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

 

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Shopping List

Hello, hello!

Meet us at midnight tomorrow for our first shows of the year on HSN! These #Annaversary shows can’t be beat, and we are going to have a great time showing you all the new products, returning favorites and how to create with them! We have the Today’s Special on January 10th. It is the incredible Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies, a compendium of clear stamps and concentric dies to create dimensional embellishments for all occasions.

Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting hours start at midnight and continue throughout the day at 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST. Also on Wednesday at 5:15pm, we will be joining some of our favorite HSN hosts for a Facebook live!

Want another look at everything new? Here’s a video re-cap of the last 5 weeks of blog posts about our 8th Anna-versary on HSN. The table was so full, that we could not squeeze in the Cricut Maker, Cricut Easy Press and the very special Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Anniversary bundle. The Cricut family of products are the creme de la creme of crafting tools and we have Anna-versary specials on all of them!

Here are our products for January 10th! Links will be updated as available.

New Items

592735 – Eleanor Designer Paper Crafting Kit

59264-629 – Christmas Ribbon Assortment

592764-20J – Everyday Ribbon Assortment

592764-424 – Vintage Ribbon Assortment

555-601 and 595-610 Xyron Sticker Makers

592667 – Window Ledge Embellishments

592710- Window Ledge Dies 1

592691 – Window Ledge Dies 2

592758 – Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments

592731 – Dresden Spring Assortment

592719 – Fancy Flourish Dies

592722 – Engraved Botanica Card Kit

592711 – Shaker Dies 2 (butterfly, envelope, clover and bunny)

592715 – Shaker Card Supply Kit

594455 – Vintage Bunny Die Cuts

592664 – Ornamental 3D Embossing Folders

592741 – Floral Decoupage Diecuts

588268-KK5 – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Amelie

588268-06Y – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Camilla

588268-52X – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Grace Black

588268-F67 – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Grace White

588268-DR7 -Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Ivory Damask

592559 – Mini Diecutting and Embossing Machine

592765 – Heat Embossing Tool

592562 – Treasury Inks

592563 – Treasury Embossing Powders

592564 – Treasury Cards, Embellishments and Envelopes

Returning Favorites

592666 Window Ledge Card Making Kit (No Dies)

592710 – Window Ledge Dies 1 (Original)

552838 – Delicate Engravings Card Kit

597867 – Anna Griffin Explore Air 2 Anniversary Bundle

574327 – Cricut Maker

586053 – Make Something You Love Paper Kit with Autoship

505105 – 12 x 12 Perfect Palette II

572269 – Shaker Dies (original)

522150 – Trelliage Set

552843 – Frame It Coloring Pages

532431 – Chameleon Markers

552853 – Chameleon Color Tops

583456 – Cricut Easy Press Machine

583897 – Valentine’s Dresden Trims

583895- 2018-2019 Planner Bundle

522556-Xyron Creative Station

Please note that we have experienced some shipping delays due to the holidays. This means that some of your orders could show an extended delivery date at the time of purchase. Never fear! We are working as quickly as possible!

See you at midnight EST January 10th. Let the celebration begin!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 5 Winners

Hi there!

We are only 5 days away from our Anna-versary shows on HSN! We’re so excited to celebrate 8 years of Elegant Paper Crafting on HSN! Join us for a fun filled event on January 10th at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST and throughout the day for lots beautiful in the making! Don’t forget, we have a Facebook Live on HSN’s Facebook page at 5:15pm.

Can you feel the anticipation? It’s time to announce our lucky winners for all things Treasury! Drum roll please!

Facebook- Donna McPherson and Lisa Tolen

Instagram- smplyme72 and purple.ewe

Blog- Deanna Collins and Judy Whitley

Pinterest- Linda Heckendorf and Sylvia Hungerford

Enjoy this treasure trove of crafting supplies, and have a blast creating with it all year long!

Thank you everyone for playing along and using our hashtags; it’s been fun to follow your comments on our social media channels! Now, let’s look at our line up of new products once again!

We are super excited about our Ornamental 3D Embossing Folders. These 3 folders create the most elegant, elaborate patterns you can imagine. You will be blown away by the dimensional effect achieved from these folders!

It’s here, it’s here! The Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies offers you an entire year of amazing crafting. This comes organized in a binder filled with 61 stamps and 34 concentric cutting dies. What’s great is that you can choose from 5 patterns to match the rest of your Anna Griffin storage patterns! Take your pick from Camilla, Amelie, Grace Black, Ivory Damask and Grace White.

Included with your binder, you will receive holiday stamps and dies, botanical and celebratory stamps and dies and a stamp for all your friends and family. Now you can personalize cards for your friend, sister-in-law and all the important people in your life.

Wait, there’s more! We have an auto ship option that expands on important card sending occasions each containing 24 stamps and 18 dies. Auto Ship 1 is all about “Birthday and Congratulations” stamps and dies.  You are going to love stamping and creating dimensional diecuts like balloons, wreaths and presents to celebrate any special occasion.

With Auto Ship 2, you will be able to create “Sympathy and Inspiration” cards. Make cards that say just the right thing to lift others up. Layer sentiments from Believe and Thinking of You to Love & Hope. Add stamped lilies, trees and more for the finishing touches.

The last shipment is Auto Ship 3! This set has stamps and dies about “Get Well and Gratitude.” Send well wishes from Sending Love and Strength to Forever Grateful. Combine your stamped sentiments with beautiful teapots and a bird and branch for a gorgeous effect.

Our Treasury Cards and Layers coordinate perfectly with The Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies! You’ll get 54, 5×7 cards, 54 envelopes and 54 printed layers. Mix and match card patterns and layers until your heart’s content.

Make your stamping shine with the 6 colors in our set of Treasury Inks. The vibrant inks are incredible on their own, or topped with a matching embossing powder.

Add dimension to your stamping with coordinating Treasury Embossing Powders! All 6 colors work with your stamped image and our Heat Embossing Tool to create a whole new texture on sentiments and embellishments.

There’s nothing we love more than tools in Anna Griffin ivory and gold! Use the two speeds along with our inks and embossing powders to turn your stamping into glossy works of art!

Our Anna Griffin Mini is fun sized! This diecutting and embossing machine is great for using with the Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies, your smaller dies and embossing border folders!

Now that’s a celebration! The countdown is on! We are so excited that we can kick off the new year and create with you on January 10th. It’s going to be a grand occasion!

Over the holiday break we received some amazing fan mail to share with you. Come take a look!

On Monday we will have your HSN shopping list with available links!

Love,

Anna

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 5

Well, everyone…

It’s time! Are you ready for our Today’s Special Reveal? First things first, our Annaversary shows are right around the corner! Tune in on January 10th at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST and throughout the day for lots beautiful in the making! Plus we have a Facebook Live on HSN’s Facebook page at 5:15pm.

Let’s jump in!

Last year we brought you Ornamental Frame Dies, and now it’s time for the embossing folders! These ornate folders create 3 different, 3D, opulent, embossed patterns that are almost too beautiful to be true! Our Ornamental Embossing Folders feature new technology to make 3D designs that are so detailed that you don’t need to add a lot of embellishment to make them truly shine! These folders turn paper from plain to extraordinary!

Meet our newest, largest stamp and die collection ever – the Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies! Say hello to 61 stamps and 34 cutting dies all designed to easily layer for dimensional sentiments and embellishments. You’ll get your choice of 5 classic Anna Griffin patterns for the binder. Choose from Camilla, Amelie, Grace Black, Ivory Damask and Grace White. The die and stamp designs are for all occasions and will have you creating paper masterpieces all year long! The binder comes with two sleeves made specifically to keep everything organized! The plastic sleeves hold your stamps in place and contain a magnetic backed insert with a printed outline to house the matching cutting dies. Tabs are included to let you know which set is which – crafting has never been so neat and tidy!

With your choice of binder, you’ll get all of the American holiday stamps and dies, floral and butterfly stamps and dies and a stamp for all your nearest and dearest. Stamp cards for your niece, nephew, sister-in-law, cousin and more!

This incredible library has an auto ship option that covers 3 different occasions each containing 18 stamps and 18 dies. Auto ship 1 contains “Birthday and Congratulations” stamps and dies.  Images include everything from a vintage rattle and balloons to a cake and a beautiful gift. Cheerful phrases you get are Birthday Wishes, Proud of You Grad, Bravo, On Your Special Day and more!

With Auto ship 2, you will be able to create “Sympathy and Inspiration” cards. Stamp images of camellias, lilies, wicker rocking chairs and more to add your cards and scrapbook pages. You Inspire Me, Have Faith, Sending Love and Hugs and To An Amazing Friend are some of the phrases you will be receiving.

Last, but not least is Auto ship 3! Our last set is all about “Get Well and Gratitude.” The images range from hyacinth and a teacup to a daffodil and embroidered handkerchief. Stamp phrases include Forever Grateful and Rest Relax Recover to Sending Love and Strength and Sending Prayers. All 3 sets fit nicely in the original binder for the most comprehensive stamp and die set that we have ever made.

For our Annaversary, we have a set of stunning cards and layers that pair with these new stamps like no other! Look at these pretty papers! Our Treasury Cards and Layers include 54, 5×7 cards, 54 envelopes and 54 printed layers. The imagery on these cards coordinate beautifully with the Treasury Stamps and Dies, Treasury Inks and Treasury Embossing Powders! Card Prints include balloons, butterflies, oak leaves, roses, bunnies and more. These cards are great for everyday, birthdays, get well and even holiday! These cards are designed to look stamped and give you a giant head start on getting your cards made this year.

We have created the most gorgeous color palette of inks to coordinate with the Treasury. In this set of 6 you’ll get Kismit (pink), Spa (blue), Silver, Gold, Turtle (green) and Clear. These vibrant colors will work perfectly with this stamp set to create the most beautiful layered die cuts imaginable.

To take your stamping to the next level by using our Treasury Embossing Powders to create a glossy sheen on all your cards and scrapbook pages. You’ll get 6 colors of embossing powders include Crystal Clear, Vintage Blue, Happy Green, Golden Luster, Antique Pink and Silver Luster. All you have to do is sprinkle the powder on top of your stamped image and use our heat tool for an incredible effect.

Next up, we have our heat tool! This little machine is what you use to raise the embossing powder on your cards. It has 2 speeds and comes in our signature ivory and gold.

Make mine a Mini! Perfect for die cutting all 34 of the Treasury set of dies, our brand new embossing and die cutting machine makes it easy to craft on a moments notice. The Anna Griffin Mini machine easily embosses and cuts all of your small folders and dies.

Now, that’s what we call a preview! We are thrilled that there’s only a little over a week to go until Craft Day, and we can’t wait to see you there! Let’s finish our our 8th Annaversary product previews with a bang! Comment here on the blog, on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest using the hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin for your chance to win.

On Friday we will have 8 winners, more projects and we resume Fan Mail Friday! Have a great week!

Bye for now,

Anna