November 3, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration – November 3rd, 2022
Can you believe November is here? We have a busy month packed to the brim with crafting! Our next Finishing School Live on AGTV is November 9th, Create 8 is November 11th- 13th, our last HSN shows of the year are on November 15th, and our 2nd AGTV show is November 30th. We have so much fun planned for this month, and we hope that you will join in on the festivities. Now that we are officially in November, we are seeing holiday crafting ramp up. Today, you will see the everyday, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards that our crafters have been working on this past week. If you are looking for card making ideas or just a little inspiration, then you have come to the right place!
Michele said, “Working on birthday cards I need for the rest of the year. Really loved this shaped card made using the Carte Noire Papercrafting Kit.”
Tina wrote, “Finishing up my Christmas cards! I used the Fancy Foil Celebration Cardstock, 3D Baroque Frame Dies, 3D Rococo Dies and the Angel sticker set.”
Pam shared, “A Thanksgiving card I did for a friend. I didn’t really have much in the way of Thanksgiving materials to use but managed to come up with enough for a few cards.”
These are gorgeous Thanksgiving cards!
Sherry posted, “I made this Thanksgiving card using a card from the Vintage Halloween Kit and embellishments from Harvest Icon Cut and Emboss Folders.”
Benji said, “Started making some Thanksgiving cards, this one features Anna’s rub-ons, Calligraphic Dies, and Thankfulness Floral Stickers.”
Rebecca posted, “What fun the Canton Bleu Finishing School Box is!!! This was so inspiring that I used items from China cabinet, slimline embossing folders, favorite tea embellishments, foliage stickers. Actually just about anything will work with blue. Sentiments will be added when I send them out. Such a great weekend!”
We’re so glad that you are enjoying Carte Canton Bleu! Great cards!
Maria wrote, “I just love this kit. I have been a fan of the Blue and White Asian inspired decoration and use a lot of them in my home. This my favorite of the auto ships for this year. The only thing I changed was to cut second set of Jars. I cut the tops off and outlined them with a marker and layered them onto the Jars. Anna please make 12×12 paper kits and embellishments for scrapbook pages as well.”
Barbie shared, “Sharing some pocket scrapbook pages of my mom! Opposite page – Her 8th grade graduation. I love Anna’s scrapbook paper kits!”
Each of the pages that you have been working on is so special, Barbie.
Vanessa’s paper ornaments are so beautiful!
Be sure to share your finished tree!
Chrissie posted, “It makes my heart happy to see Anna working with older dies and materials. I’ve been doing the same this year, and I made this today during AGTV Live from Anna’s big Christmas Box 2022 plus: Cream vellum, Christmas Decorative Edge die, Holly Berry Bough embossing folder, Decorative Holly Dresden Bell Poinsettia & Sentiment from a Create box.”
Beth said, “I thought project 2 in the Canton Blue FS class would make a cute birthday card for my Sister-in-law Jenny. I did tweak it a bit by adding acetate to the window and making a different arrangement to the inside card. I hope Anna will be making a 12×12 paper kit featuring these beautiful papers and embellishments.”
Susan posted, “I’ve finally started working on my Christmas cards… I am an obsessive collector/saver (hoarder LOL 😊) of old cards with images I like and have piles of pages/ images torn from old books etc sitting around my craft room, saving them because 1) I love the images and 2) I can’t bear to part with them in case I need them for some future, as-of-yet, unknown project! I also have a big box of Christmas paper scraps so I wanted to come up with a way to re-use all this stuff!
Thank you for sharing with us, Susan!
Lourdes said, “When I saw Beth Turchi’s beautiful 3D pumpkins, I was inspired to make these pumpkins for my October charity luncheon centerpieces. The doilies were cut with my Cricut, and they are Anna Griffin’s designs. I had fresh dahlias and real mini pumpkins on the tables as well. I forgot to take a picture of the tables at the event. Everyone loved the Halloween centerpieces! Thank you, Anna and Beth!”
Lisa wrote, “I made this Birthday card for a friend who loves red. Used the Birdcage Die and Birds and Embellishments Die Cuts along with the China cabinet die as the doily-type base.”
Marie posted, “I loved the use of the border stickers for a card that Anna showed yesterday. So I did a try from memory for a birthday card I need.”
So glad you were inspired by our fall card, Marie!
We want to say a big thank you to all of the talented crafters who created and shared with us this week. Post your projects with us on our social media channels, so that we can share them with anyone who needs a little bit of inspiration for their crafting. We love seeing your beautiful work, about your projects and who they are going to!
Always love seeing what others are creating. Thanks for sharing.
All just beautiful! Such creativity is really inspiring.
All beautiful and so creative. Thanks for sharing.
These cards, etc. we’re fabulous! I cannot fathom all the creativity out there among your followers, Anna! Just wonderful!
These posts are so much fun! Everyone is so talented. Love getting ideas for future projects.
Wow so many great creations and so many inspirations that I see and want to try out. Great job everyone.
What a great card! Anna should teach this to all of us in finishing school. It looks to me that you used a double paper to pop the inside out. The pictures you love and do not want to part with just copy them in your computer and use the copies in your cards.
Surely need to win something from Anna..
❤️❤️❤️ Love all the thanksgiving cards. The Canton Bleu Finishing School Box cards are fabulous. I love all of them. The scrapbook pages are nice. The Christmas ornaments are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
I am so looking forward to my very first Create! I retired pre-covid and had Create on my bucket list to attend, well that could not happen, but I continued to pursue paper crafting as my hobby. While I have been using Anna’s products since her days with Plaid, her style has always seemed to be a little different and appealing to me from other designers….I suppose it is her attraction to the vintage and old things which I really love! It’s the history of things and sentimental value that are priceless!
Really like seeing the creativity of others especially when I’m in a creative slump so keep it coming and thanks to You and your Team for all the hard work behind the scenes to make our crafting experience so pleasurable!
I just LOVED EVERYTHING!!! So much Creativity in the Anna Griffin world. It truly takes my breath away.
Barbie your scrapbook layout is gorgeous. The black and white photos remind me of my old family photographs. Something mysterious in those old black and white photos. Can’t quite put my finger on though.
Lisa thank you fot the idea of using the China Cabinet dies to make a doily. My pen pal Erica sent me a birdcage card. Now I can properly display it.
Anna you and you team are truly a gift to us. The beauty you bring to us almost every day is so appreciated. Thank you.
Now please ALL of you rest up a few days before the hustle and bustle of all the Crafting events begin. Because once it starts it will be BUCKLE UP BUTTERCUP!!!
SO EXCITED FOR IT ALL!!!
All of these cards are beautiful. I really love the cards made from the Canton blue craft box. They are gorgeous!
So beautiful! I agree that a scrapbook kit with Canton Blues would be awesome!
Michele’s card reminds me just how beautiful pink & black together truly are!
Thank you for all the inspiration!
— Robin in Washington
A great variety. We will never get bored if we have your products. I will never forget the first time I saw some of your stamps in Michaels,26 years ago. I was shocked and wondered who was designing these products. Have been purchasing them ever since.
Beautiful projects. Some day I will be brave enough to send some.
So many beautiful cards. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.
I too am happy to see some of the older products being pulled back into circulation. I love the Canton Blue cards that people have shared with all of us; how lovely!
Such beautiful cards…SO creative. I especially love the train. It is so realistic and the dog is a great touch! I am a railroad brat 🙂 My grandfather, dad, brother, and husband..all railroaders. I love Thursdays and the Gallery of beauty. Marie
Love all the examples! As always so many additional ideas!!
Especially the Blue and White china ideas as I collect it..
I love all the cards shared by my “sisters”. Their imagination is beyond the beyond. Such great ideas for me to try.
Love the blue and white chinoiserie. So different.
The folding screen dies look simply elegant! would love to win..
Would Love to win the screen dies they intrigue me and I can see them holding old antique memorable photos of my ancestors 💗
Thank you as always for inspiration and your generosity!
Thank you ladies all the cards are so special !!I loved the ornaments too. Keep sharing it gives me inspiration to make cards !! I love all of anna’s dies and papers !!
All of these cards are beautiful. I love Beth’s window card with the Canton Blue and Vanessa’s ornaments are outstanding!
Enjoyed all the beautiful cards.
Happy holiday card making this weekend.
Thank you for sharing your talents.
To all of you who sent your cards for this Fan Mail Friday…Thank You! I always enjoy seeing the wonderful designs. Today’s cards were particularly beautiful and inspirational for me. Again, thanks for sharing.
So many talented people out there. I love it!
Would love to win the Calligraphy dies.
I would really, really, really love to win the screen dies. Just beautiful. I’m such a romantic.
Pam Brink Card is lovely.
Would love to win Create 8.
Love Susan Richardson’s card.
They are all beautiful.
Would love to win. Everything except Halloween cards.
would love to win Create 8.
Inspiring and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Just the fix I need to try something in a different way or learn an unfamiliar technique. Hooray for you and finishing school.
What die did Pam Bri l use on the first card? It is beautiful!!
Hello Miss Anna, co and crafters!
Thank you for sharing these projects! Beautiful and inspiring!
So many beautiful creative cards! I love all the great inspiration they give to all of us!
I sure would love to be one of your last winners For Create 8 on Nov. 11th. I have geen trying to win the last 2 Create Schools you had. So, I hope you choose me, I would be so excited and blessed.
So beautiful! Loved Michelle’s use of black & pink. I am inspired by Pam’s use of leaves & muted colors for fall. Susan! Can I join your “Hoarders Anonymous” support group! I can relate since I save old calendars, books & cards along with a board of paper! Lovely card with the vintage scene. Thanks to everyone for sharing.
Great cards & projects everyone!👍💜
Great talent everyone!!
Lovely items! Thanks for sharing these beauties.
Every card is beautiful. I did think I could pick just one as a favorite.
All i can say is TOTALLY WOW!!! You make AG SO PROUD!!!
I love today’s Craftspiration so many beautiful seasonal cards and projects.
All there creative projects are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your fantastic ideas
I love seeing all the cards, so many times I feel stuck on what to do and I look cards up on the blog and facebook and it really inspires me. Thanks for all the examples of beautiful creativity.
Tfhank you..everyone. I go back and pull these gorgeous, creative cards back up when I need “craftspiration”!
So beautiful I’d love to have them all
They are all creative and stunning. If anyone lives in San Jose, California or in the bay are I would like to meet you and we can exchange ideas and make cards.
Please include me in Win It Wednesdays. Thank you
So many beautiful creations in this Craftspiration. Thank you for sharing.
All of the projects above are gorgeous. Fantastically creative!
I can’t wait until 11/15 on HSN. I have my list ready. The cards are exquisite and difficult to part with.
What a treat this craftspiration was. There was 3d stuff poppin outta everywhere….lolol. I love it!!
Blown away by these beautiful works of art. Working on getting more creative and trusting I will be able to achieve this type of result.
My Carte Canton Bleu arrived today and as soon as I finish Christmas cards I’ll dive right in! I hope there will be a whole set of papers and embellishments to go with it! My whole house is blue and white so it’s definitely my jam!
I just finished 10 angel ornaments made from Anna’s Finishing School Live (December 2021)
So many ideas, so many supplies, so little time!
Would be so very proud to win this stunning , beautiful work . Will displayed in my office my pride and joy room of our home . Thank you so very kindly.
All of the projects submitted this week are just gorgeous!
So much talent and so many beautiful pieces. ♥️♥️♥️
G O R G E O U S😍
All the submitted items are so beautiful and very creative. How amazing so much talent out there. I’m trying to see what I have no comparison these talented people. Wonderful job to all keep inspiring us. Thank you for sharing.
Wonderful creators and creations. We are lucky to have you inspire us!
The talent here amazes me. Everything is so gorgeous.
Absolutely beautiful creations.
My eyes ache from popping out looking at the Beautiful cards and projects. I am always encouraged to try some. Thank you Anna for posting these.
WOW,WOW,WOW. These cards are spectacular and inventive. Congratulations to all folks that shared. You have taken a craft to an art form. Thank you!
Those cards are all so so beautiful and inspirational
Wow, everything is so beautiful, I am so inspired now!
Spectacular creations! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.❤❤❤
All very lovely and inspiring ❤
Seeing these gorgeous cards makes me want to run to my craft area and start creating!!
I am so impressed! You all are so talented!
Thanks for sharing. These cards are over the edge beautiful.
JAW DROP all the way through! Beautiful work girls!
Such talent! Seeing all these beautiful creations makes me even more excited for Create 8. I can’t wait!
Such beautiful creations.
thanks for sharing all these lovelies!!
Lovely cards. The ornaments are awesome. Would like to see a class on how to make the star. Thank you for sharing.
I really enjoy Craftspiration. Thank you so much for posting.
I am always so inspired when I see what others create. There are days when my mind goes blank and then I see these beautiful cards and away I go – especially on these cloudy, gloomy days.
All of these cards are so beautiful! There’s a lot of amazing creative people out there. Keep bringing on the inspiration for all of us, you make the world a better place.
Thanks for the inspiration for the Happy Thanksgiving card. I just cut out bases and the die for my cards, but was a little stumped where to go from there.
Susan and I are two of a kind. I also have piles of pictures from magazines and old cards waiting to be re used! Waiting for that perfect card to make. I plan on using some with the kirigami dies.
Hi Anna, Thank you for creating the Canton Bleu box. I love, love everything in the box! Yes please make more with the blue and white designs and embellishments as I cannot part with any of mine yet. Thank you everyone for sharing your beautiful creations.
So beautiful and creative!
I can’t wait to see the next AGTV. I Love watching all the cards being made. They are Beautiful.
Such creative people. Beautiful and inspiring.
Thanks to everyone who shared their cards, pages and decorations with us. Everything is Beautiful. I Love everything-Anna Griffin.
Such a stunning display today! Love all the inspiration. ❤️ 😊
Another wonderful round of inspiration! The train keeps blowing me away, so many different ways to use that die! Well done everyone, thanks for sharing.
You are all so talented, and with the help of Anna Griffin and her team, we are all blossoming!
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ANNA GRIFFIN FOLLOWERS HAVE THE BEST DRSIGNS IN THE WORLD!
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Gorgeous work ladies!!
These are gorgeous! ❤️
So very pretty! I’m ready to start my Christmas cards, gathering as much inspiration that I can from all of the Griffinites.
WOW 😳 amazing work!
Love all of the inspiration! Such beautiful work!
Hello Anna, & Team
Greetings to all the Griffinites!
All your pages, cards and centerpieces are so beautiful. So many wonderful Thanksgiving ideas and blue and white porcelain is always in fashion 🙂
So many lovely items. I love looking at all the ideas. Once again thank you all for sharing your treasured projects. Have fun with creating!
What a wonderful way to craft your day away