Hi everyone! Happy Friday.
I thought I would take a minute to respond to your most recent questions all in one place. Don't worry, the Cuttlebug Die video is still on the blog, just scroll down to the previous entry for July or you can subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch there. Anna Griffin on YouTube
Here are the answers to even more of the questions you have asked this week:
I'm worried I might break the handle on my Cuttlebug when passing the dies through. Any tips? - Yes, the die cutting can be tricky. We experienced the same thing and found if you put press down on the gold top handle while cranking the handle, it made the pressure more even and easier to turn. Just go slowly. Flip the top B Plate over when you go back to emboss, that way any warping is corrected.
One of our designers owns a C Plate and she gave this advice:
I cut the flower out using A platform, the die/paper between the two B plates and one C plate on top. Then keeping the cutout intact in the cutting die, I embossed it using the rubber mat sandwiched between the B plates on top of the A platform (no C Plate on the emboss).
Can these dies be used on the eBosser or Grand Caliber machine? - Provo Craft has advised that the dies work with other leading machines. We would however recommend that you contact the manufacturer of your machine for assistance.
My die set came with 2 of the same die or is missing a die. What should I do? - Contact Customer Service at HSN with your order number - Online orders: 1.800.933.2887 Phone orders: 1.800.284.3900 AutoShip orders: 1.800.557.0714
Will you ever make a smaller embossing folder storage box just for A2 folders? - Good idea, but for now our 1 size fits all!
Will the Watercolor Markers work inside of the embossing folders? - We recommend that you emboss the design first and then use the markers to further enhance the design.
Will the new Cricut cartridge that is coming up in September work on any machine? - Yes!
Is it possible to give a sneak preview for the upcoming Today's Special? - Yes! Previews will start soon, right here!
Will the Instant Albums be coming back next year? - There is a new one coming in September.
How do you secure the centers of the rosettes and the bases of the fans in the Pleating Papers kit? - After you have pleated the paper, made the wheel and glued the ends together, secure the whole thing by adding a piece of card stock to the back of the wheel. It can be any size, we use scraps of paper.
Will you do another birthday kit soon? - There are Birthday Cards in the 3 Auto Ships available with the September 17th Today's Special.
What is Instagram and how can I access it for special sneak peeks? It's an APP to download on your Smartphone. We are found #ANNAGRIFFININC. Someone also posted that they Googled Anna Griffin Instagram and saw some of the photos online.
Will you be offering the 6x6 pack of paper again? - Yes, there is a 6x6 card stock pack for Christmas on September 17th. The Floral one may come back next year.
Will there be a Halloween paper crafting kit on HSN on September 17th? - Yes it is called Spooktacular. There are also clear stamps with inks for Halloween.
Do you have color refills for the self-inking stamping machine available? - Yes, look for them to come back on HSN.com.
Will there be any new stamp sets on in September? - Yes, Halloween and a beautiful Self Inking Wreath stamps set.
Will you ever make satin ribbons to go with your card kits? - We've wanted to for a long time. Just need to work out the details!
Whew! Have a great weekend. I'm on the way to Vegas for Create and Connect!