HSN May 2, 2018 Product Preview 5

Hello!

We hope your week is off to a great start! We are excited to show you the new items we have today for Product Preview number 5, but first we have some HSN show details. Our hours for May 2nd’s Craft Day are 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm. Now, you only have a little over 2 weeks to wait, and the previews will keep getting better and better! Beverly Limbach you are the winner of all the crafting items for the men in your life! We hope you have so much fun with them!

This week, we have 3 brand new items to show you! Are you ready to take a sneak peek?

Our Housewarming Gift Card Dies make the perfect gift card holder for all the housewarming parties, birthday cards for your favorite chef and even something for the hostess with the “mostess!” You’ll get dies to create aprons and shopping bags to decorate any way you can imagine! We love that you can use all your favorite papers and embellishments to personalize and jazz up your gift cards!

 

Give the gift of congratulations with the present everyone loves; gift cards! With our set of Congratulatory Gift Card Dies, you will get 7 dies to create the most adorable gift card holders you can imagine! This set is perfect for your favorite graduate as well as those who are welcoming a new bundle of joy. Both of these life events are so special, and recipients of your thoughtfulness will rave about how creative you are!

We know how much everyone loves a new card kit, and this is one we are excited about for May 2nd! Meet our Layered Scenes Card Making Kit. This kit is all about dimension, layers and all kinds of gorgeous! Guess what? The die cutting has already been done for you. You’ll get everything you need to make 24 unique cards. We love that this set is perfect for everything from a thank you card to wishing your friend a happy birthday. Mix and match different layers for a unique look, or create a tonal card that is beautiful in the making.

What do you think about this trio of items? We want to know your favorite in the comments, and we will give them all away to one lucky winner on Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna

HSN May 2, 2018 Product Preview 2

Hello, hello!

Today’s blog post has 5 brand new products for our upcoming shows on HSN May 2nd! Our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting are 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9 pm. Over 1160 of you commented on our first post for May 2nd, that was all about shaker cards, and Linda Martinez you are our winner! Congratulations to you!

We have sweet summertime on our mind, and several gorgeous products to go with the theme. Let’s take a look at today’s items.

Our set of Laurel Cut and Emboss Dies create projects fit for royalty. These Napoleonic inspired dies allow you to frame your favorite embellishments and make layered frames for all your cards and scrapbook pages. You will get 7 gorgeous cut and emboss dies with 4 beautiful laurel wreaths, fleur de lis, a swarm of bees and more!

No one does beautiful ephemera like we do! Our new Vintage Summer Decoupage Die Cuts is chock full of antique inspired prints of Americana, seashells, summer berries, alphabet letters, cherries, bees, dahlias and so much more. Just punch and layer with foam adhesive to create the perfect summertime embellishment. This set is the perfect companion to our Laurel Cut and Emboss Dies and contains 460 die cuts that will be just the thing for all your summer projects. 

Do you need to add pages to your Anna Griffin Die Storage Binders or your Treasury of Stamps and Dies? Our additional pages are finally here! In this bundle you’ll get 3 single sided magnetic sheets and 3 plastic sleeves so that all your clear stamps and cutting dies have an organized home!

Create your own embellishments and sentiments with our new Mini Stamps Dies and Words! Designed expressly for use with our Anna Griffin Mini embossing and die cutting machine, this set includes 12 stamps and 22 dies. Pretty hummingbird and butterfly artwork is paired with heartfelt sentiments to create the perfect card. Stamp your image, concentrically die cut it and layer for instant dimension! This versatile collection coordinates beautifully with all things Mini in our May 2nd line up.

Want more mini? Our brand new set of 120 Mini Flower and Sentiment Stickers are here! These sweet little flowers include tiger lilies, lilacs, tulips, roses and lots of other little blooms. The smaller sized sentiments are perfect for tucking under an embellishment and can be used for all occasions.

Let’s end this amazing week with a sneak peek at the Fan Mail that we received from our creative community!

Thank you for all the great ideas for our next card kit on our last post. We want to know what knocked your socks off this week in the blog comments. We will draw a winner for all 5 items on Monday.

Love,

Anna

HSN May 2nd, 2018 Product Preview 1

Hi everyone,

Wow, so much excitement for your Monday morning! It’s that time again where we get to start previewing for our next shows on HSN! If you haven’t already, be sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 2nd. Our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are going to be 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm.

Our first Product Preview has everything to do with shaker cards, and these 3 products are going to carry you through several seasons! Can you say Halloween shaker cards? Let’s get started on Product Preview number 1 and shake it up baby!

Say hello to our Well Wishes Shaker Dies 3! This set of 23 cut and emboss dies includes a cupcake window, a onsie window, a teacup window and a pumpkin window, all complete with accompanying smaller dies for layers and embellishments. Just think of the shaker cards you can make for a birthday, a baby shower, a get well card and even Halloween cards. What we love about these dies is that you can use all of your favorite papers to create something truly unique!

Pick your confetti fill! Our Well Wishes Confetti Dies coordinate perfectly with our Well Wishes Shaker Dies 3. Create 2 sizes of shake-able confetti with a turn of your Cuttlebug! The there are teacups with flowers, balloons with confetti and two sizes of onsies! Use glitter paper, patterned paper, foil paper and more to create a custom shaker card every time! More is always more in our book! If you are on autoship for this program this is your final shipment. If you missed out on that program, May 2nd will be your day to get these highly collectible dies!

Just in case you don’t want to make your shaker cards from scratch, we have our all inclusive Well Wishes Shaker Card Kit on May 2nd. This marks one year of shaking it up on HSN! Our very first birthday shaker card kit debuted in May of 2017.

This card making kit comes in a re-closable folio, and has everything you need to make 30 gorgeous shaker cards. Diecut window shapes are a onsie, teacup and cupcake. The colors in this kit are bright and punchy, perfect for spring and summer. Each window shapes comes with coordinating layers and diecuts. Even the sequin filled shaker bags are already made for you!

After that preview, we know you’re ready to get shakin’. Which of the three products this week is your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and we will draw a winner on Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

How to: Fancy French Frame Easel Card

Hi friends,

Happy Friday!  For those of you who have been asking, our next shows on HSN will be May 2nd! Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting will be live at 2am, 11am, 5pm and 9pm. Next week we will start to preview the items for those shows here on the blog.

News flash! Registration for the 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create opens on April 2nd. If you are interested in attending, we will have all of the details right here on Monday morning so make sure to check back.

Today we have 2 videos for you; one is a beautiful easel card tutorial and the other is our Fan Mail Friday feature. Both are jam packed with tips, tricks and news!

Now, easel cards may look intimidating, but never fear, Anna Griffin is here! This tutorial makes it easy to create an impressive card using any of your cutting dies. Let’s make it together!

Fancy French Frame Easel Card

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Fancy French Frame Dies, 603-507
  • (1) Piece of floral double sided patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 12”
  • (1) Piece of floral double sided patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of blue patterned card stock, cut to 3 ¼”x 5”
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 3”x 3 ½”
  • (3) Floral embellishments
  • Sentiment Sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

Score the  5”x 12” piece of floral patterned card stock at 6″ and fold in half. Note that our paper has a pattern on both sides. We have folded the paper so that our main pattern is on the inside of the fold.

Using the Cricut Cuttlebug® and our large Fancy French frame die, cut the folded piece of card stock. Align the non folded edge along the bottom of the die. The folded edge will be lower than the top of the die because the card is 6 inches high against a 7 inch die.

On the folded die cut card, measure and mark the center of the card front and score horizontally with the scoring nib of your tool ‘n one. Peak fold the card front to create the base structure for your easel card.

Cut and emboss the Fancy French frame from the floral patterned card stock.

Using the Cricut Cuttlebug® and the center die from the Fancy French Frames set, cut the inner frame from the blue patterned card stock.

Cut and emboss the gold foil card stock using the flourish die from the Fancy French Frames set.

Assembly: Apply double sided adhesive to the front of the peak folded card base.

Attach the die cut and embossed frame aligning the design at the base.

Using foam squares, attach the blue patterned inner frame.

Adhere the gold foil flourish with foam squares.

Attach two floral embellishments and the sentiment sticker to the frame of the card.

Using foam adhesive, attach the third floral embellishment to the base of the card. The floral embellishment will hold the card upright when on display. Lift to release and lay flat for mailing.

You can make an easel card with any of our large frame cut and emboss dies just by die cutting a folded card and scoring across the center. Have fun! These beautiful dies will be back in stock on hsn.com at the end of April.

It’s my favorite time of the week….it is time for Fan Mail Friday! Just look at all of this crafting goodness!

Make sure to meet us back here on Monday for 2 posts that you are not going to want to miss!

Love,

Anna

How to: Easter Cross Die Card

Hi there!

It’s time to make more cards for Easter! So many of you love our Cross Dies, and we thought this card would be perfect for the season. If you missed out on our set of Cross Dies, don’t worry they are coming back in mid-April on HSN.com. If you favorite them, you will be notified when they are back in stock!

In one week we are going to start previewing for our upcoming shows on HSN May 2nd. Go ahead and mark your calendars and planner with that date!

This card is all about how to fussy cut layers. Get your supplies and let’s get crafting!

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Crosses Die Set (large cross and starburst) 603-504
  • Anna Griffin® Engraved Botanica Card Kit (large green sticker)
  • (1) Piece of green patterned cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of ivory patterned cardstock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (1) Piece of gold glitter cardstock, cut to 4 ½”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of ivory cardstock, cut to 4”x 5”
  • (2) Pieces of gold foil cardstock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card base
  • Easter sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug® and sunburst die, cut and emboss 2 starbursts from the gold foil cardstock.

2. Cut and emboss one cross from the 2nd piece of gold foil cardstock using the large cross die.

3. Trace the outline of the cross on the ivory cardstock.

4. Trace the outline of the green sticker on the back of the gold glitter cardstock.

5. Using a craft knife, fussy cut around the inside of the pencil line on the ivory card stock and gold glitter card stock for the perfect shadow layer!

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the green patterned cardstock to the ivory cardstock base using a tape runner.

2. Using foam squares, attach the ivory patterned card stock layer.

3. Attach the 2 starbursts vertically down the center of the card using double-sided adhesive.

4. Adhere the gold glitter card stock to the back of the green sticker layer.

5. Attach to the center of the card.

6. Using foam squares, attach the flower embellishments and sentiment.

7. Using double-sided adhesive, attach the ivory card stock shadow layer to the back of the gold cross.

8. Adhere the cross to the card using foam squares.

This card is a beautiful way to celebrate the season of Easter with friends and loved ones. Be sure to share your Easter projects with us on Facebook; we are choosing grab bag winners every day in the month of March to celebrate National Craft Month.

We hope your day is off to a great start, and that you have a wonderful week!

Xoxo,

Anna