April 9, 2020 • Anna Griffin
Welcome to our 3rd edition of Craftspiration. From Sunday Shares to Finishing School and all across our social channels, you all have posted some beautiful projects this week. Your creativity never ceases to amaze us! In an effort to show them (and you) off, we have created a weekly blog post to highlight some of the cards and projects we adore this week. Each person featured here has given us permission to re-post their work. Thank you to everyone that has contributed to the beauty and talent of our community. We are very thankful!
Here are some of our favorites this week.
Susan this card is gorgeous! “Love Anna’s Easter images. I also can’t seem to get enough of her lace embossing folders – this one in particular.”
Mary, “I’m working on Easter cards. To be honest, my personal creativity seems to have evaporated for the moment, so I am totally dependent on the creativity of others. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful cards you share. You allow me to make beautiful cards that I can then share with others. In the process you have helped me keep my mind on the “pretty”. Thank you!”
Therese on Finishing School says, “I think this speaks volumes!” We couldn’t agree more!
Our Finishing School friend, Cathy writes, “Yesterday I was antsy all day, in between my chores. I had a nice chunk of time that I could take for crafting. I started thinking about what I could combine with the Wildflower kit and wondered about the scenes from the Fairy Tale kit. So, voila, here is the result. FYI, if anyone wants to do this, use the rectangle frame, the oval is not the right shape. Just cut off the accordion folds and you have 2 pieces. When you use the wildflower wreath inserted behind the embossed frame with the oval window cut out, it makes a nice scene. And, you have a nice frame to use on another project. I felt so much better after an hour of crafting.”
Elisabeth, your great niece is going to love them! Beth says, “I made this little treat basket to send to my great-niece Siena for Easter. I used the shadow die from the Reticulated Border Frame Dies, the shadow die handle from the Purse dies, and the new Easter Egg dies to make the basket. I backed all of the shadow layer dies with recycled chip board that comes in Anna’s 12 x12 cardstock packs. I cut two 12 x 2 inch pieces of cardstock and scored them at 1/2 inch and 1 1/2 inch . Glued the 2 pieces together. This becomes the sides to the basket. I plan on filling the basket with little wrapped chocolates.”
Susan says, “I am soooo glad I bought the Easter Egg cutting dies! They’re a perfect backdrop for the small cross from the crosses set and I put that combination to use today to make one of the most important cards I’ve ever been asked to make. A dear friend asked me to make a pink Easter card for her mother who has been put into hospice and isn’t expected to live through the week. So I worked all morning to finish this card and get it in the mail in the nick of time (I was the very last customer served before they closed)! I also had the honor of being my friend’s hands, to hand-write her last words to her mother inside the card. I never got to say goodbye or any of the things I wanted to say to my own mother, so I felt like I was finally getting to do so somehow as I wrote her words for her. Please pray it gets to this sweet lady in time!”
We hope that all of these amazing creations motivate you to get out your crafting supplies and to make something beautiful. We love connecting with you, and sharing your creations. If you would like to be featured, post your projects on our Facebook page, Instagram and in our Finishing School Community. Until Next week!