November 10, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration – November 10th, 2022
November just might be the craftiest month of the year! From Create 8 to crafting for the holidays, there is a whole lot of creativity going on. We love to see you getting your craft rooms organized, making batch embellishments, creating holiday decor and making the most beautiful paper projects. It is so much fun that we are starting to see your Christmas crafting popping up onto our social media channels. Be sure to share all of the wonderful things that you make with us; we love to show off your work!
Barbie said, “Getting ready for Create 8! I also spent the week organizing my die storage. I love the flip method. My die storage was bursting at the seams. So I bought more storage and doubled my storage. Now to clean up the rest of my craft desk!”
It looks like everything is in place!
Linda shared, “I made pumpkins. I am making stickers for Christmas cards. I made my first snow globe Christmas card and have been working on Snow Globe Easel cards with Dayle Blecke and Susan Urch.”
Gorgeous! We are so glad that you get together and craft with each other.
Adina wrote, “I cut an oval in the center of this card after I had put the first layer on it. But, I forgot to open the card before sending it through the Empress. I “patched” the hole on the inside of the card with a gold oval that were a little larger than the hole. That worked out perfectly to add the oval sentiment. I have some card backs that I have saved from other projects and glued it to the back of the card. The end result doesn’t look like an “oopsy”. It looks like I planned it that way.”
Beautiful work, Adina! There are no mistakes in crafting!
Lourdes said, “My name tag for Create 8. I’m almost done with Anna’s Prep Videos then I’ll be ready to go!”
The countdown is on!
Yvonne shared, “I have always considered the recipient of my Friendship Hand to be the Queen of Mixed Media so what better card could I create for her than this Castle Easel Card! The House Parts Dies made quick work of all the extra layering I included to make this card extra special! Of course Anna’s 3D Concentric Card Dies, Matte Foil Cardstock, Pink Shimmer Cardstock, Calligraphic 3D Embossing Folder, rose stickers, everyday sentiments, pink satin bow and mini square foam adhesive literally took this card to the next level!”
Jane posted, “I love the Concertina 5 x 7 base die, it’s my go-to. I crafted this Sympathy card for my mom-in-law; her older brother in the UK passed away. Tools and supplies used: 3D Concertina Concentric Dies, 3D Rococo Frame Dies, Fall Toile Cardstock – Stickers and Embellishments Set, Banner Day Sentiments Stamps and Dies, Perfect Palette II Christmas, dimensional flower stickers and bow by Anna Griffin.”
Susan said, “I was going for a vintage Christmas feel … It’s not the best lighting (dark) — but I edged all the greenery and the sentiment banner with gold gilding wax and there’s a sprinkling of snow colored German glass glitter on the leaves outside and inside on the tree and snow globe background.
Gorgeous work, Susan! Love this card!
Susan also shared, “I went to the Dollar Tree store today and they had these neat little 8.5″x 8.5” shadow boxes in the craft section. I thought it would make the perfect base for a Christmas shadow box to hang somewhere inside.
Leticia wrote, “This elegant lady is all dressed up for the Holiday Festivities. From her decorated window you can see a perfect, snowy white Christmas Scene. Merry Christmas! Products used: Holiday Paper Doll, Vignette Embellishments, Gothic Frame die, Holiday Scene die, Snowglobe Scene, Carte Noel Embellishments, Cartouche die & online basket, table, & wall picture.”
Now this is a festive scene!
Shirli said, “Toile is always my biggest challenge for pleasing compositions. Simple seems to be the best avenue.”
This gorgeous card is definitely pleasing! Wonderful work.
Roxanne wrote, “I’m finishing up the last of my Thanksgiving cards for the season.”
Barbara wrote, “As I eagerly await Create 8, I continue to use many of the dies and kits to make fun cards for dear friends and family.”
Annie posted, “I don’t normally send Thanksgiving cards but I already made Xmas cards in August so I have time to make a few Thanksgiving cards.”
Kaye shared, “I made this card using Anna’s Window Box Cardmaking Kit for my best friend from high school who just had a shoulder replacement and whose favorite color is purple. She’s had Rheumatoid Arthritis since grade school and is a cat lover. In fact, she just started a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program to help the stray cat population in our hometown. I admire her in so many ways. (It’s hard to see, but each side panel has cats from Anna’s Pet Cut & Emboss Folders.)”
This pretty card is sure to make her smile!
Mary said, “Thanks to @annagriffininc for the inspiration in Finishing School! I was able to make this beautiful page. Everything is Anna except the title which is Cricut. I used the Impression dies and the Layered Rose dies. And Anna, I remembered the journaling from some older Anna embellishments. Notice, I can’t throw away Anna’s metallic paper chads so I made a card too! I will post the card separately.”
Craftspiration is so much fun! Thank you all for sharing your creative talents with us, and inspiring others with your great ideas for cards, scrapbook pages and paper projects. If you missed yesterday’s AGTV November Finishing School Live – Christmas Blessings, you can watch the replay here! We had the best time showing you festive projects, tips and tricks to jump start your holiday crafting. Keep posting everything that you create with us on our social media channels.
For those of you attending Create, we will see you in the morning for a weekend like no other!
Bye for now,
So behind due to Create 8. But oh so worth it.
BEST CREATE SO FAR!!! They get better and better. Don’t know how you do it Anna, but I for one am glad you do.
Everything is stunning as usual.
Such talented creative artists. Can’t pick just one.
Good morning love all the beautiful creations y’all have made. Thank you Anna and team for all your inspirations. 💜🤡❤️
Beautiful creations all. Really loving the Thanksgiving cards, Susan’s vintage Christmas card and shadowbox and Mary’s scrapbook page. So glad to see mor scrapbooking
These cards are all such wonderful inspiration for me. I’ve kind of gone crazy buying Anna Griffin dies since that first HSN purchase in October. Time seems to be flying by; it’s hard to keep track, but yes it was the first part of October. I jumped in with the Create 8 purchase right off the bat to get some instruction and maker’s tips. It was such fun! Now I’m an AG Member and excited to continue the learning and building skills via all the video teaching! I love all the color stories and how each card is unique. Even though the dies cut the same shape, it’s the colors, arrangements, intriguing twists on ideas that sets each apart.
All lovely!! So many talented crafters!
These are truly beyond incredible……🥰!
Such great ideas! Thanks
What fun to see every ones Beautiful work!
Thanks Anna and all,
Beauty every where, everyone is such an inspiration. I love seeing what every one creates from the same products I purchased. And it is like going to an art gallery and being dazzled by Anna Griffin art. Tfs. Love everything.
so many great card artists on this feed! Love them all! Continue the great work!
Oh, how I wish I could attend Create 8 but Dr. & hospital bills decided differently. Will look for posts from it.
Beautiful cards. A peaceful Thanksgiving to all.
To all the Griffinites,
THANK YOU!!! YOUR WORK HUMBLES AND INSPIRES!!!
All of my best wishes,
So proud to be in the “clique” of such talent. Love all of these creations.
All the cards are beautiful. I especially like the shadow box. All of them were so pretty and there are several more I want make. Love all of Anna’s dies.
Gorgeous one and all.
Wow! These cards (they are works of art) are incredible. I have to admit that the pumpkin just was fantastic. It’s 1:00 am and up due to a lot of pain and just looking at all the beautiful cards that people obviously put their heart and souls in made me feel better. I loved the pink castle also (for me).They are all great the Christmas ornaments the huge cards with the paper doll. Well, thanks so much for the eye candy and wishing that someday I can get that good. I make many cards but not like these.
Looking at them is so warming to the heart. God Bless.
So very elegant cards Thanks for always sharing which inspire us in our own card projects..
How cute is the Castle Easel card? So VERY!!!
Thanks for sharing all the inspiring ideas Griffin-ites!
…and Blessing to all our Troops and Veterans!
— Robin in Washington
I opened a kit that I had not got to yet, and found some lovely dies. I will be crafting also. Thanks for posting such beautiful cards and pages.
Beautiful products and the cards are outstanding.
Anna, thanks for sharing the beautiful projects. I especially love the Woodie.”
These cards are just Beautiful!!! Wonderful to see and have all of you share
with all of us!!! I only hope I can make some cards from your inspiration..
Thank you Anna for sharing…
So much wonderful Craftspiration today. Love how Barbie has put together her die storage. Inspiring to me because my die collection is getting harder to manage with binders. I have a room with those 45 degree ceilings like the slope of the stairs, and Barbie has a very clever solution to put her crafting center perfectly aligned to work with her space. I am stealing your ideas, Barbie! Thanks.
Yesterdays HGTV finishing school was wonderful and inspirational. Thank you Anna and Sharon
Very beautiful ad usual
All these creations are super fantastic, it is so much to see what others are making and add their ideas to our Box of to do’s.
Love the angel card
Gorgeous projects and again always inspirational
Really enjoyed AGTV yesterday. Know everyone will love Create 8. Have wonderful crafting to all.
All so beautiful and inspiring!!!
Oh my how much fun! My first time viewing the Blog. Wonderful talent among Anna Crafters.
The “Elegant Lady by the Christmas Window” created by Letty is a wonderfully festive and beautiful inspiration to celebrate this Lord’s Christmas Season. Well done Letty!
Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 😎
Oh my how much fun! My first time viewing the Blog. Wonderful talent among us.
Soooo gorgeous! Love these. Thank you.
I enjoyed the creativity and inspiration. My very favorite was the Christmas shadow box. Had to glance at three or more times. Love it.
Thank you all.
Gorgeous pieces of work ladies.
Wow stunning projects they are so beautiful and gives us great inspirational ideas. See you all at Create tomorrow I am so excited.
Magnificent array of seasonal and occasion cards ! Thanks Anna for sharing. Thanks to crafters for sharing your creativity. “Beautiful I the making” 💖⭐️💖⭐️💖⭐️💖
Hi Susan R!,
I don’t know what I like more, your cards or your staging! The books are beautiful and include the one book that took me twenty five years to read: Middlemarch. I couldn’t make myself finish it until I was 35:) Love seeing your posts here again.
Wonderful inspiration from these beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing!!
Totally inspired from all these beautiful creations. I love Susan’s vintage card . The old fashioned aspect is pure quality. Thank you so much Roxanne and Annie for the Thanksgiving combinations using the recent die fall die set. Barbie an “A” for neat look. I give myself a “C” for better get going to clean up my messy mixed up dies. Like the easy flip idea. I Love the Thursday craftspsrations., so many keepers.
What a great Craftspiration! I love all of the beautiful uses of your fabulous products! We are so lucky! I am really looking forward to tomorrow and Create 8. Love and love.
What comment to leave. OMG! The versatility and creativity with each different person is just so fascinating !
Wow! What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous creations.
Hello Anna & Greetings to all the Griffinites 🙂
Such great designs and pretty papers. The autumn colors are my favorite! Thanks for sharing your art
Blessings to all 🍁
Such great inspiration! Now to get ready for Create 8!
Wow! What an inspiration all of you are today! So creative. I love, love, love the gold edged poinsettias. All of you chose beautiful color choices on your cards.
Such a gift to be part of such an amazing group of creative souls! I am new here, these creations fill me with inspiration and joy. Thank you to all who share here, and BIG Thank you to Anna for bringing us the platform to be able to share each other’s creative talents and beautiful inspirational results.
So many wonderful creations… it’s amazing to see how creative this community is. Well done friends, well done. 😍
Everyone does such beautiful work. Tyfs. ❤️
These are some very beautiful cards that are posted here! The imagination and designs are exquisite!!! I am just starting out as a beginner and enjoy seeing all that can be done with the proper tools. I do have a question though as I have been looking to purchase the set that includes the pink curtains for the window and I can’t find it anywhere. I bought Anna’s 3D Holiday Window Scene and would enjoy getting curtains for the window. Can someone point me in the right direction as to where I can find them? Thank you!
I enjoyed the beautiful work, Thank you for sharing.
Great cards everyone! I get inspired by you!
Again, so many creative ideas. Keep them coming! Thank you.
Wow! Such creativity, I’m intimidated inspired and in awe all at the same time. Getting ready for CREATE! I’m not on social media nor too tech savvy so I hope all goes well. I have a whole year to get ready for CREATE 9😂 Great cards everybody.
Beautiful in the Making crafting cards. Everyone in this group is amazingly talented. I love seeing these craftspirations. So much inspiration. Everyone doing Create 8 enjoy.
Love the turkey dies cuts, very cute. All the makes are so pretty and inspiring, thank you.
Lovely makes! Especially like Kate’s window box card. Thanks everyone for the craftspirations!
These cards made with loving hands always make me smile
There is an abundance of talent in the fans of Anna Griffin.
Everyone is so amazing. Wow, just wow!
Such awesome paper crafting projects. Everyone is so very talented. Keep it up love seeing all these as are great inspiration.
So pretty, so talented. Love them all
These projects are all just amazing!
Wow, so many beautiful creations!
I get so much inspiration in looking at what everyone else can make!! Thank you for sharing. Love making Thanksgiving cards and table decorations.
All of your creations are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Great card Roxanne!
Every card is beautiful, seeing Kaye’s beautiful boxcard brought back fond memories of when that was my favorite card to make. I still have a few box cards and after create 8, I plan to make a few more Birthday cards. I often make cards for family members to use for themselves to send to their family and friends. I also give to local charities. Everyone loves, ❤️ Anna’s cards.
Amazing cards. How inspiring! Now I feel ready to make my thanksgiving cards.
Love the inspiration.
Absolutely beautiful. Griffin items are really creative!
I am so excited for Create to start. I am trying to get my room ready if I can find the time. It has been so busy lately that I am happy I can make it at all. Lol
I love what everyone has created. I love everyone’s personal touches.
Absolutely 🌹 lovely.
Wonderful creations! My favorites – Susan’s dollar tree shadow box for Christmas, Claire’s poinsettias, Kaye’s, box card, and Barbies, flip die storage! Woo HOO!
Look out Create 8!
What beautiful creations this week! A little Fall, a little Christmas, and all occasions in-between! Everything is just beautiful and inspiring! Well done, everyone!
I learn so much from Craftspiration. Thank you all for posting your cards! And, thank you Anna and staff for sharing them here on the blog. I am looking forward to Create 8 tomorrow. I hope to meet you all sometime during the event!
Susan’s shadow box is a knock out!!
Anna your inspiration is contagious….you are our teacher, doctor, and friend…keep doing what you do…this world will be better for it…thank you
I can’t believe I missed the beautiful cards you all created! Wow, they are all amazing!