Re-Cap the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create

Hi there!

As they say, “the third time’s the charm.” Our 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create was just that, charming! The most wonderful group of crafters you can imagine met us at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia for an unforgettable, creative weekend. This year new friendships were formed, and fond memories were made. We crafted, we cried, we hugged, and most of all we created!

People came from 47 different states. We hosted crafters from as far away as Canada and as close as our fellow Georgia peaches! The best part of the whole event was being with you in person. Create is amazing in that, it brings together a group of people who share a common interest in making beautiful things. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing the love and heart that goes into making every project! That, my friends, is beautiful in the making.

I love my crafty friends Amber Kemp-Gerstel and Beth Kingston. They made the meet and greet a treat for everyone!

We had an afternoon of make and take projects where lots of cards, stylish jewelry and giftable magnets were made in a fun filled ballroom.

This year’s Gala Dinner was a beautiful affair with Parisian flair!

Our most poetic Griffinite, Penny Comeau delivered a moving tribute to all things Anna Griffin. Penny has graced us with her poems for many years and this year, she outdid herself!

Good times were had by all! The prizes were flowing, the excitement growing, as the world’s greatest craft room was about to open!

Imagine a room filled with all of our products, where you can make anything that your heart desires!

We hosted crafting classes for two days on home decor, gifts, embossing, die cutting, folding and the Cricut Maker.

My beautiful friend, Shivan Sarna and a live remote team from HSN joined in on the fun and broadcast the event on Facebook.

This year’s Create teachers were the cream of the crop, and had so many skills and techniques to share! Each attendee walked away with finished projects and tons of crafting knowledge!

The event ended with a trip to our headquarters for the Warehouse Sale! Our office buzzed with excited shoppers as they were able to see where the magic happens.

November 9th – 12th were 4 days that defined beautiful in the making. It was a truly special event and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us!

We are thrilled to let you know that the 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for  November 15 – 18, 2018 in Atlanta! Registration will open in April and we will post that link here on the blog.

Love,

Anna

 

HSN July 11th, 2017 Product Preview 6 Winner + How to: Enhanced Shaker Card

Hello, and happy Friday!

Wow! We are amazed by your enthusiasm for our last blog post! Can you believe that we are 4 short days away from all the fun that will take place on HSN’s 24 hour Craft Day? We will be live on Tuesday at midnight, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm and part of 8 o’clock for full hours of “beautiful in the making!”

There were a whopping 3450 comments to win this week and it sounds like you all are excited to take your crafting to the next level with the Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer. We can’t wait to see what you create with this amazing machine, Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge, Xyron tablet stand and our set of 4 Anna Griffin Xyron Sticker Makers, Linda Kelley Johnston. You are our big winner! Oh my goodness how exciting! What a win.

On Monday we will post your shopping list along with available links so that you can plan away! Then on Tuesday, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and watch the shows! We love these shows and the opportunity to connect with the HSN / Anna Griffin community. There’s nothing better!

Let’s take a few more looks at our grande finale items!

The Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer is a crafter’s dream come true! You will be able to print wirelessly on different materials such as cork, magnet paper, canvas and more, scan family photos, create iron on designs and even print images from the new Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge from Cricut. Use the Kodak Verité Craft 6 App to print our custom Anna Griffin greeting cards, thank you notes and photo cards right from your iPad or tablet! This printer will enhance your crafting in so many ways, and also prints, copies, scans and prints high quality photos.

Anna’s Printable Library Digital Cartridge from Cricut is just what you need to embellish your craft projects. This all inclusive library of images contains roses, sea life, animal images, daily planner accessories, Anna’s perfect patterns and more. Print these images on the new Kodak Verité Craft 6 Anna Griffin edition craft printer, put them on a mat and cut on any model Cricut Explore.

Finally, our set of 4 Anna Griffin Xyron Sticker Makers make crafting fun! Your Anna Griffin die cuts can become sticker embellishments in an instant. You’ll get 80 feet of adhesive and what’s even better is that they come in 4 of our beautiful patterns.

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to make something together. Today, we’re going to take the Shaker Card Making Kit and kick it up a notch!

Enhanced Shaker Cards

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Congratulatory Wishes – 542-383 – Aunt Die
  • Anna Griffin® Gold Cricut Cuttlebug™ Version 3 – 522-138
  • Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ mat
  • Anna Griffin® Rose Collection 6 3/4″ square layer- floral
  • Anna Griffin® Foil Layers 6 1/4″ square layer- pink foil
  • 1 Piece Gold Cardstock
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Card Base- “Here’s to Celebrating You”
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Pink and White Print Heart Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 White and Gold Polka Dot Heart Border Sticker
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Sequin Confetti Pack
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 Dark Pink heart and 1 Light Pink Heart Embellishment
  • Mint Green Satin Ribbon
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Squares

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Adhere pink and gold foil square to larger floral square with double sided adhesive.

Attach gold sequin bag to the card base using double sided adhesive.

Peel off the back of the pink and white heart sticker and attach to the front of the card.

Using double sided adhesive, attach the shaker card to the front of the pink and gold foil layer.

Make your Cuttlebug sandwich from the bottom up: A plate, rubber mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down and top with a B plate. Run the sandwich through the Cuttlebug, and cut out the word “Aunt”.

Add adhesive to your die cut, and place in the bottom right corner of the pink and white sticker.

Next, wrap the mint green ribbon around the front of the top layer of the shaker card. Tie in a bow (the card should still open).

Finally, add the 2 heart embellishments.

MATERIALS

  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Card Base- “The Most Special Thing About This Card is the Person Holding It”
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 Blue Star- all parts
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 White and Gold Polka Dot Star
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 2 Gold and White Polka Dot Stars
  • Anna Griffin® Shaker Card Making Kit- 542-054 1 A Warm Hello Sentiment
  • Ivory Satin Ribbon
  • Double Sided Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive Squares

Adhere the sequin pouch to the card base with double sided adhesive.

Layer the star die cuts as shown to create the large star.

Attach the stars with double sided adhesive and add an ivory bow.

What a fun Friday! Meet us right back here on Monday for your Shopping List!

Love,

Anna