Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Congratulations Beth ~ with Cyndy G

Hello crafty friends - Cyndy from Cyndy G Time Made for Me.  Today the Trendy Twine design team (current and alumnae) and some of this year's guest designers wanted to send a little love to Beth to celebrate her new baby girl, Autumn.  I made a crib gift box (unfortunately the file is no longer available) with a little surprise inside.


The colors of the box are pink, grey and white.  I used some Totally White Trendy Bakers Twine from Annie's Paper Boutique.  Did you know you can color this twine?  I didn't, however I didn't need to color mine this time because I wanted it white.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Winds in the east, there’s a mist coming in... ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning crafty friends today I am sharing a very fun project with files from SVG Attic and inspired by the adorable Umbrella 3D Hanging Ornament.  I used several different files to make this:

Mary Poppins accessories - Black umbrella with parrot handle, black pill hat with flowers and carpet bag

I am very pleased with how everything turned out!  To get the accessories to the right size I layed the pieces out on my mat with the handle to the umbrella and shrunk them until I felt the size looked right.  The bag is 3.25" wide and the hat is about 2.5" wide.

Mary Poppins accessories - Black umbrella with parrot handle, black pill hat with flowers and carpet bag

The handle of the umbrella is made using the head of the eagle and the hat is the Leprechaun hat with the top gently pushed in and covered with "trash" piece from the rim.  I had to cut part of the handle off so the parrot (eagle) head didn't have to be too big to cover it.  I also wanted my bag to close so I carefully folded the sides in and glued the bag shut.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today, I really enjoyed bringing this vision to life.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G


Friday, July 27, 2018

Christmas in July - Part II ~ with Cyndy G

Happy Friday crafters!  Today I am sharing a fun project using the Six Point Star Snowflake from the Winter Illuminations Kit.  I love this file.  I loved the snowflakes just as they are but I wanted to take them to the next level.

Six Pointed Star Snowflake Christmas decoration with ballerina in the center

I used Graphic 45 - Nutcracker Sweet and did a lot of fussy cutting.  The base of the snowflake has three layers, two cut out of patterned paper and one out of thin chipboard.  I used Mod Podge on each individual layer and added the dimensional diamonds to the center.  I used Mod Podge to glue all three layers together and let them dry overnight.  This made the ornament very sturdy.  


Six Pointed Star Snowflake Christmas decoration with Nutcracker and grandfather clock in the center

 While the base was drying I cut multiples of the same image and layered them with foam tape for dimension.  I inked all the edges and used Mod Podge on all the individual pieces.  While the pieces were still wet I molded them, adding waves in the banners, ripples in the ballerina skirts and molded the page cut out to make it look more like a book.  These were also left to dry overnight.

Six Pointed Star Snowflake Christmas decoration with Nutcracker in the center

The next day everything was ready to assemble.  This is one of my favorite paper collections and I am very please with how my ornaments turned out. 

Six Pointed Star Snowflake Christmas decoration with two ballerinas in the center

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mermaid Wall Hanging ~ with Cyndy G

Hello today I am sharing a project I made using files from My Scrap Chick and Graphic 45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea paper collection.  I used the Anchor from the Anchor - 3 Designs file.  I made a blackout shadow of the anchor and then enlarged it to the size my cutting mat.

Anchor wall hanging with mermaid decoration

 I cut three layers of the shadow and used Mod Podge on each layer, then used Modge Podge to glue together to make them sturdy.  For the rope I used an orange piece of twine. 

Anchor wall hanging with mermaid decoration

I did a lot of fussy cutting and inked all the edges.  I added dimension to the mermaid by cutting multiple layers of the same image and using foam tape.

Anchor wall hanging with mermaid decoration

 I used foam tape to create layers in the coral as well.  This was such a fun project to put together.  
Thank you for stopping by - hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G


Friday, July 13, 2018

We're All a Little Mad Here ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning crafty friends, thank you for joining me.  Today I have a project from SVG Attic using the Mourners Hat from the JGW Raven Quest Kit.  This is my favorite hat file!

Mad Hatter top hat with feathers

I shrunk my hat it stands only five inches tall.  I love these hats in this size.

Mad Hatter top hat with feathers

I added some embellishments that I got from Aliexpress.  I love the prices of this store and the shipping was reasonable.  Most items arrived within three weeks. 

Mad Hatter top hat with feathers

 I have always struggled in the past when putting the rim on this hat.  This time I glued the pieces one at a time to the rim and then glued the upper part of the hat together.  It was so much easier to put together this way!  Thank you for stopping by.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Basketball Treats ~ with Cyndy G

Hello crafty friends thank you for stopping by.  I have a project from My Scrap Chick to share with you.  I combined the Tall Test Tube Holder and Basketball Allstars to make a fun treat for the boys basketball team.

Treat holder for test tubes decorated as a basketball court

I used the pieces for the court on the back of the test tube holder.

Treat holder for test tubes decorated as a basketball court

I had room on the front of the holder for the MVP title.

Treat holder for test tubes decorated as a basketball court

I used the bear and basketball as the tag.  You could customize these in the color of your favorite team.  They are very quick and easy to put together so you could recruit the help of your children and make them for the whole team.  Thank you for stopping by.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Friday, June 29, 2018

Specially For You ~ with Cyndy G.

Happy Friday today I am sharing a project from SVG Attic.  I made the tulips bouquet pop up card from the Tulips Festival Kit.  This is such a beautiful card!

Handmade card in soft pastels

I used Graphic 45 - Once Upon A Springtime paper.  I love the soft colors.  I changed the center of the card from the oval to the more decorative shape from the inside.  Since my papers are so similar in tone I inked all the edges to define the two different papers.

Pop up center in card with a flower bouquet

Since I am giving this card to my friend for her birthday - 
I stamped "Happy Birthday" using my Graphic 45 - Time To Flourish stamp set.

Pop up center in card with a flower bouquet

I just love how the flowers turned out.  I used a coral and then a pink ink around the edges of the flowers.  I also inked the basket in brown.  When making this card make sure to take extra care when gluing the inside panel.  It is important that the seams line up exactly.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G