HSN November 21-22, 2016 Sneak Peek 1 Winner

Good morning and happy Friday everyone!

We are exactly one month away from our last HSN shows of the year! Can you believe it? Time flies when you’re having fun! Save the dates! We’ll be live on Monday, November 21st at 7am and 6pm and on for prime time on November 22nd at 8pm.

Again, we want to thank you for being a part of the Anna Griffin community, for posting your projects and encouraging each other every day!  It’s a wonderful thing to see, and we’re so happy each and every one of you is a part! Also, thank you for your understanding and patience during the shipping delays that HSN is experiencing.  Please know that we care and want you to get your orders as soon as possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This week there has been a lot of enthusiasm for our new Envelope Lettering Templates!  We think that they will be valuable tools for you to use each time you send one of your beautiful creations! It’s beautiful in the making inside and out!

Over 961 of you commented to win our new Envelope Lettering Templates, Pretty Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes, Christmas Clear Stamp Set and our Perfectly Printed Vellum Stickers.  Congratulations to you Juliann Turner!  What a way to begin a Friday, enjoy them all!

On to a few more peeks at some of our favorite projects!

Our brand new Letter Envelope Template is going to be your new best friend! Say goodbye to slanting, sloping handwriting and say hello to straight, beautifully written envelopes.  We made it easy for you! You’ll get 1 address template, 1 return address template and even stencils to draw in arrows, swirls and other decorative shapes. This set will enhance the overall beauty of every card that you send.


You know how much we love patterns, and Pretty Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes is a true testament to our affection. This set of 100 cards and envelopes  (50 A2 and 50 A7) includes our favorite borders, designs, gold foil and festive touches. These cards are going to be your go to when you’re building your beautiful holiday works of art!


This set of 39 Christmas Clear Stamps is back as a fan favorite from last year!  These Christmas designs will cover all your stamping bases! Use them to decorate gifts, make unique gift wrap, create sentiments, scrapbook backgrounds and more.


Oh, vellum how we love and adore you. We read one blog comment where a Griffinite called them vel-YUM stickers and we couldn’t agree more!  This set of bright, beautiful, translucent stickers is a dream come true for your everyday crafting needs. There are 98 stickers in a wide variety of colors, shapes and tons of gold foil for every project you can think of!


We’re feeling inspired already, aren’t you? Join us on Tuesday for the next chapter in the November Sneak Peeks and another giveaway.  Want a hint as to what’s coming up? It’s going to be a gift decorating extravaganza! Oh my goodness we can’t wait to show you!

Bye for now,


HSN November 21-22, 2016 Sneak Peek 1

Happy Tuesday!

We’re back for our next round of exciting sneak peeks! We’re going to be on HSN over two days in November (not full Craft Days, but still fun!).  Be sure to mark your calendars for Monday, November 21 at 7am and 6pm and prime time Tuesday, November 22 at 8pm.

These shows will be our last shows of the year and they are appropriately timed for the week of Thanksgiving. In the season of gratitude, we give thanks for you, our loyal fans and customers! We thank you for your patience and understanding during the shipping delays that we are currently experiencing. We thank you for watching, for reading this blog and most of all for being the passionate, creative people that you are!

There is not a video today because we are knee deep in preparations for the second annual Anna Griffin Create. There are 4 items in our first sneak peek: Brand new Envelope Lettering Templates, Christmas Pretty Pattern Cards, Christmas Stamps and Perfectly Printed Vellum Stickers.

Up first is our Envelope Lettering Templates! For those of you who want the outside of your envelope to be as beautiful as the inside, this is the set for you!  You’ll get 1 envelope address template and 1 return address template with decorative stencils.  If you’re like me, sometimes writing in a straight line can be hard. This tool makes it easy peasy, and with these designs, your cards will stand out from the rest! A few things we love in regards to holiday card addressing is the contrast of big and small letters, thick and thin writing and print mixed with script. Add in a decorative flourish and you have a creative envelope like no other. How great is that?





Next, is an essential in your holiday card making, Christmas Pretty Pattern Cards!  In this set of 100, you’re going to get 50 A7 cards and envelopes and 50 A2 cards and envelopes.  With these cards you can make a variety of creations for all the unique, special people in your life! Many of these patterns are inspired by old-world designs. Many have have gold foil and amazing, intricate borders. We have traditional colors, along with the season’s trends like plaid! This set is the little black dress of Christmas card making.  Our goal is to give you the prettiest variety so you can mix and match like a pro.




The holidays are the greatest time to get to stamping! Our Christmas Clear Stamp Set includes 39 individual Christmas designs that you can use on envelopes, gift tags, cards and of course scrapbook pages! Some of the designs you’ll get are: pinecones, holly, snowflakes and sentiments like “Joy and Good Cheer,” Happy Christmas” and “Merry Christmas.” If you need the perfect accompaniment, our set of 6 Christmas Ink Pads will show off these festive designs exquisitely!




For everyday crafting, we’re bringing back our Perfectly Printed Vellum Stickers!  These stunning, kiss-cut stickers adhere to your projects in a way that only vellum can.  You’ll get arrows, feathers, banners, bunting and numbers that shout fun to the rooftops! The numbers included are a lovely way to wish someone special a very happy (insert number) birthday! Talk about customization! You’re going to get 96 of these translucent beauties, which will allow you to collage, layer and combine them to your heart’s content!




We’ll be back on Tuesday with another round of new and fan favorite products for you! But first… do you want to win these lovely items for yourself?  We know you do, and you know we love a good giveaway.  Comment below and tell us which one of the three is the most exciting to you and why?

See you Tuesday, Griffinites!



#takemetocreateAnnaGriffin Contest Results

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

We know you’re all on the edge of your seats, waiting to hear the latest contest results so here we go! We loved getting to see your posts, pictures and hashtag shares for the #takemetocreateAnnaGriffin contest! You all are so creative, and we are so glad that you all enjoy crafting and making beautiful things as much as we do!


Our ten winners with the most likes (in random order are):

-Patricia Watling
-Connie Ruiz
-Joseph Belpasso
-Raquel Silva Hernandez
-Glenda Moret
-Malinda Langley
-Paulette Trent
-Patty M
-Alesia Fowler
-Alaine Grieser

Congratulations all! You will win an Anna Griffin prize pack valued at $100. We will be reaching out to you via email for your shipping address. Please look out for it! Oh my goodness, isn’t that great news?

Now, drumroll…..

The two incredibly lucky two winners of the trip to Atlanta this November are:

Connie Ruiz and Malinda Langley!

Wow, ladies pack your bags! We’re going to have the most wonderful time together – it is one month away! We can’t wait to meet you, and share our passion for crafting with you and all the Griffinites attending.

Thank you again to all the participants out there. We appreciate you very much!



HSN October 5th, 2016 – Shopping List

Alright, Griffinites let’s rally!

Who is ready for midnight? We are packed, prepped and ready to rock this Craft Day!  Reminder, we will be on HSN from Midnight-2am, 8am, 11am-12:30pm, 3pm-5pm, 7pm, 9pm-11pm. That’s midnight tonight! Get your slippers, popcorn and tv ready for 24 hours of crafting!  To help you navigate the day, we have a magical shopping list prepared for you and sorted by new items and returning favorites. Easy peasy!

We had over 2600 wonderful entries for the four Cricut Explore Air 2′s that we are giving away. Your shared stories and comments really and truly touched our hearts. Thank you for sharing with us! We have our four winners, and a video revealing who they each are!

Many congratulations and happy cutting on your new Cricut Explore Air 2 machines!

Deb Richardson

Victoria DeYot

Dalyce Mangum

Karen Myszewski

October 5th, 2016 Shopping List

Brand New

505086-439 Turquoise- Monthly Planner 18 month 2017-2018

505086-649 Pink- Monthly Planner 18 month 2017-2018

505089 12 Month Daily Planner Refill 2017

505171 Christmas Botanical Dies

505090 Perfect Christmas Rosettes

489490 Festooned Frame Dies

509359 Deco Foil Christmas

509357 Deco Flock Everyday

509358 Deco Flock Christmas

505063 120 Favorite Christmas Embellishments

505052 Ivory Cards and Envelopes

505062 12 x 12 Christmas Cardstock

505070 120 Favorite Sentiments Everyday

505071 120 Favorite Sentiments Christmas

505174 12″ Christmas Embossing Folders

505082 Christmas Metallic 5.5 x 12 Layers

505110 Holiday Card Assortment 24 Count

505093 Christmas Gift Tag Label Assortment

505072 Chic Gift Wrap Dispenser with 4 Rolls of Gift Wrap

488471 12 Christmas Seasonal Folders

488456 10 Christmas Seasonal Dies

505085 Christmas Seasonal Card Layers

505092 Say it Anyway Christmas Stamps

505080 Colorbox Christmas Inks

505094 Terrific Tags with Dies Kit

488453 Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments II Cricut Cartridge

505053 Glorious Greetings Card Kit

503745 Cricut Explore Air 2 AG Ivory/Gold

503750 Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint

503750 Cricut Explore Air 2 Serenity (blue)

503750 Cricut  Explore Air 2 Rose

505105 Perfect Palette II Everyday

505109 Perfect Palette II Christmas


Returning Favorites

442896 Christmas Perfect Bows

489155 Terrific Titles Cutting Dies

436747 Festive Words

442884 Holiday 5 x 7 Metallic Layers

442868 Gracious Giftables Christmas

470045 Gracious Giftables Everyday

436748 Mix and Match Christmas Frames

499549 Rollagraph Christmas


Your tree won’t be trimmed properly without this year’s 2016 HSN Cares Anna Griffin Designer Ornament.  It’s a beary, beary cute ornament decked out in an Anna outfit and complete with gold glitter scissors. Profits are going to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. What a beautiful cause! Get yours here: Careshttps://www.hsn.com/products/2016-hsn-cares-anna-griffin-designer-ornament/8208852


Not all the links to the new items have been posted quite yet, so we wanted to walk you through how to look up an item on HSN.com!

On HSN.com, type in an item number in search bar, search and add to your bag! Presto! (Helpful hint) Sometimes the item will show up if you type it in, even if you don’t see the item on the regular page.

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Counting down the last 4 weeks has been incredibly fun! Here are some fun facts for those of you who have participated in our HSN October 5th Craft Day so far!

In the last 4 weeks we have done 8 Blog posts and given away 78 products. That’s over $4500 worth of goodies! Over 13,000 comments to win were posted to the Blog. We have had 4873 Instagram likes, 59,183 YouTube views and reached over 110,000 people on Facebook.

All of this leads up to the biggest giveaway of all! Watch and see!

Now, you’re all beyond excited right?  Hopefully there’s jumping up and down happening right now. Don’t forget, the contest starts at 12:00am on Thursday and ends Sunday at 11:59pm. You will see a link to enter the #takemetocreateannagriffin contest and more details on our Facebook page this Thursday.

That’s all for now, we have work to do! See you all at midnight (EST) sharp!



HSN October 5th, 2016 Sneak Peek 8

Hi Everyone!

It’s finally that time! We’ve seen some great guesses as to what the Today’s Special is going to be for our October 5th Craft Day on HSN! But first, we have two winners to announce!  This giveaway brought in the most comments ever to win!  Over 1955 of you commented to win Terrific Tags Dies and Stamps, Christmas totally Tags, Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments I & II Cricut cartridges, the Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit and Holiday Trimmings Card Making Kit.  Alice Wessinger and Penny Fellenbaum you two are very lucky today! Thank you for all the excitement and comments during these posts, everyone!

Just a reminder we will be on HSN from Midnight-2am, 8am, 11am-12:30pm, 3pm-5pm, 7pm, 9pm-11pm. So mark your calendars. A special video and shopping list will be posted on Tuesday, October 4th here on the blog.

Now, let the fun begin!

Behold, the Cricut Explore Air 2 – Anna Griffin Edition exclusive to HSN! This brand new machine is your new best friend in crafting. In addition to our classic Anna Griffin ivory and gold, Cricut has also created the Explore Air 2 in an array of gorgeous colors: Serenity (blue), Rose and Mint in limited quantities. Wow, what beauties! With all these choices you can have the best machine in a color that reflects your own personal style.


Use your laptop, tablet or smartphone to connect to the new Explore Air 2 to design your creations on the go! This machine has a fast mode that cuts and writes up to two times faster than previous machines! Fast Mode works on vinyl, paper and cardstock and the speed varies by design. The good news is that you can create more, faster!


It would not be a Today’s Special on HSN without it being the best value of the day. These machines come with a years’ subscription to Cricut Access. This means you will have an entire library of 30,000 images to work with for the next 12 months!


There are even 50 free projects included with the machine. I have seen them, they are beautiful and perfect for year round crafting!


We love a good dynamic duo.  Peanut butter and jelly, Sonny and Cher… Cricut and Perfect Palette II cardstock! We have two different sets of 12 x 12 cardstock that make for the perfect accompaniment to papercrafting with your Cricut.  Our Perfect Palette II Christmas set that includes 72 sheets of varying tones of 6 Christmas colors and 24 sheets of glitter paper! Then, there’s the Perfect Palette II Everyday version that is full of gradient pastel solids and also has 24 sheets of glitter. We designed these specifically for the intricately cut layers you can cut with your Cricut Explore Air 2. These two sets will take you from holiday crafting all the way to Spring!



Guess what? Cricut says that I can giveaway these machines! Want to be one of the first 4 people on the planet to have the Cricut Explore Air 2? Comment below and tell us why you need this new machine and all of our new papers. We will draw 4 winners on Tuesday, October 4th!

See you Tuesday!