Happy National Craft Month!

Hi everyone,

March is National Craft Month, and we’re celebrating all month long! Crafting is a way of life. It’s a way to connect with others, to celebrate friends and loved ones and is a way to express yourself by making beautiful things. There is no limit to your creativity, and we love seeing how you translate our products into art each and every day! Join us everyday this month for exciting surprises and giveaways across Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and this blog!

We are going to be shaking up our social media with positive quotes, beautiful projects and more. All month long we will be pinning to our National Craft Month Inspiration Pinterest board with images that inspire us to create!

On Instagram and Facebook, we are celebrating even more by having giveaways each and every day! That’s right! 31 winners over the next month, just to show how much we appreciate you!  Share your projects and comment to win a special hand picked grab bag of crafts every day.

If that weren’t enough, we are also celebrating by offering you 4 separate Weekly Craft Wonders. That means, we’re going to be bringing back a favorite Anna Griffin item, and offering it for a special Craft Month price of $20 (that includes shipping). Isn’t that amazing? Details on these coming every Monday right here on the blog! Also join us here on Fridays for the launch of our new how to videos where I show you how to use some of our favorite new products.

Stay tuned for more and we will see you on all our social media channels!

Love and happy crafting,

Anna

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 5

Hi friends,

Welcome to our last sneak peek for March 8th on HSN! Exciting news…since we are on at midnight, that means that we have the Today’s Special! For Craft Day, we will kick off the fun at midnight, then we are on at 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm (plus a few TS airings in between!). Don’t forget that in addition to Craft Day, we have a special HSN appearance on Tuesday, March 14th at 5am and 5pm. We are thrilled for all the time we will get to spend with you in a week and a few days!

Now, on to the big reveal! Feast your eyes on the new Lilac Cricut Explore Air 2!

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is back and will be offered in 2 HSN exclusive colors; Lilac and the signature Anna Griffin Ivory and Gold for Craft Day. With the machine you will get a set of beautiful Wisteria themed markers, a 12×12 Light Grip and 12×12 Strong Grip Mat, a Lilac accessories pouch plus 3 months of Cricut Access!

What an amazing package! You know that Cricut is the world leader when it comes to electronic paper cutting and bringing your creations to life. Whether it’s creating layers for a card from our Lovely Layers II, or you uploading your own designs, Cricut can do it all. Also, for the first time ever Cricut is offering a cutting materials autoship!

Autoship 1 is titled Everyday Sparkle and Shine. You will get Black Glitter Vinyl, Champagne Matte Adhesive and Chrome Foil Iron On.

Autoship 2 is Holiday Sparkle and Shine. In this set are Silver Glitter Vinyl, Rose Gold Matte Adhesive and Light Gold Foil Iron On.

Last but not least, Autoship 3 is Love Sparkle and Shine. It contains Red Glitter Vinyl, Pink Matte Adhesive Foil and Red Foil Iron On.

Many of you love your Cricut so much that you want to take it everywhere you go! Now, you are able to do just that with unparalleled protection. Introducing the new Cricut Totes, available in three different sizes. Bring your Cricut with you on your next vacation, weekend trip or to a craft party!

The shoulder bag is perfect for organizing your crafting essentials, iPad or laptop! There are two handles and a detachable shoulder strap for carrying ease.

Next, the Machine Tote is exactly what you need to protect your beloved machine! Inside there is extra protection and egg carton foam to shield your Cricut from any bumps or bruises. This carrier also features double handles and double snap closure.

The Rolling Craft Tote is the easiest, breeziest way to haul all the rest of your crafting supplies. The wheels allow for 360 degree rotation, there are padded storage compartments to hold your Cuttlebug, various cutting materials, scissors, etc. Even more, there are even detachable pouches for your Cricut pens, tools and so much more!

Finally, we’re bringing back our Anna’s Fantastic Flips Digital Cartridge Autoship! We were so excited to see how many of you wanted us to make more of this sold out item, and we couldn’t help but do so! There are 10 different card shapes for you to cut and score, embellishments to cut and sentiments to write – this set has it all. Even though this isn’t a physical cartridge, you will get a card with a special code to load into your Design Space account.

We are excited about this grand finale and hope you are too! We love the Cricut Explore 2 so much that we’re giving away 2 this week! Two blog readers are going to win a Cricut Explore Air 2 (1 Lilac or 1 Ivory/Gold) and a full set of Cricut Totes. You know what to do! Comment here, on the blog and let us know why you want to win the Cricut and what you plan to make with it! We will draw two names at random from the blog comments this Friday!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 4 Winner

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! We hope that you have had a wonderful week, and that you have enjoyed everything we shared from Tuesday’s post. We are officially less than two weeks away from Craft Day on HSN. Who’s excited?

Don’t forget, our hours will be midnight, 11am-1pm, 4 pm, 7pm and 8pm all EST. We can hardly wait for all the fun and to show you how to use all the amazing items we have been teasing you with.

Thank you so much for all the participation on the blog! We love you all and your uplifting, happy comments. You guys are the best! Over 1955 of you left us a note between Tuesday and now. Rebecca Case you are today’s lucky winner! We have a package coming your way today! Enjoy!  Here are a few more looks at this week’s items, and we hope they inspire you to unleash your creativity!

Our Deco Foil Transfer kit in the new everyday palette is an incredibly easy way to transfer foil to your diecuts and sentiments without using heat! You’ll get five beautiful shades of spring-colored foil, an adhesive pen to write/draw with and adhesive sheets to make a serious statement on all your projects.

Letterpress and foil stamp like a professional with the Go Press Foil Machine, our collaboration with Couture Creations! This machine can do it all, it contains a great starter set of dies, tongs and 5 colors of foil to get you started! More accessories will be available to you on hsn.com (like the pineapple die)!

The versatility of the Platform Punch and Stamp System is just what you would expect from our partnership with American Crafts and the We R team! With 2 punches, 20 different layouts, stamps and more, you will have a multi-faceted system that you will want to use again and again. The options are truly endless!

Tuesday is going to be a big day for us, and for you! Be sure to meet us here on the blog for our Today’s Special reveal and a giveaway you don’t want to miss. Enjoy the weekend, and find some time for yourself to make something beautiful.

Love,

Anna

 

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 4

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Sneak Peek 4! The 24 hour Craft Day on HSN is almost here and we will be live at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm. We’re excited to show you today’s post and all the shiny new items! Were any of you right in guessing what we would have on today’s post from our clue on Friday? Let’s find out below!

Did you get our Deco Foil Christmas kit last season? If so, you know that Deco Foil makes incredible metallic finishes on die cuts of all shapes and sizes without heat or machinery. For March 8th, we have the Deco Foil in everyday colors! You’ll get 8 sheets of adhesive and 5 rolls of glorious foil colors like purple, turquoise, bright green, pink and yellow! All you have to do is die cut a design out of the Deco Foil adhesive sheet, apply the foil and run it through your embossing machine. Along with the foil, there is an adhesive pen for you to write words and phrases to create your own foil stamped sentiments. Take your die cuts from plain to fabulous with a few cranks of your Cuttlebug!

Speaking of shiny foil, our newest collaboration with Couture Creations is the Go Press and Foil Machine with Foil Stamping Dies! This is a personal size foil stamp machine that allows you to achieve professional foil stamped designs on all kinds of materials like paper and ribbon. You’ll get the machine, a silicone surface protector mat, a pick n’ lift 3 in 1 tool, 5 colors of foil in a sampler pack and instructions on perfecting your foil stamping! Also included are 3 foil stamp dies to get you started. Oh my goodness this machine is so much fun!

On March 8th, there will also be extra foil stamp dies that you can purchase. Both decorative designs and sentiments die designs will be available on hsn.com as 2 separate items.

This next new product is truly unique! We have teamed up with American Crafts and their We R brand to bring you the all new Platform Punch and Stamp system. The Platform Punch uses a magnetic base to ensure perfect punches every time! This all inclusive set has 2 magnetic punches, 20 design templates, 1 stamp block with handle, and 2 stamps. This system will allow you to punch or stamp designs in frames, borders and more for all your cards and scrapbook pages.

We had to share the absolutely incredible Valentine cards and gifts that were sent over the last week or so, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Thank you, thank you for making Valentine’s Day truly special and for sharing your amazing talents. It means the world and then some! A special thank you to Lisa Premo for the cookies – everyone loved them!

Dana Studemann

Yukari Duke

Holly Golding

Kathleen Clark

Penny Kruger

Robert Hosler

Sue Kurdt made all of these beautiful things!

  

Now, I know that the Valentines are your favorite, but which brand new HSN item steals your heart this week? Enter to win these products by commenting on the blog post and we will draw a winner at random on Friday. That’s not all, the winner will have a chance to win at trip to the 3rd annual Anna Griffin | Create in November!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN March 8, 2017 Sneak Peek 3 Winner

Hi everyone,

We hope that you have had a great week so far, and that you are ready for today’s winner! Craft Day is quickly approaching, and we will be on HSN Wednesday, March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and for our big finale at 8pm. Craft Days are our very favorite days of the year, but we have a few bonus shows to let you know about on March 14th as well. We will have a TS2 and will be live on HSN at 5am and 5pm EST for a few bonus appearances!

We loved your comments this week, and the many ways that you would use the dies, embossing folders and bow maker to create beautiful projects! Over 1865 of you left us a comment, and Yocasta Pena-Brent today is your day to win! You’ve won both sets of embossing folders, our new Decorative Edge Dies and the Bowmaker plus you have been entered to win a trip to Anna Griffin | Create! So much fun!

Of course, we have more to show you to whet your appetite.

Our set of 4 Decorative Edge Dies are 7 inches long, and contain the edge die and outer edge die. There’s a variety of ways that you can use them. They cut the designs into the paper, you can cut the design outright, or you can cut out the shadow layer to give you lots of options. Flowers, lace and more are the opulent patterns in this set.

Our Embossed Words Folders are unlike anything we have done before! The brushstroke calligraphy on this set is so incredible, the words come to life right on your cards! When using these folders, you won’t need a lot of embellishing, because the words are just so beautiful. Use ink, or sand the embossing to make something truly magical!

Our set of 4 Decorative Scene Folders emboss with two different patterns on each folder! There is so much dimension and versatility included on the patterns! Flowers, lace, blossoms, scalloped edges and more make the prettiest projects you can imagine. These are excellent for inking and embossing too!

Our Ribbon Storage Box and perfect bow maker is the gift that keeps on giving. After you have used all the ribbon included, you can refill the spool with your favorites to continue to make perfect bows for years to come! Our diagram makes it fool-proof and easy to make all bows from 1 inch up to 9 inches!

Be sure to tune in Tuesday for Sneak Peek 4 and all that we have in store for you! Hint, it’s going to be a bright and shiny post! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Love,

Anna