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

 

HSN November 17th- 18th, 2017 Product Preview 4 Winner + Cricut Maker Projects

Hello, hello!

Today’s the big day! We’re on HSN RIGHT NOW, and later this afternoon at 3pm EST! Tomorrow, grab your morning coffee and join us at 9am for the last Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting show of the year. We have previewed the amazing things that will be on the shows, showed you projects and now it’s time to announce our last blog winner! Ramona La Point congratulations to you! Thank you to all of you for your comments and participation!

We have great news. If you missed out on the Cricut Maker Bundle, you have another chance! The Maker bundle (regular and auto ship) is being shown on HSN this morning at 10:00am (now)! This machine makes the perfect present for crafter in your life this holiday season, and will be the Today’s Special 2 all of Thanksgiving week.

We wanted to show you some of the incredible projects that you can create with the Cricut Maker, and the variety is truly impressive! You can create everything from home decor and children’s toys to holiday gifts and gift boxes. You’re going to love this machine, and how it can transform so many different materials into incredible creations! The autoship option gets you a project bundle delivery starting in December, every 8 weeks through December 2018! With these autoship kits you’ll learn to make projects with paper, felt, vinyl, iron on, printables, faux leather and fabric. To make it even better you will get exclusive cutting files, materials and step by step instructions to follow along with the video tutorials.

Make Something You Love with Paper – Autoship December 2017

Make Something You Love with Felt – Autoship February 2018

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Autoship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Autoship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Autoship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Autoship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Autoship December 2018

Just look at some design space projects made by Cricut exclusively for the Cricut Maker machine. So creative!

     

You know you want it. This machine is spectacular, and will change the way you craft forever!

I will see you on Sunday, November 19th at the Cricut – Make Something You Love Event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta – if you have your tickets!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN November 17th-18th Shopping List

Hi there,

This month is flying by! Our shows on HSN start tomorrow, can you believe it? We can’t wait to show you the new jewelry, storage, dies, embellishments and more that we have in store for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting! Our show times are tomorrow (Friday) at 10am, 3pm and 8pm, then join us this Saturday at 9am.

Join us tomorrow at 10am, where we have the incredible Cricut Maker with an exclusive materials bundle. That’s not all, we are also opening up the Maker educational autoship program so you can get in if you missed this in October. The Make Something You Love with Anna Griffin class program features exclusive cutting files, materials, projects, how to instruction and video. It starts in December with your first kit and goes through December of 2018. Anna teaches you how to cut and make projects out of paper, felt, faux leather, fabric and more! This is only offered on HSN and only this week!

We will make a special appearance for the Happy Hour Show with Robin and Helen on HSN2, Friday night from 8-10pm! We will be on at 9pm with the Cricut Maker! The Cricut Maker will be offered on HSN2 all Thanksgiving week as part of their Thanks-Gifting program.

New Items

583885- All Heart Cutting Dies

583895- 2018-2019 Planner Bundle

583896- 2018-2019 Planner Inserts

583889- Anna Griffin Stone Bracelets

583897- Valentines Dresden Trims

583890- Deflecto 4 Bin Table Storage

583891- Deflecto Wall Rack and Bins

546158- Seasonal Dies and Folders

583883- Vintage Valentine’s Day Collage Toppers

583884- Valentine’s Day Perfect Palette Cards and Envelopes

583882- French Fan Dies

583886- Glitter Tape Bundle

573173- Anna Griffin 2017 Ornament (St. Jude)

Returning Favorites

589851- Cricut Maker Bundle AS

589877- Cricut Maker Bundle

572280- Deflecto Marker Storage

216940- Fabulous Folded Paper Kit

576951- 2 Charm Bracelet Kit

576952- 2 Necklace Kit

568627- Christmas Parchment Set

574342- Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies

583898- 3D Floral Cutting Dies

470042- Vintage Collage Toppers II

522290- Charming Collage Toppers 3

574352- Christmas Window Frame Card Making Kit

510419- Christmas Packaging Tape

552844- Favorite Flowers Stickers 3

552845- Sending Sympathy Stickers

574338- Holiday Embossing Folders

532402- Everyday Chic Wrap

479351- Classical Arrangements Coloring Set

510421- Christmas Coloring Cards

533788- Watercolor Markers

395630- 5 x 7 Metallic Layers (120 pc)

442884- 5 x 7 Holiday Metallic Layers

430694- Perfect Bows (100 pc)

Oh so much fun! We are so excited to see you tomorrow!

Love,

Anna

How to: Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cricut Cartridge

Hello, hello!

If you bought the new Crciut Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge from HSN in October, you are in for a treat today. Inspired by Victorian tussie mussies, this cone shaped ornament is light weight and perfect for filling with your favorite Christmas trimmings. I always hang this type of ornament near the bottom of the tree because Georgie loves to swat at them. Happily, this will not break!

Log into your Design Space account, and let’s make some ornaments! Here is the project URL: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/72584379   (Note: you must register your digital cartridge code in your Cricut.com account before starting the project)

Anna’s Holiday Ornaments – 3D Snowflake Cone

Finished Size: Approximately 4”x 7”

Materials:

  • Cricut® Maker™ machine or any Cricut Explore Machine
  • Cricut® Design Space™ software
  • Anna Griffin® Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x 12” Foil Card stock, 574-335, (1) matte gold
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Dresden Trims Embellishments, 568-622, holly
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders, Nordic Flake
  • 12” x 12” Standard Grip or Light Grip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Silver tinsel ribbon
  • Glitter tulle
  • Gold metallic string
  • (1) Christmas tree embellishment
  • (2) Holly embellishments
  • (1) Bird embellishment
  • (1) Holiday sentiment
  • Foam square adhesive
  • Hot glue adhesive

Instructions:

Using your Cricut® Design Space™ software and Cricut® Maker™or Cricut Explore machine, follow the on-screen instructions to cut each layer from foil card stock.

Assembly:

Emboss the cone base with the Nordic Flake embossing folder using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

Using hot glue adhesive, adhere the tinsel ribbon to the inside of the decorative edge of the cone base. Repeat with the cone handle.

Wrap to form cone. Connect the two straight edges together by overlapping one edge aligned on top of the other. Adhere with hot glue adhesive.

Attach the cone handle using hot glue adhesive.

Attach the Dresden Trim to the front of the cone with hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, adhere the embellishments to small portions of glitter tulle.

Place inside the cone and adhere into place with small dots of hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, attach the holiday sentiment over the Dresden Trim.

Loop the gold metallic string around the handle of the cone and tie a knot.

Here are a few more ornaments that have been made with the cartridge.

These soon to be heirloom ornaments will add beauty and delight all season long!  We will be posting more instruction for putting these ornaments together in the coming weeks, so stay tuned right here!

On Friday, we will start our new product previews for our HSN shows on November 17th and 18th! The fun is just beginning!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN October 3rd, 2017 Shopping List + Winners!

Hi everyone,

We have your list and we’re checking it twice! Rest up today because tomorrow is a 24 hour Craft Day on HSN! Join us tonight at 8pm for The Monday Show with Adam Freeman! You’ll get an exclusive look at the Cricut Maker before the big launch at 12am!

We kick off Craft Day with an hour long look at the Today’s Special at midnight– then we are on for full hours at 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm. Believe it or not, it is all Anna all day because we are also in the 8am, 9am, 2pm 3pm and 9pm hours.

This day is going to be the biggest Christmas crafting day all year, and we can’t wait to show you all the amazing items we have lined up. ‘Tis the season to make something beautiful!

Now, it’s time to announce our 4 blog winners. Your names were drawn out of the most comments we have ever received to win our giveaways. We’re so happy for you all, and we will ship your winnings out as soon as we return from HSN!

Cricut Bright Pad, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Clare Dempsey

Cricut Easy Press, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Janet Geary

Cricut Easy Press, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Joanne Lowe

Cricut Maker, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Christine Charles

Drum roll everyone! After 9 months, 36 blog posts, hundreds of products previewed and over 70,000 comments to win we have drawn 3 names from our winners this year to come to the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin Create!

Anna Griffin | Create is really the icing on the cake, the creme de la creme of crafting events. Our goal is to inspire crafters, encourage creativity and build a strong community of friends who are truly like family. Each event has been so meaningful to us, and we are thrilled that 3 of the last nine months of blog winners are able to join us for this incredible crafting weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Shelby McDaniel, Mary Beth Hanke and Shellie Fontana pack your bags! So exciting! We couldn’t be happier for you!

As promised, here is your shopping list for all of the products that we have previewed over the last 2 weeks. Enjoy!

New Items

574135 Cricut Maker Machine Bundle

567106 Cricut Maker Machine Bundle with Auto ship AG Educational Curriculum

562405- Cricut Bright Pad

583456- Cricut Easy Press Machine

578099 Hotfix Fabric- Christmas

578097 Hotfix Fabric- Everyday

583537 Anna’s Christmas Ornaments Digital Cartridge

574335 12 x 12 Foil Cardstock

572265 Christmas Shaker Card Kit with Auto Ship

572267 Christmas Confetti Dies with Auto Ship

572269 Shaker Card Window Dies

574352 Christmas Window Frame Card Kit

546217 Window Frame Card Kit Everyday with Cutting Dies

574344 Bow Maker and Storage Box with Christmas Ribbon

576952 Anna Griffin Pendant Necklace Kit

576951- Anna Griffin Bracelet Kit

574341 Holiday Embellishment Dies

574340 Holiday Decorative Edge Dies

574353 Christmas Collage Toppers 2

574354 Perfect Christmas Card Set

574355 All Occasion Card Inserts

574342 Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies

574338 Holiday Gatefold Embossing Folders

Returning Favorites

499577 Holiday Glitter Stickers

528926 Scenes Embossing Folders

443537 36 Piece Gold/Silver Glitter Paper

505085 Christmas Seasonal Layers

505090 Holiday Rosettes

505072 Chic Wrap Gift Wrap Dispenser- Christmas

532402 CHic Wrap Gift Wrap Dispenser- Everyday

510419 Christmas Packaging Tape

568628 Purse Gift Card Dies

442884 5 x 7 Holiday Metallic Layers

499549 Holiday Rollagraph

499562 Holiday Rollagraph Refill

There you have it! A whole lot of gorgeous, holiday crafting goodies! We will see you at 8pm, and then at midnight to kick off Craft Day. Let the craftiness begin!

Xoxo,

Anna