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 Special Event – Alice!

Hello from the wonderland that is HSN!

We are going to be on tonight, May 24th at 6pm EST with the most beautiful quilt set inspired by Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass movie that opens in theaters May 27th.

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This 3 piece 100 percent cotton quilt set will brighten any room and reverses for a completely separate look. My Chinoiserie bedding collection is an interpretation of two antique gauche on paper paintings from the 18th century. A small part of my vast archive of pattern documents, I have reimagined these patterns for modern day living with an up to date color palette. It is so special create this unique and exclusive bedding set for HSN – this way design trends from long ago can easily be accessed for a whole new generation to enjoy.

Tomorrow, May 25th tune in at 7am EST (crafts), 11am EST (bedding) and 2pm EST (crafts) for even more delicious products inspired by Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.  We have a whole line up that has been designed and created just for this special event!

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This set of 3 Anna Griffin patterned hat boxes come with assemble yourself dividers for photo storage and craft supplies galore! A tower of goodness at your fingertips – these boxes will beautifully decorate any room.

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Our first mini pocket page album is a perfect place to record life’s memorable moments – think a very special tea party! It is 8.75″ x 8″ and comes with 20 divided pages and 40 inserts designed with our ever popular Rose Collection motifs. This makes the perfect gift for a grad!

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For the “Hostess with the Mostess,” this amazing box of goodies makes spur of the moment party planning a cinch! It is full of place cards, name tags, gift enclosures and thank you notes. We have thought of everything you would ever need – treat bags, gift tags and cupcake decorations, this set has it all. Oh my!

Ready to decorate? We designed 2 sets of beautiful DIY decorations for the party of the century. First up, our tissue paper flowers.

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These come pre-pleated and folded ready for fluffing. A set of 6 can bloom anywhere you hang them.

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Combine the paper roses with our set of 8 pleated rosettes and you have one amazing photo back drop for you event! The best part about these is that they go together in 1 simple step. Oh and I almost forgot, they are printed on both sides for twirling fun!

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Want to make your own wonderland of party decor? The biggest, most elaborate bundle ever put together by Cricut for HSN will be presented tomorrow! The Explore Air machine, over 1000 cutting files, a pen set and metallic paper set will have you cutting like crazy.

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WOW – right? There is a pen set and metallic paper, plus 50 make it now projects and 100 more images that are your with this enormous configuration!

This is not a dream.

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HSN May 4th Sneak Peek 4

Welcome to our fourth and final May 4th HSN Sneak Peek.  This preview is chock full of new and gorgeous cutting dies and embossing folders!  It’s our favorite yet, and we hope it’s yours too!

Please note that we have revised timing of our shows – so please mark your calendars! Tune in at 2:00am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm and 8pm EST for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting.

First up is our beautiful new set of Fretwork II Cut and Emboss Dies. If you loved the original Fretwork set, you will be thrilled with the sequel! Intricate, cutting and embossing at its best, this set includes 5 metal dies to create your own exquisite embellishments.

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Next, Our new 12” Trimmings Cut and Emboss Dies create bold, beautiful layers for your cards, scrapbooks and more! This set of 6 is a must have for your craft room!

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You asked for it, you got it – more craft items for the men in your life! This brand new stand alone set of 12 For Him Embossing Folders are decked out in haberdashery patterns and masculine details. For those of you who asked, this set was not on autoship.

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Do you ever wonder what else you could do with our 12″ embossing folders? This new set of 4 Tri-Fold Embossing Folders, emboss pretty designs and score lines that fold twice to make a Z fold A2 size card. Beautifully done!

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Last, but certainly not least is a very exciting return of our favorite set of 12 Spring Embossing Folders with Autoship. That’s right, the autoship option will be available again May 4th! This is your final chance to get in on an entire year of embossing folders designed specifically for each crafting season. There are 4 autoships in total, Spring, Summer/Fall, Christmas, Love/Easter. There are matching sets of cutting dies as well – but those will be sold singularly throughout the year.

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We are very excited about next week and hope you are too! If you would like to win the 2 new sets of Cutting Dies and the 2 new sets of embossing folders, comment below and let us know your favorite item and why! We will post a winner this Friday here on the blog and then we will post your shopping list on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Happy crafting everyone!

Anna

Today’s Cricut Everywhere Contest

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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These are the beautiful flowers my honey sent from Le Jardin Francais in Atlanta. They make the most beautiful arrangements of color and texture! I find inspiration in their every creation!

Love is in the air… and so is #CricutEverywhere. Check out yesterday’s winner of the Cricut Instagram Contest on the Cricut Facebook Page at 4:30 pm est this afternoon.

Today you’ll have a chance to win an Anna Griffin and Cricut Design Space subscription for one whole year!

What Anna Griffin and/or Cricut project did you make that you love the most this year? Go to the #CricutEverywhere contest tab on Cricut’s Facebook page, share and tell us why you feel the love for that and you could win ALL of the Cricut Anna Griffin digital content for 2014 AND 2015!

Find out how to enter by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1Dp2NXs

Here’s the Design Space project I love the most from this year. It’s a scrapbook page made from our Elegant Embellishments Cartridge. This project makes all of my favorite flower arrangements come to life in paper!

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Best of luck everyone!

Anna

 

Sneak Preview #1: The October 7th Countdown is on!

Are you ready for the biggest, most exciting day of crafting in Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting history? The October 7th 24-Hour Craft Day on HSN is less than a month away!  We have four weeks of incredible sneak peeks in store for you featuring over 16 brand new items, and the best part is that almost all of these collections were inspired by your suggestions. How fun is that? Let’s get started!

Our Totally Tags for all occasions was so popular on HSN that a holiday version was a no brainer! This adorable little box is packed with 288 tags in every holiday theme imaginable. We’ve even included chalkboard!  We love these tags because they are so versatile — tie one onto a present as a gift tag or layer to your heart’s content on a card.

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Next is a double dose of sticker libraries that many of you have been asking for! This set includes 50 three-dimensional birthday and thank you sentiments as well as 50 for sympathy and encouragement. These are the four most important card making occasions, and now we’ve got you covered! Inside the 2 folios you will find sentiments like “Wishing you comfort and strength” and “Make a wish and blow out the candles.”

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We have so many new Cricut items coming up on October 7th that we are going to show you one a week (in no particular order because they are all amazing)! Today you’re getting a look at the brand new Christmas Kitsch Cricut cartridge. The cartridge is packed with card surfaces, embellishments, tags and envelopes! Now you can cut and layer all of our wonderful vintage images of reindeer, bells, Santa, sleighs and snowmen to get a truly retro Christmas card!

 

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Finally, it’s time to debut the much anticipated new holiday card kit! Every year I think “how are we going to top last year’s?” and every year there’s a new idea that makes it better. This year the kit is called Holiday Traditions, because inside you will find every reason for the season in the most stunning Christmas color palette imaginable. Check out the video for your first look inside this big red box of endless card making fun.

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Would you like to be the very first owner of a Holiday Traditions Card Making Kit? Well you’re in luck. We are going to give one away every Friday right here on the blog, and all you have to do is comment to enter!

There is major giveaway news on the way…coming up soon but I can’t reveal just yet…it is so, SO good that you can’t afford to miss it. Stay tuned!

See you on Friday.

Anna