TSC June 25, 2018 Product Preview 1

Hello Canada!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog posts to announce that we’re coming back to The Shopping Channel in Canada for more Anna Griffin Crafting Shows on June 25th! We have 3 previews lined up to show you the fun and exciting products we’re bringing your way. Our showtimes are 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 7pm so be sure to mark your calendars and tell all of your crafty friends!

Let’s take a look at part one of these previews!

First up on our list of gorgeous items is our set of Favorite Flower Stickers! This beautiful folio of 3D stickers includes 120 dimensional stickers, 4 each of 30 designs! These lovely stickers are mini paintings from the 18th century. More is more, and you can be opulent with your bouquets by layering them for a lovely project every time!

We love a good crafting staple, and our set of 120 Sentiment Stickers is just that! In this collection of stickers, you’ll get 120 various phrases to cover occasions from Happy Birthday and Get Well to Celebrate and more. Each sticker features gorgeous color, lovely typography and gold foil detail. This set coordinates beautifully with all of our papers, patterns, stickers, layers and anything else you can think of!

Talk about elegant! Our set of French Fan Cut and Emboss Dies creates absolutely magnificent cards and scrapbook pages. You’ll get 3 different cut and emboss fan dies plus a tassel and a frog to complete your creation. Die cut your favorite foil, patterned and metallic card stock to create 3 dimensional shapes like no other!

Cut, emboss and create with our favorite diecutting and embossing machine, the Cuttlebug V3! It works perfectly with all of our dies, embossing folders and more! Inside you will get 1 A plate, 2 B plates, 1 rubber embossing mat, an instruction manual, 5×7 embossing folder and coordinating 1 x 7 embossing border, Flourish Scroll metal cutting die, “Thank You” sentiment metal cutting die and”Get Well” sentiment metal cutting die. Are you ready to start creating?

We have an exciting way to add amazing imagery and interest to your cards! Use our set of Acetate Cards for all Occasions to layer over your favorite cards for a unique look every time. Included are 36, 5×7 cards with beautifully printed ephemera. The cards feature collage scenes with birds, flowers and more!

We created our set of Vintage Garden Diecuts to go right along with the Everyday Acetate Cards! You’ll get coordinating flowers, leaves, apples, butterflies and other imagery to layer on top or underneath your acetate layers! This matching set adds so much dimension, and even includes gold foil diecuts and punchable sentiments!

Layer until your heart’s content with our 3D Flower Dies! This set of 27 cut and emboss dies allows you to build gorgeous, dimensional flowers! You can create endless combinations of incredible layered flowers with all your favorite papers.


The countdown is on, and there are only 2 and a half weeks until we are back together again! Canadian friends, join us right back here next Wednesday for your second look at our new items for The Shopping Channel.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

 

 

 

HSN July 11th, 2018 – Product Preview 3

Hi there,

Are you ready for our HSN July 11th Product Preview 3? Mark your calendars for Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting! Our hours are midnight, 1am, 8am, 11am, 12pm, 3pm, 7pm, 8pm and 11pm EST; truly all Anna all the time! We’re so glad that you are loving our new products, projects and giveaways. Speaking of giveaways, it’s time for us to give away the items in our last post! Out of 716 comments, you are our winner, Tina Davis! Congratulations!

Let’s take a close look at today’s new items.

We think that decorator details are the perfect addition to your paper crafting projects! With our new set of 19 Tassel and Fringe Dies, you can embellish your projects with opulent die cut passementerie. There is a magic carpet background layer, a gorgeous edge die and even a festooned tent that will make your scrapbook pages, gift tags come to life.

Introducing our Lila Paper Crafting Kit! If you loved our gorgeous Blooming Decoupage Card Making Kit, you are going to be excited to craft with Lila! Create beautiful cards and scrapbook pages with 24 card stock papers, 24 text weight papers, and 65 embellishments. There are so many stunning patterns, flowers and sentiments with this set that your crafts will be blooming!

The Sending Love Folders and Dies Set from our Wishful Thinking series is back for our July 11th shows! Create your own die cut sentiments like; Love You, You & Me, Bestie and Smitten. Cut and emboss your favorite words and phrases with our pretty papers for a custom sentiment that you can use for any occasion.

Anna Griffin® Sending Love Folders and Dies

It’s time for giveaway number 3! Comment below and tell us what excites you in today’s preview! On Friday, we will have another winner and more new products. Wouldn’t you like to get our new items before anyone else?

Love,

Anna

HSN July 11th, 2018 Product Preview 2

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! It’s time to get started on today’s boo-tiful product preview for our upcoming shows on HSN July 11th, but first make sure that you have your calendars and planners marked for midnight, 1am, 8am, 11am, 12pm, 3pm, 7pm, 8pm and 11pm EST. We’re thrilled about all the hours of crafting we will get to have with you! We loved reading all your comments this week, and Julie Hume you are our first winner! Enjoy your new crafting items!

Let’s take a look at some items that we think you are going to be excited about!

Our Vintage Halloween Card Making Kit is back by popular demand! In this gorgeously spooky kit, you will be able to make 20 cards with bewitching Halloween patterns.  There are 20 layers in coordinating patterns and beautiful gold foil accents. Also included are 8 large pinwheels in orange stripe and grey/white to add texture and scale. There are amazing 3D vintage diecuts that include wise owls, flying witches, full moons, cats and more! Black and orange flourishes add movement just where you need it. You are going to love the single-layer die cuts and the dimensional sentiments you need to send a frighteningly fun greeting.

Also back just in time for Halloween season is our set of Spooky Glitter Paper. These sparkly papers add eerie shine to all your Halloween crafting projects. What’s great about our glitter paper is that it is silk screened. The glitter stays on the paper and does not come off on to your hands. Our palette includes purple, orange, black, white and gold glitter to create the perfect layers, die cuts, words and more!

One of our favorite kits, the Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit is coming back for our shows on HSN July 11th! This kit is chock full of beautiful ephemera and creates 20 cards that you can mix and match until your heart’s content! You’ll get 20 decorative cards (2 each 10 designs), 20 printed interior sentiments, 20 gorgeous card layers, 15 diecut borders, 15 diecut layer stickers, 40 3D stickers, 6 white bows, 6 pink bows, 8 green bows and 20 envelopes so you can send a card right away! The hand colored engravings of flowers, crowns, butterflies and more in this kit are sure to please!

Keep that amazing mail coming! We love to see your work! We want to know what you’re excited about for this preview. On Monday, we will draw a winner for all three items! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Xoxo,

Anna

Laurel Dies Graduation Scrapbook + QVC May 30th Preview 4

Hi everyone,

We hope you’ve had a great week. We have LOVED seeing your scrapbook posts on our Facebook page! There are some seriously gorgeous pages out there! Our #nationalscrapbookingmonth promotion continues here on the blog today. We have an amazing tutorial to share with you featuring our Laurel Cut and Emboss Dies with a side of serious papercrafting!

Let’s dive in!

Laurel Dies Scrapbook Page

Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essentials Tool Kit (craft knife and cutting mat) 442-864
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Laurel Dies, 611-006
  • (1) 12”x 12” Piece of pearl metallic cardstock
  • (2) Strips of gold foil cardstock, cut to ¼”x 12”
  • (4) Pieces of gold foil cardstock, cut to 4 ½”x 9”
  • (4) Pieces of gold foil cardstock, cut to 5”x 5 ½”
  • (1) Piece of gold foil cardstock, cut to 3 ½”x 5 ½”
  • (1) Piece of floral cardstock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (48) Strips of floral cardstock, cut to ¼”x 4”
  • Photo, cut to 3 ¼”x 5 ¼”
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Journaling tag
  • Sentiment
  • Flower and butterfly embellishments
  • Pencil

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Laurel Dies, die cut and emboss the 4 pieces of 5”x 5 ½” gold foil cardstock using the largest Laurel Die and the Small Medallions Die.

Fussy cut the medallions and two of the laurel dies as shown.

Draw an oblong frame on the back of one of the 4 ½”x 9” gold foil pieces. We used one of our sticker sentiment shapes for inspiration. You can also trace around the inside of any of your cutting dies or print out the photo below and trace it!

Fussy cut the border using a craft knife.

Use the cut out as a stencil to draw the shape on the remaining 3 strips of 4 ½”x 9” pieces of gold foil cardstock as shown.

Fussy cut using a craft knife.

Using double-sided adhesive, attach 12 strips of floral cardstock diagonally on each frame, spacing evenly.

Adhere 12 strips in the opposite direction, giving a lattice appearance.

Attach to the gold foil frame bases using foam square adhesive.

Assembly:

Using double-sided adhesive, attach the two strips of gold foil cardstock horizontally across the top and bottom of the 12”x 12” piece of pearl metallic cardstock, approximately ¼” in.

Attach the 4”x 6” piece of floral cardstock to the center of the layout using foam square adhesive.

Adhere the 3 ½”x 5 ½” piece of gold foil cardstock to the center of the floral cardstock using double-sided adhesive.

Attach the photo to the center of the gold foil cardstock with double sided adhesive.

Attach one of the lattice frames on each side of the photo.

Using foam square adhesive, attach the Laurel die cut pieces as shown.

Attach embellishments, sentiment and journaling tag.

Now, let’s take a look at our last QVC UK preview before our shows on May 30th at 12pm and 6pm!

Meet your newest obsession, our French Fan Cut and Emboss Dies! This set of 5 cut and emboss dies make gorgeous Victorian inspired fans that your friends and family are going to love! You’ll get one large, intricate fan along with 2 medium, opulent fans, a tassel die and a frog for that special touch!

Our new sets of matte Foil Card stock come in gold, rose gold and silver. Included in each set are 36, 12 x 12 sheets and 36, 5×7 sheets of gorgeous foil that are begging to be cut and embossed. These papers cut like butter, and are perfect to show off all the details and dimensions of your projects!

The Cuttlebug is the machine that does it all! Cut, emboss and create with the V3 version! This diecutting machine adheres to your workstation, and works beautifully with all our dies, embossing folders and more! You’ll get an 1 A plate, 2 B plates, 1 rubber embossing mat, instruction manual, 5×7 embossing folder and coordinating 1 x 7 embossing border, Flourish Scroll metal cutting die, “Thank You” sentiment metal cutting die and”Get Well” sentiment metal cutting die.

‘Tis the season for gorgeous, dimensional flowers! This set of 27 cut and emboss dies create paper works of art each and every time! Cut and layer your favorite papers to make flowers that add dimension to your paper crafts.

What else do you need to create all of these gorgeous flowers, fans, layers and more? Our set of 120, 5 x 7 Metallic Layers of course! You’ll get 120 sheets of shimmery metallic 300 gsm card stock in our Anna Griffin perfect palette. These shades coordinate wonderfully with our stickers, patterned papers, embellishments and sentiments for a cohesive look for all your cards and scrapbook pages!

One of our newest kits, the Blooming Decoupage Card Making Kit is a breath of fresh air. You’ll get sophisticated cards and layers, gold foil layers, card inserts, envelopes, punchable die cuts, bows in two colors, swirls, sentiments and even adhesive! You can make more than 30 cards with this amazing set. This special kit also has an auto delivery for 2 more floral themed kits – Watercolor Floral (August shipment) and Painted Garden (October shipment).

 

In our newly updated web store on QVCUK.com you will find our Delicate Engravings Card toppers set that is almost an entire card kit in itself! You’ll get stunning cards, macaron colored layers, pretty floral die cuts, postcards and sentiments for any occasion.

Be prepared to be inspired by this week’s fan mail!  Thank you so much, friends!

Have a great weekend, and we will see you on Monday for the first Product Preview for our upcoming shows on HSN July 11th!

Love,

Anna

How to: Graduation Scrapbook Page + QVC UK May 30th Preview 3

Hi friends,

It’s graduation season! This time of year it is so important to celebrate a young person’s rite of passage. We know that as proud parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends that you will be snapping lots of photos to remember the special occasion. A scrapbook page is an excellent gift to give, or keepsake to display.  Today’s project is one that you’re going to love creating!

Get out your Border Trims Dies and supplies, and let’s make this scrapbook page together!

Border Dies Scrapbook Page

Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the 2 pieces of peach cardstock and 3 pieces of gold foil cardstock with the Border Trim die. (Note, we did not emboss).

Cut one of the Border Trim pieces horizontally, leaving a 3” piece and a 4” piece. Set both pieces aside.

Cut the two remaining gold foil Border Trim die cut pieces down the center, lengthwise.

Repeat for the two peach Border Trim die cut pieces.

Using the photo and cutting mat as a guide, cut the corners of the 4 long border trim strips at a 45 degree opposing angles to form the frame of the picture. This is called a mitered corner.

Repeat by mitering the corners of the peach border trim strips.

Using the cutting mat as a guide, cut each end of the ¼”x 11” strips of gold card stock at a 45 degree angle to make a mitered border for the edge of the page.

Picture Frame Assembly:

Align the gold Border Trim die cut pieces along the four sides of the picture, making sure the corners align.

Place the peach Border Trim die cut pieces approximately ¼” in from the gold foil Border Trim Die cut pieces. Adhere using double-sided adhesive.

Assembly:

Using double-sided adhesive, adhere the white and gold cardstock to the peach striped cardstock.

Align the gold ¼” strips of cardstock along the four sides of the gold and white cardstock piece, making sure the corners align. Secure with double sided adhesive.

Approximately 4” from the left side of the layout, adhere the gold 4” and 3” Border Trim die cut pieces as shown.

Using foam squares, adhere the photo and frame, making sure to cover the gap in the Border Trim die cut pieces.

Adhere the journaling tag using foam squares.

Using foam squares, attach the gold bow to the top of the journaling tag.

Attach the floral sticker embellishments as shown.

In just a little over a week we will be on air with QVC UK! Be sure to join us on May 30th for a crafty good time! This is our second to last preview of the items that we will be bringing you, and your shopping list will be posted next Monday, May 28th! Let’s take a look at another round of gorgeous crafts that are headed across the pond!

One set of dies that we cannot get enough of is our Fancy Flourish Dies! This set of 8 cutting dies create the most gorgeous movement you can imagine on all your cards and scrapbook pages. You can make endless diecuts with your patterned, glitter, foil or metallic cardstock!

Say hello to our 3D Ornamental Embossing Folders! This set of 3 gorgeous folders are so intricate, and work beautifully with all of our crafting items. There are so many ways that you can use these folders! They are beautiful on their own, inked and embossed, cut into layers and so many more ways. You are sure to love this opulent set!

You can make 20 shakable cards in an afternoon with our Shaker Card Making Kit. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3! You’ll get pre-cut and perfectly measured card bases, coordinating layers, additional die cut layers, embellishments, flowers, sentiments and even envelopes!  All you have to do is adhere the sequin pack, choose your layer, concentric layer, embellishments and sentiment!

Create shaker cards for all occasions with our Shaker Card Dies! You’ll get 20 dies to create customized shaker cards that friends and family will love! The trio of shaker dies allow you to cut the window, layer and accessory diecuts to make adorable shaker cards every time! Also included are dies for tags, banners and bows!

Of course you need something to go with your Shaker Card Dies, and we have our set of Confetti Dies for just that! You will receive 3 cutting dies that cut two sizes of confetti in one pass through your Cuttlebug! The hearts, circles and stars dies will create confetti out of your favorite paper for your shaker cards, party decor or even create a layer with the leftover paper!

Are you making shaker cards from scratch? We have made it easy with this set of confetti bags and windows, complete with adhesive. All you have to do is layer, add confetti, unpeel and stick! There’s no measuring or mess, and you can easily get to shakin’!

We hope that you enjoyed making today’s project with us! For those of you with graduates, give our congratulations to the class of 2018! In one week we start our previews for a very exciting 24hour Craft Day on July 11th. You aren’t going to want to miss it!

Love,

Anna