Monday, January 17, 2011

HSN Entry with Jinger and Provo Craft

Hello out there everyone. I decided I would try and make a card for the HSN giveaway that is broadcasting on the 20th of January with Jinger and Anna Griffin. Provo Craft is showcasing their new Card Maker, and Anna Griffin is coming out with something new as well that day. Here is the post from Jinger on facebook:

 On January 20th, 2011, Provo Craft will announce a NEW exciting creative tool on HSN. Anna Griffin will also be announcing a new product that same day. We can’t tell you what the new products are, but want to offer you a chance to win both. Here’s how you can participate.
Create a card using at least one Anna Griffin product (paper, stamps stickers etc.) and one or more of the following Cricut cartridges; Don Juan, Winter Lace (seasonal) and Wall Décor & More (these are the cartridges to be featured on HSN, Jan 20).  You must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada and at least 18 years of age in order to participate.
Mail your card to the Provo Craft offices to arrive no later than Tuesday, January 18th, 2011.  Entries received after this date will not be eligible.   All submitted cards become the property of Provo Craft and will not be returned to the sender. Cards will be judged based on creativity, design, and whether it uses one or more of the appropriate cartridges and Anna Griffin product. Winning cards will be chosen at the sole discretion of Provo Craft.

I used Don Juan and Wall Décor and More for my easel/gift card. The Anna Griffin paper I used is from her Hannah Collection. Here is the recipe:

White Card stock cut at 5 x 7 for the base.
For the flip out portion I cut a white piece at 5 x 6 This piece I used the bubbles border punch from Martha Stewart on. I then scored it at ½ inch to make the fold.
Anna Griffin Paper cut at 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ - You will need 3 of these.
Blue card stock cut at 4 ½ x 6 ½ - You will need 3 of these.
Anna Griffin Paper cut at 4 x 6 ¾
Blue card stock cut at 3 ¾ x 6 ½.
Anna Griffin Paper cut at 3 ¾ x 6 ¼.
Blue card stock cut at 2 x 5 ¼.
Anna Griffin Paper cut at 3 ½ x 4 ½
The teacup is cut at 3 inches 2 times One in Blue, One in Grey, and one in Anna Griffin paper.
The letters & shadow pieces are cut at 1 ½ inches in Anna Griffin Paper & Grey Cardstock.

I used only the grey part of the teacup by using my razor to cut it off, and then I covered it in Glossy Accents and put some White acrylic paint to accent the smoke.  The teacup was distressed with Tim Holtz Sky Blue ink.  I used Imaginisce pearls to accent the teacup.
The letters have Glossy Accents on them and some faux stitching with my Uniball White Gel Pen. I distressed the word “thanks” with the same ink as the teacup.  I used Imaginisce pearl gems on all the letters as well.
For the front mat I took a couple of the leftover pieces from cutting out the words and glued them together to make a mask. I used the Sky Blue ink to give a background on the front.
The pearls in swirls are from Basic Grey, the opaline designer half pearls.
I used the pieces left over from the teacup to accent the gift card holder.  
The ribbon is from Oriental Trading, their Fun Expressions line.
There are two places to write on, one of them is by the teacup and the other is on the flip portion. 

This is a long post and I wanted to share as many pictures of it as I could since there was so much to it. Sorry I realized tonight that the pictures I took are not that good and well of course I have already sent the card off so lets hope you can sort of get the idea of what it looked like. Thanks for sticking with me on this LONG post lol. Wish me luck!


  1. so much details. LOVE it , Great job Lisa

    paula from

  2. I saw the challenge as well, don't know that I'll get in on that one. Yours looks great-hope you win!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. :)