How to Series: Decorative Edge Border Dies

Hello everyone,

Are you ready to create with the Decorative Edge Border Dies that you bought on HSN in March? Don’t worry, if you want to make this card along with us you can still get the dies here. Our Decorative Edge Border Dies are incredibly detailed and so versatile! One project that we thought would be fun to share and make with you is a matchbook style card. This card design has a special closure and you can use this trick on almost any card! Before we get started, don’t forget we will be on HSN June 16th for our first ever Clearance Shows and we will be back for a 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th. Those new product previews start this Monday, May 29th.

Let’s get to creating!

MATERIALS – listing all HSN item numbers

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138 – Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Decorative Edge Border Dies – Scalloped Edge Die
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852 – Scoring Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set 442-864 – Ruler & Paper Trimmer & Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Charlotte Papercrafting Collection – 1, 12”x12” Black and Ivory Patterned card stock cut to 5”x7” Folded Card Base 489-141
  • 1, 3.5” x 6.75” Black card stock layer
  • 1 Sentiment
  • 2 Floral Embellishment stickers
  • Double Sided Adhesive (tape runner)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Trim top layer on right side of card base to 4.75” from fold.

  • Place the Scalloped Edge Die along the edge of the black card stock layer then die cut and emboss. The sandwich to die cut is: Stack from the bottom up – A plate, magnetic mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down, B plate. The sandwich to emboss is: Stack from the bottom up – A plate, B Plate, Die with paper inside, rubber mat, B plate.

  • Score along the straight edge of die cut at 0.625” using the ruler and scoring tool and cutting mat. Place the score line against the edge of the ruler and fold the straight edge up.

  • Fold the straight edge over the back side of the card base. Adhere on the back flap only, with double-sided adhesive, leaving the front decorative edge open.

Fold over the card front. Tuck the top layer of the card base underneath the die cut edge to form a matchbook closure. Adhere floral embellishments and sentiment with double sided adhesive.

Wasn’t that fun? We love sharing tutorials on how to use all of our products that you get from HSN.  Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

 

 

How to Series: Elaborate Card with Deco Foil

Hi there!

Happy Friday to you! Today we are continuing our popular DIY video series by making an elaborate card using our Deco Foil transfer kit and two dies from our Fretwork 2 Cuttlebug bundle. So, break out your crafting supplies and let’s make a card together!

For those of you who are asking for the Shaker Card instructions, here they are!

MATERIALS

All of the listed item numbers are from HSN, www.hsn.com.

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 522-138 – with A (6” x 8”) plate – 2 B (6” x 8”) Plates – 6” x 8” Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852 – Piercing Tool
  • Anna Griffin® 50-piece Floral 3D Sticker Collection 147-141– 2 Floral Stickers
  • Anna Griffin® So Smitten Card Making Kit 457-834 – 5” x 7” Pink Tonal Card Base
  • Anna Griffin® DecoFoil Everyday Colors Transfer Kit 533-676 –1 Pink Foil Sheet, 1 Gold Foil Sheet, and 2 Sheets of Easy Cut Adhesive
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Cut & Emboss Die Set – Fretwork #2 479-775 – 2” x 4.75” and 5” x 7” Dies
  • 1, 5.5” x 7.5” ivory card stock
  • 2, 2.5” x 6” ivory card stock
  • Sentiment Sticker
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut a piece of Easy Cut Adhesive to 5.5” x 7.5.” Peel off the liner and adhere to the 5.5” x 7.5” ivory card stock piece.  Place the 5” x 7” Fretwork II die face up on the Cuttlebug plates with the Easy Cut Adhesive/card stock piece face down, and then die cut.

  • Remove the Easy Cut Adhesive backing from the die cut piece to expose adhesive. Place the Pink Foil sheet (pink side up) on top of the 5” x 7” die cut and press lightly.  Pass through the Cuttlebug machine to evenly apply foil to the die cut.

  • Repeat the steps above with the 2.5” x 6” card stock pieces, gold foil and the flourish die.

  • Adhere the pink die cut to the card base with foam adhesive. Attach sentiment sticker approximately 1” from the top of the card.

 

  • Adhere gold die cuts approximately .75” from the top of the card, on either side of the sentiment, with double sided adhesive.
  • Adhere floral sticker embellishments and bow with double sided adhesive.

So beautiful! We hope that you take some time this weekend to make something beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to join us on Facebook Sunday for Sunday Share. Each and every week we love to see your projects!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

How To Series: Gracious Giftables Cricut Cartridge

Hello!

We hope your week has been as fantastic as ours. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you all this past Tuesday on HSN for Craft Day. We love our fans! Thank you for every single phone call, Facebook/blog post and skype call! Guess what? We will be back on HSN June 16th for 2 clearance shows and mark your calendars for our next 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th! More news to follow on Monday.

As promised here’s a look at all of the lovely Cricut Gracious Giftables Cartridge designs and the sizing needed for wrappers. This cartridge includes 12 adorable cards, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can create! You can make everything from teapots and tool kits to gift bags and mortar boards! Give friends and family the gift they want, but spice up the packaging and personalize the holder to fit the recipient.

Below are the dimensions for the grouped measurements of each design. Select your image and insert it on the mat. Then select the image group and size it in the edit palette as a group to be sure that the designs are scaled properly.  Please note that the dimensions below are the measurements before they are folded. A standard gift card size 3.375″ x 2.125″ and it will need to fit in the inner pocket on each design.

Teapot Holder – 17.73” W x 10.6” H

Paper Tote Bag Holder – 23.96” W x 7.03” H

Wallet Holder – 17.17” W x 9.03” H

Hangable Tag Holder – 17.1” W x 10” H

Apron Holder – 16.18” W x 8.08” H

Baby Diaper Holder – 29.36” W x 8.65” H

Coin Purse Holder – 17.61” W x 9.6” H

Shirt and Tie Holder – 22.48” W x 6.65” H

Graduation Holder – 18.67” W x 10.51” H

Handbag Holder – 17.87” W x 9.78” H

Gift Box Holder – 27.02” W x 6” H

Tool Box Holder – 12.65” W x 7.36”H

Now that’s a present that packs a serious punch! These gifts will bring creativity and happiness to all, and you can get yours from HSN.com right here.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! You deserve the world and so much more.

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create and more!

Hi there,

Happy Friday! We hope that you have taken the time this week to dream up how you would use our beautiful new storage items to get your crafting stash organized and in tip top shape. Since today is the last day of National Craft Month, we are giving away 2 sets of our Paper Storage Box, Drawer Storage, Die Storage Binders and the everyday Chic Wrap! We are closing out the month with a Facebook Live interview with Anna at 4:30pm EST today. Join us!

Our 2 lucky winners today are Mary White and Kim Z. We hope that these items inspire you to create gorgeous, organized spaces for your treasured papers, stickers, stamps, inks, tools and more! Be sure to share photos with us on Facebook, we love to see your cards, scrapbook pages and craft spaces!

We have an exciting announcement that many of you have been waiting for!

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create registration is now open! Who, what, where and when you ask?!

Who: YOU

What: An all inclusive weekend full of crafting, community, classes, an incredible craft room and so much more!

When: Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12

Where: The Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia

How: Follow this link for event tickets!

This annual crafting retreat is where friendships are formed, new skills are learned, creativity is unleashed, photos are snapped and memories to last a lifetime are made! The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Like they say, the third time is the charm! There will be an incredible line up of teachers who are experts at their craft, ready to school you in all things “beautiful in the making!”

There is nothing like it. You can see a recap and photos of last year’s event here. Below is a video showing some of the fun you can expect, but be sure that we have some surprises up our sleeves!

Anna Griffin | Create is now open for registration! Over 4 days and 3 nights you will learn new crafting techniques, preview new products and best of all make new friends.

Event Itinerary

Thursday, November 9th

• Check in for your three night stay at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead and meet your personal Craft Concierge. Your room for 3 nights is included in your ticket price. Extra nights are available for a separate charge and can be booked when filling out our pre-event survey.

• 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm meet and greet with Anna and friends plus 3 full hours of make and take projects are included.

• Opening night dinner and presentation included in your ticket price.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens, housing all of your favorite tools and craft supplies. Everything you could possibly need will be included!

Friday, November 10th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Saturday, November 11th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• A second full day of 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers. 6 unique classes in total for the event are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Sunday, November 12th

• Breakfast buffet is included in your ticket price.

• Bus transportation to and from Anna Griffin Inc. is included.

• An exclusive warehouse shopping spree where we ship home your purchases!

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room will be open until 2 pm.

…and so much more!

*Note: Spaces are limited. Tickets are non-refundable and are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket price does not include transportation to and from Atlanta or between the airport and the hotel.

**If you choose the “2 payments” option you will be able to purchase your ticket in two separate payments. The first payment is due when you sign up, and you will be notified via email about the second installment in July. If you choose this option you will be charged a service fee of $19.95 on each payment.

There are only 235 days until this exciting craft event! Let the countdown begin!

On Monday we continue with our new product previews for the May 9th Craft Day shows on HSN! What are some items that you are hoping to see? Have a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN May 9th 2017 Product Preview 1 + Weekly Craft Wonder 4

Hi everyone!

Today is a big day! We have our first product preview for May 9th’s Craft Day shows on HSN! We want you to know everything that is coming up, and for you to get the inside scoop on all of our new products!

Also, this week is the last week to take part in our National Craft Month celebration and giveaways! Keep those awesome projects coming — we absolutely love seeing them every day along with the positivity and good craft vibes on our Facebook page, Instagram and here!

Let’s jump into today’s product preview!

Today’s items are all about organization. Organizing your cutting dies, your wrapping paper with our Chic Wrap gift wrap cutter and dispenser as well as organizing your crafting supplies with two sizes of storage boxes.

Back by popular demand are our Die Storage Binders! These binders come with clear plastic sleeves and double sided magnet pages to hold all of your dies in place! This notebook is perfect for organizing your dies by collection, holiday or however you would like! These are also available in multiple patterns to match the rest of your Anna Griffin storage items!

You loved our Christmas Chic Wrap, so we brought it back with the prettiest double sided gift wrap just in time for spring! Our partnership with Chic Wrap allows you to wrap presents and store wrapping tools in a cinch! The heavy duty box includes a one of a kind paper trimmer; there’s no need for measuring and attempting to cut straight lines, the trimmer does it for you. The 4 rolls and patterns you will get are spectacular! First, there is our classic Grace White rose print, and on the back a pretty turquoise and white stripe.  Second is a bold lavender hand painted floral with a vivid pink Ikat print on the back. These prints are perfect for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day gifts and everything in between!

Next up is our Craft Room Paper Storage Boxes. This is storage with style! Choose from 5 different Anna Griffin patterns: Amelie Turquoise Floral, Ivory Damask, Camilla Gray floral, Grace Black floral and Grace White floral. This five shelved beauty is perfect for storing your scrapbook paper, stickers and anything else you can think of!

To go along with the paper storage boxes, we have a small multi-drawer storage box to match! The box has 5 pull out drawers made to hold stamps, ribbons, stickers, scrapbooking tools and more. What’s even better is that you get dividers to create the exact size space you need for all your crafting supplies. The 5 patterns available also coordinate with the new Craft Room Storage Boxes.

This week we are going to have 2 winners! Comment below and tell us how our new storage items will help you get organized! We will draw 2 winners at random on Friday.

Our last Weekly Craft Wonder is available from today, March 27- April 3 so be sure to get this crafting steal while you can! Our Vibrant Vellum Embellishments are back for $20 (including shipping in the contiguous US). You will get 120 beautiful vellum flower pieces, 60 cardstock leaves, 48 die cut sentiment flags, 36 cardstock butterflies and 36 vellum butterfly pieces— all with foil accent pieces! You can order by emailing orders@annagriffin.com or calling 888-817-8170 to place your order today.

 

As a friendly reminder:

  • 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).

Take a look at all the pretty things you can do with these incredible embellishments!

For our 6th installment in our “how to” video series we’re going to be using our Parchment Layers to create a beautiful, colored I Love You Card! For those of you who purchased these back in January, are you loving the gorgeous effect you get from the vellum layers? Monday is a great day to create a card, so come craft with us!

MATERIALS:

  • 1, 12”x12” Metallic Lavender Cardstock Layer, Cut to 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x 7” Parchment Vellum Layers   522-274
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Craft Tools   522-277
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Embellishments
  • 2, Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Sentiment
  • 2, Butterfly Parchment Embellishments
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place the parchment layer face down on the embossing mat.

Using the finest tip tool gently press the tool into the paper to trace the lines of the design, being careful not to pierce through the paper.

Next choose the medium tip tool and trace over the lines for a darker color for heavier embossed lines.

Use the largest embossing tool to shade areas of the design for dimension and color.

With the embossing face up, use the triple needle perforating tool, pressing lightly to make small perforations in the center of the corner flowers.

Attach 5”x7” parchment vellum layer to lavender card base with double-sided adhesive.

Trace the design on the back of the butterfly embellishments.

Attach the butterfly layers with foam adhesive.

Adhere vellum with double sided adhesive.

Attach 5”x7” parchment vellum layer to lavender card base with double-sided adhesive.

Attach sentiment with foam adhesive.

Adhere Flowers with foam adhesive.

Meet us back here on Friday for another “how to” and meet our 2 product preview winners! Look out for our Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday too! Have a great week!

Love,

Anna