The 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create

Hi everyone,

It’s time for a major crafting announcement! Registration for the 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create is now open! This exciting event will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from November 15th– 18th at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead. Create is a weekend like no other, full of friends, fellowship and most of all crafting!

Do you want to attend? Head over to Eventbrite to purchase your ticket today! Tickets are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. We will have a waitlist that you can sign up for on Eventbrite once tickets are sold out.

Just in case you missed it, here’s a look at last year’s event.

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

 

How to: Vintage Bunny Layout

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! Today’s how to is an Easter scrapbook page fit for Spring! It features our Vintage Bunny die cuts that you all love! Never fear, we will have more on hsn.com later this month! If you favorite the item, you will get a notification when they are back in stock.

On Monday we will start previews for our upcoming shows on HSN March 7th! Tune in at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Also, mark your calendars for our HSN shows on March 14th. National Craft Month is going to be a fun!

Easter is such a meaningful time for so many, and today’s project is great for scrapbooking your favorite memories of the season. Get ready to layer up your die cuts to make this amazing layout.

Let’s hop to it!

Vintage Bunny Die Cuts

Finished Size: 12×12 Scrapbook Page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Vintage Bunny Diecuts, 594-455
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Designer Paper Kit (pink diamond, light blue striped, pink vine)
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (ruler, scissors, paper trimmer) 442-864
  • 1” wide ivory ribbon, cut to 20”
  • (2) Pieces 1 ½” wide ivory lace, cut to 12”
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner and scotch tape)
  • Photo

 Instructions:

Cut the light blue striped paper to 8” wide with the stripes going vertical.

Fussy cut along the gold vines on the outer edges of the light blue striped card stock.

Cut the pink vine card stock to 4 ¾”x 11”.

Assemble the 3D Vintage Bunny Diecuts by adhering the layers using foam squares as shown. (Note, not all die cuts are made to be 3D.)

Pleat and tape the ivory lace around the edge of the two oval bunny diecuts.

Tape a photograph to the back of the floral wreath diecut.

Using the ivory ribbon, make a 4” bow.

Assembly:

Use the pink diamond cardstock layer as your background.

Using a tape runner, adhere the light blue striped card stock layer vertically to the center of the pink diamond card stock.

Adhere the pink vine card stock to the center of the light blue striped card stock.

Attach the 3D bunny oval diecut with the bunny facing left to the left side of the page using foam squares.

Attach the 3D bunny oval diecut with the bunny facing right to the right side of the page.

Using foam squares, attach the 3D wreath slightly above center of the two bunny ovals.

Attach the three 3D floral die cuts to the bottom of the bunny die cuts using foam squares.

Using foam squares, adhere the small floral wreath diecut between the two 3D floral diecuts.

Adhere the sentiment in the center of the floral wreath using foam squares.

Attach the ivory bow below the floral wreath using foam squares.

Attach the remaining decorative eggs, butterfly and carrot diecuts using foam squares as shown.

Wasn’t that an eggs-citing tutorial? Let’s take a look at all the goodies and Valentines that have been sent this week for Fan Mail Friday.

A special thanks to everyone who sent these beautiful creations! We will see you right back here on Monday.

Bye for now,

Anna