HSN August 16th, 2017 Product Preview 1 Winner + How to: Kodak Craft Print

Hello there,

It’s been a fun week here at the office where we are busily preparing for our August 16th shows on HSN! Our hours will be at 2am, 11am and 10pm. This week we had over a whopping 1700 comments to enter to win our 5 lovely items from Product Preview 1! We drew our winner at random, and Diana Cooper these 5 items are coming your way!

Reminder for our UK fans, don’t forget that we are returning to QVC (UK) this upcoming Tuesday, July 25th at 10am BST, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to reunite with all of our fans across the pond.

We only have 3 more previews until our HSN shows, so be prepared for the next few posts to be jam packed full of great items. Let’s take another look at this week’s products and all the beautiful projects you’ll be able to make with them!

Our Gracie Paper Crafting Collection is elegant paper at its best. This vintage inspired collection is full of old world charm,  sophisticated florals, gold foil accents and stylish die cuts that include: butterflies, birds, flowers and more. Use your Birdcages and Branches Folders and Dies with this kit to create extraordinary projects that are sure to impress.

You all love our new Window Ledge Cardmaking Kit! This all inclusive kit has so many pretty parts and pieces needed to make 20 showstopping cards. Use the colorful awnings, diecut scotties and kitties, curtains, flowers and more to create the most charming window scene imaginable. When you’re all out of pieces, you can use the cut and emboss dies to create more cards, and you can even use your holiday papers and embellishments to make Christmas windows!

Our Favorite Flowers 1 and 2 sticker sets are chock full of breathtaking blooms. On August 16th you’ll have your chance at 1, or 2 or both! These stickers create stunning bouquets, add dimension and color in the prettiest way possible.

Say it all with our set of 120 Favorite Sentiment Stickers. These 3D stickers cover greeting all of your card sending occasions in a beautiful way. What’s even better is that the stickers come in a lovely array of colors, fonts and have glistening gold foil accents.

Use our genius Envelope Letting Templates to ensure that your envelope is as gorgeous as the card inside. These handy templates help you to write straight, evenly spaced addresses each and every time.

For today’s how to series, we’re getting you started with your Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin Edition Printer. Here’s a look at how to set up your new printer, download the App and use the included templates. Let’s get started!

When you open your printer box locate the instruction sheet and 2 ink cartridges. Remove the white material support piece for the back of the printer that is taped to the bottom of the device. This sits behind the printer to support larger items in the craft tray.

Load your ink cartridges as shown on the instruction sheet and power on the printer. Follow the prompts on the device to connect the printer to your wi-fi. Then follow the prompts to print and scan your test page.

Once your printer is connected to your wi-fi, you can print to it from your PC and mobile devices just like a regular printer.

There is a free Kodak Verité App for mobile devices that can be found in the App Store for iOs devices and in the Google Play store for Android devices. Download this App and with your printer powered on and connect to wi-fi, walk through the steps of connecting the mobile device to the printer as prompted in the App.

The App will recognize your Anna Griffin Edition printer and display our card templates on the main screen of the App. Here you can print the greeting cards, photo cards and thank you notes that were shown on HSN. In the App, you can also design your own project, address your envelopes, scan photos and so much more!

Kodak is continuing to work on improvements to the App, and there was a recent App update to allow for more functionality. In mid-August you will be able to modify the Anna Griffin templates on Android tablets. For now, Android tablet users can print the cards as designed on lots of surfaces.

Contact Kodak directly for troubleshooting and questions about your printer.

TOLL FREE NUMBER 1-844-995-6325

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 11:00pm EST

WEBSITE: http://kodakverite.com/printer/kodak-verite-craft-6/

Be sure to meet us right back here on the blog Monday for our next round of Product Previews, projects, giveaways and a whole lot of inspiration. Have the best weekend.

Love,

Anna

Thank you for watching + DIY Series Card Front Dies

Hello everyone!

It’s been quite the week! We want to thank you for all the love and enthusiasm you have shared for our products. We saw the most participation ever across our social media channels, so thank you for all of your comments. Many thanks to our Skype callers, testimonial callers and everyone who watched us on HSN July 11th.

Mark your calendars for August 16th, September 18th and October 3rd for our monthly shows on HSN. That’s exciting, right? You can check back here every Monday and Friday to see what’s new and what will return on Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting!

I will leave you with just a little more crafting eye candy of our newest items from this week’s shows before giving you the latest installment of our DIY Series.

Today, let’s get out your Card Front Dies from and create a beautiful ombre colored card that is beautiful in the making!

ENCHANTING BIRD CARD

You can use our Card Front Dies to create a beautiful multi-layered card that stands out from all the rest!  – Anna

 

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Card Front Cutting Dies – 542-362 – Bird Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack – 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag – 457-852 – Piercing Stylus Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set – 442-864 – Craft Knife, Cutting Mat & Ruler
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes – 505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • 1, 12” x 12” Pink Ombré Cardstock Cut to 1, 5” x 7” Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 12” x 12” Yellow Ombré Cardstock, Cut to 1, 5” x 7” Cardstock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® So Smitten Cardmaking Kit – 457-834 – 1, 3.5” x 5.5” Pink Border Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Seasonal Layers – 522-279, Lavender Center Layer
  • 1 Sentiment Embellishment
  • 3 Floral Embellishments
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Adhere lavender cardstock layer to ivory card base with double sided adhesive.

  • Place bird die face up and the yellow ombré cardstock piece (light edge at the top of the die) face down on the Cuttlebug machine, and die cut. The Tool ‘n One is helpful in the removal of the paper from the die.

  • Die cut the pink ombré cardstock piece (darker edge at the top of the die). Cut out the pink bird foliage from the center of the die cut with the craft knife.

  • Layer and stagger the yellow die cut over the pink bird foliage piece, and attach with double sided adhesive.

  • Adhere yellow die cut piece to the card base with foam adhesive. Attach the pink border die cut on top of the yellow die cut with foam adhesive.

  • Remove the center of the pink border layer with the craft knife and ruler.

  • Adhere to card base with foam adhesive.

  • Adhere flowers and sentiment with foam adhesive.

Have a lovely weekend and be sure to share your projects with us on our Facebook page this Sunday!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 6 Winner + How to: Enhanced Shaker Card

Hello, and happy Friday!

Wow! We are amazed by your enthusiasm for our last blog post! Can you believe that we are 4 short days away from all the fun that will take place on HSN’s 24 hour Craft Day? We will be live on Tuesday at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and part of 8 o’clock for full hours of “beautiful in the making!”

There were a whopping 3450 comments to win this week and it sounds like you all are excited to take your crafting to the next level with the Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer. We can’t wait to see what you create with this amazing machine, Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge, Xyron tablet stand and our set of 4 Anna Griffin Xyron Sticker Makers, Linda Kelley Johnston. You are our big winner! Oh my goodness how exciting! What a win.

On Monday we will post your shopping list along with available links so that you can plan away! Then on Tuesday, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and watch the shows! We love these shows and the opportunity to connect with the HSN / Anna Griffin community. There’s nothing better!

Let’s take a few more looks at our grande finale items!

The Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer is a crafter’s dream come true! You will be able to print wirelessly on different materials such as cork, magnet paper, canvas and more, scan family photos, create iron on designs and even print images from the new Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge from Cricut. Use the Kodak Verité Craft 6 App to print our custom Anna Griffin greeting cards, thank you notes and photo cards right from your iPad or tablet! This printer will enhance your crafting in so many ways, and also prints, copies, scans and prints high quality photos.

Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge from Cricut is just what you need to embellish your craft projects. This all inclusive library of images contains roses, sea life, animal images, daily planner accessories, Anna’s perfect patterns and more. Print these images on the new Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer, put them on a mat and cut on any model Cricut Explore.

Finally, our set of 4 Anna Griffin Xyron Sticker Makers make crafting fun! Your Anna Griffin die cuts can become sticker embellishments in an instant. You’ll get 80 feet of adhesive and what’s even better is that they come in 4 of our beautiful patterns.

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to make something together. Today, we’re going to take the Shaker Card Making Kit and kick it up a notch!

Enhanced Shaker Cards

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Congratulatory Wishes – 542-383 – Aunt Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ mat
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Collection 6 3/4″ square layer- floral
  • Anna Griffin® Foil Layers 6 1/4″ square layer- pink foil
  • 1 Piece Gold Cardstock
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Card Base- “Here’s to Celebrating You”
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Pink and White Print Heart Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 White and Gold Polka Dot Heart Border Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Sequin Confetti Pack
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 Dark Pink heart and 1 Light Pink Heart Embellishment
  • Mint Green Satin Ribbon
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Squares

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Adhere pink and gold foil square to larger floral square with double sided adhesive.

Attach gold sequin bag to the card base using double sided adhesive.

Peel off the back of the pink and white heart sticker and attach to the front of the card.

Using double sided adhesive, attach the shaker card to the front of the pink and gold foil layer.

Make your Cuttlebug sandwich from the bottom up: A plate, rubber mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down and top with a B plate. Run the sandwich through the Cuttlebug, and cut out the word “Aunt”.

Add adhesive to your die cut, and place in the bottom right corner of the pink and white sticker.

Next, wrap the mint green ribbon around the front of the top layer of the shaker card. Tie in a bow (the card should still open).

Finally, add the 2 heart embellishments.

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Card Base- “The Most Special Thing About This Card is the Person Holding It”
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Blue Star- all parts
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 White and Gold Polka Dot Star
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 2 Gold and White Polka Dot Stars
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 A Warm Hello Sentiment
  • Ivory Satin Ribbon
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Squares

Adhere the sequin pouch to the card base with double sided adhesive.

Layer the star die cuts as shown to create the large star.

Attach the stars with double sided adhesive and add an ivory bow.

What a fun Friday! Meet us right back here on Monday for your Shopping List!

Love,

Anna

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 5 Winner

Hello, hello!

Happy Friday everyone and Happy Fourth of July weekend! Can you believe that we are a week and a half away from 24 hour Craft Day on HSN? Our show times are going to be midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and some of the 8pm hour, just in case you have missed the last 10 posts!

We had over 1345 amazing comments, and our winner chosen at random today is Kim M. Woo hoo! We’re so excited for you!

This week’s products are so beautiful, and can create many different looks! Let’s check out several more projects, shall we?

Our Vintage Deco Flock Kit offers you 5 luxurious colors to create incredible velvety texture on any die cut you can imagine! The vintage color palette of rose, yellow, olive, teal and purple coordinate beautifully with all things Anna Griffin.

Because you love flowers so much, we knew that we needed to create our new Favorite Flowers 3 sticker kit. These stickers have the most gorgeous hand-painted, fall colored blooms that are perfect for all of your cards and scrapbook pages.

There is so much excitement surrounding our new Bird Cage and Branches Dies and Folders this week! Use this set of 7 dies and 2 folders to make delicate cards with dreamy layers along with our Birds and Butterflies Die Cut Collection.

For your long holiday weekend, we have a new tutorial for you using our Confetti Dies. Make a shaker card with Anna today!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Confetti Cutting Dies – 542-358 – Confetti Hearts Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack – 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag – 457-852 – Piercing Stylus Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set – 442-864 – Craft Knife, Cutting Mat & Ruler
  • Anna Griffin® So Smitten Cardmaking Kit – 457-834 – 5” x 7” Dark Red Border Card Base, 3.5” x 5.5” Gold Polka Dot Layer
  • 1, 4.75” x 6” Dark Red Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 4.75” x 6” Vellum Layer
  • 1, 4” x 6” Clear Acetate
  • 1, 4.5” x 6.5” Ivory Cardstock Layer
  • 1 Sentiment Embellishment
  • 1 Floral Embellishment Sticker
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Strips Cut to 2, .25” x 5.5” and 2, .25” x 4”

INSTRUCTIONS

  • With the heart die facing up and the dark red card stock facing down, die cut the hearts with the dark red card stock layer and the vellum layer.

  • Cut out ivory center of dark red card base with craft knife.

  • Adhere gold polka dot layer to ivory card stock layer with double sided adhesive. Attach foam adhesive strips around the edge of the gold polka dot paper.

  • Place heart confetti in the center of the gold polka dot layer.

  • Adhere acetate to double sided foam adhesive.
  • Center card front over acetate and adhere with double sided adhesive.
  • Attach floral embellishment sticker and sentiment embellishment with double sided adhesive.

So much fun! Make sure and shake shake shake over to our Facebook page for Sunday Share this weekend! We wish all of you a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Love,

Anna

 

How to Series: Decorative Edge Border Dies

Hello everyone,

Are you ready to create with the Decorative Edge Border Dies that you bought on HSN in March? Don’t worry, if you want to make this card along with us you can still get the dies here. Our Decorative Edge Border Dies are incredibly detailed and so versatile! One project that we thought would be fun to share and make with you is a matchbook style card. This card design has a special closure and you can use this trick on almost any card! Before we get started, don’t forget we will be on HSN June 16th for our first ever Clearance Shows and we will be back for a 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th. Those new product previews start this Monday, May 29th.

Let’s get to creating!

MATERIALS – listing all HSN item numbers

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138 – Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Decorative Edge Border Dies – Scalloped Edge Die
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852 – Scoring Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set 442-864 – Ruler & Paper Trimmer & Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Charlotte Papercrafting Collection – 1, 12”x12” Black and Ivory Patterned card stock cut to 5”x7” Folded Card Base 489-141
  • 1, 3.5” x 6.75” Black card stock layer
  • 1 Sentiment
  • 2 Floral Embellishment stickers
  • Double Sided Adhesive (tape runner)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Trim top layer on right side of card base to 4.75” from fold.

  • Place the Scalloped Edge Die along the edge of the black card stock layer then die cut and emboss. The sandwich to die cut is: Stack from the bottom up – A plate, magnetic mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down, B plate. The sandwich to emboss is: Stack from the bottom up – A plate, B Plate, Die with paper inside, rubber mat, B plate.

  • Score along the straight edge of die cut at 0.625” using the ruler and scoring tool and cutting mat. Place the score line against the edge of the ruler and fold the straight edge up.

  • Fold the straight edge over the back side of the card base. Adhere on the back flap only, with double-sided adhesive, leaving the front decorative edge open.

Fold over the card front. Tuck the top layer of the card base underneath the die cut edge to form a matchbook closure. Adhere floral embellishments and sentiment with double sided adhesive.

Wasn’t that fun? We love sharing tutorials on how to use all of our products that you get from HSN.  Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Love,

Anna