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Hi Everyone!

It’s finally that time! We’ve seen some great guesses as to what the Today’s Special is going to be for our October 5th Craft Day on HSN! But first, we have two winners to announce!  This giveaway brought in the most comments ever to win!  Over 1955 of you commented to win Terrific Tags Dies and Stamps, Christmas totally Tags, Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments I & II Cricut cartridges, the Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit and Holiday Trimmings Card Making Kit.  Alice Wessinger and Penny Fellenbaum you two are very lucky today! Thank you for all the excitement and comments during these posts, everyone!

Just a reminder we will be on HSN from Midnight-2am, 8am, 11am-12:30pm, 3pm-5pm, 7pm, 9pm-11pm. So mark your calendars. A special video and shopping list will be posted on Tuesday, October 4th here on the blog.

Now, let the fun begin!

Behold, the Cricut Explore Air 2 – Anna Griffin Edition exclusive to HSN! This brand new machine is your new best friend in crafting. In addition to our classic Anna Griffin ivory and gold, Cricut has also created the Explore Air 2 in an array of gorgeous colors: Serenity (blue), Rose and Mint in limited quantities. Wow, what beauties! With all these choices you can have the best machine in a color that reflects your own personal style.


Use your laptop, tablet or smartphone to connect to the new Explore Air 2 to design your creations on the go! This machine has a fast mode that cuts and writes up to two times faster than previous machines! Fast Mode works on vinyl, paper and cardstock and the speed varies by design. The good news is that you can create more, faster!


It would not be a Today’s Special on HSN without it being the best value of the day. These machines come with a years’ subscription to Cricut Access. This means you will have an entire library of 30,000 images to work with for the next 12 months!


There are even 50 free projects included with the machine. I have seen them, they are beautiful and perfect for year round crafting!


We love a good dynamic duo.  Peanut butter and jelly, Sonny and Cher… Cricut and Perfect Palette II cardstock! We have two different sets of 12 x 12 cardstock that make for the perfect accompaniment to papercrafting with your Cricut.  Our Perfect Palette II Christmas set that includes 72 sheets of varying tones of 6 Christmas colors and 24 sheets of glitter paper! Then, there’s the Perfect Palette II Everyday version that is full of gradient pastel solids and also has 24 sheets of glitter. We designed these specifically for the intricately cut layers you can cut with your Cricut Explore Air 2. These two sets will take you from holiday crafting all the way to Spring!



Guess what? Cricut says that I can giveaway these machines! Want to be one of the first 4 people on the planet to have the Cricut Explore Air 2? Comment below and tell us why you need this new machine and all of our new papers. We will draw 4 winners on Tuesday, October 4th!

See you Tuesday!



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It’s Tuesday!

We are officially one week away from your Shopping List and 8 days from our shows!  That means that October 5th is finally within reach.  We have saved the best for last and can’t wait to get started. Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting will be on HSN from Midnight-2am, 8am, 11am-12:30pm, 3pm-5pm, 7pm, 9pm-11pm.

Thank you to everyone who commented to win all of the wonderful things in last Friday’s preview. The two lucky winners are: Debra Clark and Helen Dale McGrath

Just in time for all of your holiday gift giving, our newest Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps set will have your gifts decked out in style.  You’ll get 128 printed card stock tags in 4 different shapes, 12 concentric tag dies to create your own tags (or layer these new ones) and 20 clear stamps to create your own tag sentiments! We have included everyday designs as well as holiday designs for year round fun! We know these versatile tags are going to be the cherry on top of all your projects and gifts.




For those of you on autoship from January, you just received our newest Cricut cartridge – Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments II. The year of the sequel continues and this first and only time offering on HSN has everything you need to make spectacular 3-D holiday cards, scrapbook pages and holiday decor! There are 10 image sets that include cards, doilies, borders, phrases and embellishments in a specific design theme.  Popular themes include bells, holly, candy canes and poinsettias. These intricate cutting files are so beautiful, and they allow you to layer like an expert. With Anna Griffin and Cricut you can  make some truly impressive holiday cards. If you’re looking to step up your crafting, this cartridge is for you!

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Last, but certainly not least we have a brand new Christmas card kit for 2016!  Our Glorious Greetings Christmas Card Making Kit is what you’ve been waiting for! In this box is everything you need to make 30 traditional holiday cards. The box is full of our card making supplies including bows, rosettes, gold foil flourishes, an assortment of flat and 3-D die cuts, beautiful holiday sentiments, holiday patterned cards, layers and envelopes.  You will be able to create 30 very unique holiday cards in no time!  Glorious Greetings also makes an excellent gift for fellow craft lovers. Is it time to schedule your card making party?




Wow, aren’t those items amazing? It would not be the year of the ultimate sequel if we didn’t sweeten the pot. This week’s winners will also be getting our Totally Tags for Christmas and Holiday Trimmings Card Making Kit.

Now that’s what we call a giveaway! If you want to win this super Christmas bundle, you know what to do!  Leave us a comment about your favorite, and two of you will win in our next post.

We will meet you right here on Friday for the Today’s Special reveal!


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Happy Friday, Griffinites!

Today will be a very happy day indeed for our two winners. Over 1560 of you commented on Tuesday’s post, and our giveaway winners are Patsy Ferrera and Linda Meyers! We’re so excited for you!  We know that your holiday presents and projects are going to be top notch! Now shall we get into today’s items?

This sneak peek is all about seasonal crafting. Any guesses as to what that includes?  We’ll show you!

First up in our new items is our set of 12 Christmas Seasonal Folders. You will get 6, 5 x 7 embossing folders in an array of holiday designs like bells and holly, Nordic snowflakes, adorable reindeer and more!  To go along with the full size folders are perfectly coordinating border embossing folders; there are 6 accent borders for each of the 5 x 7 folders. The card backgrounds, scrapbook pages and other holiday projects you can make with these are going to be superb!

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Continuing with our seasonal items brings us to our set of 10 Seasonal Dies for Christmas.  In this set you will be able to cut out holiday phrases such as Joy, Noel, HoHoHo, Greetings and Peace.  Along with those festive sentiments are a snowflake, poinsettia, holly and the cutest reindeer you’ve ever seen.  Eight of the dies are cut and emboss, so that you’ll be able to cut in the first pass, and emboss in the second, and 2 are cut only.  These dies will be the perfect addition to your holiday cards and scrapbook pages.

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Now, you need paper for all of that embossing and die cutting!  Our Seasonal Card Layers for Christmas are just what you need to add some holiday spice to the mix!  You will get 96 double-sided cardstock layers in 5″ x 7″ and 4″ x 6″ sizes in a variety of holiday patterns.  You will find every festive print imaginable in this set. There are multi-color prints, large scale prints, dainty prints, border prints and even Christmas appropriate solids.  We can’t wait to see what you do with this season’s trendy plaid and also with classic holly!

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We know how much you love stamping, and do we have a set for you! Our Say it Anyway Christmas Stamps include 3, 5″ x 7″ sheets of clear stamps, full of warm, holiday greetings for your cards! The set includes 36 clear stamps and an acrylic mount. The stamps work both horizontally and vertically. Stamps say: “Sending Holiday Cheer to Warm Your Heart All Year”, “Have a Magical Holiday Season” and much more!

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The Colorbox Christmas Inks are smooth, wonderful inks in a bundle of jolly holiday colors.  This set has 6 different colors that work beautifully with our new Say it Anyway Christmas Stamps, and complement all the other holiday items we have for you!  You’re going to receive metallic gold and silver; they are so beautiful and highlight the stamp designs and sentiments.  Also you will get two shades of holiday red and green.  There is Scarlet, a Christmas red and Merlot, a darker wine color.  There is a bright Lime green, and Grass, a more traditional Christmas green.


How do you like what we have this year for seasonal crafting? We must say, we’re pretty impressed ourselves! This might just be the best giveaway yet for the HSN October 5th shows! Our winners will be chosen at random on Friday.  Don’t forget to comment on this post to enter!

See you on Tuesday,



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Greetings everyone!

If you are having a terrific Tuesday, we are about to make it even better!  We are officially half way through with our sneak peeks! That means October 5th keeps getting closer and closer! Be sure your calendars and planners are marked for for Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting show times;  Midnight-2am, 8am, 11am-12:30pm, 3pm-5pm, 7pm, 9pm-11pm. We have such fun shows lined up for you, and we’re ready to get our Christmas craft on!

Over 1500 of you commented on Friday’s post and we have two more winners today!  Dianne McDonald and Ida Spencer congratulations to you both! Enjoy!

On to today’s items… here we go!

Our set of 4, 12″ Christmas Embossing Folders are going to help you make holiday scrapbook pages and oversized cards in a flash! Because the folders are 12 inches high and in repeat, you can emboss an entire 12×12 piece of paper in no time! These folders have wonderful winter patterns such as Christmas trees, delightful ornaments, delicate snowflakes and our favorite poinsettia. You’re going to love the patterns you will get from these embossing folders.  They go right along with our 5.5″ x 12″ metallic papers below, that fit perfectly in these folders.




We love our Christmas Metallic 5.5″ x 12″ Layers! The colors are spot on for all holiday crafting and include: red, green, gold, silver and white.  Because they are metallic, they show off the 12″ Christmas Embossing Folders, and all other embossing beautifully.  You will get 50 sheets, and 10 of each color. Is your head already swimming with ideas?


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We all need pre-made cards in a hurry. Our Holiday Card Assortment comes in the most cheery Christmas accordion box, topped with a bow! In this boxed set you will get the best of the best assortment of 24 already made Anna Griffin Christmas cards.  These cards include a mix of our very favorite holiday patterns, embellishments, gold foil, die cutting and more. These blank on the inside cards cover everything from Season’s Greetings to Happy Holidays. The keepsake box is amazing for storage, and will keep all your most cherished cards organized and safe.



We know you love wrapping gifts for your family and loved ones as much as we do! What better to adorn special gifts with than our Christmas Gift Tag Label Assortment.  These merry little tags will add a sparkle and seasonal feel to your presents.  In this set there are 30 die cut snowflakes, wreaths and Christmas trees gift tags accented with gold foil and ribbon.  The 3-D gift labels are available in 3 patterns and are easily added to your packages!


Our Chic Gift Wrap Dispenser with 4 Rolls is going to make wrapping a breeze! If you’re like us, you want your shiny packages under the tree to look extra special; that can be time consuming at such a busy season.  Save time and stress with our easy box dispenser and trimmer! All you have to do is pull out the double sided wrapping paper, and slide the built in trimmer to get a perfect straight edge every time! Our patterns are gold & silver holiday damask/stripe and red & green Christmas floral/ snowflake designs. You can bet that your gifts will be the best dressed at the party, or family get together! Talk about wrapping in a snap!

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Back for our October 5th shows is the Rollagraph Christmas continuous stamps!  This rolling stamp set includes three different stamp cartridges in snowflake, bow and holly designs along with silver, red and green ink!  Look what happens when you use the Rollagraph on scrapbook pages!  You will create amazing borders, cards and you can even make your own gift wrap with these. We’re so glad that we get to bring it back, because we know how handy this tool will be in creating magical Christmas crafts.

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Back this year is our set of Mix and Match Christmas Frames.  These embossing frames have 4 Christmas frames and 12 pop in sentiments.  There are 6 pop in sentiments in both a circle and square that include warm winter wishes like “Joy to the World”, “Sending Holiday Cheer”, “Peace on Earth” and more. The embossing folders have pretty poinsettia damask, a Christmas wreath, regal reindeer and ornate ornaments.

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What a lineup!  Would you like to win these products? In the comments, let us know your favorites and we will announce two winners on Friday!

Best of luck!


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Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday! In just two and a half weeks, October 5th will be here!  How are you liking the two Sneak Peeks and two winners set up that we have going on?  We love giving you all our new items, and we’re ready to do it again.  First, let’s announce our winners from Tuesday.  There was a lot of buzz and excitement around the return of Gracious Giftables and Gracious Giftables Everyday.  Those will definitely come in handy with the holidays and for every occasion that you need to give a gift.  Our new The Deco Foil Christmas bundle and Deco Flock kit make it easy to create your very own foiled and flocked layers, stickers and more! All five of these are being shipped to you Sandra Currey and Linda Rizzo.  So fun!

Now, on to the main event.  We have 5 brand new products for you today! This preview is all about a la carte crafting, made from scratch goodness!

We’re going to start with something that we’ve been getting requests for as long as we can remember, our set of 75 Ivory cards and Envelopes.  In this set you’re going to get three different sizes with 25 of each size: A2, A6 and A7 along with the corresponding envelopes.  These cards and envelopes are an amazing base, and will be just what you need with all the rest of the products we’re about to show you!


Next on the list is our opulent 12 x 12 Christmas Card Stock.  The patterns in this set of 48 papers are truly scrumptious, and you will receive 4 sheets of each with 12 different designs.  The papers include reds, greens, ice blue, stripes, gold foil and even our favorite this year, poinsettias. Think of all the amazing projects you can make with these holiday papers.  The options are endless.

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We dug through all of our very favorite Christmas/Holiday sentiments and created a set made from the best of the best of our favorite words and phrases.  This set includes 120 of the jolliest 3-D sentiments in all different sizes.  You will be able to decorate your projects with perfect, festive sentiments including Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Season’s Greetings to name a few.

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Since you need everyday sentiments too, we have 120 Sentiments Everyday to go along with the holiday version. From Get Well to Congratulations, we have you covered for every occasion.  Since the die cuts are stickers, all you have to do is pop them on for a beautiful card! The various colors, fonts and gold foil detail will make these a cardmaking staple!

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We know that your cards need decorating, and we have the most inclusive set of holiday embellishments for you!  Our set of 120 Favorite Christmas 3-D Embellishments include 4 of each design, and has 30 designs. In this set are poinsettias, snowflakes, ornaments, holly and many more holiday die cuts.  That means you can layer and pile on the embellishments to create true works of art!  Who doesn’t want to receive a card like that?

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Alright!  You know what to do!  Tell us which is your favorite by commenting on the blog. The winners will be announced on Tuesday.