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March 12, 2014

A Fantastic Easter Project from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter!


Happy Wednesday, G45ers:


Welcome to another wonderful day on the blog! We have a very special project from the incredible Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! He creates a brilliant Sweet Sentiments Easter Egg. He even includes instructions on how he created the amazing flowers surrounding this altered project. Jim always wows with his creations! We will also share a great project from the G45 Vault by the amazing Melanie Forbes. Let's get to the fun!


We just love Jim's work and we were so excited he agreed to make this special project for National Craft Month. He always makes the most incredible and brilliantly unique project - where does he come up with all these great ideas?!




How great for home decor or to use as a nightlight! A genius Easter project.



Jim's projects are always bursting with life, dimension, and innovation. What a talent!




Supplies Used:


Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Paper Collection
Paper Mache Egg
Sizzix Movers & Shaper Die Set, Bunny and Bow
Sizzix Tattered Florals Die
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Paint
White Glitter

Tea Light

Now, let's share a beautiful project from the G45 vault. This is an altered birdhouse from Melanie Forbes, a talented Design Team alumni. She uses Once Upon a Springtime, our beloved retired collection. This collection is no longer available, but we are so excited for our new Sprintime collections - Botanical Tea and Sweet Sentiments! Great collections to use to try to recreate this beauty. 


See this Project from Melanie Forbes on our Ning

Need more G45 inspiration today? Well, you're in luck! Head on over to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog and see a great project by Annette Green! She made a wonderful Sweet Sentiments project, and you will definitely want to give it a look!


 Visit the Paper Crafter's Library Blog

 Well, we're ready for Spring! Cannot wait to share more amazing altered art with you tomorrow. There's even another tutorial! Many thanks to Jim and Melanie for their amazing projects. We just can't stop the National Craft Month party. Are you celebrating?


Happy Papercrafting,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Jim, where do you get your ideas? This egg is gorgeous and so detailed.

So love the projects today and the tutorial from Jim. Another inspiring day here on the G45 blog!! Spring is in the air!!

GJ's flower tutorial was really nice. Thanks Jim.

The only thing I love more than G45 projects are seeing how they're done. Always appreciate video tutorials!

Thanks to Kim for the great tutorial!!!
All the art is beautiful!!!

Love that Easter egg and those flowers are so beautiful! Jim is such an amazing artist

Amazing egg! What a talent.

Love the bunny in the egg and the bird house such super talent and beautiful materials!

WOW! Fabulous projects and I loved the video!!!

The Easter egg is amazing with all the beautiful flowers!

Jim is SOOOOO talented & always comes up with such incredible creations. Should be 'The Genius Crafter' & I feel bad as haven't caught up with him in a long while...
Beautiful bird house from the vault too. Tfs :))

LOVE the bunny!

LOVE Jim's egg!! He is such a talented paper crafter and I always look forward to seeing his creations!! The altered birdhouse is also quite amazing!! Thanks for inspiring me!

Celebrating? Yahoo! Anything Jim creates is a celebration! Love anything related to spring and Graphic 45 - perfect match!

Once again the wonder of one of Jim's creations leaves one in awe...nothing less than spectacular from him. The birdhouse from Melanie is just what we needed to herald in spring.

Jim's creations are amazing - thank you for sharing!!!

I love the easter is so stunning!!!

Great projects and video! Thank you!

Super wonderful Easter Egg, love it!

Such a fantastic blog today! I HAVE to try my own egg! Thank you G45 - Gentleman Jim and all the Design Team - you bring us such great tutorials, and help us to become better paper crafters!

Projects are gorgeous! Been so busy missing my G45 time ( had to grab some today :) )! Jim always wows us, just amazing... the flowers ... my goodness!!
Melanie's birdhouse just beautiful, looking like Spring Time !!
And a tutorial from Annette ... I've got Spring Fever !!!

Lovely inspiration for the Easter holiday :)

So wonderful. Especially bunny!

Amazing projects!!!

Jim's creations always take my breath away . . .the Easter egg, the beach cabanas featuring By The Sea . . . inspiring, amazing, imaginative.


Amazing Egg! Amazing Lantern project! I want to try them both! Thanks for all the hard work!

Thank you, Jim and Melanie, for the fantastic inspiration.

Another way to use flowers to decorate...love it! Daffodils are blooming and so is this egg!

Fun Easter project!

I really enjoyed Kim's project today. i think my bathroom could use a little help and what a better way.

Jim's video is really useful and his Easter egg is eggsellent!

Great projects! I don't know how Jim comes up with his ideas but you can be sure it will be over the top gorgeous! Thanks!

Gorgeous Easte rprojects - thanks for the inspiration!

lovely spring/Easter projects

Wowzers! Eat your heart out Faberge!

Beautiful projects! Thank you. Michelle t

I think Jim's secret is that his mind works in 3D all the time. That 'egg' is lovely. I enjoyed the other Spring piece as well.

WOW oh WOW!! Simply gorgeous!

I love the egg Jim, reminds of the sugar eggs with a cutout on the inside for Easter, we had as children. Those eggs were beautiful and yours reminds of those from days gone by. Thanks for the memory and the creative inspiration!!

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