January 27, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Happy Thursday to you! We love sharing all of the projects that made us say “wow” each week! There is no end to the creativity and beauty that our community can create! So many of you are having fun making Valentines, birthday cards, thank yous and more. No matter what kind of crafting you are doing at the moment, you can’t help but be inspired by these gorgeous projects!
Belinda said, “My lovely sister made me a pink quilt with purses all over. This is her thank you card!”
Shellie posted, “Today’s finished card is a Fanciful Concentric made into an Easel card, and the first in a series of ‘birth month flowers’ for each of my sisters and my mother for their birthdays this year 2022. This card features February’s VIOLET from Anna’s Beautiful Bouquets die cut Folio (that she sent me as a prize-giveaway last May)! Another birthday card yet in ‘assembly stage’ features March’s DAFFODIL, also from the same folio. Thank you, Anna Griffin Inc. , for all your great products past and products new!”
Charolette shared, “Made this card for my best friend. I finally got around to using the heart easel dies. Papers, flowers, and sentiment are all from different kits. I love how Anna’s products go good together.”
Mary Ann wrote, “Just finished my Rocking Birthday kit on this snowy day in Pennsylvania.”
What beautiful cards!
Mary shared, “This card is my Valentine version of a card that Anna featured in the “Project Box” when she presented the Ribbon Edge Card Layer Dies. This is one of my favorite die sets and I love this design. I tucked in hearts from the Sweetheart Impression Dies and added one of the Floral Wreaths in the center. The flowers are from the China Cabinet collection.”
Mary Beth said, “More pink – more Valentines!”
We love it!
Marlane said, “This was from the Finishing School Live class but I did not have a top fold card.”
Great job, Marlane! This month’s Finishing School Live was so much fun!
Tina posted, “I loved all of the layer’s on this shaped card from Finishing School. All of the Valentine’s cards were so pretty! Thank you Anna for the inspiration! Happy Valentine’s Day to all!”
Heidi said, “Made this for someone special.”
Susan wrote, “I guess I am really “pushing the season”, as Anna would say. This is probably my all-time favorite card making set that Anna ever introduced. The new Victorian die is somewhere on this card and this is the first time I used this particular piece of my favorite die set, the ribbon dies. I just adore vintage St Patrick’s Day images.”
We love this card, Susan!
Jane shared, “St. Valentine’s Day crafting I love the new Anna Griffin Inc. Impression Dies!”
Debbie said, “I am loving the holiday rub-ons. Even close-up you can’t tell they are not a part of the original card. This time I placed the rub-ons & then cut the oval. I don’t have any Easter sentiments so I wrote it with my Maker & cut the oval with a die.”
Stacie wrote, “I love every pattern with a black background so when I saw Carte Noire (sold out on HSN but available on our website!), I was in love! It’s gorgeous!”
Jane posted, “I’m having a great time creating Valentines 💝!”
Diane shared, “I was organizing old photos that we are sending away to be digitized ALL DAY yesterday and I came across this 1844 handwritten letter. Patrick’s paternal side of the family dates back from the Mayflower and his cousin had received old … and I mean really old … letters which Patrick had donated to the local historical society. Evidently this was a stray letter not donated so I photographed it and plan to use it as a background someday. The one letter shows remnants of the seal used to close and seal the letter. I know Anna loves all things vintage and this certainly qualifies. It is something else to be holding 178 years of history in your hands!”
So amazing! Thanks for sharing with us Diane!
Beth said, “The all boxed in die was the perfect choice for my husband’s Valentine card this year. I tried to emulate an old time cigar box. With the help of the slimline gentleman’s study dies , slimline embossing folders and my Cricut I was able to achieve my goal. I just have to add some white chocolates ( his favorite) and my gift is all ready to give to him on Valentines Day.”
Great work, Beth!
Adina said, “Dance like no one is Watching, Love like you have never been hurt; Sing like no one is listening , And live like it’s heaven on earth! This fan easel is for my granddaughter turning 11. She has been in dance and cheer since she could walk. Now she is in competitive dance. I used a bag of white rose sachet for the base. It seemed like the perfect thing for her little feet to dance upon. I cut three layers from the small fan die to make the skirt; two white for the petticoat and one patterned for the skirt. I added a flower to the bodice for modesty. I gave her a bouquet so that she can dance with reckless abandon!”
Vickie posted, “You can decorate the inside of these cards to your hearts desire.”
Terry said, “The inspiration for this card came from my best friend, Tina Webb, who made me a beautiful card with the Ribbon Bound Journal dies. The dies are not only lacy & gorgeous on a journal, but on a card as well! This version also features the Lace Edge dies, 3D Concertina dies & Anna’s Feather paper.”
Dayle shared, “Another attempt at the pop out dies combined with doily die. The picture came out more glittery than I used.”
Chrissie said, “What can I do with a red and silver topper that’s not for Christmas? I found some vellum from Create Swag that matches well. The card base I used didn’t match the red well though, so I embossed white vellum and camouflaged the difference. Then I had a devil of a time getting the silver foil out of the old Festooned die, and I popped several holes though it with my pokey tool, so I had to camouflage that too. Honestly, this card was an exercise in patience and frustration, but it turned out okay. It’s not my best effort, but it will do. I used – Wildflower Blooms embossing folder Festooned die City Park Garden Border die Foliage dies Flourish cut and emboss folder I have another one of these toppers, but I’ll leave that for another day…”
Maria wrote, “Love these dies and papers!!”
Sharon shared a “Birthday card for a dear friend.”
Debbie posted, “Love the inlay technique & creating shaped cards.”
Vanessa shared, “I had fun making this page, the rose paper is so beautiful I wanted to highlight it.. I tried a few color combinations and the deep red with the gold was the winner. A close up is in the comments.”
Mary shared her, “First Concertina card Such a pretty die set. I especially love the little flourishes.”
Adrian was, “creating with the new sweetheart impression dies.”
Heidi said, “I actually made this for Create 7 and had it sitting on the shelf. My first greeting with Anna and she knew everything about me! 💓 Heidi backagain, Heidi c-me ohhh there was one more but I guess someone reported my name as fake and I had to change it according to the social Facebook page. I was literally just having fun doing this name thing and who would have thought our Anna paid attention to this. She knew it all as she greeted me. I was like in shock and thought to myself “who me?” 💓”
Thank you all for sharing your wonderful projects with us. We have the best time seeing your creativity, crafting skills and projects on display. There is so much inspiration here that we think it’s time to head to the craft room! Keep posting and sharing; we will feature more of your incredible cards, scrapbook pages and 3D crafts next week!