December 1, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Can you believe that it’s already December? There are only 24 days to go until the big day! We hope that you all had the best Thanksgiving last week, and by the looks of today’s Craftspiration blog post, we are full steam ahead on Christmas crafting! There are so many incredible projects to share with you today from Create 8 projects to Christmas dioramas and so much more.
Buckle up, Buttercup because today’s share is magical!
Michele said, “Used the Birthday dies from Create to make a woodland themed Christmas card.”
Mary Beth wrote, “Christmas card creations have about 6 more to do!!”
Terry posted, “Wow! Those are beautiful booklet pages! Today I pulled out some dies I haven’t worked with yet. I need to embellish a bit more, but here’s the start of today’s projects…so far! The day is young and my desk is exploding with inspiration!”
Donna shared, “This is the sleigh and stocking from the Holiday Gift Card Holders. All of these designs will fit on a 5×7 card front. Next, I will be creating card designs using them.”
We can’t wait to see!
Terry said, “Blessings to my Sunday share friends My share today is from one of my favorite classes at Create 8. Featuring the Birthday Festival & Oblong Concentric dies.”
Stunning card, Terry!
Clare shared, “We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday on the seacoast of NH with my dad, my sister and her fella. We skipped the turkey feast in favor of day-after turkey sandwiches (the best part, am I right?). But our table was set in style with the chargers from Create 8. (The chocolate turkeys are running wild to get out of the melting sun.)”
Gorgeous spread Clare! It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Tina wrote, “Love the Baubles and Branch dies! Merry Christmas to you!”
Nora shared, “I’m a little late but I’m starting to make Christmas cards using the Christmas Celebrations Card Making Kit. This kit is so pretty and makes for fast cards!”
Sue posted, “I’ve been working on Christmas cards!”
Diane said, “Made tags now on to the booklet.”
Jan said, “I finished all the ornaments this week. They are so beautiful!”
Great work, Jan! Now your tree is ready!
Shellie posted, “Each Booklet Album die-project makes an amazing one-of-a-kind gift, and a favorite CREATE 8 Class to me! My Sunday Share has Christmas bells, boughs, and bows coming from all the borders, birds, and berries your beautiful designs bring to us, Anna. I tried my hand at 2 of my favorite cards you originally made and posted earlier in the week (pair of cards at top), which also inspired me to go through my stash, finding and using similar paper patterns and die sets, and also Christmas Celebrations big box. Oh-what-fun!”
Barbie said, “Watched AGTV today! I even crafted along with Miss Anna and made my own picture frame card for my oldest friend from Jr High!”
We’re so glad you joined us yesterday!
Barbara shared, “Diorama Blue Box Card holding a Christmas tag made in Create 8.”
Marie said, “For the past 20 years I have done a watercolor Christmas painting that I then reproduce and send to select family and friends. This year it’s the puppy and I am making a couple of the diorama cards to highlight it. I had fun with this one. Including using dollar store vase fill red balls on the Christmas tree!”
You are so talented, Marie!
Adina posted, “It all started with an old chorus song book that contained this Jingle Bells page. It isn’t in the best shape but I thought I could use it on a card. The bell theme intrigued me. I used the Bell Pop-Out Dies. I extended the width of the card by adding two more shadow layers. I framed the Jingle Bell page with the Diorama Box Die. After that, it was just embellishing.”
Shirli said, “I’m changing things up this Christmas. In order to cull some xmas card kits I’ve made several cards (~150); nothing fancy mind you (envelope fitting) to pass along to neighbors and friends for them to disperse. These are the tags for that gifting purpose, along with a couple cards.”
Christine posted, “I had hoped to send this to Anna for Fan Mail Friday, but simply ran out of time. I am so very thankful for Anna and for all of my fellow Griffinites who inspire me every day. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! (Made with Anna’s diorama box dies, paisley paper and vintage fall decoupage die cuts).”
Thank you for sharing it here! Great work!
Mary shared, “All Anna except the white, yellow and blue card stock. Star Doily is Anna’s Splendid Soirée Cricut Cartridge. I used Anna’s blue Toile for the base page. The red border die is from Crop at Home. Title, journaling die, ship and Star are Anna. I used items from Celebration Chest, Carte Canton Blue too! To create the bunting, I just drew straight red parallel lines on paper and cut out rosettes. Cut in half and tucked behind the Star doily they look so festive! Now I can share the story of my Dad and his 2 brothers and their service in WWII.”
Susan said, “I have been wanting to make this for awhile and finally got around to it! I made this in honor of my mom, Jennie, whose presence is greatly missed at our Thanksgiving table (and in our lives). I layered 4 of the largest frame dies (with center fussy cut out) and 2 of the smaller dies (with center fussy cut out) and shadow layer. I made a simple tent card by connecting two of the large shadow layers together (I actually cut 4 because the toile paper was single sided and I wanted the interior of the shadow layers to present as toile also). I made the flowers from ribbon scraps and used the tiny little foliage dies from the Diorama die set to make the leaves. I don’t have the original copy of this photo, so the quality of this one is not great — hoping to replace it with a better copy! I wanted to make this frame first as a trial run to work out the details before using the final photo.”
You’ve created the perfect frame!
Eve said, “In support of today’s made easy tutorial. I actually made these when the dies first came out.”
We are thrilled to pieces that so many of you are joining us on AGTV. If you missed yesterday’s Picture Perfect show, then you can catch up on all of the festive fun we had here. Mark your calendars for our next AGTV show on December 7th, 2022 at 12pm Eastern. We love being able to connect with you through our new streaming platform where we can all do what we love, craft! Keep posting your amazing projects on our social media channels, and we will share your spectacular work right here next week on Craftspiration.
Bye for now,