November 10, 2022 • Anna Griffin
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,