As a card maker, I still think of myself as an intermediate maker. I'm still astonished when I see the gorgeous cards at Lawn Fawn, or those who use Distress Inks or Layering techniques that boggle my mind. In truth, learning how to use the Cricut made me feel good, but it wasn't until I branched out and learned how to make cards without the assistance of the big fancy cutter did that my skills develop. Over the past week, I spent a lot of time making Anna Griffin cards. Anna Griffin's cards are my most premiere cards. Yes, they're time consuming. But they also look better than anything else I produce. They also don't look like anyone else's cards. And there's good reason. The cost of entry for producing cards akin to Anna Griffin is pretty high. But recently I purchased the Painted Garden Decoupage Card Kit from her site. I wanted the kit for the assortment of beautiful embellishments, but what I was introduced to was the world of A7 Cards.