Meet the October 7th HSN Giveaway Winners

Hi everyone!

We had so much fun making videos and giving you clues for our big giveaway with Cricut leading up to our October 7th shows on HSN.

In case you missed the big announcement on Facebook, our grand prize winner was Monica Hernandez and our two runner up winners were Irene Alexander and Christa Ceniceros, and all three ladies received their prizes this week! We will have our Google Hangout live on YouTube sometime in November and would love for you to tune in- lots more fun details to come on that.

We asked all three winners what they love about Anna Griffin products and what made them want to enter this giveaway. Here’s what they had to say (we just had to share!):

“I love Anna Griffin’s products because they are amazing! Her card kits are my favorite, they are so easy and fun to put together and the end result is always so beautiful. I’m still in shock that I won, I think it will finally sink in when the prizes start to arrive at my front door. I plan on creating greeting cards, invitations, holiday décor, birthday décor and of course tons of scrapbooking!”

–Monica Hernandez

Here is Monica with just part of her big prize!

Monica H with Prize

“I am a huge Anna Griffin fan. I hate to admit this, but I am obsessed with Anna Griffin and her products. I have been a fan since she was on QVC. I can remember her today’s special value on QVC. It was papers and punch-outs with beautiful flowers. Anna has really evolved. The packaging is exceptional. Most of her things come in an organized folder, wrapped in tissue paper, no less. No other crafter does it like Anna. The products are just something else too. She creates things for all levels of crafters. She is able to incorporate her elegant style into the diecuts, embossing folders, paper patterns, etc. I, along with her other customers, appreciate her creativity and her desire to please us. She makes a conscious effort to listen to our suggestions and complaints.

I am just elated to win the Wild Orchid Cricut. I absolutely love the color, and I really wanted to make the paper flowers for the center pieces of my husband retirement party. Now I will be able to. So, my first project will be those beautiful paper flowers and the beautiful bows. I ordered the ombré papers and boxing papers to use with Cricut, plus ten other items. It is so hard to pass up on her things. Thank you again for the opportunity to win this beautiful Cricut. I cannot wait to use it.”

-Irene Alexander

Here’s a photo Irene sent us when her new Wild Orchid Cricut Explore arrived on her doorstep!

Irene Alexander Explore

“I am so excited, thank you, I can’t believe I won the Wild Orchid Cricut Explore.  It’s so pretty I can’t wait to see it in person.  I love all of Anna Griffin’s products, especially the card kits, they are amazing every one I’ve made so far has gotten rave reviews. From her Cuttlebug folders and dies, Cricut cartridges, papers and more, everything is so pretty and coordinates so well, when put together it makes everything just a little more special. I can’t wait to make those adorable boxes with bows, and the flowers, wow, my mind is just bursting with ideas for those.  I can’t wait to get started making cards for the holidays and other projects with my kids, and I look forward to all the things we will create with the new Cricut Explore.”

-Christa Ceniceros

Christa has already been busy with her Wild Orchid Explore:

Christa Orchid Pic


So much fun! As always, we love hearing from you on the blog. Comment on this post and tell us what projects and tutorials you’d like to see now that all of your goodies from HSN and QVC UK are on their way to you!

Have a great weekend,


  1. verdenia thomas says:

    i am upset because i got my autoship order
    and my dies was not in there from hsn. when i call them i was informed that they
    where sold out. i look forward to getting my
    dies with my order what can i do to get the dies that was suppose to come with the oct. order please help anna

  2. Dorothy E. says:

    Have been trying to connect to you several weeks now. I would like to know how. to make the bows you made on 10/7 with the cricut explore . Please, please send me a reply.

  3. Joanne Lowe says:

    Anna, thank you for this great tutorial on your amazing bow dies, so helpful and great clarity. 🙂

    Could you please do a similar tutorial on your 2014 Christmas Arrangements set (the one with the Christmas tree and snowflake dies plus 2 border cutting dies along with the 16 embossing folders (including 8 embossing borders and 8 embossing folders). I’m finding it challenging to use the cutting border dies with the embossing borders, help!!! I could use your hints and expertise. For one, my borders seem to move from the top to the bottom of the cutting edge I’ve cut with my cutting border die.

    Thanks so much, I love your products, your ideas, and your tutorials. Bring in LOTS more tutorials and please make them longer and more detailed–from beginner to intermediate to advanced techniques would be lovely. Thank you so much.

    Best wishes, and again congratulations to the 3 winners, SO happy for them!!! 🙂


  4. Terri C says:

    Congrats gals!

    Anna, I received the All About Kindness Card Kit (among other lovely things from you on HSN) and I just LOVE the color palette. Please make more things in that palette of greens, browns,burgundy and golds. Thank you, I love it!
    I’ll be hoping to see some more of it soon.

  5. Arleen Cappatocio says:

    Congrats to the winners!!! Anna, you won’t be on HSN the rest of this year but, will there be anything on the HSN site? Like maybe. Birthday decoupage pieces to put together. I know, I sound like a broken record so I’ll try to just wait until they come out for sale, and not be such a nag. Thanks for being such a beautiful friend to all of us. Love, Arleen

  6. Paula P. says:

    Congrats to all the winners! And God bless Anna ten fold! Of course, we send our love and prays too. Since we won’t see you Anna until January 21st, may your holidays be blessed and we wish you health and happiness for the new Year!

  7. Sandy Lykins says:

    Congratulations to the winners !! — I’m so happy for them, and I’m very happy with all of my recent purchases. Anna, everything you design for us just makes our lives more beautiful. We love crafting & you just keep coming up with more and more outstanding things for us. Thanks so much. I’m addicted to everything “Anna” like so many of us are, and I was wondering if you have a list of all of your embossing folders & dies and cartridges, stamps, etc. so we can keep up with what we have and don’t have. I sometimes don’t know if I’m already getting something on auto-ship or if I need to buy it. Just a thought — you have so many beautiful things that we “collect” as well as use — it would just be nice to have lists of what there is (even retired items) so we know what we’re trying to get for our collections of beautiful crafting items and tools. I’ll look very forward to your next visit to HSN, which I think is in January. Again, thanks for everything you do with us in mind — Sandy

  8. Jan B says:

    Congratulations to the winners!! Anna, please bring back the new set of embossing folders! 🙂 And the Christmas dies-Holly, Snowflake from 2013? I am new to paper crafting and love your Cuttlebug! Thank you for such timeless, beautiful items!! A question I have is what is the best, strong adhesive to buy? Could you offer some please? I trust your quality products! Also, I would likely buy a gold/cream Cricut, too. How about a gold/cream Xyron? I don’t have one yet. Thanks for considering these things!

  9. Violet M says:

    A little late jumping on the congrats bandwagon but have to add my happy congrats to the blessed winners. I have been busy making cards from the new Christmas Traditions box. I work nights and have taken my Anna Griffin goodies along. I decide beforehand what I want on each card and place them in zip lock bags which make it a snap to put together.It also is a great advertising tool for other crafter’s to see your beautiful products. Thank you !!!

  10. Anna Griffin says:

    Judy – HSN has ordered more stock of the Christmas Kitsch Cartridge. Keep checking! We’ve informed their Customer Service of the problem. Perhaps you’d like to re-order.

  11. Dorothy E. says:

    I watched the latest on HSN. The flower border was magnificent! You did a bow on the Cric ut Explore How do I do that? Am getting ready for my Mom’s 102 birthday and wanted to use it. My winter wonderland, so of course I used your wonderful inspiring cartridge! Want to tell you to enjoy the holidays , but I have a sneaking suspicion your mind will be going round and round dreaming of new ideas for us! Thank you is.not enough.

  12. ANN ROBBINS says:

    Congratulations to the winners – wish it had been me!!! But I got what I wanted the Christmas card kits which is absolutely amazing with everything you need including the little stickies to pop up the items! Didn’t realize they came with it. Took the kit to my group’s weekly meeting last night and everybody said, “YOU DONE GOOD KID!!” What an amazing value at only $1 per card. Will definitely buy more kits, exceptional value!! Thanks Anna and hope you come out with more dies and embossing folders, they are my weakness. Addicted to them.

  13. Carol says:

    Congrats to all three winners. I so understand your excitment, in fact, I am excited for you too. Anna’s products are all so amazing (and Cricut’s as well), and I know you are going to have endless hours of creative fun. ENJOY!

  14. Nancy Haines says:

    Congratulations ladies! Anna has been so generous. It is exciting to see two most lucky ladies. What beautiful products to work with. Enjoy them!

  15. Marjorie H says:

    OH Anna! This angel dies and embossing folder idea is inspired!!! Like making a card with love and giving the comfort of heaven in every hand made card. I hope you can do it. The angels and gold embellishments are so beautiful this year! Keep it coming! Isn’t gold the color of divine love?!! I would love to see a scripture verses sentiment sticker kit as well!! Nothing as comforting as the promises of God!!
    You are an angel on earth Anna!!! Did you know Eve became a symbol of God’s covenant people throughout time and her real name was Inanna.. Your name is very special. You must be one of God’s favorites! You even made your cuttlebug with God’s favorite color, Gold! Love You!!! – Marjorie

  16. myrna hartley says:

    *** I am so happy for you girls, please share what you make with us I love seeing your creations. Christa those box are adorable.


  17. Melinda Hart says:

    Make wonderful things, winners! Spread the crafting joys and share all of your finished products with us! We know it will all be fun and fabulous! Congrats and enjoy! I know how I feel when I get a box from HSN at my door. You must be bursting at the seams!

  18. Judy says:

    I love all Anna Griffin products! I have been collecting for more years than I can remember! But I have to say that I’m very upset that my order for Christmas cricut Kitsch cartridge was cancelled yesterday. They said they were sold out. What’s weird is that I ordered it between midnight and one in the morning! How could they be sold out? Tell HSN, Please don’t start selling unless they can fill the orders. Heart broken in NH.

  19. Eva C says:

    Congrats to the 3 winners thanks Anna you are amazing ,i love love all your wonderful stuff ,i have so many of your gorgeous creations please keep up the great job , Have a wonderful Holiday Season with all your loved Ones cant wait till January 21,love Eva C.

  20. Irene Matas says:

    Congrats to the three winners. Happy scrapping. Received 14 of the 15 items I ordered. All are absolutely gorgeous. Luv, luv everyone. Was a little disappointed that I was notified that my Cricut Christmas Kitsch cartridge was cancelled. Was so looking forward to it. Was told it sold out by the time my order was processed even though I had ordered it before it even aired. But what I received will keep me busy until it becomes available again. Thanks Anna for the beautiful creations. You make us look like genus’so.

  21. Mary R. Huff says:

    Anna, On Sunday my PC started acting up and today when I couldn’t open your site I was upset and called for help . Well, u can see u make magic happen and all is well:-) So gals congrats to all 3 of you!!! I love the Christmas card box, my 3rd or 4th year and don’t forget to make an angel edge punch sometime! Blessings to you and your staff!!

  22. Ramona Mergenthaler says:

    I would like tutorials on the bow dies and the Christmas kitch cartridge projects. or even pictures of the projects shown on HSN when you presented the products. I love you products and always look forward to using them.

  23. Suzann Anderson says:

    Congratulations to the winners! I am blessed to have been given the Cricut Explore for my birthday in August. I love it! It was great to hear I can download the update to be able to print and cut now!!!! This is the best crafting essential ever. Well except for all of Anna’s fabulous high quality scrapbooking and card making items. I hope to win myself one day:)

  24. Paulette King says:

    congratulations to all the lucky winners. Hope to be a lucky one someday too as Anna Grffin products are the best.

  25. Grama Pei says:

    Nora, while I understand that desire to win, and would have LOVED to have won it, I thought that the enormous, amazing, huge package for one lucky and blessed lady was THE most wonderful gift package I have EVER seen put together for crafting fans! It was AMAZING! I was SO grateful to Anna Griffin that she gave every one of us the opportunity to win a HUGE dream package! Sure, we would all like to win, and I can imagine you were a bit disappointed that it wasn’t you (me, too) but its so much more amazing than say, a few folders would have been to win, -although it would have been nice to have a few more folders- not nearly as NICE as winning that enormous package! No, I believe prefer it just like Anna did it. I am STILL saying “WOW!” over that drawing package! Hugs to Nora! I wish you had won, too! But I would NOT wish the ladies that Did win, hadn’t, so all is maybe as it should be. I hope you win next time, Nora!

  26. HollyG says:

    Hello Miss Anna and Co!

    I hope all is well with you and yours. I received many gorgeous items from the October 7th show! Absolutely adore everything!

    Thank you for bringing beautifully crafted, easy to create, paper projects for us to enjoy and share!

  27. Grama Pei says:

    Monica Hernandez, Irene Alexander and Christa Ceniceros, Again, congratulations! That must have been just SO wonderful a feeling to hear you each won! I hope you win at many things! A blesssed thing!

  28. Grama Pei says:

    WOO-HOO! January 21st~! SO fun, in the depths of Winter! I will be dreaming of the 24 folder collection returning! And of new products, of course! I have decided I MUST own your furniture… Now, to get the money saved-up… which will give me time to decide where I can fit it and what to toss away to make room! -Someday!

  29. Carol G. says:

    Congrats to you lucky three! Still would like to see some blank inserts and titles printed on sides and ends of boxes andcspines of folders. C’mon AG folks!

  30. Betty Andrews says:

    Any suggestion for envelopes to accommodate the 6×6 cardstock? I don’t recall ever seeing square envelopes.

  31. Patty Ganser says:

    Anna, Would it be possible to make an optional set of Christmas and birthday card inserts with Scripture text printed on the left side of the card liner? I realize everyone may not be interested in this item is why I’m requesting that it be a separate purchase.

    Thanks for your consideration, Patty

  32. Rosie says:

    This is another Rosie W. and I agree too if you can make some small and large angel dies. Congrats to the winners. Not sure if I will be able to make many Christmas cards w.carpal tunnel surgery on both hands in Nov. but love, love, love your products.

  33. Jackie Pearce says:

    Congratulations ladies on your crafting dream prizes! Wishing you many happy hours creating!
    Anna your “Big Red Box” is amazing! I’m having a blast! Definitely my new holiday tradition!

  34. Annette J says:

    Congrats to all the winners enjoy your prizes. I just got all of my items I ordered on HSN THEN went back and ordered another item. I really “needed” something to store all my wonderful embossing folders and the gorgeous die cut things I bought. Thanks Anna for all the wonderful items you created.

  35. Rhonda L.P. says:

    Dear Anna,
    I am writing to you from the “Poor House”. (Mine!) This must be what they mean by “poor, but happy”! I have received all of the 17 items I ordered on the 7th of October…and LOVE them ALL. I can hardly wait to try “Card Borders” using the foiled borders. I think those will be LOVELY! (How can they NOT be?…they’re “Anna”!) Also, love the colors of the Christmas stamp pads, and can’t WAIT to start the card kits I bought. I got 2 Christmas ones, and 4 of the Garden Window Kits! (makes my 7th!) I was saddened when I no longer saw them offered, …and POOF! There they were! I adore the 48 card, card kits, because there is so MUCH in them that can be mixed around to make the cards “your own”, unique creations. I have really enjoyed them! Card kits and dies are probably my favorite items. The BOW dies are adorable!
    Thank you Anna, and of course…your WONDERFUL, PHENOMENAL, staff! I can’t say enough good!
    I am hoping to be released from the “poor house” by the 21st of January, for your next HSN appearance, and have already checked to make sure I am off work that day….YEP! Yaaaaaay! I hope you will enjoy spending my “Christmas Gift Money” as much as I will!!!! LOL! It may not be much, but it is income you can count on! (Tee-Hee!)
    Congratulations again Girls! Enjoy your prizes!
    Rhonda L.P.

  36. TeranceH says:

    Congrats winners, i know we are all jealous. I was excited to get all my Anna Griffin and have been very busy creating since it arrived. Thanks Anna

  37. Sonia Cintron says:

    Anna, I just got a package of your cards for Christmas from HSN. I must tell you that I am extremely happy making cards for my whole family. I used to buy personalized cards, for each member of my family. Now I do not have to spend any extra monie to purchase them. I use to spend from $45.00- 75.00 every holidays. Now I will just send a card done by me with your help.

    Anna Griffin, I appreciate your products and will continue buying from HSN. I don’t know how to use the cricut nor other instrument from your line but I would love to learn. I wish my daughter Yvette teaches me. I will ask her later on since I am so busy making the most gorgeous cards you can never buy in the store. I really thank you for making my life easy and practical.

  38. Lynda says:

    Thank you Anna for making 3 people very happy.I know they are very happy and busy. Keep on making beautiful stuff so we can make very awesome stuff. Thanks Anna and your design crew.

  39. Erin Glee says:

    Congratulations to the three lucky winners!

    It was so fun to watch you on HSN, Anna!

    There are no ink pads or reinkers for sale at HSN right now. I sure hope to see a collection of Ink Pads with matching reinkers for sale when you are there on Jan. 21st!

  40. Jane Paul says:

    Congrats to all of the winners! It must have been a very exciting day for them. It must have been like Christmas morning with all of those gifts. The rest of us will just have to try harder next year!! lol Thanks Anna, for all of your beautiful craft items and the time you share with us.

  41. jackie cleveland says:

    Lucky Ladies! hope you have a ton of fun creating!
    Anna you are so generous and sweet : } I am so appreciative of you thoughrfulness and the lovely and convenient card kits you design.
    My co worker’s Father passed away suddenly this past weekend and because of the lovely card kit I had just bought on Oct the 7th, I was able to make a gorgeous card for him after work last night and give it to him this morning. A REAL TIME SAVER!
    You make being kind & thoughtful so much easier. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. : D

  42. Kate Molnar says:

    I second Rosie V’s suggestion of angel dies and folders. I’d also like to see vintage Santas and snowmen in dies and folders as well.

    All my goodies have arrived safe and sound and I’m in cardmaking heaven!

    Congrats to the prize winners…lucky gals!

  43. Kathleen P says:

    For all the winners – Enjoy! Anna, I enjoy all that I ordered in October & have made good use of it all. Really like the new cartridge – what SPECTACULAR designs. Also love the embossing folders and the BIG RED BOX! Thank you once again

  44. Lin M. says:

    Congratulations to the winners – what fabulous prizes!
    Thank you for adding more cards to Pinterest for the Holiday Traditions card making kit. I would love to see more of those. I also purchased the new set of 24 embossing folders that sold out quickly. More projects with those would be fabulous. Thank you for all that you do to make our crafting elegant yet fun!

  45. Rosie V. says:

    Congrats to the winners!
    Anna, I love all my goodies, especially the dies and angel toppers! I would love it if you could come out with angel dies, maybe one large and a couple of smaller ones and a matching embossing folder! I love the Christmas toppers but it would be great if we could create these types of cards all year round! You have outdone yourself this year and love everything you created for us! Thank you to you and your team for all you do!!

  46. Nora says:

    You have so many dedicated fans, wouldn’t it be better to separate the prizes so many more could enjoy the excitement of winning your products and also allow the uk fans to participate. If not in ours but maybe have one for them. Kinda seems a bit disconnected since they love your products as much as we do!

  47. Cheryl Wells says:

    Congratulations to the lucky girls on winning – how thrilling for them. I have received all my NEW 16 products from October 7 and having great fun.

    ANNA – in your kits, you provide 3D foam stickers and I would like to know if you have considered selling them on HSN. I really like that they are a little thinner than what I find in the stores and work much better on your cards -the decorations don’t stand up too high. I would love to see them for sale – Thanks.

  48. Betsy Carty says:

    Congratulations to all three winners. We are all winners with Anna Griffin products. Anna we had our Anna Christmas card party Saturday and everyone had so much fun. Pretty cards were everywhere. Thanks Anna. I will be making some from the Cricut cartridges when I am a little stronger and can stay up longer. Thanks Anna for making us look so good and take the credit. 🙂 Blessings. Betsy

  49. KLClark says:

    Congratulations to all three winners! Anna, as always you out did yourself in presenting on HSN and in providing not just one winner with a ton of great stash, but added 2 others with the new Wild Orchid Explore! What fun!

    I love your style and generosity! Thank you so much for sharing your style and talent with all of us!

  50. Chrissy says:

    Well done to those luck lucky winners. I only wish we in the UK could be entered in the draw. Boo hoo! But understand why.
    I adore Anna’s products they are craftelicious.. I can’t add any more praise than already written. The fact that Anna’s products all come wrapped in tissue and boxed so beautifully, really says something.
    XO to you Anna,

  51. Sandi Coburn says:

    Congratulations ladies. I believe I know how you feel. I was so surprised when I walked in my craft room I was reorganizing and found the purple cricut sitting there. I panicked thinking I had pushed the wrong buttons on the computer. My husband surprised me with it. Can’t wait to begin.

  52. Marion in the UK says:

    Congratulations Ladies! Wishing you many, many happy hours of crafty fun.

    Well done!
    Marion in the UK

  53. Gilda Duffy says:

    Congratulations to three deserving Anna Griffin fans!!! What a spectacular prize!!! Have a blast playing with all of your new toys!!!

  54. Gaila says:

    Well Monica, Irene & Christa, Christmas came early this year!! Congratulations to you!

    Anna, I wonder if you plan to offer the Artful Patterns embossing folders (which sold out on HSN) with the Feather/Butterfly/Floral/Hydrangea/Tiles sold separately? Please? And thank you!

  55. Dyan says:

    Since I already have 3 Cricut machines…original, cake and imagine…I couldn’t justify a fourth purchase until I make space in my office. Anna, here’s what I would absolutely NOT be able to resist, even if I don’t have room, a cream & gold Cricut that would match your cuttle bug!!! So, I’ll be looking forward to that in the next few months

  56. Raquel says:

    Congratulations to the winners! This is very exciting to actually see them with their prizes. Thanks for sharing Anna and team. Im excited for them. Have fun ladies!!

  57. Leanne says:

    Congratulations Ladies, Christmas came early. Anna, I cant wait to see all of the fun new products in 2015.

  58. mare says:

    What has happened to the “CREATE” button above on your blog, Anna? I was hoping to learn some new tasks from you!! It says “Error!”

  59. Kymm Cummins says:

    I have a question for anyone who may be able to help. I found the most beautiful leaves and want to put them on paper then spray some sort of paint or something to outline them, then remove the leaves and have the impression that they’re still there. What should I use? Some sort of spray ink or what?

  60. mare says:

    SO HAPPY FOR THREE BIG WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!! I am thrilled for them, and they all seemed so appreciative, too!! 🙂 🙂

  61. Kymm Cummins says:

    Congratulations all!! I am so happy for the three who won. I’ll admit I wish it were me, but if it can’t be then good for you guys!

  62. Doug G. says:

    Congrats to all 3 winners !!!! You lucky ducks !!! Enjoy creating beautiful things with Anna Griffin products !!!

  63. Christine Z says:

    Bought almost everything you sold that day! Including the explore for the second time! Is there a planned date of your return to HSN? Can’t wait!

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