HSN May 2nd, 2018 Product Preview 1

Hi everyone,

Wow, so much excitement for your Monday morning! It’s that time again where we get to start previewing for our next shows on HSN! If you haven’t already, be sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 2nd. Our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are going to be 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm.

Our first Product Preview has everything to do with shaker cards, and these 3 products are going to carry you through several seasons! Can you say Halloween shaker cards? Let’s get started on Product Preview number 1 and shake it up baby!

Say hello to our Well Wishes Shaker Dies 3! This set of 23 cut and emboss dies includes a cupcake window, a onsie window, a teacup window and a pumpkin window, all complete with accompanying smaller dies for layers and embellishments. Just think of the shaker cards you can make for a birthday, a baby shower, a get well card and even Halloween cards. What we love about these dies is that you can use all of your favorite papers to create something truly unique!

Pick your confetti fill! Our Well Wishes Confetti Dies coordinate perfectly with our Well Wishes Shaker Dies 3. Create 2 sizes of shake-able confetti with a turn of your Cuttlebug! The there are teacups with flowers, balloons with confetti and two sizes of onsies! Use glitter paper, patterned paper, foil paper and more to create a custom shaker card every time! More is always more in our book! If you are on autoship for this program this is your final shipment. If you missed out on that program, May 2nd will be your day to get these highly collectible dies!

Just in case you don’t want to make your shaker cards from scratch, we have our all inclusive Well Wishes Shaker Card Kit on May 2nd. This marks one year of shaking it up on HSN! Our very first birthday shaker card kit debuted in May of 2017.

This card making kit comes in a re-closable folio, and has everything you need to make 30 gorgeous shaker cards. Diecut window shapes are a onsie, teacup and cupcake. The colors in this kit are bright and punchy, perfect for spring and summer. Each window shapes comes with coordinating layers and diecuts. Even the sequin filled shaker bags are already made for you!

After that preview, we know you’re ready to get shakin’. Which of the three products this week is your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and we will draw a winner on Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

HSN March 7th 2018 Shopping List + Winners!

Hello, hello!

There are only 2 days to go until our shows on HSN! On March 7th, Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting will be kicking off craft day at midnight! Then, our hours are 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Also, join us tomorrow at 5:15pm EST for a Facebook Live with HSN!

We have winners to announce! First, the winner of the amazing Cricut Maker Bundle is Tammy Whitley. The 4 winners of our gorgeous, new Blooming Decoupage Card Kit are Alyce Burke, Shari Safii, Cindy Anderson and Kim M.  Oh my goodness, we couldn’t be more excited for you! Enjoy this incredible machine, and all of the gorgeous card making kits!

Your Shopping List for March 7th, 2018

599075- Blooming Decoupage Card Kit with Auto Ship (July– Watercolor Floral Decoupage Kit and September– Painted Garden Decoupage Kit)

599078- Blooming Decoupage Card Kit Single Ship

603462- Cricut Maker Celebration Bundle

555604- AG Xyron Tablet Stand

590515- AG Craft Luggage – Rolling Bag

590517- AG Craft Luggage – Desktop Caddy w/ Trashcan

590520- AG Craft Luggage – Electronic Cutting Machine Tote Bag

599046 – Deflecto 3 Tier Caddy Organizer

599633- Deflecto 4pc Stacking Cubes

599611- Deflecto 2pc Circular Storage Towers

572281- Deflecto Storage Caddy – single unit

599552- Deflecto Single Tray Storage – single unit

599596- Deflecto Ribbon Dispenser – single unit

572280- Deflecto Marker Storage

553435- Birdcage and Branches Embossing Folders

592710- Window Ledge Cutting Dies 1

592691- Window Ledge Dies 2

528923- Pretty Pocket Die Set

603507- Fancy French Frames (10 cut and emboss dies)

592722- Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit

546212- Window Box Card Making Kit

552846- Tutti Frutti Stamps and Dies

583898- 3D Floral Cut and Emboss Dies

592741- Floral Decoupage Diecuts

528916- Decorative Edge Cut and Emboss Dies

457852- Tool ‘N One

510398- AG Cuttlebug V3

528936- Cuttlebug Magnetic Mats (set of 2)

592559- AG Mini Machine

522568- Xyron Anna Griffin Tape Runner Bundle

522556- Xyron Anna Griffin Creative Station

555601- Xyron Anna Griffin Sticker Makers

603521- Ivory Cardstock 72pc

603525- Matte Foil Cardstock 72pc – gold, rose gold, silver

603528- Metallic Cardstock 72pc – pearl, gold, silver, pink

522169- Letterpress Spring Embossing Folders (shoes, hearts, flowers)

542379- His and Hers Letterpress Embossing Folders (flamingos, top hats, anchors)

546165- Fall and Holiday Letterpress Embossing  Folders (leaves, bats, Christmas trees)

583935- Springtime Shaker Card Kit Single Ship (was on auto ship)

583928- Springtime Confetti Dies Single Ship (was on auto ship)

572269- Shaker Card Window Dies 1

592711- Shaker Card Window Dies 2

603503- Alphanumeric Dresden Trims (letters and numbers)

583897- Lovely Dresden Trims (hearts, butterflies, arrows)

592731- Charming Dresden Trims (swallows, bunnies, butterflies)

603504- Crosses Cut and Emboss Dies (set of 7)

603517- Faithful Diecuts

603511- Paperweaving Layers

552845- Sending Sympathy Stickers

603545- Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer (Two bottles 8oz and 24oz)

603533- AG Charlotte Fat Quarter Bundle

603534- CD Sugar and Spice Fat Quarter Bundle

603535- AD Wildwood Fat Quarter Bundle

603536- JK Daydream Fat Quarter Bundle

603537- KT Bwindi Forest Fat Quarter Bundle

603542- SP Monsters V. Robots Fat Quarter Bundle

603543- EG Caravan Fat Quarter Bundle

522150- Trelliage Embossing Folder and Die Set

522286- Trelliage Diecuts

470014- Glitter Sticker Diecuts

546156- Sending Love Word Dies and Embossing Folders (was on Jan. 2017 Wishful Thinking Autoship)

546158- Seasonal Word Dies and Embossing Folders (was on Jan. 2017 Wishful Thinking Autoship)

546151- Words of Encouragement Word Dies and Embossing Folders

583895- Daily Planner Bundle 2018-2019

Are you imagining all the items you could be crafting? We are preparing for the show, and will see you soon! Be sure that you are joining us on Facebook to participate in our daily grab bag giveaways each and every day in March to celebrate National Craft Month!

Thanks for watching everyone! See you in a few,

Anna

 

 

 

 

 

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