How to Series: Wishful Thinking Card

Hi everyone,

The 24 hour craft Event on HSN Wednesday was a huge success! We had so much fun getting to craft with you and demonstrate all of our new products. Mark your calendars for March 14th at 5am and 5pm because we will be back on HSN in 4 short days!

Today we are continuing our series of how to videos in celebration of National Craft Month. Get out your Wishful Thinking Cutting Dies everyone, it is time to make a special birthday card! The best part about our Wishful Thinking die set is that you can customize a card specific to your needs! Where else can you find a “Happy Mother’s Day to my Sister” card? The endless combination of words and dates make crafting with this set so much fun.

Let’s get crafting!

 

Materials:

  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3   522-138
  • Anna Griffin® 12”x12” Boxing Day Cardstock – 1, 12”x12” Cut to 7”x10”, Folded Card
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Green Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x6.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Blue Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.25”x4.5 Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, White Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut to 1.5”x4” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Lovely Layers 5″ x 7″ Cardstock Kit   354-744 – 1, Ivory Floral 5”x7” Cardstock Cut 1”x4.75” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Pallet II 12”x12” Cardstock   505105 – 1, 12”x12” Hot Pink Cardstock Cut to 5”x6” Layer
  • Anna Griffin® Wishful Thinking Dies & Folders Set   538-144 – Happy, 3, RD, Birthday, Grand, Daughter Dies
  • 1, Anna Griffin® Foil Balloon Sticker
  • 2, Red Floral Embellishments
  • 1, Lavender Floral Embellishment
  • Anna Griffin® Perfect Bows   430694 – Small Pink Bow
  • Double-sided Adhesive (Tape Runner)
  • Foam Adhesive

Black and White Floral- 1.5”x4”

Blue and White Floral- 1.25”x4.5

Ivory Floral-1”x4.75” Layer

Green Floral- 1.25”x6.75

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut a notch on the right side of each floral strip.

2. Attach foil balloon sticker about .75” from left side of card.

3. Die cut words from fuchsia strips of cardstock. Adhere as follows:

  1. Happy – white floral strip
  2. 3rd – blue floral strip
  3. Birthday – ivory floral strip
  4. Grand Daughter – green floral strip

4. Adhere strips to card base overlapping white floral over blue floral, ivory floral over blue floral and ivory floral over green floral, using foam adhesive.

5. Adhere red floral embellishment just below balloons with double-sided adhesive.

6. Attach blue floral embellishment to left side of card with double-sided adhesive.

7. Adhere remaining red floral embellishment beneath the first red floral embellishment with adhesive.

8. Attach bow.

We have several more videos coming your way this month. Every Friday in March you can craft with Anna here on the blog. Be sure to join us Monday for our next post of our Weekly Craft Wonder and a preview of our March 14th shows on HSN! Have a great weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

 

HSN January 10th, 2017 Sneak Peek 5 Winner and TS Reveal

Hi everyone,

Friday is here! Oh my goodness we are so excited to show you the HSN Today’s Special for Tuesday’s shows! Hint, it is something that a lot of you have been asking for! What’s even better? We are giving it (and more) away to 7 lucky blog readers to celebrate our 7th anniversary on HSN! But, first things first! Are you ready to know who has won Tuesday’s giveaway? We had a ton of comments this week, over 1870 to be exact, and our lucky winner is Taunie Snyder ! Congratulations, we’re so excited for you!

Don’t forget to join Anna on HSN TONIGHT at 7pm EST for First Friday with Amy Morrison and Adam Freeman. You can be among the first to see and have next week’s TS and our Fancy Flips Card Making Kit with Dies! Just a reminder, our prime time is back at 8pm EST.

Now, on to the Today’s Special! We proudly introduce to you, our Wishful Thinking Cutting Die and Embossing Folder Set! It’s time to create die cut sentiments for your nearest and dearest! You will enjoy an entire year of small dies perfectly designed for personalization.  The year kicks off with this set of 36 cutting dies and 6 embossing folder borders.

Each set contains the occasions and holidays specific to the time of the shipment and we include new people to send cards to. The whole program is a beautiful matrix of mix and match fonts and sentiments. Use them alone or combine them to make sentences like Happy 50th Birthday Mom, or Happy Mother’s Day to my Daughter. The combinations are endless, and they will help you craft the perfect card for every occasion.

Use the embossing folder borders to add texture and dimension to your diecut words. The small patterns included in every bundle are meant to enhance your cut out. There are dots, swirls and herringbone, just to name a few!

Here is your first look at each of the 4 autoship bundles. All of the autoship sets include 20 cutting dies and 3 embossing folders.

·         AutoShip 1:  Congratulatory Wishes (April)


·         Autoship 2:  Words of Encouragement (June)


·         Autoship 3:  Seasonal Wishes (August)


·         Autoship 4:  Sending Love (November)

 

You are going to need a personal embossing and die cutting machine for all of that “wishful thinking!” Coordinate your new Cricut Explore Air 2 with this brand new Cuttlebug Version 3. It is now available in blue, mint, rose and the Anna Griffin branded ivory and gold. Each has silver Cricut | Cuttlebug branding and comes with a starter of set cutting dies, embossing folders and a rubber cutting mat. How adorable are these?

For those of you that watch HSN regularly know that special items appear at the end of the day when a Today’s Special sells out.  We have saved 2 very special items for our finale on January 10th. Our Trelliage Embossing Folder and Cutting Die Set and our Trelliage Die Cut Embellishments will be on in prime time Tuesday!

The Trelliage Embossing Folders and Dies bundle contains; 2 embossing folders that create the most intricate French inspired lattice work and 6 cut and emboss dies that make stately topiary boxes and elegant footed urns.

Our Trelliage Diecuts set includes 212 beautifully printed hand colored engravings to decorate the trellis work. You’ll get everything from cottage roses and dragonflies to stunning floral wreaths. These die cuts layer with foam adhesive to create lush, vibrant cards and layouts!

Ready for a giant giveaway?!! Comment below and tell us what you will be doing with our Wishful Thinking Die and Folder Set. We will choose 7 winners at random that will each win this bundle of 7 amazing things!

Wishful Thinking TS Bundle with all of the autoships this year

Cuttlebug Version 3

2017 Anna Griffin 18month Daily Planner

Planner Embellishments

Planner Stamps

Trelliage Folders and Dies

Trelliage Die Cuts

We will announce the winners on the blog Monday! So start commenting to win now!

We will have your Shopping List ready to go on Monday as well, so keep an eye out for it! It looks like some of our items for January 10th have already been added to our store on HSN.com!

Tuesday is going to be an amazing, fun-filled day! And last but not least, join us Tuesday at 4pm EST on HSN’s Facebook page for a super fun Facebook LIVE event just as I end my 3pm show!

Xoxo,

Anna