HSN September 15th Product Preview 2 Winner + How to: Pretty Purse Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone,

The wait is almost over! Only 2 weeks remain until our shows on HSN September 15th! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting will be live at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. In case you missed the news, 10pm is a brand new live show on HSN2, and we’re so excited to be a part of it! We are officially half-way through September 15th’s products and giveaways! Out of over 1220 comments, Shellie Fontana you are today’s chosen at random winner! Enjoy your new items!

Everyone is excited for parchment! Our new Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments offer an easy, trace-able way to add beautiful, festive layers to your cards and scrapbook pages! You will get 72 frost-like layers, 6 each of 12 printed in white designs and 102 gold-foil accented card stock embellishments and vellum pieces. You can layer them for a delicate look or use individually to make your projects extraordinary!

Our set of Everyday Parchment Layers is also coming back for our September shows! You can create an incredible layer, just by tracing, cutting and puncturing the pre-printed, vellum patterns. There are 12 gorgeous lace inspired designs that allow you to create 72 dainty layers. We love to add a contrasting color underneath and color on the back of the design to add interest!

The tools of the trade are also back! Our Parchment Craft Tool Set is just what you use to trace, puncture and cut the layer designs to make them your own! With this set you will get: a perforation mat, 3 embossing tools (small, medium and large), 3 perforating tools (1 single needle, 1 double needle and 1 triple needle) and a pair of curved fine point scissors.

Just in time for Christmas, we bring you our Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils! There are 25 perfectly shaded pairs to create 50 brilliant colors. These highly pigmented, artist-quality colored pencils are perfect for use on all of our coloring pages, your crafts and other projects. Chameleon keeps everything organized with a built in workstation, so you can always find what you are looking for!

Your new Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils will be perfect to use with our Christmas Coloring Cards. In this set you will receive 24 holiday themed cards, 24 easy to color sentiments and 24 die cuts. Designs include bells, wreaths, ornaments and more! All you have to do is color, add a jolly sentiment and a festive die cut or two! You will have custom Christmas cards to send friends and family in no time!

There is a long holiday weekend ahead, so grab your Purse Gift Card Dies and let’s make some adorable cards!

Handbag Gift Card Holders

Finished Size: 3 ½” by 4 ¾” gift card holder

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Handbag & Coin Purse Gift Card Dies 568-628
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set 442-864
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ 4-piece Die Set – Bows 372-159
  • Pink metallic cardstock
  • Patterned cardstock
  • Gold foil cardstock
  • Embellishments
  • Sentiment
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Clear glue
  • Hook-and-loop fastener patches (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the back, front and pocket of the gift card holder from the pattern card stock using the handbag cutting dies.

2. Cut the handbag flap border of the gift card holder from the gold foil card stock.

Assembly:

  1. Fold along the score lines on the pocket and attach to the center of the back panel with adhesive.

2. Fold the bottom of the front and back panels up.

3. Attach the front and back panels to the bottom folds. Attach along the folded lines.

4. Fold in the sides of the front panel. Be sure to fold the tabs on the bottom of each side up.

5. Adhere tabs on the inside of the back panel.

6. Fold the top of the back panel over to the front.

7. Lace a ribbon through the small holes on the top of the handbag. Be sure to knot the ends so the ribbon will stay in place.

8. Adhere the handbag flap border edge to the outside top of the handbag flap.

 

9. Cut the embellishment bow from pink metallic cardstock using your Cricut Cuttlebug™ .

10. Carefully fold each of the shorter tabs to the center of the bow and adhere.

11. Attach the ribbon backing layer to the back side of the bow and adhere.

12. Wrap the long tab around both layers and adhere.

13. Attach embellishment and sentiments.

 

14. Attach hook-and-loop fasteners to the underside of the flap and to the front panel to give your Handbag Gift Card Holder an effortless open and close. (optional)

On Monday we will have your next preview and so much more. Happy Labor Day everyone!

Love,

Anna

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 2

Hi everyone,

Today we are halfway through the Product Previews for our shows on HSN Friday, September 15th! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting will be on at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. The 10pm show is a brand new live show on HSN2, so stay tuned to the blog for more details. Let’s take a look at 2 brand new items and our 3 returning favorites!

September 15th is all about Christmas crafting, and we think you’re going to love our Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments. So many of you asked for gorgeous, winter-themed layers that we couldn’t help but create them for you! You will get 72 layers, 6 each of 12 designs. The printed in white patterns include holly berries, fir branches, snowflakes, bow-topped presents, wreaths, bells and more! Each gorgeous parchment sheet will create delicate scenes that resemble frosted, winter window panes. What’s even better? This set also includes 102 embellishments to add to everything from your cards and scrapbook pages to your Christmas bags, tags and gifts. This set includes 3 each of 17 designs of both vellum embellishments and printed, gold-foil accented card stock shapes. The embellishments coordinate with the vellum sheets and include bows, bells, ornaments, trees and more festive designs.  Trace patterns to “bruise” the vellum paper and layer both together to create lace-like designs pop on your projects!

Our popular set of Everyday Parchment Layers is also coming back to HSN on September 15th! To create a stunning card layer, just trace, cut and puncture the pre-printed, die cut vellum patterns. You will get 12 unique lace inspired designs that allow you to create 72 frothy layers. Place your finished parchment paper craft on top of a solid colored card stock for great contrast and an opaque effect!

Our Parchment Craft Tool Set is what you use to create the different designs on parchment crafts. This set contains a perforation mat, a pair of curved fine point scissors, 3 embossing tools (small, medium and large) and 3 perforating tools (1 single needle, 1 double needle and 1 triple needle). Because all of our layers are pre-printed and die-cut, you don’t need traditional stencils, use only these tools to create intricate, artful layers.

If you love our gorgeous palette of Chameleon Markers, you are going to adore our new Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils. These artist quality pencils include 25 perfectly shaded pairs to create 50 amazing colors. Blend from dark to light or light to dark, all you have to do is flip your pencil over! These highly pigmented, intensely colored pencils are perfect for use on all of our coloring pages, and will bring patterns and designs to life with rich color. Just like the Chameleon Markers, the packaging contains a handy built in workstation to keep everything organized.

Over the next few months you can create holiday cheer with our Christmas Coloring Cards. This set includes 24 holiday themed cards, 24 easy to color sentiments and 24 die cuts. Scenes include candy canes, Christmas trees, poinsettias and more. Add sentiments with cheerful phrases like ‘Tis the Season and Joy to You! Make your cards pop by adding festive die cuts such as ornaments, snowflakes, presents and many others. This trio is begging to be used with our next item in the preview!

 

Oh my goodness, we love Mondays! Brand new products are the best way to kick off the week! Comment on this post, and let us know your favorite item this week. We will draw a winner at random on Friday for all 5 items. Good luck!

Love,

Anna

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 1

Hi everyone!

Christmas is coming and getting a head start on your holiday crafting is what our HSN shows on September 15th are all about! Join us for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. That’s right, there is a brand new live show on HSN2 on September 15th at 10pm! Stay tuned right here for more details.

Let’s start off today with a few items you are going to love for your craft room! We know how much you love to organize, especially in Anna Griffin gold and ivory! This complete custom color storage system in ivory and gold is made exclusively for HSN by industry leader – Deflecto!

First up, we have a set of Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base. This organizational set also has the ingenious ability to stack, lock together and store in a beautiful way. Each container holds up to 40 pounds (that’s a lot of crafts!). The lids snap tight and are removable. Each caddy has 3 different sized containers! There’s a small, medium and large sized container perfect for all your craft storage needs. Check out the video Deflecto made for their white version. Don’t forget, ours is ivory and gold!

 

The best part of the new Deflecto storage items is the Stack and Go Caddy Wheel Base. This base allows you to lock in your caddies for portable crafting. Imagine being able to roll your supplies around your craft space in the most organized way possible. All you have to do is unlock your caddies and you will have all your favorite supplies organized and ready to craft! Stack everything back on your rolling base and your supplies are back in order, just like your fairy craft-mother would have it.

Next, look at the amazing Decflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers! This 4 5/16″ x 3 11/16″ x 3 15/16″ marker storage container comes as a set of 3 and allows you to store more and more! Whether you have a small space, or your very own craft room, this organizer will make the most of your countertops! What’s great about this container is that it grows as your supplies grow! Each container interlocks with another to create vertical or horizontal storage! It’s also is compatible with the Deflecto Caddy Organizer! You can add all three containers into your organizer.

A few favorite Christmas craft items are making their way back for the September shows. Our Terrific Tags, Stamps and Dies will allow you to create holiday tags for the mountain of presents under the tree! You’ll get 128 printed card stock tags in 4 different shapes, 12 concentric tag dies to create your own tags (or layer these new ones) and 20 clear stamps to create your own tag sentiments just in time for all of your holiday gift giving! We have included everyday designs as well as holiday designs for year round fun! We know these versatile tags are going make the perfect addition to all your present giving!

Our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library is extensive! You’ll get 2 each of 50 different stickers for anyone and everyone in your life. You’ll get 2 each of 50 different greetings and title stickers for your Mother, Father and Sister! These brightly framed titles, gold foil detail and vibrant colors will make these sentiments pop on all of your projects!

Wow, what a start to September’s shows! Be sure to comment with your favorite this week to enter to win the items and for a chance to attend this year’s Anna Griffin | Create in Atlanta, Georgia! Wouldn’t that be the ultimate prize? See you on Friday!

Bye for now,

Anna

 

HSN August 16th, 2017 Shopping List

Hi everyone,

As promised, we have your always handy shopping list for Craft Day! Wednesday can’t get here fast enough, and we are thrilled to be on HSN August 16th at 2am, 11am and 10pm! There is also a special Facebook Live with Anna on the HSN Facebook page at 7:15pm – so spread the word!

For us the highlight of our craft shows is always getting to interact with our fans, and we can’t wait to see you on Skype and take your phone calls. It’s going to be so much fun! We want to know… what are your Craft Day highlights?

New Items:

568619- Gracie Designer Paper Crafting Kit

546219- Window Ledge Card Making Kit

568620- Acetate Cards for All Occasions

568621- Vintage Garden Die Cuts

568614- 12 x 12 Double-Sided Card Stock

568628- Gift Card Cutting Dies

568622- Dresden Trims

568-627- Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments

Returning Favorites:

505070- 120 Everyday Sentiments

510436- Envelope Lettering Template

442899- Favorite Flowers I

489143- Favorite Flowers II

542059- Sentiment Stamps and Dies

528916- Decorative Edge Dies

529207- Platform Punch and Stamp

395651- Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit

442868- Gracious Giftables- Christmas

505053- Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit

430675- Joyful Phrases Sentiment Inserts

499577- Holiday Glitter Stickers

505092- Say It Anyway Christmas Stamps

505062- 12×12 Christmas Card Stock

505171- Christmas Botanical Dies

505071- Favorite Christmas Sentiments

563154- Kodak Verite Craft 6 Printer

522150- Trelliage Embossing Folders and Cutting Dies Set

522286– Trelliage Die Cuts

532402 Anna Griffin Chic Wrap Gift Warp storage and cutter

528924 Embossed Words Embossing Folders

553435 Bird Cage and Branches Folders and Dies

552843 Frame It Coloring Scenes

We will continue to update the product links to hsn.com as they post the products on their site.

Guess what? Next week we will be showing you lots more brand new Christmas craft items that will debut on HSN September 15th! Our hours are 10am and 7pm that day. The fun never ends!

See you on Wednesday — bright and early at 2am EST (1am CST, 12am MST and 11pm PST).

Xoxo,

Anna

 

HSN August 16th Product Preview 4 Winner + How to: Deco Flock Vintage

Hi everyone!

Today is our last look at the items we will have on HSN August 16th! As a reminder, our shows hours will be 2am, 11am and 10pm. We’re just 5 short days away from full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting. On Monday we will have your shopping list, with available links. Our lucky winner for today is Terance in Texas! Enjoy all 7 of these Christmas items!

Let’s see a few more projects for August 16th inspiration!

Our Dresden Trims are such special embellishments! Our carefully curated set of 4 different designs contains 54 intricately cut and embossed gold foil die cuts! These golden bells, opulent trees, holly branches and Merry Christmas images are the definition of old world charm. Because Dresden Trims are printed on 200 year old German presses, the details can’t be beat!

Our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit has over 200  pieces that will inspire you to create 30 three dimensional holiday cards. This beautifully boxed set makes the most beautiful, traditional cards you can imagine to send to friends and family during the holiday season.

With our Christmas Botanical Dies you can create gorgeous, large-scale die cuts for all of your holiday projects. The 9 cut and emboss die designs include poinsettias, spruce branches, holly and more. Add these to your cards, presents and scrapbook pages this season.

We have compiled 120 of our Favorite Christmas Sentiment Stickers to send jolly, cheerful messages to all your Christmas card list! This set includes the best of the best sentiments like Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Warm Christmas Wishes and more.

Our versatile Christmas Say it Anyway Stamps are always a fan favorite for holiday crafting! You’ll get 36 clear stamps to imprint a festive message on the inside or outside of your cards!

Our Christmas Glitter Stickers in red, gold and silver are the perfect accompaniment to all of our holiday crafting items. This set contains large frames, die cuts and accent pieces that add a touch of sparkle to all of your projects.

Our 12 x 12 Christmas Card Stock is essential for traditional Christmas card making and scrapbooking. The 48 sheets can be made into holiday embellishments and table decorations.

We’re so excited to start crafting for the holidays. On Monday, we will have your shopping list, and Wednesday, August 16th is show time!

For today’s how to, let’s create a project using our Deco Flock Vintage Palette Kit from the July HSN shows! We love the velvety effect and texture Deco Flock brings to your cards.

Deco Flock Vintage

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Anna Griffin™ Flourish Die
  • Anna Griffin™ Fancy Flips Card Making Kit, flower embellishments
  • Anna Griffin™ Vintage Collage Card Toppers 1, “Get Well” sentiment
  • Anna Griffin™ So Smitten Card Making Kit, card base
  • Anna Griffin™ Lovely Layers, floral card stock
  • Anna Griffin™ DecoFlock™ Kit, yellow flocking paper and foam transfer adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Cut the floral card stock from Lovely Layers to 3 ¾” inches and adhere to the card base.

2. Die cut foam adhesive using the Flourish Cutting Die.

3. Cut a piece of yellow flocking paper slightly larger than the die cut.

4. Peel paper liner off the front side of the foam die cut to expose the adhesive.

5. Place the exposed adhesive on the color side of the flocking sheet.

6. Place the die cut in between Cuttlebug™ B plates, on top of a rubber mat and A plate. Run through the Cuttlebug™ to evenly apply flocking.

7. Remove from the plates and peel away the flocking sheet.

Assembly:

  1. Add adhesive squares to the back of the two flower embellishments and attach to the card base.

2. Peel off the back liner from the yellow flocking die cut piece and attach it to the card base.

3. Add adhesive squares to the back of the “Get Well” sentiment and attach to the center of the card.

Wow, isn’t that flocking beautiful? Have a lovely weekend, and we will see you next week!

Love,

Anna