September 8, 2022 • Anna Griffin
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!
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!
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 email@example.com. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!
Bye for now,