Saturday, November 17, 2018

Trendy Twine Birthday Surprise ~ with Cyndy G

Hello, today we are celebrating Leslie of Annie's Paper Boutique with a card shower.  Happy Birthday Leslie!  I hear Leslie loves Hello Kitty and pink.  A woman after my own heart.  I had a hard time picking which Hello Kitty I wanted to make.  I decided to made the Baker Hello Kitty.


I used Posy Trendy Bakers Twine on Kitty's bow and Chocolate Truffle Trendy Bakers Twine on the bottom of my cupcake.  The card base is DCWV Confetti and the apron and chef hat are the pink checker from Authentique - Fabulous 50's.


I cut one of the 6x6 cards from the DCWV stack for the inside of the card.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece ~ with Cyndy G

Hello, today I'm bringing you a project from SVG Attic.  I made the Pilgrim Hat from SDS Pilgrims Prayer.  I think this is going to make a beautiful centerpiece on my Thanksgiving table.  The hat is so easy to put together and it comes with all the embellishments you need.  I did add a burlap flower to my hat.

Pilgrim Hat with wheat and flower embellishments


Close up of wheat and flower embellishments

There are so many possibilities with this hat.  Make it as fancy or plain as you like.  Do you have a child doing a Thanksgiving play and need to make a hat, this would be perfect.  Thank you for stopping by today.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Friday, October 19, 2018

Jingle All The Way ~ with Cyndy G

Happy Friday.  Today I am sharing a project using files from SVG Attic.  I know I have been doing a lot of Christmas already but I have a large family and in order for me to get everything done that I would like I have to start this early.  Today I've got a super cute treat box, the Reindeer Candy Cane Box.  This box is so cute and very easy.  This is what I am going to let me kids make for their classmates this year.

I decided I wanted my box to be for candy without the candy canes.  The optional file is included with your download.

Treat box with reindeer face


I used Authentique Frosty Winter collection.  I just love the patterned paper, such an easy way to change the look and add a little personality to your project.  Thank you for stopping by have a happy crafty day.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Friday, October 5, 2018

Movie Box Card ~ with Cyndy G

Hello crafty friends.  Today I am sharing a project from SVG Attic.  I needed a quick birthday card so I went to one of my favorites, the Movie Box Card.  The card goes together very quickly. 

3d card with movie theme

3d card with movie theme


One of my favorite things about this card is the pocket on the back that holds a gift card.  Thank you for stopping today.


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Cyndy G

Friday, September 21, 2018

Poinsettia Ornament ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning.  Today I am sharing a project from SVG Attic.  I used the Poinsettia 3D Topper from JGW Christmas Botanical to make these beautiful ornaments.  The paper is Maja Designs.  This is beautiful paper from Sweden. 






I decided to go with some different colors with these ornaments.  The blue one is my favorite.  I made these smaller than the original size.  The base of the ornament is about 5" wide.  Thank you for stopping today.


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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Friday, September 7, 2018

Steampunk Gears ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning.  Thank you for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a project using files from SVG Attic.  I used the gears from Steampunk Gears Cogs and Sprockets 3 as the base for my Steampunk Debutante wall hanging. 

Steampunk wallhanging


I added a solid background piece by breaking apart the main gear and removing all the extra pieces.  I cut three layers for the back for added stability. 

Steampunk wallhanging


Steampunk wallhanging



I fussy cut pieces from the Steampunk Debutante paper collection by Graphic 45 and added some metal embellishments.  I also used Mod Podge to protect and harden my finished project.  Thank you for stopping by today.



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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sunflowers ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning, today I am sharing a project using files from My Scrap Chick.  I used the Sunflower 3D Rosette and leaves which can be found in the Sunflowers and Bumble Bees Bundle to make this project.  I found this cute little tin milk can on clearance at Hobby Lobby and immediately thought "This would be so cute with a sunflower in it."

3d Paper sunflower in tin milk can


I shrunk the size of the sunflower by about 45% since my can is only four inches tall.  I cut an image from Graphic 45 - French Country and glued it to the front and added a bow.  I think it is just adorable!

Paper sunflower

I don't know if you have ever used any of the rosettes from My Scrap Chick but they are Amazing!  Usually when I am making a rosette I am struggling to hold it together which I try to hot glue it and always burn my fingers.  The rosettes that My Scrap Chick makes have little thread holes at the bottom.  After you fold them and make your circle you thread string through the holes and gently tighten until your rosette is created, knot your string and you have a rosette.  No more burned fingers!  The only thing I would caution about is to make sure you don't use sewing thread, it would be too thin and would rip right through your holes.  I have found that twine works great.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.


Friday, August 24, 2018

Snowflake Ornament ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning crafters.  Today I have a fun little ornament using the Snowflake Stick Ornament that can be found in the JGW Snowflake Stars from SVG Attic.  I reduced the size of this ornament to a 4" circle.  Everything cut out perfectly at this size however I did decide not to use the "sticks" on this one.  I did cut them out but I just decided not to use them.

Snowflake ornament



snowflake ornament

I used some of my Doodlebug paper and a few of their cut files for the center of my snowflakes.  At this small size it was easier to cut files that had just a few pieces, so I used pieces of candy.  I used Watermelon Taffy Trendy Bakers Twine from Annie's Paper Boutique, my personal favorite.


snowflake ornament

These little ornament look so yummy.  I love the bright colors.  Thank you for stopping by today.

snowflake ornament

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G


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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Thanks for Stopping by.

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

  Thank you for stopping by.

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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.

Thank you for stopping by.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Friday, June 15, 2018

Duck and Duckling Father's Day Card ~ with Cyndy G.

Good morning.  I can't believe how fast this year is flying by.  Sunday is Father's day and if you are looking for a quick card to make with the kids I've got the perfect project for you.  This project was made using files from My Scrap Chick.  I used the Box in a Card - Square, Duck and Duckling Silhouettes and Duck and Cattails Silhouettes.

Duck and duckling with cattails

The paper is Graphic 45, Good Ole Sport.  This file is easy enough for your children to put together and they will be so proud of the what they were able to make.  

Duck and duckling with cattails

My kids love making box cards.  They have a great WOW factor.  
This looks so masculine and the duckling makes it perfect for Father's Day.

Thank you for stopping by.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Fairy Dust Lantern ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning and happy Friday.  Today I am sharing a project from SVG Attic.  I created a fairy house using the 3d Hanging Lantern and Graphic 45 - Fairy Dust.

Paper lantern with fairies inside sitting on flowers

I love the way the lantern went together.  Everything fits together very tightly especially the top.  Take your time and work the top piece in carefully or you will crush it.  The lantern is small, only 3x3 square and about 7.5 inches tall including the ring on top. I changed the window cutouts so you could see the inside of the lantern better.  I used the Circle grille on all four panel windows and cut out the center to open it up.

Paper lantern with fairies inside sitting on flowers

I used small paper roses, daisy and mushrooms in the center to place my fairy on.  I inserted the wires from the flowers through the tiny hole in the center of the bottom piece and twisted them together underneath.  Then I built up some mushrooms I had cut out of the Fairy Dust paper using foam tape and glued them behind the center cluster of flowers and mushrooms.

Paper lantern with fairies inside sitting on flowers

Thank you for stopping by.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Friday, June 1, 2018

Farm Fresh ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning.  Today I am sharing a project from SVG Attic.  I used the 3D Garden Spade and made home decor piece.


I fussy cut vegetables out of Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Collection and added them to the garden spade.  I also used a title from Authenique Paper Homestead Collection.



I used Mod Podge on each individual piece to help protect the paper from tearing and inked all the edges.  Then I used foam tape to add dimension between the vegetables.  The finished project can be hung by the hole in the handle or displayed on an easel.  Thank you for stopping by today.


Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G


Monday, May 28, 2018

Farm Fresh Eggs - with Cyndy G

Good morning.  Today I am sharing a project from My Scrap Chick.  I used the Pedestal Sign Wood Knot, the Chocolate Egg Basket SinglePaper Egg and the Farm Fresh Eggs to make a cute home decor piece.


I used Authentique Paper - Homestead Collection.  I just love how it turned out!
I sized the eggs almost in half so they would fit in my little basket.


The paper is so cute and fits the project just right.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mother Goose ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning.  Today I am sharing a project from My Scrap Chick.  I used the Pop Up Frames: Classic Tall to make some cute home decor pieces.  They even come with a stand so you use them on a dresser or shelf.

I used Graphic 45 - Mother Goose.  My local Tuesday Morning had this paper on sale and I bought all that they had.  I used the Story time cards to make my pictures.


I only used three layers of the frame and I fussy cut my images and used foam tape to give them a 3d effect.  I love this type of crafting.  I remember when I was young my Mom would take us out to look at the outdated calendars and let us pick the one we liked and we would make these pictures.  Such fond memories!


These would look so cute in a baby's nursery.


Thank you for stopping by.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.