HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 3 Winner + How to: Tips and Tricks for your Everyday Acetate Card Layers

Hello, hello!

Can you believe it? There are only 7 short days until September 15th and Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting on HSN! We will be on at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. This week, from reading the comments, it feels like everyone is ready to start Christmas crafting! You are loving all the versatility of the Go Press and Foil machine and its accessories! Jennifer Huang this Go Press and Foil machine, foils, Hot Foil Sentiments and Hot Foil Dies are yours!

We are so excited for all the ways you will be able to add the Go Press and Foil to your Christmas crafting! The September 15th bundle is an incredible package that you are going to love creating with!

Don’t you think the colors in our Go Press and Foil Christmas Hot Foil Bundle are absolutely gorgeous? Foil stamp your Hot Foil sentiments and Hot Foil Dies in festive silver, green, blue, red and gold foil. They are sure to bring an elegant shine to your Christmas cards and scrapbook pages.

Our New Trends Hot Foil Bundle includes 5 fashionable colors you’re going to fall in love with including shades of purple and rose gold. We can’t wait to see your projects with this bundle of fun colors!

This collection of 5 Christmas Hot Foil Stamps work with your Go Press and Foil Machine and embossing machine to make professional quality projects. Create jolly, foil stamped reindeer, wreaths and more on your cards and scrapbook pages this holiday season.

To send Christmas cheer to friends and loved ones, we have just the set of Hot Foil Christmas Sentiment stamping dies! Sentiments include warm, heartfelt greetings like Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth. We love the effect of combining these foil stamped sentiments with our holiday patterned cards, die cuts and stickers.

To use the Metal Shim with your Go Press and foil machine, make the following sandwich: Hot Foil Stamp, foil face down, paper or card, metal shim and then run through your Cuttlebug.

We’re down to the final quantities of our Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer. This first of its kind printer makes creating projects so easy! Use the printer along with your phone, tablet and computer to design t-shirts, print custom magnets, create coasters and more!

Next, our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit is one of our favorites for the holiday season! Create 30 traditional holiday cards with bows, rosettes, gold foil flourishes, an assortment of flat and 3-D themed die cuts, festive holiday sentiments, gorgeous patterned cards, layers and envelopes. Give one as a gift, or start the tradition of a holiday card making party today!

Our Xyron Sticker Makers, in stunning Anna Griffin patterned packaging, make up to 20 feet of stickers to use on projects! Run any diecut up to 3 inches through to make instant stickers! Edge to edge, permanent adhesive has never been so easy.

Now we have a few tips and tricks when it comes to using your Acetate Cards for Everyday!

Tip #1: Ribbon

Attaching the acetate card overlay to a card base using ribbon is a fun way to attach the the two without using adhesive.

Tip #2: Matching Die-Cuts & Acetate

Acetate Cards for All Occasions and Vintage Garden Die-Cuts are designed to go together to create a layered, three-dimensional effect on your cards. Choose your favorite die cut from the set, and layer on top of the coordinating design on the acetate layer.

 

Tip #3: Embossing

Emboss a card stock layer and place it underneath the acetate. The texture shows through beautifully.

Tip #4: Add Volume, Dimension and Texture

Gently curl the edges of the die-cuts using the barrel of a pencil for a tighter curve.  Use larger barreled pens or markers to get a more gentle curve on your die cuts.

 

Tip #5: Brads

Using brads or grommets is a creative way to fasten sentiments and embellishments to the acetate layer while also holding layers together.

Tip #6: 3D Acetate

To give your card a three-dimensional effect, fussy cut a design out of the acetate and layer it over the duplicate design on the acetate card layer. Add height with foam adhesive to give your card texture.

Tip #7: Shaker Card

Acetate cards are great for making shaker cards! Follow the easy steps below to make your own shaker card. See full step by step from a previous how to here.

  1. Cut off the front or back of the acetate card.
  2. Fussy cut a border from card stock.
  3. Adhere card stock layer on top of acetate layer using double-sided tape.
  4. Place foam strips on a card stock card base in a rectangle. The strips should be placed about a half-inch in from each side.
  5. Die cut confetti.
  6. Fill the rectangle with confetti.
  7. Attach your acetate layer to the foam strips. The card stock border should cover the foam strips.
  8. Add embellishments and a sentiment.

Now that is a fun filled Friday! Join us right here on Monday for the last Product Preview before our shows and later in the week for your shopping list!

Love,

Anna

 

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 Winner + How to: Lattice Step Card

Hi there!

Happy Friday everyone! We will be back on HSN September 15th! We are exactly 3 weeks away our shows, so make sure your calendars are marked for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. It looks like a lot of you are excited to get your craft supplies organized in the most beautiful way possible! Over 1340 of you commented to win our HSN exclusive Anna Griffin ivory and gold Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base, the Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers (set of 3), Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps and our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library! Anne with an “e” Congratulations, these are on their way to you!

Here are a few more peeks at our new items!

Our Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base have the ingenious ability to stack, lock together and store all your craft items in a gorgeous way. Each container holds up to 40 pounds of your crafting items from diecuts to ribbon and scissors to embellishments. The small, medium and large sized containers in each caddy will keep everything handy so you are ready to craft! Interlock your caddies and wheel around your craft room, or roll to all your crops and crafting events.

The incredible Decflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers come as a set of 3 and allow you to organize your markers, pens and paintbrushes vertically or horizontally! Make the most of your craft space with a system that grows as your crafting supplies grow! Each container interlocks with another to create vertical or horizontal storage, and can be added into your caddy organizer.

Our Terrific Tags, Stamps and Dies will allow you to create holiday tags for all of your gifts this season! This set includes 128 printed card stock tags in 4 different shapes, 12 concentric tag dies  and 20 clear stamps to create your own tag sentiments. We know creating your own tags will put a gorgeous personal touch on all your gifts!

Use the stickers in our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library to personalize your projects. In this extensive set you’ll get 2 each of 50 different stickers for all the important people in your life. Use these title stickers on cards for your Mother, Grandfather, Sister and more!

Now, who’s ready to craft with us?

Let’s make a card using the new double-sided card stock set from our August 16th shows.

Lattice Frame Step Card

Finished Size: 5 ½” x 6” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Magnetic Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Embossing Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Plate A
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Plate B (2)
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug® Baroque Frame Dies Set 489-267
  • Anna Griffin® Window Frame Card Making Kit and Cutting Dies (die, butterfly embellishments, sentiment sticker) 546-217
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III, flower embellishments
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (scissors, craft knife, ruler, paper cutter) 442-864
  • Anna Griffin® Double-Sided 48-pack Card Stock – 12″ x 12″ 568-614 – yellow card stock
  • Xyron Creative Station
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares

Instructions:

  1. Cut the card base with the double-sided card stock using the card die from the Window Frame Card Making Kit.

2. Cut and emboss the yellow card stock using the Baroque Frame Die.

3. To shorten the frame, fussy cut the sides of the Baroque Frame Die card stock layer. You want it to be about 6” tall in total so that it will fit on the card correctly. Make sure there is no overlap when reattaching.

4. Cut a piece of double sided card stock to 5×7 and attach behind the frame die cut. We used the Xyron Creative Station here instead of a tape runner to evenly apply edge to edge adhesive. Use the left over sticky plastic liner from the Xyron sheet as an adhesive pick up to remove the small left over adhesive from the die cut.

5. Fussy cut around the double-sided card stock layer so that it makes a backing for the yellow card stock frame layer.

6. With a craft knife, cut out the white diamond shaped portions from the center of the card stock.

 

Assembly:

  1. Fold the double-sided die cut cardstock along scored lines to make the card base.

2. Adhere Baroque frame layer to the center of the card base.

3. Attach the flower embellishments on top of the lattice/frame layer.

4. Attach the butterflies.

5. Attach the 3d sentiment to the front of the card.

So gorgeous! On Monday we’re thrilled to bring you something many of you have asked for. Any ideas as to what it could be? Hint: coloring is involved!

Bye for now,

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