How to: Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cricut Cartridge

Hello, hello!

If you bought the new Crciut Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge from HSN in October, you are in for a treat today. Inspired by Victorian tussie mussies, this cone shaped ornament is light weight and perfect for filling with your favorite Christmas trimmings. I always hang this type of ornament near the bottom of the tree because Georgie loves to swat at them. Happily, this will not break!

Log into your Design Space account, and let’s make some ornaments! Here is the project URL:   (Note: you must register your digital cartridge code in your account before starting the project)

Anna’s Holiday Ornaments – 3D Snowflake Cone

Finished Size: Approximately 4”x 7”


  • Cricut® Maker™ machine or any Cricut Explore Machine
  • Cricut® Design Space™ software
  • Anna Griffin® Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x 12” Foil Card stock, 574-335, (1) matte gold
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Dresden Trims Embellishments, 568-622, holly
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders, Nordic Flake
  • 12” x 12” Standard Grip or Light Grip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Silver tinsel ribbon
  • Glitter tulle
  • Gold metallic string
  • (1) Christmas tree embellishment
  • (2) Holly embellishments
  • (1) Bird embellishment
  • (1) Holiday sentiment
  • Foam square adhesive
  • Hot glue adhesive


Using your Cricut® Design Space™ software and Cricut® Maker™or Cricut Explore machine, follow the on-screen instructions to cut each layer from foil card stock.


Emboss the cone base with the Nordic Flake embossing folder using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

Using hot glue adhesive, adhere the tinsel ribbon to the inside of the decorative edge of the cone base. Repeat with the cone handle.

Wrap to form cone. Connect the two straight edges together by overlapping one edge aligned on top of the other. Adhere with hot glue adhesive.

Attach the cone handle using hot glue adhesive.

Attach the Dresden Trim to the front of the cone with hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, adhere the embellishments to small portions of glitter tulle.

Place inside the cone and adhere into place with small dots of hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, attach the holiday sentiment over the Dresden Trim.

Loop the gold metallic string around the handle of the cone and tie a knot.

Here are a few more ornaments that have been made with the cartridge.

These soon to be heirloom ornaments will add beauty and delight all season long!  We will be posting more instruction for putting these ornaments together in the coming weeks, so stay tuned right here!

On Friday, we will start our new product previews for our HSN shows on November 17th and 18th! The fun is just beginning!





  1. Linda Foster says:

    Ready for nov show ready for new stuf. Please turn up your volume so us old folks can hear beter thank you.

  2. Eileen says:

    I love the cartridge but I am having some a hard time putting them together. Also, the foil you sold that day cracks when you try to make rosets. What did you use.
    Where can we go for more instructions?

  3. Kathy says:

    I love all your beautiful products! I love your valentine cards you are offering right now! See you on HSN! Thank you for everything!

  4. Stacey Milam says:

    Looking forward to seeing you on HSN! All your items are beautiful. I’m really excited about the Valentine’s set and the flowers. I get so many wonderful comments when using your die cut images. Is the warehouse sale an actual on site sale in Georgia? If so, can anyone come?

  5. Margaret Baker says:

    So happy to hear HSN will be at Create this year. So sad I missed it this year but will be fun to watch. I really like the planner inserts and Valentine’s cards and toppers.

  6. Patty Pearson says:

    I made and sent out all of the Halloween Cards from the kit and my friends loved them. I think the Valentine kit should be my next purchase because I am sure they will love them, too!

  7. Mamacrafter says:

    Every Christmas, after dinner, we do some sort of crafting project. The men and women all join in. The kids are all with their own families, so the empty nesters get to revert back to kids again and dig in and have fun (Ha). We all spend a dinner with our kids too but we also enjoy spending time together just the brother and sisters and spouses.
    Next year it will be my year to supply a craft. Can you guess what it will be? If you guess the awesome decorations DING-DING-DING you are right. LOL Anna you and the Art Dept. have them looking good.

  8. Christa says:

    Defined the PLANNER!!! I have NEVER been able to keep a daily planner. I would get bored with it after a couple of months. NOT with YOUR PLANNER…..I have used it faithfully all year and it had been an amazing organization tool. .. THANK YOU

  9. LC Young says:

    Hi Anna: Is there a chance that the Holiday Pocket Embellishments might be coming back before the holidays? (Or any Xmas embellishments…) I could really use some more to go with the beautiful pockets I have for my Christmas cards. Or is the November show mainly to promote the Cricut??? Thanks 🙂

  10. Charlene Helgoth says:

    Beautiful, Anna! I have made the bauble ornament with gold glitter paper from your collection and it is gorgeous. I can’t wait to try all of these and more!

  11. Dianne D says:

    Love, love this so much! I haven’t used mine as yet but have lots of angels and Anna trimmings for the fills. Thank you Anna!!!

  12. Robin in Washington says:

    Perfect for wee-little gifts!
    Beautiful in the making! (where did I hear THAT before?)
    See you later this month on HSN Anna…

  13. Lynn says:

    The cone shape is so pretty and leds itself to so many types of ‘fillings “. A lovely project for all seasons. For Christmas it will be a favor that will be cherished.

  14. Stacey Kapu says:

    Love this cartridge. thanks for sharing this beautiful ornament. I haven’t tried the cartridge yet, but need to make some ornaments soon. looking forward to trying this soon!


    Thank you Anna for the inspiring ornaments this year. I look forward to your Christmas ideas each year and so excited to be making this years. Thank you and Happy Festive Season to you and all your staff. We are so lucky to have you in our lives. Roslyn

  16. LaQuieta Gibson says:

    I need a Cricut so much! I really wish I had insurance on my craftroom before the Strom! I miss my little Cricut buddy

  17. Anna Griffin says:

    The dark red glitter paper is from our Christmas Perfect Palette. There are 2 shades of red in it.

  18. Linda Foster says:

    Beautiful ornaments, but don, t you have some kind of die that could be used for the cone for those of us who do not have a cricut and can not afford one or just not computer savey enough to have one? Thank you for a reply. Linda foster

  19. Barbara F. Smith says:

    These ornaments are the best ones yet. How can you keep on improving every time? Thank you for inspiring us and making it possible for us to create such lovely holiday items. We appreciate your talent and creativity.

  20. Diane Bandsuch says:

    Very pretty. And just a suggestion, the window box kits are beautiful. Could you include one for a baby? Thanks! Diane

  21. Becky Jo Cannon says:

    So beautiful! Gosh, I really love these. I cannot wait to try them & my new Anna Griffin Cricut. I’m so silly sometimes. I excitedly ordered the Cricut & this cartridge. Then when receiving, realized my iPhone & iPad are dinosaurs! Lol! So patience is my word now! I WILL be making these in the near future! And I can always come back to this! Thank you Anna & team!

  22. Margaret Clancy says:

    Wow, Anna what beautiful works of art.
    I love your Christmas cones, the robin one is my favourite. Just love it.

  23. Annette Johnson says:

    They are so beautiful I can’t wait to make some for gifts. Thanks for the ideas and instructions.

  24. Amy F says:

    I’ve always loved making real tussie-mussies; it’s fun knowing what the various flowers mean. Pretty cool that crafters can now make them – and they’ll last much, much longer. Thanks, Anna.

  25. Gwen Ogburn says:

    Love these. I am on auto ship for your cartridges but I did not receive this one/. It looks like a Anna Griffin tornado went through my craft room . Everywhere I look. I see Anna Griffin”s. 12 x 12 and 5 x 7 paper packs, flowers, packs of silver and gold flourishes, butterfly kits and other kits along with packs of embellishments. I may need to start ordering the card kits where everything is included instead of looking through my supplies for an embellishment

  26. Grama Pei says:

    These ornaments are just gorgeous! one of my most-fave items yet! Thank you so much for the tutorial, and I cant WAIT for Friday!

  27. Konni Andis says:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like an Anna Christmas! I have the beautiful cartridge and can’t wait to start on my ornaments! The next best thing is more Anna products on HSN!

  28. Myrna Hartley says:

    Love these, wish I could use a computer better so I could have a Cricut cutting machine. Just not computer savvy enough.

  29. Lourdes Papac says:

    Hi Anna: I’m so inspired today by your beautiful tutorial. Thank you so very much for doing these tutorials for us. I just got out of the hospital and am recovering. I know many people share their ailments with you because you are so very kind and loving to us. If you only knew how much you truly mean to us. Everything you give us makes us happy and able to recover faster. I’m going to learn to use the Kodak printer and make these beautiful ornaments and become more “high tech”. You are a beautiful angel on earth and you touch many hearts. God bless you always. I can’t wait to see you again in November!

  30. Mary Ann Larson says:

    Can’t wait to get started on mine. I bought the cartridge and the foil paper and now I’m ready to go…..Looking forward to trying my hand at these lovely ornaments.

  31. Diane Lynne C. says:

    I love Victorian ornaments. Sometimes I believe I was born in the wrong century as I love all things Victorian.

  32. Sandra Griswold says:

    These are definitely the cat’s meow!!! Just beautiful. Plan on making these for place catds at my dining table. Thank you, thank you.

  33. Leslie Ramsey says:

    BEAUTIFUL. I won’t be putting up my Christmas decorations this year as we will be moving right after the Christmas. So everything will need to be packed by then.But the bright side is that next year at this time I should be both retired and have my dream craft room. So I think I will survive. I”m dreaming of my perfect Craft Room, just like the one I’ve always wanted. Where I can put everything and leave it out. Oh yes next year God willing will be PERFECT!! Happy Crafting!

  34. Linda Fernandez says:

    Victorian ornaments right up my Tree!! LOL
    I have made my own ornaments for years
    And now I can make with Cricut!

  35. Donna Marie DeGraw says:

    These cards are so beautiful and would so beautiful on my true. But I don’t have a working Cricut anymore that is why I was hoping so bad to win the Cricut Maker. These are soooooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing these.

  36. Shirley honton says:

    So pretty ..yesterdays hand made ornaments seeing this handmade christmas tree ornaments ….my children grew up learning to make them ..we had to !

  37. Amy Crane says:

    These are lovely!! And so professional looking. Can you tell me, please, where I can find the burgundy glitter paper in the last (snowflake) photo? That is a beautiful color. I have several of Anna’s glitter packs, but didn’t see that color in any of them. Thanks for your help. Best wishes, Amy


    Hi Anna and Team,

    I love these ornaments. They are gorgeous. I will be trying my hand at these. Thanks for the inspiring designs.

    Happy Halloween tomorrow. See you very soon.

  39. natasha titova says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!!! I keep forgetting how many beautiful folders and dies I have of yours… These are great new twists for some of the items I haven’t taken out in a long time…. THANK YOU!!!!

  40. Holly Hudspeth says:

    Thanks so much. I have been waiting for this tutorial for more inspiration. I have made several ornaments already with the cartridge. . I am trying to change my tree this year with an angels, birds and snowflake theme. There are so many ornaments in this cartridge that fit. I am quite delighted with it. I only need to make 6 -8 of each to fill the entire tree. The adorned cones will make a great addition. I am pulling out my foiled papers now…..ho ho ho!

  41. Marion Woodbury says:

    Would love to see some more steps for the other ornaments. I’m not sure how to put them all together. Some are obvious of course, but others are challenging.

  42. Jennifer Sugg says:

    Good morning! Thank you for creating these Tussie Mussies! Created for a new generation of crafters and still beautiful!

  43. Elizabeth Durrant says:

    Thank you, Anna, this is such a help. I only have one question. The ornament that is the wreath with the bird inside, where and how do you cut it to make it look like a double wreath? Thank you.

  44. Maureen says:

    Stunning absolutely stunning, I am going to make the cone ornaments jazz them up embellishments and then fill them with Christmas candy and use as a bow on my gifts. It will be two presents not just one, then they will have a beautiful ornament for their tree next year. Thanks Anna for inspiring us, I love Monday mornings thanks to you

  45. Heidi says:

    This made my week!
    Plan on starting these tonight.
    Woohoo another show just in time for Christmas gifts to order for all. Can’t wait

  46. Patti Stigsell says:

    These ornaments are Georgous!

    ANNA…do you have any plans to bring back the Deflector trays w/ cart? Thank you!!

  47. Victoria DeYot says:

    I can’t tell you how much that warms my heart. First of all I’ve never had anyone talk about mussie tussies other than my mother and I. I love anything Victorian.

    As for the cats and their attack on the Christmas tree, I can so relate! I had one cat years ago who would knock the ornaments off the tree, carry it in his mouth by the little hanger, then jump onto the dining room table and drop it on the floor and watch it break. He was adorable but a holy terror. I determined that if I didn’t stop him soon I wouldn’t have any ornaments left to pack up.

    Thanks so much for my Monday morning pick me up with your blog post and I’m so excited to see everyone at Create!

  48. Crystal Thomas says:

    This is such an amazing set of ornaments I love things that are old or look old. Thanks Anna for thinking above and beyond xoxo Crystal

  49. CONNIE JOHNSON says:

    Angels and birds…I love them both. I’m going to make a bunch of these to give away in the office. Once again, LOVE IT!!!

  50. Darlene Sirrine says:

    beautiful!! I’m going to make some to put on special family packages this year. Spread the love is what I will be doing.

  51. Mary White says:

    Good Morning Anna! Love the tutorial on these beautiful Victorian ornaments. Your tutorials are awesome and so very helpful. I can’t thank you enough for showing us each step. Looking forward to seeing the previews! Love all the inspiration that you give us! Have an amazing week!

  52. Kathy Ames says:

    Hello Anna !! love the ornaments!!!PRETTY PRETTY ” can’t wait to make some of these !!I THANKS for the inspiration !!

  53. Anne with an "e" says:

    Good morning!
    Love these ornaments, especially the “tussie mussie” styled one! Thank you so much for the step-by-step instructions!
    Regards, Anne

  54. Jodie says:

    Very pretty….I’ve been looking over the ornaments on the ornaments “cartridge” and, besides the cut and print elements, I’m also looking at the layers for the ornaments as good one-dimensionals to cut and use on my cards (like the snowflake on the face of the ornament). Always growing ideas with your tools. Thanks for your imagination and your team’s, too.

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