April 27, 2023 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration- April 27th, 2023
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!
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!
Becky posted, “Mother’s day card for my mom!”
Thea posted, “First time using the music theme! What a beautiful collection to work with.”
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.”
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!”
Susie posted, “Anniversary card for my Brother-and Sister-in-Law.”
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.”
Jane wrote, “Working on Mother’s Day cards. Love the slimline.”
The little hummngbird finishes it perfectly!
Tracy said, “This is a card I made for a childhood friend that recently reconnected with me.”
Stacey posted, “Been busy with some milestone anniversaries …”
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.”
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!
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.”
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!
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!
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.”
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.”
Laura said, “Just a card made with all AG”
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 email@example.com. We love to showcase your work!
Bye for now,
Stunning projects everyone! So much care & craftsmanship. Sweet!
So many beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing.
Beth , absolutely amazing, love you 4th of July inspired cart. Thank you to everyone for sharing your beautiful work.
WHEN I SAW THE VINTAGE CARS, I I HONKED MY HORN AND SPUN MY WHEELS. WOW! I AM 73 [COMING TUESDAY, 2 MAY], AND FROM ABOUT 7 OR 8 YRS. OLD, ALONG WITH SEWING, EMBROIDERING, AND CREWELLING, I PUT ANTIQUE MODEL CARS TOGETHER.
I NEARLY WHIP MY HEAD OFF MY SHOULDERS WHEN DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND SEEING A BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE VEHICLE PASSING BY. NOW, AS OLD AS I AM, CARS FROM THE 60S STILL GET MY ATTENTION. I HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS A FEW ANTIQUE CARS, SO I KNOW WHAT CARD I WILL SEND HIM NEXT. I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU CAME UP WITH THIS KIT. ALSO, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INSPIRATION AND THE TRUE EXCITEMENT YOU SHOW WHEN INTRODUCING YOUR PRODUCTS AND EXPLANATIONS. IT’S FUN TO WATCH YOU LIGHT UP.
I HAVE TO ASK IF YOU HAVE EVER DONE A RURAL KIT? I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY. WE RAISE CATTLE, SOME HORSES, SOME DOGS TO WORK THE CATTLE, AND SOME GOATS. PEOPLE I KNOW WOULD LIKE THAT RUSTIC SCENE. EVEN PEOPLE WHO WISHED THAT THEY LIVED IN THE COUNTRY.
THANK YOU, ANNA, FOR YOUR TIME.
I can hardly wait for the shopping list to come out for the May 9th show. There are so many things in the 1st preview that I want. I am going broke!!
Hi the things you guys make are so awesome I’m always tell my husband Anna did it again every time when I get something new I just can’t wait to do the next project I’m looking forward for May 9th to see what is new in the Griffin drawing board just keep doing what you’re doing you’re the best
Love all the paper especially the blue and yellow stripe, those are my favorite colors, even use them in my decorating. I am a paper hoarder, so hate to use some of the older papers, hope we might see them again. Excited for Crop at Home 3 they are my favorite classed, so many new products and great ideas.
Like new stands will use on every card from now on
Beautiful absolutely beautiful all of these just beautiful
Love these! Great job everyone!
So excited for the new release. I just posted a craft group and we made pop up baskets and masculine cards from my AG kits for Father’s Day! NIW THE NEW R WLEWSE AND LOVE THE MASCULINE SETS AND PAPERS ARE SO ORIGINAL
Beautiful cards and pages.
All the cards are extraordinarily beautiful!
Very well thought out and executed. So envious of all the creativity.
Have a good weekend, everybody!
Beautiful projects so stunning. Everyone is so creative. Everyone have a great relaxing weekend and I am going to be getting ready for Crop 3.
Love all the cards!! Great ideas for the purse dies. Thank you everyone for sharing.
Wow! Just Wow! Everyone a work of art or should I say WORK OF HEART ❤️!
AWESOME craftspiration!🤩 Well done everyone!👏🏽👏🏽
Gorgeous cards. So much imagination and beauty. As always, I am inspired!
The talent and Imagination is wonderful. Thank you all for your inspiration. Thank you Anna for the tools.
Wow! So much inspiration today! I loved the train & the patriotic flower carts. All the cards & purses were so well done. A special shout out to Susie I am a big fan of the birdhouse. I was really taken with Terry’ s purse. I loved the pink & the tassels & the hankie…so sweet. Thanks for sharing.
Wow! This is a great Craftspiration edition. I actually want Beth’s flower cart, it is spectacular! I actually thought the cart would be great for different Holidays and Beth achieved it even better than I had imagined. Can’t wait to see what she does for the Fall. All the cards make me feel in awe of how they achieve such great compositions, I struggle with that, and everyone has such great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Really cute creations!
Such awesome cards! Thanks everyone for sharing! Always can use some new ideas.😃
What beautiful cards and purses were created and shown today. So pretty!
Anna…thank you once again for selecting my striped Purse Box card for Craftspiration! I am so humbled by this to have my art selected among all the posts. You’ve really made my day! ❤️❤️❤️
Thanks all for posting your fantastic crafting cards, they all are most beautiful. Wonderful examples for us to follow. All with Anna’s beautiful products. Awesome creativity.Think my favorite card is the Chinese card using the Annalise papers and embellishment s
Thanks all for posting your fantastic crafting cards, they all are most beautiful. Wonderful examples for us to follow. All with Anna’s beautiful products. Awesome creativity
I have a lot of adult grandsons,so I need the men’s dies..it’s always hard to make young men’s cards.
All the purses 👛 are amazing! I especially love the Chinese card and the cute birdhouse. So much talent!
These are all so beautiful! There is such amazing creativity among the Griffinites. I am amazed at some of the designs that are produced from AG products.
I am a veteran and love the flower cart cards. But, everything was beautiful. Definitely makes you think outside of the box. I love the square box card with the picture. I love the simply birthday card with the black patent leather is gorgeous. I love the purse dies – I think I am going to have to order them. And the birdhouse reminds me of a coo coo clock my aunt had – so I might have to add that to the list and use my clock dies with it. The train card is a wonderful retirement idea. And my grandmother made quilts – so the paper piecing reminds me of her quilts. Thanks for taking me back down memory lane today. God Bless you all.
Thanks for sharing.
Birthday cards are pretty
Hello to All
What a beautiful inspiration today. Mary’s card with the fish and the easel stand was so unique.
Every project was just beautiful 💕…such inspiration!
Yes, I am inspired! Beautiful work!
Awesome talent y’all!!!
Karenbeatrice, your commuter train is brilliant. That is one of my favorite dies, and you certainly did it justice! Also Mary, beautiful Chinese influenced card. Good work everyone!
❤️❤️❤️ I am loving the purses, so many color combinations. And as usual Beth out did her craft project, very impressive. Love the pieces birthday card. I enjoy looking at all the projects, thanks for sharing. Thanks Anna to you and your team.
Everything is beautiful. I always enjoy seeing anything red, white and blue. Love 4th of July and all things America.
Karenbeatrice’s train was so special. Love the way it was personalized.
Wow, I’m so impressed and inspired by all these amazing paper crafts. So much talent and love in the community. Thank you to all who shared their beautiful cards and to Anna and team for making it possible.
Dear Anna, your Fans have outdone them selves in todays Craftspiration!!! Everything from Deco styles to puppy at the fire plug and way more. Craftspiration is my favorite. Just love to see all these wondrous surprises.
I’m amazed at how many beautiful, creative projects are made each week! It’s impossible to choose which I like best because each one is special in its own way.
Unending talent in Anna Griffin papers, you are right, calling it Craftspiration.
You shine ladies!
Love all of these cards especially the patriotic flower cart. Lots of wonderful ideas!
Love them all.
All are STUNNING! Thanks, everyone, for sharing your beautiful works of art!!
Oh my! Those slimline ovals dies are singing to me! So lovely! I am going to have to order me some of those. Great INSPIRING art & creativity EVERYONE! HUGS! YOU ARE LOVED!👏👸🧚♀️👋👸🌸💗💞💖🕊⭐
Love the silver flourish of steam coming out of the top of the locomotive! Brilliant genius inspiring idea! 👏👸🚂🚞
All so lovely!! Thank you, everyone, for sharing your beautiful cards and purses with Anna and me. Such a treat…and lots of ideas too!!!!!!
You have made amazing items. I just love looking at all the creations. Thank you for sharing.
Loving all the beautiful & inspirational purse 👛👜 cards as well as the knockout created by Beth! Great work everyone!👍💜
ALL the cards are just wonderful. The Honora and train cards are especially fab.
Oh Wow! What talent! Loved them all..
Love Craftspiration Thursdays. The cards are beautiful inspirations for spring celebrations.
Stacy, thank you for your “golden” ideas. I have a few milestones for friends anniversaries.
All the purses are creative sensations. Let us remember our moms and be blessed by the gift of life they gave to us.
Wow!!! These are gorgeous!! What a lovely group of beautifully designed and crafted cards ! They are a visual delight!!
They inspire me to get busy making cards. I love my Anna Griffin collection but have had to spend time on health issues. Hopefully I will be free for the next few months. I’ve been planning on making my Memorial Day Floral Arrangements and creating cards with my Anna Griffin collection.
Crafting and creating in all forms is a wonderful way to spend time.
Outstanding! Love them all. ❤️
AMAZING!!! this is my go to (Thursday CRAFTSPIRATION Blog) for ideas. I think I will do as Anna mentioned and make Mothers Day LUXURY PURSE for the Mothers at my work and put some yummy cookies inside.
All I can say is “WOW”
These designs are breath taking! I loved them all. Inspirations are abundant, just need to find more time to be in my craft room! Thank you for posting these beautiful designs!
The train is such a wonderful idea to celebrate that person’s retirement and using the train that is where you all spend time with each other everyday will be a wonderful keepsake for the retiree. I love the flower cart for Memorial Day and July 4th…that die set can be used for every holiday and have seen so many wonderful examples of that and this is just one more. Thanks to everyone for sharing and getting me inspired.
WOW All very inspirational and creative!
Gorgeous cards 😍
These are all beautiful cards, well done to each one of you. It always makes my heart sing when I see such inspiration!
They all are so beautiful. I wish I had the time to do something like these.
Just Stunning! I just love so many of these works of art. But would love to know the names of paper Laura used on her card. The red mahogany handles took my breath away.
The Asian koi box is so lovely.
I am noticing use of the easel stand. Does anyone know what die , for the bow, anna used while showing this easel die on HSN
I enjoy Thursdays so much. All the projects are so prettyl!!
Thanks for sharing.
I’m noticing the use of the easel stand. Does anyone know the bow that Anna used while showing this die on HSN. It added do much to the stand
Love them especially love I think Sherry , and her using the purse die as the front of the card. I guess a lot of anna’s dies can be used that way! Great presentation of some very nice cards
Sorry it was Laura’s card I was referring to. Sorry about that
Gorgeous Cards and projects !
Gorgeous creations !!!
Lovely cards today. Great inspiration.
Great creativity! Thanks for sharing everyone!
WOW! All creations are just amazing!
❤️ 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!$!$!
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. 😊 ❤️
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.
You did it again Donna! Thank you. Gorgeous dies and papers to let us create. I have purchased the flower cart box but have yet to use it. Right now I am making your beautiful Mothers Day cards and enjoying sharing with my granddaughter. But I am smitten with the purse dies and must have them. So versatile; they work we with so many different materials. It would be wonderful to receive them for free! I mean what woman doesn’t want another purse.