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

 

Trelliage Scrapbook Page + QVC UK May 30th Preview 2

Hi there,

We are continuing to share how to make incredible projects with all our amazing crafting items. For this week’s how to, we are showing you how to create a gorgeous garden around your favorite memories using our Trelliage Dies and Diecuts.

Trelliage Garden Scrapbook Page

Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Dies and Embossing Folders, 522-150
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Die Cut Embellishments, 522-286
  • (1) 12”x 12” Piece of blue patterned cardstock
  • (2) Pieces of light yellow cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of light yellow cardstock (to use as journaling tag), cut to 2 ½”x 5 ¾”
  • (2) Pieces of light brown cardstock, cut to 2 ½”x 3”
  • Photo
  • Brayer
  • Ink pad
  • Sentiment
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and Trelliage embossing folder, emboss the 5”x 7” piece of light yellow cardstock.

Using the circular die from the Trelliage Dies and Embossing Folders and the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the circle from the center of the embossed yellow paper.

Fussy cut the top of the embossed trelliage gate, along the curved edge.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and Trelliage dies, cut and emboss 2 urn planters from the light brown cardstock.

Apply ink to the raised portions of the embossed pieces using a brayer.

Using scissors, fussy cut photo to fit in the circular opening of the trelliage gate.

Assembly:

Using foam adhesive, attach the photo to the back of the embossed trelliage gate layer.

Attach trelliage gate/photo to the center of the blue patterned cardstock using foam squares.

Using foam squares, attach the Trelliage Die Cut Embellishments and sentiment as shown.

Attach the two urn planters using foam squares.

Adhere the 2 ½”x 5 ¾” piece of light yellow cardstock using double-sided adhesive.

Now that is a gorgeous page!

In two and a half weeks we are going to be headed across the pond for our shows on QVC (UK) on May 30th. We have a lot of items coming your way for the first time ever, and we know that the shows are going to be a whole lot of fun!

One of our favorite papercrafting kits of all time, the Eleanor Papercrafting Kit is sure to wow! This gorgeous kit comes with beautiful double-sided paper, 3D mascara rose stickers, 3D sentiment stickers with phrases from The Best of Friends to You Make Me Smile and more. You will get gorgeous vintage inspired diecuts, journaling tags and floral embellishments that will create the lovliest cards and scrapbook pages you can imagine!

We also have a card kit coming your way! Say hello to our Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit. This amazing collection of crafting items includes a variety of pretty cards and layers, stunning 3D flowers, bees, presents and crowns, colorful laser cut layers, 3D sentiments for cards that say Good Luck, With Sympathy, With Love and so much more. Top your work of art with a bow and you are ready to seal and stuff your card into one of the included envelopes and send!

If you haven’t tried our Parchment Layers, then you are missing out! We have created ____ different designs with ____ layers total so that you can make delicate lace-like layers to use on all your projects. All you have to do is use our set of Parchment Tools to bruise, puncture and cut the vellum. After you customize each sheet to your liking, you have a layer like no other! Another way we like to add interest is to use your markers to color the back side of the layer. This creates a stained glass like effect that is so beautiful.

The perfect set of tools to create your Parchment Layers is here! Our set of Parchment Craft Tools Set includes 3 different sizes of bruising tools, 3 different puncture tools, a pair of mini scissors and a foam mat to make the patterns show more and create the look you want on your layers!

We have both our Christmas Gracious Giftables and our Everyday Gracious Giftables coming to QVC! These nifty little gift card holders make your gift card into a personalized present with pizazz! You’ll be able to create24 gift card holders and everything you need to make them is inside! You’ll get the cutouts, ribbon, embellishments, bows and even belly bands!

It’s National Scrapbook Month, and if you want to create a beautiful scrapbook in an afternoon our Rose Pocket Page Scrapbook is what you need! We have everything you need including double sided layer inserts, journaling tags all with gorgeous color, gold foil accents, sentiment layers and more.

We have a very special edition of Fan Mail Friday that you are sure to get a chuckle from too!

In the comments, tell us what you are most excited about for this preview! Happy Mother’s day to all the moms, grandmoms, aunts, godmothers and fur baby moms out there! We have one more set of gorgeous projects to share with you; stay tuned and have a lovely weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN May 2nd, 2018 Shopping List

Hi everyone,

There are only 2 days to go until our shows on HSN for Craft Day! We are so excited to celebrate all things beautiful in the making! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting is on at 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm EST. Join us at 12:15pm EST for a Facebook Live on HSN’s page (we will share too) where will be celebrating National Scrapbook Month in Anna Griffin Style!

Over the weekend we had so many of you excited about our Explosion Card Making Kit, Basket Dies and Border Trim Dies. We had over 1290 comments, and our last giveaway winner is Cathy May. Enjoy!

Here is a quick re-cap of all we have in store for you on HSN this week. Thank you for watching!

 

Many of our items have already been added to our store on hsn.com, and we will continue to update direct links that you can click to the products as they become available.

610991- Layered Scenes Card Making Kit

610984- Congratulations Gift Card Dies

610985- Housewarming Gift Card Dies

611049- Storage Sleeve Dies and Magnetic Sheets

568614- Double Sided Cardstock

603829- Mini Flower and Sentiment Stickers

599046- Deflecto 3 Tier Caddy

583882- French Fan Cutting Dies

586066- MSYL Paper Kit Cricut

552843- Frame It Coloring Scenes

479351- Classical Arrangements Coloring Set

611158- Chameleon Spring Pens/ Tops

542064- Anna Griffin Paper Storage

542070- Anna Griffin 5 Drawer Tower

599611- Deflecto 2pc Storage Tower

599633- Deflecto 4pc Stacking Cubes

610995- Explosion Card Making Kit

611006- Laurel Cut and Emboss Dies

611022- Vintage Dad Decoupage Diecuts

542057- Acetate Card Layers For Him

542056- Perfect Pattern Cards for Him

542062- Mini Pocket Album for Him

610988- Dresden Hobby Diecuts

586068- MSYL Felt Kit

611024- Mini 3D Flower Dies

583936- Well Wishes Shaker Card Kit

611045- Well Wishes Shaker Die Set

583929- Well Wishes Confetti SS

592715- Shaker Card Supplies Kit

610704- Box Card Cartridge Autoship

610956- Box Card Cartridge SS

611021- Vintage Summer Decoupage Die Cuts

592719- Fancy Flourish Dies

583890- Deflecto 4 Bin Table Storage

583891- Deflecto Wall Rack and Bins

611052- Baskets Cut and Emboss Dies

611055- Border Trims Dies

603830- Mini Stamps and Dies

611033- Anna Griffin Mini 6″ Replacement Plates

611031- Anna Griffin Mini 9″ Replacement Plates

National Scrapbook Month starts on Tuesday! Head over to our Facebook page every day during the month of May for gorgeous scrapbook page inspiration, giveaways and more. We want to see your creations, so start taking your photos!

See you on Wednesday,

Anna

HSN May 2nd, 2018 Product Preview 8

Hello there!

It’s time for the last Product Preview before our shows on HSN May 2nd. We’re excited to see you at 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9 pm EST that day. We will have a special Facebook Live starting at 12:15pm EST both on the HSN and Anna Griffin Inc. Facebook Pages. Make sure to join us!

The new Cricut Cartridges are a hit and we are thrilled to to start making all of our fabulous Window themed cards with the Cricut Explore family of products! Dawn Winterrowd you are our winner from over 1000 comments we received on our last post. We know you’re going to love them!

Let’s see what this last preview is all about!

We have another brand new card kit for you that you are going to adore! Our Explosion Card Making Kit makes it quick and easy to create 20 amazing cards that leap right out to display your message! You’ll get everything you need to make interactive cards like never before! When you open this card there is a celebration inside!

  

There’s nothing like filling bountiful baskets with summer flowers, and now you can add our beautiful Basket Dies to your collection! These baskets are perfect for creating 3 dimensional works of art on all your cards and scrapbook pages! These cut and emboss dies are perfect to layer together, hang from garlands and decorate with ribbons. In this set you’ll get 7 cut and emboss dies that are sure to be a new favorite.

Last, but certainly not least is our brand new set of Border Trim Dies. These stunning dies are 7 inches long, and are just the thing to add a little home decor to your papercrafting projects. The designs are inspired from vintage passementerie and they will create elaborate edges out of your favorite papers. Here’s a quick tip,  layer 2 designs for amazing decorator detail on cards and scrapbook pages!

Wow, you are going to be crafting up a storm after these shows, and we can’t wait to see all the incredible projects you create. Speaking of creating, look what came in the mail this week!

You know the drill, tell us your very favorite from this week’s grande finale to enter to win this trio of beautiful items. We will draw a winner on Monday!

We will be sharing our exclusive HSN Shopping List with links to the products in Monday’s blog post. The countdown is on! Want to see how these beautiful products are part of my every day life? Make sure to follow me on Instagram at Anna Griffin Inc. for more beautiful in the making!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN May 2, 2018 Product Preview 5

Hello!

We hope your week is off to a great start! We are excited to show you the new items we have today for Product Preview number 5, but first we have some HSN show details. Our hours for May 2nd’s Craft Day are 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm. Now, you only have a little over 2 weeks to wait, and the previews will keep getting better and better! Beverly Limbach you are the winner of all the crafting items for the men in your life! We hope you have so much fun with them!

This week, we have 3 brand new items to show you! Are you ready to take a sneak peek?

Our Housewarming Gift Card Dies make the perfect gift card holder for all the housewarming parties, birthday cards for your favorite chef and even something for the hostess with the “mostess!” You’ll get dies to create aprons and shopping bags to decorate any way you can imagine! We love that you can use all your favorite papers and embellishments to personalize and jazz up your gift cards!

 

Give the gift of congratulations with the present everyone loves; gift cards! With our set of Congratulatory Gift Card Dies, you will get 7 dies to create the most adorable gift card holders you can imagine! This set is perfect for your favorite graduate as well as those who are welcoming a new bundle of joy. Both of these life events are so special, and recipients of your thoughtfulness will rave about how creative you are!

We know how much everyone loves a new card kit, and this is one we are excited about for May 2nd! Meet our Layered Scenes Card Making Kit. This kit is all about dimension, layers and all kinds of gorgeous! Guess what? The die cutting has already been done for you. You’ll get everything you need to make 24 unique cards. We love that this set is perfect for everything from a thank you card to wishing your friend a happy birthday. Mix and match different layers for a unique look, or create a tonal card that is beautiful in the making.

What do you think about this trio of items? We want to know your favorite in the comments, and we will give them all away to one lucky winner on Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna