How to: Colorful Christmas Double Gatefold Card

Hi there,

Today we wanted to dive into a fun way to add color to your embossed images! This project combines the gorgeous Christmas Tree design with 3 vibrant colors from our set of Chameleon Markers. Get out your Christmas Double Gatefold Folders from the October show, and let’s get to crafting! If you don’t have these exquisite holiday embossing folders, you can still get them here. You’ll get 4 beautiful designs, and friends and family will love to receive these interactive cards!

Christmas Double Gatefold

Finished Size: 4”x 5 ½” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Cricut® Cuttlebug™ 6”x 13” A Spacer Plate, 115-2174
  • Cricut® Cuttlebug™ 2, 6” x 13” B Adapter Plates, 114, 0198
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Gatefold Embossing Folders, Holiday Tree, 574-338
  • Anna Griffin® Baubles and Bells Embossing Folders, Christmas Baubles Border
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Vintage Collage Card Toppers, “Sending Christmas Cheer”
  • Anna Griffin® Chameleon Perfect Palette Markers, Red Coral, Evergreen, Warm Sunset, 532-431
  • Sentiment embellishment
  • 1, 5 ½” 12” piece and 2, 1” x 7” ivory metallic card stock strips
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Emboss the 5 ½” x 12” card stock with the Holiday Tree embossing folder.

Emboss the two strips of 1” x 7” card stock with the Christmas Baubles embossing border folder.

Using the markers, color the embossed tree as shown.

Assembly:

Adhere the Christmas collage topper to the inside of the card.

Close the card and fold the 1” x7” embossed card stock strip around it.

Cut the second strip of embossed card stock to approximately 3” long.

Adhere the strips together to form a band that wraps around the card, securing it closed.

Attach the holiday sentiment to the front of the band with adhesive.

Here are two other examples of how lovely cards made with our Christmas Double Gatefold Folders are!

Aren’t these cards so gorgeous? You can use your Chameleon Markers on all your embossed cards for a pop of color. On Monday, we are doing an exciting project with the Go Press and Foil Machine. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Overlay a Perfect Patterned Card

Hi everyone!

We hope that you had a fun and crafty weekend! We love coming up with new ways for you to use our products, and today we have a card that utilizes our Perfect Pattern Cards for Christmas! If you missed out on this set of 50 cards during Craft Day on HSN, you can get them here. You can jumpstart your Christmas card making with this adorable set of 5×7 cards and envelopes.

Today we are showing you a new way to layer your cards. Dig in to your craft stash and let’s create this card together!

Christmas Perfect Pattern Card

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Patterns Xmas Cards and Envelopes (green striped card base), 574-354
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Collage Toppers 2(“Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”), 574-353
  • Anna Griffin® Baubles and Bells embossing folders ( “Scattered Holly”)
  • Anna Griffin® Glorious Greetings embellishments (sleigh and holly)
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (craft knife, cutting mat), 442-864
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • 5×7 ivory metallic card stock

Instructions:

  1. Using a craft knife and cutting mat, cut away the center of the design by following along the inside of the red ribbon design.

2. Emboss the metallic ivory card stock layer with the Scattered Holly embossing folder.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, adhere the embossed metallic layer behind the cut out window.

2. Using foam squares, adhere the collage card topper to the center of the card.

3. Attach the sleigh and holly to the collage card topper with foam squares.

It is amazing that by cutting out the middle of this Perfect Pattern Card, and adding an embossed layer underneath that you can create something new and different!

Thank you for all the product requests that you left us on the blog all week. We have added them to our list, and we’re checking it twice!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit + Layers

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday! Today we have another beautiful in the making project for you featuring our Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit! It is a rainy day here in Atlanta, and it’s absolutely perfect for crafting!

Thank you to all who have posted about getting your HSN orders so quickly. Why don’t we make a card right out of the box? Get out your new Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit, and let’s take it to the next level!

Christmas Shaker Card Kit

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit, 572-265
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (scissors, craft knife, ruler), 442-864
  • Red glitter paper, cut to 4”x 6”
  • Gold cord trim, tied into 1” bows (4)
  • Adhesive (tape runner, glue)
  • Foam squares

Materials From Christmas Shaker Card Kit:

  • Card base- “Wishing you a festive and fun holiday season”
  • Card front- pine branches ornament, gold and white ornament
  • Shaker frame- large green ornament
  • Sentiment-“Peace & Joy”
  • Embellishments- red ornaments (2), green ornament, white ornament
  • Shaker insert
  • Red paper bow

Instructions:

  1. Remove the center from the two card fronts and the shaker frame, along the scored lines.

2. Fussy cut the gold and white ornament card front along the dotted lines.

3. From the 4×6 red glitter rectangle, cut away the center to get a 1/4″ frame.

4. To assemble the red paper bow, fold each of the smaller tabs in to the back center and adhere with glue. Then wrap the longer tab around and adhere with glue.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the shaker insert to the front of the card base using a tape runner.

2. Remove the sticker backing of the pine branches ornament card front and attach it to the card, with the shaker insert between the card base and card front.

3. Remove the sticker backing of the gold and white ornament layer and adhere it to the red glitter paper.

4. Attach the red glitter paper to the card using foam squares.

5. Adhere the shaker frame to the card using foam squares.

6. Attach the four ornament embellishments using foam squares.

7. Attach the sentiment to the bottom right corner using foam squares.

8. Adhere the red paper bow to the top of the shaker frame using glue or foam squares.

9. Adhere the 1” gold cord trim bows to the top of each ornament embellishment using glue.

Our card kits rule! The gold sequins and festive prints in this kit are so versatile, that you can make each card your own work of art! These are a fun alternative to traditional cards, and we think your friends and family will love them! If you missed on our Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit during Craft Day you can get your own set here.

Love,

Anna

 

HSN October 3rd, 2017 Shopping List + Winners!

Hi everyone,

We have your list and we’re checking it twice! Rest up today because tomorrow is a 24 hour Craft Day on HSN! Join us tonight at 8pm for The Monday Show with Adam Freeman! You’ll get an exclusive look at the Cricut Maker before the big launch at 12am!

We kick off Craft Day with an hour long look at the Today’s Special at midnight– then we are on for full hours at 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm. Believe it or not, it is all Anna all day because we are also in the 8am, 9am, 2pm 3pm and 9pm hours.

This day is going to be the biggest Christmas crafting day all year, and we can’t wait to show you all the amazing items we have lined up. ‘Tis the season to make something beautiful!

Now, it’s time to announce our 4 blog winners. Your names were drawn out of the most comments we have ever received to win our giveaways. We’re so happy for you all, and we will ship your winnings out as soon as we return from HSN!

Cricut Bright Pad, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Clare Dempsey

Cricut Easy Press, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Janet Geary

Cricut Easy Press, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Joanne Lowe

Cricut Maker, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Christine Charles

Drum roll everyone! After 9 months, 36 blog posts, hundreds of products previewed and over 70,000 comments to win we have drawn 3 names from our winners this year to come to the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin Create!

Anna Griffin | Create is really the icing on the cake, the creme de la creme of crafting events. Our goal is to inspire crafters, encourage creativity and build a strong community of friends who are truly like family. Each event has been so meaningful to us, and we are thrilled that 3 of the last nine months of blog winners are able to join us for this incredible crafting weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Shelby McDaniel, Mary Beth Hanke and Shellie Fontana pack your bags! So exciting! We couldn’t be happier for you!

As promised, here is your shopping list for all of the products that we have previewed over the last 2 weeks. Enjoy!

New Items

574135 Cricut Maker Machine Bundle

567106 Cricut Maker Machine Bundle with Auto ship AG Educational Curriculum

562405- Cricut Bright Pad

583456- Cricut Easy Press Machine

578099 Hotfix Fabric- Christmas

578097 Hotfix Fabric- Everyday

583537 Anna’s Christmas Ornaments Digital Cartridge

574335 12 x 12 Foil Cardstock

572265 Christmas Shaker Card Kit with Auto Ship

572267 Christmas Confetti Dies with Auto Ship

572269 Shaker Card Window Dies

574352 Christmas Window Frame Card Kit

546217 Window Frame Card Kit Everyday with Cutting Dies

574344 Bow Maker and Storage Box with Christmas Ribbon

576952 Anna Griffin Pendant Necklace Kit

576951- Anna Griffin Bracelet Kit

574341 Holiday Embellishment Dies

574340 Holiday Decorative Edge Dies

574353 Christmas Collage Toppers 2

574354 Perfect Christmas Card Set

574355 All Occasion Card Inserts

574342 Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies

574338 Holiday Gatefold Embossing Folders

Returning Favorites

499577 Holiday Glitter Stickers

528926 Scenes Embossing Folders

443537 36 Piece Gold/Silver Glitter Paper

505085 Christmas Seasonal Layers

505090 Holiday Rosettes

505072 Chic Wrap Gift Wrap Dispenser- Christmas

532402 CHic Wrap Gift Wrap Dispenser- Everyday

510419 Christmas Packaging Tape

568628 Purse Gift Card Dies

442884 5 x 7 Holiday Metallic Layers

499549 Holiday Rollagraph

499562 Holiday Rollagraph Refill

There you have it! A whole lot of gorgeous, holiday crafting goodies! We will see you at 8pm, and then at midnight to kick off Craft Day. Let the craftiness begin!

Xoxo,

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