How to Series: Beribboned Dies

Hi there!

Today, we’re going to show you how to use the Beribboned Frame Dies that we showed on HSN in January! These incredible cutting patterns are the crème de la crème of our dies! Top notch! What’s beautiful about this set is that they are inspired and modeled after gorgeous ribbon and you can even thread ribbon through the cut outs. There are so many ways that you can create with these, so let’s make a card together!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes   505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7”Metallic Card Layers   395-630 – 3, Gold 5”x7” Cardstock Layers 1, 5”x7” Layer, Cut 1, 4”x6” Layer and 1, 3.25”x3.25” Layer
  • 1, 12”x12” Red Cardstock Cut to 5”x7” Layer and 3.75”x5.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Dies   522-176 – Flower Die
  • Anna Griffin® Ornamental Frame Dies   457-839 – Beribboned Frame Die
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Embossing Folders   522-177 – Wildflower Blooms Folder
  • 1, Sentiment Embellishment
  • 4, Flower Stickers
  • Gold Ink Pad
  • Anna Griffin® Tool N One – Foam Ink Dauber
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Adhere 5”x7” red layer to the folded ivory card base with double-sided adhesive.

2. Die cut 5.5”x7.25” gold layer with Beribboned Frame die. Attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.  

3. Center and attach 4”x6” gold layer to base with double-sided adhesive.

4. Emboss 4”x6” red layer with the Wildflower Blooms folder. Lightly ink embossed area with gold ink pad using foam dauber. Center and attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.

5. Die cut gold layer with the flower die. Attach to left side of card approximately 1.25” down from top with double-sided adhesive.

6. Approximately .25” from bottom of card adhere sentiment with foam adhesive.

7. Adhere flower stickers on both sides of sentiment with double-sided adhesive.

Here is the finished product! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beauty!

Speaking of beauty, we just had to share this incredible flower-filled basket of gorgeous that Sue Kurdt sent to our office. Everyone here at Anna Griffin Inc. oohed and ahhed over how creative Sue is! She used her Cricut to cut scanned flowers and bows and our new Pocket Dies for the base! Sue, this is so appreciated and was perfect for celebrating the first day of spring!

Monday is going to be a big day! We have our first Product Preview for May 9th, our last Weekly Craft Wonder and another tutorial to start off the week! This week is also the last week of National Craft Month, and there are 7 more grab bags to be given out for participation! Keep sharing those amazing projects! Also, you heard it here first, we are going to be doing a Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday where there will be a special appearance by Georgie! So much fun!

We hope this post inspires you to bust out your set of Beribboned Dies and make something beautiful this weekend! Have a great day and see you soon!

Love,

Anna

National Craft Month Weekly Craft Wonder 3 – 3D Floral Border Stickers + How to: Letterpress Bday Card

Hi everyone,

Happy first day of Spring! In honor of this very special day, our 3rd Weekly Craft Wonder is a beautiful set of 54, 12″ floral border stickers. Pretty as a picture, this floral set is absolutely amazing! The blooms on these borders are breathtaking and so versatile!

These stickers are perfect for scrapbook pages and card making. Each design has a three dimensional version as well as a flat version. Each paper masterpiece features stunning hand painted florals and can be used on all of your craft projects.

The best part is that this special runs from today, March 20th through Monday, March 27th. It is only $20 for the stickers and that includes shipping in the contiguous U.S.! All you have to do is call us at 888-817-8170 or send us an email with your information at orders@annagriffin.com. We wanted to share a few things regarding orders placed.

  • If you are ordering through email, please include your phone number so that we can acquire your payment information.
  • Please allow 48 hours for order confirmation.
  • Please refrain from calling, leaving voicemails AND emailing your orders. This delays the process and causes duplicate orders.
  • Discover credit cards and PayPal are not accepted.
  • Please allow up to two weeks to receive your package(s).

Here are several projects to inspire you to create! Which is your favorite?

Also, today we are sharing how to create this beautiful Lovely Letterpress Hearts Birthday Card with step by step instructions. How do you like the tutorials we have been doing?

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes   505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7” Metallic Layers   395-630 – 1, 5”x7” Light Pink cut to 3.5”x7” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Fuchsia Cardstock Cut to 5”x7” Layer and 4”x6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Medium Pink Cardstock Cut to 4.5”x6.5” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Light Pink Cardstock Cut to 3.75”x5.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet 1, 12”x12” Cardstock   290940 – 1, 12”x12” Pink Striped Cardstock cut to 4.75”x6.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Dies   522-176 – Heart Die
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Embossing Folders   522-177 – Dainty Hearts
  • 1, Sentiment Embellishment
  • 2, Flower Stickers
  • 2, Anna Griffin® Foil Flourishes Stickers
  • Cupid Ink Pad
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Small Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Brayer

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Adhere 5”x7” fuchsia layer to the folded ivory card base with double-sided adhesive.
  2. Adhere pink striped layer to fuchsia layer with double-sided adhesive.
  3. Emboss the 4.5”x6.5” layer using the Dainty Hearts folder. Adhere to pink striped layer with double-sided adhesive.

4. Attach 4”x6” fuchsia layer to embossed layer with foam adhesive.

5. Ink the brayer with the Cupid ink pad.

6. Roll the brayer over the raised side of the Dainty Hearts Folder, applying ink evenly.

7. Place medium pink cardstock layer into Dainty Hearts Folder and run through Cuttlebug™ to transfer ink onto the paper. Adhere to card with double-sided adhesive.

8. Die cut and emboss two hearts from the light pink metallic layer with the heart die. Layer using foam adhesive.

9. Embellish with gold foil flourishes, flower stickers, sentiment and bow.

Now you have a beautiful card, perfect for a very happy birthday!

We are officially one week away from our product previews for our May 9th shows on HSN.  Remember, we have officially moved to Monday with these special blog posts. Our weekly giveaways will still happen each Friday and all you have to do is comment to win.

Bye for now,

Anna

How to Series: Trelliage Card

Hi everyone, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A big thank you to all of you who joined us last Tuesday for our appearances on HSN! The next big Craft Day is going to be May 9th, and previews will start soon. We have some wonderful new products in store for you, and we can hardly wait!

We are continuing our series of tutorials in honor of National Craft Month today. Here we make the garden come to life with our Trelliage Folders, Dies and Die cut Embellishments on a beautiful card. What is more perfect than a handmade card to say “Best Wishes” to a friend or family member? Let’s make this project, inspired by Anna’s garden planter boxes together!

 

 

Trelliage Planter Box Card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set   442-864 – Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Paintings Card Kit   395-651 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • 1, 5”x7” Light Blue Cardstock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7” Metallic Layers   395-630 – 1, Gold 5”x7” Cut to 2.25”x2.5”
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Die & Folder Set   522-146 – Large Rectangle Die and Flower Box Die
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Die Cuts & Sentiments   522-286, 2 Large and 1 Single Hollyhock Floral Die Cut
  • 2, Sentiments
  • Anna Griffin® 100-Piece Perfect Bows Assortment  430-694 – Blue Bow
  • Foam Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Die cut the light blue cardstock layer with the large rectangle die. Adhere to card base with double-sided adhesive.

2.Die cut and emboss gold layer with the flower box die.

3. Fussy cut 1 (center section) flower die cut and leaves.

4. Layer two large hollyhocks die cuts together with foam adhesive.

5. Attach single hollyhock die cut to the center of the double hollyhocks with foam adhesive. Adhere to center of card with foam adhesive.

6. Adhere flower box die cut over the bottom of the hollyhocks with foam adhesive.

7. Attach sentiments with foam adhesive.

8. Adhere bow with double-sided adhesive.

There you have it! A lovely card with your Trelliage craft supplies. The die and folder set is still available on hsn.com. The Trelliage Die Cuts will be back in May.

Have fun crafting this weekend, and be sure to share all of your beautiful creations with us on Facebook! We are celebrating National Craft Month by giving away grab bags of goodies each and every day! You never know when you might be the winner! See you Monday for our next Weekly Craft Wonder!

Love,

Anna

National Craft Month Weekly Wonder 2 – His and Hers Diecuts

Hi everyone!

We are officially changing our blog posts from Tuesdays to Mondays! We figured it was the best way to start the week, and keep you up to date! Don’t forget, we are making a special appearance on HSN this Tuesday, March 14th at 5am and 5pm EST. For all you Minc lovers out there, you’re not going to want to miss this!

In honor of National Craft Month, we’re continuing our celebration with our second Weekly Craft Wonder! This week, we’re spotlighting some of our very favorite diecuts, All About Him and Her. Oh my goodness, you need these two incredible sets because you’re getting over 792 beautiful, antique ephemera inspired pieces. That’s right, you’ll get both sets for our special price of $20 (including shipping for the contiguous US).

All you have to do is email us at orders@annagriffin.com with your information, or give us a call toll free at 888-817-8170. This special deal will be available until next Monday, March 20th!

 

Take a look at some of the beautiful imagery you’ll get with both of these amazing sets. From our All About Her set there are sweets, hats, umbrellas and more. For the Boys includes fishing scenes, sports diecuts, airplanes and lots of other masculine images. With so many diecuts, you can layer until your heart’s content or stack them for a 3D embellishment!

Here are a few projects to inspire you to create!

We hope you are having a fun month celebrating crafting, creativity and community with us!

Bye for now.

Anna

How to Series: Wishful Thinking Card

Hi everyone,

The 24 hour craft Event on HSN Wednesday was a huge success! We had so much fun getting to craft with you and demonstrate all of our new products. Mark your calendars for March 14th at 5am and 5pm because we will be back on HSN in 4 short days!

Today we are continuing our series of how to videos in celebration of National Craft Month. Get out your Wishful Thinking Cutting Dies everyone, it is time to make a special birthday card! The best part about our Wishful Thinking die set is that you can customize a card specific to your needs! Where else can you find a “Happy Mother’s Day to my Sister” card? The endless combination of words and dates make crafting with this set so much fun.

Let’s get crafting!

 

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x12” Boxing Day Cardstock – 1, 12”x12” Cut to 7”x10”, Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Green Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x6.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Blue Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x4.5 Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, White Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.5”x4” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Ivory Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut 1”x4.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Hot Pink Cardstock Cut to 5”x6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Wishful Thinking Dies & Folders Set   538-144 – Happy, 3, RD, Birthday, Grand, Daughter Dies
  • 1, Anna Griffin® Foil Balloon Sticker
  • 2, Red Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Lavender Floral Embellishment
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Small Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

Black and White Floral- 1.5”x4”

Blue and White Floral- 1.25”x4.5

Ivory Floral-1”x4.75” Layer

Green Floral- 1.25”x6.75

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut a notch on the right side of each floral strip.

2. Attach foil balloon sticker about .75” from left side of card.

3. Die cut words from fuchsia strips of cardstock. Adhere as follows:

  1. Happy – white floral strip
  2. 3rd – blue floral strip
  3. Birthday – ivory floral strip
  4. Grand Daughter – green floral strip

4. Adhere strips to card base overlapping white floral over blue floral, ivory floral over blue floral and ivory floral over green floral, using foam adhesive.

5. Adhere red floral embellishment just below balloons with double-sided adhesive.

6. Attach blue floral embellishment to left side of card with double-sided adhesive.

7. Adhere remaining red floral embellishment beneath the first red floral embellishment with adhesive.

8. Attach bow.

We have several more videos coming your way this month. Every Friday in March you can craft with Anna here on the blog. Be sure to join us Monday for our next post of our Weekly Craft Wonder and a preview of our March 14th shows on HSN! Have a great weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna