HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 2 Winners + How To: Christmas Ornament

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! It looks like you all adore the new window embellishments, dies and additions! We love bringing you these sets to extend and inspire your Window Ledge and Window Box Card Making Kits!

We are less than 3 weeks away from our HSN shows on January 10th! It will be our first shows of 2018 and to make it extraordinary, we have the Today’s Special! Any guesses as to what it could be? We think it’s going to be something that you LOVE! Join us at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and all throughout Craft Day.

It’s time for our 8 winners! Thank you for #celebr8-ting with us all week long!

Window Ledge Card Making Kit- @GwenOgburn (Instagram) and Sandy Hanson (Facebook)

Window Ledge Dies 1 & 2 Migdalia Del Valle (Pinterest) and @MarieFixReams (Instagram)

Window Ledge Embellishments- Jane Bill (blog) and Cathy Scarborough (blog)

Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments- Diane Razzano Clemen (Pinterest) and Evelyn Robinson (Facebook)

Our Window Ledge Card is packed full of everything you need to create show stopping cards! From beautifully colored die cuts and flowers to gorgeous card layers and wonderful inserts, this card kit is going to be one that you will want to use again and again! It’s perfect for all occasions!

Keep creating with our set of Window Ledge Dies 1! You will be able to mix and match your papers, layers, sentiments and more as you create your very own window card. Use the dies to make themed windows for holidays, birthdays and any time you need to celebrate.

We love when you let us know products you want! Our Window Ledge Dies 2 is a direct reflection of that! Now, you can create curved awnings, Scottie dogs curtains and even your own topiaries. These dies will further your kit, and allow you to keep making beautiful projects!

The beauty of our Window Ledge Embellishments will make you ooh and ahh. These pretty papers are perfectly color coordinated and ready to use! You’ll get 220 card stock pieces to layer and create with. You’ll love the tiny flowers, cheerful sentiments and bright colors in this set.

We can’t leave out our Window Box Card Making Kit can we? Our new set of Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments is just the thing to keep your boxes blooming all season long! With 272 pieces including, sentiments, sentiment flags, flowers, gold foil die cuts and more, you will be able to make 3D cards like no other. Mix or match your colors for a unique card experience.

On to today’s project! If you’re looking to add a little pizazz to your holiday decor, or to make a gift for a friend or loved one get out your Cricut Maker (or your Explore Air 2) and let’s create!

Anna’s Holiday Ornaments – 3D Chapel Ornament

If you own the Anna’s Holiday Ornament Cartridge, you can use this URL to cut the project: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/77071409

If you do not own this content, it will be available in Design Space later this year.

Finished Size: Approximately 2 ¼”x 2 ¾”x 4

Materials:

  • Cricut® Maker™ machine
  • Cricut® Design Space™ software
  • 12” x 12” Standard Grip or Light Grip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Dresden Trims
  • (1) 12”x 12” Silver and white patterned card stock
  • (2) Gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2 ½”
  • (2) Gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2 ¼”
  • Holly embellishment
  • Gold string or ribbon
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (tape runner or glue)

Instructions:

Using your Cricut® Design Space™ software and Cricut® Maker™ machine, follow the on-screen instructions to cut the base layer from card stock paper.

Assembly:

  1. Trim two corners of each of the 2”x 2 ½”gold foil card stock.

2. Using foam squares, attach the two 2”x 2 ½” gold foil card stock to the back of the two sides of the chapel with door cut outs.

3. Adhere the 2”x 2 ¼” gold foil card stock to the remaining two sides of the chapel using foam squares.

4. Fold along the scored lines and adhere the tab in place to assemble the chapel.

5. To complete the top of the chapel, fold along the scored lines and fold the tabs in. Adhere with double-sided adhesive.

6. Adhere a holly embellishment on both sides of the chapel roof.

7. Using glue adhesive, attach a Christmas Dresden bell on top of the holly.

8. String a ribbon through the top of the chapel, forming a loop.

Before I go hang that on my tree, watch this newly created segment called Fan Mail Friday!

Wow, how much fun was that? But wait there’s more! On Monday we will have Product Preview 3 – very exciting! Have a great weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 2

Hi everyone,

We’re on to product preview 2 of our upcoming shows on HSN January 10th! We have the Today’s Special, and that means you are going to see a whole lot of us during the first Craft Day of the year! Our hours are going to be midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and many more times throughout the day.

It is time for a little window shopping…listen up!

Back for our January 10th shows is our Window Ledge Card Making Kit! Guess what? The card kit comes without the dies! This is something you all have asked us for and we delivered! This adorable kit makes incredible window scenes on the front of you cards. Combine the card, inserts, window panes, awnings and more for a sweet card design every time. For even more added charm we have Scotties, kitties beautiful flowers and phrases for all occasions.

The cut and emboss dies to make the Window Ledge Cards are now sold separately. With these dies you can cut out the window, curtains, window boxes and more from your choice of paper! You can create holiday window scenes, open windows, lovely curtains, festive wreaths and so much more!

 

Requests for dies for the awnings and the scottie dog have been granted! With our Window Ledge Dies 2 you can cut your own awnings, Palladian windows, topiaries and a cute Scottie dog with the 11 dies included!

New for January is our set of Window Ledge Embellishments. You’ll get 220 card stock embellishments to replenish your Window Ledge Card Making Kit and Dies! There are awnings, flowers, cornices, curtains, sentiments and more. Sentiments include phrases of Deepest Gratitude, Just For You, Happy Birthday, For You, and Thanks. The cheerful colors and patterns are sure to brighten any day!

 

Fill your boxes with blooms! Our new Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments set includes everything you need to fill, decorate and send Window Box cards made with the dies you already own. This set contains 272 card stock pieces to refresh your original Window Box Card Making Kit in the best way! Send a bouquet that says; With All the Best Wishes and Hip Hip Hooray! The options are endless and you can mix and match until your heart’s content.

What wonderful windows and beautiful box cards! We’re halfway through with our previews for our shows on HSN January 10th! Craft Day will be here before you know it! Comment across all of our social media channels using our hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin to enter for a chance to win this week’s items! We will have 8 lucky winners on Friday!

Bye for now,

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

 

 

How to: Faux Gatefold Christmas Card with Decorative Edge Dies

Hi everyone,

Can you believe that there are only 24 days left until Christmas? So many of you have already finished making your cards, but for those of you like me, here is a little inspiration to get your card making started this weekend!

Today, we are going to show you how you can use your Holiday Decorative Edge Dies to create a faux gate fold card just by layering!

Holiday Decorative Edge Dies

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® Holiday Decorative Edge Cut/Emboss Dies (snowflake die and snowflake border die) 574-340
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bow Assortment (gold bow) 430-694
  • Ivory 5”x 7” card base
  • Dark green patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Light green patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Ivory card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Snowflake embellishment
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam square adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the light green card stock using the snowflake die. Align the straight edge of the die with the 7” straight edge of the card stock. Repeat on the other side of the card stock.

2. Die cut the ivory card stock using the snowflake border die and the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

 

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the dark green patterned card stock to the ivory card base using a tape runner.

2. Attach the light green snowflake decorative edge to the ivory decorative edge border by using the tape runner along the straight edge of the die cuts.

3. Using foam squares, attach the decorative edges and borders to the card base. Align the straight edges of the die cuts along the left and right sides of the card base.

4. Adhere the snowflake embellishment diagonally across the center of the card with foam squares.

5. Peel off the backing of the sentiment sticker and attach in the center of the card, over the snowflake.

6. Attach the gold bow to the bottom right corner of the embellishment using foam adhesive.

This card would be gorgeous in many different colors and sentiments! It’s almost time to get those holiday cards in the mail! See you on Monday for our first preview of what is in store for you January 10th, 2018 on HSN.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

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