July 21, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration – July 21st, 2022
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!”
Terry posted, “It’s fun to experiment with mixing up dies. This card features the Oblong Concentric, Square Flip & Beautiful Bow dies, plus Thankfulness paper.”
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,
I love to see everyone’s projects. I was thrilled to see mine listed! it’s like a bucket list thing really. Thank you.
Just beautiful everyone
Every card is more fabulous than the last!! Anna provides us with all the beautiful products to help us…”beautiful in the making!” She gives us confidence that we can make these gorgeous cards, too! I’ve been collecting Anna’s beautiful cardmaking kits, dies, patterned paper, and everything else she offered, for the last 25 years! I am 76 years old, and will continue to make beautiful cards until I take my last breath! A huge thank you to Anna and her team for making EVERYTHING ANNA so beautiful for us all!!!
Wow; people were really inspired by the recent HSN crafting shows; I ordered so many wonderful things and am having so much fun opening every one of the items and anticipating their use. Mary’s Nativity easel card shows so much creativity and is very beautiful.
What a fantasyland of cards!
Beautiful cards and pages.
I love all the very created ideas in these cards. It inspires me to try them and step out of the box and try some new ideas of my own.
Beautiful creations! So much inspiration.
I love ALL of today’s projects, but the Nativity scene absolutely DAZZLED me! I only wish I could receive an AG card made for ME and sent TO me!!! Unfotunately, there does not seem to be a large Griffinite following here in Charleston, SC.
Good day, Anna! You have shown us a beautiful array of amazing talent. I am especially drawn to the old world charm of Donna’s fireplace card. Mary, your marriage certificate layout is exquisite! Such a thoughtful and inspiring idea.
Thank you, everyone for sharing. Looking forward to next week! 😀
My thanks to all who have graciously offered to share their ideas with us . Are the dancers in front of Hearth Die part of your collection? They are lovely! Everyone has such creative ideas!
Bravo! And thanks for sharing!
So much beauty here! Thanks to all for sharing. Michelle’s card has got me inspired to try something like it. Great job!
Thanks Anna and Team for including my Craft Journal! I Always enjoy using your products.This is truly a magical place to be. All the projects made by the Crafters are inspiring!
Anna, I love the wide variety of ideas. I would appreciate some craftspiration using the Snow People Stickers I purchased o HSN. I have not used the stickers before and cannot seem to get started. Thank you.
Everyone’s work is so beautiful this week.
Adina, you did such a beautiful job at recapturing the the work of Mary’s antique painting card – that took my breath away ! To me, it is a card that should be in a museum & hopefully you don’t mind if I try copying it a bit. It is running chills up & down my spine.
Mary’s Nativity card is breathtaking! So pretty!
I loved the touching story abut the Romanian wedding invitation. Barbie did a beautiful job on both of those pages. Such creativity!
Thank you all for sharing your beautiful creations!! Such a joy!!!
This is always so fun to see everyone’s work and ideas!
Gorgeous projects! Love Craftspiration!
Thank you, Anna, for sharing my card and the Happy Birthday wishes for my husband, it made him smile. I always look forward to looking at all the creations on Craftspiration and all the inspiration I receive.
Everyone’s cards are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.
wanna win wed! everything is so ” WANTABLE” I don’t know what to wish for Anna.
is this site truly magical or is it just my imagination…good heavens people…this stuff is gorgeous.
Wowza!! Everyone has outdone themselves! I thought Santa in the fireplace was adorable!! Happy crafting everyone!! ❤
Beautiful display of cards!
Thanks for sharing, love all of the cards
I sure would love to be able to get the new nativity scene but money is tight right now due to some medical issues. I will enjoy looking at everyone’s.
These cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing….it inspires me to start making some beautiful things.
No day is complete without a complete session of ooo’s and ahhh’s from Anna’s blog! such beautiful work and great ideas!!!
So so beautiful.
So exciting to see all the ideas I am going to “borrow”. Elaine love the handsome color mix for your husband’s birthday card. Dona you have us all wondering about the dancing couples. I’ll toast to them. So perfect before the warm fire so the ladies won’t get cold! Terry love the bows with the pearls. great way to use my gems. Thank you Vickie, I too will celebrate with the new collection. Your cards are gorgeous. Shirli the lace edge die adds pretty color to your card. Anna once again we share your inspiration for our creativity.
Amazing!! Such detail!💖💖💖
A lot great crafting to inspire us all! Thank you for sharing.
Wow very talented crafters !
Love the inspiration!
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING WITH US! YOU BLOW ME AWAY, AND INSPIRE ME TO KEEP CREATING!!! AMAZING 🤩 We need a Griffinites’ Museum for these treasures!!!
Amazing crafters follow you Anna. I also watch “win it Wedneday” for all the creative ways to use your products.
So love these samples, currently working on the Christmas celebration kit, them the special dies I bought thru HSN. Thank you for all you do.💖
So many beautiful cards! Wondering where Donna got the dancing couples in front of the hearth on her card. Are they Anna’s that I somehow missed?
All of you are so creative, and bring such inspiration.
I love to see how creative you can get with combining different dies and papers. Thank you for sharing and keep crafting. You are inspiring.
Such beautiful cards!!
Are the dancers on the hearth card Anna Griffin die cuts? If so, how do I get them?
Everything is wonderful. I love the pink craft notes journal. Great idea. TFS!
I always like to check in and see some news ideas. My photos are full of AG likes from this blog! Thank you all who submit your favorite cards to Anna!
Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Always wowed by talent and creativity! Mir
Very beautiful projects. I love to come and look at what has been created by everyone. This is a very inspirational segment. Thank you everyone for sharing your creations.
Good afternoon Anna,
I really enjoy Craftspiration and look forward to seeing all the wonderful projects every week! Thank you for sharing!
God’s Blessings to everyone!
Beautifully done inspirations.
Boy, what talent. Loved them all.
Fantastic makes! Especially like Spain’s masculine card. Would love to buy a card kit with similar masculine elements.
Everything is just so beautiful!!
All are Beautiful! Thank you for sharing all.
Beautiful! Such great talent on these cards.
Thank you for sending in these beautiful creations. Everyone is special and unique. That’s why we are all artists! Woo Hoo! The sentiments included about each card makes a big difference and I bet your families cherish these cards forever. I especially loved the romanian invitation, the little mermaid (so darling), the antique painting card is so good it needs to be framed and hung on the wall, the holiday hearth is so full of remembrances, and the purple flowered birthday card is so yummy. All of them are great! Thank you for sharing. Keep it up!
Always so inspiring. Griffinites have such talent.
Beautiful cards and scrapbook pages. Great idea to make a craft notebook.
I LOVE seeing the new dies in use.
Anna your products are just the best. Thank you for posting ALL this beautiful inspiration.
Wow, so much talent!💗💗💗
I only wish I were as creative as those cards you show on the program. I am more simple with design and anguish over creating a card. So I study each one of the cards you display, hoping to let my mind be more open.
Beautiful cards but if it does not have a poodle on it’s not finished.
Gorgeous creations! Thanks for Sharing!
Everyones creations were so beautiful! Love the butterflys Michele.
Love it all.
Beautiful craftsmanship! Thanks to all the contributors. Thanks, Anna, for providing a view of creativity.
So many great ideas and beautiful creations.
Wonderful cards and ideas. Thank you everyone!
So, so pretty! I just got my Birthday and Xmas Celebration boxs in. I’m ready to rock and roll! I getting ideas from this post.
Thanks Anna, for sharing these creations.
Such beautiful inspiration!
WOW!! Every week is so special, thanks for sharing every ones creative works of ART!!!
Love the butterfly card and the vintage card!
Thank you for such beautiful inspiration!
Michelle’s Butterfly Card is so pretty! I know it meant a lot to her mother. Great job Michelle!
Donna – the Hearth Die card is gorgeous. I love the holiday party “of old” vibe that it brings. I have purchased many of the die sets used today; but have yet to use them. I keep stocking up “for when I retire”. Going to have to do that soon and join the crafters shown here!!!! Love the inspiration you all provide. Thank you for crafting and sharing with us.
A LOT OF TALENTED PEOPLE. But you had a lot to do with it.
Amazing creations! Well done!
I love everyone’s creativity and ingenuity. You’re all helping to stretch my imagination. Thank you
Really beautiful and creative projects!
I needed rhat! Such beautiful projects lifts my spirits 💖
More beautiful cards
I have to say I received sooo many beautiful cards on my birthday (7-17) made by Anna Griffin crafters
My family said it is really nice to know card makers!! 😁
Yes it is nice to know crafters who love Anna’s products too.
Y’all have a grand summer. Keep cooool!
Hello Anna & Greetings to all the Griffinites
All the projects featured this week made me smile 🙂 There were so many ideas I can use for my own cards. Donna, your Hearth reminded me of Downton Abbey the Christmas episode when Mary and Matthew finally got engaged it is lovely! Frances, your Journal for keeping a record of your crafting journey is so pretty. I have made prayer journals for friends, and now I have to make myself one like you did. Barbie, that scrapbook page for your Grandparent’s heritage album is priceless and so sweet! Michele, let me wish your Mother a Happy 90th Birthday- although we have never met. My Mother was my greatest fan when it came to my cardmaking.
Beautiful cards and scrapbook pages everyone! Thank you for sharing, Anna!
wow! gorgeous cards.