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.

clear pigment stamp

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

embossing powder

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

heat gun

The end result is absolutely stunning!

cmas stamp card 5

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!

vellum cutout


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



  1. Sue Taylor says:

    I love your designs and have been collecting for over 10 years. Your papers and embellishments are by far the very best.
    I love my Anna Griffin stuff

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  4. LeeAnn Sinclair says:

    Looking forward to your next HSN visit ! As for cartridges, I would love to see sentiments that can be written with the Explore . Some masculine cuts would be nice too and some cards with embellishments , sort of like the beautiful butterfly “make it now” card…….and some simple but elegant items for our friends who might prefer a simpler look that includes the beauty that AG products are known for.

  5. Yadyra Marrero says:

    Anything Anna is what I want.. I cant wait till Sept. 2nd. Love to see the new items and it would be great to win something, anything from your collections(s). Thanks!!

  6. Ashley Summers says:

    I can’t wait to see all of beautiful paper and patterns that come along with the anniversary kit!!! Thank you Anna for giving us HSN previews so that I can plan and organize my lists!!!

  7. katherine Irwin says:

    Love your designs, was so jealous watching my friends make your cards and use your stamps and folders at a retreat recently. Would be a dream to win something of yours. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Elaine Edwin says:

    Anna, you always seem to out due yourself, each and every time! Thanks for all of the inspiration you give us!

  9. Marsha Fante says:

    Love ALL of your flowery spendor! Your new ‘guy’ card making items are SO NEEDED, tho!!! Those are the hard ones for me. I love to emulate your Old English rich style. Love all you design & present!!

  10. Roseanna Carroll says:

    I love everything that you develop! I am currently using the dies with my scrap papers and I am amazed as always how intricate and beautiful they turn out!! Thanks for making the world a little more beautiful!!

  11. Dorothy E. says:

    I really like the new boy’s kit. I have raised three and I am partial to the male species– mine that is. I would like to see more die cut cutting pieces. I like to create, add and dream. Keep encouraging people like me they will set your heart afire. My mom will be 102 in Nov. Party planning, invitations etc. Coming up. Will be using the new CRicut Explore!….can hardly wait; wedding first. Know your time in England was as grand as you are.

  12. Claire B says:

    I saw another Claire out there in Anna’s world who makes and sells cards. Me too! I love that there’s more for the guys this year. Thank you for all the wonderful designs – and the great tips. Really looking foward to September 2nd!

  13. Sharons says:

    Love the pretty papers and the stickers cant wait to see what else you have in store for us. As you know I love everything of yours. Thsnks so much for thenpeeks

  14. Charlotte Buckingham says:

    Love the embossing tip you shared with us Anna. It certainly made for an elegant card!
    As far as a future cartridge, I guess I would like to see some sentiments that could be used on the inside of cards, some “other” flowers that might include things like willow, mistletoe, gladiolus, etc. and some ephemera.
    Safe travels to London! 🙂

  15. Sherry says:

    I just love all the great work and ideas Anna has! I would give anything for her talent..Thank God I can use her talent with all my projects, and she makes it so easy. I have tons of her cartridges and folders… I love all you do, makes me smile while doing a project…Thanks so much Anna!!
    Love Love Love,

  16. Tracey Magner says:

    OHHHH Anna, How Beautiful. To pick a favorite each time is just so hard you know that. We love them all and can’t wait to see you on HSN we have been chatting on the blogs I told them this morning about your beautiful cards on your blog this morning. I just love that you have the boy themed products which are impossible to find in scrapbooking, thank you for that and doing them so amazing.

  17. June Canfield says:

    Hello Anna, welcome back to the UK! Lovely to see you again, I was lucky enough to be able to see your items 15 years ago, and remember how excited I was that you were coming to QVC. I adore your designs and have far too much already, which didn’t stop me buying more today of course! Everything sells out so quickly that I snuck ahead and looked at things not yet televised tiday, I can’t wait for my Jolie kit to arrive and inspire me.
    Last year I made almost all of my Christmas cards from your wonderful kits, and every crafter friend recognised them immediately. Thank you for sharing your art.

  18. Judith Strausbaugh says:

    I love the phonograph card. It really brings back memories of my childhood, plus I have 4 sons that I always need to make card for. Would love to win.

  19. Diane Porrazzo says:

    I just love all your products. For the new cricut cartridge, I would like more get well sentiments. I also love the gold embossing. Thanks.

  20. Criss Behe says:

    LOVE the male-themed cards! I have a lit of men in my family and need inspirational ideas. Thank you!

  21. Gail Graham says:

    Anna,I cannot wait until September 2. I just love when you give sneek peeks. Already saving so I don’t miss anything. Hope you have fun in the UK. My idea for the next cricut cartridge is one for babies and toddlers. I know you would make it beautiful. Or even your albums with the premade pages would be great. Maybe a set of four on auto ship. Also something for guys with a police officer theme would be great for cards, titles or scrapbook pages.Thanks Anna, you’re the best.

  22. Shirlyn Howard says:

    I’m in agreement about the instructional DVD it would be great for a newcomer like myself to the crafting world.

  23. Kathy says:

    I have so been looking forward to this. This year I will have to buy two. We hare having a card making party and everyone loves the Christmas ones. thanks , Anna. Keep up the great work.

  24. Karen Davidson says:

    Hi Anna, Hope you have a great trip! I would love to be able to buy some the ribbon you use for the bigger bows you sometime show on cards or even a supply of already made large bows! A storage box for the 12″ embossing folders. Would also love a cricket cartridge that includes the templates you had in the back of your last book I have a serious astigmatism a cannot cut straight to save my life that why my cricut is so precious! Thanks will be watching and buying September 2nd and October 7th!!!

  25. Jacqueline Struble says:

    Hello Anna. I love everything Anna Griffin, however; some of us cannot buy every machine. So I only invested in the cricut Explore thinking I could get the most for the money. Because I do not have an embossing machine, I am missing out on your metal die design’s and embossing folder design’s. Therefore, my cricut cartridge suggestion is to have a cartridge of all or most of your metal dies (using the scorer to deboss the die cut) and folders (using the scorer function) designs. Thereby, we with only a cricut die cut machine can make all of your beautiful and elegant card/scrapbook samples. Thank you and God Bless. Respectfully, Jacqueline Struble.

  26. Gisela says:

    Oh my goodness ! I had wanted to write Christmas tree branches, instead of flowers. But had flowers on my mind, I had been using the rose die when I took a break.

  27. Anna Griffin says:

    That stamp is from our Christmas Sentiment Stamp set that will be available on HSN September 2nd!

  28. Jonie Isenberg says:

    First, I would love to see the next Cricut cartridge include decoupage flowers. I love the unusual flowers, and I like them quite large. Even though the Antique Botanicals has taken me quite a while to put together, I love it. I think I might be using too many foam squares. I like things to stay put and have a lot of 3D effect. I have been doing heat embossing for quite some time and I think it one of the most elegant things on a card.

  29. Della Mercer says:

    I know it has already been suggested, but would love to have a cartridge with the flowers that can be used on the sympathy cards. Something like the iris and the lily. Also would like to have a Christmas green paper that we can use to cut the holly with, maybe with a design on it that would work with leaves. I know this is not for a cartridge but would love to have the name of the dies so that we can label them.

  30. Geraldine says:

    I have the old red embossing machine. Does anyone know if this might be the reason 2 of my Fretwork dies don’t cut all the way through. I tried a C plate instead of two B area but the C plate is too thick and won’t go through the machines. Should I just purchase the gold machine?

  31. Gisela says:

    A Christmas cartridge with Saint Nickolas would be lovely. A background of a stained glass window, as well as flowers would also be nice.

    How about adding a heat setting tool for embossing with your name on it that will match your golden Cuttlebug.

    Thank you Anna

  32. anita H says:


  33. Lisa Hess says:

    Another way to ensure getting even coverage is placing a soft cushioned mat (like a mouse pad) under your paper and then when you place your stamp on the paper cover the mount with an equal to or larger mount on top and press. This allows for an evenly distributed inked image. Hope this helps.

  34. Betsy Carty says:

    Hey Anna. You’re the greatest. And your team. Thanks for the opportunity to share what I would like. I like flowers, butterflies, leaves and birds. My husband is a Vietnam Veteran and I would like to see military items. He is Army. My daughter is Marine. I have Navy in my family as well. Love you bunches Anna and wish you well in the UK. Blessings. Betsy

  35. sharon sienaski says:

    Mary Ann, my prayers go out to you. I hope that making beautiful things will help you heal. God bless.

  36. Cyrilla says:

    I would love to see santas, the old and new Santa’s for Christmas pages. Also more cursive alphabets. I love all you products. My cropping friends call me the qvc. Queen. Can’t wait until your next show.

  37. Lee Ann says:

    Love the idea of the CD of your fonts! I know it would be a huge hit! A great way to personalize any message, but keep with your style. Go for it!!! 🙂

  38. cheryl says:

    I can’t wait to see the Christmas Card sets…I ordered four of them last year and everyone loved them….keep em coming Anna!

  39. Kat H. says:

    Anna, I have been reading the ideas these ladies have been suggesting to you about the ‘Fonts’ and instructional DVD’s, they are great ideas an I would certainly buy them as well. I am looking forward to having these items for us soon. Kat.H.

  40. Charlotte says:

    As a teacher I find many craft ideas and supplies for he younger grades. I teach High School History subjects. I would love to have a cartridge that had themes and inspirational messages for older teens and graphics for high school subjects. Thank you

  41. Nan Dey says:

    Love the idea of a cartridge of words and phrases in your special flourish! You have such pretty designs that I can use in so many ways.

  42. Deborah Bode says:

    All of your products are tops with me! But as far as a Cricut cartridge I would love to see other holidays and seasons. Put them on a seasonal autoship and I would be the first one in line to buy it! And as some of the others have said, a CD of your fonts and sentiments would be off the planet!

  43. Gisela says:

    Hi Rhonda,
    My hands also cramp at times.
    What a wonderful hint of using the knitting needles for lifting out the decoupage.
    Thank you so much for sharing your way.

  44. Gisela says:

    Hello Anna, A few years ago you had a clear stamp set with hinges.. I would love to have these on a cricut cartridge, it would be wonderful to have the machine do the cutting instead of me. I love these stamps and have used them many times.

    Wishing you and your team a wonderful time in the UK.
    I will try to catch your show from there .

    Congratulations Deb. have fun creating.

  45. Lee Grace says:

    Hi Anna,
    I always use your products to showcase my beautiful granddaughters in my scrapbooks (they are all under 12 years old).
    Thanks for asking for our ideas & Safe Travels to You!

  46. MJ Romero says:

    I would like the (labor intensive) Iris folding cards. There was one that was beyond elegant a few years back. I enjoyed that one more than the kind of universal pattern template in your last Iris folding kit. Both were gorgeous.

  47. Leslie says:

    Safe travels to you Anna I wouild love to see your fonts also things to layer flowers, birds books, maybe some masculline pieces, Champaign bottles with labels, bucket of apples, cornacorpia a versale all season spring flowers, summer trees, fall leaves and pumkins snowmen and snowflakes.

  48. Debbie Lebair says:

    Anna, could you design a cartridge that cut out flowers, butterflies, birds, etc that you could layer and look 3D like your products that you include in card kits already do? Or you could do a series of cartridges of layered products with different themes, like the seasons, wedding, babies, graduations, etc.

  49. Diane says:

    I am anticipating the delivery of my auto ship
    Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug] Christmas Folders
    from HSN…can’t wait to see what all can be created with these folders.However, I would love to see what you can create with these folders. I need some inspiration.

  50. Betsy Black says:

    Hi Anna. I just got notice that my August auto ship from HSN will be shipped shortly. I believe these will be the Christmas dies and folders. Will you please give us a demonstration on how to use them. I can’t wait to get mine!

  51. Kiuyana says:

    Hey Anna, what about a cartridge featuring a beautiful and elegant cake box! Something out of the ordinary but something that separates ot from the rest!

  52. Rhonda L.P. says:

    TO: MARY R. —–
    The decoupage kit that Anna sells, you DO NOT have to CUT OUT! The patterns are PUNCH OUT! Having arthritis is tough! So, if your hands don’t work well enough to punch the flowers, etc. out, by using your hands alone…try laying the sheet of decoupage on a hard surface. Hold the paper design down, using the point of a knitting needle or crochet hook, or some similar item,(depending on the size of the detail) and GENTLY pull the surrounding paper UPWARD! This will release the designed cardstock for you to assemble. I don’t have arthritis in my hands, but I have a tendency to OVER-WORK my hands doing this type of thing…and they CRAMP UP really bad! So, I get creative, and think outside the box!!! I hope this helps you out!
    Rhonda L.P.

  53. Mary R. says:

    Hi Anna,

    Thanks for asking for our input for your new Cricut Cart.I love the look of decoupage (layered pieces that get smaller and smaller), but don’t have the time or ability (due to arthritis) to cut out all the pieces myself. Also, lace edged frames that graduate in sizes. Sentiments and greetings made using Fancy Fonts.

  54. Mary Pumphrey says:

    I wish there was an “Instructional DVD” that explains, and demonstrates all the tips, tricks and techniques available in the Cricut Design Space software. I know there are several different websites one can go to and see a variety of “Design Space” functions; however, a professionally prepared DVD demonstrating all the powerful functions in “Design Space” would be wonderful. I know sometimes I have a problem getting a word written on a specific image. It will write the words but it won’t cut the image that I want under the words. Also, sometimes it looks as if 8 or 10 mats are needed to cut a design; the number of mats required is sorta overwhelming so I go back to my Cricut Mini or to my older Cricut Expression and just cut the “Shadow” or “Basic” image. I think for me “Design Space” is a little scary/overwhelming because it makes cutting the images look “complicated” and I am afraid I will waste my paper. I would love to purchase a DVD that is “all inclusive” for the “functions” in Cricut Design Space. I love my Explore, but I am a little afraid of it.

  55. Chloe says:

    I think Gilda has an excellent idea. I would love that, too! I wish those of us in North America had access to QVC-UK.

  56. GILDA DUFFY says:

    Hi Anna! I would love to see stamps w / the frames and borders u use around your sentiments and dies that match those frames and borders. Then we could stamp or write our own sentiments inside those frames. I love to buy Ur kits but sometimes when I’m putting a card together I might want to send it to someone w/ a different greeting on the front. I still want to use the same shape frame u provide because it looks good w/ the design of the card, but I might prefer to send it as a “happy birthday” rather than a “thank you”. I’d like to be able to make a new popped up greeting for the front of the card with the same frame and shape. Thanx Anna! Have fun in England and say “Hi!” to the Queen!

  57. margaret driscoll UK says:

    Hello Anna
    I am so looking forward to Tuesday on QVC you seem to be the only Crafter on there now!
    So happy too there will be folders!
    Thank you
    Love Marg

  58. Jenny Hunt says:

    Thanks for the tips! You are an inspiration, which is one of the best things to be in life. Love your products. Waiting patiently for your next show on HSN.

  59. Georgia Bennett says:

    Hi Anna!

    I am new to your website. I watch you on hsn every time your on and love your products. papers are so pretty I also love it when you show the scrapbooking pages it gives me some ideas and they are beautiful. I just got the cuttle bug extra long cutting folders and cant wait to use them. I have a lot of the smaller ones [ not yours] but don’t know how to use them in my scrapbooking I’m not into making cards but did try a lot to love to make them I have done Christmas cards and have been thinking of doing it again this year but still up in the air about it. Anyway please put some scrapbooking pages with using the larger cuttle bug folders on your blog. Thank you Georgia

  60. Mary Hodges says:

    Hi Anna a belated happy birthday to you,I’ve been so looking forward to your visit to London and intended to buy all your new lovely items been following them on your site for your HSN visits but my darling son passed away in June after the Chemo for his Terminal cancer didn’t work which even surprised the Drs.And he is being buried on the 19th after his cremation in July so I won’t be watching you on QVC sorry,have been looking at the site as they usually put some of the new things on before your visit but they don’t seem to be doing it this year so will just have to miss them and hope you visit before too long and bring them with you again.Take care.xx

  61. Rose says:

    I think a CD of fonts is an AWESOME idea!! Ana, please consider Rhonda’s idea!!! Love your creativeness!!

  62. Rhonda L.P. says:

    Dear Anna….
    I know I have already written on this blog…TWICE….but had a GREAT idea this morning!!!! After reading some of the comments, I notice a lot of requests for YOUR FONTS!!! This idea has NOTHING to do with a Cricut cartridge…but you would sell a ton of these! Why not produce a C.D. for computer/printer use , of your FONTS ONLY????
    I KNOW I would buy one! Then, we could print our own inside sentiments! We can’t always find a stamp to say what WE want to say! AND… The font of the inside sentiment would match the font on the sentiment tag on the front of our card!! I think this would be GREAT!!!! Personally, I would LOVE IT!
    Love you!
    Rhonda L.P.

  63. Myrna Hartley says:

    I love the stamp coupled with the embossing powder. Could you give some tips on how to get the stamp evenly distributed? Unique Christmas card. Hope you had fun in London.


  64. Debbie Berry says:

    I wish I could come up with something original. I would like to see any of those ideas in a Cricut cartridge.
    Being able to change fonts on sentiments and also change the frames would be great!!!!!!

  65. luz says:

    many retirees. here in Florida, love their Dogs, Golfing, Fishing, Dancing, and sharing a Cup of coffee, these would be nice symbols for a cricut carttrige. Luv u. anna.

  66. Kathy says:

    Hi Anna, greetings from the UK echoing Ramona’s request for cartridges of sentiment and your stunning flowers. Looking forward to seeing you on QVC

  67. Mary K Parker says:

    For vellum adhesive, since I found it years ago, I’ve used spray adhesive. You can’t see it, easy to use, and it sticks well.

    For Cricut cartridge, I have 3 suggestions; both are general use. Meaning… They are not specific to individual holidays. You change holidays by changing top layer images either with different cut outs, embossing folders, dies, punches, or stamps designed to match. Many of the card kit sand Even present cartridge, I pass on because there are too manyelements that are specific to love or men, baby, wedding, or other designated themes that I just wouldn’t use. So make both of these generic. On to Cartridges. .

    1) Make it Move–kinetic card parts,like waterfall card’s, diorama, flip card’s, 1pg scrapbook card’s, etc; decorative items, ornaments, perhaps things like a tissue box covers or even those new paper towels for the bathrooms. I have 2 ceiling fans in my craft room. If you could make a general card and then say some hearts to add for weddings, valentine’s, Love, etc, and then make it so you could now those hearts up and hang them from a ceiling or fan, for decorations. Or put a few together, add a photo and you have a family tree ornaments.

    2) Frames & fonts.I’d live to have a cartridge of your fonts: formal, whimsical, old, modern.
    Add frames, Labels, & tags in at sizes.

    Again make all items generic. They could even use same addons from Make it Move. So you would decorate your cut letters and frame/letter/tag. Your layout could be as coordinated, or not, as you want.

    My 3rd on is my most desired. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this one: Anna Azza Style. These are pages that are made in Europe. (Good timing since you’re going to England!) The focus is on on the cutting system, cardstock, and minimal embellishment that really add to the final output. They look simple but results are gorgeous and really focus On your photos. I cannot find kits or books anywhere in US for them and am ready to try my hand at free-styling it. Search for Azza scrapbooking and you’ll find some or I have a folder on Pinterest… I’m MKPstamps.

    Thx for opportunity to provide input!

  68. Ramona Mergenthaler says:

    I would love to see many more Anna Griffin Cricut cartridges. One of all the holidays, children cartridge, sentiment cartridges, and of course all your flowers.

  69. Jan W says:

    Funny you should ask, Anna! I was just looking at the Cricut stock of frames and fonts last night and, while there are many nice ones, I thought of you. I knew that what I’m really looking for are Anna Griffin designed frames and fonts. I love your classic designs made better and would love to add them to my enormous and ever growing collection of your products. Have a safe and fun trip to the U.K.!

  70. Karen W says:

    I alwyas love the holidays, so Christmas or Fall/Autumn/Halloween stuff would be awesome. But I would also love more items that are dimensional. Such as christmas ornaments that are shaped like a bell or ball. I am having fun on the cricut and expanding my skills to make more dimensional items that I can put treats in or use for decorations.

  71. NancyS says:

    Love all your products and I still enjoy doing the old weaving and pleasing! Hope you never completely do away with all those beautiful florals! For a cartridge, I agree with others – frames and stacking flourishes, flower elements that could be cut from different colored papers and reassembled,some larger elements for scrapbooking or elements that would lend themselves to sizing on the Cricut. And please provide reminders for your pigment ink pads. Also pleAse consider labeling them with the color name – I had a heck of a time guessing which pad was which color. I think I finally got them all right and labeled.

  72. Barbara Zak says:

    I just love your products Anna. Have almost all of your items. Also have the gold Cuttlebug, which I have a question for you. The knob on the handle keeps fallilng off when I turn to cut the dies. I called the Company who makes your machine, and they said there was nothing they could do about it as they did not have spare parts. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you! Looking forward to the show in Sept.

  73. Jeorgette says:

    I’d like something either for autumn like fall leaves, acorns, birds; or spring with flowers, brides, roses; Christmas holidays soiree with snowflakes, ornaments, trees and so on.

  74. Maw J says:

    For a new cartridge, I would love a layered flowers and botanicals cartridge with lovely flourishes! I am putting it on my wish list!

  75. Carmen Martinez says:

    I Iove your stamps, dies and embellishments I buy so much every time you’re on hsn. Your products help me make my cards beautiful. What I would like to see in Cricut cartridges are more labels and embellishments that I can cut with my explore and layer on top of each other like the ones I buy from you. I’d also like to cut more gift boxes and the embellishments for them. I’ll be watching for you on Sept. 2 and recording your shows like I always do.

  76. Jennifer says:

    Anna Great job. I love everything I have of yours. I agree with Rhonda l p Having a cartride of frames and floureshrs would be great.

  77. Nancy Potkay says:

    Wow read all of the above ideas and love them all, nothing I can add to the other than keep it up!

  78. Rhonda L.P. says:

    By the way…to those of you who are frustrated or upset about having sentiment stickers you can’t or won’t use….I have the same problem. I take apart one of the ones I won’t use, and use it for a template. I either stamp a sentiment, OR I use the computer to print sentiments on cardstock, using the correct size font. Use the template to draw and cut around the sentiment you want, and xyron it to another tag you can’t use….and Voila! A usable sentiment! I TRY to re-purpose EVERYTHING!!!!! Good Luck!

  79. Rhonda L.P. says:

    Dear Anna…
    Good evening friend! If you could look over the number of your items that each of us purchases…you KNOW how much we love everything you offer! However…you must also know that we can ALWAYS think of a ZILLION more things we would LIKE to have!
    For my part…I would LOVE to have a cartridge of FRAMES AND FLOURISHES!
    Frames that could be cut out with the Cricut…
    (and then a set of embossing folders to correspond with them. For cards, OR scrapbooking)
    For scrapbooking; some frames that could be cut LARGER, to accommodate larger pictures, such as an 8″ X10″ photo. These could be designs that have cut-outs, as in florals or lacy patterns. These would be GREAT to dress up a scrapbook page!
    Flourishes and medallions, such as the gold ones you include in your card-making kits. I would really like to be able to cut these out in the sizes I need for card making OR scrapbooking!
    It would also be nice to include some designs for 12′ X 12″ paper to be diecut for scrapbooking. (Like the Morrocan Design trellis paper used for the “seafoam” colored scrapbook page shown in the video for the “Foil Flourishes”….BEAUTIFUL!)
    Well, that’s MY two cents for the day! I don’t want toooooo much, do I?????
    Anna, Have a SAFE trip, to and from the U.K., and have a GREAT time!
    Above all, THANK YOU for all you do for us FAN-atics!
    Blessings to you!
    Rhonda L.P.

  80. Linda Dunbar says:

    I would like a holiday soirée like the summer soirée cartridge- everything for parties for Valentine’s Day, St.. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving. I love anything and everything you do! Thank you for so many beautiful things, Anna.

  81. Ellen says:

    I agree with Sandy. As beautiful as all the sentiments are, I waste far too many having some that I will never use only to frustratingly find myself short on far too many that I always need. I keep thinking a genious idea will strike on how I can repurpose ones such as Good Luck, Congratulations, For the Graduale, Sister or Baby. The birthday sticker library is AWESOME, thank you!!! Can you make more such as one for Get Well/Thinking of You, especially for your senior customers (not me but my mom) who unfortunately need this often at their stage in life?

  82. Marianne says:

    Anna, your last Christmas card kit was awesome; however most of the cards are too dimensional to fit inside the envelopes in the kit so I’m now making 60 envelopes for the dimensional cards using card stock. It would be so much easier to have larger sized envelopes in your kits. Can you put this suggestion on your list? I’m sure I’m not the only person with the same request
    Thanks for your consideration

  83. mary anne says:

    Thanks for the tips. I will taking advantage of them.

    I would love to see a holiday cartridge for Fall and Halloween and then for Christmas and Hannuka and later Spring and EAster

  84. Kris says:

    I’d love to see an Anna Griffin cartridge that featured major holidays of the year including Hannukah. Halloween is pretty big fun at our house and I’d like to see some Anna Halloween included. Have a great trip!!!

  85. Sandy H says:

    Would love packages of your 3D sentiment stickers for the fronts of cards like you supply in your card kits, but packages of all birthday, all sympathy, all get well, all thank you, all wedding and anniversary, etc. I run out of the ones more commonly used and have “leftovers” of love you and special holiday ones like valentines etc (as a sr citizen widow I give the lovey ones or dad and mom ones to my younger card making friends.

  86. DeAnn says:

    Thank you, Anna for giving us the inside scoop on how to make the beautiful inspiration projects on the blog. We are stunned by how pretty they are!
    For a cricut cartridge idea, I like the other suggestions of frames and sticker mounts. My addition would be images relating to children. I would love to make little girl and boy birthday cards using your paper and designs.

  87. Sherrie Yoshi says:

    Looking at your tip on using your vellum quotes_

    You stated you like them mounted on your ivory card stock, I do too. There were only a few sheets of the ivory card stock in your last card stock selection. I will use that up fast. How about a 25 pack of just the Ivory card stock? 50 would even be better. It is the go to card stock working with your kits. We are never satisfied are we?

    Sherrie Yosh

  88. Liz O. says:

    Thanks for the tips, the end result is stunning! I think we are in need 😉 of a masculine cartridge. thanks for all you do and share!!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  89. Sherrie Yoshi says:

    I think an Anna Cricut cartridge with Halloween designs would be a big hit. Also I can just see an elegant Easter Cartridge.

    Do you have any plans to produce the awesome deep red antique wallpaper designs you used to have in your collections? Some of your Christmas papers are close. I am really in love with those old damask prints in red and coral. I made a heritage album with them and it is the one everyone wants to look at. Those rich black and white studio shots of the women in the long dresses makes a real impression with those papers.

    love You,
    Sherrie Yosh

  90. Linda says:

    spent my day at Creating Keepsakes Convention they had a lot of things from
    Frozen scrapbook pages and even a Oloft
    kit. Just wanted to let every one that maybe looking for that stuff go to your scrapbook stores. Also just got done doing 5 pages with the Bat.tastic kit . thanks Linda

  91. Linda from FL says:

    I would like a big pack of glossy gold (and silver) cardstock to make some of the beautiful cards you just showed us. Also would love to have stamps that would be used for inside card messages.

  92. June says:

    I would love to see your markers fit the Cricut Explore so we could draw your beautiful, classy designs and write our own sentiments. Thank you for all the wonderful products.

  93. Susan says:

    I would like to see some English patterns with old books or tea items. Can’t you picture an old open book with a picture of a cottage on the page next to a tea cup and a background of English rose wallpaper. Oh well I can dream cant I.

  94. Diana says:

    I’m new to the world of Anna Griffin and love the things I have received thus far.
    I would like to know if you ever had refills available for some of your kits; this would be great when we already have the main components.
    Secondly, can you offer tips on how to protect the cards when mailing them. Most of the cards I make have to be sent in the mail especially to family members in the military members based in Germany and Okinawa.
    Looking forward to Sep 2nd

  95. Karen says:

    An elegant flower cartridge would be great, one that includes not only detailed layered flowers like roses, daises, kind of in sprays or singles. but also frames and page backgrounds.

  96. Patricia Capela says:

    I would love to see dies with men’s items. Also matching folders. Love when items match. Hope you can make them for us.

  97. Jackie Cay R says:

    I agree 100% a wedding cartridge with all the above in several different styles. I know you would have the best collection around because weddings are your thing! Thank you for all the inspiration, Anna. <3

  98. Jurate Okura says:

    A cartridge with all fonts in a writing style for the Cricut Explore. I make many cards and would like to personalize the sentiments using that person’s name in writing. I also make some cards in different languages. Your sentiment fonts are beautiful and hope they can be made available in a writing form.

  99. Bob H. says:

    Your tags and sentiments collection made me want to be able to produce my own…I imagined a two piece set, one for the shaped base and a second for the affixed foil line art /artwork.
    Also, I’ve made some quilts and it would be nice to have the most common shapes available to auto-fill cut from fabric. However, Provo needs to develop an improved cutting stylus for fabric.
    Thanks for asking.

  100. Karen Calabrese says:

    Gorgeous card! I would love, love, love to have a cricut cartridge or dies that cut out all your stamps. My carpal tunnel is killing me from cutting out the boys stamps! One can never find the correct size punch or die to use with your word stamps. Thanks gor all you do!!

  101. Lana says:

    Ditto to all of the suggestions, especially flowers, butterflies, welded words and sentiments. I like the idea of frames to match the sentiments. For marching band I cannot find flags. They are used for the color guard/flag girls. They seem to be the forgotten ones. Most marching bands have them. Keep the cartridges coming. I have all of yours and love them. See you in September. Love the card!

  102. Margaret Kay says:

    Hi Anna, As always you and your team are so talented and come up with amazing beautiful detailed designs. I would like for you and your team to include more older boy/men quotes with more Golf, Lake Weekend, Baseball tourments designs. I have a lot of males in my family, I am always looking for more designs and saying to go with them. Thank you, Anna

  103. Penny Carter says:

    Hi Anna, your tips are always welcome, especially if you think you know what you are doing, and then you find out you are doing it all wrong! Love you and all the staff. You are always hard at work! See you Sept. 2nd

  104. Maureen odell says:

    I would love to get metllic gold and silver ink pads and embossing powders on HSN. On cricur I would love more script words and seashells and teen boys andd men images. Have a great time in England!

  105. Terry R. says:

    YOU ARE AMAZING, ANNA! You help us all be creative beyond our dreams! Thank you for the wonderful things you bring to us!

  106. Barbara says:

    I would also like to have a cartridge that would work on my Create & Expression Cricut machines that would have generic sentiments (i.e., friendship, get well, thinking of you, hello) for inside and outside cards and tags. This would be great to have!

  107. Patti Garcia says:

    Congratulations to Deb. New cart should be more of the detailed flowers and flourish sets. I love the Elegant Embellishments cartridge. I think more the same. I do not buy anything other than Anna Griffin anymore. I love your elegance. Have a great show in the UK.

  108. Annie Laura Pence says:

    Dear Anna,
    Thank you for the neat craft tips even if I have done them before. It is good to be reminded….at least for my wee mind. LOL

    Congrats to Deb Juillert….have fun with your great Anna Griffin products.

    As for CRICUT. Cartridge ideas, I liked the ones I read. Not having read all posts I hope I do not repeat ideas……
    How about some perfume bottles and ephemera like Elenore paper kit
    Madison paper kit items and sea shells like Alix papers kit….and I would love to see Lace Page cut out ( to look like your beautiful dress on HSN )
    An Eyelet Border , Ferns, Hummingbird, butterflies,
    Crocus , hydrangeas, delphiniums,

    Looking forward to seeing you in Sept.

    Thanks to Anna Griffin team

    Have a cooool August!


  109. Pat Marsh. says:

    Hi Anna, Thanks for the tips – the gold embossed card looks simple and elegant. My suggestions for new cartridges would be for males: men, boys (especially teenage), and boys younger than 10 years.
    Also for babies, anything French inspired, home décor (for walls), and welded sentiments for outside as well as inside the cards.
    Hope you have a safe trip to London and see you on HSN in September.

  110. Daisy says:

    Flourish dies and more more floral sheets.
    Florals are always perfect for any occasion.
    Just love your vintage florals.

  111. Lori Mazzeo says:

    I absolutely love all of your Cricut cartridges. I would love to see one that includes the quotes to write using the explore among other things.
    Although I love the party themes and decor, I have enough of them now.
    I love the script words and titles – never enough of those.
    Borders are always great.
    Items to coordinate with the embossing folders and dies.
    Layouts – I love things that all go together.
    I love everything you do so keep them coming!!!

  112. sheila adkins says:

    I agree with what some of the others have said: labels to correspond to your stamp sets like CTMH.

  113. Tammy Koch says:

    Hi Anna,
    I would LOVE to see a cartridge that has all the elements for us to make your cute sentiment tags. I love the 3-D tags you sell, and would love to be able to make the ones I really need.

  114. Tasha says:

    I would love for you to work on a wedding cartridge for Cicut. You could include greeting cards with shower and wedding sentiments, pocket folder templates for invitations, lace or flourish wrap-around for invitations, pennants, banners, cake toppers, table numbers, table settings, and name cards. Your beautiful lace trimmings, flourishes, and floral designs lend themselves very well to wedding decor. I look forward to any new products!

  115. Dawn Whetstone says:

    Hi Anna,
    Thank you for the tip, the cards are beautiful! I would like a children’s cartridge with diecuts only you could make to make a child’s album elegant and old world. I also like the idea of a flower cartridge to coordinate with flowers on your papers that we could then cut out or make ourselves. Also, a cartridge with some of your other holidays, like thanksgiving, Halloween, and Easter (the bunny from your card kit is adorable). Thanks for listening to your fans!

  116. Gail Lopez says:

    Congrats to the winner!!!! I would also love the see your layered flowers for the new cartridge and some sweet sentiments!! and maybe some more 3D projects as well. Thank you for letting help you on this project!!! Your Friend~ Gail Lopez

  117. Liz says:

    I would love to see something for children and men. I have 2 sons they are grown and a grandson on the way. It would be a great idea to do a masculine theme. I remember years ago you have the circus paper and if you could reserect something like thar.

  118. Kim Piersall says:

    I would love to see something musical. I have a child in marching band and one in show choir. Hard to find embellishments.

  119. Barbara Kruza says:

    I can’t wait to see you again. Could you demonstrate on HSN on how to do those cute little folded fans?

  120. Faye Thompson says:

    Thanks for the tips. Gold is always so special at Christmas. Adds the most elegant touch to any card. Thanks for the tip regarding the vellum quotes.

  121. Carol C says:

    For a new Cricut cartridge I would love to have the sentiments and sayings for all occasions and some of your beautiful layered flower designs. I love your Winter Wonderland cartridge and used the layered Poinsettia on my first handmade Christmas cards. They were beautiful and everyone liked them. Thanks for such beauty.

  122. Judy Hawk Estrada says:

    I would lie to see one loaded with lots of words & sentiments. I would also like to see some simple items both for men & women.With maybe motorcycles, bikes, seashells, sign shapes, maybe an apron that could work for a baker or bbq type card . Some simple everyday items . I have your ornate type cartridges & love my last years Anna Christmas cartridge.

  123. Jeanne Tipton says:

    For your next fabulous Christmas Cricut cartridge, I would like a full Santa and sleigh with reindeer, a fully decorated Christmas tree, a fully decorated gingerbread house, a layered wood scene with a variety of trees, a complete decorated fireplace scene and Santa’s workshop complete with toys and elves.
    You have a safe and delightful trip to England. Looking forward to your return and your visit to HSN.
    Love to Georgie.

  124. Grama Pei says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, DEB! Way to go on the LUCK! Woot-woot! 🙂 And I Totally Agree with Mary Beth. It would be fabulous to have a cartridge to Co-ordinate with some of your flourish and sayings stamps, such as blanks for the Chalkboard Sentiments, and Birthday Sentiments Stamps, so we could have the Cricuts cut out for us the pieces that we wish to stamp upon, and we can re-size for the frames, etc, and it would be wonderful to have the same for some of your frames and flourishes stamps. Half the battle of stamping is cutting out the image, and WOW wouldn’t it be GREAT if we could have our machines do that for us! In fact, I messed-up several stampings last evening trying to get them cut out perfectly so they didn’t look as though a child did it. Thank you, Anna and Co, for even asking us what we wish for!

  125. Kim Johnson says:

    I would love to see more sentiments or quotes. All your products are beautiful. Thanks for the tips! Can’t wait for craft day!

  126. Heather Stewart says:

    Dear Anna, LOVE LOVE these cards! Hope you are enjoying your UK visit! I would love to see a holiday cartridge with FALL harvest shapes (pumpkins, leaves, cornstalks) to Christmas (ornaments, holly) to NEW YEARS celebrations (champagne, clocks, top hats). I like the idea of also have some great script words on a cartridge. I have your holiday cartridge which has some, but it would be nice to have everyday celebration words also! How about a VALENTINE cartridge??? ***!

  127. Kat says:

    you never fail to amaze me… Love this one as much as all your creations
    thanks so much for helping me create such elegance.

  128. Angie Koehne says:

    I would love to see elegant embellishments 2, with more flourishes, lace designs, scroll work, birds, butterflies, and flowers and cut outs to layer that would match your stamps for sentiments, such as the chalkboard.
    Another version I would love to see is a masculine themed cartridge, with vintage style options, similar to your card set and stamp set for him. Cars/trucks, hats, sports, bicycle/motorcycles, glasses… also to work with coordinating stamps.

    Will you be bringing back the chalkboard stamps?

  129. Cathleen Bowing says:

    I’d love a cartridge with some vintage sillowites (SP) and some baby icons for some baby cards, and GUY ones always come in handy for scrapbooking. Any with herritage icons would be greatly appreciated. Anna your team members always select such lovely items. I can’t wait for more ANNA Cartridgs. I have the 3 from this last HSN order.

  130. Jodie R says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to see a cart with lacy images on it. Tea pots, cups, leaves, doilies, trees, etc. All your carts are amazing!

  131. ElizabethD says:

    I put this out there before but some children’s cards perhaps from 1 to 12 years old. There is nothing on the market for children, especially those that are girly girls. I like the idea that someone suggested, to do more alphabets and words (the words connecting). Or a cartridge on botanicals from old books. I wish you would add a cartridge or just more dies that have birds or cages, French chairs etc. I wish you would add some embossing inks and glitter (perhaps a set) to your great ink color products. I would love to see some 3D Christmas stickers (especially Father Christmas) in a 5 inch size to make paper ornaments, these can be put in a card, or on a package.

  132. CC says:

    My suggestions for cartridge content would be a seasonal cartridge with fall icons (leaves/scarecrows/pumpkins), winter icons (snowflakes/snowmen/icicles), spring icons (bunnies/eggs/florals), summer icons (beach/butterflies/birds). Or how about a stamping cartridge, one that matches maybe your Anniversary Stamp set or a new cartridge/stamp combo, no more fussy cutting :).

  133. Kate M says:

    It was fun looking over the goodies on the QVC UK website. I hope we’ll be getting the Christmas washi tape on this side of the pond, too. Thank you Anna for inspiring me!

  134. Sue Carolfi says:

    I would like to see a cartridge with all different doilies, some seasonal for the holidays! Love all your dies and embossing folders, papers etc.

  135. Rebecca Starr says:

    And I just had a thought, how about some William Morris inspired papers and/or cards?
    Also maybe an assortment of bows only, and as I mentioned before, purple flowers.

  136. RebeccanStarr says:

    Dear Anna,
    I like Lefty Lou’s idea of having you own time slot, even if it is just every other month. We don’t want you to run out of stuff. And she is also right, that we love you.
    She has three kitties, I have three Yorkies.

  137. Dawn Thiesen says:

    My suggestions for a Cricut cartridge echos most of what I’ve read, but I would also love to see more beautiful WRITING STYLE fonts. I would also love to see some “Make It Now” card “insides” with written verses and sentiments, and 3-D sentiment labels for the front which are also “Make It Now”. Thanks for listening.

  138. karen loague says:

    I would love to see a cartridge with sentiments and sayings or quotes for all occasions. that would be awesome for folks like me who need a little help. The card is awesome. You have the most wonderful ideas. Love all your stuff.

  139. Maureen says:

    Thanks for the tips. On a new cartridge, I would like to see images so that we can make our own 3D flowers and sentiments.

  140. Barbara Caldwell Kingman says:

    I’d like to see some more flowers and botanicals, also some picture frames both lacy and geometric. Your last cartridge had birthday but no happy. Some tag outlines and an envelope in adjustable sizes.

  141. Lou Marks(Lefty Lou) says:

    Dear Anna,
    I saw another ‘Lou’ on your blog. Just want to make sure you know Lefty Lou is ME, the cat trio’s mom, the person always asking about the special holiday card kit that is NOT red and green. The caller you actually responded to on your blog the next day (I watch it over and over..) I too wanted to thank you for the embossing tips. I have your set, now I’m not afraid to use it! Change is so difficult for me. But you give me the confidence and the knowledge to try everything. That is one of the many reasons you are so special You really DO care about all of us out here in craft land! So, Lefty Lou and the kids can’t wait to see you next month. Please never leave HSN. In fact please ask them nicely (if you WANT to that is,) to just give you a special regular time slot so I can see you EVERY month (week, day, whatever you want!) So many would LOVE that!!!! I would go even more ANNA NUTS if that’s POSSIBLE!!! You are loved more than you could ever fathom. My physical limitations have been so helped by any and everything you do .Sorry I’m getting sloppy. OK, but true, of course. Thank you from Lefty, Sam, Abbie, and Chelsea. You really ARE the cat’s meow………………

  142. Irene Alexander says:

    Love the elegance of gold on gold. The card is just gorgeous. I would love to see other holiday images on the Cricut cartridge. Perhaps a cherub or heart for Valentine’s Day, a rabbit or an elegant Anna Griffin egg for Easter, a patriotic flag for the 4th of July, and a cool looking turkey for Thanksgiving. How about some of your sentiments that can done on vinyl, so we can adhere on the wall. Enjoy your trip to England. I will be watching.

  143. Pat says:

    Looking forward to September 2nd! I agree with some others’ comments that a cartridge with designs that matched your embossing folders would be awesome.

  144. Hobo says:

    Some of my cartridge ideas:
    themes for children
    family heritage, family tree type
    a combination of various holidays motifs

    And for the Cricut, more combination embossing folder/die combos. I made my grand kids’ birthday cards with the last rose design and they turned out so pretty.

    Also, my favorite collection is the Willow. You reissued the paper but not the album. I really want that album!

  145. Betty Jo Garvin says:

    I can’t wait to see your new products on Sept. 2. Thanks so much for the wonderful tips.

  146. Nancy Brant says:

    So many ideas! They are aLways helpful and so pertty when you get done with a prodject. Have a great weekend Anna!

  147. Diane A. says:

    Dear Anna, Thank you so much for answering some of the questions that I had regarding how to do the gold on gold. I tried it on a small sample piece that I have here at home and it is wonderful. I really do like the effect that it has. Thanks again.

  148. Patricia Watling says:

    Re. ideas for a new Cricut cartridge, I’d love to see one with designs that match your embossing folders. Then we could use your embossed designs as a card or scrapbook page background, embellished with the same design cut bigger and/or multiple times!

  149. Annette J says:

    I am thankful for the tips and will be sure to put them to good use. Thanks for not only the wonderful items but the tips and project ideas. I am looking forward to my next shipment of embossing folders AND the next craft show on HSN.

  150. Patricia Moss says:

    Thanks for the tips. I haven’t embossed for a while but will definitely pick that up. Cannot wait for September 2nd to get here. I need new stuff LOL. As for the cricuit comment, I do not have one. I only have a cuddlebug and the green one. I am not even sure the green one diecuts. Have a safe trip back from London.

  151. Kathryn M. says:

    Everything is beautiful as usual.

    I’d love a cartridge of sentiments with frames and flourishes to layer.

    Have a safe trip!

  152. Sandra Grant says:

    what would you suggest or advise to use for the adhering vellum that did not already have adhesive? I have used the Xyron and it doesn’t always leave a solid film (I get bubble spots). Thanks!!

  153. Janice Collins says:

    I love everything you do!
    Flowers and flourishes should be the next Cricut cartridge. Flourishes for corners, borders and any kind of flouish you can come up with. I love die cut flourishes but being able to make them various sizes would be great. Also, every kind of flower that you put on all of your papers would be wonderful. Thanks.

  154. Paula McKinney says:

    I would love to see more fonts with shadowing on the new Cricut cartridge. I know there are a ton of fonts out there but not many with the shadowing or layered look. I also would like to see the flowers you use on your stickers on the cartridge. Thanks for asking and have a safe and fun trip.

  155. Carla Vincent says:

    Anna, I love your Cricut cartridges and have them all. I’d love to see you do a travel/vacation themed cartridge.

  156. Deb Juillerat says:

    Oh much gosh–thanks so much, Anna! Since I usually have to get ALL your new goodies as soon as they come out, my dh will appreciate this! I can’t wait to start crafting!

    I second Linda’s idea for a Cricut cartridge with dress forms and clocks; that would be wonderful. Also, maybe you could talk Cricut into doing a monogram cartridge? Monograms are SO big right now (and classic, as well). I fancy interwining vine-type monogram (center, left and right) would be super.

    Thanks again, Anna, and have a great time in the UK!

  157. Deanna Collins says:

    Oh My! That embossed Wishing You a Merry Christmas card is stunning!!! I need that stamp!!! Christmas isn’t that far away and I need to make about 50 or more cards! Is that in one of your stamp sets?.

  158. Pat Hauge says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on making the beautiful card. I’d love a tutorial on the box card someone sent you for your birthday, it was beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Waiting patiently for September 2.

  159. Mary Hanke says:

    Love it when you share ideas. Thanks so much!
    Can’t wait for the next HSN show!! Am starting to work on Christmas cards as we speak…

  160. Lois says:

    Cartride suggestion: Inside sentiment verses for cards with beautiful lettering would be great for the Cricut machine whereby it woud cut the verse out and we could use the Xyron sticker maker to place it inside the card. That way we wouldn’t run out of the same occasion verses like birthdays, anniversaries, get well, etc.

  161. Dianne McDonald says:

    Next cartridge??? Flourishes and flowers cutouts!!! The flowers in this last cartridge are amazing in tone on tome colors! The Anna Griffin trademark! These accents along with the gorgeous flowers are the icing on the cake!

  162. Cathy Amell says:

    I always love your tips ! Wish I could afford to buy all your kits but money is tight for now. I have several folder sets for the cuttlebug and have to say I enjoy using them as much as my friends and family enjoy receiving my hand made cards. I love the comments I get “Move over Hallmark” Cathy’s Creations are on a rise! I love to send my cards made with TLC. Thanks Anna for your products….

  163. MaryBeth says:

    Close to My Heart coordinates their Cricut Cartridges with some of their stamps. I would like to see you create a cartridge that contains many of the cutouts to go with your beautiful stamps. This or dies would allow us to save time when we use your stamps.

  164. Dianne McDonald says:

    Great top! I love it when you share your tips. I DVR the HSN shows and go back to watch them constantly for inspiration while checking the blg and Facebook! Thank you. I can hardly wait till 9/2!

  165. Mary says:

    Hi again Anna,
    Another new product I would love to see:
    Sometimes I do not send the card inside liner because of needing two stamps. It would be great to have a thin light weight paper, like a tissue paper that was heavy enough to stamp a message inside the card, but keeping weight down. I have looked at the store, but have not found any paper I really liked for this purpose. I also love the message stamps to use. I have almost all your stamps, would love kids and babies for inside the card too. Thanks again for all your beautiful work.
    Twice I have received a Thank you card, for a card I made with your products and sent to someone!!!!!!!!!

  166. Beth says:

    Thanks for the tips. I love the gold on gold. I hope the kit comes back with the embossing powders and clear stamp pad. I’d rather use yours because I could be assured it would work perfectly! I hope your trip to the UK is safe and successful!

  167. Linda says:

    Hmm … next Cricut cartridge? I’d love to see a “collage-style” design. Perhaps vintage ephemera, including dress forms and clocks. It would be so much fun using your designs with texture pastes & various inking techniques! 🙂

  168. Mary says:

    Hi Anna,

    Love all your tips. For the next Cricut cartridge should be to make your 3 D labels for cards. Happy Birthday, With Sympathy, etc. I have a ton of your products, but it is the basic labels that are used up first. I have bought many of the labels you sell, but the Happy Birthday, With Sympathy are always used up first. It would be great to create this labels with the cricut to look just like the ones I purchase from you. Maybe some labels for kids and men would also be very welcome on the same cartridge. Thank you, Anna, Have a beautiful day.

  169. Kathleen P says:

    Have a suggestion for the new cartridge. Welded letters for a variety of holidays – the usual Christmas, Thanksgiving etc. But also birthday,(male & female) congratulations, happy anniversary, etc. Thanks for all you do that makes me look like a great crafter!

  170. Terri Reeves-Lopez says:

    This is so very SUPER EXCITING!!! I just can’t get enough of your creativity Anna!!! Thank you for showing us your beautiful and gorgeous creations!!! Looking forward to the next Sneak Peek!!! ♡

  171. Mary Winkler says:

    Hi Anna, I would like a “Kit”, including paper and embellishments , embossing folders, and cutting dies and a matching cartridge is always a must.

  172. Penelope Tucker says:

    Have a lovely trip, Anna. And if you have the opportunity, have high tea at the Milestone Hotel in Kensington. You will not be disappointed.

  173. Jennifer Essad says:

    endless designs with these items, I love to use gold and silver during the holidays – thank you, safe travels to the UK our daughter is visiting there this week also, it’s quite chilly there

  174. Dee says:

    Ciongratulations to Deb. I love the tips and can’t wait to try them on my cards. Thank you for all the new ideas and products that makes our cards look amazing!!! Have a safe trip to England and looking forward to Sept. 2

  175. Tanya Thompson says:

    Good luck in the UK…anxiously waiting for your September shows here! I am in love with your flowers and your sentiments! Perhaps a new cartridge with your sentiments done in layers for the different holidays would be an idea…but anything you produce is always awesome!

  176. Janet Nelson says:

    Thanks for the tips and instructions. I would like to see more coordinating dies to go with embossing folders. And, please let us order the large embossing folders as a separate entity, either individually or in sets.

  177. Anna Griffin says:

    We had an Embossing Accessories Kit on HSN- hopefully it will be back soon! It includes a sanding block, brayer, gold and silver embossing powder as well as the clear pigment ink pad.

  178. Vivian says:

    I can’t wait to see what is coming next.I’m always anxious to see everything. I try to keep up on the tips.It is so fun putting together the cards.
    Thanks Anna

  179. Sharon says:

    layer,layer, layer–That’s what I’m all about!!!! You are doing a GREAAT job—keep it up and coming.

  180. Laura Hartman says:

    I would like a flower design, then an “outline” stencil to be placed over it. You could then dab embossing glue on the outline, remove and sprinkle embossing powder on it, heat, and have a flawless, gorgeous flower.

  181. Gail Graham says:

    Anna, I just love when u give us instructions on how to make those beautiful cards. For a cricut cartridge, my suggestion is something for kids. It could be vintage or whatever. But we all have kids or grandchildren. I think that would be fun and fresh. What do you think? Have a safe trip to Uk. I already went on their site and seen some beautiful Christmas things, however they will not ship to the USA. What a bummer. Can’t wait till September. See you then. Hugs & love

  182. Rosemarie Scordamaglia says:

    Lovely as always. I love all of your designs. I love the new cricut cartridge of yours from HSN Elegant Embellishments. It’s fantastic. Maybe you could put out a Elegant Sentiments cartridge. That would be great. I love the stamps but it would be great if I could just have the explore print them out into my cards using markers. Looking forward to getting my next set of cartridges and embossing folders in my auto ship from HSN. 🙂

  183. Penny K. says:

    What a great idea! How about adding some frames and just words to use on the tags? The more the merrier….

  184. Penny K. says:

    Wishing you a safe trip crossing the Pond. I know your neophytes in the UK are as excited as we are when you are having a show in the USA. Enjoy your stint on QVC, but remember to come back Home!

  185. Shannah says:

    Beautiful! I would like to see intricate baby stuff, like a beautiful ornate baby carriage or parasol.
    Maybe some ornate gates or windows.

  186. Lenore says:

    Just to let you know that I am so looking forward to your QVC visit – please bring lots of stock for your Anna Griffin fans Love the blog and all the products and updates. A big thanks to you and your team Will be tuning in on 19th

  187. KathyC says:

    I would love to be able to create tag layers to use with stamps (I have a lot of your stamps) so they resemble the ones you sell. A cartridge of just tags we could create ourselves with fonts and phrases would be awesome.

  188. Diane says:

    A lucky winner will be busy very soon! I’m ready for September’s shows.
    I have a cricut cartridge idea – I would so appreciate one with quilting patterns. I don’t know if that’s within your realm of interest. As a quilter, there are swirls and flourishes for stitching the most basic pierced design. I am also an admirer of stained glass and would love some overlay patterns for multicolored “windows” out of paper.
    As for adhering vellum, I also use a xyron for allover adhesive coverage. I didn’t have much luck with other products.
    Hope you all enjoy the weekend! Anna, your reception in the UK should be excellent – I subscribe to and purchase some of their craft magazines, and your work is requested.

  189. Kari Cosentino says:

    I had the same question! I usually use brads to adhere vellum but I never thought to use ,my Xyron. Thanks for the tip Kimberly!

  190. Estrella Bianchi says:

    I use your cuttlebug but I guess my suggestions would work for either the cuttlebug or the cricut.

    Simple verses would be fabulous! I so often want my verse to stand out from the background but cutting by hand is, at best, difficult. So, words and verses with not so thin lines would be great. Hmmm, I wonder if there’s a 3D glue out there instead of just 3D tape.

  191. Charlotte Lockwood says:

    I like the idea of embossing. It looks so elegant and is easy to do.
    Have a safe trip. So nice of you to make your products available in the UK.

  192. Connie Williams says:

    Love the new ideas. Love all your holiday ideas. Need more for other holidays like Thankgiving and Easter .4 th of July. Love everything you do Will be watching on the 2th.

  193. LOU says:

    I would like to see some new flowers, like calalillies, birds of paradise, ***** willows, etc. And these would be great in a cartridge for the Imagine machine, then you would be able to change the colors more easily. also would like to see glitter glue tubes with two or three colors in one tube, like red, green white, Italian flag, red and white, Polish flag, green and white, Tulane University, purple and gold for LSU. purple, green and gold for Mardi Gras, red and green for Christmas, red and gold or red and silver for Christmas, and purple and silver for Xmas. Thanks. love u Anna.

  194. Cathy says:

    Your script is sooo beautiful. I’m just learning how to make cards and have not done any embossing yet. Now that I see how easy you make it look; those tools go on my ” next list” 😉

    Thank you, and safe travel’s

  195. Arlene Vastano says:

    Love getting back into embossing. It looks so professional! Thanks for the idea of putting vellum on card stock. I never know how to best use vellum!

  196. Laura says:

    Wow! Now that’s taking it to the next level! I used to watch craft shows on t.v and tape them so I could actually do the project someday and this form of embossing was always so impressive. HSN and your blogs are the closest I’ve come to good ole crafting ideas. I truly appreciate creative people and how generous they are to share their talent with us. Thanks to you and all the other creative crafters!

  197. Kimberly Mussachia says:

    Hi Anna, good luck in London! I’m sure all of your items will be a hit like they are in the U. S. I love your cricut cartridges and would like your new one to have all of your flower samples on it. Not just the roses but all of your flowers. Thank you for asking us 🙂

  198. Judy Krueger says:

    Love all your cards and tips. I just don’t know how to adhere vellum without showing the glue or tape. Yes there is glue out there saying for Vellum but that does not work and it also shows.
    can you give us all a tip on how to adhere Vellum????

  199. Bridget says:

    This is beautiful…I had no idea that you had a clear pigment pad or embossing powder. Your products are of such great quality that I would prefer to use yours over other brands! Where can we get them Anna?? I have never seen them on HSN, unless I missed them somewhere. Thanks!

  200. LaFran Plunk says:

    This is just beautiful, how do you sign up for the give away contest. I would really enjoy using the stamps. I just received your lastest circuit cartilage from HSN and I can’t wait to see you on HSN September 2th. Happy Crafting Anna!!!

  201. Irene Baker says:

    Thanks Anna. I can’t wait until September, to see the new things you’ve created. Would love to purchase some of your gold embossing powder. Is it on the market now, or will I have to wait?

  202. TamiB says:

    Thanks for the tips, Anna!! Those cards were awesome! Safe trip to London.

    Congrats Deb! We know what you’ll be doing next week! 🙂

  203. gail W. says:

    I’m glad you mentioned the vellum quotes. I just don’t understand those. I usually just cut them out on the backing they are on. And then back them with coordinate 3D backs and layer them. Looks like I need a heat gun. Always something new to add!! Love all pretty things you show us.

  204. Cheryl Wells says:

    Thanks Anna for your wonderful tips, but I have not seen your gold embossing powder or clear pigment ink on HSN. Will it be available in September?

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