April 7, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration – April 7th, 2022
We love sharing your creativity and talent with crafters all over the country. From sentiment making and Easter cards to photo keepsakes and more, we have lots of amazing paper crafts to inspire you with this week! Seeing your wonderful projects each week is such a highlight! Thank you all for posting the amazing things you are making. We are so proud to feature your spectacular cards, scrapbook pages and paper projects.
Mary said, “I’m loving the Cartouche Cut and Emboss Folders!!! They are quickly becoming my favorite go to item.”
Vickie wrote, “I used to dread making masculine cards because I just did not know how to do it well. After Anna created the Handsome line of products, they are now my favorite cards to make!”
Belinda posted, “Two high school graduation cards for sisters! I love the lace dies and who doesn’t love lavender?”
Lovely cards for special girls!
Diane said, “Wow … I can’t believe how relatively quickly I was able to make this anniversary card! So easy too … and it ended up looking like it took me much more time to make. Either that or I am getting actually quicker at my crafting!”
Lourdes posted, “I’m sending this Easter card to my sister, Rosie, since she won’t be able to join our family for Easter this year. I used Anna’s treasury stamps and dies for the sentiment. The paper is metallic pink. I love the Basket dies and the die cuts. Everything Anna makes is so beautiful!”
Mary shared, “I have just finished four collapsible bird cages along with their matching cards. These will go to four dear friends that I taught with for almost forty years. When we retired, we would meet for lunch at least once a month and made a point of having a special dinner to celebrate birthdays. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we haven’t been together for two years. This week, we finally we will be able to get together, again. I tried to figure out a card that would work to display the bird cage. I settled on using the clock die set for the “springtime theme”. I made sure that the top layers of the clock were flat so that the bird cage could sit in the center.”
So excited for you to get to see your friends!
Mary said, “I made this for Easter, but I’m thinking it could be used for a wedding, sympathy, an anniversary, etc.”
Robin posted, “I love this image of the Easter Bunny and I wanted to use it with the Basket papers and Lovely Matte Foil.”
Beth shared, “We have two babies this year celebrating their first Easter. I decided on making Concertina photo cards . This way they will have a photo keepsake for their Easter pics . For my great nephew Noah’s card I chose the Salon Nouveau paper kit . The soft blue and green color pallet were the perfect backdrop . Along with a mixture of Easter die cuts.”
Pamela posted, “My Sunday Share, I just received these Cartouche Cut and Emboss dies and Mini Sentiment Stickers, amazing! I love them. They were so much fun to make. Next time I’m going to use colors.”
So pretty! Now, you’ll have a sentiment ready for any occasion!
Roxanne said, “I made an easel card out of the album dies, added some gentleman & handsome embellishments & a couple birthday embellishments. He loves colors that contrast.”
Renee wrote, “Some simple card topper, stickers and die cut layers. I love all things Easter. I want to add the Easter egg die and the Easter basket to my stash. Hopefully next year!”
Adina shared, “I wanted to make a card inspired by Tennessee. The University of Tennessee’s colors are orange and white. Our state flower is the Iris. I think our state drink is Jack Daniel’s. I plead the fifth! No pun intended! Our state song is The Tennessee Waltz. Not the Chattanooga Choo Choo! Our state animal is the Raccoon. Cute but messy! Orange is a little hard to come by in Anna’s arsenal. But, if you look hard enough you can find it. I found orange cardstock in the Honoka Paper Kit. I used it for my shadow layers. I used white cardstock, with gold gilding wax over the embossing, as my top layers. The dies I used are Baroque Frame Dies and Fancy French Frames. Since I don’t have a Jack Daniel’s label, I used the perfume label from the Fall Toile paper kit. The orange and purple flowers were gifted to me by my generous friends here in the community! Thank you Susan, Marie, Mary Howe, Diane, and Yukari! So here is the end result! I liked it so much that I sipped on a little too much Jack Daniel’s and found myself dancing the Tennessee Waltz with a raccoon!”
Shakuntala posted, “Mr. Bunny has decided to propose to a fine Lady for Easter! He’s all dressed up in the finest garment and has decided to do his proposal in a Gazebo.”
This is such an incredible 3D project!
Janice said, “I am truly enjoying making these birdcages with the birdcage die.”
Debbie posted, “This is the first castle I am giving to anyone. My great-nephew is getting married in May. The invitation has a lot of blue so I tinted the castle with blue.”
Sally said, “I’m ready for Crop at Home 2! I made this layout with my leftover stash from last year’s event. I kept it clean and simple.”
Always love to see what others are doing with your products. I get so many good ideas. Sometimes combining two or more together. I so enjoy looking at the card and scrapbook pages. I was looking for some ideas for making a baby shower card but am having a hard time finding the right dies and sentiments.
GORGEOUS project shares everyone!!👏🏽👏🏽🥰🙋🏻♀️💜tfs
Shakuntala if you don’t mind would you please tell me how you turned the Gazebo 3D?
Dear, Anna, it would be great if someone would make a stamp with a simple illustration of an easel card; so we could stamp it on our cards for our friends who aren’t familiar with the concept. I sure would like to see your original, large poinsettia die come back. It’s so beautiful and fills the whole card front. Keep up the good work. Your products are great.
These cards are so gorgeous!!! I just love to see how other people come up with different ideas.Thanks for sharing.🐥🐣🐥
Every card is lovely. The Tennessee Card is an inspiring idea for the next card I plan to make for my husband who lived most of his life in Tennessee and graduated from The University of Tennessee,
All of the cards are extremely creative and many thanks to those who share their creativity!
These vintage card are gorgeous…love the flower dies on Carols card….Great job Carol….
Just absolutely beautiful!! What a pleasure to see these creations! Bless you all!
Everything is so beautiful! I am a newbie, so seeing other peoples ideas inspires me to level up my card making skills. Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous cards ideas. Thank you sharing.
All I can say is WOW! Every card & project was over the top!
Thank you for the inspirational card pictures. They are so helpful when I need new ideas for my cards.
Wow! This collection may be the best I’ve seen on the blog. I’m learning so much from you all. Thanks.
I just received my cartouche cut and emboss dies and mini sentiment stickers. After seeing Pamela’s beautiful examples, I can hardly wait until the weekend arrives to get started on mine!
They are all beautiful, and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
The beauty is endless. So many great ideas!
I am always so inspired by everyone’s projects. These are truly spectacular. Thank you for sharing!!
You all did a fabulous job, so very pretty !!
My favorite is the gazebo!!
Such beauty in this blog.
Wow, Easter brought out the most exquisite cards, so inspiring and lovely to enjoy.
What beautiful work…especially Belinda’s lacy cards, love them all
I’m so glad I got the CONCERTINA DIE SET !!!!! WHAT beautiful cards and great ideas, I’m up for the challenge. It’s so fun see everyone’s projects.
Fabulous Craftspiration projects! Makes me want to get in there and craft away. Thanks everyone for sharing!!
Wow! 🤩 So many beautiful projects again this week. You are all truly blessed with exceptional talent and skills. Thank you all for sharing and blessing my day!
Adina’s word smithing is as wonderful as her card!! Great job!
Enjoyed all from the simple to the very fancy. All the creations were fab!!
Thanks for sharing!
This has been a truly fantastic Craftspiration day, everything is so
colorful and beautiful. Also kudos to Anna and her team for creating the Handsome line.😀
WOW! The artistic talent is off the wall. You provide so many things to work with. Thank you for all you do.
Glorious and gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing. I always learn new techniques and effects.
OMG! What a bunch of talented people! I love all of them!
Wish I had this kind of talent!! Beautiful as always! Pamela
Awesome examples !
WOW absolutely beautiful.
Beautiful cards and great ideas. Thanks.
Dear Anna, I am just blown away by today’s Craftspiration. Loved every single item in here and was chuckling so much with Adina’s Tennessee story. You go Girl!And I am just dreaming of Spring to come to Ohio. Got a small touch of it in Beautiful Savannah last week.
Thank you so much evetyone for sharing.
So many great ideas. Thank you for all inspiration
Oh Crafters! One word for your creation…..incredible! I especially love the two versions Beth created.
So many beautiful cards and ideas from talented crafters
Well done everyone 💖
So many beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!
What a wonderful selection of crafting ideas! Every piece is just so inspiring! I love these group of very creative people!!1
These are all so exquisite🥰.
What great ideas for Easter cards! I loved the color combinations of everyone.
I just received my first Easter card from my friend Nicole who also likes Anna’s products.
She printed a poem on parchment paper inside. Also she made paper flowers in various sizes surrounding a fairy. I do like fairies and dragonflies for any occasion. I feel inspired by these excellent projects.
Beautiful Craftspirations, Ladies! I enjoyed looking at them all and I am so inspired by all of you!
Wow, that castle easel card is truly inspiring! Going to attempt it! I’ve had the die for a couple of months but was hesitant to try it. Thank you Griffinite Debbie!
So much fun seeing all the craft projects. I really like the Gazebo with the bunny proposal embellishment. Great idea. The scrapbook pages are nice too, simple but the focus is on the pictures. Thanks everyone for sharing.
Everything is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy
Easter to you Anna and your staff.
So much wonderful Craftspiration! Beautiful job to all!
These cards are exquisite. I’m so inspired.
Thank you crafters for great inspiration.
Oh my goodness these are stunning!! Way to go everyone!
I think I love the stories attached to many of the cards as much as I love the creativity. Great job. One question to Beth how did you make the photo cards is there instructions with the concertina dies to do this, or was it just your talent. If you read this and can answer, well I thank you in advance 😂 and 💕
Maureen : if you are a member of Finishing School I posted photos on how to make the base of the card under the comments of the pink card. If not you just cut 3 Concertina base cards out of the same double sided card stock . Fold each in half following the score lines. Now you will have three 5×7 cards. Line them up opened in a row side by side . Card one and three should be opened with the inside facing you . Card two with the front and back of the card facing you . Glue one flap of card two to card one . Then glue the second flap of card two to card three. So your card should be valley , mountain , valley. You can make a belly band or add ribbon ties to both sides of the front of your card and two ribbon ties to both sides of the back of your card. I hope this helps.
Hello Anna & Greetings to all the Griffinites
It gives me such joy to see what others have created with all the Anna Griffin, Inc. products. Thank you for posting my Easter cards alongside those who prefer simple and classic design, or those who are in a masterclass!
My encouragement to those who don’t post their works on social media or send something for Fan Mail Friday: Go for it! You will never know how lovely your project will turn out unless you try. 🙂 Blessings
I’m blown away! I love the 3D gazebo. So beautiful. And the way Beth made the card….and so many more!
I love getting inspiration from all of the beautiful work that has been shared each week.
One beautiful creation after another!
So many splendid makes everyone. Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration.
These cards are beautiful. It is great to see some awesome inspiration. Thank you to everyone.
Oh my goodness! Thank you for including my lavender cards in this weeks craftspiration. You made my day! So many lovely projects!
Everyone in this group is so inspiring and creative. Everybody’s creations are beautiful. Since I am a University of Alabama alumnus and a SEC fan, I really enjoyed seeing the Tennessee inspired card. I love crosses and can’t wait to start using my cross dies. thanks to all my AG friends for the inspiration.
Amazing to see what comes from great craft products and ever-evolving creative minds.
True inspiration for some of the new die sets I’ve purchased recently, as well as some of my older sets that don’t get used that often.
Some outstanding creative designs this week. Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiring us.
All lovely! That 3-D gazebo was stunning!
Boy… I wish I was on Mz. Turchi’s mailing list!!! Those cards are precious.
So lovely and inspiring. What talented crafters!
Beautiful Griffinites! What a delight to see these today
Such beautiful creations great job everyone loving it all.
Love the clock, butterflies and cake
Thank you to all who posted these spectacular cards, scrapbook pages, and projects!
Some very beautiful cards this week ! Love seeing other people’s creativity !
So many beautiful creations!
Wow these cards are so Beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.
Amazing creations!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
There sure are some beautiful cards and projects on this page. Such talented and creative individuals.
I am totally blown away with the cards displayed this week. I am always impressed with everyone’s talent, but these are especially beautiful. Great job everyone!!!
Wow how pretty. Love the ideas and how talented everyone is.
I really enjoyed today’s beautiful selection of cards. Thank you for sharing.
Ladies, you amaze me every time!
Thank you for sharing all these delicious paper crafts
Love love love
Wow wow wow, thank you Anna for giving us such beauty and encouragement every day! So much to aspire to and so much inspiration. These creators have so many amazing talents each week, the use of your stunning products, it is always a treat. I enjoy it.
Beautiful cards everyone! I really need to get busy.
Thank you for sharing my card among all of these incredible little pieces of art. There is a lot of heart and soul put into each of them. I am awed and inspired by so many today.
What AMAZING cards and projects on today’s post! My jaw dropped on several items and I’m already thinking of trying a few out. Outstanding jobs, everyone! 💖💖💖
Wonderful cards! I love all of the layers!
Another lovely batch of cards and projects! Really enjoy seeing all my different FS friends in here each week!!! Great work everyone!