HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 4 Winners + Happy New Year Card

Hello, hello!

Can you believe it? It’s our last blog post of the year! 2017 has been filled with amazing memories, beautiful projects and incredible friendships! We have loved being able to share our HSN previews, blog posts, Facebook posts, Pinterest boards and Instagram photos with you. Our crafting community is the best, and you all mean the world to us! Every day we look forward to seeing your comments and ideas. Thank you for inspiring us in every way! Here’s a look back at the last 12 months of beautiful in the making.

 

Our first HSN shows are just around the corner! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting hours are midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and more appearances throughout the day. We have one preview left for 10am EST Monday morning where Anna will reveal our exciting Today’s Special for January 10th!

Our winners for Product Preview 4 are below! Congratulations everyone!

Vintage Bunny Diecuts – Trish T (Blog), @babybea8 (Instagram)

Shaker Window Cutting Dies 1 – Carol Buffington (Facebook),  Melissa Eichenauer (Pinterest)

Shaker Window Cutting Dies 2 – Janet S. (Blog), @cwoody5073 (instagram)

Shaker Card Supply – Mary Ellen Alleva (Facebook), Diane Lee (Pinterest)

Ready to see a few more spring themed projects?

Our Vintage Bunny Diecuts make Easter and spring cards like no other! This set contains 314 beautifully, colored vintage ephemera for you to layer together! These 3 dimensional diecuts will make your spring projects eggs-cellent!

Our Shaker Window Dies 1 are an essential die set for creating shaker cards! These shapes carry you throughout the year, and are even great for making shaker cards for the holiday season!

If you missed out on the Shaker Window Autoship, now is your time to hop in and get our Spring Shaker Window Dies! This set of 23 dies makes spring shaker cards like no other. Use these dies to create cards for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter to birthdays and get well.

Our little black dress of shaker card accessories is here! Use our Shaker Card Supply Kit to easily transform your cards from ordinary to extra shake-tastic! We’ve done the work for you, and all you have to do is pick your card bases, embellishments, sentiments and something pretty to fill your windows with!

To celebrate the New Year, we have a card that will help you ring in 2018! Get out your Go Press and Foil machine, and let’s make our last card of 2017 together!

New Year’s Go Press and Foil

Finished Size: 5”x 7” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Go Press & Foil Machine, 529-122
  • Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps (tag die) 505-094
  • Anna Griffin® Hot Foil Holiday Sentiment Stamps (Happy New Year) 572-669
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders (Nordic Flake)
  • (2) 5”x 7” Perfect Pattern Christmas Cards (snowflake pattern with gold border) 574-354
  • Ivory card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • Silver foil, cut to 3”x 4”
  • Gold foil, cut to 4”x 6”
  • Metal shim
  • Card stock shim
  • Gold bow
  • Silver flourish embellishment
  • Gold champagne bottle embellishment
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut one of the card bases along the inside of the gold frame, approximately 4”x6”.

2. Use the Nordic Flake embossing folder to press the gold foil to the 4”x 6” card stock base cut out. Place in the Go Press and foil machine in the following order: metal shim, foil (colored side down), card stock, embossing folder (open, embossing side down), card stock shim.

3. Follow the steps in the Go Press and Foil instruction manual to apply the silver foil to the 3”x 4” piece of ivory card stock using the “Happy New Year” Hot Foil stamp.

4. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Terrific Tag Die, die cut the ivory card stock layer.

Assembly:

  1. Using foam adhesive, attach the gold foil layer to the card base.

2. Wrap the loop of the silver flourish embellishment around the gold champagne bottle embellishment as shown and attach to the card base using foam adhesive.

3. Adhere the “Happy New Year” sentiment to the bottom right of the card base with foam adhesive.

4. Attach the gold bow to the bottom left of the card base.

Wow, isn’t this the perfect card to bring in the New Year? We’re excited for all that 2018 holds and can not wait to share it with you!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 4

Merry Christmas one and all!

We hope that you have a wonderful holiday filled with all the love and joy of the season. We are so thankful for each and every one of you! As you spend time with family and friends today, let us all be filled with gratitude, peace and appreciation for one another.

It feels a little funny to be springing forward, but here goes!

Ah, spring… it’s right around the corner! If you missed out on the Shaker Window Die Autoship series, you can get our Shaker Window Dies 2 for spring! This set of dies contains 23 dies that create amazing, shaker cards! Diecut an envelope, bunny, shamrock and butterfly shaker window to fill with confetti, sequins or even glitter! These dies include concentric layers to diecut outside pieces and layer with. You will also get arrows, a bow die, a heart, Easter eggs, small butterflies, tags and banner dies to add embellishments to your cards!

Our original set of 20 Shaker Card Window Cutting Dies is back for our January Shows! This set is perfect for creating fun, shakable cards for both every day and holidays! Shapes include a present, heart, star, Christmas tree and ornament. These dies also contain a tag, flag and banner so you can add your own sentiments! Use your favorite cards, layers, sentiments and embellishments to create a unique card for any occasion. These concentric dies allow you to layer and coordinate like a pro!

Just for you, we created our Shaker Card Supply Kit! Creating shaker cards has never been easier, and we have done all the cutting and measuring for you! In this kit you will get 30 clear fill-able pouches with an open and seal-able top, 30 acetate front windows with already applied EVA foam adhesive strips and 30 acetate back windows. Now, to make your shaker cards, all you have to do is fill with glitter, confetti, sequins and more! This product is directly from your requests, and it will help to make your projects easy peasy!

Say hello to our brand new Vintage Bunny Diecuts! This set of 314 beautiful old-world illustrations is full of gorgeous Easter and springtime imagery. You’ll get 2 each of 18 pages! Diecuts include flower-filled, Easter baskets, Tulip baskets, painting bunnies, floral wreaths and more. There are also gold foiled die cuts to add a glimmer to your spring projects. Use the included foam adhesive squares to layer these die cuts together to create a 3 dimensional embellishment. These diecuts will add rich colors and lots of vintage charm to your cards and scrapbook pages.

Which of these items would make your spring crafting better than ever before? Let us know here on the blog, on Facebook, Instagram and on Pinterest with the hashtags #celebr8annagriffin and #annaversary!

Again, you all mean so much to us and we are so thankful for all the love and participation. We will see you and 8 lucky winners on Friday!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 3 Winner + Gift Wrapping Tips

Hi there,

These last weeks of the year are flying by! In a little over 2 weeks, it will be Craft Day on HSN! We will have the Today’s Special, and between now and January 10th, we will offer you all lots of amazing new products and the best of our returning favorites for our #ANNAversary! Be sure that your calendars and planners are marked for 1/10/18 at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and multiple times during the day.

We’re having so much fun seeing all the participation across our social media channels! Thank you, thank you for playing along! Are you ready for this week’s winners? Drum roll please!

Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit- Sandy Duell (blog), Bev Limbach (Facebook), @Imagedivah (Instagram), Marilyn Bruckman (Pinterest)

Fancy Flourish Dies- Winnie Johnson (Facebook), Donna Wilson (blog), Beth_Nutt (Instagram), Nancy Itson (Pinterest)

We have 2 more chances for you to win before January 10th! Be sure you are using the hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin on the blog, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

We know you’re ready for a few more peeks at spring time inspired projects, so let’s take a look!

We are thrilled to bring back Engraved Botanica for our annaversary shows! You’re going to love the 20 cards you create with stunning, patterned cards and layers, incredible hand colored engravings and mix and match parts. Imagery includes teacups, butterflies, flowers and so much more!

Our amazing set of multi-tonal card stock layers, Perfect Palette 2 is back for January 10th! You’ll get shades of our everyday palette in solids and glitter paper that can be layered for a beautiful look. With 72 sheets of this 12 x 12 card stock, you will be able to make cards, scrapbook layouts and any of your Cricut projects!

Our Charming Dresden Trims are all about spring! This spring-themed set of die cuts includes 57 trims swallows, bunnies and butterflies to add a special touch to your projects. What’s great about these golden trims is that they coordinate perfectly with all our beautiful papers, gorgeous layers, elegant embossing folders and more.

Our Fancy Flourish Dies include 8 different swirls and calligraphic flourishes to create a 3 dimensional look on your cards and scrapbook pages. All the flourishes you see in our card kits can now be created from solids and patterns to glitter and more! We can’t wait to see how you use these dies!

To celebrate 8 years on HSN, we have an amazing Cricut Explore Air 2 bundle to offer you. You will get an Anna Griffin image library that contains the most beautiful artwork imaginable. Included are Anna’s Pop Up Cards, Anna’s Fantastic Flips, Anna’s Gracious Giftables, Anna’s Printable Library and more for you to cut with your new Cricut! This bundle also includes 2 gorgeous paper packs, a scoring tool, and a light grip cutting mat.

Want to get in on the Make Something You Love materials auto ship without buying the Cricut Maker? There will be a limited number of Paper Materials kits offered where you can jump into the auto ship program for the entire year. This will be a one time chance!

Can you believe that this Monday is Christmas Day? If you love wrapping gifts and making each present special, then we have the how to for you! Here are some ways to add a festive touch to all the boxes under your tree!

Anna’s Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

Tip 1 | Use Glitter Tape

Glitter tape is a great accent to any ribbon! We added glitter tape to both sides of the ribbon creating an illusion of a wider ribbon.

Anna Griffin® Glitter Tape 10-piece Bundle, 583-886

Tip 2 | Make Your Own Gift Tags

It is so easy and fun to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift tags with our Terrific Tags Dies and Stamps! It’s the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle, 505-094

Tip 3 | Use Your Clear Stamps

All you need is craft paper and your favorite holiday stamp to make beautiful wrapping paper! We love this poinsettia stamp from the Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps Bundle!

Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle, 505-094

Tip 4 | Get out your Craft Embellishments

Think outside the box! You can use any embellishment from your favorite Anna Griffin product! We used the beautiful holly from the Glorious Greetings Card Kit. What embellishment will you use?

Tip 5 | Use the Bow Maker with Storage Box

What’s better than a beautiful bow? A beautiful double bow! They are so easy to make on our Bow Maker! All you have to do is loop twice instead of once.

Anna Griffin® Bow Maker with Ribbon Storage and Holiday Ribbon, 574-334

Attaching the Bow to a Present: After you’ve made the perfect bow on your bow maker, attach it to your present by slipping the tail of the ribbon on your gift through the back half of the knot on your bow.

Tip 6 | Use Different Ribbon Widths and Bow Sizes

The possibilities are endless with the Bow Maker with storage box. Have fun playing around with different ribbon widths and bow sizes! We did!

Anna Griffin® Bow Maker with Ribbon Storage and Holiday Ribbon, 574-334

It’s time for this week’s installment of Fan Mail Friday! This week we are blown away by your incredible talents, generous hearts and incredible kindness. Each card you sent is a treasure!

These sweet treats came in after we filmed Fan Mail Friday, and they are so wonderful! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness Joanne, Carolyn, Vicky, Pamela, Donna Lee and Shellie. You ladies are the very best!

Meet us right back here on Monday for a very, merry Product Preview 4!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 2 Winners + How To: Christmas Ornament

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! It looks like you all adore the new window embellishments, dies and additions! We love bringing you these sets to extend and inspire your Window Ledge and Window Box Card Making Kits!

We are less than 3 weeks away from our HSN shows on January 10th! It will be our first shows of 2018 and to make it extraordinary, we have the Today’s Special! Any guesses as to what it could be? We think it’s going to be something that you LOVE! Join us at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and all throughout Craft Day.

It’s time for our 8 winners! Thank you for #celebr8-ting with us all week long!

Window Ledge Card Making Kit- @GwenOgburn (Instagram) and Sandy Hanson (Facebook)

Window Ledge Dies 1 & 2 Migdalia Del Valle (Pinterest) and @MarieFixReams (Instagram)

Window Ledge Embellishments- Jane Bill (blog) and Cathy Scarborough (blog)

Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments- Diane Razzano Clemen (Pinterest) and Evelyn Robinson (Facebook)

Our Window Ledge Card is packed full of everything you need to create show stopping cards! From beautifully colored die cuts and flowers to gorgeous card layers and wonderful inserts, this card kit is going to be one that you will want to use again and again! It’s perfect for all occasions!

Keep creating with our set of Window Ledge Dies 1! You will be able to mix and match your papers, layers, sentiments and more as you create your very own window card. Use the dies to make themed windows for holidays, birthdays and any time you need to celebrate.

We love when you let us know products you want! Our Window Ledge Dies 2 is a direct reflection of that! Now, you can create curved awnings, Scottie dogs curtains and even your own topiaries. These dies will further your kit, and allow you to keep making beautiful projects!

The beauty of our Window Ledge Embellishments will make you ooh and ahh. These pretty papers are perfectly color coordinated and ready to use! You’ll get 220 card stock pieces to layer and create with. You’ll love the tiny flowers, cheerful sentiments and bright colors in this set.

We can’t leave out our Window Box Card Making Kit can we? Our new set of Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments is just the thing to keep your boxes blooming all season long! With 272 pieces including, sentiments, sentiment flags, flowers, gold foil die cuts and more, you will be able to make 3D cards like no other. Mix or match your colors for a unique card experience.

On to today’s project! If you’re looking to add a little pizazz to your holiday decor, or to make a gift for a friend or loved one get out your Cricut Maker (or your Explore Air 2) and let’s create!

Anna’s Holiday Ornaments – 3D Chapel Ornament

If you own the Anna’s Holiday Ornament Cartridge, you can use this URL to cut the project: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/77071409

If you do not own this content, it will be available in Design Space later this year.

Finished Size: Approximately 2 ¼”x 2 ¾”x 4

Materials:

  • Cricut® Maker™ machine
  • Cricut® Design Space™ software
  • 12” x 12” Standard Grip or Light Grip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Dresden Trims
  • (1) 12”x 12” Silver and white patterned card stock
  • (2) Gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2 ½”
  • (2) Gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2 ¼”
  • Holly embellishment
  • Gold string or ribbon
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (tape runner or glue)

Instructions:

Using your Cricut® Design Space™ software and Cricut® Maker™ machine, follow the on-screen instructions to cut the base layer from card stock paper.

Assembly:

  1. Trim two corners of each of the 2”x 2 ½”gold foil card stock.

2. Using foam squares, attach the two 2”x 2 ½” gold foil card stock to the back of the two sides of the chapel with door cut outs.

3. Adhere the 2”x 2 ¼” gold foil card stock to the remaining two sides of the chapel using foam squares.

4. Fold along the scored lines and adhere the tab in place to assemble the chapel.

5. To complete the top of the chapel, fold along the scored lines and fold the tabs in. Adhere with double-sided adhesive.

6. Adhere a holly embellishment on both sides of the chapel roof.

7. Using glue adhesive, attach a Christmas Dresden bell on top of the holly.

8. String a ribbon through the top of the chapel, forming a loop.

Before I go hang that on my tree, watch this newly created segment called Fan Mail Friday!

Wow, how much fun was that? But wait there’s more! On Monday we will have Product Preview 3 – very exciting! Have a great weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 2

Hi everyone,

We’re on to product preview 2 of our upcoming shows on HSN January 10th! We have the Today’s Special, and that means you are going to see a whole lot of us during the first Craft Day of the year! Our hours are going to be midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and many more times throughout the day.

It is time for a little window shopping…listen up!

Back for our January 10th shows is our Window Ledge Card Making Kit! Guess what? The card kit comes without the dies! This is something you all have asked us for and we delivered! This adorable kit makes incredible window scenes on the front of you cards. Combine the card, inserts, window panes, awnings and more for a sweet card design every time. For even more added charm we have Scotties, kitties beautiful flowers and phrases for all occasions.

The cut and emboss dies to make the Window Ledge Cards are now sold separately. With these dies you can cut out the window, curtains, window boxes and more from your choice of paper! You can create holiday window scenes, open windows, lovely curtains, festive wreaths and so much more!

 

Requests for dies for the awnings and the scottie dog have been granted! With our Window Ledge Dies 2 you can cut your own awnings, Palladian windows, topiaries and a cute Scottie dog with the 11 dies included!

New for January is our set of Window Ledge Embellishments. You’ll get 220 card stock embellishments to replenish your Window Ledge Card Making Kit and Dies! There are awnings, flowers, cornices, curtains, sentiments and more. Sentiments include phrases of Deepest Gratitude, Just For You, Happy Birthday, For You, and Thanks. The cheerful colors and patterns are sure to brighten any day!

 

Fill your boxes with blooms! Our new Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments set includes everything you need to fill, decorate and send Window Box cards made with the dies you already own. This set contains 272 card stock pieces to refresh your original Window Box Card Making Kit in the best way! Send a bouquet that says; With All the Best Wishes and Hip Hip Hooray! The options are endless and you can mix and match until your heart’s content.

What wonderful windows and beautiful box cards! We’re halfway through with our previews for our shows on HSN January 10th! Craft Day will be here before you know it! Comment across all of our social media channels using our hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin to enter for a chance to win this week’s items! We will have 8 lucky winners on Friday!

Bye for now,

Anna