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

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 2

Hello!

Today is all about having a spooky good time! We’re ready to introduce two new items, but first a reminder about our upcoming shows! We will be on HSN Friday, June 16th at 12pm and 4pm for our very first Clearance Shows! This is the time to stock up on your Anna Griffin favorites at one of a kind special prices!

Our next HSN Craft Day appearances will be on Tuesday, July 11th where we will be kicking off the 24 day at midnight, and then will be on at 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and part of the 8pm hour! Let’s get started on 2 more product previews for the July 11th shows.

Our new Vintage Halloween Kit is frighteningly good! You asked for a Halloween card making kit and we listened! With this kit you will get 20 cards in bewitching patterns like gold foiled cats, gothic inspired roses, and more! Layer away with the 20 layers in coordinating patterns and beautiful gold foil accents. You’ll get 8 large pinwheels in orange stripe and grey/white to add texture and scale. There are amazing 3D vintage diecuts that include always watching owls, witches on brooms, cats with full moons and so much more! Black and orange flourishes accent in a boo-tiful way. There are amazing, single-layer diecuts that are to die for! Finally our dimensional sentiments are just what you need to send frightful greetings. Sayings in this set are You Cast a Spell on Me, You Are So Bewitching, Happy Halloween and more!

Our new set of Sending Sympathy Stickers say just the right thing during the hardest of times. In this set you’ll get 50 stickers that relay thoughtful and loving feelings to friends and loved ones. Your words of kindness are sure to help support and encourage those who need it most! You will get 2 each of 25 designs, and these stickers are dimensional, gold foiled and are set on top of a soft color palette and patterns. Phrases include Praying for You, Sending You Comfort, My Thoughts Are with You, Thinking of You During This Difficult Time and many more.

It’s time to give these away! Leave us a comment worthy of a win, and we will announce a winner chosen at random on Friday. Be sure to visit us on our Facebook page throughout the week for more inspiration from these exciting new products.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

 

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 1 Winner + How to Series: Embossed Words Father’s Day Card

Hi there,

Welcome to the first giveaway for our July 11th shows on HSN! On that day we will be live at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and  8pm!

In addition to our 24 hour Craft Day shows, we will be on HSN in exactly two weeks for our first ever clearance shows! On Friday, June 16th we will on HSN at 12pm and 4pm, so be sure to join us for unbeatable deals on your favorite Anna Griffin items!

Today we are so excited to give away the two brand new items that we previewed this week. Thank you for all of the enthusiastic blog comments over the last several days! Over 1280 of you commented on the post to win, and Sylvia Fox you are our winner today! Congratulations! You are automatically entered to win one of 3 tickets to the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create!

Need just a little more inspiration from our product preview this week? Our Window Frame Card Making Kit will allow you to create 20 elaborate step cards that wow! You’ll get beautiful frames, gold foiled sentiments, patterned card layers, flourishes, gorgeous flowers and so much more! This kit is part of an earlier autoship, and this will be your only opportunity to get this lovely kit!

Our brand new Delicate Engravings card toppers are going to be your new go to! With its elegant French porcelain inspired designs, Delicate Engravings will bring beauty to each and every project you create! This set contains 124 pieces including candy colored decorative layers, gorgeous smaller layers with gold foil designs and French paintings, flowers, 3D sentiments and more!

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we have just the project you need! Get out our Embossed Words Folders that you got from HSN in March, and let’s make a card for Dad this weekend!

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Version 3 522-138 – with A (6” x 8”) plate – 2 B (6” x 8”) Plates
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Embossed Words 4-piece Folder Set 528-924 – “Father” Folder
  • Anna Griffin® Ivory Cards & Envelopes 505-052 – 1, 5”x7” Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Fancy Flip Card Embellishments 522-272 – 2 Star Embellishments
  • Anna Griffin® For the Boys Die-Cuts – 396-pack 321-630 – 1 Sentiment Sticker
  • 1 5” x 7” Ivory Card Stock Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852 – Pouncing Tool
  • 2, 5” x 7” Card Stock Shims
  • 1 Gold Ink pad & 1 Brown Ink pad
  • Rubber Brayer
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Roll the brayer onto the gold ink pad to cover with ink.

2. To apply gold ink, roll the brayer over the bottom of the “Father” embossing folder, applying ink evenly.

3. Use the pouncing tool to ink the edges of the embossing folder with the brown ink.

4. Roll the brayer back over what was just inked to blend the colors together.

5. Place ivory card stock layer onto the non-inked side of the “Father” embossing folder and fold onto inked side of folder.

6. Using two paper shims on top of the folder, run through the Cuttlebug™ to transfer the ink to the card stock layer.

7. Adhere card stock layer to card base with double-sided adhesive.

8. Attach sentiment and stars with foam adhesive.

So much fun! Monday we have two more new items to show you plus another chance to win! Have a great weekend everyone!

Love,

Anna

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 1

Hello, hello!

We’re back with a whole new line up for our HSN Craft Day shows on July 11th! Want to join us for all the fun? We’re on HSN at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and a little of the 8pm hour! How great is that? We are so excited to show you all the crafty tricks we have up our sleeves over the next several weeks. Did we mention there would be giveaways? Get ready for a crafting good time!

Let’s kick this Craft Day preview off with something truly stunning. Introducing our Delicate Engravings Card Toppers! In this set, you’ll get the loveliest pastel layers you can imagine with intricate borders and macaron hued card overlays. It is full of French paintings from 18th century china patterns, layered sentiments and bucolic scenes! This is truly a kit for all those who subscribe to our “beautiful in the making” style.

Next we have our Window Frame Card Making Kit where you’ll get everything you need to make 20 incredible, 3D step cards as well as 7 cutting dies to make your own once you have completed the set. This is a card kit like no other! It includes pre-cut, scored patterned cards, die cut frames, gorgeous floral die cuts, fanciful foil flourishes and sentiment stickers to write your heartfelt message. If you signed up for auto ship for our Window Box Card kit in January, this will be on its way to you in June. The July 11th shows will be the only time this kit will be offered as a stand alone item.

Who wants these beauties? We want to know what you’re excited about for the July 11th Craft Day, and what you think about this weeks’ amazing new items! Leave us a comment, and we will draw a winner at random on Friday.

In remembrance on Memorial Day,

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