Sunday, January 12, 2014

CHA G45 Project Reveal: Part 2

Good Morning Again Everybody!

Today, I have a couple more projects for you...Hope you like them!

Nothing like getting to the point huh?  I've never done that before.  Always seems to be a TALL tale first...Today, I will spare you the tale and get going....Here we go....

If you recall, I did a lighthouse for Graphic 45 a couple of years ago.  When I saw Graphic 45's new By The Sea Collection,  I knew I had to do it again.  I totally LOVE this collection by the way!!  Can you tell?  This time I took a simpler approach to the top and added a flat octagon instead of a flared out platform to the top, which will make no difference to you unless you remember the old lighthouse!  So, shut up Jim and get on with this!  LOL!   It's just that it sooooo much easier to make...easier to do.... AND GET THIS...This time I remembered to write down all the measurements....Yahooooo!  Pull the gondola shaped top off the light and there is a place for a tea light to shine the way.  Pull off the lighthouse top, and take out the body of the lighthouse and it reveals the mini within.  A drawer at the base holds all your shells or souvenirs of the day when you were by the sea...This by far was my favorite project to make...

Let's take a look....

By The Sea Lighthouse
 
Graphic 45 By The Sea Paper Collection
Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners
Medium Weight Chipboard
Acetate
Frosted Film
Bamboo Skewers
 








 



 








 

 
Now for the second project using Graphic 45's Botanical Tea...My second favorite project I did for G45... Yes, this was the one that took the longest to do....Why?  It's just a box!  I know, I know, but it was made with lots of love and care!  The last of all the Graphic 45 projects...So I had time to spend on it.  I made some little marquetry stars for the front and top portions of the box to dress it up.  The Caddy has a couple of drawers at the top for tea quotes and quips.  Open the lid and you have places for teas and sweeteners.  Then...there always has to be a surprise right?  The right side panel lifts off to reveal a secret drawer that holds the mini....Let's get going....
 
 
English Tea Caddy
 
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners
Medium Weight Chipboard
A Dash of Seam Binding














Well, hope you liked them.  Be back tomorrow with the Ranger Designer Challenge....
 
Thanks for coming by!
 
Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


 

 
 

36 comments:

  1. Jim both of these are sooooo Fabulous!!!
    They are both a hit in my book!
    I too am excited about the "By the Sea collection, because I WON it from their blog comments on Friday!!!
    Whooo Hooo Super excited!!! Tell them I said, "Thank You from the bottom of my Heart"!!
    Hugs to you , and Thanks for bringing Us along on your Journey!!

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  2. Wow, it´s fantastic, great, gorgeous......

    Greetings Sabine from Germany

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  3. Dear Jim! All your creations are absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for the inspiration! I was in love with that old lighthouse and now my heart is broken again!!! I only hope that one day you will be so kind to create a tutorial...

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  4. Wow Jim. You've outdone yourself once again. Just fabulous. Have fun!! Karen.x wintonrosepapercreations.blogspot.com

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  5. I am in love with the Botanical Tea collection and I LOVE your tea box! So very clever once again.

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  6. This isn't any old box, this is FABULOUS!!! It sounds like you're having a marvellous time at CHA!!!

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  7. You are a mind reader. I've been looking for a tea box caddy!!!!

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  8. WOW! Again, beautiful Jim. It's so hard to believe it's all paper & chipboard. I have a grandson who is very talented at crafts. He's 16 now & feels he's to old to craft, besides what would the guys think. Well he stayed overnight last weekend & I decided to show him the things that you made & explained that it was part of your job to make these things. He was very impressed that everything was made from paper & chipboard and that it was your job to make things. I'm hoping the next time I have all the grandkids over to make a project that because of you, he'll want to join us again. I can't wait to show him your new creations.
    Take care & God bless ))))HUGS(((( Linda Storey

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  9. Amazing again. No wonder you have been so quiet lately. thanks as always for sharing.

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  10. Oh My... I could NOT tell you which is my favorite! I love both of these soooo much! You have done a wonderful job again! So tomorrow is Ranger... I wonder what you had up your sleeve for them! You are awesome! Have a fabulous day! Hugs!!!

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  11. I love all of them but if I had to choose one, this lighthouse is my favorite project of yours for this year. I hope you do some tutorials on it and some other of your projects from CHA. You are amazing and we all appreciate you.

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  12. I love boxes with all sorts of little drawers and nooks and crannies! Yours are delightful!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  13. Hope we like them? Are you mad? Of course we LOVE them! I do remember your original lighthouse (how could I not - it was "Lynn's Lighthouse") - and it was magnificent! Your new version is equally splendid and I am super excited that you wrote down the measurements this time as I am hoping for a tutorial and possibly a Ustream show for it - pretty please with knobs on (well hitch fasteners)! I love the By The Sea papers and can't wait for them to be available in the UK.

    Your English tea caddy is also superb! I love boxes with lots of secret drawers and compartments and yours is such a fine example. Graphic 45 is so lucky to have you on board!

    By the way - I love your tall tales and am looking forward to some more when you get back from CHA.

    Lynn x

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  14. Oh, if I only had one teeny smidge of your imagination and talent, Jim! Coming from a seafaring family, the lighthouse is the topper for me, but everything is marvelous! My grandpa played the violin, as did I, so that brought a real smile to me. Oh, let's face it, I love everything you do! Have a grand time at CHA and thanks for sharing all your goodness! Kris

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  15. Amazing, wonderful & completely FANTASTIC!!!

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  16. So does this mean there may be a pattern for the lighthouse in our future????

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  17. And of course the tea tray, which I need one of by the way??

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  18. Fantastic projects Jim. Yeah for the lighthouse. woop woop

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  19. I would love if you would create tutorials and class time on projects like the Tea Caddy.
    Most of us cant do justice to just tutorials and need that voice showing us what to do and how pieces fit together.

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  20. Amazing. I hope when thing settle down we can go back to Tuesday night classes and maybe get to make these two lovely projects!!! I am really interested in the Tea Caddy and the lighthouse. These papers make your old look like a wowzer beach make over! SO FUN!

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  21. Awesome! You rocked it as always.

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  22. LOVE both the projects!! The tea caddy is so cool with the secret compartment! Only you would think of doing something like that. You truly are the King of Chipboard!!

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  24. All your projects are wonderful! The tea caddy is my favorite. Hope you and Cesar have an awesome time at CHA.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  25. All your projects are wonderful! The tea caddy is my favorite. Hope you and Cesar have an awesome time at CHA.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  26. I remember the Lighthouse. Not how it looked exactly, but that it was the first time I saw one of your projects! Love this one too. I love, love, love lighthouses. I love the tea box too. My sweetie prefers tea to coffee, so this will be great on our counter in the kitchen. As soon as we get 'our' kitchen. Thanks for sharing your talents with us Jim
    Hugs, Jess

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  27. Are you doing a tutorial for the tea caddy?I just love it!! Keep up the great projects ;-)

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  28. Your lighthouse blows me away. After all these years, I'm still impressed and humbled by your talent.

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  29. I love the tea caddy. Any chance you will demo it or make a tutorial on You Tube? Thanks for the great dimensional inspiration.

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  30. Wow!! Your projects are awesome!! The lighthouse is so cool! I love the new Graphic 45 collections!

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  31. I am so totally enthralled by the lighthouse... do you have a kit or tutorial for this? It's absolutely amazing. I saw it at CHA in Anaheim and LOVED it but didn't know it opened up to show the mini. I mean how spectacular is that!! If you have either, please email me with the info.... I would really, really like to do one for my livingroom. tx.deb.gm@gmail dot com

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