How to: Faux Gatefold Christmas Card with Decorative Edge Dies

Hi everyone,

Can you believe that there are only 24 days left until Christmas? So many of you have already finished making your cards, but for those of you like me, here is a little inspiration to get your card making started this weekend!

Today, we are going to show you how you can use your Holiday Decorative Edge Dies to create a faux gate fold card just by layering!

Holiday Decorative Edge Dies

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® Holiday Decorative Edge Cut/Emboss Dies (snowflake die and snowflake border die) 574-340
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bow Assortment (gold bow) 430-694
  • Ivory 5”x 7” card base
  • Dark green patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Light green patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Ivory card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Snowflake embellishment
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam square adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the light green card stock using the snowflake die. Align the straight edge of the die with the 7” straight edge of the card stock. Repeat on the other side of the card stock.

2. Die cut the ivory card stock using the snowflake border die and the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

 

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the dark green patterned card stock to the ivory card base using a tape runner.

2. Attach the light green snowflake decorative edge to the ivory decorative edge border by using the tape runner along the straight edge of the die cuts.

3. Using foam squares, attach the decorative edges and borders to the card base. Align the straight edges of the die cuts along the left and right sides of the card base.

4. Adhere the snowflake embellishment diagonally across the center of the card with foam squares.

5. Peel off the backing of the sentiment sticker and attach in the center of the card, over the snowflake.

6. Attach the gold bow to the bottom right corner of the embellishment using foam adhesive.

This card would be gorgeous in many different colors and sentiments! It’s almost time to get those holiday cards in the mail! See you on Monday for our first preview of what is in store for you January 10th, 2018 on HSN.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

How to: Festive Christmas Parchment Cards

Hello friends,

We’re in full holiday swing here at the office, and we wanted to share two cards that show you how much fun our Christmas Parchment Layers can be! These layers are just begging to be colored, punched, cut and layered for a festive card that is beautiful in the making. Next week on December 4th, we will start our Product Previews for Craft Day on HSN January 10th. So much fun! Grab a cozy spot by the fireplace and let’s craft together!

Holiday Parchment Paper Crafts

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments (wreath parchment embellishment and holly parchment layer) 568-627
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Craft Tools, 522-277
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes (gold metallic card base) 574-354
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Flocked Card Layers (green holly layer)
  • Red glitter paper, cut to 5”x 5”
  • Red, green and brown markers
  • Holiday sentiment sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer

Instructions:

Cut green flocked card layer to 4 ¾”x 6 ¾”.

Cut holly parchment layer to 4 ½”x 6 ½”.

With the white lines of the parchment facing down, fussy cut the red glitter layer along the inside and outside edges to match the wreath parchment embellishment.

Using the parchment scoring stylus and foam pad, trace along the white lines on the parchment layer and wreath embellishment.

Using markers, color the parchment layer and wreath embellishment.

Using scissors, fussy cut along the right loop of the bow on the wreath parchment embellishment.

Fussy cut a circle in the center of the holly parchment layer.

 

Assembly:

Attach the green flocked card stock layer to the gold card base using a tape runner.

Using a tape runner, adhere the holly parchment layer to the green flocked cardstock layer.

Attach the wreath parchment embellishment to the red glitter paper using foam adhesive.

 

Place the holiday sentiment in the center of the wreath. Tuck under the fussy cut bow on the wreath parchment embellishment.

Attach the wreath and sentiment to the card using foam squares.

Here is another lovely example of what you can do with our Christmas Parchment Layers. Use the scissors in the Parchment Tools Kit to cut away parchment  to create breathtaking designs!

These cards are so beautiful, and will impress all your friends and loved ones who receive them! We love sharing these projects with you, and hope they leave you feeling inspired!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN November 17th-18th Shopping List

Hi there,

This month is flying by! Our shows on HSN start tomorrow, can you believe it? We can’t wait to show you the new jewelry, storage, dies, embellishments and more that we have in store for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting! Our show times are tomorrow (Friday) at 10am, 3pm and 8pm, then join us this Saturday at 9am.

Join us tomorrow at 10am, where we have the incredible Cricut Maker with an exclusive materials bundle. That’s not all, we are also opening up the Maker educational autoship program so you can get in if you missed this in October. The Make Something You Love with Anna Griffin class program features exclusive cutting files, materials, projects, how to instruction and video. It starts in December with your first kit and goes through December of 2018. Anna teaches you how to cut and make projects out of paper, felt, faux leather, fabric and more! This is only offered on HSN and only this week!

We will make a special appearance for the Happy Hour Show with Robin and Helen on HSN2, Friday night from 8-10pm! We will be on at 9pm with the Cricut Maker! The Cricut Maker will be offered on HSN2 all Thanksgiving week as part of their Thanks-Gifting program.

New Items

583885- All Heart Cutting Dies

583895- 2018-2019 Planner Bundle

583896- 2018-2019 Planner Inserts

583889- Anna Griffin Stone Bracelets

583897- Valentines Dresden Trims

583890- Deflecto 4 Bin Table Storage

583891- Deflecto Wall Rack and Bins

546158- Seasonal Dies and Folders

583883- Vintage Valentine’s Day Collage Toppers

583884- Valentine’s Day Perfect Palette Cards and Envelopes

583882- French Fan Dies

583886- Glitter Tape Bundle

573173- Anna Griffin 2017 Ornament (St. Jude)

Returning Favorites

589851- Cricut Maker Bundle AS

589877- Cricut Maker Bundle

572280- Deflecto Marker Storage

216940- Fabulous Folded Paper Kit

576951- 2 Charm Bracelet Kit

576952- 2 Necklace Kit

568627- Christmas Parchment Set

574342- Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies

583898- 3D Floral Cutting Dies

470042- Vintage Collage Toppers II

522290- Charming Collage Toppers 3

574352- Christmas Window Frame Card Making Kit

510419- Christmas Packaging Tape

552844- Favorite Flowers Stickers 3

552845- Sending Sympathy Stickers

574338- Holiday Embossing Folders

532402- Everyday Chic Wrap

479351- Classical Arrangements Coloring Set

510421- Christmas Coloring Cards

533788- Watercolor Markers

395630- 5 x 7 Metallic Layers (120 pc)

442884- 5 x 7 Holiday Metallic Layers

430694- Perfect Bows (100 pc)

Oh so much fun! We are so excited to see you tomorrow!

Love,

Anna

HSN November 17th-18th Product Preview 3

Hi everyone,

We’re over half way through our Product Previews for our upcoming shows on HSN, November 17th-18th!

We are beyond thrilled that you can join us and 250 Create attendees for all the fun! We are so lucky that HSN will be broadcasting a live stream on hsn.com and on the HSN Facebook Page (we will be sharing on our Facebook page also!).

When to tune in:

Friday, November 10th at 7:45am, 10:45am and 1:45pm EST

Saturday, November 11th at 10:45am and 1:45pm EST

Also, you can craft right along with us and make the special projects we have for you! Join us for the Anna Griffin Warehouse Sale on hsn.com! You will be able to shop it on Sunday, November 12th from 12pm- 4pm EST!

In one week, we will be LIVE on HSN with brand new items and returning favorites! Our hours are November 17th at 10am and 3pm, and then November 18th at 9am for full hours of Anna Griffin Paper Crafting.

We have new Deflecto storage to introduce you to! These Perfect Palette, table top storage bins will keep your crafting supplies organized and ready to go! What’s great about this set of 4 bins is that they interlock on the sides, so your storage grows as your crafting supplies do! Not to mention the beautiful Anna Griffin ivory to match the rest of your craft room organization! The clear drawers allow you to see which stickers, bows and embellishments the bins contain!

You can never have enough storage or be too organized! The new Deflecto wall mounted storage bins allows you to utilize wall space, and clear your counter tops! Categorize your craft supplies and create a special place for all of your bows, sentiments, diecuts, stickers and more!

The Deflecto Marker Storage holds all your tools, markers and anything you can think of. The silicone slots keep everything in place whether you storage vertically or horizontally. Just like the rest of our Deflecto storage, these interlock so you can add on to your collection!

Our Window Frame Card Making Kit with Cutting Dies is also coming back! This kit makes incredibly dimensional window step cards that you can decorate and layer frames on top of the steps. You will get sentiments, stickers, frames, foil die cuts, layers and more to create 20 cards! The best part about this kit is there is measuring and no fuss. 

If you are looking to make cards that are merry and bright, look no further than our Christmas Window Frame Card Making Kit! These cards are begging to take their place on your friends and family’s mantles! With this kit, you will be able to make 20 amazing 3D cards! You’re going to love the sentiment stickers, interior sentiment stickers, foil frames, die cut frames, frame inserts, die cut embellishments, gold foil die cuts, envelopes and foam adhesive you get with this kit.

We are so excited to bring back our Fabulous Folded Kit! You will be able to create amazing 3D dresses, pinwheels and butterflies! This kit comes with 36 pinwheel die cuts, 6 each of 6 designs, 36 dress die cuts, 6 each of 6 designs and 36 butterfly die cuts, 6 each of 6 designs. To make your paper creation even more beautiful, we have included pink, blue and green satin ribbons plus 36 brads.

There’s still time to make and send cards for this holiday season! Our Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit is a fun alternative to a traditional card. All you have to do is choose your card, choose your layers, decorate as you please and add the already made shaker bag! These festive cards are sure to be a hit!

Wow, so much fun! You know we save the best for last and Monday’s blog is full of beautiful crafting beyond your wildest dreams! Comment on this post, and let us know your favorite for this week. We will draw a winner at random on Monday!

Bye for now,

Anna

 

How to: Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cricut Cartridge

Hello, hello!

If you bought the new Crciut Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge from HSN in October, you are in for a treat today. Inspired by Victorian tussie mussies, this cone shaped ornament is light weight and perfect for filling with your favorite Christmas trimmings. I always hang this type of ornament near the bottom of the tree because Georgie loves to swat at them. Happily, this will not break!

Log into your Design Space account, and let’s make some ornaments! Here is the project URL: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/72584379   (Note: you must register your digital cartridge code in your Cricut.com account before starting the project)

Anna’s Holiday Ornaments – 3D Snowflake Cone

Finished Size: Approximately 4”x 7”

Materials:

  • Cricut® Maker™ machine or any Cricut Explore Machine
  • Cricut® Design Space™ software
  • Anna Griffin® Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x 12” Foil Card stock, 574-335, (1) matte gold
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Dresden Trims Embellishments, 568-622, holly
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders, Nordic Flake
  • 12” x 12” Standard Grip or Light Grip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Silver tinsel ribbon
  • Glitter tulle
  • Gold metallic string
  • (1) Christmas tree embellishment
  • (2) Holly embellishments
  • (1) Bird embellishment
  • (1) Holiday sentiment
  • Foam square adhesive
  • Hot glue adhesive

Instructions:

Using your Cricut® Design Space™ software and Cricut® Maker™or Cricut Explore machine, follow the on-screen instructions to cut each layer from foil card stock.

Assembly:

Emboss the cone base with the Nordic Flake embossing folder using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

Using hot glue adhesive, adhere the tinsel ribbon to the inside of the decorative edge of the cone base. Repeat with the cone handle.

Wrap to form cone. Connect the two straight edges together by overlapping one edge aligned on top of the other. Adhere with hot glue adhesive.

Attach the cone handle using hot glue adhesive.

Attach the Dresden Trim to the front of the cone with hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, adhere the embellishments to small portions of glitter tulle.

Place inside the cone and adhere into place with small dots of hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, attach the holiday sentiment over the Dresden Trim.

Loop the gold metallic string around the handle of the cone and tie a knot.

Here are a few more ornaments that have been made with the cartridge.

These soon to be heirloom ornaments will add beauty and delight all season long!  We will be posting more instruction for putting these ornaments together in the coming weeks, so stay tuned right here!

On Friday, we will start our new product previews for our HSN shows on November 17th and 18th! The fun is just beginning!

Love,

Anna