Anna Griffin Window Box Card Making Kit & My Projects plus Goof ups!

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Just a little peek inside the box!

Anna Griffin is so talented and she’s come up with yet another really amazing kit from HSN! It’s a bit like flower arranging with paper.

Anna always packs her kits with so many fun embellishments and goodies to work with!

In the video below, I show you the kit coming directly out of the box plus two finished projects AND my goof ups because I’ve never created a pop-up card like this!

If you like my video please do me a huge favor and share it on your Facebook page and Pinterest!

Best always,

Suzanne

Use Your Cricut Cutting Machine to Make a Unique Photo Thank-You Card

I needed to make a thank you card for the wonderful Linda Marshall who has a lovely skincare line called ELYSEE. She sent me flowers for my birthday. So I decided to make a photo card of the flowers so she could see how pretty they were. So I turned to the Cricut Cutting machine to help me out! Here’s the video of the project!

If you like it please share it on your Facebook page and pin it on Pinterest!

Easy to make Party and Holiday Hanging Decorations using Crafters Companion Dies and the Gemini Machine!

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I’m such a fan of strolling the aisles of my local Dollar Tree and see what inspires me! Recently,  I decided to create a 4th of July and a birthday Luau decorative hanging project.

So, for a couple of bucks and a bunch of hot glue, the circle die from Crafters Companion “Circle Centre” and my little workhorse, the Gemini die cutting machine,  here are the result!

Enjoy and have an amazing day!

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Cheap Dollar Store Paper Lantern into WOW!

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I love getting bases for projects from the dollar store!  In the video below I take a cheap paper lantern and turn it into a gorgeous hanging decor piece.  And the best part is that it’s super inexpensive and the ideas are unlimited to make it match any occasion!

If you like this video, please take a second and share it on Facebook or Pinterest!  Also if you have any questions please feel free to reach out!

Best always,

Suzanne

How to Age Anna Griffin Cards

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I’ve been a huge fan of Anna Griffin for a very long time…. way before she’s become a dear friend!  She is just as wonderful in person as she is on the air with me on HSN.

I’m excited once again to work with her so I decided to share a fun and simple technique to take her, already beautiful cards, and give them an aged or vintage look!  Enjoy and share!

Give Flowers with a “Paper” Twist using the Cricut

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So we had dinner with some friends the other night.  We try to get together once every three months.  This month, my friend Denise and her partner Steve were hosting.  We always take a little something for the host but I really wanted to do something unexpected.  So I decided to give flowers but with a twist…all made by paper!

Here’s my You Tube Video but I’ve included the steps below!

Supplies: Crucit Machine , Tim Holtz Paper and button embellishments, chop sticks, Spectrum Nior Marker, Stampin Up Ink Pad,  floral foam, empty plastic spice bottle, glue gun.

Step 1: On my Cricut I used Creative Bug – flowers at 10.4″ W x  11″ H.  Cut out the exact same flowers using 4 different pieces of card stock.  Then cut out the tri fold Vase Banner at 10″ W x 7.5″ H.

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Step 2: Go outside and scrape the heck out of each flower section (instantly gives it an aged look and helps soften the stiff card stock.)

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Step 3: Ink all the edges of the flowers and ink the edges of the vase using Stampin’ Up Bravo Burgundy.  I’ve included a before and after to show you how much richer it looks using this method. It makes a huge difference. Roll up the edges of the petals using your finger nails.

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Step 4: Color the chop sticks using Spectrum Nior markers

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Step 5: Hot glue the flower layers together and glue on the chop sticks.

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Step 6: Insert the floral foam into the plastic spice bottle (cut to fit) and then position the plastic vase inside the paper vase and glue it together.

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Step 7: Place the flowers into the floral foam at two different heights!

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Step 8: Hot glue ribbon around the skinniest part of the vase. I added a button in the center too.

Step 9: Take a picture and send it to me to post so we can all enjoy your creation!

Be sure to see the Cricut and all our accessories on HSN.com!  Also please pin and share this if you can!

The Newest Magazine from Crafters Companion is here!!

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 10.06.36 PM.pngI always get really inspired when Sara Davies releases another one of her amazing magazines.  They are soooo packed with terrific ideas.  I’m releasing an early peek at it for you! Below is my YouTube video which gives you a good idea of what’s in store!  It will be available May 9th on our HSN Crafting Day!

If you click here you’ll see my version of a Birthday Greeting that used the Pointed Petals Dies from the pic above!  (also available May 9th).

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I absolutely have to find time to make these crazy cute totes…just gotta find a couple of minutes to make it….lol. Can you relate?

Have a blessed and amazing day and thanks for checking in.

Please feel free to reach out to me and to share my page if you can!!

 

 

Don’t Send another card….

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Hi Everyone, I’m so excited because I just finished a sneak peak project with a kit that’s coming up on HSN on our big Craft Day May 9th.  Instead of sending another card why not hang a warm greeting on a door as a nice surprise!!  To make this, I used our Sheena Printed Petals Die & Stamp kit!  Here’s my Youtube link to see the full project!

 

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