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Gini Williams Cagle – Prima Ribbonista

I have always loved everything vintage – and that has really influenced my work. Even as a little girl, I collected beaded purses and antique clothes, and had boxes of old photos and ephemera. And yeah, this was all by the time I was 9 years old. So I guess I was that quirky kid that everyone just kind of thought marched to her own drum. That early sense of style lead to someone who has a passion to create, who is confident in her own designs, but who also appreciates the historic influences of the past. I have been crafting all of my life, in one form or another. I was a very successful 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 500-1000 hours to complete. About 11 years ago, I started 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 several years, I have really gotten serious with the craft and love finding new ways to take my pieces to the next level. It's really funny to look at any of my work, from bead work 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. Paper crafting is really a family thing for me. My sister and I used to get together once a week to craft, but now she has moved right next door, so it's one big paper party! I can't leave out that my six year old nephew thinks it's really cool to scrapbook with his aunt and mommy! My husband doesn't ever craft with me, but he is my biggest cheerleader, and is always supportive of what I do. I work as a dental hygienist, so creating with paper is always a welcomed release! 

Visit Gini on her blog.


Some of Gini's favorite projects are shown below:


  1. Connie L. Riley

    Gini, Congratulations on your joining the May Arts DT. I love your choices of colors in you LO and am amazed at the great amount of dimension you are able to achieve in them.  The layering is fantastic.  What a creative piece the popcorn wagon is! Thanks for the great inspiration.

  2. Nicole Martel

    congrats! I love your projects, so creative and fun.

  3. AnnetteH

    Looking forward to learning how to take my projects to the next level with you.

  4. Samantha Kania

    the popcorn cart/box is soo clever love it all!! congrats 🙂

  5. Barbara Staradumsky

    I love all of your projects! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us thru out the year!

  6. Renee VanEpps

    Congrats on making such an awesome team, looking forward to seeing more of your work!  

  7. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Congrats!  Love your work!

  8. Indy


    Fabulous projects!  Congrats!


  9. luanne

    gorgeous projects and love that popcorn wagon

  10. Sandy Allnock

    I just love your style, Gini! Wow – I am honored to be serving on the team with you!

  11. Sue D

    Welcome and looking forward to more fabulous creations.

  12. Charlene

    Welcome to the team, Gini!

  13. Virginia Fynes

    The popcorn cart is such a GREAT idea!! I'm going to have to lift this one!

  14. mary s. - aka Big Mamma

    What beautiful work.  Congrats on all the hard work to come.

  15. Linda R

    All your projects are great….and congratulations!

  16. Amy Jones#8546

    Welcome to the team.  Adorable projects.  Love the popcorn wagon.  Too cute…

  17. Ann M

    Absolutely beautiful projects!!


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