HSN January 10th, 2018 Product Preview 1 Winners + DIY Embossed Christmas Card

Hello, hello,

Wow, what a week! We love reading all about the excitement that you have for our #annaversary shows on HSN January 10th! This special set of shows is going to showcase lots of new items and returning fan favorites for an Anna-versary to remember! As promised we have 8 lucky winners from our first product preview!

Eleanor- Calistoga1924k (Instagram) and Marlene Heilman (Blog)

Floral Decoupage Diecuts- Sallyf1500 (Instagram) and Joyce Kokay (Pinterest)

Ribbon (Christmas, Vintage and Everyday)- Marcia Lasiter (Blog) and Ginny Hughes (Pinterest)

Delicate Engravings- Tina Davis (Facebook) and Doug Gascoigne (Facebook)

Woo hoo! It was so much fun to read your posts! We can’t wait to see the dimensional bouquets you build, the bows you tie and the layouts you create with these lovely prizes. On Monday, it’s giveaway time all over again! But first, here are  a few more inspirational projects from the products featured in our first preview.

It looks like a lot of you are excited for elegant Eleanor’s return! The double-sided pink, black and ivory papers make the perfect background for the chic die cuts, mascara rose stickers and lovely sentiments. This paper crafting kit is the perfect mix and sophistication and beauty to celebrate our 8th #Annaversary!

The set of Floral Decoupage Die Cuts and Beautiful Bouquets will have your projects blooming all season long. These dimensional floral arrangements are easily built using the new instructions on the back! You can layer away with the foam adhesive included in these sets. There are so many gorgeous varieties of flowers are included in this sets. You’ll get everything from morning glories to daffodils and everything in between!

So much ribbon, so little time! Choose from 3 brand new double faced satin ribbon assortments to make beautiful bows of all sizes. We have Christmas, Vintage and Everyday color palettes for all projects, big and small. These ribbons work perfectly with your Anna Griffin Bow Maker and Ribbon Storage Box.

You love the layers, colors and embellishments in the Delicate Engravings card toppers collection. This kit includes beautiful, macaron colored cards, incredible painted flowers, gold foil accents galore and sentiments for every occasion.

With all of the Anna-versary excitement, we have not forgotten that you may still be making Christmas cards. Pull out your Go Press & Foil machine, your Christmas hot stamp dies and make this beautiful card along with us!

Go Press and Foil Christmas Embossed Card

Finished Size: 7”x 5” card

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold/Ivory Cricut® Cuttlebug™ Version 3, 510-398
  • Anna Griffin® Go Press & Foil Machine, 529-122
  • Anna Griffin® Holiday Art Hot Foil Stamps (Holly Frame) 572-701
  • Anna Griffin® Hot Foil Holiday Sentiment Stamps (Merry Christmas) 572-669
  • Anna Griffin® Christmas Folders and Borders, Holiday Medallions and Snowfall
  • (1) 5”x 7” ivory card base
  • Ivory card stock, cut to the following sizes
    • (1) 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” piece
    • (1) 4 ¼”x 6” piece
    • (1) 4 1/8”x 5 7/8” piece
    • (1) 3 5/8”x 5 ½” piece
    • (1) 3 ½” x5 3/8” piece
  • Green foil, cut to 4”x 5 ½”
  • Red foil, cut to 3”x 3 ½”
  • Metal shim
  • Ivory bow
  • Adhesive (tape runner)
  • Foam squares
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Using the Cricut® Cuttlebug™ emboss the 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” piece of ivory card stock using the Holiday Medallions embossing folder.

Emboss the 4 1/8”x 5 7/8” piece of ivory card stock using the Snowfall embossing folder.

Follow the steps in the Go Press and Foil instruction manual to apply the foil:

  • Transfer the green foil using the holly frame hot stamp die to the 3 ½”x 5 3/8” piece of ivory card stock.

  • Apply the red foil using the “Merry Christmas” foil hot stamp die to the 3 ½”x 5 3/8” piece of ivory card stock with green foil already transferred.

Assembly:

Attach the Holiday Medallions embossed layer to the ivory card stock base using double sided adhesive.

Adhere the 4 ¼”x 6” piece of ivory card stock using foam squares.

Attach the Snowfall embossed layer using double sided adhesive.

With foam squares, attach the 3 5/8”x 5 ½” piece of ivory card stock.

Attach the foil layer to the center using double sided adhesive.

Using foam squares, attach the ivory bow to the bottom left corner of the foil layer.

There you have it, an elegant embossed and foil stamped card. We can’t wait to see what you do with this tutorial! On Monday we will meet you here for product preview 2, and more gorgeous giveaways!

Happy Holidays,

Anna

 

 

HSN October 3rd, 2017 Shopping List + Winners!

Hi everyone,

We have your list and we’re checking it twice! Rest up today because tomorrow is a 24 hour Craft Day on HSN! Join us tonight at 8pm for The Monday Show with Adam Freeman! You’ll get an exclusive look at the Cricut Maker before the big launch at 12am!

We kick off Craft Day with an hour long look at the Today’s Special at midnight– then we are on for full hours at 1am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm. Believe it or not, it is all Anna all day because we are also in the 8am, 9am, 2pm 3pm and 9pm hours.

This day is going to be the biggest Christmas crafting day all year, and we can’t wait to show you all the amazing items we have lined up. ‘Tis the season to make something beautiful!

Now, it’s time to announce our 4 blog winners. Your names were drawn out of the most comments we have ever received to win our giveaways. We’re so happy for you all, and we will ship your winnings out as soon as we return from HSN!

Cricut Bright Pad, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Clare Dempsey

Cricut Easy Press, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Janet Geary

Cricut Easy Press, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Joanne Lowe

Cricut Maker, Anna’s Holiday Ornaments Cartridge, foil card stock, glitter card stock, Hot Fix fabric – goes to: Christine Charles

Drum roll everyone! After 9 months, 36 blog posts, hundreds of products previewed and over 70,000 comments to win we have drawn 3 names from our winners this year to come to the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin Create!

Anna Griffin | Create is really the icing on the cake, the creme de la creme of crafting events. Our goal is to inspire crafters, encourage creativity and build a strong community of friends who are truly like family. Each event has been so meaningful to us, and we are thrilled that 3 of the last nine months of blog winners are able to join us for this incredible crafting weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Shelby McDaniel, Mary Beth Hanke and Shellie Fontana pack your bags! So exciting! We couldn’t be happier for you!

As promised, here is your shopping list for all of the products that we have previewed over the last 2 weeks. Enjoy!

New Items

574135 Cricut Maker Machine Bundle

567106 Cricut Maker Machine Bundle with Auto ship AG Educational Curriculum

562405- Cricut Bright Pad

583456- Cricut Easy Press Machine

578099 Hotfix Fabric- Christmas

578097 Hotfix Fabric- Everyday

583537 Anna’s Christmas Ornaments Digital Cartridge

574335 12 x 12 Foil Cardstock

572265 Christmas Shaker Card Kit with Auto Ship

572267 Christmas Confetti Dies with Auto Ship

572269 Shaker Card Window Dies

574352 Christmas Window Frame Card Kit

546217 Window Frame Card Kit Everyday with Cutting Dies

574344 Bow Maker and Storage Box with Christmas Ribbon

576952 Anna Griffin Pendant Necklace Kit

576951- Anna Griffin Bracelet Kit

574341 Holiday Embellishment Dies

574340 Holiday Decorative Edge Dies

574353 Christmas Collage Toppers 2

574354 Perfect Christmas Card Set

574355 All Occasion Card Inserts

574342 Christmas Sentiment Stamps and Dies

574338 Holiday Gatefold Embossing Folders

Returning Favorites

499577 Holiday Glitter Stickers

528926 Scenes Embossing Folders

443537 36 Piece Gold/Silver Glitter Paper

505085 Christmas Seasonal Layers

505090 Holiday Rosettes

505072 Chic Wrap Gift Wrap Dispenser- Christmas

532402 CHic Wrap Gift Wrap Dispenser- Everyday

510419 Christmas Packaging Tape

568628 Purse Gift Card Dies

442884 5 x 7 Holiday Metallic Layers

499549 Holiday Rollagraph

499562 Holiday Rollagraph Refill

There you have it! A whole lot of gorgeous, holiday crafting goodies! We will see you at 8pm, and then at midnight to kick off Craft Day. Let the craftiness begin!

Xoxo,

Anna