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

 

 

How to: Spring Floral Card with 3D Ornamental Embossing Folders

Hi friends,

Thank you so much for joining us on Wednesday for our 8th Annaversary shows on HSN! Craft Days are the best, and this one was no exception! My favorite moments were the Skype calls. Your projects were incredible and thank you for being so generous with me.

Our Treasury Stamps and Dies will be essential in crafting in 2018. Every single card sending occasion is included in this comprehensive set and we will be showing you lots of inspirational projects this year.  Be sure to share your beautiful cards and scrapbook pages with us because we love to see what you are making!

Craft Day continues on March 7th with the kick off of National Craft Month on HSN. Mark your calendars for the biggest 24 hour event we have ever participated in. The Mini will be back in March along with lots of new storage solutions.

Wow, so exciting! Now, while you wait on your Craft Day goodies to come in, be inspired by today’s how to project using our gorgeous Ornamental 3D Embossing Folders! It’s time to get creating.

3D Ornamental Embossing Folders

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® 3D Ornamental Embossing Folders (Lattice)
  • Anna Griffin® 12-piece Watercolor Markers (green, pink, yellow) 533-788
  • Anna Griffin® Fancy Flip Card Embellishments (gold rose) 522-272
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III (white lily) 552-844
  • (2) 5”x 7” pearl metallic card stock layers
  • (1) 5”x 7” green metallic card stock layer
  • (1) 5” 7” ivory card stock base
  • Gold metallic marker
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Scissors or Craft Knife
  • Paper trimmer

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Lattice embossing folder, emboss the two pieces of pearl metallic card stock.

Use the watercolor markers to color the leaves and flowers on one of the ivory card stock layers.

Color the 3 small circles by each flower with the gold metallic marker.

Cut in slightly, .0625″ from all four sides of the embossed and colored pearl card stock layer using a paper trimmer. Do not cut into the embossed design.

Cut the corners of the pearl card stock to round them.

With scissors or a craft knife, fussy cut the center design from the 2nd embossed pearl card stock layer.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the 5”x 7” green metallic card stock to the 5”x 7” ivory card base.

Adhere the colored pearl card stock layer using a tape runner.

Attach the fussy cut ivory cardstock layer using foam squares.

Adhere the sentiment to the center of the card and add the gold embellishments to the top and bottom of the sentiment, tucking under slightly and adhere.

Attach the floral stickers to the right and left of the sentiment sticker, tucking under slightly.

This card is so easy, and so beautiful! In the next few weeks, we will be sharing even more how to projects to get your creative juices going with our January 10th products! Let us know some of the skills or projects you would like to learn! We will see you on Monday.

Xoxo,

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

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 4

Merry Christmas one and all!

We hope that you have a wonderful holiday filled with all the love and joy of the season. We are so thankful for each and every one of you! As you spend time with family and friends today, let us all be filled with gratitude, peace and appreciation for one another.

It feels a little funny to be springing forward, but here goes!

Ah, spring… it’s right around the corner! If you missed out on the Shaker Window Die Autoship series, you can get our Shaker Window Dies 2 for spring! This set of dies contains 23 dies that create amazing, shaker cards! Diecut an envelope, bunny, shamrock and butterfly shaker window to fill with confetti, sequins or even glitter! These dies include concentric layers to diecut outside pieces and layer with. You will also get arrows, a bow die, a heart, Easter eggs, small butterflies, tags and banner dies to add embellishments to your cards!

Our original set of 20 Shaker Card Window Cutting Dies is back for our January Shows! This set is perfect for creating fun, shakable cards for both every day and holidays! Shapes include a present, heart, star, Christmas tree and ornament. These dies also contain a tag, flag and banner so you can add your own sentiments! Use your favorite cards, layers, sentiments and embellishments to create a unique card for any occasion. These concentric dies allow you to layer and coordinate like a pro!

Just for you, we created our Shaker Card Supply Kit! Creating shaker cards has never been easier, and we have done all the cutting and measuring for you! In this kit you will get 30 clear fill-able pouches with an open and seal-able top, 30 acetate front windows with already applied EVA foam adhesive strips and 30 acetate back windows. Now, to make your shaker cards, all you have to do is fill with glitter, confetti, sequins and more! This product is directly from your requests, and it will help to make your projects easy peasy!

Say hello to our brand new Vintage Bunny Diecuts! This set of 314 beautiful old-world illustrations is full of gorgeous Easter and springtime imagery. You’ll get 2 each of 18 pages! Diecuts include flower-filled, Easter baskets, Tulip baskets, painting bunnies, floral wreaths and more. There are also gold foiled die cuts to add a glimmer to your spring projects. Use the included foam adhesive squares to layer these die cuts together to create a 3 dimensional embellishment. These diecuts will add rich colors and lots of vintage charm to your cards and scrapbook pages.

Which of these items would make your spring crafting better than ever before? Let us know here on the blog, on Facebook, Instagram and on Pinterest with the hashtags #celebr8annagriffin and #annaversary!

Again, you all mean so much to us and we are so thankful for all the love and participation. We will see you and 8 lucky winners on Friday!

Love,

Anna