July 28, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration – July 28th, 2022
Happy Thursday to you! We have so many inspiring projects to share from our crafting community. From all over the country they have shared their gifts and talents to make us think about crafting in a whole new way. We have every day projects, Halloween projects and the last of our Christmas in July cards. Holiday crafting is just getting started, and we can’t wait to continue seeing what you create!
Come take a look at what was shared this week.
Terry said, “Bonjour mes amis! Loving the Eiffel Tower dies! Merci Beaucoup Anna.”
Shirli shared, “Album Die Set, Inspirational Collage Toppers, China Cabinet Flowers, Tea Cup Floral & Pink Perfect Palette Cardstock, Foil Flourishes. Bird (Mini 3D Soaring Dove) is from Carnation Crafts.”
Lori wrote, “I created this card for my niece, Meghan. She’s marrying her Prince Charming next month and thought the carriage was just perfect for her birthday.”
Wendy shared, “I attended my first in-person crop a few weeks ago here in Omaha and spent two days making slimline cards! I’m still inspired by the ribbon journals (also called junk journals!) we made at Crop at Home 7 last fall and used that design aesthetic on these cards. Lots of little embellishments here and there with no sole focus. I love how they turned out and plan to use this same approach with the Christmas AND birthday cardmaking boxes from HSN!”
Frankie posted, “There were 6 kids in my family and when we were young my parents probably knew there was no way they would be able to sleep in on Christmas morning, so they would wake us up at midnight to open presents. We had a window right next to the Christmas tree and I always remember running to look out the window to see if I could catch a glimpse of Santa. But I never did! This Holiday Scene brings back many memories for me.”
Darlene said, “From the second I saw this card on Finishing School , I knew I must attempt it. Finally made it for my daughter’s birthday. I traced the outer edge of the butterfly to make a shadow layer.”
Adina wrote, “Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal. He had the enchanting Gardens of Shalimar built for her and dedicated the Taj Mahal to her as well, one of the seven new wonders of the world. This incredible tale sparked the imagination of Jacques Guerlain, who created Shalimar, the first oriental fragrance in history, in 1925.~~ Pierre François-Pascal Guerlain opened his first shop in Paris in 1828, in the rue de Rivoli. Jacques Guerlain was his great-grandson.~~ When I think of the France Pavilion at Epcot in Orlando, I think of the scent of Shalimar wafting through the air. I tried to capture some of that sensory delight in this card by using vintage French perfume labels (copies), and lots of texture; foils, vellum, flocked, patterned, embossed and waxed. And, lots of colorful and varied flowers. And, Yes, I spritzed it with Shalimar!”
Leticia said, “I finally got around to working with my Window Box Card Kit!! So I’ve done 4 cards which slightly differ in flowers & kitty cats. It’s like planting a little garden just the way I’d like my dream garden to look. I cut out roses & flower clusters from the 3-D border stickers which are great for this kit. Underneath the sentiment I used a Springtime Topper. I glued a peaceful scene to the back of arbor & fussy cut a little cat to front of Window box🐈 For the front of card I used a card from Kirigami Scene Card Toppers.”
Mary posted, “I just love the snow people. They’re “wicked” cute!”
Jimmie shared, “Staying inside and playing with the Witchy paper dolls! It’s 102 degrees here in New Mexico! Witching it was cooler!”
Debbie said, “I am loving the new Christmas box.”
What a beautiful display of the amazing things that we can create together! Thank you for sharing your amazing paper projects with us this week. Continue to post what you have created, and we will shared more next week.
Bye for now,
Love everyone’s cards and ideas. Such creative crafty people.
So many ideas. Thank you all for sharing.
I love all of the fan mail especially the Halloween cards. Can’t wait to see you on the 16th.
Hi when will you showing your card making on qvc?
Great to see everyones beautiful cards. Jimmie the Witchy paper doll cards are absolutely gorgeous. I need to start my Christmas cards, thank you for the ideas.
A boatload of beautiful in the making cards! I love all these shares.
Thank you Anna! 🌸🎄🌸
All these cards are just Beautiful. I Love them all.
I love seeing what others are creating. It gives me more ways to make the best cards for all occasions. Thanks to everyone.
Absolutely sheer fun and beauty! Thank you to all for your wonderful creations!
WOWZA!! What FANTABULOUS craftspiration! Each and every card is absolutely GORGEOUS! :0)
These cards are so much fun to look at and get ideas from other crafters ! I love the videos you do. You always have sweet and kind words for everyone and it makes my day. I am blessed to get to craft and thank you all so much !God Bless ! Hester
Everyone is so talented!!Each and every card is gorgeous! Love the snow people with the Ferris wheel!So cute! All are beautiful! Great job!
Such creative crafters. Love the cards!
I LOVE the collage shots!! I can see them side by side and they make me VERY happy and inspired to try them myself!
I am so PROUD of my lil sis, Jimmie Lynn. She is so talented and creative! Love you!
All unbelievably gorgeous, thanks to you, Anna, for the inspiration.
Wow! What amazing cards on this Craftspiration. Many of you were busy doing multiple cards in different Holidays and occassions. It’s amazing what you can do when it is so darn hot outside.
These make me totally happy!
I have noticed a bright shining-Star 🌟in the Griffinite-Universe with this eye-catching Window Garden Pop-up Card that was created by Leticia. Marvelous and what a Joy to behold!!!😎
OMG!! So many beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing and the talent is amazing. Kudos to all of the Griffinites.😊
So many beautiful cards and each one is an inspiration. I hope one day I will feel comfortable with sharing one of my own with you all!
Wow, just so beautiful. You all are so talented and I love Thursdays getting to view all of your creations. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, everyone, for your cards. Beauties!! Plus you gave me lots of ideas for creating new cards, especially using my new Birthday Box and Christmas Box.
Such a huge amount of creativity in one room–imagine! The “Tour Eiffel” card and the beautiful Nativity card were among my favorites! Beautiful work from all of you!
WOW! WOW! WOW!
What an incredible Craftspration Thursday!! I don’t even know where to begin.
I will be getting The Ferris Wheel for Christmas and the new Snow people too. But I think I need the Snow People eary so I can use them with the Train, Sleigh, and Carriage dies.
Great job Everyone!!
Adina thank you for the Shalimar history lesson. It is my favorite perfume. How wonderful it would be to get a Shalimar scented card.
How fun for the California Griffinites to get together. Such crafty goodness mixed with friendship.
Truly EVERYTHING is just lovely. Thursday is my favorite blog of the week. Thanks for sharing and bringing it to us, Anna and team.
Such extraordinarily beautiful works of art. So much time and thought went into them all. Love seeing what everyone makes. Thank you for the beauty and inspiration
I love all the cards. The Halloween are cards are almost my favorite.
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Examples…
I loved Tina’s butterflies & snapped a screen shot of Cynthia’s Eiffel tower! So beautiful. Adina has done it again! Loved the story of the perfume. Everyone’s projects are an Inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Loving the snowmen and snow women. The dining room window showing santa in the window is precious.
Thank you all.
So very impressed.
the people who follow anna griffin and share their creations and ideas are truly amazing and talented. thanks to all for sharing.
Anna Griffin. Thank you for bringing such Amazing Talent and Gifts to all of us. I had gone overboard with all of your Beautiful Finishing School Kits and Dies and I bought both machines. I hope you will have the Auto Ship with the new Finishing School Classes. Thank you Anna.
Great inspirations!! I love them all! I am partial to the Eiffel Tower cards! I also loved Frankie’s Christmas Holiday Scene and Adina’s Shalimar easel card. They are amazing. Thank you!
I love it ALL! Can’t wait to start my Halloween, fall and Christmas card making. Lots of great and pretty ideas.
I’m inspired to do anything. So many cards to look at , admire and make a plan, to get going.
Fantastic creations! I am inspired!
Cards are beautiful.
Thank you for showing so many beautiful subjects….all great and congrats to those who contributed.
Fantastic cards of an amazing variety. I love the Perfume story. I love Paris
Thanks to everyone sharing their gorgeous cards. Soooo inspiring
So pretty. I never make Halloween cards any more, but those are just too cute.Thanks for all of the inspiration.Happy Day to you and stay cool.
Awesome cards. ❤️❤️
I see lots of time and creativity here!
Such stunning cards! Cynthia’s Eiffel Tower card and Marianne’s white Nativity card are simply gorgeous.
I love anything Christmas, can’t wait to start my cards this year.
Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards. God Bless to all.
I am inspired! Thanks everyone. Now I need to figure out how to send pictures in. I have a bunch of Christmas cards I would like to share.
Can someone explain how to send in the pictures?
What amazing cards! They are works of art really. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to enjoy tgese.
Good afternoon Anna,
Thanks for sharing all the great cards! They’re amazing!
God’s Blessings to all!
They all are awesome ❤️
I am always amazed at the creativity and beauty of the cards you share every Thursday!
Beautiful cards! Love the Ferris Wheel. I need to get working on my cards.
Anna, you have encouraged the creativity of so many! I like Marianne’s especially
I am so dazzled by the creations. Some are just breath- takingly beautiful. I hope to catch up with the Eiffel tower die. I showed it to friends and somehow lost 2 of the smaller die pieces. Is there always to purchase just some dies separately ?
Such beautiful cards Hard to pick a favorite ❤️
Love the creative juices that are flowing this week! Beautiful cards!
What a wonderland of creativity, beauty, and fun. Thanks for sharing
All so beautiful! Really nice!
Thank you for posting my Acetate Nativity card. I’m in awe at the other inspiration posted on this week’s Craftspiration. Thanks everyone for sharing your talent. I’m inspired to crack open my Paris dies, cut my new paper acquisitions, add more color to my cards, and get my mind off Christmas for a while 🙂
Today’s Craftspiration is the best by far! I I have to admit your blog starts up my day five days a week. Creating a double slim line card was brilliant. BTW Happy Anniversary! Hana hou ( repeat ;! Do it again in Hawaiian )
Oh my goodness! What a wonderful display of creativity! Everyone is absolutely amazing. I think the more cards we create the better our cards get to be. Of course we have to have Anna’s dies.Good job everyone.
Thursday is now my favorite day because you share these wonderful cards.
So much talent! So many ideas! I am fairly new to the craft and love the inspiration I get from these artful cards. Thank you all for sharing!
SO MUCH TALENT !!! What fun to se all the ideas…
As always, I am blown away by such creative folks, but as we all know, none of could do what we do without Anna’s amazing products. Anna, you’re the best.!!!!!❤️
Amazing! Love the card made for her son’s birthday. So much fun!!!!
All the cards are beautiful. I feel like such a slacker because I haven’t made one Christmas or Halloween card yet. Thank you to all the people that share their creations. I am always amazed at the talent and love they have making those cards.
My favorite is the Paris card. Great inspiration since we just got back. I will definitely steal the idea for my scrapbook. Love it.
Just amazing creations – great job, everyone:)
As always Craftspiration reigns! Love them on thursdays.
Wow so many beautiful cards, everyone has been every busy crafting. Great job everyone. Love all of the cards.
Good Morning Anna, I love seeing what everyone is up to, so many different ways to use the same dies. I love the two Eifel Tower scenes.
So many beautiful cards. Such talented crafters. Love Anna products.
O my GOSH so many cute and beautiful, fun cards
So much inspiration. Thank you for the ideas.
Unbelievably beautiful cards…especially Barbie’s pop up Christmas Tree card…love it
Wow so many great inspirations. Thank you all for sharing.
Sooo many beautiful cards!
These are beautifully crafted cards, so inspiring. I especially like the Christmas themed projects. tfs-stay well.
I am always inspired by everyone’s cards!
so many beautiful and crafty ideas. I have to get started. so many talented people.
Everyone’s creations are always so beautiful, fun, and inspiring! I love these Thursday posts!
Unbelieveable cards. I am akwats inapired by how different they are. True creativity.
Excellent selection of cards and so well made. Thanks for sharing the talent.
Beautifully designed items! Thanks to all for sharing.
One is more beautiful than the last!!!
Ohhh the all white nativity scene is stunning!
Oh, so many festive creations. I better get busy!! Everything is so lovely and the bobble head card is hilarious! ❤
Excellent work everyone. Impressive.
All those cards were lovely but I especially love the Halloween ones
So much amazingness warms my crafting heart. I love the colors, especially the blue cards, and the many cards using the fabulous dies. Love, love, love them all.
Lots of creative ideas makes me want to start crafting today.
What creativity! Lovely cards- inspiring me to unpack my Christmas box and start creating some cards myself.
I love getting my email from Anna Griffin every day! It’s what keeps me going! Keep crafting everyone!❤️
What an amazing array of beautiful cards made with Anna Griffin’s awesome products. You never cease to inspire me Griffinites.
WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Everyone is so busy creating the loveliest cards ever! I especially loved Jo Ann’s bright and vibrant orange colors, just gorgeous!!!
What a fab seclection!!!
Would someone please come push my bottom jaw back up in place after perusing all these beautiful projects with mouth agape!!!!! Oh my heck, you’ve got some talented fans Anna Griffin who are lucky enough to be able to use YOUR beautiful talent and tools for creating a never ending line of amazing paper crafts. OH MY!
Thank you to all who shared their beautiful and unique creations!
These cards are all pretty! I especially loved Marianne’s Nativity! What a great idea to combine multiple sets. It’s gorgeous!
Each and everyone of these cards are amazing. I got lots of ideas. Thanks for sharing Anna.
Gorgeous crafts from everyone this week! Thank you for sharing.
Such fun!! Congratulations to all of the Griffinites working so hard on their beautiful projects.
There are some lovely cards today. I am especially fond of the Christmas ferris wheel.
Another Wow Thursday. Hot weather really brings out creativity. I am highlighting this email for all the wonderful ideas displayed. Christmas and Halloween old and new combined is a keeper. Getting out my boxes and working my way to the holidays. It’s sticky humid and hot in New York. I have no excuses.
Oh, what fun!!!
So much inspiration!
What great creations…so beautiful!
wow every week, the cards get better and better!
The bobblehead is awesome! What a great idea!
Loved them all! Thanks for sharing!
Hello Anna & Greetings to All the Griffinites 🙂
Thanks for the peek into all your creative minds💌 I cannot imagine how much work and love that went into every card.
Wonderful cards! The Snow People really put a smile on my face! Thank you for sharing!
I love your story about Shalimar and Jacques Guerlain. Shalimar was a beloved scent used by my dear Grandmother Gladys. One of my most cherished possessions is my box of sealed and never opened Shalimar dusting powder, along with an opened box, bought at the same time. Now that the powder is no longer produced, along with all dusting powders, due to talc content and its association with cancer, I never use it. I just open the box occasionally to remind me of my grandmother who taught me the beauty of her perfume. Viva le Tour Eiffel and your tribute to Shalimar, Adina. Merci!
Omg such creative talent.
Everyone has creative a work of art.
Thank You for sharing..
Goodness at all the amazing creations! I soooo need to get started on Christmas! Thx for sharing all!