HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 2 Winners + How To: Christmas Ornament

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! It looks like you all adore the new window embellishments, dies and additions! We love bringing you these sets to extend and inspire your Window Ledge and Window Box Card Making Kits!

We are less than 3 weeks away from our HSN shows on January 10th! It will be our first shows of 2018 and to make it extraordinary, we have the Today’s Special! Any guesses as to what it could be? We think it’s going to be something that you LOVE! Join us at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and all throughout Craft Day.

It’s time for our 8 winners! Thank you for #celebr8-ting with us all week long!

Window Ledge Card Making Kit- @GwenOgburn (Instagram) and Sandy Hanson (Facebook)

Window Ledge Dies 1 & 2 Migdalia Del Valle (Pinterest) and @MarieFixReams (Instagram)

Window Ledge Embellishments- Jane Bill (blog) and Cathy Scarborough (blog)

Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments- Diane Razzano Clemen (Pinterest) and Evelyn Robinson (Facebook)

Our Window Ledge Card is packed full of everything you need to create show stopping cards! From beautifully colored die cuts and flowers to gorgeous card layers and wonderful inserts, this card kit is going to be one that you will want to use again and again! It’s perfect for all occasions!

Keep creating with our set of Window Ledge Dies 1! You will be able to mix and match your papers, layers, sentiments and more as you create your very own window card. Use the dies to make themed windows for holidays, birthdays and any time you need to celebrate.

We love when you let us know products you want! Our Window Ledge Dies 2 is a direct reflection of that! Now, you can create curved awnings, Scottie dogs curtains and even your own topiaries. These dies will further your kit, and allow you to keep making beautiful projects!

The beauty of our Window Ledge Embellishments will make you ooh and ahh. These pretty papers are perfectly color coordinated and ready to use! You’ll get 220 card stock pieces to layer and create with. You’ll love the tiny flowers, cheerful sentiments and bright colors in this set.

We can’t leave out our Window Box Card Making Kit can we? Our new set of Window Box Die Cuts and Sentiments is just the thing to keep your boxes blooming all season long! With 272 pieces including, sentiments, sentiment flags, flowers, gold foil die cuts and more, you will be able to make 3D cards like no other. Mix or match your colors for a unique card experience.

On to today’s project! If you’re looking to add a little pizazz to your holiday decor, or to make a gift for a friend or loved one get out your Cricut Maker (or your Explore Air 2) and let’s create!

Anna’s Holiday Ornaments – 3D Chapel Ornament

If you own the Anna’s Holiday Ornament Cartridge, you can use this URL to cut the project: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/77071409

If you do not own this content, it will be available in Design Space later this year.

Finished Size: Approximately 2 ¼”x 2 ¾”x 4

Materials:

  • Cricut® Maker™ machine
  • Cricut® Design Space™ software
  • 12” x 12” Standard Grip or Light Grip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Dresden Trims
  • (1) 12”x 12” Silver and white patterned card stock
  • (2) Gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2 ½”
  • (2) Gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2 ¼”
  • Holly embellishment
  • Gold string or ribbon
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (tape runner or glue)

Instructions:

Using your Cricut® Design Space™ software and Cricut® Maker™ machine, follow the on-screen instructions to cut the base layer from card stock paper.

Assembly:

  1. Trim two corners of each of the 2”x 2 ½”gold foil card stock.

2. Using foam squares, attach the two 2”x 2 ½” gold foil card stock to the back of the two sides of the chapel with door cut outs.

3. Adhere the 2”x 2 ¼” gold foil card stock to the remaining two sides of the chapel using foam squares.

4. Fold along the scored lines and adhere the tab in place to assemble the chapel.

5. To complete the top of the chapel, fold along the scored lines and fold the tabs in. Adhere with double-sided adhesive.

6. Adhere a holly embellishment on both sides of the chapel roof.

7. Using glue adhesive, attach a Christmas Dresden bell on top of the holly.

8. String a ribbon through the top of the chapel, forming a loop.

Before I go hang that on my tree, watch this newly created segment called Fan Mail Friday!

Wow, how much fun was that? But wait there’s more! On Monday we will have Product Preview 3 – very exciting! Have a great weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

How to: Festive Christmas Parchment Cards

Hello friends,

We’re in full holiday swing here at the office, and we wanted to share two cards that show you how much fun our Christmas Parchment Layers can be! These layers are just begging to be colored, punched, cut and layered for a festive card that is beautiful in the making. Next week on December 4th, we will start our Product Previews for Craft Day on HSN January 10th. So much fun! Grab a cozy spot by the fireplace and let’s craft together!

Holiday Parchment Paper Crafts

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments (wreath parchment embellishment and holly parchment layer) 568-627
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Craft Tools, 522-277
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Patterns Christmas Cards and Envelopes (gold metallic card base) 574-354
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Flocked Card Layers (green holly layer)
  • Red glitter paper, cut to 5”x 5”
  • Red, green and brown markers
  • Holiday sentiment sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer

Instructions:

Cut green flocked card layer to 4 ¾”x 6 ¾”.

Cut holly parchment layer to 4 ½”x 6 ½”.

With the white lines of the parchment facing down, fussy cut the red glitter layer along the inside and outside edges to match the wreath parchment embellishment.

Using the parchment scoring stylus and foam pad, trace along the white lines on the parchment layer and wreath embellishment.

Using markers, color the parchment layer and wreath embellishment.

Using scissors, fussy cut along the right loop of the bow on the wreath parchment embellishment.

Fussy cut a circle in the center of the holly parchment layer.

 

Assembly:

Attach the green flocked card stock layer to the gold card base using a tape runner.

Using a tape runner, adhere the holly parchment layer to the green flocked cardstock layer.

Attach the wreath parchment embellishment to the red glitter paper using foam adhesive.

 

Place the holiday sentiment in the center of the wreath. Tuck under the fussy cut bow on the wreath parchment embellishment.

Attach the wreath and sentiment to the card using foam squares.

Here is another lovely example of what you can do with our Christmas Parchment Layers. Use the scissors in the Parchment Tools Kit to cut away parchment  to create breathtaking designs!

These cards are so beautiful, and will impress all your friends and loved ones who receive them! We love sharing these projects with you, and hope they leave you feeling inspired!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Seasonal Wishes Wreath Greetings Card

Hi everyone,

We hope that you are having a wonderful holiday weekend celebrating with family and friends! For today’s tutorial, we have the perfect greeting card for anyone on your holiday card list. A cheerful wreath on the door always puts one in the holiday spirit, and this card will do just the same! You’re going to love it!

Just in case you are wondering…the previews for our next shows on HSN, January 10th will start next week! We have a whole lot of new things for you to create with!

Let’s make this lovely wreath card together!

Seasonal Wishes Wreath Greetings 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® Seasonal Wishes Cutting Dies (leaf die, “Greetings” die and “Poinsettias” embossing folder) 546-158
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Patterns For Him Cards and Envelopes (5” x 7” gold and red card) 542-056
  • Red patterned card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Green patterned card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Purple glitter card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Red glitter card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Matte gold foil card stock, cut to 1 ¼”x 7”
  • Faux leather, cut to 1 ¼”x 5 ½”
  • 1” width red ribbon, 24” length
  • Adhesive (tape runner or glue)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and leaf die, cut 5 leaves from each of the following:
  • Orange patterned card stock
  • Green patterned card stock
  • Purple glitter card stock
  • Red glitter card stock
  • Matte gold foil card stock

Emboss the orange patterned, green patterned and matte gold foil card stock using the “Poinsettias” embossing folder.

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut “Greetings” from the faux leather with the “Greetings” die.

Cut the red ribbon into two pieces. One piece should be 20” and the other piece should be 4”.

Tie the 20” piece of red ribbon into a double bow. Trim the edges.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner or glue, adhere the 4” strip of red ribbon over the top of the card in the center.

Attach the leaves in a layered, circular pattern in the center of the card using foam squares.

Adhere the bow to the top center of the wreath.

Using foam squares, attach “Greetings” across the center of the wreath.

That was so much fun! You can make this wreath in a variety of different colors, phrases and card bases!

Love,

Anna

 

 

 

HSN November 17th-18th Shopping List

Hi there,

This month is flying by! Our shows on HSN start tomorrow, can you believe it? We can’t wait to show you the new jewelry, storage, dies, embellishments and more that we have in store for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting! Our show times are tomorrow (Friday) at 10am, 3pm and 8pm, then join us this Saturday at 9am.

Join us tomorrow at 10am, where we have the incredible Cricut Maker with an exclusive materials bundle. That’s not all, we are also opening up the Maker educational autoship program so you can get in if you missed this in October. The Make Something You Love with Anna Griffin class program features exclusive cutting files, materials, projects, how to instruction and video. It starts in December with your first kit and goes through December of 2018. Anna teaches you how to cut and make projects out of paper, felt, faux leather, fabric and more! This is only offered on HSN and only this week!

We will make a special appearance for the Happy Hour Show with Robin and Helen on HSN2, Friday night from 8-10pm! We will be on at 9pm with the Cricut Maker! The Cricut Maker will be offered on HSN2 all Thanksgiving week as part of their Thanks-Gifting program.

New Items

583885- All Heart Cutting Dies

583895- 2018-2019 Planner Bundle

583896- 2018-2019 Planner Inserts

583889- Anna Griffin Stone Bracelets

583897- Valentines Dresden Trims

583890- Deflecto 4 Bin Table Storage

583891- Deflecto Wall Rack and Bins

546158- Seasonal Dies and Folders

583883- Vintage Valentine’s Day Collage Toppers

583884- Valentine’s Day Perfect Palette Cards and Envelopes

583882- French Fan Dies

583886- Glitter Tape Bundle

573173- Anna Griffin 2017 Ornament (St. Jude)

Returning Favorites

589851- Cricut Maker Bundle AS

589877- Cricut Maker Bundle

572280- Deflecto Marker Storage

216940- Fabulous Folded Paper Kit

576951- 2 Charm Bracelet Kit

576952- 2 Necklace Kit

568627- Christmas Parchment Set

574342- Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies

583898- 3D Floral Cutting Dies

470042- Vintage Collage Toppers II

522290- Charming Collage Toppers 3

574352- Christmas Window Frame Card Making Kit

510419- Christmas Packaging Tape

552844- Favorite Flowers Stickers 3

552845- Sending Sympathy Stickers

574338- Holiday Embossing Folders

532402- Everyday Chic Wrap

479351- Classical Arrangements Coloring Set

510421- Christmas Coloring Cards

533788- Watercolor Markers

395630- 5 x 7 Metallic Layers (120 pc)

442884- 5 x 7 Holiday Metallic Layers

430694- Perfect Bows (100 pc)

Oh so much fun! We are so excited to see you tomorrow!

Love,

Anna

HSN November 17th-18th, 2017 Product Preview 4

Hi everyone,

We are just getting back from Create and we are so excited about our shows on HSN this Friday and Saturday!  Join us live on November 17th at 10am and 3pm, and then November 18th at 9am! It’s going to be so much fun, and we are ready to show you all the romantic crafting items we will have for you, plus some incredible returning favorites. With all the hustle and bustle we forgot to announce Product Preview 2’s winner. Congratulations Angie Ordinario! The Product Preview 3 winner from Friday is, Christina Rugg!

On Thursday we will have your shopping list ready to go with links to our store on hsn.com. As always, we save the best for last. Be prepared, swooning ahead!.

There’s nothing we love more than crafting and sending beautiful valentines. If you are looking to take your cards to the next level, we have just what you need! Our Valentine’s Dresden Trims are gilded and exquisite! You will get a sheet of golden arrows, butterflies and hearts to create with that are made on 200 year old German presses. Combine them with our lovely patterned papers and sentiments for a valentine you can be proud of!

Ooh la la! Say bonjour to our new French Fan Cut and Emboss Dies! You’ll get 5 dies that turn your papers into amazing, dimensional fans! There is a large fan, two medium fans, a tassel and a tassel frog for you to make fans that you can use for Valentine’s Day and every day! Once cut and embossed, fold the fans and let the creativity begin!

The most iconic of all Valentine’s Day imagery is the heart! Our new set of All Heart Cut and Emboss Dies 2 is a stunning addition to your die collection! These hearts are the most intricate dies, with looping flourishes and ornate swirls. To go with these symbols of love, we have both “love” and “adore” in a lovely script! We can’t wait to see the lace-like vintage cards you create with this set!

Our Glitter Tape is so much fun! You’ll get 10 rolls of spectacular colored glitter tape to carry you through each and every holiday of the year! The bold colors include gold, green, hot pink, silver and so many more! What’s even better is that the packaging acts as a dispenser!  Add to your cards, crafts, scrapbook pages and more for extra sparkle!

They are back! Our Vintage Collage Toppers I and II include gorgeous, layered die cuts that make card crafting a breeze! We have taken beautiful, vintage imagery and combined them into the picture perfect topper! This set is filled with die cuts that make card making fast and easy! There are multiple themes, gold foil accents and even ribbon! Keep these on hand for a one and done card in no time.

Our Classical Arrangements Coloring Set is a combination of beautiful coloring pages, color-able cards, sentiments and envelopes. What’s great about this set is the lap-top folio that acts as a coloring desk! There are 2 each of 26 designed pages, 2 each of 12 designs on cards and 4 sheets of color-able sentiments. These pages can be shaded in with our colored pencils, watercolor markers and Chameleon Markers. Relax and unwind with this lovely set!

The shades in our set of 12 double tipped Watercolor Markers are classic Anna Griffin! These curated colors combine effortlessly for a project that is beautiful in the making. Watercolor all your different pages, color-able sentiments and projects with shades including coral, gold, mustard, brown, sage, grey and more.

Our set of Christmas Parchment Layers are festive, winter-themed layers that are so much fun to create! You will get 72 layers, 6 each of 12 frosted window-like designs. The patterns are printed in white and include holly berries, fir branches, snowflakes, bow-topped presents, wreaths, bells and more! This set also includes 102 embellishments to add to everything from your cards and scrapbook pages to your Christmas bags, tags and gifts. You will also get 3 each of 17 designs of both vellum embellishments and printed, gold-foil accented card stock shapes.

Create your own gift tags, card sentiments and more with our Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies. Included are 3 5″ x 7″ Sheets of clear rubber stamps for 32 stamps total and 8 dies that allow you to make layered, dimensional sentiments. Phrases include Joy to the World, Happy Christmas, Noel and so much more for all the festive phrases you could possibly need!

Back for our November show is our Christmas Gatefold Embossing Folders! Create a barn door style card that reveals your message at the open! This set of 4 holiday embossing folders is so beautiful and perfect for the season ahead!

What a preview! So many beautiful items, that we can’t wait to show you in depth on Friday and Saturday! See you very soon!

Love,

Anna