The Shopping Channel (Canada)- March 19-20, 2018- Product Preview 1

Hello, Canada!

We are coming to you in less than one week on The Shopping Channel! Wow, we are thrilled to be able to bring you our beautiful array of crafting items to enhance your cardmaking and scrapbooking projects. We will have so many brand new items to show you, so that you will be able to get started with our lovely products! Join us for Anna Griffin Elegant Papercrafting launching at 10pm on March 19th, and continuing through March 20th at midnight, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm and 9pm.

You can check your local listings for channel information, but here are the Satellite Channels’ details:

Bell TV

CHANNELS: 113, 286, 598, 614, 660

Shaw Direct

CHANNELS: 392 (Classic) / 94 (Advanced)

Another way you can join us is by joining via live stream here!

We are thrilled the Today’s Showstopper, the amazing Cricut Explore Air 2 in our signature Anna Griffin Colors, ivory and gold! This machine allows you to cut and create with an incredible variety of materials. It is great for making home decor, personalized gifts, party favors, card making and so much more! With fast mode, you’ll be able to cut twice as fast, even with intricate cuts. We think you are going to love the bundle we have for the premiere. You’ll get the Cricut Explore Air 2, 12 x 12 Standard Grip Cutting Mat, Black Fine Point Pen, Getting Started Materials, 50+ Make It Now Projects, 100+ Images and the Getting Started Guide. As an added bonus, you will also receive several of our favorite Anna Griffin Digital Content to use with your new machine. You will get Anna’s Fantastic Flips, Anna’s Gracious Giftables, Anna’s Pop Up Cards and Anna’s Print then Cut Digital Library Volume 1.

The base for much of our crafting is the V3 Cuttlebug! This diecutting machine does it all when it come to cutting and embossing. The Cuttlebug works perfectly with our dies, folders, papers and more. This little machine suctions to your crafting surface and uses plates and mats to make paper art!

Create the perfect pocket to fill until your heart’s content! In our set of Perfect Pocket Dies, you will get four different, intricate designs to create beautiful paper pockets to hold die cut flowers, sentiments and more! These eye-catching pockets allow you to take your creativity to the next level with lovely ironwork, lace, rose and butterfly patterns.

Our Pocket Diecuts were made specifically to go with Pocket Dies. Each package includes 288 vividly colored botanicals, floral ephemera and printed diecuts! You’re going to love the sentiment tags that can double as bookmarks. The sentiments include Thinking of You Sweet Friend, Hoping You Get Well Soon, From Me to You and many more;  the vintage postcards include the loveliest antique imagery you can imagine!

To make all your amazing pockets, try our Foil Cardstock in your choice of gold, rose gold or silver. Each set contains 72 pieces of both 12″ x 12″ sheets and 5″ x 7″ sheets; it’s just what you need for cardmaking and scrapbooking! You will love how these papers cut like butter, and create the most gorgeous embossing.

We also have 72 piece sets of our Metallic Cardstock. Choose from Gold, Silver, White or Pink! These sets also come in both 12″ x 12″ sheets and 5″ x 7″ sheets, and these shiny papers are just begging to be cut and embossed with our dies.

If you are looking for your message to be front and center, then our Embossed Word Folders are for you! In this set you’ll get four varieties: Mom, Dad, Love and Birthday. You can use these folders with so many different kinds of paper, and one of our favorite techniques we love to use with these is sanding off the top layer (of a white core paper). It really makes the lettering pop!

From Embossed Words to Embossed Scenes; take a look at the amazing floral imagery that you can create with our Embossed Scene Folders. Included are Tossed Rose, Cascading Floral Lace, Floral Stripe and Floral Doily. Ink these folders with your favorite ink to add interest!

Nobody does antique ephemera like we do! One of our most comprehensive floral libraries is this set of stunning diecuts. If you haven’t seen our Floral Decoupage Diecuts, then you are missing out. Each set contains 507 pieces, and includes bright, beautiful florals such as lilies, azaleas, pansies, irises, daffodils and more! Build these diecuts up with foam squares, and you have a dimensional embellishment like no other!

Our Perfect Pattern Cards are an Anna Griffin crafting essential. Each set comes with 100 cards in our perfect palette of colors, and includes both A7 and A2 sizes for any kind of card making. These cards coordinate beautifully with all of our papers, dies, embellishments and sentiments. You can’t go wrong with this classic card base set; they are wonderful for everything from birthdays and showers to get well and anything in between!

Are you looking for a one and done embellishment when it comes to cardmaking? Our Charming Collage Card Toppers make it as easy as one, two, three! These large diecuts are designed to encompass several layers, and create a complete look with just a few added embellishments. Use of our our card bases, or an embossed layer for a beautiful card every time. This set comes with 2 each of 50 designs that cover occasions from birthday and thank you to everyday and more.

Last but not least our staple item, Ivory Cards and Envelopes is coming to TSC! This set of blank cards and envelopes includes (25) 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Folded cards, (25) 6-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ Folded cards, (25) 7″ x 5″ Folded cards, (25) 5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ Envelopes, (25) 6-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Envelopes and (25) 7-1/4″ x 5-1/4″Envelopes. These blank cards are just what you need for inking, to layer on top of and more!

This is the first of 3 previews for our shows next week, so meet us right back on the blog to see more of what is going to be on The Shopping Channel on Monday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 20th!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

HSN March 14th, 2018- Product Preview 1

Hi everyone,

Thank you all very much for joining us on HSN this past Wednesday! What an amazing kick off to National Craft Month we had! Luckily, HSN is celebrating all month long with Crafting Shows. Join us Wednesday, March 14th for Create it Yourself Featuring Anna Griffin shows at 11am and 5 pm EST.

The beautiful Anna Griffin Treasury of Stamps and Dies along with the Mini, our Heat Tool, Treasury Embossing Powders and the Treasury Cards and Layers set will be back in both hours. Don’t worry the Treasury Inks will be back in stock soon too!

The world famous Easy Press from Cricut will be featured as a Today’s Special 2! It comes bundled with the Bright Pad, weeding tool and an iron on sampler! The Easy Press is a cross between an iron and a professional heat press. Its’ 9×9 surface gives you a flawless, even heating surface with digital time and temperature controls. The Bright Pad is a professional light box to use for weeding your iron on cuts that you made with your Cricut.

Ready to iron on something special? Use our new HotFix Rhinestone Iron On designs to add a little bling to your favorite jacket or jeans. We designed an entire set of roses, butterflies and sentiments that you can transfer with ease to almost any surface using the Easy Press. This brand new set includes 11 transfers that are designed and manufactured in the USA.

Creativity does not stop there. Our brand new HotFix Lace Fabric bundle will have you embellishing your favorite sweatshirt in no time flat! Unleash your inner fashionista by cutting a design with your Cricut out of any of these 12 beautiful lace 10×10 sheets. The lace is made from a high quality poly-blend that is perfect for apparel decorating. You just cut, peel off the back and press onto your project!

Would you like a way to make an iron on out of any material? With our HotFix Permanent Fusible Adhesive sheets that can do just that! You will get 6, 12×12 sheets of clear adhesive that you iron on to the back of any material, then cut your design and iron it on to your favorite item! This is perfect for applique and no sew projects.

We have rhinestone transfers and lace sheets to giveaway to 2 lucky winners! Comment here on the blog and tell us what you will be embellishing this Spring. We will draw a winner at random on Monday!

Love,

Anna

HSN March 7th 2018 Shopping List + Winners!

Hello, hello!

There are only 2 days to go until our shows on HSN! On March 7th, Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting will be kicking off craft day at midnight! Then, our hours are 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Also, join us tomorrow at 5:15pm EST for a Facebook Live with HSN!

We have winners to announce! First, the winner of the amazing Cricut Maker Bundle is Tammy Whitley. The 4 winners of our gorgeous, new Blooming Decoupage Card Kit are Alyce Burke, Shari Safii, Cindy Anderson and Kim M.  Oh my goodness, we couldn’t be more excited for you! Enjoy this incredible machine, and all of the gorgeous card making kits!

Your Shopping List for March 7th, 2018

599075- Blooming Decoupage Card Kit with Auto Ship (July– Watercolor Floral Decoupage Kit and September– Painted Garden Decoupage Kit)

599078- Blooming Decoupage Card Kit Single Ship

603462- Cricut Maker Celebration Bundle

555604- AG Xyron Tablet Stand

590515- AG Craft Luggage – Rolling Bag

590517- AG Craft Luggage – Desktop Caddy w/ Trashcan

590520- AG Craft Luggage – Electronic Cutting Machine Tote Bag

599046 – Deflecto 3 Tier Caddy Organizer

599633- Deflecto 4pc Stacking Cubes

599611- Deflecto 2pc Circular Storage Towers

572281- Deflecto Storage Caddy – single unit

599552- Deflecto Single Tray Storage – single unit

599596- Deflecto Ribbon Dispenser – single unit

572280- Deflecto Marker Storage

553435- Birdcage and Branches Embossing Folders

592710- Window Ledge Cutting Dies 1

592691- Window Ledge Dies 2

528923- Pretty Pocket Die Set

603507- Fancy French Frames (10 cut and emboss dies)

592722- Engraved Botanica Card Making Kit

546212- Window Box Card Making Kit

552846- Tutti Frutti Stamps and Dies

583898- 3D Floral Cut and Emboss Dies

592741- Floral Decoupage Diecuts

528916- Decorative Edge Cut and Emboss Dies

457852- Tool ‘N One

510398- AG Cuttlebug V3

528936- Cuttlebug Magnetic Mats (set of 2)

592559- AG Mini Machine

522568- Xyron Anna Griffin Tape Runner Bundle

522556- Xyron Anna Griffin Creative Station

555601- Xyron Anna Griffin Sticker Makers

603521- Ivory Cardstock 72pc

603525- Matte Foil Cardstock 72pc – gold, rose gold, silver

603528- Metallic Cardstock 72pc – pearl, gold, silver, pink

522169- Letterpress Spring Embossing Folders (shoes, hearts, flowers)

542379- His and Hers Letterpress Embossing Folders (flamingos, top hats, anchors)

546165- Fall and Holiday Letterpress Embossing  Folders (leaves, bats, Christmas trees)

583935- Springtime Shaker Card Kit Single Ship (was on auto ship)

583928- Springtime Confetti Dies Single Ship (was on auto ship)

572269- Shaker Card Window Dies 1

592711- Shaker Card Window Dies 2

603503- Alphanumeric Dresden Trims (letters and numbers)

583897- Lovely Dresden Trims (hearts, butterflies, arrows)

592731- Charming Dresden Trims (swallows, bunnies, butterflies)

603504- Crosses Cut and Emboss Dies (set of 7)

603517- Faithful Diecuts

603511- Paperweaving Layers

552845- Sending Sympathy Stickers

603545- Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer (Two bottles 8oz and 24oz)

603533- AG Charlotte Fat Quarter Bundle

603534- CD Sugar and Spice Fat Quarter Bundle

603535- AD Wildwood Fat Quarter Bundle

603536- JK Daydream Fat Quarter Bundle

603537- KT Bwindi Forest Fat Quarter Bundle

603542- SP Monsters V. Robots Fat Quarter Bundle

603543- EG Caravan Fat Quarter Bundle

522150- Trelliage Embossing Folder and Die Set

522286- Trelliage Diecuts

470014- Glitter Sticker Diecuts

546156- Sending Love Word Dies and Embossing Folders (was on Jan. 2017 Wishful Thinking Autoship)

546158- Seasonal Word Dies and Embossing Folders (was on Jan. 2017 Wishful Thinking Autoship)

546151- Words of Encouragement Word Dies and Embossing Folders

583895- Daily Planner Bundle 2018-2019

Are you imagining all the items you could be crafting? We are preparing for the show, and will see you soon! Be sure that you are joining us on Facebook to participate in our daily grab bag giveaways each and every day in March to celebrate National Craft Month!

Thanks for watching everyone! See you in a few,

Anna

 

 

 

 

 

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