How to Series: Wishful Thinking Card

Hi everyone,

The 24 hour craft Event on HSN Wednesday was a huge success! We had so much fun getting to craft with you and demonstrate all of our new products. Mark your calendars for March 14th at 5am and 5pm because we will be back on HSN in 4 short days!

Today we are continuing our series of how to videos in celebration of National Craft Month. Get out your Wishful Thinking Cutting Dies everyone, it is time to make a special birthday card! The best part about our Wishful Thinking die set is that you can customize a card specific to your needs! Where else can you find a “Happy Mother’s Day to my Sister” card? The endless combination of words and dates make crafting with this set so much fun.

Let’s get crafting!



  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x12” Boxing Day Cardstock – 1, 12”x12” Cut to 7”x10”, Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Green Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x6.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Blue Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x4.5 Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, White Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.5”x4” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Ivory Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut 1”x4.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Hot Pink Cardstock Cut to 5”x6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Wishful Thinking Dies & Folders Set   538-144 – Happy, 3, RD, Birthday, Grand, Daughter Dies
  • 1, Anna Griffin® Foil Balloon Sticker
  • 2, Red Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Lavender Floral Embellishment
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Small Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

Black and White Floral- 1.5”x4”

Blue and White Floral- 1.25”x4.5

Ivory Floral-1”x4.75” Layer

Green Floral- 1.25”x6.75



  1. Cut a notch on the right side of each floral strip.

2. Attach foil balloon sticker about .75” from left side of card.

3. Die cut words from fuchsia strips of cardstock. Adhere as follows:

  1. Happy – white floral strip
  2. 3rd – blue floral strip
  3. Birthday – ivory floral strip
  4. Grand Daughter – green floral strip

4. Adhere strips to card base overlapping white floral over blue floral, ivory floral over blue floral and ivory floral over green floral, using foam adhesive.

5. Adhere red floral embellishment just below balloons with double-sided adhesive.

6. Attach blue floral embellishment to left side of card with double-sided adhesive.

7. Adhere remaining red floral embellishment beneath the first red floral embellishment with adhesive.

8. Attach bow.

We have several more videos coming your way this month. Every Friday in March you can craft with Anna here on the blog. Be sure to join us Monday for our next post of our Weekly Craft Wonder and a preview of our March 14th shows on HSN! Have a great weekend!




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Welcome to Tuesday’s sneak peek! We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday weekend. We’re inching closer and closer to Craft Day! We will be on HSN on January 10th at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm! We have hours and hours of crafting fun coming up in just a few short weeks!

Some of our Create attendees got a preview of our Bow Maker this past November, and it’s finally here! Tie a perfect bow every time, in a variety of sizes with our bow grid as your guide. You’ll get the sturdy box with grid, pegs, 5 spools of Anna Griffin colored double-faced satin ribbon

Our All About Bird and Butterflies includes 396 layer-able pieces of the prettiest vintage inspired diecuts. You’ll get everything from peacocks to flamingos and every variation on butterfly you can imagine. 500 foam pieces help you to build dimensional embellishments that seem as though they are flying right off your project!

Here’s what’s new in storage! We have the very thing you need to keep all your dies neat and orderly! Our Die Storage Folders come in 5 different patterns like Olivia Damask, Grace White and our new Amelie so you can coordinate with your own patterns. Inside, there is a plastic sleeve with a magnetic sheet inside to keep all your dies in place. You’re going to love these storage folders!

This week, we’re also giving away some surprises to total lucky number 7! Leave us a fun comment telling us your favorite, and we will see you all on Friday for the winner!




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It’s giveaway day! Everyone this week has been so excited about the golden oldies products, and oh my goodness we can’t wait to give them away! Some of these items have already been loaded onto, and the rest will be added between now and January. Keep on the lookout! Our shows next month are going to be on Tuesday, January 10th at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm. We are ready to go with a whole line-up of amazing new products!

Thank you for all of your comments on the blog post. Most of your messages shared your excitement for our acetate layers and garden rose stickers. Chosen from over 1325 comments, Carol Ann Flowers today is your day! We hope this collection brings you happiness, fun and a lot of cheer!

Here’s s a little more craft inspiration from our 10 oldies but goodies!

Our Fancy Folded Embellishments create the most fun dresses, pinwheels, butterflies and more. Use these bright patterns, ribbons and brads to craft a lively card that anyone would be happy to receive!


We have a bright, cheerful sentiment for each person you love! Our Nearest and Dearest sticker sentiments have titles for each family member, loved one and friend.

Oh how beautiful are our 3D Garden Roses stickers? With 50 stunning blooms, you can layer and add delicate rose blossoms to all your projects!


Let your projects bloom all year long with our Bouquet Border Stickers! These borders are perfect on scrapbook pages and bring an elegant beauty to your cards.


Our Botanical Engravings Card Stock features bright pops of floral print with engraved swirls and vintage typography. Roses, daffodils and hyacinth are some of the different flowers you’ll get in three sizes of cardstock.

botanicalengravings3We love a good flourish, and our Flourish Stamps include the best of them. We like to call this stamp set “fancy punctuation.” Use it to decorate and punctuate!


Our Black and White Card Stock is elegant and versatile. Mix patterns to create a tonal project or add a pop of color for added flair to your card and scrapbook pages.


A fun way to incorporate dimension is by layering our 12 x 12 Acetate Layers on top of solid or printed card stock. Images of flowers, butterflies and other botanical prints will come to life in vivid color!

acetatelayers4Our most elegant set of papers, our Flocked Papers, is coming back to HSN. We love the sophisticated palette of layered pastels, rich greens and subdued neutrals. Create projects that show off these opulent papers!

flockedpapers3Our Watercolor Markers let you create your own work of art! Make your embossed designs pop, add lovely colors to coloring pages and more.

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments from this past week! We love reading and hearing from each of you! Tuesday’s post will contain 7 brand new items that you are sure to love, plus another giveaway! Have a wonderful weekend!



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Happy Tuesday everyone!

Let the countdown to January 10th begin! In 5 short weeks, we will be back on HSN for full hour shows at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm.  So, mark your calendars for a crafty kick off to the New Year!

Can you believe it’s been 7 years that we’ve been on HSN? The time has flown by, and we are so honored that we have been able to get to know you, craft with you and be a part of each of your lives. To celebrate our 7th Anniversary, we have brought back some of our favorite items from the archive. Get ready for a trip down memory lane! Here we go!

First up is our Fabulous Folded Embellishments Kit. If you’re looking to make 3D, folded masterpieces, this is your kit. Create butterflies, pinwheels and paper dresses to add dimension to your projects. The die cuts are pre-scored and ready to fold. We have included ribbon for accents and brads to hold the pinwheels together. What’s even better? The fun, colorful prints that come with it!


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Next is our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library, and this set is extensive! You’ll get 2 each of 50 different stickers for anyone and everyone in your life. Stickers for your Mother, Father and Sister are some of the brightly framed titles in this set. The gold foil detail and vibrant colors will make these sentiments pop on your projects!


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Do you remember these stunning Garden Roses Stickers? Roses are our favorite and nobody does florals like we do. Add these blooms to all of your cards, scrapbook pages and projects. With 50, 3D stickers, you can layer and build the perfect bouquet!


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Our Border Bouquet Stickers are the loveliest set of borders blooming with the prettiest florals you can imagine. Everyone loves getting flowers, and floral cards bloom year round. In this 54 piece sticker set are 36, 12″ card stock borders and 18, 12″ 3D card stock borders. Imagine how these borders would perfectly frame your scrapbook pages!



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Also coming up is our Botanical Engravings Card Stock. This 48 piece paper set includes 12×12, 5×7 and 6×6 layers that feature vintage botanical prints in lush colors. Make a project that pops!


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Our Flourish Clear Stamp bundle is one intricate stamp set! You’ll get over 30 designs of stunning flourishes and swirls, 4 brilliant inks and an acrylic stamping block to make creating patterns a breeze! You’ll be able to make borders, corners and more with these stamps ranging from simple to extravagant.


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What’s Black, White and patterned all over? Our 48 piece Black and White Card Stock of course! These papers are truly remarkable, and stand out with classic elegance. Damasks, florals and swirls are a few of the luxurious designs in this set. The set contains both printed and flocked designs.


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Back by popular demand are our 12 x 12 Acetate Layers. Printed with images that have vintage charm, these pages are perfect for layering on top of card stock! Overlay the bold patterns featuring butterflies, the Eiffel Tower and hydrangea for a truly stunning effect.


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Plush, velvety 12 x 12 Flocked Card Stock is back and better than ever. The texture and colors of these stylish papers lend themselves to a picture perfect scrapbook page or a dreamy card. The options are endless with the twelve opulent designs. There are 48 sheets in total for my all time favorite paper kit!


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Our vibrant Watercolor Markers really shine in the perfect Anna Griffin color palette. You’ll get rose, leafy green, steely gray and more with this set of twelve colors!  One of our favorite ways to use these is by highlighting embossing with color! This palette coordinates perfectly with our papers, stickers and cards. These will make a great addition to your collection.


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The very best part about this blog post is that all of these products are being loaded into our Anna Griffin store on between now and the New Year. If you want these, you do not have to wait until the show – they are available anytime!

What a collection worthy of celebration! Like what you see? We are giving away all 10 of these golden oldies to one lucky winner this Friday. Comment below for your chance to win! We will draw a winner at random from all of the comments here on the blog.



HSN November 21-22 Sneak Peek 2 Winner

Good Morning!

It’s been a very busy week around the office as we’re getting ready for the second annual Anna Griffin | Create event! Then, we are on to our last HSN shows of the year! We will be on Monday, November 21st at 7am and 6pm and then on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7am and 8pm just in time for Christmas crafting!

We have a lot of new items and fan favorites to show you in the next few weeks! Since it is Friday, it’s giveaway day! It looks like everyone’s excited about the versatility of the Christmas Packing Tape and about how easy the Chic Wrap Gift Wrap makes wrapping piles upon piles of presents.  This week, this incredible set of holiday gift wrap, bags, tags and more is going to Elaine Golling.  We know your presents are going to be the prettiest under the tree!

Want a few more peeks at the products?

Meet the new holiday go to! Our Christmas Gift Bags are going to be sold as a bundle of 15, and will be available in three different sizes for all your gift needs. These bags are high quality, made of thick paper and have all the special Anna Griffin touches that you love!


Our partnership with Chic Wrap has allowed us to create the most amazing gift-wrapping set up! Our Chic Wrap storage box comes with a built in paper trimmer, holds your gift-wrap accessories and stores easily and efficiently.  After Christmas, use any 30″ roll of paper inside for perfect cuts and storage all year!


If you’re looking for a fresh take on wrapping this year, we have just the thing for you!  The patterns in our Christmas Packing Tape instantly spruce up any plain box or present that’s being shipped, and liven up a solid/minimal wrapping paper in a flash.  We can’t wait to see how you’re going to use it!


Our Christmas Gift Tags and Labels take a bag or gift from plain to fabulous! Adding a beautiful die-cut or 3D label is all it takes to make this year’s presents outstanding. You’ll get 72 festive, gold foiled accessories to make your gifts sparkle under the tree.


This post has really put us in the holiday spirit! Let us know what you think, and what your favorite part of the holiday season is! Another exciting post is coming your way on Tuesday, along with a new item and another chance to win!