HSN March 7th, 2018 Product Preview 2 + Winner

Hi friends,

We hope you had a great week, and that you’re ready to see this week’s lucky winner. First things first, we’re inching closer to our Craft Day shows on HSN March 7th! Our hours are Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Luckily we are on twice during the month of March with more crafting on March 14th!

Over 1450 you commented to win our new Fancy French Frame Dies and the new card stock packs. June Estep and Maureen (mollymagri) you are this week’s winners! There was just so much paper, I had to split it into 2! Congratulations!

Last year, we designed a set of Sympathy Stickers to answer the increasing number of requests for cards of encouragement. You loved them and we have brought them back for March 7th along with all of the trimmings that coordinate.

Our new Crosses Cut and Emboss Die Set pairs perfectly with the sentiments to create handmade cards, tags and scrapbook pages for Easter, Condolence and Encouragement cards. Each die in the set has been designed to compliment each other making them easy to mix, match and layer.   

Designed expressly for use with the dies is our Faithful Die Cut Set. Punch and layer vintage ephemera to decorate all of your projects that require a softer touch. All of the pieces are carefully made to wrap and highlight images on sympathy cards. 

Guess what? The Treasury of stamps and dies are back! Along with the Treasury Ink Set, Treasury Embossing Powders, plus the Treasury Cards and layers. This comprehensive library of sentiments and images for all occasions is a one stop shop for all of your crafting needs. You can stamp, cut and layer your way from New Year’s to Christmas with all of the card sending holidays in between!

The Anna Griffin Mini die cutting and embossing machine will be coming back for March 7th and we have loads of them! Have you met Mini?

We like it when all of our crafting tools match. Use the Anna Griffin Heat tool to emboss your stamped images. It is just the thing to add shimmery texture to all things made with the Treasury!

It is time for Fan Mail Friday! This week is especially lovely because of the Valentine love that we received. You have to know how much I appreciate your kind words and lovely works of art! I realized that after we shot the video, that I had left a few on my desk. A special thank you goes to Kathy, Patti, Lois and Agnes for sending these beautiful cards!

Want to win the Crosses Die Set and the Faithful Die Cuts? Comment here on the blog and share who would get the first card you would make with the set. We will draw a winner at random from the blog comments on Friday. Have a great week everyone!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN March 7th 2018 Product Preview 1

Hi there!

It’s finally here, preview day! Our HSN shows on March 7th will be our biggest and best ever! We have a beautiful Today’s Special that you will all love plus 3 other items at a today’s special value that will be offered throughout the day. Our showtimes are Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Wait there’s more! Join us for more fun during our HSN shows on March 14th.

March is National Craft Month, and a great time to get your creative juices flowing. We hope you enjoy these next 6 previews, and that they help inspire you to create until your heart’s content.

You know that we make opulent dies and for March we have a beautiful set that is as ornate as they come. Say hello to our Fancy French Frame Dies. There are 10 dies in 3 themes that cut and emboss intricate shapes like no other. You’re going to love the way they cut and create incredible die cuts to layer on all your cards and scrapbook pages. This set of dies goes perfectly with our metallic and foil card stock sets you will see below.

You asked, and it’s back and better than ever. Now, you can get packs of our Matte Foil card stock in two different sizes with 36 sheets each. You’ll get 12″ x 12″  and 5″ x 7″ card stock in your choice of gold, rose gold or silver. These papers are great with all of our dies and embossing folders!

We also have packs of our Metallic card stock available for March 7th! These papers are sure to be a staple in your craft room, and pair wonderfully with all of our spring crafting items. The individual colors are gold, pink, silver and pearl white.

If you are looking for an easy way to create shaker cards, our Springtime Shaker Card Making Kit does just that! You will be able to make 30 cards, and everything you need comes inside this great kit!  Create bunny, butterfly and shamrock cards for any special springtime occasion!

Want a set of dies to make your own shaker cards, layers and embellishments? Our Shaker Window Dies 2 set comes with the bunny, shamrock, butterfly and envelope dies to create these fun shaker card windows over and over again!

On March 7th, you can get our Springtime Confetti Dies just in time for all of your Easter, St. Patrick’s Day and other spring events and projects. You’ll get 2 sizes of butterflies, bunnies and Easter eggs and shamrocks and tulips to fill your shaker cards with. You can even use the leftover paper after you cut confetti for a cute layer on your spring crafting projects!Elaborate shaker cards are made easy with our Shaker Card Supply Kit. You will get 30 pouches and 30 windows that come prepared with adhesive so you can fill and craft in minutes!

Back by popular demand are our sets of Window Ledge Dies 1 and Window Ledge Dies 2. With these you can cut windows, awnings, planter boxes and curtains to decorate the scene both inside and out!

We are excited to give away the new items in this post! Comment with your favorite item from this preview, and we will choose a winner at random on Friday during our 2nd Product Preview for March 7th on HSN!

Keep that fan mail coming, we love your heartfelt projects so much! Lastly, don’t forget our Super Sale is back online on February 19th! Subscribe to this blog to get your link emailed to you on sale day!

Xoxo,

Anna

How to: Vintage Bunny Layout

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! Today’s how to is an Easter scrapbook page fit for Spring! It features our Vintage Bunny die cuts that you all love! Never fear, we will have more on hsn.com later this month! If you favorite the item, you will get a notification when they are back in stock.

On Monday we will start previews for our upcoming shows on HSN March 7th! Tune in at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Also, mark your calendars for our HSN shows on March 14th. National Craft Month is going to be a fun!

Easter is such a meaningful time for so many, and today’s project is great for scrapbooking your favorite memories of the season. Get ready to layer up your die cuts to make this amazing layout.

Let’s hop to it!

Vintage Bunny Die Cuts

Finished Size: 12×12 Scrapbook Page

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Vintage Bunny Diecuts, 594-455
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Designer Paper Kit (pink diamond, light blue striped, pink vine)
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (ruler, scissors, paper trimmer) 442-864
  • 1” wide ivory ribbon, cut to 20”
  • (2) Pieces 1 ½” wide ivory lace, cut to 12”
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner and scotch tape)
  • Photo

 Instructions:

Cut the light blue striped paper to 8” wide with the stripes going vertical.

Fussy cut along the gold vines on the outer edges of the light blue striped card stock.

Cut the pink vine card stock to 4 ¾”x 11”.

Assemble the 3D Vintage Bunny Diecuts by adhering the layers using foam squares as shown. (Note, not all die cuts are made to be 3D.)

Pleat and tape the ivory lace around the edge of the two oval bunny diecuts.

Tape a photograph to the back of the floral wreath diecut.

Using the ivory ribbon, make a 4” bow.

Assembly:

Use the pink diamond cardstock layer as your background.

Using a tape runner, adhere the light blue striped card stock layer vertically to the center of the pink diamond card stock.

Adhere the pink vine card stock to the center of the light blue striped card stock.

Attach the 3D bunny oval diecut with the bunny facing left to the left side of the page using foam squares.

Attach the 3D bunny oval diecut with the bunny facing right to the right side of the page.

Using foam squares, attach the 3D wreath slightly above center of the two bunny ovals.

Attach the three 3D floral die cuts to the bottom of the bunny die cuts using foam squares.

Using foam squares, adhere the small floral wreath diecut between the two 3D floral diecuts.

Adhere the sentiment in the center of the floral wreath using foam squares.

Attach the ivory bow below the floral wreath using foam squares.

Attach the remaining decorative eggs, butterfly and carrot diecuts using foam squares as shown.

Wasn’t that an eggs-citing tutorial? Let’s take a look at all the goodies and Valentines that have been sent this week for Fan Mail Friday.

A special thanks to everyone who sent these beautiful creations! We will see you right back here on Monday.

Bye for now,

Anna

How to: Charming Dresden Card

Hi there,

You only have to wait one more week until we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th! Join us for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Be sure to mark your calendars for our HSN shows on March 14th also!

In two weeks, the Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. This fast and furious sale will have over 100 items for you to choose from. Stock up on your favorite crafting items for a year of beautiful in the making!

Are you ready for this week’s project? Today we’re creating a gorgeous card with our lovely Charming Dresden Trims! Let’s start crafting!

Charming Dresden Trims

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Charming Dresden Trims (butterfly and bird) 592-731
  • Anna Griffin® Spring Embossing Folders (Wildflower Blooms)
  • Anna Griffin® Summer/Fall Seasonal Layers (green paisley)
  • Anna Griffin® Pretty Patterns Cards (Camilla floral) 442-892
  • Anna Griffin® Favorite Flowers III (pink flowers) 552-844
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bow Assortment (small gold bow) 430-694
  • Anna Griffin® All About Birds and Butterflies (2, bird nest die cuts) 522-251
  • (1) 5”x 7” Ivory card stock base
  • Paper trimmer
  • Sanding block
  • Scissors
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ emboss the green paisley card stock layer using the Wildflower Blooms embossing folder.

Sand the embossed layer with the sanding block.

Cut the Pretty Patterns card to 4”x 5”, using the portion of the pattern shown.

Fussy cut around the floral pattern of the Pretty Patterns card as shown.

Fussy cut the bird nest die cut as shown.

Assembly:

Using a tape runner, attach the green paisley layer to the ivory card stock base.

Using foam adhesive, attach the Camilla floral layer to the bottom of the card, leaving approximately ½” border on the bottom and sides.

Attach the bird nest die cut to the top of the Camilla floral layer using foam adhesive.

Adhere the fussy cut bird nest pieces over the bird nest die cut using foam adhesive.

Using foam adhesive, attach the pink flowers sticker to the bottom left corner of the grey floral layer.

Adhere the sentiment sticker between the pink flowers sticker and the bird nest die cut, tucking in slightly.

Using foam squares, attach the gold bow to the bottom right corner of the sentiment sticker.

Adhere the butterfly and bird Charming Dresden Trims using foam adhesive.

What a great project to kick off the week! We will meet you right back here for Fan Mail Friday.

Love,

Anna

 

How to: Floral Decoupage Layered Card

Hi everyone,

In a week and a half, we will start our product previews for our upcoming HSN shows on March 7th. Our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. Plus we have shows on March 14th too!

The Anna Griffin Super Sale is back, and you can find more details here! The sale will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. You don’t want to miss this once a year sale!

If you are reading this blog and you live in Canada, we are officially coming back to The Shopping Channel on March 19th and 20th. It has been over 10 years since we were on last and time has flown by! I have put together a very special assortment of products for our big reunion. Stay tuned here for more details on how and when to watch!

Now, on to today’s card crafting project! If you haven’t already started playing with your Floral Decoupage Diecuts, the time to do so is now! One of our favorite die cuts in the set is this gorgeous, build-able vase full of flowers! Let’s make something beautiful together.

Beautiful Bouquets Decoupage

Finished Size: 5×7 card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Tool ‘n One, 457-852
  • Anna Griffin® Floral Decoupage Diecuts (flower basket and sentiment) 592-741
  • Anna Griffin® Valentine Perfect Patterns Cards (blue lace)
  • Anna Griffin® Flourish Medallion Die
  • Anna Griffin® 12” Border Stickers (1, floral and 2, brown)
  • (1) 5”x 7” yellow patterned card stock base
  • (1) Piece of ivory card stock, cut to 4 ¾”x 6 ¾”
  • (1) Piece of yellow card stock, cut to 4 ½”x 6”
  • Scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ die cut the yellow card stock using the Flourish Medallion Die.

2. Fussy cut the edges of the blue lace card stock base as shown.

3. Cut the floral border strip to 6 ½” tall.

4. Cut the brown border strips as shown.

5. Cut the yellow Flourish die cut in half as shown.

6. Assemble the flower basket die cut using foam squares. Layer the pieces in numeric order from bottom to top using the numbers listed on the back of the die cuts.

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the ivory card stock to the yellow patterned card base.

2. Attach the blue lace layer with foam squares.

3. Using foam squares, attach the two brown border stickers vertically down the center of the card. Attach with the back side down so the white is showing and do not peel the sticker liner. You do not have to use this specific border design – any border in your craft stash will do!

4. Adhere the floral border sticker to the center of the card using foam squares.

5. Using foam squares attach the yellow Flourish Medallion die cut piece of card stock to the center of the card, horizontally. Overlap the two pieces slightly so the edges do not go over the side of the card.

6. Attach the floral basket die cut to the center of the card using foam squares.

7. Adhere the sentiment to the bottom left corner of the card with foam squares.

Anyone would love to receive the warm wishes sent with this lovely card. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s how to. Are you ready to “ooh and ahh” over the talent and skill that has been received in the mail this week? Let’s take a look!

Here’s a closer look at the amazingly fun paper dolls by Denise! We’re in love!

 

See you on Monday!

Xoxo,

Anna