June 9, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration – June 9th, 2022
June is such a fun month to craft for! Every time you turn around you are met with a wedding, graduation, anniversary and birthday! You all have been busy bees creating special cards and projects for all kinds of occasions. If you are wondering what to make for a proud graduate we have ideas for you! Need something for dear old dad? We have you covered! You’ll be inspired by these cards for baby, wedding and so much more!
Come see what our talented community of crafters has created and shared this week!
Vivian posted, “Graduation “CONGRATS” Explosion Box I made this box for my niece who is receiving her Masters in Clinical Psychology. I rolled up 2 hundred dollar bills to look like certificates/diplomas. She has worked so hard on this and I think she deserves it!”
This is too cute; perfect for a graduation celebration!
Sharilyn said, “Lots of June birthdays.”
Linda said, “I finished 3 pages from CAH2. I am going to make another page to go with this title page. Creating the heritage book for future generations of my family is a labor of love.”
Yvonne wrote, “Made my first Carriage card for a wedding. Fancy Foil paper for the easel base and saddle bag. I used a gold glitter paper for the shadow and white shimmer for the carriage and horse. Mascara roses line the easel with pretty dimensional flowers on the carriage. Added pearls to the carriage top and wheels. A flourish for the horse. For the windows in the carriage I cut a partial square from the Salon Nouveau die set in the same paper as the easel. I did have to trim it a little bit. Added a little sparkle to the flowers with glitter glue. This die set is very easy to assemble.”
This is the perfect card for a lovely couple.
Adina posted, “I love the weight of the Floral Crop cardstock for easel cards. It is sturdy and the card stands at attention. I love the vivid colors, as well. This card is a mish-mash of dies and papers. There is a sentiment under the Kirigami circle on the base. I burned up a copious amount of brain cells trying to match the flowers on the paper with the matching flower embellishments. I tried to make them all flow the same way as my imaginary breeze was blowing. I almost always make a card from start to finish without stopping. Before I know it, hours upon hours have gone by. The birds have stopped singing. The sun is long gone. It’s wayyy past a decent bedtime. All oblivious to me! When I come out of my trance, I end up dehydrated, hungry, and needing a shower. Not to mention the mess I leave behind in my wake. But, I usually have a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Thank you, Anna Griffin INC, for beautiful, quality products that spark the imagination and light a fire that is capable of spreading joy around the world!”
Dayle said, “My Sunday share a day late. One of my husband’s favorite movies is planes, trains and automobiles. No matter how many times he sees it he cracks up with laughter. I thought Anna’s train die would make a great slim line Father’s Day card for him. Papers and embellishments are from the handsome collection.”
Excellent combination of crafting items, Dayle!
Judy wrote, “He’s going to University of Utah and where you’ll be playing on their hockey team. If you know anything about hockey maybe wondering how Alabama boy is able to play hockey on the Utah team. He’s good, and he is a good grandson and just an all-around good guy. His name is Reed Pittman and he loves his Hunny (that’s me).”
Congratulations to Reed!
Jane shared, “I crafted this card for my Crafting Sister Barbie Stowell! She had given me a photo easel creation as a gift during our Tea Luncheon in early May. She wrote me a note that we’re crafting sisters and I thought that was so neat. I wanted to craft her a card that really conveyed my thoughts and thanks to her. She has been a really great friend to me for a good while. We met in the original Anna Griffin groups. I had posted just prior to the first virtual Create in 2020 that I wanted to create an Arizona specific AG Fan Group in the hopes of one day meeting up in person. It can be a little scary putting yourself out there and wondering if anyone will want to connect with you. It’s almost like going to a new school and wondering if you’ll make new friends. Barbie reached out to me and said she would join if I did create one, so I did! Barbie was the first person I added to the AZ Griffin Gals. Since then we have built a great friendship and have become sisters!”
We love seeing all of your crafting groups and the beautiful friendships that you are building.
Debbie posted, “Clock Dies & CAH2 card stock Had fun today with the clock dies & beautiful left over CAH2 materials.”
Catherine wrote, “I added the perfect Beaux Regards card topper for the belly band of this card. This took a little time to make, but it is oh, so fun! The Carte Homme kit is so unique, and everyone who has seen the cards I have made from this kit love them. As they say, perfect for Father’s Day, Birthday, Graduation, and Wedding cards. Thanks Anna for this wonderful kit!”
Diane posted what she called her “Glitzy Glam Grad” card.
Mary said, “Another great mix of new and old Anna with timeless beauty!”
Mary Beth said, “Sorry no Dads… but maybe potential in the wedding couple this is for…Inspiration from Crop at Home pages!”
I just love the creativity of Anna’s community crafters.
Always blown away by all the talented Griffinites. You folks are simply amazing!!!Mir
Thank you all for the great ideas.
Oh my Anna! Thank you so very much for selecting my Carriage card for Craftspiration. Although it’s Friday, I’m just now reading Thursday’s blog and this has totally taken me by surprise!! This is the 3rd card selected and I am truly honored for the recognition and sharing of ideas with your wonderful products. Thank you so much❤️❤️❤️
Gorgeous cards and scrapbook pages! Thanks for sharing!
Hello Anna, Lots of grads and Fathers Day creations for inspiration!
These are amazing! Smart and creative people!
I really love the cards!!!! I love the train card that Dayle made. I am working on a patriotic train myself. I keep changing my mind so it’s been laying there for a few days.
I would not want to be you, Anna. How can it get any prettier…..Maybe the new standard should become…..just as pretty
Love the graduation box, BEAUTIFUL, I’m going to make my granddaughter one of these, thanks
Thank you for showing Barbies Mom’s scrapbook page. A wealth of inspiration in that one page. Really enjoy looking at all the other ones also. Such talented gifted people.
Wow, such beautiful inspiration! I love the sister card, so simple yet so elegant! I am saving this page of loveliness to inspire me! Thank you for sharing!
WOW! thanks for posting these.
When are you going to be on HSN again?
LOVE IT ALL!!
I love all these very different & wonderful creations!
All – very inspiring.
Thank you, everyone, for sharing your lives with me. Your beautiful cards and scrapbook pages reflect your gratitude for others with emphasis on family and friends. Such a joy to be part of your interest and efforts. Continued success and happiness to all Griffinites!!
Lovely written note Adina and I can relate to the swiftness of time when creating with Anna’s magical products!
Great cards everyone-thank you for sharing your creative ideas.
so gorgeous and creative! Thanks for the inspiration!
Gorgeous array of cards! So much talent out there. Thank you for sharing!
Spectacular posts ladies, what detailed and beautiful art.
Tfs. Love them all.
Love all the pages and cards.
These are gorgeous! I know it was great fun to create these beautiful cards!
What a wonderful selection of ideas and projects!!
Over the top in grand style, imagination and creative abounds in todays shares.
I am just loving to see scrapbook pages being posted. I am hoping for more scrapbook products coming in the near future as well as masculine products for scraping the men in our lives.
Everyone made beautiful creations!!
The cards and scrapbook pages seem extra fantastic today! It’s nice to see some male-focused items for a change. All are creative, beautiful and, as always, inspiring. I am grateful to feel like I’m a part of this crafting community.
All so beautiful, especially Tina’s card…so beautifully dramatic!!
Thank you all for sharing.
Hi Dayle: Please tell your hubby to move over on the couch and pass the popcorn. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is my favorite movie too! John Candy was taken too soon. He had so much more laughter to give us. My favorite scene was when the police pulled over the burned out car and John Candy tries to convince the officer that the car is definately road worthy. I laugh just thinking about it.
Beautiful works of art.
Thank you all for sharing.
Every card is a WOW! I love all the ideas I am going to “repurpose.” Thank you all for the creative inspiration. The grad cards, the train cards and all dies used are marvelous combinations. I especially like the butterfly color combos.
Really wonderful projects! Love seeing them all!
These are just fabulous-thank you for sharing ❤️
all the scrapebook pages are wonderful
So; so; many wonderful examples everyone shared!!
Lovely all! Some much talent. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Everyone is so talented and I am so jealous!
I can only wish to be so creative as these special people are. Fantastic job everyone!
Anna thank you and your team for inspirational products!
God’s Blessings to all!
Wow all of the projects are so beautiful. Love seeing what has been created it gives me a lot of inspiration to create. Great job everyone.
Love seeing all the ideas for card and scrapbook pages! I will be creating pages soon for my grandsons’ graduations. Had one graduate college and his brother just graduated high school! Lots of work to do. Thanks Anna for posting all the personal ones from all the Griffinites.
Wow! each card is simply “Fantastic” Kudos to all !!
Amazing work!!!!! Thank you for sharing!
I just want to add a side comment that I am so very grateful to the AG team for all they do to get so many beautiful items to us each day. From organization to photos I assume there are very talented and dedicated Griffin Elves that keep the wheels turning in Georgia to keep us all oooing and ahhhing at the wonderful work presented. I take an enormous amount of creative encouragement from every item shared on the blog! Thank you so much.
I would like to call out Jane’s card. It is my very favorite! I just love blue and white together! I collect Blue Willow dishes and many other things 💙 blue and white, so Jane’s card really spoke to me. There are many lovely projects today 😊 and many talented people!
I don’t think I have seen this much creativity in one place in a while. Every item is wonderful and several are going to be wonderful encouragement for me to get busy and make cards again. Each offer is just wonderful. Thank you Anna for sharing them and to those that sent things to share you each deserve a special gold star for your work!! Thank you so much!
All very beautiful cards, I love the explosion card as well. I bought the We Are Memory Keepers explosion box tool to make that card but it is just beautiful. Congratulations to her niece.
Thanks for featuring my Explosion Box Anna, I had so much fun making it! Everyone’s creativity is out of the box and just BEAUTIFUL!
Absolutely love, love, love the train dies! I’m a total fan of everything Anna!🤩
❤️❤️❤️ I love all of the contributions. I especially love the scrapbook layouts. Please keep showing the scrapbook pages. Thanks to everyone for sharing.🌼🌸🌺🌻🌷🌹
Way to go FS friends! 👍💜Great work everyone! 👏
I can only hope to be as creative as these people. Just awesome cards and pages. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Always enjoy your designs thanks for sharing.
Exceptional cards. So much talent out there.
Love all those cards & scrapbook pages. Everyone is so creative.
Hi Anna! I just love ALL the creativity this week. I am particularly drawn to Vivian’s explosion card and Mary Beth’s wedding card – truly exquisite! Thank you for sharing, everyone. Keep up the amazing work!
What beautiful work !
Creations this week are exceptional! I had to look at them twice!! 😁👏👏👏
Great projects. Is there anyplace where we can get instructions for how to do an explosion box?
Beautiful works, all of them. Opens fresh, new perspectives and ideas for me every time. Dunia, a beautiful prayer…such love for your father. Thanks for sharing.
Incredible talent. So awesome🤯
Hello Anna & all the Griffinites
It’s always nice to see the variety of scrapbook pages and cards for so many occasions. Now I have more ideas for my Antique Train Slimline die set! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. Blessings
Yeah, Valerie!! You ALWAYS have beautiful, creative ideas!
Love the Sister card.
Such great examples of your work. Bravo!
WOW! I always love thrusday’s Craftspiration but each and everyone of you went OVER THE TOP for this one. I am just in awe of todays…loved how the old and new from Anna mixed together and just stunning. Everyone of you is for sure TOPS in craftspiration.
They are ALL AWESOME! Very talented Griffinites.
All are lovely
All of the projects are fantastic! There are so many different occasions represented! I love them all! I am also feel honored to make it to Craftspiration today! Thank You!
Amazing. What inspirations! Thank you for posting.
CRAFTSPRATION for sure. Just where do I begin?
A Graduation Explosion Box. Thanks Vivian for a great idea.
Dunia, LOVE the quarter inch strips in the background. Not only does it look stunning, but keeps me from throwing away such beautiful scraps.
Love ALL the easel cards. I needed some train inspiration as my sister requested a train card from me. Looks like it will time to celebrate her birthday on July 4th with a Patriotic train.
All the scrapbook pages. I too have been scrapbooking this week. Thanks to Create Crop@Home 2. It’s fun to get back into it.
This truly is my favorite blog of the week. My mind is blown by all this creativity. Everyone did such a spectacular job of Beautiful In The Making.
Anna, Thank you for including me. It was a wonderful birthday surprise!
What amazing workmanship! So much talent all of you! Thanks for sharing!💖 Sally
Tina’s card is absolutely stunning and gives me inspiration for my Baroque dies.
Absolutely gorgeous what an inspiration!
Beautiful!! One is great and the next one is even better. Such talented women. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.
Love, love,love the apron!
So many terrific cards and projects…a lot of love put into each one!
WOWZA!👀 Awesome craftspiration everyone!🤩👏🏽👏🏽😍