HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 3 Winner + How to: Tips and Tricks for your Everyday Acetate Card Layers

Hello, hello!

Can you believe it? There are only 7 short days until September 15th and Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting on HSN! We will be on at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. This week, from reading the comments, it feels like everyone is ready to start Christmas crafting! You are loving all the versatility of the Go Press and Foil machine and its accessories! Jennifer Huang this Go Press and Foil machine, foils, Hot Foil Sentiments and Hot Foil Dies are yours!

We are so excited for all the ways you will be able to add the Go Press and Foil to your Christmas crafting! The September 15th bundle is an incredible package that you are going to love creating with!

Don’t you think the colors in our Go Press and Foil Christmas Hot Foil Bundle are absolutely gorgeous? Foil stamp your Hot Foil sentiments and Hot Foil Dies in festive silver, green, blue, red and gold foil. They are sure to bring an elegant shine to your Christmas cards and scrapbook pages.

Our New Trends Hot Foil Bundle includes 5 fashionable colors you’re going to fall in love with including shades of purple and rose gold. We can’t wait to see your projects with this bundle of fun colors!

This collection of 5 Christmas Hot Foil Stamps work with your Go Press and Foil Machine and embossing machine to make professional quality projects. Create jolly, foil stamped reindeer, wreaths and more on your cards and scrapbook pages this holiday season.

To send Christmas cheer to friends and loved ones, we have just the set of Hot Foil Christmas Sentiment stamping dies! Sentiments include warm, heartfelt greetings like Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth. We love the effect of combining these foil stamped sentiments with our holiday patterned cards, die cuts and stickers.

To use the Metal Shim with your Go Press and foil machine, make the following sandwich: Hot Foil Stamp, foil face down, paper or card, metal shim and then run through your Cuttlebug.

We’re down to the final quantities of our Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer. This first of its kind printer makes creating projects so easy! Use the printer along with your phone, tablet and computer to design t-shirts, print custom magnets, create coasters and more!

Next, our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit is one of our favorites for the holiday season! Create 30 traditional holiday cards with bows, rosettes, gold foil flourishes, an assortment of flat and 3-D themed die cuts, festive holiday sentiments, gorgeous patterned cards, layers and envelopes. Give one as a gift, or start the tradition of a holiday card making party today!

Our Xyron Sticker Makers, in stunning Anna Griffin patterned packaging, make up to 20 feet of stickers to use on projects! Run any diecut up to 3 inches through to make instant stickers! Edge to edge, permanent adhesive has never been so easy.

Now we have a few tips and tricks when it comes to using your Acetate Cards for Everyday!

Tip #1: Ribbon

Attaching the acetate card overlay to a card base using ribbon is a fun way to attach the the two without using adhesive.

Tip #2: Matching Die-Cuts & Acetate

Acetate Cards for All Occasions and Vintage Garden Die-Cuts are designed to go together to create a layered, three-dimensional effect on your cards. Choose your favorite die cut from the set, and layer on top of the coordinating design on the acetate layer.


Tip #3: Embossing

Emboss a card stock layer and place it underneath the acetate. The texture shows through beautifully.

Tip #4: Add Volume, Dimension and Texture

Gently curl the edges of the die-cuts using the barrel of a pencil for a tighter curve.  Use larger barreled pens or markers to get a more gentle curve on your die cuts.


Tip #5: Brads

Using brads or grommets is a creative way to fasten sentiments and embellishments to the acetate layer while also holding layers together.

Tip #6: 3D Acetate

To give your card a three-dimensional effect, fussy cut a design out of the acetate and layer it over the duplicate design on the acetate card layer. Add height with foam adhesive to give your card texture.

Tip #7: Shaker Card

Acetate cards are great for making shaker cards! Follow the easy steps below to make your own shaker card. See full step by step from a previous how to here.

  1. Cut off the front or back of the acetate card.
  2. Fussy cut a border from card stock.
  3. Adhere card stock layer on top of acetate layer using double-sided tape.
  4. Place foam strips on a card stock card base in a rectangle. The strips should be placed about a half-inch in from each side.
  5. Die cut confetti.
  6. Fill the rectangle with confetti.
  7. Attach your acetate layer to the foam strips. The card stock border should cover the foam strips.
  8. Add embellishments and a sentiment.

Now that is a fun filled Friday! Join us right here on Monday for the last Product Preview before our shows and later in the week for your shopping list!





  1. dolly bartlett says:

    Anna, help please! I ordered your vellum papers and would love to know what you recommend to adhere without the adhesive showing through. Do you use liquid glue? Please let me know!!! Thank you so much!

  2. TANYA FOREST says:

    My favorite item is the Pocket Cut and Emboss Dies. I can’t wait to use them on my holiday crafts. I am looking forward to watching all the demos tomorrow on HSN.

  3. Pia says:

    I can never get enough of you precious angels, so thank you for giving us a new set this year! I use many of them year round in shabby chic whitewashed shadow boxes made out of old window frames. They also look great behind my Willow Tree angels in various displays that I have. No wonder I can’t seem to get enough for the cards I want to make! I try to give Christmas cards with angels every year to remind my friends that faith is the reason for the season. So thanks again, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get a couple sets before they sell out!

  4. Judy Lester says:

    Anna, I can’t wait for 9/15/17. I have been buying your products each time you are on. The cards are beautiful and they make me feel good giving them. I hope to win any of the new products, if I have them, I will share.

  5. LALA Martinez says:

    I would. Try to figure out someway to incorporate this in a placesetting with napkins and silverware at Christmas use the pocket as a napkin ring and tie a ribbon around it yes.

  6. Linda Gilliam says:

    Oh my heavenly days, those ANGELS made my day…ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!
    I also want the Christmas pocket does and fillers…im counting the minutes til Froday!

  7. Regine Longchamp says:

    Hello Anna! The angels are so pretty! Thank you for a second chance at the box cards kit. Love your work!

  8. Kathy Wright says:

    Anna I am so happy to see that the box cards are back I have been waiting for them for so long. I love everything you come out with last time I got the Kodak printer but this time it will be the box card set and the angel toppers. Thank you so much! Kathy

  9. Melanie says:

    I can’t wait! I love all the products! Everyone loves receiving the cards and gifts I make using your kits. I have been asked not to sign some of the cards I give so my friends can regift them! Lol. Thank you so much for all the beautiful designs and making it so easy to craft wonderful cards and gifts!

  10. Nicky Pollard says:

    Hi Anna & crafting friends! I’m thinking outside the box. I love the Christmas pockets and will use them to hold gift cards! These will be a hit with everyone who receives one. Also, can you please add to the product list Favorite Delicate Engraving Flowers?? These flowers are amazing and make every card pop with beauty.
    Love you.
    Have a terrific Tuesday!

  11. LaVerne Mostek says:

    Oh. More angels. They are sooo beautiful. Can’t wait to use them. Used the other pockets in scrapbooking. What great pages. Thanks for awesome products

  12. Tandara Smith says:

    The 15th is just around the corner. Waiting patiently –NOT!! Going to be a busy shopping day. It would wonderful to mark a couple of things off the list. Thank you for the chance to win.

  13. Jill Silvers says:

    Wow – I can’t wait until Friday! I have your regular pocket dies and now I have to get those Christmas pockets – these make the most gorgeous cards!

  14. Linda H says:

    Hi Anna and Everybody! I’m looking forward to Friday and seeing you demonstrate the Go Press. Also, I buy UK craft magazines and they have been into acetate for years. I never found any in the local craft stores, so am anxious to see you demonstrate that too! Good Luck!

  15. Vaye S. says:

    I am so anxious for the 15th…………Credit card is cleared and ready…(smiling)
    I want to try the acetate.
    I made all the gift card holders from the kit…..Love them….We will use them at our family Christmas get together.
    Thanks for everything

  16. cheryl tamburlin says:

    I can’t wait to see all the products demonstrated on Friday……you are absolutely the best at what you do Anna….thank you to you and your team for making all of us look like professionals. I sell my cards at my hair salon and they have been after me to get some done as they sell very fast there….a testament to your gorgeous items. THANKS AGAIN!

  17. Virginia (Ginny) says:

    All these products are just wonderful and creative. – a crafters dream. I am looking forward to making my Christmas cards using your toppers and with some of your other beautiful items.(maybe today’s items I hope) Thanks so much for your creativity.

  18. Darlene Alinzo says:

    Absolutely love the Christmas pockets I have the original, and love them. I love the box cards have those too and love the angles. What can I say but that I just love all of your products

  19. Leena Björk says:

    Ooooo….. I’m really excited about the Christmas Pocket Die Cut Embellishment set and the Window Box Cardmaking kit! I am definitely looking forward to making my own Christmas cards this year.

  20. Violet Davis says:

    Thanks Anna I’ve been waiting for that box set: In the aftermath of IRMA what’s a girl to do with no power: why scrap of course:

  21. Sandra Conroy says:

    I can’t wait for Sept 15th and ordering all the card packs for my holiday card making.My daughters and I will enjoy are”girls” to make these beauty’s for our family and friends.

  22. Johnetha says:

    Oh my goodness It just keeps getting better and better. . I’m pretty much speechless. I love all the foil packs and the acetate cards loving them all. there are just no words. Here’s one awesome!!! Just looking forward to everything and I can’t say thank you enough Anna.

  23. Gwen Ogburn says:

    Congratulation Jennefer Happy Crafting. I have been buying all of Anna Griffin items this year. Man/etsy shops are on vacation but I was hoping to re stock them encludign some cards made with the anna Griffin word dies and cardstock and layers but that will not be possible. Your angle policy although generous does not allow for any internet sales only craft fairs,and fea markets etc. I am totally disabled and can not do the local venues. My Etsy shops support my charities. All proceeds goes to charities. So I going to have to curtain my spending. Although I see a lot of Anna Griffin’s cards on Etsy; I always abide by the angel policies. Yes, I am drooling over all the beautiful items and cards, I going to have to limit to what I can use for me personally and some for my military cards.. I usually cut most of my layers or buy the card mat layers for my military cards when I find a good buy/. At least I do used my Anna Griffin’s embossing folders for my military cards and my Anna Griffin’s Cartridges for the military cards. Please be sure to always check the Angel Policy for all you make and sell.

  24. Sandy Hanson says:

    Have been following you from the beginning and love all you ideas. They have helped me out so many times keep up the great crafting ideas. Please keep safe during the storms and hope HSN group keeps safe also. Thank you

  25. Charlene Helgoth says:

    Thank you for these wonderful ideas, Anna. I’m just getting into acetate cards and applications and am amazed at the beautiful results! Stay safe in the storms!

  26. Dianna Lantz says:

    Looking forward to the letter press..and the plus items for my card making. Thanks Anna
    Be safe in Georgia Irma is a mean one. Prayers are with you and yours.

  27. Konni Andis says:

    Really love the foil press! The acetate cards are so beautiful! Really enjoying my kodak vertie printer! I love Anna Griffin paper arts!

  28. Denise L. says:

    I really look forward to your blog posts. I am addicted to your crafting style, Anna. Lol. I am really interested in the Go Press and Foil machine. I ordered the Xyron AG patterned sticker makers when they were on air last time. I have other Xyron products; but you made this decorative and such a useful width. My craft room needs to be pretty and decorative (not just functional). Lol!! Love your style, Anna.

  29. Loralei says:

    I’m thinking you could also use flocked card stock under the acetate for a different look or sand the embossed layer. All ways it’s beautiful!

  30. Grama Pei says:

    YAYAY, congratulations, Jennifer Huang on your big win! That is just awesome! What a great win that was! Anna, thank you for the great ideas using the Acetate! They are sure beautiful!

  31. Becky Jo Cannon says:

    Enjoy your Foil machine Jennifer!
    Anna, a wonderful blog! I really love all the samples of the acetate cards. I am really liking the entire look of the card with the brads. Thank you for your continual inspiration! Woo hoo! Cue the confetti! One week. And stay safe!

  32. Julie nagengast says:

    Gifting your cards is so joyful. Inspires my co-workers to checkout your products. Crafting season is near.
    Thank you for new ideas and products!

  33. Diana Durst says:

    Beautiful samples! I am using your Glorious Greetings for a program I am demonstrating for a women’s grouop on the 13th of this month. They are beautiful. I think the ladies will love them as much as I do! Thank you Anna Griffin for your inspiration!

  34. Donna Jones says:

    So glad you’ll be on HSN this week. I love your inspirational shows, it is really a spirit lifter. Definitely a wonderful way to start my day!

  35. Myrna Hartley says:

    ***, I am so excited to see all the new items, can’t wait! I love the vellum cards and the botanical flowers, gorgeous. Press and go looks so interested and I love they affect you showed.
    So many new ideas and Christmas too, I will never be able to choose.


  36. trish says:

    LoVe the acetate shaker card idea – Brilliant!! Thanks so much – appreciate these creative & beautiful ideas for using my much loved AG products!!

  37. Donna Mihal says:

    I love the new colors added to the go press & Foil I may have to break down and get one you make it so irresistable

  38. Kathi Carlozzi says:

    I would,love to win the Foil and Go as I think it would be so useful. As usual Anna has gone to the top of the creative world. Thanks Anna.

  39. Lara says:

    I can’t believe it is coming so soon! Yay for the winner! If you run out of Verite printers I am sure the next idea is going to be even better.

  40. Diane aka ciocidi says:

    I finished 15 cards using the acetate covers and coordinating die cuts over the feminine notes cards. I love that look! My one issue is with the die cut that contains the basket of flowers. It is much too large to use with its coordinating acetate front. I do not want to cut another front apart to give only one card dimension. Could someone please check that for me? I also used elements from other card kits and they coordinated perfectly! Thanks for the ideas!

  41. Jane Gotelli says:

    Thank you so much for the hints on how to use the acetate. I was trying to put a card base into the acetate and it just didn’t work. Now I have many different ideas. I had put it away. Now I will take it out and try again. I just never see these opportunities for myself. I need your hints.

  42. Irene says:

    I love all the cards and embellishments, you had selected!
    Can’t wait to have my time get my cards done for the Season
    Thanks for all your Talent and sharing with us!

  43. Bonnie W Cook says:

    Anna , I’m a new card maker and so far I just love all your products !! The card kits are the greatest..
    In the near future , will you have a card kit that is designed around young children ? Say , up to age 16 . I have 6 granddaughters all under 15 and would love for you to put together a kit . I’m sure I’m not the only grandmother that is thrilled with all your products!! Please please consider.

  44. Robert H says:

    Others have said this in different ways but I need to repeat that your safety is paramount. We all hope for the best but even the slightest risk is dangerous and necessary. All of us here, the Griffinite tribe, would buy your products regardless of how they may be presented or of any shipping delays. That’s the least we can do to support you. Best wishes and mighty prayers, our friend.

  45. Linda Valoy says:

    Congrats, Jennifer you lucky girl. Anna can you please put together a kit of all of your little flowers and the curved sentiments that came with the flip cards to use on the parchment layers. Don’t want to hide much of the handwork.

  46. HollyG says:

    Hello Miss Anna and Crew!
    LOVE your blog posts! So very informative! Many thanks…looking forward to your HSN visit!
    I truly hope everyone stays safe!

  47. Nancy Ostrander says:

    THANK YOU FOR THE TIPS, ANNA, WILL COME IN HANDY. Everything on this page today is beautiful, I want them all.

  48. Lynn Ossolinski says:

    The gold hearts in the shaker card really bring shaker cards to a new level. Beautiful design! I have the all in one tool and it really helps with finessing the bits of paper around.

  49. Yadyra Marrero says:

    Congratulations Jennifer!! I can’t wait till the 15th.. Thanks for the great tutorials and tips. ♡♡♡♡♡♡

  50. Sandy H says:

    My heart and prayers are with all of you in the Anna Griffin “family of friends” who may be impacted by these horrible storms…Houston, Florida and now even Georgia.
    Thanks Anna for all the beautiful things. Be safe and God bless you all.
    Sandy H inPA

  51. Cheryl Offen says:

    I love the acetate cards. They are so nice when you are done . I have made a lot of cards with the set I got the last time you were on HSN.

  52. tinker says:

    i’d love to use the go press & foil machine for my Thanksgiving cards. waiting w anticipation for sept 15.

  53. Marilyn Lauck says:

    Oh Anna, I am so praying that the Hurricane will turn out to sea and miss Florida. We have a mobile home in Leisure Time Park in Bonita Springs (just N of Naples).
    We are snowbirds. I teach the craft classes and my scrapbooking supplies and my Anna supplies may be ‘gone with the wind’.
    Everyone please, please keep Florida in prayer.
    Thank you

    I am: CraftyGrammyX4 (on Pinterest)

  54. Teddy says:

    Enjoy watching you on HSN, even with products I own. I always learn a new technique or use for my AG things!

  55. Kathy Ames says:

    Hello Anna !! It is so good to see all the new stuff ahead of time .My list just keeps growing .Can hardly wait for the show !!

  56. sheryle fagan says:

    I do love all your cards, and can’t wait for the next show…..congratulations to Jennifer the winner

  57. RAY SERFATY says:

    Anna says more is more and I just say the more shine/glitter the better!!!! You and your team Anna, are amazing!!!!!

  58. Mary Esser says:

    Question: You recommend using a Metal Shim with your Go Press and foil machine, but I do not see the metal shim listed with the machine. Does this come with the machine, or do I need to find one else where? Thanks for your help.

  59. Maureen says:

    Congratulations to Jennifer , a great win, enjoy. Thank you Anna for great videos on how to for all your products not just the current, This is one reason I buy all your products , you constantly show how to use products already shown, love that about you. Looking forward to next week❤️❤️❤️

  60. Donna M. DeGraw says:

    Congrats Jennifer I hope you well enjoy the New Hot Foil machine. It looks like it we’ll be fun to play with. I hope you well make something with it and share it with ALL of us. Someday down the road I want one of these. But I need a a cutting machine first. My Cricut Create is about ready to die on me. So I need to work hard to earn the funds to get a new Cricut before I get anything else..

  61. Loralei says:

    Wow! Anna, Thank you for the instructions. I bought the beautiful Acetate but didn’t know how to use it. I would enjoy everything! Anything shaker is fun for me and the recipient. I some of your shakers I made for birthdays to friends and the ladies couldn’t stop playing with them! 🙂
    Now I would like more!

  62. Mary Eileen Wagner says:

    Can’t wait until the 15th. There is never a show you are on that I don’t buy things. And it looks like it will be the same the 15th. So many beautiful things! Thank you, Anna!

  63. Jennifer Huang says:

    O-M-G! I had to double-check that it was my name listed as this week’s winner. I feel like the luckiest Griffinite/AG Fangirl ever. Thank You!!! (Feel so blessed-) You’ve made my day! ♥♥♥ =^_^=

  64. Karen McCoy says:

    Every one of these cards is beautiful. I’ve been waiting for the confetti dies since the first sold out

  65. Linda Kelley Johnston says:

    Anna. You never cease to amaze me (us)! Thank you for everything! You are an angel here on earth!

  66. Ruth Manor says:

    Excited today! Waiting for my window card making kit to arrive in the mail from my last order in August. Love the preview videos you share with us, Anna.

  67. Carol Assentato says:

    Love the Acetate layers and the foil adds so much to your cards. Cant wait for the show. I love everything you bring to us.

  68. Gina Maria says:

    Congrats Jennifer! And thank you Anna for the lovely card examples and instructions. We will be praying for you and all those in the path of hurricane Irma, stay safe!!!

  69. MRS. MAC says:

    The tips are super helpful. I can extrapolate based on your design techniques and apply them to a multitude of card layering arrangement possibilities. The insights and techniques are very helpful.Thanks!

  70. susan says:

    I love the Acetate cards. I thought I had ordered them last time but for some reason the order didn’t go thru. Can’t wait to order them again. They are beautiful.

  71. sandra snowton says:

    congratulations to Ms. Jennifer, I try to restrain myself with every show, it is not working. I’m certain it won’t work on the 15th either. thanks for your beautiful items.

  72. Debra Spencer says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I’m going to try & make the confetti card this weekend. I have quite a list of CRAFT things to do.

    thanks for the great products Anna & team.

  73. Mary L Makinen says:

    Congrats to Jennifer! Wonderful crafting products! I am so looking forward to the HSN Anna Griffin on Sept. 15.

  74. Sandy Christman says:

    ALL Your samples are FANtastic & I’m looking forward to getting my hands on your Christmas die set to start making my Christmas foiled cards.

  75. Anixa cabrera says:

    I’m so sad. I live in south Broward Florida and we’re getting ready for a category 4 hurricane “Irma”. God be with us and I’m praying electricity will be back and all will go well so I can also enjoy craft day.

  76. Yolanda Medelez says:

    You never disappoint with your great craft products!!
    Looking forward to September 15th.
    Thank you to you and your staff for being so creative…Blessing to all.

  77. cheryl grlj says:

    Congratulation to Jennifer, what an amazing package. Thank you Anna for the extra directions to make all these cards. Thats wonderful!

  78. Jane Forrest says:

    Love all these tips and tricks. I always enjoy seeing all the beautiful cards. Can’t wait for the next show.

  79. Linda Davis says:

    First – Congratulations, Jennifer!

    Next — Anna, I think you are going to be on regular HSN and not HSN2. When I went out to their Programming Guide, I could not find you scheduled on HSN2 but you are on HSN. Also, I see your Christmas Pocket Dies out there, which I must have missed on your previews! They are ADORABLE!

    No matter what, I’ll be watching for you next Friday!!!!

  80. Terance in Texas says:

    Congrats hope you enjoy your items, excited about the 15th. im even more excited about the maker in October i hear Anna is showing that with a special bundle

  81. RandellynB says:

    Love all the tips and congrats to the winner! My calendar is marked and can’t wait to see what’s coming on Monday! Have a good weekend and stay safe .

  82. Linda Armbruster says:

    I am personally and the craft world in general is blessed to have you in our lives, Anna Griffin! Such talent.

  83. Jodie says:

    Beautiful! Layering the acetates, and even making a shaker window, is ingenious. Waiting not so patiently for the 15th for more inspiration and elements.

  84. Amy F says:

    Getting more and more excited about the 15th! I never thought my handmade cards could look so professional, but I think the foil will be amazing.

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