Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Dies


On July 11, 2013, Anna Griffin unveiled her new Cuttlebug Die Sets on HSN.  She introduced the Flowers Die Set and the Flourish Die Set, with each set containing three dies.  Of course, I had to purchase them — I bought them early because I figured they would sell out, which they did.

I received my package yesterday and was anxious to try the dies.  Before I had a chance to use them, I read on the Cricut Circle message board that some were having issues with the dies — some dies weren’t cutting all the way through and others couldn’t get the suggested plates and dies through the machine.  After reading that, I had to give them a try.

I found that the suggested sandwich for the plates and dies that comes in the instructions didn’t work too well for me.  I was able to cut two dies with the suggested configuration.  For the others, I couldn’t get the plates into the machine. For those dies, I found that the following sandwich worked for me for cutting:

A Plate

C Plate

Die, flat side down


B Plate

I was able to emboss using the sandwich in the instructions.  The cardstock I used was the Recollections brand from Michaels.

And here are pics of my dies cuts — I wish I could have gotten the embossing to show up better.  First the Flowers Cuttlebug Die Set:


And here is the Flourish Cuttlebug Set:


The dies cuts are beautiful and I look forward to creating with them.


  1. Susan Miller says:

    I only got the flourish set, but I really love them! I’m using a Grand Calibur and had to try various sandwiches. I think I now have the right one to cut and emboss them. The cutting with the Grand Calibur isn’t an issue, but getting the embossing sandwich right was a bit tricky. Seems like it embossed first and then cut! Still beautiful!

  2. I have the new Anna Griffin floral dies but unable to run the larger one thru my grand caliber. What order of plates did you use to cut your largest die thru the grand caliber? Help!!!!


  3. Hi Nancy — To cut all the new dies on my Cuttlebug, I used the sandwich I listed above and had no problems. I am of no help to you in regards to the Grand Calibur. I hope you can get it working.


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