HSN Sept. 17th Sneak Preview 6 - Cards for Him Too

Anna Griffin | Aug 27, 2013
August 27, 2013
Thank you for all of your responses over the weekend about your inspiration for making cards. For so many of you it was a “who” that got you started- a friend, family member, teacher or even the crafters on our Facebook page!  For many it was a crafting class or personally receiving a handmade card.
I was so flattered to learn that our kits were able to inspire so many of you to get started as well! Lots of you have been with me since the very beginning of my career, and some of you just recently discovered the art of DIY. Either way, I’m so glad our products are making it easy for you to be creative!
Today I’ll be sending a brand new set of Cottage Rose Stickers and the new Scrapbook with Guided layouts to our winner, Marie Mac! I hope you enjoy crafting with these all year long!
This week it’s all about the guys, and OH MY GOODNESS I can hardly wait to tell you all about the new guy in my life! You’ll have to watch this week’s video to get the scoop!

Here's a sneak peek at the amazing cards you can make with the Holiday Trimmings Card Making Kit (without the help of Georgie!)

Today’s September 17th HSN preview is about a kit that you’ve been asking me to bring back for quite some time, and it’s finally here! My new Cards for Him Too kit includes everything you need to make 20 uniquely embellished cards with everything for the fisherman, golfer, sports enthusiast or handyman in your life! All of the vintage-inspired card surfaces, layers and embellishments were designed to coordinate for a laid-back look that he will like and you will love to make!

If you’d like to win Cards for Him Too, comment here and tell me about your holiday card making strategy. Do you make them all in one sitting, or do you take your time?
See you on Friday for more fun!


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  16. Posted by: SANDRA GRISWOLD
    I work in my kitchen constructing my Christmas cards. Since I live alone and don't have to hurry putting my cards together, I can go at ant pace I choose. I organize everything according to product, Paper, embelishments ,diecuts, ribbon. set up my cricut on the countertop along with my Big Shot on the opposite counter and when I have fully assembled all I need to start, I go at it, after I have put on some Christmas CD'S to enhance the mood!
  17. Posted by: Rachel P.
    When making cards, I usually start off making 4-5 cards in an assembly line fashion, but tweaking each one individually so that each one is unique in its own way.
  18. Posted by: Pauline Baker
    I make them one at a time so they are unique for the person getting the card.  So glad you are coming out with more masculine cards..  Can't wait to get my hands on them!   Thanks Anna!
  19. Posted by: Irene B.
    I start around the first week of September, and make about a dozen cards each weekend. I usually make about six of them identical, then move on to the next design, where I will make six more alike. Then by the first week of December, I have my 60 or so finished, and am ready to send them out. 
  20. Posted by: Vivian Lehan
    I love the new cards for men only.  It has always been hard to make cards that fit the personality of the man I am sending the cards too.  I can't wait for that one!  You are the best!
  21. Posted by: Bonita Ringler
    I do whatever works for those cards- maybe a bit of both!
  22. Posted by: Sandra Smith
    When using a kit from Anna, I spread things out and start from there. That way I am sure I have the beautiful layers just the way I want them.
  23. Posted by: Lisa
    My process varies...Sometimes I line them up and get multiples done all at once...and other times, I seem to take forever to decide.  haha
    But it's a joy either way.  Can't wait to see this card kit in September!
    Thanks for the chanceto win!
  24. Posted by: Sandra Smith
    I was a scrapbooker first and started making cards just three years ago. Every year I have planned to make my Christmas cards early in the fall but health issues put me in the hospital each year. I ended up with a scramble to get my cards completed and mailed before Christmas.y husband even helped.

    This year, i planned to make my cards in August but my Father passed away on July 29 so I have been out of state and away from my craftroom spending time with my Mom. Plans sometimes just do not go the way we want so this year I plan to purchase Anna's new Holiday Trimming's card kit so I can eliminate the last minute stress. I won't be back home until the end of September so this will help me get my cards done once I am home again. Thank you Anna for your beautiful kits.

  25. Posted by: Carleen K
    I have a list for the year of all the cards I need to make each month. I then try to have my cards ready 2 months in advance so I can take my time and make each one special.  I also have get well cards and sympathy cards at hand as well.
  26. Posted by: Diana Marks
    I go through all my embellishments and then start playing around building my card.  when I like what I'm doing they I start to make the permanent card. I love it!!!!
  27. Posted by: Donna Stanek
    The first thing...dump out all the packages and look at all the treasures! I make a mental note of the items I want to use for scrapbooking! Can't wait to get the cards for him and the gorgeous new holiday items! 
  28. Posted by: Michele
    Thank You for your beautiful card ideas. You are such an inspiration! I like to gather my supplies, tools, etc and make several at one sitting.
  29. Posted by: Mike
    I'll try to make some different cards. Thanks for your creativity
  30. Posted by: Marie Mac
    Oohh, how adorable "Georgie". I'm  not posting to try for a chance at this kit 'cause I did win the cottage rose sticker & scrablook Yeeaaee.. I am so excited!!! Thank you! But I will say: This is a great kit for some of us ladies who seem to have problems making masculine cards. I myself, like to make the cards individually to fit the person. Like if they like yellow, pink,or red roses etc... But I have made a few for those spare of the moment...I need a beautiful card times...lol  I'm going to get this kit September! Can't wait. saving my money...lol. GOOD LUCK TO YOU LADIES ON WINNING!!!
  31. Posted by: Peg Palmer
    Well Anna Dear,
    I am a make one card at a time kind of gal, but I can really spread out a lot of supplies to make that one card.  Once I get going I make a game of using the scraps to create new embelishments and before I know it another card is born.
  32. Posted by: Darlene S
    Getting together with 2 of my girlfriends is a ritual we plan every year in November.  We gather all our card making supplies and spend the first hour checking out all the possibilities within our stashes. Then it's get down to business time. Usually happens at my house since I have alot of the extra tools like die cutting machine, punches, embossing folders, etc. Of course, we listen to Christmas music and have a cup or two of tea. We are always amazed how much we learn from each other. It's all about sharing and bringing out the crafting talents in each of us!
  33. Posted by: Chyrl
    I like to spread out in the dining room when my Sister comes over and we make lots of cards.  We use your kits and create from there.  I make Thank You and Birthday cards to have on hand and also make special cards for special people.  Your kits make it so easy to get started.  Thanks for all the beautiful ideas!
  34. Posted by: Shanie Cooper
    I enjoy making my cards a little at a time. I like to make a group in an evening and then make a different layout on another night. 
  35. Posted by: Penny K.
    I tend to be a "spreader outer" when I am making a batch of cards
    (like Christmas cards) so I can see all the materials and mix and match, add a bit of this and a tad of that until I have the combinations that I like. However when I am making a specific card for an individual occasion, I make them one at a time. I do enjoy making your card kits because you make it so easy to make beautiful cards, but at the same time they can be individualized.
  36. Posted by: Colleen
    OMGosh! George is the cutest!!!!1
    I spread out my cardmaking. I usually end up with a big mess too!
  37. Posted by: Cheryl S
    I unpack each kit and look at all the enclosed goodies and your inspiration sheet.  I make the cards I send to friends and family one at a time – choosing colors and images appropriate to each person and occasion.  When I make cards for charity fund raising, I usually set aside time to make 8 – 10 cards at a time.

    I purchased your original card kit for men – it was great!  Thank you for putting together an even better kit for the men in our lives!

  38. Posted by: Holly G
    Good Evening Miss Anna!
    Love, love, love you adorable new addition to the team! The goodies yes but most of all Georgie!

    Cards...Usually I get the "base" cards and the layers together and match them up as I watch television.  That way I have something to start with! On a different day I  get out the embellishments and have a blast putting them together. I sometimes make some generic cards (w/o sentiments)  to have at the ready for any occasion. I do use your guides that come included with the card kits, as well as pinterest  for inspiration, ALWAYS a welcomed help! The Cards For Him will be a much welcomed addition!

    Christmas cards, however, I take an entirely different approach! It is a free for all and fun, fun, fun!  Rewarding too! I have several different Christmas Card Kits and mix and match them....so fun! The new kit will, also, be a much welcomed addition!

    Thanks for all your hard work and creativity!
  39. Posted by: Susan Port
    Hi Anna.  It usually takes me months to make my cards, as I'm also involved in doing many other crafts,  I like to plan out what techniques I'm going to use ; ie: stamping, chalking, embossing, stenciling, the list goes on.  I love to use my creativity to the max, although you've helped me in many, many ways with your kits.  I LOVE the idea of a "Man's" cardmaking kit!  I have all male siblings and it will come in handy for the guy's birthdays, etc. 
  40. Posted by: Judith M.
    Hi Anna,  What I usually do when I receive your kits is look over everything in the kit and enjoy what is in it.  Then I make each card you have on the sample sheets.  This is very important to me since I am a copier rather than a creator.  If there are card blanks left over, I try to get creative and set up the cards as you would do.  I have also used the extra embellishments for my own cards.  My favorite cards, however, are the ideas you enclose with your kits.  Thanks for all your ideas.
  41. Posted by: Diana F
    Love the manly cards, always need them, and never able to create them=your kit will be perfect
  42. Posted by: Beverley Clark
    I like to open the kit, spread everything out, look at all the pieces and then begin to think about how I want them to go together.  I make all of my cards in that kit, except for the inside sentiment.  I leave that to insert when I choose a card for a special occasion.  I used to "wait to the last minute" to purchase my cards, but now I have them ready for any event. It is absolutely wonderful!  I am excited about the "Just for Him" kit, as well.  A great big "Welcome" to Georgie - he is so adorable.      
  43. Posted by: Barb
      When making my holiday cards, I try to organize my supplies then plan options for several people at once then pick & choose what I want to work w/. Usually do several at one sitting then return later to start all over again. I make extra cards to give to other organizations ie shelters, nsg. homes etc. 
  44. Posted by: Judy Graham
    I usually make out 3 o4 on my own then look at your idea sheet for a while for inspiration. I usually complete them in about 6 sessions.
  45. Posted by: Maw J
    I make the majority of them in one sitting and make the rest when I can. I usually make about 10-15 after the initial grouping! 
  46. Posted by: Denise
    I make Holiday cards as and when I have time as I am a full time worker and look after my disabled mother when I am at home.
  47. Posted by: Joan I
    I have to start early as I have a hand disability so it takes me a while to make a card.  I have six brothers, 2 brother in laws and a father in law and this would be perfect!
  48. Posted by: Debra Lovell
    Anna, I havent made Christmas crads Yet! Because my list is sooo long... lol  I would really love to send some self made cards to my crew! Thank you again,for such beautiful style and for the awesome giveaways!
  49. Posted by: Theresa Slattery
    I like to work on one card at a time but still spread everything out before I start. Love to see you hsve cards for guys. And your new guy in your life is so cute. I miss my kitty had to put her to sleep last month.EL4AP
  50. Posted by: Debbie McL
    I make one card at a time because as I create a card for a loved one or a friend I think about that particular person as I am making the card.  I like to remember special times with that person or family.  This way I feel that the card is more of a gift from myself.  Card making is such a lovely past time this way.  Anna~ your new little kitten is just precious.  He is such a pretty color.  Is he named after the new British Prince?  ~Debbie
  51. Posted by: Cathy May
    My goal is to set them up and make them all at once.  However, I don't really see that happening.  Right now I just make a card as I need it.  It would really be nice to just take a day, spread everything out and make the cards.  I have several cats around that like to help me everytime I start to make cards or scrapbook so I'm usually picking up the things that they knock off.  As I'm sure that you will see when you try to start something with your beautiful kitten around.  He is a cutie! Take care of him and I'm sure that he will bring you a lot of joy and interesting times ahead.
  52. Posted by: Barbara E
    I do about 10 at a time for Christmas cards and just 1 for each person's birthday.
  53. Posted by: Denise C
    Dear Anna, This will be my first Christmas doing my own cards. I tried before and it was a disaster! I had no template and I was stamping. The glue didn't stick and my cutting suck.....The cards were a big mess. ...My oldest sister can make cards but I don't have the touch until I tried your card making set!!!  There was hope for me yet..I plan to lay them out on what design goes with what. Then stack who gets what and then finalize the pieces the following morning.  I'm soooo excited and it will be a mother and daughter project together...She's will be home from college and this will be quality time for us....Best Wishes and keep them coming....Thanks!!
  54. Posted by: Tom G.
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  55. Posted by: Tom G.
    I really don't have a card- making strategy, but this is how it usually plays out:  I'll get out the kit with all of the best intentions, and, as you described in the video, S-P-R-E-A-D it all out.  Then, like a really bad ADHD case, my eye will taken by some embellishment, and I'll start flipping through and admiring EVERY PIECE, piece by piece.  Then, I'll notice that I've been lost for, say, 4-5 hours, and I'd better get down to the task at hand.  So then, I'll start rifling through my stash for a nice solid paper to buffer the two patterned layers.  Another hour later, miracuously, a card emerges from this quagmire of creativity!!!  And then, it's time to clean up and go to bed.  And so I pack it up, saying goodbye to each little embellishment and layer or accent, making mental notes of what my next masterpiece will entail. At this point, the alarm goes off, and I have to shower for work and catch the morning train.  Honestly, I cannot tell you just how painful it is being anal retentive!!!   But I cannot, for the life of me, imagine a world without your products- Thanks!!!
  56. Posted by: Becky E
    I enjoy taking time over several weeks to make holiday cards.  I like to enjoy every single moment and the card making has become a part of the holiday tradition for me.  Love it!
  57. Posted by: Shellie Fontana
    I enjoy setting aside days each season to make cards and scrapbook pages.  I also pack a tote of card-making materials--last time it was Anna Griffin Thank-You cards and Birthday cards--for travelling.  It feels like a mini-retreat, and I pray and think and enjoy memories as I create.  Anna Griffin Cardmaking Kits are what really keep me inspired to make cards today.  They are as portable as they are beautiful!  Thank you, Anna!  P.S.  Georgie is special!
  58. Posted by: Karen Wilson
    I usually make my cards a few at a time over a period of a few days. I would love to make them all in one day, but time never allows.
    I love your new kitten Georgie!
  59. Posted by: Kelly Massman
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  60. Posted by: Carolyn
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  61. Posted by: Kimberly
    Oh Georgie is soooooo cute.  I watched the video 3 times just to ooh and aah at him!!!  I usually auto ship your card kits, so I have a few.  The thank you card kit, and birthday, and all occasion, which is my favorite, I make one at a time as needed.  The Christmas card kits I have had, I usually spread it all out and make them all at once.  Keep it coming, because I love it all.  I scrapbook and make cards.
  62. Posted by: Laura Lowther
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         I try to be able to do at least several cards at one time. Occasionally I will only be able to do one card but I prefer to spread everything out and do as many as possible in one setting. 
  63. Posted by: Kim Kitchell
    My intention is to make many cards at one time.  Unfortunately,  life always interrupts and it seems like I am making cards on the run.  That is what is great with Anna's cards, whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours,  you can make wonderful cards from her kits!  Love Anna!
  64. Posted by: Gisela
     I start on my Holiday cards the first week of October and work all the way to the second week of December.  Halloween,Thanksgiving and  Christmas . As well as  Anniversary card and Birthday cards. Oh yes I also make Happy New Year cards for my family members and neighbors.  I make over a 120 cards in this time period.   I enjoy your products and am looking forward to your Sept show and would love to win your new For Him  Card Kit !
    Congratulations on you kitten Georgie, he is just beautiful.

  65. Posted by: Noreen
    Georgie is adorable!!!  You need to make a card kit with kittens -- vintage-type designs!  
    When it comes to making cards, I find it easiest to do them assembly-line style (especially if I am happy with the design/originality).   But then I keep a running list of who I sent it to, so I don't send them another one in the future!  
  66. Posted by: Jacqueline Shelby
    I normally dedicate an entire weekend to make several cards from the lovely kits that I order from you.  It is nice to have such elegant cards to give to the special people in your life for holidays and other special occasions.  
  67. Posted by: Mickey (Myra) Goddard
    Usually I make cards one at a time for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. However, at Christmas time I have to make so many, so I try to make for the adults, and children separately. My children and grandchildren are grown, and now with 7 great grandchildren from 2 to 7 I need to make something for them more juvenile, so someday maybe you'll make kits for the little ones, not babies. I have found my little ones just adore getting mail addressed to them. I am looking forward to Sept. 17th., with much excitement. I'm hooked on your kits and embellishments Anna, and while I'm fairly new to you, I have been making cards for a while. However I have had such positive comments on the ones I make from your kits; I think I'm an Anna Griffoner for life!
  68. Posted by: Georgeanne
    Well, first off if I purchase one of your holiday kits I have to look at everything!  Then, I look at your ideas, some I may use but mostly I've used the products and created my own.  I make mine one at a time, usually, however with last year's holiday kit I couldn't stop making them.  What I love most about designing cards is the joy I see on those close to me when they receive them.  I've been told that they love my cards and can't wait to see what the next one will be.  Today, I made a birthday card for my 80 year young mother in law using the chinoiserie kit.  It turned out beautiful.  Thank you, Anna, for all the time and love you put into your designs.  Please, give little Georgie a kiss from me as his name is my nick name.

  69. Posted by: Ellen
    I love to make my cards not all at one time I enjoy making them an I do different ones for the different people that I send to I especially like your kits because they are beautiful an my friends an family save them
  70. Posted by: Beth W
    I have 4 sons and 2 grandsons-from the bottom of my hart-THANK YOU! My card making strategy is usually last minute panic. Every year I swear I'll start in June-and fail.
  71. Posted by: Kim Johnson
      I work on my holiday cards all year long.  Also my friends and  I  have card making days where we will get together and make a certain holiday on that day.  Love the cards for him.  It is hard to come up with masculine ideas.  Thanks so much for introducing the new kit!
  72. Posted by: maryann
    WOW a chance to win a man's kit is so great for me.  I have so many male cards to make for family and friends.  When making cards I start out with an idea and you know how a crafting idea becomes getting everything out so improve the idea.  I do have a lot of stuff out when making my cards.  I end up with a number of cards when I am done.  A great way to have cards available when needed.  Thanks again and welcome to your new cat.  Take care looking foward to Sept 17. Maryann
  73. Posted by: Lucy
    OMG!!!! I love Georgie..he is just so cute!!!!!!!!!!!..If you ever need a babysitter, I will..I have 3 kitty's and they have the run of the house..lol...Back to the card making, if I am doing cards for neighbors etc, I make them the same..but for family..doctors..mail lady...etc. I make different ones for each...When I get your Christmas kit..I set up ones that will be the same and when I am doing family etc...I use the nearest and dearest 3D sticker's and the vellum quotes...Thank you for the chance to win..
  74. Posted by: Debbie
    It seems that lately I end up doing a card in a crunch when I should be like someone I saw recently who does her cards in groups-for birthday, friendship, etc. and does several of each type at once.  I have just got to get more organized, which is what I am trying to do today.  Seems every time I straighten up a shelf, that causes another really crowded area.  It's a never-ending battle and I guess that's because I spread out and make a huge mess every time I go in my scrap room!
  75. Posted by: Christa Trude
    Since I make so many cards I try to do them in one weekend. I will lay out all the paper, embellishment, and stamps that I think I want to use. Of course along the way more is added as my creativity level goes up the longer I work. Being a night owl the process easily goes into the wee hours with going back and adding to the first versions to get them up to the standards of ones created later. Usually includes some adult beverages and always Christmas tunes in the background!
  76. Posted by: Rosann

    I usually make cards as needed.  But I am always looking for inspiration almost daily! Your kits are the best because of all of the layering pieces! I am such a fan and have been following your career since QVC days.  Paper makes me happy!
  77. Posted by: Anne Dupre
    well I have to speard it out and just leave my craft room in a mess till I am done
  78. Posted by: patti jhones
    I love to spread it all out...lately I make sure cuttle bug is out at first as well....then I do mucho embossing....maybe that's all I have time for....then I put it bacj away in its beautiful box until I can get to it again...then I start piecing together.....my most memorable fun time with one of youe cardmaking kits was when I went to car dealer and waited in waiting area ...grabbed cup of coffee and started making cards.... this brought on some onlookers... very pleasant time.... hope you are still expanding on SEA LIFE  I called in last time you were on HSN.....please bring a mega for sealife card making and or scrapbooking....love lil Jorgie;)..patti in Davie FL
  79. Posted by: CarleneT
    I do both, one card or several at a time depending on the occasion.  However, it really doesn't matter since I still have materials scattered all around me.  I tend to plan the card or cards that I'm going to make, but have been known to change my design several times before being satisfied.  Anna, sometimes I think I think you give me too many options, but don't stop since I'm sure I'll buy them anyway.
  80. Posted by: Julie Sheehan
    I look for inspiration all year and pick each card out after I have made is specifically for each person. Many of my family and friends have been collecting my cards and actually framing them as art over the past years and as I get better at making them they want more!
    I love all your kits and believe I have every single one!  I can't wait to get the new one's an spread the cheer again......just love you Anna!
  81. Posted by: Margaret Baker
    I try to make my Christmas cards all at once and all different. But maybe I"ll try something different this year especially if I win the Anna Griffin super grand prize giveaway. Love all you do.
  82. Posted by: Charlotte
    I make cards in a variety of ways, but my favorite it once a year when my best friend and I go off to the mountains for a week away. She is an avid knitter and I love my card making! The days are spent sightseeing, shopping etc. and the evenings are for relaxation, visiting and crafting!
    It is great to have someone to comment on my creations and give suggestions on how to improve my designs! She also loves being the recipient of my cards!!!! I can't wait to get the Cards for Him Too kit...thanks for bringing it back, I missed it the first time!!!!
  83. Posted by: Julie S
      I make my cards as I need them. Each card I make is made to fit
     each persons personality. The kit is going to be great. Thanks, Anna
  84. Posted by: Kari D
    I set aside an entire weekend. My sister loads up her boys and travels to where I live. We usually make 25-30 cards each. I have a 10 ft dining room table that we share. I usually have some idea in mind. We bounce ideas off each other, sketch our different cards out and get to work. We snack, laugh too much and stay up too late. We finish up on Sunday afternoon, clean up and pat ourselves on the back for making the time to send a handmade greeting
  85. Posted by: Annette H.
    I am still working on getting a small stash of B-day, get well, thank you cards on hand to just have for those times that I just don't have the time to drop everything to make a card.  So I have made just one or two at a time in a pinch, but I have also spread out a whole kit and worked on them all, because it was a good way to make sure that all of the cards turned out beautiful.  It's amazing how much you can get done in an hour or two with these kits though.  But I have found that there's definitely joy in creating (or even following an example) to make a card completely from scratch.  Thanks.
  86. Posted by: Angela Ridder
    I invite my daughter, daughter-in-law, and friends for a card making party. It serves two purposes. First it is a warm social event that cements relationships while participants can release stress by losing themselves in the creating process. Second, since the cards go together seamlessly, participants get immediate gratification and are able to take their creations home that day.
    Having no crafty skills does not impede success at completing these complicated-looking cards. Its a win-win social gathering for me.
  87. Posted by: Susan B
    I usually have a few everday cards on hand. Depending on my time, I try and crreate my holiday cards in a few "marathon" sessins with my daughter. Your kits have in  a way brought my daughter and I closer! Looking forward to the 17TH! 
  88. Posted by: Leah D.
    I tend to make cards one at a time, but I always like to keep some spare birthday or thank-you cards on hand. Love this masculine set, and can't wait for Sept. 17th!
  89. Posted by: Debbie Rau
    Oh my gosh, Georgie is so adorable!  Before I even saw the video preview I just knew the "new man" in your life had to be a sweet little kitty!  
    When I make cards, I usually do one at a time, but last Christmas I did as you suggested and laid everything out and made a bunch at once.  I liked doing it that way better but I'm still working on creating a dedicated craft space for myself.  When I accomplish that task, it will be easier to make lots of cards at once.
  90. Posted by: Sue
    I usually make a card for a specific person for their special occasion.  Although I do make some 'generic' cards ahead & add the sentiment when I need to sent them.  I have a book-type case with envelopes for each month & always have a card made for each month along with birthday & anniversaries filled in for each month.  I think Anna would be able to sell such an item with her fabulous designs & colors on the cover & also on the monthly pages.  Looking forward to Sep 17!
  91. Posted by: Collette
    Anna your kits are perfect! You make my card giving so beautiful.i receive many wonderful comments,mew and women alike. Thank you
  92. Posted by: Angela Jones-Smith
    In the past I have made all the cards at once, it's nice to have them on hand.  But the last several kits you've come out with, I find that I like to custom make each card for the special person.  I really like combining elements from different kits for an even more unique card.
    You just make it so easy to be creative!
    Thanks Anna!!! 
  93. Posted by: Lu
    When I make something, I usually will make two sets. This includes scrapbooks, mini albums, cards, etc. You can't imagine how great it is to have something available to give as a gift. I am lucky to have my Christmas cards ready to send out a couple of days after Thanksgiving. I do about three or four a day leading up to Thanksgiving. I am a night owl so this is my time to do my work without any social media or live interruptions. This helps me accomplish quite a load of work. Love-love-love the idea of cards for men. Hocus-pocus-I hope I win!
  94. Posted by: Maggie P.
    What a perfect card kit!!! It's so hard making birthday cards for the men in my life sometimes!!! Hope to win it, but if not, I will be buying it!!! Thanks Anna!
  95. Posted by: Bev Rainey
    Georgie is so precious-I'm sure you will have a great time together. I make my all occasion cards one at a time to personalize them, but I make your Christmas cards all at once. All of my friends and family expect a gorgeous handmade card from me and your kits never fail to make me look like a creative genius. Love the idea of a men's card kit as it is hard to make them without looking feminine. Hope to win.    
  96. Posted by: Tammy M.
    Anna Georgie is so cute!!!!  I love cats.  I make cards a few at a time.  At Christmas time I do assumble line and work on them for a while.  Have fun with your new kitty.
  97. Posted by: Terri Braun
    Oh!!! I'm so happy that we have another opportunity for a masculine card kit! My mom (she's 82)ordered the last one you offered, and I made all of the cards up for her to give out! I have a feeling that she will be ordering one and I will be ordering one also. With all of my brothers and my husband and son, this seems like the only way to go. I make up her box, then deliver it to her to send/give out as she seems fit. Just to let you know, my husband and I just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary yesterday. The card that she gave us was one of the Anna Griffin cards that I made her a year or two ago. When making cards, I usually just pick a card base, then pick a layer or two, followed by the embellishment and greeting. Love your products Anna! Thank you!
  98. Posted by: Karen Snow Day
    my goal is to usually have a lot premade, so if I need a last minute card, I have them made already.    I have purchased your cardmaking kits and I absolutely love them!  Also, they are quick to make when I need one in a hurry.    I have the first masculine kit  you made, looking forward to the second to have in my stash too!  
  99. Posted by: Amber J.
    I usually only do a few cards at a time. I'm excited to see the Cards for Him Too kit as I struggle with manly cards!
  100. Posted by: JOY H
    OH MY! I have to make my cards a few at a time and yes, I scatter all my supplies everywhere!  This release will be the best yet!
  101. Posted by: Joyce Crawford
    I purchase each and every kit you've made.  They mix and match so well, why not?  I take each kit when it arrives and look through it.  Thinking as I go, wow this decal or this card stock would go great with the other kit I have.  And often will make my cards immediately after receiving my kits because they're so much FUN to make.  It's great.  Thanks
  102. Posted by: Cheryl
    When I get a new kit I like to look through the whole thing, then I start to get my ideas if what to make with it all.  I make  usually make them all within a weeks time :)  then I wait with anticipation of your next kit :)
  103. Posted by: Tyanne Sullivan
      I have not been able to drive for over a year...was used to being on the go all the time.  Getting your kits and making cards have really helped fill my day.  I go in spurts spending many hours lost in creating....and other days geting them ready...adding borders,embossing choosing ribbons and then finishing quite a few at a time.  Thanks so much for filling my hours with such beautiful things to create such beautiful cards. 
  104. Posted by: Rosie Waldt
    When I make cards I usually make quite a few at a time, thus have a lot of cards on hand.  (Really hate looking at the ones I made 10-15 yrs. ago). ha.  Seems making a lot at a time saves on trying to match papers, embellishments, ribbons and envies I make to match the cards etc. Your little kitten is so darling.  Thank you for all the inspiration you constantly give us.  
  105. Posted by: Marsha
    Georgie is beautiful.....I hope we get to see a lot of him.
    I make lots, or all, of my cards at one time. At the least, I spread them all out, put them together loosely, then I can take my time attaching the tapes and embellishments. Working from your kits makes this so easy.

  106. Posted by: Flo Lombardo
    I have a special table that I use to make my cards on.  I tend to get into a frenzy and make my cards all at once. Once I get into my "Anna" groove, there's no stopping me!
  107. Posted by: Betty Freano
    I spread everything out and just start creating.  Just came back from vacation to the mountains. More Anna card kits then clothes was in our suitcases. The dinner table reserved for crafting cards .  We spent hours making your cards  oh, we did take a small amount of time to check out the mountains. 
  108. Posted by: Peachy W
    I try to make them early enough for whose cards will be mailed, vs who am I going to hand deliver - unfortunately - there is never enough time for either situation!  I just need to start making them earlier each year!
  109. Posted by: Helen H.
    I only make a few at a time, so I start really early! I like to personalize each one as much as possible.
  110. Posted by: Sandy N
    When I receive my Anna kits, I like to play around with different combinations and styles by spreading out all of the cards and embellishments.  Then I swap things in and out until I have what I think are the perfect cards!
  111. Posted by: Nancy
    Are you kidding once I start making Anna's cards I never want to stop, ever. Everything gets spread out and I go to town. I am especially interested in these cards as my hubby of 20+ years is going through radiation for prostate cancer for the 2nd time. I would love to give him a man card to let him know that I (and Anna) of course are with him through his treatment. Thanks for this opportunity to win this set Anna & Company. See you on HSN.
  112. Posted by: Nel Konkle
    I am making batches of cards at one time because I am making my daughter and daughter-in-law a box of cards for Christmas. I can't wait till September 17th to see all of the goodies and what cards I will be making in the future.
  113. Posted by: Kathy
    When I get a kit I usually get everything out and mak  maybe half of the cards.  I put the sentiment inserts in when I know who i want to give the card to.
  114. Posted by: Jennifer Essad
    I like to keep the project going for a period of time and letting them dry for a while before sending
  115. Posted by: Charlene M.
    I like to make mine in batches. I make off of one type of card in one sitting, then move on to another kind at another time. This year I've asked a friend to make some Christmas cards with me. More fun!
  116. Posted by: Mary Anne Goth
    I make them them in in sets by styles and when another idea pops in my head I move on.
  117. Posted by: virginia
    I usually make cards when my creative urges kick in which can be any hour of the day.  I usually make 1 or 2 at a time but have been know to make about 20 Christmas cards when time gets ahead of me and I have a deadline.  I like every card to be different, even if just a different color of ribbon or paper. 
  118. Posted by: Jeanette Ramsdell
    I like to get together a bunch of friends and make cards, someone will have a sample of a card and we can eather copy it right down to every detail or you can put your own idea on them. Its fun to see   how different the same card can be. Thanks for thinking of the men in our lives, the kit looks like a lot of fun.
  119. Posted by: jenne lb
    the kits keep getting more wonderful! thank you :-)
  120. Posted by: Gina K
    I like to make a lot of the same card at once, I find it goes faster if I do them kind of assembly-line style rather than one at a time. Really looking forward to the Cards for Him II. And your new kitten is adorable! Can't say more though, would not want to make my cat jealous.
  121. Posted by: Melissa Bryant
    Hello. I think this kit is great. Store cards are so boring and my dad and brothers are so hard to pick a card for. With your kits i get exactly what i want and want to say. Thanks so much. I usually just make mine as i need them, but like to have one on hand also!
  122. Posted by: Frances
    I generally make several cards a night. I like to audition the embossing folders, papers, dies and other embellishments, so I tend to have them all over the work area, including the Cuttlebug on the floor right beside me.
  123. Posted by: Pat Sugden
    Wishing you much joy with Georgie!  What a cutie!!!!
    When I do cards I generally make them one at a time.  The exception is sometimes when I am using one of your kits.  I will spread all the items out and than just go for it!!!

    Glad you are bringing the guy card's back for 
  124. Posted by: yolanda
    I like to make a few cards ahead of time to have a few on hand.  Most cards I like to make specifically for the person it's going to depending on the occasion and what the person likes (colors, themes, etc.).  I really believe most people like to receive a traditional card to hold in their hands just to say they actually received something directly from the sender with that person's thoughts and personal touch.     
  125. Posted by: Sue G
    I usually spread them out and make them one at a time, but, last year, I made them on the airplane when I flew to Las Vegas to see my brother!!!!!!!!!!
  126. Posted by: Agather Garrett
    Of course, I just have to look at the entire kit when I receive it, but I usually make my cards 6 to 8 at a time. Mostly due to space and time constraints.
    But I've grown to love this method and enjoy the anticipation of making cards when  get home from work. I also leave them out, so that I can take a second look at them the next morning. I love cardmaking with your kits!
  127. Posted by: Kimberly
    Oh Georgie is soooooo cute.  I watched the video 3 times just to ooh and aah at him!!!  I usually auto ship your card kits, so I have a few.  The thank you card kit, and birthday, and all occasion, which is my favorite, I make one at a time as needed.  The Christmas card kits I have had, I usually spread it all out and make them all at once.  Keep it coming, because I love it all.  I scrapbook and make cards.
  128. Posted by: MARIE A.
    Ohhhh Emm Geeee is Georgie a cutie!
     I spread everything out in front of me, and then make a few cards at a time.....usually checking my calendar for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, in the family, as well as a few 
    thinking of you,  get well, or  thank you notes.
    This is my way of staying ahead of the game, and not getting caught in a jam when I need a quick card or note. I can take my time,
    relax, not go crazy when things come up at the spur of the moment.
    But there are still times when I stay up late trying to make something
    that will be perfect for a specific person or occasion.
    It really is a fun hobby,
    By the way, this is a fun way to give us sneek peeks at your new products.
  129. Posted by: Nancy B
    I use both methods. It depends on how much time I have. However, when I get your kits, I spread them out and look at them and then put them back in the box. Then when I have a block of time, I put the cards together. At least most of the cards anyway.  Adorable kitty!
  130. Posted by: Penny Comeau
    Hi Anna, hi Georgie!  What a cutie!   Now, I REALLY want that box!
    I usually make multiple cards at a time and I do it in steps, match all the card with the fronts and the sentiments and verses and then do all the embellishments, the best part! 

    I took one of your kits with me to Antigua in January and had it spread out on the table at our resort and was making cards in the evenings before bed and the housekeeping people wanted me to write down where I got the kit.  So, I did.  Then I left them a thank you card from the kit with their tip inside.  They were thrilled!

    Have a nice week, Anna!

    Kind regards from Jarrettsville, Maryland
  131. Posted by: Nancy Haines
    I really do my cards both ways.  When I have the time I sometimes make blank ideas and just "touch them up with correct details" later. Then there is just also times that need that very special card.  I love keeping your products and kits at close hand to make them pop with the nostalgia you so wonderfully put together.  The "Him" kit is just a fabulous addition to be able to make cards for the male and female special people in you life.  Thanks for your help and great inspiration!
  132. Posted by: Jenny H
    I look over everything in the kit then start planning and finding the time (undesturbed) of course. I lay out everything and do it assemly-line I try to finish all at once.
  133. Posted by: Sandy harshberger
    I have done both...the Christmas kits I spread out all over the dining room table and the everyday ones I do piece by piece to customize for the particular recipient.  Love both.
  134. Posted by: Yvonne
    Since I am a fairly new card maker, I like to have more people , daughter-granddaughter-grandson-or anyone who likes to craft.I do both ways of making cards.  Sometimes I complete 20 cards at one time and other times I complete as needed.
  135. Posted by: Jennifer Ferrell
    I am so excited about the new card making kit for guys! Yay!!! It is a total must have! I can hardly wait to get it! I love how the one I have can easily be mixed and matched! Plus the great inspiration of ways to make the cards! I make them one at a time for each special guy in my life. It's easy to make one for my husband for birthdays or or anniversary. It also is easy to quickly make a fabulous card for a co-worker or even father-inlaw. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    Kindest regards,
  136. Posted by: Andrea
    What an adorable cat. I usually make your cards one at a time. I just love all your card kits!
  137. Posted by: Nancy's
    Guy cards are the hardest ones for me to make.  So I usually make them in groups.  I pull out all of my guy stamps. I leave the inside of the cars until I have a specific event. Love the look of the card I have seen so I know I would be able to use this kit. Thanks for the opportunity to win. 
    Love your new kitten, as an cat person with 4 of my own I love to see such sweet kittens
  138. Posted by: sylvia w
    That was adorable!  I love to make a big fat mess.  Spread them all out and then mix and match & go town.  Looking forward to Sept 17th.  Already scheduled the day off!
  139. Posted by: Shirley
    I love making cards a few each time. On vaction I took your card kits with me.  My husband had to take a sit out of the car for,all my crafts.
  140. Posted by: Vivian Kochis
    Congrats to this week's winner.

     If I'm making more than one card, I start by clearing off my work table and desk.  I then set up my embossing, due cutting and stamping stations on my desk.  On my work table I spread out ribbons and embellishments.  On the floor, next to my chair I stack the cards, layers and coordinating card stock and foils.   Then I'm ready to begin!   I only get one or two cards done at a time (my friends tease me, because I work soooooo slowly).  Luckily I can leave everything out, so I'm ready to go the next time a find an hour or two to craft.

    Looking forward to the next sneak peek on Friday.   LOL

  141. Posted by: sharon doble
    Hi Anna, how are you doing? I love all your kits. I love making cards most of all, but I do make scrapbooks, toilet paper scrapbooks and altering projects. I make cards all the time, almost everyday I make a few cards, with xmas coming up I am starting to do them, I belong to some facebook pages and we do swaps, so this year I want to have a lot of x mas cards done, but I am waiting till you are on hsn to get at least one kit.
    love you,
  142. Posted by: Patti S.
    Your little kitten is really cute!  I make my cards a few at a time.  Usually on the weekends, when there is more time.
  143. Posted by: Faye Thompson
    I make my cards one at a time specifically for each person.  But, I still spread everything out.  I am really anxious to get that manly set because it is so hard to make a masculine card.
  144. Posted by: Linda Valoy
    I make three or four at a time. I tend to be more creative  when I  have several  going at the same time.  Just what we need, something for the men in our lives.
  145. Posted by: Linda
    Your kitten is so darling. What kind of cat is he? I have been wanting a kitten for awhile now and might just have to investigate his breed. As far as the cards go I am new at making them. I am a scrapbooker so I look at everything as if I will be putting it on a page. So many of my family and friends have asked me to design a page around their cards so they can save them in an album. So to answer your question I have to say one (and a page) at a time. Thank you again for all that you do for us to make our lives more beautiful.
  146. Posted by: Lin M.
    I love the new Cards for Him Too kit! And Georgie is so adorable!!!
    When I make cards it depends on what I am making. If I am making a birthday card for someone special I usually do one at a time. If I am making Christmas cards or cards for OWH I normally create cards in multiples. When I get your new Holiday Card Kit I plan to sit down and spend an afternoon enjoying making all the gorgeous cards!!! :)
  147. Posted by: Joanne S
    Let's see.  First I spend a lot of time thinking about making my cards.  Then I make a few "samples" and procrastinate.  When it finally comes down to the wire, I will sit down for a marathon card-making session.   I am currently in the thinking about it stage--am waiting for Anna's HSN appearance before I get serious!
  148. Posted by: TeranceH
    besides my holiday card adventure, when i do my everyday card i do a bit of both, i make some of everything to keep on hand but i do make specific cards as i hear people are into specific things.  I do like to have those weekends every few months or so where i sit and make cards and watch movies all weekend.  those are fun.  
  149. Posted by: Donna Wilson Doherty
    Anna, hope you and 'Georgie' will be happy together!! He is so beautiful! Hmmm,,,think maybe we'll see a new 'kit'ten coming soon, lol! Really would make for some cute cards for all the kitten lovers out there, and who doesn't love those cute little furry faces!!
    Your 'cards for him' are going to be a hit! I have all men in my home so can't wait for this new set.  I enjoy making a lot of embellishments and more to go along with the cards and I love having it all spread out for me to enjoy! No matter what I am working on, without fail, every night I am crafting!! Kids are in bed, hubby has the remote control and I'm in another world ~ crafting! Everybody is happy!!
  150. Posted by: Annamarie Jordan
    I usually make one card at a time, thinking about the recipient as I work.  On the other hand, if I am creating a set of cards for a gift I will make the entire set at one time.  People go CRAZY when they receive a set of Anna Griffin cards from me.  Thank you, Anna, for your lovely vision.

  151. Posted by: Bobby
    I tend to make really large cards, half cards in fact.  (Half 8.5x11).  We have been truly blessed to have a craft room in our home, so it's wonderful to spread out everything and start building.  Whenever I purchase a kit, I will make a card or two just to get a feel for everything, but I love to get additional papers and then go crazy making one huge card at a time mixing everything together.  I learned with basics originally, but I purchased the autoship on the first of your card kits on HSN.  "Been here since the beginning".  Hee! Hee!  I wasn't very comfortable with mixing so many patterns together and I had been a very skilled collector of your papers for quite some time.  Well... Purchasing the first kit and putting it together with the instructions really helped me understand the beauty behind mixing so many patterns and for that, I will truly be grateful.  I missed out on the cards for him kit the first time around, so I look really forward to getting one on the 17th.  I sure hope I get that day off.  Hee! Hee!
  152. Posted by: sharon
    I mostly make my cards one at a time, and they all would be different from each other.  Sometimes I make a dozen or so all the same.  When I do it that way, it is like a production line.  I make the individual pieces and then assemble.  Can't wait to see the kit for masculine cards.  Those are always the hardest ones to make!
  153. Posted by: Jayne
    Well, when the Card Kits arrive.......it's whoever get's hold of the crafting goodies first, me or my Hubby Martin, it's quite a race in who get's hold 
    of the kit first ( he can run faster than me) and, then its a quick dash to the table.  But we both have a go and, ask for each others opinion and end up making some beautiful cards through team work and, have great fun.
  154. Posted by: Granny Brenda
    My strategy is to spread it all out and make cards for a few days then put it away for a week or so and then start again refreshed.  By November they are all made and ready to ship out or package up to give to organizations to sell for them to make a profit.  I just love seeing all the goodies I have to use to make the cards and getting inspiration from others.    
  155. Posted by: Amy Bethancourt
    I make my cards throughout the year as the occasion comes around - my Christmas cards I usually try to start in October because I never make two the same and they take more time to make.

    PS - I love your new kitty, Georgie.  I have two house cats, Elsa and Emma that thoroughly LOVE to "help" me make my cards!!!
  156. Posted by: Nancy Sue
    I usually make my cards as I need them.  I look at my calendar and plan ahead for my next card. 
  157. Posted by: Karen M
    Hi Anna,
    Georgie is soooo cute!  I know you'll have a wonderful bond and irreplaceable!  As far as cards go, birthdays, graduations, get well, anniversaries are done individually while the Christmas cards are done assembly-line-like since I make over 200!  Can't wait for the new Christmas Trimmings Kit on Sept. 17th!  
  158. Posted by: LaKeitha Friday
    I usually do them one at a time, and spend way to much time trying to decide on embellishments. I like using pre-made embellies, but I also like to make my own too. So I think I may start doing prep scrapping, that way I can be ready for whatever.
  159. Posted by: Heather
    This year I'll be using your card kit so I will likely plan a day to create all my cards.  Thank you so much for making it easier for working moms who love to create but have limited time!
  160. Posted by: Lisa
    I usually make cards one at a time except for Christmas cards, which I make all at once.
  161. Posted by: Rae Renfrew
    Georgie is quite a heart breaker -- hope he brings much happiness into your life. As for card making I like to spread everything out and then just play with it until things come together. As I make them I know who they are for so I place the finished product in one of your card folders under that persons name then whenever I need one I can get it right away.
  162. Posted by: Carol
    Birthday,thank yous, congrats and sympathy cards are always made when the occasion arises as they all are so personal. This goes for family and close friends at the holidays. I guess you might say they all are made especially for the intended person to receive.
  163. Posted by: de
    I love to make them all at once.  Then I can just pull them out and mail them as needed!  Georgie is too precious!  Maybe some kitten cards would be a purrrrfect addition to your next card collection kit!
  164. Posted by: Lee Grace
    Hi Anna, I usually make 1 to 3 cards at a time during the year because I like to personalize them and I seem to choose colors that go with the season we in. I make my Christmas cards several at a time. ...BTW, Georgie is adorable!
  165. Posted by: Debbie House
    I actually do both!!! I sometimes have the time to do them all at once, but more often, I have a wonderful time personalizing each card to the recipient. Your beautiful card kits, make it possible to do that!
  166. Posted by: LeeAnn from NC
    I make so many Christmas cards that I can't possibly make them all at once. I usually start early and make a few at a time and then suddenly in the rush to finish make many all at once .  Birthday cards and cards for other occasions I make as I need them , but I do keep a stash cards on hand for last minute needs when I don't have time to make one specifically for an individual.
  167. Posted by: Vickie
     I find that since each card is so personalized to the event I'm creating one for, I do them as the occasion arises.  That way I can add photos, phrases that catch the moment's situation, etc.  Since I work, I also don't have time to do them in large groups, but even if I did, don't know that would work for me, too many 'special occasions' pop up!
  168. Posted by: Kate Cook-Wood
    I make cards when my friends and I have scrapbooking night at my church once a month.
  169. Posted by: Susan
    I am lucky to have a craft room in which I can organize all my supplies and lay things out on two 5' tables.  Christmas cards I usually make in all day sessions, but for birthdays and anniversaries I try to plan a month ahead so that I can take more time to personalize each card for the recipient.  I may only make one at a time throughout the month, or several at one sitting.
  170. Posted by: MaryJo
    Since I have a disability and my hands hurt so bad I don't get to make a lot of cards at one time. That is something that I have falling in love this your kits because have done most of the work for me. I love to see the look on people's faces when I give them a card from one of your kits. I can't wait till Sept. 17th to buy your Christmas ones and start them. You bring me such joy with your kits.
  171. Posted by: Heidi
    Hi Anna,
    I am fortunate enough to have a crafting room for myself, now that the kids have moved out on their own!  I have an entire section devoted just to your products.....there's a little room for some more...hint, hint!!!
    I usually make the cards I need for each month at one time.  I get my inspiration and then sort of make a variation of that for each recipient.  I don't think I have ever made the exact same card twice.  Then I have issues deciding on who gets which card....LOL!  Oh, the problems of a cardmaker!  Sure hope I win this, since masculine cards always present a problem for me!
    If not, there's always September 17th!  Thanks!
  172. Posted by: MaryRose F
    Hi Anna!
    Your new little man is so prescious! Enjoy and love him to bits. I really don't have a strategy per say. I usually make cards as they are needed. I recently updated a guest room int my craft room and now have plenty of work space to spread out all the materials inb your beautiful kits. Then I pick items from each f the kits and mix and match.  I am so glad you have decided to do a part 2 of The For Him Kit as I am almost out of the materials from the first one! I would love to have this kit in my collection.

  173. Posted by: Jessie Hawthorne
    My husband and I spread it out. I’m not sure which one of us has more fun!
  174. Posted by: Jeanetta
    I'm lucky to have a little craft room that is dedicated to card making. I start my holiday cards in July so that I have plenty of time to tweak them and get them just right. I store them right back in the card kit box so it is super organised. I do a combination of premade birthday cards and also for those really special people in my life I custom make a card for the occasion. The nice thing is I can just shut the door if I'm half way through and when a get a spare moment can pop back in my anna griffin dedicated room to do some crafting! It is pure bliss. 
  175. Posted by: Terri K
    I like to lay all the components out on the table and mix and match them until I find the colors/combinations I like the best. Then I put them together as quickly as I can. I cannot wait to see the new kit, looking forward to September shows. Enjoy your new man, he is a cutie!
  176. Posted by: Carol A.
    I like to spread everything out and make a whole bunch at once. Then I put them in one of your wonderful holders to keep. Loved Georgie! Is he a lilac or seal mitted ragdoll or Himalayan?
  177. Posted by: joann
    Hi, Anna,  Love Georgie, so cute. I know he he will be very happy in such a creative home. I  love laying all the pieces out and looking at them to figure what I can create and for whom by personality. then I just  have fun , and make at least 5 cards at each sitting. Your kits are so much fun to use, and with ehe Cuttlebug there are endless possibleities. So much fun, now we have cards for the guys. Thanks to you Anna.
  178. Posted by: Pat B
    Hey Anna- I usually make my cards one at a time. However, your kits make mass producing so much easier.  Can't wait to see the entire masculine kit. Thanks for a chance to win
  179. Posted by: Rose Mary Gossman
    Congratulations on the darling new man in your life! I have always been a big Anna Griffin fan, now knowing your a cat person makes me an even bigger fan. Can't wait till the 17th!
  180. Posted by: Shelley Slentz
    Congrats on the newest member of your family! As for card making I make a few at a time. Love your kits, it makes it so easy to make beautiful cards!
  181. Posted by: Lois De Valk
    My card making strategy is to open every package in the box and see what I have to work with. Then I start pairing card layers with the card bases and stack those up. I only have room on my table with all the stuff to work on two cards at a time. I arrange all the embellishments and the sentiment on the card. I don't attach anything until I like what I have. When I have a card with several embellishments arranged on it I will take a picture of the arrangement with my cell phone and use that to help me get everything attached just right, so everything fits as I intended. Congratulations on your new "little man." I was hoping you would pop out a human baby though. Maybe next time. :)
  182. Posted by: Mona
    What an adorable kitten!!! I know Georgie will give you a lot of joy.  Maybe he will be an inspiration for a new line of papers and/or card kits!
    I make my cards one at a time so that they are special for that person. The exception to that is my Christmas cards.  I usually make 3 or 4 at a time.  I have so enjoyed all of your card kits and am so excited for the card kit for men as well as the Christmas card kit.  Men are so hard to make a card for but they do appreciate them as much as the women do. Thanks for the sneak peeks to the September show and the chances to win your products.  I can hardly wait for September 17!! 
  183. Posted by: Lois
    I like to make all cards at one time and plan an all day "event" before Thanksgiving.  
  184. Posted by: Lou Marks
    Hi Anna!
    My three cats think your new buddy is the cat's meow..(sorry, it just was right there...)
    I make cards whenever a person calls, or visits,  or an event occurs. Or basically, ALL THE TIME!!! Once I get going, it's so hard to stop. I have SOOOOOOOOOOOOO  many of your items, in fact, probably all of them, I can't seem to put things back.. So there is always something in progress all over the house. I adore your things so much I can't seem to put anything away. Not a neat house, but certainly colorful! I would love to win your kit for him, but I know it will be living in my home no matter what...Happy new kitty!!!
  185. Posted by: Barbara
      Hi Anna,   I usually take a look at my next month's calendar to
     see who I need cards for.  Then I try to make a couple a day.  I
     like to think about the person and design a card  that I think suits
     their personality.
  186. Posted by: carol smidutz
    I have done both ways. I will do one at a time when needed.Also  I have done a whole box at one time. It is when I need it and have time to do it. LOVE  THE KITTEN. There like potato chips you cann't stop at one.
  187. Posted by: Patricia Coddington
    First I make a list of the special people in my life and then come up with the design. I make two to three different cards and then choose one. It then takes me another two days to mass produce my Christmas cards and another day to label the envelopes and mail them out. At the end I'm excited but tired and usually pleased with all the results.
  188. Posted by: dee s
    hi anna. With the card kits. First I lay out my design. Second I emboss my card and the top layer. Third I emboss all my embellishments. Than I find glitter or jewels or ribbon or anything not  moving. finally I attach everything to  the card. I place the sentiment inside the card before I send it out. Each person gets a special sentiment.  thanks Anna . Dee
  189. Posted by: Christine S.
    Love your new man - Georgie!!  What a cutie patootie!!  He did not mind the box at all?  With your kits it makes it so easy to make the cards all at once.  I first go through and match up the background papers and card bases and then I figure out what embellishments go with what and put them in little piles.  Then I go to it!!  Thanks 4 the chance!  More Georgie videos and pictures please!!
  190. Posted by: Kathleen Clark
    Hi Anna, love your sweet little man. My bunnies say hi, too! I work on cards by kit or by paper collection. I take out the kit or collection and make/pair bases and layers and save each in its envelope. Then depending on the time, inspiration, occasion, person, I'll take out a couple or a lot and add embellishments to each envelope. Eventually I have a box of unassembled cards in envelopes that I then start putting together as time, occasion, and special person permits. Can be one card at a time or a couple in one evening. I've learned to make my own bows and love buttons and brads. 
  191. Posted by: Cathyt
    I make all my holiday cards all at one time.  Birthday cards are made one at a time, and made to be personalize to that person's interest or likes.  I really need help with masculine cards with all the guys in the family. Thanks for making the kit available.  It will be well loved.  
  192. Posted by: Sally
    I am new to card making. In fact I have only made 4. But I received so many compliments ( thanks to you), that I am hooked. I am anticipating your HSN show to continue my card making. 

  193. Posted by: Tammy Sallade
    Anna, Love that you have a kit coming out for men.  It is always hard for me to come up with cards for the men!!!  I spread everything out and go for it.  Sometimes I don't particularly like what I create. So if that happens .  I just set the card off to the side and usually later on something will hit me to add to the card that will  make it pop!!! 
  194. Posted by: Karen B.
    LOVE the Cards for Him Too Kit!!
    My card making process varies.  I will make groups of Thank-You cards and seasonal cards, but special occasion cards are made specifically for the intended person.
  195. Posted by: VICKIE N

  196. Posted by: Margaret
    I like to spread the kit out & assemble all the cards at one time.  This way they are all ready to send out.  But they are so beautifule, I find it hard to give any of them up.
  197. Posted by: Lydia Madara
    When I get the card kits I "drool" over all of the items in the kit!! I usually put together the card toppings, embossing, and embellishments first. I may add sentiments and inside liners to some I need because I like to personalize my cards for the recipients. Others I will wait to add the sentiment/liner until later. Because all your items coordinate so well, I know whatever I put together is going to work:)
  198. Posted by: Debbie Eslinger
    I have two types of ways that I make cards, first I select several design that can be mass production easily but still elegant; of course these cards are the ones sent out or given to general people on my list, The next ones are the individual go all out cards that I am thinking about the person that it is going to and add and build the card for them, so you could say that these are done one by one.
  199. Posted by: Sue In't Veld
    I always start your kits by putting bases and layers together, then I sit down and do a few cards at a time.  The number I make depends on how much time I have.
  200. Posted by: Shana
    I like to do my cards one at a time, but during Christmas I do make some that are alike and will do all those in a mini elf assembly line.
    Georgie is so handsome. I think he will be a purrfect kitten in the garden inspiration for your next line.
  201. Posted by: Geri K
    I usually make my cards one at a time for specific people. However, since I tend to procrastinate and even miss actual occasion dates, I now have a stash of cards for all occasions ready to go on demand. I spread stuff all over my table, i.e., embelishments, ribbons, rubber stamps, paper, and then start assembling.  It takes me forever because I try so hard to make each card special.  Your kits make the job much easier because everything matches no matter how you put things together. Thank you.
  202. Posted by: Alpha
    I usually make them as I need them, I use your birthday to send to my sorority sisters,so I make them all at one time
  203. Posted by: Mary
    I make each card individually, so I can attempt to make each one different. It takes a while, but I enjoy making them. Please hurry September 17th is too far away! Give us a bigger peek!
  204. Posted by: maxine
    I use my bed as my craft table( loads more space) & craft as & when I need a card or at Xmas most nights from October onwards.The best time of the year is when the Anna Griffin Xmas kit comes out ,I can't be the only one who goes through it time & time again ,there is so much in the kits!The best type l have is to put some fragranced candles in the box so all the cards smell of Xmas,unfortunately this year QVCUK sold out of the kit!:(
  205. Posted by: sissy geist
    I usually take a tour of the kit. Then I think of special friends I need to make cards for and do these. Next I begin to make cards I feel I will need for my go to cards.
  206. Posted by: Jane
    Hi Anna - boy you are full of surprises!  First I will answer your question on how I make my holiday cards.  I took my last Christmas kit to our monthly scrapbooking weekend at our Township Building, and I finished it in one crop.  They turned out just beautiful.  Now I can't wait until I get the next kit so I can finished up my cards for this year.  You were right when you said there is lots left over for your own card ideas.  Now for the new "Men's" cards, I have been waiting so long for a kit like this.  I like to send masculine cards to the men in my family, now that can be done.  Thanks for all of your hard, and beautiful work.
  207. Posted by: Joyce anderson
    A Kit for men is what I'm longing to have.   I've son-in-laws,
    Grandson's college age, and Drs. that are in need of special cards
    for holidays, etc.   They really appreciate that!!!
       Thenk You for treating us to the above cards and viewing the
    one especially for Grandfather!

    God Bless,
  208. Posted by: Georgia Hruska
    Well, I usually lay all the pieces out and sort them; then I pre-assemble the cards and stack them.  After that, I start the permanent assembly and while I usually do most of the cards all at the same time; if I am interrupted, or have to stop the process for any reason, I know I can come back to it and continue where I left off.  "Georgie" is sooooo cute.  I think you named him after me!!!!!!  My grandma used to call me "Georgie" and just hearing his name it brought back a lot of happy memories.
  209. Posted by: Charlotte B
    I like to open each kit and spread it out as much as possible, mainly to get a good look at all the contents . Especially the embellishments & the paper layer patterns! Then I either put it all back in the box until it's needed for making a card, or I might make a card or two while I have it out, Depends on what I need at the time!! Can't wait for your show Anna!!!
  210. Posted by: Cheryl R
    I like to make mine assembly line style all at one time.  I take up the entire (very large) table and just get into it. It is a great way to spend a day off.  
  211. Posted by: Rhonda
    The men's card kit looks really cool! I try to make all of my holiday cards all at once but it doesn't always work out so I usually make a few at a time. Thanks for a chance!
  212. Posted by: Kris
    For Christmas cards, I like to get everything cut, embossed and inked so I have all my components ready, then I can sit down to craft a few at a time in order to savor the Holiday Season.  For my individualized cards, I usually do them in one sitting unless life interrupts!  Thanks for the opportunity to win this great Man Card set!  Good luck, everybody!
  213. Posted by: Ivanna
    I make all my Christmas cards at once--everything spread out.  The other cards throughout the year are made as needed.  I enjoy making them so much.  It's so easy, yet the results are magnificent.  Looking forward to the HSN shows.
  214. Posted by: Carol
    OMGoodness, Georgie is so adorable!  I lost my own precious kitty this past May, he was my constant companion and I miss beyond words.  I know that the two you will have many wonderful years of very special times together.  I love the idea of having a kit that focuses on the GUYS.  With a Husband, Son, and 5 Grandsons (not to mention other male family members and friends), this is a kit that I will definitely use ... A LOT!  I believe my card creating methodology is different than most.  I love to write verses, so I begin with the verse and write something specific to both the individual and the occasion.  Next I select papers, colors and embellishments that coordinate and enhance the card, verse, individual and occasion.  It's a bit of a challenge sometimes.  However, your beautiful papers and embellishments make my job a much easier easy one.  With your help, my cards turn out beautiful and professional looking every time.  Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us.
  215. Posted by: Mary Roberson
    Hi Anna,
    I can see why you fell in love with Georgie~he is so cute and cuddly! The idea of a card kit for the guys is a must have. I'm stumped when it comes to how to decorate cards for men without making it too 'girly'. I wish I had time to spread it all out and enjoy hours of card making, but I only get little chunks of time here and there. So, I make a few cards and then later make a few more. Wishing you Happy Holidays (I know, its VERY early, but I wanted to be sure you got the message).
  216. Posted by: shellyb
    I would love to win the cards for him manly cards are much needed. I make my (your ) cards as needed the kits make it so easy and fun!
  217. Posted by: Suzanne S
    I usually make about 3 at a time.  I keep going back to my desk until I finish about 6-12 cards.  Then, I sit down and send all of them!  I need to save some, but Anna Griffin cards are so beautiful that I want to share them with my family and friends right away!
  218. Posted by: Peggy T
    In the past I have made cards starting in October through the mail date, one or two at a time.  If I can get your Holiday Trimmings Card Set, that will change.  I will have a hard time not doing them all at one time. 
  219. Posted by: Sharla Wilson
    I am SO thrilled to see another men's card kit.  I bought the original and there's very little of it left at this point.  My card making is a relaxing time for me so I tend to do it a bit at a time and usually like to leave the sentiments and titles to add when the card is needed. I'll get out a card kit, but then add items from your scrapbooking kits and the "a la carte" booklets, which I love (have quite a few of those).  Sometimes I'll just get it all out and mix items from the different kits.  The exception was the Christmas card kit from 2011. Over Thanksgiving that year  I was visiting  my sister in Dallas and had the card kit with me.  One evening I sat at her dining room table and put the entire kit together. PLEASE do an a la carte set that's exclusively birthday greetings.  I need lots of those!   My calendar is marked----a note on my phone, a "post-it" on my computer screen--all to remind me not to schedule anything else for Sept. 17.  Can hardly wait to see it all!
  220. Posted by: Pamela Haskin
    Yay, man cards!!! I'm always on the lookout for masculine cards. I have lots of men in my family and I love seeing new ideas for them. I hope I win this one! As for Christmas cards, I do them one or two at a time. I usually make different cards for everyone. I work on them throughout the year as ideas come.
  221. Posted by: Jan Armentrout
    I'm rather anal rententive, soooo I organize the pieces in separate piles THEN start to construct a card....I may make several at a time or just one.  I have to say there was just ONE occasion where I completed all the cards in the kit...a weekend movie marathon...sheesh was my sitting room in a bit of a whirlwind after two days!
  222. Posted by: Duana
    My sister and I ordered your Christmas Card Kit last year from HSN, 
    She lives in Nevada and I live in Ohio, what we did was Skype eachother while we made the cards so we could do together!!
  223. Posted by: ShellyM
    Hi Anna (sorry ahead of time if I comment twice...I don't see my first comment!).   When I start making my Christmas cards with one of your kits, my initial strategy is to make a few at a time, but then because it's so much fun see what goes with what...before I know it I'm finished with all my cards!  Thanks for another chance to win!
  224. Posted by: Glenda
    I make a list of the people I am making the cards for and do each as an individual.  I think of what they like and enjoy doing and go for it!

  225. Posted by: Karen Davidson
    Hey Anna, When I am making Christmas cards the way I make them is different depending on if I am making yhem for me to send out to my friends & family or if I'm making them for my Mother to give out to her friends. When I make them for either of us it starts out the same by first seperating the kit out into stacks of each different element - for my Mother I usually try to make 5 to 6 a day but when I make them for my use it goes much slower maybe 2 to 3 a day. The difference for my use I know exactly who I am making each card for so I try to suited to the individual I'm making it for so that takes longer :). Can hardly wait until September 17th to place the order. As soon as the order arrives I will start the cards for Mom so she can get them in time to make a decision on whose getting which card then I can start on mine!!!
  226. Posted by: Sherry
    Sending cards is an act of chivalry that should never be lost.  In this day of e-mail, a handmade card is extra-special.  And when it's an Anna Griffin card, you can't go wrong.   You have a very "handsome" line of men's cards!
  227. Posted by: Donna B
    Hi Annie and your new kitty friend.. I love cats too and have some..I make my cards one at a time...they are ALWAYS SPECIAL for THAT ONE PERSON...your kits are how I got started...they are the best learning tool I have found....you make me look like a pro even though I am still learning...I watch EVER SHOW you are on and DVR so I can look back over it when I get my products from that show...then I a can do the same as you do and make it look Annie style!!!
  228. Posted by: Carolyn R.
    Georgie is sooo cute!!  I like to make several cards at one sitting, but not the whole kit at once - I like to spread out the fun. 
  229. Posted by: Patty
    I am a busy caregiver to two very handicapped young people 24/7.  Making cards gives me a beautiful and restful respite from the grind.   I find myself in my craft area seeking beauty and creativity from time to time.   There is never time for one sitting anything!   Holiday cards are included in that anything!   What a lovely rest period- to go in and find beauty, love and holiday spirit anytime of the year as I make a couple of cards for people I love!  
  230. Posted by: MJ.
    The best news I've heard this year:  a kit of cards for men.  Although men in my life appreciate the beauty of an AG flowery card, I think they will be thrilled with a man's themed card.  I can't hardly contain myself until your next show.  Thank you so much, Anna, for making our corner of the world such a beautiful place to be and create.
  231. Posted by: Gail Wenzel
    I am fortunate enough to have a small desk and extra space in my spare bedroom just for my cardmaking supplies!  I usually make up extra cards to have when needed.  I will wait to put the sentiment inside until I know what I'm using that card for.  I like to make my own sentiments, too with my Printmaster.  Makes them even more personal.  Can't wait for you show!   I like to sit down with the Christmas kit,  spread out a few backgrounds and then just starting adding the embellishments!!
  232. Posted by: Erica Hersh
    I try to make all my cards in one sitting-never happens, usually take a week or two! I have too many cards to make! 8)
  233. Posted by: Bonnie Wilson
    I find I do it in bocks of time.  Some will be receving the same card so i do that at one time (well in as many days as it takes to do it).  Others are individually done for that person or family. 
  234. Posted by: Amy F Jones
    When I make my Christmas cards, I start about this time of year & make a few each week. I make approximately 100 cards every year & make about 10 different types. I look forward to making my Christmas cards every year.
  235. Posted by: Debby W
    I request help on making my holiday cards from my mother thst has evolved into my mother and her friends spending the afternoon sipping tea, chatting and card making. At the end the scoop up the cards we make and I start from scratch-creating designs they haven't seen. I cherish & love every moment and would not change a thing.
  236. Posted by: Gilda Duffy
    Hi Anna,  I usually make my cards for people one-at-a-time.  I choose a paper that matches the personality of the person I'm making the card for and then I let the paper inspire the design of the card!  It's the best way to personalize!
  237. Posted by: Carol Coleman
    Oh my!  You will be making my life so much easier with the new men's card kit.  Love the Christmas cards
  238. Posted by: Roe
    I like to make my cards as needed for all the special relatives and friends In my life.  I like to personalize each one based on who it is for.  There is a definite need for card for him.  Look forward to getting the kit.

  239. Posted by: Diane Hunter
    I make one card at a time. I like to make each one unique so it takes me sometime to add the right elements. I love it when it comes out right.
  240. Posted by: Kindra D.
    I usually take my time with holiday cards and when it comes to crunch time I finish them in one sitting. Your products are wonderful and so inspirational! Thanks!
  241. Posted by: Judy F.
    Anna, will I find Georgie in my box of card goodies? He is so adorable...enjoy every minute of his cuteness!  Anyway, I really enjoy custom cards and make them 1 or 2 at a time.  I leave them and go back and study them, then make additions.  I am a detail kind of person, so I can't rush myself at times.  Sometimes things come together quickly, but sometimes not.  I don't get frustrated...I enjoy every minute of this wonderful hobby.
  242. Posted by: Rhonda Williams
    When my kits arrive I love to gingerly take them appart and look at everything. Just seeing the massive quantity gives me a thrill! lol Then I choose 4-6 backgrounds and begin to create. It feels more personal to make just a few at a time and spreads out the joy!
  243. Posted by: glenda
    Unfortunately I am one of those people who wait until the last minute so regular cards are usually done one at a time  (it makes way to much sense to do them ahead!!!!!)  Christmas cards I do all at one time.  I get the spirit and I'm on a roll.
  244. Posted by: Marianne
    I like to personalize each card so that no one card is identical. The card is suited to the personality of the person receiving it. 
  245. Posted by: Nadine
    Holiday cards I makein quantities,  Other cards I make a few at a time. Perhaps improved organization, would allow me to make many at each sitting..
  246. Posted by: Judith Brauer
    Hello Anna - My card making is varied. I like to make each one unique, so many times I complete one at a time. I have, however, made some Christmas cards that are all the same. I did an assembly-line method, especially the stamping/embossing part. I don't get them all done in one sitting, because, frankly, I can't sit that long! Can't wait to 'win' the guys card kit! :)
  247. Posted by: Evadene
    One man at a time, one card at a time.  :)
  248. Posted by: Carlene
    Hi Anna, I love that you made a kit for cards for the men in our lives. Sometimes it is very difficult to make masculine cards. The first thing I do is pick out the card base colors and any layers. Then, I pick the sentiment, and any embellishments that jump out at me. I enjoy your card kits because for me, they are quick and easy and they really look like you spent alot of time making them(when you really didn't). Let's keep that a secret! :)
  249. Posted by: Kathy Klosowski
    I only bought one card kit the floral birthday kit.  I worked on these cards after I had ankle surgery while confined to a wheel chair. This was a great way to make a few cards at a time and have all of the supplies at your fingertips.  Can't wait to purchase the Cards for Him kit, man cards are always a challenge.  Thanks Anna for making it easier for us with these perfect card kits from your collections.  Keep them coming!
    Kathy Klosowski
  250. Posted by: Paula M
    I unpack my new card kits when I receive and admire all the wonderful pieces included but I usually make my cards as I need them.  I find they are more personal that way.  I like to mix the different kits up.  I seem to have a harder time preparing cards for gents so this kit will be great for me.  Can't wait for the 17th! 
  251. Posted by: Lucy F
    I like to make my cards a few at a time. Even the Christmas cards, I will work on them every night but only a few at a time.
  252. Posted by: DWD
    I usually do mine one at the time.  I only have 4 men I make cards for and their birthday are spread out.  I can then make whatever feels right for them at the time.
  253. Posted by: Cathy B
    Georgie is so precious!  When I'm using your kits I make them all at once.  I choose a topper for each card first, then the embellishments and then the outside greeting.  Once I've assembled them all I decide on the inside sentiment.  Just the other night I put together 20 of your Christmas cards while I was watching TV.  I love it!
  254. Posted by: Betsy Brown
    I usually make my cards one-at-a-time, except for Christmas cards.  I look at the calendar every week to see whose birthday, anniversary, etc. is coming up, then I decide what kind of card I'd like to make and make it.
    Love the idea of a guy card kit and would love to win it!  Thanks for the chance    
  255. Posted by: Cindy spence
    I do some of both.  Unfortunately, I am a procrastinator so I have to make a lot at one time so I can have plenty ready when I rush in and need a card.  But I never make more than 2 alike (I like to keep one as a sample so I have to make 2 or I would never give any away!)  But on those special occasions when I want something specific to a theme, I will sit down and make that special single card.  O course, I am usually rushed because I have waited so late!  But when I get a kit, I just want to sit and make them all at once!  i just can't wait!
  256. Posted by: Susan Lowe
    I lay out all the pieces and put them in piles.  Then I put together 4-8 cards at a time.  It's so much fun.
  257. Posted by: Judi Thein
    I'm a little bit at a time girl.  I make them as I need them which is not always convenient!  I'm really looking forward to the Cards for Him kit.  They are the ones that give me the most trouble.  Love the new kitty!
  258. Posted by: Jackie Ocheltree
    I lay out all the pieces first, just to admire all the beauty.  Then, I usually take your design sheet and pick one out of the group and make it like you show. Your designs help me be creative. Next, I'll take a few and lay them out with my own designs. After that, it's all jumble.  Because the next thing I know, all of the cards are done! It was so easy because everything goes together so well. Once I start I can't stop.
  259. Posted by: Melinda
    I love spreading them out and doing all at one time! Love these cards!
  260. Posted by: Sharon Konkus
    I do not make them all at once, I try to make them personal for each one, I love your cards and ideas, thanks so much, each year is different.  Thanks so much.
  261. Posted by: Debra Wald
    My plan is to make a card a day, but sometimes it is more than one, especially when I open up my Anna Griffin card kits, I have made the entire kit in 1 day, bring more kits our Anna and fill more days with joy!
  262. Posted by: Susan D
    Georgie is so CUTE! I love your presentation of him.
    I spend hours and hours developing my design resulting in several versions until I come up with a design I love and then make lots of them.
  263. Posted by: Kathrine Scott
    Hello Annie & Team, 
    As this will be the first year that I am making Xmas cards, I don't really have a system worked out yet! ;-). But, if past is any indication, I will want to take my 2 AG kits out and play, play, play! I started crafting because I moved away from my grandchildren.  They have had great joy, when they get any kind of home made card from me. I just want to thank you and your team for making this so easy. I have been using your instant scrapbooks to give to my 4 grandchildren.  I have to tell you, I thought the 15yr old would not really care, but when she received the French Country book I made for her, she called me crying, saying it was the best thing she had ever gotten! She told me that when she is happy or very sad, it makes her feel better to think about all the fun we have had together.

    Thank you Anna, for helping us to stay close as a family,m
    Kathrine Scott
  264. Posted by: Kathryn Hughes
    I love making cards through out the year.  Really gives you the opportunity to take your time and enjoy each one.  And so happy to see the masculine colors and designs.  Making cards for that special guy just got so much easier.  Thanks Anna for helping us make beautiful cards so easy:)
  265. Posted by: JoAnn Amore
    I usually spread everything out and I usually make 10 or so cards so that I have some ready when I need them.  I am so happy that you have a kit for men.  I have been asking for one and someone told me that you did have one at one time.  It must have been before I discovered you.  I would love to win this.
  266. Posted by: Kathy V
    Cards for the men in my life are always a challenge - this new kit will be great!!!  I would love to get my cards all done at once but time never seems to allow for this. When making cards that are the same such as Christmas cards, I do 10 at a time. When doing birthday cards I do one at a time - never have any extras on hand.
  267. Posted by: Grandma Hobo
    I make mine all at once.  If I use your kits that is an easy thing to do, in fact sat and watched tv one night and popped out 50 cards in one sitting.  If I am making them from my own design I create all the embellishments, do the stamping, then assemble them all at once also.  I also make special ones in addition to them for my little grand kids and try to match them to their interests.  Seems right now that Hello Kitty is the critter of choice.  You kitten is cute.  I am not an animal person but can appreciate them in other people's houses!
  268. Posted by: Brenda
    I am, unfortunately, a last minute gal--I usually am making cards for special occasions just before the event!  I love to be free and just create with no restrictions so I make lots of cards-- just not the specific ones.

      I did buy your first "guys" kit and loved it.
  269. Posted by: Donna W
    How many cards I make at once depends on how much time I have.  But even if I only have a bit of time I always make at least 2 of the same card.  I also take pictures of my cards, put those pictures in an album and when I send a card out I mark next to the picture the date sent, the occasion and to whom I sent it.  That way no one gets the same card twice.  Men's card are tough for me.  
  270. Posted by: BRENDA BERRY
    Ooooo!  Hooray!  I LOVE the kits for men!  I make several cards at one time, since I find it hard to STOP once I get going!!  I get my Mom involved and she ADORES the Anna kits (we have them all) as much as I do.  We have fun together...make gorgeous creations that everyone in town just love.  Many of the recipients even frame them! Thanks so much, Anna, for your beautiful card kits AND for the chance to win!!!  
  271. Posted by: Ronnie Ramsey
    I take my time making my christmas cards. I have not worked up to making all of my cards but am working on it. 
  272. Posted by: Minnie
    I have all men in my family so I am so happy this kit will be available.  I can't wait!  I am so excited when I get your products I sit down and make cards until I run out of materials.  Hurry!  I need them now!
  273. Posted by: June Palasek
    WOW, a man in your life card kit - that's awesome.  Doing male cards seems to be the most difficult for me to design - so I think I will let Anna Griffin design the set & then I can do as shown or put my own touch on each card.
    I for the most part do my cards in this order:  Seasonal ones - I choose the basic color cardstock,then bring out all of the embellishments I have for that season (such as colored stamped images), then I choose the mat for the main embellishment on the card - add maybe some embossing, glitter or bling as needed.  I put the chosen pieces inside one of the cardstocks I have chosen for that particular season.  I will put the cards together like this until I have the # of cards I will be sending.  Then clear the desk except maybe for the embossing, glitter & bling & put the cards together.  I most recently did - FALL, HALLOWEEN & THANKSGIVING CARDS completing them,placed in envelopes ready for time, additional writing & signing to be mailed appropriately.
    With a  kit I will look at everything & most generally think I will do one of the cards & end up doing the entire kit in 1-2 days.
    Love your new little friend Georgie & would love to win this kit.
    See you soon...September 17th HSN.
    Hugs, Anna & staff have a good week.
  274. Posted by: Debbie N.
    I make them all at once, I can't wait and make all the cards in the kit.
    Would love to win this card kit, I could make all the cards I need for the men in my life.
  275. Posted by: Gerri K
    Hi Anna!
    I usually make by birthday cards by the month.  All my September, October birthdays etc.  It's rare that I get too far in advance because I also do cards for every holiday.  Having a kit makes it so much easier. Your kits are wonderful because they make such elegant cards.  Thanks for the chance to win!
  276. Posted by: Tammy
    Male cards are quite difficult.  I make cards for my husband and my Dad and they can be quite a challenge.  Good to see that you have come out with a kit that will make my life so much easier.  And now on to the really important stuff.....I love your new kitty. He's so handsome and cuddly!!!! Im so glad you have a fluffy snuggly kitty to be the newest man in your life.  Give him a kiss from me.  I have 3!!!!!
  277. Posted by: Aundi Prather
    OK first let me say when I get in my card making stage, it looks like a bomb goes off in my craft room. I am one who spreads everything out and picks and chooses to make all the cards at once. I have your card boxes to store them in as they are made. Then when I have an occasion pop up, I go through all my cards and pick one for the occasion. I still seem to add to the card or change it up a little depending on who and what it is for. That's why I love your kits. I can do a lot of cards at once and build up my depleted inventory. 
  278. Posted by: Kathy Brubaker
    Thank you so much Anna, I have been hoping that you would come out with another Cards For Men Kit.  I absolutely loved the first kit, in fact I bought 3. I know I will love this one too.  I lay everything out, go through everything one at a time, decide which is going with which, stack them and make them.  I so appreciate that you are so generous with the Kits that I always have enough to make at least 5, sometimes 10 extra cards.  I can't wait for this Card Kit.  I love your little kitty, so very cute.
  279. Posted by: BarbaraK
    I love making your cards one at a time.

    My housemates name is George.  I am forwarding this to him and he will get a kick out of it! 
  280. Posted by: Janie
    I make cards as I need them for birthdays but always have a box of cards ready for last minute gifts. Your kits just put the frosting on my cards, Thank You
  281. Posted by: gayle
     Hi Anna,the way I make my cards is usually when I get an idea I make 1 card play w/it until it is the way I like then make as many more as needed. Sometimes I tweek each one just a little differently depending on who I am giving/sending it to. I just love your new manly card set. It is a great idea. Again as usual Anna all your products are just magnificent. Have a wonderful day.
  282. Posted by: Claudia Henderson
     I used to do one at a time, but I can't tell you how often I then forgot that I had a wonderful kit that I could use. What I do with kits these days is, I lay everything out, then create all my cards up to the point where I would put sentiments, greetings etc on it. I place the sentiments etc in one little box and the almost "ready to go" cards in another one. Now when I need one, I just grab a card I like and a sentiment I need and I am ready to sent it our.
    I do the same with cards that I have prepared for my card classes every month. Some ladies can't make it and whatever I have left I put together to the point were I only have to stamp on my phrase, wishes etc. This makes it so much easier when that sudden  Brirthday Card, Wedding Card ... is needed and I never ever find forgotten card kits during my spring or fall cleaning.
  283. Posted by: Patricia
    I have everything I need for card making all around me. Lately I've been making one or two cards a day.....most are all occasion cards. Looking forward for the male card kit.....that should be a snap to make...having embellishments and not having to "search" for man type additions to my cards.Male card embellishments are hard to find in small towns !  Thanks Anna ~~~~
  284. Posted by: Michelle
    Oh my goodness! George is so stinkin' cute!!! I want to hold him so bad!

    I make my cards one at a time, unless I am making bulk of something. I try to never make the same card over! :)
  285. Posted by: Barbara B
    May your kitten bring you much joy!  We, too, have a Georgie, but ours is an English Springer Spaniel.    Can hardly wait for the new masculine card kit.  When I make my cards, I assemble each with a specific recipient in mind,  consequently, I manage to complete a few at a time.  I know this is not the most efficient way, but I can't seem to allow myself to change the process!
  286. Posted by: Barbara E
    I make my birthday cards one at a time, especially the the particular person.  Christmas cards are spread out over several days.
  287. Posted by: Debby C.
    I usually make cards one at a time, as I need them, except for Christmas cards.  I make them in stages (all the same) and it usually takes me a couple of months to complete.  Thanks for the opportunity to win the "man" cards.  I have you first set and have gotten good use out of them!!  (Georgie is adorable!)
  288. Posted by: Terry P
    Hi Anna, I only make a few at a time with a certain person in mind. It is more personal to me. So happy about the men's card kit. That is such a hard card to put together. Can't wait to buy one.
  289. Posted by: olivia gann
    I am the mother of two adult men and have lots of male cousins so I love the idea of a kit like this.  My inspiration comes to me when I pay attention to a small detail or memory. 
  290. Posted by: Grace
    I like to spread out everything that I have in my supplies and determine what will go with each card. But I only make one card at a time and unfortunately usually at the last minute! I wish I could be more organized and go through my card calendar and have the cards made well in advance of when I need them. Your masculine themed card kit will fill a void because I always struggle with how to design a card that is not too girly for my brother and nephew.
  291. Posted by: peggy
    I would love to win this kit.  I have such a hard time making cards for the men in my life.  Everything seems to be so girlie, so it's nice to see this kit.  I usually only make one card at a time because each one has to say something about the person I'm giving the card to.  I'm such a picky person it has to be perfect and with your kits it makes my job so much easier. Please keep bringing us all these beautiful things.
  292. Posted by: Linda K.
    I will be using the card kit for my card making get together with my friends.  So they will be all done at one time.  We will share them as well.  It makes for a fun afternoon with lunch and lots of laughter and friendship.  Love your kits as they seem to bring us all love and giggles.
    Thanks for the new kit and the chance to win it.
    Linda K.
  293. Posted by: Gale Ross
    I will usually spread everything out on my work table and get a ":feel" for the contents.  Then I will start pulling pieces in to make my cards.  Many times I will not add the sentiment or verse page until I know to whom I am giving the card and for what specific type of occasion.
    Currently for my masculine cards, I really "tone down" Anna's cards by bringing in darker and more conservative shades of coordinating colors .
  294. Posted by: Kendra D
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the card making kit for men!! Thanks for bringing it back! I have 2 children 8 and 6. They keep me super busy but when I'm not too exhausted when they go to bed and I am all caught up with my work, I like to work on a few at a time....usually if I have an upcoming celebration....wedding, birthday, anniversary.....Creating really helps me relax! So excited for the Sept 17th HSN show!!!
  295. Posted by: Monna Accurti
    Yeah!  More cards for men, I sure do need them, I have more men in my family than women.  I keep everything together and get it out to make special cards for the men in my life right before the special day.
  296. Posted by: Sandy_in_MD
    I am so glad you are bringing out a 2nd set of cards for the fellows!  Loved using the 1st set last year. 
    I make my holiday cards in bunches of 8 -10 at a time, figuring out what I am going to emboss, how I will layer, etc., and making a card "stack" for each card with all of the pieces for that card.  Then I will assemble them with the double sided tape & foam dots once all of the card stacks are ready.
  297. Posted by: terri miller
    I love getting all of my stuff out so I can see all of it and make the special card for the special man in my life!
  298. Posted by: Lynn
    I have come up with some man cards on my own,  the fellows love them.  I can't wait to get this kit, you offer so many more ideas.  I don't make all my cards at the same time, each person is different, so I make my cards as the event comes up.    Can't wait for Sept. show,  soooo excited.
  299. Posted by: Shirley S
    I like to savor all the eye candy that comes out of your kits. I'm excited about the Christmas box!! What is in that box! September 17th is way out there. When I make cards I like to spread everything out and just let the ideas come. Then I lay out several bases and begin building the cards. I'm usually thinking of special people to send them to and it feels great to lift someone up. No one makes card kits like yours Anna. Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us all. There has to be more time in a day...
  300. Posted by: Michael Rutledge
    I make cards one at a time, usually as I need one.  I like having everything available to do that.
  301. Posted by: Sue H.
    My card making has evolved into stages, front base then the back of the card with stamps.  Then I like to add a template cut coordinating paper inside. Then back to the front with layering, stamps, die cuts or embellishments. And then inside to finish with adding more of the same as the front. I will spend time just stamping on different papers and cutting out.  Also I will cut out template shapes in different papers for use later. I enjoy all of it. 
  302. Posted by: Terri
    When I make my cards - I spread everything out in piles - the card, papers, embellies, cut ribbon, etc so I can do a assembly line process!!  Of course along the way things get a bit jumbled up so I have to re-arrange everything again!!!!!
  303. Posted by: Shelly R.
    Hi Anna!

    Oh my goodness!!! Georgie is soooo cute precious! What kind of kitten is he???? The cutest little poof ball!!!

    I usually like to do them all at once but, time doesn't usually allow for this. So I do as many as I can at one time.

    Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabulous stuff!!!
  304. Posted by: Janie T
    When a new kit comes to me I HAVE to take it apart to look at and get inspred by. Then when i get time I will make all the cards in a kit at a time. This way the cards are ready when I need them.
  305. Posted by: Mary B
    Hi Anna, I love your little kitty, Georgie.  What a cutie!  
    I've been crafting with you from the early years, first in the UK and more recently, here in Florida. I was encouraged to start making cards by a friend who made cards here in the US.

     So very glad to hear that you are bringing back your male card kit!  Can't wait to see it on the September show.  I guess I combine the techniques mentioned by many.  I spread out my kits when they first arrive and have a good rummage.  I do make a selection at one time so I have cards on hand for various occasions.  For close friends and family I often make individual cards for that month (birthday, anniversaries, etc.)  Christmas?  I set aside a day or so over several months and make some in an assembly line fashion till I have a good selection ready to be sent in time for the holidays. 
  306. Posted by: ElizabethD
    First, I am a sucker for a furry face. Anna, Georgie, is beautiful. I hope you will continue to share photos of him. I am going to have help putting the cards together....girls night so they will all be made at once. I purchased the last cards for him set. I didn't make cards but used many of the pieces for my album layouts. I am looking forward to purchasing this one for more men friendly layouts. Anna some very masculine 12 x 12 papers would be nice.
  307. Posted by: Marilyn Bozik
    I make them one at a time. Trying to incorporate my thoughts about the person and what they mean to me. You kits make me really look good. Can't wait to see you on the 17th...

  308. Posted by: NannyD
    I do all my Christmas cards at one time. The various other card kits you have offered, birthday and all occasion, I do a few at a time for personal use keeping in mind the person I am sending the card. That makes a handmade card even more personal when you made it specifically with one person in mind. . I have created 10-12 for a gift package for friends and family as well.

    I like giving them handmade cards to send as well. I have received so many compliments on my card packages, I love doing them.
  309. Posted by: Phyllis C.
    Hi Anna.  My normal routine for cardmaking is being in the mood and have time to be undisturbed, then usually make 6-8 at once, keep my goodies out and continued for 2-3 nights in order to have a stash to choose from depending on the occasion.  Then there are times when I wait until the last minute and would still make the card, rush and get it ready.  These cards are my best sometimes-work best under pressure I guess.  Have to make those decisions.  I have pinned hundreds of card ideas on Pinterest, but my habit is to rely on my kits from you for a beautiful card for my special friends and family.
  310. Posted by: Merial
    I have made the cards individually, but find I enjoy planning the cards first. I usually divide Anna's kits by color family or style. Then I lay out cards, mix and match the toppers, embellishments, and sentiments until I am pleased with the plan. Then I stack up the pieces, place back into the beautiful boxes, and then put together as many as I have time for. I find this works best. Then if I need to change a thank you to a best wishes card I can easily personalize it. One of my favorite things is to spread out the kits and help a friend learn about Anna's cards. 
  311. Posted by: Maria Rosa
    The new man in your life is just adorable!!
    I make my Birthday & Anniversary cards as I need them.

    As for Chirstmas cards, I always say I should start making them as early as possible so I could be a bit more creative but it never happens that way. I usually make the cards in one sitting.  
  312. Posted by: Susan
    I've put kits together both ways, but spreading it all out on the dining room table is the best.  I lay them all out and then sleep on it.  I go back the next day and make changes as necessary before I glue anything down.  This was easier to do before our kitten arrived last year!  Be warned, Anna, lock Georgie out of the room or you will be doing everything twice!  BTW...he is soooo cute!
  313. Posted by: Cyndi Little
    Each card that I make is designed specifically for the person in mind.  I do one card at a time, thinking about the recipient.  Since my cards are tailor made to fit, I design like a fashion designer, choosing carefully what I want to convey.  And as the fashionista that I am, my tailoring is made to fit!
  314. Posted by: Evelyn B
    If time isn't an issue I sit down and spread it all out on my work table by stacks - decide how I want to use the 3Ds and place them on the paper and then proceed with the rest.  It is always lots of fun to have new things to play with.  Thanks much.
  315. Posted by: Elaine
    How adorable is you new man in your life.  I'm sure he'll be around helping you through your crafting stuff.  When it's this early for the holidays, I just keep everything together and make a few cards at a time but when the big day gets nearer, I am rushing around and bury myself in my crafting supplies.  
  316. Posted by: Meredyth
    I make cards one at a time. I really like to make each one special for the recipient. Though, I have started to think it would be good to have some generic ones on hand.
  317. Posted by: Barbara V
    What a sweet ball of fur Georgie is! My preferred method to making my cards is to do an assembly line. I separate the rows by couples, female, male and children. This way I can make it more specific to each person. 
  318. Posted by: Ronny
    What a cute kitten. My hubby would love him.
    When I make Christmas cards I do it in several sittings.  I used to take weeks when I designed my own, but now I use your kits and its so much easier and they are beautiful.
    As for birthday etc, I usually make as needed, but I need to change my ways and start making a bunch way ahead as I tend to forget til about the day I need a card and then I'm rushing to make one.  I'm at the lake right now and I brought the big impressions kit with me and I intend to make a whole bunch of cards while I'm here so I'll have them ready ahead of time.  Your pretty boxed kits make it easy to travel with them and all I need is a glue runner to stick the flat layers down.   Your pretty kits have made me a really lazy card maker!
  319. Posted by: kim lamey
    I do both.  I have a table set up from July on for my Christmas cards.  For birthday's and all occasion cards I do as needed so I can think about the person.   I do my best work when I can't sleep.  Ha ha crafting in the wee small hours of the morning.
  320. Posted by: Jane Makuch
    Yay!!  I have 2 of the "men's kits" from a few years ago and I LOVE THEM!  So glad it's back and with new goodies.... I can't wait to make a card with the "Sherlock Holmes Hat"!!  When it comes to smaller kits I like to lay everything out and make them all at once.  With the large kits I just pick and choose :)
  321. Posted by: Aymee B.
    BTW Georgie is soooooooooo cute!! Congrats... he will have a wonderful home with you I'm sure!
  322. Posted by: ElizabethD
    I'm having a girls night and so all the cards will be made at once. And I am reading all the posts so we will have an idea of what will be the best way to do them. lol 
  323. Posted by: paula gale
    When I receive a card making kit, I immediately start sorting it out into colour families... everything I have in my craftroom; buttons, ribbon; cardstock; papers; alcohol pens; gems and embellishments... everything in their groups of colour - even my scrap bits of paper are sorted out into colourways.  I then put the jars; plastic wallets; groups of pens, in to the order of the song "I can sing a rainbow"... not sure if you've heard of the song or not - but the order is red; yellow; pink; green; purple; orange; blue.  Then the other colours like grey black brown go together, cream and white separately!  Does that sound like I've got a touch of OCD?  I must say though that it makes the process of putting together a card so much easier because I will have numerous shades of one colour, so I can very easily sort out which one will match my project eg. which ribbon will compliment my topper.  Tones and shades of the same colour can be very different from each other and not necessarily go together, so I'm very careful about that.

    So - that's a little more information than you asked for, but thought you - and anyone else reading this, might find useful or interesting??? (or not - whatever the case may be lol)!!!

    Love everything you did and enjoyed your recent trip to the UK for the QVC shows.  I made a couple of purchases, so thank you very much.

    Paula x  x x
  324. Posted by: Aymee B.
    First, I have to say... I LOVE this Cards for Him kits!  The last one you offered I should have bought a couple of!  My dad loves getting these cards.  They are beautiful without being too girly and the men in my life really seem to like them.  My holiday card making strategy varies depending on the year or the season.  If I have enough time I like to make them all at once.  But usually I will make a bunch and then later make a bunch more as I have time.  The last couple of years I have only been able to make a small amount so I only sent cards to a few selected people.  This year with the new kit I hope to make all 50 cards and send Holiday Wishes to lots of people in my life!  I can't wait to sit with the girls and open our kits and go to town!  Thanks Anna for all the fun products and ideas!
  325. Posted by: Roseann
    First I'm excited to see the cards for man kit coming.  Although I have toned down some of your other cards to make them more male friendly.  Every year I send a cousin in law a birthday card and his wife says he is always happy and amazed that I made him a card.
    When I get a new kit I spread it out, check your suggestions and then proceed to making cards my way - sometimes based on what you did and sometimes to my own creativity.  I do them all at once and then I'm sad when they are completed as I want to keep crafting. 
  326. Posted by: Jen Johnson
    I make cards year-round. I may cards not a daily basis but I'm to weekly basis. This just so much fun to make and I love the creativity it stimulates. If I were to win some of your kids or your paper I would have even more fun making these things so pick me.
  327. Posted by: scarlett
    Can't wait for the man card kit! I hope I win! I make my special Christmas Cards... Family, hubby, immediate friends... One by one since they are all different. for our other friends & family, they still get beautiful & hand made cards, but they are alike.
  328. Posted by: Tonya S
    Love the kit for the guys!  Will have to have that one!  As for my holiday cards, I usually start early and spread everything out on the table in my craft room.  That way I can do one here and there whenever I have time.  That way they are all different depending on my mood that day!  
  329. Posted by: Karen P.
    Georgie is darling, what a sweet little guy!  I only need to spend about a week making Christmas Cards now that I use your kits.  I work full time and have other obligations so your beautiful Christmas Card Kits are perfect, everything is in the box and ready to be put together.  This year I will take a little more time and do some embossing with your new Christmas Embossing Folders.
  330. Posted by: BrendaG
    Forgot to mention that I started making cards when I was invited to a rubber stamp party around 2001.  I still have those rubber stamps, by the way, but love the newer clear stamps and especially the AnnaG clear stamps.  If you all haven't noticed, the supply of AG stamp pads is finally back in stock on HSN. These are great as they match the color pallet Anna uses for all her cards.  Will need to get Christmas color ones to match.  Thanks, Anna, for many hours of fun!
  331. Posted by: Betsy
    I am a scrapbooker and love using your card kits for my
    pages and every  once in awhile I will make a card.
  332. Posted by: Joanne
    Most times I try to make all of my cards as soon as I get the kit so that I can completely familiarize myself with the kit.  I just love your kits. And I. Think that I have them all.
  333. Posted by: Laurel M
    I make a few at a time so I don't get overwhelmed with one exception.  Next weekend I am going on a 3 day craft weekend with a bunch of friends at which time I plan on working only on cards.  Normally I will scrapbook, but not this time.  And I will definitely be spreading my Anna kits all over the table!!  And Georgie is absolutely adorable!!!
  334. Posted by: Audrey O
    Georgie is SO adorable!  Congratulations!  I put alot of thought into each card so it takes me from September to December to make all of them and to make sure they're all unique.
  335. Posted by: Rita
    Hi Anna,
    Love the guy kit! I have a problem with guy cards especially if they do not have a hobby. My husband does not golf, the only sport he watches is basketball............ so its harder to make one for him but if I don't make a handmade one for him he gets upset because he saves all the cards I make for him. So unfortenately it takes me longer for him. Other than that I do one at a time depending on that special person. Takes a lot of thought for each and everyone because everyone is special to me! Can't wait until the 17th to watch and purchase on the show! When I purchased the Christmas kit from last year the cards were so much easier to make because everything is mix and match. Love it. Then I purchased the one in July Floral Expressions and Love it! Thanks for all your work. Makes mine easier! I never watched HSN until last Christmas and was so excited when I saw this type of kit after all these years (about 20 years) of making cards and spending so much time of just trying to get colors of embellishments, paper and everything for that one card  just to match. That was a lot of work....I enjoyed it but now I enjoy it even more with your kits!!
  336. Posted by: SUE K
    I have 5 men in my life at this time and I make the cards one at time and goes with the mood I am in at the time of needed to make a card
    I really need this set of cards as have hard time finding just the right card for the right guys in my life!
    Thanks for offering this kit to us! JUST LOVE IT!!
  337. Posted by: Marcia scantlin
    I like to savor the card making process, carefully matching the parts with the person's likes. So what if it takes a little longer?
  338. Posted by: Jonie Isenberg
    I will not make my cards all at once. I will get at least two sets and since some of my male friends are different, I might add something from another kit to express my feelings.This is a dream come true. It's very difficult making a card for a man with flowers and ribbons....well some of my male friends actually like flowers and ribbons, but most like hunting and fishing and mostly GOLF. Thanks for the new very special kit.
  339. Posted by: Nadine S.
    Georgie is soooooo cute! I start by sorting, viewing the suggestion guide, and then mix up the embellishments so each card has a different special touch. Later that evening my husband and I will sit in front of the fireplace, tv on,  and usually assemble about 10 cards at a time.  It's a great way to unwind from the day and just chill together!!!
  340. Posted by: Flip
    I like to spread everything all over my desk so I can see everything.  Sometimes I get inspirations on combinations that way that might not have ever occurred to me otherwise.
  341. Posted by: BrendaG
    Reading all the comments above gives me lots of inspiration for after the grandkids go back to school.  I'll have lots of time to scrap and make cards.  I have to admit to hoarding your paper, Anna, and still have some from back in early 2000.  But am always so excited by the new card kits and especially this year so I can use the AG Embossing folders.  And I especially excited by the stockpile of Christmas papers and card stock so I (and my family) can design our own cards using all the your embellishments.  Have lots of men in my family so the card kit for men will be especially welcome.  Looking forward to September 17,
  342. Posted by: Tina
    What I mostly do is make a few in advance this way I have them on hand when I need them.  I usually take a few days doing this as I want to get them right and I like to experiment with new styles and techniques.  I love your kits they have everything I need and more.  Just wish I had more money to buy more.  Thanks
  343. Posted by: Michelle Moore
    I hold card making classes every two weeks at my church.  We make six different cards each class. When I get ready to create, I get out all my supplies and spread them around me on my dining room table.  Then I either do it one of two ways.  I create one card at a time, cutting all the pieces for that card, OR I create several (or all), by designing and making notes for supplies needed, then cut and prepare by process (cut all papers, punch, stamp, etc.)
  344. Posted by: Janet
    Love the classic, elegant masculine cards! Would love to win this kit!!! Now, to answer how I do my Christmas crds.... I use the essembly line method. That way I plan out my goals & find it easier to succeed!
  345. Posted by: Vivian Sparks
    Georgie is adorable! I have a list of months. The names of the people I love are in each month by birthdays and anniversary's. They get made first, all of them. Get well cards, thinking of you, Sympathy, and Christmas cards are made as I need them. On Christmas cards, I start making them in September. I chose my papers, emboss, embellish, and chose my sentiments.
  346. Posted by: karen walsh
    I love making cards, its just what I do lol. my best friend got me hooked on it when my husband went to Iraq. I usually try to make one card first, sometimes the ideas take a while to flow. put it all together and if I just love it , then I lay everything out, cut the card stock, layers, color etc... make it like a kit and then put them all together. guy cards are the hardest to come up with ideas on. adorable kitty :) I have two and just love them so I know you will have tons of joy with that little one.
  347. Posted by: Jan E
    Congratulations on Georgie!  If I'm using one of your kits, I spread everything out on the dining room table and work on cards until I'm finished.  If I'm making handmade cards, it's more of a one at a time process; two are rarely alike.
  348. Posted by: Peggy K
    I make up the cards as I need them but am definitely considering making them ahead.  Then I'll have them for immediate use.
  349. Posted by: bonnie
    where can I find out how to make the fan folded embelishment
  350. Posted by: Kim Haygood
    What a cute little kitten! He must be great company to cuddle with! When I make cards, I usually do a little at a time EXCEPT when it comes to making Christmas cards. I do like you do--sit at my dining room table and pull out my kits and spread everything out. I usually put about 5 or 10 card bases in front of me, then choose the layer that I want to add, then the embellishments and stickers and then the sentiment. The last part is the inside greeting. Once I have them all made, then I choose the exact card I would like to send to each person. It usually only takes a couple of hours to make many cards and I enjoy knowing that I touched each part of the card and that it is especially made for the person who will receive it! Sometimes, I also make 5-10 cards and give them as gifts to friends and family for their use! They love getting these!
  351. Posted by: phyllis zimmerman
    I do a little at a time.  i like to look at the kit for a week or two just to enjoy all the pieces. 

    i like t
  352. Posted by: Lisa A
    I make my cards a few at a time.  Because everyone that I make cards for are unique.  Some have hobbies, favorite colors or all about fashion.  Some love to travel, sports fanatic, tech. Guru, etc.
  353. Posted by: maggie
    These are terrific! I cant wait to get starting on making them!!
  354. Posted by: Bonnie
    I got my first kit last week and after finishing some sewing projects,, I spread out the contents of the box on my desk and three days later they were all done.. they went into the card box and now when I need a special birthday or occasion card I just pick the one I want and mail it off....  can't wait to get my hands on the Christmas Card box...
  355. Posted by: Peggy Peterson
    The great thing about your kits are that you can actually take them with you on a trip and make them as you're going.  I'm hardly ever the driver, so I have the luxury of making cards on the way. Makes time go by much faster and you can still look around and see what is along the way.  If I'm doing a kit at home then I lay everything out and put elements together and try to complete in one sitting.  Love your kits and love the Men's kit, and happy you are doing another one.

    Keep them coming!!!
  356. Posted by: Monica Hernandez
    I like to assemble all the cards such as the card base and emboss the top layer, then I save the best part for last which is decorating them. It takes me about 3 nights to complete a whole kit, I enjoy the process very much, every time I complete a card, I always take a moment to hold it with my arm extended out and say (how beautiful does that look!) I love making cards with Anna Griffin products, Anna is the best!
  357. Posted by: Janet Smith
    I usually start off slow a few at a time then crunch time comes and I am in a frenzy trying to finish! I seem to work better under pressure LOL!
  358. Posted by: Karen
    I make the cards 1 at a time--I need to know who the card is for so I can really make it for that person.
     I just Love your card kits --you make the experience fun.
  359. Posted by: Sandy Goldstein
    Wow!  So happy there's going to be a kit for men!  So far, I've made masculine cards utilizing the bird embelishments that came with that came in one of the bundles . . . all to good reviews.  As far as making everyday cards, I have several on hand but leave out the inserts so I can really taylor the card to the individual.  On holiday cards, I've usually had a picture to incorporate into the design.  Once I've established that, I mass produce them over a few days.  I've done as many as 80 and probably not less than 35 each year.  I then theme my scrapbook pages to the style of the card for that year.  It's really been fun looking back at all the cards I've made over the years
  360. Posted by: Rebecca Starr
    I try to individualize them. I make them in batches so I don't lose the inspiration or it would become a chore.
  361. Posted by: Pat Barger
    I spread mine put for several months.   I make a lot of my cards by paper embroidery for part of it.....takes a lot of time!    
         By the way, I love the cards for Him.   Those are my hardest cards to make by far!    Thanks for the chance to win them!
  362. Posted by: nancy
    I spread them out and make many cards at one time.  like to see what I have to work with and then get started.
  363. Posted by: Melinda Hart
    Hi Anna! Your new little guy is so precious! Congrats! My cardmaking strategies have evolved as have my craft spaces. Usually, I will make cards in small batches. When I get a kit, I try to stick to making a series of cards using that kit. Then, for bigger projects, like Christmas cards, I try to set up a bigger space and lay a bunch out and do them in an assembly type way. But then I end up getting fancier and that takes more time and the cards go back to small batches! I wish I could find a way to be more efficient, but there are just so many wonderful items to use that you have to plan ahead! No more rambling. I can't get over these sneak peeks. Loving it! Can't wait to see Halloween. My goodness. September 17th can't come soon enough! The Christmas cards are gorgeous!
  364. Posted by: jimba
    I create individualized cards specfic for the person intended. Using your kits makes the creating part even more enjoyable. Thanks!
  365. Posted by: Elane Holloway
    I make my cards all year long so I get a little taste of Christmas all year long. Love your kit thanks for a chance to win. 

    later tater, 
  366. Posted by: Stephanie Johnson
    Seems like I do more research than card making!! But I LOVE your line and want to follow through with actually completing my Christmas cards this year. Here's hopin'!
  367. Posted by: Elisabeth
    I actually like to make them one at a time with the person in mind that I'm sending them to.
  368. Posted by: Susan B.
    I usually make a few at a time. I just love it!! Especially your kits.
  369. Posted by: Stephanie
    I am just getting into card making, so for now I make them as needed.
  370. Posted by: Nury Stevens
    When I received a new card kit. I open and start playing right away. This is a tip that I have learned from experience because if I save for later, I will not do it. It is FUN. I do not wait any longer for anything that I buy, I use now. Life is too short. I have tons of AG papers and I using them. I have to admit sometimes, I go through my beautiful pile of AG papers because it calms me down, yes, to see shapes, designs, colors. It is FUN! Yes, Life is sweet! So ladies, do not storage card kits, have fun and use them. Many will come later.
  371. Posted by: Janelle
    It all depends on how manic I'm feeling and how much caffeine I've had, but I usually do my holiday cards in two or three mass sessions. I love your examples today--they've all been beautiful but these are really eye-catching!
  372. Posted by: Sandie ALford
    LOVE LOVE GEORGIE!!  Love your card kits!!
    I first pick the card base and embelishments then emboss and sometimes sand the cardstock and then put the cards together. I make about 10 cards at a time . I like having quick cards on hand at all times.
    I am going to have a Xmas Card workshop using your Xmas Card Kit this year!!
  373. Posted by: Jan W
    I set aside 2 or 3 nights a week to make cards (Christmas or all occasion).  I also plan to spend 4 hours over the weekend to make them.  It doesn't always work out but that is always the plan.  I start and complete one at a time.  Sometimes I make embellishments, sometimesembossing - whatever I think I am going to need for the week.  Thank you Anna for making it so much fun and so easy.
  374. Posted by: Tanya Thompson
    Good morning! When I get that wonderful box from the mail I can't wait to dig in and spread everything out...I gently open everything and examine each and every item...that's when the ideas start! I place it all in coordinated piles and grab a base....I play with each card singly as I usually have a person in mind to create for and always put my whole heart into the creation! I really need to thank you, Anna, for always having your finger on the design button! Man, your stuff is awesome!
  375. Posted by: Lillian Vazquez
    When there is an occasion to send out a card then that is when I will make one.  Thank you for a chance to win!
  376. Posted by: Kanike
    I'm still using pieces from the original Just For Him kit, but I would love to have more, more, more. 
  377. Posted by: Kristine S
    Thank you for all your products especially the card kits.  I make my cards as I have time.  Some are last minute and some are in a group.  I love doing all your cards and the leftovers are wonderful to make more cards. Thank you.
    Also would like to thank you for putting the date on your blog.  It is helpful if wanting to go back.
    Can't wait for the kits to start the process of my card making.
  378. Posted by: Judy
    Sorry. I hit the send button too soon. I begin making my holiday cards in July and finish in December. I can't possibly finish in one seating!
  379. Posted by: Judy
    I save all home made cards. Some are for crafting inspiration. Others are so I can watch how my fellow crafters mature their craft over time.
  380. Posted by: Judy Bock
    I do them in stages. First I plan the card. Then I get the cards ready, cut out all the layers, emboss, etc. Then I put them together in stages too. I take my time and usually if everything is preplanned then I can get them done in a retreat weekend.
  381. Posted by: Debbie Juillerat
    Awww...Georgie is SO adorable!! Unfortunately, my cardmaking time is very limited. I usually end up making a card just days before I need it, but all your goodies make it so easy. Can't wait to see your new kit!
  382. Posted by: Diane Villegas
    My card making process has become very long. I begin looking for design inspiration in February  I should have a good idea of the images I want to use by May. Then I am off to choosing papers that I want to use in these cards, I try to keep it to three papers per design, 2 solids and One Patterned, as I make at least 3 cards for Christmas per year.  The patterned paper is usually held off on purchase untill all Christmas papers are released the end of Summer. By August I am cutting and folding the skeletal parts of the cards as well as doing any needed embossing. October and November are devoted to putting these beauties together (assembly line style).I should have all cards ready to be mailed by the first of December.
  383. Posted by: TeranceSH
    OMG, our card process has become very long. We start designing our cards in January, we both put together our own ideas and suggestions for the first few months of the year, then in May we start narrowing it down to the image we want to use for this year, that takes all summer, by the end of summer we start hunting for papers, since Christmas stuff is arriving in the stores in July that makes it easier and we get first choice on some papers, As we finalize card-stock and embellishments, i start per-cutting pieces and labeling them to make sure we have enough to complete all 100+ cards we send out, hopefully by the end of September were are ready done shopping.  We go to a crop in the fall at the end of October and that is where we do our assembly so by the end of the day (preferably by midday) we are done and they are in envelopes and ready to be mailed the Thanksgiving Weekend.
  384. Posted by: Janese P
    The first thing I do is emboss everything. Then I make the months birthday cards and personalize each one according to their likes and personality. Each month has a handful of events, ie. baby showers, retirements etc. and those get personalized as well. Then my favorite is each month I send "just because" to my favorite people. My card kits are always spread out , partially so the others crafters in my life can borrow all the pretties... I do have many on hand already to go just in case time doesn't permit a personalized card.  I can't wait to get the "Just for him" set!!!  Love your new baby kitty!  Sooo cute!!
  385. Posted by: Linda
    I make cards a few at a time as I need them.  I have found that making two at a time is an easy way to make the one I need and have one for those quick things that pop up. But mostly I like making the card with the person in mind while I craft.
  386. Posted by: Susan D
    Can't wait to see the new Holiday Trimmings Card Making Kit!  It's just the inspiration I need to get a head start on the holiday season!
  387. Posted by: winnie
    This is perfect. I no longer have to stamp and figure out the layout ! :-) !  Love your kits Anna, they are so easy to put together and the quality and colors are amazing !  My strategy use to be pick papers, cut shapes and embelishments..repeat...cut, emboss, emboss plus stamp, stamp then spread, stack, switch, stack, switch, glue down ! Now with the kits it's spread, stack (different elements together) , switch, stack, switch, switch around some more then glue down !  Display on table or display rack then take down to send as needed !! Love it !
  388. Posted by: Merrie J
    When I make cards I do a few at a time- thinking about colors/papers to use, how to embellish it & what sentiment to put inside. I want them to be special. BTW- LOVE the 'cards for him'. It's easy to make pretty cards- manly cards, not so much.
  389. Posted by: crisY
    When I receive a new card kit, I spread out the pieces just to see how beautiful the kit is.  Then I make all the cards, so I can have them ready to send or bundle a few as a gift.




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