HSN May 11th Giveaway #2

Hi everyone!

I’ve been in Utah this week with our friends at Cricut planning for an entire year of new products. I think you’ll be very pleased with what we have in store…

Today we are giving away the Borders and Corners Stamps and Inks, Nifty Nested Layers and the Playful Pieces Card Making Kit. Congratulations to Martha Casey – you are the big winner!! Yay!

In other exciting news, next week we’re filming another video series with projects made with our new May 11th items! One of the cards you’ll see was inspired by the technique in this scrapbook page. Are you enjoying these videos? We sure hope so!

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See you on Tuesday for the next sneak peek!

Anna

HSN October 7th Sneak Peek #2

Wow! You all never cease to amaze me. Last week’s preview was our most popular ever, and now I am even more excited about October 7th. Today we have more exclusive sneak peeks and another chance to win, so let’s get going!

First is a brand new beautiful batch of holiday cardstock! Our latest collection includes 48 sheets with images of pinecones, holly, snowflakes, damask, merry striped patterns and more. You’ll also find lots of festive foil stamped detail on these papers that will get you in the crafting spirit!

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We had countless requests for a collection of angels for your Christmas projects, so I am delighted to show you this next item!  The new Angelic Card Toppers set is a collection of 144 card layers, glittered embellishments, sentiments and beautiful three-dimensional antique angel stickers that will put the perfect finishing touch on your cards and layouts. The old world beauty in this set is really breathtaking.

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We have two new die cutting sets coming up on October 7th, one of which is all about ornaments! These ornament dies include three designs: a large ornament image, a grid of 12 small baubles and a fun collage with varying shapes and sizes.

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Then, we have bow dies that will help you adorn everything from presents to scrapbook pages this holiday season. This my absolute favorite item for October 7th! Cut out, emboss and fold four different dimensional designs for absolutely stunning results. You are going to want to make these over and over again!

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Last but not least, we have another very special look inside the Holiday Traditions Card Making Kit. There’s even more of what you’ve been asking for in this big red box! But, you’ll have to watch today’s video to see what I mean…

We’re also giving you another chance to win this amazing new kit this week. Just comment right here on the blog and your name may be chosen on Friday. Let’s see if we can get 1,500 comments again this week!

Anna

 

 

Sneak Preview #1: The October 7th Countdown is on!

Are you ready for the biggest, most exciting day of crafting in Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting history? The October 7th 24-Hour Craft Day on HSN is less than a month away!  We have four weeks of incredible sneak peeks in store for you featuring over 16 brand new items, and the best part is that almost all of these collections were inspired by your suggestions. How fun is that? Let’s get started!

Our Totally Tags for all occasions was so popular on HSN that a holiday version was a no brainer! This adorable little box is packed with 288 tags in every holiday theme imaginable. We’ve even included chalkboard!  We love these tags because they are so versatile — tie one onto a present as a gift tag or layer to your heart’s content on a card.

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Next is a double dose of sticker libraries that many of you have been asking for! This set includes 50 three-dimensional birthday and thank you sentiments as well as 50 for sympathy and encouragement. These are the four most important card making occasions, and now we’ve got you covered! Inside the 2 folios you will find sentiments like “Wishing you comfort and strength” and “Make a wish and blow out the candles.”

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We have so many new Cricut items coming up on October 7th that we are going to show you one a week (in no particular order because they are all amazing)! Today you’re getting a look at the brand new Christmas Kitsch Cricut cartridge. The cartridge is packed with card surfaces, embellishments, tags and envelopes! Now you can cut and layer all of our wonderful vintage images of reindeer, bells, Santa, sleighs and snowmen to get a truly retro Christmas card!

 

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Finally, it’s time to debut the much anticipated new holiday card kit! Every year I think “how are we going to top last year’s?” and every year there’s a new idea that makes it better. This year the kit is called Holiday Traditions, because inside you will find every reason for the season in the most stunning Christmas color palette imaginable. Check out the video for your first look inside this big red box of endless card making fun.

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Would you like to be the very first owner of a Holiday Traditions Card Making Kit? Well you’re in luck. We are going to give one away every Friday right here on the blog, and all you have to do is comment to enter!

There is major giveaway news on the way…coming up soon but I can’t reveal just yet…it is so, SO good that you can’t afford to miss it. Stay tuned!

See you on Friday.

Anna

 

 

Beautiful in the Making: Fretwork Dies

Hi everyone!

Our Fretwork Dies were a very popular item on July 23rd and sold out before we got to show you all the fabulous projects we put together with them… but don’t “fret!” Here’s an extended sneak preview at this spectacular set along with some project inspiration just for you.

These four intricate cutting dies are inspired by the cut work used as architectural details in houses and buildings.  They feature medallion, flourish, lattice and lace designs. These dies will cut and emboss paper in two steps, while the flourish only requires one pass for die cutting.

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Here’s a quick review of the order of the Cuttlebug “sandwich” you will make when using these dies. You’ll want to do two passes through your machine- the first pass will die cut the paper and the second will add incredible embossed detail.

To die cut: A plate, rubber mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down, B plate – run through the Cuttlebug.

To emboss: Remove the rubber mat and last B plate, place the mat on top of the paper and put the B plate back on top – run through the Cuttlebug again.

Here’s an instructional video for the visual learners out there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhU3YVKSPlc

Now, we showed you a few Fretwork Dies projects in our original preview prior to our shows on HSN, but here’s some additional inspiration that you didn’t get to see on air!

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That’s all for today! Comment below and tell us what you plan to make with these delectable die cuts.

See you next time,

Anna

 

HSN July 23rd Sneak Peek #4

This is it!

It’s time for the grand finale of our product previews leading up to next Wednesday’s show on HSN!  I can’t thank you enough for participating in all of these blog posts and videos with us.  It’s been such a blast showing you each and every new item, and hearing your fun feedback makes it that much better. Let’s get going!

Our Perfect Palette cardstock and layers have become a crafting staple for so many of you, so we decided to create a solid core version! The  12×12 Solid Core Perfect Palette Cardstock includes 72 sheets of stunning paper in 12 shades, featuring reds, pinks, purples, blues, greens and even orange that will become a necessity for everyday and holiday projects alike. You are going to love die cutting and embossing with this paper, and if it’s not already a must have it will be after these next few previews!

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Next up are the Garden Cuttings Embossing Folders and Dies. Many of you are starting to receive this set on autoship from our March shows, but if you are not on autoship then this is your chance to get this incredible collection! Just like our Lace Trimmings bundle, this garden of embossing folders matches up with coordinating dies like flowers and leaves. The results are so beautiful!

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Now that we’ve got your Cuttlebugs covered, let’s talk about the Cricut. We are excited to be offering a very special set of cartridges during next week’s shows! You’ll be able to purchase an exclusive 3-cartridge bundle, including our Splendid Soirees, Sophisticated Soirees and Soiree Lettering content. You’ll throw the perfect parties all year long with these fabulous designs.

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Last up we have a brand new Cricut cartridge! Have we been busy or what? The 50 images in the new Elegant Embellishments collection are going to make you giddy with delight! There are beautiful cards, borders, flowers, doilies, tags, icons and words with the unbelievable detail. This is an Anna Griffin library like no other!

 

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Whew! We made it! That’s everything new for July 23rd. Now, don’t forget to enter to win all four collections above by clicking here (http://woobox.com/pdedbr) and comment right here on the blog for a bonus entry.

This Friday we will post a complete shopping list for our visit so you can make your final wish lists for next Wednesday!

See you then!

Anna