**Update** The 3 lucky winners of the Summer Soirees cartridges are:
- Lisa Shiptiski
- Pamelee Thrasher Keyser
- Rula Jackson
Original article: A month ago we were telling you there were plenty of new products coming, as well as more contest opportunities…well, it’s time to deliver on that promise. CraftDirect.com is excited to announce the release of two brand new Cricut products designed by the one and only Anna Griffin:
- Splendid Soirees Cricut cartridge
- Sophisticated Soirees Cricut cartridge
For a limited time we are offering them at discount price in a bundle package! Scroll down the page to see the card I made with the Sophisticated cartridge!
In conjunction with this announcement, 3 lucky winners will receive the last Anna Griffin cartridge released, the Summer Soirees cartridge. Maybe the best news is that you may now enter our contests through Facebook. As you may recall, we have had issues tracking your shares, so we haven’t been able to run contests on FB. We have discovered a workaround that will surely make all our crafty FB users happy! We are also allowing participants to enter more than once, by sharing on Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest, as well. Follow the instructions found below in order to enter the contest.
Summer Soirees Giveaway Contest Rules
You must enter by midnight MST, Tuesday July 29, 2014. We will announce the winners by random drawing, Wednesday, July 30. You may enter multiple times, but only once on each platform (meaning a maximum total of 4 entries: one for FB, G+, Twitter, and Pinterest).
Rules for Entry (Facebook and Pinterest)
- Go to the CraftDirect Facebook page and/or the CraftDirect Pinterest page
- Find our share of this blog post (just a pinned image in the case of Pinterest) on our feed and re-share it with a personalized message
That’s it! You’re done.
Rules for Entry (Google+ and Twitter)
- Create a post or tweet that includes the URL to this blog post:
- Add a personalized message
- This is the most important part. Without this, we cannot track your post. Include the hashtag #soireescraftdirect
Now publish the share and you’re done! Easy enough, right?
Card Made with Sophisticated Soirees Cartridge
One of the perks of my job is that I get to play with all the fun new toys sooner than I would if this were just a hobby. I’ve already made a card with the new Anna Griffin Sophisticated Soirees Cricut cartridges so let me know what you think. The Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts twice as fast as the original, so it’s a great option for this project.
I made this invitation 5″ x 7″ and I used the We R Memory Keepers Sheer Metallic Scrapbook Stack. When I saw this cartridge I immediately thought about this paper stack and how it enables you to make such beautiful designs. So the base of this card was made with the UV Vellum and then black and white cardstock. This base of the card has a little “pocket” like front so you can easily slide the card in and out of the pocket.
The text on this card is from the Chalkboard Font cartridge and I drew it on the card using the Cricut Explore. You could easily have this machine write the whole invitation for you and save yourself a lot of time and money doing them this way.
I can’t wait to see what you create with these fun new cartridges. In particular, show me what you made with the Splendid Soirees Cricut cartridge! I will for sure be making more with them! Don’t worry I won’t forget to share them with you. 🙂
Happy creating and good luck!