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

Thank you for watching + DIY Series Card Front Dies

Hello everyone!

It’s been quite the week! We want to thank you for all the love and enthusiasm you have shared for our products. We saw the most participation ever across our social media channels, so thank you for all of your comments. Many thanks to our Skype callers, testimonial callers and everyone who watched us on HSN July 11th.

Mark your calendars for August 16th, September 18th and October 3rd for our monthly shows on HSN. That’s exciting, right? You can check back here every Monday and Friday to see what’s new and what will return on Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting!

I will leave you with just a little more crafting eye candy of our newest items from this week’s shows before giving you the latest installment of our DIY Series.

Today, let’s get out your Card Front Dies from and create a beautiful ombre colored card that is beautiful in the making!

ENCHANTING BIRD CARD

You can use our Card Front Dies to create a beautiful multi-layered card that stands out from all the rest!  – Anna

 

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Card Front Cutting Dies – 542-362 – Bird Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack – 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag – 457-852 – Piercing Stylus Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set – 442-864 – Craft Knife, Cutting Mat & Ruler
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes – 505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • 1, 12” x 12” Pink Ombré Cardstock Cut to 1, 5” x 7” Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 12” x 12” Yellow Ombré Cardstock, Cut to 1, 5” x 7” Cardstock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® So Smitten Cardmaking Kit – 457-834 – 1, 3.5” x 5.5” Pink Border Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Seasonal Layers – 522-279, Lavender Center Layer
  • 1 Sentiment Embellishment
  • 3 Floral Embellishments
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Adhere lavender cardstock layer to ivory card base with double sided adhesive.

  • Place bird die face up and the yellow ombré cardstock piece (light edge at the top of the die) face down on the Cuttlebug machine, and die cut. The Tool ‘n One is helpful in the removal of the paper from the die.

  • Die cut the pink ombré cardstock piece (darker edge at the top of the die). Cut out the pink bird foliage from the center of the die cut with the craft knife.

  • Layer and stagger the yellow die cut over the pink bird foliage piece, and attach with double sided adhesive.

  • Adhere yellow die cut piece to the card base with foam adhesive. Attach the pink border die cut on top of the yellow die cut with foam adhesive.

  • Remove the center of the pink border layer with the craft knife and ruler.

  • Adhere to card base with foam adhesive.

  • Adhere flowers and sentiment with foam adhesive.

Have a lovely weekend and be sure to share your projects with us on our Facebook page this Sunday!

Xoxo,

Anna

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

How To Series: Gracious Giftables Cricut Cartridge

Hello!

We hope your week has been as fantastic as ours. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you all this past Tuesday on HSN for Craft Day. We love our fans! Thank you for every single phone call, Facebook/blog post and skype call! Guess what? We will be back on HSN June 16th for 2 clearance shows and mark your calendars for our next 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th! More news to follow on Monday.

As promised here’s a look at all of the lovely Cricut Gracious Giftables Cartridge designs and the sizing needed for wrappers. This cartridge includes 12 adorable cards, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can create! You can make everything from teapots and tool kits to gift bags and mortar boards! Give friends and family the gift they want, but spice up the packaging and personalize the holder to fit the recipient.

Below are the dimensions for the grouped measurements of each design. Select your image and insert it on the mat. Then select the image group and size it in the edit palette as a group to be sure that the designs are scaled properly.  Please note that the dimensions below are the measurements before they are folded. A standard gift card size 3.375″ x 2.125″ and it will need to fit in the inner pocket on each design.

Teapot Holder – 17.73” W x 10.6” H

Paper Tote Bag Holder – 23.96” W x 7.03” H

Wallet Holder – 17.17” W x 9.03” H

Hangable Tag Holder – 17.1” W x 10” H

Apron Holder – 16.18” W x 8.08” H

Baby Diaper Holder – 29.36” W x 8.65” H

Coin Purse Holder – 17.61” W x 9.6” H

Shirt and Tie Holder – 22.48” W x 6.65” H

Graduation Holder – 18.67” W x 10.51” H

Handbag Holder – 17.87” W x 9.78” H

Gift Box Holder – 27.02” W x 6” H

Tool Box Holder – 12.65” W x 7.36”H

Now that’s a present that packs a serious punch! These gifts will bring creativity and happiness to all, and you can get yours from HSN.com right here.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! You deserve the world and so much more.

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

How to Series: Beribboned Dies

Hi there!

Today, we’re going to show you how to use the Beribboned Frame Dies that we showed on HSN in January! These incredible cutting patterns are the crème de la crème of our dies! Top notch! What’s beautiful about this set is that they are inspired and modeled after gorgeous ribbon and you can even thread ribbon through the cut outs. There are so many ways that you can create with these, so let’s make a card together!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes   505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7”Metallic Card Layers   395-630 – 3, Gold 5”x7” Cardstock Layers 1, 5”x7” Layer, Cut 1, 4”x6” Layer and 1, 3.25”x3.25” Layer
  • 1, 12”x12” Red Cardstock Cut to 5”x7” Layer and 3.75”x5.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Dies   522-176 – Flower Die
  • Anna Griffin® Ornamental Frame Dies   457-839 – Beribboned Frame Die
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Embossing Folders   522-177 – Wildflower Blooms Folder
  • 1, Sentiment Embellishment
  • 4, Flower Stickers
  • Gold Ink Pad
  • Anna Griffin® Tool N One – Foam Ink Dauber
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Adhere 5”x7” red layer to the folded ivory card base with double-sided adhesive.

2. Die cut 5.5”x7.25” gold layer with Beribboned Frame die. Attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.  

3. Center and attach 4”x6” gold layer to base with double-sided adhesive.

4. Emboss 4”x6” red layer with the Wildflower Blooms folder. Lightly ink embossed area with gold ink pad using foam dauber. Center and attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.

5. Die cut gold layer with the flower die. Attach to left side of card approximately 1.25” down from top with double-sided adhesive.

6. Approximately .25” from bottom of card adhere sentiment with foam adhesive.

7. Adhere flower stickers on both sides of sentiment with double-sided adhesive.

Here is the finished product! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beauty!

Speaking of beauty, we just had to share this incredible flower-filled basket of gorgeous that Sue Kurdt sent to our office. Everyone here at Anna Griffin Inc. oohed and ahhed over how creative Sue is! She used her Cricut to cut scanned flowers and bows and our new Pocket Dies for the base! Sue, this is so appreciated and was perfect for celebrating the first day of spring!

Monday is going to be a big day! We have our first Product Preview for May 9th, our last Weekly Craft Wonder and another tutorial to start off the week! This week is also the last week of National Craft Month, and there are 7 more grab bags to be given out for participation! Keep sharing those amazing projects! Also, you heard it here first, we are going to be doing a Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday where there will be a special appearance by Georgie! So much fun!

We hope this post inspires you to bust out your set of Beribboned Dies and make something beautiful this weekend! Have a great day and see you soon!

Love,

Anna