December 29, 2022 • Anna Griffin
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!