HSN October 7th Sneak Peek 4

Hi everyone!

Just one week to go! October 7th is just around the corner, and I hope you are as excited as I am about what is sure to be our very best 24-Hour Craft Day yet on HSN. We still have some fantastic items to show you today that I know you’re going to love.

Before we start, we have one important announcement! Our 7 p.m. show has been moved to 9 p.m., making our hours midnight, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Now on to the previews!

Now you can create your own wrapping paper with matching tags and cards! First up is a set of 30 Gift Wrap Stamps including holly, trees, snowflakes, poinsettias and well said holiday sentiments. There’s even a polka dot design and To/From labels that will give you endless options for stamping your pretty packages this year.  We’ll show you so many fun ways to use these on October 7th!


We also have a new palette of festive inks to coordinate with these stamps. Our new Set of 8 Christmas Ink Pads includes shades of green, red, silver, gold and a gorgeous winter white! Use them to stamp beautiful designs on your solid color wrapping paper this year. And, by popular demand, we gave each of the inks a unique name so you can better organize your Anna Griffin collection.

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The next two products are going to become your go-to cardstock sets for the Today’s Special on October 7th. First are 72 sheets of Petal Paper! This collection has a full rainbow of floral and ombre designs for creating your very own paper garden. Second are 72 sheets of Boxing Day Papers including everything from polka dots to holly. Guess what you’ll be using these for? To make lots of beautiful three-dimensional boxes, of course! (In the video I said each of these sets includes 48 sheets, but they actually have 72!)

Last but not least is the last sneak peek at the Holiday Traditions Card Making Kit. You’ll have to watch the video above for another look inside! It’s also your last chance to comment on this post to win one of these amazing Christmas card kits. This week I want you to tell me your favorite new item for October 7th– what’s at the very top of your wish lists? We will draw our final winner for that on Friday! Here are some of the latest cards we put together with the kit:

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Now, we know you’re excited to learn all about the Today’s Special and we are dying to tell you more! You’ll have to tune in on October 7th to see ALL of the details of course, but there will be a very special reveal of the TS later this week right here on the blog and on our Facebook page. In the meantime, don’t forget to continue entering for the biggest giveaway we’ve ever done on our Facebook page! Answering the clues each time they are posted earns you one additional chance to win this $3,000 prize package. Another clue will be up at 2 p.m. EST today, so don’t miss it!

Patiently Awaiting Next Tuesday,



Holiday Traditions Giveaway #3

Hi friends!

October 7th is just around the corner, and I’ve been spending lots of time with our new Holiday Traditions Card Making Kit this week. I can’t wait for you all to get this big red box home and see everything inside! Here are a few more finished cards for you to peek at for now.

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Today we have another one of these kits to give away. This week’s lucky winner is Wanda Rainer!

Congratulations!! You’re going to get a huge head start on your Christmas cards this year. You’ll have one last chance to win the Holiday Traditions Card Making Kit next week. Just comment on Tuesday’s preview blog post to enter.

Also, don’t forget that the biggest giveaway in Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting history is in full swing! We’ve teamed up with Cricut to put together an amazing grand prize including the super secret Today’s Special value, all of the items in our October 7th shows, a full suite of Anna Griffin stationery and fabric accessories (including a Cuttlebug bag and rolling tote) AND a priceless DIY experience with me that I’ll tell you about on Tuesday (all of which is valued at over $3,000)! Two runners up will win something very special, too…stay tuned for details on that.

Clue #3 will be up on the Anna Griffin and Cricut Facebook pages at 2 p.m. EST today, and you’ll have all weekend long to submit your guesses! We hope you are having fun with our little scavenger hunt.

Remember that each clue you answer will give you one additional entry.

See you back here on Tuesday!


HSN October 7th Sneak Peek #3 and Huge Giveaway News!

Hi all!

We have so many amazing things to tell you about that I don’t want to waste one second before getting started on today’s previews!

If you love using solid core paper when scrapbooking or creating beautiful things with your Cricut, you’ll be excited to learn that we are bringing it to you in two sizes on October 7th! You’ll be able to pick up a brand new holiday palette in a 12×12 size, or now your projects can be bigger and better with the Anna Griffin rainbow in 12×24. You have been asking us to supersize these papers for placemats, treat bags and more and we listened!

Next up is a set of 96 Foil & Die Cut Border Stickers. I call these the cliffs notes of crafting because they are so easy to use it almost feels like cheating! There are so many great holiday themed borders in this set, and the gold and silver foil-stamped stickers will work perfectly on your projects year round. The die cut detail on these is really spectacular.

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The next item is a Cuttlebug enthusiast’s dream- it’s a set of 24 Embossing Folders! If you are brand new to the wonderful world of embossing, or you just need a fresh set of folders for all occasions, you will adore these. There are 12 everyday folders featuring hydrangeas, butterflies, feathers, petal patterns and damasks as well as 12 Christmas folders with images like holly, presents, ribbons and bells.



Our last sneak peek today is another look inside the big red box that we like to call the Holiday Traditions Card Making Kit. This year we included lots of festive botanical embellishments like painted birds, holly, poinsettias and even foil stamped pinecones. I think these add an element of holiday elegance that you just can’t find anywhere else!

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We have two more card kits to give away in the next two weeks, so be sure to comment right here on the blog for your chance to win one of them on Friday! And, as promised, we have some really big giveaway news today…

We have teamed up with our partners at Cricut for a 24-Hour Craft Day giveaway like never before. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a crafter’s dream package valued at over $3,000, and two runners up will join them for a priceless DIY experience that we will reveal very soon. It’s like winning the craft lottery!

Want to win? Here’s how!

From now until October 7th, we will reveal clues about what’s coming up on HSN on our Facebook page. All you have to do is follow the clues and enter using the entry form link we will give you with EACH CLUE.There will be multiple chances to win, so be sure to check back often. We will draw a grand prize winner and two runners up on October 7th to kick off 24-Hour Craft Day!

Your first chance to enter will be TODAY at 2 p.m. EST! Visit either the Anna Griffin or Cricut Facebook page for your first clue and link to the entry form:



Good luck, friends!


Holiday Traditions Card Kit Giveaway 2!

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe we surpassed the number of comments from last week’s giveaway, but we did. You guys are amazing.

It’s so fun that four people will be able to get their hands on a Holiday Traditions Card Kit before anyone else in the world, and that second lucky person is Virginia Procunier. Congratulations!  I just signed and sealed this gift to you, and it is ready to be delivered. Christmas is coming early this year!

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We also wanted to give you a closer look at the Hanukkah card from Tuesday’s video. I hope you will enjoy this new feature along with so many others that are coming up in our final two previews! Don’t forget you can also pin this and any project on the blog to Pinterest simply by hovering over it and clicking “pin it.”

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Another jam packed sneak peek is coming up on Tuesday along with the announcement of our biggest giveaway yet. Don’t miss it!



HSN October 7th Sneak Peek #2

Wow! You all never cease to amaze me. Last week’s preview was our most popular ever, and now I am even more excited about October 7th. Today we have more exclusive sneak peeks and another chance to win, so let’s get going!

First is a brand new beautiful batch of holiday cardstock! Our latest collection includes 48 sheets with images of pinecones, holly, snowflakes, damask, merry striped patterns and more. You’ll also find lots of festive foil stamped detail on these papers that will get you in the crafting spirit!




We had countless requests for a collection of angels for your Christmas projects, so I am delighted to show you this next item!  The new Angelic Card Toppers set is a collection of 144 card layers, glittered embellishments, sentiments and beautiful three-dimensional antique angel stickers that will put the perfect finishing touch on your cards and layouts. The old world beauty in this set is really breathtaking.

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We have two new die cutting sets coming up on October 7th, one of which is all about ornaments! These ornament dies include three designs: a large ornament image, a grid of 12 small baubles and a fun collage with varying shapes and sizes.

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Then, we have bow dies that will help you adorn everything from presents to scrapbook pages this holiday season. This my absolute favorite item for October 7th! Cut out, emboss and fold four different dimensional designs for absolutely stunning results. You are going to want to make these over and over again!

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Last but not least, we have another very special look inside the Holiday Traditions Card Making Kit. There’s even more of what you’ve been asking for in this big red box! But, you’ll have to watch today’s video to see what I mean…

We’re also giving you another chance to win this amazing new kit this week. Just comment right here on the blog and your name may be chosen on Friday. Let’s see if we can get 1,500 comments again this week!