HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 4

Merry Christmas one and all!

We hope that you have a wonderful holiday filled with all the love and joy of the season. We are so thankful for each and every one of you! As you spend time with family and friends today, let us all be filled with gratitude, peace and appreciation for one another.

It feels a little funny to be springing forward, but here goes!

Ah, spring… it’s right around the corner! If you missed out on the Shaker Window Die Autoship series, you can get our Shaker Window Dies 2 for spring! This set of dies contains 23 dies that create amazing, shaker cards! Diecut an envelope, bunny, shamrock and butterfly shaker window to fill with confetti, sequins or even glitter! These dies include concentric layers to diecut outside pieces and layer with. You will also get arrows, a bow die, a heart, Easter eggs, small butterflies, tags and banner dies to add embellishments to your cards!

Our original set of 20 Shaker Card Window Cutting Dies is back for our January Shows! This set is perfect for creating fun, shakable cards for both every day and holidays! Shapes include a present, heart, star, Christmas tree and ornament. These dies also contain a tag, flag and banner so you can add your own sentiments! Use your favorite cards, layers, sentiments and embellishments to create a unique card for any occasion. These concentric dies allow you to layer and coordinate like a pro!

Just for you, we created our Shaker Card Supply Kit! Creating shaker cards has never been easier, and we have done all the cutting and measuring for you! In this kit you will get 30 clear fill-able pouches with an open and seal-able top, 30 acetate front windows with already applied EVA foam adhesive strips and 30 acetate back windows. Now, to make your shaker cards, all you have to do is fill with glitter, confetti, sequins and more! This product is directly from your requests, and it will help to make your projects easy peasy!

Say hello to our brand new Vintage Bunny Diecuts! This set of 314 beautiful old-world illustrations is full of gorgeous Easter and springtime imagery. You’ll get 2 each of 18 pages! Diecuts include flower-filled, Easter baskets, Tulip baskets, painting bunnies, floral wreaths and more. There are also gold foiled die cuts to add a glimmer to your spring projects. Use the included foam adhesive squares to layer these die cuts together to create a 3 dimensional embellishment. These diecuts will add rich colors and lots of vintage charm to your cards and scrapbook pages.

Which of these items would make your spring crafting better than ever before? Let us know here on the blog, on Facebook, Instagram and on Pinterest with the hashtags #celebr8annagriffin and #annaversary!

Again, you all mean so much to us and we are so thankful for all the love and participation. We will see you and 8 lucky winners on Friday!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 3 Winner + Gift Wrapping Tips

Hi there,

These last weeks of the year are flying by! In a little over 2 weeks, it will be Craft Day on HSN! We will have the Today’s Special, and between now and January 10th, we will offer you all lots of amazing new products and the best of our returning favorites for our #ANNAversary! Be sure that your calendars and planners are marked for 1/10/18 at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and multiple times during the day.

We’re having so much fun seeing all the participation across our social media channels! Thank you, thank you for playing along! Are you ready for this week’s winners? Drum roll please!

Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit- Sandy Duell (blog), Bev Limbach (Facebook), @Imagedivah (Instagram), Marilyn Bruckman (Pinterest)

Fancy Flourish Dies- Winnie Johnson (Facebook), Donna Wilson (blog), Beth_Nutt (Instagram), Nancy Itson (Pinterest)

We have 2 more chances for you to win before January 10th! Be sure you are using the hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin on the blog, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

We know you’re ready for a few more peeks at spring time inspired projects, so let’s take a look!

We are thrilled to bring back Engraved Botanica for our annaversary shows! You’re going to love the 20 cards you create with stunning, patterned cards and layers, incredible hand colored engravings and mix and match parts. Imagery includes teacups, butterflies, flowers and so much more!

Our amazing set of multi-tonal card stock layers, Perfect Palette 2 is back for January 10th! You’ll get shades of our everyday palette in solids and glitter paper that can be layered for a beautiful look. With 72 sheets of this 12 x 12 card stock, you will be able to make cards, scrapbook layouts and any of your Cricut projects!

Our Charming Dresden Trims are all about spring! This spring-themed set of die cuts includes 57 trims swallows, bunnies and butterflies to add a special touch to your projects. What’s great about these golden trims is that they coordinate perfectly with all our beautiful papers, gorgeous layers, elegant embossing folders and more.

Our Fancy Flourish Dies include 8 different swirls and calligraphic flourishes to create a 3 dimensional look on your cards and scrapbook pages. All the flourishes you see in our card kits can now be created from solids and patterns to glitter and more! We can’t wait to see how you use these dies!

To celebrate 8 years on HSN, we have an amazing Cricut Explore Air 2 bundle to offer you. You will get an Anna Griffin image library that contains the most beautiful artwork imaginable. Included are Anna’s Pop Up Cards, Anna’s Fantastic Flips, Anna’s Gracious Giftables, Anna’s Printable Library and more for you to cut with your new Cricut! This bundle also includes 2 gorgeous paper packs, a scoring tool, and a light grip cutting mat.

Want to get in on the Make Something You Love materials auto ship without buying the Cricut Maker? There will be a limited number of Paper Materials kits offered where you can jump into the auto ship program for the entire year. This will be a one time chance!

Can you believe that this Monday is Christmas Day? If you love wrapping gifts and making each present special, then we have the how to for you! Here are some ways to add a festive touch to all the boxes under your tree!

Anna’s Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

Tip 1 | Use Glitter Tape

Glitter tape is a great accent to any ribbon! We added glitter tape to both sides of the ribbon creating an illusion of a wider ribbon.

Anna Griffin® Glitter Tape 10-piece Bundle, 583-886

Tip 2 | Make Your Own Gift Tags

It is so easy and fun to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift tags with our Terrific Tags Dies and Stamps! It’s the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle, 505-094

Tip 3 | Use Your Clear Stamps

All you need is craft paper and your favorite holiday stamp to make beautiful wrapping paper! We love this poinsettia stamp from the Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps Bundle!

Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle, 505-094

Tip 4 | Get out your Craft Embellishments

Think outside the box! You can use any embellishment from your favorite Anna Griffin product! We used the beautiful holly from the Glorious Greetings Card Kit. What embellishment will you use?

Tip 5 | Use the Bow Maker with Storage Box

What’s better than a beautiful bow? A beautiful double bow! They are so easy to make on our Bow Maker! All you have to do is loop twice instead of once.

Anna Griffin® Bow Maker with Ribbon Storage and Holiday Ribbon, 574-334

Attaching the Bow to a Present: After you’ve made the perfect bow on your bow maker, attach it to your present by slipping the tail of the ribbon on your gift through the back half of the knot on your bow.

Tip 6 | Use Different Ribbon Widths and Bow Sizes

The possibilities are endless with the Bow Maker with storage box. Have fun playing around with different ribbon widths and bow sizes! We did!

Anna Griffin® Bow Maker with Ribbon Storage and Holiday Ribbon, 574-334

It’s time for this week’s installment of Fan Mail Friday! This week we are blown away by your incredible talents, generous hearts and incredible kindness. Each card you sent is a treasure!

These sweet treats came in after we filmed Fan Mail Friday, and they are so wonderful! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness Joanne, Carolyn, Vicky, Pamela, Donna Lee and Shellie. You ladies are the very best!

Meet us right back here on Monday for a very, merry Product Preview 4!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

How to: Faux Gatefold Christmas Card with Decorative Edge Dies

Hi everyone,

Can you believe that there are only 24 days left until Christmas? So many of you have already finished making your cards, but for those of you like me, here is a little inspiration to get your card making started this weekend!

Today, we are going to show you how you can use your Holiday Decorative Edge Dies to create a faux gate fold card just by layering!

Holiday Decorative Edge Dies

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Decorative Edge Cut/Emboss Dies (snowflake die and snowflake border die) 574-340
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bow Assortment (gold bow) 430-694
  • Ivory 5”x 7” card base
  • Dark green patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Light green patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Ivory card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • Snowflake embellishment
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam square adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™, die cut the light green card stock using the snowflake die. Align the straight edge of the die with the 7” straight edge of the card stock. Repeat on the other side of the card stock.

2. Die cut the ivory card stock using the snowflake border die and the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

 

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the dark green patterned card stock to the ivory card base using a tape runner.

2. Attach the light green snowflake decorative edge to the ivory decorative edge border by using the tape runner along the straight edge of the die cuts.

3. Using foam squares, attach the decorative edges and borders to the card base. Align the straight edges of the die cuts along the left and right sides of the card base.

4. Adhere the snowflake embellishment diagonally across the center of the card with foam squares.

5. Peel off the backing of the sentiment sticker and attach in the center of the card, over the snowflake.

6. Attach the gold bow to the bottom right corner of the embellishment using foam adhesive.

This card would be gorgeous in many different colors and sentiments! It’s almost time to get those holiday cards in the mail! See you on Monday for our first preview of what is in store for you January 10th, 2018 on HSN.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

How to: Festive Christmas Parchment Cards

Hello friends,

We’re in full holiday swing here at the office, and we wanted to share two cards that show you how much fun our Christmas Parchment Layers can be! These layers are just begging to be colored, punched, cut and layered for a festive card that is beautiful in the making. Next week on December 4th, we will start our Product Previews for Craft Day on HSN January 10th. So much fun! Grab a cozy spot by the fireplace and let’s craft together!

Holiday Parchment Paper Crafts

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments (wreath parchment embellishment and holly parchment layer) 568-627
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Craft Tools, 522-277
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes (gold metallic card base) 574-354
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Flocked Card Layers (green holly layer)
  • Red glitter paper, cut to 5”x 5”
  • Red, green and brown markers
  • Holiday sentiment sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer

Instructions:

Cut green flocked card layer to 4 ¾”x 6 ¾”.

Cut holly parchment layer to 4 ½”x 6 ½”.

With the white lines of the parchment facing down, fussy cut the red glitter layer along the inside and outside edges to match the wreath parchment embellishment.

Using the parchment scoring stylus and foam pad, trace along the white lines on the parchment layer and wreath embellishment.

Using markers, color the parchment layer and wreath embellishment.

Using scissors, fussy cut along the right loop of the bow on the wreath parchment embellishment.

Fussy cut a circle in the center of the holly parchment layer.

 

Assembly:

Attach the green flocked card stock layer to the gold card base using a tape runner.

Using a tape runner, adhere the holly parchment layer to the green flocked cardstock layer.

Attach the wreath parchment embellishment to the red glitter paper using foam adhesive.

 

Place the holiday sentiment in the center of the wreath. Tuck under the fussy cut bow on the wreath parchment embellishment.

Attach the wreath and sentiment to the card using foam squares.

Here is another lovely example of what you can do with our Christmas Parchment Layers. Use the scissors in the Parchment Tools Kit to cut away parchment  to create breathtaking designs!

These cards are so beautiful, and will impress all your friends and loved ones who receive them! We love sharing these projects with you, and hope they leave you feeling inspired!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN November 17th- 18th, 2017 Product Preview 4 Winner + Cricut Maker Projects

Hello, hello!

Today’s the big day! We’re on HSN RIGHT NOW, and later this afternoon at 3pm EST! Tomorrow, grab your morning coffee and join us at 9am for the last Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting show of the year. We have previewed the amazing things that will be on the shows, showed you projects and now it’s time to announce our last blog winner! Ramona La Point congratulations to you! Thank you to all of you for your comments and participation!

We have great news. If you missed out on the Cricut Maker Bundle, you have another chance! The Maker bundle (regular and auto ship) is being shown on HSN this morning at 10:00am (now)! This machine makes the perfect present for crafter in your life this holiday season, and will be the Today’s Special 2 all of Thanksgiving week.

We wanted to show you some of the incredible projects that you can create with the Cricut Maker, and the variety is truly impressive! You can create everything from home decor and children’s toys to holiday gifts and gift boxes. You’re going to love this machine, and how it can transform so many different materials into incredible creations! The autoship option gets you a project bundle delivery starting in December, every 8 weeks through December 2018! With these autoship kits you’ll learn to make projects with paper, felt, vinyl, iron on, printables, faux leather and fabric. To make it even better you will get exclusive cutting files, materials and step by step instructions to follow along with the video tutorials.

Make Something You Love with Paper – Autoship December 2017

Make Something You Love with Felt – Autoship February 2018

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Autoship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Autoship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Autoship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Autoship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Autoship December 2018

Just look at some design space projects made by Cricut exclusively for the Cricut Maker machine. So creative!

     

You know you want it. This machine is spectacular, and will change the way you craft forever!

I will see you on Sunday, November 19th at the Cricut – Make Something You Love Event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta – if you have your tickets!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Xoxo,

Anna