Your Hand Finished Christmas Cards – Part 2

Hi everyone, happy Friday!

Now, on to part two of our hand finished cards post. Do you have our Christmas Pop Up Card Making Kit? So many of you have this in your craft closet and we thought we would provide a little inspiration from this kit! If you don’t have this kit already, you can get it here! This set makes a whopping 50 amazing 3D pop up cards! In total you have over 600 festive pieces to play with to make Christmas, Hanukkah or any other holiday card.

For our card we will start by using the dark red card, the dark red interior piece (already cut for you), the Joy to You sentiment, the This Christmas Dear Friend sentiment, 3 large gold foil ornaments, 3 small gold foil ornaments, 4 holly sprigs, 2 gold foil snowflakes, a double snowflake (larger gold), another double snowflake (larger white) and a tape runner.

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First, place the interior piece inside the card, making sure that the center support is the tallest. Align it with the sides, leaving an even border on each side. Next, close just the interior and add your adhesive . Close the card and press down to secure. Repeat the process on the bottom side. Doing this step one side at a time ensures that you don’t have anything sticking together.

Layer your gold foil snowflake die cuts, and using tape runner and secure to the inside top of the card.

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Next, layer the ornaments as shown making sure that there is no extra adhesive peeking out.

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Add the ornament clusters to the pop up supports as shown. Also run your tape runner on the back of the “This Christmas Dear Friend” sentiment and place on the left support.

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Add the “Joy to You” sentiment to the front of the card, and add two sprigs of holly to both sentiments with the tape runner.

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There you have it! A beautiful pop-up card that anyone would be thrilled to have!

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Want a few more ideas? Of course you do! Have fun crafting this weekend!

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This Tuesday, December 6th will mark the start of our product previews for our 7th Anniversary shows on HSN. We are so excited to show you all of the new craft products as well as some returning favorites made especially for our anniversary on January 10th. Mark you calendars!

See you then,

Anna

Your Hand Finished Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!

With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, we just want you to know how THANKFUL we are for YOU each and every day.

By now, your holiday card making is running full speed ahead and a little design inspiration from our Glorious Greetings card making kit can make today more productive!

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Want a little step by step?  From our Glorious Greetings card kit,  take out the white and gold patterned card, red and gold foil layer, Hearty Christmas Greetings die cut, red ornament sticker, green ornament sticker, holly sticker, gold bow and a gold flourish die cut. You will also need a ruler, scissors and adhesive.

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Measure the red foil layer to 2.75″ x 4.5″ and cut to size. Adhere the Hearty Christmas Greetings die cut to the top with foam adhesive. Use a tape runner to adhere the gold flourish and Hearty Greetings Die cut layer to the gold and white card in the top left corner.

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Decorate with the ornament and holly stickers. Finish by adding a gold bow to the top of the ornaments.

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There you have it! Glorious Greetings makes it so easy!

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Our next project has a completely different look. You’ll need the red, white and green patterned card, the green layer with holly border, a red and white striped paper rosette, two white bell stickers, ’tis the season sentiment sticker, red bow and foam adhesive and a tape runner.

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Attach the green layer to the card with foam adhesive.

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Adhere the ’tis the season sentiment sticker on top of the paper rosette to create a new embellishment!Adhere this to the top of the green layer with your tape runner.

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Add the 2 white bell stickers underneath the rosette. For a finishing touch, add a red bow to the top of the bells with foam adhesive.

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There you have it, a beautiful card in minutes! May your own hand finished cards be glorious this season.

Happy holidays and happy crafting,

Anna

HSN November 21-22 Sneak Peek 2 Winner

Good Morning!

It’s been a very busy week around the office as we’re getting ready for the second annual Anna Griffin | Create event! Then, we are on to our last HSN shows of the year! We will be on Monday, November 21st at 7am and 6pm and then on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7am and 8pm just in time for Christmas crafting!

We have a lot of new items and fan favorites to show you in the next few weeks! Since it is Friday, it’s giveaway day! It looks like everyone’s excited about the versatility of the Christmas Packing Tape and about how easy the Chic Wrap Gift Wrap makes wrapping piles upon piles of presents.  This week, this incredible set of holiday gift wrap, bags, tags and more is going to Elaine Golling.  We know your presents are going to be the prettiest under the tree!

Want a few more peeks at the products?

Meet the new holiday go to! Our Christmas Gift Bags are going to be sold as a bundle of 15, and will be available in three different sizes for all your gift needs. These bags are high quality, made of thick paper and have all the special Anna Griffin touches that you love!

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Our partnership with Chic Wrap has allowed us to create the most amazing gift-wrapping set up! Our Chic Wrap storage box comes with a built in paper trimmer, holds your gift-wrap accessories and stores easily and efficiently.  After Christmas, use any 30″ roll of paper inside for perfect cuts and storage all year!

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If you’re looking for a fresh take on wrapping this year, we have just the thing for you!  The patterns in our Christmas Packing Tape instantly spruce up any plain box or present that’s being shipped, and liven up a solid/minimal wrapping paper in a flash.  We can’t wait to see how you’re going to use it!

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Our Christmas Gift Tags and Labels take a bag or gift from plain to fabulous! Adding a beautiful die-cut or 3D label is all it takes to make this year’s presents outstanding. You’ll get 72 festive, gold foiled accessories to make your gifts sparkle under the tree.

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This post has really put us in the holiday spirit! Let us know what you think, and what your favorite part of the holiday season is! Another exciting post is coming your way on Tuesday, along with a new item and another chance to win!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN November 21-22, 2016 Sneak Peek 1 Winner

Good morning and happy Friday everyone!

We are exactly one month away from our last HSN shows of the year! Can you believe it? Time flies when you’re having fun! Save the dates! We’ll be live on Monday, November 21st at 7am and 6pm and on for prime time on November 22nd at 7am and 8pm.

Again, we want to thank you for being a part of the Anna Griffin community, for posting your projects and encouraging each other every day!  It’s a wonderful thing to see, and we’re so happy each and every one of you is a part! Also, thank you for your understanding and patience during the shipping delays that HSN is experiencing.  Please know that we care and want you to get your orders as soon as possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This week there has been a lot of enthusiasm for our new Envelope Lettering Templates!  We think that they will be valuable tools for you to use each time you send one of your beautiful creations! It’s beautiful in the making inside and out!

Over 961 of you commented to win our new Envelope Lettering Templates, Pretty Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes, Christmas Clear Stamp Set and our Perfectly Printed Vellum Stickers.  Congratulations to you Juliann Turner!  What a way to begin a Friday, enjoy them all!

On to a few more peeks at some of our favorite projects!

Our brand new Letter Envelope Template is going to be your new best friend! Say goodbye to slanting, sloping handwriting and say hello to straight, beautifully written envelopes.  We made it easy for you! You’ll get 1 address template, 1 return address template and even stencils to draw in arrows, swirls and other decorative shapes. This set will enhance the overall beauty of every card that you send.

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You know how much we love patterns, and Pretty Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes is a true testament to our affection. This set of 100 cards and envelopes  (50 A2 and 50 A7) includes our favorite borders, designs, gold foil and festive touches. These cards are going to be your go to when you’re building your beautiful holiday works of art!

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This set of 39 Christmas Clear Stamps is back as a fan favorite from last year!  These Christmas designs will cover all your stamping bases! Use them to decorate gifts, make unique gift wrap, create sentiments, scrapbook backgrounds and more.

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Oh, vellum how we love and adore you. We read one blog comment where a Griffinite called them vel-YUM stickers and we couldn’t agree more!  This set of bright, beautiful, translucent stickers is a dream come true for your everyday crafting needs. There are 98 stickers in a wide variety of colors, shapes and tons of gold foil for every project you can think of!

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We’re feeling inspired already, aren’t you? Join us on Tuesday for the next chapter in the November Sneak Peeks and another giveaway.  Want a hint as to what’s coming up? It’s going to be a gift decorating extravaganza! Oh my goodness we can’t wait to show you!

Bye for now,

Anna

HSN October 5th, 2016 Sneak Peek 4

Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday! In just two and a half weeks, October 5th will be here!  How are you liking the two Sneak Peeks and two winners set up that we have going on?  We love giving you all our new items, and we’re ready to do it again.  First, let’s announce our winners from Tuesday.  There was a lot of buzz and excitement around the return of Gracious Giftables and Gracious Giftables Everyday.  Those will definitely come in handy with the holidays and for every occasion that you need to give a gift.  Our new The Deco Foil Christmas bundle and Deco Flock kit make it easy to create your very own foiled and flocked layers, stickers and more! All five of these are being shipped to you Sandra Currey and Linda Rizzo.  So fun!

Now, on to the main event.  We have 5 brand new products for you today! This preview is all about a la carte crafting, made from scratch goodness!

We’re going to start with something that we’ve been getting requests for as long as we can remember, our set of 75 Ivory cards and Envelopes.  In this set you’re going to get three different sizes with 25 of each size: A2, A6 and A7 along with the corresponding envelopes.  These cards and envelopes are an amazing base, and will be just what you need with all the rest of the products we’re about to show you!

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Next on the list is our opulent 12 x 12 Christmas Card Stock.  The patterns in this set of 48 papers are truly scrumptious, and you will receive 4 sheets of each with 12 different designs.  The papers include reds, greens, ice blue, stripes, gold foil and even our favorite this year, poinsettias. Think of all the amazing projects you can make with these holiday papers.  The options are endless.

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We dug through all of our very favorite Christmas/Holiday sentiments and created a set made from the best of the best of our favorite words and phrases.  This set includes 120 of the jolliest 3-D sentiments in all different sizes.  You will be able to decorate your projects with perfect, festive sentiments including Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Season’s Greetings to name a few.

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Since you need everyday sentiments too, we have 120 Sentiments Everyday to go along with the holiday version. From Get Well to Congratulations, we have you covered for every occasion.  Since the die cuts are stickers, all you have to do is pop them on for a beautiful card! The various colors, fonts and gold foil detail will make these a cardmaking staple!

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We know that your cards need decorating, and we have the most inclusive set of holiday embellishments for you!  Our set of 120 Favorite Christmas 3-D Embellishments include 4 of each design, and has 30 designs. In this set are poinsettias, snowflakes, ornaments, holly and many more holiday die cuts.  That means you can layer and pile on the embellishments to create true works of art!  Who doesn’t want to receive a card like that?

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Alright!  You know what to do!  Tell us which is your favorite by commenting on the blog. The winners will be announced on Tuesday.

Love,

Anna