January 12, 2023 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration- January 12th, 2023
There are so many fantastic projects that we saw on social media, in our Finishing School Community and that you emailed to us. Wow! From Christmas cards and Valentine’s card to birthday projects and more, there is a lot to see on today’s Craftspiration post. There are so many great ideas on display for you today including using the Woodie Wagon Slimline Dies to make a Valentine’s Day card, using the Carte Canton Blue Finishing School Craft Box for a Lunar New Year card and so much more.
Feast your eyes on all of the spectacular projects that were made and shared this week.
Dayle said, “I have been wanting to make a page with the snowflake wonderland finishing school kit. I really did struggle with finding the right papers and placement. All Anna except for pearls and stickels. Thank you everyone for being so kind in letting me share.”
Sherry posted, “I have been spending this past week writing my Christmas Thank You’s. This year I decided to make square Thank you cards. Here is one thank you card.”
Gorgeous card, Sherry!
Diane shared, “Christmas Card Challenge Week 2 using the 3D Rose Concentric die and the 3D Neoclassical die. The sentiment and the shadow layer came from cutting out parts of some Christmas folio boxes.”
Donna wrote, “These cards were made from some older cards, card fronts, and acetate that I’m trying to finish out. Though not twins, they share the same bday 1/6 and mine is the 7th. I love to tell the story that I didn’t have a Bday cake that didn’t say Happy Bday Donna, Billy and Mike till I was 26. Hope they like them.”
Marie said, “I decided I better get going with Valentines Day cards so I cut a bunch of the impression dies and then wanted to use Carte Noire and the new oblong slimline cut and emboss folder. The cut outs fell exactly over some of the hearts in the card base I had picked and you can still kind of see those hearts in the back. The Carte Noire flowers really finished this one off.”
Susan shared, “Thank you so much, Adina, for your beautiful birthday card with vintage ephemera tucked inside. I love it!! You really made my day today! Love and hugs to you.”
It’s been wonderful seeing you two’s friendship!
Donna wrote, “Made a Christmas card in black and white using the screen die set. Did both sides. It turned out to be everyone’s favorite this year. Thanks Anna.”
Vickey shared, “A modified Woodie Wagon, all decked out for Valentine’s Day. Supplies, techniques: This project is all Anna, with the exception of the shiny black card stock and the pattern for the wood panel on the truck bed. I created the panel on an electronic cutting machine, then cut it out using Anna’s gray woodgrain card stock from her Holiday Hearth Pattern Card Stock). I used the Valentine Cut and Emboss Folders for the hearts. I created a box out of scrap card stock to glue the two sides together so the truck could stand by itself.”
What a cute idea!
Nancy shared, “After watching Anna’s finishing school,I made this card for my Daughter in Law’s birthday that is the end of January. She always enjoys my cards. My Granddaughter has save every card that I have made for them. I know she will love it.”
Mary Beth shared, “Experimenting with papers, die cuts, embellishments to create Slimline Valentines! It’s a happy escape from the cold winter outside…”
Margie emailed, “Cards I have made I’m 78 the 20th.”
Happy early birthday, Margie!
Colleen said, “Good Day. As a newbie to card making, I want to share with you my most recent creation……my Christmas cards that I made. I actually made a total of 37 cards! This was my 3rd attempt at making cards. I started card making with your products in October 2022 to make 12 Halloween cards and because they came out so good I also made 22 Thanksgiving cards. Anna, it is because of you that I feel good about making them because I have received numerous compliments for the recipients of these cards. I have purchased a lot of your merchandise (including your different kits) and because of all those supplies, you are helping me excel little by little with each batch of cards that I make. Please enjoy my Christmas cards. I am so proud of myself that there isn’t one card that is a duplicate of another. Each and every card I’ve made from Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas have all been unique in me designing them. THANK YOU for being a very gifted artist/designer and for sharing your gifts with me and your card making community!”
We are so glad that you are here, Colleen!
Edyne wrote, “I finally cleaned my craft room and realized I never got to use my Anna Griffin Angels! Angels are needed all through the year, so I made a little winter angel door dangle from Paper Tricks and China Cabinet dies. The back has a little encouraging message. I love the pink for winter!”
Thea posted, “I’m just in love with the Tunnel Cards! Here’s a special anniversary card. Anna went above and beyond when creating this card format. I can’t wait to make more.”
Sally said, “I created this vintage inspired Valentine this morning.”
Pam posted, “Made my first Handsome Spinner card for a friend whose birthday is this week. Thought it needed something behind the spinner.”
Now that is a handsome birthday card.
Penny shared, “Using a CAH 2 layout! Wahoo!”
Shirley posted, “The moment I saw the Carte Canton Bleu finishing box, I was in love because the vases resemble the antique ones my mom had. As Chinese New Year approaches, I decided to make a card using the beautiful blue embellishments and die set from the box. I also used Anna’s 3D fantastic fan to make the background. The banner on the sentiment is from the Banner Day sentiment stamps and dies set. The Chinese sentiment reads: blossoming flowers bringing good fortune (花開富貴).”
This is an amazing interpretation, Shirley! Love your creativity!
Vanessa said, “I love details!”
Gay Lynn posted, “I made a sympathy card for a colleague. Taking the time to create a card is a great way to show your concern and care for another.”
We know that your colleague will appreciate the kind gesture.
Terry said, “Sharing a Carte Noire Valentine today. Dies used: Romantic Frame, Oblong Concentric & Valentine Doily.”
Everything “Anna” is beautiful… can only get so many products so have to choose.
Cards displayed here are so lovely. Thank you.
So much great inspiration!!
Very Beautiful! Thank you❣
Absolutely gorgeous projects!!!
Lovely inspiration, thanks. I love those gorgeous gingerbreads!
What beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us
Thanks for sharing. The cards are so beautiful.
So many beautiful cards and pages to feast my eyes on. Thank you all for sharing and inspiring !
Wow! Everything was so stupendous I was thinking my little angel might not have made the cut! Thanks for Craftspiration! Susan, your antique books are cool. Margie, keep on crafting. You inspire me. All the cards & scrapbook pages were perfect. In the comments Wanda said we would be stuck with crayons & school glue😂. I can’t help thinking…that’s how it all began for most of us!
All very beautiful!
The pages, cards and door hangings are beautiful.
So many gorgeous things, I love seeing what everyone makes!
What a wonderful array of inspiration today! Prior to card making, my craft life began with scrapbooking, so I am certainly drawn to the included layouts. Dayle, your snowflake wonderland is beautiful! Edyne, your door dangle is precious. What else is there to say about Pam’s Handsome Spinner card than WOW – stunning!! Thank you everyone for sharing your amazing talents. 👏 ❤️ 😊
So many beautiful cards! Thank you all for sharing your talents!!💖 Sally
Such creativity that has no bounds. Just wonderful!
Gorgeous makes everyone
WOW….each and every one…stunning ❤️
Gorgeous inspiration from everyone this week so beautiful 🙂
I just LOVE Thursday’s. So much beautiful inspiration. Eye candy, so much eye candy. And calorie free!!!
The Griffinites never disappoint.
Love love love that truck
WOW so many BEAUTIFUL cards
Beautiful projects filled with inspiration!! Would love to be a winner of the Annalise paper kit💞
So many beautiful and creative things! Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Beautiful in the Making!!! Mir
All so lovely!!!! Thank you, Anna, for inspiring those crafters and me to make amazing, incredible, glorious cards, scrapbook pages and crafts. All so creative and clever. You brighten our hearts!!!!
Wow! I am so impressed with these projects! “Spectacular” might be a good word to describe them!
Beautiful inspirations !
Beautiful cards. As a two year member myself really appreciate when you use the die names.
These are beautiful- I’d love to have for my birthday- which I’m celebrating today! I’ve already ordered several items pre- event on HSN. Been watching the previews- soooo many beautiful things I want.
Thanks Anna for the inspiration!
Hello everyone, I live the heart cards. So lovely!
The creativity, craftsmanship, and talent just never ends!
Thankyou for sharing Anna.
See you on the 17th!
Robin in Washington
Love the black and white Christmas card.
Everything is so beautiful. I especially loved the handsome birthday card, probably because we don’t see enough of these amazing designs for the men in our lives. Thank you everyone for sharing your talent. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you.
Thank you Anna Griffin for providing us with so much beautiful art to work with.
Wow people are so creative and talented. If only I could be. Love them all
Beautiful cards. These are an inspiration to me and motivation to be more creative.
Griffinites love their Anna Griffin. It shows in the cards they make. They are all beautiful. You can’t go wrong when you have high quality products to work with. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you to all for sharing your work. It’s such an inspiration.
WOW so many beautiful cards. So many were elegant and delicate.
I really love to look at how others have used things I have and hope to see something I have not thought of. Thank you everyone for the inspiration.
Love them all! Anna, you make all of this possible with the amazing dies, papers and embellishments! Without you…we’d be crayons and school glue!!
All these goodies. So fun to look at and get ideas. Love seeing all of the people who love Anna Griffin produce such amazing projects.
Thanks all you amazing crafters. Trying to become as good as you are, not there yet, but thanks so much for the opportunity to see your wonderful cards!
Wow such crafting. Love them all. Such talent.
WOW! Thank you all for the craftspiratin! I hope to be as creative one day with all this loveliness. Thank you for Sharing
Really enjoyed looking and reading about everyones crafting today. So much fun seeing differences in the ideas and crafting from all of you. Todays thought “Just Keep On Crafting”.
Thanks Anna, and thanks for the inspiring and very talented crafters. You are all amazing 👏❤
Opening up with number 1 and I’m inspired! Wow. Great work ladies!
All so beautiful!!!! ❤️
So much inspiration! I love seeing all the beautiful cards/ideas people come up with.
So many beautiful and creative ideas!
Wow. Very creative crafters. Thank you to all for new ideas to use in my card making throughout the new year.
I love our creative community! Thank you everyone who took the ti me to share your inspirations…beautiful cards and layouts! yo!!u all inspire me and motivate me to play in my craft room with Anna’s gorgeous papers, designs and embellishments. Have fun!!!
Everyones creation is beautiful. Each one different from the other beautiful in techniques, design, and color. Thank you everyone for you inspiration.
Wow! What a great beginning of crafting in the New Year! Such beautiful cards from each creative crafter! Thank you for submitting your cards!
Lovely cards and scrapbook pages! Especially enjoyed seeing the winter angel. Thanks everyone for sharing.🌸
Fantastic creations ! Love seeing them.
All beautiful works of art!!!!
Lovely creations, all! Always so impressed with the creativity in this group. It’s hard to even pick a favorite this go round but loving seeing more scrap layouts. Doyle’s take on the snowflake box is frosty goodness!
Can’t wait to get bathroom Reno done and finish packing up Xmas decor so I can have time to craft again!
These cards are just beautiful
What beautiful cards. Great inspiration. All I can say is WOW!!
Layouts are nicely done and everything is so beautiful! Love, love, love ❤️
Beautiful cards. I haven’t been able to be in craft room for quite awhile, since my husband had surgery, but I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. You all are an inspiration to me. Thank you.
What creativity! All the beautiful cards. I just can’t wait to get an afternoon to be in my workshop! I have so many ideas that I want to start on and of course watch Anna tomorrow!
Wow all of the projects are stunning and very inspirational. I always get creative ideas from the blog. Great job everyone.
So inspiring…thanks to all..
Just Beautiful! So many crafty people with wonderful ideas.
Look forward to using some of the ideas for my cards.
I always enjoy seeing the beautiful examples of cards from fellow “cardsters.” So inspiring!
Thank you for sharing.
Winner winner chicken dinner ❤️
Gorgeous! I need to get started on my Valentines. Do you have a card kit or toppers for Valentines?
All were so unique. Anna you inspire us to make such beautiful cards, and scrapbook layouts. Even first time cardmakers can make such amazing cards with your kits. You give us the best products and instructions that anyone can make a stunning card or a dozen or two. Thank you for all the time and effort you and your team put into your product line. I am a well seasoned card maker for the past 25 years and still love purchasing your products for cardmaking and your products and especially for Auto Ship kits and dies as it’s like my Birthday when they arrive and I’m just like a kid opening a present and can’t wait to see what is inside!
One after the other is just so beautiful. Such different yet spectacular cards! Thank you so much for posting so they can be here.
WOW just WOW!
Such beautiful cards. I so ready to make Valentine’s Day cards.
Can hardly wait until Tues to order!
Awesome cards!! Thanks for sharing. I especially love the Valentine cards.
Such Beautiful cards! I love the Valentine’s cards! Thanks for sharing!
Love all of the projects created. Just Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Wow! Crafters have created some really beautiful things. I loved the little angel hanging on the door. They are around us every day.
Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful examples, one and all! Thanks for sharing everyone!
Thanks, everyone, for sharing. Truly beautiful.