National Craft Month Weekly Wonder 2 – His and Hers Diecuts

Hi everyone!

We are officially changing our blog posts from Tuesdays to Mondays! We figured it was the best way to start the week, and keep you up to date! Don’t forget, we are making a special appearance on HSN this Tuesday, March 14th at 5am and 5pm EST. For all you Minc lovers out there, you’re not going to want to miss this!

In honor of National Craft Month, we’re continuing our celebration with our second Weekly Craft Wonder! This week, we’re spotlighting some of our very favorite diecuts, All About Him and Her. Oh my goodness, you need these two incredible sets because you’re getting over 792 beautiful, antique ephemera inspired pieces. That’s right, you’ll get both sets for our special price of $20 (including shipping for the contiguous US).

All you have to do is email us at orders@annagriffin.com with your information, or give us a call toll free at 888-817-8170. This special deal will be available until next Monday, March 20th!

 

Take a look at some of the beautiful imagery you’ll get with both of these amazing sets. From our All About Her set there are sweets, hats, umbrellas and more. For the Boys includes fishing scenes, sports diecuts, airplanes and lots of other masculine images. With so many diecuts, you can layer until your heart’s content or stack them for a 3D embellishment!

Here are a few projects to inspire you to create!

We hope you are having a fun month celebrating crafting, creativity and community with us!

Bye for now.

Anna

How to Series: Wishful Thinking Card

Hi everyone,

The 24 hour craft Event on HSN Wednesday was a huge success! We had so much fun getting to craft with you and demonstrate all of our new products. Mark your calendars for March 14th at 5am and 5pm because we will be back on HSN in 4 short days!

Today we are continuing our series of how to videos in celebration of National Craft Month. Get out your Wishful Thinking Cutting Dies everyone, it is time to make a special birthday card! The best part about our Wishful Thinking die set is that you can customize a card specific to your needs! Where else can you find a “Happy Mother’s Day to my Sister” card? The endless combination of words and dates make crafting with this set so much fun.

Let’s get crafting!

 

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x12” Boxing Day Cardstock – 1, 12”x12” Cut to 7”x10”, Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Green Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x6.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Blue Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x4.5 Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, White Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.5”x4” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Ivory Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut 1”x4.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Hot Pink Cardstock Cut to 5”x6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Wishful Thinking Dies & Folders Set   538-144 – Happy, 3, RD, Birthday, Grand, Daughter Dies
  • 1, Anna Griffin® Foil Balloon Sticker
  • 2, Red Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Lavender Floral Embellishment
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Small Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

Black and White Floral- 1.5”x4”

Blue and White Floral- 1.25”x4.5

Ivory Floral-1”x4.75” Layer

Green Floral- 1.25”x6.75

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut a notch on the right side of each floral strip.

2. Attach foil balloon sticker about .75” from left side of card.

3. Die cut words from fuchsia strips of cardstock. Adhere as follows:

  1. Happy – white floral strip
  2. 3rd – blue floral strip
  3. Birthday – ivory floral strip
  4. Grand Daughter – green floral strip

4. Adhere strips to card base overlapping white floral over blue floral, ivory floral over blue floral and ivory floral over green floral, using foam adhesive.

5. Adhere red floral embellishment just below balloons with double-sided adhesive.

6. Attach blue floral embellishment to left side of card with double-sided adhesive.

7. Adhere remaining red floral embellishment beneath the first red floral embellishment with adhesive.

8. Attach bow.

We have several more videos coming your way this month. Every Friday in March you can craft with Anna here on the blog. Be sure to join us Monday for our next post of our Weekly Craft Wonder and a preview of our March 14th shows on HSN! Have a great weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

HSN March 8, 2017 Shopping List + Weekly Craft Wonder

Hi everyone,

We thought we would do a few special things for National Craft Month, one of them being bringing back some of your favorite oldies but goodies for a special Weekly Craft Wonder deal! Sounds fun, right?

This week’s wonder is our 120 Favorite Everyday Sentiment Stickers. This set includes 120 of the most beautiful sayings for each and every occasion. You’ll get Congratulations, A Note to Say Thank You, Happy Birthday to You and so many more. These sentiments are going to be your go to, and will help create something beautiful for everyone!

Now how does this work? Easy! We have the product for sale at a special price of $20 (free shipping within the contiguous US). Just call our customer service team at 888-817-8170 or email us at orders@annagriffin.com with your shipping address and they will process and ship your order.

Wednesday’s HSN shows are right around the corner! Tune in at Midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm for all the crafting fun! As promised, here is your shopping list with links (that are currently available). We will update as items are added.

HSN March 8th, 2017 Shopping List

New Items

532443– Perfect Pattern Coloring Cards and Stamps

532431– Chameleon Markers in Anna Griffin Perfect Palette

532479– Parchment Embellishments

532475– Paper Blooms Embellishments

533676– Deco Foil Everyday Palette

529122- Couture Creations Go Press and Foil Machine with dies and foil

528924– Embossed Word Folders

528926– Scenes Embossing Folders

528916– Decorative Border Dies

528923– Pretty Pocket Dies

532385– Pretty Pocket Embellishments

522265– Window Box Cards Kit with Autoship

532411– Window Box Cards Embellishments

532408– Window Box Cards & Envelopes (not the kit)

529207– Anna Griffin/We R Platform Punch Bundle

532498 – Floral Tags and Sentiments Stamps

533560– Cricut Explore Air 2 in Lilac machine only

533570– Cricut Explore Air 2 in Lilac with Materials Autoship

533589– Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Ivory/Gold edition machine only

533586 – Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Ivory/Gold edition Materials Autoship

533567– Cricut Rolling Tote

533569 – Cricut Machine Tote

533573 – Cricut Shoulder Bag

 

Returning Favorites

522277– Parchment Tools

522255– Bow Maker

522821– Letterpress Spring Embossing Folders with Autoship

522169 – Letterpress Spring Embossing Folders

489148– Perfectly Printed Vellum Stickers

522535 – Anna’s Fantastic Flips Digital Cricut Cartridge with Autoship

474351 – Beautiful Trimmings embossing folders and edge dies

474332 – Ornate Embossing Folders

481761 – Alice Hostess Set

479783 – For Him Embossing Folders

That’s that! We’re excited for all the fun this week, and we will see you live starting at midnight! Meet us right back here on Friday for our next how to video!

Love,

Anna

 

 

 

 

 

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek Winners + New Video Series

Happy Friday!

What an exciting day it is going to be for two very special blog readers. But, first as a reminder we will be live on HSN this upcoming Wednesday, March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm 7pm and 8pm. We will also have appearances throughout the day with the Today’s Special. Don’t forget our special appearances on HSN March 14th at 5am and 5pm EST.

Wow, your comments really and truly made us so excited to give two Cricut Explore Air 2’s and Cricut Totes away today. A big thank you to our friends at Cricut for making this possible. We laughed with you, cried with you and really connected with the stories that you shared with us. Thank you for being such incredible, selfless and unique individuals. The poems were outstanding, the comments were very creative and your generosity with us and others makes the world a better place. We appreciate each and every one of you! If there was a LOVE button on this blog, it would have been pressed 2660 times!

The two lucky winners today are Pam (pam38583) and Jennifer C. Congratulations! We hope you enjoy these gifts from Cricut, and that they are instrumental in helping you create beautiful things!

Pam wrote:
You always want to know what everyone’s favorite thing is, and it’s so hard to choose. To be creative, I decided to write you some lyrics that you can put to the tune “My Favorite Things”. FYI: There are too many AG favorites to include in this song, so I somewhat generalized. Hope you enjoy it.“My Favorite Things”Full layouts on pages and greetings on cards,
Fantastic flips used to convey my regards,
Pop ups that cheer and tug at one’s heartstrings…
These are a few of my favorite things.Perfect palette colors and pretty pocket set,
Various layers, and I am not done yet.
Items from which creativity springs…
These are a few of my favorite things.Paper crafting tools and scissors for snipping,
National craft month and five dollar shipping,
HSN boxes that UPS brings…
These are a few of my favorite things.When the sale ends,
When the bill comes,
When my supplies run thin…
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I just hope I win.
Jennifer C wrote:

WOW!!
I was hoping for the TS to be the Cricut air 2! And Lilac?! Come on! You had me at Lilac, lol!! I recently just celebrated by 45th birthday in February and anything amethyst is me. I am a new to Anna and her products and started out with the cuddle bug over a year ago and I have been hooked ever since. I am also new to crafting and find that not only is it therapeutic but I love the time that I spend with my girls making beautiful cards and all of the great craft projects for school. I am a mother of 11, yes I said 11. 2 off in college and 9 at home and in Catholic school and I have to say I have been missing out on all the fun that crafting brings with us as a family. We had beautiful Christmas cards this past year and I have to admit, the best Valentine’s Day cards!! My 9 year old has a birthday coming up in April and we have been waiting for the Cricut to come back as a TS until I made that purchase. Unfortunately I missed out on it back when it was a TS a few months ago. I am so excited and ready for the HSN craft event and know that my girls will be making sure we fill our supplies up and we need to get our Cricut for endless possibilities!!

Thank you Anna for all you do. You took a busy mom who works 2 jobs and gave me back a smile when I have that time crafting by myself and with my family. So excited for March 8th!!!

In celebration of National Craft Month, we are launching a series of videos where you can craft along with Anna using many of our most popular products. They are fun and easy to accomplish, so get out your Paper Tricks 3 dies and let’s get crafting!

We hope you are enjoying our month long celebration throughout our social media channels. If you haven’t already, hop over to our Facebook page to join in on the party and giveaways. We would love to have you!

Bye for now,

Anna

Happy National Craft Month!

Hi everyone,

March is National Craft Month, and we’re celebrating all month long! Crafting is a way of life. It’s a way to connect with others, to celebrate friends and loved ones and is a way to express yourself by making beautiful things. There is no limit to your creativity, and we love seeing how you translate our products into art each and every day! Join us everyday this month for exciting surprises and giveaways across Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and this blog!

We are going to be shaking up our social media with positive quotes, beautiful projects and more. All month long we will be pinning to our National Craft Month Inspiration Pinterest board with images that inspire us to create!

On Instagram and Facebook, we are celebrating even more by having giveaways each and every day! That’s right! 31 winners over the next month, just to show how much we appreciate you!  Share your projects and comment to win a special hand picked grab bag of crafts every day.

If that weren’t enough, we are also celebrating by offering you 4 separate Weekly Craft Wonders. That means, we’re going to be bringing back a favorite Anna Griffin item, and offering it for a special Craft Month price of $20 (that includes shipping). Isn’t that amazing? Details on these coming every Monday right here on the blog! Also join us here on Fridays for the launch of our new how to videos where I show you how to use some of our favorite new products.

Stay tuned for more and we will see you on all our social media channels!

Love and happy crafting,

Anna