HSN September 2nd Preview #3

Hello from London!

We’re in the midst of a very fun day of crafting on QVC UK, but simply couldn’t leave you without your weekly HSN sneak preview. Here’s a look at some of the everyday items you’ll have a chance to pick up on September 2nd.

Our All Occasion Garlands are the perfect year-round three-dimensional sticker library. There’s something for nearly every occasion such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, birthdays and so many more. This collection is peel and stick perfection!

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Any great project starts with the perfect paper, and boy do we have some beauties headed your way! The Pretty Papers collection includes 114 sheets of 6×6 cardstock in 19 stunning patterns, featuring a combination of new designs and lovely prints from our archives to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. These designs are so fun to cut out, fold and layer!

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Last up is something for the fellows. Our For the Boys Die Cuts include a whopping 396 die cut pieces for every sports enthusiast, animal lover or Mr. Fix It in your life. You’ll also find the perfect sentiments inside to match for birthdays, Father’s Day or just wishing him good luck. This is a must have set for all of the guys!

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Other non-holiday items that will be available during our September visit are the Lovely Letterpress Stamps, Chalkboard Stamps, Well Said Vellum Quotes and more!

Would you like to win the three items we previewed today? Simply post a comment and tell us your favorite! We’ll reveal our winner on Friday along with some more DIY tips and tricks!


Giveaway & Crafting Tips

Hi everyone!

As always it was so fun reading your comments from this week’s sneak peek. We get such great inspiration from your suggestions, which reminded me that I need your help deciding what our next Cricut cartridge should include! We would love your input in the comments section.

This week’s HSN September 2nd giveaway winner is Deb Juillerat! Congratulations! We’ll be sending you our Holiday Metallic Layers, Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Christmas Vellum Quotes so you can get a major head start on your holiday crafting.

We got lots of requests for instructions for Tuesday’s Christmas card samples, so we put a couple tips and tricks together for you! Many of you asked how we achieved the beautiful tone-on-tone gold background on the “Wishing you a Merry Christmas” snowflake card. Fist, stamp the image on a diagonal repeatedly with a clear pigment ink pad.

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Next, sprinkle gold embossing powder over the ink and shake off the paper (just like you would use glitter).

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Finally, use a heat gun to create a raised gold embossed effect.

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The end result is absolutely stunning!

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Next is a quick tip on using vellum quotes. I think these stickers look best when adhered to solid ivory cardstock and cut out with a craft knife. It causes the vellum to give off a pretty sheen!

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That’s all for today.  I am off to London to pay a visit to QVC UK!


HSN September 2nd Sneak Peek #2

We’ve got more Christmas cheer to send your way today! Here’s a look at three more fabulous items that will be available on HSN September 2nd just for you. This is also the perfect chance to get a great gift for your crafty friends- or, why not introduce someone to paper crafting this year with some fun Anna Griffin essentials?

First up are the Christmas Metallic Layers.  You’ll open up this festive paper library to find 112 cardstock sheets of reds, greens, golds and silvers in a variety of sizes, from borders to 8.5×11 sheets. I think this set is an absolute essential for embossing and die cutting, especially during the most wonderful time of the year!

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Next up is a set of 25 Christmas Sentiment Clear Stamps. No matter who you are sending a card to this year, we’ve created the most perfect thoughtful message for you to include!  Some of my favorites include “The magic of Christmas never ends, and the greatest gifts are family and friends” and “May your Christmas sparkle with moments of joy and laughter.” Pair the script sentiments with more traditional cards for a beautiful result, or jazz things up with a bright ink color. The possibilities are endless!

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Finally we have four sets of 36 Christmas Vellum Quotes (that’s 144 total)!  There’s a traditional set, a gold and silver collection, an emerald look and a fun kitsch style with blues, pinks and lime greens for you to choose from. You’ll be able to find just the right thing to say to every person on your list.

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Be sure to Pin these projects to your Pinterest board using our quick and easy “Pin It” button, share them with your friends on Facebook and spread the word about our September 2nd shows.

If you’d like to win these three items, simply comment below and tell us your favorite! We’ll draw a winner on Friday.



HSN September 2nd Giveaway #1 and Birthday Surprises

Hi everyone!

I returned yesterday from a fabulous birthday trip to St. Lucia. It was so fun to be welcomed back to my office with lots of birthday mail from you! What a wonderful surprise.

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Here’s a look at some of the fabulous hand crafted cards I received. I love them and will treasure them always! Thank you so very much! I sincerely appreciate your time, your creativity and most of all your kind words.








And in case you missed this on our Facebook page, check out the card I received from the little man in my life, Georgie. The inside reads – “here’s your big Birthday hug” – how very appropriate since he lunges himself at me every morning when the alarm goes off.

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Now it’s my turn to give one of you a nice little gift to kick off the weekend, right? Congratulations to Gail M., who will be taking home our 6×6 Christmas Cardstock, Christmas Decoupage Die Cuts and Christmas 12-Inch Border Stickers! You are going to get a head start on your holiday craft projects this year!

Tune in Tuesday as the September 2nd HSN previews continue.

With love,

HSN September 2nd Preview #1

Title: HSN September 2nd Preview #1

Festive cardstock, embellishments and the crafty spirit Christmas brings, these are a few of my favorite things!

I have some exciting news for you, friends. We will be back on HSN on Tuesday, September 2nd at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.! These two very special shows will give you a unique chance to stock up on Christmas crafting goodies in plenty of time for the holidays, and will hopefully get you even more excited for our next big visit on October 7th!

For the next few weeks we will give you a look at all of the items that will be available on September 2nd so you can make your lists and check them twice. Let’s get started!

First up is our 6×6 Christmas Cardstock Collection. This paper size is so fun because of its versatility and cut-ability. You can use four of your favorite sheets to instantly create a beautiful scrapbook page background, or cut out the designs with a craft knife and layer away. The possibilities are endless!

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Our border stickers really add an instant “wow” moment to projects, especially during the holidays. The Christmas Border Stickers collection includes 54 12-inch stickers, featuring 9 different three-dimensional designs including presents, bells, holly and snowflakes. There’s something for every style in this set, from traditional reds and greens to fun unconventional Christmas colors.

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Last up for today is the Christmas Decoupage Kit, featuring 72 holiday die cuts with images of beautiful bells, holly, candy canes and ornaments that come to life when layered on a card or scrapbook page. And, of course, we included some amaryllis and poinsettias for you – I’d never leave out the festive florals!

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Even though Christmas is still a few months away, we are already feeling the spirit of giving! If you’d like to win the three items we showed you today, simply comment below. We will choose a winner on Friday at random right here on the blog.

I’m headed out to enjoy some birthday fun with some of my favorite people! Yay!