HSN May 9th, 2017 Product Preview 3

Hi everyone,

We hope you had a fun, relaxing weekend and that you were able to get your craft on! We loved seeing everyone’s Easter projects on our social media channels! So much fun! Make sure to mark your calendar for our May 9th shows on HSN. Our showtimes are 1am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm. We’re looking forward to it already, and want to give you a little inside scoop on the new and returning items!

Let’s take a look!

First up we have our brand new Card Front Dies. Oh my goodness these dies are absolutely incredible! You’ll get 4 large scale designs that are the star of the show for card makers. The designs included are a bird and branch die, a birthday cake for every celebration, a suit front that is perfect for a manly card or weddings and a beautiful floral pattern for all things Spring. You will be able to cut and emboss 5 x 7 die cuts that create amazing dimension. Because these cards are so detailed you won’t have to add a lot of embellishments to create a masterpiece!

Next up we have our Acetate Cards for Him. These clear, 5×7 cards are printed with rich, vibrant colors and images that are perfect for all the men in your life. There are 36 layers total with 3 each of 12 designs. You’ll get baseball gloves, playing cards, man’s best friend and more! Add minimal embellishment and you’ll have a card that is sure to impress. Just take a look at some of the cards you can create!

It’s Spring and that means it’s time to garden, both in the yard and in the craft room! Our Trelliage die cuts are back by popular demand! You’ll get 212 die cut images of gorgeous garden plants, flowers, topiary, gold foil flags and more! Because you get so many lovely die cuts, you can layer them and build your own 3D embellishments. If you want to see a DIY project video about our Trelliage Die cuts, folders and dies, you can view the post and video here.

Our Trelliage Dies and Folders work as a perfect team with our Trelliage die cuts! You’ll get 5 cut and emboss dies that feature a trellis, a gate, and French planter boxes! Make your own beautiful garden with these architectural garden pieces. The two embossing folders create structures that are just what you need to load with flowers and create your own gorgeous garden.

 

Last but not least is our Paper Tricks 3 cut and emboss dies! This set creates magnificent paper curtain folds that are sure to impress. These five dies are incredible by themselves or layered together to make a unique, folded work of art! Use these to make layouts with tons of dimension.

Want to win these new items? It’s that time when you tell us what you’re most looking forward to from this week’s items and why. We will draw a winner, and announce their name right here on Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna

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

How to Series: Beribboned Dies

Hi there!

Today, we’re going to show you how to use the Beribboned Frame Dies that we showed on HSN in January! These incredible cutting patterns are the crème de la crème of our dies! Top notch! What’s beautiful about this set is that they are inspired and modeled after gorgeous ribbon and you can even thread ribbon through the cut outs. There are so many ways that you can create with these, so let’s make a card together!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes   505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7”Metallic Card Layers   395-630 – 3, Gold 5”x7” Cardstock Layers 1, 5”x7” Layer, Cut 1, 4”x6” Layer and 1, 3.25”x3.25” Layer
  • 1, 12”x12” Red Cardstock Cut to 5”x7” Layer and 3.75”x5.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Dies   522-176 – Flower Die
  • Anna Griffin® Ornamental Frame Dies   457-839 – Beribboned Frame Die
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Embossing Folders   522-177 – Wildflower Blooms Folder
  • 1, Sentiment Embellishment
  • 4, Flower Stickers
  • Gold Ink Pad
  • Anna Griffin® Tool N One – Foam Ink Dauber
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Adhere 5”x7” red layer to the folded ivory card base with double-sided adhesive.

2. Die cut 5.5”x7.25” gold layer with Beribboned Frame die. Attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.  

3. Center and attach 4”x6” gold layer to base with double-sided adhesive.

4. Emboss 4”x6” red layer with the Wildflower Blooms folder. Lightly ink embossed area with gold ink pad using foam dauber. Center and attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.

5. Die cut gold layer with the flower die. Attach to left side of card approximately 1.25” down from top with double-sided adhesive.

6. Approximately .25” from bottom of card adhere sentiment with foam adhesive.

7. Adhere flower stickers on both sides of sentiment with double-sided adhesive.

Here is the finished product! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beauty!

Speaking of beauty, we just had to share this incredible flower-filled basket of gorgeous that Sue Kurdt sent to our office. Everyone here at Anna Griffin Inc. oohed and ahhed over how creative Sue is! She used her Cricut to cut scanned flowers and bows and our new Pocket Dies for the base! Sue, this is so appreciated and was perfect for celebrating the first day of spring!

Monday is going to be a big day! We have our first Product Preview for May 9th, our last Weekly Craft Wonder and another tutorial to start off the week! This week is also the last week of National Craft Month, and there are 7 more grab bags to be given out for participation! Keep sharing those amazing projects! Also, you heard it here first, we are going to be doing a Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday where there will be a special appearance by Georgie! So much fun!

We hope this post inspires you to bust out your set of Beribboned Dies and make something beautiful this weekend! Have a great day and see you soon!

Love,

Anna

National Craft Month Weekly Craft Wonder 3 – 3D Floral Border Stickers + How to: Letterpress Bday Card

Hi everyone,

Happy first day of Spring! In honor of this very special day, our 3rd Weekly Craft Wonder is a beautiful set of 54, 12″ floral border stickers. Pretty as a picture, this floral set is absolutely amazing! The blooms on these borders are breathtaking and so versatile!

These stickers are perfect for scrapbook pages and card making. Each design has a three dimensional version as well as a flat version. Each paper masterpiece features stunning hand painted florals and can be used on all of your craft projects.

The best part is that this special runs from today, March 20th through Monday, March 27th. It is only $20 for the stickers and that includes shipping in the contiguous U.S.! All you have to do is call us at 888-817-8170 or send us an email with your information at orders@annagriffin.com. We wanted to share a few things regarding orders placed.

  • 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).

Here are several projects to inspire you to create! Which is your favorite?

Also, today we are sharing how to create this beautiful Lovely Letterpress Hearts Birthday Card with step by step instructions. How do you like the tutorials we have been doing?

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes   505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7” Metallic Layers   395-630 – 1, 5”x7” Light Pink cut to 3.5”x7” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Fuchsia Cardstock Cut to 5”x7” Layer and 4”x6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Medium Pink Cardstock Cut to 4.5”x6.5” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Light Pink Cardstock Cut to 3.75”x5.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet 1, 12”x12” Cardstock   290940 – 1, 12”x12” Pink Striped Cardstock cut to 4.75”x6.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Dies   522-176 – Heart Die
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Embossing Folders   522-177 – Dainty Hearts
  • 1, Sentiment Embellishment
  • 2, Flower Stickers
  • 2, Anna Griffin® Foil Flourishes Stickers
  • Cupid Ink Pad
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Small Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Brayer

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Adhere 5”x7” fuchsia layer to the folded ivory card base with double-sided adhesive.
  2. Adhere pink striped layer to fuchsia layer with double-sided adhesive.
  3. Emboss the 4.5”x6.5” layer using the Dainty Hearts folder. Adhere to pink striped layer with double-sided adhesive.

4. Attach 4”x6” fuchsia layer to embossed layer with foam adhesive.

5. Ink the brayer with the Cupid ink pad.

6. Roll the brayer over the raised side of the Dainty Hearts Folder, applying ink evenly.

7. Place medium pink cardstock layer into Dainty Hearts Folder and run through Cuttlebug™ to transfer ink onto the paper. Adhere to card with double-sided adhesive.

8. Die cut and emboss two hearts from the light pink metallic layer with the heart die. Layer using foam adhesive.

9. Embellish with gold foil flourishes, flower stickers, sentiment and bow.

Now you have a beautiful card, perfect for a very happy birthday!

We are officially one week away from our product previews for our May 9th shows on HSN.  Remember, we have officially moved to Monday with these special blog posts. Our weekly giveaways will still happen each Friday and all you have to do is comment to win.

Bye for now,

Anna