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Friday, February 25, 2011

Introducing Gini

Gini Williams Cagle

I have been crafting all of my life, in one form or another. I was very successful as a bead artist. I had my work published in over a dozen books and magazines, and lectured and taught all over the country. But... my beaded pieces took on an average 500-1000 hours to complete. About 10 years ago, I began scrapbooking when my first nephew was born. I instantly fell in love with the immediacy of the medium (compared to the crazy hours I spent beading!) In the past year, I have gotten hooked cardmaking, stamping and coloring with copics. It's really funny to look at any of my work, from beadwork to paper and to be able to see the same style emerge, regardless of the medium. I have always loved dimension, and color and layers. I would say my papercrafting style is Shabby Chic meets Dolly Parton.

Papercrafting is really a family thing for me. My sister and I love getting together at least once a week to color and craft - and of course, my 4 year old nephew wants in on the action as well! My husband, doesn't ever craft with me, but he is my biggest cheerleader, and is always supportive of what I do. We have been married, for almost two years now. We have a fairytale romance - we knew each other in high school and were friends, but went over 20 years without any contact, and reconnected on Facebook and quickly knew we were meant to be together. I work as a Dental Hygienist - so papercrafting is always a welcomed release!

The card is 6 x 6 and uses papers from Pink Paislee's Queen Bee line. I stamped the Butterfly Background in CTMH Olive ink, and then cut it out using Spellbinders Label 18. The Sentiment was stamped on Bazzill cardstock and cut using Spellbinders Labels 21. The edges were inked using Distress Ink in Peeled Paint. The single butterfly was stamped from the Angle Butterfly set, colored with copics and fussy cut. All layers were attached to the card using dimensional adhesives to give it some height.


  1. Gini, so glad you are apart of our team! Your card is wonderful!

  2. Welcome Gini! Looking forward to working with you!

  3. Thanks Chelsea and Claudine! I think this will be a fun adventure!