How to: Graduation Scrapbook Page + QVC UK May 30th Preview 3

Hi friends,

It’s graduation season! This time of year it is so important to celebrate a young person’s rite of passage. We know that as proud parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends that you will be snapping lots of photos to remember the special occasion. A scrapbook page is an excellent gift to give, or keepsake to display.  Today’s project is one that you’re going to love creating!

Get out your Border Trims Dies and supplies, and let’s make this scrapbook page together!

Border Dies Scrapbook Page

Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the 2 pieces of peach cardstock and 3 pieces of gold foil cardstock with the Border Trim die. (Note, we did not emboss).

Cut one of the Border Trim pieces horizontally, leaving a 3” piece and a 4” piece. Set both pieces aside.

Cut the two remaining gold foil Border Trim die cut pieces down the center, lengthwise.

Repeat for the two peach Border Trim die cut pieces.

Using the photo and cutting mat as a guide, cut the corners of the 4 long border trim strips at a 45 degree opposing angles to form the frame of the picture. This is called a mitered corner.

Repeat by mitering the corners of the peach border trim strips.

Using the cutting mat as a guide, cut each end of the ¼”x 11” strips of gold card stock at a 45 degree angle to make a mitered border for the edge of the page.

Picture Frame Assembly:

Align the gold Border Trim die cut pieces along the four sides of the picture, making sure the corners align.

Place the peach Border Trim die cut pieces approximately ¼” in from the gold foil Border Trim Die cut pieces. Adhere using double-sided adhesive.

Assembly:

Using double-sided adhesive, adhere the white and gold cardstock to the peach striped cardstock.

Align the gold ¼” strips of cardstock along the four sides of the gold and white cardstock piece, making sure the corners align. Secure with double sided adhesive.

Approximately 4” from the left side of the layout, adhere the gold 4” and 3” Border Trim die cut pieces as shown.

Using foam squares, adhere the photo and frame, making sure to cover the gap in the Border Trim die cut pieces.

Adhere the journaling tag using foam squares.

Using foam squares, attach the gold bow to the top of the journaling tag.

Attach the floral sticker embellishments as shown.

In just a little over a week we will be on air with QVC UK! Be sure to join us on May 30th for a crafty good time! This is our second to last preview of the items that we will be bringing you, and your shopping list will be posted next Monday, May 28th! Let’s take a look at another round of gorgeous crafts that are headed across the pond!

One set of dies that we cannot get enough of is our Fancy Flourish Dies! This set of 8 cutting dies create the most gorgeous movement you can imagine on all your cards and scrapbook pages. You can make endless diecuts with your patterned, glitter, foil or metallic cardstock!

Say hello to our 3D Ornamental Embossing Folders! This set of 3 gorgeous folders are so intricate, and work beautifully with all of our crafting items. There are so many ways that you can use these folders! They are beautiful on their own, inked and embossed, cut into layers and so many more ways. You are sure to love this opulent set!

You can make 20 shakable cards in an afternoon with our Shaker Card Making Kit. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3! You’ll get pre-cut and perfectly measured card bases, coordinating layers, additional die cut layers, embellishments, flowers, sentiments and even envelopes!  All you have to do is adhere the sequin pack, choose your layer, concentric layer, embellishments and sentiment!

Create shaker cards for all occasions with our Shaker Card Dies! You’ll get 20 dies to create customized shaker cards that friends and family will love! The trio of shaker dies allow you to cut the window, layer and accessory diecuts to make adorable shaker cards every time! Also included are dies for tags, banners and bows!

Of course you need something to go with your Shaker Card Dies, and we have our set of Confetti Dies for just that! You will receive 3 cutting dies that cut two sizes of confetti in one pass through your Cuttlebug! The hearts, circles and stars dies will create confetti out of your favorite paper for your shaker cards, party decor or even create a layer with the leftover paper!

Are you making shaker cards from scratch? We have made it easy with this set of confetti bags and windows, complete with adhesive. All you have to do is layer, add confetti, unpeel and stick! There’s no measuring or mess, and you can easily get to shakin’!

We hope that you enjoyed making today’s project with us! For those of you with graduates, give our congratulations to the class of 2018! In one week we start our previews for a very exciting 24hour Craft Day on July 11th. You aren’t going to want to miss it!

Love,

Anna

 

 

How to: Treasury Stamps and Dies Birthday Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone,

We hope you are enjoying National Scrapbook Month and all the incredible pages we have been sharing. Please continue sharing all of your beautiful layouts with us on Facebook for your chance to win our daily grab bag giveaway!

For today, we are excited to share a happy birthday layout that you can recreate for any of your friends and family.  We love crafting with our Treasury of Stamps and Dies, they are so versatile!

Get out your supplies and let’s create!                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Finished Size: 12×12 scrapbook page

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Stamp 4 cakes on 4 pieces of ivory cardstock using the clear ink from Treasury Ink Set.

2. Emboss the 4 cakes using the pink embossing powder from Treasury Embossing Powders.

3. Stamp the sentiment on ivory cardstock using the gold ink from the Treasury Ink Pack.

4. Emboss using the gold embossing powder from Treasury Embossing Powders.

5. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ cut the following:

  • 2 smaller ovals from the double-sided pink patterned cardstock using the Fancy French Frames smaller oval die

  • 2 larger ovals from the double-sided pink patterned cardstock using the Fancy French Frames larger oval die

  • 2 large cake shadow layer dies from the double-sided pink patterned cardstock using the Treasury Stamps and Dies

  • 4 small cake die cuts from the pink embossed cake stamp using the Treasury Stamps and Dies

  • 1 shadow layer sentiment frame die cut from the gold embossed sentiment using the Treasury Stamps and Dies

  • 2 large bows from the pink double-sided cardstock using the Perfect Bow die.

  • 2 small bows from the pink double-sided cardstock using the Perfect Bow Dies.

6. To assemble each bow, carefully fold the shorter tabs to the center of the bow and adhere.

7. Wrap the long tab around the middle and adhere.

8. Cut each of the 4 bow tails in half and set aside.

Assembly:

  1. Using double-sided adhesive, attach the two strips of black and white striped cardstock vertically approximately 2” in from each side of the white and gold patterned cardstock.

2. Adhere the dark pink patterned strips horizontally on the top and the bottom of the layout with double-sided adhesive.

3. Attach the two strips of black and white patterned cardstock to the center of the dark pink strips of cardstock using double-sided adhesive.

4. Cut the pink balloon card base from the Treasury Cards and Envelopes to 4 ½”x 6 ½” and place it in the center of the layout with foam squares.

5. Using foam squares, attach the 3 ½”x 5” dark pink patterned cardstock to the center of the Treasury Card layer.

6. Adhere the photo to the center of the dark pink patterned cardstock using double sided adhesive.

7. Adhere the 2 large ovals, dark pink patterned side up, in the center of each of the black and white striped strips using foam adhesive.

8. Using foam squares, attach the smaller ovals, light pink patterned side up to the center of each of the larger ovals.

9. In the center of each oval, place the cake die cuts in the following order from bottom to top; pink double-sided cardstock, pink embossed cake, pink embossed cake. Layer and attach using foam adhesive.

10. Using foam squares, attach the pink bows to the layout at the bottom of each of the ovals as shown.

11. Adhere the small grey layer to the bottom of the photo with foam squares.

12. Attach the sentiment to the center of the grey layer with foam squares.

13. Adhere the floral embellishments as shown.

Now, you have an amazing page! Scrapbooking is a beautiful way to highlight all of life’s beautiful memories. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

It’s time for Fan Mail Friday, and this week’s mail is so lovely. Your talent impresses us each and every week. Thank you for sending us your gorgeous creations!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

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

 

HSN May 2nd, 2018 Shopping List

Hi everyone,

There are only 2 days to go until our shows on HSN for Craft Day! We are so excited to celebrate all things beautiful in the making! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting is on at 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm EST. Join us at 12:15pm EST for a Facebook Live on HSN’s page (we will share too) where will be celebrating National Scrapbook Month in Anna Griffin Style!

Over the weekend we had so many of you excited about our Explosion Card Making Kit, Basket Dies and Border Trim Dies. We had over 1290 comments, and our last giveaway winner is Cathy May. Enjoy!

Here is a quick re-cap of all we have in store for you on HSN this week. Thank you for watching!

 

Many of our items have already been added to our store on hsn.com, and we will continue to update direct links that you can click to the products as they become available.

610991- Layered Scenes Card Making Kit

610984- Congratulations Gift Card Dies

610985- Housewarming Gift Card Dies

611049- Storage Sleeve Dies and Magnetic Sheets

568614- Double Sided Cardstock

603829- Mini Flower and Sentiment Stickers

599046- Deflecto 3 Tier Caddy

583882- French Fan Cutting Dies

586066- MSYL Paper Kit Cricut

552843- Frame It Coloring Scenes

479351- Classical Arrangements Coloring Set

611158- Chameleon Spring Pens/ Tops

542064- Anna Griffin Paper Storage

542070- Anna Griffin 5 Drawer Tower

599611- Deflecto 2pc Storage Tower

599633- Deflecto 4pc Stacking Cubes

610995- Explosion Card Making Kit

611006- Laurel Cut and Emboss Dies

611022- Vintage Dad Decoupage Diecuts

542057- Acetate Card Layers For Him

542056- Perfect Pattern Cards for Him

542062- Mini Pocket Album for Him

610988- Dresden Hobby Diecuts

586068- MSYL Felt Kit

611024- Mini 3D Flower Dies

583936- Well Wishes Shaker Card Kit

611045- Well Wishes Shaker Die Set

583929- Well Wishes Confetti SS

592715- Shaker Card Supplies Kit

610704- Box Card Cartridge Autoship

610956- Box Card Cartridge SS

611021- Vintage Summer Decoupage Die Cuts

592719- Fancy Flourish Dies

583890- Deflecto 4 Bin Table Storage

583891- Deflecto Wall Rack and Bins

611052- Baskets Cut and Emboss Dies

611055- Border Trims Dies

603830- Mini Stamps and Dies

611033- Anna Griffin Mini 6″ Replacement Plates

611031- Anna Griffin Mini 9″ Replacement Plates

National Scrapbook Month starts on Tuesday! Head over to our Facebook page every day during the month of May for gorgeous scrapbook page inspiration, giveaways and more. We want to see your creations, so start taking your photos!

See you on Wednesday,

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