Thursday, December 5, 2019

New Projects! 2019 Putz House and a Dreamy Bed!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It's finally here...the holiday season!  My favorite time to be in the studio designing and making projects for friends and family. Today, I wanted to share two new projects with you...One, this years Putz and a Dreamy Bed!

For the past several years I have designed a different Putz House for the holiday season. It's become a really neat tradition for my putz collectors.  The 2019 Dormer House is a CHIPBOARD ONLY kit.  Easily put the house together and then use your own paint, paper or ink to make this year's house a festive addition to your collection.  

The Dormer House Putz

For more information or to purchase this kit follow the link below:

This Month's Project Is...

 The Dreamy Canopy Bed with Mini

The Dreamy Bed is made from Graphic 45's new paper collection, Dreamland.  This is such a fun and beautiful collection!  I personally love the bright and cheerful colors and graphics of this collection.  Truly Special...

The Dreamy Canopy Bed is a really cute four poster canopy bed perfect to store all your dream time memories.  Pull the Graphic 45 door pull on the side of the bed and it holds a fun mini that has tons of room for dreamland details.  The mini is 5-1/2 x 6-3/4-inches.  It was left and right interior waterfalls and six pages of three types attached to the central spine.  A fun project!

For more information or to purchase this kit follow the link below:

Thanks so much for coming by to look!  Have a Happy Happy Holiday!

The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Fabulously Fun Ferris Wheel and Chipboard Kits!

Good Morning Everyone!

Almost every blog I post I mention the weather in Texas!  Well, Holy Boy Howdy the weather has changed and it's finally COLD as crisps!!!   A wonderful cold front came through yesterday and I actually had a laugh watching my youngest puppy run out the back door this morning and actually stop mid-step and notice the difference...sniff the air and then go about her duties.  

Anyway, today I wanted to share a new project as well as two projects that I posted for Graphic 45.  The Calendar Armoire and The Pagoda.  I had several emails asking if I would cut the project for them.  So, I cut a few to see if people were interested.

This Months Project is the last of the series of Festival Favorites...This Ferris Wheel is the easiest in the collection of rides to make.  This thing is truly addictive to spin...You just have to do it to understand what I'm saying.  You twist the big gear on the front and it spins around smooth as silk.  It's awesome to see the little seats go round and round level and horizontally.  A fun fun fun project!  I promise!

Here's The Fabulously Fun Ferris Wheel...

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As promised, I have cut a few of the chipboard kits for the Graphic 45 Fashion Forward Calendar Armoire and The Secret Pagoda.  These kits are chipboard only.  However, they include all the hardware to complete them.

The Fashion Forward Calendar Armoire Chipboard Kit

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The Secret Pagoda Chipboard Kit

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Thanks So Much for coming by to visit.  New Holiday projects coming soon!

The Gentleman Crafter

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

IT'S BACK! Graphic 45's BIRDSONG!!

Good Morning Everyone!

Yes, it's true...Graphic 45's Birdsong is BACK!  This wonderful, beautiful and amazing collection is back as a Deluxe Collector's Edition by popular demand and I LOVE IT!

Today, I wanted to share a project that you can make too...I call it... 

The Secret Pagoda...

I went back to my roots here and made another pagoda with this collection.  The original pagoda (2012) was my mother’s favorite project and if Mama Nell liked it...I hope you all would too. This time around it’s functional.   Slide back the shoji doors to find a segmented container. Open the box and there are a set of flip-flop memory books perfectly sized for those tiny printers that work off your phone and make fun little photos.

For the tutorial click HERE:

To cut this with a digital cutter I've included the .SVG files. These files will need to be brought into your software and sized to the appropriate size noted on each template.

For the .SVG Files Click Here:

Hope you enjoy!

The Gentleman Crafter

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Fashion Forward Calendar Armoire

Good Morning Everyone-

I wanted to share a new project made with Graphic 45's amazing new Fashion Forward Paper Collection, Chipboard and Claw Feet.  I call it The Fashion Forward Calendar Armoire...

Please visit Graphic 45's Site Here to see all the papers in the Fashion Forward Collection!  Amazing colors and prints...

The Fashion Forward Armoire is a fashionable way to keep important dates on dressy calendar cards.  Open the door of the armoire to store all 12 months. The cards are placed in the front center of the door each month to view important dates and events at a glance. The prints and graphics from this collection are just amazing!  Dress this project up with your own personal style.

If you would like to make this project please follow the links below for the free tutorial and .SVG files:


SVG Files-

Make sure you grab this amazing collection!

Thanks for coming by!

The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, October 11, 2019

Spin into Fall! NEW Crackerjack Carousel

Good Morning Everyone!

Man, do I have a new spring in my step this morning!  We finally have cold rainy weather in Texas!  I mean, I had my studio door open to get that cool northern breeze coming in and had to shut it and throw on a sweatshirt.  There's nothing like finally being able to hide the more fatty portions of your body with clothing!  HA!  Just for the record it's 45 degrees, windy as heck and rainy.  Looks like a lot of the country is getting the same.

Anyway,  Sorry I've been a bit AWOL lately.  I have been working on a huge project that has basically consumed most of my time.  So, I apologize to all my friends! It's awesome to be busy though isn't it?  In between I did actually get several projects done but just never had a chance to post them.  Well, here is one of them.  I call it Crackerjack Carousel.  Hope you like it and stay warm for a couple of days anyway!

The Crackerjack Carousel

I've decided to continue with the circus/carnival rides this month.  The Crackerjack Carousel is crafted from heavy weight chipboard and is covered in Carta Bella's Circus paper collection.  It's really such a cool piece.  The carousel sits on a small hidden lazy susan that allows it to spin around in circles perfectly.  The included mirror inset pieces at the top and center walls picks up the light as it spins making it fascinating to watch.  Hope you like!  New Rides are coming soon.

If you would like to make this project or for more details, please follow the link below to my shop:

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Have an excellent day!

The Gentleman Crafter

Monday, August 26, 2019

Graphic 45 Tiki Bar-Coasters and Charms

Good Day Everyone!

Please join me over at Graphic 45 today as we reveal the Summer Staycation Tiki Bar tutorial...A wonderful way to craft away the summer heat.  Made from really one of the the most beautiful paper collections...Graphic 45's Lost in Paradise,,,

Here's what I call the Staycation Holiday-Tiki Bar- with Coasters and Wine Glass Charms...

The Tiki Bar  has a slide out drawer on the side that will hold 9 laminated coasters and nine wine charms to identify your favorite concoction...

If you would like to make this project, please follow the links below for the tutorial, the SVG and .PDF files:

Click here for the tutorial:

Click here for the .SVG and .PDF files:

Hope your enjoy making it and and thanks for visiting both Graphic  45 and me.

The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, August 23, 2019

New! Haunted Thin House Mini and Fall Carnival Swing Ride

Hello Friends!

I don't know if it's the hot weather but I'm just longing for Fall.  I love Fall!  It's such a pretty time of year as the leaves change from green to those beautiful warm colors.  To me it's the kick off to the upcoming holiday season.  Speaking of kicking of Fall, I have created two different projects that are Fall themed...

The ELEVENTH in The Thin House Mini Collection is Haunted Haven.  Full of details and a great decoration for your home.  Easy to store and small enough to leave out and add to the collection.  Remove the roof and the base to get to the main box compartment which holds a simple to make mini (not shown).  Spooky! 

Thin House Mini- Haunted Haven

For more information or to purchase this kit please follow the link below:

OZ Fall Fair Swing Ride

The second project that I've conjured up for this Fall is a carnival ride.  I love to make carnival rides...This is actually a remake of one I made years ago after visiting Chicago's Navy Pier.  This Swing ride is bedecked in Graphic 45's Magic of Oz paper and has four swings that actually "SWWIIINGGG" when the ride is spun on it's hidden lazy Susan.  A really cool piece!

If you would like more information or to purchase the kit please follow the link below:

Thanks tons for coming by to look!

The Gentleman Crafter

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Princess Diorama Project in Graphic 45's Princess Collection

Good Morning Everyone!

Another Graphic 45 weekend project for you...I call it the Princess Diorama.  Original name huh?  LOL!  It's a really easy to make project and the different tiers make it really fun to look at and display. 

The project is made from chipboard and Graphic 45's Princess collection.  There are templates that are linked at the bottom of this post for .SVG files for cutting with your digital cutter and .PDF files to print out on your computer to use as a pattern to cut out with scissors.  The tutorial is also linked at the bottom of this post...Hope you like it!

Items Used:

Glossy Accents as glue
Assorted Half Back Pearls and Jewels

For the Tutorial Click Here:

For the .SVG/.PDF Files Click Here:

Have an Awesome Weekend!

The Gentleman Crafter

Saturday, July 20, 2019

July Projects- Mini Monticello & Royal Carriage

Good Saturday To You All!

Happy Summer!  Whew!  Hot here in Texas!  My studio has been a great place to hang out and escape the hot temps.  This month I have gone presidential in this month's Thin House Mini.  I call it Mini Monticello...My second project I have been waiting for months to show you all...I call it the Royal Carriage.   I think it's so cool.  I hope you do too.

This Month's Thin House Mini is the 10th in the collection.  I call it Mini Monticello...I was lucky enough to visit this amazing house situated atop a hill in Albemarle County, Virginia on a crazy unplanned road trip three years ago.  With my travel pictures, memories and Thomas Jefferson in mind, I sat down an tried to make a mini version of this amazing manse.  As always Monticello comes with the paper kit to make the mini that goes inside.  Hope you like it...

Thin House Mini-Mini Monticello

For more information or to purchase the kit please click on the link below:

The Royal Carriage

I'm truly proud of this one and have had so much fun trying my hand at designing a carriage.

This fantasy coach has stately wooden wheels and is dramatically decorated with painted gilt swirls all along it's carriage. The coach holds a secret 15 (30) page mini that you can access by pulling up on the decorative knob on the very top of the Carriage. The Royal Carriage really is a beautiful piece to display. Great for any King, Queen, Prince or Princess in the house or perfect to hold pictures and small memorabilia of that amazing trip to foreign lands this summer. Easy to build. Just glue the wooden pieces together, paint with your own gold metallic paint, make the chipboard coach with the precut chipboard and paper pieces and finish the mini inside. Voila!

For more information or to purchase the kit please click on the link below:

Thanks so very much for stopping by...Try to stay cool during these warm summer days...

The Gentleman Crafter