Laurel Dies Graduation Scrapbook + QVC May 30th Preview 4

Hi everyone,

We hope you’ve had a great week. We have LOVED seeing your scrapbook posts on our Facebook page! There are some seriously gorgeous pages out there! Our #nationalscrapbookingmonth promotion continues here on the blog today. We have an amazing tutorial to share with you featuring our Laurel Cut and Emboss Dies with a side of serious papercrafting!

Let’s dive in!

Laurel Dies Scrapbook Page

Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essentials Tool Kit (craft knife and cutting mat) 442-864
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Laurel Dies, 611-006
  • (1) 12”x 12” Piece of pearl metallic cardstock
  • (2) Strips of gold foil cardstock, cut to ¼”x 12”
  • (4) Pieces of gold foil cardstock, cut to 4 ½”x 9”
  • (4) Pieces of gold foil cardstock, cut to 5”x 5 ½”
  • (1) Piece of gold foil cardstock, cut to 3 ½”x 5 ½”
  • (1) Piece of floral cardstock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (48) Strips of floral cardstock, cut to ¼”x 4”
  • Photo, cut to 3 ¼”x 5 ¼”
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Journaling tag
  • Sentiment
  • Flower and butterfly embellishments
  • Pencil

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Laurel Dies, die cut and emboss the 4 pieces of 5”x 5 ½” gold foil cardstock using the largest Laurel Die and the Small Medallions Die.

Fussy cut the medallions and two of the laurel dies as shown.

Draw an oblong frame on the back of one of the 4 ½”x 9” gold foil pieces. We used one of our sticker sentiment shapes for inspiration. You can also trace around the inside of any of your cutting dies or print out the photo below and trace it!

Fussy cut the border using a craft knife.

Use the cut out as a stencil to draw the shape on the remaining 3 strips of 4 ½”x 9” pieces of gold foil cardstock as shown.

Fussy cut using a craft knife.

Using double-sided adhesive, attach 12 strips of floral cardstock diagonally on each frame, spacing evenly.

Adhere 12 strips in the opposite direction, giving a lattice appearance.

Attach to the gold foil frame bases using foam square adhesive.

Assembly:

Using double-sided adhesive, attach the two strips of gold foil cardstock horizontally across the top and bottom of the 12”x 12” piece of pearl metallic cardstock, approximately ¼” in.

Attach the 4”x 6” piece of floral cardstock to the center of the layout using foam square adhesive.

Adhere the 3 ½”x 5 ½” piece of gold foil cardstock to the center of the floral cardstock using double-sided adhesive.

Attach the photo to the center of the gold foil cardstock with double sided adhesive.

Attach one of the lattice frames on each side of the photo.

Using foam square adhesive, attach the Laurel die cut pieces as shown.

Attach embellishments, sentiment and journaling tag.

Now, let’s take a look at our last QVC UK preview before our shows on May 30th at 12pm and 6pm!

Meet your newest obsession, our French Fan Cut and Emboss Dies! This set of 5 cut and emboss dies make gorgeous Victorian inspired fans that your friends and family are going to love! You’ll get one large, intricate fan along with 2 medium, opulent fans, a tassel die and a frog for that special touch!

Our new sets of matte Foil Card stock come in gold, rose gold and silver. Included in each set are 36, 12 x 12 sheets and 36, 5×7 sheets of gorgeous foil that are begging to be cut and embossed. These papers cut like butter, and are perfect to show off all the details and dimensions of your projects!

The Cuttlebug is the machine that does it all! Cut, emboss and create with the V3 version! This diecutting machine adheres to your workstation, and works beautifully with all our dies, embossing folders and more! You’ll get an 1 A plate, 2 B plates, 1 rubber embossing mat, instruction manual, 5×7 embossing folder and coordinating 1 x 7 embossing border, Flourish Scroll metal cutting die, “Thank You” sentiment metal cutting die and”Get Well” sentiment metal cutting die.

‘Tis the season for gorgeous, dimensional flowers! This set of 27 cut and emboss dies create paper works of art each and every time! Cut and layer your favorite papers to make flowers that add dimension to your paper crafts.

What else do you need to create all of these gorgeous flowers, fans, layers and more? Our set of 120, 5 x 7 Metallic Layers of course! You’ll get 120 sheets of shimmery metallic 300 gsm card stock in our Anna Griffin perfect palette. These shades coordinate wonderfully with our stickers, patterned papers, embellishments and sentiments for a cohesive look for all your cards and scrapbook pages!

One of our newest kits, the Blooming Decoupage Card Making Kit is a breath of fresh air. You’ll get sophisticated cards and layers, gold foil layers, card inserts, envelopes, punchable die cuts, bows in two colors, swirls, sentiments and even adhesive! You can make more than 30 cards with this amazing set. This special kit also has an auto delivery for 2 more floral themed kits – Watercolor Floral (August shipment) and Painted Garden (October shipment).

 

In our newly updated web store on QVCUK.com you will find our Delicate Engravings Card toppers set that is almost an entire card kit in itself! You’ll get stunning cards, macaron colored layers, pretty floral die cuts, postcards and sentiments for any occasion.

Be prepared to be inspired by this week’s fan mail!  Thank you so much, friends!

Have a great weekend, and we will see you on Monday for the first Product Preview for our upcoming shows on HSN July 11th!

Love,

Anna

How to: Graduation Scrapbook Page + QVC UK May 30th Preview 3

Hi friends,

It’s graduation season! This time of year it is so important to celebrate a young person’s rite of passage. We know that as proud parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends that you will be snapping lots of photos to remember the special occasion. A scrapbook page is an excellent gift to give, or keepsake to display.  Today’s project is one that you’re going to love creating!

Get out your Border Trims Dies and supplies, and let’s make this scrapbook page together!

Border Dies Scrapbook Page

Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the 2 pieces of peach cardstock and 3 pieces of gold foil cardstock with the Border Trim die. (Note, we did not emboss).

Cut one of the Border Trim pieces horizontally, leaving a 3” piece and a 4” piece. Set both pieces aside.

Cut the two remaining gold foil Border Trim die cut pieces down the center, lengthwise.

Repeat for the two peach Border Trim die cut pieces.

Using the photo and cutting mat as a guide, cut the corners of the 4 long border trim strips at a 45 degree opposing angles to form the frame of the picture. This is called a mitered corner.

Repeat by mitering the corners of the peach border trim strips.

Using the cutting mat as a guide, cut each end of the ¼”x 11” strips of gold card stock at a 45 degree angle to make a mitered border for the edge of the page.

Picture Frame Assembly:

Align the gold Border Trim die cut pieces along the four sides of the picture, making sure the corners align.

Place the peach Border Trim die cut pieces approximately ¼” in from the gold foil Border Trim Die cut pieces. Adhere using double-sided adhesive.

Assembly:

Using double-sided adhesive, adhere the white and gold cardstock to the peach striped cardstock.

Align the gold ¼” strips of cardstock along the four sides of the gold and white cardstock piece, making sure the corners align. Secure with double sided adhesive.

Approximately 4” from the left side of the layout, adhere the gold 4” and 3” Border Trim die cut pieces as shown.

Using foam squares, adhere the photo and frame, making sure to cover the gap in the Border Trim die cut pieces.

Adhere the journaling tag using foam squares.

Using foam squares, attach the gold bow to the top of the journaling tag.

Attach the floral sticker embellishments as shown.

In just a little over a week we will be on air with QVC UK! Be sure to join us on May 30th for a crafty good time! This is our second to last preview of the items that we will be bringing you, and your shopping list will be posted next Monday, May 28th! Let’s take a look at another round of gorgeous crafts that are headed across the pond!

One set of dies that we cannot get enough of is our Fancy Flourish Dies! This set of 8 cutting dies create the most gorgeous movement you can imagine on all your cards and scrapbook pages. You can make endless diecuts with your patterned, glitter, foil or metallic cardstock!

Say hello to our 3D Ornamental Embossing Folders! This set of 3 gorgeous folders are so intricate, and work beautifully with all of our crafting items. There are so many ways that you can use these folders! They are beautiful on their own, inked and embossed, cut into layers and so many more ways. You are sure to love this opulent set!

You can make 20 shakable cards in an afternoon with our Shaker Card Making Kit. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3! You’ll get pre-cut and perfectly measured card bases, coordinating layers, additional die cut layers, embellishments, flowers, sentiments and even envelopes!  All you have to do is adhere the sequin pack, choose your layer, concentric layer, embellishments and sentiment!

Create shaker cards for all occasions with our Shaker Card Dies! You’ll get 20 dies to create customized shaker cards that friends and family will love! The trio of shaker dies allow you to cut the window, layer and accessory diecuts to make adorable shaker cards every time! Also included are dies for tags, banners and bows!

Of course you need something to go with your Shaker Card Dies, and we have our set of Confetti Dies for just that! You will receive 3 cutting dies that cut two sizes of confetti in one pass through your Cuttlebug! The hearts, circles and stars dies will create confetti out of your favorite paper for your shaker cards, party decor or even create a layer with the leftover paper!

Are you making shaker cards from scratch? We have made it easy with this set of confetti bags and windows, complete with adhesive. All you have to do is layer, add confetti, unpeel and stick! There’s no measuring or mess, and you can easily get to shakin’!

We hope that you enjoyed making today’s project with us! For those of you with graduates, give our congratulations to the class of 2018! In one week we start our previews for a very exciting 24hour Craft Day on July 11th. You aren’t going to want to miss it!

Love,

Anna

 

 

How to: Treasury Stamps and Dies Birthday Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone,

We hope you are enjoying National Scrapbook Month and all the incredible pages we have been sharing. Please continue sharing all of your beautiful layouts with us on Facebook for your chance to win our daily grab bag giveaway!

For today, we are excited to share a happy birthday layout that you can recreate for any of your friends and family.  We love crafting with our Treasury of Stamps and Dies, they are so versatile!

Get out your supplies and let’s create!                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Stamp 4 cakes on 4 pieces of ivory cardstock using the clear ink from Treasury Ink Set.

2. Emboss the 4 cakes using the pink embossing powder from Treasury Embossing Powders.

3. Stamp the sentiment on ivory cardstock using the gold ink from the Treasury Ink Pack.

4. Emboss using the gold embossing powder from Treasury Embossing Powders.

5. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ cut the following:

  • 2 smaller ovals from the double-sided pink patterned cardstock using the Fancy French Frames smaller oval die

  • 2 larger ovals from the double-sided pink patterned cardstock using the Fancy French Frames larger oval die

  • 2 large cake shadow layer dies from the double-sided pink patterned cardstock using the Treasury Stamps and Dies

  • 4 small cake die cuts from the pink embossed cake stamp using the Treasury Stamps and Dies

  • 1 shadow layer sentiment frame die cut from the gold embossed sentiment using the Treasury Stamps and Dies

  • 2 large bows from the pink double-sided cardstock using the Perfect Bow die.

  • 2 small bows from the pink double-sided cardstock using the Perfect Bow Dies.

6. To assemble each bow, carefully fold the shorter tabs to the center of the bow and adhere.

7. Wrap the long tab around the middle and adhere.

8. Cut each of the 4 bow tails in half and set aside.

Assembly:

  1. Using double-sided adhesive, attach the two strips of black and white striped cardstock vertically approximately 2” in from each side of the white and gold patterned cardstock.

2. Adhere the dark pink patterned strips horizontally on the top and the bottom of the layout with double-sided adhesive.

3. Attach the two strips of black and white patterned cardstock to the center of the dark pink strips of cardstock using double-sided adhesive.

4. Cut the pink balloon card base from the Treasury Cards and Envelopes to 4 ½”x 6 ½” and place it in the center of the layout with foam squares.

5. Using foam squares, attach the 3 ½”x 5” dark pink patterned cardstock to the center of the Treasury Card layer.

6. Adhere the photo to the center of the dark pink patterned cardstock using double sided adhesive.

7. Adhere the 2 large ovals, dark pink patterned side up, in the center of each of the black and white striped strips using foam adhesive.

8. Using foam squares, attach the smaller ovals, light pink patterned side up to the center of each of the larger ovals.

9. In the center of each oval, place the cake die cuts in the following order from bottom to top; pink double-sided cardstock, pink embossed cake, pink embossed cake. Layer and attach using foam adhesive.

10. Using foam squares, attach the pink bows to the layout at the bottom of each of the ovals as shown.

11. Adhere the small grey layer to the bottom of the photo with foam squares.

12. Attach the sentiment to the center of the grey layer with foam squares.

13. Adhere the floral embellishments as shown.

Now, you have an amazing page! Scrapbooking is a beautiful way to highlight all of life’s beautiful memories. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

It’s time for Fan Mail Friday, and this week’s mail is so lovely. Your talent impresses us each and every week. Thank you for sending us your gorgeous creations!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

How to: Blooming Decoupage Scrapbook Page

Hello, hello!

We are continuing with our beautiful in the making projects in honor of National Scrapbook Month, and we have an interesting way to take our Blooming Decoupage Card Making Kit and turn it into an amazing, dimensional scrapbook page! Our products are so versatile, and this one is no exception! Want to learn more? Let’s get started!

Blooming Decoupage 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Cuttlebug 6”x 13” Adaptor Plates, 474-319
  • Anna Griffin Blooming Decoupage Card Kit, 599-078
  • Anna Griffin Paper Tricks Embossing Folders, 395-853
  • (1) 12”x 12” Piece of pearl metallic cardstock
  • (1) Piece of pink metallic cardstock, cut to 4”x 12”
  • (1) Piece of light blue cardstock, cut to 4”x 12”
  • Photo, cut to 3”x 5”
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • (5) Pieces of scrap chipboard
  • Scissors

Blooming Decoupage Materials:

  • Floral die cut pieces (H, I, L, M)
  • (2) Light blue bows
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Gold embellishment stickers
  • (4) White and pink card bases, cut to 3 ¾” wide
  • (3) White and blue card bases, cut to 3” wide
  • (3) White and yellow card bases, cut to 2 ½” wide
  • (1) Pink patterned card layer
  • (1) Blue patterned card layer, cut to 3 ¼”x 5 ¼”
  • (1) Gold foil layer

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut Cuttlebug and the small Pleated Rosette folder, emboss the following: 4 strips of the white and pink card bases, cut to 3 ¾”wide.

2. Emboss 3 strips of the white and blue card bases, cut to 3” wide.

3. Emboss 5 strips of the white and yellow card bases, cut to 2 ½” wide.4. Fan fold each. Attach end to end and then form in to a circle. Assemble one rosette in each color. Set 2 white and yellow strips aside.

5. Secure each rosette to a small piece of chipboard using hot glue.

6. Trim the edges of the two remaining white and yellow strips from the center of the longest side to the center of each of the shorter sides.

7. Fan and adhere to the chipboard using hot glue adhesive.

8. Assemble the flowers in the following order:

9. For the largest flower, assemble from bottom to top: L1, L1, L2, L2

10. For the two medium flowers, assemble from bottom to top: M1, H1, H2, M2

11. For the smallest flower, assemble from bottom to top: I1, I2

12. Using a tape runner, assemble the photo and photo border from bottom to top in the following order: gold foil layer, pink patterned layer, blue patterned layer, photo.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, adhere the 4×12 strips of light pink metallic cardstock and the light blue cardstock to the pearl metallic cardstock.

2. Attach the large, pink rosette to the bottom left corner of the layout and secure with foam squares.

3. Add the blue and white rosette to the right side of the layout. Adhere with foam squares.

4. Adhere the yellow and white rosette to the top left corner of the layout. Tuck under the pink and white rosette slightly.

5. Place the largest die-cut flower in the center of the pink and white rosette. Place the medium die cut flowers in the center of the blue and white rosette and the yellow and white rosette.

6. Using foam squares, attach the photo and photo border to the center of the layout.

7. Attach the gold embellishment stickers as shown.

8. Adhere the sentiment sticker and bows to the bottom right corner of the photo.

9. Tuck journaling tag under the photo and secure in place using foam adhesive.

Wow, what a fun way to make your card kit into something completely new and different. Would you like to see more tutorials like this? Let us know what you would like to learn in the comments below!

Bye for now,

Anna

 

A Gift for Mom + QVC UK May 30th Preview

Hello!

All of the Mothers in your life need something special for Mother’s Day, and nothing will make them happier than something handmade with love. Get out your Floral Decoupage Die Cuts and let’s make this stunning collage that you can frame as a gift.

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin Floral Decoupage Diecuts, 592-741
  • (1) Piece 12”x 12” floral cardstock
  • (1) Piece metallic pink cardstock, cut to 10 ½”x 10 ½”
  • (1) Piece checkered cardstock, cut to 10”x 10”
  • (1) Piece light pink cardstock, cut to 4 ½”x 4 ½”
  • (1) Piece dark pink cardstock, cut to 3 ¾”x 3 ¾”
  • Mother’s Day sentiment and journaling tag
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Photo, cut to 3 ½”x 3 ½”

Materials from Floral Decoupage

  • (2) Sheets of large, light pink roses
  • (2) Sheets of small, light pink roses (you will not be using any yellow flowers on this sheet)
  • (2) Sheets of bright red roses
  • (2) Sheets of large, dark red roses
  • (1) Sheet of small, dark red roses
  • (2) Sheets of flower pots
  • (1) Sheet of sentiments

Instructions: Using foam adhesive, assemble all flowers by following the steps listed on the back of the die cuts.

Fussy cut one layer of the light pink flowerpot as shown.

Assembly: Using a tape runner, attach the pink metallic cardstock to the center of the floral cardstock.

Adhere the checkered cardstock to the center of the pink metallic cardstock.

Attach the flowers using foam adhesive. Attach from the top of the layout to the bottom.

Using foam adhesive, attach the flowerpot at the base of the flowers.

Adhere the dark pink cardstock to the center of the light pink cardstock using double-sided adhesive. Attach the photo to the center of the pink cardstock using double-sided adhesive.

Place the photo in the center of the layout and tuck under the large pink flowers. Secure in place with foam adhesive. Attach sentiments and your journaling.

If you are reading this and you live in the UK, we will be back on QVC UK on May 30th! It really has been too long, and we’re bringing lots of new items with us. Stay tuned here, because over the next few weeks, we are going to preview the items coming your way. Be sure to tell all your friends – we need to spread the word.

First up we have a spring crafting staple, our set of Favourite Flowers 3 Stickers! You’ll get 120 gorgeous floral stickers from geraniums and roses to irises and more! This set includes 4 each of 30 designs to make all your projects beautiful.

Our 120 Piece Favourite Sentiments Sticker Set has all the phrases you need to craft for birthdays, congratulations, get well and more! You’re going to love this all occasion set, and will use them for all kinds of cards. These stickers feature lovely colors and gorgeous gold foil accents.

If you’re looking for a library of stunning flowers, our Floral Decoupage Die Cuts are just what you need! This mega set is a combination of 2 items. You will get Beautiful Bouquets and Flower Pot Decoupage, containing over 1000 gorgeous, build-able paper blooms!

When you are making cards and scrapbook pages for him, our All About Him Collage Toppers are going to be your best friend! This masculine themed set contains 96 cardstock die cuts that are expertly layered for a one and done project! Happy Birthday, For You, World’s Best Husband and more are included in this set.

What goes with our Collage Card Toppers for Him? Our Perfect Pattern Cards for Him, of course! This set of 100 cards and envelopes contains both (50) A2 and (50) A7 cards and envelopes. You’re going to adore the amazing patterns and darker color palette in this set of cards for all the special men in your life! Looking for something a little more feminine? Our Perfect Pattern Cards and Envelopes is just the thing. This set of 100 cards and envelopes contains both (50) A2 and (50) A7 cards and envelopes also, but contains pretty florals, pastel bordered cards, damask and more!

Our set of Charming Collage Card Toppers is a card maker’s dream! In this collection you’ll get 100 cardstock die cuts in a variety of bright, beautiful colors. This set covers Birthdays, Thank You, Thinking of You and so much more!

We hope you enjoy making a collage for Mom this week. On Friday, we will be making a project from our Trelliage folders, dies and die cuts. Plus, we will be taking another look at even more of our products for our May 30th UK shows! Have a great week!

Love,

Anna