what can i say Jim. Your work is inspirational. I only discovered your blog last week and i have read every post and watched every YouTube video. You are witty, very talented and i love your work.

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  22. G45 said it so well. I have loved following you on this part of your creative journey and cannot wait to see what the next part of your journey brings! I am sure it will be outstanding.

    Lisa T.

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  23. Jim enjoy the next stage of your journey. We will all be here sitting and waiting to see what amazing creations come our way.

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  24. Hello! Sorry becase me english is very horrible, voy a hablarte en español. Yo soy española y hago scrapbooking desde niña, sólo que no sabía que se llama así. Desde que
    vi tu página me siento con más ánimo para hacer cosas, me gusta sobre todo construir cajas y alterar objetos. Me encanta todo lo que haces y te estoy agradecida porque enseñes tus trabajos, pues así puedo tomar ideas. Eres un artista y creo que lo que haces lo haces con mucho amor, por eso te queda tan lindo. Un saludo y que Dios te bendiga.

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  25. Jim, your cabinet is SPECTACULAR! I'm sure Graphic 45 is sorry to lose you. You showed off their papers beautifully with your projects. Good luck with your new endeavors!

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  26. love the curio! I,too, am hoping for a tutorial or pattern!
    Best wishes to you as you spread your wings and fly, JimBug!!

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  27. again you come up with something unike nd fantastic and so USABLE. I really hope you are comming up with one of your fantastic tutorials for this one. I¨m still going to miss you on the G45 blog. But holding my breath in anticipation for wat we can expect from you in the time to come.
    From a BIG fan lots of good thougts Anne

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  28. This, too, is one of MY favorites, Jim. I cannot understand why you would give up your designer position with only part of the year left. I know ou are moving onto other things...well maybe you could explain to us mere mortals one day...Will miss your G45 creations - theirs is such a wonderful range of goodies - and I really do look forward to your new endeavors - not a fan (fwiw) of the Dylusions stuff, but then it takes all sorts right? good luck, Jim. G45 are so gracious, and kind to give you such a wonderful sendoff!

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  29. Jim, This one is OVER THE TOP!!!!! I know your busy, but we must have a tutorial. What do you think? It's so bittersweet to see you leave the Graphic 45 team, I hope you don't quit using the paper on your projects. On to the next chapter of your life, TH, Wow! I know you will do amazing things for him too. You know I will follow you as long as your still creating no matter who it's for.

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  30. Well seems like Ive stumbled upon a great tallent... I am already inspired by your work...I love to alter things and already have some ideas thanks to your good self :o) .. It must have truly been a blast working as a designer at Graphic45.. I`m looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the future..I would be honored if you take a peek at my lill ole blog lol.. All the best . Mark

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  31. Jim... I can't express how much you will be missed. But I know great things are in store for you, and that my friend is so super exciting! I can't wait to see what the future holds for you. You are such a great person and are deserving of everything good that comes your way. But... I miss you already Jimbo!

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  32. Another great project, thanks for the video.

    And, I have to tell you, when I met you in April at Tim's class in Dallas I knew you were going places. And, I know you knew about Tim and Tim knew about you, but I have to say that I was the lucky one that got to introduce you to each other at that class! Woo hoo, now I can say that I was there while history was in the making!!!

    You so deserve this Jim, congrats, congrats, congrats!!

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  33. Well done & congratulations Jim. I know you will be missed.

    Just wondered, if boxes are your favourite things, could there be ANY chance of a tut for a wooden Advent Calender. Please..........Pretty please. (And just to bribe you a little more, I KNOW your beautiful niece & nephew would love one too :)

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  34. Graphic 45 is amazing and they were smart to pick a crafter that is as great as their paper line. I have loved watching what you do with their papers.

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  35. OMG!!!!!! REALLY_ OMG!!!!! STUNNING Jim
    I am speachhless.
    Hugz
    Tonniece

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  36. What an amazing cabinet Jim - just stunning! I had a tear in my eye whilst reading the tribute to you over on the Graphic 45 blog - how nice was that?! I know that you are destined for even greater things in future and wish you all the best in everything you do.

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