Tuesday, April 23, 2019

April Projects: Arbor House and Grandma's Jewelry Box

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I hope you all had a Wonderful Easter  It's just been amazing around here, the wildflowers are blooming and such pleasant weather!  It's just awesome!  I love this time of year...

With flowers in mind this month I have designed the seventh in The Thin House Mini Collection...The Arbor House... done in Graphic 45's Bloom Collection. An arbor covers the front door and Spring flower boxes aside the front door make this a fun and dimensional house...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. 

This month there is a YouTube video to help you create the main parts of the house...

Here's the video:

The Arbor House

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


With Mother's Day around the corner I designed a different kind of jewelry box...

Grandma's Jewelry Box

Grandma's Jewelry box is unique as it has shallow drawers to hold all kinds of goodies!  Covered in Authentique's Glamour and Poise Papers...Lower the closing flaps on all four sides to reveal four drawers that come out from different areas inside the box.  Drawers come out from the left, right, front and back.  It's a pretty box sitting on any vanity or dresser.  Would be a great gift for Mother...

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


Hope you like the projects.  Have a wonderful wonderful Spring!

The Gentleman Crafter

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Graphic 45 2019 Brand Ambassador Audition

Hello My Friends!

Today I wanted to share that I am trying out for the 2019 Brand Ambassador with Graphic 45.  I don’t know if I’ll make it, but I really miss being apart of the Graphic 45 family. 

To audition I made a book that I call, A Proper Gentleman Mini Book…Original name right?  LOL!  It’s a simple to make book that goes back to the roots of just making an album that’s not too complicated or complex.  Just the basics.

The book is made using Graphic 45’s A Proper Gentleman Deluxe Paper Addition.  It has always been one of my favorites and I’m so happy that G45 brought it back into their product line. 

When I was thinking about a project I couldn’t help but want to do some kind of garment themed book.  So, I thought of designing sleeves with cuffs for pockets, adding buttons for embellishment and then duding up the front cover with a formal men’s suit with a fun red bowtie.

If you would like to make the project, please check out the three part series on Youtube by clicking the link below and grab a collection of this awesome paper…

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

or here some links:

Part One- https://youtu.be/rTP9gm2-BWk  
Part Two-  https://youtu.be/uGcYeZ4TPPg
Part Three-  https://youtu.be/cikf19ImcDM

Hope you like it…

The Gentleman Crafter