How To Series: Gracious Giftables Cricut Cartridge

Hello!

We hope your week has been as fantastic as ours. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you all this past Tuesday on HSN for Craft Day. We love our fans! Thank you for every single phone call, Facebook/blog post and skype call! Guess what? We will be back on HSN June 16th for 2 clearance shows and mark your calendars for our next 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th! More news to follow on Monday.

As promised here’s a look at all of the lovely Cricut Gracious Giftables Cartridge designs and the sizing needed for wrappers. This cartridge includes 12 adorable cards, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can create! You can make everything from teapots and tool kits to gift bags and mortar boards! Give friends and family the gift they want, but spice up the packaging and personalize the holder to fit the recipient.

Below are the dimensions for the grouped measurements of each design. Select your image and insert it on the mat. Then select the image group and size it in the edit palette as a group to be sure that the designs are scaled properly.  Please note that the dimensions below are the measurements before they are folded. A standard gift card size 3.375″ x 2.125″ and it will need to fit in the inner pocket on each design.

Teapot Holder – 17.73” W x 10.6” H

Paper Tote Bag Holder – 23.96” W x 7.03” H

Wallet Holder – 17.17” W x 9.03” H

Hangable Tag Holder – 17.1” W x 10” H

Apron Holder – 16.18” W x 8.08” H

Baby Diaper Holder – 29.36” W x 8.65” H

Coin Purse Holder – 17.61” W x 9.6” H

Shirt and Tie Holder – 22.48” W x 6.65” H

Graduation Holder – 18.67” W x 10.51” H

Handbag Holder – 17.87” W x 9.78” H

Gift Box Holder – 27.02” W x 6” H

Tool Box Holder – 12.65” W x 7.36”H

Now that’s a present that packs a serious punch! These gifts will bring creativity and happiness to all, and you can get yours from HSN.com right here.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! You deserve the world and so much more.

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

How to Series: Beribboned Dies

Hi there!

Today, we’re going to show you how to use the Beribboned Frame Dies that we showed on HSN in January! These incredible cutting patterns are the crème de la crème of our dies! Top notch! What’s beautiful about this set is that they are inspired and modeled after gorgeous ribbon and you can even thread ribbon through the cut outs. There are so many ways that you can create with these, so let’s make a card together!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes   505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7”Metallic Card Layers   395-630 – 3, Gold 5”x7” Cardstock Layers 1, 5”x7” Layer, Cut 1, 4”x6” Layer and 1, 3.25”x3.25” Layer
  • 1, 12”x12” Red Cardstock Cut to 5”x7” Layer and 3.75”x5.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Dies   522-176 – Flower Die
  • Anna Griffin® Ornamental Frame Dies   457-839 – Beribboned Frame Die
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Embossing Folders   522-177 – Wildflower Blooms Folder
  • 1, Sentiment Embellishment
  • 4, Flower Stickers
  • Gold Ink Pad
  • Anna Griffin® Tool N One – Foam Ink Dauber
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Adhere 5”x7” red layer to the folded ivory card base with double-sided adhesive.

2. Die cut 5.5”x7.25” gold layer with Beribboned Frame die. Attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.  

3. Center and attach 4”x6” gold layer to base with double-sided adhesive.

4. Emboss 4”x6” red layer with the Wildflower Blooms folder. Lightly ink embossed area with gold ink pad using foam dauber. Center and attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.

5. Die cut gold layer with the flower die. Attach to left side of card approximately 1.25” down from top with double-sided adhesive.

6. Approximately .25” from bottom of card adhere sentiment with foam adhesive.

7. Adhere flower stickers on both sides of sentiment with double-sided adhesive.

Here is the finished product! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beauty!

Speaking of beauty, we just had to share this incredible flower-filled basket of gorgeous that Sue Kurdt sent to our office. Everyone here at Anna Griffin Inc. oohed and ahhed over how creative Sue is! She used her Cricut to cut scanned flowers and bows and our new Pocket Dies for the base! Sue, this is so appreciated and was perfect for celebrating the first day of spring!

Monday is going to be a big day! We have our first Product Preview for May 9th, our last Weekly Craft Wonder and another tutorial to start off the week! This week is also the last week of National Craft Month, and there are 7 more grab bags to be given out for participation! Keep sharing those amazing projects! Also, you heard it here first, we are going to be doing a Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday where there will be a special appearance by Georgie! So much fun!

We hope this post inspires you to bust out your set of Beribboned Dies and make something beautiful this weekend! Have a great day and see you soon!

Love,

Anna

How to Series: Trelliage Card

Hi everyone, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A big thank you to all of you who joined us last Tuesday for our appearances on HSN! The next big Craft Day is going to be May 9th, and previews will start soon. We have some wonderful new products in store for you, and we can hardly wait!

We are continuing our series of tutorials in honor of National Craft Month today. Here we make the garden come to life with our Trelliage Folders, Dies and Die cut Embellishments on a beautiful card. What is more perfect than a handmade card to say “Best Wishes” to a friend or family member? Let’s make this project, inspired by Anna’s garden planter boxes together!

 

 

Trelliage Planter Box Card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set   442-864 – Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Paintings Card Kit   395-651 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • 1, 5”x7” Light Blue Cardstock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7” Metallic Layers   395-630 – 1, Gold 5”x7” Cut to 2.25”x2.5”
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Die & Folder Set   522-146 – Large Rectangle Die and Flower Box Die
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Die Cuts & Sentiments   522-286, 2 Large and 1 Single Hollyhock Floral Die Cut
  • 2, Sentiments
  • Anna Griffin® 100-Piece Perfect Bows Assortment  430-694 – Blue Bow
  • Foam Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Die cut the light blue cardstock layer with the large rectangle die. Adhere to card base with double-sided adhesive.

2.Die cut and emboss gold layer with the flower box die.

3. Fussy cut 1 (center section) flower die cut and leaves.

4. Layer two large hollyhocks die cuts together with foam adhesive.

5. Attach single hollyhock die cut to the center of the double hollyhocks with foam adhesive. Adhere to center of card with foam adhesive.

6. Adhere flower box die cut over the bottom of the hollyhocks with foam adhesive.

7. Attach sentiments with foam adhesive.

8. Adhere bow with double-sided adhesive.

There you have it! A lovely card with your Trelliage craft supplies. The die and folder set is still available on hsn.com. The Trelliage Die Cuts will be back in May.

Have fun crafting this weekend, and be sure to share all of your beautiful creations with us on Facebook! We are celebrating National Craft Month by giving away grab bags of goodies each and every day! You never know when you might be the winner! See you Monday for our next Weekly Craft Wonder!

Love,

Anna

How to Series: Wishful Thinking Card

Hi everyone,

The 24 hour craft Event on HSN Wednesday was a huge success! We had so much fun getting to craft with you and demonstrate all of our new products. Mark your calendars for March 14th at 5am and 5pm because we will be back on HSN in 4 short days!

Today we are continuing our series of how to videos in celebration of National Craft Month. Get out your Wishful Thinking Cutting Dies everyone, it is time to make a special birthday card! The best part about our Wishful Thinking die set is that you can customize a card specific to your needs! Where else can you find a “Happy Mother’s Day to my Sister” card? The endless combination of words and dates make crafting with this set so much fun.

Let’s get crafting!

 

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x12” Boxing Day Cardstock – 1, 12”x12” Cut to 7”x10”, Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Green Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x6.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Blue Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x4.5 Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, White Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.5”x4” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Ivory Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut 1”x4.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Hot Pink Cardstock Cut to 5”x6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Wishful Thinking Dies & Folders Set   538-144 – Happy, 3, RD, Birthday, Grand, Daughter Dies
  • 1, Anna Griffin® Foil Balloon Sticker
  • 2, Red Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Lavender Floral Embellishment
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Small Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

Black and White Floral- 1.5”x4”

Blue and White Floral- 1.25”x4.5

Ivory Floral-1”x4.75” Layer

Green Floral- 1.25”x6.75

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut a notch on the right side of each floral strip.

2. Attach foil balloon sticker about .75” from left side of card.

3. Die cut words from fuchsia strips of cardstock. Adhere as follows:

  1. Happy – white floral strip
  2. 3rd – blue floral strip
  3. Birthday – ivory floral strip
  4. Grand Daughter – green floral strip

4. Adhere strips to card base overlapping white floral over blue floral, ivory floral over blue floral and ivory floral over green floral, using foam adhesive.

5. Adhere red floral embellishment just below balloons with double-sided adhesive.

6. Attach blue floral embellishment to left side of card with double-sided adhesive.

7. Adhere remaining red floral embellishment beneath the first red floral embellishment with adhesive.

8. Attach bow.

We have several more videos coming your way this month. Every Friday in March you can craft with Anna here on the blog. Be sure to join us Monday for our next post of our Weekly Craft Wonder and a preview of our March 14th shows on HSN! Have a great weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

Your Hand Finished Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!

With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, we just want you to know how THANKFUL we are for YOU each and every day.

By now, your holiday card making is running full speed ahead and a little design inspiration from our Glorious Greetings card making kit can make today more productive!

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Want a little step by step?  From our Glorious Greetings card kit,  take out the white and gold patterned card, red and gold foil layer, Hearty Christmas Greetings die cut, red ornament sticker, green ornament sticker, holly sticker, gold bow and a gold flourish die cut. You will also need a ruler, scissors and adhesive.

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Measure the red foil layer to 2.75″ x 4.5″ and cut to size. Adhere the Hearty Christmas Greetings die cut to the top with foam adhesive. Use a tape runner to adhere the gold flourish and Hearty Greetings Die cut layer to the gold and white card in the top left corner.

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Decorate with the ornament and holly stickers. Finish by adding a gold bow to the top of the ornaments.

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There you have it! Glorious Greetings makes it so easy!

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Our next project has a completely different look. You’ll need the red, white and green patterned card, the green layer with holly border, a red and white striped paper rosette, two white bell stickers, ’tis the season sentiment sticker, red bow and foam adhesive and a tape runner.

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Attach the green layer to the card with foam adhesive.

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Adhere the ’tis the season sentiment sticker on top of the paper rosette to create a new embellishment!Adhere this to the top of the green layer with your tape runner.

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Add the 2 white bell stickers underneath the rosette. For a finishing touch, add a red bow to the top of the bells with foam adhesive.

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There you have it, a beautiful card in minutes! May your own hand finished cards be glorious this season.

Happy holidays and happy crafting,

Anna