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

 

 

HSN March 7th, 2018 Product Preview 2 + Winner

Hi friends,

We hope you had a great week, and that you’re ready to see this week’s lucky winner. First things first, we’re inching closer to our Craft Day shows on HSN March 7th! Our hours are Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Luckily we are on twice during the month of March with more crafting on March 14th!

Over 1450 you commented to win our new Fancy French Frame Dies and the new card stock packs. June Estep and Maureen (mollymagri) you are this week’s winners! There was just so much paper, I had to split it into 2! Congratulations!

Last year, we designed a set of Sympathy Stickers to answer the increasing number of requests for cards of encouragement. You loved them and we have brought them back for March 7th along with all of the trimmings that coordinate.

Our new Crosses Cut and Emboss Die Set pairs perfectly with the sentiments to create handmade cards, tags and scrapbook pages for Easter, Condolence and Encouragement cards. Each die in the set has been designed to compliment each other making them easy to mix, match and layer.   

Designed expressly for use with the dies is our Faithful Die Cut Set. Punch and layer vintage ephemera to decorate all of your projects that require a softer touch. All of the pieces are carefully made to wrap and highlight images on sympathy cards. 

Guess what? The Treasury of stamps and dies are back! Along with the Treasury Ink Set, Treasury Embossing Powders, plus the Treasury Cards and layers. This comprehensive library of sentiments and images for all occasions is a one stop shop for all of your crafting needs. You can stamp, cut and layer your way from New Year’s to Christmas with all of the card sending holidays in between!

The Anna Griffin Mini die cutting and embossing machine will be coming back for March 7th and we have loads of them! Have you met Mini?

We like it when all of our crafting tools match. Use the Anna Griffin Heat tool to emboss your stamped images. It is just the thing to add shimmery texture to all things made with the Treasury!

It is time for Fan Mail Friday! This week is especially lovely because of the Valentine love that we received. You have to know how much I appreciate your kind words and lovely works of art! I realized that after we shot the video, that I had left a few on my desk. A special thank you goes to Kathy, Patti, Lois and Agnes for sending these beautiful cards!

Want to win the Crosses Die Set and the Faithful Die Cuts? Comment here on the blog and share who would get the first card you would make with the set. We will draw a winner at random from the blog comments on Friday. Have a great week everyone!

Love,

Anna

 

How to: A Stamped Bouquet of Tulips

Hello,

We are counting the days until our next appearances on HSN, and if you haven’t already, mark your calendars! Our 24 hour Craft Day shows are on March 7th and our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. March is National Craft Month, so you can bet that there are all kinds of exciting things planned to celebrate our favorite month of the year!

Last Friday we announced that the Anna Griffin Super Sale is back! It will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. You’re going to love this once a year flash sale of crafting items at extraordinary values! Please see our previous post for FAQs on the Super Sale.

Valentine’s Day is just a little over two weeks away, and we’re sending this lovely card made with our Treasury Stamps and Dies, Treasury Inks, Embossing Powders and more! Grab your set and let’s make this together!

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® Treasury Stamps and Dies, 588-283
  • Anna Griffin® Fancy Flourish Dies
  • Anna Griffin® Heat Embossing Tool, 592-765
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card stock base
  • (1) Piece of pink patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of pink, double-sided card stock, cut to 4 ¼”x 8 ½”
  • (1) Piece of light pink metallic card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • (1) Piece of ivory card stock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (2) Pieces of ivory card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • (1) Piece of gold metallic card stock, cut to 4”x 5”
  • Embossing powder (clear and gold)
  • Ink (pink, green, gold)
  • Pink bow
  • Scalloped craft scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

  1. Using the scalloped scissors, cut across the top edge of the pink, double sided card stock.

2. Cut the pink double-sided card stock two inches down from the scalloped edge and add to the base of the card layer.

3. Stamp and emboss the 4”x 6” piece of ivory card stock with the tulip stamp. Use the green ink for the stem of the tulip, the pink ink for the petals, and emboss all with clear embossing powder.

4. Stamp and emboss one tulip on one of the 3”x 4” pieces of ivory card stock using the same inks and powders as #4.

5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment and sentiment border on the other piece of 3”x 4” ivory card stock. Stamp the sentiment with pink ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the sentiment border with gold ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.6. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ cut the following:

  • Use the small Fancy Flourish die to cut 2 flourishes from the gold card stock
  • Use the large circle die to cut the stamped and embossed sentiment border
  • Use the small circle die to cut the stamped and embossed sentiment
  • Use the small tulip die to cut the stamped and embossed tulip
  • Use the tulip border die to cut a border from the light pink metallic card stock

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the pink patterned card stock to the 5”x 7” card base.

2. Attach the pink, double-sided card stock using foam squares.

3. Adhere the ivory, stamped card stock using a tape runner. The folded, scalloped edge of the pink double-sided card stock should fold on top of the ivory card stock.

4. Using a tape runner, attach the two flourishes near the center of the card.

5. Place the tulip on the tulip border using foam squares, then place in the center of the two flourishes.

6. Place the sentiment on the sentiment border using foam squares, then place on the stem of the tulip.

7. Place the pink bow between the sentiment and tulip.

This card makes such great use of your Treasury crafting items, and creates beautiful valentines. We hope you enjoyed making this card along with us! Join us later in the week for another gorgeous tutorial and Fan Mail Friday.

Bye for now,

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