The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create and more!

Hi there,

Happy Friday! We hope that you have taken the time this week to dream up how you would use our beautiful new storage items to get your crafting stash organized and in tip top shape. Since today is the last day of National Craft Month, we are giving away 2 sets of our Paper Storage Box, Drawer Storage, Die Storage Binders and the everyday Chic Wrap! We are closing out the month with a Facebook Live interview with Anna at 4:30pm EST today. Join us!

Our 2 lucky winners today are Mary White and Kim Z. We hope that these items inspire you to create gorgeous, organized spaces for your treasured papers, stickers, stamps, inks, tools and more! Be sure to share photos with us on Facebook, we love to see your cards, scrapbook pages and craft spaces!

We have an exciting announcement that many of you have been waiting for!

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create registration is now open! Who, what, where and when you ask?!

Who: YOU

What: An all inclusive weekend full of crafting, community, classes, an incredible craft room and so much more!

When: Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12

Where: The Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia

How: Follow this link for event tickets!

This annual crafting retreat is where friendships are formed, new skills are learned, creativity is unleashed, photos are snapped and memories to last a lifetime are made! The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Like they say, the third time is the charm! There will be an incredible line up of teachers who are experts at their craft, ready to school you in all things “beautiful in the making!”

There is nothing like it. You can see a recap and photos of last year’s event here. Below is a video showing some of the fun you can expect, but be sure that we have some surprises up our sleeves!

Anna Griffin | Create is now open for registration! Over 4 days and 3 nights you will learn new crafting techniques, preview new products and best of all make new friends.

Event Itinerary

Thursday, November 9th

• Check in for your three night stay at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead and meet your personal Craft Concierge. Your room for 3 nights is included in your ticket price. Extra nights are available for a separate charge and can be booked when filling out our pre-event survey.

• 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm meet and greet with Anna and friends plus 3 full hours of make and take projects are included.

• Opening night dinner and presentation included in your ticket price.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens, housing all of your favorite tools and craft supplies. Everything you could possibly need will be included!

Friday, November 10th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Saturday, November 11th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• A second full day of 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers. 6 unique classes in total for the event are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Sunday, November 12th

• Breakfast buffet is included in your ticket price.

• Bus transportation to and from Anna Griffin Inc. is included.

• An exclusive warehouse shopping spree where we ship home your purchases!

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room will be open until 2 pm.

…and so much more!

*Note: Spaces are limited. Tickets are non-refundable and are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket price does not include transportation to and from Atlanta or between the airport and the hotel.

**If you choose the “2 payments” option you will be able to purchase your ticket in two separate payments. The first payment is due when you sign up, and you will be notified via email about the second installment in July. If you choose this option you will be charged a service fee of $19.95 on each payment.

There are only 235 days until this exciting craft event! Let the countdown begin!

On Monday we continue with our new product previews for the May 9th Craft Day shows on HSN! What are some items that you are hoping to see? Have a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN May 9th 2017 Product Preview 1 + Weekly Craft Wonder 4

Hi everyone!

Today is a big day! We have our first product preview for May 9th’s Craft Day shows on HSN! We want you to know everything that is coming up, and for you to get the inside scoop on all of our new products!

Also, this week is the last week to take part in our National Craft Month celebration and giveaways! Keep those awesome projects coming — we absolutely love seeing them every day along with the positivity and good craft vibes on our Facebook page, Instagram and here!

Let’s jump into today’s product preview!

Today’s items are all about organization. Organizing your cutting dies, your wrapping paper with our Chic Wrap gift wrap cutter and dispenser as well as organizing your crafting supplies with two sizes of storage boxes.

Back by popular demand are our Die Storage Binders! These binders come with clear plastic sleeves and double sided magnet pages to hold all of your dies in place! This notebook is perfect for organizing your dies by collection, holiday or however you would like! These are also available in multiple patterns to match the rest of your Anna Griffin storage items!

You loved our Christmas Chic Wrap, so we brought it back with the prettiest double sided gift wrap just in time for spring! Our partnership with Chic Wrap allows you to wrap presents and store wrapping tools in a cinch! The heavy duty box includes a one of a kind paper trimmer; there’s no need for measuring and attempting to cut straight lines, the trimmer does it for you. The 4 rolls and patterns you will get are spectacular! First, there is our classic Grace White rose print, and on the back a pretty turquoise and white stripe.  Second is a bold lavender hand painted floral with a vivid pink Ikat print on the back. These prints are perfect for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day gifts and everything in between!

Next up is our Craft Room Paper Storage Boxes. This is storage with style! Choose from 5 different Anna Griffin patterns: Amelie Turquoise Floral, Ivory Damask, Camilla Gray floral, Grace Black floral and Grace White floral. This five shelved beauty is perfect for storing your scrapbook paper, stickers and anything else you can think of!

To go along with the paper storage boxes, we have a small multi-drawer storage box to match! The box has 5 pull out drawers made to hold stamps, ribbons, stickers, scrapbooking tools and more. What’s even better is that you get dividers to create the exact size space you need for all your crafting supplies. The 5 patterns available also coordinate with the new Craft Room Storage Boxes.

This week we are going to have 2 winners! Comment below and tell us how our new storage items will help you get organized! We will draw 2 winners at random on Friday.

Our last Weekly Craft Wonder is available from today, March 27- April 3 so be sure to get this crafting steal while you can! Our Vibrant Vellum Embellishments are back for $20 (including shipping in the contiguous US). You will get 120 beautiful vellum flower pieces, 60 cardstock leaves, 48 die cut sentiment flags, 36 cardstock butterflies and 36 vellum butterfly pieces— all with foil accent pieces! You can order by emailing orders@annagriffin.com or calling 888-817-8170 to place your order today.

 

As a friendly reminder:

  • If you are ordering through email, please include your phone number so that we can acquire your payment information.
  • Please allow 48 hours for order confirmation.
  • Please refrain from calling, leaving voicemails AND emailing your orders. This delays the process and causes duplicate orders.
  • Discover credit cards and PayPal are not accepted.
  • Please allow up to two weeks to receive your package(s).

Take a look at all the pretty things you can do with these incredible embellishments!

For our 6th installment in our “how to” video series we’re going to be using our Parchment Layers to create a beautiful, colored I Love You Card! For those of you who purchased these back in January, are you loving the gorgeous effect you get from the vellum layers? Monday is a great day to create a card, so come craft with us!

MATERIALS:

  • 1, 12”x12” Metallic Lavender Cardstock Layer, Cut to 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x 7” Parchment Vellum Layers   522-274
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Craft Tools   522-277
  • Anna Griffin® Parchment Embellishments
  • 2, Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Sentiment
  • 2, Butterfly Parchment Embellishments
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place the parchment layer face down on the embossing mat.

Using the finest tip tool gently press the tool into the paper to trace the lines of the design, being careful not to pierce through the paper.

Next choose the medium tip tool and trace over the lines for a darker color for heavier embossed lines.

Use the largest embossing tool to shade areas of the design for dimension and color.

With the embossing face up, use the triple needle perforating tool, pressing lightly to make small perforations in the center of the corner flowers.

Attach 5”x7” parchment vellum layer to lavender card base with double-sided adhesive.

Trace the design on the back of the butterfly embellishments.

Attach the butterfly layers with foam adhesive.

Adhere vellum with double sided adhesive.

Attach 5”x7” parchment vellum layer to lavender card base with double-sided adhesive.

Attach sentiment with foam adhesive.

Adhere Flowers with foam adhesive.

Meet us back here on Friday for another “how to” and meet our 2 product preview winners! Look out for our Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday too! Have a great week!

Love,

Anna

How to Series: Beribboned Dies

Hi there!

Today, we’re going to show you how to use the Beribboned Frame Dies that we showed on HSN in January! These incredible cutting patterns are the crème de la crème of our dies! Top notch! What’s beautiful about this set is that they are inspired and modeled after gorgeous ribbon and you can even thread ribbon through the cut outs. There are so many ways that you can create with these, so let’s make a card together!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes   505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® 5”x7”Metallic Card Layers   395-630 – 3, Gold 5”x7” Cardstock Layers 1, 5”x7” Layer, Cut 1, 4”x6” Layer and 1, 3.25”x3.25” Layer
  • 1, 12”x12” Red Cardstock Cut to 5”x7” Layer and 3.75”x5.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Dies   522-176 – Flower Die
  • Anna Griffin® Ornamental Frame Dies   457-839 – Beribboned Frame Die
  • Anna Griffin® Love & Easter Embossing Folders   522-177 – Wildflower Blooms Folder
  • 1, Sentiment Embellishment
  • 4, Flower Stickers
  • Gold Ink Pad
  • Anna Griffin® Tool N One – Foam Ink Dauber
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Adhere 5”x7” red layer to the folded ivory card base with double-sided adhesive.

2. Die cut 5.5”x7.25” gold layer with Beribboned Frame die. Attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.  

3. Center and attach 4”x6” gold layer to base with double-sided adhesive.

4. Emboss 4”x6” red layer with the Wildflower Blooms folder. Lightly ink embossed area with gold ink pad using foam dauber. Center and attach to card base with double-sided adhesive.

5. Die cut gold layer with the flower die. Attach to left side of card approximately 1.25” down from top with double-sided adhesive.

6. Approximately .25” from bottom of card adhere sentiment with foam adhesive.

7. Adhere flower stickers on both sides of sentiment with double-sided adhesive.

Here is the finished product! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beauty!

Speaking of beauty, we just had to share this incredible flower-filled basket of gorgeous that Sue Kurdt sent to our office. Everyone here at Anna Griffin Inc. oohed and ahhed over how creative Sue is! She used her Cricut to cut scanned flowers and bows and our new Pocket Dies for the base! Sue, this is so appreciated and was perfect for celebrating the first day of spring!

Monday is going to be a big day! We have our first Product Preview for May 9th, our last Weekly Craft Wonder and another tutorial to start off the week! This week is also the last week of National Craft Month, and there are 7 more grab bags to be given out for participation! Keep sharing those amazing projects! Also, you heard it here first, we are going to be doing a Facebook Live interview with Anna on Friday where there will be a special appearance by Georgie! So much fun!

We hope this post inspires you to bust out your set of Beribboned Dies and make something beautiful this weekend! Have a great day and see you soon!

Love,

Anna

HSN March 8, 2017 Sneak Peek 3 Winner

Hi everyone,

We hope that you have had a great week so far, and that you are ready for today’s winner! Craft Day is quickly approaching, and we will be on HSN Wednesday, March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and for our big finale at 8pm. Craft Days are our very favorite days of the year, but we have a few bonus shows to let you know about on March 14th as well. We will have a TS2 and will be live on HSN at 5am and 5pm EST for a few bonus appearances!

We loved your comments this week, and the many ways that you would use the dies, embossing folders and bow maker to create beautiful projects! Over 1865 of you left us a comment, and Yocasta Pena-Brent today is your day to win! You’ve won both sets of embossing folders, our new Decorative Edge Dies and the Bowmaker plus you have been entered to win a trip to Anna Griffin | Create! So much fun!

Of course, we have more to show you to whet your appetite.

Our set of 4 Decorative Edge Dies are 7 inches long, and contain the edge die and outer edge die. There’s a variety of ways that you can use them. They cut the designs into the paper, you can cut the design outright, or you can cut out the shadow layer to give you lots of options. Flowers, lace and more are the opulent patterns in this set.

Our Embossed Words Folders are unlike anything we have done before! The brushstroke calligraphy on this set is so incredible, the words come to life right on your cards! When using these folders, you won’t need a lot of embellishing, because the words are just so beautiful. Use ink, or sand the embossing to make something truly magical!

Our set of 4 Decorative Scene Folders emboss with two different patterns on each folder! There is so much dimension and versatility included on the patterns! Flowers, lace, blossoms, scalloped edges and more make the prettiest projects you can imagine. These are excellent for inking and embossing too!

Our Ribbon Storage Box and perfect bow maker is the gift that keeps on giving. After you have used all the ribbon included, you can refill the spool with your favorites to continue to make perfect bows for years to come! Our diagram makes it fool-proof and easy to make all bows from 1 inch up to 9 inches!

Be sure to tune in Tuesday for Sneak Peek 4 and all that we have in store for you! Hint, it’s going to be a bright and shiny post! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Love,

Anna

 

 

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 3

Hi everyone,

Happy Valentine’s Day! May your day be filled with love and happiness!

Today’s post is extra sweet and full of more new crafting goodies just for you! We’re going to be on HSN for a 24 hour Craft Day March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Let’s get started on today’s sneak peek! Our Embossed Words Folders are composed of four embossing folders where the typography is the star of the show! The folder art features all the ways to say Mom, Dad, Love and Happy Birthday. The large-scale embossing you will create is perfect for inking and sanding, and makes a unique effect for all your cards and scrapbook pages!

  

Ready for more exclusive embossing? Take a look at our Decorative Scene Embossing Folders! You will get 4 elaborate scene embossing folders that create an entire card front just by embossing the paper. These are begging to be inked or sanded to show off all of the details. These delicate patterns will take your favorite crafting technique to a whole new level!

New for our March 8th shows are our Decorative Edge Border Dies! This set includes 4, ornate 7″ dies that create unique and eye-catching edges or cut out borders for your cards. These can also add incredible dimension to your scrapbook pages. You can even layer the borders together to frame your photos! We have included 2 pieces for each die. The main large die will cut the decorative edge out of a piece of paper and the small outline die will cut the border out altogether. We’ve thought of everything!

Back for our March 8th shows is our incredible Bow Maker Storage box with Ribbon! For those of you who didn’t get the Bow Maker the first time around, you have another chance! This box stores your ribbon and has a clever peg system that helps you make perfect bows from 1 inch all the way up to 9 inches! You’ll get 50 yards of ribbon in 2 widths all in our perfect palette of double faced satin ribbon. The diagram on the top of the box walks you through creating the perfect bow. What’s the best part? You can refill with your favorite ribbon, and make beautiful bows for every season and project!

The Sneak Peeks just keep better and better! We are now half-way through with our previews for March 8th with winners every single week! Want to be our winner this week? Comment below and tell us which of today’s items is your favorite and why. We will draw a winner at random on Friday! Good luck!

Once again, Happy Valentine’s Day to all who are reading this!

Xoxo,

Anna