HSN March 7th 2018 Product Preview 1

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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!



HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 4 Winners + Happy New Year Card

Hello, hello!

Can you believe it? It’s our last blog post of the year! 2017 has been filled with amazing memories, beautiful projects and incredible friendships! We have loved being able to share our HSN previews, blog posts, Facebook posts, Pinterest boards and Instagram photos with you. Our crafting community is the best, and you all mean the world to us! Every day we look forward to seeing your comments and ideas. Thank you for inspiring us in every way! Here’s a look back at the last 12 months of beautiful in the making.


Our first HSN shows are just around the corner! Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting hours are midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7 pm, 8pm and more appearances throughout the day. We have one preview left for 10am EST Monday morning where Anna will reveal our exciting Today’s Special for January 10th!

Our winners for Product Preview 4 are below! Congratulations everyone!

Vintage Bunny Diecuts – Trish T (Blog), @babybea8 (Instagram)

Shaker Window Cutting Dies 1 – Carol Buffington (Facebook),  Melissa Eichenauer (Pinterest)

Shaker Window Cutting Dies 2 – Janet S. (Blog), @cwoody5073 (instagram)

Shaker Card Supply – Mary Ellen Alleva (Facebook), Diane Lee (Pinterest)

Ready to see a few more spring themed projects?

Our Vintage Bunny Diecuts make Easter and spring cards like no other! This set contains 314 beautifully, colored vintage ephemera for you to layer together! These 3 dimensional diecuts will make your spring projects eggs-cellent!

Our Shaker Window Dies 1 are an essential die set for creating shaker cards! These shapes carry you throughout the year, and are even great for making shaker cards for the holiday season!

If you missed out on the Shaker Window Autoship, now is your time to hop in and get our Spring Shaker Window Dies! This set of 23 dies makes spring shaker cards like no other. Use these dies to create cards for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter to birthdays and get well.

Our little black dress of shaker card accessories is here! Use our Shaker Card Supply Kit to easily transform your cards from ordinary to extra shake-tastic! We’ve done the work for you, and all you have to do is pick your card bases, embellishments, sentiments and something pretty to fill your windows with!

To celebrate the New Year, we have a card that will help you ring in 2018! Get out your Go Press and Foil machine, and let’s make our last card of 2017 together!

New Year’s Go Press and Foil

Finished Size: 5”x 7” card


  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Go Press & Foil Machine, 529-122
  • Anna Griffin® Terrific Tags, Dies and Stamps (tag die) 505-094
  • Anna Griffin® Hot Foil Holiday Sentiment Stamps (Happy New Year) 572-669
  • Anna Griffin® Seasonal Holiday Embossing Folders (Nordic Flake)
  • (2) 5”x 7” Perfect Pattern Christmas Cards (snowflake pattern with gold border) 574-354
  • Ivory card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • Silver foil, cut to 3”x 4”
  • Gold foil, cut to 4”x 6”
  • Metal shim
  • Card stock shim
  • Gold bow
  • Silver flourish embellishment
  • Gold champagne bottle embellishment
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors


  1. Cut one of the card bases along the inside of the gold frame, approximately 4”x6”.

2. Use the Nordic Flake embossing folder to press the gold foil to the 4”x 6” card stock base cut out. Place in the Go Press and foil machine in the following order: metal shim, foil (colored side down), card stock, embossing folder (open, embossing side down), card stock shim.

3. Follow the steps in the Go Press and Foil instruction manual to apply the silver foil to the 3”x 4” piece of ivory card stock using the “Happy New Year” Hot Foil stamp.

4. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and Terrific Tag Die, die cut the ivory card stock layer.


  1. Using foam adhesive, attach the gold foil layer to the card base.

2. Wrap the loop of the silver flourish embellishment around the gold champagne bottle embellishment as shown and attach to the card base using foam adhesive.

3. Adhere the “Happy New Year” sentiment to the bottom right of the card base with foam adhesive.

4. Attach the gold bow to the bottom left of the card base.

Wow, isn’t this the perfect card to bring in the New Year? We’re excited for all that 2018 holds and can not wait to share it with you!




How to: Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit + Layers

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday! Today we have another beautiful in the making project for you featuring our Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit! It is a rainy day here in Atlanta, and it’s absolutely perfect for crafting!

Thank you to all who have posted about getting your HSN orders so quickly. Why don’t we make a card right out of the box? Get out your new Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit, and let’s take it to the next level!

Christmas Shaker Card Kit

Finished Size: 5×7 card


  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit, 572-265
  • Anna Griffin® Craft Essential Tool Set (scissors, craft knife, ruler), 442-864
  • Red glitter paper, cut to 4”x 6”
  • Gold cord trim, tied into 1” bows (4)
  • Adhesive (tape runner, glue)
  • Foam squares

Materials From Christmas Shaker Card Kit:

  • Card base- “Wishing you a festive and fun holiday season”
  • Card front- pine branches ornament, gold and white ornament
  • Shaker frame- large green ornament
  • Sentiment-“Peace & Joy”
  • Embellishments- red ornaments (2), green ornament, white ornament
  • Shaker insert
  • Red paper bow


  1. Remove the center from the two card fronts and the shaker frame, along the scored lines.

2. Fussy cut the gold and white ornament card front along the dotted lines.

3. From the 4×6 red glitter rectangle, cut away the center to get a 1/4″ frame.

4. To assemble the red paper bow, fold each of the smaller tabs in to the back center and adhere with glue. Then wrap the longer tab around and adhere with glue.


  1. Adhere the shaker insert to the front of the card base using a tape runner.

2. Remove the sticker backing of the pine branches ornament card front and attach it to the card, with the shaker insert between the card base and card front.

3. Remove the sticker backing of the gold and white ornament layer and adhere it to the red glitter paper.

4. Attach the red glitter paper to the card using foam squares.

5. Adhere the shaker frame to the card using foam squares.

6. Attach the four ornament embellishments using foam squares.

7. Attach the sentiment to the bottom right corner using foam squares.

8. Adhere the red paper bow to the top of the shaker frame using glue or foam squares.

9. Adhere the 1” gold cord trim bows to the top of each ornament embellishment using glue.

Our card kits rule! The gold sequins and festive prints in this kit are so versatile, that you can make each card your own work of art! These are a fun alternative to traditional cards, and we think your friends and family will love them! If you missed on our Christmas Shaker Card Making Kit during Craft Day you can get your own set here.




HSN October 3, 2017 Product Preview 3

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Happy Monday! We are only 8 days away from our HSN appearances on October 3rd for Craft Day! Join us for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting at midnight, 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 9pm and 10pm. Over the weekend, so many of you stopped by the blog to tell us your favorite items from Friday’s blog post. Chosen from over 1596 comments, Mary Beth you are today’s winner. We have emailed you! Your name is going in our drawing on Monday for the 3 tickets to Anna Griffin | Create!.

Let’s take a look at more new products, shall we?

The amazing Cricut Maker is coming to HSN next week and we could not be more excited! If you have waited to purchase your first Cricut or you have been wanting to upgrade an existing machine, there will be no time like October 3rd. We have the ultimate cutting machine that cuts more materials, with more pressure than any machine ever offered. HSN is known for having the best deal on the market and this day will be no exception. Here is the inside scoop, the machine comes with all kinds of materials so you can make something you love, flex pay and special shipping. You will get over $82 of materials with the machine. This includes the washable fabric marking pen, strong Grip mat, the scoring stylus, bonded fabric blade and housing, vinyl, iron on, kraft board and fabric. What’s even better? You can buy the machine with our custom designed auto ship educational curriculum. That’s right, a whole year of Anna Griffin projects, Cricut materials, instructions and videos to make something you love all year long! More to come on this subject on Friday!

Want to make your own layered card sentiments? Our Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies can create endless supplies of joyful Christmas greetings. You’ll get 8 concentric dies to create layered sentiments and 24 sentiment stamps. Designed for the exterior and interior of your cards, this set offers phrases like Greetings to You and Yours, Joy to the World, Yuletide Greetings and more!

If you are looking for a beautiful set of holiday ink colors to use with all your stamps and embossing folders, look no further! Our Colorbox Christmas Ink Pads are back! Shades of red, green, gold and silver will bring your stamped images and sentiments to life in brilliant color. You’re going to love the rich, pigmented color you will get with each stamped design!

Our incredibly popular Shaker Card Making Kit now comes in a Christmas version! With this kit you can make 30 gorgeous sequin filled shaker cards! Shake things up this Christmas with these easy to make and embellish cards.

Guess what? This kit is the kick off to our Shaker Card Making Kit Auto Ship Program.

In December you will get a Valentines Shaker Card Kit complete with a heart, present and envelope shaker window.

In February a Springtime Shaker card kit complete with a bunny, butterfly and 4 leaf clover shaker window.

Lastly, in April a Well Wishes Shaker card kit complete with a teacup, onesie and cupcake shaker window.

Say hello to our Christmas Confetti Dies that make Christmas tree, snowflake and holly confetti in just 1 turn of your Cuttlebug. Use your favorite patterned, glitter or solid paper to create confetti to fill your shaker cards.

You know what? There is an Auto Ship program for the Confetti Dies to go along with the card kits! When you buy the Christmas Confetti dies, you can sign up for the Valentines, Springtime and Well Wishes confetti dies as well. Each set comes with 3 themed 5×7 metal etched dies that make the prettiest confetti imaginable!

Valentine Confetti includes kisses, hearts and XOXO!

Springtime Confetti includes butterflies, bunnies, eggs, 4 leaf clover and tulips.

Well Wishes Confetti includes balloons, confetti, onsies, tea cups and flowers.

We have thought of everything that you could possible need to make the world’s best Shaker Cards. Give a round of applause for the Shaker Window Die Cutting Set! Cut out windows from any of your own papers. Cut out overlays to frame the window. Cut out embellishments to adorn the windows. You get the idea! Everything you love about our Shaker Card Kits is now available as a cutting die for you to shake up your card making for years to come!

As always the previews get better and better. Tell us which item you are most excited about by commenting here on the blog. This Friday we will draw a winner at random for all of the items featured today. That winner’s name will be added to all of our blog winners this year for a chance at the 3 tickets to Anna Griffin | Create!

Don’t forget we have our last October 3rd product preview this coming Friday with only 3 short days to comment to win our biggest giveaway bundle this month!  It’s going to be amazing, and you don’t want to miss out!

Bye for now,