HSN November 17th-18th, 2017 Product Preview 4

Hi everyone,

We are just getting back from Create and we are so excited about our shows on HSN this Friday and Saturday!  Join us live on November 17th at 10am and 3pm, and then November 18th at 9am! It’s going to be so much fun, and we are ready to show you all the romantic crafting items we will have for you, plus some incredible returning favorites. With all the hustle and bustle we forgot to announce Product Preview 2’s winner. Congratulations Angie Ordinario! The Product Preview 3 winner from Friday is, Christina Rugg!

On Thursday we will have your shopping list ready to go with links to our store on hsn.com. As always, we save the best for last. Be prepared, swooning ahead!.

There’s nothing we love more than crafting and sending beautiful valentines. If you are looking to take your cards to the next level, we have just what you need! Our Valentine’s Dresden Trims are gilded and exquisite! You will get a sheet of golden arrows, butterflies and hearts to create with that are made on 200 year old German presses. Combine them with our lovely patterned papers and sentiments for a valentine you can be proud of!

Ooh la la! Say bonjour to our new French Fan Cut and Emboss Dies! You’ll get 5 dies that turn your papers into amazing, dimensional fans! There is a large fan, two medium fans, a tassel and a tassel frog for you to make fans that you can use for Valentine’s Day and every day! Once cut and embossed, fold the fans and let the creativity begin!

The most iconic of all Valentine’s Day imagery is the heart! Our new set of All Heart Cut and Emboss Dies 2 is a stunning addition to your die collection! These hearts are the most intricate dies, with looping flourishes and ornate swirls. To go with these symbols of love, we have both “love” and “adore” in a lovely script! We can’t wait to see the lace-like vintage cards you create with this set!

Our Glitter Tape is so much fun! You’ll get 10 rolls of spectacular colored glitter tape to carry you through each and every holiday of the year! The bold colors include gold, green, hot pink, silver and so many more! What’s even better is that the packaging acts as a dispenser!  Add to your cards, crafts, scrapbook pages and more for extra sparkle!

They are back! Our Vintage Collage Toppers I and II include gorgeous, layered die cuts that make card crafting a breeze! We have taken beautiful, vintage imagery and combined them into the picture perfect topper! This set is filled with die cuts that make card making fast and easy! There are multiple themes, gold foil accents and even ribbon! Keep these on hand for a one and done card in no time.

Our Classical Arrangements Coloring Set is a combination of beautiful coloring pages, color-able cards, sentiments and envelopes. What’s great about this set is the lap-top folio that acts as a coloring desk! There are 2 each of 26 designed pages, 2 each of 12 designs on cards and 4 sheets of color-able sentiments. These pages can be shaded in with our colored pencils, watercolor markers and Chameleon Markers. Relax and unwind with this lovely set!

The shades in our set of 12 double tipped Watercolor Markers are classic Anna Griffin! These curated colors combine effortlessly for a project that is beautiful in the making. Watercolor all your different pages, color-able sentiments and projects with shades including coral, gold, mustard, brown, sage, grey and more.

Our set of Christmas Parchment Layers are festive, winter-themed layers that are so much fun to create! You will get 72 layers, 6 each of 12 frosted window-like designs. The patterns are printed in white and include holly berries, fir branches, snowflakes, bow-topped presents, wreaths, bells and more! This set also includes 102 embellishments to add to everything from your cards and scrapbook pages to your Christmas bags, tags and gifts. You will also get 3 each of 17 designs of both vellum embellishments and printed, gold-foil accented card stock shapes.

Create your own gift tags, card sentiments and more with our Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies. Included are 3 5″ x 7″ Sheets of clear rubber stamps for 32 stamps total and 8 dies that allow you to make layered, dimensional sentiments. Phrases include Joy to the World, Happy Christmas, Noel and so much more for all the festive phrases you could possibly need!

Back for our November show is our Christmas Gatefold Embossing Folders! Create a barn door style card that reveals your message at the open! This set of 4 holiday embossing folders is so beautiful and perfect for the season ahead!

What a preview! So many beautiful items, that we can’t wait to show you in depth on Friday and Saturday! See you very soon!

Love,

Anna

HSN November 17th-18th Product Preview 3

Hi everyone,

We’re over half way through our Product Previews for our upcoming shows on HSN, November 17th-18th!

We are beyond thrilled that you can join us and 250 Create attendees for all the fun! We are so lucky that HSN will be broadcasting a live stream on hsn.com and on the HSN Facebook Page (we will be sharing on our Facebook page also!).

When to tune in:

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

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

Also, you can craft right along with us and make the special projects we have for you! Join us for the Anna Griffin Warehouse Sale on hsn.com! You will be able to shop it on Sunday, November 12th from 12pm- 4pm EST!

In one week, we will be LIVE on HSN with brand new items and returning favorites! Our hours are November 17th at 10am and 3pm, and then November 18th at 9am for full hours of Anna Griffin Paper Crafting.

We have new Deflecto storage to introduce you to! These Perfect Palette, table top storage bins will keep your crafting supplies organized and ready to go! What’s great about this set of 4 bins is that they interlock on the sides, so your storage grows as your crafting supplies do! Not to mention the beautiful Anna Griffin ivory to match the rest of your craft room organization! The clear drawers allow you to see which stickers, bows and embellishments the bins contain!

You can never have enough storage or be too organized! The new Deflecto wall mounted storage bins allows you to utilize wall space, and clear your counter tops! Categorize your craft supplies and create a special place for all of your bows, sentiments, diecuts, stickers and more!

The Deflecto Marker Storage holds all your tools, markers and anything you can think of. The silicone slots keep everything in place whether you storage vertically or horizontally. Just like the rest of our Deflecto storage, these interlock so you can add on to your collection!

Our Window Frame Card Making Kit with Cutting Dies is also coming back! This kit makes incredibly dimensional window step cards that you can decorate and layer frames on top of the steps. You will get sentiments, stickers, frames, foil die cuts, layers and more to create 20 cards! The best part about this kit is there is measuring and no fuss. 

If you are looking to make cards that are merry and bright, look no further than our Christmas Window Frame Card Making Kit! These cards are begging to take their place on your friends and family’s mantles! With this kit, you will be able to make 20 amazing 3D cards! You’re going to love the sentiment stickers, interior sentiment stickers, foil frames, die cut frames, frame inserts, die cut embellishments, gold foil die cuts, envelopes and foam adhesive you get with this kit.

We are so excited to bring back our Fabulous Folded Kit! You will be able to create amazing 3D dresses, pinwheels and butterflies! This kit comes with 36 pinwheel die cuts, 6 each of 6 designs, 36 dress die cuts, 6 each of 6 designs and 36 butterfly die cuts, 6 each of 6 designs. To make your paper creation even more beautiful, we have included pink, blue and green satin ribbons plus 36 brads.

There’s still time to make and send cards for this holiday season! Our Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit is a fun alternative to a traditional card. All you have to do is choose your card, choose your layers, decorate as you please and add the already made shaker bag! These festive cards are sure to be a hit!

Wow, so much fun! You know we save the best for last and Monday’s blog is full of beautiful crafting beyond your wildest dreams! Comment on this post, and let us know your favorite for this week. We will draw a winner at random on Monday!

Bye for now,

Anna

 

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: Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cricut Cartridge

Hello, hello!

If you bought the new Crciut Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge from HSN in October, you are in for a treat today. Inspired by Victorian tussie mussies, this cone shaped ornament is light weight and perfect for filling with your favorite Christmas trimmings. I always hang this type of ornament near the bottom of the tree because Georgie loves to swat at them. Happily, this will not break!

Log into your Design Space account, and let’s make some ornaments! Here is the project URL: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/72584379   (Note: you must register your digital cartridge code in your Cricut.com account before starting the project)

Anna’s Holiday Ornaments – 3D Snowflake Cone

Finished Size: Approximately 4”x 7”

Materials:

  • Cricut® Maker™ machine or any Cricut Explore Machine
  • Cricut® Design Space™ software
  • Anna Griffin® Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x 12” Foil Card stock, 574-335, (1) matte gold
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Dresden Trims Embellishments, 568-622, holly
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders, Nordic Flake
  • 12” x 12” Standard Grip or Light Grip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Silver tinsel ribbon
  • Glitter tulle
  • Gold metallic string
  • (1) Christmas tree embellishment
  • (2) Holly embellishments
  • (1) Bird embellishment
  • (1) Holiday sentiment
  • Foam square adhesive
  • Hot glue adhesive

Instructions:

Using your Cricut® Design Space™ software and Cricut® Maker™or Cricut Explore machine, follow the on-screen instructions to cut each layer from foil card stock.

Assembly:

Emboss the cone base with the Nordic Flake embossing folder using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

Using hot glue adhesive, adhere the tinsel ribbon to the inside of the decorative edge of the cone base. Repeat with the cone handle.

Wrap to form cone. Connect the two straight edges together by overlapping one edge aligned on top of the other. Adhere with hot glue adhesive.

Attach the cone handle using hot glue adhesive.

Attach the Dresden Trim to the front of the cone with hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, adhere the embellishments to small portions of glitter tulle.

Place inside the cone and adhere into place with small dots of hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, attach the holiday sentiment over the Dresden Trim.

Loop the gold metallic string around the handle of the cone and tie a knot.

Here are a few more ornaments that have been made with the cartridge.

These soon to be heirloom ornaments will add beauty and delight all season long!  We will be posting more instruction for putting these ornaments together in the coming weeks, so stay tuned right here!

On Friday, we will start our new product previews for our HSN shows on November 17th and 18th! The fun is just beginning!

Love,

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