Happy National Craft Month!

Hi everyone,

March is National Craft Month, and we’re celebrating all month long! Crafting is a way of life. It’s a way to connect with others, to celebrate friends and loved ones and is a way to express yourself by making beautiful things. There is no limit to your creativity, and we love seeing how you translate our products into art each and every day! Join us everyday this month for exciting surprises and giveaways across Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and this blog!

We are going to be shaking up our social media with positive quotes, beautiful projects and more. All month long we will be pinning to our National Craft Month Inspiration Pinterest board with images that inspire us to create!

On Instagram and Facebook, we are celebrating even more by having giveaways each and every day! That’s right! 31 winners over the next month, just to show how much we appreciate you!  Share your projects and comment to win a special hand picked grab bag of crafts every day.

If that weren’t enough, we are also celebrating by offering you 4 separate Weekly Craft Wonders. That means, we’re going to be bringing back a favorite Anna Griffin item, and offering it for a special Craft Month price of $20 (that includes shipping). Isn’t that amazing? Details on these coming every Monday right here on the blog! Also join us here on Fridays for the launch of our new how to videos where I show you how to use some of our favorite new products.

Stay tuned for more and we will see you on all our social media channels!

Love and happy crafting,

Anna

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 5

Hi friends,

Welcome to our last sneak peek for March 8th on HSN! Exciting news…since we are on at midnight, that means that we have the Today’s Special! For Craft Day, we will kick off the fun at midnight, then we are on at 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm (plus a few TS airings in between!). Don’t forget that in addition to Craft Day, we have a special HSN appearance on Tuesday, March 14th at 5am and 5pm. We are thrilled for all the time we will get to spend with you in a week and a few days!

Now, on to the big reveal! Feast your eyes on the new Lilac Cricut Explore Air 2!

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is back and will be offered in 2 HSN exclusive colors; Lilac and the signature Anna Griffin Ivory and Gold for Craft Day. With the machine you will get a set of beautiful Wisteria themed markers, a 12×12 Light Grip and 12×12 Strong Grip Mat, a Lilac accessories pouch plus 3 months of Cricut Access!

What an amazing package! You know that Cricut is the world leader when it comes to electronic paper cutting and bringing your creations to life. Whether it’s creating layers for a card from our Lovely Layers II, or you uploading your own designs, Cricut can do it all. Also, for the first time ever Cricut is offering a cutting materials autoship!

Autoship 1 is titled Everyday Sparkle and Shine. You will get Black Glitter Vinyl, Champagne Matte Adhesive and Chrome Foil Iron On.

Autoship 2 is Holiday Sparkle and Shine. In this set are Silver Glitter Vinyl, Rose Gold Matte Adhesive and Light Gold Foil Iron On.

Last but not least, Autoship 3 is Love Sparkle and Shine. It contains Red Glitter Vinyl, Pink Matte Adhesive Foil and Red Foil Iron On.

Many of you love your Cricut so much that you want to take it everywhere you go! Now, you are able to do just that with unparalleled protection. Introducing the new Cricut Totes, available in three different sizes. Bring your Cricut with you on your next vacation, weekend trip or to a craft party!

The shoulder bag is perfect for organizing your crafting essentials, iPad or laptop! There are two handles and a detachable shoulder strap for carrying ease.

Next, the Machine Tote is exactly what you need to protect your beloved machine! Inside there is extra protection and egg carton foam to shield your Cricut from any bumps or bruises. This carrier also features double handles and double snap closure.

The Rolling Craft Tote is the easiest, breeziest way to haul all the rest of your crafting supplies. The wheels allow for 360 degree rotation, there are padded storage compartments to hold your Cuttlebug, various cutting materials, scissors, etc. Even more, there are even detachable pouches for your Cricut pens, tools and so much more!

Finally, we’re bringing back our Anna’s Fantastic Flips Digital Cartridge Autoship! We were so excited to see how many of you wanted us to make more of this sold out item, and we couldn’t help but do so! There are 10 different card shapes for you to cut and score, embellishments to cut and sentiments to write – this set has it all. Even though this isn’t a physical cartridge, you will get a card with a special code to load into your Design Space account.

We are excited about this grand finale and hope you are too! We love the Cricut Explore 2 so much that we’re giving away 2 this week! Two blog readers are going to win a Cricut Explore Air 2 (1 Lilac or 1 Ivory/Gold) and a full set of Cricut Totes. You know what to do! Comment here, on the blog and let us know why you want to win the Cricut and what you plan to make with it! We will draw two names at random from the blog comments this Friday!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 4 Winner

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! We hope that you have had a wonderful week, and that you have enjoyed everything we shared from Tuesday’s post. We are officially less than two weeks away from Craft Day on HSN. Who’s excited?

Don’t forget, our hours will be midnight, 11am-1pm, 4 pm, 7pm and 8pm all EST. We can hardly wait for all the fun and to show you how to use all the amazing items we have been teasing you with.

Thank you so much for all the participation on the blog! We love you all and your uplifting, happy comments. You guys are the best! Over 1955 of you left us a note between Tuesday and now. Rebecca Case you are today’s lucky winner! We have a package coming your way today! Enjoy!  Here are a few more looks at this week’s items, and we hope they inspire you to unleash your creativity!

Our Deco Foil Transfer kit in the new everyday palette is an incredibly easy way to transfer foil to your diecuts and sentiments without using heat! You’ll get five beautiful shades of spring-colored foil, an adhesive pen to write/draw with and adhesive sheets to make a serious statement on all your projects.

Letterpress and foil stamp like a professional with the Go Press Foil Machine, our collaboration with Couture Creations! This machine can do it all, it contains a great starter set of dies, tongs and 5 colors of foil to get you started! More accessories will be available to you on hsn.com (like the pineapple die)!

The versatility of the Platform Punch and Stamp System is just what you would expect from our partnership with American Crafts and the We R team! With 2 punches, 20 different layouts, stamps and more, you will have a multi-faceted system that you will want to use again and again. The options are truly endless!

Tuesday is going to be a big day for us, and for you! Be sure to meet us here on the blog for our Today’s Special reveal and a giveaway you don’t want to miss. Enjoy the weekend, and find some time for yourself to make something beautiful.

Love,

Anna

 

HSN March 8, 2017 Sneak Peek 3 Winner

Hi everyone,

We hope that you have had a great week so far, and that you are ready for today’s winner! Craft Day is quickly approaching, and we will be on HSN Wednesday, March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and for our big finale at 8pm. Craft Days are our very favorite days of the year, but we have a few bonus shows to let you know about on March 14th as well. We will have a TS2 and will be live on HSN at 5am and 5pm EST for a few bonus appearances!

We loved your comments this week, and the many ways that you would use the dies, embossing folders and bow maker to create beautiful projects! Over 1865 of you left us a comment, and Yocasta Pena-Brent today is your day to win! You’ve won both sets of embossing folders, our new Decorative Edge Dies and the Bowmaker plus you have been entered to win a trip to Anna Griffin | Create! So much fun!

Of course, we have more to show you to whet your appetite.

Our set of 4 Decorative Edge Dies are 7 inches long, and contain the edge die and outer edge die. There’s a variety of ways that you can use them. They cut the designs into the paper, you can cut the design outright, or you can cut out the shadow layer to give you lots of options. Flowers, lace and more are the opulent patterns in this set.

Our Embossed Words Folders are unlike anything we have done before! The brushstroke calligraphy on this set is so incredible, the words come to life right on your cards! When using these folders, you won’t need a lot of embellishing, because the words are just so beautiful. Use ink, or sand the embossing to make something truly magical!

Our set of 4 Decorative Scene Folders emboss with two different patterns on each folder! There is so much dimension and versatility included on the patterns! Flowers, lace, blossoms, scalloped edges and more make the prettiest projects you can imagine. These are excellent for inking and embossing too!

Our Ribbon Storage Box and perfect bow maker is the gift that keeps on giving. After you have used all the ribbon included, you can refill the spool with your favorites to continue to make perfect bows for years to come! Our diagram makes it fool-proof and easy to make all bows from 1 inch up to 9 inches!

Be sure to tune in Tuesday for Sneak Peek 4 and all that we have in store for you! Hint, it’s going to be a bright and shiny post! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Love,

Anna

 

 

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 3

Hi everyone,

Happy Valentine’s Day! May your day be filled with love and happiness!

Today’s post is extra sweet and full of more new crafting goodies just for you! We’re going to be on HSN for a 24 hour Craft Day March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Let’s get started on today’s sneak peek! Our Embossed Words Folders are composed of four embossing folders where the typography is the star of the show! The folder art features all the ways to say Mom, Dad, Love and Happy Birthday. The large-scale embossing you will create is perfect for inking and sanding, and makes a unique effect for all your cards and scrapbook pages!

  

Ready for more exclusive embossing? Take a look at our Decorative Scene Embossing Folders! You will get 4 elaborate scene embossing folders that create an entire card front just by embossing the paper. These are begging to be inked or sanded to show off all of the details. These delicate patterns will take your favorite crafting technique to a whole new level!

New for our March 8th shows are our Decorative Edge Border Dies! This set includes 4, ornate 7″ dies that create unique and eye-catching edges or cut out borders for your cards. These can also add incredible dimension to your scrapbook pages. You can even layer the borders together to frame your photos! We have included 2 pieces for each die. The main large die will cut the decorative edge out of a piece of paper and the small outline die will cut the border out altogether. We’ve thought of everything!

Back for our March 8th shows is our incredible Bow Maker Storage box with Ribbon! For those of you who didn’t get the Bow Maker the first time around, you have another chance! This box stores your ribbon and has a clever peg system that helps you make perfect bows from 1 inch all the way up to 9 inches! You’ll get 50 yards of ribbon in 2 widths all in our perfect palette of double faced satin ribbon. The diagram on the top of the box walks you through creating the perfect bow. What’s the best part? You can refill with your favorite ribbon, and make beautiful bows for every season and project!

The Sneak Peeks just keep better and better! We are now half-way through with our previews for March 8th with winners every single week! Want to be our winner this week? Comment below and tell us which of today’s items is your favorite and why. We will draw a winner at random on Friday! Good luck!

Once again, Happy Valentine’s Day to all who are reading this!

Xoxo,

Anna