National Craft Month Weekly Wonder 2 – His and Hers Diecuts

Hi everyone!

We are officially changing our blog posts from Tuesdays to Mondays! We figured it was the best way to start the week, and keep you up to date! Don’t forget, we are making a special appearance on HSN this Tuesday, March 14th at 5am and 5pm EST. For all you Minc lovers out there, you’re not going to want to miss this!

In honor of National Craft Month, we’re continuing our celebration with our second Weekly Craft Wonder! This week, we’re spotlighting some of our very favorite diecuts, All About Him and Her. Oh my goodness, you need these two incredible sets because you’re getting over 792 beautiful, antique ephemera inspired pieces. That’s right, you’ll get both sets for our special price of $20 (including shipping for the contiguous US).

All you have to do is email us at orders@annagriffin.com with your information, or give us a call toll free at 888-817-8170. This special deal will be available until next Monday, March 20th!

 

Take a look at some of the beautiful imagery you’ll get with both of these amazing sets. From our All About Her set there are sweets, hats, umbrellas and more. For the Boys includes fishing scenes, sports diecuts, airplanes and lots of other masculine images. With so many diecuts, you can layer until your heart’s content or stack them for a 3D embellishment!

Here are a few projects to inspire you to create!

We hope you are having a fun month celebrating crafting, creativity and community with us!

Bye for now.

Anna

How to Series: Wishful Thinking Card

Hi everyone,

The 24 hour craft Event on HSN Wednesday was a huge success! We had so much fun getting to craft with you and demonstrate all of our new products. Mark your calendars for March 14th at 5am and 5pm because we will be back on HSN in 4 short days!

Today we are continuing our series of how to videos in celebration of National Craft Month. Get out your Wishful Thinking Cutting Dies everyone, it is time to make a special birthday card! The best part about our Wishful Thinking die set is that you can customize a card specific to your needs! Where else can you find a “Happy Mother’s Day to my Sister” card? The endless combination of words and dates make crafting with this set so much fun.

Let’s get crafting!

 

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x12” Boxing Day Cardstock – 1, 12”x12” Cut to 7”x10”, Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Green Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x6.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Blue Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x4.5 Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, White Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.5”x4” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Ivory Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut 1”x4.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Hot Pink Cardstock Cut to 5”x6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Wishful Thinking Dies & Folders Set   538-144 – Happy, 3, RD, Birthday, Grand, Daughter Dies
  • 1, Anna Griffin® Foil Balloon Sticker
  • 2, Red Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Lavender Floral Embellishment
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Small Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

Black and White Floral- 1.5”x4”

Blue and White Floral- 1.25”x4.5

Ivory Floral-1”x4.75” Layer

Green Floral- 1.25”x6.75

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut a notch on the right side of each floral strip.

2. Attach foil balloon sticker about .75” from left side of card.

3. Die cut words from fuchsia strips of cardstock. Adhere as follows:

  1. Happy – white floral strip
  2. 3rd – blue floral strip
  3. Birthday – ivory floral strip
  4. Grand Daughter – green floral strip

4. Adhere strips to card base overlapping white floral over blue floral, ivory floral over blue floral and ivory floral over green floral, using foam adhesive.

5. Adhere red floral embellishment just below balloons with double-sided adhesive.

6. Attach blue floral embellishment to left side of card with double-sided adhesive.

7. Adhere remaining red floral embellishment beneath the first red floral embellishment with adhesive.

8. Attach bow.

We have several more videos coming your way this month. Every Friday in March you can craft with Anna here on the blog. Be sure to join us Monday for our next post of our Weekly Craft Wonder and a preview of our March 14th shows on HSN! Have a great weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

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 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