HSN November 21-22, 2016 Sneak Peek 1 Winner

Good morning and happy Friday everyone!

We are exactly one month away from our last HSN shows of the year! Can you believe it? Time flies when you’re having fun! Save the dates! We’ll be live on Monday, November 21st at 7am and 6pm and on for prime time on November 22nd at 7am and 8pm.

Again, we want to thank you for being a part of the Anna Griffin community, for posting your projects and encouraging each other every day!  It’s a wonderful thing to see, and we’re so happy each and every one of you is a part! Also, thank you for your understanding and patience during the shipping delays that HSN is experiencing.  Please know that we care and want you to get your orders as soon as possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This week there has been a lot of enthusiasm for our new Envelope Lettering Templates!  We think that they will be valuable tools for you to use each time you send one of your beautiful creations! It’s beautiful in the making inside and out!

Over 961 of you commented to win our new Envelope Lettering Templates, Pretty Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes, Christmas Clear Stamp Set and our Perfectly Printed Vellum Stickers.  Congratulations to you Juliann Turner!  What a way to begin a Friday, enjoy them all!

On to a few more peeks at some of our favorite projects!

Our brand new Letter Envelope Template is going to be your new best friend! Say goodbye to slanting, sloping handwriting and say hello to straight, beautifully written envelopes.  We made it easy for you! You’ll get 1 address template, 1 return address template and even stencils to draw in arrows, swirls and other decorative shapes. This set will enhance the overall beauty of every card that you send.


You know how much we love patterns, and Pretty Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes is a true testament to our affection. This set of 100 cards and envelopes  (50 A2 and 50 A7) includes our favorite borders, designs, gold foil and festive touches. These cards are going to be your go to when you’re building your beautiful holiday works of art!


This set of 39 Christmas Clear Stamps is back as a fan favorite from last year!  These Christmas designs will cover all your stamping bases! Use them to decorate gifts, make unique gift wrap, create sentiments, scrapbook backgrounds and more.


Oh, vellum how we love and adore you. We read one blog comment where a Griffinite called them vel-YUM stickers and we couldn’t agree more!  This set of bright, beautiful, translucent stickers is a dream come true for your everyday crafting needs. There are 98 stickers in a wide variety of colors, shapes and tons of gold foil for every project you can think of!


We’re feeling inspired already, aren’t you? Join us on Tuesday for the next chapter in the November Sneak Peeks and another giveaway.  Want a hint as to what’s coming up? It’s going to be a gift decorating extravaganza! Oh my goodness we can’t wait to show you!

Bye for now,



  1. Rhonda says:

    There is always more to love thanks to all your hard work. I just got a cuttlebug and am enjoying it. I bought one of the earlier cricut machines and sometimes wish there were a support group for others like myself who haven’t been able to upgrade just yet.
    Well, perhaps support group is a bit over the top, I find myself reluctant to use it thinking there is so much more newer machines can do. Wouldn’t it be grand if there were a trade in program? Regardless, you are the reason I remain inspired and look forward to what’s up next. Thanks, Anna.

  2. Mary Ann Birdsong says:

    Happy Holidays to you Anna ! I just dont know how you keep coming up with new beautiful ways to not only craft but to make our everyday lives easier to make someone else feel better and to make our task in doing so much easier ! can’t wait to watch on Monday and Tuesday !

  3. Anna Griffin says:

    Any Ios device works with the machine. Cricut is working on the Andriod app and will have it available soon.

  4. Anna Griffin says:

    Be sure to comment on tomorrow’s post to be entered to win the items! Georgie is wonderful, such a sweet kitty! We hope your weekend was wonderful!

  5. PaperCrafter says:

    Love the stamps!!! Please bring more inventory to sell in all of your up coming shows. Things sell out way to fast and I miss out everytime. I would love to purchase item 505105 Perfect Palette II Everday and 505109 Perfect Palette II Christmas.
    Also Thank You for the beautiful Halloween paper and diecuts set offered this season!!!

  6. Beverly Jordan says:

    Super excited about the new clear stamps!! The lettering template is something I never knew I needed but really do! Thanks for thinking of what we should have before we even think of it!! LOL!! Love your products!

  7. Debbie G says:

    Received a large box from craft day. To many items shipped in one box. The box was not in good shape when it arrived. Would like to see two or three smaller boxes. Could not carry up steps until I opened the large box outside. Thought you would like to know.

  8. Teresa Trump says:

    Love all Anna Griffin, would be happy to win anything of Anna’s. I am sorry for those who are losing patience. It could always be worse. There is an online store whose policy for big sales is “it ships when it ships.” There regular stuff isn’t being shipped for a month and a half. I have been waiting for something ordered during a huge sale and paid for in May. Be happy. HSN is a good company and Anna’s stuff great and worth waiting for.

  9. Roxann Higgins says:

    Congratulations to the winner. I received my Holiday dies and folders and they are awesome. The deer is so beautiful and can’t wait to use on my cards and scrapbook pages. Thank goodness for the Cuttlebug. Great little machine!!

  10. Holly Hudspeth says:

    I like the colored vellum parts. They will make for great modern layouts. I also love the envelope writer. I always write upwards in a slant. Will be buying that one for sure.

  11. Sharon Abraham says:

    Thank you Anna for all the great card making supplies. Love the new envelope writer. What a great product.

  12. Elaine Salkil says:

    Still waiting to receive my order from the last HSN craft day show. Hope it arrives before the next one.

  13. Candice says:

    Still waiting for the last order to come…..Christmas will be here before I can get cards done….will use stuff I already have I guess…lots of Anna stuff here to use…that template will be great!

  14. deborah j.t.m. says:

    Congrats to today’s winner!!

    Just rec’d an email today from HSN, finally shipping the last of my Oct 5th Craft Day orders, and so happy to see those items are finally on the way!!! Hopefully others will receive their notices as well.

    Can’t wait to see what’s new for next week!!

  15. Dyanne Hohler says:

    I can’t wait for the Nov. show. I love the idea of the envelope template !!!!!! Who ever came up with that deserves a raise !!!!!!The older I get the worse my handwriting gets. I m always mailing cards,( yours, of course ) so not only will I love it but the post office will love it too !!!!!

  16. Michelle says:

    The envelope template is a must for me. My fingers are numb most of the time. So my writing now looks horrible, and all over the place.

  17. Ginny Michelson says:

    I love everything Anna Griffin and can
    ‘t wait for the next show in November. The cards are beautiful. And an envelope template, what a great idea.

  18. Vonne says:

    I love all your items. I got the circuit the last time you were on. Hopping to get it soon. Question–do you have to have an iPad to use or will an android also work?

  19. Florence Bonney says:

    Love the envelop template. I finally will be able to address my envelopes that compliment the beautiful Anna Griffin cards I will be sending out this holiday season and thereafter….

  20. Linda S says:

    What a wonderful lot of fun, creative supplies! … The Pretty Patterns Christmas Cards are so gorgeous, I love,l over, love your Christmas paper designs … and the Envelope Lettering Templates would be so helpful to steady my hand to make pretty envelopes to mail out to my friends … Love the Vellum Sticker designs, they’re such pretty colors, too! … Linda S

  21. Gena Greenlee says:

    At least I know that my Christmas cards will be beautiful on the outside as well as the inside this year!! I am so excited about the envelope template!! Thanks Anna and staff for all the great items you make!!

  22. Judy F. says:

    Anna and extravaganza go hand in hand, so I can’t wait until Tuesday to see what she has up her sleeve this time! I’ll be smiling through the weekend!

  23. Anita Lou says:

    New cards look great! I’m still waiting for my last orders from HSN but they assured me that would be coming soon, not your problem but it’s nice to know that you and HSN does care.

  24. Charlotte says:

    Love them all but I will pick the envelope addressing it as my favorite. Can’t wait to see the next sneak peek!

  25. Katzbaugh says:

    Congratulations Juliann. Leave a review on HSN and/or here to let us know how you like your prizes!!

  26. Susan m. says:

    I love all the items previewed. Would love to be a winner of any of them. Can’t wait for more previews and the upcoming shows.

  27. Pam Singletary says:

    Congratulations to Julianne for winning those awesome items! Hope you have fun with them. Like many others, I am patiently waiting for 35 crafting items to be shipped from HSN. I’m really hoping and praying that the problems with their warehouse is resolved soon because we “Anna’s Griffinites” are all faithful buyers and can’t hardly wait for our merchandise so we can get busy with all of our Christmas projects! I love, love, love those Pretty Patterned Christmas cards and eagerly await your next show! Winning any of your items Anna would be an honor!!!

  28. Pam DeKoeyer says:

    Hi Anna & all the staff.

    Can’t wait for the next show. Love all the card ideas
    that you show on the live presentations.

    **Please keep the card kits coming.**
    Pam D, in Arizona

  29. Cheryl Stone says:

    Pretty patterns looks beautiful, but I ordered about 10 items. Didn’t get them. My friends and family are expecting handmade cards.

  30. Deb Ferguson says:

    Congrats to the winner! Thank you Anna for having these giveaways. It’s fun to be in the lottery
    Congrats to the winner! Thank you Anna for having these giveaways. It’s fun to be in the lottery
    If there is a new one for this week please include my name in it. Can’t wait to see the show when you come back. I don’t miss any of them. I even taped them in case I’m going to miss them so I can still order when I get back and see the whole show. you get a lot of ideas from the shows as well. By the way, how is Georgie? Full-grown by now I would imagine. Happy weekend Anna and staff !!
    Make sure those envelope template elves are working overtime so all of us have a chance to get them! I have a feeling all of us are going to be ordering it!
    God bless,

  31. Bonnie W. says:

    Happy fall Anna and good health and happy days to you and your staff. I am looking forward to your next show and meanwhile I am busily scrapbooking! Best wishes, Bonnie W.

  32. Susan Weatherly says:

    So glad to know that I’m not the only one that hasn’t received their order. I will really be glad to get them. Meanwhile the envelope lettering is my favorite.

  33. Maureen Odell says:

    QVC does not charge until item ships.

    Love the cards and template.So glad there is another show. I cannot wait.

  34. Barbara Smith from Crofton says:

    The Pretty Patterns Holiday Gift Card Kit is stunning. It would make my card-making go by in the wink of an eye! I can’t wait for your next visit.

  35. Linda Christiansen says:

    Here is what she says in above post….”Also, thank you for your understanding and patience during the shipping delays that HSN is experiencing. Please know that we care and want you to get your orders as soon as possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

    I am sorry it has affected some so much. Things happen & even though it’s frustrating, I CHOOSE to try to be kind.

  36. Jane says:

    Hi Anna, can’t wait to see how the templates work. You have done everything for us except sign our cards. Believe me, no one is blaming you for all of the delays, as they say “‘**** happens”. Have my calendar marked and will be ready to order AGAIN!

  37. Paula Puckett says:

    The Envelope template looks tempting! My handwriting is getting so bad and it can be painful with the arthritis! Anna, do you think the template will be helpful for people like me? Also, Friends, this delay in shipping is not something that HSN could have foreseen. I’ve been a customer of theirs for many years and they have always been above and beyond in customer service! There’s not a thing Anna can do to get our merchandise to us faster than HSN can get it out. My hubby works for a company in the shipping business and there are many changes taking place in every single company, nation wide. It’s not just computer updates but coding, new regional regulations, etc. A little understanding please. (hope I didn’t make any enemies just now) And congrats Juliann!

  38. Jan Weindel says:

    Just beautiful – love the pretty pattern xmas cards. Congratulations to Juliann!. Can’t wait to get other items on order – impatience is only for wanting to delve into everything! HSN and Anna – you both have been great and I’m sure everything will get straightened out.

  39. Wanda Duso says:

    Anna, I have been reading all the comments and I understand everyone’s frustration as two of my items have shipped and two have not. I am really looking forward to the laser tool from we r memory keepers. Unfortunately that has not shipped. It was a really bad time for HSN to update shipping software and hardware, right before the holidays. They should have waited until after them. No one is blaming you or your team for this problem. However, I think HSN should expedite the shipping and waive ALL of the shipping fees. I am so looking forward to getting my items! Lovin’ my Anna Griffin supplies! Signed: A loyal Griffinite!!

  40. Linda Christiansen says:

    Gift decorating extravaganza! Just re-read your post Anna. What a teaser….need more hints….long time til Tuesday. What can it be?? Big ribbons, bows? Larger, sparkly tags? The gift wrapping center again I hope. Or more wrapping paper? Small gift card set to put together for top of gifts with sentiments as alternative to “for….from” tags? Just can’t imagine what you have come up with for us. Anxious for Tuesday’s post!

  41. Sandy H says:

    They say patience is a virtue, and like all the others I am not feeling very Virtuous today…I had this same problem recently with a company from which I buy dog stuff…must be the latest thing in warehousing, maybe they are using the same faulty program. Poor HSN, they have always been so great to deal with I am sure this is a great source of embarrassment to them and they are even more frustrated than we are. Oh well, it gives us all something to look forward to, eh?
    Will be there in November.
    Luv, Sandy

  42. Debi Kapicka says:

    I’m in love with everything you make….My hubby stays up let the ordering BEGIN.. All the pieces are interchangeable. LOVE the all. Thanks

  43. Linda says:

    Yes HSN charged before delivery BUT also deliver interest free before charging the rest of balance due on flex pay!!! Let’s be supportive and keep our Anna on HSN please!

  44. Shawna Daniels says:

    Oh I can ‘t wait to hear more about the gift decorating extravaganza. But I have to say I am still loving the envelope templates. I’m thinking those are a must have. hum how soon can I go online and get them? I’ll have to keep an eye out – 🙂

  45. Linda Christiansen says:

    Oh my. I understand as I am also waiting for a few items. However… I am anxious for the upcoming show & will be watching and ordering.

    I have had very little problem with shipping delays in the past and am glad they are upgrading system even though there’s been problems.

    HSN interest free flex pays makes up for a few inconveniences as far as I’m concerned!!

    My budget is stretched to the max but I can’t imagine not sticking with Anna Griffin through the challenging times as well as the good times.

    Ever so grateful to Anna & team and HSN.

  46. HollyG says:

    Hello Miss Anna and Co!

    Oh my goodness! The foil envelope inserts were one of my most favorite Christmas items in the card kit you had a couple years ago! So happy to have them making an appearance ! They add an extra element of class!

    Congrats to Julianne!

    Looking forward to the next surprise!

  47. Donna C. says:

    I’m sure Julliann couldn’t be much happier. Congratulations from all of us who entered that contest. I look forward to the demos of all the new and reintroduced items coming our way in the Nov. shows!

  48. hobo says:

    I also am waiting for my Oct. 5 order. However, HSN has been extremely good about sending emails updating us on the problem in one of their warehouses. HSN has been such a wonderful company with which to do business, and as much as we want our stuff, we have to realize problems happen. They said they were updating warehouse programs and equipment and ran into glitches. I have a relative who used to work for a company that installed conveyor systems in huge distribution warehouses so I know problems can happen in the beginning. At least we know they are working on it. This is the first time I have ever encountered a problem with HSN so am being more understanding than snarky. Have patience, people. It will come. From some of the comments I gather that some people received parts of their order, be happy, some of us are still waiting for any of it to arrive. This is frustrating for all of us but it isn’t life or death! Chill! Meantime find something else to do. HSN does have more than one distribution center so some products other than crafts are probably shipping.

  49. Julianne says:

    Congrats to Juliann! This is not a common name and you can imagine how my heart fluttered in my chest when I saw the name, and for a split second, thought it might be me, lol! 🙁

    On the HSN note, I’ve been buying Anna items for about 20 years, pre-HSN. I fortunately received everything I ordered, so this is not a systemic issue with HSN. For those upset about paying and not getting it yet, don’t you have that happen with other online retailers?? I do! And I certainly don’t complain when I order with easy pay and items come before I’ve had to pay the full amount.

    I hope you all with cut Anna and HSN a little slack. Sometimes there are manufacturing issues, sometimes its distribution. I appreciate getting the latest and greatest, often before its fully out to market and exclusive to HSN, and this is the other side to that. Consider the alternative.

    I hope you all are able to enjoy your purchases very soon!

  50. Mrs. Mary Huff says:

    Congrats to Julianne, you will love the cards etc. I sure do! I feel bad for ones being charged and their items haven’t arrived yet. Yes Anna, you need to send them a surprise or have HSN remove the shipping charge or something. In the meantime, keep up the great work Anna and Staff:-)

  51. Sherry Lovelass says:

    While we are all anxiously awaiting ordered items please remember that HSN has always delivered timely in the past. I am sure that once the software issue is resolved we will get our items and any future orders will again be shipped timely. Thank you Anna and team for all you do.

  52. Marcina Murphy says:

    Thanks Cathy for your encouraging post. I just love Anna’s items and get frantic when my packages come.

  53. Maureen m says:

    Congratulations to Julliann on her winnings I can’t wait to see the envelope template demo ,wish Anna would do a video on this as almost all the past comments were on this item. I have the pretty pattern cards and they are stunning and so so easy to create wonderful cards and scrapbook pages, notecards personal thank you’s so much can be done with something so little, I make knitted items and use these cards as a thank you to customers and quite honestly they comment more on the ” thank you card” enclosure . Thank you Anna and your team for always making me look good❤️❤️❤️❤️

  54. Renee A. Zimmerman says:

    CONGRATS Juliann- Have Fun Crafting with your New Treasures! Anna Love the Pretty Patterns Cards and Env’s! While we all wait Patiently for our New Goodies we can use all of our Old Goodies we have forgot about or never used!
    Love all the new Items – and will be watching in November for more Inspiration!

  55. Joee Balestrieri says:

    Anna your products are the very best! In Italian we say “E’ il massimo!” IT SAYS A LOT WHEN MY 12 YEAR OLD SON WANTS TO CRAFT WITH ME USING ONLY ANNA GRIFFIN SUUPLIES!

  56. Mrs. Mac says:

    The Pretty Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes are simply beautiful! Lovely by themselves, they offer the ideal canvas for all of the artistic embellishments that Ms. Griffin offers. The cards are really art that travel by post!

  57. Sandia Ruiz says:

    Your designs are always so lovely. I really do like the the things I saw here today and cant wait to see the next update. Thank you.

  58. Cate R says:

    Looking forward to the gift decorating. I was always so impressed by my grandmother’s gifts, as a kid. She always had the store wrap everything, and they were FAAANNN-CY! Not like our boring ones. : )

  59. Carolyn R. says:

    I love everything Anna does. I have been so disappointed that the orders are so delayed since I was anxious to get started on the items that I had ordered. Still love you, Anna!

  60. DEBBY says:

    Could not have said it better about our orders and being charge for orders we have still not got then what Elizabeth David comments was it has been 16 days and still show PACKING on line

  61. Suzanne says:

    Love the template and the vellum stickers. Just this week I made a few cards for people at work, and they continue to thank me for the most beautiful card.

    Thanks Anna and your group for such amazing products.

    Please Please bring back floral impressions card kit!!!!


  62. Brenda Owen says:

    Congratulation Juliann Turner on your super fun win. You sure will have fun crafting with your new additions. I really do love the vellum stickers, but then I would not mind adding another one of your wonderful sets to my crafting repertoire.

  63. Barbara Mann says:

    Love, love love the Christmas patterned paper. I calendered the HSN dates as I would be so disappointed if I missed your last show of the year.

    Congratulations Julieanne. You won some great products.

  64. Nellie Rose says:

    Wow, beautiful cards. I’ll start making mine as soon as I get the Anna holiday card stock I ordered the 5th of Oct, won’t get here until the 4 of Nov. It’s going to be tough to get all my cards finished.

  65. Michele says:

    LOVE,LOVE everything A.G.!!!! Always something pretty, I always think I was born in the wrong time- your products have that elegance I always look for, but I get to use my modern tools!!! Love my cricut explore air- the #2 not in the budget …..,yet. I will be watching your demos , as always. MM

  66. Cathy Johnson says:

    I ordered a bunch of things as well but received a notice that a new shipping program has been put in place and was causing a delay. Most of my items have shipped the last few days. Please don’t be discouraged , this is an isolated issue that I’m sure HSN is working hard on.

  67. T. Binns says:

    I am new to Anna Griffin’s beautiful world. I too like everyone who have responded, I have not received my order from HSN. I want to order everything that you have provided as a sneak peek. Just hope that the problems get corrected befor your next show. I will definitely will be watching!!

  68. Cindy Krauter says:

    Congratulations Julianeed!
    I love the envelope address guides. That will make even the envelope pretty!
    I very disappointed with HSN. I still haven’t received my things I ordered, but I received my bill already. I sure hope that ships soon. It’s getting harder to be patient. I need to get busy on my Christmas cards! Love U Anna!

  69. Patricia Coddington says:

    I’m excited that my AG wrapping paper has finally shipped! I love my new word die(for Christmas)… I’m sure that HSN will get their delays sorted soon. Thanks Anna.

  70. Marcina Murphy says:

    Love everything you put out Anna. I’m afraid to order anything this time because I haven’t gotten the items I ordered on October the 4th and 5th. I’ll have to wait and see what happens to my last orders and believe me, I normally order a lot. I think I’m your biggest fan!

  71. Peggy Campbell says:

    Okay so now I am getting serious with making Christmas cards with all of the beautiful inspiration!!!!

  72. Loretta Wilson says:

    Yes, the envelope template is a must for addressing our Christmas cards envelopes and to write sentiments, but probably won’t receive them in time to use the product. Still waiting for my AG Cricuit Air 2 machine plus 3 other crucial AG Christmas items ordered October 4th. So disappointed in HSN and is so unfair to you. I admire you Anna.

  73. Mary Ann gordon says:

    All of these are wonderful inspirations. I would use alll of them! I’m always looking for your blog posts for inspiration.

  74. Janet Antony says:

    I’m still waiting for my Glorious Card Kit from October 5th order. Understand HSN is having delivery problems. Can hardly wait to see it. These cards today look so pretty. I’m anxious to get started making them. This will be my 6th year of making Christmas cards. It’s fun!

  75. Norma Vetter says:

    Congratulations!! Love the Christmas cards and the envelope template. Enjoying the products I ordered last time!!

  76. Kymm Cummins says:

    I’m very excited about the envelope template, it looks like my envelopes will finally be readable! I also must have the Pretty Patterns Christmas Card Kit. Love all of Anna Griffin, but it’s getting to the point where my craft room is piled high with Anna’s traditional gold colored boxes and other Anna Griffin items. I’ve about weeded out all other brands.

  77. Deborah Holman says:

    Congrats Julianne! Anna i love your card layers! They give such an elegant foundation on which to build! Great news–
    My HSN order shipped today! Yes, absence did make the heart grow fonder and I look forward to my new tags and dies set! Grateful for all you do for us!

  78. Deanna Collins says:

    Congratulations Julianne! Can’t wait to see all the new things for the November show. Anna you are definitely the Queen of crafting and I wish I owned every single thing you ever created. Needless to say I do have many, many, many of your beautiful things, but just don’t have room for all of it. I still do have enough to have a store! My family says I have got to stop buying! How can I stop though when you offer such beautiful and creative things to help us with our card making and scrapbooking. Thank you Anna!

  79. ElizabethD says:

    Anna, I think this is the best year for Christmas Cards, weather they are kits, layers, bundles. They are all beautiful.

  80. Juliann Turner says:

    WOW- You are right- a Wonderful way to begin a Friday! I am really really excited!! Thank you SO much!

  81. Roberta O'Brien says:

    Not sure if I will get anything on the 21st of Nov. I’m still waiting for the items I ordered on 10/5. Praying that they will arrive soon so I can use them to make Christmas cards.

  82. KiKi says:

    The envelope template is brilliant idea! I have always struggled with addressing them in a neat straight line centered. Post Office will be happy with this tool as well!

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