The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create and more!

Hi there,

Happy Friday! We hope that you have taken the time this week to dream up how you would use our beautiful new storage items to get your crafting stash organized and in tip top shape. Since today is the last day of National Craft Month, we are giving away 2 sets of our Paper Storage Box, Drawer Storage, Die Storage Binders and the everyday Chic Wrap! We are closing out the month with a Facebook Live interview with Anna at 4:30pm EST today. Join us!

Our 2 lucky winners today are Mary White and Kim Z. We hope that these items inspire you to create gorgeous, organized spaces for your treasured papers, stickers, stamps, inks, tools and more! Be sure to share photos with us on Facebook, we love to see your cards, scrapbook pages and craft spaces!

We have an exciting announcement that many of you have been waiting for!

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create registration is now open! Who, what, where and when you ask?!

Who: YOU

What: An all inclusive weekend full of crafting, community, classes, an incredible craft room and so much more!

When: Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12

Where: The Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia

How: Follow this link for event tickets!

This annual crafting retreat is where friendships are formed, new skills are learned, creativity is unleashed, photos are snapped and memories to last a lifetime are made! The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Like they say, the third time is the charm! There will be an incredible line up of teachers who are experts at their craft, ready to school you in all things “beautiful in the making!”

There is nothing like it. You can see a recap and photos of last year’s event here. Below is a video showing some of the fun you can expect, but be sure that we have some surprises up our sleeves!

Anna Griffin | Create is now open for registration! Over 4 days and 3 nights you will learn new crafting techniques, preview new products and best of all make new friends.

Event Itinerary

Thursday, November 9th

• Check in for your three night stay at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead and meet your personal Craft Concierge. Your room for 3 nights is included in your ticket price. Extra nights are available for a separate charge and can be booked when filling out our pre-event survey.

• 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm meet and greet with Anna and friends plus 3 full hours of make and take projects are included.

• Opening night dinner and presentation included in your ticket price.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens, housing all of your favorite tools and craft supplies. Everything you could possibly need will be included!

Friday, November 10th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Saturday, November 11th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• A second full day of 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers. 6 unique classes in total for the event are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Sunday, November 12th

• Breakfast buffet is included in your ticket price.

• Bus transportation to and from Anna Griffin Inc. is included.

• An exclusive warehouse shopping spree where we ship home your purchases!

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room will be open until 2 pm.

…and so much more!

*Note: Spaces are limited. Tickets are non-refundable and are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket price does not include transportation to and from Atlanta or between the airport and the hotel.

**If you choose the “2 payments” option you will be able to purchase your ticket in two separate payments. The first payment is due when you sign up, and you will be notified via email about the second installment in July. If you choose this option you will be charged a service fee of $19.95 on each payment.

There are only 235 days until this exciting craft event! Let the countdown begin!

On Monday we continue with our new product previews for the May 9th Craft Day shows on HSN! What are some items that you are hoping to see? Have a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo,

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 January 10th, 2017 Sneak Peek 5

Hello, hello!

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a great time ringing in 2017, and are ready for all the new crafting items we have to show you today. Oh my goodness these items are so amazing! We are officially ONE week away from our 7th Anniversary shows on HSN! On January 10th we will be on at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.

Up first is our Charming Collage Toppers. Back and better than before, You will get 100 (2 each of 50 designs, with gold foil) beautifully layered die cuts that look as though you have stacked multiple embellishments together. The card topper sentiments cover every card sending occasion from Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to Get Well Soon. If you’re looking for an all inclusive way to create an amazing card in a hurry, this is your set!

Need the world’s best adhesive to apply these die cuts to your projects? Look at this! Our very own gold and ivory Xyron Creative Station. Can you believe it? And that’s not all, there is matching ivory Mega Runner and Tape Runner. Talk about coordinating your Craft Room. It just doesn’t get any better than this!

There are new dies everyone! Let us introduce you to Paper Tricks 3! With this set of 6 cut and emboss dies you will be able to create all of the trendy curtain folds! We have a scalloped curtain fold die, cascade curtain fold die, bunting folds and more! The possibilities are endless for embellishing a card or scrapbook page. Create your newest work of art with these incredible dies!

Looking for a new trick to use with your embossing folders? Our new set of 4 Impression Masks and Embossing Dies will do just that! These frames create a blank space inside an all over embossed pattern. There are 4 different shapes to diffuse along with matching edge embossing dies for a perfect outline. The result is a perfectly flat focal point on your embossed card stock for highlighting your sentiment or creating a window. These are so much fun to use!

Attention all Cricut Explore users! Our newest Cricut Cartridge – Anna’s Fantastic Flip Cards makes its debut next week and brings an autoship of new cartridges along with it! You asked for it, you got it! Last year, so many of you commented that you loved the card kit and dies, but it would be even better if we made our signature card concept into a cartridge. There are10 new card shapes to cut and score, embellishments to cut and sentiments to write – this set has it all!

The Anna Griffin Cricut Explore Air 2 is back for our 7th Anniversary and it is packed with the best of the best Anna Griffin Library of cartridges – 7 to be exact!  Anna’s Garden Cards and Embellishments, Anna’s Lovely Layered Cards, Elegant Embellishments, Anna’s Decorative Monograms, Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments, Anna’s Ribbons and Bows and Soiree Lettering.

Oh my goodness, what a great offering! Which are you looking most forward to? Comment below to let us know and we will give all of this away to one lucky winner on Friday.

Speaking of Friday, we will have a special blog post to reveal the January 10th Today’s Special that we will be giving away to 7 lucky winners. That’s not all! Join me on HSN that same night at 7pm EST for First Friday with Amy Morrison and Adam Freeman. Where you can be the first to have the January TS and our Fancy Flips Card Making Kit with Dies.

Wow! It’s going to be an incredible year!

Anna

 

 

HSN January 10, 2017 Sneak Peek 4

Hello!

Welcome to Tuesday’s sneak peek! We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday weekend. We’re inching closer and closer to Craft Day! We will be on HSN on January 10th at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm! We have hours and hours of crafting fun coming up in just a few short weeks!

Some of our Create attendees got a preview of our Bow Maker this past November, and it’s finally here! Tie a perfect bow every time, in a variety of sizes with our bow grid as your guide. You’ll get the sturdy box with grid, pegs, 5 spools of Anna Griffin colored double-faced satin ribbon

Our All About Bird and Butterflies includes 396 layer-able pieces of the prettiest vintage inspired diecuts. You’ll get everything from peacocks to flamingos and every variation on butterfly you can imagine. 500 foam pieces help you to build dimensional embellishments that seem as though they are flying right off your project!

Here’s what’s new in storage! We have the very thing you need to keep all your dies neat and orderly! Our Die Storage Folders come in 5 different patterns like Olivia Damask, Grace White and our new Amelie so you can coordinate with your own patterns. Inside, there is a plastic sleeve with a magnetic sheet inside to keep all your dies in place. You’re going to love these storage folders!

This week, we’re also giving away some surprises to total lucky number 7! Leave us a fun comment telling us your favorite, and we will see you all on Friday for the winner!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN January 10th 2017 Sneak Peek 1

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Let the countdown to January 10th begin! In 5 short weeks, we will be back on HSN for full hour shows at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.  So, mark your calendars for a crafty kick off to the New Year!

Can you believe it’s been 7 years that we’ve been on HSN? The time has flown by, and we are so honored that we have been able to get to know you, craft with you and be a part of each of your lives. To celebrate our 7th Anniversary, we have brought back some of our favorite items from the archive. Get ready for a trip down memory lane! Here we go!

First up is our Fabulous Folded Embellishments Kit. If you’re looking to make 3D, folded masterpieces, this is your kit. Create butterflies, pinwheels and paper dresses to add dimension to your projects. The die cuts are pre-scored and ready to fold. We have included ribbon for accents and brads to hold the pinwheels together. What’s even better? The fun, colorful prints that come with it!

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Next is our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library, and this set is extensive! You’ll get 2 each of 50 different stickers for anyone and everyone in your life. Stickers for your Mother, Father and Sister are some of the brightly framed titles in this set. The gold foil detail and vibrant colors will make these sentiments pop on your projects!

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Do you remember these stunning Garden Roses Stickers? Roses are our favorite and nobody does florals like we do. Add these blooms to all of your cards, scrapbook pages and projects. With 50, 3D stickers, you can layer and build the perfect bouquet!

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Our Border Bouquet Stickers are the loveliest set of borders blooming with the prettiest florals you can imagine. Everyone loves getting flowers, and floral cards bloom year round. In this 54 piece sticker set are 36, 12″ card stock borders and 18, 12″ 3D card stock borders. Imagine how these borders would perfectly frame your scrapbook pages!

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Also coming up is our Botanical Engravings Card Stock. This 48 piece paper set includes 12×12, 5×7 and 6×6 layers that feature vintage botanical prints in lush colors. Make a project that pops!

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Our Flourish Clear Stamp bundle is one intricate stamp set! You’ll get over 30 designs of stunning flourishes and swirls, 4 brilliant inks and an acrylic stamping block to make creating patterns a breeze! You’ll be able to make borders, corners and more with these stamps ranging from simple to extravagant.

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What’s Black, White and patterned all over? Our 48 piece Black and White Card Stock of course! These papers are truly remarkable, and stand out with classic elegance. Damasks, florals and swirls are a few of the luxurious designs in this set. The set contains both printed and flocked designs.

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Back by popular demand are our 12 x 12 Acetate Layers. Printed with images that have vintage charm, these pages are perfect for layering on top of card stock! Overlay the bold patterns featuring butterflies, the Eiffel Tower and hydrangea for a truly stunning effect.

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Plush, velvety 12 x 12 Flocked Card Stock is back and better than ever. The texture and colors of these stylish papers lend themselves to a picture perfect scrapbook page or a dreamy card. The options are endless with the twelve opulent designs. There are 48 sheets in total for my all time favorite paper kit!

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Our vibrant Watercolor Markers really shine in the perfect Anna Griffin color palette. You’ll get rose, leafy green, steely gray and more with this set of twelve colors!  One of our favorite ways to use these is by highlighting embossing with color! This palette coordinates perfectly with our papers, stickers and cards. These will make a great addition to your collection.

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The very best part about this blog post is that all of these products are being loaded into our Anna Griffin store on hsn.com between now and the New Year. If you want these, you do not have to wait until the show – they are available anytime!

What a collection worthy of celebration! Like what you see? We are giving away all 10 of these golden oldies to one lucky winner this Friday. Comment below for your chance to win! We will draw a winner at random from all of the comments here on the blog.

Love,

Anna