March 23, 2023 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration- March 23rd, 2023
We hope that you are having a great week, and a wonderful start to spring! Fresh projects popped up all over our social media channels, and we are excited to share them with you today. From Easter crafting and 3D purses to Griffinte gatherings, there is a lot to see on today’s Craftspiration post!
Come take a look!
Lorri said, “The Easter Egg easel die is so much fun to work with. I’m glad I finally purchased it. Easter eggstravaganza.”
Shirley posted, “I made a couple of Spring themed cards for friends and family using the lovely spinner card making kit and 3D fancy French frame dies. I sent one to one of our beloved AZ Griffin gals!”
Sandi wrote, “I’m working on Easter cards and having fun using the Easter sticker set.”
Dayle shared, “Paired up the 3D Sugar Egg Scene dies with the Diorama card dies. I used various Anna’s papers and Easter embellishments for this booklet.”
Terry wrote, “The Sugar Eggs are so cute- a perfect Easter diorama! I made a birthday card for my friend whose birthday is today, but also sailing “The Great Loop” with her husband and are docked in a marina for a month. I sent a St.Patrick’s, birthday, and Easter cards to open one at a time wherever she happens to be on her trip.”
Maria posted, “Finishing up Easter cards today! Enjoy your day!”
Clare said, ““Basket” mini-purse from the Pierre Lapin 2023 Spring Collection, shown in McGregor Green. Also available in Flopsy Yellow, Mopsy Pink, Cottontail Ivory and Peter Blue. With side gussets and velcro closure.”
Michelle shared, “Getting ready for Easter using my new sugar egg dies and making boxes inspired by the latest finishing school “All Hearts” class.”
Richard said, “Hey everybody hope you’re having a great day. I’m playing around with a little bit more Easter. Everybody else’s looks great.”
Donna posted, “This is the first purse that I made with my Luxury Quilted Purse Card Dies. Love how cute and easy they are to put together!”
Julia shared, “This is an Easter card that I made using the sugar eggs scene dies, and the Easter egg cut and embossed dies. I didn’t necessarily want an egg with a scene behind it, but I wanted a pretty egg for the front of the card so here’s what I came up with. I used Anna Griffin marbled card stock for the egg, you can see it behind the happy Easter greeting. I also used the impression die cards, the gold and white embellishments from one of Anna‘s older kits, I’m not sure which one, and I hand cut the flowers myself by first using the celebrations rub ons as well as the spring rub ons from a year or so ago. I did that because I didn’t have any of Anna‘s flower embellishments that really matched the color of my egg. ￼ I also used the pastel foil card stock and a bow from the perfect palette bows. Happy Easter, everyone!”
Donna Lee said, “Crafting with Penny Comeau and Vivian Kochis this weekend. Here is a page I made featuring my beautiful mother. I love that you can see a little bit of my father’s prized Packard in the bottom photo.”
Lourdes posted, “I made this 47th wedding anniversary card for my husband. We renewed our vows in this picture. I used the Cardcentric dies, cut a second one and placed it on both sides of the frame. The easel die is from the Easy Easel dies. I used Anna’s white glitter paper, pink and gold rose paper, cartouche dies, the stopper from the Flower Cart box, and corners and flowers from China Cabinet box. My husband loved his card as did our children and grandchildren.”
Peggy posted, “I decided to make 20 flower carts with butterflies and bees for a state conference coming up in April. Bees will be added soon. The theme for the conference “Bees and Butterflies.” I’m glad I have 4 weeks to make them all.”
Jimmie said, “I really enjoy the sugar egg die set! I forgot about my Nanas sugar eggs at Easter until this die came out! I love how those memories pop up! #NationalCraftMonth #beautifulinthemaking”
Jennifer shared, “The background layer is from the Rose Anniversary paper collection, the one with the blue ribbon. Flowers are China Cabinet. My husband always refills the humming bird feeders in our back yard. I love these colors. Yes, he’ll be good with the pink and the flowers because he knows how much I love Anna Griffin’s products.”
Chrissie wrote, “I made this today during Finishing School, mostly with pieces left over from other projects. I guess you could call it my ‘kitchen sink card’. I used pink, ivory, and green metallic, Marbelized paper, and gold foil, as well as – Pirouette embossing folder, Border Trim die, Love 3D die, Mini 3D Flower dies, Foliage dies, Pollinator dies, Flourish cut and emboss folders None of this is new, but I still love it all, and it makes me happy to give old dies new life!”
Jane shared, “I think @LAURA OCONNELL is probably Anna’s biggest fan! @Anna Griffin is her Queen 👸!! Laura is an awesome crafter and an important member of the Arizona Griffin Gals! Love ya, Laura!! Arizona Griffin Gals Spring Convention 2023.”
Jane also said, “After Tea on Saturday, March 11th, some of the ladies met up for a three hour shop-athon!! Smiles, laughter, sisterhood, conversations, etc etc! Smiles all around and being present in the moment was awesome! Afterwards we went to dinner where we discussed, you guessed it, crafting!! Pictured in this photo: Vicka Hammill, Pam Brink, Jane Shouse, Sylvia Tabor, Brenda Grote, Stacy Biehle, Karen Stout, Barbie Stowell, Carole Martucci, and Laura O’Connell. We visited Scraps of Love in Peoria.”
Karenbeatrice posted, “I made this purse for a co-workers girlfriends birthday. He said it captured her personality perfectly. She loves red, pink and bling, hence my color pallet. I used the new Anna Griffin Luxury Purse die auto-ship along with Anna Griffin Elenore Collection Paper, Anna Griffin Mascara Roses, Anna Griffin Celebration Stickers & Sentiments Anna Griffin Simple Signature Cards, and bling. I mirrored the Mascara Roses and used lots of the Celebration Stickers and Sentiment embellishments inside, such as the champagne bottle, balloons, and present, and more Mascara Roses, along with the Simply Signature Card which I trimmed it down and had a perfect fit. Those are really great for these cards. I hadnt crafted in a while and I really enjoyed making this card so much I’m inspired to make many more.”
Everything is so amazing. But Karenbeatrice’s purse really made me smile. I bought the Eleanor collection because it was refined and elegant like my own late Aunt Eleanor. Your purse epitomizes her. Thank you for sweet memories brought back.
So beautiful and wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing.
I love everything! I don’t use Facebook so I’m grateful Anna’s team posts these beauties each week from across social media so I get to see them. Those miniature gloves sticking out of Donna’s purse are adorable! So many gorgeous projects & talented people.
Oh my gosh!! Each item is perfection! I love that there are groups all around the US that get together to enjoy their creativity and the wonderful friendships you can make! Anna has been an enormous influence in all of our lives!
Great cards/projects! Very inspiring.
Clare, where can I shop the Pierre Lapin collection? Lord & Taylor, Saks, is there a Lapin boutique?😁
Wow fantastic showing, all of the projects are so beautiful. Great job everyone.
I am amazed at the talent and creativity of the projects shown here.
As I work on cards and I like them and think the recipient will like it,
I don’t think it can compare with these creations. But I will keep trying
Oh My goodness
What wonderful photos !
Love the ladies in particular
So cute with the hats and big smiles ..
Warms my heart ….the cards are fabulous ..so happy and cheerful welcoming like
SPRING ,……. Thank you for sharing 💕
These are the best cards I’ve ever seen from viewers! Just lovely and full of clever ideas!!!
I want to thank You for all your help all these years! Our family and sheltered family watch your programs, watch Your HSN craft shows! I wish we could have a craft day. Too many familys too far away.If you are giving away the Create Box I would love it as my Birthday present on Friday the 24! I’ll be 63 years young!! Have a beatiful Day!
I really enjoy seeing all of the beautiful projects! I need to get busy with those purse dies. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful cards. Hopefully I will be able to get what I’m looking at the next craft day at HSN show.
What an amazing Craftspiration today! I adore all the creativity. Donna, your mother certainly is beautiful and your page is stunning! (secretly wishing I had her purse and your dad’s car, lol) Thank you, everyone, for sharing!
I liked each and every card and page.
I love all the spring matte foil colors so beautiful. Everyone is inspiring. The handbags are so adorable! I have to get one.
Congratulations to the Arizona Griffinite having a conference together. What a fun idea.
Great group of girls from Arizona!!
Oh my goodness. These cards are over the top, mind blowing! …I can’t believe my Key West Cart was included with these but so appreciative.
Your card is beautiful, Coletta! Way to go, thinking outside the box.
Anna, I appreciate the inspiration received today. I have been cutting purses today and really love that die. Looking forward to HSN Show next week.
LOVE every single project today!!! My PURSE DIES came today can’t wait to make a FABULOUS handbag. Thanks for the great ideas.
I love all of the cards on display today. Such creativity and energy in one group of people, and I’m happy to be one of you!
Using the new Luxury Purse dies! Assume you will be making available some cardstock and embellishments. Didn’t realize how difficult black shiny cardstock was to find.
Seems the supply chain has a kink again. Also need more magnetic sheets, since the die sets are not coming on them as stated last year on HSN….for people who were lucky enough to do auto ship, I think the last shipment should include 4-5 sheets
Enjoy supporting a woman owned small business….thank you Anna and staff
Beautiful and so inspirational to a “newbiie” like me.
Amazing, beautiful! Great talent.
So inspiring! I am glad I finally purchased all of the egg dies too. So much fun! HUGS! YOU ARE LOVED!🥚🐣🐥🐇🐰🌸💐💞💗🧚♀️👋👸🌞💎
Yowza! Whew, so much TALENT! Thank you Anna and Team for all the goodies for us to learn and use!
These cards just get better and better! I am currently going through a transition, and haven’t been making cards. I am moving from an isolated house to an Independent apartment at a care facility. I’m very happy about this, but I’m overwhelmed with the move. I move in April 3. I have a 2 bedroom apartment – the second bedroom is my craft room! I am giving away a lot of stuff, so the craft room will only be crafts! Meanwhile, if anyone can send a prayer to the Father for me, I would appreciate it!
Sending prayerful thoughts and best wishes with your new home…. it’ll be great!
Many thoughts and prayers for a smooth transition, Alice. Hope you make many new crafting friends! 🙏
So many beautiful cards from talented members. I could never send my cards to you, they wouldn’t compare. TFS
What a wonderful Craftspiration day. It’s always good to hear from Richard and I love how I can see older craft supplies mixed in with the new. The flamingo flower cart is so clever too. The Sugar Easter Egg cards are just spectacular; I can’t wait to start mine. Great job everyone and thanks for sharing.
Well let’s try this again.
Some very unique projects. I guess it’s time to go make Easter sugar egg cards. Thank you all for the motivation to get moving. Easter is approaching quickly. As always love love love Anna Griffin dies they really are the best.
Some very unique projects. I houses it’s time to go make Easter sugar egg cards. Thank you all for the motivation to get moving. Easter is approaching quickly. As always live live live Anna Griffin Dies they really are the best.
Loved it all so much inspiration to keep me busy. My favorite the Key West tropical is adorable. I have friends in Florida. Can’t wait to put my spin in tropical colors. Lordes anniversary card a masterpiece. You captured romance perfectly. Easter closing in have to “spring” into action.
Thanks for sharing. Such talent.
Hello Anna & Greetings to the Ladies and Gentlemen-
This was a wonderful post filled with love and friendship. Clare your Luxury Purse and bunny names made me smile! Donna Lee thank you for sharing your mother’s style -so beautiful! All the sparkle and bling added to Spring is lovely in every creation.
Beautiful, all! WOW, so much talent and inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful makes and inspiration everyone. Thanks for sharing Anna and Team.
Kudos to everyone. Such beautiful creations.
WOW WOW WOW! Everything is so inspiring and beautiful! I was going to mention one or two but as I continued to scroll down the page, I was BLOWN away by everyone’s work!!!
Such talented people!
Everything was just beautiful 💕🌺🌞
Good Lord such talent.
Truly inspirational! Can’t wait to try some of these projects.
So much beauty, so much inspiration!
Wonderful craft projects
Fabulous photos of crafters ‘ family and groups
Every thing is so beautiful
So beautiful 💕❣️
Beautiful work by all! There are always so many inspiring projects every week. And I think the beauty of “kitchen sink” project proves that everything always works together when it is an Anna Griffin product!
Such beautiful creations. Way to go Anna’s Mayflowers, 3 of us made it on the blog this week. Great job!!
Beautiful cards everyone. Especially like the purse cards so lovely. Thanks for sharing very inspiring. Have a crafty day.
These cards are all so beautiful. I especially love the purse.
Love the sugar eggs. Marshall Fields in Chicago had them in the candy department. They also had the cholate ones that they would put the names on them. A lot of found memories.
This was such a wonderful display of talent! AG sure knows how to create beautiful!
Wow! I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful projects. JoAnn’s white bunny just jumped out at me. So pretty!!
Wow! An incredible, chock-full of wonderful Craftspiration! I’m humbled that my simple card is among all these other amazing beauties. But now I have GOALS after seeing all these others! Craftspiration is a wonderful thing! 💖
There were so many beautiful cards shared this week. They inspire me so much that I must get busy and make a few.
Fun and loveliness!
No words to describe the talent. I thank all of you for sharing.
People!!!!…. These are down right gorgeous!
I only hope to make cards this beautiful one day!
Gorgeous! Love Craftspiration!
Everyone is so talented. The cards are just beautiful.
What absolute beautiful projects!!! I am inspired and heading to my craft room right now! 🥰🥰🥰
The purse die is so cute! I made two and can’t wait to spend an entire day making more!
I want to learn how to make the green purse above, I ordered the dies but don’t know how to do the weave