September 8, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Craftspiration – September 8th, 2022
We love that our Thursdays are filled with creativity like no other! Each week we post some of the wonderful paper projects that our community has made, and we know that you enjoy seeing what was created just as much as we do. This week we are transported to Paris, see new ways to create with the Holiday Hearth Easel Dies, are so inspired by lots of 3D projects and so much more!
Let’s take a look at this past week in crafting!
Yadyra said, “Viva Paris!! Here is my version of the card made after watching today’s tutorial.”
Très bien, Yadyra!
Barbie shared, “Baroque and Rococo Mix & Mash Up Week #36 and #37 – So I actually made two cards this weekend! One for Week #36 and one for Week #37. I used the Baroque and the Rococo dies and did a mix up and mashup! LOL!! And I used a different, more muted and antique color palette.”
These work together beautifully!
Marlane posted, “Dear Anna. Once upon a time I used to put photos in an album with magnetic sheets. Epic fail. We went on a cruise and I made a binder scrapbook adding simple cut out punch outs from a pack from Michael’s. I did the first Create Crop at home and made a few pages since…… but never finished a scrapbook. I couldn’t do Crop at Home 2 because of finances…. But bought the paisley paper kit. While I was sad to miss it…. I am now so glad!!! I could not deal with you teaching me how to do anything more with a piece of paper!!!😂. I have cursed words I never knew…. Laid awake nights trying to figure out how to make something work… Lost 2 pounds despite eating copious amounts of chocolate. I have discovered that even when you get a Chardonnay instead of Moscato, there is not enough wine in a bottle. I have said the heck with it and not cared if the bits covered the floor when using the brush side of the tool in one and drawn blood with the pokey end. Despite all this, however…. I have put photos behind Kirigami boxes with pearl button pulls…I have matted and layered my little heart out … I have stacked photos that open on a ribbon and added a Concertina booklet for wedding photos to be added to. I have made something I never would have dreamed I could do. It is not near as fancy as what you have taught and others have made- but it is going to wow the person who asked me to make it for a couple getting married. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the inspiration and the knowledge to be able to make something beautiful.”
These are excellent projects, Marlane. You did such a wonderful job, and the Paisley Paper is beautiful with all of the components you compiled!
Renee wrote, “Snow People! I forgot about the cute snow people. I think they make a fun addition to the Carte Noel houses!”
Mary said, “Well, Anna calls it the Holiday Hearth set, but she didn’t specify which holiday!”
Haha! You can make a hearth for each and every holiday! Great job on this spooky one, Mary!
Beth shared, “I created this keepsake Baby Block explosion box for a very dear friend’s daughter who recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl . I had created a baby shoe pattern by scratch several years ago when I was making favors and centerpieces for my niece’s baby shower . I just resized the pattern on my copy machine to make a smaller version of the baby shoe to fit in the center of the box . Before assembling the shoe I embossed the ivory cardstock using the Rose Vine 3D embossing folder. To frame the enclosed photos I fussy cut the centers of signature cards. The alphabet letters were from the Cricut Library of images. The list of AG Products used in this project : 1. AG Explosion Box Dies 2. Baby Icon Cut and Emboss folders 3. Birthday Box Signature Cards 4. Salon Nouveau Paper Crafting Kit 5. Rose Vine 3 D embossing folder 6. Accordion Geo 3 D embossing folder 7. Matte Gold Foil Paper 8. China Cabinet Flowers 9. Letters : Cricut Access Library 10. Pink Metallic Paper.”
What a gorgeous heirloom, Beth. It’s absolutely beautiful!
Terry shared, “Happy Birthday Friend! The Carte Noire Papercrafting Kit is fabulous with its gorgeous set of papers! The dies are two of my favorites from this year: Rococo Frame & Baroque Frame.”
We are so glad that you love them, and you use them together in such a gorgeous way!
Maria said, “I am having fun creating 3D houses with Anna’s house dies. I used the Haunted House die set to create this Halloween scene for my grandson. I added lights since he has fun turning the lights on and off.”
Nancy wrote, “Christmas Hearth Made this for my Son, Daughter in Law and Grandkids for Christmas. Just love the Hearth Dies. Easy to make.”
The way you personalized the stockings is adorable! Excellent idea, Nancy.
Mary posted, “Halloween Tunnel I’m enjoying making tunnel cards, and I thought a Halloween version would be fun.”
Barbara shared, “A Halloween Greeting Card in a Shadow Box Not all cards come in an envelope, this Anna Griffin Halloween Card presents Its’ self as a 10 x 10 shadow Box.”
How cute is this? From the black cat to the owl and the haunted house to the cute little witch, we love all of the detail!
Donna said, “Harry Potter Hogwarts Train. A few minor tweaks turned Anna’s train into the Hogwarts’ Express for my grandson. Fun card!”
All aboard! It’s so much fun to see how you use this beloved die.
It’s easy to see why we enjoy Thursdays so much! Thank you so much for sharing all of the amazing things that you have created with us this week. You can post your projects on Facebook, in our Finishing School Community or even by email. If you don’t post on social media, but want to share your creations, you can email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!
Bye for now,
All so very beautiful and inspiring…Yadyra has a special gift for making one feel they are in the moment while looking at her creations.
Beautiful projects on this day of Craftspiration, Anna! I love Mary’s Holiday Hearth transformation – so cute, Beth’s explosion card and Terry’s Carte Noire (secretly obsessed with this paper line).
Marlane – I love your post because I have felt your pain, lol. Don’t ever give up. Even though I don’t believe my end products are special, the individuals I present my cards, etc to feel they are amazing. Their positivity encourages me to step up my game. You go girl!
Loved all these creations especially Maria’s 3D haunted house but I absolutely loved Marlane’s post on creating!!!! LMBO. I am so with her on loving the learning and inspiration but the frustration of actually creating sometimes. Truth!!!!!
Great work everyone! I’m looking forward to the HSN shows and Anna’s Previews of the products to come.
Excellent Craftspiration! Love Yadyra’s scene.💜
While I love everything, Beth’s baby block explosion box is absolutely stunning!! Great work all!!💖 Sally
I loved the Eiffel Tower! And the Eiffel Tower card that Yadyra made! It’s awesome!
It just gets better and Better!! Friday’s are such a special day with all the goodies using techniques far and wide to show off some really tremendous talent! Love each and every one ! Thank you for always sharing what others are making. It’s so nice to see how other maker’s visions come true!
I love all the great ideas.
Everyone does such a great job. Congrats and well done.
What a Fabulous !!! CRAFTSPIRATION !!! Every single project is spectacular. I like how my fellow crafter use the dies for different holidays, I always think how many ways I can use Anna’s products. Everyone have a great weekend.
Anna, So many talented individuals. I started collecting your products just as Covid started. I had a main object to create cards for a specific women’s retreat. Now finally this is going to take place and I can use my stash. The only problem is now I need to get several hundred cards made and sent to Washington State by Sept 29th. Yikes, I can do it i have all I need, I hope. Love you, Anna.
Just love these. I’m never disappointed.
Wow spectacular showing 👌 👏 great 👍 job everyone
Wonderful projects. Great job ev
Beautiful Cards, especially the black and gold card shared by Terry. Great Job!
Love all the ideas here.
Anna, the Cart Noel House’s and the Train are my inspiration this week. Both are lovely, a shop well as all the other cards shown today. Thank you for bringing Craftspiration to us each week.
I love these cards and all the talent that was put into them. Talk about inspiring! These definitely do the job!!!
My head is exploding from all the inspiration! Miss Beth Turchi…you are a goddess to me in the 3D craft word. Marlene! Thank you for the honesty about the real world of crafting. I routinely have tiny shards of paper all over the floor, glue in my hair & 3 or 4 12 by 12 boxes of paper open while I search for just the right paper! It is an addiction & I don’t really want any rehab!
Love the tunnel card
My favorite card this week is the Baby Block Explosion Block. How creative and so beautiful.
I look forward to Thursdays every week and this week does not disappoint! Such creativity and clever works of art.
Love the Christmas Hearth.
Wonderful makes everyone. Really love the birthday train. Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely stunning cards this Thursday. Christmas,Halloween, Birthdays ,Baby explosion card and Sympathy as well. Well done my friends!🥰 carla
Great crafters using Anna’s beautiful products
Keep crafting and inspiring
I was looking at the Hearth Die and hope to be able to add to my collection. So many of the dies can be transformed to any occasion!! So fun looking at everyone’s creations.
All the projects are so creative but the baby explosion box is absolutely lovely!
The baby explosion box was so fantastic! Absolutely loved that baby shoe. Congratulations to Beth. She is a very talented lady.
Anna, I’d like to see a 5 X7 turkey easel card. I just loved the pumpkin one.
Also it looks like your gonna have to come up with an insertable light 💡 kit for your cards.
The Halloween card today spiked my interest.
I loved Marlane’s letter. It brought tears of joy to my eyes. We’ve all been there Marlene.
Chocolate, wine, poked fingers and lots of scraps on the floor. But we’re Ohhhhhh so proud when we’ve accomplished that beautiful project that Anna has taught us. Craft on!!!
Wow! Great pictures of great creativity!
Beautiful as always. Love all of them. You’re the best.
Hi, what beautiful work. I remember when I first started card making . Even worked at a stamp store and everyone use to laugh at my cards. But didn’t help me to understand. Luckily years Later I found some ribbon in my stach with the name Anna Griffin.. and now my friends even display my cards. Thankyou you Anna. For sharing ideas with us, with your creativity and other peoples work, it really opens the mind up for creativity.
Wow! These are so beautiful. Such talented folks.
Everyone’s projects are gorgeous!
Enjoy seeing everyone’s beautiful and creative projects.
I love the tunnel cards. Would you have the tunnels cards for Christmas.
I am so impressed with all the project that the Grifinites have sent in! Even though we have the same tools, however each project are so different from the norm. Thank you!
Great cards everyone. Ya know I spend hours making one card and still does not measure up to any of these. Oh to be so creative and talented! God has sure blessed you all especially you Anna!
Have a beautiful and blessed day everyone!!
I sure wish I could win some lessons to help me out, just saying . . .lol.
As long as it comes from the heart it will be enjoyed.
I love Craftspiration day. Such fun!
Such beautiful color combinations. Anna you make it so easy for us to make ALL these beautiful creations. There are endless combinations for your products. No matter what you make it matches everything else you make. It is so inspiring to see what your fans create each week.
Thank you for sharing all this beauty with us.
All are lovely. The train can be used as Thomas the Engine as well. I made one 2 months ago.
Love the creativity. The cards are beautiful. Thank you for the ideas.
Everyone’s work is so impressive!
Barbara that was a wonderful idea to use the Christmas house and transforming into Halloween. I am going to use your design as inspiration.
I love the explosion box. It is very pretty.
Some very cute ideas.
All are fab, but that baby shoe is beyond adorable!
Such a great variety of occasions were celebrated here! Wonderful ideas and selections!
Hello Anna & All the Griffinites 🙂
Looking at this week’s creations made me oooh and aaah and laugh right along with you! So many great ideas and pretty papers which only Anna Griffin Inc products can provide. Blessings to all ♥️🙏🏽
❤️😀👏👏👏👏🌟🌟⭐️🎈🎈🎈🎈 to all the creators of these creative cards.
All are beautiful! Love the baby girl box with the shoe.
Always impressed, Every card is fabulous. So many talented members.
Like always, everything is so beautiful and creative I love it.
Me encanta cada una de sus creaciones, cada una de ella me traen recuerdos.
Gracias Mrs. Ana for bring all these beautiful gifts.
Wow! Each one a beautiful work of art! 💗
Your ladies knock my socks off every week. What inspiration!!
They are all beautiful, talented crafting going on. That explosion box and the 3D haunted house were very impressive
Wow. Those hearth dies are fabulous… and so versatile. Always new and creative inspiration.
I always like it all. I just don’t always comment. I’m like an abandoned alley cat shouting from the dark corner how wonderful something is. My comments feel out of place. As do my creations.
So impressed with everyone’s cards this week, especially Marlene’s scrapbook and Beth’s baby box. Absolutely stunning 😍
Oh these cards are all so delightful! Beth you rocked it with the baby shoe in explosion box amazing. I’m looking forward to the weekend so I can do some crafting🥳
Beautiful creations💝. I especially love the baby shoe from thar amazing explosion box and Marlene’s story made me laugh so hard today. I can relate! Thanks all for sharing💖💖
So creative and breathtaking! This community is amazing. Thank you for sharing! I bought the paisley paper and needed some ideas. Marlene now I have some !
Beth’s box is an exquisite work of love.
All so beautiful and even some are Halloween-scary. Thank you to all the clever, crafty contributors!!
Beautiful and creative! Great job to everyone. I am in the mood for some Halloween crafting and am loving the Halloween hearth card! Such fun ideas.
Another great Craftspiration Thursday! Each project as different and wonderful from the the next. Enjoyed them all. Thanks Anna and to the community!!!
Thanks for sharing all those projects. I can especially relate to Marlene (a project is NEVER complete until a few curse words and chocolate are used)!
Beautiful results, tho.
Beth’s baby block explosion card is very precious and I will be saving for those Rococo and Baroque frame dies.
Thanks for the sharing the creativity-I am trying my best to finish some projects of my own but have been “multi-taskulating” a bit too much lately!
*Marlane NOT Marlene—-even autocorrect is not on my side today😫
Thank you for sharing the craftspiration. I have definitely taken some serious inspiration
So inspirational! I want to play with paper instead of getting done what needs to be dine today!! Thank you for sharing these treasures!
The Viva Paris is my favorite! But the Halloween cards are so fun. Loved the stories from the Griffinites.
So much creativity, fabulous projects!
Marlane, your projects are beautiful – your storytelling is a joy!
Wow! These projects are truly amazing!
I totally adore the baby box!
Hi.. oh, Marlane… she’s so funny!! Her writing is superb. And I’ll bet when she started, the bottles of Moscato &Chardonnay tasted exactly the same. 😂
What a spectacular array of creative gorgeousness all inspired by our wonderful Anna… a joy to behold. 😍❤️
I am in awe of the baby block! What incredible work with all Anna’s wonderful supplies.
WOW WOW WOW!!! Everyone’s creative projects are so inspiring!!!
Such creative talent. All are beautiful.
Wow! Everyone of these are beautiful love all of the projects. So much talent, I’m working on trying to pull out some creativity. Can’t seem to find the time though working and then just too tired when I get home. Thank you all for sharing.
Love Ms. Anna’s designs she make it so easy.
Absolutely beautiful work everyone.
Martha Stewart always professes that a red door on a house will sell the house faster.
A WHOLE RED HOUSE???? I am buyin’ THAT……beautiful and impressive.
Loved everyone of these cards and the Halloween Shadow Box was spooktacular!
All these crafters are so creative Love all the great ideas ❤️
Such awesome creations it makes my mind run wild with ideas every time that Craftspiration is posted. Great job you all and thank you Anna for posting my card along with so many beautiful projects.
These cards have given me the inspiration I needed, Love the Halloween tunnel card!!!!!
these cards and projects are so much fun, and what inspirations. Thank you for featuring our Halloween Shadow box….
These are incredibly adorable
OH MY! I was shocked to see my “mess” on Craftspiration Thursday along with all the beautiful things people had made! I am humbled by the kind comments! So glad that some of you smiled- some laughed- and many identified with my journey! More than anything- I am grateful to all of you who share your inspiration every week- and keep me going- and especially so for Anna! Cannot wait until after the scrapbook is given to be able to share the pictures. I was absolutely amazed with the finished product….and so grateful for Anna all over again- and for this great community of crafters! Have an awesome crafting season!!