HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 5

Well, everyone…

It’s time! Are you ready for our Today’s Special Reveal? First things first, our Annaversary shows are right around the corner! Tune in on January 10th at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST and throughout the day for lots beautiful in the making! Plus we have a Facebook Live on HSN’s Facebook page at 5:15pm.

Let’s jump in!

Last year we brought you Ornamental Frame Dies, and now it’s time for the embossing folders! These ornate folders create 3 different, 3D, opulent, embossed patterns that are almost too beautiful to be true! Our Ornamental Embossing Folders feature new technology to make 3D designs that are so detailed that you don’t need to add a lot of embellishment to make them truly shine! These folders turn paper from plain to extraordinary!

Meet our newest, largest stamp and die collection ever – the Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies! Say hello to 61 stamps and 34 cutting dies all designed to easily layer for dimensional sentiments and embellishments. You’ll get your choice of 5 classic Anna Griffin patterns for the binder. Choose from Camilla, Amelie, Grace Black, Ivory Damask and Grace White. The die and stamp designs are for all occasions and will have you creating paper masterpieces all year long! The binder comes with two sleeves made specifically to keep everything organized! The plastic sleeves hold your stamps in place and contain a magnetic backed insert with a printed outline to house the matching cutting dies. Tabs are included to let you know which set is which – crafting has never been so neat and tidy!

With your choice of binder, you’ll get all of the American holiday stamps and dies, floral and butterfly stamps and dies and a stamp for all your nearest and dearest. Stamp cards for your niece, nephew, sister-in-law, cousin and more!

This incredible library has an auto ship option that covers 3 different occasions each containing 18 stamps and 18 dies. Auto ship 1 contains “Birthday and Congratulations” stamps and dies.  Images include everything from a vintage rattle and balloons to a cake and a beautiful gift. Cheerful phrases you get are Birthday Wishes, Proud of You Grad, Bravo, On Your Special Day and more!

With Auto ship 2, you will be able to create “Sympathy and Inspiration” cards. Stamp images of camellias, lilies, wicker rocking chairs and more to add your cards and scrapbook pages. You Inspire Me, Have Faith, Sending Love and Hugs and To An Amazing Friend are some of the phrases you will be receiving.

Last, but not least is Auto ship 3! Our last set is all about “Get Well and Gratitude.” The images range from hyacinth and a teacup to a daffodil and embroidered handkerchief. Stamp phrases include Forever Grateful and Rest Relax Recover to Sending Love and Strength and Sending Prayers. All 3 sets fit nicely in the original binder for the most comprehensive stamp and die set that we have ever made.

For our Annaversary, we have a set of stunning cards and layers that pair with these new stamps like no other! Look at these pretty papers! Our Treasury Cards and Layers include 54, 5×7 cards, 54 envelopes and 54 printed layers. The imagery on these cards coordinate beautifully with the Treasury Stamps and Dies, Treasury Inks and Treasury Embossing Powders! Card Prints include balloons, butterflies, oak leaves, roses, bunnies and more. These cards are great for everyday, birthdays, get well and even holiday! These cards are designed to look stamped and give you a giant head start on getting your cards made this year.

We have created the most gorgeous color palette of inks to coordinate with the Treasury. In this set of 6 you’ll get Kismit (pink), Spa (blue), Silver, Gold, Turtle (green) and Clear. These vibrant colors will work perfectly with this stamp set to create the most beautiful layered die cuts imaginable.

To take your stamping to the next level by using our Treasury Embossing Powders to create a glossy sheen on all your cards and scrapbook pages. You’ll get 6 colors of embossing powders include Crystal Clear, Vintage Blue, Happy Green, Golden Luster, Antique Pink and Silver Luster. All you have to do is sprinkle the powder on top of your stamped image and use our heat tool for an incredible effect.

Next up, we have our heat tool! This little machine is what you use to raise the embossing powder on your cards. It has 2 speeds and comes in our signature ivory and gold.

Make mine a Mini! Perfect for die cutting all 34 of the Treasury set of dies, our brand new embossing and die cutting machine makes it easy to craft on a moments notice. The Anna Griffin Mini machine easily embosses and cuts all of your small folders and dies.

Now, that’s what we call a preview! We are thrilled that there’s only a little over a week to go until Craft Day, and we can’t wait to see you there! Let’s finish our our 8th Annaversary product previews with a bang! Comment here on the blog, on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest using the hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin for your chance to win.

On Friday we will have 8 winners, more projects and we resume Fan Mail Friday! Have a great week!

Bye for now,

Anna

 

 

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 3

Better late than never!

It’s time for Product Preview 3 of our upcoming shows on HSN January 10th! These first shows of the New Year are going to be amazing! We have lots of new and returning favorites for our #annaversary shows! Join us at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and throughout the day for in depth views at our new products, gorgeous projects and a good time! We are counting down the days!

These winter months have us thinking forward to Spring, how about you? Let’s take a look at this week’s exciting products!

First up, is our Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit! Oh my goodness this kit is so beautiful, and will allow you to make 20 incredible cards! These cards and layers contain stunning floral patterns and lovely colors. You will get incredible die cuts, colored flourishes, ribbons, borders, bows, sentiments and so much more.

 

It’s back! Our 12 x 12 Perfect Palette 2 is returning for our January 10th shows! This pack of pretty papers is made specifically for cutting with your Cricut, but works wonderfully for layouts and cards too! What’s great about this pack of card stock is the shades in our perfect palette and the glitter papers!

Swallows and bunnies and butterflies oh my! Our Charming Dresden Trims offer beautiful, gilded and dimensional die cuts to make the perfect Easter and Spring cards! You’ll get one sheet of each design of these gorgeous trims that are made on a German press that is hundreds of years old. The vintage charm of these trims is enhanced by our pretty papers, and they are the perfect finishing touch to elevate your Spring cards.

They’re here! Our Flourish Dies come straight from your product requests! Now, you can create flourishes in different shapes and sizes and colors and textures! These flourishes add just the right movement and whimsy to make your projects stand out in the best way possible! You’ll get 8 cutting dies in the set. We can’t wait to see how you use these flourishes on all your cards and scrapbook pages.

Back just in time for our #annaversary is our Anna Griffin ivory and gold Cricut Explore Air 2. On January 10th the bundle we have to offer is extraordinary! You’ll get the Cricut Explore Air 2, a light grip mat, cutting blade, two paper pads and our Anna Griffin Printables Library to cut with your Cricut. You will also get Anna’s Gracious Giftables, Anna’s Pop Up Cards, Anna’s Fantastic Flips and more!

We will also have the Cricut Make Something You Love Paper Materials kit that debuted with the Circuit Maker for sale. This will have a limited amount of auto ship enrollments on the day in case you wanted the program without buying the Cricut Maker.

On Friday we will announce 8 winners of 8 products – 2 card kits, 2 perfect palettes and 2 flourish die sets! You know what to do, comment below, on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin.

Be sure to tune in to Fan Mail Friday. We love sharing all the beautiful creations that you send. It’s the sweetest way to end the week.

Bye for now,

Anna