How to: French Fan Valentine Card + Super Sale Announcement

Hi everyone,

Are you ready for some exciting news? Many of you have asked, and we have a special date to tell you about! The Anna Griffin Super Sale will take place on Monday, February 19th at 12 p.m. EST! This annual flash sale is bigger than ever! Get ready to shop because we will have card kits, embellishments, inks, stamps, dies and so much more at prices like never before.

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Super Sale to help you! Please read these questions thoroughly to avoid any confusion on sale day. We want to make sure you get the items that you want!

Why do you have the Anna Griffin Super Sale?

The Super Sale is an event that we hold each year to say thank you to all of our wonderful fans! It is an exclusive opportunity to get your hands on discontinued Anna Griffin crafting collections at their absolute lowest prices ever. Many of the items are first quality excess inventory, but others are returns from customers like you.  Please note that product configurations may vary from original format. All items are sold as is.

When will this year’s Super Sale take place?

The Super Sale begins Monday, February 19th at 12pm EST, and will run through Tuesday, February 20th at 12pm EST (or while supplies last). The timing ensures that we have ample customer service on hand, and ensures that our West Coast fans are able to shop at a decent hour!

Where is the sale hosted?

The sale is online. Right before the sale begins, we will send out an email newsletter with the link that you will need to start shopping. We will post the same link on our social media networks. If you are not signed up for our email newsletter, visit www.annagriffin.com and enter your email address at the bottom of our home page in the box provided.

What do I need to do to participate?

To participate in the sale, you will need a valid form of payment. The Amazon payment process is optional, but it is the recommended solution for the fastest checkout. You will also be able to pay by credit card directly. If you are not already registered for a free Amazon account, and would like one you can SIGN UP HERE. You can set up your billing address, shipping address and form of payment in advance so checkout is ready to go on Super Sale day!

Why do you use Amazon?

This is the fourth year that we have used Amazon to facilitate the sale, and it allows everything to run smoothly. Amazon handles flash sales each and every day, and they have partnered with Shopify to bring us an even better Super Sale experience. Hooray!

What are the shipping charges associated with my purchases?

We are offering free shipping on all orders over $75. All orders under $75 will incur a flat rate shipping charge of $6.95.  Please do not place multiple orders! Customers cannot combine orders after they have been placed to get free shipping after the sale is over.

What service do you use to ship my items?

We will ship all Super Sale orders via FedEx ground or USPS (whichever is the lowest cost for your order) to ensure timely delivery and provide you up-to-date tracking information. We will provide a tracking number to you via email.

I participated in the sale last year, and items were removed from my cart before I had a chance to purchase. How can I avoid this?

Unfortunately, many of the items featured in the sale are available in very limited quantities. If you place one of these items in your cart and continue shopping, the item may sell out during that time and will consequently be removed from your cart. The Super Sale follows the same rules as the Amazon.com site, where items must be purchased and checkout must be completed before that item is reserved.

Do you ship internationally for the Super Sale?

We do not ship internationally. Super Sale items may only be purchased by customers in the U.S.

Will I receive a free gift with my purchase?

A free gift is included for orders of $50 or more. Limit one free gift per customer. The free gift cannot be returned or exchanged.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Your order will ship and arrive in 2-3 weeks.  It give us time to organize all the shipments after the sale and deliver most orders before the expected delivery date.

Can I make returns?

Items purchased in the Super Sale cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason. Please note that product configurations may vary from original format.

How to: Valentine French Fan Dies. We are still having a blast making valentines of all shapes and sizes. Get our your French Fan dies and let’s make a beautiful, dimensional card.

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin®  Gold/Ivory Cricut®  Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin®  Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin®  French Fan Dies
  • Anna Griffin®  Fancy Double-Sided card stock (ivory and gold) 499-586
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2”
  • (1) Piece of light pink card stock, cut to 3 ½”x 5”
  • (1) 5” 7” gold foil pattern card stock base
  • Valentine sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut®  Cuttlebug™ and largest fan die, die cut and emboss two fans from the ivory and gold double-sided card stock.

2. Accordion fold the two fan die cut pieces, as shown.

3. Adhere the two pieces together, overlapping the ends to create one large fan.

4. Die cut and emboss the two small tassel pieces from the gold foil card stock using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and French Fan Dies.

5. On the back of the pink card stock, trace around the small fan pictured.

6. Using scissors, fussy cut the traced fan outline. Use the tips of the fan ribs as a guide to cut as shown.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the ivory and gold fan on top of the pink fan cut out using hot glue adhesive.

2. Attach to the front of the card base using a tape runner.

3. Adhere the flower embellishments to the bottom of the fan.

4. Attach the tassel using foam squares.

5. Adhere the Valentine sentiment above the flower embellishments.

Do you love your French Fan Dies? If you missed out on these, they return to HSN on May 1st. We hope you have a lot of fun making this gorgeous valentine, and that you send it with love!

Want to see this week’s mail? Happy Fan Mail Friday everyone!

Our product previews for our March 7th shows on HSN start on February 12th! Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

106 comments

  1. Victoria C. says:

    Love your Super Sale days. Few things get me so excited as these sales. I love being able to participate. Can’t wait, Anna.

  2. Cate R says:

    As a “woman of a certain age’, I find myself quite warm, sometimes, at public events. Would love an Anna Griffin-style fan to carry and use instead of the program or a random piece of paper. Cricut file? Actual silk folding fan?

  3. Sally Fasano says:

    I am so upset that I can not purchase the French Fan die set. When will it be back? I love the cards we made in Anna’s Valentine Class at Create 3. So sad. . .

  4. Anna Griffin says:

    HI Pamela, we like to use a tape runner in the inside by the fold, or to tie the layer to the card layer.

  5. Leslie Ramsey says:

    Well we made it to Tennessee and now our house hunting begins. I was travelling so I missed your Anna versary. My husband has an Amazon account. Maybe I can use his account.Since we are living in a 23 foot travel trailer I can’t get very much. But once I get my Dream Craft Room in my new home I’ll be able to watch all the shows again.
    Happy Crafting!!!

  6. Diane Lynne C. says:

    My birthday is in February, so the Super Sale will be a gift to myself. It’s a big number this year. So my shopping will be BIZ, too. Love the mail, Anna. I owe you a letter as I was a winner recently. I know just the card to create, too. Hugs

  7. joy sampson says:

    Hi Anna! Really love seeing what my fellow crafters in love with all things Anna made for you…thanks for sharing. I am inspired to make you a card and one day I will! You have made a very big difference in my day-to-day living since heartache struck four years ago and I cannot thank you enough. I know many of us out there can say the same. We love you. Looking forward to March!

  8. Pamela P says:

    Hi Anna

    feb 19th i will be at work sneaking pecks at the super sale and ordering in between customer’s LOL!

    On another note what glue/adhesive do i use with the acetate card covers
    Can you get back with me please Thank You

  9. Celia Martinez says:

    Anna, thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I look forward to fan mail Friday, so many talented Griffinites! Looking forward to the Super Sale.

  10. Myrna Hartley says:

    Yeah!!! I love your sale they are the best on the market. I look forward to it. I love the card with the fan adorable.

  11. Ronny says:

    Love the fan dies. Was so excited when they were announced so bought them as soon as they came out. The fans and the three window kits are my favorites of anything you have ever done, and I have a whole wall of shelves with nothing but Anna products on them.

    Must say though that I am not too excited about the annual sale coming up. Since it has been run by Amazon I am like a few others that mention they can’t check out. I am usually trying and trying to check out and nothing happens, in the meantime things are flying out of my cart that other people are buying so after spending an hour or so trying I just give up.

  12. Elver Davis says:

    The super sale is coming up and I am sure it will fill my cup. This day will come and I won’t even have time to sup! My purse will be empty at the end of the day, But when the packages come in I will say—- Keep going Anna!,,,,,

  13. Carol O'Brien says:

    I love seeing all the fan mail! Can’t wait for the sale – I am sure I will get into some sort of trouble.

  14. Debbie says:

    I love Anna Griffin cards because there is always a new way to add dimension. The fan adds a nice touch to the Valentine’s Day card. Thanks for another good idea.

  15. Gigi says:

    The fan card is stunning! Suggestion for anyone not wanting to fussy cut the solid background is to use a half circle; it could save time.

  16. Lynn Ossolinski says:

    I enjoyed the sale last year and even bought duplicates of supplies. There are some patterns that to me are favorites. Also I found that I did give some items like inks and cardstock as presents to crafty friends. Also thanks for the fan die card demo…I am thrilled with the fan dies.

  17. Michelle says:

    Beautiful card for Valentines Day, Birthday Day, or any special event! Thanks for the tutorial!

    I also had problems with the Super Sale last year. It wouldn’t let me check out. I tried everything I could think of, and finally gave up. I have had an Amazon account for years. Do you know what the issue is/was? I really want to participate with success this year!

    Thank you for all you and your team do for us Fans!

  18. HollyG says:

    Hey there Miss Anna and Team!

    Oh how I LOVE Valentine’s! Thank you for posting this awesome tutorial. ..I’m always looking at your blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest for inspiration and you sure deliver!
    I’m loving fan mail Friday! I still think we need a #!

    Oooo…..then there’s the SUPER SALE! Thanks for the heads up!

    Blowing a kiss♡

  19. Angela Rogalski says:

    I was just thinking about you !,I’m saying (to myself) I think Anna has a craft show in late February have to keep an eye open for it. I usually get some things because it’s my birthday on the 20 th.
    Only to see this today and realize it’s in March. That won’t stop me from buying a late bday gift for myself, can’t wait. LOVE the fans…
    Angela Rogalski

  20. Sue says:

    Hi Anna,
    Thank you for sharing what you get on fan mail Fridays. I just love seeing what others are sending to you. Hugs, Sue

  21. Sona says:

    Excited to hear about your annual Super Sale! I think I’m gonna try to create my version of this fan…so I finally use my beautiful Fan dies!

  22. Becky Jo Cannon says:

    Aloha Anna! What a fun blog today! The Super Sale, woo hoo! Wonderful tutorial! I hope fans come back! I’ll be patiently waiting. Oh, and the Fanmail!!! Just love each & everyone! And yes I do enjoy it, and watching you open & respond. Love love love it!

  23. Judy Getman says:

    ***. I am Besides myself. I did this last year and shopped very sparingly. I need to up the ante this year !

  24. Donna Marie DeGraw says:

    Thanks for the special sale. I’m not sure how much I we’ll have to spend but I we’ll try. I might be able to buy at least $50 to $60 dollars to get your free gift. I we’ll put that date in my planner so I can remember it stars at noon on February 19. Thank again.

  25. Catherine Crowley says:

    Anna, love the fan tutorial, I have just played a little with the fan dies, I never thought of glueing two together. Thank you for sharing your fan mail. Who knows, I might be inspired to send you a card myself.

  26. Charlene Helgoth says:

    I love your posts, Anna. You inspire so many of us. I would love to see the window ledge die 2 set! I have the original set with the straight window die, but could not get the rounded, or palladium window 2 before it sold out. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  27. grannyD says:

    I usually love the Super Sale, too bad it is after Valentines Day but at least the Holiday credit cards will almost be paid in full so now I can run em right back up again………lol

    Am down to the last scrapbook kit from a few years ago, I bought them to use them as shower gifts, wedding, baby etc. Perfect gift. Cannot wait to see what is in this years goodies.

    Marking the calendar now!

  28. Karen Martin says:

    Woohoo! Looking forward to your wild & woolly Super Sale. Every year I think I have some kind of strategy & it all just goes out the window when the sale starts. By the way, did you hear that archeologists in England just discovered a 10,000 year old crayon – amazing!

  29. Gwen Ogburn says:

    Yea!!!!!!! Super Sale!!!!! I am so excitied. I got so many wonderful items last year. I can hardly wait. I love the fan dies so beautiful.

  30. Coralee says:

    I am so excited for the sale. Last year I was new to the blog when I heard. We were visiting Las Vegas, so I had to pay attention to the time change, as I perched in my hotel room bed with my IPad and hoped for good reception! I wasn’t going to miss that!

  31. Barbara Ferris says:

    Hi Anna, I loved the products in the Super-sale last year, however I was unable to check out! I know the site was bombarded, but I tried cashing out my cart so many times & it wouldn’t let me! I finally gave up! I had an Amazon account too, never understood the problem. Thanks,. Barbara

  32. Mindy says:

    Very beautiful and thoughtful card! So excited for Super Sale! I have my super fast pace eyes and shopping fingers ready to go : )

  33. DEBBY says:

    Beautiful card have all ready made mine useing this die and came out beautiful as all ways with Ann Griffin dies .

  34. Sandra Griswold says:

    So looking forward to the super sale!!! Anna what address to I use for sending something for fabulous Friday mail?.If you don’t want it out there for everyone ,please email me [email protected] please and thank you.

  35. Joee Balestrieri says:

    THE FAN IS BEAUTIFUL ANNA! MY SON IS 14 AND IS IN A WHEELCHAIR BUT HE LOVES TO MAKE CARDS WITH ME. WE GAVE ONE TO HIS TEACHER THIS WEEK AND HE PROUDLY TOLD HER THAT IT WAS “ANNA GRIFFIN”!

  36. Yadyra Marrero says:

    The card is Beautiful, fan mail Friday was GREAT and im over excited about the upcoming sale. Thanks Anna. Xxx❤❤❤❤

  37. Carole Carlson says:

    I have the materials to make this card. Thank you for your box of materials that are so beautiful I bought and the ideas. Your materials are top of the line.

  38. Anna Griffin says:

    Hi Julia, we might do a mini preview on the blog in the next couple weeks, but not a full preview. No, we do not do holds.

  39. Julia says:

    Do I have a chance to view what will be in the super sale in advance? Can I put an item on hold for the super sale?

  40. Lillian says:

    Hi Anna,could you please bring back the planner refill. I have Jan-June 2018 ,. Will need July-December.Thank You

  41. Bernita Holliday says:

    I love your annual sale! I was at your first Create and the Warehouse sale was fantastic! I also love my new Treasory stamps and dies, however I would like to have the white paper I use match the white in the card bases. Is ther a plain white paper pack available?

  42. Lorri Shadis says:

    I’m so glad you’re doing your Super Sale for us again this year. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get things we may have passed up or to replenish our stock. The info is in my planner and circled in pink! You’re the best!

  43. Dalyce Mangum says:

    Hi Anna,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful sale every year! I have been saving my Birthday money!
    My husband, Dan, Doesn’t even ask me what I want for my Birthday or Christmas any more. He knows I want money for your sale and for your January, Anna-versaries on HSN.
    Thank you again for being such a gracious lady and an example to us all.

    Dalyce

  44. Linda C. says:

    Thanks for the Super Sale info, Anna! I was just searching for 2018 info on that 2 days ago! It’s on my calendar!

  45. Carla Haase says:

    Thank you for the Big Sale for all the info about the sale. And a big thanks for the instructions for the fan card. Beautiful. Lovely valentine. Love you.

  46. MtGlitterQueen says:

    Wonderful cards and talent from the fans. Thanks for doing the supersale again…I always love seeing what’s offered even though its a whirlwind of a day! I always end up with at least one item and I am appreciative! Thanks Anna.

  47. Terri says:

    Hi Anna! I love everything you do! I do have a suggestion, could you offer your card sentiments blank? As I have lots of stamps I would love to use your paper but sometimes my own stamps. Just a thought! Thanks

  48. Mary Pat Randall says:

    Hi, Anna! I was just thinking about your Super Sale yesterday. Love this sale and look forward to it every year! Another fun day to look forward to this year. Thanks for offering the good buys!

  49. Tonya Oswald says:

    Anna, I love all your videos and how to’s. The cards from fan mail are all so beautiful and inspiring. Have a great day!!

  50. SHARON BOUNDS says:

    WOW, I am so impressed with all of the talent out there…BEAUTIFUL CARDS for FAN FRIDAY!!
    Have a great weekend…
    Sharon Bounds

  51. Karen Mills says:

    Hello Anna, this will be my first super sale. Hoping to gather a few items I missed. Thank you. Until February Blessings….

  52. Julianne says:

    Looking forward to the Super Sale! I also do enjoy fanmail Fridays, thank you for sharing. You know what I would also like to see….things you or your staff make for friends/family, assuming anyone has the time to create outside of samples for your products! Enjoy the weekend!

  53. Marykatherine. Bush says:

    Looking forwards to great sale February 12h! Early birthday gift to myself
    February 27th is my BIG day

    Thank you my sweet Anna for sharing your
    Creativity with us Griffiniteslove you Anna you are even more sweet and affectionate in person

  54. Gloria says:

    Hello, Anna!

    I just want to say, “Congratulations!” and “Many Blessings & Best Wishes”! on your own special little project……

  55. JoAnn Taylor says:

    Have never participated in one of yourSuper Sale days. Certainly will this coming February 19th…the day before my hubby’s 80th Birthday.

    Love you and your products. Have been with you since you were first on QVC…your not being on QVC anymore is definitely their loss!!!!!

  56. Carrie L Carpenter says:

    This is my first time hearing about the annual Super Sale. I will make sure I mark my calendar because I definitely do not want to miss it!

    BTW, I absolutely LOVE the fan dies! I missed out on them last time. Hope you will be offering them again.

  57. Lydia says:

    Thank you for another super sale. I have to start pulling my Valetine items to see what I can do and of course I am always in need of more items. Go Bless you Anna.

  58. Doris Bradley says:

    Love the beautiful fans. You bring us such beautiful things that make us look so good when we send our handmade cards to special people. I’m sending you a special Valentine by yours truly. Hope you like it Anna

  59. Denise Raley says:

    Anna, I hope i will be able to pick up some things at the “super sale” I am a new “card maker” and you have made it so fun and easy!! I love all your card making things!! If i could buy all i love i wood be broke!

    Cafrts are love! Denise

  60. Karen says:

    Anna you are such a delight! You always make a day shine a little bit brighter. Melissa is working hard to get her cards out for Valentines Day so we’re rolling. Can’t wait to see what’s coming up next. Have a great day!

  61. June Estep says:

    Super Sale….I am all in!!!!! fan card looks wonderful and might even use the die to make a rosette. Will need to cut four of them, I suppose. What a gorgeous die. love the die tassel, and for that matter, love to make tassels too….paper ones with jewels, and crochet thread makes nice ones too. Opulence is so possible , like no other designer, with Anna G designs!

  62. Rosemary Whitacre says:

    The cards are oh so beautiful. Can’t wait you your BIG sale in February and Craft Day in March. Soooooooooooo many fun things.

  63. Mary White says:

    Love the fan dies and this beautiful card! Looking forward to your big sale! Thank you for all that you do Anna and to your wonderful staff! Have a blessed day!

  64. Maureen says:

    Another beautiful card. Thanks for info on sale. To Susan yes you can use your existing Amazon. I love the sale but you must be fast . It is a true flash sale

  65. Mary Eileen Wagner says:

    I love fan mail Friday! So many creative people sharing their beautiful work is so inspiring. Beautiful cards!

  66. Deborah Gilbert says:

    I love fan mail Friday. Thank you Anna for sharing!

    Crafters are truly some of the nicest people in the world.

    Can’t wait for the Super Sale.
    Have a Great Weekend.

  67. Angie Kindig says:

    Thank for having another great sale! My calendar is marked! The fan dies—-lovely!!! Thanks again for all the information!

  68. Jodie says:

    Hi Anna. I was just pulling out my Valentine supplies yesterday, so this is perfect timing. Looking forward to the BIG SALE, too! Have a good weekend.

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