How to: Floral Decoupage Layered Card

Hi everyone,

In a week and a half, we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th. Our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Plus we have shows on March 14th too!

The Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. You don’t want to miss this once a year sale!

If you are reading this blog and you live in Canada, we are officially coming back to The Shopping Channel on March 19th and 20th. It has been over 10 years since we were on last and time has flown by! I have put together a very special assortment of products for our big reunion. Stay tuned here for more details on how and when to watch!

Now, on to today’s card crafting project! If you haven’t already started playing with your Floral Decoupage Diecuts, the time to do so is now! One of our favorite die cuts in the set is this gorgeous, build-able vase full of flowers! Let’s make something beautiful together.

Beautiful Bouquets Decoupage

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® Floral Decoupage Diecuts (flower basket and sentiment) 592-741
  • Anna Griffin® Valentine Perfect Patterns Cards (blue lace)
  • Anna Griffin® Flourish Medallion Die
  • Anna Griffin® 12” Border Stickers (1, floral and 2, brown)
  • (1) 5”x 7” yellow patterned card stock base
  • (1) Piece of ivory card stock, cut to 4 ¾”x 6 ¾”
  • (1) Piece of yellow card stock, cut to 4 ½”x 6”
  • Scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut the yellow card stock using the Flourish Medallion Die.

2. Fussy cut the edges of the blue lace card stock base as shown.

3. Cut the floral border strip to 6 ½” tall.

4. Cut the brown border strips as shown.

5. Cut the yellow Flourish die cut in half as shown.

6. Assemble the flower basket die cut using foam squares. Layer the pieces in numeric order from bottom to top using the numbers listed on the back of the die cuts.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the ivory card stock to the yellow patterned card base.

2. Attach the blue lace layer with foam squares.

3. Using foam squares, attach the two brown border stickers vertically down the center of the card. Attach with the back side down so the white is showing and do not peel the sticker liner. You do not have to use this specific border design – any border in your craft stash will do!

4. Adhere the floral border sticker to the center of the card using foam squares.

5. Using foam squares attach the yellow Flourish Medallion die cut piece of card stock to the center of the card, horizontally. Overlap the two pieces slightly so the edges do not go over the side of the card.

6. Attach the floral basket die cut to the center of the card using foam squares.

7. Adhere the sentiment to the bottom left corner of the card with foam squares.

Anyone would love to receive the warm wishes sent with this lovely card. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s how to. Are you ready to “ooh and ahh” over the talent and skill that has been received in the mail this week? Let’s take a look!

Here’s a closer look at the amazingly fun paper dolls by Denise! We’re in love!

 

See you on Monday!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 1 Winners + DIY Embossed Christmas Card

Hello, hello,

Wow, what a week! We love reading all about the excitement that you have for our #annaversary shows on HSN January 10th! This special set of shows is going to showcase lots of new items and returning fan favorites for an Anna-versary to remember! As promised we have 8 lucky winners from our first product preview!

Eleanor- Calistoga1924k (Instagram) and Marlene Heilman (Blog)

Floral Decoupage Diecuts- Sallyf1500 (Instagram) and Joyce Kokay (Pinterest)

Ribbon (Christmas, Vintage and Everyday)- Marcia Lasiter (Blog) and Ginny Hughes (Pinterest)

Delicate Engravings- Tina Davis (Facebook) and Doug Gascoigne (Facebook)

Woo hoo! It was so much fun to read your posts! We can’t wait to see the dimensional bouquets you build, the bows you tie and the layouts you create with these lovely prizes. On Monday, it’s giveaway time all over again! But first, here are  a few more inspirational projects from the products featured in our first preview.

It looks like a lot of you are excited for elegant Eleanor’s return! The double-sided pink, black and ivory papers make the perfect background for the chic die cuts, mascara rose stickers and lovely sentiments. This paper crafting kit is the perfect mix and sophistication and beauty to celebrate our 8th #Annaversary!

The set of Floral Decoupage Die Cuts and Beautiful Bouquets will have your projects blooming all season long. These dimensional floral arrangements are easily built using the new instructions on the back! You can layer away with the foam adhesive included in these sets. There are so many gorgeous varieties of flowers are included in this sets. You’ll get everything from morning glories to daffodils and everything in between!

So much ribbon, so little time! Choose from 3 brand new double faced satin ribbon assortments to make beautiful bows of all sizes. We have Christmas, Vintage and Everyday color palettes for all projects, big and small. These ribbons work perfectly with your Anna Griffin Bow Maker and Ribbon Storage Box.

You love the layers, colors and embellishments in the Delicate Engravings card toppers collection. This kit includes beautiful, macaron colored cards, incredible painted flowers, gold foil accents galore and sentiments for every occasion.

With all of the Anna-versary excitement, we have not forgotten that you may still be making Christmas cards. Pull out your Go Press & Foil machine, your Christmas hot stamp dies and make this beautiful card along with us!

Go Press and Foil Christmas Embossed Card

Finished Size: 7”x 5” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Go Press & Foil Machine, 529-122
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Art Hot Foil Stamps (Holly Frame) 572-701
  • Anna Griffin® Hot Foil Holiday Sentiment Stamps (Merry Christmas) 572-669
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Folders and Borders, Holiday Medallions and Snowfall
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card base
  • Ivory card stock, cut to the following sizes
    • (1) 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” piece
    • (1) 4 ¼”x 6” piece
    • (1) 4 1/8”x 5 7/8” piece
    • (1) 3 5/8”x 5 ½” piece
    • (1) 3 ½” x5 3/8” piece
  • Green foil, cut to 4”x 5 ½”
  • Red foil, cut to 3”x 3 ½”
  • Metal shim
  • Ivory bow
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ emboss the 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” piece of ivory card stock using the Holiday Medallions embossing folder.

Emboss the 4 1/8”x 5 7/8” piece of ivory card stock using the Snowfall embossing folder.

Follow the steps in the Go Press and Foil instruction manual to apply the foil:

  • Transfer the green foil using the holly frame hot stamp die to the 3 ½”x 5 3/8” piece of ivory card stock.

  • Apply the red foil using the “Merry Christmas” foil hot stamp die to the 3 ½”x 5 3/8” piece of ivory card stock with green foil already transferred.

Assembly:

Attach the Holiday Medallions embossed layer to the ivory card stock base using double sided adhesive.

Adhere the 4 ¼”x 6” piece of ivory card stock using foam squares.

Attach the Snowfall embossed layer using double sided adhesive.

With foam squares, attach the 3 5/8”x 5 ½” piece of ivory card stock.

Attach the foil layer to the center using double sided adhesive.

Using foam squares, attach the ivory bow to the bottom left corner of the foil layer.

There you have it, an elegant embossed and foil stamped card. We can’t wait to see what you do with this tutorial! On Monday we will meet you here for product preview 2, and more gorgeous giveaways!

Happy Holidays,

Anna