How to: Make Something You Love – Paper Kit!

Hi there!

For those of you who purchased the Make Something You Love Educational Curriculum with the Cricut Maker in October we have a post for you! Please note that you can now purchase this kit individually if you missed out or already had a Maker by clicking here. Now, you can further your Cricut skills and create amazing projects! This curriculum, along with the other MSYL with Anna Griffin kits provide you with the materials, projects and video instruction to make something YOU love (with a little help from us)! Let’s take a look at what you get and how to use it!

There are 7 complete bundles in the Make Something You Love Auto Ship, with the first being paper! This set of projects is designed to be all about Valentine’s Day! The beautiful florals, damask pattern and glitter papers work together to create incredible projects with either your Cricut Maker (or your Cricut Explore Air 2 for the paper, vinyl, and iron on kits).

In the MSYL Paper Kit you’ll get:

  • (5) 0.3 Extra-fine point pens
  • (5) 12″ x 12″ sheets of glitter card stock – (Gold, Silver, Black, White and Bronze)
  • (12) 12″ x 12″ sheets of Rose Medley Double Sided Card Stock
  • Make Something You Love Paper Material Kit Digital Image Set code card – (15 digital images)
  • Instruction sheet
  • Rose Medley project insert

Let’s take a look at the incredible projects you can create! Follow the link on each project to get started, and view the tutorial videos at learn.cricut.com/anna-griffin.

Make a scrapbook page to show off your most cherished memories. This gorgeous page highlights any special occasion! https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67625421

We all like to get a little something, and with this pretty box you can give a little something! Fill this box with sweets, treats or anything worthy of such a beautiful presentation. https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67636847

Be the hostess with the mostest with this adorable candy bag toppers! Your party favors have never looked so good! https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67622075 

You’re going to love this flip card, and the way that it combines moving pieces and lovely patterns. Send this card to a loved one for the perfect Valentine! https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67643077 

Create party decor that wows! This 3 heart banner combines Valentine’s Day colors, a beautiful rose pattern, glitter paper and intricate cuts to make a banner like no other! https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67622508

Here are some tips and tricks for your MSYL Paper Kit!

  1. ADD MORE: This bundle comes with 15 images plus print then cut flowers, so search through the bundle to find the perfect finishing touch to all of your projects.
  2. MAKE IT YOUR OWN: All of our MSYL projects are fully customizable. Change the size or colors to make a project that is all your own.
  3. HELPFUL TOOLS: A bone folder helps to make a perfectly creased fold. It is great for making perfect rosettes!
  4. CHECK YOUR MAT: The right mat can make all the difference when cutting with your Cricut Maker. Use the “Light Grip” mat for paper and card stock, “Standard Grip” for heavy card stock and glitter paper, and the “Strong Grip” mat for kraft board.
  5. CHANGE MATS: Before cutting, you can move from one mat to another by clicking on the top left corner of the object in design space. You can also move the object around on the mat by clicking on the object and dragging. Use these tricks to get the most cuts out of your materials.

In the auto shipment of the MSYL with Anna Griffin program, there are new images, materials and instructions every 8 weeks, so you can make 2018 the year of creating with your Cricut Maker! Next month you will get the Make Something You Love with Felt – Auto Ship February 2018.

The rest of auto shipments are dedicated to materials that we all want to cut with our Cricut machines:

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Auto Ship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Auto Ship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Auto Ship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Auto Ship October 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Auto Ship December 2018

What’s not to love? These Make Something You Love Kits make it easy to create projects with the contents of each box! Have you started your kit yet? We’ve seen some great results on the Cricut Maker Facebook page. Comment below and tell us what you love making for the ones you love!

Happy crafting,

Anna

HSN January 10th, 2018 Shopping List

Hello, hello!

Meet us at midnight tomorrow for our first shows of the year on HSN! These #Annaversary shows can’t be beat, and we are going to have a great time showing you all the new products, returning favorites and how to create with them! We have the Today’s Special on January 10th. It is the incredible Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies, a compendium of clear stamps and concentric dies to create dimensional embellishments for all occasions.

Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting hours start at midnight and continue throughout the day at 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm EST. Also on Wednesday at 5:15pm, we will be joining some of our favorite HSN hosts for a Facebook live!

Want another look at everything new? Here’s a video re-cap of the last 5 weeks of blog posts about our 8th Anna-versary on HSN. The table was so full, that we could not squeeze in the Cricut Maker, Cricut Easy Press and the very special Cricut Explore Air 2 Anna Griffin Anniversary bundle. The Cricut family of products are the creme de la creme of crafting tools and we have Anna-versary specials on all of them!

Here are our products for January 10th! Links will be updated as available.

New Items

592735 – Eleanor Designer Paper Crafting Kit

59264-629 – Christmas Ribbon Assortment

592764-20J – Everyday Ribbon Assortment

592764-424 – Vintage Ribbon Assortment

555-601 and 595-610 Xyron Sticker Makers

592667 – Window Ledge Embellishments

592710- Window Ledge Dies 1

592691 – Window Ledge Dies 2

592758 – Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments

592731 – Dresden Spring Assortment

592719 – Fancy Flourish Dies

592722 – Engraved Botanica Card Kit

592711 – Shaker Dies 2 (butterfly, envelope, clover and bunny)

592715 – Shaker Card Supply Kit

594455 – Vintage Bunny Die Cuts

592664 – Ornamental 3D Embossing Folders

592741 – Floral Decoupage Diecuts

588268-KK5 – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Amelie

588268-06Y – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Camilla

588268-52X – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Grace Black

588268-F67 – Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Grace White

588268-DR7 -Treasury Stamp/ Dies- Ivory Damask

592559 – Mini Diecutting and Embossing Machine

592765 – Heat Embossing Tool

592562 – Treasury Inks

592563 – Treasury Embossing Powders

592564 – Treasury Cards, Embellishments and Envelopes

Returning Favorites

592666 Window Ledge Card Making Kit (No Dies)

592710 – Window Ledge Dies 1 (Original)

552838 – Delicate Engravings Card Kit

597867 – Anna Griffin Explore Air 2 Anniversary Bundle

574327 – Cricut Maker

586053 – Make Something You Love Paper Kit with Autoship

505105 – 12 x 12 Perfect Palette II

572269 – Shaker Dies (original)

522150 – Trelliage Set

552843 – Frame It Coloring Pages

532431 – Chameleon Markers

552853 – Chameleon Color Tops

583456 – Cricut Easy Press Machine

583897 – Valentine’s Dresden Trims

583895- 2018-2019 Planner Bundle

522556-Xyron Creative Station

Please note that we have experienced some shipping delays due to the holidays. This means that some of your orders could show an extended delivery date at the time of purchase. Never fear! We are working as quickly as possible!

See you at midnight EST January 10th. Let the celebration begin!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 3 Winner + Gift Wrapping Tips

Hi there,

These last weeks of the year are flying by! In a little over 2 weeks, it will be Craft Day on HSN! We will have the Today’s Special, and between now and January 10th, we will offer you all lots of amazing new products and the best of our returning favorites for our #ANNAversary! Be sure that your calendars and planners are marked for 1/10/18 at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and multiple times during the day.

We’re having so much fun seeing all the participation across our social media channels! Thank you, thank you for playing along! Are you ready for this week’s winners? Drum roll please!

Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit- Sandy Duell (blog), Bev Limbach (Facebook), @Imagedivah (Instagram), Marilyn Bruckman (Pinterest)

Fancy Flourish Dies- Winnie Johnson (Facebook), Donna Wilson (blog), Beth_Nutt (Instagram), Nancy Itson (Pinterest)

We have 2 more chances for you to win before January 10th! Be sure you are using the hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin on the blog, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

We know you’re ready for a few more peeks at spring time inspired projects, so let’s take a look!

We are thrilled to bring back Engraved Botanica for our annaversary shows! You’re going to love the 20 cards you create with stunning, patterned cards and layers, incredible hand colored engravings and mix and match parts. Imagery includes teacups, butterflies, flowers and so much more!

Our amazing set of multi-tonal card stock layers, Perfect Palette 2 is back for January 10th! You’ll get shades of our everyday palette in solids and glitter paper that can be layered for a beautiful look. With 72 sheets of this 12 x 12 card stock, you will be able to make cards, scrapbook layouts and any of your Cricut projects!

Our Charming Dresden Trims are all about spring! This spring-themed set of die cuts includes 57 trims swallows, bunnies and butterflies to add a special touch to your projects. What’s great about these golden trims is that they coordinate perfectly with all our beautiful papers, gorgeous layers, elegant embossing folders and more.

Our Fancy Flourish Dies include 8 different swirls and calligraphic flourishes to create a 3 dimensional look on your cards and scrapbook pages. All the flourishes you see in our card kits can now be created from solids and patterns to glitter and more! We can’t wait to see how you use these dies!

To celebrate 8 years on HSN, we have an amazing Cricut Explore Air 2 bundle to offer you. You will get an Anna Griffin image library that contains the most beautiful artwork imaginable. Included are Anna’s Pop Up Cards, Anna’s Fantastic Flips, Anna’s Gracious Giftables, Anna’s Printable Library and more for you to cut with your new Cricut! This bundle also includes 2 gorgeous paper packs, a scoring tool, and a light grip cutting mat.

Want to get in on the Make Something You Love materials auto ship without buying the Cricut Maker? There will be a limited number of Paper Materials kits offered where you can jump into the auto ship program for the entire year. This will be a one time chance!

Can you believe that this Monday is Christmas Day? If you love wrapping gifts and making each present special, then we have the how to for you! Here are some ways to add a festive touch to all the boxes under your tree!

Anna’s Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

Tip 1 | Use Glitter Tape

Glitter tape is a great accent to any ribbon! We added glitter tape to both sides of the ribbon creating an illusion of a wider ribbon.

Anna Griffin® Glitter Tape 10-piece Bundle, 583-886

Tip 2 | Make Your Own Gift Tags

It is so easy and fun to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift tags with our Terrific Tags Dies and Stamps! It’s the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle, 505-094

Tip 3 | Use Your Clear Stamps

All you need is craft paper and your favorite holiday stamp to make beautiful wrapping paper! We love this poinsettia stamp from the Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps Bundle!

Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle, 505-094

Tip 4 | Get out your Craft Embellishments

Think outside the box! You can use any embellishment from your favorite Anna Griffin product! We used the beautiful holly from the Glorious Greetings Card Kit. What embellishment will you use?

Tip 5 | Use the Bow Maker with Storage Box

What’s better than a beautiful bow? A beautiful double bow! They are so easy to make on our Bow Maker! All you have to do is loop twice instead of once.

Anna Griffin® Bow Maker with Ribbon Storage and Holiday Ribbon, 574-334

Attaching the Bow to a Present: After you’ve made the perfect bow on your bow maker, attach it to your present by slipping the tail of the ribbon on your gift through the back half of the knot on your bow.

Tip 6 | Use Different Ribbon Widths and Bow Sizes

The possibilities are endless with the Bow Maker with storage box. Have fun playing around with different ribbon widths and bow sizes! We did!

Anna Griffin® Bow Maker with Ribbon Storage and Holiday Ribbon, 574-334

It’s time for this week’s installment of Fan Mail Friday! This week we are blown away by your incredible talents, generous hearts and incredible kindness. Each card you sent is a treasure!

These sweet treats came in after we filmed Fan Mail Friday, and they are so wonderful! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness Joanne, Carolyn, Vicky, Pamela, Donna Lee and Shellie. You ladies are the very best!

Meet us right back here on Monday for a very, merry Product Preview 4!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

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