How To: Valentine’s Day Window Ledge Card

Hello, hello!

In a couple weeks we will start previewing the exciting new items for 24 hour Craft Day on HSN March 7th! Go ahead and mark your calendars for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm. Plan to join us throughout the whole day for surprises like you have never seen before! HSN will have crafting every week in honor of National Craft Month and we will be back on March 14th for Create it Yourself shows featuring Anna Griffin.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it is an excellent reason to send a handmade card to someone you love! One of our most beloved crafting items is our Window Ledge Dies, and what’s great about them is that you can make a window ledge scene for any occasion!

Get out your crafting supplies and let’s make a sweet card together!

Valentine Window Ledge Collage

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Window Ledge Cardmaking Kit and Dies, 546-219
  • Anna Griffin® Spring Seasonal Embossing Folders (Ornate Quatrefoil)
  • Anna Griffin® Foil Layers Card stock (pink and gold 5”x 7” layer) 405-523
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (1) Piece of light pink metallic card stock, cut to 3”x 5”
  • (1) 5” 7” ivory card stock base
  • Valentine sentiment
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Paper trimmer

Materials from Window Ledge Kit:

  • Window frame die
  • White and gold window ledge
  • White and gold window ledge flourish
  • Dog silhouette
  • Pink awning
  • (2) Pink valances
  • (2) Pink floral curtains
  • (2) Pink striped curtains
  • (2) Roses
  • (3) Small pink flowers

 Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Ornate Quatrefoil embossing folder, emboss the light pink metallic card stock.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and window frame cutting die, die cut and emboss the gold foil card stock.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner, adhere the pink and gold foil card layer to the ivory card stock base.

Using a tape runner, adhere the window parts in the following order:

  • embossed light pink card stock (attach to the center of the card base)
  • pink striped curtains (align towards the bottom of the light pink layer)

  • pink floral curtains (align towards the bottom of the light pink layer)
  • pink valance (align to cover the top of the curtain die cuts)

Attach the cut and embossed gold window frame piece using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the white and gold window ledge.

Attach the dog silhouette poking out the window.

Arrange the rose and flower die cuts weaving through the window and window ledge and adhere with a tape runner.

Attach the gold and white window ledge flourish using a tape runner.

Fold the awning along the score lines and adhere using a tape runner.

Adhere the second valance to the back of the bottom of the awning using a tape runner.

Attach a sentiment to the awning using foam squares.

Now that is a valentine! Have a wonderful week, and join us right here on the blog Friday for another tutorial and Fan Mail Friday! Thank you all so much for all the wonderful mail you send; it really is the highlight of the week!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

How to: Valentine’s Day Shaker Card

Hi there,

It’s been a snowy couple of days here in Atlanta, which make for the perfect craft days! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so make sure that you get out all your favorite heart, flower and loved themed crafting items to make something extra special for all of those near and dear to your heart! We love the tradition of sending sweet sentiments, and thought we would share one of our favorite cards using the Shaker Window Dies (Hearts) and our Shaker Supply Card Kit.

Let’s get to shakin’!

Finished Size: 5×7 card   

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Window Dies (Hearts) 572-269
  • Anna Griffin® Valentine Confetti Cutting Die (Hearts) 583-923
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Arrangements Embossing Folders (Embroidered Hearts)
  • Anna Griffin® Fancy Double Sided Card stock Layers (black floral)
  • Anna Griffin® Double Sided Cardstock for Diecutting (pink and white script)
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Supplies Kit, 592-715
  • (1) 5”x 7” light pink metallic card stock layers
  • (1) 5”x 7” dark pink metallic card stock layer
  • (1) 5” 7” ivory card stock base
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Rose embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Paper trimmer

Instructions:

Using the paper trimmer, cut the black floral card stock layer to 5”x 7”. Set aside the scrap piece.

Cut the pink and white script layer to 5” wide, making sure the script reads horizontally across the page.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug and Shaker Window Die, die cut the large heart outline from the light pink card stock and the small heart outline from the dark pink card stock. Set aside the scrap pieces.

Die cut the large heart outline from the center of the black floral card stock layer using the Cricut® Cuttlebug and Shaker Window Die.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebugand the Shaker Window Dies, cut the smallest heart from a scrap piece from the light pink card stock.

Emboss the small, light pink heart using the Cricut® Cuttlebug and Embroidered Hearts embossing folder.

Use the remaining scrap pieces of black floral, dark pink and light pink card stock to cut confetti hearts using the Valentine Confetti Die and the Cricut® Cuttlebug.

Pour the confetti into the foam-lined acetate layer from the Shaker Card Supply Kit.

Remove the liners from the foam strips to adhere the second piece of acetate, making a confetti pouch.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner, adhere the 5” wide pink and white script layer to the ivory card base.

Attach the confetti pouch to the center of the card using a tape runner along the edges of the pouch.

Adhere the black floral card stock to the front side of the confetti pouch using a tape runner.

Attach the light pink and dark pink heart outlines to the window of the card.

Using foam squares, attach the light pink embossed heart.

Attach the rose embellishments and sentiment.

We hope you have a lot of fun making this shaker card, and we would love to see your version on our Facebook page! We’re happy to end the week with Fan Mail Friday! Because of the delay with all the snow, next week’s installment will have even more of your gorgeous cards if you don’t see yours here this week.

Love,

Anna

 

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Shopping List

Hello, hello!

Meet us at midnight tomorrow for our first shows of the year on HSN! These #Annaversary shows can’t be beat, and we are going to have a great time showing you all the new products, returning favorites and how to create with them! We have the Today’s Special on January 10th. It is the incredible Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies, a compendium of clear stamps and concentric dies to create dimensional embellishments for all occasions.

Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting hours start at midnight and continue throughout the day at 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST. Also on Wednesday at 5:15pm, we will be joining some of our favorite HSN hosts for a Facebook live!

Want another look at everything new? Here’s a video re-cap of the last 5 weeks of blog posts about our 8th Anna-versary on HSN. The table was so full, that we could not squeeze in the Cricut Maker, Cricut Easy Press and the very special Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Anniversary bundle. The Cricut family of products are the creme de la creme of crafting tools and we have Anna-versary specials on all of them!

Here are our products for January 10th! Links will be updated as available.

New Items

592735 – Eleanor Designer Paper Crafting Kit

59264-629 – Christmas Ribbon Assortment

592764-20J – Everyday Ribbon Assortment

592764-424 – Vintage Ribbon Assortment

555-601 and 595-610 Xyron Sticker Makers

592667 – Window Ledge Embellishments

592710- Window Ledge Dies 1

592691 – Window Ledge Dies 2

592758 – Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments

592731 – Dresden Spring Assortment

592719 – Fancy Flourish Dies

592722 – Engraved Botanica Card Kit

592711 – Shaker Dies 2 (butterfly, envelope, clover and bunny)

592715 – Shaker Card Supply Kit

594455 – Vintage Bunny Die Cuts

592664 – Ornamental 3D Embossing Folders

592741 – Floral Decoupage Diecuts

588268-KK5 – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Amelie

588268-06Y – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Camilla

588268-52X – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Grace Black

588268-F67 – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Grace White

588268-DR7 -Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Ivory Damask

592559 – Mini Diecutting and Embossing Machine

592765 – Heat Embossing Tool

592562 – Treasury Inks

592563 – Treasury Embossing Powders

592564 – Treasury Cards, Embellishments and Envelopes

Returning Favorites

592666 Window Ledge Card Making Kit (No Dies)

592710 – Window Ledge Dies 1 (Original)

552838 – Delicate Engravings Card Kit

597867 – Anna Griffin Explore Air 2 Anniversary Bundle

574327 – Cricut Maker

586053 – Make Something You Love Paper Kit with Autoship

505105 – 12 x 12 Perfect Palette II

572269 – Shaker Dies (original)

522150 – Trelliage Set

552843 – Frame It Coloring Pages

532431 – Chameleon Markers

552853 – Chameleon Color Tops

583456 – Cricut Easy Press Machine

583897 – Valentine’s Dresden Trims

583895- 2018-2019 Planner Bundle

522556-Xyron Creative Station

Please note that we have experienced some shipping delays due to the holidays. This means that some of your orders could show an extended delivery date at the time of purchase. Never fear! We are working as quickly as possible!

See you at midnight EST January 10th. Let the celebration begin!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 5 Winners

Hi there!

We are only 5 days away from our Anna-versary shows on HSN! We’re so excited to celebrate 8 years of Elegant Paper Crafting on HSN! Join us for a fun filled event on January 10th at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST and throughout the day for lots beautiful in the making! Don’t forget, we have a Facebook Live on HSN’s Facebook page at 5:15pm.

Can you feel the anticipation? It’s time to announce our lucky winners for all things Treasury! Drum roll please!

Facebook- Donna McPherson and Lisa Tolen

Instagram- smplyme72 and purple.ewe

Blog- Deanna Collins and Judy Whitley

Pinterest- Linda Heckendorf and Sylvia Hungerford

Enjoy this treasure trove of crafting supplies, and have a blast creating with it all year long!

Thank you everyone for playing along and using our hashtags; it’s been fun to follow your comments on our social media channels! Now, let’s look at our line up of new products once again!

We are super excited about our Ornamental 3D Embossing Folders. These 3 folders create the most elegant, elaborate patterns you can imagine. You will be blown away by the dimensional effect achieved from these folders!

It’s here, it’s here! The Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies offers you an entire year of amazing crafting. This comes organized in a binder filled with 61 stamps and 34 concentric cutting dies. What’s great is that you can choose from 5 patterns to match the rest of your Anna Griffin storage patterns! Take your pick from Camilla, Amelie, Grace Black, Ivory Damask and Grace White.

Included with your binder, you will receive holiday stamps and dies, botanical and celebratory stamps and dies and a stamp for all your friends and family. Now you can personalize cards for your friend, sister-in-law and all the important people in your life.

Wait, there’s more! We have an auto ship option that expands on important card sending occasions each containing 24 stamps and 18 dies. Auto Ship 1 is all about “Birthday and Congratulations” stamps and dies.  You are going to love stamping and creating dimensional diecuts like balloons, wreaths and presents to celebrate any special occasion.

With Auto Ship 2, you will be able to create “Sympathy and Inspiration” cards. Make cards that say just the right thing to lift others up. Layer sentiments from Believe and Thinking of You to Love & Hope. Add stamped lilies, trees and more for the finishing touches.

The last shipment is Auto Ship 3! This set has stamps and dies about “Get Well and Gratitude.” Send well wishes from Sending Love and Strength to Forever Grateful. Combine your stamped sentiments with beautiful teapots and a bird and branch for a gorgeous effect.

Our Treasury Cards and Layers coordinate perfectly with The Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies! You’ll get 54, 5×7 cards, 54 envelopes and 54 printed layers. Mix and match card patterns and layers until your heart’s content.

Make your stamping shine with the 6 colors in our set of Treasury Inks. The vibrant inks are incredible on their own, or topped with a matching embossing powder.

Add dimension to your stamping with coordinating Treasury Embossing Powders! All 6 colors work with your stamped image and our Heat Embossing Tool to create a whole new texture on sentiments and embellishments.

There’s nothing we love more than tools in Anna Griffin ivory and gold! Use the two speeds along with our inks and embossing powders to turn your stamping into glossy works of art!

Our Anna Griffin Mini is fun sized! This diecutting and embossing machine is great for using with the Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies, your smaller dies and embossing border folders!

Now that’s a celebration! The countdown is on! We are so excited that we can kick off the new year and create with you on January 10th. It’s going to be a grand occasion!

Over the holiday break we received some amazing fan mail to share with you. Come take a look!

On Monday we will have your HSN shopping list with available links!

Love,

Anna

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 4 Winners + Happy New Year Card

Hello, hello!

Can you believe it? It’s our last blog post of the year! 2017 has been filled with amazing memories, beautiful projects and incredible friendships! We have loved being able to share our HSN previews, blog posts, Facebook posts, Pinterest boards and Instagram photos with you. Our crafting community is the best, and you all mean the world to us! Every day we look forward to seeing your comments and ideas. Thank you for inspiring us in every way! Here’s a look back at the last 12 months of beautiful in the making.

 

Our first HSN shows are just around the corner! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting hours are midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and more appearances throughout the day. We have one preview left for 10am EST Monday morning where Anna will reveal our exciting Today’s Special for January 10th!

Our winners for Product Preview 4 are below! Congratulations everyone!

Vintage Bunny Diecuts – Trish T (Blog), @babybea8 (Instagram)

Shaker Window Cutting Dies 1 – Carol Buffington (Facebook),  Melissa Eichenauer (Pinterest)

Shaker Window Cutting Dies 2 – Janet S. (Blog), @cwoody5073 (instagram)

Shaker Card Supply – Mary Ellen Alleva (Facebook), Diane Lee (Pinterest)

Ready to see a few more spring themed projects?

Our Vintage Bunny Diecuts make Easter and spring cards like no other! This set contains 314 beautifully, colored vintage ephemera for you to layer together! These 3 dimensional diecuts will make your spring projects eggs-cellent!

Our Shaker Window Dies 1 are an essential die set for creating shaker cards! These shapes carry you throughout the year, and are even great for making shaker cards for the holiday season!

If you missed out on the Shaker Window Autoship, now is your time to hop in and get our Spring Shaker Window Dies! This set of 23 dies makes spring shaker cards like no other. Use these dies to create cards for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter to birthdays and get well.

Our little black dress of shaker card accessories is here! Use our Shaker Card Supply Kit to easily transform your cards from ordinary to extra shake-tastic! We’ve done the work for you, and all you have to do is pick your card bases, embellishments, sentiments and something pretty to fill your windows with!

To celebrate the New Year, we have a card that will help you ring in 2018! Get out your Go Press and Foil machine, and let’s make our last card of 2017 together!

New Year’s Go Press and Foil

Finished Size: 5”x 7” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Go Press & Foil Machine, 529-122
  • Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps (tag die) 505-094
  • Anna Griffin® Hot Foil Holiday Sentiment Stamps (Happy New Year) 572-669
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders (Nordic Flake)
  • (2) 5”x 7” Perfect Pattern Christmas Cards (snowflake pattern with gold border) 574-354
  • Ivory card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • Silver foil, cut to 3”x 4”
  • Gold foil, cut to 4”x 6”
  • Metal shim
  • Card stock shim
  • Gold bow
  • Silver flourish embellishment
  • Gold champagne bottle embellishment
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut one of the card bases along the inside of the gold frame, approximately 4”x6”.

2. Use the Nordic Flake embossing folder to press the gold foil to the 4”x 6” card stock base cut out. Place in the Go Press and foil machine in the following order: metal shim, foil (colored side down), card stock, embossing folder (open, embossing side down), card stock shim.

3. Follow the steps in the Go Press and Foil instruction manual to apply the silver foil to the 3”x 4” piece of ivory card stock using the “Happy New Year” Hot Foil stamp.

4. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Terrific Tag Die, die cut the ivory card stock layer.

Assembly:

  1. Using foam adhesive, attach the gold foil layer to the card base.

2. Wrap the loop of the silver flourish embellishment around the gold champagne bottle embellishment as shown and attach to the card base using foam adhesive.

3. Adhere the “Happy New Year” sentiment to the bottom right of the card base with foam adhesive.

4. Attach the gold bow to the bottom left of the card base.

Wow, isn’t this the perfect card to bring in the New Year? We’re excited for all that 2018 holds and can not wait to share it with you!

Love,

Anna