HSN August 16th, 2017 Product Preview 3 Winner + Window Frame Card Die How To

Hello, hello!

Happy Friday everyone! We are getting close to our August 16th HSN shows, and we can’t wait to be crafting with you at 2am, 11am and 10pm. We still have one more Product Preview for you on Monday. You know we like to save the best for last! It’s time to announce our winner! Marilyn B., we hope you enjoy all 4 items that are headed your way.

Let’s take a look at more project inspiration for your weekend.

Our 12 x 12 double-sided card stock gives you 4 each of 12 designs to create amazing dimensional cards. The pretty patterns in this set contains some of our favorite signature prints including rose black, white and gold polka dots, butterflies and more!

Our new Gift Card Dies are the perfect example of how we bring your product requests to life! This set of 6 dies will make both the coin purse and the purse shapes to hold your gift cards in style. Add a couple of embellishments and a sentiment, and you have a gift that’s beautiful in the making!

The holidays are right around the corner, and our Gracious Giftables card making set has 4 styles of easy to make, pre cut gift card holders. The festive patterns, sentiments and embellishments in this kit are truly a delight!

So many of you are excited for the return of our Pretty Pop Up Kit! This classic card kit is bursting at the seams with stunning embellishments, sentiments and decorative pieces. The best part is that you’ll be able to create 40 cards to bring cheer to friends and loved ones.

For this week’s how to, we are showing you how to create the larger frame for your Window Frame cards using the Flourish die!

Window Frame Card Making Kit

Finished Size: 5×7 card


  • 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” Spacer Plate A
  • Cricut Cuttlebug™ 12”x5” Spacer Plate B (2)
  • Anna Griffin® Window Frame Card Making Kit and Cutting Dies (dies and gold flourish embellishments) 546-217
  • Anna Griffin® Flourish Die
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers II, rose stickers
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Sentiment Stickers, “Happy Birthday” sticker
  • Yellow patterned card stock (cut to 6”x12”)
  • Pink card stock (cut to 5.5”x8”)
  • Floral card stock (cut to 4”x6”)
  • Green patterned card stock (cut to 3.5”x5”)
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors


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

2. Cut the green card stock to 3.5”x5”.

3. Cut the floral card stock using the frame die from the Window Frame Card Making Kit.

4. Cut and emboss the pink card stock using the Flourish Die.

5. Cut and discard the center from the pink flourish layer.

6. Cut and overlap the sides of the pink flourish layer at the center to fit to card.


1 Fold the yellow card stock along scored lines to make the card base.

2. Adhere the green card stock to the base.

3. Adhere the pink flourish layer using foam adhesive.

4.Adhere the floral frame using.

5. Attach the gold and white embellishments from the Window Frame Card Making Kit to the bottom left corner of the floral frame.

6.Attach the pink rose sticker to the green card stock.

7. Attach the yellow rose sticker to the gold and white embellishments.

8. Attach “Happy Birthday” sentiment across the floral frame.

There you have it! What a gorgeous card. We can’t wait to hear what you think.

P.S. There is an updated Kodak Verite Print & Scan app that includes the personalized message feature for iPhone and it is now available in the app store. The android phone version is also expected to release this week.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on Monday!




  1. Carol Dickson says:

    i love the window cards and have made several.. I like the tip on adjusting the frame from other dies.

  2. Linda foster says:

    Hello anna, this is my first blog don, t how I got here, but here I am. Happy late birthday. Yove your products . I live in a 55 over comm. So I give a lot of get well and sympathy cards and just thinging of you cards. Hard to keep up sonetime. I have several friends with cancer and some I don’t know but they get cards any way. Please consider me for some of the free stuff. Sure could use. Hope I find you again. Happy birthday again.

  3. P.J. Hyman says:

    My favorite is the flourish die, but I have to have everything. Hope your birthday was grand.

  4. Lauren Butler says:

    Hello Anna and Team! Wow, are we all excited for the HSN August AG releases! What a fun Christmas Beautiful in the making 2017 is going to be! Being of Dutch/German and Irish decent, the Dresden pre-cut die stickers are glorious! Whether you are educating us on vintage patterns from England, France, or Germany, I have always appreciated the historical education behind your creativity. Sometime I would like to see your deck and garden with the triliage designs inorporated. So Dresden die cut stickers, or Glorious Greetings, the Poinsettia Botanical metal dies, Favorite Sentiments for Christimas, Say it Anyway stamps, Christmas Glitter stickers, or the 48 sheets of 12×12 Christmas paper…oh my! The favorite? Excuse me, but I love them all. Yours truly, Lauren

  5. Jean-Marie Steffek says:

    I am so excited to see this preview. I really do like the beautiful possibilities with those golden antique Christmas dies. I’ll be watching on the 16th for sure-but would love to win a set as well!

    Thanks for offering all of your talent to us! I love it all !

  6. Mary R. says:

    Hi Anna,
    Thank you for the tutorial on the window frame easel card. My favorite is the Flourish die. I think cutting out the center to make the frame is genius! The extra long plates are a must have!

  7. Gisela says:

    Hi Anna.

    Fell in love with this card and eagerly watched your video,
    Then tore the house apart looking for this flourish die, as it was not in my die folders…
    A panic text to my daughter asking if she had this die.
    Oh what a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in southern California, her answer was yes !!

    Thank you for always giving us the very best,

    A big hug to your fantastic Georgie.

  8. Lynn Smith says:

    HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY to you Anna. your dies lend themselves to so many beautiful projects. love using them so much. thank you for enhancing what we are able to do. i smile at my very early efforts

  9. ELAINE says:

    Snatches time to view your HOW TO and wanted you to know that it was great. You took time and spoke slow. I was able to understand it all without playing it over and over. Most demos have fast talkers and we OLD TIMIE ppl can not catch it all and need to watch many times to understand. A+++++, Mamacrafter
    Oh loved the part showing how to reduce the frame size. Good job.

  10. Becky H. says:

    After seeing this video I now need this window frame card making kit added to my other wonderful
    Anna Griffin products. Yes Yes

  11. June Estep says:

    So happy I have all the dies and extended plates and Cuttle, I have many of these papers, and soon, I will have the new double sided set. I think this is so beautiful, and love the die splicing. This also speaks of how important it is to collect the extras and use your organizing items to easily access and have them at the ready. Love this.

  12. SheliaP says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Special Person!
    Anna, you are a Joy to so many. Thank you for being you.
    Your products are my favorite & buying them from a lady with a beautiful kind spirit makes them all the better. Hope today leaves you with lots of good memories.

  13. Holly Hudspeth says:


    I am really looking forward to the double sided papers and pop up card kit. My budget may force me to wait so I can buy the Maker in October. I am over the moon with the thought of a “sous sewer”. I hope to see Anna Fabrics at some point but, hopefully not all at once. The machine is going to be pricey!. I can’t wait to see your patterns!!!

  14. Hobo says:

    Did you say Christmas Dresden’s? Ah ha! I have been collecting Dresden pieces for ages and have made beautiful ornaments with them, copies of vintage old Pennsylvania German ornaments. That along with paper scraps. Can’t wait to see what designs you have come up with. What we call scrap books now isn’t what they used to be. Back in the day they were books in which people pasted the popular scrap pictures. But I am sure you already knew that.

  15. Angel Cyr says:

    Another request coming in from Maine !!! Would you please make a die set of ” LONG STEMMED ROSES, CARNATIONS, ETC. ? ” Would Love To See Your Version, Of A Long Stemmed Rose, etc. How Lovely Would It Be … To Have A Dozen Long Stemmed Roses, On A Scrapbook Page / Tied With A Beautiful Bow With Twirled Tails … Accompanied By A Wedding, Anniversary, etc. Picture. We could also use these type of dies to make Tall / Slender Cards.

    Who Else ? Angel

  16. Dianna Lantz says:

    Enjoying seeing all those wonderful new goodies…yes pick me to win I will live it…Thanks Again Anna! 🙂

  17. D. Loeffler says:

    What a great idea to cut out the middle of the die to make it fit the card. I really like the step cut card and the gift card dies. I always struggle how to give gift cards in a unique way. As always, it is Anna to the rescue.

  18. Lara says:

    One of many reasons I love your amazing imtricate dies., You can use them in many different ways. I love the double sided paper that is so lovely.

  19. Yadyra Marrero says:

    Congratulations to Marilyn B…
    Thank you for the tutorial. Can’t wait till the 16th !!!!!

  20. Debra J says:

    I am looking forward to the shows. I will definitely order the card stock.
    I recently purchased the pink album and gifted it to m y daughter’s best friend highlighting the two girls’ friendship for her 12th birthday. When she opened it she burst into happy tears, as did the guests and parents. They were all so moved by the love and beauty in the album. Thank you for the lovely kit.

  21. Shelley Singer says:

    I saw the coin purse gift card at the Container Store.
    It’s so cute I can’t wait to buy the dies to create my own.
    Love all the new sets!

  22. Michelle says:

    Congratulations Marilyn on your win. I hope you have loads of fun with it. Thank you Anna for the tutorial. I can’t wait to try one of these cards. You are quite an inspiration.

  23. Becky Jo Cannon says:

    Congratulations Marilyn B.! Have some fun!
    I just loved the tutorial on making your own beautiful frame card! Lots of possibilities! And it is Beautiful in the making. Thank you always for such wonderful inspiration!

  24. Grama Pei says:

    Marilyn B, congratulations! So fun to win! And, Thank You, Anna, for the GREAT tutorial today. LOVE that look in the window frame cards! Love that you showed how to use our other dies with the set!!

  25. Jane Gotelli says:

    Wow! That’s why you are our Anna Griffin. You make it look so easy. Please make more cards like this giving us little tricks. It really get my crafty mojo going.

  26. Mary Ann Gordon says:

    You have made some of the most difficult cards to make into easy and enjoyable. If it weren’t for your products and kits, I would have never taken on the challenge of card making. It is fun! Thank you! The product line up for August looks amazing. So much to choose from. The window frame card kit looks awesome!

  27. Shari says:

    The Window Frame Cards are so very much fun to put together! Congratulations to Marilyn on the win!

  28. Myrna Hartley says:

    I love how you cut that flower die cut, I am going to get mine out right now and make some windows out of it.
    It is so beautiful.

    Can’t wait until the 18th!!!


  29. Katz Baugh says:

    Congrats to Marilyn on your win. I’m sure you will love all your new products. I loved watching today’s video on the step card. I really like the yellow woven paper. I love that pattern in the embossing folder and I double love it in the paper. Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent Anna. I just love all your designs.

  30. Cherri Anderson says:

    You help me do cards better than I ever could on my own. The pride and satisfaction I get from making and giving these cards is truly a blessing. Thank you.

  31. Dianna Lantz says:

    Yes I would Love Just being one of the winners. Thanks Anna all these items are awesome.

  32. Kathryn Goldress says:

    This card is so beautiful! IS THIS NOW OR WILL IT BE A CRICUT CARTRIDGE? If not I want to make sure I get this set! I love it!!

  33. DELORIS J BLUE says:

    Thanks for this “how to” video. My Window Frame Card kit will be delivered tomorrow (8-5-2017) and this will help me get started. I have many of those Anna Griffin papers and but not the fancy frame cutting dies.

  34. linda larsen says:

    I enjoy the ideas to make with what I already own. It is worth the investment. Keep reinventing using past folders in new ways. Don ‘t for get the rubber stamps…from olde. We are still out there.

  35. Patti Stucky says:

    I really enjoyed your video, but I liked the pictures even more!! Great teaching lesson!!

  36. Hobo says:

    I like tutorials and ideas to make with what I already own. And I especially like it when there are no electronic gadgets involved! You have the best dies. I have used Art Bin magnetic holders for years and now have 7 filled with dies. They weigh a ton but are so great. And I really like to create when there aren’t a lot of electronic gadgets involved, so thank you for more ideas on how to use your products. Sometimes the brain is overwhelmed with so many products that we need a kick start on how to use them. I loved when you made your books, however there are so many things a book couldn’t keep up! I thought of printing a lot of the pictures I see of finished products, because that to me is easier than scrolling through a bunch of online pictures. But to do that would cost a fortune in ink!

  37. Carla Haase says:

    Thank you for the tutorial, Anna. Now I will try the dies. Looking forward to Monday and the 16th of course. Have my debit card ready!!! Love you.

  38. Beth Gutzwiller says:

    I love how enthused you are when you do your videos. You’re something else Anna. The beautiful you definitely comes out. Sadly, I didn’t get the window die. Please say you’ll have it back on your August HSN presentation. My best to you.

  39. Carolw says:

    WOW! I love Anna. Great dies! The cardstock releases from the dies so easily and the demos are fantastic. She is sooooo creative. I follow her blog closely. THANK YOU ANNA!

  40. Carolw says:

    I love Anna. Great dies! The cardstock releases from the dies so easily and the demos are fantastic. She is sooooo creative. I follow her blog closely. THANK YOU ANNA!

  41. Gina Maria says:

    Fabulous tutorial, can’t wait to try that, thank you again for these extremely helpful videos. So excited too because I got an email that the Window Ledge auto ship kit is on the way! Can’t wait to see what’s in that, I’m sure it will be lovey, loved the striped awnings on the couple of examples.

  42. Suzanne Merica says:

    Congratulations to Marilyn.
    Thank you Anna for all your inspiration. I really like your video tutorials.

  43. Angel Cyr says:

    Anna, Would you ever consider … selling ” RED RUBBER, CLING STAMPS ? ” Your Stamps Are Great … But With The Red Rubber, Cling Stamps — Giving Much More Perfect Results — I Think It Would Be Only Fitting, For You To Be Selling The Best Of The Best Products !!! I Have Owned The Red Rubber Cling — For A Number Of Years … And There Is Definitely A True Difference ! Sentiments, Especially — Are Stamped With ” Perfect Results !!! ”


  44. Paulette King says:

    Love your video that teach us how to use your bigger frame dies to make them smaller. Thank you for the idea. Just love it

  45. Belinda Jackson says:

    Hi Anna

    I. Love any collection when we go for the. See real soon. I have my recorder set for August 16th for 2am, 11am and 10pm. The clock is ticking.

  46. Karen McCoy says:

    Wow. The blog today was SO helpful! I have the window frame kit and really appreciated how to fit the large frame dies.

  47. Carol C says:

    Thank you Anna for showing the way to cut this pretty die to fit a smaller card. I love seeing so many ways to use a cutting die and this is a very pretty one.

  48. Jennifer Sugg says:

    Congrats Marilyn and thank you Anna for the wonderful new products coming to HSN and window frame card and tutorials today.
    Please bring back the” flower vine” cutting die. It is so pretty and not available anymore. It is shown in your book and I would love to see it be available again.

  49. Mattie M. Thompson says:

    Beautiful, thanks for showing what we can do with the different frames in our arsenal.

  50. Kathleen Albrecht says:

    I can do what you did Anna. Way cool way to use our pretty dies. Thank you for the full instructions and sharing them with us.

  51. Christina w says:

    I’d love to know how you make those box pop up cards! Is there a kit or dyes for that or is that circut?

  52. Mrs. Mary Huff says:

    Congrats to Marilyn, way to go!!

    Anna, thanks to your inspiration there is a little boy in Missouri who will love his Shaker card. Like u said to make it larger, adhere it to a piece larger card stock. When I got it done, it sat up like a picture frame and on the front was Mickey Mouse shaking it and on the back was the boys fav. animals. I learned about Pippa the Pig and Paw Patrol and I had to add a tractor + balloons. So he got a reversible card, thanks again and Happy Birthday:-)

  53. Barbara Yates says:

    Love all of these!! It is so great that you give us the best instructional videos to help us make the best cards ever. Thank you!!!

  54. Beverly Limbach says:

    How clever you are to figure out how to fit a frame to a card. I am having great fun making cards with so many of your materials and my mind just never wants to shut off. I even dream of new card ideas while I sleep! Thanks, Anna.

  55. Mary Draffen says:

    Congrats to Marilyn I’m looking forward to August 16th and it’s great to see some of your instructional videos. Now it’s time to use the die cuts from my Anna collection to create some gorgeous cards!

  56. Linda Christiansen says:

    Yay for Marilyn…have fun!!
    I so appreciate & enjoy all the how-tos, samples, previews of new products & another chance at oldies but goodies!
    Whether I can get new machines & products or not, they always give me inspiration and ideas for what I can get and already have. Thank you, thank you!!! Can’t wait for August 16th and October!! My list is growing!

  57. Leslie says:

    This question is regarding the new Kodak printer. In addition to the designs that were given to me when I purchased the Kodak printer can I use other Anna Griffin designs and/or designs from other cartridges I have?

  58. Shari Shafii says:

    Good morning Ms. Anna

    Congratulations to Marilyn B.!! Enjoy your little box of happiness!
    Thanks for the tutorial Ms. Anna! You always make it look so beautiful. Love, love! See you soon

  59. Cheryl Ripley says:

    Hi Anna! I like how you are using some of the early dies, like the flourish one, it’s like reconnecting with an old friend! Like how you made the frame, too.

  60. Renee A. Zimmerman says:

    Thanks for the Demo on window frame cards – love all the products – missed the last HSN craft day – can’t wait for this show!

  61. HollyG says:

    Hello Miss Anna and Crew!

    First off, congrats to Marilyn on her win!

    Anna, thank you for the wonderful tutorial! The photos and video are so helpful!

    See you soon!

  62. Jeanette Pullum says:

    This would be beautiful for friends and family. Also for the cancer bazaar at Christmas. You have such beautiful things. Love all mine including printer.

  63. Maureen m says:

    Congrats to Marilyn, great items. I can’t wait to make some window cards , as Anna as usual makes them look so easy and oh so beautiful with all her beautiful papers and embezzlements etc and as Anna has said all her everything matches always.❤️❤️❤️

  64. Pam Okasaki says:

    I’m so excited and can hardly wait for you next show. Still buying all your current products too!

  65. Jo Smith says:

    That is what I always do when I make kit cards. I use to make my own cards, they took quite awhile to make, But now I can use the die you made and be done cutting and have lots of time left to design my card. It is so much fun to design your own look. Thanks for all your helpful ideas. They are just beautiful.

  66. Patricia Coddington says:

    Looks quite simple and fun to use. Thanks for the new ideas Anna. Cant wait for the 16th to come.

  67. Tracey says:

    Love the window frames. Thanks for using my favorite color. Can’t wait for the rest of the sneak peeks

  68. Nancy Brant says:

    Thanks for the tutorial.. it is wonderful ideas on how to use the products! Makes me want to get my supplies out and make the cards.
    Getting my stuff out now .

  69. Iris torres says:

    The window card frames are geogeous especially withe lace paper and color. Love them so much.

  70. Pamela A says:

    I made my first window frame kit – it was so easy and oh so beautiful. After watching your video now I need to get the flourish die to go along with this kit. Congrats to the winner!

  71. Mary Eileen Wagner says:

    I love making these cards! They are so much fun and beautiful. The people I give them to really like them too. I just love your paper and embellishments!

  72. Joanl says:

    Really like the framing, haven’t done that way yet, looking gorward yo foing do. Paper selection is wonderful, want that too. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  73. Michelle says:

    Congrats, Marilyn B. I know you will enjoy all of your goodies!

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Looking forward to the final preview on Monday!

  74. Paula Jackson says:

    I love this card. How creative. I am so excited and looking forward to the HSN crafting event on Augustv16. Thank you Anna for all the sneak peeks you show us.

  75. Kathy Ames says:

    Hello Anna !!! It’s so nice to see the new items that are soooo close to being shown min the next show . Can hardly wait to get the double sided papers !!! Loving the flourish die !! Oh the things we can do with it !!Thanks for sharing !!!

  76. tinker says:

    can’t wait till 8/16, but i need to order those x-tra long plates. i’ve been thinking about doing it, so now i really need to.

  77. amy okada says:

    Wished there were more hours in a day to make the many such lovely cards, gift cards and such that you inspire me to make.

  78. Irene Alexander says:

    Pretty cards! Looking forward to the last product preview on Monday. I hope you have a great birthday weekend!

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