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

How to: Seasonal Wishes Wreath Greetings Card

Hi everyone,

We hope that you are having a wonderful holiday weekend celebrating with family and friends! For today’s tutorial, we have the perfect greeting card for anyone on your holiday card list. A cheerful wreath on the door always puts one in the holiday spirit, and this card will do just the same! You’re going to love it!

Just in case you are wondering…the previews for our next shows on HSN, January 10th will start next week! We have a whole lot of new things for you to create with!

Let’s make this lovely wreath card together!

Seasonal Wishes Wreath Greetings Card

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® Seasonal Wishes Cutting Dies (leaf die, “Greetings” die and “Poinsettias” embossing folder) 546-158
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Patterns For Him Cards and Envelopes (5” x 7” gold and red card) 542-056
  • Red patterned card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Green patterned card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Purple glitter card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Red glitter card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Matte gold foil card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Faux leather, cut to 1 ¼”x 5 ½”
  • 1” width red ribbon, 24” length
  • Adhesive (tape runner or glue)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and leaf die, cut 5 leaves from each of the following:
  • Orange patterned card stock
  • Green patterned card stock
  • Purple glitter card stock
  • Red glitter card stock
  • Matte gold foil card stock

Emboss the orange patterned, green patterned and matte gold foil card stock using the “Poinsettias” embossing folder.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut “Greetings” from the faux leather with the “Greetings” die.

Cut the red ribbon into two pieces. One piece should be 20” and the other piece should be 4”.

Tie the 20” piece of red ribbon into a double bow. Trim the edges.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner or glue, adhere the 4” strip of red ribbon over the top of the card in the center.

Attach the leaves in a layered, circular pattern in the center of the card using foam squares.

Adhere the bow to the top center of the wreath.

Using foam squares, attach “Greetings” across the center of the wreath.

That was so much fun! You can make this wreath in a variety of different colors, phrases and card bases!

Love,

Anna

 

 

 

Re-Cap the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create

Hi there!

As they say, “the third time’s the charm.” Our 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create was just that, charming! The most wonderful group of crafters you can imagine met us at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia for an unforgettable, creative weekend. This year new friendships were formed, and fond memories were made. We crafted, we cried, we hugged, and most of all we created!

People came from 47 different states. We hosted crafters from as far away as Canada and as close as our fellow Georgia peaches! The best part of the whole event was being with you in person. Create is amazing in that, it brings together a group of people who share a common interest in making beautiful things. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing the love and heart that goes into making every project! That, my friends, is beautiful in the making.

I love my crafty friends Amber Kemp-Gerstel and Beth Kingston. They made the meet and greet a treat for everyone!

We had an afternoon of make and take projects where lots of cards, stylish jewelry and giftable magnets were made in a fun filled ballroom.

This year’s Gala Dinner was a beautiful affair with Parisian flair!

Our most poetic Griffinite, Penny Comeau delivered a moving tribute to all things Anna Griffin. Penny has graced us with her poems for many years and this year, she outdid herself!

Good times were had by all! The prizes were flowing, the excitement growing, as the world’s greatest craft room was about to open!

Imagine a room filled with all of our products, where you can make anything that your heart desires!

We hosted crafting classes for two days on home decor, gifts, embossing, die cutting, folding and the Cricut Maker.

My beautiful friend, Shivan Sarna and a live remote team from HSN joined in on the fun and broadcast the event on Facebook.

This year’s Create teachers were the cream of the crop, and had so many skills and techniques to share! Each attendee walked away with finished projects and tons of crafting knowledge!

The event ended with a trip to our headquarters for the Warehouse Sale! Our office buzzed with excited shoppers as they were able to see where the magic happens.

November 9th – 12th were 4 days that defined beautiful in the making. It was a truly special event and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us!

We are thrilled to let you know that the 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for  November 15 – 18, 2018 in Atlanta! Registration will open in April and we will post that link here on the blog.

Love,

Anna

 

HSN November 17th- 18th, 2017 Product Preview 4 Winner + Cricut Maker Projects

Hello, hello!

Today’s the big day! We’re on HSN RIGHT NOW, and later this afternoon at 3pm EST! Tomorrow, grab your morning coffee and join us at 9am for the last Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting show of the year. We have previewed the amazing things that will be on the shows, showed you projects and now it’s time to announce our last blog winner! Ramona La Point congratulations to you! Thank you to all of you for your comments and participation!

We have great news. If you missed out on the Cricut Maker Bundle, you have another chance! The Maker bundle (regular and auto ship) is being shown on HSN this morning at 10:00am (now)! This machine makes the perfect present for crafter in your life this holiday season, and will be the Today’s Special 2 all of Thanksgiving week.

We wanted to show you some of the incredible projects that you can create with the Cricut Maker, and the variety is truly impressive! You can create everything from home decor and children’s toys to holiday gifts and gift boxes. You’re going to love this machine, and how it can transform so many different materials into incredible creations! The autoship option gets you a project bundle delivery starting in December, every 8 weeks through December 2018! With these autoship kits you’ll learn to make projects with paper, felt, vinyl, iron on, printables, faux leather and fabric. To make it even better you will get exclusive cutting files, materials and step by step instructions to follow along with the video tutorials.

Make Something You Love with Paper – Autoship December 2017

Make Something You Love with Felt – Autoship February 2018

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Autoship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Autoship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Autoship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Autoship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Autoship December 2018

Just look at some design space projects made by Cricut exclusively for the Cricut Maker machine. So creative!

     

You know you want it. This machine is spectacular, and will change the way you craft forever!

I will see you on Sunday, November 19th at the Cricut – Make Something You Love Event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta – if you have your tickets!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Xoxo,

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