July 21, 2022 • Anna Griffin
There are so many amazing, creative cards and projects happening in the Griffinite community this week! We are always on the lookout for beautiful projects that crafters post, so that we can re-share them and inspire you to create something magical. Everything from birthdays to Christmas in July projects are on display today. So many of you made projects from Finishing School and the Merry Craftsmas event on HSN that we just had to post them for Craftspiration!
Elaine said, “I made this birthday card for my husband. The clock represents his special day, July 17th.”
Happy belated birthday to him!
Donna shared, “All of my new products arrived yesterday. I couldn’t wait to use the Hearth Die! This is my first attempt. I love this die!”
Marlane posted, “Married the Eiffel Tower and my go to oval Easel die set!”
This is a great combo of both dies and papers!
Vickie wrote, “Love, love this new Birthday Celebration craft box! The toppers and flowers are just gorgeous! It makes it so easy to craft a beautiful birthday card in no time.”
Whoever receives these cards will feel so special, Vickie!
Mary said, “This is my first try using the new Nativity Easel Card Die Set. I used ice blue, rose gold, and gold matte foil for the components. I double layered the stable and used a drop shadow for Mary, Joseph, and Jesus figures. The poinsettias are made from an older die set of Anna’s that included mini poinsettias, snowflakes, and bells.”
Frankie shared, “My Holiday Hearth dies came in yesterday and I couldn’t wait for the paper to arrive to start playing with them! I think I’ll send this one to my daughter because this will remind her of our fireplace mantel with the doe and her fawn that we painted from paper mache forms when she was very young along with the snowman that was always part of our decorations because they were my mom’s favorite and a cup of hot cocoa for Santa for bringing presents! I saw a crown fire screen years ago but it was too expensive for me to justify buying it at the time, but for this card, I can have it!”
Carri wrote, “I used the Slimline Snowflakes Dies for these cards along with beautiful foil cardstock and the Angelic Stickers.”
Frances shared, “One day I hope to make it to at least one Create Event. I did not make it to Create 7 but I bought the beautiful boxes.I finally started to make the journals! This is my first time ever making one of any kind. This is a great set! You can use those paper pads that are not AG that you don’t know what to do but are still pretty. The AG Cardstock I save those for special projects! I have made journals for my daughters and myself. Looking forward to making others for gifts. You can make a journal so many different ways with this die set. This is my Craft Journal. A record of what I make for family and friends. I need a place to write the dies and papers I use for the cards and projects I make. Amongst other crafts I make and materials I use. I give away everything I make but this I get to keep.”
Teresa posted, “I saw this card on Anna’s presentation for the gate dies. I was able to figure out how to do it. So happy about it. I like to personalize so I put their names and picture on the card too. So excited for my niece to see the card.”
This is a 3D card that we definitely want to make!
Barbie shared, “So I am still working on my grandparents’ heritage album. I found their original wedding invitation written in Romanian and knew it had to be included in the album. I had this pocket page where everything fit great and I left a small square blank until I was able to get it translated to English. I reached out to Diane Brennan (because of her Polish background) and asked for her help. She emailed it to her friend in PA and it just so happened that her friend’s mother was visiting from Romania!! They did a fabulous job translating and typing it to look like the original invitation!!! It was so fantastic that I knew they had to be featured on a new page by themselves. I love how the translation even states where bride and groom’s parents are from in Romania!! Thank you so much, Diane, Dina and Xenia for all your help preserving and translating something something so precious and that will be passed down to future generations!”
Michele wrote, “I fell in love with a sample card Anna showed last week on HSN when selling the 3D Butterfly dies. My mother loves butterflies and I made my version of this card for her on her 90th birthday. A full dozen of the 3D butterflies are used on this card.”
Adina said, This was inspired by Mary’s Antique Painting card.
Dayle shared, “I really struggled getting this page together. I liked the color scheme on my previous page much better. But I didn’t have anymore of those particular papers. And I still wanted to keep the marble look.”
Your page turned out beautifully!
We want to thank all of you who posted and shared their projects with us this week. We are honored to share your work with all of the crafters out there, and we know that they will enjoy seeing what you have made and are so inspired! Have you shared your projects with the community? Post them on Facebook, in our Finishing School Community or even email them to us so we can see your talents at work! We will share more of your great paper crafts next week!
Bye for now,