Your Hand Finished Christmas Cards – Part 2

Hi everyone, happy Friday!

Now, on to part two of our hand finished cards post. Do you have our Christmas Pop Up Card Making Kit? So many of you have this in your craft closet and we thought we would provide a little inspiration from this kit! If you don’t have this kit already, you can get it here! This set makes a whopping 50 amazing 3D pop up cards! In total you have over 600 festive pieces to play with to make Christmas, Hanukkah or any other holiday card.

For our card we will start by using the dark red card, the dark red interior piece (already cut for you), the Joy to You sentiment, the This Christmas Dear Friend sentiment, 3 large gold foil ornaments, 3 small gold foil ornaments, 4 holly sprigs, 2 gold foil snowflakes, a double snowflake (larger gold), another double snowflake (larger white) and a tape runner.

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First, place the interior piece inside the card, making sure that the center support is the tallest. Align it with the sides, leaving an even border on each side. Next, close just the interior and add your adhesive . Close the card and press down to secure. Repeat the process on the bottom side. Doing this step one side at a time ensures that you don’t have anything sticking together.

Layer your gold foil snowflake die cuts, and using tape runner and secure to the inside top of the card.

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Next, layer the ornaments as shown making sure that there is no extra adhesive peeking out.

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Add the ornament clusters to the pop up supports as shown. Also run your tape runner on the back of the “This Christmas Dear Friend” sentiment and place on the left support.

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Add the “Joy to You” sentiment to the front of the card, and add two sprigs of holly to both sentiments with the tape runner.

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There you have it! A beautiful pop-up card that anyone would be thrilled to have!

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Want a few more ideas? Of course you do! Have fun crafting this weekend!

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This Tuesday, December 6th will mark the start of our product previews for our 7th Anniversary shows on HSN. We are so excited to show you all of the new craft products as well as some returning favorites made especially for our anniversary on January 10th. Mark you calendars!

See you then,

Anna

Your Hand Finished Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!

With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, we just want you to know how THANKFUL we are for YOU each and every day.

By now, your holiday card making is running full speed ahead and a little design inspiration from our Glorious Greetings card making kit can make today more productive!

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Want a little step by step?  From our Glorious Greetings card kit,  take out the white and gold patterned card, red and gold foil layer, Hearty Christmas Greetings die cut, red ornament sticker, green ornament sticker, holly sticker, gold bow and a gold flourish die cut. You will also need a ruler, scissors and adhesive.

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Measure the red foil layer to 2.75″ x 4.5″ and cut to size. Adhere the Hearty Christmas Greetings die cut to the top with foam adhesive. Use a tape runner to adhere the gold flourish and Hearty Greetings Die cut layer to the gold and white card in the top left corner.

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Decorate with the ornament and holly stickers. Finish by adding a gold bow to the top of the ornaments.

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There you have it! Glorious Greetings makes it so easy!

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Our next project has a completely different look. You’ll need the red, white and green patterned card, the green layer with holly border, a red and white striped paper rosette, two white bell stickers, ’tis the season sentiment sticker, red bow and foam adhesive and a tape runner.

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Attach the green layer to the card with foam adhesive.

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Adhere the ’tis the season sentiment sticker on top of the paper rosette to create a new embellishment!Adhere this to the top of the green layer with your tape runner.

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Add the 2 white bell stickers underneath the rosette. For a finishing touch, add a red bow to the top of the bells with foam adhesive.

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There you have it, a beautiful card in minutes! May your own hand finished cards be glorious this season.

Happy holidays and happy crafting,

Anna

The 2nd Annual Anna Griffin | Create

Hi everyone,

2016 has truly been the year of the sequel! We have been striving to make things bigger and better for you, our loyal fans throughout the year. A week and a half ago, we hosted the 2nd Annual Anna Griffin Create where 209 crafty people met at The Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia for an unforgettable weekend of learning, crafting, meeting new friends and making memories to last a lifetime.

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At this year’s Create we had attendees from 40 different states – from as far away as Eagle River, Alaska and as close as our backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. We loved meeting each and every one of you and hope to see even more of you next year! The people and passion for making beautiful things is so inspiring and amazing to experience. Thank you all for your love and support. It means the world to us!

Registration consisted of the gift tote to end all gift totes, chock full of beautiful products, a Create t-shirt and so much more.

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After registration it was time for autographs, introductions, photo booth fun and Make and Takes. Attendees lined up for a meet and greet with Anna and our wonderful HSN teachers/hosts: Amber Kemp Gerstel, Beth Kingston and Shivan Sarna.

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Next was the big Gala Dinner! The ballrooms were adorned in black, white, turquoise and gold with a splash of pink of course! Blooms filled the stage, complete with pink uplighting and crowds of excited people. The food was delightful, and dessert was even better! Penny Comeau wrote us a delightful poem, Shivan Sarna interviewed Anna, we played Create-topia with Amber Kemp-Gerstel and Beth Kingston. The highlight of the evening was when the President of HSN, Bill Brand surprised Anna on stage with an enthusiastic welcome and congratulations from HSN.

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After dinner, the magical Craft Room opened, and everyone was in awe! The room was full of creative energy and a jaw-dropping amount of products! Just think about what 25,000 sheets paper looks like. Then there were over 2,000 kits for everyone to play with, over 75,000 embellishments and hundreds of inspirational projects. Oh my goodness, it was a crafter’s dream come true!

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This year we had a dream team of talented teachers! The classes were full of tips and tricks and attendees left with new skills and incredible finished projects.

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We rounded out the weekend with a private warehouse sale where attendees were able to see where the magic happens. Our headquarters glowed!

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What an incredible 4 days we had together, and we wish everyone was still here having a blast!

We are looking forward to next year and we’re happy to announce that the 3rd annual Anna Griffin | Create is officially happening next year. Mark your calendars and planners now for November 9-12, 2017! Registration will open in January.

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Love,

Anna

HSN November 21-22 Sneak Peek 5 Winner and Shopping List

Happy Friday!

We’re currently packing for our HSN shows this Monday, 11/21 at 7am and 6pm and Tuesday, 11/22 at 7am and 8pm. A lot of you are excited about the new items we showed you on Tuesday, especially the Beribboned Frame Dies and All About Him and Her Die Cuts! Drumroll… it’s time for our winner. All the new items are shipping out to you, Kelly Kennedy. Congratulations on your win!

As promised, here is your handy dandy shopping list! We have everything separated out by new items and returning favorites. Links are included on the items that are already on the site, and we will update accordingly as items are added.

New Items

510-436  Envelope Lettering Templates

510-199 Holiday Gift Bags

510-419 Christmas Packaging Tape

510-422 Planner Stamps

510-421 Christmas Coloring Cards

510-420 All About Him and Her Die Cuts

489-501 Beribboned Frame Dies

510-202 Nifty Nested Layers 2 (warm colors)

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Returning Favorites

499-588 Christmas Pretty Pattern Cards

505-090 Holiday Rosettes

442-896 Christmas Pre-Tied Bows

505-092 Say it Anyway Christmas Stamps

505-080 Holiday Inks

489-148 Perfectly Printed Vellum Stickers

505-072 Chic Wrap Gift Wrap

505-093 Christmas Gift Tags and Labels

505-082 Holiday Metallic Layers

505-086 18 Month Day Planner (pink and turquoise)

489-149 Planner Embellishments

505-174 12″ Christmas Embossing Folders

470-014 Glitter Sticker Die Cuts

505-171 Christmas Botanical Dies

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499-577 Holiday Glitter Stickers

488-436 Festive Flips Card Making Kit

505-110 Finished Cards with Accordion File

436-748 Christmas Mix and Match Folders

524-594 Cricut Explore Air 2 in Mint

505-053 Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit

Wow, we cannot wait to talk to you, show you our projects and demonstrations and to close out the year together! Get ready for an incredible show!

We will see you live on Monday!

Love,

Anna

 

 

 

 

HSN November 21-22 Sneak Peek 5

Hello everyone,

Today is the post that you’ve all been waiting for! We will be on HSN for our last shows of the year on Monday, November 21 at 7am and 6pm and on Tuesday, November 22 at 7am and 8pm EST. Since we’re officially less than a week from showtime, it is time for us to give you the scoop on all of the new products in the shows!

First up is Nifty Nested Layers II. Oh my goodness, 2016 is truly the year of the sequel, and we received so many requests for more Nifty Nested Layers in additional colors. As you know, we don’t disappoint, so we’re bringing you green, red, silver, gold, black and light blue layers to carry you through the holiday season! You’ll get 2 each of 36 designs of perforated, concentric card stock designs plus 6 different printed sentiments. The layers you will be able to create with this set of papers are going to be fantastic!niftynested2-2 niftynested2-5

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If you’re looking for a way to enjoy long winter afternoons and love coloring, our new Christmas Coloring Cards are perfect for you! You’ll get 2 each of 12 different colorable cards, 2 each of 12 already colored sentiments and 2 each of different colorable die cuts. The festive winter patterns make lovely cards to send to friends and family this holiday season. Some of the designs include bells, ornaments, snowflakes and candy canes. This set is so much fun, and will allow you to create unique works of art.

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We have an extraordinary library of his and hers die cuts coming back to HSN and are sold as a set. Our For the Boys and All About Her Die Cuts will be combined to include 792 pieces of antique inspired designs, gold foil detail and even foam adhesive! The For the Boys Die Cuts include masculine imagery such as sports, vintage automobiles, sentiments for husbands, calendars, tools and more. The All About Her set has the prettiest die cuts of perfume, flowers, teacups, butterflies and old world touches galore. If you want a gender specific collection of images for your projects, this is it!

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New for November is our set of 9 Beribboned Cut and Emboss Dies. These stunningly detailed dies are inspired by beautiful ribbon, trim, and tassels. You can even weave ribbon through the die cut to create incredibly intricate cards! This set of bold dies make a seriously stunning statement, and will be one of your new favorite sets.

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You know we can’t end without a giveaway! Which of the new products is your favorite and why? Let us know and we’ll draw a winner at random on the blog Friday! Along with the winner of all these new items, your shopping list also be posted!

Bye for now,

Anna