How to: Haunting Halloween Card

Hi there!

Welcome to a very scary edition of our blog posts! It’s Friday the 13th, and we are getting into the Halloween spirit with a frighteningly fun card! If you haven’t already, you have 18 days to get ready for All Hallows Eve! Today we are showing you how to use your Spooky Glitter Papers and our Halloween Paper Crafting Collections to create a card that is “booootiful” in the making!

Spooky Glitter Halloween Paper

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Spooky Glitter Halloween Cardstock, 442-900
  • Anna Griffin® Fretwork Cutting Dies
  • Anna Griffin® Paper Tricks Embossing Folders (“Pleated Rosette and Border Small”), 395-853
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Magnetic Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Embossing Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Spacer Plate A
  • 2, Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Spacer Plate B
  • 1, 5”x7” and 1, 1 ½”x 12” orange patterned cardstock pieces
  • 1, 2 ¾” x 7” black patterned cardstock piece
  • 1, 3”x 6” orange glitter cardstock piece
  • 1, 3” x 6” black cardstock piece
  • 1, 5”x 7” ivory folded card base
  • Black glitter bow
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Using the Fretworks die and your Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut and emboss the orange glitter paper.

2. Repeat step 1 with the black card stock.

3. Fussy cut the embossed die cut through the center of the circles on each side as shown, cutting approximately 1 ½” off each side.

4. Using the rosette folder and your Cricut® Cuttlebug™ emboss the 1 ½” x 12” orange patterned card stock strip.

5. Accordion fold the orange patterned card stock strip and attach the ends with hot glue.

6. Hot glue a small square of extra card stock to the back of the rosette to secure it in place.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, adhere the 5”x 7” orange patterned card stock to the ivory card base.

2. Adhere the black patterned card stock vertically down the center of the card with foam squares.

3. Attach the black die cuts to the back edges of the orange patterned rosette as shown. Then, attach to the center of the card.

4. Hot glue the orange glitter die cut vertically over the center of the paper rosette.

5. Adhere the sentiment with foam adhesive.

6. Attach the black glitter bow with hot glue.

Here’s another fun option! Use your Spooky Glitter Paper and Halloween Dies to create a scary spider web background!

Do you have a product request? Now is the time to let us know what that is! Post all of your crafty product wishes in the comments below and we just might make them come true!

Boo! for now,

Anna

HSN October 3 2017 Product Preview 4

Hi there!

It’s our last Product Preview before our shows on HSN this Tuesday, October 3rd! Have the alarm set, snacks ready and coffee poured! We will be live at 8pm October 2nd with Adam Freeman for the Monday Night Show and then at midnight, 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm.

Sandie Duggan, you’re the winner of Product Preview 3, so exciting! On Monday we will have your trusty shopping list with available links on the blog plus the final winner for our October 3rd giveaways. This weekend there will be 4 winners. We are giving away a Cricut Maker, 2 Easy Presses and a Bright Pad along with our new items featured below to 4 lucky winners! Be sure to comment here on the blog, and good luck to you!

As always we saved the best for last! Let’s get things rolling!

On Tuesday, you will see all that the Cricut Maker can do, plus you will see the exclusive educational auto ship program that will keep you creating with the Maker all year long! Starting in December and going through December of 2018, you will learn how to make projects with paper, felt, vinyl, iron on, printables, faux leather and fabric.  You will get cutting files, materials, and step by step instruction to follow along with video tutorials!

Make Something You Love with Paper – Auto ship December 2017

Make Something You Love with Felt – Auto ship February 2018

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Auto ship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Auto ship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Auto ship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Auto ship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Auto ship December 2018

Also, to use with any of the Cricut family of products (Explore models and Maker machine), we have two amazing fabric kits to offer you! We took some of our favorite patterns (you’ll see Rose Black, Charlotte and a few familiar prints) to create an everyday and a Christmas Hot Fix Anna Griffin Fabric Bundle. Each pattern is 100% printed cotton and has bonded iron on material on the reverse side of the fabric. There are 12 pieces of the 10×10 fabrics in each kit, 6 different designs, 2 pieces each.

Say hello to Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Digital Cartridge. Now, you can create the most stunning ornaments to trim your tree and deck the halls! For use with any of the Cricut Explore machines or the Maker, this cartridge includes 36 intricate ornaments to make, 10 print then cut images of Santa Claus and Angels. Also, you will get the Elfie alphabet with a cutting and writing style. Ornament shapes range from Christmas sweaters, angels, bells and sleighs to snowflakes, stars and more! Use our foil and glitter papers, embellishments and fun decorative items like tinsel, sequins and jewels to make these ornaments your own.

 

 

The holidays are all about shine! Give your projects gorgeous sheen with our brand new set of Foil Card Stock! You’ll get 6 sheets of 5 colors: silver matte, silver shiny, gold matte, gold shiny, red matte and red shiny for 30 total sheets. This card stock cuts perfectly on any Cricut machine and embosses like a dream!

All that glitters is gold! Our 12 x 12 Silver and Gold Glitter Card Stock is perfect for use with Anna’s Christmas Ornaments Cartridge, for cards and on scrapbook pages! You’ll get 36 sheets of gorgeous glitter that stays on the paper, not on your hands. These metallics add a touch of rich elegance to each and every project you create!

We are so excited to have the Cricut BrightPad in our line up this time! You know how complicated it can be to weed, trace and quilt with an intricate pattern. Luckily, on October 3rd we are offering the Cricut BrightPad to make the job easier! This low profile, lightweight, lightbox has 5 brightness settings on a 9.5″ by 11″ screen to help you craft with less eye strain. We like to call it enlightened crafting!

Iron on projects have never been so easy! The Cricut Easy Press makes it possible to get professional iron-on results in a minute or less! This machine with its 9″ by 9″ base heats up to 350 degrees to ensure that your iron on images stick wash after wash. Make t-shirts, bags and hand towels and more for everything from school projects and sports teams to sorority letters or any fun design you can cut with your Cricut.

There you have our grand finale!  Now, we want to see comments worthy of this Christmas crafting haul and a potential spot at Anna Griffin | Create! There will be 4 lucky winners drawn at random on Monday from the comments here on the blog. We’re really looking forward to reading what you have to say!

We will meet you right here on Monday to announce this weekend’s winners and all 3 Anna Griffin | Create ticket winners! It’s going to be a great time!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

HSN September 15th, 2017 Shopping List

Hello, hello!

Here is this Friday’s shopping list with links to HSN! Be sure to join us tomorrow at 10am and 7pm (we will not be on at 10pm tomorrow) for full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting, and in the 7am, 11am and 6pm hours for special airings of the Kodak Verite Craft 6 Printer! We’re so excited for the shows and to demonstrate all the new Christmas crafting items we have for you! We are going to help you get a jump-start on your holiday crafting, so be ready to get inspired!

New Items

572250- Holiday Pocket Dies

572258- Holiday Pocket Die Cuts

572271- Chameleon Color Tone Pencils

572274- Deflecto 3 Caddy Storage System with wheeled base

572280- Deflecto Marker Storage

572281- Deflecto Single Storage Caddy

568627- Christmas Parchment  Layers and Embellishments Set

572259- Angelic Card Toppers 2

572701- Go Press and Foil Christmas Hot Foil Image Stamp Dies

572699- Go Press and Foil Christmas Sentiment Hot Foil Stamp Dies

572714- Go Press and Foil new Foil Pack

Returning Favorites

505062- 12 x 12 Holiday Cardstock

499577- Holiday Glitter Stickers

510421- Christmas Coloring Cards

532431- Chameleon Markers

552853- Chameleon Color Tops

235667- Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library

505094- Terrific Tags Stamps, Dies and Tags Bundle

505092- Say it Anyway Christmas Stamps

489155- Terrific Titles Dies

563154- Kodak Verite Craft 6 Printer

505053- Glorious Greetings Card Kit

555601- Xyron Sticker Maker

522274- Parchment Layers

522277-Parchment Tools

546212- Window Box Cardmaking Kit

568614- 12 x12 Double-Sided Card stock

528924- Embossed Words Embossing Folders

529122- Go Press and Foil Machine

555931- Go Press and Foil Metal Adapter Mat

See you starting at 10 am EST tomorrow!

Love and happy shopping,

Anna

 

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 1 Winner + How to: Lattice Step Card

Hi there!

Happy Friday everyone! We will be back on HSN September 15th! We are exactly 3 weeks away our shows, so make sure your calendars are marked for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. It looks like a lot of you are excited to get your craft supplies organized in the most beautiful way possible! Over 1340 of you commented to win our HSN exclusive Anna Griffin ivory and gold Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base, the Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers (set of 3), Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps and our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library! Anne with an “e” Congratulations, these are on their way to you!

Here are a few more peeks at our new items!

Our Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base have the ingenious ability to stack, lock together and store all your craft items in a gorgeous way. Each container holds up to 40 pounds of your crafting items from diecuts to ribbon and scissors to embellishments. The small, medium and large sized containers in each caddy will keep everything handy so you are ready to craft! Interlock your caddies and wheel around your craft room, or roll to all your crops and crafting events.

The incredible Decflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers come as a set of 3 and allow you to organize your markers, pens and paintbrushes vertically or horizontally! Make the most of your craft space with a system that grows as your crafting supplies grow! Each container interlocks with another to create vertical or horizontal storage, and can be added into your caddy organizer.

Our Terrific Tags, Stamps and Dies will allow you to create holiday tags for all of your gifts this season! This set includes 128 printed card stock tags in 4 different shapes, 12 concentric tag dies  and 20 clear stamps to create your own tag sentiments. We know creating your own tags will put a gorgeous personal touch on all your gifts!

Use the stickers in our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library to personalize your projects. In this extensive set you’ll get 2 each of 50 different stickers for all the important people in your life. Use these title stickers on cards for your Mother, Grandfather, Sister and more!

Now, who’s ready to craft with us?

Let’s make a card using the new double-sided card stock set from our August 16th shows.

Lattice Frame Step Card

Finished Size: 5 ½” x 6” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Magnetic Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Embossing Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Plate A
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Plate B (2)
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug® Baroque Frame Dies Set 489-267
  • Anna Griffin® Window Frame Card Making Kit and Cutting Dies (die, butterfly embellishments, sentiment sticker) 546-217
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III, flower embellishments
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (scissors, craft knife, ruler, paper cutter) 442-864
  • Anna Griffin® Double-Sided 48-pack Card Stock – 12″ x 12″ 568-614 – yellow card stock
  • Xyron Creative Station
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares

Instructions:

  1. Cut the card base with the double-sided card stock using the card die from the Window Frame Card Making Kit.

2. Cut and emboss the yellow card stock using the Baroque Frame Die.

3. To shorten the frame, fussy cut the sides of the Baroque Frame Die card stock layer. You want it to be about 6” tall in total so that it will fit on the card correctly. Make sure there is no overlap when reattaching.

4. Cut a piece of double sided card stock to 5×7 and attach behind the frame die cut. We used the Xyron Creative Station here instead of a tape runner to evenly apply edge to edge adhesive. Use the left over sticky plastic liner from the Xyron sheet as an adhesive pick up to remove the small left over adhesive from the die cut.

5. Fussy cut around the double-sided card stock layer so that it makes a backing for the yellow card stock frame layer.

6. With a craft knife, cut out the white diamond shaped portions from the center of the card stock.

 

Assembly:

  1. Fold the double-sided die cut cardstock along scored lines to make the card base.

2. Adhere Baroque frame layer to the center of the card base.

3. Attach the flower embellishments on top of the lattice/frame layer.

4. Attach the butterflies.

5. Attach the 3d sentiment to the front of the card.

So gorgeous! On Monday we’re thrilled to bring you something many of you have asked for. Any ideas as to what it could be? Hint: coloring is involved!

Bye for now,

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