HSN August 16th Product Preview 4 Winner + How to: Deco Flock Vintage

Hi everyone!

Today is our last look at the items we will have on HSN August 16th! As a reminder, our shows hours will be 2am, 11am and 10pm. We’re just 5 short days away from full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting. On Monday we will have your shopping list, with available links. Our lucky winner for today is Terance in Texas! Enjoy all 7 of these Christmas items!

Let’s see a few more projects for August 16th inspiration!

Our Dresden Trims are such special embellishments! Our carefully curated set of 4 different designs contains 54 intricately cut and embossed gold foil die cuts! These golden bells, opulent trees, holly branches and Merry Christmas images are the definition of old world charm. Because Dresden Trims are printed on 200 year old German presses, the details can’t be beat!

Our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit has over 200  pieces that will inspire you to create 30 three dimensional holiday cards. This beautifully boxed set makes the most beautiful, traditional cards you can imagine to send to friends and family during the holiday season.

With our Christmas Botanical Dies you can create gorgeous, large-scale die cuts for all of your holiday projects. The 9 cut and emboss die designs include poinsettias, spruce branches, holly and more. Add these to your cards, presents and scrapbook pages this season.

We have compiled 120 of our Favorite Christmas Sentiment Stickers to send jolly, cheerful messages to all your Christmas card list! This set includes the best of the best sentiments like Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Warm Christmas Wishes and more.

Our versatile Christmas Say it Anyway Stamps are always a fan favorite for holiday crafting! You’ll get 36 clear stamps to imprint a festive message on the inside or outside of your cards!

Our Christmas Glitter Stickers in red, gold and silver are the perfect accompaniment to all of our holiday crafting items. This set contains large frames, die cuts and accent pieces that add a touch of sparkle to all of your projects.

Our 12 x 12 Christmas Card Stock is essential for traditional Christmas card making and scrapbooking. The 48 sheets can be made into holiday embellishments and table decorations.

We’re so excited to start crafting for the holidays. On Monday, we will have your shopping list, and Wednesday, August 16th is show time!

For today’s how to, let’s create a project using our Deco Flock Vintage Palette Kit from the July HSN shows! We love the velvety effect and texture Deco Flock brings to your cards.

Deco Flock Vintage

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Anna Griffin™ Flourish Die
  • Anna Griffin™ Fancy Flips Card Making Kit, flower embellishments
  • Anna Griffin™ Vintage Collage Card Toppers 1, “Get Well” sentiment
  • Anna Griffin™ So Smitten Card Making Kit, card base
  • Anna Griffin™ Lovely Layers, floral card stock
  • Anna Griffin™ DecoFlock™ Kit, yellow flocking paper and foam transfer adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Cut the floral card stock from Lovely Layers to 3 ¾” inches and adhere to the card base.

2. Die cut foam adhesive using the Flourish Cutting Die.

3. Cut a piece of yellow flocking paper slightly larger than the die cut.

4. Peel paper liner off the front side of the foam die cut to expose the adhesive.

5. Place the exposed adhesive on the color side of the flocking sheet.

6. Place the die cut in between Cuttlebug™ B plates, on top of a rubber mat and A plate. Run through the Cuttlebug™ to evenly apply flocking.

7. Remove from the plates and peel away the flocking sheet.

Assembly:

  1. Add adhesive squares to the back of the two flower embellishments and attach to the card base.

2. Peel off the back liner from the yellow flocking die cut piece and attach it to the card base.

3. Add adhesive squares to the back of the “Get Well” sentiment and attach to the center of the card.

Wow, isn’t that flocking beautiful? Have a lovely weekend, and we will see you next week!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN August 16th, 2017 Product Preview 4

Hi everyone,

It’s time for the final Product Preview before our shows on HSN August 16th. We will be on at 2am, 11am and 10pm for full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting! This preview is all about à la carte Christmas crafting, and we have 7 festive items to show you!

 

We’re so excited to bring you Exquisite Dresden Trims just in time for all your holiday crafting. These are the most opulent embellishments one can find! The technique of centuries old printing, embossing and foil stamping techniques combine to make each delicate piecefoil stamped card stock piece. Our Exquisite Dresden Dies are made on 200 year old German presses, and will be a treasured addition to your holiday crafting supplies. Layer them for a luxurious look on cards, scrapbook pages, to create ornaments or even add to your Christmas wrapping. Designs include Christmas trees, bells, holly springs and Merry Christmas and come connected on a sheet to be trimmed off and added with glue.

Back from last year is our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit. You’ll be able to mix and match over 200 pieces in this kit to make 30 3 dimensional cards like no other! You’ll get gorgeous holiday themed card surfaces and layers with foil stamped accents, gold foil diecuts, 3D diecuts, red and gold perfect bows and dimensional paper rosettes. Sentiments include holiday phrases from Celebrate the Season and Yuletide Greetings to Love and Best Wishes to You This Christmas.

Create the most beautiful, oversized embellishments for all your holiday projects! Our Botanical Cutting Dies include 9 large scale dies that cut and emboss; layer these diecuts to make magnificent paper poinsettias as well as holly and spruce branches with berries!

Our set of 120 Favorite Christmas Sentiments is a library of 3D, layered sentiments. You’ll get 4 each of 30 designs! Holiday phrases include Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Christmas, With Every Joy and Happiness This Christmas and many more. These stickers are traditionally colored in red, green, silver and white with gold foil accents. They coordinate beautifully with all of our holiday papers, layers and diecuts to create stunning holiday cards and scrapbook pages.

We know how much you love to stamp, and our Say it Anyway Stamps are back for August 16th!  This set includes 3, 5″ x 7″ sheets of clear stamps, full of warm, holiday greetings for your cards! There are 36 easy to use, clear stamps and an acrylic mount. The stamps work both horizontally and vertically to stamp both the inside and outside of your cards. Stamp phrases include Sending Holiday Cheer to Warm Your Heart All Year, Have a Magical Holiday Season and much more!

There’s nothing that layers as beautifully as our Christmas Glitter Stickers. This set of 90 die cut stickers are full of gorgeous glitter in gold, silver and red and make the perfect layer. We took our favorite, beautiful dies and made them into stickers for all your holiday projects.

Last but not least we have our 12 x 12 Christmas Card Stock. This set contains 48 sheets of rich, traditional patterns and colors. Many patterns feature foil stamping and will add a touch of elegance to your holiday cards and scrapbook pages.

Wow, what an incredible collection of holiday crafting staples. Let us know your favorite, and we’ll draw the winner of all 7 items at random on Friday!

Bye for now,

Anna

 

Happy Birthday to Me!

Dear all,

Thank you so much for all of the beautiful birthday wishes this week! I have been celebrating each day as I open the mail. There has been one surprise after another. The creativity of the cards and gifts has been a joy to experience! Just look at some of the fantastic cards that were sent from my crafty friends…

This one came first from Robert Hosler. Behold all of the beautiful glittery details!

Some of the cards came in boxes they were so dimensional. Elizabeth Durrant, you outdid yourself!

Speaking of boxes, Kay Mitchell made me a window box card – oh the thrill of opening!

JoAnn Sinclair made me her signature easel card. I love seeing our products in action like this!

Thank you Mary Huff for the beautiful card, letter and bookmark!

I have been fortunate to be on Terance and John’s card list this year and have received an incredible creation almost every month. Thank you for the Birthday Wishes!

Marcia, Marcia, Marica, this card is the perfect combination of prints and colors. I love it so much!

My dear Vivian Kochis, thank you for the gorgeous card!

Geraniums were my Mother’s favorite summer flower and I love seeing them on this card from Coco Davenport.

Chrissie Mancini and her Cricut have been at it again! This card is so lovely!

Who sends cards with original watercolor paintings on the front? Sylvie Durand does! I appreciate your generosity.

Many thanks to Dana Stuedemann for her perfect Pretty Paintings card!

I love getting one of your cards Kathy Glaze! The stick pins are adorable.

What a beautiful card Lizzy! So elegant!

You are capable of wonderful things too Ellen Bendel, mother of Minka!

I have to steal your idea Mary Beth – this is a masterpiece!

Well done Eve Yeung! Can’t wait to see you in November.

Thanks for popping up Kathleen Clark! It is beautiful.

Speaking of popping, look at this masterpiece from Gail Wenzel!

Supersize that popping and you get this from Sue Kurdt!

Whew! Believe me, when I say that this is just a small peek at what arrived in honor of my Birthday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I loved every heartfelt creation and can feel the love!

With sincere gratitude and appreciation,

Anna

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

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” 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

Instructions:

  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.

Assembly:

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!

Love,

Anna

HSN October 3rd Sneak Peek | Cricut Maker

Hello!

Just in case you have missed all of the breaking news from Cricut today, I wanted to make sure that you were all “in the know!” On October 3rd, I will be presenting the revolutionary Cricut Maker on HSN as the Today’s Special. It will be worth the wait because of the incredible auto ship program that has been designed exclusively for the day! Plus – I will have a special Bright Pad and Easy Press!

You heard it here first…there will be Anna Griffin sewing projects that you can make in the click of a button in Design Space! That is the most that I can say right now, but i promise lots of exciting Cricut reveals between now and October 3rd right here on my blog! Make sure and mark your calendars for midnight, October 3rd and throughout the day when I show you all that this amazing machine can do. There is an exclusive bundle from me to go with this, so you do not want to miss out on this very special offer only on HSN.

Want to see the Cricut Maker up close and make something you love before October 3rd? Join me at the Cricut Make Something You Love Event in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, September 10th. Click the graphic to get your tickets now!