December 29, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration- December 29th, 2022
We hope that you have had some extra time to craft and create after such a wonderful, busy holiday season. This year has been a whirlwind of creativity and community; we wouldn’t have it any other way! This week, we wanted to share some of the amazing things that you made and posted. It is so inspiring to be surrounded by such talented people. We all make each other better crafters!
Let’s see what was shared this week!
La Mari shared,”Thank you to Anna Griffin Inc. and her staff for making so many people happy. Especially happy for myself to have received a Christmas Card this year. Thank you so much. I am always amazed by Anna’s grace and generosity.”
Mary said, “Looking forward to another year of crafting inspiration from this group and all at AG Inc!”
Adina posted, “I love going back and watching repeats of the classes offered in the Finishing School Library! This card is from the Shaped Card class. Since I moved my computer to the desk in my craft room, I can pause the video and craft right along with Anna.”
Yolanda wrote, “This is definitely worth sharing. This is Mrs. Melnick. Her son was my art professor in college. About 30 years ago, he hired me to make her a blouse out of fabric with music notes on it. This paper and the musical instruments are perfect for her card. She loved it. She also says these cards look like the top of a Victorian cake. Love it!!! Of course I told her about Anna Griffin and her archive.”
This is definitely worth sharing. We know she loved it so much.
Mary said, “Beautiful in blue Anna Griffin Inc. I used Anna’s toile for the background, the frame is Anna’s Nifty Nested Layers, embellishments come from Crop at Home Events. I added rosettes made with scrap paper and some berry picks. Anna please make some berry pick dies! I bought another brand and regret it every time I cut some. Most cuts end in the trash because another brand doesn’t cut like your dies!”
Yvonne said, “I finished my Create 8 Booklet Album and gifted it in celebration of my Granddaughter, Allison’s First Birthday last Saturday!😍 Her birthday party theme was ‘Alice in Onederland’ and I knew that the Annalise patterns and color palette would make this a very special keepsake album with all of the very sweet photos of Allison in her blue and white ‘Alice’ dress and the other birthday mementos Mom will tuck inside. As paper crafters, we are often reminded to use what we have in our craft room so I pulled my G45 Alice’s Tea Party from my hoard vault and ‘Alice in Onederland’ was born! After going through my Create 8 Booklet Album kit again, I must admit that I am so excited to see Anna’s HSN Anniversary Product Preview videos for 2023, especially the Annalise Collection!🤩 Have a Merry Christmas Anna, Team AG and fellow Griffinites!”
Love it, Yvonne! How special!
Bronwen wrote, “Each Christmas I make a card for my niece featuring her Corgi. Here’s this year’s card. So much fun! Merry Christmas, everyone!”
What a cutie!
Susan posted, “Playing with the 3D Romantic layer dies today — I had 2 identical printed card bases so I used one card to make the die cuts and layered them on top of the second card to create a shadow box effect. I thought the result was interesting … the 3D detail on the patterned paper is subtle, looks like embossing … it’s difficult to capture the detail and dimension in the photo, The layers sort of blend together here in the photo, but in person, the card appears to have more 3D detail and dimension. I shaped all the die cuts over the edge of my glass table to give them a curved (bowed) shape and also did the same for the sentiment and the flowers. I also added gold matte foil drop shadow layers behind the patterned layers and attached everything to the card base using foam tape and hot glue to hold the shape.”
Beth shared, “I can’t believe my great niece will be turning one on New Years Day! We will be celebrating with a Onederland party at a local tea house . The tea cup popup kit was the perfect choice for her birthday card . I was able to combine Anna’s products with other ephemera I had in my craft room to Create a special card for the occasion. I made a shadow box belly band as a closure for this thick card . And on the back of the card I made a pocket to house a signature card along with a monetary gift for her college fund . AG products used in creating this card : Tea cup pop up kit , paper and ephemera from the Salon Nouveau Paper Crafting Kit , Doily dies ,Square Doily dies, Crop at Home Border dies, 3D Decorative Border Dies, 3D Clock dies, Flourish from the 3D Concertina Concentric Card Dies, Tea sticker diecuts, Simple Signature Cards, and the Every day Banner sentiment stickers.”
Kaye said, “Anna showed the musical Dresdens on AGTV today and I made a retirement card for my sister, the music teacher, using those Dresdens a few years back.”
Dresden adds the perfect special touch!
Everyone’s cards and pages are just Beautiful.
Seeing one of my projects in today’s Craftspiration post is an AWESOME way to end my 2022 year!😍 All of the project shares are GORGEOUS and I thank each and every one of you for posting your creations for this great community!🤩
Since joining Anna, Team AG and the AG Community at Create 7, I have learned so much and have definitely taken my paper crafting skills to the next level. Along with the abundant craftspiration I have found in the AG community, the AG die sets and materials I have been able to purchase have given me the ability and the confidence to make something beautiful that will put a smile on someone’s face. Thank you, Anna, for making me smile too every time I craft and every time I watch one of your videos. Whether it’s a card or an album or a scrapbook layout, it’s all truly beautiful in the making.🥰
I look forward to your first AGTV show of 2023, your HSN Anniversary Program and the new AG Member Classes that will further spark the CRAFTSPIRATION of all of the Griffinites!🤩
My motto for 2023: CREATE!🎉💃🏻🙌🏽
Blessings to you, ANNA, Team AG and all of my fellow Griffinites. Have a very happy, safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!🙏🏽🍾🥂🥰
What incredible inspiration to herald the New Year from our talented crafting community! Wishing All a Happy and Glorious 2023!
Wow, so many cards and craft items! It really is inspire me to make Anna Griffin Cards.
I love the projects and ideas. Thank you so much for sharing.
Wishing Anna and all her staff a very Happy New Year. Becoming a “Griffinite” in the last few months of 2022 certainly became the “cherry on top” for me. Looking forward to a great year of new ideas and creations. The Christmas cards I sent out this year from the Christmas card craft box I ordered generated so many compliments. Thank you
Wow, how creative! I love these projects!
Happy New Year to you all and I wish everyone a healthy and safe one. It’s so inspiring to see what Griffinites create. I love the Mini House Dies and Stamps. They would be a wonderful addition to my Anna crafting. It would be wonderful to win them.
Lovely descriptions of every card. Crafters are resourceful! I love Alice in Wonderland and gather as much as possible of that theme. Fantasy on a card makes it so much fun. I always try to have a “gimmick” on some part of my cards to make my pals smile. These artists are inspiring.
Griffinites are definitely creative. Beautiful work, everyone.
All the cards are absolutely beautiful. I always enjoy seeing the cards. A lot of talent and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Pat in NC
Oh wow, so much talent shown here! Everything is just beautiful!
I always look forward to seeing all the new projects and products. I have been a fan of yours for many years.
Gorgeous! Mary’s Beautiful in Blue and Susan’s 3-D Romantic Layers cards take the cake. Truly inspiring.
Such beautiful work here.
Always such inspiration from the craft community. One of these days I will get something posted and a card in for FMF!! Thanks everyone for sharing and blessings to all in the new year!
I must find a day to craft!! Y’all’s work has inspired me !
Happy New Year, and healthy and safe holidays for everyone. How delightful to see the gifts made for the Onederland birthday babies. Graphic 45 is one of the few companies that does vintage up to the standard of Anna’s products. Using Anna’s dies, it just takes these Alice items to the next level. I am so looking forward to 2023. I have my fingers crossed that some of the products Anna has hinted about do make an appearance in the next months.
Craftspiration today is a stunner. Warms the heart to see so much beauty come from the hands of this crafting community. Cannot wait for Your Anniversary shows on HSN on the 17th. Thanks to you, Anna, for all you do and your generous spirit.
All the cards are Beautiful my favorite is Mrs. Mel nick’s card. Happy New Year to you and your staff Anna.
Such beautiful items to work with Anna, we all (I think I can speak for most of us) appreciate you to the moon and back. “Buckle up Buttercup” as our friend and mentor would say, for the New Year,
Beautiful work everyone is so talented. Hoping mine turn out as well as all of you talented crafters.
Such wonderful cards and crafts! Thank you all for sharing your creations. I don’t get to craft as often as I like because my husband is recovering from brain surgeries so looking at all your beautiful work makes me happy enough to get by until he’s better and some of my time will be mine again. Happy New Year to all!
Keeping positive thoughts to you and your husband for a speedy recovery!
The cards are beautiful as always. We can’t expect any less from all of those Griffinites out there!!!
Love, Love, Love the mini house! I enjoy looking at all the beautiful creations!
The house is beautiful!!!I have a friend who is a realtor and she would love this!
Incredible creativity 💝🥰✨
Happy New Year! 🥂🥳
I would love to win the Mini House stamp and die set. It would make a fabulous card to welcome new families to our neighborhood. Thank you!
Hi Anna live them all!
Happy new year!
I would love to win!!❤️❤️❤️
FABULOUS artwork everyone.
Love to win!!
Very inspirational and beautiful projects. Thank you everyone for sharing your projects with us. Happy New Year everyone.
So many beautiful and creative cards. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks to all of the Griffinites for sharing. Everything is beautiful as always!😁
So many creative Anna crafters.
thank you for sharing.
big thank you to Anna for my Winner Wednesday prize , look forward to using.
Happy New Year !
So beautiful, filled with joy and love! Anna, you have inspired us all, and I am delighted that many share their lovely creations. Happy New Year and another year of crafty paper crafts to everyone!!!
Thank You All, Crafters for sharing your beautiful cards and pages and stories. It makes me feel like I know you well.
Looking forward to Jan 4 th with Anna on AGTV and then Jan 17 on HSN
Wishing all a Happy New Year.
All the crafters that are posted are just amazing. I really enjoyed the Alice in Onederland. I wish I would have bought the tea cup set, I guess I’ll have to see what is on sale.
What beautiful projects. I love looking at what the other members of Anna world. I am still the Susan Lucci of Anna Griffin
I would love to win the mini house dies.. I could pair it with the haunted house that I purchased last fall. What fun!
So many inspiring cards! Can’t wait for the 17th. Love the mini house and mini dies.
I am always amazed at the talent of you Griffinites. I hope I will be able to share one day.
Happy New Year
Always inspiring us to create beautiful works of love! Thank you Anna!!💝
I am so inspired by all these beautiful projects. I am setting my new goals for next year and that’s watching and rewatching all the finishing school classes and rewatching create 7, 2021 if still available, and create 8,2022.
I love the essentials packet, I too would like to thank you for the Christmas card. It was such a thoughtful gesture.
Beautiful inspiration! Happy New Year!
Thanks for sharing Anna! Love seeing everyone’s designs & creativity!
Wishing you and your crew a glorious 2023!
— Robin in Washington
Beautiful, everyone is so talented!
I love the 3D dies. I think the buildings are my fave. So beautiful.
Lovely, lovely, LOVELY!
You crafters are the bomb. You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you. 😘
I love seeing all the beautiful pages and cards that are shared here on the blog every Thursday! So many lovely things for my eyes to behold. Thanks so much for sharing!
Beautiful creations. Can’t wait for the first AGTV show of the new year!
Such talent, always such inspiration!
Wonderful cards, all❣️
SO MUCH FUN!!! As always Anna, everyone shines with assist from your items we love so much.
Hoping everyone will have a safe, and Happy New Year. All of us are saddened with the weather conditions causing problems.
So very beautiful, all of them!
Once again I just LOVE everything!!
But I must say An Alice in Onerland Birthday Party is quite ingenious. I LOVE a good play on words and this one is perfect for a one year olds tea party.
Anna’s products paired perfectly with the Alice in Wonderland papers from Graphic 45. Usually it is hard matching her Perfect Pallette papers with other companies because her colors are customized. That is why I NEVER hesitate to purchase paper in her Perfect Pallette. Whenever there is a new size, it’s on my must have list.
Still LOVE Craftspration Thursdays the most. So much Creativity and beauty that I can see and incorporate into my own projects.
Thank you to everyone who makes this possible for me to see.
Happy New Year!!🎉
Beautiful inspiration as always! Happy New Year everyone!
Love love love everything!! I can’t wait to make my teacup cards!! So inspiring.
BEAUTIFUL! SO INSPIRING!
Absolutely beautiful cards!
Amazing cards shared this week…thank you all❤️
I too love seeing all the inspiration that’s being shared on here. Love these projects
These are all works of art. What amazingly talented folks reside here.
Thank you, Anna, for sharing. Happy New Year to you, your staff and the Griffinites.❤️
Amazing! I love the teacup birthday card and the musical card especially. I am always inspired seeing Griffinites work! I love this community ❤️
Happy new year 🎊
Lovely cards! Always love seeing such beauty!
I love seeing all these wonderful examples. Inspires me so much!
Thank you all.
There is absolutely nothing better than receiving a beautiful handmade card and the gorgeous ones showcased this week are evidence of that. I am in awe of each and every one of these creative and talented “artists”. Thank you Anna for inspiring us and have a blessed New Year.
These projects are so inspiring. I’m humbled by the talent of my fellow Griffinites. Am hoping for some finishing school classes on the album dies.
Happy New Year!
Happy new year to Anna and her team and each and every Griffinite out there. I can’t wait to see what Anna has in store for us in 2023. May your year be filled with beauty and delight.
I wish there was a way to save the photos of the cards on this blog. I would love to be able to make some of these but my 77 year old mind is not capable of remembering and then I forget which blog post it is in. Is there a way to save an individual photo? I am also not very pc literate so there ay be but not to me 🙂 I love Anna products and have hundreds but the ideas are of built into this old brain….love you Anna!
I am now craft inspired. Thanks everyone!
Happy New Year!
What a good idea using the corgi pic in the card.
Thanks for sharing all the beautiful creations. Everyone is so talented.
Thank you for sharing all of this beautiful and inspirational creative works of ART!!!
Beautiful creations! So inspiring…thank you all for sharing❤️
Wow the new year is almost upon us. Where did 2022 go. I have no resolutions other than following Anna and learning more and getting new ideas. I am so glad I belong to AG and look forward to another year of FS and Charm school, blogs, and live events. Love you Anna, Coni
All beautiful and great new ideas!!
Such inspiration in all of these creations!
Wow what a way to end the year. Each card so beautiful. Loved Beth and Yvonne’s creative work for their one year olds. Adina and Kaye’s pink florals are hints of spring colors. My husband gifted me with Finishing school for Christmas. I think I will be busy.
Happy New Year all! Let us be open to the wonder of our inspired New Year.
Such beautiful projects everyone, great inspiration! I am almost finished setting up my studio since I moved! So excited…
Gorgeous! Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I love being inspired by all the creative forces in this amazing community💕
Happy New Year to all!!!!!
How beautiful all the creations are, and each one different and unique. Anna spurs the imagination and creativity in all of us and each Thursday is a like a visit to an art show!
Well done, everyone!
The talents of this community are endless. We are never at a loss for inspiration!