HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 2

Hi everyone,

Today we are halfway through the Product Previews for our shows on HSN Friday, September 15th! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting will be on at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. The 10pm show is a brand new live show on HSN2, so stay tuned to the blog for more details. Let’s take a look at 2 brand new items and our 3 returning favorites!

September 15th is all about Christmas crafting, and we think you’re going to love our Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments. So many of you asked for gorgeous, winter-themed layers that we couldn’t help but create them for you! You will get 72 layers, 6 each of 12 designs. The printed in white patterns include holly berries, fir branches, snowflakes, bow-topped presents, wreaths, bells and more! Each gorgeous parchment sheet will create delicate scenes that resemble frosted, winter window panes. What’s even better? This set also includes 102 embellishments to add to everything from your cards and scrapbook pages to your Christmas bags, tags and gifts. This set includes 3 each of 17 designs of both vellum embellishments and printed, gold-foil accented card stock shapes. The embellishments coordinate with the vellum sheets and include bows, bells, ornaments, trees and more festive designs.  Trace patterns to “bruise” the vellum paper and layer both together to create lace-like designs pop on your projects!

Our popular set of Everyday Parchment Layers is also coming back to HSN on September 15th! To create a stunning card layer, just trace, cut and puncture the pre-printed, die cut vellum patterns. You will get 12 unique lace inspired designs that allow you to create 72 frothy layers. Place your finished parchment paper craft on top of a solid colored card stock for great contrast and an opaque effect!

Our Parchment Craft Tool Set is what you use to create the different designs on parchment crafts. This set contains a perforation mat, a pair of curved fine point scissors, 3 embossing tools (small, medium and large) and 3 perforating tools (1 single needle, 1 double needle and 1 triple needle). Because all of our layers are pre-printed and die-cut, you don’t need traditional stencils, use only these tools to create intricate, artful layers.

If you love our gorgeous palette of Chameleon Markers, you are going to adore our new Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils. These artist quality pencils include 25 perfectly shaded pairs to create 50 amazing colors. Blend from dark to light or light to dark, all you have to do is flip your pencil over! These highly pigmented, intensely colored pencils are perfect for use on all of our coloring pages, and will bring patterns and designs to life with rich color. Just like the Chameleon Markers, the packaging contains a handy built in workstation to keep everything organized.

Over the next few months you can create holiday cheer with our Christmas Coloring Cards. This set includes 24 holiday themed cards, 24 easy to color sentiments and 24 die cuts. Scenes include candy canes, Christmas trees, poinsettias and more. Add sentiments with cheerful phrases like ‘Tis the Season and Joy to You! Make your cards pop by adding festive die cuts such as ornaments, snowflakes, presents and many others. This trio is begging to be used with our next item in the preview!

 

Oh my goodness, we love Mondays! Brand new products are the best way to kick off the week! Comment on this post, and let us know your favorite item this week. We will draw a winner at random on Friday for all 5 items. Good luck!

Love,

Anna

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 1 Winner + How to: Lattice Step Card

Hi there!

Happy Friday everyone! We will be back on HSN September 15th! We are exactly 3 weeks away our shows, so make sure your calendars are marked for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. It looks like a lot of you are excited to get your craft supplies organized in the most beautiful way possible! Over 1340 of you commented to win our HSN exclusive Anna Griffin ivory and gold Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base, the Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers (set of 3), Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps and our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library! Anne with an “e” Congratulations, these are on their way to you!

Here are a few more peeks at our new items!

Our Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base have the ingenious ability to stack, lock together and store all your craft items in a gorgeous way. Each container holds up to 40 pounds of your crafting items from diecuts to ribbon and scissors to embellishments. The small, medium and large sized containers in each caddy will keep everything handy so you are ready to craft! Interlock your caddies and wheel around your craft room, or roll to all your crops and crafting events.

The incredible Decflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers come as a set of 3 and allow you to organize your markers, pens and paintbrushes vertically or horizontally! Make the most of your craft space with a system that grows as your crafting supplies grow! Each container interlocks with another to create vertical or horizontal storage, and can be added into your caddy organizer.

Our Terrific Tags, Stamps and Dies will allow you to create holiday tags for all of your gifts this season! This set includes 128 printed card stock tags in 4 different shapes, 12 concentric tag dies  and 20 clear stamps to create your own tag sentiments. We know creating your own tags will put a gorgeous personal touch on all your gifts!

Use the stickers in our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library to personalize your projects. In this extensive set you’ll get 2 each of 50 different stickers for all the important people in your life. Use these title stickers on cards for your Mother, Grandfather, Sister and more!

Now, who’s ready to craft with us?

Let’s make a card using the new double-sided card stock set from our August 16th shows.

Lattice Frame Step Card

Finished Size: 5 ½” x 6” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Magnetic Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Embossing Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Plate A
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Plate B (2)
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug® Baroque Frame Dies Set 489-267
  • Anna Griffin® Window Frame Card Making Kit and Cutting Dies (die, butterfly embellishments, sentiment sticker) 546-217
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III, flower embellishments
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (scissors, craft knife, ruler, paper cutter) 442-864
  • Anna Griffin® Double-Sided 48-pack Card Stock – 12″ x 12″ 568-614 – yellow card stock
  • Xyron Creative Station
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares

Instructions:

  1. Cut the card base with the double-sided card stock using the card die from the Window Frame Card Making Kit.

2. Cut and emboss the yellow card stock using the Baroque Frame Die.

3. To shorten the frame, fussy cut the sides of the Baroque Frame Die card stock layer. You want it to be about 6” tall in total so that it will fit on the card correctly. Make sure there is no overlap when reattaching.

4. Cut a piece of double sided card stock to 5×7 and attach behind the frame die cut. We used the Xyron Creative Station here instead of a tape runner to evenly apply edge to edge adhesive. Use the left over sticky plastic liner from the Xyron sheet as an adhesive pick up to remove the small left over adhesive from the die cut.

5. Fussy cut around the double-sided card stock layer so that it makes a backing for the yellow card stock frame layer.

6. With a craft knife, cut out the white diamond shaped portions from the center of the card stock.

 

Assembly:

  1. Fold the double-sided die cut cardstock along scored lines to make the card base.

2. Adhere Baroque frame layer to the center of the card base.

3. Attach the flower embellishments on top of the lattice/frame layer.

4. Attach the butterflies.

5. Attach the 3d sentiment to the front of the card.

So gorgeous! On Monday we’re thrilled to bring you something many of you have asked for. Any ideas as to what it could be? Hint: coloring is involved!

Bye for now,

Anna

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 1

Hi everyone!

Christmas is coming and getting a head start on your holiday crafting is what our HSN shows on September 15th are all about! Join us for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. That’s right, there is a brand new live show on HSN2 on September 15th at 10pm! Stay tuned right here for more details.

Let’s start off today with a few items you are going to love for your craft room! We know how much you love to organize, especially in Anna Griffin gold and ivory! This complete custom color storage system in ivory and gold is made exclusively for HSN by industry leader – Deflecto!

First up, we have a set of Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base. This organizational set also has the ingenious ability to stack, lock together and store in a beautiful way. Each container holds up to 40 pounds (that’s a lot of crafts!). The lids snap tight and are removable. Each caddy has 3 different sized containers! There’s a small, medium and large sized container perfect for all your craft storage needs. Check out the video Deflecto made for their white version. Don’t forget, ours is ivory and gold!

 

The best part of the new Deflecto storage items is the Stack and Go Caddy Wheel Base. This base allows you to lock in your caddies for portable crafting. Imagine being able to roll your supplies around your craft space in the most organized way possible. All you have to do is unlock your caddies and you will have all your favorite supplies organized and ready to craft! Stack everything back on your rolling base and your supplies are back in order, just like your fairy craft-mother would have it.

Next, look at the amazing Decflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers! This 4 5/16″ x 3 11/16″ x 3 15/16″ marker storage container comes as a set of 3 and allows you to store more and more! Whether you have a small space, or your very own craft room, this organizer will make the most of your countertops! What’s great about this container is that it grows as your supplies grow! Each container interlocks with another to create vertical or horizontal storage! It’s also is compatible with the Deflecto Caddy Organizer! You can add all three containers into your organizer.

A few favorite Christmas craft items are making their way back for the September shows. Our Terrific Tags, Stamps and Dies will allow you to create holiday tags for the mountain of presents under the tree! 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 just in time for all of your holiday gift giving! We have included everyday designs as well as holiday designs for year round fun! We know these versatile tags are going make the perfect addition to all your present giving!

Our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library is extensive! You’ll get 2 each of 50 different stickers for anyone and everyone in your life. You’ll get 2 each of 50 different greetings and title stickers for your Mother, Father and Sister! These brightly framed titles, gold foil detail and vibrant colors will make these sentiments pop on all of your projects!

Wow, what a start to September’s shows! Be sure to comment with your favorite this week to enter to win the items and for a chance to attend this year’s Anna Griffin | Create in Atlanta, Georgia! Wouldn’t that be the ultimate prize? See you on Friday!

Bye for now,

Anna

 

How to: Blooming card with our 3D Flower Dies

Hello, hello!

Thank you so much for joining us this past Wednesday for our Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting shows on HSN! We loved getting to interact with you through social media, phone calls and Skype! You make our appearances so much fun! Our next shows on HSN will be on Friday, September 15th from 10am-11:30am and 6:45pm-8pm EST.

Here’s a reminder about the Cricut Make Something You Love event in Atlanta, Sunday, September 10th. There are 2 sessions and I will be there to play with the new Cricut Maker in advance of its’ launch on HSN October 3rd.

For today’s how to, let’s make a card using our set of 3D Flower Dies!

3D Flower Dies

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Beribboned Frames Dies
  • Anna Griffin® 3D Flower Dies
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Sentiment Stickers
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Ivory card base
  • Ivory cardstock (2)
  • Pink patterned cardstock
  • Light pink cardstock
  • Light green cardstock
  • Green cardstock
  • Dark green cardstock
  • Pen or marker
  • Pink Ink
  • Cotton *****

Instructions:

  1. Cut and emboss the pink pattern and light pink solid card stock using the Beribboned Frame Die.

2. Fussy cut the light pink Beribboned Frame layer. You will only be using the top center and bottom center areas.

4. Cut and emboss the dark green cardstock using the small leaves die from the 3D Flower Dies.

5. Cut and emboss the green cardstock using the larger leaves die from the 3D Flower Dies.

6. Cut and emboss the flower layers three times from the ivory card stock.

7. Using a cotton ball, apply ink lightly to the middle of the flower layers. Use heavier ink coverage on the flower centers.

8. Using the barrel of a pen or marker, gently curl the flower petals and green leaves. Leave the dark green leaves uncurled.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, adhere the light green cardstock to the card base.

2. Using foam squares, adhere the Beribboned Frame die cut paper to the card base.

3. Adhere the pink cardstock fussy cut layer to the left and right sides of the card in the center.

4. Poke the dark green leaves through the Beribboned Frame layer so that it is partially over and partially under the layer. Adhere with foam squares.

5. Adhere the green leaves diagonally from the top left corner.

6. Assemble the flowers with foam adhesive between the layers. Rotate each layer to offset the petals. Adhere the ivory flower layers to the card using a tape runner.

7. Attach the sentiment and add your message inside.

Over the next 4 weeks, we will start our product previews for our September 15th shows! We have a lot of new products for you! Have a great weekend everyone.

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN August 16th, 2017 Shopping List

Hi everyone,

As promised, we have your always handy shopping list for Craft Day! Wednesday can’t get here fast enough, and we are thrilled to be on HSN August 16th at 2am, 11am and 10pm! There is also a special Facebook Live with Anna on the HSN Facebook page at 7:15pm – so spread the word!

For us the highlight of our craft shows is always getting to interact with our fans, and we can’t wait to see you on Skype and take your phone calls. It’s going to be so much fun! We want to know… what are your Craft Day highlights?

New Items:

568619- Gracie Designer Paper Crafting Kit

546219- Window Ledge Card Making Kit

568620- Acetate Cards for All Occasions

568621- Vintage Garden Die Cuts

568614- 12 x 12 Double-Sided Card Stock

568628- Gift Card Cutting Dies

568622- Dresden Trims

568-627- Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments

Returning Favorites:

505070- 120 Everyday Sentiments

510436- Envelope Lettering Template

442899- Favorite Flowers I

489143- Favorite Flowers II

542059- Sentiment Stamps and Dies

528916- Decorative Edge Dies

529207- Platform Punch and Stamp

395651- Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit

442868- Gracious Giftables- Christmas

505053- Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit

430675- Joyful Phrases Sentiment Inserts

499577- Holiday Glitter Stickers

505092- Say It Anyway Christmas Stamps

505062- 12×12 Christmas Card Stock

505171- Christmas Botanical Dies

505071- Favorite Christmas Sentiments

563154- Kodak Verite Craft 6 Printer

522150- Trelliage Embossing Folders and Cutting Dies Set

522286– Trelliage Die Cuts

532402 Anna Griffin Chic Wrap Gift Warp storage and cutter

528924 Embossed Words Embossing Folders

553435 Bird Cage and Branches Folders and Dies

552843 Frame It Coloring Scenes

We will continue to update the product links to hsn.com as they post the products on their site.

Guess what? Next week we will be showing you lots more brand new Christmas craft items that will debut on HSN September 15th! Our hours are 10am and 7pm that day. The fun never ends!

See you on Wednesday — bright and early at 2am EST (1am CST, 12am MST and 11pm PST).

Xoxo,

Anna