My Customer’s Project

Yesterday, I held a class on making a Gift Bag with 5 matching cards & envelopes. Fantastic idea for a gift or even for yourself – then you have some cards handy to send out. My lovely customers loved the idea & thought it was very simple to make. I even had a brand new stamper (conned my walking buddy to join in) – I think she may be hooked.

Each of my customer’s were given a pack consisting of Designer Series Paper, Cardstock, Ribbon, Brads, Twine & Jumbo Eyelets – all co-ordinating colours.

Below is a photo of one of the outcomes. This customer generally doesn’t use bright colours – she is mainly an Old Olive or Earth Elements person, so I gave her something different to work with.

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun & Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Organic Grace (Level 1 Hostess), Butterfly Prints (Summer Mini), Priceless, Sincere Salutations & Fifth Avenue Floral (there are others, but I can’t quite see what she used)

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun & Yoyo Yellow

Other: Pink Flamingo DSP, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Circle Punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, jumbo eyelets, brown paper bag (non-SU!) & Bold Bright Brads

I think she did an outstanding job – don’t you agree??


Margaret  xxoo



The “Art of Embossing”

Last week I taught a class on the Art of Embossing.

We had a FUN time experimenting with Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun, various cardstock  & ink colours.

Below are some of the examples I showed the class:


I LOVE this effect – it’s called Emerging Colour!

Cardstock: Whisper White

Stamp Set: Priceless & Eastern Blooms

Ink: Versamark, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette & Elegant Eggplant

Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Double Rectangle Punch, Brayer & Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon

Here is another sample – although not my favourite – it shows you can also used wording.


Cardstock: Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Priceless, Eastern Blooms & Sincere Salutations

Inks: So Saffron, Certainly Celergy, Riding Hood Red & Pink Pirouette

Other: Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Brayer, Riding Hood Red Double Stitched Ribbon, Hemp Twine & Real Red Brads



Margaret  xxoo