Cricut Explore Air Giveaway Kickoff!

Its giveaway time, friends!

Every day leading up to the February 18th Explore Air launch on HSN you’ll have a chance to win amazing prize packages from Anna Griffin and Cricut. I think amazing is actually an understatement in this case.


We’re kicking things off with a giant bundle of papers and Cricut materials that includes:

-12 rolls of Cricut Iron-On

-Cricut Vinyl Sampler pack

-Cricut Window Cling

-Cricut Gold Vinyl

-Cricut Dry Erase Vinyl

-Anna Griffin Boxing Day Papers

-Anna Griffin Petal Papers

-Anna Griffin Perfect Palette Cards & Layers

-Anna Griffin Perfect Palette 12×12 Solid Core Cardstock

-Anna Griffin Glitter Cardstock

-Anna Griffin 12×24 Cardstock

-Anna Griffin Christmas Cardstock

-Anna Griffin 12×12 Holiday Solid Core Cardstock

Talk about getting a giant head start on all of your Explore Air projects! This prize alone is a $700 value, and that’s just the first giveaway…

Since this new machine allows you to Cricut Everywhere, today’s contest is all about your favorite creative places. We decided to take the new Design Space iPad app for a spin at one of the most beautiful spots in Atlanta – The Swan House! Not only is this one of the South’s most historic homes, but you may also recognize it as the Capitol in the popular Hunger Games movies. I get so inspired here because it is right around the corner from my house!

swan coach house

To enter today, you’ll have to share a photo with us on Instagram of your favorite creative place by clicking here: . Daily contests will run from 2:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EST) and winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. EST each day!

Other prizes include an “on the go” crafting package so you can Cricut Everywhere, a year’s subscription to Design Space with unlimited access to ALL Anna Griffin content, iPad Minis and of course an Explore Air machine! Check our social media pages daily so you don’t miss a thing- there will be new links to the contests each time.

Best of luck!



HSN February 18th Sneak Peek!

Hi everyone!

We have been bursting at the seams waiting to tell you all the exciting news about our visit to HSN next Wednesday, February 18th.  Cricut swore us to secrecy until now, but it’s finally time for the big reveal…

Last year’s world launch of the first Cricut Explore revolutionized the DIY industry as we know it, and now they have made another great leap in cutting technology with the brand new Explore Air!

This incredible new machine allows you to Cricut anywhere and everywhere, whether you get inspired at home or at 10,000 feet. It features embedded Bluetooth® for wireless cutting, a dual carriage to cut and write in just one step, and the cloud- based Design SpaceTM software system. Not to mention it’s the perfect shade of robins egg blue!


You can even take Design Space with you on the go with the launch of Cricut’s brand new app for iPad! How cool is that?


Naturally we had to create lots of beautiful Anna Griffin images to go along with this new machine. If you purchase your Explore Air on February 18th, you’ll receive a pre-loaded library with 50 free make it now projects and 371 images to either cut or draw! There are three image sets included:

-Anna’s Garden Cards and Embellishments

-Anna’s Flourish Cards and Embellishments

-Anna’s Decorative Monograms (our very first monogram cartridge with two different fonts!)



monogram pillow

If you’ve held out on buying a Cricut Explore until now, then you have absolutely no reason not to take the leap this time!

Last but not least, we couldn’t have a launch this big without some big giveaways. From Friday, February 13th through our shows on Wednesday, February 18th you’ll have a chance to win supplies, iPads, Explore Air machines and so much more every day! We will post more details here on the blog on Friday, but in the meantime be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram:

Anna Griffin Facebook:

Anna Griffin Instagram: @AnnaGriffinInc

Cricut Facebook:

Cricut Instagram: @OfficialCricut

See you then!



Beautiful in the Making: Juliet Valentine’s Day Card

Hi friends!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and our Juliet Collection has the perfect papers and embellishments for sending loving wishes. Today we’re going to make a quick card that you can re-create in minutes!


  • Anna Griffin Juliet Collection papers and embellishments
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors or paper trimmer
  • Ivory cardstock

First, create a card base by scoring and folding a sheet of 10”x7” ivory paper. Then cut your first three layering pieces and adhere as shown:

Pink and gold dots- 3.5” x 7”

Hot pink lace- 1.5” x 7”

Sonnet black and white- 1”x 7”

layers 1

layers 2

From here it’s as easy as adding embellishments! Follow the photos below to add a pretty pink banner, gold foil roses, hearts and a sentiment. You can use any adhesive you’d like.

embellishments 1

embellishments 2

embellishments 3

Finally, finish it off with some gorgeous three-dimensional rose stickers!

embellishments 4


Now sign, seal and deliver to someone you adore!

finished card

We hope you enjoy making this for someone special.



QVC UK February 3rd & 4th Shopping List

Hello from London!

We’re excited to craft with you and bring some beauty to your home this week on QVC UK! Be sure to watch Crafting with Anna Griffin on Tuesday, February 3rd at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday, February 4th at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. (all times are BST). There will also be an Anna Griffin at Home airing on Wednesday, February 4th during the 4 p.m. hour!

If you aren’t in the UK but don’t want to miss out on all of the fun, you can tune in anytime by clicking here:  I know the “Griffinites” will be there in full force!

Here’s a look at what will be available during this visit:

Crafting with Anna Griffin

505841: Cuttlebug Mix and Match Embossing Folders and Dies

504125: Cuttlebug Machine

505924: Metallic Layers

505913: Pretty Pop Ups Card Making Kit

505957: Cuttlebug Paisley Patterns Embossing Folders and Dies

505914: For the Boys Papers

505117: For the Boys Clear Stamps

505574: Cuttlebug 12” Grand Flourishes Embossing Folders

505920: All About Her Die Cuts

505955: Cuttlebug Paper Tricks 12” Embossing Folders

505917: Silver Foil Flourishes

505640: Cuttlebug Lovely Arrangements Folders and Dies

505637: Cuttlebug Bow Dies

505442: Antique Botanical Decoupage Embellishments

505959: Cuttlebug Garden Cutting Embossing Folders and Dies

505916: Best in Show Paper Crafting Kit

505956: Collector’s Edition Cutting Dies

505921: Collector’s Edition Clear Stamps

505692: 3D Everyday Gift Tags

505767: Cuttlebug Fretwork Dies

505915: Glitter Papers

504858: Garden Window Card Making Kit

504862: Ribbon, Liners and Sentiments Kit


Anna Griffin at Home

803251: Amelie Flannel 4 Piece Duvet Set

803323: Juliet Jacquard 3 Piece Duvet Set

803325: Camilla 300 Thread Count 3 Piece Duvet Set

803324: Juliet Quilted Scalloped Reversible Throw