Thursday, December 31, 2015

My First Mini Album - Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol

I have been seeing a lot of handmade mini albums lately.  So I went on a search for some tutorials on how to make them and tried my hand at them for a Christmas present for my Mom and Sister.  After watching a couple of tutorials and enlisting a couple of my friends to make one too, I went to work.

handmade album

Since they were going to be Christmas presents, I decided to use Graphic 45, A Christmas Carol.

picture of album

picture of pages in the ablum

Pages in the album

pages in the album

pages in the album

pages in the album

pages in the album

pages in the album

I just love how they turned out.  I will definitely be making more of these!  I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day :)

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G 

Stocking Card

I wanted to share a couple of projects I made using some SVG Cuts files.  The Stocking card I created using More Christmas Box Cards.  I just love the way the front of this card is designed to look like a cable knit.

Stocking card

I also made the Christmas tree from the Christmas Cafe SVG kit.  What a clever way to give kcups.

Tree holder for k cups

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Friday, December 18, 2015

Poinsettia Passion ~ Cyndy

Happy Friday crafting friends.  Can you believe Christmas is one week away.  As always I am hurrying to get my cards done.  I decided to share with you today a couple of the cards from the amazing new kit JGW Poinsettia Passion.  I just LOVE this kit.  Everything is so beautiful.

Christmas cards with poinsettias

I love the way this box card looks.  I used the beautiful papers of Maja Design - A Gift For You for this project.  I also used a tag on the front of the box card that I had from MME - Joyous.  
I think it fit this card perfectly.

Poinsettia box card

For the doily card I used a brad from MME - Joyous.  I just love the Santa on the brad.

These cards really deliver the Wow factor.  Thank you for stopping by today.  
I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Treats ~ with Cyndy G.

Happy Friday, I hope everyone enjoy the Magic of Christmas hop last weekend.  I know I got lots of new ideas.  I hope you were inspired to try one of the projects too.  Today I want to share with you the December Countdown Sacks from JGW Christmas on the Docket.  These are the little bags you would have seen on Jodi's blog.

Christmas treat bag.

A friend sent me a message and asked me to make some treat bags for him and I knew when I saw these that they would be perfect.  They go together very quickly and you can make all look so different.  I just love the paper in the DCWV Hand-Painted Christmas Stack.

Treat bag with Christmas tree

I took elements from several different kits for the front of the bags.  
I took the tree from the O Christmas Tree kit.

Treat bag with presentTreat bag with ornament

The present, ornament and snowflake are from the SDS Ornament Kit.

Treat bag with snowflakeTreat bag with peppermint candy

The peppermint is from the JGW Sweet Wishes Card Kit.

Treat bag with reindeer

The reindeer is from the JGW 3 Stockings kit.

Treat bag with gingerbread man

And finally the gingerbread-man is from the Santa's Little Helpers kit.

I really enjoyed making these treat bags.  Thank you for stopping by.  Merry Christmas :)

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Magic of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the SVG Attic-DCWV The Magic of Christmas blog hop! We are so excited to have you join us today!
At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and DCWV. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your Christmas crafting lists!

You should be arriving from Beth's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is what I created for the hop:

3d paper sitting Santa

I made a Sitting Santa.  

The paper I used is DCWV Merry Memories.  I just love this paper, the color are so vibrant.

3d Paper sitting santa

Thank you for hopping with us today.  Next up is Piali.

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

2 Christmas paper stacks from DCWV

$20 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

1 Christmas paper stack from DCWV

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower and/or email subscriber of each blog in the hop.
2. Leave some comment love at each stop. You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 29th to be eligible for the prizes.
3. If you do both of the above, check back at the SVG Attic blog and/or the DCWV blog for the winners on Tuesday, December 1st.

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and DCWV Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Cyndy (You are here!)
Piali (Go here NEXT!)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more Christmas inspiration. Comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

SVG Attic currently has all of their files on SALE for Black Friday/Cyber Monday! Stop by their website at to purchase their SVG files at amazing prices.  Also, DCWV papers are on sale at Michael's stores right now, so stock up so you can create all of the fun things you saw today!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Turkey Folk Art ~ with Cyndy

Hello crafters, hope you are all busy working on your holiday projects!  I know I continue to be :)  I wanted to share with you the AMAZING fold art Turkey Jodi created - it is in the JGW Turkey Trot kit.  I just love this little guy!

3d folk art turkey

He was a lot of work but definitely worth the time!  I really like his head.

3d fold art turkey

There is even a little detail for his back side so if you use him as your centerpiece 
he looks good from every angel.

3d fold art turkey

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  Thank you for stopping by.

Do What inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Frosty the Snowman ~ with Cyndy G.

Happy Friday!  Today for my post I wanted to share my Snowman canister.  Some of my favorite files to work with are the canister characters!  He is from the JGW Winter Friends Canister Kit.  I love this guy, he is so cute.

Snowman canister

I decided to use some tan paper with snowflakes I had for this project.  I really like the way he came out.  What I love most about these files is you can use traditional colors or try something different and still come out with a stunning finished product.

Snowman canister

I love all his little details.  His scarf, glove and snowflake to top off his hat.

Snowman canister

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have a great weekend!

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Monster Treats ~ with Cyndy G.

I wanted to pop by and share with you a very quick and cute project today.  If you find that you need a quick and easy bag for giving some treats for Halloween this might be the project you are looking for.

Monster treat bags

This cute little monster bag can be found in the JGW Monstrously Munchie Party kit.
I whipped up these little bags for my kids and niece's. 

Monster Treat Bag

I used some older paper I had from K & Company.  But don't you think these would look adorable in polka dots or stripes?  I enlarged this bag as big as it would go on my 12x12 mat.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mourner's Hat ~ with Cyndy G.

Today I want to share with you my Mourner's Hat from the JGW Raven Quest Kit.  I have been wanting to get the hat made using my Graphic 45, Steampunk Spells paper.

I love this hat and I love how it looks with this paper.

I did have to cut out the image of the lady and the title Steampunk Spells to get them to show the way I wanted on the hat.  I am very please with how everything came together.

Thank you for stopping by!

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

She's Having A Baby ~ with Cyndy G.

Having a baby is such a joyous time for a family.  I have had and continue to have a great deal of joy watching my children grow but I admit I love the "baby stage" the best.  For me there is nothing better than rocking a baby while they sleep on your shoulder.  Today I have a project to share that I made for very special members of our SVG Attic family, Mike and Kenzie.

3d paper bunny and baby card

I love the soft baby blues.  I used some older Making Memories, Pitter Patter paper I had for the bunny and the stunning paper on the card is Maja Design, Vintage Baby.

3d card with teddybear, rocking horse and carriage

For the base of the card I used the Step Card SVG Collection.  
I modified the width of the right side slightly so it would look more like a dresser.  

Side view of card

To make the dresser I used some basic shapes.  I used the rectangle for the dresser and drawers and interstate sign for the molding on the bottom of the dresser.

close up of card showing baby carriage, teddy bear and rocking horse

The carriage and rocking horse I used are in the SDS Rockabye Baby Cards kit.
The teddy bear is in the JGW 3 Stockings kit.

Close up of bunny face

I just love this JGW 3D Button Jointed Bunny.  I wanted to soften his features so I used Brown for the eyes and nose.  I would recommend this kit to anyone wanting to make an impression with paper crafting.  He is worth the time.  I have made two of these so far and I think I will make more!  

Side view of bunny

If you want to try one with a pattern paper take your time to think through the direction of the pattern on each piece so you can configure it the right way on your cutting mat.

Back view of bunny showing bunny tail

He even has a cute little tail!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project as I had making it.
Congratulations Mike and Kenzie!

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Spooky Halloween ~ with Cyndy G

The count down is on, Halloween is three weeks away.  It always amazes me how time continues to speed up as you get older!  Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  I love all the different directions you can go with your decor; spooky and scary, or colorful and cute.  I choose the later for this project.  I decided to make the  Spooky Halloween Block Boxes from JGW Batwing Brew.

Spooky Halloween block set

I pulled out some of my old stash of paper and finally found a use for some 
We R Memory Keepers paper I have been holding on to.  

I love the way my witches broom from the JGW 3D Witch kit turned out.  
I used some crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam, this is one of my favorite ribbons!

Witch hat

The witches hat is also from JGW 3D Witch kit.  This hat goes together so quickly.

Block letter "S"

I added a few dots, buttons and a bat brad for dimension. 

Halloween block

I also added a touch of Trendy Twine Grape Fizz.

Block letter "y"

I just love how everything came together.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  
I look forward to seeing all your Halloween projects!

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.