How to: Fancy French Frame Easel Card

Hi friends,

Happy Friday!  For those of you who have been asking, our next shows on HSN will be May 2nd! Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting will be live at 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm. Next week we will start to preview the items for those shows here on the blog.

News flash! Registration for the 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create opens on April 2nd. If you are interested in attending, we will have all of the details right here on Monday morning so make sure to check back.

Today we have 2 videos for you; one is a beautiful easel card tutorial and the other is our Fan Mail Friday feature. Both are jam packed with tips, tricks and news!

Now, easel cards may look intimidating, but never fear, Anna Griffin is here! This tutorial makes it easy to create an impressive card using any of your cutting dies. Let’s make it together!

Fancy French Frame Easel Card

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Fancy French Frame Dies, 603-507
  • (1) Piece of floral double sided patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 12”
  • (1) Piece of floral double sided patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of blue patterned card stock, cut to 3 ¼”x 5”
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 3”x 3 ½”
  • (3) Floral embellishments
  • Sentiment Sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

Score the  5”x 12” piece of floral patterned card stock at 6″ and fold in half. Note that our paper has a pattern on both sides. We have folded the paper so that our main pattern is on the inside of the fold.

Using the Cricut Cuttlebug® and our large Fancy French frame die, cut the folded piece of card stock. Align the non folded edge along the bottom of the die. The folded edge will be lower than the top of the die because the card is 6 inches high against a 7 inch die.

On the folded die cut card, measure and mark the center of the card front and score horizontally with the scoring nib of your tool ‘n one. Peak fold the card front to create the base structure for your easel card.

Cut and emboss the Fancy French frame from the floral patterned card stock.

Using the Cricut Cuttlebug® and the center die from the Fancy French Frames set, cut the inner frame from the blue patterned card stock.

Cut and emboss the gold foil card stock using the flourish die from the Fancy French Frames set.

Assembly: Apply double sided adhesive to the front of the peak folded card base.

Attach the die cut and embossed frame aligning the design at the base.

Using foam squares, attach the blue patterned inner frame.

Adhere the gold foil flourish with foam squares.

Attach two floral embellishments and the sentiment sticker to the frame of the card.

Using foam adhesive, attach the third floral embellishment to the base of the card. The floral embellishment will hold the card upright when on display. Lift to release and lay flat for mailing.

You can make an easel card with any of our large frame cut and emboss dies just by die cutting a folded card and scoring across the center. Have fun! These beautiful dies will be back in stock on hsn.com at the end of April.

It’s my favorite time of the week….it is time for Fan Mail Friday! Just look at all of this crafting goodness!

Make sure to meet us back here on Monday for 2 posts that you are not going to want to miss!

Love,

Anna

How to: Easter Cross Die Card

Hi there!

It’s time to make more cards for Easter! So many of you love our Cross Dies, and we thought this card would be perfect for the season. If you missed out on our set of Cross Dies, don’t worry they are coming back in mid-April on HSN.com. If you favorite them, you will be notified when they are back in stock!

In one week we are going to start previewing for our upcoming shows on HSN May 2nd. Go ahead and mark your calendars and planner with that date!

This card is all about how to fussy cut layers. Get your supplies and let’s get crafting!

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Crosses Die Set (large cross and starburst) 603-504
  • Anna Griffin® Engraved Botanica Card Kit (large green sticker)
  • (1) Piece of green patterned cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of ivory patterned cardstock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (1) Piece of gold glitter cardstock, cut to 4 ½”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of ivory cardstock, cut to 4”x 5”
  • (2) Pieces of gold foil cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card base
  • Easter sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and sunburst die, cut and emboss 2 starbursts from the gold foil cardstock.

2. Cut and emboss one cross from the 2nd piece of gold foil cardstock using the large cross die.

3. Trace the outline of the cross on the ivory cardstock.

4. Trace the outline of the green sticker on the back of the gold glitter cardstock.

5. Using a craft knife, fussy cut around the inside of the pencil line on the ivory card stock and gold glitter card stock for the perfect shadow layer!

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the green patterned cardstock to the ivory cardstock base using a tape runner.

2. Using foam squares, attach the ivory patterned card stock layer.

3. Attach the 2 starbursts vertically down the center of the card using double-sided adhesive.

4. Adhere the gold glitter card stock to the back of the green sticker layer.

5. Attach to the center of the card.

6. Using foam squares, attach the flower embellishments and sentiment.

7. Using double-sided adhesive, attach the ivory card stock shadow layer to the back of the gold cross.

8. Adhere the cross to the card using foam squares.

This card is a beautiful way to celebrate the season of Easter with friends and loved ones. Be sure to share your Easter projects with us on Facebook; we are choosing grab bag winners every day in the month of March to celebrate National Craft Month.

We hope your day is off to a great start, and that you have a wonderful week!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

How to: Easter Bunny Shaker Window Dies 2 Card

Hi everyone,

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our shows on The Shopping Channel in Canada earlier this week. We are so glad that we were able to share all of our beautiful products with our neighbors to the north. Stay right here for details on our next visit to TSC!

Before we start our previews for our upcoming shows on HSN May 2nd, we have a few how to projects to share with you! Easter is right around the corner, so why don’t we make an adorable bunny shaker card filled with bunny confetti? We love the different looks you can make when you combine our Spring Shaker Window Dies with the Spring Confetti Dies! There are so many different color combinations, confetti windows and themes you can create!

For this card, we went for a pretty lavender, monochromatic look. You still have one week until Easter, so grab your supplies and let’s make this card together!

Finished Size: 5×7 card

 Materials:

 Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and Springtime Confetti Die, die cut confetti bunny pieces from the lavender metallic card stock and the 4 ½”x 6” white glitter paper.

Place all confetti pieces in the shaker card supply window.

Cut open a sequin pack from the Springtime Shaker Card Kit and empty into the shaker card supply window.

Remove the white backing from the foam tape along the sides of the pouch to expose the adhesive layer and close to secure.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and Shaker Window Dies II, die cut the lavender patterned paper with the smaller bunny die. Die cut the white glitter paper using the larger, bunny outline die.

Assembly:

Using double-sided adhesive, attach the shaker card supply pouch to the top of the card base.

Adhere the lavender patterned layer on top using double-sided adhesive.

Using your Xyron Creative Station, apply adhesive to the back of the bunny outline and attach to the card front.

Fussy cut a border embellishment as shown. Attach using double-sided adhesive. Adhere your embellishments using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the purple bow to the sentiment. Remove the liner on the back of the sentiment sticker and attach to the card.

What a gorgeous shaker card! On Monday we have another beautiful tutorial for you, so be sure to join us here on the blog! Now, let’s look at some of the projects that you have sent us over the past week for Fan Mail Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Love,

Anna

 

The Shopping Channel (Canada)- March 19-20, 2018- Product Preview 3

Hello Canadian friends!

Are you ready for showtime? We are so thrilled about our show tonight at 10pm, and then Tuesday at midnight, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm and 9pm. We are so excited to be back after all of these years!

We have the Today’s Showstopper, the Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Edition Bundle. You will get the machine, a 12 x 12 Standard Grip Cutting Mat, Black Fine Point Pen, Getting Started Materials, 50+ Make It Now Projects, 100+ Images and the Getting Started Guide. As an added bonus, you will also receive hundreds of our favorite Anna Griffin Digital Content cutting and drawing files to use with your new machine. You will get Anna’s Fantastic Flips, Anna’s Gracious Giftables, Anna’s Pop Up Cards and Anna’s Print then Cut Digital Library Volume 1.

The projects you can create are simply unparalleled, and you will have incredible content at your fingertips!

Anna’s Fantastic Flips

Anna’s Gracious GiftablesAnna’s Pop Up Cards

Anna’s Printables Volume 1

Our Anna Griffin Tablet Stand is just the thing to hold your tablet while you use your Cricut Explore Air 2. That way you can free up your hands while you work, and you can choose to have your tablet at either landscape or portrait mode! The rubber surface ensures a steady grip, even when you rotate!

Our Cricut Gold Tools Set has everything you need to work with your Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut mats. Use the tools to help remove intricate paper cuts from your Cricut mat, to score your card lines, cut paper down and more!

We have an amazing array of different materials for you to cut with your Cricut Explore Air 2!

First up, there’s Cricut Vinyl Sampler- Basic. You’ll get 4 12 x 12 vinyl sheets in black, brown, white and gray. You can cut vinyl in any shape you want, and it’s easily removable! Create decals, window accesories, labels and more!

We also have Cricut Vinyl Sampler- Brights! This pack also includes 4 12 x 12 vinyl sheets in bright green, hot pink, bright blue and purple.

Take your cloth bags, t-shirts, pillows and home decor to new heights with our Cricut Glitter Iron On Sampler- Classic. This pack includes 8 sheets of gorgeous glitter in 4 colors. You will get two sheets of each in red, gold, black and silver.

Our other pack of glitter iron on, Cricut Glitter Iron On Sampler- Jewel, has such pretty colors included like purple pink, silver and blue. We can think of so many projects to create with these materials, and we can’t wait to show you all our ideas!

The beautiful, Double Sided 12 x 12 Paper Kit includes pretty patterns on both sides of 48 sheets! You’ll get sheets of 12 different designs.

The shades in our Perfect Palette 2 12 x 12 Paper Kit are dreamy! The ombre colors and glitter paper sheets are perfect for any Cricut project you can imagine! Use with our other crafting items for a coordinating look.

The Cricut 12 x 12 Light Grip Mat is designed to be used with your Cricut Explore Air 2 and the lightweight Cricut materials. You can use this mat over and over while it holds your material in place to ensure the perfect cut every time!

The all-purpose Cricut 12 x 12 Standard Mat 2ct is great for using with your cardstocks, vinyl and other medium thickness Cricut materials. What’s great is that you can use with all your Cricut machines!

Cutting large scale projects is a piece of cake with the Cricut 12 x 24 Standard Mat (2ct). You will get 2 12 x 24 mats so you can create until your heart’s content!

Draw and write the rainbow with our set of Cricut Ultimate Fine Point Pens! Included are 30 fine point pens to write sentiments, draw on projects and more! The ink in this set of pens is water based, and permanent when dry!

Shopping List

552386- Anna Griffin Cricut Explore Air II Bundle
552397- Blooming Decoupage Card Making Kit
552400- Pretty Pocket Dies
552388- Cuttlebug V3

552783- Metallic Cardstock – choice of Gold, Silver, White or Pink

552401- Pocket Die Cuts

552398- Charming Collage Card Toppers
552399- Perfect Pattern Cards
552395- Embossed Scenes Folders
552784- 5×7 Metallic Layers
552387- Shaker Card Kit with Autoship
552392- Embossed Words Folders
552396- Floral Decoupage Set
552389- Shaker Card Supply Kit
552390- Confetti Dies

552391- Shaker Window Die Set
552782- Foil Cardstock – choice of Gold, Rose Gold or Silver
552393- Delicate Engravings Card Toppers
552394- AG Ivory Cards and Envelopes
552402- Anna Griffin Tablet Stand
552403- Cricut Gold Tools Set
552404- Cricut Vinyl Sampler Basic
552405- Cricut Vinyl Sampler Brights
552406- Cricut Glitter Iron On Sampler Classic
552407- Cricut Glitter Iron On Sampler Jewel
552408- Double Sided 12×12 Paper Kit
552409- Perfect Palette 2 12×12 Paper Kit
Cricut 12X12 Light Grip Mat
Cricut 12X24 Standard Mat 2Ct
Cricut 12X12 Standard Mat 2Ct
Cricut Ultimate Fine Point Pens

See you tonight at 10pm EST! Join us online here: https://www.theshoppingchannel.com/pages/watchuslive!

Check your local TV listings for channel information, and here are the Satellite Channels’ details:

Bell TV

CHANNELS: 113, 286, 598, 614, 660

Shaw Direct

CHANNELS: 392 (Classic) / 94 (Advanced)

Xoxo,

Anna

The Shopping Channel (Canada)- March 19-20, 2018- Product Preview 2

Hi there,

It’s time for our second Product Preview for our upcoming shows on The Shopping Channel March 19th- 20th. We are kicking things off on Monday night with our debut at 10pm, then we have more crafting fun on Tuesday, March 20th at midnight, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm and 9pm. It’s going to be a jam packed day full of beautiful in the making!

The Today’s Showstopper is going to be the incredible Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundle! This gorgeous machine cuts over 100 different materials so you can create all that your heart desires! The Explore Air 2 cuts 2 times as fast as the previous model, even those really intricate cuts! For the Showstopper, we have the bundle to end all bundles lined up. Included is the Cricut Explore Air 2 in Anna Griffin ivory and gold, 12 x 12 Standard Grip Cutting Mat, Black Fine Point Pen, Getting Started Materials, 50+ Make It Now Projects, 100+ Images and the Getting Started Guide. To top it off, you’ll also get several of our favorite Anna Griffin Digital Contents to use with your machine. They are: Anna’s Fantastic Flips, Anna’s Gracious Giftables, Anna’s Pop Up Cards and Anna’s Print then Cut Digital Library Volume 1.

One thing that we are known for is our lovely card kits. The Blooming Decoupage Card Making Kit is our latest offering, and we think you are going to love working with it! What comes inside? This card kit makes 40 cards, and includes gorgeous printed cards, interior sentiments, envelopes, double sided card layers with gold foil detail, matte gold foil layers, 3D sentiments stickers, decoupage floral embellishments, 4 colors of pre-tied bows, flourish embellishment stickers and 1000 pieces of foam adhesive. Everything in the kit is ready to layer for you to create the perfect spring card from Easter to showers and birthdays to anything in between!

 

Our Delicate Engravings Card Toppers Set is almost an entire card kit in itself!  You will love the array of pastel layers, beautiful, macaron colored layers, gold foil accents, lovely painted touches, postcards and more all inspired by decals for antique porcelain. Sentiments include Good Luck, With Gratitude, Happy Birthday to You and many more.

Shaker cards are so much fun, but can be time consuming. We have made it easy for you with our Shaker Card Making Kit! In this kit, you will receive 30 card fronts with diecut windows (2 each of 15 designs), 30 card inserts with interior sentiments, 30 sets of already bagged gold sequins, 30 diecut sentiments (3 each of 10 designs), 30 envelopes, diecuts, borders, flowers and more!

Make personalized shaker cards easily with our Shaker Card Supply Kit. Choose your layers, shaker window, confetti shape and type and you are off to the races! You will get 30 pouches and 30 windows that come prepared with adhesive so you can fill and craft in minutes!

If you’re looking for a set of dies to make your own shaker cards, then our Shaker Window Die Set is for you! You’ll get 20 dies to make the diecut windows, coordinating borders and even sentiments! Window shapes include a present, star, heart, ornament and Christmas tree. Then you will get banners, tags and coordinating dies.

Our Confetti Dies take your patterned, solid and glitter paper from plain to confetti! With this set of dies, you will get circle, star and heart plates that create two sizes of confetti. Fill your Shaker Card Supply bags and windows with confetti, and top with your window layer to finish! The dies allow you to customize cards for any occasion, or even fill confetti popper for parties!

Our 5 x 7 Metallic Layers includes 120 sheets of our perfect palette of colors. You’ll get 10 each of 12 colors, and these papers are great for embossing, for creating diecuts, layering and more. The colors coordinate beautifully with our diecuts, stickers, dies and more to create a gorgeous, elegant card every time. Think of what you can create with this Anna Griffin metallic rainbow of card stock.

You can tune in several different ways! Check your local TV listings for channel information, and here are the Satellite Channels’ details:

Bell TV

CHANNELS: 113, 286, 598, 614, 660

Shaw Direct

CHANNELS: 392 (Classic) / 94 (Advanced)

You can always join us via live stream here!

Monday is the big day! We have one more preview for you, and it’s all about the Today’s Showstopper, the Anna Griffin Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundle. Also, we will show you different papers, tools and materials for you to use with this wonderful machine. Then at 10pm on Monday we will be live on The Shopping Channel. We’re getting excited, and counting down until show time!

Last but not least is this week’s installment of fan mail Friday! Thank you for your beautiful sentiments and creations!

Love,

Anna