Beautiful in the Making: Embossed Picture Frame

Hi everyone!

We are starting a new series of posts dedicated to inspiring you to make beautiful projects with our products. Welcome to the very first of many useful, step by step, blog posts.

We hope you have been enjoying your Lace Embossing Folders and Cutting Dies set from Cricut and HSN! Here are 5 simple steps for transforming a plain old picture frame into a beautiful piece of embossed art.

embossed frame 500 px

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Instructions:

1.  Lay a piece of blue Perfect Palette cardstock face down onto work surface and place frame on top, right side down.  Trace and cut frame opening and outer edge with a craft knife.

2.  Trim several, 1.5″ x 7” strips of blue cardstock.  Die cut and emboss with the lace border die and coordinating embossing folder.

blue lace 1

3.  Beginning at the top of the frame, adhere strips with foam adhesive, placing adhesive on the upper edge only, leaving the bottom scalloped edge free to form a layered lace effect.  If strips are not wide enough to cover the width of the frame, create a seam in the center of the frame which will later be covered with an embossed strip.  Continue adding lace strips until desired amount of frame is covered.

4.  Trim two 5×7 panels of blue cardstock.  Emboss with embossing folder. Adhere the panels to the lower portion of the frame, with the seam in the center of the frame.  Use a craft knife to trim away excess from outer edges and opening of frame.  If you are using a smaller frame, a single panel might be sufficient to cover the lower portion of the frame, and seaming two panels would not be necessary.

5x7 embossed piece

5.  Trim a 1 1/2” strip of ivory cardstock.  Diecut edges with scalloped die and emboss with coordinating embossing folder.  Adhere embossed strip down center of frame, covering the area where the cardstock strips and panels were seamed.  Wrap strip around edges of frame.  Trim away any excess.

Repeat for bottom portion of frame

ivory ribbon 1

Happy crafting!

Anna

103 Comments

  1. Posted by: Lorene
    I cannot figure out how to use the edge folders and match up the die to cut the edge and get it lined up right.  Please help……………..
  2. Posted by: Peggy Rusgo
    Anna I use all of your papers and card making kits.  I love all of your products but I was wondering what kind of double sided tape you use.  I spend so much on tape and would like a good product that is economical.
  3. Posted by: VPMary
    Spent the entire week creating a memory album from last summer’s Paris vacation. I used the new 12″ embossing folders, the French papers” and 12″companion floral border stickers, along with my new lace embossing folders. I just have to say how lovely the album turned out. I know it will be a family treasure for years to come. The quality of Anna’s products in incomparable. The beauty of her patterns is just beyond. Ive been so happy with my recent purchases!
  4. Posted by: Mary Roberson
    Anna,
    Your designs are so elegant, beautiful embossing! Looking forward to seeing more from your collection. You make it easy for those of us who are not as talented as you (but aspire to be talented).

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  5. Posted by: Diane Cecil
    I got your 12″ folders, love them!  Hope you will have more styles and that they include a matching 12″ border.  That would make things easier when scrapbooking.  We all love things that makes it easier. My 4 yr. Old granddaughter told me last night while she was cranking out embossed paper on the cuttlebug, that she hopes the Easter Bunny puts some paper and a machine (cuttlebug) in her basket!  I have a little crafter on my hands.
  6. Posted by: Erlyn

    Hi Anna,

    I received my lace and trim and I started making my Mother’s Day cards already. My mother and friends will love these cards they are so elegant and the cards look like I spend a fortune on them. I know that I will not be able to find better looking cards then the ones I’m making myself.

    As far as the die cuts I did not have a problem at all; like some of the reviews I read before I even used them. I was hoping I did not run into any problems. I followed the instructions that came with the die cuts and embossing folders, and all was fine. No problems at all!

    I love your stuff Anna keep bring in the beautiful crafting made easy to us. Thank you.

  7. Posted by: Myra Goddard
    Hello Anna,
    I was glued to HSN on the 24th. of March, and ordered the TS and the book, which I have NOT received as yet. Oh, I am so on tenter-hooks waiting for this order. I have NEVER had to wait this long. I tracked my order, and it was shipped on the 26th. of March from Ontario, Canada. It arrived in Lauderhill, FL on April 1st, and has been sitting there since. On the Activity column it says: package transferred to local post office.Allow for 1 to 2 additional days for delivery. I am really hoping  it will come tomorrow. When you return something to HSN they start counting the 30 day return policy from your order date, not when you get it. I don’t return much, but thought others might be interested in this. Now … to you my dear Anna. You are just the greatest and most talented person. I love, love, love all your stuff, and wonderful ideas. And by the way – how is Georgie? He is so cute. I have reading all the comments about the dies. I have not received mine yet, but do have all the previous ones. I have no trouble cutting them out, except for one, which I thought might be defective, as no matter what kind or quality cardstock I used it would’nt cut.

    came out all torn to pieces. Then, on U-Tube I was reading some comments from a posting. Everybody should at least TRY this suggestion. Lay a piece of wax paper over the upturned die, then put your cardstock on,along with the remaining plates and roll it through. Worked like a charm for me, and now I use wax paper a lot. Just the kitchen wax paper. I am itching to try that beautiful frame idea. However, have a big wedding to go to on May 12th. My grand daughter is getting married, and I want to make her a VERY special card. Any ideas anyone? Well, keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow’s mail. When will you be back on HSN Anna? I want to order the large folders, and some other things I couldn’t afford this time around. And am looking forward to getting more dies, as I did sign up for auto-ship.

  8. Posted by: lu ann settles

    HI Anna, hows the familt? I just had a question,,,do u have reinkers for the chalkboard ink pads ..r u going to? also r u going to make magnet sheets for your dies to fit in folder sleeves…I cut a sheet I had works great.do u know when sleeves will be in again?love the new stuff.i will send a pic when I get time to make a card…

  9. Posted by: Earline
    Love your folders and dies will you be selling the 12×12 embossing folder again I went to buy them and they sold out oh and can you please sell them without the cuttlebug plate I don’t own that machine I just want the folder thanks cannot wait until you come again to hsn
  10. Posted by: Dalyce Mangum
    Hi Anna,
    My HSN purchases finely came in!!
    My daughter, who is now 9, and I were so excited.  It took us nearly 2 hr. to go through everything.  Relishing every package we opened.
    When we got to the new embossing folders and dies she started singing!!!
    Everything was so beautiful.  As usual.
    I had been reading that several people were having trouble with the dies so I checked mine immediately.  They cut beautifully.   No problem at all.   Beautiful dies.  They are so intricate and cut perfectly.   I don’t know what people are doing, but for me, still a beginner, they work wonderfully.
    Thanks again Anna for so many fun toys.
    The HSN craft day was so much fun.
    I would say you are my Fairy-God mother.
    Dalyce
  11. Posted by: Nancy Iverson

    Anna

    Just what I have been asking for.  Projects with detail explanations with current products.  Thanks so so much

    Nancy in Colorado

  12. Posted by: Heidi
    I had a difficult time getting the dies off the so called cardboard paper they were attached to that I bent one die. After running it through the cuttlebug often it did not finish the cut. I kept going on scrap paper and it finally bent itself back into shape and does well.
    The packing company used way to much tape to hold these to cheap paper for packaging. Only two would have done the job. I had an entire die taped down. This is not your fault by any means as the designs live up to their expectations of you. However where they are made and how they are handled is a whole new category and one I would probably look into. I had purchased the paper holder furniture unit and let’s just say I won’t be buying the whole shabang of a unit. I should send it back for the price of it and damage however I decided I shall hang onto it and see if I can’t fix it correctly. Somebody must have had this and it looked like they used wood putty sanded it and repainted the corner. They did a lousy job as the corner droops 🙁 Nothing on you Anna, I still adore you to death!
  13. Posted by: Rheta
    Anna, Are you going to be bringing back the 12 inch folders that sold out on HSN will you b
    e bringing those back?
  14. Posted by: Linda
    Thanks Anna I made a card tonight for my daughter birthday and used my cutting dye’s it turn out pretty good. I love all my new stuff by the way.
  15. Posted by: Kim
    I too have had problems with getting the dies to cut, they’ll cut parts, but not all of the design.  I’ve watched the videos and still no luck.  Very disappointing.  The embossing folders are beautiful & am glad I bought the new book for the tips & beautiful projects, a great investment.  I am disappointed with the Just for Him die cut pack.  With all the great man themed images, there was not one for the golfer, hopefully Anna will correct the oversight if she puts out another male themed kit (please).  I sell my cards to raise money for animal rescue and would appreciate some animal (cat & dog) themed embossing folders & embellishments.
  16. Posted by: Lin M.
    Thank you for posting this beautiful project – I look forward to seeing more!
    I finally received my dies & folders (and all the other stuff of Anna’s) yesterday after work. I read through these responses and decided to wait until I had tried the dies. I tried them last night and had issues with them sliding around and also not cutting well. After a long day at work I was too tired to think about it.
    At work today I was thinking about my B plates and that they are a little warped. I had a new set I had purchased so I decided to use them and see if that made a difference. It absolutely did. I got several great cuts with these beautiful dies. Then the small one decided not to cut well again. I tried Jill H M’s suggestions (THANK YOU JILL) of swapping out a B plate and mat for a C plate and also using either method with a couple of scraps of paper. I think this is just going to take a little playing with – which is fine with me. I’ll be back at it this weekend when I’ve had some rest. LOL
    I absolutely love the designs – they are so intricate and elegant. I can’t wait to use them on a card!
    I agree with others comments about issues with HSN and shipping as I’ve experienced those issues too. I think we need to make sure we let HSN know about that.
  17. Posted by: Azella
    Wow!  I am enjoying all my new stuff  from Anna.  The new dies are much better then the silver original dies.  Have been watching a lot of you tube to get ideas for all kids of crafting.  I found some old stuff Inks and embossing things.  Thanks again.  When will the embosing folder storage pages be available again.  I have gone thru 2 sets.  Need some more.
  18. Posted by: Paula –Grama Pei
    I received my Anna order yesterday, Oh, it was SO fun!  I’ve been staying up till 5 am, sleeping 4-5 hrs, and cleaning, working, etc, since the show- got some mileage on all that excitement!  ha!  So, when the huge box full of boxes came yesterday, it took me the ENTIRE day to go through everything, looking, admiring, and falling asleep right where I sat.  🙂  But, I learned how to cut and emboss all night!  – well only till 2 am.  Then I slept so I can be ready for a full day of nothing but crafting- its my reward for having to work to pay for all this.  And I feel very blessed!  While I, too, was concerned when I saw the “made in China” label, because there is nothing consistent about anything made in China, my dies cut PERFECTLY!  Blessed me!  In fact, they maybe cut TOO perfectly, because they are actually cutting into the top B plate.  But, I know where they come from, and if it begins to eventually fail, I will buy another.  So far, all my folders have embossed beautifully.  There IS a learning curve- not a steep one, however, to cutting and embossing.  For instance, I could NOT figure out how those beautiful cards were made- with an embossed layer, with a diecut edge- since the card was just too wide to go through the machine.  I finally had to just assume, after folding a card face and essentially ruining it by doing so, that these diecut edges are ‘built’ with tapes and glue, cleverly disguised.  Yes, I know one can purchase the $400.00 machines that do wider products, and if I ever get good with this adorable cuttlebug (LOVE this thing!) I might buy one, or just go out to my wringer washer and try popping a sandwich through it!  ha!  Still laughing over that image!   So, in all, Anna, I am thrilled with my purchase-  NO I haven’t tried all the dies yet, since I bought a GOB of them!  I mean, lots!  But, kids, if I ever buy one from Anna Griffin, Inc, and it does not cut, I will remember the adage that the SQUEAKY wheel gets the grease.  I would call, write, etc, HSN first, then Anna if I got no results, and I would KEEP calling about it until the phone crew knew my children by their first name, and knew my voice.  I am ABSOLUTELY SURE that Anna, herself, cares VERY much about whether or not we are satisfied with our purchases, since it is her ‘bread and butter’ that we purchase them and that she has a loyal following.  Yes, her products stand alone in the world of crafting, but we pay well for them also, and I know she understands that.  So, keep trying to get satisfaction, kids.  Anna’s entire business depends upon whether or not we get satisfaction from her offerings.  Negative advertising is lethal, and she will work to please.  Just make sure if you are a newbie, that you are doing it all correctly before returning anything.  Personally, I am SUPER satisfied thus far into my thrilling quest for beauty!   Thank you, Anna!
  19. Posted by: Sue G
    Love, Love, Love my new craft furniture!  Got the TS yesterday and cannot wait to use it!  Thank you Anna!
  20. Posted by: Jill H M
    Back a second time to comment – second night working with the Cuttlebug and the dies was wonderful! I also discovered that the paper does make a difference. I had been using a cheaper card stock and although it worked, a better card stock paper from Anna Griffin really worked better. I am going to always try cutting with the dies with the less expensive card stock to test each die. I think some dies will be more intricate, slightly bigger or smaller. You may have to shim some dies and not have to do it with others! My plates are getting older and that may also make a difference. Turn your plates so you aren’t cutting in the same direction and not on the same side every time. Buy a C plate. That made all the difference in my cutting with the dies. Last night I cut 20 different things out and not one “fail” in the bunch. It really was fun to conquer cutting and embossing with the dies.
  21. Posted by: Minnie
    I just got my “stuff” from HSN and I am so excited to start something new.  Thank you so much for such wonderful products and inspirations.  I love getting new projects and was wondering if you have any decorating ideas.  I have a new kitchen and built in dining room hutch and want something to brighten them up on a budget.  I thought your party projects were amazing on HSN and thought I would try something like that for my hutch! God Bless!

  22. Posted by: Minnie
    I just got my “stuff” from HSN and I am so excited to start something new.  Thank you so much for such wonderful products and inspirations.  I love getting new projects and was wondering if you have any decorating ideas.  I have a new kitchen and built in dining room hutch and want something to brighten them up on a budget.  I thought your party projects were amazing on HSN and thought I would try something like that for my hutch! God Bless!

  23. Posted by: Nadinebd
    really lovely
  24. Posted by: Joy Chattin Hannabass
    I ordered the TS and am lovin it! But I am having problems with the dies as well. They don’t cut all that well, and I watched several YouTube videos of Anna and I did it right! I have trouble with the rubber mat moving while going through the machine and the skinny dies bend when I put them through the machine. It is so tight when everything is layered. I think these dies are new? So maybe they need a little perfecting!
  25. Posted by: Twilightscrapper
    I too, like everyone else, just got all of my Anna Griffin goodies by UPS.  I had to place several orders in order to get everything I wanted before it sold out!, so my UPS guy…has come to deliver packages several times. However; he the UPS guy told my husband that he needs to cut the cable. I guess he noticed they were all from HSN,  LOL, I told my husband thanks to me and all of us ordering he has a job and left it at that! LOL I loved everything I ordered, just got my last package yesterday and my lace folders and joyful folders, can’t wait to start using them today. I hope that everyone who ordered anything from Anna’s line, just enjoys it, I know I will. Even my husband was so impressed with all of her products. Love my hubby for being so supportive. Enjoy everyone! Have a great day!
  26. Posted by: luann settles
    I just wanted to know a few things…r u going to have re=inkers for the chalkboard pads..got all your new stuff..love it!..also I have a little tip…when you run things thru xyron nd you have tacky parts on your card..i use talc powder and a artist paint brush  dab over area then brush off…works great!!!
  27. Posted by: Jan
    For those having problems with the dies, have u watched Anna’s demo in the July 2013 blog?  She shows how to load the cuttlebug using the green mat.  Or u can purchase a C plate which is a cutting plate.
  28. Posted by: Kathleen Lundman
    I did order some new things from your HSN show and can’t wait to get them in the mail.  I had selected the box of tags that was just what I was looking for, and after I clicked it to put it into my order, it asked if I wanted to purchase another item that would be half price on the shipping.  I decided to go back and look and after a few minutes, I went back to my shopping bag and it was removed!  Wow!  What a big disappointment!  I guess I should order one thing at a time and pay the extra postage if I want something next time.  I sure hope that you have those on again because they were just perfect!  You last show I missed out on something too because it was sold out before your shows even started!  I tried to do a backorder but was told that product wouldn’t be back on.  It was the chalkboard set of labels and two ink pads of beautiful colored chalk like colors.  I sure wish that would come back on again too.  Here’s hoping!!!!!!!!
  29. Posted by: Kathleen P
    I have just received the last of the packages from my “ignore the price and have some fun” and wow I love everything.  I decided to get organized so I could find everything as I was creating.  This was an amazing “package” and I LOVE the new Garden Window card making kit.  I am home on medical leave and have time to create, create & CREATE.  Thanks for keeping entertained!
  30. Posted by: Kim
    Wonderful new series to help our use of all the new products we purchased from such a great day. Loved everything I ordered. I wanted to send another thank you to your staff. They let me know that the embossing sleeves to store the folders in the storage boxes were going to be available so I ordered 3 sets as soon as I ordered the TSV. They are wonderful.
  31. Posted by: Scrappinglatina
    Thank you for these posts. I think it will be very useful and inspiring when using your products. Thanks again.
  32. Posted by: Rose W.

    Jackie, I had the same problem with the Bug not holding firm on my table.  What I did was to take one of my glass cutting boards and turned the textured side down so the smooth side was up.  I set the Bug on, opened it up, and not a problem with it not adhering to my working surface.  I hope this helps.

    I also received my Bug last week and I embossed anything and everything I got my hands on.  LOL  I embossed some tissue paper for using in a gift bag, a piece of folded aluminum, a few pieces of cardboard, some felt, and a whole pack of napkins.  Needless to say, I love my Bug.  I nicknamed it the Doodlebug after my very dear Yorkie who I am having way too much fun with this.

  33. Posted by: RandellynB
    Wow, what a gorgeous project…just beautiful. I will look forward to this series. I just received some of my first Anna Griffin products today and I am just floored at the quality and beauty of everything I received. I still have another order I’m waiting for of dies and folders and can’t wait to use them. I hope some of the other products come back in a future show, I’d really love to get some of the 3D sticker sets, especially the animals and sea life, and the card kits for men. Will Anna be on HSN again in April?  Does she do an HSN show every month? Thanks, Anna for all of your beautiful creativity and top-notch quality products. Keep up the great work, really appreciate it!
  34. Posted by: Elaine
    Thanks for the project.  You are so creative

Thank you, thank you, thank you

Hi everyone!

Where do I even begin to express my gratitude for your support on Monday? This 24-Hour Craft Day was more than 7 months in the making, and it surpassed every expectation I had. We welcomed so many new members into the Cuttlebug family, tried out some fresh techniques and hopefully gave you plenty of inspiration for all the new goodies you’ll be receiving at your doorstep! Can you believe that I already got what I ordered? That was fast!

Amidst the craziness of the day, I loved taking a few moments between each show to read the outpouring of love on our social media channels. Even after two days with absolutely zero sleep, I found myself lying awake until the wee hours reading all of your heartfelt and hilarious comments on Facebook. Each one of you is so much more than a fan of our products. You are friends who share our passion for crafting and love celebrating creativity with us!

Some of my favorite on-air moments of the day were spurred by those of you who called in. Many I knew by name, one brought tears to our eyes with the touching story of crafting with her special needs daughter, and one even called me evil for causing an addiction to our products!  So many of you noted that your favorite part of the day was the “aha” moment when I embossed a vellum envelope. That little golden bug never ceases to amaze me with the beauty it can produce.

Here are a few behind the scenes photos of what you didn’t get to see!

This is one of 4 carts of our sample products that are awaiting their presentation on the tables.

The blurry “before”…

The BEAUTIFUL “after”…

What fun! This was a day I won’t soon forget.

We’ve come so far, and it just keeps getting better. Thanks to you all!

Love,
Anna

249 Comments

  1. Posted by: Teresa
    I just love you and the work you do so much! What a joy to watch you on HSN. I hope that you’ll be back very soon. My dies and folder’s arrived today. Can’t wait to start creating and with any luck They’ll be as lovely as yours!
    Warm Regards,
    Teresa
  2. Posted by: Peachy
    Your show was so great – I loved all the products!  Unfortunately, I was in the hospital from 2/25/14 – 3/27/14 and did not get to see your show live – fortunately I had it set to record on my DVR so at least I get to watch your shows.  I was unable to take advantage of the Today’s Special with the Autoship – or to get the beautiful Emboss, Cut and Create book – they were all sold out by the time I could place my HSN order on 3/30/14.  You are so gifted and talented – I just love your style – I sign up for all of your autoship programs and the majority of what I purchase is your beautiful items, including the new Grace pattern for the boxes – it is so pretty.   Thank your for all of your beautiful designs and I am glad that you are doing the die cuts – they are my favorites along with your gorgeous paper and design folders.  I will just have to watch HSN for when you sell the autoship bundles separately – and hopefully you will get more books in stock – they are so beautiful.  Keep designing all of your beautiful things, because I am a huge fan!
  3. Posted by: Tina M.
    Love, Love, Love your products!  I just can’t get enough.  My husband brings me food to my craft room because he say’s I won’t take a break to eat anymore.  My pup doesn’t come to visit me anymore because she has a paper faddish and she likes to steal my papers and run downstairs with them.  I’m in my own world-with Anna Griffin products.   JUST CAN’T STOP STARRING!  🙂
  4. Posted by: Lynn
    I am impatiently waiting for my items to be delivered.  I took a vacation day to watch, usually I am watching DVR instead.  Thank you for making me able to change my cards from “really nice” to ***, this is BEAUTIFUL.  I can’t believe you made this!!!  I saw you by accident last year as I found crafting on HSN.  I look all the time to see when you are on so I can have even more fun.  Thank you Anna and all your helpmates, as I am sure they are also wonderful.
  5. Posted by: Julia Ann
    Yesterday I had such fun making a few cards with my new “toys”!  LOVE the new folders and dies AND the new book!!  I read it cover to cover & will likely do that yet again!  QUESTION:  I noticed that in the book, the dies seem to have names- is there a way to know which names go to which dies?   Maybe a printable photo of the dies with their names?  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Anna for the classy & classic prints & designs!
  6. Posted by: Celeste Tripician
    I was so excited to receive your craft desk, only to find the desktop cracked. HSN states that they can not send me a new one since they are sold out. Now I have two bases without a top.

Craft Room Furniture Giveaway and 24-Hour Craft Day Shopping List

Hello friends!

Are you ready?!!! I’m getting there. Today is packing day and time for those last finishing touches on the best Cuttlebug TS ever! HSN is the place to be for crafts and Monday is going to be amazing. I think Martha is even going to be there!

Thank you all so much for your participation in our month of giveaways leading up to March 24th. It was wonderful to read the thousands of comments. I appreciate your enthusiasm from the bottom of my heart!

Now, someone is going to need an amazing new craft room to store all of their brand new goodies in. Let’s give all of this beautiful furniture away to one lucky crafter, shall we?

Our grand prize winner is Jolene Wheeler! Congratulations!

Don’t forget that all of our craft room furniture is also available on hsn.com because you just have to have it!  It was designed with you in mind- it’s easy to assemble, it’s functional and best of all it’s absolutely stunning. Oh, and there’s free shipping! It’s a great addition to any craft room or home office.

For those of you that like to make your HSN wish lists ahead of time, here is a complete shopping list of everything NEW in our March 24th shows.

314-425: Today’s Special Embossing and Die Cutting Bundle and machine
314-429: Today’s Special Embossing and Die Cutting Bundle and machine Autoship
314-416: Today’s Special Embossing and Die Cutting Bundle only
314-422: Today’s Special Embossing and Die Cutting Bundle Autoship
317-964: 12” Embossing Folders
318-941: Embossing Accessories Kit
305-894: Emboss, Cut & Create Idea Book
320-566: Pretty Papers 6×6 Cardstock
305-881: Interchangeable Border Punches 3-Pack
317-638: All About Her Cardmaking Kit
321-630: For the Boys Die Cuts
320-551: Jolie Designer Collection
320-541: Garden Window Cardmaking Kit
320-549: Totally Tags Embellishments
320-552: Birthday Clear Stamps
320-605: 12” Beautiful Border Stickers
320-543: Liners, Ribbons & Sentiments Kit
315-744: Grace Embossing Folder Storage Box
317-096: Rolling Craft Tote
317-091: Cuttlebug Craft Tote

I included all the numbers for the different ways you can purchase the Today’s Special so that you can make sure to get the right one! You are going to want to play all year long with our folders and dies…here’s what I mean, Autoship is the way to go!



Tell me what you think below and I’ll see you on Monday for all the fun!
Anna

227 Comments

  1. Posted by: Mary
    My shipment arrived! I already run my 12″ embossing folders through my Cbug ~ Lordy, Lordy! They are so unbelievably gorgeous I can’t thank the AG team enough. I’ll be using the Grace papers with my new folders for my 50th birthday album that I’m making with my mom and sisters. It’ll be so beautiful. Love seeing Anna on HSN. She is so lovely, both inside and out. More is More!

March 24th Sneak Preview 4

The countdown is on! 24-Hour Craft Day on HSN is just six short days away.  Join us on March 24th at Midnight, 12 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST to see all of our new collections (including the Today’s Special) and learn some fun new techniques to enhance your handmade projects! It’s going to be such a fun day.

We saved five final sneak peeks for you today, so let’s get started!

First up…Our new 12” Beautiful Border Stickers, featuring 96 of the most stunning borders that will become your “go-to” set for any project. We’ve added intricate details like die cut edges and gold foil stamping to these for that extra wow factor. Layer them, pleat them or even emboss them.  The possibilities are endless!

You can never find enough ways to say happy birthday, so we thought we’d put all the celebratory sentiments you’d ever need in one place! Our new Birthday Clear Stamps include 22 unique designs and phrases for sending birthday wishes!  You can use these on the inside or outside of cards, use multiple stamps on scrapbook pages or even combine sentiments to create a longer message.

For those of you who have been waiting for a new all occasion card kit, you will not be disappointed with what we have in store for you!  Our new Garden Window Card Kit features enough cards, layers and embellishments to make 48 beautiful cards for every occasion. A new feature about this kit is the die cut window frames and layers that give you the feeling of peering through a garden window. It’s truly springtime in a box and made for embossing and die cutting!

We’ll also have a great supplement to this card kit available on March 24th called Liners, Ribbons and Sentiments.  This kit is loaded with envelope liners, sentiment stickers and pre-tied satin bows. Best of all, you’ll get 40 oversized A8 envelopes for those highly embellished cards we love to make and send! You asked for it, you got it!

Okay, I feel like I am forgetting something…is that everything? Only kidding. It’s time to finally reveal the Today’s Special!

I’m so excited to debut the ultimate embossing and die cutting bundle for your Cricut Cuttlebug on March 24th. This must-have set includes sixteen embossing folders & borders, plus fourteen cutting dies! Each features intricate lace designs that will absolutely take your breath away. Guess what, the fun doesn’t stop there – I’ve created auto ship embossing and cutting bundles for the rest of the year – 4 in total! Each group has a different design theme and we’ve even got a new Christmas bundle in the mix.

Wouldn’t it be great to use your brand new embossing and die bundle while sitting in your brand new craft room full of Anna Griffin furniture? Thanks to our partners at SEI, all you have to do to win this prize package valued at $1,000 is click here and enter your name and email address.

We’ll pick one lucky winner and post your March 24th shopping list right here this Friday!

See you then!
Anna

227 Comments

  1. Posted by: Tina Few
    I am a retired art teacher and used your scrapbooking and card making ideas with my students.  We made cards to sell at Christmas for several years.  I showed the the possibly of making and creating something unique.  I shared examples and visual aids showing how you could layered  the cards.  I have collected you products since 1994. As you know they could not copy your work but just showing them what you could do inspired them to make a something unique and beautiful.  Now that I am retired, I have bought many of your dies, and embossing folders.  I dream of having a art room in my house someday.  I have serious health issues.  So I find that working with your products gives me pleasure and I can focus on something other than the pain.  I love the beauty in nature.  Using your craft products inspires me too so thank you for creating such a beautiful collection of items.
  2. Posted by: Sharli
    Hello Anna and Friends – I tried to make the Easter Basket but it requires larger paper than 12×12.  Do you have some?  I would like to purchase the larger size.  Thanks
  3. Posted by: cartier replica
    It’s important also to look at the color and condition of the wood. Wood darkens and shrinks as it ages. Thin panels used as door inserts and drawer bottoms shrink faster than the thicker frames that support them. This shrinkage causes splits or cracks in panels that were nailed to the frame. Panels that were loosely held in place may no longer cover the full space of the frame. Where this is the case, the exposed edge should be slightly lighter in color than the rest of the wood composing the furniture.
  4. Posted by: Patti Garcia
    I am so excited!!! I just ordered my first three items on HSN today. I could not take the chance I may not get the card kit, 12×5.5 embossing folders and the accessory kit for the card kit…..yea still need to wait for the 24th to get my auto ship folders and dies…Can you dance up and down at 62? Yes you can!!! Keep the beautiful things coming, Anna! I use a lot of this for my church in Florida even though I live in New Mexico.
  5. Posted by: Tammy Green
    TRIED TO SIGN UP FOR THE PRIZE, BUT I WAS ALREADY TOO LATE, GUESS I WON’T WIN, HUH?
    TAMMY GREEN
  6. Posted by: Tammy Green
    ***, I would love to have this furniture ( & anything else Anna Griffin makes) but, unfortountaely S.S. Disability don’t go very far.Gooed Luck Anna,
    Tammy Green

  7. Posted by: liz vellali
    can’t wait
  8. Posted by: Carolyn Richard
    I hope I can remember to watch the program Monday night.  I keep forgetting about the time difference and miss it everytime.  Hmmm, maybe a note to myself would help.  Thank you for the opportunity to win a great prize.  I love your designs.
  9. Posted by: HollyG

    Dear Anna & Co.

    You guys have been busy, busy, busy! Not to mention Creative, yes, with a capital C!!! Lovely designs and fantastic new additions to the Anna Griffin line!

    Very exciting indeed!

    Looking forward to the 24th!

  10. Posted by: Judy
    Mom and I are looking forward to her birthday, 3/24!
  11. Posted by: Thia Beniash
    I am absolutely addicted to all of your great creatives! What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you so much! I will be tuning in on the 24th 🙂
  12. Posted by: Audrey
    Love all of your products!
  13. Posted by: Debbie Gilbert
    Please bring more Metallic papers back. My Mother needs them for a project. I own them and can’t imagine that I may have to give her mine!
    Monday will be great fun. Safe travels.
  14. Posted by: gisela

    Hi Anna,

    Since I can not enter to win this great give away , no Facebook account . I had to console myself by buying four more of your great items before the airing of your show on the 24th.. Now I will dry my tears and go  back on my Cricut Explore and learn how to use it, which by the way is sitting on a cardboard box that I am using as a table for it.

    I am looking forward to seeing all your new creations on the 24th. well 23rd  here on the West Coast..

    Have a safe trip Anna.

  15. Posted by: Pat
    Would love, love, love to be the winner of this great prize!
  16. Posted by: Laura R
    Can’t wait for Monday! I want it all!
  17. Posted by: Tobey
    Love the card kit, and stencils!!!!
  18. Posted by: Norine B.
    Thank You Anna for all you do to help us to get inspired! Your products are absolutely beautiful!
  19. Posted by: Janet Alba
    Oh dear.  Here goes my social security check….. Again.  They say when you have more supplies than you can ever use in a lifetime you are no longer a crafter, you’ve become an addict. Well, when it comes to Anna Griffin, I passed addict long ago!
  20. Posted by: Connie
      Can’t wait, I love everything.
  21. Posted by: Carol S
    I feel like a child waiting for Santa!  So excited for the
    24th, love everything Anna.
  22. Posted by: Nancy Potkay
    Been looking thru your pages and have already put things in my basket
  23. Posted by: BN
    Anna. My son just got married on the 15th. I can’t wait wait to start on the pics. But 1st I have to stop crying. The beauty of the dies, borders, are making my head spin. See you later
  24. Posted by: Tamera B
    Love the dies! I’ll be watching on the 24th!
  25. Posted by: Tamera B
    Love the dies! Will be watching on the 24th!!
  26. Posted by: Stephanie McKnight
    WOW!  More and more beautiful products that I must absolutely have!  Thank you for another opportunity to win it all.  Anna, there is no one like you!!A7VL
  27. Posted by: Sharla Wilson
    Well, I’m back to  thank you for the correction I found on your HSN pg, Anna,  since I complained so loudly earlier today when I saw the  “For the Boys” diecuts  with a sold out sign.  Must have been a glitch of some sort.  The “For the Boys” diecuts are back where they belong—among our choices!   Thank you, Anna and looking forward to Monday.  Not sure I can afford the TS since I’ve bought several items in advance of the presentations that I know are going to bring quick sellouts, but we’ll see….I have every diecut set and every folder you’ve brought to HSN to date.
  28. Posted by: Kathy Redman
    Love your new embossing folders and dies, and the furniture is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.
  29. Posted by: Anita A
    Wow! I want all the dies. I can’t wait to order.
  30. Posted by: Lynne
    I don’t know if you will post this or not, but I have to write it. I have been buying your products for years and do love them.  Many of us have posted our disappointment that we could not enter all of these new giveaways because we are not on facebook. I have posted mine a couple different weeks. But, what is even more upsetting to me, is that you have not even responded to our posts. Even a response as to why we can’t enter in another way would be better than no response at all.
  31. Posted by: gisela

    I have just been on a shopping spree  🙂  on HSN . I fell in love with the Birthday stamps and a few other items.. I did not want all the new items to be sold out before the show, I have learned to not wait.

    The  For the Boys Die  Cuts were sold out earlier today , but a happy dance  they are back in stock. so if you are reading this Betty  , take a look 🙂

  32. Posted by: Dianne McDonald
    This year is amazing! It just keeps getting better!
  33. Posted by: Betty
    I am SO disappointed that the “For the Boys Die-Cuts” is already out of stock – it NEVER showed up under new items and just happened to check the program guide for the 24th and found them there – but sold out.  Are you going to have more?
  34. Posted by: Sharla Wilson
    You HAVE to be kidding!!!  I am SO upset.  Just went to HSN because I’ve been following the new items as they’re posted planning for my purchases on the 24th.  I was there this morning looking for the “For the Boys” set of diecuts and just got on a while ago to find that they’re posted but ALREADY SOLD OUT!  Ladies—if you were planning to buy these, it’s too late. You can imagine that I put the tags kit, the stamp set and an extra set of storage folder for all my stamps in my cart and checked out as quickly as my little fingers would type!  Anna, Can you PLEASE make more “For the Boys” sets available soon??
  35. Posted by: cheri lee
    Dear Anna,I can’t wait until the 24th.  I’ve already ordered a few things in advance.  I wish good luck to everyone who has entered, but, also hope that I am chosen.  I am an AnnaManiac and love your products.  I believe I have at least one of everything, with the exception of the office set, cuttlebug and a few other items.  I am like everyone else, I can’t seem to get enough.  Good luck with your presentation on the 24th.  I can’t wait to see you then.
    Sincerely,
    Cheri Lee

  36. Posted by: Jo Anne Mason
    Really looking forward to the 24th!  So glad I have autoship on HSN.  Love all the kits I’ve received so far!
  37. Posted by: cindy
    Oh my, oh my!  My pocket book is saying “oh no” and my credit card is saying “flex pay, flex pay”.  My crafting self is saying “get it while you can cause it won’t last for long” and “I can’t wait to get my hands on all that wonderful stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
  38. Posted by: Cheri
    Fun and Beautiful = Anna and all her creations!   Way to Win to those that have won prizes and Good Luck to all in the biggie prize.  I too am waiting for the 24th and hubby is interested too. What fun.  Thank you so much Anna for sharing with us
  39. Posted by: Mary Ann Bisogno
    I am soooo excited I have received my new Cricut Explore I bought two minutes into show when you introduced it.  I have been enjoying your products for years.  With your stamp of approval I felt the machine would be awesome and it is…thanks Ana Griffin and Cricut.
  40. Posted by: Genevieve
    It seems like the 24th will never get here.
    You have been teasing us for so long, I just want to buy everything right now. You are so amazing and so generous !!!

Crafting Prize Package Giveaway Winner

Hi everyone!

HSN 24-Hour Craft Day is just one week from Monday! I can’t tell you how excited I am to show you everything we’ve created for March 24th. I hope it’s an inspiring and creative day for all!

Each week the prize packages have gotten bigger and bigger, and today’s winner will receive a box of crafting goodies fit for a queen. Congratulations to Mary Beth Constantino! We are going to send you all of our brand new crafting collections valued at over $600! This includes card kits, stickers, stamps, papers, journaling tags and even our new embossing and die cutting idea book. Needless to say, you are going to be a very busy crafter.

In our last sneak preview on Tuesday, March 18th we will finally unveil the details of the March 24th Today’s Special. Let me just say, if you love your Cuttlebug you are going to absolutely “die” for what’s coming up. It will be worth the wait.

We’re also going to finish out next week with the biggest giveaway we’ve ever had.  Click here for your chance to win the entire suite of Anna Griffin Craft Room Furniture! Included in this $1,000 prize package are the craft desk, desktop organizer, rolling cart, framed peg board and beautiful upholstered chair! We’ll announce the winner next Friday, March 21st right here on the blog.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Anna

207 Comments

  1. Posted by: Nancy Page
    I have been a fan of yours for a very long time. I can’t wait until the 24th. I just have 1 wish. Please still have the chalkboard stamps restocked. I am a 37 year school teacher and just recently saw some cards that had these stamps used. This would perfect and I don’t know I missed out on these. Thank you for all your beautiful products.
  2. Posted by: Brenda BrNDT
    having a blast with my Cricut Explore, and congrats to Mary Beth, you are a very lucky lady!!!!!!  I am green with envy , but seriously- have a great time with all of those goodies!!!
  3. Posted by: Frances Lee Emanuel
    Congratulations to the previous prize winners!!! I have been an Anna Griffin fan since March 2012.  Anna, I was absolutely stunned that anyone could create such beautiful instant scrapbooks.  The colors and pattern mixes were so complimentary and definitely outside my comfort zone but worked perfectly, who knew, oops, YOU KNEW!!!  I am patiently waiting to see what you unveil on March 24th and your furniture is beautiful and functional, just what my makeshift craft corner desperately needs to keep me organized and contained.
  4. Posted by: Annie Laura Pence
    Congratulations to Mary Beth on your winnings. Such Fun!

    Anna & Team, you are the BEST. Looking forward to seeing you on HSN March 24th for Scrapbooking and Card products.

    Have a grand week.

  5. Posted by: Annie Laura Pence
    Congratulations to Mary Beth on her winnings. Such fun!

    Anna & Team………ya’ll are the best.  Looking forward to the HSN March 24th Scrapbooking Day with you.

    Have a grand week.

  6. Posted by: luann s.

    just got craft room done..need the furniture to go in it…gorgeous stuff

  7. Posted by: Debbie
    Would love to win your furniture!! So looking forward to craft day!!!Thanks for a chance to win!
  8. Posted by: S Sims
    Oh Anna, how much do I need to win this prize. My craft room is in such a mess that I have a hard time finding my craft items when I need to make cards or do some scrapbooking. I do want to thank you for the embossing folder storage boxes. They really come in handy, and I at least  know where I can find a folder to emboss a card. I can’t wait till the 24th to see all the other lovely things you will have for us. I already have my T.V. auto tuned for all the shows you will have on the 24th. Have a safe trip to HSN, and I will be watching. #1 Fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Posted by: gisela

    I have been a fan of yours for so many years, but I am so very sad at this time. I am not a Facebook member and so I cannot enter for a chance to win, once again !  Once more that door has been closed and only members are allowed to play.. I feel so shunned .

    But regardless of my feeling , I do wish all of you who can enter to win this beautiful set of furniture, the best of luck.

  10. Posted by: MicheleM
    WOW!!! What a Great Giveaway!!!
    Thank U Anna for sharing this opportunity with us!!!
    Winning this would sure inspire me to get back into ScrapBooking.
    It would give me my own designated place to be Creative & play with all the Goodies!!!!
    🙂

  11. Posted by: Lydia Gomez
    I would like to win, now that I am a retire school teacher I can play more. Good luck to everyone!
  12. Posted by: michelle t
    It’s not fair to have to be on Facebook to enter this contest. I love Anna’s things and I watch HSN faithfully when she’s on and would love this prize.  But I refuse to take part in Facebook and wouldn’t have even bothered trying to enter if I’d known.  Disappointed.   Michelle t
  13. Posted by: Sandra U
    Would love to be the winner!  Can’t wait until the 24th!
  14. Posted by: Kay Brassfield
    Anna, your designs get more elegant, classy and creative each time you show new products. I would LOVE, LOVE to win!  I think I wold have a big “Anna Griffin Party” and share some of your products with my friends so I turn them onto the “Anna Griffin Experience” !   I live in Atlanta. A dream would be to retire and work in your Atlanta office, even volunteering.  Wish we could have a 3 day AG retreat at a local Atlanta Hotel so where we could immerse ourselves in AG ideas and meet other AG addicts ! TY ! !
  15. Posted by: rosalie
    It would be a dream come true if I were chosen as the winner!  Thanks for for chance to win…I will be watching on the 24th!
  16. Posted by: MJ
    I don’t do Facebook, so please let me know how to enter your Giveaways another way!
  17. Posted by: sue smith
    I have been a fan since I first started scrapping.  Started watching you on HSN and QVC when I had pneumonia!  Love everything you do.  Would love to win one of your giveaways, but “Smith” is never a chosen name. Guess there are too many of us.  Guess I need to use my g-ma name with my name and be Marmee Sue Smith.  Oh, well, can’t wait for the 24th.

  18. Posted by: Paula Puckett
    I could get rid of the large conference table that currently holds my die cutting machine, computer screen and a few file boxes (recipe size) if I win that beautiful desk set. Oh my.  Can’t wait to see you again on the 24th, Anna. Already got my bank card standing by.
  19. Posted by: Mary
    Someone’s going to be very lucky when their name is picked!!! I’d love to win but I’d have to clear out a room first 🙂
  20. Posted by: Rhonda F
    These giveaways are so awesome!  I’m currently redoing my craft space and I absolutely love your style and your products.  Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win!
  21. Posted by: Debbie Gilbert
    A new desk, a chair and rolling rack and peg board too,
    Oh my! Just follow the yellow brick road to my house.

    Thanks for all the fun, Anna.

  22. Posted by: KathyM
    Congrats to the previous winners.  As I have my crafting in the living room of an open floor plan, this crafting furniture would look so beautiful and appropriate.  Am so looking forward to HSN March 24.  Like the anticipation I used to have for Christmas.  Anna, thank you for all of  your beautiful and affordable products and ideas.  Love my Cricut Explore!

  23. Posted by: milagros
    I been crafting out of a small closet it seems like forever.My son just moved out and I’m planning to move in the room .I don’t have anything for the room jet and your furniture looks perfect because is a small room.Love all your crafting items.I recently completed my mother scrapbook with one of your kits and is lovely.I could not have done it with any other paper.She passed away in 1997 and it took me all this time because I did not know how to go about it without all the pain coming back to me but I was amaze how easy it was ,I fell she was there with  me.Thank you for all your wonderful products.
  24. Posted by: Kathy
    I am going to convert my garage into a craft room and this set would be beautiful in there!!! Love it!
  25. Posted by: Judith Strausbaugh
    Would love to win your furniture.  It would make my craft room complete.
  26. Posted by: Sandi Smith
    I would love to redo my craft room with Annie’s beautiful furniture!
  27. Posted by: Nel Konkle
    what a wonderful chance to win and thank you so much. can’t wait till the 24th and have been trying to be a good girl and pay off credit card from last year. almost there and just in time.
  28. Posted by: Carol
    ***!!  I LOVE this furniture!  I am wanting to redo our home “office” to a Scrapbooking room and this would be so beautiful in my new room!!  I love ALL your products and have already asked off work for next Monday so I can watch every minute!!  I’m “Die-ing” to see the new Today’s Special!!
  29. Posted by: Dawn Lampman

    What a great prize package. Would love to win it for my CRAFTSY grand daughter age 7… Every week she wants to learn something new. She has worked with weaving, knitting on a loom, and loves to make cards. We also have been working her Scrapbook. I have bought the EXPLORE and Im  sure she will want to know????

    DawnRI

    A3YIW

  30. Posted by: Robin B
    This is such a beautiful set. This matches some of the things I have in my room already, but, I really need a desk and things that match it to work perfectly in my room…
    Anna you and your company have wonderful taste I love every… especially this set!!! I Love them!!!
    Thank you!!!
  31. Posted by: Lisa
    Would be wonderful to win! Love love love everything!!! And could you please bring back the chalk board stamps?!!!!!!
  32. Posted by: Eva H.
    What awesome prizes!  Thank you so much!  Here’s hoping my name shows up!
  33. Posted by: Phyllis Dew
    Wow Anna, (may I call you Anna ?) this is a wonderful giveaway.  To be organized, coordinated organization at that, and to have a beautiful workroom would be such a treat.  I would feel like a professional.  All of my scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies are put here and there and sometimes I don’t find what I am looking for at all.  There has to be a better way! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great AG giveaway!
  34. Posted by: Kim Otto
    What a totally awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win this!!!
  35. Posted by: karen Person
    YaHoo– What a package!  This would be so beautiful in my craftroom. Thank you for your wonderfully generous give-aways.  It is exciting.
    Good luck to everyone.
    Karen
  36. Posted by: Cindy C
    I DVR all Anna’s episodes so I can watch at a later time.  The
    Craft Room Furniture is so lovely and I need serious help reorganizing my craft room; it is filled with plastic bins and shelves.  I would LOVE to win the furniture.
  37. Posted by: Kimberley
    Can’t wait!!!! I think I’m the only person in the crafting world that does NOT have a Cuttlebug. I sure hope she puts it on SALE and with an awesome 3 or more flex pay.  Also looking forward to your Men products as well. My hubby and so have received their last frilly, flowered card!! Thanks so much Anna and your wonderful team.

  38. Posted by: Earline

    Man this is so beautiful I would Love to win this prize, Pick me pick me

  39. Posted by: Martha H.
    Oh my gosh! What a GREAT GIVEAWAY!  Thank you so much for the chance to win.
  40. Posted by: Connie Patricia Ruddth
    I would love that in my new craft room so I could make more things to give away. Thanks for the opportunity!