HSN November 17th-18th Product Preview 2

Hi there!

Let’s start off with a bang – today’s lucky winner from Friday’s blog post is, Kathleen Jimenez ! Congratulations!

It has been a busy week, and it’s only Monday! Here at the office, we are in full on Create mode. We are so excited that you are going to be able to join us and 250 Griffinites at this year’s Create! HSN will be broadcasting a live stream on hsn.com and on the HSN Facebook Page.

When to watch:

Friday, November 10th at 7:45am, 10:45am and 1:45pm EST

Saturday, November 11th at 10:45am and 1:45pm EST

We have special projects just for you, so you can craft right along with us! There is even an Anna Griffin Warehouse Sale on hsn.com that you can shop on Sunday, November 12th from 12pm- 4pm EST!

In less than 2 weeks, we will be LIVE on HSN with new items for Valentine’s Day and all occasions! Join us on November 17th at 10am and 3pm, and then November 18th at 9am for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting! So exciting!

Let’s jump into the items for our upcoming shows!

First up, is our brand new set of Seasonal Wishes Dies and Folders. This bundle is available for the very first time since it was offered as an autoship item for our Wishful Thinking Die series. The 20 word dies include Party, Merry, Celebrate and Thanksgiving. Along with the phrases, there are dies for cute pumpkins, autumn leaves, a star and of course the beloved Christmas tree. Once you cut your phrases and shapes, use the three border folders to emboss tree, poinsettia and quilted patterns into your die cuts. 

Next up, we have another gorgeous jewelry offering! Introducing our Anna Griffin Stone Bracelets! You will get a set of 4 beautiful stretch bracelets in tiger’s eye, pearl, turquoise and onyx with your choice of either silver or gold clasps! Personalize each with an assortment of gorgeous printed stickers or letters and top with the clear cabochons. You can spell out your initials, your children/ grandchildren’s initials or combine with the florals for a fun look! You can create your own customized bracelet stack, or wear each beaded bracelet individually. How would you wear these lovely beads?

Coming back for our November shows is our Anna Griffin Pendant Necklace set. This is a perfect holiday gift that you can make and give to someone you love.  In this set you will get 2 necklaces, in either silver or gold tone, 5 decorative pendants inspired by Anna’s antique jewelry. You can easily add any of the stickers and cabochons a velvet pouch and instructions on how to create your own customized necklaces. There’s no doubt that this necklace will enhance your outfits and turn heads!

This is our last shows of the year, and that makes it the perfect time to be thinking about those holiday gifts! Our set of 2 Anna Griffin Bracelets makes the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for that special friend or family member. Choose your favorite metal either silver or gold, and add stickers and cabochons to personalize!

Nothing tops a card, gift tag or project like our set of 100 Perfect Bows! This Anna Griffin favorite makes adding the finishing touch a piece of cake! You’ll get 75 3/8″ bows and 25 5/8″ pre-tied bows in a convenient storage container. Colors include blue, pink, antique white, gold and green. These bows pair expertly with our whole collection, and will add that special something to everything you create.

If you’re looking to make your embossing, layers and projects shine, then look no further than our 5″ x 7″ Metallic Card Layers. This set of 120 layers come in an array of Anna Griffin colors! You’ll get shades of gold, silver, pink, ivory, blue and so many more gorgeous colors! This set will be your go to stack of card stock layers because of the subtle shine, beautiful palette and perfect size!

Our 3D Flower Cut and Emboss Dies are back! Create incredible bouquets that bring all your garden dreams to life! With these dies, you will be able to transform your projects into 3D masterpieces and let your creativity blossom. There are 27 dies in this magnificent floral bundle, and we know that any project made with this set will be beautiful in the making.

It’s giveaway time! Comment on today’s blog post, and let us know what excites you the most this week. We will draw a winner at random on Friday, and Product Preview 3 will be ready and waiting, so hold on to your hats! We are so thrilled for all the events over the next few weeks, and we can’t wait to see you soon!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Christmas Sentiments Stamps and Dies Card

Hi there!

Our set of Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies allows you to create endless sentiments for your cards and scrapbook pages. We know you have a lot of holiday cards to send to friends and loved ones, and with this set, you will have 32 sentiment phrases to choose from. Layer these sentiments with 4 different tag shapes, and you have so many options to work with! We love this gorgeous gold card, complete with snowflakes and topped with the perfect stamped sentiment.

Let’s get to stamping!

Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies

Finished Size: 5”x 7” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies, 574-342
  • Anna Griffin® Collector’s Edition Dies, Flourish Emblem
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders, Nordic Flake
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Foil Layer, (1) gold foil layer
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards and Envelopes, 505-052, (1) 5”x 7” folded card
  • (1) 5”x 7” gold glitter card stock
  • (1) 4 ¼”x 5 ¾” gold and silver patterned card stock
  • (1) 4”x5 ½” gold card stock
  • (2) 2 ½”x 3 ½” ivory card stock
  • (2) Snowflake embellishments
  • Ornament embellishment
  • Small gold bow
  • Border strip embellishment
  • Black ink
  • Heat gun
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Clear embossing ink
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the gold glitter card stock with the Flourish Emblem

2. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and the Nordic Flake embossing folder, emboss the gold card stock layer.

3. With scissors, fussy cut a triangle from both ends of the border strip embellishment.

Using black ink, stamp a holiday sentiment using the “Holiday Sentiment Stamps and Dies” on ivory card stock.

Using clear embossing ink, stamp a border design on ivory card stock.

Sprinkle gold embossing powder over the clear ink and use a heat gun to emboss the powder.

Die cut two coordinating sentiment tags from ivory card stock using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

Adhere the two stamped tags together using foam squares.

Assembly:

  1. Using double-sided adhesive, attach the 5”x 7” gold foil card stock layer to the ivory card base.

2. Adhere the gold and silver patterned layer, followed by the gold card stock layer, to the center of the card using double sided adhesive.

3. Using foam squares, attach the gold glitter die cut.

4. Attach the snowflake, ornament, bow and border embellishments using foam squares.

5. Adhere the sentiment with double sided adhesive.

That was so much fun! If you have this set, you know how wonderful it is for creating the perfect topper for all those holiday cards. Can you believe that there are only 59 days until Christmas? Keep up the card making and have a lovely weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

How to: Colorful Christmas Double Gatefold Card

Hi there,

Today we wanted to dive into a fun way to add color to your embossed images! This project combines the gorgeous Christmas Tree design with 3 vibrant colors from our set of Chameleon Markers. Get out your Christmas Double Gatefold Folders from the October show, and let’s get to crafting! If you don’t have these exquisite holiday embossing folders, you can still get them here. You’ll get 4 beautiful designs, and friends and family will love to receive these interactive cards!

Christmas Double Gatefold

Finished Size: 4”x 5 ½” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Cricut® Cuttlebug™ 6”x 13” A Spacer Plate, 115-2174
  • Cricut® Cuttlebug™ 2, 6” x 13” B Adapter Plates, 114, 0198
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Gatefold Embossing Folders, Holiday Tree, 574-338
  • Anna Griffin® Baubles and Bells Embossing Folders, Christmas Baubles Border
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Vintage Collage Card Toppers, “Sending Christmas Cheer”
  • Anna Griffin® Chameleon Perfect Palette Markers, Red Coral, Evergreen, Warm Sunset, 532-431
  • Sentiment embellishment
  • 1, 5 ½” 12” piece and 2, 1” x 7” ivory metallic card stock strips
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Emboss the 5 ½” x 12” card stock with the Holiday Tree embossing folder.

Emboss the two strips of 1” x 7” card stock with the Christmas Baubles embossing border folder.

Using the markers, color the embossed tree as shown.

Assembly:

Adhere the Christmas collage topper to the inside of the card.

Close the card and fold the 1” x7” embossed card stock strip around it.

Cut the second strip of embossed card stock to approximately 3” long.

Adhere the strips together to form a band that wraps around the card, securing it closed.

Attach the holiday sentiment to the front of the band with adhesive.

Here are two other examples of how lovely cards made with our Christmas Double Gatefold Folders are!

Aren’t these cards so gorgeous? You can use your Chameleon Markers on all your embossed cards for a pop of color. On Monday, we are doing an exciting project with the Go Press and Foil Machine. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Overlay a Perfect Patterned Card

Hi everyone!

We hope that you had a fun and crafty weekend! We love coming up with new ways for you to use our products, and today we have a card that utilizes our Perfect Pattern Cards for Christmas! If you missed out on this set of 50 cards during Craft Day on HSN, you can get them here. You can jumpstart your Christmas card making with this adorable set of 5×7 cards and envelopes.

Today we are showing you a new way to layer your cards. Dig in to your craft stash and let’s create this card together!

Christmas Perfect Pattern Card

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Patterns Xmas Cards and Envelopes (green striped card base), 574-354
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Collage Toppers 2(“Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”), 574-353
  • Anna Griffin® Baubles and Bells embossing folders ( “Scattered Holly”)
  • Anna Griffin® Glorious Greetings embellishments (sleigh and holly)
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (craft knife, cutting mat), 442-864
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • 5×7 ivory metallic card stock

Instructions:

  1. Using a craft knife and cutting mat, cut away the center of the design by following along the inside of the red ribbon design.

2. Emboss the metallic ivory card stock layer with the Scattered Holly embossing folder.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, adhere the embossed metallic layer behind the cut out window.

2. Using foam squares, adhere the collage card topper to the center of the card.

3. Attach the sleigh and holly to the collage card topper with foam squares.

It is amazing that by cutting out the middle of this Perfect Pattern Card, and adding an embossed layer underneath that you can create something new and different!

Thank you for all the product requests that you left us on the blog all week. We have added them to our list, and we’re checking it twice!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Christmas Collage Toppers 2 with Shadow Layer

Hi there!

Wow, wow, wow! Thank you all so much for joining us on Tuesday, October 3rd for our 24 hour Craft Day on HSN! It was a wild roller coaster of a ride, and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! There’s so much creativity just waiting to happen with products like the Cricut Maker, the Cricut Easy Press, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Digital Cartridge and the Christmas Shaker Card Kit. These incredible items are sure to inspire you to create the most beautiful projects. Be sure to share all your work with us on Facebook! We love to see what you are making, and we get inspired every time you post.

You haven’t seen a “beautiful in the making” how-to project since the end of August because of all the new product previews. Today we chose our amazing Christmas Collage Toppers 2 to inspire you to get crafting! Crafty girls have been connecting the dots across all of your Anna Griffin stash. Just look how we have used the Beribboned Frame die to accent the artwork on the card topper!

Christmas Collage Toppers II

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Beribboned Frames Dies, 489-501
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Collage Toppers Set 2 (“Peace Love and Joy” topper) 574-353
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes (1, 5” x 7” green and red card), 574-354
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday 5″ x 7″ Metallic Layers Cardstock (1 green layer), 442-884
  • Ivory cardstock, cut to 5” x 7”
  • Holly embellishments (2)
  • Adhesive (tape runner or glue)
  • Foam squares
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Die cut the metallic green card stock layer with the Beribboned Frame Die.

Using scissors, cut off the small leaves around the edges of the frame die cut.

Trace the outline of the frame die cut onto the ivory card stock with a pencil.

Fussy cut the ivory card stock along the traced outline. Cut slightly inside the lines.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner or glue, adhere the frame die cut to the ivory card stock layer.

Attach the frame die cut with ivory card stock backing to the Perfect Patterns Christmas Card using foam squares.

Adhere the Christmas Collage Topper to the center of the card using foam squares.

Attach one Holly embellishment to the bottom right corner of the Christmas Collage Topper, and then adhere a second Holly embellishment to the top left corner of the Christmas Collage Topper, between the frame die cut and Collage Topper.

Ta da! That is beautiful in the making!

It is time for a breather and to get ready for Create. We plan to keep showing you lots of things to make and we will take you behind the scenes of Quilt Market and Quilt Festival between now and the end of the month.

Mark your calendars for my next HSN shows on Friday, November 17th at 10am and 3pm and Saturday, November 18th at 9am. Yes, you read that right, we have a show on Saturday!

Lots of love,

Anna