New How To Videos on Youtube!

Hi friends!

We hope you all had a great Easter weekend! Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time to start crafting for all those special occasions coming up in the next few months. We put together a fabulous assortment of projects and tutorials using some of our favorite new products of 2016, and they can all be found on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe so you are the first to know about our sneak peeks, how-to videos and more.

We got lots of requests for a more in-depth tutorial of our Paper Tricks 2 embossing folders and dies, so we took the six most advanced tricks and divided them into two informative videos for you. Click here for part 1 and click here for part 2!

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We took the Ornamental Frame Dies set up a notch, and made this card using the die cut piece as well as the leftover pieces that you might normally throw away. One cutting dies trash is another crafter’s treasure!

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Next up is an assembly tutorial for each of the styles in our Gracious Giftables 2 kit. This video is a great reference for the holiday or everyday Gracious Giftables sets that were available on HSN.

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Next is a card using our Spring Embossing Folders and Spring Cutting Dies that debuted on March 16th. We created an embossed vellum overlay for a card base made with our Rose Collection, and embellished with dies and more embossed detail. This will make a perfect Mother’s Day card!

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Birthday cards are the most common card making occasion, and our Pop Up Dies allow you to create a party on the inside of your cards. This tutorial combines the banner and cake dies on one project!

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Last but not least, a lovely layout for you to create with our 12” Beautiful Trimmings embossing folders and dies. We cut these dies in multiples, layered them and mitered the corners to create the perfect scrapbook page for any occasion.

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We hope these videos inspire you to dive into your crafting stash this week! We’d love to hear what other tutorials you’d like to see in the future from us as well.

Bye for now,
Anna

Easter Crafting Inspiration!

Hi there!

It’s hard to believe Easter is just around the corner- it came so early this year! Two of our favorite new products for 2016 were the Sweet Salutations Pop Up Card Making Kit and the Seasonal Spring Cutting Dies, both of which contained fabulous Easter themed elements.

We thought we’d give you some last minute inspiration from these collections so you can make the most of your crafting this week. Enjoy!

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Are you finishing up your Easter cards this week? We would love to hear what you’re working on, and don’t forget to visit our Facebook page on Sundays where we ask you to post your most recent creations to inspire others.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Anna

HSN March 16th Shopping List

Hi everyone!

24 hours of crafting on HSN starts at midnight EST, and we are ready to kick things off in style with our amazing Fantastic Flips Card Making Kit Today’s Special! We’ll be on from midnight until 1:30 a.m. and throughout the day with this card kit (while supplies last!). Then you’ll want to tune in for full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.. But that’s not all! We have a special presentation of the Cricut Explore Air Gold Edition at 11 p.m.

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We have one last Fantastic Flips kit to give away today- are you ready to find out who is taking it home? A big congratulations to Angelique Vela! You will enjoy sending countless beautiful cards with this collection!

Here is a complete shopping list for our shows…

New items:

466-140: Fantastic Flips Card Making Kit with Dies- autoship

466-134: Fantastic Flips Card Making Kit with Dies- single ship

474-319: Cuttlebug 13” A&B Plates

470-013: Super Sentiments Stickers

470-009: Double-Sided 9 5/8” x 5 11/16”  Cardstock

474-339: Spring Embossing Folders- autoship

474-332: Spring Embossing Folders- single ship

474-336: Spring Cutting Dies- autoship

474-326: Spring Cutting Dies- single ship

470-014: Glitter Die Cut Stickers

470-042: Vintage Collage Toppers II

474-352: Pop Up Cutting Dies

470-045: Gracious Giftables II

470-027: Rose Designer Kit

474-351: Beautiful Trimmings 12 Inch Folders and Dies

464-566: Crop-A-Dile II

 

Returning favorites:

305-894: Emboss, Cut and Create Idea Book

460-438: 18 Month Planner

457-852: Tool N’ One

457-840: Ornamental Frame Dies – single ship

443-541: Say It Anyway Stamps

457-831: Sweet Salutations Pop Up Card Making Kit

 

See you at midnight!

Anna

 

HSN March 16th Sneak Peek 8

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the 8th and final sneak preview of next week’s National Craft Month shows on HSN. There is nothing like a 24-Hour Craft Day to get you inspired for Spring, and we have so many amazing products to keep you crafting all year long. Be sure to tune in on March 16th at midnight, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. for all of the fun. As a special treat we have some of our craftiest friends calling in via Skype in to say hello! You won’t want to miss a second.

Today we are giving away the 12” Beautiful Trimmings embossing folders and dies, Seasonal Spring embossing folders, Seasonal Spring Cutting Dies and a $100 HSN gift card. That is a huge prize! You are going to be a very busy lady, Ruth Manor! Congratulations.

For the past few weeks we’ve been letting you in on all of the details about our Fantastic Flips Card Making Kit Today’s Special. If you are just joining us, we recommend going back through the last three Friday blog posts so you are up to date on all that this collection has to offer! You will be using the 520 pieces in this super sized kit to create 60 unique flip cards for all occasions, and there are 2 flip card dies and 12 embellishment dies inside for decorating. We’ve even included an extra long green rubber mat, so all you’ll need to get started are extra long A and B plates. If you don’t have your extra long A and B plates yet, look for the item number for this bundle on Tuesday’s shopping list.

Our final Fantastic Flips Friday is all about the autoship option that will be offered exclusively on March 16th– we are affectionately calling it “autoflip!”

When you sign up for autoship on March 16th, you will receive two more flip card kits in July and October that make 30 cards each. The first is called Festive Flips, and it’s all about fall occasions like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. You’ll also receive a new flip card cutting die with a fun tag shape and six new embellishment dies.

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Then in October you’ll receive Fancy Flips to make gorgeous birthday, wedding, anniversary, celebration and thank you cards. We adore the feminine palette, dainty flowers and fancy foil flourishes in this kit! Both autoship kits include pre-cut and scored patterned card surfaces and double-sided cardstock for cutting.

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These flip cards are so much fun to make, and we can’t wait for you to get started! If you would like to win the final Fantastic Flips Card Making Kit giveaway, comment below and tell us if you are ready to start flipping! Are you going to be watching at midnight on March 16th to be one of the first to own this kit?

We will draw one more winner on Tuesday when we post your March 16th shopping list.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Anna