April 7, 2022 • Anna Griffin
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.”