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June 26, 2014

Introducing Graphic 45 Ambassador: Jim Hankins

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Welcome to the blog this fine Thursday, G45ers! Today, we are welcoming a loved designer to our Ambassador Team - the amazing Gentleman Crafter, Jim Hankins! Are you a fan of The Gentleman Crafter? We have been from the very beginning, and are so excited to welcome him to this team of Ambassadors. We will share three amazing projects by the incredible Gentleman Crafter. Each project by this wonderful designer is so dignified, unique, and outstanding. Jim just recently taught workshops with Graphic 45 and we will share those photos with you as well. What a great day celebrating such a talented designer!

Before we share Jim's projects, don't forget the giveaway this week! What do you want to create with these goodies? Just comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page

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You may be wondering "What is a G45 Ambassador?" It's a designer we have specifically invited to represent Graphic 45, since they are already teaching so many wonderful classes and workshops with Graphic 45 products all over the world. You will see familiar faces in this group of designers and teachers. This program is invite-only and we asked some amazing crafters for this team. We are so excited to welcome these designers to this brand new program with Graphic 45!

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We love this photo of Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! Get to know this wonderful designer better today with us. Welcome Jim to the Ambassador Team!

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Full of Southern charm, Jim Hankins is truly a Gentleman Crafter!  Known for creating intricate 3-D art projects and his use of innovative mixed media techniques, Jim has designed projects for Graphic 45 and for Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley of Ranger Industries.

 

An avid blogger, YouTube instructor and educator at large, Jim loves traveling the country, teaching classes online and in person and reaching out to fellow crafters to share his love of techniques and album construction.

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Jim always comes up with the most creative and original ideas. We cannot wait for you to read this description of this magnificent project. What an inspiration!

The Victorian Bathing Box-Or the Bathing Machine

"I love the history of this Bathing Machine. It shows just how much times have changed. The Bathing Box or the Bathing Machine with only one door would be backed into the sea and need to be turned around. It was considered essential that the machine blocked any view of the bather from the shore. Some machines were equipped with a canvas tent lowered from the seaside door, sometimes capable of being lowered to the water, giving the bather greater privacy…

…so that the bather descending from the machine by a few steps is concealed from the public view,whereby the most refined female is enabled to enjoy the advantages of the sea with the strictest delicacy. (From Wikipedia)

The By the Sea Victorian Bathing Box has been updated with the beautiful papers of Graphic 45’s By the Sea Collection. Ready to be wheeled by the sea or ….into your living room. Pull on the door knob and out pops the 6 x 8 mini ready for summertime vacation memories."

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 12 x 12 By The Sea Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners
Idea-ology Ring Binder
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bigz XL Window and Window Box Die
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bigz Die- Pediments
Cardstock
Wooden Dowel
Chipboard
Acrylic
Glossy Accents
Scor-Tape

This is such a handsome creation and filled with layering, dimension, and detail that is congruent through all of Jim's memorable projects!

The Typography Wallet-

"The Quote Wallet redone in Graphic 45’s AMAZING Typography paper collection. The wallet is a wonderful place for little pictures, ephemera and your fun memories in all the flip pockets. The pockets are held in place by a Grungepaper belt."

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Typography 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Chipboard
Cardstock
Grungepaper
Decorative Punch
Metal Rimmed Key Tags
Latch
Assorted embellishments for cover
Glossy Accents
Scor-Tape

Here's another project that will make you think, "Wow! How did he think of that?" Enjoy this Pyramid Couture mini album!

The Pyramid Gifted Mini-

"This little mini in a box is my go to when I need a fast little gift. The pyramidal shape of the box not only lends itself to the mini in the bottom for memories, quotes, etc. but for a sweet treat to be placed on top of the mini making it a complete gift."

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 12 x 12 Couture Collection
Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard Pieces
Chipboard
Scor-Tape
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Jim recently taught a fun and fabulous class at Creative Cards & Crafts in Villa Park, IL with Come Away with Me! They look like they had the best time.

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What a wonderful day of projects from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! Did you have a favorite? Are you excited to see more from Jim in the coming year? Welcome him to our Ambassador Team in the comments below. Thanks to Jim for this wonderful day of projects!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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Очень красивые работы!!

Jim's work is over-the-top! Perfect choice for a G45 Ambassador. I love the new "Eerie Tale" Collection. It would be fun to create a story book of my own writings using the papers in the collection as a background on the pages. I sure would be thrilled to win!

Welcome back again Jim! Your projects always leave me feeling gob-smacked! I'm looking forward to seeing what you will make from the new Eerie Tale collection.

I'm not a big fan of Halloween but any G45 works for me! An Eerie Tale is gorgeous and I'd be honored if chosen.
Gentleman Jim's creations just blow my mind! I hope he can come somewhere near so I can attend a class!!

I too had never heard of Jim Hankins but i'm amazed at his work, I particularly love the bathing box album. With regards to the pyramid album I think it would be cool to have additional tags etc in the top so the recipient could customise the album when they put their photos etc in.

I would love to make a 3D box that has an album pull-out section to it for my nan for her 88th birthday that is coming up.

I am sooooo ecxited to see THE Gentleman back with the G45 Family! His creativitiy is a gift that we all benefit from.

Ahhhh! Just love the Gentleman Crafter and all his ingenious projects!
Sure would love the Eerie Tale stash of goodies....I would like to make a Picture book of all the Halloween's that have gone by with my kids in all their 'home-made" outfits! We have 20+ yrs of them!
Love the new G45 Eerie Tale!

Jim's work is always inspiring!!

Eerie Tale is fabulous and would love to own it!

Jim is truly an amazing artist....I love all his creations..glad to see him back with ya....love his work...love ya...

Congratulations, Jim! I admire your work so much!

What a fantastic Ambassador for Graphic 45! I love these projects they just show Jim's love for paper and glue and his unending talent. Yeah for G45 you have a fantastic Ambassador to showcase your products and Yeah for Jim you've got a wonderful company to pair with!

Gentleman Jim projects are always awesome!! Congrats to Jim. The new paper collection An Erie Tale is gorgeous!! I have a lot of vintage photos which would be gorgeous displayed on a scrapbook page from this fabulous collection. I would be so thrilled to win!! Thanks for sharing all of the amazing crafters and their projects !!! Love each paper collection !!

I have known Jim for a little more than 4 yrs now. He is almost like a brother to me. He is fun and talented.

Love Jim's creativity. My fav is the Bathing Box he created. It's amazing! I can't wait to see more of his projects:) I'd love to create Halloween gifts for my grand daughters with the Eerie Tale giveaway:)

Just when you think you've seen his best, Jim amazes you with another masterpiece! Fabulous as always with enough of detail and mystery to hold your attention hostage. Wow is all I can say.

Congratulations, Jim! I enjoy seeing your creations.
I love G45 paper, and have purchased many collections. It is always difficult to make the first cut on the gorgeous paper - but so rewarding when the project is finished! Thank you for sharing yours.

Love your Work Jim. Looking forward to seeing more of it. x

Jim - I love watching your YouTube videos. I always learn something. I even learn something new every time I watch the same video! So much helpful information. Thank you!

I've been an admirer of Jim's work for a couple of years now, since stumbling across his blog. With the goodies in the photo, I would love to make a mini tag album to celebrate my Mum's 80th birthday next month. She's in the early stages of Alzheimer's and forgets new events very quickly, so it would be great to give her something as a momento of the celebrations we have planned.

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