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

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