HSN March 7th, 2018 Product Preview 2 + Winner

Hi friends,

We hope you had a great week, and that you’re ready to see this week’s lucky winner. First things first, we’re inching closer to our Craft Day shows on HSN March 7th! Our hours are Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Luckily we are on twice during the month of March with more crafting on March 14th!

Over 1450 you commented to win our new Fancy French Frame Dies and the new card stock packs. June Estep and Maureen (mollymagri) you are this week’s winners! There was just so much paper, I had to split it into 2! Congratulations!

Last year, we designed a set of Sympathy Stickers to answer the increasing number of requests for cards of encouragement. You loved them and we have brought them back for March 7th along with all of the trimmings that coordinate.

Our new Crosses Cut and Emboss Die Set pairs perfectly with the sentiments to create handmade cards, tags and scrapbook pages for Easter, Condolence and Encouragement cards. Each die in the set has been designed to compliment each other making them easy to mix, match and layer.   

Designed expressly for use with the dies is our Faithful Die Cut Set. Punch and layer vintage ephemera to decorate all of your projects that require a softer touch. All of the pieces are carefully made to wrap and highlight images on sympathy cards. 

Guess what? The Treasury of stamps and dies are back! Along with the Treasury Ink Set, Treasury Embossing Powders, plus the Treasury Cards and layers. This comprehensive library of sentiments and images for all occasions is a one stop shop for all of your crafting needs. You can stamp, cut and layer your way from New Year’s to Christmas with all of the card sending holidays in between!

The Anna Griffin Mini die cutting and embossing machine will be coming back for March 7th and we have loads of them! Have you met Mini?

We like it when all of our crafting tools match. Use the Anna Griffin Heat tool to emboss your stamped images. It is just the thing to add shimmery texture to all things made with the Treasury!

It is time for Fan Mail Friday! This week is especially lovely because of the Valentine love that we received. You have to know how much I appreciate your kind words and lovely works of art! I realized that after we shot the video, that I had left a few on my desk. A special thank you goes to Kathy, Patti, Lois and Agnes for sending these beautiful cards!

Want to win the Crosses Die Set and the Faithful Die Cuts? Comment here on the blog and share who would get the first card you would make with the set. We will draw a winner at random from the blog comments on Friday. Have a great week everyone!

Love,

Anna

 

How to: Vintage Bunny Layout

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! Today’s how to is an Easter scrapbook page fit for Spring! It features our Vintage Bunny die cuts that you all love! Never fear, we will have more on hsn.com later this month! If you favorite the item, you will get a notification when they are back in stock.

On Monday we will start previews for our upcoming shows on HSN March 7th! Tune in at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Also, mark your calendars for our HSN shows on March 14th. National Craft Month is going to be a fun!

Easter is such a meaningful time for so many, and today’s project is great for scrapbooking your favorite memories of the season. Get ready to layer up your die cuts to make this amazing layout.

Let’s hop to it!

Vintage Bunny Die Cuts

Finished Size: 12×12 Scrapbook Page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Vintage Bunny Diecuts, 594-455
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Designer Paper Kit (pink diamond, light blue striped, pink vine)
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (ruler, scissors, paper trimmer) 442-864
  • 1” wide ivory ribbon, cut to 20”
  • (2) Pieces 1 ½” wide ivory lace, cut to 12”
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner and scotch tape)
  • Photo

 Instructions:

Cut the light blue striped paper to 8” wide with the stripes going vertical.

Fussy cut along the gold vines on the outer edges of the light blue striped card stock.

Cut the pink vine card stock to 4 ¾”x 11”.

Assemble the 3D Vintage Bunny Diecuts by adhering the layers using foam squares as shown. (Note, not all die cuts are made to be 3D.)

Pleat and tape the ivory lace around the edge of the two oval bunny diecuts.

Tape a photograph to the back of the floral wreath diecut.

Using the ivory ribbon, make a 4” bow.

Assembly:

Use the pink diamond cardstock layer as your background.

Using a tape runner, adhere the light blue striped card stock layer vertically to the center of the pink diamond card stock.

Adhere the pink vine card stock to the center of the light blue striped card stock.

Attach the 3D bunny oval diecut with the bunny facing left to the left side of the page using foam squares.

Attach the 3D bunny oval diecut with the bunny facing right to the right side of the page.

Using foam squares, attach the 3D wreath slightly above center of the two bunny ovals.

Attach the three 3D floral die cuts to the bottom of the bunny die cuts using foam squares.

Using foam squares, adhere the small floral wreath diecut between the two 3D floral diecuts.

Adhere the sentiment in the center of the floral wreath using foam squares.

Attach the ivory bow below the floral wreath using foam squares.

Attach the remaining decorative eggs, butterfly and carrot diecuts using foam squares as shown.

Wasn’t that an eggs-citing tutorial? Let’s take a look at all the goodies and Valentines that have been sent this week for Fan Mail Friday.

A special thanks to everyone who sent these beautiful creations! We will see you right back here on Monday.

Bye for now,

Anna

How to: Charming Dresden Card

Hi there,

You only have to wait one more week until we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th! Join us for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Be sure to mark your calendars for our HSN shows on March 14th also!

In two weeks, the Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. This fast and furious sale will have over 100 items for you to choose from. Stock up on your favorite crafting items for a year of beautiful in the making!

Are you ready for this week’s project? Today we’re creating a gorgeous card with our lovely Charming Dresden Trims! Let’s start crafting!

Charming Dresden Trims

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Charming Dresden Trims (butterfly and bird) 592-731
  • Anna Griffin® Spring Embossing Folders (Wildflower Blooms)
  • Anna Griffin® Summer/Fall Seasonal Layers (green paisley)
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Patterns Cards (Camilla floral) 442-892
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III (pink flowers) 552-844
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bow Assortment (small gold bow) 430-694
  • Anna Griffin® All About Birds and Butterflies (2, bird nest die cuts) 522-251
  • (1) 5”x 7” Ivory card stock base
  • Paper trimmer
  • Sanding block
  • Scissors
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ emboss the green paisley card stock layer using the Wildflower Blooms embossing folder.

Sand the embossed layer with the sanding block.

Cut the Pretty Patterns card to 4”x 5”, using the portion of the pattern shown.

Fussy cut around the floral pattern of the Pretty Patterns card as shown.

Fussy cut the bird nest die cut as shown.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner, attach the green paisley layer to the ivory card stock base.

Using foam adhesive, attach the Camilla floral layer to the bottom of the card, leaving approximately ½” border on the bottom and sides.

Attach the bird nest die cut to the top of the Camilla floral layer using foam adhesive.

Adhere the fussy cut bird nest pieces over the bird nest die cut using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the pink flowers sticker to the bottom left corner of the grey floral layer.

Adhere the sentiment sticker between the pink flowers sticker and the bird nest die cut, tucking in slightly.

Using foam squares, attach the gold bow to the bottom right corner of the sentiment sticker.

Adhere the butterfly and bird Charming Dresden Trims using foam adhesive.

What a great project to kick off the week! We will meet you right back here for Fan Mail Friday.

Love,

Anna

 

How to: Floral Decoupage Layered Card

Hi everyone,

In a week and a half, we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th. Our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Plus we have shows on March 14th too!

The Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. You don’t want to miss this once a year sale!

If you are reading this blog and you live in Canada, we are officially coming back to The Shopping Channel on March 19th and 20th. It has been over 10 years since we were on last and time has flown by! I have put together a very special assortment of products for our big reunion. Stay tuned here for more details on how and when to watch!

Now, on to today’s card crafting project! If you haven’t already started playing with your Floral Decoupage Diecuts, the time to do so is now! One of our favorite die cuts in the set is this gorgeous, build-able vase full of flowers! Let’s make something beautiful together.

Beautiful Bouquets Decoupage

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® Floral Decoupage Diecuts (flower basket and sentiment) 592-741
  • Anna Griffin® Valentine Perfect Patterns Cards (blue lace)
  • Anna Griffin® Flourish Medallion Die
  • Anna Griffin® 12” Border Stickers (1, floral and 2, brown)
  • (1) 5”x 7” yellow patterned card stock base
  • (1) Piece of ivory card stock, cut to 4 ¾”x 6 ¾”
  • (1) Piece of yellow card stock, cut to 4 ½”x 6”
  • Scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut the yellow card stock using the Flourish Medallion Die.

2. Fussy cut the edges of the blue lace card stock base as shown.

3. Cut the floral border strip to 6 ½” tall.

4. Cut the brown border strips as shown.

5. Cut the yellow Flourish die cut in half as shown.

6. Assemble the flower basket die cut using foam squares. Layer the pieces in numeric order from bottom to top using the numbers listed on the back of the die cuts.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the ivory card stock to the yellow patterned card base.

2. Attach the blue lace layer with foam squares.

3. Using foam squares, attach the two brown border stickers vertically down the center of the card. Attach with the back side down so the white is showing and do not peel the sticker liner. You do not have to use this specific border design – any border in your craft stash will do!

4. Adhere the floral border sticker to the center of the card using foam squares.

5. Using foam squares attach the yellow Flourish Medallion die cut piece of card stock to the center of the card, horizontally. Overlap the two pieces slightly so the edges do not go over the side of the card.

6. Attach the floral basket die cut to the center of the card using foam squares.

7. Adhere the sentiment to the bottom left corner of the card with foam squares.

Anyone would love to receive the warm wishes sent with this lovely card. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s how to. Are you ready to “ooh and ahh” over the talent and skill that has been received in the mail this week? Let’s take a look!

Here’s a closer look at the amazingly fun paper dolls by Denise! We’re in love!

 

See you on Monday!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: French Fan Valentine Card + Super Sale Announcement

Hi everyone,

Are you ready for some exciting news? Many of you have asked, and we have a special date to tell you about! The Anna Griffin Super Sale will take place on Monday, February 19th at 12 p.m. EST! This annual flash sale is bigger than ever! Get ready to shop because we will have card kits, embellishments, inks, stamps, dies and so much more at prices like never before.

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Super Sale to help you! Please read these questions thoroughly to avoid any confusion on sale day. We want to make sure you get the items that you want!

Why do you have the Anna Griffin Super Sale?

The Super Sale is an event that we hold each year to say thank you to all of our wonderful fans! It is an exclusive opportunity to get your hands on discontinued Anna Griffin crafting collections at their absolute lowest prices ever. Many of the items are first quality excess inventory, but others are returns from customers like you.  Please note that product configurations may vary from original format. All items are sold as is.

When will this year’s Super Sale take place?

The Super Sale begins Monday, February 19th at 12pm EST, and will run through Tuesday, February 20th at 12pm EST (or while supplies last). The timing ensures that we have ample customer service on hand, and ensures that our West Coast fans are able to shop at a decent hour!

Where is the sale hosted?

The sale is online. Right before the sale begins, we will send out an email newsletter with the link that you will need to start shopping. We will post the same link on our social media networks. If you are not signed up for our email newsletter, visit www.annagriffin.com and enter your email address at the bottom of our home page in the box provided.

What do I need to do to participate?

To participate in the sale, you will need a valid form of payment. The Amazon payment process is optional, but it is the recommended solution for the fastest checkout. You will also be able to pay by credit card directly. If you are not already registered for a free Amazon account, and would like one you can SIGN UP HERE. You can set up your billing address, shipping address and form of payment in advance so checkout is ready to go on Super Sale day!

Why do you use Amazon?

This is the fourth year that we have used Amazon to facilitate the sale, and it allows everything to run smoothly. Amazon handles flash sales each and every day, and they have partnered with Shopify to bring us an even better Super Sale experience. Hooray!

What are the shipping charges associated with my purchases?

We are offering free shipping on all orders over $75. All orders under $75 will incur a flat rate shipping charge of $6.95.  Please do not place multiple orders! Customers cannot combine orders after they have been placed to get free shipping after the sale is over.

What service do you use to ship my items?

We will ship all Super Sale orders via FedEx ground or USPS (whichever is the lowest cost for your order) to ensure timely delivery and provide you up-to-date tracking information. We will provide a tracking number to you via email.

I participated in the sale last year, and items were removed from my cart before I had a chance to purchase. How can I avoid this?

Unfortunately, many of the items featured in the sale are available in very limited quantities. If you place one of these items in your cart and continue shopping, the item may sell out during that time and will consequently be removed from your cart. The Super Sale follows the same rules as the Amazon.com site, where items must be purchased and checkout must be completed before that item is reserved.

Do you ship internationally for the Super Sale?

We do not ship internationally. Super Sale items may only be purchased by customers in the U.S.

Will I receive a free gift with my purchase?

A free gift is included for orders of $50 or more. Limit one free gift per customer. The free gift cannot be returned or exchanged.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Your order will ship and arrive in 2-3 weeks.  It give us time to organize all the shipments after the sale and deliver most orders before the expected delivery date.

Can I make returns?

Items purchased in the Super Sale cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason. Please note that product configurations may vary from original format.

How to: Valentine French Fan Dies. We are still having a blast making valentines of all shapes and sizes. Get our your French Fan dies and let’s make a beautiful, dimensional 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®  French Fan Dies
  • Anna Griffin®  Fancy Double-Sided card stock (ivory and gold) 499-586
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2”
  • (1) Piece of light pink card stock, cut to 3 ½”x 5”
  • (1) 5” 7” gold foil pattern card stock base
  • Valentine sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut®  Cuttlebug™ and largest fan die, die cut and emboss two fans from the ivory and gold double-sided card stock.

2. Accordion fold the two fan die cut pieces, as shown.

3. Adhere the two pieces together, overlapping the ends to create one large fan.

4. Die cut and emboss the two small tassel pieces from the gold foil card stock using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and French Fan Dies.

5. On the back of the pink card stock, trace around the small fan pictured.

6. Using scissors, fussy cut the traced fan outline. Use the tips of the fan ribs as a guide to cut as shown.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the ivory and gold fan on top of the pink fan cut out using hot glue adhesive.

2. Attach to the front of the card base using a tape runner.

3. Adhere the flower embellishments to the bottom of the fan.

4. Attach the tassel using foam squares.

5. Adhere the Valentine sentiment above the flower embellishments.

Do you love your French Fan Dies? If you missed out on these, they return to HSN on May 1st. We hope you have a lot of fun making this gorgeous valentine, and that you send it with love!

Want to see this week’s mail? Happy Fan Mail Friday everyone!

Our product previews for our March 7th shows on HSN start on February 12th! Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Love,

Anna