How to: Charming Dresden Card

Hi there,

You only have to wait one more week until we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th! Join us for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Be sure to mark your calendars for our HSN shows on March 14th also!

In two weeks, the Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. This fast and furious sale will have over 100 items for you to choose from. Stock up on your favorite crafting items for a year of beautiful in the making!

Are you ready for this week’s project? Today we’re creating a gorgeous card with our lovely Charming Dresden Trims! Let’s start crafting!

Charming Dresden Trims

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Charming Dresden Trims (butterfly and bird) 592-731
  • Anna Griffin® Spring Embossing Folders (Wildflower Blooms)
  • Anna Griffin® Summer/Fall Seasonal Layers (green paisley)
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Patterns Cards (Camilla floral) 442-892
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III (pink flowers) 552-844
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bow Assortment (small gold bow) 430-694
  • Anna Griffin® All About Birds and Butterflies (2, bird nest die cuts) 522-251
  • (1) 5”x 7” Ivory card stock base
  • Paper trimmer
  • Sanding block
  • Scissors
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ emboss the green paisley card stock layer using the Wildflower Blooms embossing folder.

Sand the embossed layer with the sanding block.

Cut the Pretty Patterns card to 4”x 5”, using the portion of the pattern shown.

Fussy cut around the floral pattern of the Pretty Patterns card as shown.

Fussy cut the bird nest die cut as shown.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner, attach the green paisley layer to the ivory card stock base.

Using foam adhesive, attach the Camilla floral layer to the bottom of the card, leaving approximately ½” border on the bottom and sides.

Attach the bird nest die cut to the top of the Camilla floral layer using foam adhesive.

Adhere the fussy cut bird nest pieces over the bird nest die cut using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the pink flowers sticker to the bottom left corner of the grey floral layer.

Adhere the sentiment sticker between the pink flowers sticker and the bird nest die cut, tucking in slightly.

Using foam squares, attach the gold bow to the bottom right corner of the sentiment sticker.

Adhere the butterfly and bird Charming Dresden Trims using foam adhesive.

What a great project to kick off the week! We will meet you right back here for Fan Mail Friday.

Love,

Anna

 

How to: Floral Decoupage Layered Card

Hi everyone,

In a week and a half, we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th. Our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Plus we have shows on March 14th too!

The Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. You don’t want to miss this once a year sale!

If you are reading this blog and you live in Canada, we are officially coming back to The Shopping Channel on March 19th and 20th. It has been over 10 years since we were on last and time has flown by! I have put together a very special assortment of products for our big reunion. Stay tuned here for more details on how and when to watch!

Now, on to today’s card crafting project! If you haven’t already started playing with your Floral Decoupage Diecuts, the time to do so is now! One of our favorite die cuts in the set is this gorgeous, build-able vase full of flowers! Let’s make something beautiful together.

Beautiful Bouquets Decoupage

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® Floral Decoupage Diecuts (flower basket and sentiment) 592-741
  • Anna Griffin® Valentine Perfect Patterns Cards (blue lace)
  • Anna Griffin® Flourish Medallion Die
  • Anna Griffin® 12” Border Stickers (1, floral and 2, brown)
  • (1) 5”x 7” yellow patterned card stock base
  • (1) Piece of ivory card stock, cut to 4 ¾”x 6 ¾”
  • (1) Piece of yellow card stock, cut to 4 ½”x 6”
  • Scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut the yellow card stock using the Flourish Medallion Die.

2. Fussy cut the edges of the blue lace card stock base as shown.

3. Cut the floral border strip to 6 ½” tall.

4. Cut the brown border strips as shown.

5. Cut the yellow Flourish die cut in half as shown.

6. Assemble the flower basket die cut using foam squares. Layer the pieces in numeric order from bottom to top using the numbers listed on the back of the die cuts.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the ivory card stock to the yellow patterned card base.

2. Attach the blue lace layer with foam squares.

3. Using foam squares, attach the two brown border stickers vertically down the center of the card. Attach with the back side down so the white is showing and do not peel the sticker liner. You do not have to use this specific border design – any border in your craft stash will do!

4. Adhere the floral border sticker to the center of the card using foam squares.

5. Using foam squares attach the yellow Flourish Medallion die cut piece of card stock to the center of the card, horizontally. Overlap the two pieces slightly so the edges do not go over the side of the card.

6. Attach the floral basket die cut to the center of the card using foam squares.

7. Adhere the sentiment to the bottom left corner of the card with foam squares.

Anyone would love to receive the warm wishes sent with this lovely card. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s how to. Are you ready to “ooh and ahh” over the talent and skill that has been received in the mail this week? Let’s take a look!

Here’s a closer look at the amazingly fun paper dolls by Denise! We’re in love!

 

See you on Monday!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: A Stamped Bouquet of Tulips

Hello,

We are counting the days until our next appearances on HSN, and if you haven’t already, mark your calendars! Our 24 hour Craft Day shows are on March 7th and our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. March is National Craft Month, so you can bet that there are all kinds of exciting things planned to celebrate our favorite month of the year!

Last Friday we announced that the Anna Griffin Super Sale is back! It will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. You’re going to love this once a year flash sale of crafting items at extraordinary values! Please see our previous post for FAQs on the Super Sale.

Valentine’s Day is just a little over two weeks away, and we’re sending this lovely card made with our Treasury Stamps and Dies, Treasury Inks, Embossing Powders and more! Grab your set and let’s make this together!

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® Treasury Stamps and Dies, 588-283
  • Anna Griffin® Fancy Flourish Dies
  • Anna Griffin® Heat Embossing Tool, 592-765
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card stock base
  • (1) Piece of pink patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of pink, double-sided card stock, cut to 4 ¼”x 8 ½”
  • (1) Piece of light pink metallic card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • (1) Piece of ivory card stock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (2) Pieces of ivory card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • (1) Piece of gold metallic card stock, cut to 4”x 5”
  • Embossing powder (clear and gold)
  • Ink (pink, green, gold)
  • Pink bow
  • Scalloped craft scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

  1. Using the scalloped scissors, cut across the top edge of the pink, double sided card stock.

2. Cut the pink double-sided card stock two inches down from the scalloped edge and add to the base of the card layer.

3. Stamp and emboss the 4”x 6” piece of ivory card stock with the tulip stamp. Use the green ink for the stem of the tulip, the pink ink for the petals, and emboss all with clear embossing powder.

4. Stamp and emboss one tulip on one of the 3”x 4” pieces of ivory card stock using the same inks and powders as #4.

5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment and sentiment border on the other piece of 3”x 4” ivory card stock. Stamp the sentiment with pink ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the sentiment border with gold ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.6. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ cut the following:

  • Use the small Fancy Flourish die to cut 2 flourishes from the gold card stock
  • Use the large circle die to cut the stamped and embossed sentiment border
  • Use the small circle die to cut the stamped and embossed sentiment
  • Use the small tulip die to cut the stamped and embossed tulip
  • Use the tulip border die to cut a border from the light pink metallic card stock

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the pink patterned card stock to the 5”x 7” card base.

2. Attach the pink, double-sided card stock using foam squares.

3. Adhere the ivory, stamped card stock using a tape runner. The folded, scalloped edge of the pink double-sided card stock should fold on top of the ivory card stock.

4. Using a tape runner, attach the two flourishes near the center of the card.

5. Place the tulip on the tulip border using foam squares, then place in the center of the two flourishes.

6. Place the sentiment on the sentiment border using foam squares, then place on the stem of the tulip.

7. Place the pink bow between the sentiment and tulip.

This card makes such great use of your Treasury crafting items, and creates beautiful valentines. We hope you enjoyed making this card along with us! Join us later in the week for another gorgeous tutorial and Fan Mail Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

 

 

How to: French Fan Valentine Card + Super Sale Announcement

Hi everyone,

Are you ready for some exciting news? Many of you have asked, and we have a special date to tell you about! The Anna Griffin Super Sale will take place on Monday, February 19th at 12 p.m. EST! This annual flash sale is bigger than ever! Get ready to shop because we will have card kits, embellishments, inks, stamps, dies and so much more at prices like never before.

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Super Sale to help you! Please read these questions thoroughly to avoid any confusion on sale day. We want to make sure you get the items that you want!

Why do you have the Anna Griffin Super Sale?

The Super Sale is an event that we hold each year to say thank you to all of our wonderful fans! It is an exclusive opportunity to get your hands on discontinued Anna Griffin crafting collections at their absolute lowest prices ever. Many of the items are first quality excess inventory, but others are returns from customers like you.  Please note that product configurations may vary from original format. All items are sold as is.

When will this year’s Super Sale take place?

The Super Sale begins Monday, February 19th at 12pm EST, and will run through Tuesday, February 20th at 12pm EST (or while supplies last). The timing ensures that we have ample customer service on hand, and ensures that our West Coast fans are able to shop at a decent hour!

Where is the sale hosted?

The sale is online. Right before the sale begins, we will send out an email newsletter with the link that you will need to start shopping. We will post the same link on our social media networks. If you are not signed up for our email newsletter, visit www.annagriffin.com and enter your email address at the bottom of our home page in the box provided.

What do I need to do to participate?

To participate in the sale, you will need a valid form of payment. The Amazon payment process is optional, but it is the recommended solution for the fastest checkout. You will also be able to pay by credit card directly. If you are not already registered for a free Amazon account, and would like one you can SIGN UP HERE. You can set up your billing address, shipping address and form of payment in advance so checkout is ready to go on Super Sale day!

Why do you use Amazon?

This is the fourth year that we have used Amazon to facilitate the sale, and it allows everything to run smoothly. Amazon handles flash sales each and every day, and they have partnered with Shopify to bring us an even better Super Sale experience. Hooray!

What are the shipping charges associated with my purchases?

We are offering free shipping on all orders over $75. All orders under $75 will incur a flat rate shipping charge of $6.95.  Please do not place multiple orders! Customers cannot combine orders after they have been placed to get free shipping after the sale is over.

What service do you use to ship my items?

We will ship all Super Sale orders via FedEx ground or USPS (whichever is the lowest cost for your order) to ensure timely delivery and provide you up-to-date tracking information. We will provide a tracking number to you via email.

I participated in the sale last year, and items were removed from my cart before I had a chance to purchase. How can I avoid this?

Unfortunately, many of the items featured in the sale are available in very limited quantities. If you place one of these items in your cart and continue shopping, the item may sell out during that time and will consequently be removed from your cart. The Super Sale follows the same rules as the Amazon.com site, where items must be purchased and checkout must be completed before that item is reserved.

Do you ship internationally for the Super Sale?

We do not ship internationally. Super Sale items may only be purchased by customers in the U.S.

Will I receive a free gift with my purchase?

A free gift is included for orders of $50 or more. Limit one free gift per customer. The free gift cannot be returned or exchanged.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Your order will ship and arrive in 2-3 weeks.  It give us time to organize all the shipments after the sale and deliver most orders before the expected delivery date.

Can I make returns?

Items purchased in the Super Sale cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason. Please note that product configurations may vary from original format.

How to: Valentine French Fan Dies. We are still having a blast making valentines of all shapes and sizes. Get our your French Fan dies and let’s make a beautiful, dimensional 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®  French Fan Dies
  • Anna Griffin®  Fancy Double-Sided card stock (ivory and gold) 499-586
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2”
  • (1) Piece of light pink card stock, cut to 3 ½”x 5”
  • (1) 5” 7” gold foil pattern card stock base
  • Valentine sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut®  Cuttlebug™ and largest fan die, die cut and emboss two fans from the ivory and gold double-sided card stock.

2. Accordion fold the two fan die cut pieces, as shown.

3. Adhere the two pieces together, overlapping the ends to create one large fan.

4. Die cut and emboss the two small tassel pieces from the gold foil card stock using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and French Fan Dies.

5. On the back of the pink card stock, trace around the small fan pictured.

6. Using scissors, fussy cut the traced fan outline. Use the tips of the fan ribs as a guide to cut as shown.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the ivory and gold fan on top of the pink fan cut out using hot glue adhesive.

2. Attach to the front of the card base using a tape runner.

3. Adhere the flower embellishments to the bottom of the fan.

4. Attach the tassel using foam squares.

5. Adhere the Valentine sentiment above the flower embellishments.

Do you love your French Fan Dies? If you missed out on these, they return to HSN on May 1st. We hope you have a lot of fun making this gorgeous valentine, and that you send it with love!

Want to see this week’s mail? Happy Fan Mail Friday everyone!

Our product previews for our March 7th shows on HSN start on February 12th! Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

How To: Valentine’s Day Window Ledge Card

Hello, hello!

In a couple weeks we will start previewing the exciting new items for 24 hour Craft Day on HSN March 7th! Go ahead and mark your calendars for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm. Plan to join us throughout the whole day for surprises like you have never seen before! HSN will have crafting every week in honor of National Craft Month and we will be back on March 14th for Create it Yourself shows featuring Anna Griffin.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it is an excellent reason to send a handmade card to someone you love! One of our most beloved crafting items is our Window Ledge Dies, and what’s great about them is that you can make a window ledge scene for any occasion!

Get out your crafting supplies and let’s make a sweet card together!

Valentine Window Ledge Collage

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Window Ledge Cardmaking Kit and Dies, 546-219
  • Anna Griffin® Spring Seasonal Embossing Folders (Ornate Quatrefoil)
  • Anna Griffin® Foil Layers Card stock (pink and gold 5”x 7” layer) 405-523
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (1) Piece of light pink metallic card stock, cut to 3”x 5”
  • (1) 5” 7” ivory card stock base
  • Valentine sentiment
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Paper trimmer

Materials from Window Ledge Kit:

  • Window frame die
  • White and gold window ledge
  • White and gold window ledge flourish
  • Dog silhouette
  • Pink awning
  • (2) Pink valances
  • (2) Pink floral curtains
  • (2) Pink striped curtains
  • (2) Roses
  • (3) Small pink flowers

 Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Ornate Quatrefoil embossing folder, emboss the light pink metallic card stock.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and window frame cutting die, die cut and emboss the gold foil card stock.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner, adhere the pink and gold foil card layer to the ivory card stock base.

Using a tape runner, adhere the window parts in the following order:

  • embossed light pink card stock (attach to the center of the card base)
  • pink striped curtains (align towards the bottom of the light pink layer)

  • pink floral curtains (align towards the bottom of the light pink layer)
  • pink valance (align to cover the top of the curtain die cuts)

Attach the cut and embossed gold window frame piece using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the white and gold window ledge.

Attach the dog silhouette poking out the window.

Arrange the rose and flower die cuts weaving through the window and window ledge and adhere with a tape runner.

Attach the gold and white window ledge flourish using a tape runner.

Fold the awning along the score lines and adhere using a tape runner.

Adhere the second valance to the back of the bottom of the awning using a tape runner.

Attach a sentiment to the awning using foam squares.

Now that is a valentine! Have a wonderful week, and join us right here on the blog Friday for another tutorial and Fan Mail Friday! Thank you all so much for all the wonderful mail you send; it really is the highlight of the week!

Xoxo,

Anna