HSN March 7th, 2018 Product Preview 2 + Winner

Hi friends,

We hope you had a great week, and that you’re ready to see this week’s lucky winner. First things first, we’re inching closer to our Craft Day shows on HSN March 7th! Our hours are Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Luckily we are on twice during the month of March with more crafting on March 14th!

Over 1450 you commented to win our new Fancy French Frame Dies and the new card stock packs. June Estep and Maureen (mollymagri) you are this week’s winners! There was just so much paper, I had to split it into 2! Congratulations!

Last year, we designed a set of Sympathy Stickers to answer the increasing number of requests for cards of encouragement. You loved them and we have brought them back for March 7th along with all of the trimmings that coordinate.

Our new Crosses Cut and Emboss Die Set pairs perfectly with the sentiments to create handmade cards, tags and scrapbook pages for Easter, Condolence and Encouragement cards. Each die in the set has been designed to compliment each other making them easy to mix, match and layer.   

Designed expressly for use with the dies is our Faithful Die Cut Set. Punch and layer vintage ephemera to decorate all of your projects that require a softer touch. All of the pieces are carefully made to wrap and highlight images on sympathy cards. 

Guess what? The Treasury of stamps and dies are back! Along with the Treasury Ink Set, Treasury Embossing Powders, plus the Treasury Cards and layers. This comprehensive library of sentiments and images for all occasions is a one stop shop for all of your crafting needs. You can stamp, cut and layer your way from New Year’s to Christmas with all of the card sending holidays in between!

The Anna Griffin Mini die cutting and embossing machine will be coming back for March 7th and we have loads of them! Have you met Mini?

We like it when all of our crafting tools match. Use the Anna Griffin Heat tool to emboss your stamped images. It is just the thing to add shimmery texture to all things made with the Treasury!

It is time for Fan Mail Friday! This week is especially lovely because of the Valentine love that we received. You have to know how much I appreciate your kind words and lovely works of art! I realized that after we shot the video, that I had left a few on my desk. A special thank you goes to Kathy, Patti, Lois and Agnes for sending these beautiful cards!

Want to win the Crosses Die Set and the Faithful Die Cuts? Comment here on the blog and share who would get the first card you would make with the set. We will draw a winner at random from the blog comments on Friday. Have a great week everyone!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN March 7th 2018 Product Preview 1

Hi there!

It’s finally here, preview day! Our HSN shows on March 7th will be our biggest and best ever! We have a beautiful Today’s Special that you will all love plus 3 other items at a today’s special value that will be offered throughout the day. Our showtimes are Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Wait there’s more! Join us for more fun during our HSN shows on March 14th.

March is National Craft Month, and a great time to get your creative juices flowing. We hope you enjoy these next 6 previews, and that they help inspire you to create until your heart’s content.

You know that we make opulent dies and for March we have a beautiful set that is as ornate as they come. Say hello to our Fancy French Frame Dies. There are 10 dies in 3 themes that cut and emboss intricate shapes like no other. You’re going to love the way they cut and create incredible die cuts to layer on all your cards and scrapbook pages. This set of dies goes perfectly with our metallic and foil card stock sets you will see below.

You asked, and it’s back and better than ever. Now, you can get packs of our Matte Foil card stock in two different sizes with 36 sheets each. You’ll get 12″ x 12″  and 5″ x 7″ card stock in your choice of gold, rose gold or silver. These papers are great with all of our dies and embossing folders!

We also have packs of our Metallic card stock available for March 7th! These papers are sure to be a staple in your craft room, and pair wonderfully with all of our spring crafting items. The individual colors are gold, pink, silver and pearl white.

If you are looking for an easy way to create shaker cards, our Springtime Shaker Card Making Kit does just that! You will be able to make 30 cards, and everything you need comes inside this great kit!  Create bunny, butterfly and shamrock cards for any special springtime occasion!

Want a set of dies to make your own shaker cards, layers and embellishments? Our Shaker Window Dies 2 set comes with the bunny, shamrock, butterfly and envelope dies to create these fun shaker card windows over and over again!

On March 7th, you can get our Springtime Confetti Dies just in time for all of your Easter, St. Patrick’s Day and other spring events and projects. You’ll get 2 sizes of butterflies, bunnies and Easter eggs and shamrocks and tulips to fill your shaker cards with. You can even use the leftover paper after you cut confetti for a cute layer on your spring crafting projects!Elaborate shaker cards are made easy with our Shaker Card Supply Kit. You will get 30 pouches and 30 windows that come prepared with adhesive so you can fill and craft in minutes!

Back by popular demand are our sets of Window Ledge Dies 1 and Window Ledge Dies 2. With these you can cut windows, awnings, planter boxes and curtains to decorate the scene both inside and out!

We are excited to give away the new items in this post! Comment with your favorite item from this preview, and we will choose a winner at random on Friday during our 2nd Product Preview for March 7th on HSN!

Keep that fan mail coming, we love your heartfelt projects so much! Lastly, don’t forget our Super Sale is back online on February 19th! Subscribe to this blog to get your link emailed to you on sale day!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Charming Dresden Card

Hi there,

You only have to wait one more week until we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th! Join us for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Be sure to mark your calendars for our HSN shows on March 14th also!

In two weeks, the Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. This fast and furious sale will have over 100 items for you to choose from. Stock up on your favorite crafting items for a year of beautiful in the making!

Are you ready for this week’s project? Today we’re creating a gorgeous card with our lovely Charming Dresden Trims! Let’s start crafting!

Charming Dresden Trims

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Charming Dresden Trims (butterfly and bird) 592-731
  • Anna Griffin® Spring Embossing Folders (Wildflower Blooms)
  • Anna Griffin® Summer/Fall Seasonal Layers (green paisley)
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Patterns Cards (Camilla floral) 442-892
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III (pink flowers) 552-844
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bow Assortment (small gold bow) 430-694
  • Anna Griffin® All About Birds and Butterflies (2, bird nest die cuts) 522-251
  • (1) 5”x 7” Ivory card stock base
  • Paper trimmer
  • Sanding block
  • Scissors
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ emboss the green paisley card stock layer using the Wildflower Blooms embossing folder.

Sand the embossed layer with the sanding block.

Cut the Pretty Patterns card to 4”x 5”, using the portion of the pattern shown.

Fussy cut around the floral pattern of the Pretty Patterns card as shown.

Fussy cut the bird nest die cut as shown.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner, attach the green paisley layer to the ivory card stock base.

Using foam adhesive, attach the Camilla floral layer to the bottom of the card, leaving approximately ½” border on the bottom and sides.

Attach the bird nest die cut to the top of the Camilla floral layer using foam adhesive.

Adhere the fussy cut bird nest pieces over the bird nest die cut using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the pink flowers sticker to the bottom left corner of the grey floral layer.

Adhere the sentiment sticker between the pink flowers sticker and the bird nest die cut, tucking in slightly.

Using foam squares, attach the gold bow to the bottom right corner of the sentiment sticker.

Adhere the butterfly and bird Charming Dresden Trims using foam adhesive.

What a great project to kick off the week! We will meet you right back here for Fan Mail Friday.

Love,

Anna

 

How to: French Fan Valentine Card + Super Sale Announcement

Hi everyone,

Are you ready for some exciting news? Many of you have asked, and we have a special date to tell you about! The Anna Griffin Super Sale will take place on Monday, February 19th at 12 p.m. EST! This annual flash sale is bigger than ever! Get ready to shop because we will have card kits, embellishments, inks, stamps, dies and so much more at prices like never before.

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Super Sale to help you! Please read these questions thoroughly to avoid any confusion on sale day. We want to make sure you get the items that you want!

Why do you have the Anna Griffin Super Sale?

The Super Sale is an event that we hold each year to say thank you to all of our wonderful fans! It is an exclusive opportunity to get your hands on discontinued Anna Griffin crafting collections at their absolute lowest prices ever. Many of the items are first quality excess inventory, but others are returns from customers like you.  Please note that product configurations may vary from original format. All items are sold as is.

When will this year’s Super Sale take place?

The Super Sale begins Monday, February 19th at 12pm EST, and will run through Tuesday, February 20th at 12pm EST (or while supplies last). The timing ensures that we have ample customer service on hand, and ensures that our West Coast fans are able to shop at a decent hour!

Where is the sale hosted?

The sale is online. Right before the sale begins, we will send out an email newsletter with the link that you will need to start shopping. We will post the same link on our social media networks. If you are not signed up for our email newsletter, visit www.annagriffin.com and enter your email address at the bottom of our home page in the box provided.

What do I need to do to participate?

To participate in the sale, you will need a valid form of payment. The Amazon payment process is optional, but it is the recommended solution for the fastest checkout. You will also be able to pay by credit card directly. If you are not already registered for a free Amazon account, and would like one you can SIGN UP HERE. You can set up your billing address, shipping address and form of payment in advance so checkout is ready to go on Super Sale day!

Why do you use Amazon?

This is the fourth year that we have used Amazon to facilitate the sale, and it allows everything to run smoothly. Amazon handles flash sales each and every day, and they have partnered with Shopify to bring us an even better Super Sale experience. Hooray!

What are the shipping charges associated with my purchases?

We are offering free shipping on all orders over $75. All orders under $75 will incur a flat rate shipping charge of $6.95.  Please do not place multiple orders! Customers cannot combine orders after they have been placed to get free shipping after the sale is over.

What service do you use to ship my items?

We will ship all Super Sale orders via FedEx ground or USPS (whichever is the lowest cost for your order) to ensure timely delivery and provide you up-to-date tracking information. We will provide a tracking number to you via email.

I participated in the sale last year, and items were removed from my cart before I had a chance to purchase. How can I avoid this?

Unfortunately, many of the items featured in the sale are available in very limited quantities. If you place one of these items in your cart and continue shopping, the item may sell out during that time and will consequently be removed from your cart. The Super Sale follows the same rules as the Amazon.com site, where items must be purchased and checkout must be completed before that item is reserved.

Do you ship internationally for the Super Sale?

We do not ship internationally. Super Sale items may only be purchased by customers in the U.S.

Will I receive a free gift with my purchase?

A free gift is included for orders of $50 or more. Limit one free gift per customer. The free gift cannot be returned or exchanged.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Your order will ship and arrive in 2-3 weeks.  It give us time to organize all the shipments after the sale and deliver most orders before the expected delivery date.

Can I make returns?

Items purchased in the Super Sale cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason. Please note that product configurations may vary from original format.

How to: Valentine French Fan Dies. We are still having a blast making valentines of all shapes and sizes. Get our your French Fan dies and let’s make a beautiful, dimensional 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®  French Fan Dies
  • Anna Griffin®  Fancy Double-Sided card stock (ivory and gold) 499-586
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2”
  • (1) Piece of light pink card stock, cut to 3 ½”x 5”
  • (1) 5” 7” gold foil pattern card stock base
  • Valentine sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut®  Cuttlebug™ and largest fan die, die cut and emboss two fans from the ivory and gold double-sided card stock.

2. Accordion fold the two fan die cut pieces, as shown.

3. Adhere the two pieces together, overlapping the ends to create one large fan.

4. Die cut and emboss the two small tassel pieces from the gold foil card stock using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and French Fan Dies.

5. On the back of the pink card stock, trace around the small fan pictured.

6. Using scissors, fussy cut the traced fan outline. Use the tips of the fan ribs as a guide to cut as shown.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the ivory and gold fan on top of the pink fan cut out using hot glue adhesive.

2. Attach to the front of the card base using a tape runner.

3. Adhere the flower embellishments to the bottom of the fan.

4. Attach the tassel using foam squares.

5. Adhere the Valentine sentiment above the flower embellishments.

Do you love your French Fan Dies? If you missed out on these, they return to HSN on May 1st. We hope you have a lot of fun making this gorgeous valentine, and that you send it with love!

Want to see this week’s mail? Happy Fan Mail Friday everyone!

Our product previews for our March 7th shows on HSN start on February 12th! Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

How To: Valentine’s Day Window Ledge Card

Hello, hello!

In a couple weeks we will start previewing the exciting new items for 24 hour Craft Day on HSN March 7th! Go ahead and mark your calendars for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm. Plan to join us throughout the whole day for surprises like you have never seen before! HSN will have crafting every week in honor of National Craft Month and we will be back on March 14th for Create it Yourself shows featuring Anna Griffin.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it is an excellent reason to send a handmade card to someone you love! One of our most beloved crafting items is our Window Ledge Dies, and what’s great about them is that you can make a window ledge scene for any occasion!

Get out your crafting supplies and let’s make a sweet card together!

Valentine Window Ledge Collage

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Window Ledge Cardmaking Kit and Dies, 546-219
  • Anna Griffin® Spring Seasonal Embossing Folders (Ornate Quatrefoil)
  • Anna Griffin® Foil Layers Card stock (pink and gold 5”x 7” layer) 405-523
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (1) Piece of light pink metallic card stock, cut to 3”x 5”
  • (1) 5” 7” ivory card stock base
  • Valentine sentiment
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Paper trimmer

Materials from Window Ledge Kit:

  • Window frame die
  • White and gold window ledge
  • White and gold window ledge flourish
  • Dog silhouette
  • Pink awning
  • (2) Pink valances
  • (2) Pink floral curtains
  • (2) Pink striped curtains
  • (2) Roses
  • (3) Small pink flowers

 Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Ornate Quatrefoil embossing folder, emboss the light pink metallic card stock.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and window frame cutting die, die cut and emboss the gold foil card stock.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner, adhere the pink and gold foil card layer to the ivory card stock base.

Using a tape runner, adhere the window parts in the following order:

  • embossed light pink card stock (attach to the center of the card base)
  • pink striped curtains (align towards the bottom of the light pink layer)

  • pink floral curtains (align towards the bottom of the light pink layer)
  • pink valance (align to cover the top of the curtain die cuts)

Attach the cut and embossed gold window frame piece using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the white and gold window ledge.

Attach the dog silhouette poking out the window.

Arrange the rose and flower die cuts weaving through the window and window ledge and adhere with a tape runner.

Attach the gold and white window ledge flourish using a tape runner.

Fold the awning along the score lines and adhere using a tape runner.

Adhere the second valance to the back of the bottom of the awning using a tape runner.

Attach a sentiment to the awning using foam squares.

Now that is a valentine! Have a wonderful week, and join us right here on the blog Friday for another tutorial and Fan Mail Friday! Thank you all so much for all the wonderful mail you send; it really is the highlight of the week!

Xoxo,

Anna