How to: Blooming Decoupage Scrapbook Page

Hello, hello!

We are continuing with our beautiful in the making projects in honor of National Scrapbook Month, and we have an interesting way to take our Blooming Decoupage Card Making Kit and turn it into an amazing, dimensional scrapbook page! Our products are so versatile, and this one is no exception! Want to learn more? Let’s get started!

Blooming Decoupage 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Cuttlebug 6”x 13” Adaptor Plates, 474-319
  • Anna Griffin Blooming Decoupage Card Kit, 599-078
  • Anna Griffin Paper Tricks Embossing Folders, 395-853
  • (1) 12”x 12” Piece of pearl metallic cardstock
  • (1) Piece of pink metallic cardstock, cut to 4”x 12”
  • (1) Piece of light blue cardstock, cut to 4”x 12”
  • Photo, cut to 3”x 5”
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • (5) Pieces of scrap chipboard
  • Scissors

Blooming Decoupage Materials:

  • Floral die cut pieces (H, I, L, M)
  • (2) Light blue bows
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Gold embellishment stickers
  • (4) White and pink card bases, cut to 3 ¾” wide
  • (3) White and blue card bases, cut to 3” wide
  • (3) White and yellow card bases, cut to 2 ½” wide
  • (1) Pink patterned card layer
  • (1) Blue patterned card layer, cut to 3 ¼”x 5 ¼”
  • (1) Gold foil layer

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut Cuttlebug and the small Pleated Rosette folder, emboss the following: 4 strips of the white and pink card bases, cut to 3 ¾”wide.

2. Emboss 3 strips of the white and blue card bases, cut to 3” wide.

3. Emboss 5 strips of the white and yellow card bases, cut to 2 ½” wide.4. Fan fold each. Attach end to end and then form in to a circle. Assemble one rosette in each color. Set 2 white and yellow strips aside.

5. Secure each rosette to a small piece of chipboard using hot glue.

6. Trim the edges of the two remaining white and yellow strips from the center of the longest side to the center of each of the shorter sides.

7. Fan and adhere to the chipboard using hot glue adhesive.

8. Assemble the flowers in the following order:

9. For the largest flower, assemble from bottom to top: L1, L1, L2, L2

10. For the two medium flowers, assemble from bottom to top: M1, H1, H2, M2

11. For the smallest flower, assemble from bottom to top: I1, I2

12. Using a tape runner, assemble the photo and photo border from bottom to top in the following order: gold foil layer, pink patterned layer, blue patterned layer, photo.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, adhere the 4×12 strips of light pink metallic cardstock and the light blue cardstock to the pearl metallic cardstock.

2. Attach the large, pink rosette to the bottom left corner of the layout and secure with foam squares.

3. Add the blue and white rosette to the right side of the layout. Adhere with foam squares.

4. Adhere the yellow and white rosette to the top left corner of the layout. Tuck under the pink and white rosette slightly.

5. Place the largest die-cut flower in the center of the pink and white rosette. Place the medium die cut flowers in the center of the blue and white rosette and the yellow and white rosette.

6. Using foam squares, attach the photo and photo border to the center of the layout.

7. Attach the gold embellishment stickers as shown.

8. Adhere the sentiment sticker and bows to the bottom right corner of the photo.

9. Tuck journaling tag under the photo and secure in place using foam adhesive.

Wow, what a fun way to make your card kit into something completely new and different. Would you like to see more tutorials like this? Let us know what you would like to learn in the comments below!

Bye for now,

Anna

 

Trelliage Scrapbook Page + QVC UK May 30th Preview 2

Hi there,

We are continuing to share how to make incredible projects with all our amazing crafting items. For this week’s how to, we are showing you how to create a gorgeous garden around your favorite memories using our Trelliage Dies and Diecuts.

Trelliage Garden Scrapbook Page

Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Dies and Embossing Folders, 522-150
  • Anna Griffin® Trelliage Die Cut Embellishments, 522-286
  • (1) 12”x 12” Piece of blue patterned cardstock
  • (2) Pieces of light yellow cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of light yellow cardstock (to use as journaling tag), cut to 2 ½”x 5 ¾”
  • (2) Pieces of light brown cardstock, cut to 2 ½”x 3”
  • Photo
  • Brayer
  • Ink pad
  • Sentiment
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and Trelliage embossing folder, emboss the 5”x 7” piece of light yellow cardstock.

Using the circular die from the Trelliage Dies and Embossing Folders and the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the circle from the center of the embossed yellow paper.

Fussy cut the top of the embossed trelliage gate, along the curved edge.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and Trelliage dies, cut and emboss 2 urn planters from the light brown cardstock.

Apply ink to the raised portions of the embossed pieces using a brayer.

Using scissors, fussy cut photo to fit in the circular opening of the trelliage gate.

Assembly:

Using foam adhesive, attach the photo to the back of the embossed trelliage gate layer.

Attach trelliage gate/photo to the center of the blue patterned cardstock using foam squares.

Using foam squares, attach the Trelliage Die Cut Embellishments and sentiment as shown.

Attach the two urn planters using foam squares.

Adhere the 2 ½”x 5 ¾” piece of light yellow cardstock using double-sided adhesive.

Now that is a gorgeous page!

In two and a half weeks we are going to be headed across the pond for our shows on QVC (UK) on May 30th. We have a lot of items coming your way for the first time ever, and we know that the shows are going to be a whole lot of fun!

One of our favorite papercrafting kits of all time, the Eleanor Papercrafting Kit is sure to wow! This gorgeous kit comes with beautiful double-sided paper, 3D mascara rose stickers, 3D sentiment stickers with phrases from The Best of Friends to You Make Me Smile and more. You will get gorgeous vintage inspired diecuts, journaling tags and floral embellishments that will create the lovliest cards and scrapbook pages you can imagine!

We also have a card kit coming your way! Say hello to our Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit. This amazing collection of crafting items includes a variety of pretty cards and layers, stunning 3D flowers, bees, presents and crowns, colorful laser cut layers, 3D sentiments for cards that say Good Luck, With Sympathy, With Love and so much more. Top your work of art with a bow and you are ready to seal and stuff your card into one of the included envelopes and send!

If you haven’t tried our Parchment Layers, then you are missing out! We have created ____ different designs with ____ layers total so that you can make delicate lace-like layers to use on all your projects. All you have to do is use our set of Parchment Tools to bruise, puncture and cut the vellum. After you customize each sheet to your liking, you have a layer like no other! Another way we like to add interest is to use your markers to color the back side of the layer. This creates a stained glass like effect that is so beautiful.

The perfect set of tools to create your Parchment Layers is here! Our set of Parchment Craft Tools Set includes 3 different sizes of bruising tools, 3 different puncture tools, a pair of mini scissors and a foam mat to make the patterns show more and create the look you want on your layers!

We have both our Christmas Gracious Giftables and our Everyday Gracious Giftables coming to QVC! These nifty little gift card holders make your gift card into a personalized present with pizazz! You’ll be able to create24 gift card holders and everything you need to make them is inside! You’ll get the cutouts, ribbon, embellishments, bows and even belly bands!

It’s National Scrapbook Month, and if you want to create a beautiful scrapbook in an afternoon our Rose Pocket Page Scrapbook is what you need! We have everything you need including double sided layer inserts, journaling tags all with gorgeous color, gold foil accents, sentiment layers and more.

We have a very special edition of Fan Mail Friday that you are sure to get a chuckle from too!

In the comments, tell us what you are most excited about for this preview! Happy Mother’s day to all the moms, grandmoms, aunts, godmothers and fur baby moms out there! We have one more set of gorgeous projects to share with you; stay tuned and have a lovely weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN May 2nd, 2018 Product Preview 8

Hello there!

It’s time for the last Product Preview before our shows on HSN May 2nd. We’re excited to see you at 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9 pm EST that day. We will have a special Facebook Live starting at 12:15pm EST both on the HSN and Anna Griffin Inc. Facebook Pages. Make sure to join us!

The new Cricut Cartridges are a hit and we are thrilled to to start making all of our fabulous Window themed cards with the Cricut Explore family of products! Dawn Winterrowd you are our winner from over 1000 comments we received on our last post. We know you’re going to love them!

Let’s see what this last preview is all about!

We have another brand new card kit for you that you are going to adore! Our Explosion Card Making Kit makes it quick and easy to create 20 amazing cards that leap right out to display your message! You’ll get everything you need to make interactive cards like never before! When you open this card there is a celebration inside!

  

There’s nothing like filling bountiful baskets with summer flowers, and now you can add our beautiful Basket Dies to your collection! These baskets are perfect for creating 3 dimensional works of art on all your cards and scrapbook pages! These cut and emboss dies are perfect to layer together, hang from garlands and decorate with ribbons. In this set you’ll get 7 cut and emboss dies that are sure to be a new favorite.

Last, but certainly not least is our brand new set of Border Trim Dies. These stunning dies are 7 inches long, and are just the thing to add a little home decor to your papercrafting projects. The designs are inspired from vintage passementerie and they will create elaborate edges out of your favorite papers. Here’s a quick tip,  layer 2 designs for amazing decorator detail on cards and scrapbook pages!

Wow, you are going to be crafting up a storm after these shows, and we can’t wait to see all the incredible projects you create. Speaking of creating, look what came in the mail this week!

You know the drill, tell us your very favorite from this week’s grande finale to enter to win this trio of beautiful items. We will draw a winner on Monday!

We will be sharing our exclusive HSN Shopping List with links to the products in Monday’s blog post. The countdown is on! Want to see how these beautiful products are part of my every day life? Make sure to follow me on Instagram at Anna Griffin Inc. for more beautiful in the making!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Fancy French Frame Easel Card

Hi friends,

Happy Friday!  For those of you who have been asking, our next shows on HSN will be May 2nd! Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting will be live at 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm. Next week we will start to preview the items for those shows here on the blog.

News flash! Registration for the 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create opens on April 2nd. If you are interested in attending, we will have all of the details right here on Monday morning so make sure to check back.

Today we have 2 videos for you; one is a beautiful easel card tutorial and the other is our Fan Mail Friday feature. Both are jam packed with tips, tricks and news!

Now, easel cards may look intimidating, but never fear, Anna Griffin is here! This tutorial makes it easy to create an impressive card using any of your cutting dies. Let’s make it together!

Fancy French Frame Easel Card

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® Fancy French Frame Dies, 603-507
  • (1) Piece of floral double sided patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 12”
  • (1) Piece of floral double sided patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of blue patterned card stock, cut to 3 ¼”x 5”
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 3”x 3 ½”
  • (3) Floral embellishments
  • Sentiment Sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

Score the  5”x 12” piece of floral patterned card stock at 6″ and fold in half. Note that our paper has a pattern on both sides. We have folded the paper so that our main pattern is on the inside of the fold.

Using the Cricut Cuttlebug® and our large Fancy French frame die, cut the folded piece of card stock. Align the non folded edge along the bottom of the die. The folded edge will be lower than the top of the die because the card is 6 inches high against a 7 inch die.

On the folded die cut card, measure and mark the center of the card front and score horizontally with the scoring nib of your tool ‘n one. Peak fold the card front to create the base structure for your easel card.

Cut and emboss the Fancy French frame from the floral patterned card stock.

Using the Cricut Cuttlebug® and the center die from the Fancy French Frames set, cut the inner frame from the blue patterned card stock.

Cut and emboss the gold foil card stock using the flourish die from the Fancy French Frames set.

Assembly: Apply double sided adhesive to the front of the peak folded card base.

Attach the die cut and embossed frame aligning the design at the base.

Using foam squares, attach the blue patterned inner frame.

Adhere the gold foil flourish with foam squares.

Attach two floral embellishments and the sentiment sticker to the frame of the card.

Using foam adhesive, attach the third floral embellishment to the base of the card. The floral embellishment will hold the card upright when on display. Lift to release and lay flat for mailing.

You can make an easel card with any of our large frame cut and emboss dies just by die cutting a folded card and scoring across the center. Have fun! These beautiful dies will be back in stock on hsn.com at the end of April.

It’s my favorite time of the week….it is time for Fan Mail Friday! Just look at all of this crafting goodness!

Make sure to meet us back here on Monday for 2 posts that you are not going to want to miss!

Love,

Anna

How to: Easter Cross Die Card

Hi there!

It’s time to make more cards for Easter! So many of you love our Cross Dies, and we thought this card would be perfect for the season. If you missed out on our set of Cross Dies, don’t worry they are coming back in mid-April on HSN.com. If you favorite them, you will be notified when they are back in stock!

In one week we are going to start previewing for our upcoming shows on HSN May 2nd. Go ahead and mark your calendars and planner with that date!

This card is all about how to fussy cut layers. Get your supplies and let’s get crafting!

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® Crosses Die Set (large cross and starburst) 603-504
  • Anna Griffin® Engraved Botanica Card Kit (large green sticker)
  • (1) Piece of green patterned cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of ivory patterned cardstock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (1) Piece of gold glitter cardstock, cut to 4 ½”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of ivory cardstock, cut to 4”x 5”
  • (2) Pieces of gold foil cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card base
  • Easter sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and sunburst die, cut and emboss 2 starbursts from the gold foil cardstock.

2. Cut and emboss one cross from the 2nd piece of gold foil cardstock using the large cross die.

3. Trace the outline of the cross on the ivory cardstock.

4. Trace the outline of the green sticker on the back of the gold glitter cardstock.

5. Using a craft knife, fussy cut around the inside of the pencil line on the ivory card stock and gold glitter card stock for the perfect shadow layer!

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the green patterned cardstock to the ivory cardstock base using a tape runner.

2. Using foam squares, attach the ivory patterned card stock layer.

3. Attach the 2 starbursts vertically down the center of the card using double-sided adhesive.

4. Adhere the gold glitter card stock to the back of the green sticker layer.

5. Attach to the center of the card.

6. Using foam squares, attach the flower embellishments and sentiment.

7. Using double-sided adhesive, attach the ivory card stock shadow layer to the back of the gold cross.

8. Adhere the cross to the card using foam squares.

This card is a beautiful way to celebrate the season of Easter with friends and loved ones. Be sure to share your Easter projects with us on Facebook; we are choosing grab bag winners every day in the month of March to celebrate National Craft Month.

We hope your day is off to a great start, and that you have a wonderful week!

Xoxo,

Anna