HSN October 3rd, 2017 Product Preview 2

Hi everyone,

It’s time for the 2nd Product Preview for our upcoming shows on HSN October 3rd. Get ready because it’s going to be double the fun! It’s a 24 hour Craft Day, and we get to kick off the day with the Today’s Special, the Cricut Maker! We can’t wait to show you the amazing things that you’ll be able to create with this one of a kind machine! It’s going to enhance your crafting in ways you have never imagined. So, be sure to join us at midnight, 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 9pm and 10pm. Virginia Lucas, you’re the winner from Product Preview 1!

It’s time to start our second preview of the week, are you ready?

The magnificent Maker will be the star of the show on October 3rd! This revolutionary new machine cuts more materials than ever before with ten times the pressure of the regular Explore machines. The machine comes with a rotary blade made for cutting fabrics without stabilizer. That means all of the beautiful cotton fabrics that we make can easily be cut with the Maker. Next week you will get a sneak peek of what comes with the machine and we are giving away a Maker, a Bright Pad and an Easy Press!

Our shows are also packed with new holiday crafting products! Are you ready to put all of those holiday papers to work? Introducing our gorgeous set of Christmas Embellishment Cut and Emboss Dies. This set of 4 intricate dies includes a bough of holly, wrapped presents, a bow-topped wreath and bells adorned with ribbon. The details you get from these cut and emboss dies are stunning, and will create magical Christmas cards.

If you loved our versatile set of everyday Decorative Edge Dies, then you will adore our brand new Christmas Decorative Edge Dies. Make your card and scrapbook edges sing with snowflakes, ornaments, holly and a starburst. These dies create ornate finishes on your cards, fancy scrapbook pages and even creative home decor!

We have the perfect papers to go with your Christmas Decorative Edge dies! Our set of 5 x 7 Metallic Layers includes 120 sheets, 12 each of 10 colors. Shades ranges from deep red and copper to gold and ice blue. The shimmer in these papers are so gorgeous, and will catch the light on all your holiday projects.

The Bow Maker with Storage Box is back, and better than ever with 5 gorgeous spools of double-faced satin ribbon. This beautiful storage box comes with with silver, gold, red and green double faced satin ribbon. On top of the box is a grid that gives you step by step instructions for creating perfect bows in all sizes!

So many of you wrote in to tell us that you would love to see a holiday version of our Window Frame Card Making Kit, and that’s exactly what we created for October 3rd! With this easy to make kit you can create 20 unique, dimensional cards that stand up and get noticed. All of the gorgeous patterns and embellishments work together to create the ultimate Christmas cards. The cutting dies are not included in this set which makes for a more affordable offering!

Making its return to HSN is the everyday version of the Window Frame Card Making Kit with cutting dies. There’s so much inside! You’ll get everything you need to make 20 incredible, 3D step cards as well as 7 cutting dies to make your own cards once you have completed the set. This is a card kit like no other! It includes pre-cut, scored patterned cards, die cut frames, gorgeous floral die cuts, fanciful foil flourishes and sentiment stickers to write your special message.

Seasonal Card Layers for Christmas are back in October! These double-sided card stock layers contain 96 patterned, solid and bordered layouts that work beautifully with all of our holiday dies, embellishments, stickers, embossing folders and more! There are classic red, gold, green and silver mixed in with some modern colors like bright green and ice blue.

Wow! How’s that for a double preview week? Comment below, and tell us your very favorite item of the preview and we will draw a winner at random on Monday.

Love,

Anna

 

HSN October 3rd, 2017 Product Preview 1

Hi everyone,

As promised, it’s time to get things rolling for our shows on HSN October 3rd! Get excited because it’s going to be a 24 hour Craft Day AND we have the Today’s Special—The Cricut Maker plus an auto ship that is almost too good to be true! If you missed the preview we did for you last month on the Cricut Maker, you can read more about it here. Our hours for Craft Day are 12am, 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 9pm and 10pm. Over the next 2 weeks we are going to bombard you with spectacular crafting goods, new Christmas items and we’re even diving in to some product lines we have never explored before.

Are you ready to get started?

Have you ever wanted to make jewelry with Anna Griffin style? Well now you can! Inspired by Anna’s personal collection of vintage jewelry, we have created do it yourself collage kits for bracelets and pendant necklaces. What’s even better? They are easy to make! Decorative frames are ready to fill with cabochon overlays and patterned stickers. These mix and match pieces come in gold plate or rhodium plated silver.

The Anna Griffin Charm Bracelet kit includes 2 lovely link charm bracelets with 6 decorative frames for you to fill with our exquisite, themed imagery. You’ll get 18 themed stickers and 12 cabochons along with the 2 charm bracelets. Fill the spaces with your choice of floral, bird, butterfly and botanical ephemera to create a truly special gift.

The Pendant Necklace Set is a true work of art. Mix and match antique reproductions of intaglio seals and vermeil leaves with decorative frames. See the incredible detail and beauty of the charms that you can wear alone or layer together for a unique look! The set of 5 decorative pendants and it includes 2 frames that you can customize with our printed stickers and cabochons. Combine different pieces on the chain for 25 different looks!

Encore, encore! Our Christmas Vintage Collage Card Toppers 2 are coming October 3rd to HSN! This set is a card crafter’s dream because you can make beautiful three dimensional cards in minutes. You will get 100, die cut collage toppers that are beautifully designed with sentiments, holiday imagery and decorative edges.

The perfect pairing for our Christmas Collage Card Toppers 2 is our Perfect Patterned Cards for Christmas. This set of 50, 5×7 cards and envelopes feature lovely patterns and frames in holiday colors. We have re-released the 5×7 portion of this 2016 card set to make your holiday crafting a cinch!

One of the most useful products we offer is our Printed Card Inserts for Christmas and Everyday. You will never be at a loss for words with this set of 88 pre-printed greeting card inserts. The greetings come vertically and horizontally with copy for all occasions!

Say hello to our newest set of Christmas Double Gatefold Embossing Folders! The designs are decadent and are sure to make your holiday cards stand out from all the rest. The set of 4 designs include a Christmas Wreath, Cascading Bow, Holiday Tree and lovely Ornaments. Get out your metallic card layers and start creating cards with these folders in no time!

You know we love our Chic Wrap Gift Wrap Cutter and Dispenser! We will have the holiday and everyday versions of this unique paper cutter available on October 3rd. Each unit comes with 4 rolls of double sided gift wrap and it can store any 30″ roll you may already have. This is wrapping made simple!

Back by popular demand is our decorative Christmas Packing Tape. Many of us ship packages during the holidays to friends and family. Why not make those brown boxes more cheerful? We give you three styles of Anna Griffin printed tape and an easy to use dispenser to make all of your holiday packages surprise and delight!

One of our all time favorite embellishments is our Christmas Rosettes! Our set of 30 pre-made wheels add instant dimension without the work! Aren’t you glad we brought these back?

  

Want to win the Rosettes, Embossing Folders, Packing Tape, Christmas Collage Card Toppers, Christmas Perfect Patterned cards? Just comment here on the blog and we will draw a winner on Friday.

There will be a giveaway every Friday and Monday from now until October 2nd, so make sure to stay tuned right here! That’s not all, we will draw 3 lucky winning names, from all of our 2017 blog winners, for a ticket to the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin Create on October 2nd.

Love,

Anna

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 4 Winner

Hi everyone!

What a day! We are on HSN right now, are you watching?! Join us this morning for our other appearances at 11am and 6pm for special presentations of the Kodak Verite Craft 6 Anna Griffin Edition Printer, and later today we are live at 7pm (no longer in the 10pm hour) for full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting. This week over 1430 of you left us delightful comments ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the beauty of our new Angelic Card Toppers 2 and letting us know how much you love our new Christmas Pocket Dies and the matching die cuts. Pamela Doroshuk congratulations to you! We are sending these your way, and you have been entered into our drawing for this year’s Anna Griffin | Create in Atlanta, GA.

This is our last recap for the September 15 shows, but don’t worry! We start right back at our product previews for October 3rd THIS Monday! Because we have such a quick turn around for the next 24 hour Craft Day on October 3rd, we will be switching it up the blog posts a bit! Get ready for Monday AND Friday previews that are bursting at the seams with lots of new items and returning favorites! This also means that our giveaways are going to pack a serious punch, so keep those amazing comments coming!

Want more inspiration? Let’s take a look at more pretty projects!

Create pockets like no other with our Christmas Pocket Cut and Emboss Dies! These beautiful pockets easily embellish your holiday cards, and are ready to be filled up with our perfectly paired Christmas Pocket Die Cut Embellishment set! Make themed pockets of holly and berries, Christmas trees, festive florals and more!

Imagine what you can do with our set of 332 holiday themed pocket embellishments! Punch out wintery postcard scenes, gold-foiled Christmas botanicals, delicate snowflakes, sentiment tags and gorgeous Christmas ephemera to add to our Christmas pockets. This library of holiday die cuts is going to be essential to your Christmas crafting this holiday season.

We love how excited you are for our brand new mini kit, Angelic Card Toppers 2! We’ve packed this box with layers, die cuts, stickers, sentiments and angels of course! This gorgeous, Victorian inspired set is going to bring an angelic charm to each and every project you create with it.

Send a box of love to friends and family with our Window Box Card Making Kit with Cutting Dies. This kit is full with over 200 embellishments including lush flowers, pretty patterns, cheerful sentiments and everything you need to send 20 perfect pop ups!

Be sure to tune in for the rest of our shows, and we will introduce a whole new line up of incredible crafting goods on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Love,

Anna

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 4

Hi everyone,

It’s the week of our shows! We will be on HSN this Friday, September 15th, so be sure to join us at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) for full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting. There are special presentations of the Kodak Verite Craft 6 Printer in the 11am and 6pm hours as well. We are going to have such a great time! As you know, we like to save the best items for last in our previews, and today is no exception!

Let’s get started!

We love the projects that you share on social media with us, and we’ve seen the gorgeous pocket cards that you have been creating! For the holiday season we have our new Christmas Pocket Cut and Emboss Dies! There are 4 beautiful options for you to create with: a present, holly, snowflake and ornament pockets. To create your pocket,  die cut, score, fold at the score lines and add adhesive. Use with glitter, metallic and patterned paper to add gorgeous color and texture to your cards!

Of course you’re going to want to fill those pockets! In all of the projects above, you can see what we have designed to fill your pockets! Our Christmas Pocket Die Cut Embellishment set contains a whopping 332 punch-able die cuts to place inside your lovely Christmas pockets. With so many festive images, you can also add them to your other Christmas projects. Die cuts include jolly holly, festive fir branches, gorgeous amaryllis, candy canes, bright bows, vintage Santa and so much more in beautiful color! You’ll get tags to place inside your pockets that have phrases like ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth to send your season’s greetings!

We can’t tell you how many requests we have received asking for new angels. You ask and we create! Introducing our Angelic Card Toppers 2, just in time for the holiday season. This set isn’t just toppers, this box of goodies is almost an entire card kit in itself with 168 different pieces! There are 24, 5″x7″ layers and 4″x6″ layers with 3 each of 8 gorgeous festive designs (many with gold foil). Also included are 6 postcard angels, 24 gorgeous angel stickers, 24 holiday greenery stickers, 12 glitter stickers, 24 gold foil embellishments, 24 sentiment stickers and foam adhesive squares. Everything in this folio is beautiful, and will create the most magical toppers to your Christmas cards and scrapbook pages.

It’s back! So many of you have been waiting for our Window Box Card Making Kit with Cutting Dies to return to HSN, and here it is! We love the complex look of these pop up cards and we have made them so easy for you to create! This kit contains pre-cut boxes with supports, flowers in various sizes, and the cutting dies to create incredible pop-up bouquet cards! There are over over 200 embellishments loaded in this kit including everything from morning glories to birds and teacups to balloons! You’ll also get beautifully colored die cuts and sentiments perfect for birthdays, get well soon, and even celebrate! These cheerful cards are sure to put a smile on your friends and loved ones faces.

Leave us a comment telling us your favorite product from this week’s preview and we will draw a winner on Friday! But first, on Thursday we will have your shopping list with links ready to go! The countdown is on, and we are ready to start Christmas crafting! See you all very soon.

Love,

Anna

 

 

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 3 Winner + How to: Tips and Tricks for your Everyday Acetate Card Layers

Hello, hello!

Can you believe it? There are only 7 short days until September 15th and Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting on HSN! We will be on at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. This week, from reading the comments, it feels like everyone is ready to start Christmas crafting! You are loving all the versatility of the Go Press and Foil machine and its accessories! Jennifer Huang this Go Press and Foil machine, foils, Hot Foil Sentiments and Hot Foil Dies are yours!

We are so excited for all the ways you will be able to add the Go Press and Foil to your Christmas crafting! The September 15th bundle is an incredible package that you are going to love creating with!

Don’t you think the colors in our Go Press and Foil Christmas Hot Foil Bundle are absolutely gorgeous? Foil stamp your Hot Foil sentiments and Hot Foil Dies in festive silver, green, blue, red and gold foil. They are sure to bring an elegant shine to your Christmas cards and scrapbook pages.

Our New Trends Hot Foil Bundle includes 5 fashionable colors you’re going to fall in love with including shades of purple and rose gold. We can’t wait to see your projects with this bundle of fun colors!

This collection of 5 Christmas Hot Foil Stamps work with your Go Press and Foil Machine and embossing machine to make professional quality projects. Create jolly, foil stamped reindeer, wreaths and more on your cards and scrapbook pages this holiday season.

To send Christmas cheer to friends and loved ones, we have just the set of Hot Foil Christmas Sentiment stamping dies! Sentiments include warm, heartfelt greetings like Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth. We love the effect of combining these foil stamped sentiments with our holiday patterned cards, die cuts and stickers.

To use the Metal Shim with your Go Press and foil machine, make the following sandwich: Hot Foil Stamp, foil face down, paper or card, metal shim and then run through your Cuttlebug.

We’re down to the final quantities of our Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer. This first of its kind printer makes creating projects so easy! Use the printer along with your phone, tablet and computer to design t-shirts, print custom magnets, create coasters and more!

Next, our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit is one of our favorites for the holiday season! Create 30 traditional holiday cards with bows, rosettes, gold foil flourishes, an assortment of flat and 3-D themed die cuts, festive holiday sentiments, gorgeous patterned cards, layers and envelopes. Give one as a gift, or start the tradition of a holiday card making party today!

Our Xyron Sticker Makers, in stunning Anna Griffin patterned packaging, make up to 20 feet of stickers to use on projects! Run any diecut up to 3 inches through to make instant stickers! Edge to edge, permanent adhesive has never been so easy.

Now we have a few tips and tricks when it comes to using your Acetate Cards for Everyday!

Tip #1: Ribbon

Attaching the acetate card overlay to a card base using ribbon is a fun way to attach the the two without using adhesive.

Tip #2: Matching Die-Cuts & Acetate

Acetate Cards for All Occasions and Vintage Garden Die-Cuts are designed to go together to create a layered, three-dimensional effect on your cards. Choose your favorite die cut from the set, and layer on top of the coordinating design on the acetate layer.

 

Tip #3: Embossing

Emboss a card stock layer and place it underneath the acetate. The texture shows through beautifully.

Tip #4: Add Volume, Dimension and Texture

Gently curl the edges of the die-cuts using the barrel of a pencil for a tighter curve.  Use larger barreled pens or markers to get a more gentle curve on your die cuts.

 

Tip #5: Brads

Using brads or grommets is a creative way to fasten sentiments and embellishments to the acetate layer while also holding layers together.

Tip #6: 3D Acetate

To give your card a three-dimensional effect, fussy cut a design out of the acetate and layer it over the duplicate design on the acetate card layer. Add height with foam adhesive to give your card texture.

Tip #7: Shaker Card

Acetate cards are great for making shaker cards! Follow the easy steps below to make your own shaker card. See full step by step from a previous how to here.

  1. Cut off the front or back of the acetate card.
  2. Fussy cut a border from card stock.
  3. Adhere card stock layer on top of acetate layer using double-sided tape.
  4. Place foam strips on a card stock card base in a rectangle. The strips should be placed about a half-inch in from each side.
  5. Die cut confetti.
  6. Fill the rectangle with confetti.
  7. Attach your acetate layer to the foam strips. The card stock border should cover the foam strips.
  8. Add embellishments and a sentiment.

Now that is a fun filled Friday! Join us right here on Monday for the last Product Preview before our shows and later in the week for your shopping list!

Love,

Anna