HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 3

Hello and holiday greetings!

We are counting down to HSN on September 15th and our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. Today’s preview is all about Christmas crafting with the Go Press and Foil Machine from Couture Creations! It’s coming back to HSN with all new art dies, sentiment dies, foils and more to make your holiday cards and scrapbook pages shine bright! Let’s get started!

The Go Press and Foil Machine uses heat activated foil and your diecutting/embossing machine to achieve professional foil stamped designs on materials from paper to ribbon! You’ll get the machine, a silicone surface protector mat, a pick n’ lift 3 in 1 tool, 5 colors (green, blue, silver, pink and gold) of foil, 3 foil stamp dies to get you started and instructions on perfecting your foil stamping!

New for the holiday season is the Go Press and Foil Christmas HotFoil Bundle. These seasonal colors are perfect for bringing the snowflakes, Christmas trees,  reindeer and more to life on your projects! This set includes silver, green, blue, red and gold foil that will bring a special, festive shine to your cards and scrapbook pages.

Our New Trends HotFoil Bundle includes 5 gorgeous colors to foil with: Pearl, Petal Pink, Chocolate, Rose Gold and Phantom Purple. These fashionable colors are on trend, and will add lovely tones and interest to your projects (we’re particularly in love with the rose gold!).

Speaking of bundles we have new Christmas Hot Foil Stamps for you! This set of 5 metal stamping dies work with your Go Press and Foil Machine to imprint stunning foil designs. We are so impressed with the professional results, and we think that your holiday card recipients will be too! Create perfect, foil stamped Christmas trees, snowflakes, reindeer, holly frames and wreaths on your cards and scrapbook pages this season.

To send the perfect holiday wishes, we have a bundle of Hot Foil Christmas Sentiment stamping dies. Phrases in this set are Happy New Year, Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth. This set works beautifully with all of our products to create holiday masterpieces. These sentiments will help you create cards that will be saved and treasured for years to come.

To create added pressure and a more even foil application, the Metal Shim gets added to your Go Press and Foil sandwich. This shim is going to be available on September 15th, and we’re excited to show you more!

A few of our favorite items will be available in limited quantities on September 15th. Get yours before they’re gone!

The Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer prints on all kinds of different materials, from vinyl and iron on, to cork and leather! With this machine you will be able to print wirelessly, scan and print old photos, print addresses on envelopes and even print photos from social media! For easy use, there’s an app for your iPad and tablet that makes printing custom projects a piece of cake! As an added bonus the printer is loaded with Anna Griffin custom templates for printing greeting cards, photo cards and thank you notes! Included is the printer, 1 3XL black ink cartridge (prints 1200 pages), 1 3XL tri-color ink cartridge (prints 1080 pages), quick start guide, AC cord, USB cable and craft materials sample pack. You’re going to love this printer!

Our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit is an easy way to make gorgeous, opulent cards for the holiday season! In this box is everything you need to make 30 traditional holiday cards and more. You’ll get bows, rosettes, gold foil flourishes, an assortment of flat and 3-D die cuts, beautiful holiday sentiments, holiday patterned cards, layers and envelopes. Glorious Greetings also makes an excellent gift for fellow craft lovers, and is the perfect kit for your holiday card making party.

Turn your die cuts into an instant sticker with our Xyron Sticker Makers! Each stunning Anna Griffin patterned package makes up to 20 feet of stickers to use on all your card making and scrapbook pages. There are just three quick steps: 1. insert your item, 2. pull and tear upward and 3. rub, peel and stick. This sticker maker is just what you need for adding edge to edge, permanent adhesive for labeling, school projects and crafting.

So many wonderful goodies today! Let us know which is your favorite, and we will give away the Go Press and Foil Machine, two colors of foil packs, Hot Foil Sentiments and Hot Foil Dies this Friday.

News flash about Cricut’s Make Something You Love event in Atlanta next Sunday! The event is sold out and the location has changed. If you are a ticket holder, the event will now be held at The Hyatt Regency. The address for the hotel is 265 Peachtree Street NE  Atlanta, GA 30303.

Enjoy today, and have a safe, relaxing holiday weekend; you deserve it!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN September 15th Product Preview 2 Winner + How to: Pretty Purse Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone,

The wait is almost over! Only 2 weeks remain until our shows on HSN September 15th! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting will be live at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. In case you missed the news, 10pm is a brand new live show on HSN2, and we’re so excited to be a part of it! We are officially half-way through September 15th’s products and giveaways! Out of over 1220 comments, Shellie Fontana you are today’s chosen at random winner! Enjoy your new items!

Everyone is excited for parchment! Our new Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments offer an easy, trace-able way to add beautiful, festive layers to your cards and scrapbook pages! You will get 72 frost-like layers, 6 each of 12 printed in white designs and 102 gold-foil accented card stock embellishments and vellum pieces. You can layer them for a delicate look or use individually to make your projects extraordinary!

Our set of Everyday Parchment Layers is also coming back for our September shows! You can create an incredible layer, just by tracing, cutting and puncturing the pre-printed, vellum patterns. There are 12 gorgeous lace inspired designs that allow you to create 72 dainty layers. We love to add a contrasting color underneath and color on the back of the design to add interest!

The tools of the trade are also back! Our Parchment Craft Tool Set is just what you use to trace, puncture and cut the layer designs to make them your own! With this set you will get: a perforation mat, 3 embossing tools (small, medium and large), 3 perforating tools (1 single needle, 1 double needle and 1 triple needle) and a pair of curved fine point scissors.

Just in time for Christmas, we bring you our Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils! There are 25 perfectly shaded pairs to create 50 brilliant colors. These highly pigmented, artist-quality colored pencils are perfect for use on all of our coloring pages, your crafts and other projects. Chameleon keeps everything organized with a built in workstation, so you can always find what you are looking for!

Your new Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils will be perfect to use with our Christmas Coloring Cards. In this set you will receive 24 holiday themed cards, 24 easy to color sentiments and 24 die cuts. Designs include bells, wreaths, ornaments and more! All you have to do is color, add a jolly sentiment and a festive die cut or two! You will have custom Christmas cards to send friends and family in no time!

There is a long holiday weekend ahead, so grab your Purse Gift Card Dies and let’s make some adorable cards!

Handbag Gift Card Holders

Finished Size: 3 ½” by 4 ¾” gift card holder

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Handbag & Coin Purse Gift Card Dies 568-628
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set 442-864
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ 4-piece Die Set – Bows 372-159
  • Pink metallic cardstock
  • Patterned cardstock
  • Gold foil cardstock
  • Embellishments
  • Sentiment
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Clear glue
  • Hook-and-loop fastener patches (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the back, front and pocket of the gift card holder from the pattern card stock using the handbag cutting dies.

2. Cut the handbag flap border of the gift card holder from the gold foil card stock.

Assembly:

  1. Fold along the score lines on the pocket and attach to the center of the back panel with adhesive.

2. Fold the bottom of the front and back panels up.

3. Attach the front and back panels to the bottom folds. Attach along the folded lines.

4. Fold in the sides of the front panel. Be sure to fold the tabs on the bottom of each side up.

5. Adhere tabs on the inside of the back panel.

6. Fold the top of the back panel over to the front.

7. Lace a ribbon through the small holes on the top of the handbag. Be sure to knot the ends so the ribbon will stay in place.

8. Adhere the handbag flap border edge to the outside top of the handbag flap.

 

9. Cut the embellishment bow from pink metallic cardstock using your Cricut Cuttlebug™ .

10. Carefully fold each of the shorter tabs to the center of the bow and adhere.

11. Attach the ribbon backing layer to the back side of the bow and adhere.

12. Wrap the long tab around both layers and adhere.

13. Attach embellishment and sentiments.

 

14. Attach hook-and-loop fasteners to the underside of the flap and to the front panel to give your Handbag Gift Card Holder an effortless open and close. (optional)

On Monday we will have your next preview and so much more. Happy Labor Day everyone!

Love,

Anna

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 2

Hi everyone,

Today we are halfway through the Product Previews for our shows on HSN Friday, September 15th! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting will be on at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. The 10pm show is a brand new live show on HSN2, so stay tuned to the blog for more details. Let’s take a look at 2 brand new items and our 3 returning favorites!

September 15th is all about Christmas crafting, and we think you’re going to love our Christmas Parchment Layers and Embellishments. So many of you asked for gorgeous, winter-themed layers that we couldn’t help but create them for you! You will get 72 layers, 6 each of 12 designs. The printed in white patterns include holly berries, fir branches, snowflakes, bow-topped presents, wreaths, bells and more! Each gorgeous parchment sheet will create delicate scenes that resemble frosted, winter window panes. What’s even better? This set also includes 102 embellishments to add to everything from your cards and scrapbook pages to your Christmas bags, tags and gifts. This set includes 3 each of 17 designs of both vellum embellishments and printed, gold-foil accented card stock shapes. The embellishments coordinate with the vellum sheets and include bows, bells, ornaments, trees and more festive designs.  Trace patterns to “bruise” the vellum paper and layer both together to create lace-like designs pop on your projects!

Our popular set of Everyday Parchment Layers is also coming back to HSN on September 15th! To create a stunning card layer, just trace, cut and puncture the pre-printed, die cut vellum patterns. You will get 12 unique lace inspired designs that allow you to create 72 frothy layers. Place your finished parchment paper craft on top of a solid colored card stock for great contrast and an opaque effect!

Our Parchment Craft Tool Set is what you use to create the different designs on parchment crafts. This set contains a perforation mat, a pair of curved fine point scissors, 3 embossing tools (small, medium and large) and 3 perforating tools (1 single needle, 1 double needle and 1 triple needle). Because all of our layers are pre-printed and die-cut, you don’t need traditional stencils, use only these tools to create intricate, artful layers.

If you love our gorgeous palette of Chameleon Markers, you are going to adore our new Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils. These artist quality pencils include 25 perfectly shaded pairs to create 50 amazing colors. Blend from dark to light or light to dark, all you have to do is flip your pencil over! These highly pigmented, intensely colored pencils are perfect for use on all of our coloring pages, and will bring patterns and designs to life with rich color. Just like the Chameleon Markers, the packaging contains a handy built in workstation to keep everything organized.

Over the next few months you can create holiday cheer with our Christmas Coloring Cards. This set includes 24 holiday themed cards, 24 easy to color sentiments and 24 die cuts. Scenes include candy canes, Christmas trees, poinsettias and more. Add sentiments with cheerful phrases like ‘Tis the Season and Joy to You! Make your cards pop by adding festive die cuts such as ornaments, snowflakes, presents and many others. This trio is begging to be used with our next item in the preview!

 

Oh my goodness, we love Mondays! Brand new products are the best way to kick off the week! Comment on this post, and let us know your favorite item this week. We will draw a winner at random on Friday for all 5 items. Good luck!

Love,

Anna

HSN September 15th, 2017 Product Preview 1 Winner + How to: Lattice Step Card

Hi there!

Happy Friday everyone! We will be back on HSN September 15th! We are exactly 3 weeks away our shows, so make sure your calendars are marked for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at 10am, 7pm and 10pm (on HSN2) EST. It looks like a lot of you are excited to get your craft supplies organized in the most beautiful way possible! Over 1340 of you commented to win our HSN exclusive Anna Griffin ivory and gold Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base, the Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers (set of 3), Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps and our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library! Anne with an “e” Congratulations, these are on their way to you!

Here are a few more peeks at our new items!

Our Deflecto Storage Caddies with the wheeled base have the ingenious ability to stack, lock together and store all your craft items in a gorgeous way. Each container holds up to 40 pounds of your crafting items from diecuts to ribbon and scissors to embellishments. The small, medium and large sized containers in each caddy will keep everything handy so you are ready to craft! Interlock your caddies and wheel around your craft room, or roll to all your crops and crafting events.

The incredible Decflecto Interlocking Marker Organizers come as a set of 3 and allow you to organize your markers, pens and paintbrushes vertically or horizontally! Make the most of your craft space with a system that grows as your crafting supplies grow! Each container interlocks with another to create vertical or horizontal storage, and can be added into your caddy organizer.

Our Terrific Tags, Stamps and Dies will allow you to create holiday tags for all of your gifts this season! This set includes 128 printed card stock tags in 4 different shapes, 12 concentric tag dies  and 20 clear stamps to create your own tag sentiments. We know creating your own tags will put a gorgeous personal touch on all your gifts!

Use the stickers in our Nearest and Dearest Sticker Library to personalize your projects. In this extensive set you’ll get 2 each of 50 different stickers for all the important people in your life. Use these title stickers on cards for your Mother, Grandfather, Sister and more!

Now, who’s ready to craft with us?

Let’s make a card using the new double-sided card stock set from our August 16th shows.

Lattice Frame Step Card

Finished Size: 5 ½” x 6” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Magnetic Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Embossing Mat
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Plate A
  • Cricut Cuttlebug® 12”x5” Plate B (2)
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One with Multipurpose Craft Tips & Bag 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug® Baroque Frame Dies Set 489-267
  • Anna Griffin® Window Frame Card Making Kit and Cutting Dies (die, butterfly embellishments, sentiment sticker) 546-217
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III, flower embellishments
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (scissors, craft knife, ruler, paper cutter) 442-864
  • Anna Griffin® Double-Sided 48-pack Card Stock – 12″ x 12″ 568-614 – yellow card stock
  • Xyron Creative Station
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares

Instructions:

  1. Cut the card base with the double-sided card stock using the card die from the Window Frame Card Making Kit.

2. Cut and emboss the yellow card stock using the Baroque Frame Die.

3. To shorten the frame, fussy cut the sides of the Baroque Frame Die card stock layer. You want it to be about 6” tall in total so that it will fit on the card correctly. Make sure there is no overlap when reattaching.

4. Cut a piece of double sided card stock to 5×7 and attach behind the frame die cut. We used the Xyron Creative Station here instead of a tape runner to evenly apply edge to edge adhesive. Use the left over sticky plastic liner from the Xyron sheet as an adhesive pick up to remove the small left over adhesive from the die cut.

5. Fussy cut around the double-sided card stock layer so that it makes a backing for the yellow card stock frame layer.

6. With a craft knife, cut out the white diamond shaped portions from the center of the card stock.

 

Assembly:

  1. Fold the double-sided die cut cardstock along scored lines to make the card base.

2. Adhere Baroque frame layer to the center of the card base.

3. Attach the flower embellishments on top of the lattice/frame layer.

4. Attach the butterflies.

5. Attach the 3d sentiment to the front of the card.

So gorgeous! On Monday we’re thrilled to bring you something many of you have asked for. Any ideas as to what it could be? Hint: coloring is involved!

Bye for now,

Anna

HSN August 16th Product Preview 4 Winner + How to: Deco Flock Vintage

Hi everyone!

Today is our last look at the items we will have on HSN August 16th! As a reminder, our shows hours will be 2am, 11am and 10pm. We’re just 5 short days away from full hours of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting. On Monday we will have your shopping list, with available links. Our lucky winner for today is Terance in Texas! Enjoy all 7 of these Christmas items!

Let’s see a few more projects for August 16th inspiration!

Our Dresden Trims are such special embellishments! Our carefully curated set of 4 different designs contains 54 intricately cut and embossed gold foil die cuts! These golden bells, opulent trees, holly branches and Merry Christmas images are the definition of old world charm. Because Dresden Trims are printed on 200 year old German presses, the details can’t be beat!

Our Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit has over 200  pieces that will inspire you to create 30 three dimensional holiday cards. This beautifully boxed set makes the most beautiful, traditional cards you can imagine to send to friends and family during the holiday season.

With our Christmas Botanical Dies you can create gorgeous, large-scale die cuts for all of your holiday projects. The 9 cut and emboss die designs include poinsettias, spruce branches, holly and more. Add these to your cards, presents and scrapbook pages this season.

We have compiled 120 of our Favorite Christmas Sentiment Stickers to send jolly, cheerful messages to all your Christmas card list! This set includes the best of the best sentiments like Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Warm Christmas Wishes and more.

Our versatile Christmas Say it Anyway Stamps are always a fan favorite for holiday crafting! You’ll get 36 clear stamps to imprint a festive message on the inside or outside of your cards!

Our Christmas Glitter Stickers in red, gold and silver are the perfect accompaniment to all of our holiday crafting items. This set contains large frames, die cuts and accent pieces that add a touch of sparkle to all of your projects.

Our 12 x 12 Christmas Card Stock is essential for traditional Christmas card making and scrapbooking. The 48 sheets can be made into holiday embellishments and table decorations.

We’re so excited to start crafting for the holidays. On Monday, we will have your shopping list, and Wednesday, August 16th is show time!

For today’s how to, let’s create a project using our Deco Flock Vintage Palette Kit from the July HSN shows! We love the velvety effect and texture Deco Flock brings to your cards.

Deco Flock Vintage

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 510-398
  • Anna Griffin™ Flourish Die
  • Anna Griffin™ Fancy Flips Card Making Kit, flower embellishments
  • Anna Griffin™ Vintage Collage Card Toppers 1, “Get Well” sentiment
  • Anna Griffin™ So Smitten Card Making Kit, card base
  • Anna Griffin™ Lovely Layers, floral card stock
  • Anna Griffin™ DecoFlock™ Kit, yellow flocking paper and foam transfer adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Cut the floral card stock from Lovely Layers to 3 ¾” inches and adhere to the card base.

2. Die cut foam adhesive using the Flourish Cutting Die.

3. Cut a piece of yellow flocking paper slightly larger than the die cut.

4. Peel paper liner off the front side of the foam die cut to expose the adhesive.

5. Place the exposed adhesive on the color side of the flocking sheet.

6. Place the die cut in between Cuttlebug™ B plates, on top of a rubber mat and A plate. Run through the Cuttlebug™ to evenly apply flocking.

7. Remove from the plates and peel away the flocking sheet.

Assembly:

  1. Add adhesive squares to the back of the two flower embellishments and attach to the card base.

2. Peel off the back liner from the yellow flocking die cut piece and attach it to the card base.

3. Add adhesive squares to the back of the “Get Well” sentiment and attach to the center of the card.

Wow, isn’t that flocking beautiful? Have a lovely weekend, and we will see you next week!

Love,

Anna