HSN May 9th, 2017 Product Preview 2 Winner

Hi there!

There is approximately one month until our shows on HSN May the 9th! We’re going to be on at 1am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm for hours of craft packed goodness! This week we debuted two brand new products and brought back two of our favorites for Spring crafting!

We had over 1095 of you comment to win Congratulatory Wishes from our Wishful Thinking Dies, Accordion Folders, the Charlotte Paper Crafting Collection and Impression Mask Set. Audrey Olander you are our winner, chosen at random! Happy Friday! We hope you enjoy these four products and use them to make beautiful things!

Let’s recap this week’s 4 items with a few more pretty projects to inspire you this weekend!

Our Congratulatory Wishes set is the first autoship from Wishful Thinking. Graduation season is coming, and so is Father’s Day! You’ll get Bravo, Good Luck, For you, Graduate and so much more! Don’t forget that this is an add on set to the very first bundle of Wishful Thinking Dies. The plan is to use them all together!

So many of you were excited about the new Accordion Folders this week! This set of 4, 12 inch folders creates a unique barn door effect when you open the card. The two paisley patterns, balloon pattern and bow pattern make such interesting, unique cards! You are going to love these!

One of our favorite paper-crafting kits ever, Charlotte, is back just in time for your Spring and Summer crafting. The small patterns in these papers & card stock go together beautifully with the diecuts, stickers and sentiments in this kit. We love the bright, bold colors that are paired with elegant gold foil touches!

Back by popular demand is an item that sold out during our January shows, our Impression Mask Set. You get 4 shaped B plates and 8 embossing dies to create that perfect setting for your gorgeous stamping, sentiment or diecut!

There you have it! Be sure to check out our Facebook page leading up to April 16th as we post some of our favorite Easter projects. We will meet you right back here on Monday.

Love,

Anna

 

 

HSN May 9th, 2017 Product Preview 2

Hello, hello!

First of all, thank you all so much for your active participation during National Craft Month! Reading through your posts and seeing your incredible projects made for a wonderful, creative month! Each of you continue to amaze and inspire us every day!

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create is sold out and we are looking forward to seeing all of you this November! There is a wait list in case we have tickets become available. Click here to be added to the wait list.

Don’t forget – we will be giving away 3 tickets to Create in October. These 3 lucky people will be chosen from a pool of our Blog winners each week from January-September. So comment below to win this weeks’ goodies and if you win, you will be automatically entered to win a trip to Create!

Welcome to week 2 of our Product Previews for our May 9th shows on HSN! We will be on at 1am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm! Oh what fun we will have together. We have lots of amazing new items for you, and of course we’re bringing back some favorites too! Let’s get started on today’s product preview!

Making their HSN debut are our new, 12″ Accordion Fold Embossing folders. This unique set of 4 folders create A2 size cards, and includes bow, paisley and balloon patterns! What’s great about these folders is that they emboss a pattern and the score lines for a perfect fold every time. The middle panel has a framed border that is designed to highlight your sentiment.

The first autoship of our Wishful Thinking Dies will only be available May 9th if you missed them in January! This set of dies contains everything you need for the season, and is aptly named Congratulatory Wishes! ‘Tis the season of graduations, and you’ll get dies that say grad, congratulations, graduation and so much more. Father’s Day dies are also included so that you can create a thoughtful card for a husband, son or other special man in your life!

One of our very favorite paper crafting collections, Charlotte, is back! Oh my goodness the amount that you get in this kit is truly breathtaking! In this collection you’ll receive 24 designer card stock sheets, 24 designer paper sheets, 10-piece floral sticker pack, 10-piece titles sticker pack, 25-pack of titles, tags and quotes with foil die-cuts embellishments and a 25-pack of floral and design die-cut embellishments. Wow! Many of these are accented with gorgeous gold foil and the prettiest little patterns you can think of! This set is perfect for creating all of those spring and summer cards for showers, birthdays and more. The small prints are just what the doctor ordered for creating scrapbook pages! You’re going to love the versatility of this kit!

Our set of 4 Impression Masks is back! We love the negative space they create that is great for highlighting a beautiful sentiment or stamped image. The shapes included in this set are circle, two different rectangles and a bubble shape. They come with two concentric embossing dies that coordinate perfectly and outline the shape!

 

Last but not least, craft along with Anna as she shows you how to inlay intricate die cuts with the Wishful Thinking Die Set. This is a very useful technique that adds dimension and an extra special touch to all of your craft projects!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Patterns Cards and Envelopes   442-892 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card with Gold Border
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Palette II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Fuchsia Cardstock Cut to 3”x4-3/4” Layer and 1-1/4”x3”
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Palette II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” White Glitter Cardstock Cut to 1-1/4”x3”
  • Anna Griffin® Charlotte Paper Crafting Collection   489-141 – 1, 12”x12” Green Floral Cardstock Cut to 3-1/4”x5” Layer and 1, Flower Embellishment
  • Anna Griffin® Wishful Thinking Dies & Folders Set   538-144 – Sister Die
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Rosettes   489-151 – Yellow Rosette
  • 1, Anna Griffin® Foil Flourishes Sticker
  • 1, Yellow Foil Butterfly
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Double-sided Adhesive Tape
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Tweezers

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Die cut white glitter paper with the Wishful Thinking Sister die.

2. Die cut fuchsia cardstock layer on the lower right corner, with the Sister die. Keep small fuchsia die cut pieces together. Do not discard.

3. Place a 1”x3” piece of double-sided adhesive tape on the lower right side of the green floral cardstock, about ½” from the bottom of the card. Remove the backing and center the fuchsia layer over the green floral layer. Be sure die cut is over the double-sided adhesive.

4. Inlay white glitter Sister die cut into the fuchsia Sister die cut layer.

5. Using a pair of tweezers place the small fuchsia pieces saved from step 2 into the empty spaces of the inlaid Sister die cut.

6. Attach to card base inside the center gold border using foam adhesive.

7. Adhere Foil Flourishes Sticker to the left side of the card with foam adhesive. Elevate the right side with foam adhesive.

8. Attach floral embellishment sticker to left side of card.

9. Adhere rosette below flower and attach butterfly to right side of rosette.

Are you interested in winning these items? Be sure to tell us your favorite item from this week’s preview by commenting below and we will draw a winner at random on Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create and more!

Hi there,

Happy Friday! We hope that you have taken the time this week to dream up how you would use our beautiful new storage items to get your crafting stash organized and in tip top shape. Since today is the last day of National Craft Month, we are giving away 2 sets of our Paper Storage Box, Drawer Storage, Die Storage Binders and the everyday Chic Wrap! We are closing out the month with a Facebook Live interview with Anna at 4:30pm EST today. Join us!

Our 2 lucky winners today are Mary White and Kim Z. We hope that these items inspire you to create gorgeous, organized spaces for your treasured papers, stickers, stamps, inks, tools and more! Be sure to share photos with us on Facebook, we love to see your cards, scrapbook pages and craft spaces!

We have an exciting announcement that many of you have been waiting for!

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create registration is now open! Who, what, where and when you ask?!

Who: YOU

What: An all inclusive weekend full of crafting, community, classes, an incredible craft room and so much more!

When: Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12

Where: The Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia

How: Follow this link for event tickets!

This annual crafting retreat is where friendships are formed, new skills are learned, creativity is unleashed, photos are snapped and memories to last a lifetime are made! The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Like they say, the third time is the charm! There will be an incredible line up of teachers who are experts at their craft, ready to school you in all things “beautiful in the making!”

There is nothing like it. You can see a recap and photos of last year’s event here. Below is a video showing some of the fun you can expect, but be sure that we have some surprises up our sleeves!

Anna Griffin | Create is now open for registration! Over 4 days and 3 nights you will learn new crafting techniques, preview new products and best of all make new friends.

Event Itinerary

Thursday, November 9th

• Check in for your three night stay at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead and meet your personal Craft Concierge. Your room for 3 nights is included in your ticket price. Extra nights are available for a separate charge and can be booked when filling out our pre-event survey.

• 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm meet and greet with Anna and friends plus 3 full hours of make and take projects are included.

• Opening night dinner and presentation included in your ticket price.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens, housing all of your favorite tools and craft supplies. Everything you could possibly need will be included!

Friday, November 10th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Saturday, November 11th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• A second full day of 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers. 6 unique classes in total for the event are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Sunday, November 12th

• Breakfast buffet is included in your ticket price.

• Bus transportation to and from Anna Griffin Inc. is included.

• An exclusive warehouse shopping spree where we ship home your purchases!

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room will be open until 2 pm.

…and so much more!

*Note: Spaces are limited. Tickets are non-refundable and are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket price does not include transportation to and from Atlanta or between the airport and the hotel.

**If you choose the “2 payments” option you will be able to purchase your ticket in two separate payments. The first payment is due when you sign up, and you will be notified via email about the second installment in July. If you choose this option you will be charged a service fee of $19.95 on each payment.

There are only 235 days until this exciting craft event! Let the countdown begin!

On Monday we continue with our new product previews for the May 9th Craft Day shows on HSN! What are some items that you are hoping to see? Have a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN May 9th 2017 Product Preview 1 + Weekly Craft Wonder 4

Hi everyone!

Today is a big day! We have our first product preview for May 9th’s Craft Day shows on HSN! We want you to know everything that is coming up, and for you to get the inside scoop on all of our new products!

Also, this week is the last week to take part in our National Craft Month celebration and giveaways! Keep those awesome projects coming — we absolutely love seeing them every day along with the positivity and good craft vibes on our Facebook page, Instagram and here!

Let’s jump into today’s product preview!

Today’s items are all about organization. Organizing your cutting dies, your wrapping paper with our Chic Wrap gift wrap cutter and dispenser as well as organizing your crafting supplies with two sizes of storage boxes.

Back by popular demand are our Die Storage Binders! These binders come with clear plastic sleeves and double sided magnet pages to hold all of your dies in place! This notebook is perfect for organizing your dies by collection, holiday or however you would like! These are also available in multiple patterns to match the rest of your Anna Griffin storage items!

You loved our Christmas Chic Wrap, so we brought it back with the prettiest double sided gift wrap just in time for spring! Our partnership with Chic Wrap allows you to wrap presents and store wrapping tools in a cinch! The heavy duty box includes a one of a kind paper trimmer; there’s no need for measuring and attempting to cut straight lines, the trimmer does it for you. The 4 rolls and patterns you will get are spectacular! First, there is our classic Grace White rose print, and on the back a pretty turquoise and white stripe.  Second is a bold lavender hand painted floral with a vivid pink Ikat print on the back. These prints are perfect for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day gifts and everything in between!

Next up is our Craft Room Paper Storage Boxes. This is storage with style! Choose from 5 different Anna Griffin patterns: Amelie Turquoise Floral, Ivory Damask, Camilla Gray floral, Grace Black floral and Grace White floral. This five shelved beauty is perfect for storing your scrapbook paper, stickers and anything else you can think of!

To go along with the paper storage boxes, we have a small multi-drawer storage box to match! The box has 5 pull out drawers made to hold stamps, ribbons, stickers, scrapbooking tools and more. What’s even better is that you get dividers to create the exact size space you need for all your crafting supplies. The 5 patterns available also coordinate with the new Craft Room Storage Boxes.

This week we are going to have 2 winners! Comment below and tell us how our new storage items will help you get organized! We will draw 2 winners at random on Friday.

Our last Weekly Craft Wonder is available from today, March 27- April 3 so be sure to get this crafting steal while you can! Our Vibrant Vellum Embellishments are back for $20 (including shipping in the contiguous US). You will get 120 beautiful vellum flower pieces, 60 cardstock leaves, 48 die cut sentiment flags, 36 cardstock butterflies and 36 vellum butterfly pieces— all with foil accent pieces! You can order by emailing orders@annagriffin.com or calling 888-817-8170 to place your order today.

 

As a friendly reminder:

  • If you are ordering through email, please include your phone number so that we can acquire your payment information.
  • Please allow 48 hours for order confirmation.
  • Please refrain from calling, leaving voicemails AND emailing your orders. This delays the process and causes duplicate orders.
  • Discover credit cards and PayPal are not accepted.
  • Please allow up to two weeks to receive your package(s).

Take a look at all the pretty things you can do with these incredible embellishments!

For our 6th installment in our “how to” video series we’re going to be using our Parchment Layers to create a beautiful, colored I Love You Card! For those of you who purchased these back in January, are you loving the gorgeous effect you get from the vellum layers? Monday is a great day to create a card, so come craft with us!

MATERIALS:

  • 1, 12”x12” Metallic Lavender Cardstock Layer, Cut to 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x 7” Parchment Vellum Layers   522-274
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Craft Tools   522-277
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Embellishments
  • 2, Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Sentiment
  • 2, Butterfly Parchment Embellishments
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place the parchment layer face down on the embossing mat.

Using the finest tip tool gently press the tool into the paper to trace the lines of the design, being careful not to pierce through the paper.

Next choose the medium tip tool and trace over the lines for a darker color for heavier embossed lines.

Use the largest embossing tool to shade areas of the design for dimension and color.

With the embossing face up, use the triple needle perforating tool, pressing lightly to make small perforations in the center of the corner flowers.

Attach 5”x7” parchment vellum layer to lavender card base with double-sided adhesive.

Trace the design on the back of the butterfly embellishments.

Attach the butterfly layers with foam adhesive.

Adhere vellum with double sided adhesive.

Attach 5”x7” parchment vellum layer to lavender card base with double-sided adhesive.

Attach sentiment with foam adhesive.

Adhere Flowers with foam adhesive.

Meet us back here on Friday for another “how to” and meet our 2 product preview winners! Look out for our Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday too! Have a great week!

Love,

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