HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 4 Winner + How to Series: Card Front Dies

Hi everyone,

What a great week it has been! On Monday we brought you 4 brand new items for craft day on HSN July 11th. Each one is perfect for summer crafting. Two weeks from tomorrow is our big day! We will be kicking off at midnight, then our hours are 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and some of the 8pm hour. Are you all as excited to get to crafting as we are? You know we save the best for last so be sure to tune into our next few posts!

We had an amazing amount of comments and product love this week! Over 1465 of you commented to win all 4 items, and Nicole Craig they are coming to you! Look out for the shipment soon.

Who wants a few more looks at project inspiration? We’ve got it all below!

Our Tutti Frutti Stamps and Dies are on trend and en vogue this summer! Orange you so excited for this set of 21 stamps and 7 dies? Create lemons, limes, berries, grapes and more, then send someone a sweet treat in the form of an amazing card or scrapbook page.

To go along with our Tutti Fruitti Stamps and Dies, we have the juiciest Colorbox inks! Create summer ripe fruit colors with our rich red, deep purples, and bright citrus colors.

Build dimensional flowers that wow with our set of 3D Flower Cut and Emboss Dies. You will have friends and family amazed by your craftiness! This set is perfect for adding to a gift, project or even party decorations!

Our beloved Instant Scrapbook is back! This fan favorite, almost finished album only requires 30 of your favorite photos, and your own personal touches to make it come to life. You’ll get 20 pre-made 12 x 12 pages, 20 titles, plus alphabet letters to create with.

Today’s how to is so beautiful; you’re going to love it! Get out your Card Front Dies set and let’s create! You can still purchase these on HSN.com if you don’t have them! Click here to shop.

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Card Front Cutting Dies – 542-362 – Floral Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138 – 6” x 8” Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack – 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag – 457-852 – Piercing Stylus Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set – 442-864 – Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes – 505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • 1, 5” x 7” Purple Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 5” x 7” Ivory Metallic Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 5” x 7” Gold Metallic Layer
  • 1, 5” x 7” Pink Metallic Layer
  • 1, 5” x 5” Peach Cardstock Layer
  • 1, 5” x 7” Teal Vellum Layer
  • 1 Sentiment Embellishment
  • 3 Floral Embellishments
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Adhere purple cardstock to ivory card base with double sided adhesive.

  • Place floral die face up and the gold cardstock face down on the Cuttlebug machine, and die cut and emboss. The Tool ‘n One is helpful in the removal of the paper from the die.
  • Die cut the pink cardstock with the floral die. Set aside the floral die cut portion for another project.  Set aside the border and 2 corner pieces.

  • Die cut the ivory metallic cardstock with the floral die. Trim the top right floral corner piece, bottom left floral corner piece, and one of the large flowers from the edge of the die cut with the craft knife.  Cut out both sets of small flowers.

  • Adhere pink border to purple card base with double sided adhesive. Inlay the gold die cut with double sided adhesive.  Inlay the two pink corner pieces with double sided adhesive.

  • Attach the ivory floral die cut pieces on top of the corresponding gold die cut pieces with foam adhesive.

  • Die cut and cut out flowers with craft knife. Adhere to card as shown.

  • Adhere sentiment and floral embellishments with foam adhesive.

Now that’s a card that is beautiful in the making! We will see you Monday for more previews, inspiration, giveaways and fun!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 2 Winner + How to Series: Chameleon Markers

Hello everyone,

In exactly ONE week we will be on HSN for our first ever Clearance Shows! What are those you ask? Well, they are 2 shows on June 16th at 12pm and 4pm EST where many of our most beloved Anna Griffin products will be available to you at incredible prices! If you are looking to stock up on your materials and have a little crafting fun, these are your shows!

That’s not all! On July 11th we’re kicking off a 24 hour Craft Day on HSN with shows at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and a portion of the 8pm hour.

We had such a great response this week to both of our new for the July 11th products. You all love all of fun of Halloween, our Vintage Halloween Card Making Kit and things that go bump in the night! Likewise, our Sending Sympathy Stickers are much needed across the board and will bring comfort and loving thoughts to those in trying times. Over 1240 of you commented to win Monday’s duo and Shelby McDaniel today you are our winner! Enjoy your new goodies, and please share your projects with us!

Let’s take another glimpse of the new items for more ideas!

We know how hard it is to express just how much you care during friends and family’s most difficult times. We created our set of Sending Sympathy Stickers to help you do just that. You’ll get 50 stickers in a beautiful pastel palette, in both silver and gold font that say everything from Sending You Strength to Thinking of Your Family During This Time.

Oh how we love Halloween, spooky spiders, scary cats and flying witches! Our Vintage Halloween Cardmaking Kit is scary good, but with a twist of gorgeous vintage! Card prints include gold foil accents, stunning florals, kitty cats and so much more. Combine those with intricate layers, creepy diecuts, scary sentiments, ghostly embellishments, and frightful rosettes to create cards and scrapbooking pages that are boo-tiful in the making!

Now, on to our How To Series for this week. Have you been coloring with your set of Chameleon Markers from HSN’s March show? We have tips and tricks to make coloring and shading as easy as 1, 2, 3! Grab your favorite Perfect Pattern Coloring Card print and your Anna Griffin Palette Chameleon Markers and let’s make a gorgeous, gradient card!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Chameleon Perfect Pallete Markers 532-431
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Coloring Cards and Stamp Set 532-443

INFORMATION

  • Each pen goes from as light as a hint of a tint to rich tones. One pen blends multiple tones.
  • One end has the “Bullet Nib” which is used for outlining, drawing and working in small areas with precision coloring. The other end has the “Brush nib” which gives a paint brush feel by allowing the ink to flow beautifully with color gradation.  Use the “Fusing Chamber” with the marker to color and shade with.
  • Use a light hand when coloring.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the tip of the color end to the “Fusing Chamber” to achieve the color/shade you want.

  • When infusing the nib with the toning medium, for best infusion, make sure your pen is being held in a vertical position.
  • Keep marker on paper the whole time you are shading. It will help keep it from getting streaky.
  • Start shading from light to dark on artwork.
  • Use a timing chart to see the differences in how long to leave the brush nib in the fusing chamber, to achieve light, medium and dark gradations.

CHAMELEON COLOR TONES FEATURE

  • Double-Ended Pen
  • Japanese SuperSoft Brush Nib and Bullet Nib
  • Professional Quality Alcohol-Based Ink
  • Refillable Inks
  • Replaceable Nibs
  • Permanent on Most Surfaces
  • Compatible with all other Alcohol-Based Inks
  • Non-Toxic and Low Odor
  • Ideal for All Paper Crafts, Manga, Graphic and Fine Art

We hope you have so much fun coloring with your Chameleon Markers, and that you will meet us right here on the blog Monday for more new, exciting items! Have the best weekend!

Love,

Anna

How to Series: Decorative Edge Border Dies

Hello everyone,

Are you ready to create with the Decorative Edge Border Dies that you bought on HSN in March? Don’t worry, if you want to make this card along with us you can still get the dies here. Our Decorative Edge Border Dies are incredibly detailed and so versatile! One project that we thought would be fun to share and make with you is a matchbook style card. This card design has a special closure and you can use this trick on almost any card! Before we get started, don’t forget we will be on HSN June 16th for our first ever Clearance Shows and we will be back for a 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th. Those new product previews start this Monday, May 29th.

Let’s get to creating!

MATERIALS – listing all HSN item numbers

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138 – Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Magnetic Mat 2-pack 528-936
  • Anna Griffin® Decorative Edge Border Dies – Scalloped Edge Die
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852 – Scoring Tip
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set 442-864 – Ruler & Paper Trimmer & Cutting Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Charlotte Papercrafting Collection – 1, 12”x12” Black and Ivory Patterned card stock cut to 5”x7” Folded Card Base 489-141
  • 1, 3.5” x 6.75” Black card stock layer
  • 1 Sentiment
  • 2 Floral Embellishment stickers
  • Double Sided Adhesive (tape runner)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Trim top layer on right side of card base to 4.75” from fold.

  • Place the Scalloped Edge Die along the edge of the black card stock layer then die cut and emboss. The sandwich to die cut is: Stack from the bottom up – A plate, magnetic mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down, B plate. The sandwich to emboss is: Stack from the bottom up – A plate, B Plate, Die with paper inside, rubber mat, B plate.

  • Score along the straight edge of die cut at 0.625” using the ruler and scoring tool and cutting mat. Place the score line against the edge of the ruler and fold the straight edge up.

  • Fold the straight edge over the back side of the card base. Adhere on the back flap only, with double-sided adhesive, leaving the front decorative edge open.

Fold over the card front. Tuck the top layer of the card base underneath the die cut edge to form a matchbook closure. Adhere floral embellishments and sentiment with double sided adhesive.

Wasn’t that fun? We love sharing tutorials on how to use all of our products that you get from HSN.  Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

 

 

How To Series: Gracious Giftables Cricut Cartridge

Hello!

We hope your week has been as fantastic as ours. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you all this past Tuesday on HSN for Craft Day. We love our fans! Thank you for every single phone call, Facebook/blog post and skype call! Guess what? We will be back on HSN June 16th for 2 clearance shows and mark your calendars for our next 24 hour Craft Day on July 11th! More news to follow on Monday.

As promised here’s a look at all of the lovely Cricut Gracious Giftables Cartridge designs and the sizing needed for wrappers. This cartridge includes 12 adorable cards, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can create! You can make everything from teapots and tool kits to gift bags and mortar boards! Give friends and family the gift they want, but spice up the packaging and personalize the holder to fit the recipient.

Below are the dimensions for the grouped measurements of each design. Select your image and insert it on the mat. Then select the image group and size it in the edit palette as a group to be sure that the designs are scaled properly.  Please note that the dimensions below are the measurements before they are folded. A standard gift card size 3.375″ x 2.125″ and it will need to fit in the inner pocket on each design.

Teapot Holder – 17.73” W x 10.6” H

Paper Tote Bag Holder – 23.96” W x 7.03” H

Wallet Holder – 17.17” W x 9.03” H

Hangable Tag Holder – 17.1” W x 10” H

Apron Holder – 16.18” W x 8.08” H

Baby Diaper Holder – 29.36” W x 8.65” H

Coin Purse Holder – 17.61” W x 9.6” H

Shirt and Tie Holder – 22.48” W x 6.65” H

Graduation Holder – 18.67” W x 10.51” H

Handbag Holder – 17.87” W x 9.78” H

Gift Box Holder – 27.02” W x 6” H

Tool Box Holder – 12.65” W x 7.36”H

Now that’s a present that packs a serious punch! These gifts will bring creativity and happiness to all, and you can get yours from HSN.com right here.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! You deserve the world and so much more.

Xoxo,

Anna

 

 

HSN May 9th, 2017 Product Preview 5 Winner

Happy Friday, everyone!

We hope that you’ve had a great week, and that you have enjoyed the second to last product preview before our shows on HSN May 9th. We had so many great responses to our Collage Toppers for Him, Charming Collage Toppers, His and Hers Letterpress Folders and Perfect Pattern Cards for Him. Over 1030 of you commented to win these 4 items, and our winner for today is Suzanne Matos. Lucky you! We hope you have a blast creating beautiful projects with these new items.

We have an exciting new crafting video today as well as a few more projects to inspire you!

Our Perfect Patterns for Him Cards and Envelopes have a neutral and masculine palette that perfectly coordinates with  our new Collage Card Toppers for Him. There’s not a single pink card in the deck, but lots of deeper hues with patterned neutrals sprinkled in.

These Collage Toppers for Him provide an easy way to create a card quickly and effortlessly! Multiple vintage themes are included in this set of 96 toppers with sayings like Birthday Wishes, For My Friend and many more.

Our Charming Collage Toppers are an incredible set of 100 already expertly layered diecuts that allow you to make an everyday card in a flash! This set is back from January, and it’s easy to see why it’s an Anna Griffin favorite!

Our His and Hers Letterpress Folders create some of the most endearing embossed patterns you can get! This set of 6 folders is the first autoship from the Letterpress sets that debuted in January. So many of you loved the flamingos, anchors and pineapples designs, and we can’t see what you create with them!

Let’s make a card with your Go Press and Foil Machine! This item was so popular in March, and you can see why! It creates a beautiful letterpressed image with this easy to use heated machine.

 

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Go Press & Foil Machine 529-122 – Best Wishes Hot Foil Stamp, 1 Gold Foil Cut to 2.5” x 4.5” and 1 Gold Foil Cut to 4” x 6,” Tongs & Rubber Mat
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes 505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Flower Layer Die 115-5288
  • Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle 505-094
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Collection Scrapbooking Set 470-027 – 1, 12” x 12” White & Gold Cardstock Cut to 1, 5” x 7” Cardstock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Palette II Cardstock 505-105 – 1, 12” x 12” Pink Cardstock Cut to 1, 4” x 6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Palette II Cardstock 505-105 – 1, 12” x 12” Dark Pink Cardstock Piece Cut to 1, 3.5” x 4.5” Layer
  • 1 Floral Embellishment Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® 100-piece Perfect Bows Assortment 430-694 – 1 Small Pink Bow
  • Double Sided-adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive
  • 2, 5” x 7” Cardstock Shims

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Follow heating instructions included with the Go Press & Foil machine.
  • Best Wishes Hotfoil Stamp and Flower Layer Die both need to heat for approximately 1 minute.
  • Place Flower Layer die cutting side up on the Go Press & Foil heat plate. Place 4” x 6” gold foil (gold side facing down) on top of die, followed by the 4” x 6” pink card layer (pink side facing down) on top of the foil.

  • Add shims to apply pressure properly. Close lid and allow die to heat for 30 seconds. Remove the heating platform from the Go Press & Foil base.  Slowly wind through the Cuttlebug machine and back again to apply foil to the cardstock layer.  Let cool for approximately 30 seconds.

  • Peel off foil. Use tongs to place die on rubber mat to cool down.

  • Place “Best Wishes” hot foil stamp onto the heat plate. Place 2.5” x 4.5” gold foil colored side down on top of the die.  Place 5” x 4.5” dark pink cardstock piece (dark pink side facing down) on top of foil.  Add shims and close lid and allow die to heat for 30 seconds.

  • Remove the heating platform from the base, and wind slowly through the Cuttlebug machine and back to apply foil to the cardstock piece. Let cool for approximately 30 seconds.

  • Die cut dark pink cardstock piece with Terrific Tags die.

  • Attach gold foil layer to card base with double sided adhesive. Attach foil stamped layer with foam adhesive.  Adhere tag with foam adhesive, floral embellishment sticker, and bow with double-sided adhesive.

What a fun Friday! Monday meet us here for your shopping list!

Love,

Anna