April 1, 2021 • Anna Griffin
National Craft Month is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that the creativity stops! Over the past week, we were amazed at the intricate spring projects that you shared with us across social media. We were amazed by the gorgeous Easter and spring cards we saw. There were so many great ideas shared; we love to see your work!
Come take a look at the stunning projects that your fellow crafters shared with us!
Our Finishing School Friend Mary posted, “I used the Rocker Card Die from CREATE along with the Easter Egg Dies and a few Easter stickers on this fun card.”
Crystal made this gorgeous box and said, “So this is one of the biggest projects I’ve every undertaken, and my 1st finishing school post ever. My husband turned 50 and I wanted to make him something special. A few years ago I made Anna a 25th anniversary explosion box and I loved it. So I think I topped that with this exploding Album in a box. It will hold over 80-100 pictures and every page of the 12 pages are interactive. I had a great time using all of my Anna dies and the beautiful Honoka paper collection(which I thought was perfect for my husband-since he loves koi fish). Alot more pictures of all the pages or on FWLAG Facebook page. I think I can only put one on here. Hope y’all love it as much as me!” We do!
Shelly’s sweet project was shared in Finishing School. She said, “Since I do not have last years Easter dies yet, I used this years to do a modified version of project 3 from FL. Used the springtime palate and raspberry foil paper for the egg.”
Diane posted in Finishing School, “I wanted to celebrate and congratulate our niece upon her acceptance into grad school. I incorporated the Fancy Edge dies from a former FWLAG Challenge using the Fancy Edge Border dies and different Anna papers. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the Mascara Roses but they are more beautiful in person than I imagined. Soooo glad I got them!”
Beth said, “To make this card I combined several die sets. This years snowglobe ,with the shadow layer of this years egg jacket card and the shadowlayer of last years Happy Easter egg.” We love this project!
Carol shared, “Out of Anna’s SWAP bags from Create 6 and her card sets, I was able to create Easter Cards for the 80 residents where we, The Ladies of Charity of SWFL, volunteered pre-Pandemic. Thank you Anna & team for all the extra products from your events & products. I’m sure our residents will love them.”
Susan made this beauty! She posted, “Since the new Lily Pop-out die has a Salon Nouveau feel, I thought I would try combining the die with the Salon Nouveau Finishing School Box.”
Salon Nouveau Style Lily Pop-out Card – Exterior
Here is the inside of Susan’s card!
Salon Nouveau Style Lily Pop-out Card – Interior
“The lily pop-out is cut from the back side of a floral print from the new Basket Cardstock set. I used the shinier floral print gold cardstock for the shadow layer which looks rather dark in this photo but in person it is much prettier, more subtle and really reflects the light in a beautiful way (this paper does not photograph well!). I thought I would use this paper to highlight the lilies in the die, leaving the sides unembellished and also to match the shiny gold trim around the inside of the card. I don’t know, maybe next time I would use the matte gold foil. To make the background card I turned a Salon Nouveau card inside out and embossed the green side and then cut a second matching green panel from another card, embossed it and attached to the plain ivory side of the inside card.”
Dayle posted, “Thought this card would be cute for my daughter and her family.” It definitely is!
Every week we look forward to your creations. This week’s Easter and spring projects are so much fun! We hope that you and yours have a safe and very Happy Easter this Sunday; enjoy your time with friends and family. We can’t wait to see your cards for this week’s Sunday Share on Facebook!