Holiday Cards Anna Griffin Style!

I recently created cards for friends and family using Anna Griffin's Holiday Trimmings Cardmaking kit. It was fast and easy to make these one of a kind cards for my loved ones. Click the "read more" button to be taken to day 1 of 10!

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Whtie Christmas ATC

The Dusty Attic has a monthly theme for ATCs and the theme for December was "White Christmas."

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Dusty Attic - White Christmas ATC


I can hardly believe that winter is here.  I loved the them this month and was inspired to create a glittery ATC featuring Flower Layers #4 Mixed Pack (DA1014) and ATC Frame #1 (DA0673).  I painted the poinsettia using Dusty in Color - Navajo White acrylic paint (DA0903) then sprinkled white glitter on top while the paint was still wet.  I painted the leaves using Dusty in Colour - Forrest (DA0919) acrylic paint. 


I used silver paint along with silver Stickles to add super shine to the ATC frame. 


To finish my design, I used silver Stickles to create dots for an extra wintery feel.



Friday, December 27, 2013

Dusty Attic - Minature Christmas Drawer

  
Hello everyone! 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  Today I am pleased to share a minature Christmas Drawer.  I used Dusty's beautiful Branch #2 (DA0882) which I painted using Dusty in Colour - Navajo White acrylic paint (DA903).  The drawer was made using Graphic 45's Matchbook Box and metal pull which I painted white.


After painting the branches, I painted each leaf using Dusty in Colour - Dusty Pink (DA0907) acrylic paint.  Once the paint was dry, I used Diamond Stickles to give the leaves a frosty appearance.



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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Scenes of Christmas 2013




Hello everyone! 

I thought I would share some of our holiday d├ęcor this year.  I have many favorite areas to decorate but my favorite is the mantel.  I like to incorporate everyday flowers with holiday branches and ribbon.


 
I have four full size trees and several other smaller trees throughout our home.  This year I have a tree in my nook area.  This tree is on a rotating tree stand which adds movement in the room.
 


The dining table in the nook is all ready for a holiday breakfast.  Our daughter made waffles for us this year.


I like to add garland and festive berry branches to my light fixture each year.  I have faux pastries as well as crystals which adds both a bit of whimsy and elegance.


I collect Santas and I have about 40 in my collection so far.  I try to pick up a new one each year.



Here is a glimpse into the family room from the nook.


Could it be??? More Santas!

 
Here is another Santa in the living room.


This is a tree I decorated for my husband in the basement.  I thought it would be fun to do something different for him.  



I have more Santas in my dining area.  I try to make sure they are spread out and not all in one place.

 
Here is my sweet husband showing off all of his new Philadelphia Eagles loot!  He is a huge fan. 


This is my entry way.  I have a small tree on a table along with garland on the stair rails.


I picked up new pillows with bows from Pier One.  I missed out on them last year so when I saw that they had brought them back this year I could not resist!


This is the living/dining area.


Here is my last photo of little Chance enjoying his day.  He received lots of goodies from friends and family.

Well thank you for visiting with me today.  Here's wishing you a safe and blessed holiday season.



Anna Griffin Holiday Trimmings Card - Day 10!


 
This is my special card for all of you!  Thank you for following me these last 10 days.

Special blessings to you and your family today and always.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Anna Griffin Holiday Trimmings Card - Day 9!



Well it is Christmas Eve and I can hardly believe tomorrow is Christmas.  Today's design features a decoupage present as the focal point.  I assembled one of the many rosette strips from the kit to place behind the present.  I used a large glittered flourish on top of my card layer to add a bit of sparkle.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Anna Griffin Holiday Trimmings Card - Day 8!


 
This has to be one of my faves!  I used one of Anna's gorgeous holiday embossing folders to create a dimensional background for Santa.  The design was embossed on Anna's metallic holiday papers.  I added a large gem to the center of the bow to make it festive and to add yet another layer to my design.
 
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Anna Griffin Hoiday Trimmings Cards - Day 7!


 
Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle!  I loved the embellishments found in the kit.  I used a large flourish to anchor my design.  I made a rosette using the pre-scored rosette strips which were also a part of the kit.


I used snowflakes to accent the silver foiling found in the card base.  I have a friend who loves silver so this was made just for her.

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