July 7, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration – July 7th, 2022
We hope that you have been having a wonderful, short week with some moments to be creative. We see that many of you have been spending time creating beautiful things to send to friends, family and community! We are so glad that you decided to share them with us. We love to see your handiwork in action!
Come see what we found on our social media sites this week!
Donna said, “This week I decided to create a whimsical Christmas train. I am loving all of the different types of designs you can create using this die. I’m looking forward to hopping on a Thanksgiving, Valentine and Easter train. Oh, imagine the places you can go!”
Beautiful work, Donna!
Jane shared, “Super cute houses!! This is the bridal shower card I crafted with lots of Anna Griffin Inc. Crafty Love!! Haven’t had a chance to post to Community yet.”
Shellie posted, “3 CHEERS, firecrackers, and BOOM-Boom over here, too, Anna! Included is one of a few cards I’ve just made to celebrate liberty, friend’s retirement, and family birthdays!”
Marilyn shared, “This is for my Great Granddaughter, Amelia.”
Happy Birthday, Amelia!
Eve said, “Happy 4th to everyone! I made my first lighted card to illuminate the fireworks.”
Diane wrote, “This is my first Celebration card and decided to make it as a Thank you card. Love this Embossing folder and die set.”
Diane posted, “I was late in getting this die and this is my first try with it. I decided to make a reverse easel with it cutting it twice and inverting one as a partial base. This die really cuts easily too.”
Julie wrote, “Love the Rococo dies and the birthday box! I finished all the cards and the days made it extremely easy. Especially since there’s not a lot of weeding involved with these particular dies.”
Roxanne posted, “I used to have a silhouette cutting of me when I was young so when I saw these, I thought they would be perfect to send to my niece & nephew.”
What a wonderful idea!
Debbie shared, “I continue to use the Baby Icon Cut & Emboss folders. After “finishing” I stared at it, then added bows, glitter edges & a butterfly.”
Excellent card, Debbie! So sweet!
Mary posted, “I’m going to a pet birthday party for a sweet little Yorkie that is turning 16 today. This pup has always enjoyed a little bling so I wanted my card have a little flash.”
Barbie shared, “Week #27 – Pop Up Poinsettia Bouquet card. I can’t believe the year is half over and I have made 49 cards in 26 weeks (some Twinsies in the batch! LOL!!). I am so glad I joined this join challenge!”
Beth said, “I can’t believe my great nephew Noah is turning one already . I decided on using the Slimline Easel Train dies to make a Circus Z -fold Train. I am so pleased with the way it turned out . Products used : Slimline Easel Train Dies, Baby Icon Cut and Emboss Folders, Birthday Decoupage Dies, Number and Punctuation Dies, Celebration Chest Ephemera. The back side of the train contains a Mini pocket die for a monetary gift and a signature card.”
Happy birthday to Noah! Thank you for always inspiring us, Beth!
Leticia said, “Made a special card for my mother n law who is recovering from hip surgery using Collapsible Bird Cage Dies with Pop out Ribbon dies for background.”
Adina shared, “The Anniversary Rose Paper Crafting Collection takes me right back to the beginning of my card making days almost 3 years ago. I enjoyed these papers then and I still enjoy them just as much today. I am excited that Anna is re-releasing some of the papers that have been retired. I really appreciate the opportunity to to craft with some of the oldies….like me!”
Richard posted, “I hope you all are doing extremely well and are safe and healthy. I’ve been away for a while and I’m back creating again is trying to get back into the groove of creating. Recently I’ve been playing with paper dolls as embellishments for cards this is an Asian inspired card. So let me know what you think have a great day!”
Good to see your work, Richard!
Sherry said, “When I received my Rococo die I was astounded by the beauty and detail in the die. Here I used it to create a picture frame and attached it to a slider card.”
How can you not feel inspired after that amazing display of talent? You all have us running to our craft room. Thank you for sharing your work with us this week. Post what you are making, and we will share more of your gorgeous cards, scrapbook pages and projects on next week’s Craftspiration.
Bye for now,
Wow! these are very beautiful creations. I love them all. Thank you artists for sharing your wonderful ideas.
All so beautiful!
I love our country. Your 4th of July depletion on cards are beautiful. I also like the Christmas Train…beautiful.
Everything is so beautiful and so creative. Love them all. Hats of to the creators of these lovely cards.
As always, my dear friend Beth has created another beautiful off the page 3D project for her family!! You rock girlfriend!!
Love all the beautiful cards, whether Summer or Christmas, creativity is all year ’round!!
Such talented people. I hope I can be this good at creating one day!
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for ides
Too many beautiful creations to choose a favorite. As always, I am inspired!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your inspiring creations!
Each has aspects that i would like to attempt to adapt ….operative word being “attempt”
What great ideas. Love them
Wow! The cards that is shared are all terrific! I like the pet birthday card. Thank you!
It makes my heart happy to see so much creativity. When we have wonderful material to begin with, you can have beautiful results. Thank all of you for sharing. Richard I have missed seeing your cards, glad to see you have not stopped.
Beautiful creations. So much talent.
Stunning projects everyone, so beautiful. Great job. Everyone, have a great relaxing weekend.
Truly, some very beautiful and creative cards this week. I’m inspired!
Nice job everyone!!
Oh my I am blown away with all of these terrific beautiful crafts shown today !
I can’t even conceive keeping up but I do love seeing all of these great crafters’s projects .
Love them all♥️♥️♥️♥️
Wow! I love seeing all this creativity.
Outstanding creations ladies and gents! Happy to see Richard back, have missed his cards.
What gorgeous cards. Very creative!
So many outstanding creations! I love the train especially. My great niece is turning 1 in a few months and I need ideas for a great card. Thanks!
They are all beautiful and creative. Consider me fir Win It Wednesday. Thanks
Every single one absolutely stunning.
Love seeing so many different styles.
Thanks for sharing all these.
Love all of the cards, they are just beautiful.
Gorgeous creations, ladies and gentlemen!! You all Inspire me! Loved them all!
Wow it’s always fun to see dies I own used in such different ways like the July 4th ones.
Each and every one of this week’s submissions are just stunning ❣I’m in love with Beth’s train card and also Liticia’s birdcage card. I’m so inspired by you all. Thank you 😊
I am loving all the red, white and blue (my fave colors) and I never cease to be amazed at how differently this community can use the same products. Inspiration abounds. Beautiful work
I am amazed by these stunning cards! I just started a train card, and seeing Donna’s train card was very inspiring and a little intimidating. Beth’s train looks like a real challenge. Barbie’s flower pop up is beautiful. For now, I have trains on the brain! (two of my grandsons are train fanatics.) I appreciate your postings.
Hello Anna! Well, not much to say other than everyone surely brought their A-Game today!! All the cards are absolutely beautiful. I especially love the train cards (Beth – you certainly thought outside the box), the patriotic cards and Marilyn’s balloon card. Last but not least, your carriage card is exquisite, Adina!
Thank you, everyone, for sharing ❤️
Love Craftspiration- so many great ideas
Your dies are so versatile for all occasions young and old. My 2 yr old nephew loves the train and I have just the person for a Harry Potter train. Can’t wait to make a circus train. My gazebo die worked for a baby reveal party, a winter scene for the holidays and a tiki bar for my margarita friend’s birthday..
So beautiful, looking forward to making a few of these cards.
Wow Wow only words to describe these creative, talented and beautiful Griffinites
Another wonderful and inspiring Craftspration Thursday.
I thought about making a Christmas card every time I made a card. But after this last HSN preview I am glad I still have my Christmas to make because I am super excited about the new Nativity Easel Die. I think I will make some Christmas Trains. Because that die is SO FUN to decorate.
Using patterned paper with the Baby Icons makes them look like handmade with love stuffed animals. Too cute.
Great use of the Fireworks die in do many cards.
Welome back Richard. Love Asian artwork. Great job!
This weeks beautiful makes are gorgeous. Love the two trains by Sherry and Beth. So fun!!! I am now going to have to get train die..
The Asian card with dolls by Richard is breathtaking. Love it. So many beauties by all. The baby card by Debbie is adorable and I loved she used printed paper for the animals
The Rococo die card by Sherry is divine!
So many wonderful inspirations one and all. Thank you all for sharing.
Wow! So many wonderful cards. Really like the way Beth used the train die for Noah’s birthday card! So nice to see Richard back. Beautiful creation! Looking forward to July 12th.🙂
I get so inspired by every creation! I’m working most on my confidence, then I will share some…I’m loving trying to make cards that stand up to everyone else’s.
So creative! Luv this Craftspiration!
Oh my goodness! Wonderful!
Love the train card and birthday cake very beautiful designs ❤️❤️❤️
All beautiful; love the Christmas Train.
All of these creations are beautiful. Donna and Beth, your train cards are right on track! Simply gorgeous and so inspiring!
Everyone made awesome cards, tfs.
Wow!!! I especially love the birdcage card and will have to get the die for it. Thank you for posting.💜🤡❤️
I was happy to see that Richard is back to making his beautiful creations, especially using the Honoka papers. I have that set and have made about 4 cards with it so far, saving the rest for some other inspirations, which Richard just gave me.
All of these cards are excellent as always!
Hello Anna, & All the Griffinites
It is great to see the mix of styles using old and new papers. As usual, everyone shared their best creative offerings today. Donna & Beth, both wowed me with their interpretations of the Antique Train Easel dies. Thanks for the ideas!
All of these cards are gorgeous!
Amazing talent for all of these! Keep the creativity coming.
As always, so impressed with these amazing Griffinites!
Thanks Anna for sharing! I saved the birdcage card since I have those cute dies! Such a good idea! Happy Summer!
Everything shown this week is fabulous but Beth and Richard…..simply incredible shares!! 👏👏👏👏❤
Such talent. You really inspire me.
Maybe I am contribute one day.
Craftspiration Thursday is my favorite every week. Not to say I am not loving every other day also, as they are always the best. Today was Stupendous everyone!
Oh My!!!!! Beautifully done!!!!! They are all my favorites. Gonna need to go order 2 dies I had passed on………
Thanks for the inspiration!!!
These are ALL so lovely but the Christmas train is especially gorgeous! So beautiful! Everyone is so talented. And I will get there one day. Especially with Anna’s help. So many beautiful cards and scrapbook pages. Thank you all for the inspiration…time to craft!
I would love to see all the cards, unfortunately, only about 3 or 4 show up and all the rest are just blank squares. Anyone else have this problem?
All cards so beautiful, so creative, so inspiring!! Thank you all for sharing your talent, time, effort and interest. Also thank you, Anna, for enabling our paper crafting to happen!!!
Wow amazing cards! So very inspiring
Lovely! Thanks for making such beautiful things to share!
Wow! so much talent. The cards are amazing and inspiring. TFS
These are all so beautiful I could not pick one favorite at all.
Thanks to all for sharing They are so very inspiring
Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards!
Enjoyed looking at all the creative cards that the very talented people have made!
Thanks for sharing!
God is good!
So many great cards and ideas. Thank you.
Love Richard’s asian card. It’s beautiful. The three cards with the flowers are beautiful as well as the cute baby slimline card.
What an amazing assortment of beautiful cards. Such talent!!
Wow Leticia, that is such a creative and beautiful Collapsible Bird Cage 3-D Card that you made and what an inspiration to all of the Griffinites out there.
The Lord Jesus has blessed you with many talents.
Thank you so much 😎
WOW WOW WOW Everything is just SO beautiful!!!!!
Wow! What a week for the AZ Griffin Gals! This week’s creations are fabulous! Everyone’s cards are spectacular! Love and love.
All of these cards are just awesome! And the amount of work that went into several of them is amazing.
I’ll keep my favorites to myself but I have to say, “Richard, your card is lovely. I doubt you’ll have any trouble getting back into your creating spirit”!
These are all beautiful cards. I saw how many ways the train die could be used. The christmas train was amazing. I need to collect people to put in the train. I am looking forward to HSN coming up with so many new products.
Love the baby train and the bird cage card. GREAT JOB!
Such cleaver ideas this morning. Love the animal and train ideas just hope I can remember how to make them.
Thank you for posting these fabulous cards. Very inspiring!
Wonderful creations, as always! LOVE the train cards–such clever creators!
Richard, that is STUNNING!
Great makes! Donna’s train is delightful! Brings a sweet smile! Thanks everyone!
Beautiful card Richard. Missed you.
What a love fest one after another! Way to go Griffinites. Inspirational work as always
Richard you are such an artist!
I love the popups especially, but all the cards and specially folded cards are very inspiring. I will have to try some myself.
Thank you to all for such inspiringly beautiful creations!
The diversity of designs is amazing. Those who created them must be so happy with the results of their crafting. Thanks for sharing these inspiring projects. Stay well.
Wow, such talented, creative, and artistic people. Just love all the cards, so beautiful!
The ingenuity of these Griffinites amazes me.
So creative and beautiful!
Many beautiful cards posted today (7/7/2022) and you ALL should be so proud. Now I’m getting motivated. Thanks for the look.
Amazing!!! Love what everyone is doing with the train dies. All so different and beautiful. Loved the Japanese cards. Everyone who made cards took them to the next level. Great Talent!!!
What a superb assortment of cards.
Richard I’ve missed seeing your creativity. This card with the China dolls is remarkable. You are indeed blessed with creativity.
All you card makers constantly lift the bar for the rest of us. Each of you are gifted with great insight.
Thank you for sharing your talents.
Those cards are beautiful. There’s a couple of dies i must have. Can’t wait.
Such beautiful cards by everyone. Beth, your train card is absolutely adorable, what a masterpiece to save for him when he’s older. Love all the great ideas!
Such fantastic inspiration by all! Welcome back, King Richard, you’ve been missed! Beth, your circus train is fabulous! Leticia, what a fun way to use the birdcage die! I love Craftspiration Thursdays!!!
Love the hot air balloon, gorgeous cards
Sooooo talented and super creative. The train cards are incredible. I bought the die but ended up donating it to a charity. Will have to buy myself another.
My fellow crafters always inspire me. THANK YOU!
Will be watching on the 12th. Very excited. The Ferris Wheel has my name on it, for sure.
After looking at all the beautiful cards I want to go make each one. I think I’m going to stay up all night just enjoying my Anna dies.
Thank you for the great ideas everyone ❤️
Love love love all those beautiful cards could not even begin to pick a first choice♥️
Well done, Griffinites, there are some stunning pieces of work in today’s blog! Well done!
Hello Anna ! these cards are outstanding!! Such great ideas!! Especially the train for a baby’s birthday!! absolutely adorable!! Thank you for sharing everyone’s ideas to help me with my creativity!! Sincerely, Susan
Outstanding cards this week! So many great ideas and interpretations that are just calling to me to try!
Great job everyone!
Love the train idea and the bird cage idea. Thanks for sharing. I have both of these and need to get busy and use them again.
They are all beautiful. Love them. Thanks for sharing.
The Christmas train was everything I thought it could be in my head, but haven’t been able to accomplish! Really well done!
I also loved the way the train cars were duplicated to make the birthday z-card. Great idea!
This is an amazing array of beauty! Thank you for sharing all of the inspiration! XoXo
Beautiful cards. So many talented crafters.
WOW. I came away with some inspiring ideas especially the bird cage ….. I have and LOVE that die and have made them but never thought to attach it to a card…… GENIUS IDEA 💗
Thank you !
The Christmas train is everything I knew it could be in my head, but haven’t been able to accomplish! Well done!!
I also love the way the train cars were duplicated for the birthday z card!
Absolutely beautiful & so inspiring for us all. Thank you all for sharing all your beautiful work.
What a wonderful use for the birdcage. I bought it and have made a birthday card with it but I am going to try putting it in the card as well.
Thanks for the great idea.
Such a lovely array of creativity. Thank you to all for the inspiration.
Wow wow wow!
These people are so very creative. I am in awe of their designs. I sure don’t have the nerve to post anything I have made so far. Maybe some day I’ll get up the courage to try. Just beautiful!!!
So many creative artworks today!
Love seeing Richard’s new card; we’ve missed your incredible style!
I REALLY love the trains!!
Wow. All are so beautiful and creative. Good job to all of you!
Wow, these are all amazing! Oh, that Christmas train, fantastic!!
I love all of these. Such talented friends I have. Lots of help and ideas for me. Thanks everyone for sharing.
This is actually my first time to visit this site. I just didn’t realize what it was…Thanks again
I love these cards! Simply beautiful!!!
So many great ideas and gorgeous finished products!
As always so many great artists. Thank you all for sharing.!
Beautiful! Wow! I am so inspired now….. <3
YES, I feel INSPIRED, Anna! THANK YOU for sharing CRAFTSPIRATION filled with joy and inspiration for a new day papercrafting! Whether a birthday card making tracks as a party centerpiece, as Beth has created, or an illuminated FIREWORKS layered frame as Eve, AND everything in between, I’m so glad to find artistry and creativity here in this crafting community with Anna Griffin and company! Thanks, also, for including my card, Anna!
All amazing projects! Love seeing them!
Thank You for posting these cards such a Artistic Eye for details. Just Beautiful! Happy Crafting Crafters