How to: Make Something You Love – Paper Kit!

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For those of you who purchased the Make Something You Love Educational Curriculum with the Cricut Maker in October we have a post for you! Please note that you can now purchase this kit individually if you missed out or already had a Maker by clicking here. Now, you can further your Cricut skills and create amazing projects! This curriculum, along with the other MSYL with Anna Griffin kits provide you with the materials, projects and video instruction to make something YOU love (with a little help from us)! Let’s take a look at what you get and how to use it!

There are 7 complete bundles in the Make Something You Love Auto Ship, with the first being paper! This set of projects is designed to be all about Valentine’s Day! The beautiful florals, damask pattern and glitter papers work together to create incredible projects with either your Cricut Maker (or your Cricut Explore Air 2 for the paper, vinyl, and iron on kits).

In the MSYL Paper Kit you’ll get:

  • (5) 0.3 Extra-fine point pens
  • (5) 12″ x 12″ sheets of glitter card stock – (Gold, Silver, Black, White and Bronze)
  • (12) 12″ x 12″ sheets of Rose Medley Double Sided Card Stock
  • Make Something You Love Paper Material Kit Digital Image Set code card – (15 digital images)
  • Instruction sheet
  • Rose Medley project insert

Let’s take a look at the incredible projects you can create! Follow the link on each project to get started, and view the tutorial videos at

Make a scrapbook page to show off your most cherished memories. This gorgeous page highlights any special occasion!

We all like to get a little something, and with this pretty box you can give a little something! Fill this box with sweets, treats or anything worthy of such a beautiful presentation.

Be the hostess with the mostest with this adorable candy bag toppers! Your party favors have never looked so good! 

You’re going to love this flip card, and the way that it combines moving pieces and lovely patterns. Send this card to a loved one for the perfect Valentine! 

Create party decor that wows! This 3 heart banner combines Valentine’s Day colors, a beautiful rose pattern, glitter paper and intricate cuts to make a banner like no other!

Here are some tips and tricks for your MSYL Paper Kit!

  1. ADD MORE: This bundle comes with 15 images plus print then cut flowers, so search through the bundle to find the perfect finishing touch to all of your projects.
  2. MAKE IT YOUR OWN: All of our MSYL projects are fully customizable. Change the size or colors to make a project that is all your own.
  3. HELPFUL TOOLS: A bone folder helps to make a perfectly creased fold. It is great for making perfect rosettes!
  4. CHECK YOUR MAT: The right mat can make all the difference when cutting with your Cricut Maker. Use the “Light Grip” mat for paper and card stock, “Standard Grip” for heavy card stock and glitter paper, and the “Strong Grip” mat for kraft board.
  5. CHANGE MATS: Before cutting, you can move from one mat to another by clicking on the top left corner of the object in design space. You can also move the object around on the mat by clicking on the object and dragging. Use these tricks to get the most cuts out of your materials.

In the auto shipment of the MSYL with Anna Griffin program, there are new images, materials and instructions every 8 weeks, so you can make 2018 the year of creating with your Cricut Maker! Next month you will get the Make Something You Love with Felt – Auto Ship February 2018.

The rest of auto shipments are dedicated to materials that we all want to cut with our Cricut machines:

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Auto Ship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Auto Ship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Auto Ship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Auto Ship October 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Auto Ship December 2018

What’s not to love? These Make Something You Love Kits make it easy to create projects with the contents of each box! Have you started your kit yet? We’ve seen some great results on the Cricut Maker Facebook page. Comment below and tell us what you love making for the ones you love!

Happy crafting,


HSN June 16th, 2017 Clearance Shows

Hello, hello!

Exciting news! We will be back on HSN on June 16th for our first ever set of clearance shows. We will be on at 12pm and 4pm to bring you some of our very favorite Anna Griffin items at exciting prices! Who doesn’t love a great sale, right? This is the time to stock up on all your favorites and get those items you have been eyeing for months. It doesn’t get any better than this! Today, we’re going to give you a peek at several items coming up on the shows, and we will post all of the items for you to prepare your shopping list soon!

One of our favorite items that will be coming back for the shows is our Seafarer Collection. This paper crafting collection is inspired by incredible 1930s designs chock full of beautiful, nautical and gold-foiled seaworthy patterns in both text weight and card stock. Designs include seashells, stripes, anchors, sailboats and so much more! This set is perfect for summertime crafting! Seafarer comes with all the embellishments, stickers, sentiments and even baker’s twine you need to create the perfect summer album, cards or project! Take your beach vacation, or cruise photos to the next level by creating a scrapbook to highlight and document all your best memories in style!

Another one of our returning favorites is our Hostess Stationery Set. This party planning box is for the hostess with the mostest! You’ll get everything you need to perfectly plan your next tea party, shower or birthday inspired by Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” You’ll get conversation starters, a to do list pad, teacup stickers, name tags, place cards, treat bags and more for all your party planning needs. Be the talk of the town by utilizing this set for the perfect summer soiree!

We’re flipping for Fancy Flips! This card-making kit is all inclusive, and creates 3 dimensional cards like no other! You’ll get 214 pieces including 7 cutting dies, beautiful papers, embellishments and even adhesive to make 20 flip-able cards. Take your already scored card stock, fold your flip card and decorate until your heart’s content! After you’ve created your 20 cards, you’ll have the dies to keep making cards for each and every occasion. We wanted to take a card that looks complex, and make it into an effortless crafting experience. Friends and family that receive these beauties are going to be over the moon excited about these flip cards!

The countdown begins! Only a little over a month until June 16th, and we are looking forward to all the fun! You’re going to love these shows and the great deals that will be available to you! Have a wonderful week, and meet us back here on Friday for our next how to series video!

Bye for now,


HSN January 10th, 2017 Sneak Peek 5

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Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a great time ringing in 2017, and are ready for all the new crafting items we have to show you today. Oh my goodness these items are so amazing! We are officially ONE week away from our 7th Anniversary shows on HSN! On January 10th we will be on at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.

Up first is our Charming Collage Toppers. Back and better than before, You will get 100 (2 each of 50 designs, with gold foil) beautifully layered die cuts that look as though you have stacked multiple embellishments together. The card topper sentiments cover every card sending occasion from Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to Get Well Soon. If you’re looking for an all inclusive way to create an amazing card in a hurry, this is your set!

Need the world’s best adhesive to apply these die cuts to your projects? Look at this! Our very own gold and ivory Xyron Creative Station. Can you believe it? And that’s not all, there is matching ivory Mega Runner and Tape Runner. Talk about coordinating your Craft Room. It just doesn’t get any better than this!

There are new dies everyone! Let us introduce you to Paper Tricks 3! With this set of 6 cut and emboss dies you will be able to create all of the trendy curtain folds! We have a scalloped curtain fold die, cascade curtain fold die, bunting folds and more! The possibilities are endless for embellishing a card or scrapbook page. Create your newest work of art with these incredible dies!

Looking for a new trick to use with your embossing folders? Our new set of 4 Impression Masks and Embossing Dies will do just that! These frames create a blank space inside an all over embossed pattern. There are 4 different shapes to diffuse along with matching edge embossing dies for a perfect outline. The result is a perfectly flat focal point on your embossed card stock for highlighting your sentiment or creating a window. These are so much fun to use!

Attention all Cricut Explore users! Our newest Cricut Cartridge – Anna’s Fantastic Flip Cards makes its debut next week and brings an autoship of new cartridges along with it! You asked for it, you got it! Last year, so many of you commented that you loved the card kit and dies, but it would be even better if we made our signature card concept into a cartridge. There are10 new card shapes to cut and score, embellishments to cut and sentiments to write – this set has it all!

The Anna Griffin Cricut Explore Air 2 is back for our 7th Anniversary and it is packed with the best of the best Anna Griffin Library of cartridges – 7 to be exact!  Anna’s Garden Cards and Embellishments, Anna’s Lovely Layered Cards, Elegant Embellishments, Anna’s Decorative Monograms, Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments, Anna’s Ribbons and Bows and Soiree Lettering.

Oh my goodness, what a great offering! Which are you looking most forward to? Comment below to let us know and we will give all of this away to one lucky winner on Friday.

Speaking of Friday, we will have a special blog post to reveal the January 10th Today’s Special that we will be giving away to 7 lucky winners. That’s not all! Join me on HSN that same night at 7pm EST for First Friday with Amy Morrison and Adam Freeman. Where you can be the first to have the January TS and our Fancy Flips Card Making Kit with Dies.

Wow! It’s going to be an incredible year!




HSN January 10th, 2017 Sneak Peek 3 Winner

Hi everyone!

We’re so excited for the start of the holiday weekend! We hope you all have very memorable and merry time with friends, family and loved ones! Very soon we will get to spend time with you, our beloved fans! We’re going to be on HSN in less than 3 weeks! Our shows on January 10th will be at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm. Oh my goodness we’re ready to craft with you!

Over 1000 of you commented to win Fancy Flips Card Kit, Flip Card Diecut Embellishments, Letterpress Cards, Layers and Envelopes, Letterpress Embossing Folders, plus Spring Colorbox Ink Set, Seasonal Love and Easter Card Layers and Fancy Flips Super Sentiment Stickers . Tami Babs these are all yours! We hope these products bring you lots of joy in the New Year!

We have a few more projects to show you; let’s took a look!

First, we have our third flip card kit, Fancy Flips! You’re going to love the 20 cards you will be able to make with this flipping awesome set! Fancy Flips is perfect for spring, has bright florals, loads of gold foil sentiments and more!

Think of what you will be able to create with over 250 small embellishments! You asked for them, and we are giving them to you! Group hearts, butterflies, flowers and gold-foiled cornices together for a lovely effect!

Sticking with our spring theme, we have Letterpress Embossing Folders! Graceful Butterflies, Petite Roses and all the other small designs are going to add a beautiful component to your card making!

Our Letterpress Cards, Layers and Envelopes were designed specifically to go with the above embossing folders. These impressionable, cotton papers show off your letterpress work wonderfully!

Again, happy holidays to each and every one of you. You mean the world to us, and have made this year one for the books! We will meet you right back here on Tuesday.




January 10th, 2017 Sneak Peek 3

Hello everyone!

We’re officially halfway through with our January sneak peeks, and that much closer to Craft Day! As a reminder, we are going to be on HSN at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and our big finale is at 8pm. Today’s post is all about beautiful, springtime crafting. Oh, the treats we have in store for you!

First, our Fancy Flip Card Kit is the third of our flip kits, and makes 20 of the loveliest A2 cards. In this kit, you’ll get 20 cards (2 each of 10), 20 envelopes, 7 cutting dies, 72 printed die cut embellishments, 28 foil stickers, 24 exterior gold foil sentiment stickers (2 each of 12), 24 exterior gold foil sentiment cardstock pieces (2 each of 12), 48 interior gold foil sentiment stickers (4 each of 12), 10 solid double-sided cardstock pieces and more! Wow, what a set! You will have so many pieces and options to play with!

We have received many requests for small, floral embellishments.  Look no further because our Flip Card die cut Embellishments are here! This set includes 212 printed die cuts and 64 die cut stickers. Pretty little rose clusters, single blooms, ornate cornices and more are printed in beautiful spring colors. Use these on your Flip Cards or any other project where you need a little blossom.

Turn your Cuttlebug into your own personal printing machine using our newest set of letterpress embossing folders. This set of 6 patterns feature repeated icons designed for all of your Spring card making occasions.  Add dainty hearts, little bunnies and four leaf clovers to your embossing library for a fresh new look on all of your projects! These are available on auto ship so you can have a whole year full of perfect patterns!

Our luxurious letterpress cards and envelopes set is the perfect pairing for our newest folders. This cotton paper takes the ink beautifully when embossing or debossing..  You will get 24, 5×7 cards, 24, 5×7 layers and 24, 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 envelopes in this set.

We have so many great new items! Now, who wants to win these? Let us know below, and leave us a comment telling us your very favorite one. We will be giving away these 4 new items, plus our Spring Colorbox ink set, Seasonal Love Easter card layers and Fancy Flip Sentiment sticker set to make the giveaway items total lucky number seven.

See you Tuesday, Griffinites.