Anna Griffin Home Sneak Preview & Contest

Hi everyone!

Today is a very exciting sneak peek for us. We are always inspiring you to create gorgeous handmade cards, scrapbook pages and other paper craft projects, and on May 27th and 28th we are thrilled to bring you bedrooms that are “beautiful in the making!”

The brand new Anna Griffin Home collection includes stunning reversible comforter sets, elegant window treatments and cozy sheets with gorgeous lace edge details. The comforters feature prints from our Olivia and Grace collections as well as an embroidered duvet cover that’s available in three pastel shades.  It’s everything you’d expect from Anna Griffin for the top of your bed and more! Here’s a look at a just few of the different pieces you’ll be able to choose from. Tune in to the 4 shows to see these and a lot more!

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There’s even peel and stick wallcovering! These super sized 8′ long double rolls are going to deck your walls in dreamy damask.  It’s perfect for any room in the house!

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Because this is such an exciting launch it’s only fitting that we celebrate with a great giveaway, right? Does your space need an Anna Griffin overhaul? Tell us why your bedroom or guest room could use a makeover, and we will send one lucky winner a comforter set, curtains and sheet set in the pattern of your choice! Hey…while we’re at it, let’s throw in a new creative space too. Our winner will also receive the entire Anna Griffin craft room desk furniture suite! This is our biggest giveaway ever!

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There are three ways to enter this giveaway:

1. Comment here on the blog and tell us why your room needs an Anna Griffin makeover

2. Click “share” on our post on Facebook today and tell your friends about our bedding launch

3. Pin your favorite bedding photo from our new Anna Griffin Home Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/annagriffininc/anna-griffin-home/

Do all three and you’ll have triple the chances at the prize! We will choose a winner at random on Tuesday, May 26th.

Best of luck!
Anna

A Minc-redible day!

Hi everyone!

Did you have as much fun on HSN this Monday as we did? It’s so great to see all the excitement about this fabulous new Minc machine from American Crafts and the possibilities it provides. Thank you so much for watching!

We loved every single one of the 900 Minc-isms you posted on Facebook, and in case you missed them here are just a few of our favorites:

“I Minc I can, I Minc I can”

“We are living in a Minc-terial world and I am a Minc-terial girl”

“Tickled Minc”

“Because you know I’m all about that Minc, ‘bout that Minc, and Anna”

“Pretty in Minc”

“If you can think it, you can Minc it”

“It’s beautiful in the Minc-ing”

“When in doubt, Minc it out”

“If you like it then you better put a Minc on it”

“I Minc, therefore I am”

“To Minc or not to Minc”

“Keep calm and Minc on”

“Got Minc?”

“Minc on Minc off”

“Minc is the new black”

“In the Minc of an eye”

Then there was the very creative Minc dictionary submitted by Fredrika:

Minc (n): An amazing and magical golden foiling machine.

Minism (noun): The ideology adopted by mincers committed to the Minc.

Minker (n): One who gains creativity and thus delight through the practice of Mincism.

Mincology (n): The study and seeking of Minc truth. Minced (v): One who minks 24/7.

Mincly (adv): One who glows various colors and sparkle after operation of the Minc 24/7.

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Next we thought we’d address a few frequently asked questions. If you have others feel free to post them in the comments section!

Will more foil and glitter sheets be available for my Minc?

Yes- next month!

How do I make my own toner sheet?

Print out a black solid sheet from any word processing program on a laser printer. We printed ours on white card stock. You can also have your local FedEx Kinkos make them for you!

How many times can I use the  3 sizes of transfer sheets that come with the Minc?

As many times as you want! These plastic carriers are heat resistant and designed to last.

Can you use the Minc toner paint in embossing folders and then Minc them with the foil and or glitter sheets? How about on stamp pads?

At this time, we would not recommend that as we are unsure if the toner will wash off the folders or stamps. For now, use the toner paint on paper, chipboard etc.

I have a laminator. This is not the Minc just a normal laminator that you seal items. I want to know if I used your foil sheets like sold on HSN with my laminator will it work as well as the Minc.

They will not work with a regular laminator.

Is the Minc a wireless machine?

No. The Minc must plug into a power outlet in order to operate.

Will the toner pens that are coming out later this year going to work in the Cricut Explore? 

The toner pens are not sized for the Explore, but we have seen people make all kinds of non Cricut pens work in the machine.

Can we see more finished projects?

Of course. We’re working on getting them ready for Pinterest as we speak.

What cards and layers should I use with the Minc bundle?

The Classic White Cards, Layers and Envelopes set in our hsn.com store are the perfect pair for this. It’s what we used for almost all of the projects you saw: http://bit.ly/1H5lq1c

 

Last but not least, we want to say a special thanks to the group of bloggers who posted about the Minc launch last week! You guys are fabulous. Here are links to their posts along with some of the photos they shared:

http://www.100directions.com/add-sparkle-to-your-projects-with-the-anna-griffin-minc

http://www.craftingintherain.com/2015/05/anna-griffin-minc.html

http://gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2015/05/diy-foil-cards-wminc-foil-applicator.html

http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2015/05/gold-foiled-cupcake-toppers.html

http://www.getcreativejuice.com/2015/05/gold-foil-art-print-tutorial.html

http://simplykellydesigns.com/blog/2015/05/09/create-diy-foiled-magnets-with-the-minc/

http://artzycreations.com/free-printable-and-how-to-add-foil/

http://www.alittlecraftinyourday.com/2015/05/10/foil-everything-with-anna-griffin-minc-machine/

http://www.just-between-friends.com/2015/05/mothers-day-gift-ideas-minc.html

http://www.triedandtrueblog.com/adding-foil-to-free-printables/

 

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Thanks again for your continued support of everything we do!

Anna

HSN May 11th Shopping List

Hi friends!

Can you believe it’s time for another 24-Hour Craft Day? We remember when there were only two craft days a year on HSN, and now they are happening more and more. We love seeing so many new people embracing Anna Griffin and DIY!

Our show times for Monday are midnight, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., but we’ll be on all throughout the day with our very exciting Minc machine Today’s Special!  Speaking of the Minc, I think we owe one lucky winner one right now don’t we? Congratulations to Linda Young!! You are going to be adding foil and glitter galore to your craft projects. Have fun!

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As always, we are giving you complete shopping list for the show today so you can get those wish lists ready. Important Note: Any items you see on the shopping list with a star by them are going to show in the system as backordered items. Don’t worry- they are not! They are just going to ship one day late.

410-771: Anna Griffin Minc Machine Kit

410-772: Anna Griffin Minc Machine Kit with Autoship

416-946: Heat Wave Pen with 20 Foil Sheets

426-836: Cricut Anna’s Garden Cards and Embellishments Cartridge with $10 Digital Credit

426-840: Cricut Anna’s Flourish Cards and Embellishments Cartridge with $10 Digital Credit

404-532: Cricut Explore Air with Anna Griffin Content

404-537: Cricut Explore Bluetooth Adapter

416-464: Amelie Decorative Scrapbook

416-939: Cuttlebug Grand Duets Embossing Folders

395-723: 12” Embossing Folder Storage Box

416-463: 6”x6” Perfect Palette Cards and Layers*

405-873: Butterfly Dies with Autoship

408-672: Anna Griffin Grace Black Complete Storage Set

416-943: Nifty Nested Layers*

396-143: Cuttlebug Machine with Folders

427-059: White Cards, Layers and Envelopes

416-942: Playful Pieces Card Making Kit*

395-642: For the Boys Cardstock

333-561: For the Boys Stamp Set

333-562: Set of 8 Masculine Ink Pads

405-871: 12” Lace Gatefold Embossing Folders

416-467: Borders and Corners Stamps and Ink Pads*

395-853: 12” Paper Tricks Embossing Folders

420-164: Cricut Decorate! Celebrate! Cartridge with Banners and Bunting Papers*

420-165: Banners and Bunting Papers*

420-168: Cricut Decorate! Celebrate! Cartridge*

430-434: Glitter Papers

388-076: Stationery Card Wardrobe

 

See you on Monday!

Anna

 

HSN May 11th Sneak Peek #5

Hi everyone!

It’s finally time to reveal the details of our Today’s Special on HSN next Monday, May 11th! Are you ready to gild the lily with Anna Griffin style?

Introducing the Anna Griffin 6” Minc machine! We partnered with American Crafts to bring you this amazing foil and glitter applicator in our signature ivory and gold colors. If you like to add a little sparkle to everything you make (and who doesn’t!), then you won’t want to miss out on this amazing offer that can only be found on HSN.

The Today’s Special bundle will include the machine, foil sheets, glitter sheets, toner paper and a huge assortment of Anna Griffin content from layers to tags to sentiments! If you have a laser printer at home, you can even print your own designs and run them through the Minc.

There are so many unique possibilities with this machine, and we are going to spend all day on May 11th telling you about them! I can’t wait. Oh, and there’s an autoship option of course!

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If you’d like to win your very own Today’s Special Minc bundle before its debut, comment here on the blog! All we want to know is your favorite item from all 5 of our HSN May 11th sneak peeks. Easy, right?

We will draw the big winner on Friday and give you a complete shopping list for Monday’s shows.

Best of luck!
Anna

HSN May 11th Giveaway #4

Happy Friday, friends!

Did you know that tomorrow is National Scrapbooking Day? We encourage you to dive into your stash and make a really special page for an upcoming occasion or someone you love. Then we’d love for you to show them to us during our new Sunday Sharing series on Facebook!

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Today we are continuing our HSN May 11th giveaways with the 6”x6” Perfect Palette Cards and Layers, 12” Grand Duets Embossing Folders and the Anna Griffin Heat Pen from American Crafts! Our winner today is… drumroll please… Liz Rhames!! Congrats!

In case you missed our spoiler alert in Tuesday’s blog post, the Today’s Special for May 11th will be the Anna Griffin 6” Minc machine! We will have all the details about this new (and very exciting) partnership with American Crafts next week.

Have a great weekend,
Anna