Friday, July 3, 2015

Remembering My Dad ~ with Cyndy

I fell in love with the JGW Happy Trails when I first saw it and I knew I wanted to make a hat just like the one I remember my Dad wearing.  I decided to make a western picture frame and thought this photo of my Dad would work perfectly.  Hat can be purchased at the Silhouette Design Store - Cowboy 3D Hat.

Western picture frame

My Dad was a big man, 6'7" and he liked to wear big turquoise rings, 
so I found a turquoise stone to put on the hat.

3d Paper cowboy hat

The paper for the boot, I've had for awhile.  It's from October Afternoon.  You will love this boot.  It goes together nicely.  I've tried other boot files and couldn't get them to look right but I love this one.

3d paper boot

For the frame I used the Stable from JGW Nativity Boxes 4 - Stable.  
I embossed all the pieces with wood grain.  It worked perfectly!

Close up of picture frame

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.


  1. You really went all out for this project! I love the fact that you even found a turquoise gem for on the cowboy hat. It is the perfect touch! This picture setting is an amazing tribute to your dad.

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  3. There are so many different elements I love about this project Cyndy. First and foremost it is a tribute to your dad. I love the embossing on the frame, the coordination between all three pieces, the western paper on the boot, the turquoise jewels on the hat, and that rope lasso is the cherry on top! Bravo, well done, love it!