How to Series: Decorative Edge Border Dies

Hello everyone,

Are you ready to create with the Decorative Edge Border Dies that you bought on HSN in March? Don’t worry, if you want to make this card along with us you can still get the dies here. Our Decorative Edge Border Dies are incredibly detailed and so versatile! One project that we thought would be fun to share and make with you is a matchbook style card. This card design has a special closure and you can use this trick on almost any card! Before we get started, don’t forget we will be on HSN June 16th for our first ever Clearance Shows and we will be back for a 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th. Those new product previews start this Monday, May 29th.

Let’s get to creating!

MATERIALS – listing all HSN item numbers

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138 – Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Decorative Edge Border Dies – Scalloped Edge Die
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852 – Scoring Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set 442-864 – Ruler & Paper Trimmer & Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Charlotte Papercrafting Collection – 1, 12”x12” Black and Ivory Patterned card stock cut to 5”x7” Folded Card Base 489-141
  • 1, 3.5” x 6.75” Black card stock layer
  • 1 Sentiment
  • 2 Floral Embellishment stickers
  • Double Sided Adhesive (tape runner)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Trim top layer on right side of card base to 4.75” from fold.

  • Place the Scalloped Edge Die along the edge of the black card stock layer then die cut and emboss. The sandwich to die cut is: Stack from the bottom up – A plate, magnetic mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down, B plate. The sandwich to emboss is: Stack from the bottom up – A plate, B Plate, Die with paper inside, rubber mat, B plate.

  • Score along the straight edge of die cut at 0.625” using the ruler and scoring tool and cutting mat. Place the score line against the edge of the ruler and fold the straight edge up.

  • Fold the straight edge over the back side of the card base. Adhere on the back flap only, with double-sided adhesive, leaving the front decorative edge open.

Fold over the card front. Tuck the top layer of the card base underneath the die cut edge to form a matchbook closure. Adhere floral embellishments and sentiment with double sided adhesive.

Wasn’t that fun? We love sharing tutorials on how to use all of our products that you get from HSN.  Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

 

 

How To Series: Gracious Giftables Cricut Cartridge

Hello!

We hope your week has been as fantastic as ours. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you all this past Tuesday on HSN for Craft Day. We love our fans! Thank you for every single phone call, Facebook/blog post and skype call! Guess what? We will be back on HSN June 16th for 2 clearance shows and mark your calendars for our next 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th! More news to follow on Monday.

As promised here’s a look at all of the lovely Cricut Gracious Giftables Cartridge designs and the sizing needed for wrappers. This cartridge includes 12 adorable cards, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can create! You can make everything from teapots and tool kits to gift bags and mortar boards! Give friends and family the gift they want, but spice up the packaging and personalize the holder to fit the recipient.

Below are the dimensions for the grouped measurements of each design. Select your image and insert it on the mat. Then select the image group and size it in the edit palette as a group to be sure that the designs are scaled properly.  Please note that the dimensions below are the measurements before they are folded. A standard gift card size 3.375″ x 2.125″ and it will need to fit in the inner pocket on each design.

Teapot Holder – 17.73” W x 10.6” H

Paper Tote Bag Holder – 23.96” W x 7.03” H

Wallet Holder – 17.17” W x 9.03” H

Hangable Tag Holder – 17.1” W x 10” H

Apron Holder – 16.18” W x 8.08” H

Baby Diaper Holder – 29.36” W x 8.65” H

Coin Purse Holder – 17.61” W x 9.6” H

Shirt and Tie Holder – 22.48” W x 6.65” H

Graduation Holder – 18.67” W x 10.51” H

Handbag Holder – 17.87” W x 9.78” H

Gift Box Holder – 27.02” W x 6” H

Tool Box Holder – 12.65” W x 7.36”H

Now that’s a present that packs a serious punch! These gifts will bring creativity and happiness to all, and you can get yours from HSN.com right here.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! You deserve the world and so much more.

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

HSN May 9th, 2017 Product Preview 5 Winner

Happy Friday, everyone!

We hope that you’ve had a great week, and that you have enjoyed the second to last product preview before our shows on HSN May 9th. We had so many great responses to our Collage Toppers for Him, Charming Collage Toppers, His and Hers Letterpress Folders and Perfect Pattern Cards for Him. Over 1030 of you commented to win these 4 items, and our winner for today is Suzanne Matos. Lucky you! We hope you have a blast creating beautiful projects with these new items.

We have an exciting new crafting video today as well as a few more projects to inspire you!

Our Perfect Patterns for Him Cards and Envelopes have a neutral and masculine palette that perfectly coordinates with  our new Collage Card Toppers for Him. There’s not a single pink card in the deck, but lots of deeper hues with patterned neutrals sprinkled in.

These Collage Toppers for Him provide an easy way to create a card quickly and effortlessly! Multiple vintage themes are included in this set of 96 toppers with sayings like Birthday Wishes, For My Friend and many more.

Our Charming Collage Toppers are an incredible set of 100 already expertly layered diecuts that allow you to make an everyday card in a flash! This set is back from January, and it’s easy to see why it’s an Anna Griffin favorite!

Our His and Hers Letterpress Folders create some of the most endearing embossed patterns you can get! This set of 6 folders is the first autoship from the Letterpress sets that debuted in January. So many of you loved the flamingos, anchors and pineapples designs, and we can’t see what you create with them!

Let’s make a card with your Go Press and Foil Machine! This item was so popular in March, and you can see why! It creates a beautiful letterpressed image with this easy to use heated machine.

 

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Go Press & Foil Machine 529-122 – Best Wishes Hot Foil Stamp, 1 Gold Foil Cut to 2.5” x 4.5” and 1 Gold Foil Cut to 4” x 6,” Tongs & Rubber Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes 505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Flower Layer Die 115-5288
  • Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle 505-094
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Collection Scrapbooking Set 470-027 – 1, 12” x 12” White & Gold Cardstock Cut to 1, 5” x 7” Cardstock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Palette II Cardstock 505-105 – 1, 12” x 12” Pink Cardstock Cut to 1, 4” x 6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Palette II Cardstock 505-105 – 1, 12” x 12” Dark Pink Cardstock Piece Cut to 1, 3.5” x 4.5” Layer
  • 1 Floral Embellishment Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® 100-piece Perfect Bows Assortment 430-694 – 1 Small Pink Bow
  • Double Sided-adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive
  • 2, 5” x 7” Cardstock Shims

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Follow heating instructions included with the Go Press & Foil machine.
  • Best Wishes Hotfoil Stamp and Flower Layer Die both need to heat for approximately 1 minute.
  • Place Flower Layer die cutting side up on the Go Press & Foil heat plate. Place 4” x 6” gold foil (gold side facing down) on top of die, followed by the 4” x 6” pink card layer (pink side facing down) on top of the foil.

  • Add shims to apply pressure properly. Close lid and allow die to heat for 30 seconds. Remove the heating platform from the Go Press & Foil base.  Slowly wind through the Cuttlebug machine and back again to apply foil to the cardstock layer.  Let cool for approximately 30 seconds.

  • Peel off foil. Use tongs to place die on rubber mat to cool down.

  • Place “Best Wishes” hot foil stamp onto the heat plate. Place 2.5” x 4.5” gold foil colored side down on top of the die.  Place 5” x 4.5” dark pink cardstock piece (dark pink side facing down) on top of foil.  Add shims and close lid and allow die to heat for 30 seconds.

  • Remove the heating platform from the base, and wind slowly through the Cuttlebug machine and back to apply foil to the cardstock piece. Let cool for approximately 30 seconds.

  • Die cut dark pink cardstock piece with Terrific Tags die.

  • Attach gold foil layer to card base with double sided adhesive. Attach foil stamped layer with foam adhesive.  Adhere tag with foam adhesive, floral embellishment sticker, and bow with double-sided adhesive.

What a fun Friday! Monday meet us here for your shopping list!

Love,

Anna

How to Series: Beribboned Dies

Hi there!

Today, we’re going to show you how to use the Beribboned Frame Dies that we showed on HSN in January! These incredible cutting patterns are the crème de la crème of our dies! Top notch! What’s beautiful about this set is that they are inspired and modeled after gorgeous ribbon and you can even thread ribbon through the cut outs. There are so many ways that you can create with these, so let’s make a card together!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes   505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7”Metallic Card Layers   395-630 – 3, Gold 5”x7” Cardstock Layers 1, 5”x7” Layer, Cut 1, 4”x6” Layer and 1, 3.25”x3.25” Layer
  • 1, 12”x12” Red Cardstock Cut to 5”x7” Layer and 3.75”x5.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Dies   522-176 – Flower Die
  • Anna Griffin® Ornamental Frame Dies   457-839 – Beribboned Frame Die
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Embossing Folders   522-177 – Wildflower Blooms Folder
  • 1, Sentiment Embellishment
  • 4, Flower Stickers
  • Gold Ink Pad
  • Anna Griffin® Tool N One – Foam Ink Dauber
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Adhere 5”x7” red layer to the folded ivory card base with double-sided adhesive.

2. Die cut 5.5”x7.25” gold layer with Beribboned Frame die. Attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.  

3. Center and attach 4”x6” gold layer to base with double-sided adhesive.

4. Emboss 4”x6” red layer with the Wildflower Blooms folder. Lightly ink embossed area with gold ink pad using foam dauber. Center and attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.

5. Die cut gold layer with the flower die. Attach to left side of card approximately 1.25” down from top with double-sided adhesive.

6. Approximately .25” from bottom of card adhere sentiment with foam adhesive.

7. Adhere flower stickers on both sides of sentiment with double-sided adhesive.

Here is the finished product! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beauty!

Speaking of beauty, we just had to share this incredible flower-filled basket of gorgeous that Sue Kurdt sent to our office. Everyone here at Anna Griffin Inc. oohed and ahhed over how creative Sue is! She used her Cricut to cut scanned flowers and bows and our new Pocket Dies for the base! Sue, this is so appreciated and was perfect for celebrating the first day of spring!

Monday is going to be a big day! We have our first Product Preview for May 9th, our last Weekly Craft Wonder and another tutorial to start off the week! This week is also the last week of National Craft Month, and there are 7 more grab bags to be given out for participation! Keep sharing those amazing projects! Also, you heard it here first, we are going to be doing a Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday where there will be a special appearance by Georgie! So much fun!

We hope this post inspires you to bust out your set of Beribboned Dies and make something beautiful this weekend! Have a great day and see you soon!

Love,

Anna

How to Series: Trelliage Card

Hi everyone, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A big thank you to all of you who joined us last Tuesday for our appearances on HSN! The next big Craft Day is going to be May 9th, and previews will start soon. We have some wonderful new products in store for you, and we can hardly wait!

We are continuing our series of tutorials in honor of National Craft Month today. Here we make the garden come to life with our Trelliage Folders, Dies and Die cut Embellishments on a beautiful card. What is more perfect than a handmade card to say “Best Wishes” to a friend or family member? Let’s make this project, inspired by Anna’s garden planter boxes together!

 

 

Trelliage Planter Box Card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set   442-864 – Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Paintings Card Kit   395-651 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • 1, 5”x7” Light Blue Cardstock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7” Metallic Layers   395-630 – 1, Gold 5”x7” Cut to 2.25”x2.5”
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Die & Folder Set   522-146 – Large Rectangle Die and Flower Box Die
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Die Cuts & Sentiments   522-286, 2 Large and 1 Single Hollyhock Floral Die Cut
  • 2, Sentiments
  • Anna Griffin® 100-Piece Perfect Bows Assortment  430-694 – Blue Bow
  • Foam Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Die cut the light blue cardstock layer with the large rectangle die. Adhere to card base with double-sided adhesive.

2.Die cut and emboss gold layer with the flower box die.

3. Fussy cut 1 (center section) flower die cut and leaves.

4. Layer two large hollyhocks die cuts together with foam adhesive.

5. Attach single hollyhock die cut to the center of the double hollyhocks with foam adhesive. Adhere to center of card with foam adhesive.

6. Adhere flower box die cut over the bottom of the hollyhocks with foam adhesive.

7. Attach sentiments with foam adhesive.

8. Adhere bow with double-sided adhesive.

There you have it! A lovely card with your Trelliage craft supplies. The die and folder set is still available on hsn.com. The Trelliage Die Cuts will be back in May.

Have fun crafting this weekend, and be sure to share all of your beautiful creations with us on Facebook! We are celebrating National Craft Month by giving away grab bags of goodies each and every day! You never know when you might be the winner! See you Monday for our next Weekly Craft Wonder!

Love,

Anna