a close up of a card with flowers and a butterfly.

Craftspiration- April 27th, 2023

Hello Griffinites,

Happy Thursday to you! Seeing your wonderful projects each week never ceases to amaze us! This week we started to see Mother’s Day projects pop up along with beautiful birthday projects, anniversary cards and more. Come see what was made and shared this week; you are bound to find something that inspires your papercrafting this week!

Jane wrote, “Good morning 🏜! My Sunday Share is a Square Box Die | Shadow Box Card I crafted for my Aunt Queenie. There’s a photo in there of myself with my cousins and my brother. She absolutely loves the world of Anna Griffin and I wanted to create something super special for her, to send her sunshine & lift her spirits, and to show her she is loved! Additionally, I used Carte Noire paper crafting kit, the mini sentiment stickers, the Square Compendium Dies, plus the Cartouche Cut and Emboss Folders.”

She’s going to love it!

a picture frame with flowers and a couple.

Sherry shared, “I took a break from making my quilted purses to make a card for my husband. This is a Simply birthday card (with a generic sentiment) added some magic using Concentric Card dies, some Favorite Flowers 3, Foliage and a Hummingbird. But the best is finishing it off with a Simply Card Stand to match the card. I LOVE THE CARD STAND!”

Wow, gorgeous! Great work, Sherry!

a card with a picture frame and flowers on it.

Becky posted, “Mother’s day card for my mom!”

a close up of a card on a doily.

Thea posted, “First time using the music theme! What a beautiful collection to work with.”

a card with a gold guitar and a black and white background.

Yvonne said, “Making the Purse Box card is more fun than cleaning house lol!! For this one I used the Juliet pink and black stripe card stock. Embellished with pink Mascara Roses and several butterflies. Inserted a flat card with the sentiment Each new day is a special Gift. Open it! Celebrate. Enjoy it! Happy Mother’s Day.”

Pretty, pretty!

a close up of a card with flowers and a butterfly.

Terry shared, “Happy Sunday friends! I’m working on Mother’s Day greetings with the adorable purse dies. I loved the idea shown last Thursday in Finishing School of using the Doily Dies for a handkerchief. Placing lipstick, mirror, & hand cream inside. Sure to make a mom feel special!”

a pink and white bag with a happy mother's day tag on it.

Susie posted, “Anniversary card for my Brother-and Sister-in-Law.”

a bird is sitting on top of a clock.

Laura said, “Here is another handbag that I created as the front of one of Anna’s background cards. I am really having fun with the Luxury Quilted Purse Card Dies being creative with each one.”

a close up of a card on a table.

Jane wrote, “Working on Mother’s Day cards. Love the slimline.”

The little hummngbird finishes it perfectly!

a close up of a card on a table.

Tracy said, “This is a card I made for a childhood friend that recently reconnected with me.”

a decorative display of flowers and a clock.

Stacey posted, “Been busy with some milestone anniversaries …”

Love these!

a collage of photos of 50th anniversary cards.

Mary shared, “I made this for a friend. He loves all things Chinese, so I’m hoping he’ll enjoy this. I got my easel stand dies today, so I made one so he can display it if he likes it.”

a card with a gold fish on it.

Dayle shared, “One more of these fun cards to make. I used the Annalise papers and embellishments for this card. So grateful for Anna’s tutorial.”

We’re so glad that you enjoyed it!

a birthday card with a bunch of flowers on it.

Kaye said, “This card is for a friend’s son who is in 6th grade. (They happen to have a dachshund named Dixie.) The patterned paper and sticker embellishments are from Anna’s Fifi & Fido Papercrafting kit. The “hello” die, embossing folder (to match the patterned paper!) and the solid papers are from Anna, as well.”

a card with a picture of a dog and a fire hydrant.

Karenbeatrice shared, “I made this card this weekend for a dear commuter friend who is retiring from the NYPD after more than 30 years! I used the Anna Griffin Antique Train Slimline Easel Card Die and fashioned it after the Metro North Train we commute into Manhattan everyday. I used Anna Griffin wonderful Black Matte paper from the Spooky Album, Matte Silver card stock, Handsome Matte Blue, Foil Flourishes Decorate Stickers in Silver for the smoke, my favorite Mascara Roses, and Simple Signature Cards which is perfect because its large enough for all 5 of us to sign. I hope the gang likes what I did and I hope Kate the retiree does as well. The trickiest part was getting everyones picture, sizing it and getting us in the windows. It was a fun card to make. This die really is versatile!”

Such a special card!

a picture of a train with people on it.

Elisabeth posted, “Here is my 3D version of the flower cart to celebrate the upcoming summer holidays. On one side of the cart Memorial Day on the other side The 4th of July . I just switch out the appropriate removable paperdolls for each holiday. I am fortunate enough to own a printer that copies and scans . I used the copy feature to enlarge and reduce certain AG diecuts such as the flags, Home of the Brave sticker and american eagle on a shield . I used wooden tooth picks painted gold for the flag poles . AG Dies used to create this cart :Flower Cart Die set , 3D decorative border dies, Rosette Cut and Emboss Dies. AG Ephemera used : FS Celebration Chest, Madison Collection of 25 titles ,tags and quotes, and Mini House Decorative Die Cuts. I used my Cricut to make the awning and sandwich board.”

We are always in awe of Beth’s amazing papercrafting!

two pictures of a memorial display with a statue of a man on a horse drawn.

Roxanne wrote, “I made this tunnel card for my brother & his wife for their anniversary. I used the swan for the tunnel inside & the sugar egg die set with the swan for the outside. The outside of the card is in the comments.”

a close up of a card on a table.

Marianne said, “Made a gusset to make a larger gift bag plus did some paper weaving on the front. The butterfly dangle comes from the rattan style purse that came out a few years ago.”

a small bag with a flower pattern on it.

Laura said, “Just a card made with all AG”

a close up of a card with flowers on it.

Thank you all for posting your crafts with us this week. If you would like to be featured, post with us on Facebook, in our private community or email us at rsvp@annagriffin.com. We love to showcase your work!

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Oh, I am mesmerized by the cards and ideas I have viewed here. Thank you for sharing, i am totally inspired. Now I have the dies, I need more card stock. Love it all. Thank you Anna.

Constance Thomas

WOW! All creations are just amazing!

Merre Ward

❤️ LOVE Everyone’s creativity! Thanks for sharing with us !
(the more I see those creations with the purse dies the more tempted I am to order them — even tho I haven’t even used my flower cart dies yet)! YIKES$!

Julie Gerber

Happy thankful Thursday! I really enjoyed this week’s Craftspiration. All of the projects are awe inspiring – stunning creations, everyone! Thank you so much for sharing. 😊 ❤️

Karen Cloonan

all beautiful!

Toni Dewitz

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