Friday, November 27, 2015

The Gentleman Crafter's Black Friday Sale!!

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone had an Amazing Thanksgiving and is ready to walk off all that fantastic food from yesterday's feast...I know I am!!  Now it's official...It's Black Friday and It's time to shop!

Third Annual Black Friday Sale is Now ON!!!!

Please visit The Gentleman Crafter's shop HERE or my Etsy Shop HERE...

or by clicking the links below-

The Gent's Shop:

Etsy Shop

Please Note:
Almost all items are marked 1/2 Off the regular price!!
The prices you see are the prices you pay.  They have already been marked down to the Black Friday Discounted Price So Shop Away!  

I thank you all for your support and patronage this year!  Have fun!

The Gentleman Crafter

Thursday, November 26, 2015

My Birthday Weekend Give-Away!!

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, my birthday is right around the corner...Like Monday!  Good Grief!  This is going to be a special one as I join the Mid-Century Club this year.  I never ever thought that I would actually be 50!  I thought I would just stop at 49 and that's how it worked...It seemed to me to be so far off, but it's here and I want to celebrate it by giving away something that I love and use all the time...

Here are the details:

Here's what I'm giving away...

My favorite tool to cut paper or chipboard...The Rotatrim 15-inch Cutter.  A $250.00 Value!  It truly cuts Heavy Weight chipboard like Butter!  Love this tool!

Rotatrim RC RCM15 15-Inch Cut Rotatrim Professional-15 Cutter

  • Increased cut capacity, designed for every day continuous use
  • Flexible two-way cut
  • Finest quality Sheffield Steel self-sharpening precision blades
  • Twin chrome steel guide rails completely eliminate head swivel whilst delivering a smooth gliding action
  • Metal end frames and head
  • Chrome Twin Steel Guide Rails - provides smooth operation and heavy duty use.
  • All Metal Cutting Head - provides years of trouble free operation.

Who can enter?

ANYONE! However, due to the weight of this trimmer,  I will only be sending this Domestically, meaning to the United States Only!  If you are an international winner, An Amazon Gift Card will be either sent or emailed to you in the amount of $250.00 American US Dollars.

How to enter?

Send an email to and tell me (1) What you would like to see me make for 2016 and (2) If you have made a project that I have designed,  I would love for you to post it to Facebook and tag me Jim R. Hankins...

See, that's simple right...Please note, you must email your idea to the email address...  Please do not leave your suggestions in the comments section below, either of my personal emails or on Facebook as they will not be counted.  The only way this will be accepted is through  The emails will be counted and sent to a random number generator and a winner will be selected.

When can you begin to enter and when will it end?...

It starts NOW and runs through my SPECIAL Birthday November 30, 2015 by 12:00 Midnight Central Standard Time...

When will we announce the winner?....

We will announce the winner on December 1, 2015 via my website and an email will be sent to the winner via the email they left with their cool idea...

Hope you have fun with this...Let The Contest Begin!

The Gentleman Crafter

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

May your day be filled with family, friends and awesome food....Have a safe and happy day!  

Vintage Photos of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...

Images via Daily News & Huff Post

Remember, TOMORROW starts the Black Friday Sale in my shop....Come by and grab some deals!

Have an Awesome Day!

The Gentleman Crafter

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Luminary House Kit- Done!

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all are doing well and feeling happy!  It's starting to feel cooler and crisp tonight in Central Texas...which I totally love and this weather is perfect for the this post...

Tonight, I'm so excited to share a new kit that I just completed.  A fun and fast project that I call The Luminary House.

The Luminary House Kit comes in either pre-cut 2x heavy black or Kraft chipboard and an instruction sheet on how to build it.  The house can be built in about 15 to 30 minutes depending on your skill level using only some glue...I prefer Glossy Accents as my glue, as I know it works and holds wonderfully...The size is 4-1/2 x 5-inches.

The Luminary House is an awesome addition to your holiday decorations...Once built and decorated, place a tea light under the house and on the little base and DONE!  Would make a great gift too!  Just add your own paper or paint, "snow" and trees if you like...Make it yours and decorate it any way you would like...This is how I did mine using Graphic 45's Christmas Carol Paper Collection:

The Luminary House...

For the first time, I am excited that these kits will not only be available in my shop but the following stores:

Hope you give it a go!  

Thanks so much!

The Gentleman Crafter