Re-Cap the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create

Hi there!

As they say, “the third time’s the charm.” Our 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create was just that, charming! The most wonderful group of crafters you can imagine met us at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia for an unforgettable, creative weekend. This year new friendships were formed, and fond memories were made. We crafted, we cried, we hugged, and most of all we created!

People came from 47 different states. We hosted crafters from as far away as Canada and as close as our fellow Georgia peaches! The best part of the whole event was being with you in person. Create is amazing in that, it brings together a group of people who share a common interest in making beautiful things. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing the love and heart that goes into making every project! That, my friends, is beautiful in the making.

I love my crafty friends Amber Kemp-Gerstel and Beth Kingston. They made the meet and greet a treat for everyone!

We had an afternoon of make and take projects where lots of cards, stylish jewelry and giftable magnets were made in a fun filled ballroom.

This year’s Gala Dinner was a beautiful affair with Parisian flair!

Our most poetic Griffinite, Penny Comeau delivered a moving tribute to all things Anna Griffin. Penny has graced us with her poems for many years and this year, she outdid herself!

Good times were had by all! The prizes were flowing, the excitement growing, as the world’s greatest craft room was about to open!

Imagine a room filled with all of our products, where you can make anything that your heart desires!

We hosted crafting classes for two days on home decor, gifts, embossing, die cutting, folding and the Cricut Maker.

My beautiful friend, Shivan Sarna and a live remote team from HSN joined in on the fun and broadcast the event on Facebook.

This year’s Create teachers were the cream of the crop, and had so many skills and techniques to share! Each attendee walked away with finished projects and tons of crafting knowledge!

The event ended with a trip to our headquarters for the Warehouse Sale! Our office buzzed with excited shoppers as they were able to see where the magic happens.

November 9th – 12th were 4 days that defined beautiful in the making. It was a truly special event and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us!

We are thrilled to let you know that the 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for  November 15 – 18, 2018 in Atlanta! Registration will open in April and we will post that link here on the blog.

Love,

Anna

 

How to: Haunting Halloween Card

Hi there!

Welcome to a very scary edition of our blog posts! It’s Friday the 13th, and we are getting into the Halloween spirit with a frighteningly fun card! If you haven’t already, you have 18 days to get ready for All Hallows Eve! Today we are showing you how to use your Spooky Glitter Papers and our Halloween Paper Crafting Collections to create a card that is “booootiful” in the making!

Spooky Glitter Halloween Paper

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Spooky Glitter Halloween Cardstock, 442-900
  • Anna Griffin® Fretwork Cutting Dies
  • Anna Griffin® Paper Tricks Embossing Folders (“Pleated Rosette and Border Small”), 395-853
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Magnetic Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Embossing Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Spacer Plate A
  • 2, Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Spacer Plate B
  • 1, 5”x7” and 1, 1 ½”x 12” orange patterned cardstock pieces
  • 1, 2 ¾” x 7” black patterned cardstock piece
  • 1, 3”x 6” orange glitter cardstock piece
  • 1, 3” x 6” black cardstock piece
  • 1, 5”x 7” ivory folded card base
  • Black glitter bow
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Using the Fretworks die and your Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut and emboss the orange glitter paper.

2. Repeat step 1 with the black card stock.

3. Fussy cut the embossed die cut through the center of the circles on each side as shown, cutting approximately 1 ½” off each side.

4. Using the rosette folder and your Cricut® Cuttlebug™ emboss the 1 ½” x 12” orange patterned card stock strip.

5. Accordion fold the orange patterned card stock strip and attach the ends with hot glue.

6. Hot glue a small square of extra card stock to the back of the rosette to secure it in place.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, adhere the 5”x 7” orange patterned card stock to the ivory card base.

2. Adhere the black patterned card stock vertically down the center of the card with foam squares.

3. Attach the black die cuts to the back edges of the orange patterned rosette as shown. Then, attach to the center of the card.

4. Hot glue the orange glitter die cut vertically over the center of the paper rosette.

5. Adhere the sentiment with foam adhesive.

6. Attach the black glitter bow with hot glue.

Here’s another fun option! Use your Spooky Glitter Paper and Halloween Dies to create a scary spider web background!

Do you have a product request? Now is the time to let us know what that is! Post all of your crafty product wishes in the comments below and we just might make them come true!

Boo! for now,

Anna

HSN October 3 2017 Product Preview 4

Hi there!

It’s our last Product Preview before our shows on HSN this Tuesday, October 3rd! Have the alarm set, snacks ready and coffee poured! We will be live at 8pm October 2nd with Adam Freeman for the Monday Night Show and then at midnight, 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm.

Sandie Duggan, you’re the winner of Product Preview 3, so exciting! On Monday we will have your trusty shopping list with available links on the blog plus the final winner for our October 3rd giveaways. This weekend there will be 4 winners. We are giving away a Cricut Maker, 2 Easy Presses and a Bright Pad along with our new items featured below to 4 lucky winners! Be sure to comment here on the blog, and good luck to you!

As always we saved the best for last! Let’s get things rolling!

On Tuesday, you will see all that the Cricut Maker can do, plus you will see the exclusive educational auto ship program that will keep you creating with the Maker all year long! Starting in December and going through December of 2018, you will learn how to make projects with paper, felt, vinyl, iron on, printables, faux leather and fabric.  You will get cutting files, materials, and step by step instruction to follow along with video tutorials!

Make Something You Love with Paper – Auto ship December 2017

Make Something You Love with Felt – Auto ship February 2018

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Auto ship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Auto ship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Auto ship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Auto ship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Auto ship December 2018

Also, to use with any of the Cricut family of products (Explore models and Maker machine), we have two amazing fabric kits to offer you! We took some of our favorite patterns (you’ll see Rose Black, Charlotte and a few familiar prints) to create an everyday and a Christmas Hot Fix Anna Griffin Fabric Bundle. Each pattern is 100% printed cotton and has bonded iron on material on the reverse side of the fabric. There are 12 pieces of the 10×10 fabrics in each kit, 6 different designs, 2 pieces each.

Say hello to Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Digital Cartridge. Now, you can create the most stunning ornaments to trim your tree and deck the halls! For use with any of the Cricut Explore machines or the Maker, this cartridge includes 36 intricate ornaments to make, 10 print then cut images of Santa Claus and Angels. Also, you will get the Elfie alphabet with a cutting and writing style. Ornament shapes range from Christmas sweaters, angels, bells and sleighs to snowflakes, stars and more! Use our foil and glitter papers, embellishments and fun decorative items like tinsel, sequins and jewels to make these ornaments your own.

 

 

The holidays are all about shine! Give your projects gorgeous sheen with our brand new set of Foil Card Stock! You’ll get 6 sheets of 5 colors: silver matte, silver shiny, gold matte, gold shiny, red matte and red shiny for 30 total sheets. This card stock cuts perfectly on any Cricut machine and embosses like a dream!

All that glitters is gold! Our 12 x 12 Silver and Gold Glitter Card Stock is perfect for use with Anna’s Christmas Ornaments Cartridge, for cards and on scrapbook pages! You’ll get 36 sheets of gorgeous glitter that stays on the paper, not on your hands. These metallics add a touch of rich elegance to each and every project you create!

We are so excited to have the Cricut BrightPad in our line up this time! You know how complicated it can be to weed, trace and quilt with an intricate pattern. Luckily, on October 3rd we are offering the Cricut BrightPad to make the job easier! This low profile, lightweight, lightbox has 5 brightness settings on a 9.5″ by 11″ screen to help you craft with less eye strain. We like to call it enlightened crafting!

Iron on projects have never been so easy! The Cricut Easy Press makes it possible to get professional iron-on results in a minute or less! This machine with its 9″ by 9″ base heats up to 350 degrees to ensure that your iron on images stick wash after wash. Make t-shirts, bags and hand towels and more for everything from school projects and sports teams to sorority letters or any fun design you can cut with your Cricut.

There you have our grand finale!  Now, we want to see comments worthy of this Christmas crafting haul and a potential spot at Anna Griffin | Create! There will be 4 lucky winners drawn at random on Monday from the comments here on the blog. We’re really looking forward to reading what you have to say!

We will meet you right here on Monday to announce this weekend’s winners and all 3 Anna Griffin | Create ticket winners! It’s going to be a great time!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

HSN August 16th Product Preview 4 Winner + How to: Deco Flock Vintage

Hi everyone!

Today is our last look at the items we will have on HSN August 16th! As a reminder, our shows hours will be 2am, 11am and 10pm. We’re just 5 short days away from full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting. On Monday we will have your shopping list, with available links. Our lucky winner for today is Terance in Texas! Enjoy all 7 of these Christmas items!

Let’s see a few more projects for August 16th inspiration!

Our Dresden Trims are such special embellishments! Our carefully curated set of 4 different designs contains 54 intricately cut and embossed gold foil die cuts! These golden bells, opulent trees, holly branches and Merry Christmas images are the definition of old world charm. Because Dresden Trims are printed on 200 year old German presses, the details can’t be beat!

Our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit has over 200  pieces that will inspire you to create 30 three dimensional holiday cards. This beautifully boxed set makes the most beautiful, traditional cards you can imagine to send to friends and family during the holiday season.

With our Christmas Botanical Dies you can create gorgeous, large-scale die cuts for all of your holiday projects. The 9 cut and emboss die designs include poinsettias, spruce branches, holly and more. Add these to your cards, presents and scrapbook pages this season.

We have compiled 120 of our Favorite Christmas Sentiment Stickers to send jolly, cheerful messages to all your Christmas card list! This set includes the best of the best sentiments like Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Warm Christmas Wishes and more.

Our versatile Christmas Say it Anyway Stamps are always a fan favorite for holiday crafting! You’ll get 36 clear stamps to imprint a festive message on the inside or outside of your cards!

Our Christmas Glitter Stickers in red, gold and silver are the perfect accompaniment to all of our holiday crafting items. This set contains large frames, die cuts and accent pieces that add a touch of sparkle to all of your projects.

Our 12 x 12 Christmas Card Stock is essential for traditional Christmas card making and scrapbooking. The 48 sheets can be made into holiday embellishments and table decorations.

We’re so excited to start crafting for the holidays. On Monday, we will have your shopping list, and Wednesday, August 16th is show time!

For today’s how to, let’s create a project using our Deco Flock Vintage Palette Kit from the July HSN shows! We love the velvety effect and texture Deco Flock brings to your cards.

Deco Flock Vintage

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Anna Griffin™ Flourish Die
  • Anna Griffin™ Fancy Flips Card Making Kit, flower embellishments
  • Anna Griffin™ Vintage Collage Card Toppers 1, “Get Well” sentiment
  • Anna Griffin™ So Smitten Card Making Kit, card base
  • Anna Griffin™ Lovely Layers, floral card stock
  • Anna Griffin™ DecoFlock™ Kit, yellow flocking paper and foam transfer adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Cut the floral card stock from Lovely Layers to 3 ¾” inches and adhere to the card base.

2. Die cut foam adhesive using the Flourish Cutting Die.

3. Cut a piece of yellow flocking paper slightly larger than the die cut.

4. Peel paper liner off the front side of the foam die cut to expose the adhesive.

5. Place the exposed adhesive on the color side of the flocking sheet.

6. Place the die cut in between Cuttlebug™ B plates, on top of a rubber mat and A plate. Run through the Cuttlebug™ to evenly apply flocking.

7. Remove from the plates and peel away the flocking sheet.

Assembly:

  1. Add adhesive squares to the back of the two flower embellishments and attach to the card base.

2. Peel off the back liner from the yellow flocking die cut piece and attach it to the card base.

3. Add adhesive squares to the back of the “Get Well” sentiment and attach to the center of the card.

Wow, isn’t that flocking beautiful? Have a lovely weekend, and we will see you next week!

Love,

Anna

 

August 16th, 2017 Product Preview 1

Hi everyone,

Since we have shows on HSN every month from now until October, we had better get started on giving you the scoop on our upcoming airings! Our next shows are going to be Wednesday, August 16th at 2am, 11am and 10pm and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun! Over the next 4 weeks, we have previews for everything from a new paper crafting kit to brand new Christmas craft items!

Say hello to our brand new Gracie Collection. Designed specifically to accompany our Bird Cages and Branches folder and die set, this kit is all about old world charm. This paper crafting set includes 48 sheets of beautiful paper in both card stock and text weight. Embellishments include 20, 3D art stickers and 20, 3D title stickers with gold foil accents.  This paper crafting kit contains luscious flowers, vintage birdcages, delicate butterflies and so much more.

For the first time on single ship, our Window Ledge Card Making Kit will be offered. This kit creates window front cards that your decorate with curtains and window boxes. You’ll get 20 cards, 20 card layers, 20 sentiment stickers, 20 interior sentiments, 184 die cuts, 20 die cut windows, 20 envelopes and 14 cut and emboss dies so that you can make window ledges over and over again! We love this set, its bright, cheerful colors and patterns. So will you!

We are bringing back everyone’s go to sentiment set, our Favorite Sentiment Stickers. You’ll get 120 total 3D stickers for everyday and all occasions, and what’s even better is that there are 4 each of 30 different designs. This folio contains sayings from Sending you Birthday Wishes, Get Well Soon to With Sincere Thanks. If you’re looking for a set of stickers that will cover each of life’s everyday card sending occasions, this is the set for you!

If you missed out on our Envelope Lettering Templates last Fall, you get a second chance at these on August 16th. These handy templates allow you to perfectly align your handwriting and create hand drawn graphics to decorate around the addresses.

One can never have too many flowers! Our Favorite Flowers 1 and Favorite Flowers 2 sticker sets are making their return to HSN as well. Choose between the two or buy both! Each set contains 120 3D stickers for making your garden come to life on all of your paper projects.

Favorite Flowers 1

Favorite Flowers 2

Ooh la la! So many pretty items. You know we’re dying to give them away! Comment on the blog, and let us know which item is your favorite this week. We will choose a winner at random on Friday! Have a great week everyone!

Bye for now,

Anna