HSN May 9th, 2017 Product Preview 2 Winner

Hi there!

There is approximately one month until our shows on HSN May the 9th! We’re going to be on at 1am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm for hours of craft packed goodness! This week we debuted two brand new products and brought back two of our favorites for Spring crafting!

We had over 1095 of you comment to win Congratulatory Wishes from our Wishful Thinking Dies, Accordion Folders, the Charlotte Paper Crafting Collection and Impression Mask Set. Audrey Olander you are our winner, chosen at random! Happy Friday! We hope you enjoy these four products and use them to make beautiful things!

Let’s recap this week’s 4 items with a few more pretty projects to inspire you this weekend!

Our Congratulatory Wishes set is the first autoship from Wishful Thinking. Graduation season is coming, and so is Father’s Day! You’ll get Bravo, Good Luck, For you, Graduate and so much more! Don’t forget that this is an add on set to the very first bundle of Wishful Thinking Dies. The plan is to use them all together!

So many of you were excited about the new Accordion Folders this week! This set of 4, 12 inch folders creates a unique barn door effect when you open the card. The two paisley patterns, balloon pattern and bow pattern make such interesting, unique cards! You are going to love these!

One of our favorite paper-crafting kits ever, Charlotte, is back just in time for your Spring and Summer crafting. The small patterns in these papers & card stock go together beautifully with the diecuts, stickers and sentiments in this kit. We love the bright, bold colors that are paired with elegant gold foil touches!

Back by popular demand is an item that sold out during our January shows, our Impression Mask Set. You get 4 shaped B plates and 8 embossing dies to create that perfect setting for your gorgeous stamping, sentiment or diecut!

There you have it! Be sure to check out our Facebook page leading up to April 16th as we post some of our favorite Easter projects. We will meet you right back here on Monday.

Love,

Anna

 

 

HSN May 9th, 2017 Product Preview 2

Hello, hello!

First of all, thank you all so much for your active participation during National Craft Month! Reading through your posts and seeing your incredible projects made for a wonderful, creative month! Each of you continue to amaze and inspire us every day!

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create is sold out and we are looking forward to seeing all of you this November! There is a wait list in case we have tickets become available. Click here to be added to the wait list.

Don’t forget – we will be giving away 3 tickets to Create in October. These 3 lucky people will be chosen from a pool of our Blog winners each week from January-September. So comment below to win this weeks’ goodies and if you win, you will be automatically entered to win a trip to Create!

Welcome to week 2 of our Product Previews for our May 9th shows on HSN! We will be on at 1am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm! Oh what fun we will have together. We have lots of amazing new items for you, and of course we’re bringing back some favorites too! Let’s get started on today’s product preview!

Making their HSN debut are our new, 12″ Accordion Fold Embossing folders. This unique set of 4 folders create A2 size cards, and includes bow, paisley and balloon patterns! What’s great about these folders is that they emboss a pattern and the score lines for a perfect fold every time. The middle panel has a framed border that is designed to highlight your sentiment.

The first autoship of our Wishful Thinking Dies will only be available May 9th if you missed them in January! This set of dies contains everything you need for the season, and is aptly named Congratulatory Wishes! ‘Tis the season of graduations, and you’ll get dies that say grad, congratulations, graduation and so much more. Father’s Day dies are also included so that you can create a thoughtful card for a husband, son or other special man in your life!

One of our very favorite paper crafting collections, Charlotte, is back! Oh my goodness the amount that you get in this kit is truly breathtaking! In this collection you’ll receive 24 designer card stock sheets, 24 designer paper sheets, 10-piece floral sticker pack, 10-piece titles sticker pack, 25-pack of titles, tags and quotes with foil die-cuts embellishments and a 25-pack of floral and design die-cut embellishments. Wow! Many of these are accented with gorgeous gold foil and the prettiest little patterns you can think of! This set is perfect for creating all of those spring and summer cards for showers, birthdays and more. The small prints are just what the doctor ordered for creating scrapbook pages! You’re going to love the versatility of this kit!

Our set of 4 Impression Masks is back! We love the negative space they create that is great for highlighting a beautiful sentiment or stamped image. The shapes included in this set are circle, two different rectangles and a bubble shape. They come with two concentric embossing dies that coordinate perfectly and outline the shape!

 

Last but not least, craft along with Anna as she shows you how to inlay intricate die cuts with the Wishful Thinking Die Set. This is a very useful technique that adds dimension and an extra special touch to all of your craft projects!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Patterns Cards and Envelopes   442-892 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card with Gold Border
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Palette II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Fuchsia Cardstock Cut to 3”x4-3/4” Layer and 1-1/4”x3”
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Palette II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” White Glitter Cardstock Cut to 1-1/4”x3”
  • Anna Griffin® Charlotte Paper Crafting Collection   489-141 – 1, 12”x12” Green Floral Cardstock Cut to 3-1/4”x5” Layer and 1, Flower Embellishment
  • Anna Griffin® Wishful Thinking Dies & Folders Set   538-144 – Sister Die
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Rosettes   489-151 – Yellow Rosette
  • 1, Anna Griffin® Foil Flourishes Sticker
  • 1, Yellow Foil Butterfly
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Double-sided Adhesive Tape
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Tweezers

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Die cut white glitter paper with the Wishful Thinking Sister die.

2. Die cut fuchsia cardstock layer on the lower right corner, with the Sister die. Keep small fuchsia die cut pieces together. Do not discard.

3. Place a 1”x3” piece of double-sided adhesive tape on the lower right side of the green floral cardstock, about ½” from the bottom of the card. Remove the backing and center the fuchsia layer over the green floral layer. Be sure die cut is over the double-sided adhesive.

4. Inlay white glitter Sister die cut into the fuchsia Sister die cut layer.

5. Using a pair of tweezers place the small fuchsia pieces saved from step 2 into the empty spaces of the inlaid Sister die cut.

6. Attach to card base inside the center gold border using foam adhesive.

7. Adhere Foil Flourishes Sticker to the left side of the card with foam adhesive. Elevate the right side with foam adhesive.

8. Attach floral embellishment sticker to left side of card.

9. Adhere rosette below flower and attach butterfly to right side of rosette.

Are you interested in winning these items? Be sure to tell us your favorite item from this week’s preview by commenting below and we will draw a winner at random on Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna

HSN May 9th 2017 Product Preview 1 + Weekly Craft Wonder 4

Hi everyone!

Today is a big day! We have our first product preview for May 9th’s Craft Day shows on HSN! We want you to know everything that is coming up, and for you to get the inside scoop on all of our new products!

Also, this week is the last week to take part in our National Craft Month celebration and giveaways! Keep those awesome projects coming — we absolutely love seeing them every day along with the positivity and good craft vibes on our Facebook page, Instagram and here!

Let’s jump into today’s product preview!

Today’s items are all about organization. Organizing your cutting dies, your wrapping paper with our Chic Wrap gift wrap cutter and dispenser as well as organizing your crafting supplies with two sizes of storage boxes.

Back by popular demand are our Die Storage Binders! These binders come with clear plastic sleeves and double sided magnet pages to hold all of your dies in place! This notebook is perfect for organizing your dies by collection, holiday or however you would like! These are also available in multiple patterns to match the rest of your Anna Griffin storage items!

You loved our Christmas Chic Wrap, so we brought it back with the prettiest double sided gift wrap just in time for spring! Our partnership with Chic Wrap allows you to wrap presents and store wrapping tools in a cinch! The heavy duty box includes a one of a kind paper trimmer; there’s no need for measuring and attempting to cut straight lines, the trimmer does it for you. The 4 rolls and patterns you will get are spectacular! First, there is our classic Grace White rose print, and on the back a pretty turquoise and white stripe.  Second is a bold lavender hand painted floral with a vivid pink Ikat print on the back. These prints are perfect for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day gifts and everything in between!

Next up is our Craft Room Paper Storage Boxes. This is storage with style! Choose from 5 different Anna Griffin patterns: Amelie Turquoise Floral, Ivory Damask, Camilla Gray floral, Grace Black floral and Grace White floral. This five shelved beauty is perfect for storing your scrapbook paper, stickers and anything else you can think of!

To go along with the paper storage boxes, we have a small multi-drawer storage box to match! The box has 5 pull out drawers made to hold stamps, ribbons, stickers, scrapbooking tools and more. What’s even better is that you get dividers to create the exact size space you need for all your crafting supplies. The 5 patterns available also coordinate with the new Craft Room Storage Boxes.

This week we are going to have 2 winners! Comment below and tell us how our new storage items will help you get organized! We will draw 2 winners at random on Friday.

Our last Weekly Craft Wonder is available from today, March 27- April 3 so be sure to get this crafting steal while you can! Our Vibrant Vellum Embellishments are back for $20 (including shipping in the contiguous US). You will get 120 beautiful vellum flower pieces, 60 cardstock leaves, 48 die cut sentiment flags, 36 cardstock butterflies and 36 vellum butterfly pieces— all with foil accent pieces! You can order by emailing orders@annagriffin.com or calling 888-817-8170 to place your order today.

 

As a friendly reminder:

  • If you are ordering through email, please include your phone number so that we can acquire your payment information.
  • Please allow 48 hours for order confirmation.
  • Please refrain from calling, leaving voicemails AND emailing your orders. This delays the process and causes duplicate orders.
  • Discover credit cards and PayPal are not accepted.
  • Please allow up to two weeks to receive your package(s).

Take a look at all the pretty things you can do with these incredible embellishments!

For our 6th installment in our “how to” video series we’re going to be using our Parchment Layers to create a beautiful, colored I Love You Card! For those of you who purchased these back in January, are you loving the gorgeous effect you get from the vellum layers? Monday is a great day to create a card, so come craft with us!

MATERIALS:

  • 1, 12”x12” Metallic Lavender Cardstock Layer, Cut to 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x 7” Parchment Vellum Layers   522-274
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Craft Tools   522-277
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Embellishments
  • 2, Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Sentiment
  • 2, Butterfly Parchment Embellishments
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place the parchment layer face down on the embossing mat.

Using the finest tip tool gently press the tool into the paper to trace the lines of the design, being careful not to pierce through the paper.

Next choose the medium tip tool and trace over the lines for a darker color for heavier embossed lines.

Use the largest embossing tool to shade areas of the design for dimension and color.

With the embossing face up, use the triple needle perforating tool, pressing lightly to make small perforations in the center of the corner flowers.

Attach 5”x7” parchment vellum layer to lavender card base with double-sided adhesive.

Trace the design on the back of the butterfly embellishments.

Attach the butterfly layers with foam adhesive.

Adhere vellum with double sided adhesive.

Attach 5”x7” parchment vellum layer to lavender card base with double-sided adhesive.

Attach sentiment with foam adhesive.

Adhere Flowers with foam adhesive.

Meet us back here on Friday for another “how to” and meet our 2 product preview winners! Look out for our Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday too! Have a great week!

Love,

Anna

HSN March 8, 2017 Shopping List + Weekly Craft Wonder

Hi everyone,

We thought we would do a few special things for National Craft Month, one of them being bringing back some of your favorite oldies but goodies for a special Weekly Craft Wonder deal! Sounds fun, right?

This week’s wonder is our 120 Favorite Everyday Sentiment Stickers. This set includes 120 of the most beautiful sayings for each and every occasion. You’ll get Congratulations, A Note to Say Thank You, Happy Birthday to You and so many more. These sentiments are going to be your go to, and will help create something beautiful for everyone!

Now how does this work? Easy! We have the product for sale at a special price of $20 (free shipping within the contiguous US). Just call our customer service team at 888-817-8170 or email us at orders@annagriffin.com with your shipping address and they will process and ship your order.

Wednesday’s HSN shows are right around the corner! Tune in at Midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm for all the crafting fun! As promised, here is your shopping list with links (that are currently available). We will update as items are added.

HSN March 8th, 2017 Shopping List

New Items

532443– Perfect Pattern Coloring Cards and Stamps

532431– Chameleon Markers in Anna Griffin Perfect Palette

532479– Parchment Embellishments

532475– Paper Blooms Embellishments

533676– Deco Foil Everyday Palette

529122- Couture Creations Go Press and Foil Machine with dies and foil

528924– Embossed Word Folders

528926– Scenes Embossing Folders

528916– Decorative Border Dies

528923– Pretty Pocket Dies

532385– Pretty Pocket Embellishments

522265– Window Box Cards Kit with Autoship

532411– Window Box Cards Embellishments

532408– Window Box Cards & Envelopes (not the kit)

529207– Anna Griffin/We R Platform Punch Bundle

532498 – Floral Tags and Sentiments Stamps

533560– Cricut Explore Air 2 in Lilac machine only

533570– Cricut Explore Air 2 in Lilac with Materials Autoship

533589– Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Ivory/Gold edition machine only

533586 – Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Ivory/Gold edition Materials Autoship

533567– Cricut Rolling Tote

533569 – Cricut Machine Tote

533573 – Cricut Shoulder Bag

 

Returning Favorites

522277– Parchment Tools

522255– Bow Maker

522821– Letterpress Spring Embossing Folders with Autoship

522169 – Letterpress Spring Embossing Folders

489148– Perfectly Printed Vellum Stickers

522535 – Anna’s Fantastic Flips Digital Cricut Cartridge with Autoship

474351 – Beautiful Trimmings embossing folders and edge dies

474332 – Ornate Embossing Folders

481761 – Alice Hostess Set

479783 – For Him Embossing Folders

That’s that! We’re excited for all the fun this week, and we will see you live starting at midnight! Meet us right back here on Friday for our next how to video!

Love,

Anna

 

 

 

 

 

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek Winners + New Video Series

Happy Friday!

What an exciting day it is going to be for two very special blog readers. But, first as a reminder we will be live on HSN this upcoming Wednesday, March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm 7pm and 8pm. We will also have appearances throughout the day with the Today’s Special. Don’t forget our special appearances on HSN March 14th at 5am and 5pm EST.

Wow, your comments really and truly made us so excited to give two Cricut Explore Air 2’s and Cricut Totes away today. A big thank you to our friends at Cricut for making this possible. We laughed with you, cried with you and really connected with the stories that you shared with us. Thank you for being such incredible, selfless and unique individuals. The poems were outstanding, the comments were very creative and your generosity with us and others makes the world a better place. We appreciate each and every one of you! If there was a LOVE button on this blog, it would have been pressed 2660 times!

The two lucky winners today are Pam (pam38583) and Jennifer C. Congratulations! We hope you enjoy these gifts from Cricut, and that they are instrumental in helping you create beautiful things!

Pam wrote:
You always want to know what everyone’s favorite thing is, and it’s so hard to choose. To be creative, I decided to write you some lyrics that you can put to the tune “My Favorite Things”. FYI: There are too many AG favorites to include in this song, so I somewhat generalized. Hope you enjoy it.“My Favorite Things”Full layouts on pages and greetings on cards,
Fantastic flips used to convey my regards,
Pop ups that cheer and tug at one’s heartstrings…
These are a few of my favorite things.Perfect palette colors and pretty pocket set,
Various layers, and I am not done yet.
Items from which creativity springs…
These are a few of my favorite things.Paper crafting tools and scissors for snipping,
National craft month and five dollar shipping,
HSN boxes that UPS brings…
These are a few of my favorite things.When the sale ends,
When the bill comes,
When my supplies run thin…
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I just hope I win.
Jennifer C wrote:

WOW!!
I was hoping for the TS to be the Cricut air 2! And Lilac?! Come on! You had me at Lilac, lol!! I recently just celebrated by 45th birthday in February and anything amethyst is me. I am a new to Anna and her products and started out with the cuddle bug over a year ago and I have been hooked ever since. I am also new to crafting and find that not only is it therapeutic but I love the time that I spend with my girls making beautiful cards and all of the great craft projects for school. I am a mother of 11, yes I said 11. 2 off in college and 9 at home and in Catholic school and I have to say I have been missing out on all the fun that crafting brings with us as a family. We had beautiful Christmas cards this past year and I have to admit, the best Valentine’s Day cards!! My 9 year old has a birthday coming up in April and we have been waiting for the Cricut to come back as a TS until I made that purchase. Unfortunately I missed out on it back when it was a TS a few months ago. I am so excited and ready for the HSN craft event and know that my girls will be making sure we fill our supplies up and we need to get our Cricut for endless possibilities!!

Thank you Anna for all you do. You took a busy mom who works 2 jobs and gave me back a smile when I have that time crafting by myself and with my family. So excited for March 8th!!!

In celebration of National Craft Month, we are launching a series of videos where you can craft along with Anna using many of our most popular products. They are fun and easy to accomplish, so get out your Paper Tricks 3 dies and let’s get crafting!

We hope you are enjoying our month long celebration throughout our social media channels. If you haven’t already, hop over to our Facebook page to join in on the party and giveaways. We would love to have you!

Bye for now,

Anna