How to: Make Something You Love – Paper Kit!

Hi there!

For those of you who purchased the Make Something You Love Educational Curriculum with the Cricut Maker in October we have a post for you! Please note that you can now purchase this kit individually if you missed out or already had a Maker by clicking here. Now, you can further your Cricut skills and create amazing projects! This curriculum, along with the other MSYL with Anna Griffin kits provide you with the materials, projects and video instruction to make something YOU love (with a little help from us)! Let’s take a look at what you get and how to use it!

There are 7 complete bundles in the Make Something You Love Auto Ship, with the first being paper! This set of projects is designed to be all about Valentine’s Day! The beautiful florals, damask pattern and glitter papers work together to create incredible projects with either your Cricut Maker (or your Cricut Explore Air 2 for the paper, vinyl, and iron on kits).

In the MSYL Paper Kit you’ll get:

  • (5) 0.3 Extra-fine point pens
  • (5) 12″ x 12″ sheets of glitter card stock – (Gold, Silver, Black, White and Bronze)
  • (12) 12″ x 12″ sheets of Rose Medley Double Sided Card Stock
  • Make Something You Love Paper Material Kit Digital Image Set code card – (15 digital images)
  • Instruction sheet
  • Rose Medley project insert

Let’s take a look at the incredible projects you can create! Follow the link on each project to get started, and view the tutorial videos at learn.cricut.com/anna-griffin.

Make a scrapbook page to show off your most cherished memories. This gorgeous page highlights any special occasion! https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67625421

We all like to get a little something, and with this pretty box you can give a little something! Fill this box with sweets, treats or anything worthy of such a beautiful presentation. https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67636847

Be the hostess with the mostest with this adorable candy bag toppers! Your party favors have never looked so good! https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67622075 

You’re going to love this flip card, and the way that it combines moving pieces and lovely patterns. Send this card to a loved one for the perfect Valentine! https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67643077 

Create party decor that wows! This 3 heart banner combines Valentine’s Day colors, a beautiful rose pattern, glitter paper and intricate cuts to make a banner like no other! https://design.cricut.com/#/design/67622508

Here are some tips and tricks for your MSYL Paper Kit!

  1. ADD MORE: This bundle comes with 15 images plus print then cut flowers, so search through the bundle to find the perfect finishing touch to all of your projects.
  2. MAKE IT YOUR OWN: All of our MSYL projects are fully customizable. Change the size or colors to make a project that is all your own.
  3. HELPFUL TOOLS: A bone folder helps to make a perfectly creased fold. It is great for making perfect rosettes!
  4. CHECK YOUR MAT: The right mat can make all the difference when cutting with your Cricut Maker. Use the “Light Grip” mat for paper and card stock, “Standard Grip” for heavy card stock and glitter paper, and the “Strong Grip” mat for kraft board.
  5. CHANGE MATS: Before cutting, you can move from one mat to another by clicking on the top left corner of the object in design space. You can also move the object around on the mat by clicking on the object and dragging. Use these tricks to get the most cuts out of your materials.

In the auto shipment of the MSYL with Anna Griffin program, there are new images, materials and instructions every 8 weeks, so you can make 2018 the year of creating with your Cricut Maker! Next month you will get the Make Something You Love with Felt – Auto Ship February 2018.

The rest of auto shipments are dedicated to materials that we all want to cut with our Cricut machines:

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Auto Ship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Auto Ship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Auto Ship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Auto Ship October 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Auto Ship December 2018

What’s not to love? These Make Something You Love Kits make it easy to create projects with the contents of each box! Have you started your kit yet? We’ve seen some great results on the Cricut Maker Facebook page. Comment below and tell us what you love making for the ones you love!

Happy crafting,

Anna

HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 3 Winner + Gift Wrapping Tips

Hi there,

These last weeks of the year are flying by! In a little over 2 weeks, it will be Craft Day on HSN! We will have the Today’s Special, and between now and January 10th, we will offer you all lots of amazing new products and the best of our returning favorites for our #ANNAversary! Be sure that your calendars and planners are marked for 1/10/18 at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and multiple times during the day.

We’re having so much fun seeing all the participation across our social media channels! Thank you, thank you for playing along! Are you ready for this week’s winners? Drum roll please!

Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit- Sandy Duell (blog), Bev Limbach (Facebook), @Imagedivah (Instagram), Marilyn Bruckman (Pinterest)

Fancy Flourish Dies- Winnie Johnson (Facebook), Donna Wilson (blog), Beth_Nutt (Instagram), Nancy Itson (Pinterest)

We have 2 more chances for you to win before January 10th! Be sure you are using the hashtags #annaversary and #celebr8annagriffin on the blog, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

We know you’re ready for a few more peeks at spring time inspired projects, so let’s take a look!

We are thrilled to bring back Engraved Botanica for our annaversary shows! You’re going to love the 20 cards you create with stunning, patterned cards and layers, incredible hand colored engravings and mix and match parts. Imagery includes teacups, butterflies, flowers and so much more!

Our amazing set of multi-tonal card stock layers, Perfect Palette 2 is back for January 10th! You’ll get shades of our everyday palette in solids and glitter paper that can be layered for a beautiful look. With 72 sheets of this 12 x 12 card stock, you will be able to make cards, scrapbook layouts and any of your Cricut projects!

Our Charming Dresden Trims are all about spring! This spring-themed set of die cuts includes 57 trims swallows, bunnies and butterflies to add a special touch to your projects. What’s great about these golden trims is that they coordinate perfectly with all our beautiful papers, gorgeous layers, elegant embossing folders and more.

Our Fancy Flourish Dies include 8 different swirls and calligraphic flourishes to create a 3 dimensional look on your cards and scrapbook pages. All the flourishes you see in our card kits can now be created from solids and patterns to glitter and more! We can’t wait to see how you use these dies!

To celebrate 8 years on HSN, we have an amazing Cricut Explore Air 2 bundle to offer you. You will get an Anna Griffin image library that contains the most beautiful artwork imaginable. Included are Anna’s Pop Up Cards, Anna’s Fantastic Flips, Anna’s Gracious Giftables, Anna’s Printable Library and more for you to cut with your new Cricut! This bundle also includes 2 gorgeous paper packs, a scoring tool, and a light grip cutting mat.

Want to get in on the Make Something You Love materials auto ship without buying the Cricut Maker? There will be a limited number of Paper Materials kits offered where you can jump into the auto ship program for the entire year. This will be a one time chance!

Can you believe that this Monday is Christmas Day? If you love wrapping gifts and making each present special, then we have the how to for you! Here are some ways to add a festive touch to all the boxes under your tree!

Anna’s Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

Tip 1 | Use Glitter Tape

Glitter tape is a great accent to any ribbon! We added glitter tape to both sides of the ribbon creating an illusion of a wider ribbon.

Anna Griffin® Glitter Tape 10-piece Bundle, 583-886

Tip 2 | Make Your Own Gift Tags

It is so easy and fun to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift tags with our Terrific Tags Dies and Stamps! It’s the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle, 505-094

Tip 3 | Use Your Clear Stamps

All you need is craft paper and your favorite holiday stamp to make beautiful wrapping paper! We love this poinsettia stamp from the Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps Bundle!

Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Cutting Dies and Stamps Bundle, 505-094

Tip 4 | Get out your Craft Embellishments

Think outside the box! You can use any embellishment from your favorite Anna Griffin product! We used the beautiful holly from the Glorious Greetings Card Kit. What embellishment will you use?

Tip 5 | Use the Bow Maker with Storage Box

What’s better than a beautiful bow? A beautiful double bow! They are so easy to make on our Bow Maker! All you have to do is loop twice instead of once.

Anna Griffin® Bow Maker with Ribbon Storage and Holiday Ribbon, 574-334

Attaching the Bow to a Present: After you’ve made the perfect bow on your bow maker, attach it to your present by slipping the tail of the ribbon on your gift through the back half of the knot on your bow.

Tip 6 | Use Different Ribbon Widths and Bow Sizes

The possibilities are endless with the Bow Maker with storage box. Have fun playing around with different ribbon widths and bow sizes! We did!

Anna Griffin® Bow Maker with Ribbon Storage and Holiday Ribbon, 574-334

It’s time for this week’s installment of Fan Mail Friday! This week we are blown away by your incredible talents, generous hearts and incredible kindness. Each card you sent is a treasure!

These sweet treats came in after we filmed Fan Mail Friday, and they are so wonderful! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness Joanne, Carolyn, Vicky, Pamela, Donna Lee and Shellie. You ladies are the very best!

Meet us right back here on Monday for a very, merry Product Preview 4!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

HSN November 17th- 18th, 2017 Product Preview 4 Winner + Cricut Maker Projects

Hello, hello!

Today’s the big day! We’re on HSN RIGHT NOW, and later this afternoon at 3pm EST! Tomorrow, grab your morning coffee and join us at 9am for the last Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting show of the year. We have previewed the amazing things that will be on the shows, showed you projects and now it’s time to announce our last blog winner! Ramona La Point congratulations to you! Thank you to all of you for your comments and participation!

We have great news. If you missed out on the Cricut Maker Bundle, you have another chance! The Maker bundle (regular and auto ship) is being shown on HSN this morning at 10:00am (now)! This machine makes the perfect present for crafter in your life this holiday season, and will be the Today’s Special 2 all of Thanksgiving week.

We wanted to show you some of the incredible projects that you can create with the Cricut Maker, and the variety is truly impressive! You can create everything from home decor and children’s toys to holiday gifts and gift boxes. You’re going to love this machine, and how it can transform so many different materials into incredible creations! The autoship option gets you a project bundle delivery starting in December, every 8 weeks through December 2018! With these autoship kits you’ll learn to make projects with paper, felt, vinyl, iron on, printables, faux leather and fabric. To make it even better you will get exclusive cutting files, materials and step by step instructions to follow along with the video tutorials.

Make Something You Love with Paper – Autoship December 2017

Make Something You Love with Felt – Autoship February 2018

Make Something You Love with Vinyl – Autoship April 2018

Make Something You Love with Iron On – Autoship June 2018

Make Something You Love with Printables – Autoship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Faux Leather – Autoship August 2018

Make Something You Love with Fabric – Autoship December 2018

Just look at some design space projects made by Cricut exclusively for the Cricut Maker machine. So creative!

     

You know you want it. This machine is spectacular, and will change the way you craft forever!

I will see you on Sunday, November 19th at the Cricut – Make Something You Love Event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta – if you have your tickets!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cricut Cartridge

Hello, hello!

If you bought the new Crciut Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge from HSN in October, you are in for a treat today. Inspired by Victorian tussie mussies, this cone shaped ornament is light weight and perfect for filling with your favorite Christmas trimmings. I always hang this type of ornament near the bottom of the tree because Georgie loves to swat at them. Happily, this will not break!

Log into your Design Space account, and let’s make some ornaments! Here is the project URL: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/72584379   (Note: you must register your digital cartridge code in your Cricut.com account before starting the project)

Anna’s Holiday Ornaments – 3D Snowflake Cone

Finished Size: Approximately 4”x 7”

Materials:

  • Cricut® Maker™ machine or any Cricut Explore Machine
  • Cricut® Design Space™ software
  • Anna Griffin® Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x 12” Foil Card stock, 574-335, (1) matte gold
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Dresden Trims Embellishments, 568-622, holly
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders, Nordic Flake
  • 12” x 12” Standard Grip or Light Grip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Silver tinsel ribbon
  • Glitter tulle
  • Gold metallic string
  • (1) Christmas tree embellishment
  • (2) Holly embellishments
  • (1) Bird embellishment
  • (1) Holiday sentiment
  • Foam square adhesive
  • Hot glue adhesive

Instructions:

Using your Cricut® Design Space™ software and Cricut® Maker™or Cricut Explore machine, follow the on-screen instructions to cut each layer from foil card stock.

Assembly:

Emboss the cone base with the Nordic Flake embossing folder using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™.

Using hot glue adhesive, adhere the tinsel ribbon to the inside of the decorative edge of the cone base. Repeat with the cone handle.

Wrap to form cone. Connect the two straight edges together by overlapping one edge aligned on top of the other. Adhere with hot glue adhesive.

Attach the cone handle using hot glue adhesive.

Attach the Dresden Trim to the front of the cone with hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, adhere the embellishments to small portions of glitter tulle.

Place inside the cone and adhere into place with small dots of hot glue adhesive.

Using foam squares, attach the holiday sentiment over the Dresden Trim.

Loop the gold metallic string around the handle of the cone and tie a knot.

Here are a few more ornaments that have been made with the cartridge.

These soon to be heirloom ornaments will add beauty and delight all season long!  We will be posting more instruction for putting these ornaments together in the coming weeks, so stay tuned right here!

On Friday, we will start our new product previews for our HSN shows on November 17th and 18th! The fun is just beginning!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN October 3rd, 2017 Shopping List + Winners!

Hi everyone,

We have your list and we’re checking it twice! Rest up today because tomorrow is a 24 hour Craft Day on HSN! Join us tonight at 8pm for The Monday Show with Adam Freeman! You’ll get an exclusive look at the Cricut Maker before the big launch at 12am!

We kick off Craft Day with an hour long look at the Today’s Special at midnight– then we are on for full hours at 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm. Believe it or not, it is all Anna all day because we are also in the 8am, 9am, 2pm 3pm and 9pm hours.

This day is going to be the biggest Christmas crafting day all year, and we can’t wait to show you all the amazing items we have lined up. ‘Tis the season to make something beautiful!

Now, it’s time to announce our 4 blog winners. Your names were drawn out of the most comments we have ever received to win our giveaways. We’re so happy for you all, and we will ship your winnings out as soon as we return from HSN!

Cricut Bright Pad, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Clare Dempsey

Cricut Easy Press, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Janet Geary

Cricut Easy Press, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Joanne Lowe

Cricut Maker, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Christine Charles

Drum roll everyone! After 9 months, 36 blog posts, hundreds of products previewed and over 70,000 comments to win we have drawn 3 names from our winners this year to come to the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin Create!

Anna Griffin | Create is really the icing on the cake, the creme de la creme of crafting events. Our goal is to inspire crafters, encourage creativity and build a strong community of friends who are truly like family. Each event has been so meaningful to us, and we are thrilled that 3 of the last nine months of blog winners are able to join us for this incredible crafting weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Shelby McDaniel, Mary Beth Hanke and Shellie Fontana pack your bags! So exciting! We couldn’t be happier for you!

As promised, here is your shopping list for all of the products that we have previewed over the last 2 weeks. Enjoy!

New Items

574135 Cricut Maker Machine Bundle

567106 Cricut Maker Machine Bundle with Auto ship AG Educational Curriculum

562405- Cricut Bright Pad

583456- Cricut Easy Press Machine

578099 Hotfix Fabric- Christmas

578097 Hotfix Fabric- Everyday

583537 Anna’s Christmas Ornaments Digital Cartridge

574335 12 x 12 Foil Cardstock

572265 Christmas Shaker Card Kit with Auto Ship

572267 Christmas Confetti Dies with Auto Ship

572269 Shaker Card Window Dies

574352 Christmas Window Frame Card Kit

546217 Window Frame Card Kit Everyday with Cutting Dies

574344 Bow Maker and Storage Box with Christmas Ribbon

576952 Anna Griffin Pendant Necklace Kit

576951- Anna Griffin Bracelet Kit

574341 Holiday Embellishment Dies

574340 Holiday Decorative Edge Dies

574353 Christmas Collage Toppers 2

574354 Perfect Christmas Card Set

574355 All Occasion Card Inserts

574342 Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies

574338 Holiday Gatefold Embossing Folders

Returning Favorites

499577 Holiday Glitter Stickers

528926 Scenes Embossing Folders

443537 36 Piece Gold/Silver Glitter Paper

505085 Christmas Seasonal Layers

505090 Holiday Rosettes

505072 Chic Wrap Gift Wrap Dispenser- Christmas

532402 CHic Wrap Gift Wrap Dispenser- Everyday

510419 Christmas Packaging Tape

568628 Purse Gift Card Dies

442884 5 x 7 Holiday Metallic Layers

499549 Holiday Rollagraph

499562 Holiday Rollagraph Refill

There you have it! A whole lot of gorgeous, holiday crafting goodies! We will see you at 8pm, and then at midnight to kick off Craft Day. Let the craftiness begin!

Xoxo,

Anna