HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 6 Winner + How to: Enhanced Shaker Card

Hello, and happy Friday!

Wow! We are amazed by your enthusiasm for our last blog post! Can you believe that we are 4 short days away from all the fun that will take place on HSN’s 24 hour Craft Day? We will be live on Tuesday at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and part of 8 o’clock for full hours of “beautiful in the making!”

There were a whopping 3450 comments to win this week and it sounds like you all are excited to take your crafting to the next level with the Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer. We can’t wait to see what you create with this amazing machine, Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge, Xyron tablet stand and our set of 4 Anna Griffin Xyron Sticker Makers, Linda Kelley Johnston. You are our big winner! Oh my goodness how exciting! What a win.

On Monday we will post your shopping list along with available links so that you can plan away! Then on Tuesday, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and watch the shows! We love these shows and the opportunity to connect with the HSN / Anna Griffin community. There’s nothing better!

Let’s take a few more looks at our grande finale items!

The Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer is a crafter’s dream come true! You will be able to print wirelessly on different materials such as cork, magnet paper, canvas and more, scan family photos, create iron on designs and even print images from the new Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge from Cricut. Use the Kodak Verité Craft 6 App to print our custom Anna Griffin greeting cards, thank you notes and photo cards right from your iPad or tablet! This printer will enhance your crafting in so many ways, and also prints, copies, scans and prints high quality photos.

Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge from Cricut is just what you need to embellish your craft projects. This all inclusive library of images contains roses, sea life, animal images, daily planner accessories, Anna’s perfect patterns and more. Print these images on the new Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer, put them on a mat and cut on any model Cricut Explore.

Finally, our set of 4 Anna Griffin Xyron Sticker Makers make crafting fun! Your Anna Griffin die cuts can become sticker embellishments in an instant. You’ll get 80 feet of adhesive and what’s even better is that they come in 4 of our beautiful patterns.

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to make something together. Today, we’re going to take the Shaker Card Making Kit and kick it up a notch!

Enhanced Shaker Cards

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Congratulatory Wishes – 542-383 – Aunt Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ mat
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Collection 6 3/4″ square layer- floral
  • Anna Griffin® Foil Layers 6 1/4″ square layer- pink foil
  • 1 Piece Gold Cardstock
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Card Base- “Here’s to Celebrating You”
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Pink and White Print Heart Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 White and Gold Polka Dot Heart Border Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Sequin Confetti Pack
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 Dark Pink heart and 1 Light Pink Heart Embellishment
  • Mint Green Satin Ribbon
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Squares

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Adhere pink and gold foil square to larger floral square with double sided adhesive.

Attach gold sequin bag to the card base using double sided adhesive.

Peel off the back of the pink and white heart sticker and attach to the front of the card.

Using double sided adhesive, attach the shaker card to the front of the pink and gold foil layer.

Make your Cuttlebug sandwich from the bottom up: A plate, rubber mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down and top with a B plate. Run the sandwich through the Cuttlebug, and cut out the word “Aunt”.

Add adhesive to your die cut, and place in the bottom right corner of the pink and white sticker.

Next, wrap the mint green ribbon around the front of the top layer of the shaker card. Tie in a bow (the card should still open).

Finally, add the 2 heart embellishments.

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Card Base- “The Most Special Thing About This Card is the Person Holding It”
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Blue Star- all parts
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 White and Gold Polka Dot Star
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 2 Gold and White Polka Dot Stars
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 A Warm Hello Sentiment
  • Ivory Satin Ribbon
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Squares

Adhere the sequin pouch to the card base with double sided adhesive.

Layer the star die cuts as shown to create the large star.

Attach the stars with double sided adhesive and add an ivory bow.

What a fun Friday! Meet us right back here on Monday for your Shopping List!

Love,

Anna

May 4th Sneak Peek 3 Winner

Happy Friday!

It’s that time again… giveaway time! 775 of you entered to win our Trellis Mix and Match Embossing Frames, Elegant Embellishments Cartridge, Anna’s Ribbons and Bows and Fancy Fonts!  Carolyn Eby you’re the winner this week.  Congratulations!

Now, to recap some of the products we talked about on Tuesday, here is even more inspiration from our exciting products!

The Trellis Mix and Match Embossing Frames come with 4 patterns and 12 sentiments!  The sentiments cover a range of events and holidays, even Trick or Treat!   Lightly sanding the embossing gives cards/projects  depth and shows off the embossing patterns you created!

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Our newest Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Embellishments 2 makes intricate cutouts and beautiful, build-able layers for all your crafting projects. Elegant Embellishments is one of the most elaborate,  inclusive Anna Griffin libraries that we have ever put together.

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With the Anna’s Ribbons and Bows cartridge you can create the most amazing party decorations, bows for your cards and even treat bag toppers!

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Finally, Anna’s Fancy Fonts is for adding amazingly elaborate fonts and flair to your cards, kid’s projects, scrapbooks and more!

There are so many fantastic products this week.  Get ready for our 4th and final HSN Sneak Peek this Tuesday; there will be all new products!  It’s going to be our biggest and best for May 4th!

Xoxo,

Anna

Sunday’s Cricut Everywhere Contest

Hello there!

I’m at work preparing for HSN on Wednesday February 18th and I thought I would keep sharing places that inspire me to create.

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Wouldn’t this make a beautiful place for an Anna Griffin Crafting Event? It’s the ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta. Just one more place in Atlanta that I find inspiration! The pistachio green is so dreamy.

Ready for today’s Cricut Everywhere contest on Cricut’s Facebook page?

When you #CricutEverywhere you’ll need lots of goodies to craft on the go!

Answer the clue from @CricutEverywhere today for a chance to win an Anna Griffin duffle bag (a perfect fit for your Explore), rolling tote and iPad case! http://bit.ly/1zdacnL

Best of luck!

Anna

May 14th HSN Sneak Peek 2

Hi everyone!

Welcome to our brand new blog! We’ve re-vamped things just a little bit to make your experience more interactive and fun. My favorite new features are that we can reply directly to your comments, AND you can pin any image you see to Pinterest by simply hovering over it and clicking “Pin It.” Make sure to Subscribe on the right hand side so you will automatically be notified of new posts. And don’t worry – all of the old blog content is still here for you to refer back to. Simply click around in the archives section to the right.

Now let’s take a look at the last few sneak peeks for our HSN shows next Wednesday, May 14th!

First up are the new Soft Hues Metallic Layers. This set of pretty pastel papers contains eight metallic shimmer colors in a variety of sizes from 8.5 x 11 sheets to 5-inch border strips. I love the color palette in this kit – there are beautiful shades of gold, blue, lavender, navy and pink that mix and match with such ease. This collection is sure to become a summer staple for you!

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Every heart beats true for the red, white and blue! If you love making projects for occasions like the 4th of July, backyard BBQs, picnics or parades, then you will adore our new Madison Collection. All of the papers and embellishments have a vintage Americana motif, and we’ve added special die cut glitter and gold foil accents that really make this collection special. There are star bursts, stars, stripes and chevrons and, of course, a touch of old world ephemera.

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Now, we’ve been keeping you waiting for today’s last sneak peek since February. Finally all Cricut users can purchase the Summer Soirees cartridge separately! In just a few simple steps, you can create invitations, gift bags, party decor and more all in signature Anna Griffin style!

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Would you like to win all three of these items on Friday? All you have to do is comment here and tell us what your favorite new May 14th collection is! To comment on our new blog, click the comments section that is to the right of today’s date above.

See you Friday!
Anna