HSN October 7th Sneak Peek 6 and Christmas Pop Up Card Kit Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the 6th preview of all the brand new items headed to HSN on October 7th. We love starting and ending every blog post with a giveaway, don’t you? Today we drew a name at random from all of Friday’s blog comments, and they will win Anna’s Holiday Home Décor cartridge and Anna’s Fancy Fonts cartridge. Congratulations Suzanne van Duynhoven!

First up today are 12 rolls of metallic Christmas Washi Tape! These feature jingle bells, stripes and snowflakes in silver and gold, as well as gorgeous border designs in traditional Christmas red and green. If you’ve used washi tape before you know that it is versatile for so many different things around the holidays, from cards to gift wrapping!

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Next is a new kind of product from us that you are going to love- our Gracious Giftables decorative gift card holders! Everyone loves to receive gift cards during the holiday season, and now you can make the experience of opening them absolutely gorgeous. This set includes 24 holders shaped like coin purses, handbags, wallets and gift boxes, as well as die cut embellishments, paper bows, satin ribbon and acetate strips to decorate. These are just fantastic!

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Our next brand new product is called the Say It Any Way Stamp Kit. It includes 32 clear stamps that will provide the perfect heartfelt words for any occasion, from birthday to sympathy. There are 11 non-directional sentiments, 10 regularly centered sentiments, and 11 icons that can be used in the center of the circular sentiments or as envelope seals. A couple of our favorites are “Sending a little sunshine to sprinkle in your day, reminding you that you’re thought of in a very special way!” and “A hundred hearts would be too few, to carry all the love I have for you.” Love these!

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Now for another look at this year’s Christmas Pop Up Card Making Kit. There are so many embellishments in this kit that you could choose to decorate the front of your card and add a sentiment sticker to the inside. We even created a set of over 1,000 extra die cuts to match the kit and coordinate your cards, gift wrap, tags and more (watch the video for a peek at these)! If you want to make all 50 of your cards pop up that is perfect, but we wanted to show you just how versatile this kit can be!


If you’d like to win the Christmas Washi Tape, Gracious Giftables and Say It Any Way Stamp Kit, comment here on the blog! We will draw a winner at random for those three items on Friday.

Okay, we told you we had big news today and now it’s time to let the cat out of the bag! If you’ve been paying close attention, you’ve noticed that we haven’t given away any of the Christmas Pop Up Card Kits yet. That’s because we’ve been saving them for our biggest and best giveaway ever!

Starting today, we are going to give away 7 card kits every day for 7 days. That’s a total of 49 winners before October 7th!  But that’s not all…there’s also a very special twist.  One of the 49 card kit boxes contains a golden ticket, and that golden ticket is a trip to the Anna Griffin | Create event this November!!

We will draw a winner every day at 7 p.m. EST starting TONIGHT, and will post the names on our Facebook page every day at that time from here on out. On October 5th, all 49 kits will ship to the lucky winners just in time for our October 7th shows on HSN, and one of those 49 is coming to see us in Atlanta November 13th-15th!

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How do you win? Easy! Just click here and enter your name and email address. You’ll receive additional entries each time you share this giveaway with a friend on Facebook, too! Oh, and you only need to enter once to be eligible for all 7 drawings.

Who will get the golden ticket to Anna Griffin | Create? It could be you!

This is SO exciting we can hardly stand it!



HSN October 7th Sneak Peek 5

Hi there!

We are continuing our celebration of the reveal of the new Gold Edition Cricut Explore Air with two exciting giveaways today- are you ready?! First we are sending a set of Anna Griffin gold glitter paper to one lucky lady who commented on the blog- Congrat Bette Sines!

Now for the big one! The grand prize winner of our Facebook contest will be one of the very first owners of the Gold Edition Explore, all of our new content and a consumables package with glitter paper, vinyl, iron on and window cling in silver and gold. We think a drumroll is in order for…

……..Lori Hutchinson!!

The best thing about this machine, besides its perfect gold coloring, are the 175 Anna Griffin cutting and print files that you will have access to when you get it home. Don’t worry current Cricut owners, we didn’t forget about you! These image sets will be available separately on October 7th as well.

Are you ready to see all the new content? Let’s get started!

First is Anna’s Holiday Home Décor, which includes seven seasonal themes- this cartridge pushes the Explore to its full fabulous potential. Each theme includes an invitation, icon, place card, circle band for presents, silverware holder, luminary, rosette, 3D box and more. You can throw a party, wrap your gifts and decorate your entire home with this one image set!

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Next are Anna’s Fancy Fonts, with four new font libraries that will be the perfect accent to your holiday projects. These are great for place cards, custom word banners, vinyl and iron on projects just to name a few. Best of all, they will transition perfectly to everyday projects too!

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Last up is a brand new Print Then Cut library called Anna’s Holiday Luster Printables. Now you can print your favorite Anna Griffin holiday embellishments and sentiments and cut them out with your Cricut Explore!  There are 75 images for you to choose from.

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Whew- that’s a lot of content. We love HSN for being able to bring you the gold machine with all of this content at the most amazing value ever on October 5th and 7th. The deal will never be sweeter than this! If you’d like to win the Anna’s Holiday Home Decor cartridge, Anna’s Fancy Fonts cartridge and a blue light-grip mat just comment below and we will draw a winner on Tuesday!

Last, as promised, we will leave you with a little something about our new Christmas Card Kit- check out the video above to see some of the latest cards we created with this one-of-a-kind handmade holiday kit.

Oh, and if you thought this week’s giveaway was big.. just wait for what we have in store for you next time. We told you awhile back that we were giving away a trip to the Anna Griffin | Create event in November, and we are doing it in a BIG way.  All we can say is that you are going to want to check back here on Tuesday…Oh my goodness we’re so excited!


HSN October 7th Preview 4

Hi everyone!

Welcome to another fun Tuesday HSN sneak preview! Before we dive into an over-the-moon exciting announcement from our friends at Cricut, we do need to send one lucky winner home with lots of goodies that are beautiful in the “Minc”-ing. Congratulations to Kim Fournier, who will receive our Minc Christmas bundle, White Christmas Cards and Layers, Vintage French Cards and Layers and the toner bundle. Enjoy!

Now, if you’ve been following the Cricut and Anna Griffin social media channels closely the past few days you’ve probably noticed several gold, glittery hints. We are so thrilled to announce that the big news is the arrival of the Gold Edition of the Cricut Explore Air!!

Oh my goodness… this machine is absolutely jaw dropping. It exudes luxury at every turn, from the new gilded Smart Set dial to the gold touches inside and out. You know we love everything gold here at Anna Griffin, so needless to say it is our absolute favorite Explore ever.


You’ll have your first chance to purchase this new machine during the Monday Night Show with Adam Freeman on October 5th from 7-9 p.m. EST, and then we’ll be back all day on October 7th. You will not want to miss these shows- the projects we’ve put together with this new machine are going to wow you! In fact, Cricut is hosting a virtual viewing party just for the occasion- RSVP now by clicking here!


In addition to the machine, there will be a treasure trove of gold accessories available on October 7th for all of your projects including a set of gold tools that we are swooning over. We’ll also have a fabulous set of Anna Griffin gold and silver glitter paper, and Cricut is bringing you gold and silver iron on, washi sheets, vinyl and so much more.

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Best of all, the Gold Edition machine comes pre-loaded with 3 Anna Griffin holiday image sets:

Anna’s Holiday Home Décor

Anna’s Fancy Lettering

Anna’s Holiday Luster Printables

We’re going to tell you all about this content and what unbelievable things you can create with it on Friday. You’re going to make invitations, table settings, mantle decor and more this holiday season that will amaze your friends and family!

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Here’s a silly question…Do you want to be one of the very first people in the entire world to own a Gold Cricut Explore? Of course you do! We just launched an amazing Facebook contest where one lucky crafter will take home:

-A Gold Cricut Explore Air machine pre-loaded with 3 Anna Griffin holiday image sets

-A set of Anna Griffin gold and silver glitter paper

-1 roll of Cricut gold and silver vinyl

-1 roll of Cricut gold and silver glitter iron on

-1 roll of Cricut silver window cling

You can also earn additional entries for sharing this contest with friends on all of your social networks or via email. Click here to enter! We will pick a winner at random this Friday.

If you don’t have a Facebook page, we are going to give you a chance to win on the blog too! You could win a set of 25 gold glitter papers on Friday by commenting on this post. Yay!

In all of this excitement, we can’t forget about today’s sneak peek of our Today’s Special Christmas Pop Up Card Kit. Watch the video above for another look at the endless possibilities inside this beautiful gold box.

The gold rush has officially begun! See you on Friday.


HSN October 7th Preview 3

Hi everyone!

It’s so fun getting to bring you previews and giveaways twice a week. Are you enjoying it too? Our winner today will receive the new Foil Boiserie stickers, Vibrant Vellum die cuts, Christmas Mix and Match embossing folders and the Holiday Bells cutting dies. You are going to be one busy lady, Marsha Bouters! Congratulations and enjoy!

Today is all about new things for your Minc machine- let’s get started…

First up, take holiday luster to a whole new level with the Christmas Minc bundle! This set includes card layers, die cuts, tags and Christmas greetings that are all beautiful in the “Minc”ing, as well as black toner sheets and glitter and foil sheets in red, green, gold and silver. If you signed up for our Minc autoship back in May then you are already enjoying these! They are meant to coordinate perfectly with the White Christmas Cards, Layers and Envelopes Kit available on hsn.com.



The next delivery for those same autoship recipients is the Vintage French assortment, and of course we had to create a matching card set for that as well! If you were a fan of our Jolie collection you will love these designs and their gorgeous old world color palette. There are 24 cards, 24 layers and 24 envelopes inside. These are going to be so fun to add foil embellishments to! Also don’t forget our gorgeous Everyday White Cards, Layers and Envelopes are available too- we’ve got you covered for all things white cardstock!

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Now, to make all of these beautiful projects you are going to need more foil, glitter, toner sheets and more, right? We are happy to report that all of these Minc accessories will be available on HSN October 7th! There is a set of 60 foil sheets, a set of 18 glitter sheets, and a toner bundle that includes black toner sheets, 2 toner pens, toner paint and a paint brush.

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Ready to peek inside the Christmas Pop Up Card Kit again? Today’s video gives you even more inside scoop about the endless handcrafted holiday possibilities that this kit provides. You’ll be making 50 cards for your friends and family that they will never forget receiving. Here are a few projects we put together for this year’s idea sheet…

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Don’t forget you have a chance to win new items on the blog every Tuesday and Friday during our October 7th previews! Just tell us your favorite item so far by commenting on this post, and on Tuesday someone will take home all of the new Minc items we previewed today!

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Make sure you are commenting on this year’s October 7th blog posts and YouTube videos. Last year’s Christmas shows were on October 7th too so it’s a bit confusing!

HSN October 7th Sneak Peek 2

Hi everyone!

Are you ready for the HSN October 7th sneak peek extravaganza? Stay tuned very closely.. if you blink you might miss something! To catch up on all of the important details for our October visit so far, including dates and show times, click here to view last week’s blog post. Let’s get started!

If you paid close attention to our September sneak peek videos then you’ve already gotten a glimpse of our new set of 618 Foil Boiserie stickers. Boiserie is a French word for molding, and the same designs you see in this set would be made of plaster and used to create beautiful architectural details. Now you can create that same stunning effect on your cards and scrapbook pages! We absolutely love this and you will too.

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Next are the new Vibrant Vellum Die Cuts! You are going to have so much fun assembling these vellum flower pieces and butterflies with foil accents, and decorating then with cardstock leaves, greenery and sentiment flags. There are 300 total pieces in this set ready to be mixed and matched to your heart’s content!


Ready for Christmas Cuttlebug magic? The Mix and Match Christmas Frames Embossing Folders include four holiday frames featuring wreaths, ornaments, reindeer and poinsettias as well as 12 interchangeable seasonal sentiments. If you are part of our Mix and Match autoship program, these have already arrived on your doorstep! Those of you who missed that autoship will have a chance to get them separately for the first time on October 7th.


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Jingle all the way! Last up this week is a set of 3 Bell Dies for cutting and embossing. If you received the Spiders and Specters Dies on autoship, this set is the next one headed your way. The collection includes a large background die, a middle layer die and a decorative icon to embellish your projects. The results you will achieve with these are simply stunning!


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Today’s video sneak peek will also include the very first look inside our brand new Christmas Pop Up Card Making Kit. We’ll preview something new about this one-of-a-kind holiday card kit in every blog post, and at the end of it all you will be SO excited to get started on your handmade holiday cards this year!


Now, because October 7th is our biggest day ever on HSN we are previewing brand new products every Tuesday and Friday leading up to the big day. That consequently means that we are giving away those previewed products every Tuesday and Friday! All you have to do is comment below, tell us your favorite product so far and we will draw a winner at random. News about an even bigger giveaway is coming soon, too!

See you on Friday,