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

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek Winners + New Video Series

Happy Friday!

What an exciting day it is going to be for two very special blog readers. But, first as a reminder we will be live on HSN this upcoming Wednesday, March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm 7pm and 8pm. We will also have appearances throughout the day with the Today’s Special. Don’t forget our special appearances on HSN March 14th at 5am and 5pm EST.

Wow, your comments really and truly made us so excited to give two Cricut Explore Air 2’s and Cricut Totes away today. A big thank you to our friends at Cricut for making this possible. We laughed with you, cried with you and really connected with the stories that you shared with us. Thank you for being such incredible, selfless and unique individuals. The poems were outstanding, the comments were very creative and your generosity with us and others makes the world a better place. We appreciate each and every one of you! If there was a LOVE button on this blog, it would have been pressed 2660 times!

The two lucky winners today are Pam (pam38583) and Jennifer C. Congratulations! We hope you enjoy these gifts from Cricut, and that they are instrumental in helping you create beautiful things!

Pam wrote:
You always want to know what everyone’s favorite thing is, and it’s so hard to choose. To be creative, I decided to write you some lyrics that you can put to the tune “My Favorite Things”. FYI: There are too many AG favorites to include in this song, so I somewhat generalized. Hope you enjoy it.“My Favorite Things”Full layouts on pages and greetings on cards,
Fantastic flips used to convey my regards,
Pop ups that cheer and tug at one’s heartstrings…
These are a few of my favorite things.Perfect palette colors and pretty pocket set,
Various layers, and I am not done yet.
Items from which creativity springs…
These are a few of my favorite things.Paper crafting tools and scissors for snipping,
National craft month and five dollar shipping,
HSN boxes that UPS brings…
These are a few of my favorite things.When the sale ends,
When the bill comes,
When my supplies run thin…
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I just hope I win.
Jennifer C wrote:

WOW!!
I was hoping for the TS to be the Cricut air 2! And Lilac?! Come on! You had me at Lilac, lol!! I recently just celebrated by 45th birthday in February and anything amethyst is me. I am a new to Anna and her products and started out with the cuddle bug over a year ago and I have been hooked ever since. I am also new to crafting and find that not only is it therapeutic but I love the time that I spend with my girls making beautiful cards and all of the great craft projects for school. I am a mother of 11, yes I said 11. 2 off in college and 9 at home and in Catholic school and I have to say I have been missing out on all the fun that crafting brings with us as a family. We had beautiful Christmas cards this past year and I have to admit, the best Valentine’s Day cards!! My 9 year old has a birthday coming up in April and we have been waiting for the Cricut to come back as a TS until I made that purchase. Unfortunately I missed out on it back when it was a TS a few months ago. I am so excited and ready for the HSN craft event and know that my girls will be making sure we fill our supplies up and we need to get our Cricut for endless possibilities!!

Thank you Anna for all you do. You took a busy mom who works 2 jobs and gave me back a smile when I have that time crafting by myself and with my family. So excited for March 8th!!!

In celebration of National Craft Month, we are launching a series of videos where you can craft along with Anna using many of our most popular products. They are fun and easy to accomplish, so get out your Paper Tricks 3 dies and let’s get crafting!

We hope you are enjoying our month long celebration throughout our social media channels. If you haven’t already, hop over to our Facebook page to join in on the party and giveaways. We would love to have you!

Bye for now,

Anna

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 1

Hi there!

We are excited to tell you that the next 24 hour Craft Day on HSN is Wednesday, March 8th! That is just 5 weeks away and we have a lot of exciting new things to preview.

Let’s kick off today’s post with Chameleon Color Tone pens in the Anna Griffin Perfect Palette! We have partnered with the best marker company on the planet to bring you this set of 22 deluxe, double-tipped alcohol markers. These pens have a patented blending chamber so you can go from the palest shade to the most vibrant color all with one pen! Multiply that across our perfect palette and you will have every color imaginable!

The perfect complement to our Chameleon Pens is our Perfect Patterns Coloring Cards and Clear Stamps. These greeting cards are printed with gorgeous botanical designs, on thick ivory card stock and ready to color! The set includes 18 cards & envelopes, 9 extra large clear stamps, a black chalk ink pad, and a stamp mount. Guess what! The stamps are the same designs that are printed on the cards so you can create more designs to color.

Also brand new is this set of Paper Bloom embellishments. These bright, spring paper flowers are incredibly versatile and bring a modern twist to each and every project. With 48 pre-assembled flowers, leaves and stems, you will be able to make 3D card bouquets, embellish packages and more! You will love the color palette too. There are pink, coral, blue and lavender flowers punctuated with tones of greens and gold foil.

We are very happy that you love our new Parchment Layers! These will be back in March along with this brand new Parchment Embellishment Kit! We have included everything you need to create hand embossed vellum butterflies, flowers and hearts to go with the parchment layers.  To make the embossing stand out, we’ve included coordinating foil die cuts to go behind the embellishments and 32 sheets of 5×7 card stock to go behind the layers. Let the ethereal embellishing begin!

Last but not least, we are bringing back the Parchment Tools to go with the embellishments and layers kits. If you missed out on these during the January shows, the set includes an embossing mat, mini scissors, punching tools and tracing tools!

Here is a news update for those of you who purchased our Charming Collage Toppers in January. Many apologies for the incorrect spelling on the 2 sympathy toppers. We can replace these 2 sentiments for you with proof of purchase. You just add adhesive to the sentiment and apply to the die cut topper. Please call our office or send us a private message on Facebook with your address, and we will ship these right out!

It is giveaway time! If you would like to win these new items, tell us which of these is your favorite and why by commenting below and we will draw a winner at random on Friday, February 3rd!

To sweeten the pot and new for 2017… all of our blog winners (from now until October) will be automatically entered to win a trip to the third annual Anna Griffin | Create November 9-12 in Atlanta, Georgia. Do not worry — more details on Create are coming soon!

 Xoxo,

Anna