December 8, 2022 • Anna Griffin
There are only 2 and a half weeks until Christmas! We have seen so many gorgeous cards on our social media channels that we just had to share with you. We are always so inspired by your cards, scrapbook pages and paper projects. Craftspiration is the place to be if you are looking to have a light bulb crafting moment! What is really fun is how we can see how you combine products together in a beautiful way, how diecuts are re-imagined and even the gifts you are creating for others for the holidays.
Scroll down to see this week’s crafty offerings!
Yvonne wrote, “Count your blessings!! Every year we select 2 families who have turned to our church asking for help with Christmas. One was for a little girl age 3 who asked for a baby doll, dollhouse or anything unicorn. The other one was for a little boy age 6, asking for clothes or shoes, socks or a coat. These are the Nativity easel cards I made to include with the gifts. I added an Angel from the Favorite Angel Stickers to each one. Even tho it is asked to buy something for at least $20, we bought everything on their list!! Merry Christmas.”
What a wonderful gift, Yvonne!
Pam said, “One of my Christmas cards I did for a weekly challenge of a card a week in the #AZGriffingals.”
Lillian said, “I enjoyed working with the slimline Christmas botanical card kit.. just finishing up with these last three card and still have extras sentiments and die cuts!”
Terry posted, “The Snow People Stickers are my favorite new Christmas item this year. They are adorable in the snowglobe.”
Clare shared, “I added the photo to the back of the signed page you sent. All Anna except the title which was made with Phonto and Cricut. I split the frame and added a border sticker so I could mat the whole photo. Thanks so much for having your staff take this photo and sending it to me!”
Arlene said, “This last week got busy and made my sister’s birthday card out of the beautiful Diorama Card Box dies.”
Seeing all of these dioramas is so much fun!
Diane posted her beautiful gingerbread houses.
Sherry said, “I am making Christmas ornaments to attach to my Christmas packages. Here are a few!”
They are going to make each gift extra special!
Sharilyn wrote, “Think I got this impression dies stamping down.”
Barbara shared, “A Christmas Townhouse Row.”
These are beautiful!
Beth shared, “A few of my friends on my Holiday mailing list celebrate Hanukkah. I am so appreciative for the dies and kit Anna created last season. I have also used the dies to make BarMitzvah cards too.”
Carmen shared, “During the Thanksgiving and Christmas months, I make bread (raisin cinnamon swirl) for the neighbors, and for those with kids, I like to put something extra special like chocolates in the bag, but they need to be in a separate bag, otherwise the chocolate will melt. I could wait for it to cool off, but handing them the warm bag when it’s just freshly made, the aroma brings smiles to their faces. This “gift tag” (more like a gift bag) has ample space on both sides for a credit card and other little goodies, like chocolate squares, etc. Now I can attach the tag to the bag handle!”
So thoughtful, Carmen!
Adina posted, “My favorite cardstock from Create 8 is the pink Poinsettia. I had one piece small piece left after doing the Festive Edges class. That was the paper that I wanted to showcase in this card. Ha! Of course, I had to cover it up! I used the Album Dies to make the background. That is where my favorite paper is hiding. I made the bauble out of the Hot Air Balloon Easel Dies. The hole at the top of the bauble is from Terrific Tags. The fuzzy part of the bow is a strip I cut from a scarf that I bought on senior day at my little thrift store. Fifty cents and I probably have enough to make a gazillion bows!”
This is such a clever idea to use the hot air balloon as an ornament!
Lisa said, “Here is this year’s Christmas Card using the Nativity easel die set and Christmas For All Paper Crafting Kit. Love those double sided papers, just wish there were more than 2 of each design. Started making cards late this year (last weekend). The rush is on to finish. I’m finding non-machinable cards hand-cancelled cards are taking 10 days to reach out of state recipients.”
Beautiful work, Lisa!
Armanda shared her shadow box.
Oh what fun! Thank you for sharing your talents and projects with us, everyone! Keep posting your paper projects with us on our social media channels. We will share more of your amazing work next week! If you missed yesterday’s AGTV show: Finishing Touches, you can catch up and shop the show here. The projects we made and tips shared will have you ready on Christmas day!
Bye for now,