How to: A Stamped Bouquet of Tulips

Hello,

We are counting the days until our next appearances on HSN, and if you haven’t already, mark your calendars! Our 24 hour Craft Day shows are on March 7th and our hours for Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting are at Midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, 8pm and 10pm. March is National Craft Month, so you can bet that there are all kinds of exciting things planned to celebrate our favorite month of the year!

Last Friday we announced that the Anna Griffin Super Sale is back! It will run from 12pm EST Monday, February 19th through 12 pm EST Tuesday, February 20th. You’re going to love this once a year flash sale of crafting items at extraordinary values! Please see our previous post for FAQs on the Super Sale.

Valentine’s Day is just a little over two weeks away, and we’re sending this lovely card made with our Treasury Stamps and Dies, Treasury Inks, Embossing Powders and more! Grab your set and let’s make this together!

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® Treasury Stamps and Dies, 588-283
  • Anna Griffin® Fancy Flourish Dies
  • Anna Griffin® Heat Embossing Tool, 592-765
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card stock base
  • (1) Piece of pink patterned card stock, cut to 5”x 7”
  • (1) Piece of pink, double-sided card stock, cut to 4 ¼”x 8 ½”
  • (1) Piece of light pink metallic card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • (1) Piece of ivory card stock, cut to 4”x 6”
  • (2) Pieces of ivory card stock, cut to 3”x 4”
  • (1) Piece of gold metallic card stock, cut to 4”x 5”
  • Embossing powder (clear and gold)
  • Ink (pink, green, gold)
  • Pink bow
  • Scalloped craft scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

  1. Using the scalloped scissors, cut across the top edge of the pink, double sided card stock.

2. Cut the pink double-sided card stock two inches down from the scalloped edge and add to the base of the card layer.

3. Stamp and emboss the 4”x 6” piece of ivory card stock with the tulip stamp. Use the green ink for the stem of the tulip, the pink ink for the petals, and emboss all with clear embossing powder.

4. Stamp and emboss one tulip on one of the 3”x 4” pieces of ivory card stock using the same inks and powders as #4.

5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment and sentiment border on the other piece of 3”x 4” ivory card stock. Stamp the sentiment with pink ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the sentiment border with gold ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.6. Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ cut the following:

  • Use the small Fancy Flourish die to cut 2 flourishes from the gold card stock
  • Use the large circle die to cut the stamped and embossed sentiment border
  • Use the small circle die to cut the stamped and embossed sentiment
  • Use the small tulip die to cut the stamped and embossed tulip
  • Use the tulip border die to cut a border from the light pink metallic card stock

Assembly:

  1. Using a tape runner, attach the pink patterned card stock to the 5”x 7” card base.

2. Attach the pink, double-sided card stock using foam squares.

3. Adhere the ivory, stamped card stock using a tape runner. The folded, scalloped edge of the pink double-sided card stock should fold on top of the ivory card stock.

4. Using a tape runner, attach the two flourishes near the center of the card.

5. Place the tulip on the tulip border using foam squares, then place in the center of the two flourishes.

6. Place the sentiment on the sentiment border using foam squares, then place on the stem of the tulip.

7. Place the pink bow between the sentiment and tulip.

This card makes such great use of your Treasury crafting items, and creates beautiful valentines. We hope you enjoyed making this card along with us! Join us later in the week for another gorgeous tutorial and Fan Mail Friday.

Bye for now,

Anna

 

 

 

How to: French Fan Valentine Card + Super Sale Announcement

Hi everyone,

Are you ready for some exciting news? Many of you have asked, and we have a special date to tell you about! The Anna Griffin Super Sale will take place on Monday, February 19th at 12 p.m. EST! This annual flash sale is bigger than ever! Get ready to shop because we will have card kits, embellishments, inks, stamps, dies and so much more at prices like never before.

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Super Sale to help you! Please read these questions thoroughly to avoid any confusion on sale day. We want to make sure you get the items that you want!

Why do you have the Anna Griffin Super Sale?

The Super Sale is an event that we hold each year to say thank you to all of our wonderful fans! It is an exclusive opportunity to get your hands on discontinued Anna Griffin crafting collections at their absolute lowest prices ever. Many of the items are first quality excess inventory, but others are returns from customers like you.  Please note that product configurations may vary from original format. All items are sold as is.

When will this year’s Super Sale take place?

The Super Sale begins Monday, February 19th at 12pm EST, and will run through Tuesday, February 20th at 12pm EST (or while supplies last). The timing ensures that we have ample customer service on hand, and ensures that our West Coast fans are able to shop at a decent hour!

Where is the sale hosted?

The sale is online. Right before the sale begins, we will send out an email newsletter with the link that you will need to start shopping. We will post the same link on our social media networks. If you are not signed up for our email newsletter, visit www.annagriffin.com and enter your email address at the bottom of our home page in the box provided.

What do I need to do to participate?

To participate in the sale, you will need a valid form of payment. The Amazon payment process is optional, but it is the recommended solution for the fastest checkout. You will also be able to pay by credit card directly. If you are not already registered for a free Amazon account, and would like one you can SIGN UP HERE. You can set up your billing address, shipping address and form of payment in advance so checkout is ready to go on Super Sale day!

Why do you use Amazon?

This is the fourth year that we have used Amazon to facilitate the sale, and it allows everything to run smoothly. Amazon handles flash sales each and every day, and they have partnered with Shopify to bring us an even better Super Sale experience. Hooray!

What are the shipping charges associated with my purchases?

We are offering free shipping on all orders over $75. All orders under $75 will incur a flat rate shipping charge of $6.95.  Please do not place multiple orders! Customers cannot combine orders after they have been placed to get free shipping after the sale is over.

What service do you use to ship my items?

We will ship all Super Sale orders via FedEx ground or USPS (whichever is the lowest cost for your order) to ensure timely delivery and provide you up-to-date tracking information. We will provide a tracking number to you via email.

I participated in the sale last year, and items were removed from my cart before I had a chance to purchase. How can I avoid this?

Unfortunately, many of the items featured in the sale are available in very limited quantities. If you place one of these items in your cart and continue shopping, the item may sell out during that time and will consequently be removed from your cart. The Super Sale follows the same rules as the Amazon.com site, where items must be purchased and checkout must be completed before that item is reserved.

Do you ship internationally for the Super Sale?

We do not ship internationally. Super Sale items may only be purchased by customers in the U.S.

Will I receive a free gift with my purchase?

A free gift is included for orders of $50 or more. Limit one free gift per customer. The free gift cannot be returned or exchanged.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Your order will ship and arrive in 2-3 weeks.  It give us time to organize all the shipments after the sale and deliver most orders before the expected delivery date.

Can I make returns?

Items purchased in the Super Sale cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason. Please note that product configurations may vary from original format.

How to: Valentine French Fan Dies. We are still having a blast making valentines of all shapes and sizes. Get our your French Fan dies and let’s make a beautiful, dimensional card.

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®  French Fan Dies
  • Anna Griffin®  Fancy Double-Sided card stock (ivory and gold) 499-586
  • (1) Piece of gold foil card stock, cut to 2”x 2”
  • (1) Piece of light pink card stock, cut to 3 ½”x 5”
  • (1) 5” 7” gold foil pattern card stock base
  • Valentine sentiment
  • Flower embellishments
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue adhesive
  • Adhesive (tape runner)

Instructions:

  1. Using the Cricut®  Cuttlebug™ and largest fan die, die cut and emboss two fans from the ivory and gold double-sided card stock.

2. Accordion fold the two fan die cut pieces, as shown.

3. Adhere the two pieces together, overlapping the ends to create one large fan.

4. Die cut and emboss the two small tassel pieces from the gold foil card stock using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ and French Fan Dies.

5. On the back of the pink card stock, trace around the small fan pictured.

6. Using scissors, fussy cut the traced fan outline. Use the tips of the fan ribs as a guide to cut as shown.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the ivory and gold fan on top of the pink fan cut out using hot glue adhesive.

2. Attach to the front of the card base using a tape runner.

3. Adhere the flower embellishments to the bottom of the fan.

4. Attach the tassel using foam squares.

5. Adhere the Valentine sentiment above the flower embellishments.

Do you love your French Fan Dies? If you missed out on these, they return to HSN on May 1st. We hope you have a lot of fun making this gorgeous valentine, and that you send it with love!

Want to see this week’s mail? Happy Fan Mail Friday everyone!

Our product previews for our March 7th shows on HSN start on February 12th! Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Love,

Anna

 

HSN November 17th and 18th, 2017 Product Preview 1

Hi everyone,

Guess what? HSN is taking YOU to Create.

HSN will be onsite with my friend Shivan Sarna. They will be bringing you a bird’s eye view of the third annual Anna Griffin | Create on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th. You can watch online on hsn.com, and on the HSN Facebook Page.

You can craft along with us and make projects similar to those we are making at the event. You will even get to experience a special Anna Griffin Warehouse Sale on hsn.com Sunday, November 12th from 12:00pm-4pm EST! There will be lots more details to come!

Just one short week after Create, we will be on HSN November 17th and 18th! Our hours for these 2 exciting days are November 17th at 10am and 3pm and then November 18th at 9am. Mark your calendars, because we have a lot of new and exciting items that will take your creativity to new levels.

Let’s get started!

Up first is our gorgeous Anna Griffin Planner in your choice of debossed pink or turquoise. This beautiful all in one planner holds a year in review, and is complete with tabs, pockets, list pads and more so you can organize in a beautiful way. Our planner is the perfect balance of function and beauty; embellish and customize until your heart’s content! We have a few different options available for inserts. There’s the 18 month that takes you from January 2018 to June 2019. If you already have through June 2018, the update will carry you from July 2018 to June 2019.

Don’t forget, we have a fun, 55 piece set of planner dies on hsn.com that cut the perfect size embellishments for your daily agenda! https://www.hsn.com/products/anna-griffin-perfect-planner-cutting-dies/8362300

During this visit to HSN, we are going to be bringing you the most opulent, elegant and gorgeous Valentine’s Day crafting products that you can imagine! Our set of Valentine Perfect Patterns Cards and Envelopes in pink and red are exactly what you need to create scrumptious cards that exude all things love! You’ll get 50 cards, 2 of each design. Patterns include lovely damask, stunning florals, delicate borders, sprays of roses, gold foil designs and so much more! These 5 x 7 cards are the perfect base for all your valentines and make your projects extra sweet.

You asked, and we listened! Introducing our Vintage Valentine Collage Toppers! This set of 50 all in one toppers includes expertly layered, antique artwork consisting of beautifully painted flowers, gorgeous typography, coordinating ribbon and sophisticated gold foil accents. These card toppers make creating a stunning Valentine simple, fast and easy. Pair these with our Valentine Perfect Patterns Cards for effortlessly classic Valentines for friends, family and your sweetheart.

Next up we have our folio of 50 Sending Sympathy Stickers back in stock. This set of stickers allows you to send caring thoughts, sympathy and encouraging words to those in need. These three dimensional stickers are layered, include a soft color palette and say just the right thing for the people you care about the most. Phrases include Sending You Encouragement, A Note of Support, Sharing in Your Sorrow, Praying for You and so many more comforting, encouraging sentiments.

 

Layer away with our set of 120 Favorite Flowers 3D stickers. You will get multiples of each flower and varying sizes so you can create beautiful, blooming bouquets! The antique imagery and painted blossoms will transport you to your very own English garden. Flowers include carnations, hydrangeas, garden roses, lilies, pansies and other lovely varieties. These stickers pair wonderfully with our papers, dies and sentiments for a truly put together card every time.

This would not be an HSN Preview without a few prizes! Let the giveaways begin! To enter to win, leave us a comment below. Let us know what you’re excited for on November 17- 18, and we will draw a winner at random on Monday! We have 4 previews for this set of shows, so buckle up for Friday and Monday previews and giveaways. It’s going to be a beautiful ride!

Love,

Anna

HSN October 3, 2017 Product Preview 3

Hi there!

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,

Anna