Sunday, September 14, 2014

Diane's Jack-in-the Box Done!

Good Morning Everyone!

It's a very special day today! It's the birthday of a very special woman to me...Diane Schultz.  Diane Schultz is the Owner and Designer of Graphic 45.  This very remarkable, talented, elegant and ooohhh so beautiful lady gave me the opportunity to be apart of the Graphic 45 Design Team two years ago and I'm proud that I can call her friend. Diane's amazing company has inspired just about everything I have touched that deals with paper and I owe her so much for the inspiration she has given me.

In honor of Diane's birthday, I have designed a fun project that is full of surprises...Diane's Jack-in-the Box.  Please join me over at Graphic 45 to see the Birthday version of this box and while your there please leave BIRTHDAY WISHES for this lovely lady.  Happy Birthday Diane!
Please click on Graphic 45's logo below to get to Graphic 45....
Today, I would also like to share the Christmas version of Diane's Jack -in-the Box.  Diane's Jack-in-the Box has many surprises...Release the canvas strap from the fastener and up P-O-P-S the surprises.  In this version of the Jack Box, a beautiful present awaits someone to reveal the contents.  Untie the bow and the gift box sides fall open to reveal a gift card...This box can be made with any themed paper.  Think of all the possibilities for the surprises that could pop up inside.
The tutorial is now available in my Etsy store HERE or by copying and pasting the address below into your browser's address bar:
Here's the Holiday Version of Diane's Jack-in-the Box

I hope you give it a try...It's easy to make and will truly be a unique and fun gift to give for any occasion!
Once again Happy Birthday Wishes to my friend Diane Schultz!  I hope you have an AMAZING day!
Have an awesome day everybody and Thanks for coming by!
The Gentleman Crafter


  1. Ooooooooooh! This is awesome Jim! I love it ... you are so clever! (I think this should be my stock phrase for all of your posts)!
    I have left a comment on the Graphic 45 blog and am heading off now to your Etsy store before your Jack-in-the-box template jumps off the shelves!

  2. Another awesome project from the gentleman crafter! Way to go!

  3. Hmmmm...wonder where my comment goes again...hope it doesn't show up twice now...LOL!!

    JIM...You never cease to amaze me with your chipboard engineering!! Your "Jack" is so VERY clever!!! I LOVE IT!!!

  4. Jim, I can certainly see why Diane and Graphic 45 chose you as a spokesman. You are an incredible ambassador for an incredible company. Thank you for amazing me with every project you come up with.

  5. I adore the Christmas version. My brain is running 100 mph on these.

  6. Jim, this is so clever! What a wonderful tribute to Diane. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  7. Jim, if I choose you to be my spokesman, will you make one for me? :)
    It is beautiful. I love it and you!!!

    1. Of course I will Annette! I would do anything for you my sweet! Just tell me what flavor! Hugs to you this amazing day!


  8. It's just beautiful Jim. You do everything with such class and style.

  9. Graphic 45 and Jim the Gentleman Crafter truly a match made in heaven! Both of your box's are breathtaking Jim but I absolutely love the Christmas themed one. Wonder if Santa is a crafter ? I would so put this on my Christmas wish list. Sending hugs from Yorkshire

  10. Oh, I love these! What a fabulous gift for Diane.

  11. Such an adorable idea for that last minute gift giving. Add G-45 to the mix and you have perfection. I love this Jim you clever boy!!!! Have to head on over to your store. Thanks.

  12. I saw the birthday box on a facebook feed from G45, and went to the website and left a comment there, all I can say is WOW, this just blew me away. Great project Jim, and the G45 papers make it even better.


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