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

 

How to: Floral Decoupage Layered Card

Hi everyone,

In a week and a half, we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th. Our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Plus we have shows on March 14th too!

The Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. You don’t want to miss this once a year sale!

If you are reading this blog and you live in Canada, we are officially coming back to The Shopping Channel on March 19th and 20th. It has been over 10 years since we were on last and time has flown by! I have put together a very special assortment of products for our big reunion. Stay tuned here for more details on how and when to watch!

Now, on to today’s card crafting project! If you haven’t already started playing with your Floral Decoupage Diecuts, the time to do so is now! One of our favorite die cuts in the set is this gorgeous, build-able vase full of flowers! Let’s make something beautiful together.

Beautiful Bouquets Decoupage

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® Floral Decoupage Diecuts (flower basket and sentiment) 592-741
  • Anna Griffin® Valentine Perfect Patterns Cards (blue lace)
  • Anna Griffin® Flourish Medallion Die
  • Anna Griffin® 12” Border Stickers (1, floral and 2, brown)
  • (1) 5”x 7” yellow patterned card stock base
  • (1) Piece of ivory card stock, cut to 4 ¾”x 6 ¾”
  • (1) Piece of yellow card stock, cut to 4 ½”x 6”
  • Scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut the yellow card stock using the Flourish Medallion Die.

2. Fussy cut the edges of the blue lace card stock base as shown.

3. Cut the floral border strip to 6 ½” tall.

4. Cut the brown border strips as shown.

5. Cut the yellow Flourish die cut in half as shown.

6. Assemble the flower basket die cut using foam squares. Layer the pieces in numeric order from bottom to top using the numbers listed on the back of the die cuts.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the ivory card stock to the yellow patterned card base.

2. Attach the blue lace layer with foam squares.

3. Using foam squares, attach the two brown border stickers vertically down the center of the card. Attach with the back side down so the white is showing and do not peel the sticker liner. You do not have to use this specific border design – any border in your craft stash will do!

4. Adhere the floral border sticker to the center of the card using foam squares.

5. Using foam squares attach the yellow Flourish Medallion die cut piece of card stock to the center of the card, horizontally. Overlap the two pieces slightly so the edges do not go over the side of the card.

6. Attach the floral basket die cut to the center of the card using foam squares.

7. Adhere the sentiment to the bottom left corner of the card with foam squares.

Anyone would love to receive the warm wishes sent with this lovely card. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s how to. Are you ready to “ooh and ahh” over the talent and skill that has been received in the mail this week? Let’s take a look!

Here’s a closer look at the amazingly fun paper dolls by Denise! We’re in love!

 

See you on Monday!

Xoxo,

Anna