Friday, January 17, 2020

Beyond the Easel Card Kit with Anna Griffin

I am so obsessed with the easel card kit by Anna Griffin!  But, I have run out my kits card bases.  So, when I needed a card for a 61 wedding anniversary, I got on Pinterest and found the most beautiful Anna Griffin cards on Splitcoast stampers.  So, I decided to make my own AG easel card with some AG frame dies.  Here is my card and I just used my card kit as a guide for making the base.  

To make this card, cut a piece of 12 x 12 card stock so that you have a piece 5" wide and 12 inches long.  Score the piece across the the short width at 7" and again at 3 1/2" up from the 7 score mark. 

Make your folds, then place the AG die on top of the paper and trace the outside of the die!  Cut the card while still folded, along the hand traced line.  This will give you a offset base for your die.  Glue the card top layer to the smallest folded portion, glue the inside of the car to the largest base portion.  Put a small raised die cut on the card base, towards the bottom to hold the easel for display.  Mine Happy Anniversary if from an Anna Griffin kit of some kind.  Paper is Anna Griffin too!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

All State Locker Mums

I have been making locker mums for our All State Music students for the last few years and never seem to get a good photo.  Here are this years and the photo is a bit better.  Below are the steps to create them and I hope that some other parents will celebrate their music students too!
I will try and figure our how to share this in the latest Cricut DS and post it.

Card stock in the colors of your school (Black and Gold)
White card stock
Grey card stock, or color that works with your school colors
Anna Griffin Musical Dresden Die Cuts
Cricut Maker Machine
Cricut Scoring Wheel
Glue Gun
Cricut Medium Tip Gold Marker
Cricut Ribbons and Rossetts 
Cricut Holiday Frames and Tags
Cricut 3 Birds-Life's a Party
Cricut When I was a Kid
Cricut Basic Shapes
Cricut Sans Original Font
2" Circle Punch
Creative Memories Circle Cutting tool

Cut the rosettes from the Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge so that you can fit 4 strips in a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock.  Be sure to use the Cricut Maker with the Scoring wheel!  Fan fold the strip and glue it together making a loop.  Punch 2 circle for every rosette in matching card stock.  Glue the rosette using a glue gun and inside a Creative Memories circle cutting guide.  The photo below shows an oval cutting guide but I use the circle ones that same way and it makes this so much easier.  Glue the circle on one side, allow it to cool and flip to glue the circle on the other side.

Print and cut the Cricut file after adding your students names and award categories as needed.  Glue the pieces as shown, using the glue glue to add the center.  Cut notches in the faux "ribbons" that hang from the bottom.  Glue ribbons to the back of the rosette with glue gun.


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