How to: Easter Cross Die Card

Hi there!

It’s time to make more cards for Easter! So many of you love our Cross Dies, and we thought this card would be perfect for the season. If you missed out on our set of Cross Dies, don’t worry they are coming back in mid-April on HSN.com. If you favorite them, you will be notified when they are back in stock!

In one week we are going to start previewing for our upcoming shows on HSN May 2nd. Go ahead and mark your calendars and planner with that date!

This card is all about how to fussy cut layers. Get your supplies and let’s get crafting!

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® Crosses Die Set (large cross and starburst) 603-504
  • Anna Griffin® Engraved Botanica Card Kit (large green sticker)
  • (1) Piece of green patterned cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of ivory patterned cardstock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (1) Piece of gold glitter cardstock, cut to 4 ½”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of ivory cardstock, cut to 4”x 5”
  • (2) Pieces of gold foil cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card base
  • Easter sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and sunburst die, cut and emboss 2 starbursts from the gold foil cardstock.

2. Cut and emboss one cross from the 2nd piece of gold foil cardstock using the large cross die.

3. Trace the outline of the cross on the ivory cardstock.

4. Trace the outline of the green sticker on the back of the gold glitter cardstock.

5. Using a craft knife, fussy cut around the inside of the pencil line on the ivory card stock and gold glitter card stock for the perfect shadow layer!

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the green patterned cardstock to the ivory cardstock base using a tape runner.

2. Using foam squares, attach the ivory patterned card stock layer.

3. Attach the 2 starbursts vertically down the center of the card using double-sided adhesive.

4. Adhere the gold glitter card stock to the back of the green sticker layer.

5. Attach to the center of the card.

6. Using foam squares, attach the flower embellishments and sentiment.

7. Using double-sided adhesive, attach the ivory card stock shadow layer to the back of the gold cross.

8. Adhere the cross to the card using foam squares.

This card is a beautiful way to celebrate the season of Easter with friends and loved ones. Be sure to share your Easter projects with us on Facebook; we are choosing grab bag winners every day in the month of March to celebrate National Craft Month.

We hope your day is off to a great start, and that you have a wonderful week!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

How to: Easter Bunny Shaker Window Dies 2 Card

Hi everyone,

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our shows on The Shopping Channel in Canada earlier this week. We are so glad that we were able to share all of our beautiful products with our neighbors to the north. Stay right here for details on our next visit to TSC!

Before we start our previews for our upcoming shows on HSN May 2nd, we have a few how to projects to share with you! Easter is right around the corner, so why don’t we make an adorable bunny shaker card filled with bunny confetti? We love the different looks you can make when you combine our Spring Shaker Window Dies with the Spring Confetti Dies! There are so many different color combinations, confetti windows and themes you can create!

For this card, we went for a pretty lavender, monochromatic look. You still have one week until Easter, so grab your supplies and let’s make this card together!

Finished Size: 5×7 card

 Materials:

 Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and Springtime Confetti Die, die cut confetti bunny pieces from the lavender metallic card stock and the 4 ½”x 6” white glitter paper.

Place all confetti pieces in the shaker card supply window.

Cut open a sequin pack from the Springtime Shaker Card Kit and empty into the shaker card supply window.

Remove the white backing from the foam tape along the sides of the pouch to expose the adhesive layer and close to secure.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and Shaker Window Dies II, die cut the lavender patterned paper with the smaller bunny die. Die cut the white glitter paper using the larger, bunny outline die.

Assembly:

Using double-sided adhesive, attach the shaker card supply pouch to the top of the card base.

Adhere the lavender patterned layer on top using double-sided adhesive.

Using your Xyron Creative Station, apply adhesive to the back of the bunny outline and attach to the card front.

Fussy cut a border embellishment as shown. Attach using double-sided adhesive. Adhere your embellishments using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the purple bow to the sentiment. Remove the liner on the back of the sentiment sticker and attach to the card.

What a gorgeous shaker card! On Monday we have another beautiful tutorial for you, so be sure to join us here on the blog! Now, let’s look at some of the projects that you have sent us over the past week for Fan Mail Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Love,

Anna

 

How to: Vintage Bunny Layout

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! Today’s how to is an Easter scrapbook page fit for Spring! It features our Vintage Bunny die cuts that you all love! Never fear, we will have more on hsn.com later this month! If you favorite the item, you will get a notification when they are back in stock.

On Monday we will start previews for our upcoming shows on HSN March 7th! Tune in at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Also, mark your calendars for our HSN shows on March 14th. National Craft Month is going to be a fun!

Easter is such a meaningful time for so many, and today’s project is great for scrapbooking your favorite memories of the season. Get ready to layer up your die cuts to make this amazing layout.

Let’s hop to it!

Vintage Bunny Die Cuts

Finished Size: 12×12 Scrapbook Page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Vintage Bunny Diecuts, 594-455
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Designer Paper Kit (pink diamond, light blue striped, pink vine)
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (ruler, scissors, paper trimmer) 442-864
  • 1” wide ivory ribbon, cut to 20”
  • (2) Pieces 1 ½” wide ivory lace, cut to 12”
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner and scotch tape)
  • Photo

 Instructions:

Cut the light blue striped paper to 8” wide with the stripes going vertical.

Fussy cut along the gold vines on the outer edges of the light blue striped card stock.

Cut the pink vine card stock to 4 ¾”x 11”.

Assemble the 3D Vintage Bunny Diecuts by adhering the layers using foam squares as shown. (Note, not all die cuts are made to be 3D.)

Pleat and tape the ivory lace around the edge of the two oval bunny diecuts.

Tape a photograph to the back of the floral wreath diecut.

Using the ivory ribbon, make a 4” bow.

Assembly:

Use the pink diamond cardstock layer as your background.

Using a tape runner, adhere the light blue striped card stock layer vertically to the center of the pink diamond card stock.

Adhere the pink vine card stock to the center of the light blue striped card stock.

Attach the 3D bunny oval diecut with the bunny facing left to the left side of the page using foam squares.

Attach the 3D bunny oval diecut with the bunny facing right to the right side of the page.

Using foam squares, attach the 3D wreath slightly above center of the two bunny ovals.

Attach the three 3D floral die cuts to the bottom of the bunny die cuts using foam squares.

Using foam squares, adhere the small floral wreath diecut between the two 3D floral diecuts.

Adhere the sentiment in the center of the floral wreath using foam squares.

Attach the ivory bow below the floral wreath using foam squares.

Attach the remaining decorative eggs, butterfly and carrot diecuts using foam squares as shown.

Wasn’t that an eggs-citing tutorial? Let’s take a look at all the goodies and Valentines that have been sent this week for Fan Mail Friday.

A special thanks to everyone who sent these beautiful creations! We will see you right back here on Monday.

Bye for now,

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