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

 

 

HSN March 14th- Product Preview 2 + Shopping List

Hi there!

Our National Craft Month celebration continues with the Create It Yourself Featuring Anna Griffin shows on HSN on Wednesday, March 14th! We have two airings for you to tune in to, so make sure that you have your calendars and planners marked for 11am and 5pm EST! The winner of our Lace and Rhinestone Hot Fix Sheets is Rebecca Case. Hooray! We know you are going to make something absolutely beautiful with both!

All of our Treasury Items from January will be back for you to create amazing, coordinated projects with. We know that you’ve been patiently waiting for their return and Wednesday is your chance to get them!

Cricut is teaming up with us to bring you this amazing bundle. You’ll get the Cricut Bright Pad and the Cricut Easy Press at an unbelievable Today’s Special 2 value. Use the 9″ x 9″ Easy Press with all the incredible Hot Fix items (Rhinestone, Lace and Adhesive) that we showed you in our last post. You will be able to create everything from denim jackets and t-shirts to onesies and more! The Bright Pad makes weeding intricate Cricut cuts a cinch! This light box speeds up the process and lights the way to creativity!

Here are some examples of projects we have been making with our Hotfix varieties.

Our DIY Jewelry kits are back on HSN for the first time since November. If you don’t already have your vintage inspired, Anna Griffin jewelry, now is your chance! The DIY Necklace Kit includes 2 gold or silver chains, and allows you to interchange 5 beautiful pieces! You’ll also get 3 different sets of coordinating stickers to make these necklaces your very own. The Bracelet Set includes 2 gold or silver bracelets with 6 spaces for you to mix and match your favorite included antique imagery in. These pieces are the perfect accessories to introduce to your spring wardrobe!   

Here is your list of  the items that will be on our shows, and links will continue to be added as the HSN website is updated!

604138- Cricut East Press/ Brightpad Bundle

562650- Cricut Weeding Tool

607499- HotFix Anna Griffin Rhinestone Iron On Designs

607502- Hotfix Lace Sheets

607503- Hot Fix Adhesive Sheets

588268- Treasury of Stamps Dies Binder

592564- Treasury Cards, Layers and Envelopes

592562- Treasury Ink Pads

592563- Treasury Embossing Powders

592559- Mini Cut/ Emboss Machine

592765- Heat Embossing Tool

576951- AG 2 Bracelet DIY Jewelry Kit

576952- AG DIY Necklace Kit

We are loving National Craft Month and look forward to our shows on March 14th! If you want to win a set of our DIY Jewelry Kits and a few Treasury Items be sure to comment on our post telling us what you are looking forward to seeing on Wednesday!

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

 

 

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Shopping List

Hello, hello!

Meet us at midnight tomorrow for our first shows of the year on HSN! These #Annaversary shows can’t be beat, and we are going to have a great time showing you all the new products, returning favorites and how to create with them! We have the Today’s Special on January 10th. It is the incredible Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies, a compendium of clear stamps and concentric dies to create dimensional embellishments for all occasions.

Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting hours start at midnight and continue throughout the day at 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST. Also on Wednesday at 5:15pm, we will be joining some of our favorite HSN hosts for a Facebook live!

Want another look at everything new? Here’s a video re-cap of the last 5 weeks of blog posts about our 8th Anna-versary on HSN. The table was so full, that we could not squeeze in the Cricut Maker, Cricut Easy Press and the very special Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Anniversary bundle. The Cricut family of products are the creme de la creme of crafting tools and we have Anna-versary specials on all of them!

Here are our products for January 10th! Links will be updated as available.

New Items

592735 – Eleanor Designer Paper Crafting Kit

59264-629 – Christmas Ribbon Assortment

592764-20J – Everyday Ribbon Assortment

592764-424 – Vintage Ribbon Assortment

555-601 and 595-610 Xyron Sticker Makers

592667 – Window Ledge Embellishments

592710- Window Ledge Dies 1

592691 – Window Ledge Dies 2

592758 – Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments

592731 – Dresden Spring Assortment

592719 – Fancy Flourish Dies

592722 – Engraved Botanica Card Kit

592711 – Shaker Dies 2 (butterfly, envelope, clover and bunny)

592715 – Shaker Card Supply Kit

594455 – Vintage Bunny Die Cuts

592664 – Ornamental 3D Embossing Folders

592741 – Floral Decoupage Diecuts

588268-KK5 – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Amelie

588268-06Y – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Camilla

588268-52X – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Grace Black

588268-F67 – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Grace White

588268-DR7 -Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Ivory Damask

592559 – Mini Diecutting and Embossing Machine

592765 – Heat Embossing Tool

592562 – Treasury Inks

592563 – Treasury Embossing Powders

592564 – Treasury Cards, Embellishments and Envelopes

Returning Favorites

592666 Window Ledge Card Making Kit (No Dies)

592710 – Window Ledge Dies 1 (Original)

552838 – Delicate Engravings Card Kit

597867 – Anna Griffin Explore Air 2 Anniversary Bundle

574327 – Cricut Maker

586053 – Make Something You Love Paper Kit with Autoship

505105 – 12 x 12 Perfect Palette II

572269 – Shaker Dies (original)

522150 – Trelliage Set

552843 – Frame It Coloring Pages

532431 – Chameleon Markers

552853 – Chameleon Color Tops

583456 – Cricut Easy Press Machine

583897 – Valentine’s Dresden Trims

583895- 2018-2019 Planner Bundle

522556-Xyron Creative Station

Please note that we have experienced some shipping delays due to the holidays. This means that some of your orders could show an extended delivery date at the time of purchase. Never fear! We are working as quickly as possible!

See you at midnight EST January 10th. Let the celebration begin!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 5 Winners

Hi there!

We are only 5 days away from our Anna-versary shows on HSN! We’re so excited to celebrate 8 years of Elegant Paper Crafting on HSN! Join us for a fun filled event on January 10th at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST and throughout the day for lots beautiful in the making! Don’t forget, we have a Facebook Live on HSN’s Facebook page at 5:15pm.

Can you feel the anticipation? It’s time to announce our lucky winners for all things Treasury! Drum roll please!

Facebook- Donna McPherson and Lisa Tolen

Instagram- smplyme72 and purple.ewe

Blog- Deanna Collins and Judy Whitley

Pinterest- Linda Heckendorf and Sylvia Hungerford

Enjoy this treasure trove of crafting supplies, and have a blast creating with it all year long!

Thank you everyone for playing along and using our hashtags; it’s been fun to follow your comments on our social media channels! Now, let’s look at our line up of new products once again!

We are super excited about our Ornamental 3D Embossing Folders. These 3 folders create the most elegant, elaborate patterns you can imagine. You will be blown away by the dimensional effect achieved from these folders!

It’s here, it’s here! The Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies offers you an entire year of amazing crafting. This comes organized in a binder filled with 61 stamps and 34 concentric cutting dies. What’s great is that you can choose from 5 patterns to match the rest of your Anna Griffin storage patterns! Take your pick from Camilla, Amelie, Grace Black, Ivory Damask and Grace White.

Included with your binder, you will receive holiday stamps and dies, botanical and celebratory stamps and dies and a stamp for all your friends and family. Now you can personalize cards for your friend, sister-in-law and all the important people in your life.

Wait, there’s more! We have an auto ship option that expands on important card sending occasions each containing 24 stamps and 18 dies. Auto Ship 1 is all about “Birthday and Congratulations” stamps and dies.  You are going to love stamping and creating dimensional diecuts like balloons, wreaths and presents to celebrate any special occasion.

With Auto Ship 2, you will be able to create “Sympathy and Inspiration” cards. Make cards that say just the right thing to lift others up. Layer sentiments from Believe and Thinking of You to Love & Hope. Add stamped lilies, trees and more for the finishing touches.

The last shipment is Auto Ship 3! This set has stamps and dies about “Get Well and Gratitude.” Send well wishes from Sending Love and Strength to Forever Grateful. Combine your stamped sentiments with beautiful teapots and a bird and branch for a gorgeous effect.

Our Treasury Cards and Layers coordinate perfectly with The Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies! You’ll get 54, 5×7 cards, 54 envelopes and 54 printed layers. Mix and match card patterns and layers until your heart’s content.

Make your stamping shine with the 6 colors in our set of Treasury Inks. The vibrant inks are incredible on their own, or topped with a matching embossing powder.

Add dimension to your stamping with coordinating Treasury Embossing Powders! All 6 colors work with your stamped image and our Heat Embossing Tool to create a whole new texture on sentiments and embellishments.

There’s nothing we love more than tools in Anna Griffin ivory and gold! Use the two speeds along with our inks and embossing powders to turn your stamping into glossy works of art!

Our Anna Griffin Mini is fun sized! This diecutting and embossing machine is great for using with the Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies, your smaller dies and embossing border folders!

Now that’s a celebration! The countdown is on! We are so excited that we can kick off the new year and create with you on January 10th. It’s going to be a grand occasion!

Over the holiday break we received some amazing fan mail to share with you. Come take a look!

On Monday we will have your HSN shopping list with available links!

Love,

Anna