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 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 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

 

 

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 2 Winner

Good morning!

We are now less than one month away from our March 8th shows on HSN! We’re thrilled to get to be on with you at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 5pm and 8pm (all EST). We’re going to have a great time showing you just how easy it is to create beautiful, handmade projects that look like you spent hours and hours making them. Your friends and family will be so impressed!

Wow, we had so many amazing comments over past few days. This preview got the most comments we have ever had with over 2140 of you telling us your favorite item from Tuesday’s preview! Oh my goodness, your enthusiasm has been contagious! Today is your lucky day Roxanne Henderson, Happy Friday! You will be receiving all of these new items soon and you have been entered to win a trip to the third annual Anna Griffin | Create!

Let’s take a look at a few more pretty projects from Tuesday’s preview, shall we?

Our Window Box Card Making Kit with Cutting Dies makes creating beautiful, dimensional cards a breeze with card supports, stunning embellishments, sentiments and more! This is an autoship item with the next in the series being the Window Frame Card Kit with Dies, and lastly the Window Ledge Card Kit with Dies. You’re going to love this entire program! Sign up on March 8th to get these between now and August!

The project below was made with the dies and a bunch of die cuts from our craft stash. See how this kit keeps on giving?

Our new Pocket Dies are available in 4 different patterns: lace, rose, balustrade and butterfly designs. They create elegant pockets on your cards and scrapbook pages; you can even put a gift card inside! Our Pocket Embellishments are truly beautiful and include 288 antique ephemera diecuts, gorgeous flowers, vintage postcards and so much more. You can use the sentiments as bookmarks, and write a note on them for those who receive it.

 

We hope these projects leave you inspired and ready for Tuesday with Sneak Peek 3! Have a beautiful weekend, everyone.

Bye for now,

Anna

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 2

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Sneak Peek 2 of our upcoming shows on HSN March 8th! Who’s ready for Craft Day? We will be on at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm. Today, the preview fun continues and it is all about beautiful, dimensional cards!

Introducing our Window Box Card Making Kit with Cutting Dies! We have taken away all of the guesswork when making this popular style card. Included you will find pre-cut boxes and supports, flowers in graduating sizes and everything you need to make 20 incredible pop-up bouquet cards! The kit is loaded with over 200 embellishments and we have included 11 cutting dies so you can keep making these cards again and again. Fill your window box with everything from flowers to birds and butterflies to balloons! This kit also comes with beautifully colored die cuts and sentiments perfect for birthdays, weddings and even a quick hello!

  

Guess what? You can sign up for autoship when you purchase the Window Box Card Making Kit and receive 2 more amazing window themed card making kits with cutting dies.

This is the first autoship, our Window Frame Card Making Kit with Cutting Dies. This kit makes wonderfully dimensional window step cards that you decorate and layer frames on top of the steps. The die set is so great that it cuts and embosses, right where you need the step to be. No measuring and no fuss. (I can hear you screaming with delight!)

The second autoship, is our Window Ledge Card Making Kit with Cutting Dies. This kit is cute as a button and very fun to put together. You can create window scenes by adding curtains, awnings and even planter boxes to the front of your fancy window cards. The dies to make all of the windows and embellishments are included as well.

Wow! March is all about 3D card making and we are thrilled to pieces about our brand new Pocket Dies! You’ll get four different, intricate designs to create beautiful paper pockets to hold die cut flowers, sentiments and more! These eye-catching pockets allow you to take your creativity to the next level with lovely ironwork, lace, rose and butterfly patterns.

Designed specifically for our Pocket dies is our Pocket Embellishment Die Cut set. It includes 288 vividly colored botanicals, floral ephemera and printed diecuts! You’re going to love the sentiment tags that can double as bookmarks. The sentiments include Thinking of You Sweet Friend, Hoping You Get Well Soon and From Me to You. The vintage postcards included are replicas from my Mother’s antique die cut collection.

How’s that for our second sneak peek? Let us know your favorite and why you love it! Keep the comments coming, and we will see you on Friday when we announce the winner who will be automatically entered to win a trip the the third annual Anna Griffin | Create!

Love,

Anna