Thank you for watching + DIY Series Card Front Dies

Hello everyone!

It’s been quite the week! We want to thank you for all the love and enthusiasm you have shared for our products. We saw the most participation ever across our social media channels, so thank you for all of your comments. Many thanks to our Skype callers, testimonial callers and everyone who watched us on HSN July 11th.

Mark your calendars for August 16th, September 18th and October 3rd for our monthly shows on HSN. That’s exciting, right? You can check back here every Monday and Friday to see what’s new and what will return on Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting!

I will leave you with just a little more crafting eye candy of our newest items from this week’s shows before giving you the latest installment of our DIY Series.

Today, let’s get out your Card Front Dies from and create a beautiful ombre colored card that is beautiful in the making!

ENCHANTING BIRD CARD

You can use our Card Front Dies to create a beautiful multi-layered card that stands out from all the rest!  – Anna

 

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Card Front Cutting Dies – 542-362 – Bird Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack – 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag – 457-852 – Piercing Stylus Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set – 442-864 – Craft Knife, Cutting Mat & Ruler
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes – 505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • 1, 12” x 12” Pink Ombré Cardstock Cut to 1, 5” x 7” Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 12” x 12” Yellow Ombré Cardstock, Cut to 1, 5” x 7” Cardstock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® So Smitten Cardmaking Kit – 457-834 – 1, 3.5” x 5.5” Pink Border Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Seasonal Layers – 522-279, Lavender Center Layer
  • 1 Sentiment Embellishment
  • 3 Floral Embellishments
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Adhere lavender cardstock layer to ivory card base with double sided adhesive.

  • Place bird die face up and the yellow ombré cardstock piece (light edge at the top of the die) face down on the Cuttlebug machine, and die cut. The Tool ‘n One is helpful in the removal of the paper from the die.

  • Die cut the pink ombré cardstock piece (darker edge at the top of the die). Cut out the pink bird foliage from the center of the die cut with the craft knife.

  • Layer and stagger the yellow die cut over the pink bird foliage piece, and attach with double sided adhesive.

  • Adhere yellow die cut piece to the card base with foam adhesive. Attach the pink border die cut on top of the yellow die cut with foam adhesive.

  • Remove the center of the pink border layer with the craft knife and ruler.

  • Adhere to card base with foam adhesive.

  • Adhere flowers and sentiment with foam adhesive.

Have a lovely weekend and be sure to share your projects with us on our Facebook page this Sunday!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 6 Winner + How to: Enhanced Shaker Card

Hello, and happy Friday!

Wow! We are amazed by your enthusiasm for our last blog post! Can you believe that we are 4 short days away from all the fun that will take place on HSN’s 24 hour Craft Day? We will be live on Tuesday at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and part of 8 o’clock for full hours of “beautiful in the making!”

There were a whopping 3450 comments to win this week and it sounds like you all are excited to take your crafting to the next level with the Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer. We can’t wait to see what you create with this amazing machine, Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge, Xyron tablet stand and our set of 4 Anna Griffin Xyron Sticker Makers, Linda Kelley Johnston. You are our big winner! Oh my goodness how exciting! What a win.

On Monday we will post your shopping list along with available links so that you can plan away! Then on Tuesday, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and watch the shows! We love these shows and the opportunity to connect with the HSN / Anna Griffin community. There’s nothing better!

Let’s take a few more looks at our grande finale items!

The Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer is a crafter’s dream come true! You will be able to print wirelessly on different materials such as cork, magnet paper, canvas and more, scan family photos, create iron on designs and even print images from the new Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge from Cricut. Use the Kodak Verité Craft 6 App to print our custom Anna Griffin greeting cards, thank you notes and photo cards right from your iPad or tablet! This printer will enhance your crafting in so many ways, and also prints, copies, scans and prints high quality photos.

Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge from Cricut is just what you need to embellish your craft projects. This all inclusive library of images contains roses, sea life, animal images, daily planner accessories, Anna’s perfect patterns and more. Print these images on the new Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer, put them on a mat and cut on any model Cricut Explore.

Finally, our set of 4 Anna Griffin Xyron Sticker Makers make crafting fun! Your Anna Griffin die cuts can become sticker embellishments in an instant. You’ll get 80 feet of adhesive and what’s even better is that they come in 4 of our beautiful patterns.

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to make something together. Today, we’re going to take the Shaker Card Making Kit and kick it up a notch!

Enhanced Shaker Cards

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Congratulatory Wishes – 542-383 – Aunt Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ mat
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Collection 6 3/4″ square layer- floral
  • Anna Griffin® Foil Layers 6 1/4″ square layer- pink foil
  • 1 Piece Gold Cardstock
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Card Base- “Here’s to Celebrating You”
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Pink and White Print Heart Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 White and Gold Polka Dot Heart Border Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Sequin Confetti Pack
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 Dark Pink heart and 1 Light Pink Heart Embellishment
  • Mint Green Satin Ribbon
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Squares

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Adhere pink and gold foil square to larger floral square with double sided adhesive.

Attach gold sequin bag to the card base using double sided adhesive.

Peel off the back of the pink and white heart sticker and attach to the front of the card.

Using double sided adhesive, attach the shaker card to the front of the pink and gold foil layer.

Make your Cuttlebug sandwich from the bottom up: A plate, rubber mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down and top with a B plate. Run the sandwich through the Cuttlebug, and cut out the word “Aunt”.

Add adhesive to your die cut, and place in the bottom right corner of the pink and white sticker.

Next, wrap the mint green ribbon around the front of the top layer of the shaker card. Tie in a bow (the card should still open).

Finally, add the 2 heart embellishments.

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Card Base- “The Most Special Thing About This Card is the Person Holding It”
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Blue Star- all parts
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 White and Gold Polka Dot Star
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 2 Gold and White Polka Dot Stars
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 A Warm Hello Sentiment
  • Ivory Satin Ribbon
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Squares

Adhere the sequin pouch to the card base with double sided adhesive.

Layer the star die cuts as shown to create the large star.

Attach the stars with double sided adhesive and add an ivory bow.

What a fun Friday! Meet us right back here on Monday for your Shopping List!

Love,

Anna

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 5 Winner

Hello, hello!

Happy Friday everyone and Happy Fourth of July weekend! Can you believe that we are a week and a half away from 24 hour Craft Day on HSN? Our show times are going to be midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and some of the 8pm hour, just in case you have missed the last 10 posts!

We had over 1345 amazing comments, and our winner chosen at random today is Kim M. Woo hoo! We’re so excited for you!

This week’s products are so beautiful, and can create many different looks! Let’s check out several more projects, shall we?

Our Vintage Deco Flock Kit offers you 5 luxurious colors to create incredible velvety texture on any die cut you can imagine! The vintage color palette of rose, yellow, olive, teal and purple coordinate beautifully with all things Anna Griffin.

Because you love flowers so much, we knew that we needed to create our new Favorite Flowers 3 sticker kit. These stickers have the most gorgeous hand-painted, fall colored blooms that are perfect for all of your cards and scrapbook pages.

There is so much excitement surrounding our new Bird Cage and Branches Dies and Folders this week! Use this set of 7 dies and 2 folders to make delicate cards with dreamy layers along with our Birds and Butterflies Die Cut Collection.

For your long holiday weekend, we have a new tutorial for you using our Confetti Dies. Make a shaker card with Anna today!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Confetti Cutting Dies – 542-358 – Confetti Hearts Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack – 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag – 457-852 – Piercing Stylus Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set – 442-864 – Craft Knife, Cutting Mat & Ruler
  • Anna Griffin® So Smitten Cardmaking Kit – 457-834 – 5” x 7” Dark Red Border Card Base, 3.5” x 5.5” Gold Polka Dot Layer
  • 1, 4.75” x 6” Dark Red Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 4.75” x 6” Vellum Layer
  • 1, 4” x 6” Clear Acetate
  • 1, 4.5” x 6.5” Ivory Cardstock Layer
  • 1 Sentiment Embellishment
  • 1 Floral Embellishment Sticker
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Strips Cut to 2, .25” x 5.5” and 2, .25” x 4”

INSTRUCTIONS

  • With the heart die facing up and the dark red card stock facing down, die cut the hearts with the dark red card stock layer and the vellum layer.

  • Cut out ivory center of dark red card base with craft knife.

  • Adhere gold polka dot layer to ivory card stock layer with double sided adhesive. Attach foam adhesive strips around the edge of the gold polka dot paper.

  • Place heart confetti in the center of the gold polka dot layer.

  • Adhere acetate to double sided foam adhesive.
  • Center card front over acetate and adhere with double sided adhesive.
  • Attach floral embellishment sticker and sentiment embellishment with double sided adhesive.

So much fun! Make sure and shake shake shake over to our Facebook page for Sunday Share this weekend! We wish all of you a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 4 Winner + How to Series: Card Front Dies

Hi everyone,

What a great week it has been! On Monday we brought you 4 brand new items for craft day on HSN July 11th. Each one is perfect for summer crafting. Two weeks from tomorrow is our big day! We will be kicking off at midnight, then our hours are 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and some of the 8pm hour. Are you all as excited to get to crafting as we are? You know we save the best for last so be sure to tune into our next few posts!

We had an amazing amount of comments and product love this week! Over 1465 of you commented to win all 4 items, and Nicole Craig they are coming to you! Look out for the shipment soon.

Who wants a few more looks at project inspiration? We’ve got it all below!

Our Tutti Frutti Stamps and Dies are on trend and en vogue this summer! Orange you so excited for this set of 21 stamps and 7 dies? Create lemons, limes, berries, grapes and more, then send someone a sweet treat in the form of an amazing card or scrapbook page.

To go along with our Tutti Fruitti Stamps and Dies, we have the juiciest Colorbox inks! Create summer ripe fruit colors with our rich red, deep purples, and bright citrus colors.

Build dimensional flowers that wow with our set of 3D Flower Cut and Emboss Dies. You will have friends and family amazed by your craftiness! This set is perfect for adding to a gift, project or even party decorations!

Our beloved Instant Scrapbook is back! This fan favorite, almost finished album only requires 30 of your favorite photos, and your own personal touches to make it come to life. You’ll get 20 pre-made 12 x 12 pages, 20 titles, plus alphabet letters to create with.

Today’s how to is so beautiful; you’re going to love it! Get out your Card Front Dies set and let’s create! You can still purchase these on HSN.com if you don’t have them! Click here to shop.

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Card Front Cutting Dies – 542-362 – Floral Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138 – 6” x 8” Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack – 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag – 457-852 – Piercing Stylus Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set – 442-864 – Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes – 505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • 1, 5” x 7” Purple Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 5” x 7” Ivory Metallic Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 5” x 7” Gold Metallic Layer
  • 1, 5” x 7” Pink Metallic Layer
  • 1, 5” x 5” Peach Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 5” x 7” Teal Vellum Layer
  • 1 Sentiment Embellishment
  • 3 Floral Embellishments
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Adhere purple cardstock to ivory card base with double sided adhesive.

  • Place floral die face up and the gold cardstock face down on the Cuttlebug machine, and die cut and emboss. The Tool ‘n One is helpful in the removal of the paper from the die.
  • Die cut the pink cardstock with the floral die. Set aside the floral die cut portion for another project.  Set aside the border and 2 corner pieces.

  • Die cut the ivory metallic cardstock with the floral die. Trim the top right floral corner piece, bottom left floral corner piece, and one of the large flowers from the edge of the die cut with the craft knife.  Cut out both sets of small flowers.

  • Adhere pink border to purple card base with double sided adhesive. Inlay the gold die cut with double sided adhesive.  Inlay the two pink corner pieces with double sided adhesive.

  • Attach the ivory floral die cut pieces on top of the corresponding gold die cut pieces with foam adhesive.

  • Die cut and cut out flowers with craft knife. Adhere to card as shown.

  • Adhere sentiment and floral embellishments with foam adhesive.

Now that’s a card that is beautiful in the making! We will see you Monday for more previews, inspiration, giveaways and fun!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 2 Winner + How to Series: Chameleon Markers

Hello everyone,

In exactly ONE week we will be on HSN for our first ever Clearance Shows! What are those you ask? Well, they are 2 shows on June 16th at 12pm and 4pm EST where many of our most beloved Anna Griffin products will be available to you at incredible prices! If you are looking to stock up on your materials and have a little crafting fun, these are your shows!

That’s not all! On July 11th we’re kicking off a 24 hour Craft Day on HSN with shows at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and a portion of the 8pm hour.

We had such a great response this week to both of our new for the July 11th products. You all love all of fun of Halloween, our Vintage Halloween Card Making Kit and things that go bump in the night! Likewise, our Sending Sympathy Stickers are much needed across the board and will bring comfort and loving thoughts to those in trying times. Over 1240 of you commented to win Monday’s duo and Shelby McDaniel today you are our winner! Enjoy your new goodies, and please share your projects with us!

Let’s take another glimpse of the new items for more ideas!

We know how hard it is to express just how much you care during friends and family’s most difficult times. We created our set of Sending Sympathy Stickers to help you do just that. You’ll get 50 stickers in a beautiful pastel palette, in both silver and gold font that say everything from Sending You Strength to Thinking of Your Family During This Time.

Oh how we love Halloween, spooky spiders, scary cats and flying witches! Our Vintage Halloween Cardmaking Kit is scary good, but with a twist of gorgeous vintage! Card prints include gold foil accents, stunning florals, kitty cats and so much more. Combine those with intricate layers, creepy diecuts, scary sentiments, ghostly embellishments, and frightful rosettes to create cards and scrapbooking pages that are boo-tiful in the making!

Now, on to our How To Series for this week. Have you been coloring with your set of Chameleon Markers from HSN’s March show? We have tips and tricks to make coloring and shading as easy as 1, 2, 3! Grab your favorite Perfect Pattern Coloring Card print and your Anna Griffin Palette Chameleon Markers and let’s make a gorgeous, gradient card!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Chameleon Perfect Pallete Markers 532-431
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Coloring Cards and Stamp Set 532-443

INFORMATION

  • Each pen goes from as light as a hint of a tint to rich tones. One pen blends multiple tones.
  • One end has the “Bullet Nib” which is used for outlining, drawing and working in small areas with precision coloring. The other end has the “Brush nib” which gives a paint brush feel by allowing the ink to flow beautifully with color gradation.  Use the “Fusing Chamber” with the marker to color and shade with.
  • Use a light hand when coloring.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the tip of the color end to the “Fusing Chamber” to achieve the color/shade you want.

  • When infusing the nib with the toning medium, for best infusion, make sure your pen is being held in a vertical position.
  • Keep marker on paper the whole time you are shading. It will help keep it from getting streaky.
  • Start shading from light to dark on artwork.
  • Use a timing chart to see the differences in how long to leave the brush nib in the fusing chamber, to achieve light, medium and dark gradations.

CHAMELEON COLOR TONES FEATURE

  • Double-Ended Pen
  • Japanese SuperSoft Brush Nib and Bullet Nib
  • Professional Quality Alcohol-Based Ink
  • Refillable Inks
  • Replaceable Nibs
  • Permanent on Most Surfaces
  • Compatible with all other Alcohol-Based Inks
  • Non-Toxic and Low Odor
  • Ideal for All Paper Crafts, Manga, Graphic and Fine Art

We hope you have so much fun coloring with your Chameleon Markers, and that you will meet us right here on the blog Monday for more new, exciting items! Have the best weekend!

Love,

Anna