December 1, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration- December 1st, 2022
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!
Roxanne posted, “I love these snow people. I’m pretty sure I recognize one as the face of W.C. Fields!”
Barbara shared, “Diorama Blue Box Card holding a Christmas tag made in Create 8.”
Sheri wrote, “Here’s my fun Woody Wagon. A couple of elf’s are helping Santa deliver the Christmas packages.”
Too cute! We love your interpretation!
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!
Sherry posted, “This set of mini Nativity scenes is so precious. I paired it with the 3D Christmas Concentric dies and a beautiful gold and white card.”
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,
I would like to enter to win – not sure if I’m doing it correctly. #WinItWednesday
Would love to have ornament dies – they are just lovely… would make nice gifts
even to put on presents. Thank you.
These are all absolutely beautiful, the dog watercolor is amazing 🤩
These are all absolutely beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Anna and team! What a beautiful display of talent. I love them ALL, especially Mary’s scrapbook page and Susan’s photo frame -exquisite!
The angel die and stickers make such a beautiful ornament. Lovely and creative!
What beautiful creations you all have shared! I am inspired by each one of you!
I love all these projects! I’m proud to be part of such a creative community. Everyone is so talented & the projects are always so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your creative talents. These cards were so much fun to look at and enjoy. The colors were spectacular and the woody recreated into a truck overbrimming with presents was fantastic. Who wouldn’t get a smile?
I think you have inspired my creative innerself, which I needed.
Have a safe weekend and happy crafting.
These projects are all absolutely gorgeous! We are able to create these amazing items because Anna creates so many incredible materials for us to work with. I’m hoping Anna will bring us more mini embellishments and sentiments to use with our beautiful card dies…slimline Carte Noel House, Holiday Hearth, Window Scene; loved the swag used on the window. I realize this is from an older Kit, but I’ve used all of those. Thank you Anna for your beautiful products!
Wow! Hiw beautiful are all the crafts and cards!
Just admire the creativity and the products used!
Wow!!!! All were so stunning. Loved the Elf/Santa Woody Wagon Easel Card. So cleaver and whimsical. That Mini Nativity Card really caught my eye. So Beautiful! Loved the Stocking tags and now I need to get moving on making some of those.
SPECTACULAR ! 👏🏼😍👏🏼
I love each & every one. I am wanting to create something so bad. Looking forward to when I can.
OMG I love the holidays and seeing all the beautiful cards people make. It is so exciting seeing the different things people do with the same dies and card kits. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Anna, the staff and all the Griffinites!
Fabulous Craftspiration today Wow!
Thank you all for the inspiration!
Great job everyone. I am taking a year off on handmade cards for this year. It makes life so much easer. Next year I will make my Christmas cards again. Thanks Anna for all the great things.
I’m starting to fall in love with the GIFT TAG DIES and the GIFT CARD DIES there are so many different ways to use them.
It’s so fun to be included in the CRAFTSPIRATION Blog thank you. And I’m really enjoying AGTV LIVE.
Soooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Love all of the cards they are simply beautiful,especially the one with the puppy. Always look forward to I call Sharing Day.
Thank you everyone who shared their beautiful cards. I get so inspired. I made 40 Christmas cards so far and now I want to make more for a rest home where one of my friends has moved to. Anna’s cards are so beautiful and the kits make me look like I’m an expert card maker. Marie your page is so special and beautiful. Thanks everyone for sharing.
Each & every item shared today is absolutely beautiful – but then isn’t it funny how all Anna inspired items are. Talked with my eldest son a few moments ago & he told me he looks forward to each handmade card i give him & his sons – in fact if it isn’t handmade he throws them away. Told me the handmade ones mean so much to him & he doesn’t like the “Hallmark” ones as they aren’t the true feeling he gets from the handmade ones. That was something I never thought of hearing from him as he is far from sentimental – so Anna I guess you know just what you were put on this earth to do.
I love you too
I AM SO BEHIND ON MY CHRISTMAS CARDS THIS YEAR. I HAD SI MANY BDAY AND SOME SYMPATHY. THEE CARDS HERE ARE AMAZING. ILL GET THERE ONE DAY. SIGH…..
Fantastic creations! Anna’s products unleash creativity,
So many wonderful cards and projects and a few that I might try! Marie, your watercolor puppy is so adorable and I applaud your impressive talent! I am really in awe of many of today’s contributions, and I feel pretty honored to be mixed among them.
Thanks for including me and thanks for all the inspiration I gathered from others today!
I was so looking forward to making my Christmas cards. I am in rehab with a fractured hip and Covid. Quarantined for 16 days! Looks like no Christmas cards from me this year. So disappointed
each project is as beautiful as the next.
Talented people those Griffinites!
Oh, I wish I could have gone to create 8 classes. We just couldn’t do it because, our insurance didn’t pay for my surgery that was $68,000.00 dollars. I doubt I’ll ever be able to go until I get this darn debt paid off. But, the beautiful projects that come out of Create 8 are so lovely, I can’t help but wish to try and go next year.
Thank you all for sharing your pretty cards and frames with us, they are truly all a work of art!
They are stunning!!!!!!! Please include me on Win It Wednesday.
The makes get better and better so fantastic
LOVELY! LOVELY!! LOVELY!!! Such gorgeous cards, each unique yet thematic! Thank you all for sharing your special greetings. Also, thank you, Anna, for your inspiration and guidance.
What an inspirational, Thursday such beautiful creations. It gets me into the Holiday Spirits. I loved all of the creations great job everyone. Love them all.
Shut the front door!!!! I’ve never seen such an awesome bunch of wonderful!
Great job to everyone.
All of these cards are just dripping with beauty.
Stunning as usual but with a bit of a higher kick for me.
I love them all.
Such beautiful works of art.
Marie your watercolor painting of the puppy melted my heart. I can’t tell you how many fur babies my husband and I have adopted over the years and what love they have brought to our lives. You created an absolute precious little fur baby!
So many beautiful projects! I love seeing what everyone makes, lots of inspiration!
So Beautiful In The Making!!!
Happy Holidays to all…..
Robin in Washington
Thank you for sharing all the beautiful cards and projects! So much inspiration!
What great ideas and everyone is beautiful
“ creative in the making” for sure and ThankYou for “ Win it Wednesday” so we can be our best using your beautiful products! 💗
One is more beautiful than the next. Everyone is so talented.
Oh my goodness! There are so many beautiful creations. I’m honored to have mine included on your blog.
Dear Anna, love everything, what a great following you have. So many inspire all of us with their talents. It makes us feel like we can really make something unique using your dies and all. God bless you today and everyday. Love you lots, Coni
So very festive. A wonderful way to start the month of December. Everything is spectacular. Lots of good ideas that we can all copy.
Just breathtaking. Thank you everyone for sharing.
All so gorgeous, I need to get to work
Oh my goodness, I am so inspired by all of these beautiful cards and the creativity of each and everyone who submitted this week. ❤
Congrats to everyone who made Craftspiration! Your projects beautiful!
Love the WW11 card. I remember my mother receiving the call that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. Her reaction is seared in my brain forever. There were no victims in that generation,only honorable men with a sense of love and duty to country. If my father passed a woman on the street he would tip his hat in respect. Such wonderful memories of loyalty, duty,kindness, andhonor.
I just read your message and got chills. My Grandfather was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Thank you for your words. And I also thank everyone that served and is serving.
Great inspiration! Thanks everyone for sharing!
all are stunning
I love the ideas from all the projects. It makes me want to drop everything and start crafting. Hoping everyone has a very blessed and safe Holiday!
Each submission is awe inspiring and gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
I love everything! So much inspiration.
Thanks for making my day better!
So many fabulous creations today! I found Susans card with her Mother especially touching, and love the ribbon flowers.
I am inspired.
I have the mini nativity dies.
Sherry, love how you used the dir.
Wow. What talent! You folks are amazing. Certainly does inspire me. Thanks!
Griffinites are truly creative geniuses as evidenced every week by the beautiful products shown. I’m ready to start working on next year’s cards and tags after seeing those inspirational designs.
Wow, what an amazingly inspirational Craftspiration! Definitely the most talented paper decorators out there.
Beautiful everyone (I’m still waiting for my gift card dies ☹️) can’t wait for them. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all. 😘
So much inspiration. Absolutely beautiful
I just love Craftspiration. I need the lift it gives me to start crafting. I thought I was ahead on Christmas cards, after all I bought the big kit, paper, angels. But, I am so behind I can’t believe it. The kit doesn’t make the cards haha…😆
Thank you for showing our diorama box and all the wonderful Anna Griffin creations
I am so impressed at all the beautiful memories shown in the not only scrapbook pages but in the cards and tags that are made.
Thanks to everyone for sharing your creative beauties.
Anna and fabulous contributors to today’s
Anna and Today’s Contributors to Craftspiration:
Perhaps it is the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the creations shown today are magnificent. For all of you, it is clear that you love paper crafting by the ingenuity and beauty of your cards/scrapbook pages/tags/ornaments. Thank you for supporting all of us who learn so much from each of you, especially you Anna.
Blessings of the season to you all.
Lovely and inspiring shares! Thanks to all!
Hello Miss Anna and Co!
Thanks for always sharing the inspiration that goes along with all the beautiful products you create!
Thanks for sharing all you incredible crafters!
Wow!These cards are unbelievably beautiful!
Wow! Happy December 1st, everyone’s creations and that view are beautiful.
All so inspiring.
Beautiful and inspiring!
Beautiful and touching! The four service men brothers brought tears to my eyes! Mir
Anna fabulous offerings from the Griffinites. I need to step up my game just started my cards for the holidays
Such lovely creations!
These cards are inspiration
tor me to start getting some cards made!
These, as usual, are amazing! So much to inspire our creativity and card making skills.
Thank you, Anna, for sharing these wonderful cards with us!
Love all these projects but Marie’s painting of her puppy is adorable! I’m sure the recipients will love opening this card!
Wow! A lot of love and skill went into these beautiful works of art!
gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!
So many beautiful images and such wonderful inspiration! Thanks!
There are so many beautiful and original creations on this page, that it is hard to declare a favorite. But, what talent (combined with great products) can be found here, today! Happy holidays to each one of you!
The picture frame by Susan is beautiful!!
Oh WOW Anna, Craftspiration heaven!!! Thank you all for sharing so many great designs.
Thank you for sharing all these beautiful creations. Gives me ideas to use the dies I already have.
Now that’s some great inspiration! Heading to my craft room to make more Christmas cards. Thanks to all! ❤️
WoW wow wow…can’t pick just one! But the PINK AND GREEN concept? opened a new
Christmas door in my thinking!
It’s all so beautiful. Seeing these items really get me in the Christmas spirit.
Thank you for highlighting all this wonderful talent. Beautiful projects!
Wow that was so fantastic to look through!! I love the ideas of different ways to use the dies & materials.💗💗💗
All are so pretty.
Such wonderful creations !
Love seeing all the artistically made cards.
Not sure if I’m doing it correctly. #WinItWednesday
Would love to have ornament dies – they are just lovely… would make nice gifts
even to put on presents. Thank you.