Guest Designer > Wilna Furstenberg

Hello! I have a super exciting guest designer for you today! Wilna Furstenberg is someone I have been inspired by for many many years and have been dying to get here on the blog sharing her talents with us! Everything she creates is so stunning and so detailed. I always have to take my time, looking through each and every element of her work because it is all so fabulous! I love how artistic her style is and that she makes me want to try new things and push myself to get messy! Keep reading to see the darling DIY embellished gift bags and cards that she made! She also has a video to show her process for making them!

P.S. I LOVE watching the video just to hear her accent! So cute!! Also, the video is like a mini art class, so it is a MUST watch! You will learn a LOT of awesome techniques that you can use for this project and any other scrapbooking or crafting that you do!! Thanks so much Wilna for taking the time to create such a detailed video for us!!

P.P.S. Today is WILNA’S BIRTHDAY!! Please help me wish her a very happy birthday by commenting on this post!! I would love to shower her with love and kind messages on her special day so please help me out!! Happy Birthday Wilna!!

Hi there! Wilna Furstenberg here! I was so happy (!!) when I received a goodie box from Maggie in the mail with a request to make something pretty for her blog readers! I was super inspired by the Muslin Bags and decided to use the stencil (included with the 4 bags) and 4 different mediums to create the backgrounds. So much fun! When you enjoy playing like this it really is not work at all! Please have a look at the video where I explain my process to you… but please forgive all the bloopers… I was super jet lagged when I made the video having just returned from a 12 day trip to Italy.
As an extra bonus for Maggie’s readers, I am including a link to my most recent online class called Fresh techniques for Artful Layouts for a 50% discount! YAY! (Link at the end of the post.)

Wilna for Maggie H-8

Wilna for Maggie H-1

Wilna for Maggie H-10

Wilna for Maggie H-9

embellished bags DIY

Thank you Wilna for sharing your beautiful talents with us today! If you’d like to see more of Wilna’s work you can find her here >> blog / shop / instagram / Facebook / YouTube / Craftsy Class 50% off just for my readers!!! Thank you Wilna!!!

Happy Friday!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Confetti Collection / Confetti Muslin Bag and Stencil Kit / White Cardstock / Confetti Fringe Garland / Confetti Ephemera / Confetti Hardware / Confetti Tassels / Confetti Wood Veneer / Confetti Glitter / White Gesso / Embossing Heat Tool / Embossing Powder / Embossing Ink / Modeling Paste / Mod Podge / Gold Paint

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  • Peggy Thompson
    June 19, 2015 at 6:16 am

    I am over the moon excited to see Wina on your blog. You have my fav papers and she is so talented. I LOVE WHEN THE TWO OF YOU ARE TOGETHER THANKS SO MUCH FOR MAKING THAT HAPPEN



  • cathy yosha
    June 19, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Happy birthay, Wilna! Praying for abundant blessings for you during the coming year. Love this project!

  • {Karen}
    June 19, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Happy, happy birthday Wilna! And thank you for sharing your gift of inspiration!

  • shannon faris-parnell
    June 19, 2015 at 8:11 am

    What a great video. It’ your birthday and you’ve given us a fantastic gift.
    Hope the day is a happy, happy one for you. Full of fun and family and (of course) birthday cake!!

  • Karen Beldon
    June 19, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Happy Birthday Wilna!! These little cards and creative bag envelops are beyond lovely!! I’m going to get out my texture paste right now and stencils…and go order the cute Confetti collection goodies! 🙂

  • Kym
    June 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday! Love your Work!

  • Cathy Doerr
    June 19, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Happy Birthday Wilna! I love the goodie bags you made.

  • Luci Williams
    June 19, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Happy Birthday Wilna!!! Such a cute project. Love you and your blog.
    And, Maggie, love your papers! You two are my favorites.

  • Leah
    June 19, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    happy birthday Wilna…your cards and envelopes are just amazing!

  • Kathy
    June 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Happy Birthday Wilna! You are my favorite designer and a wonderful person. I LOVE your videos and classes. I try to take all your classes and buy your cut files, not only because I love them, but also to support you in what you do and give to others.

    and, Maggie, your products really are my favorites. They are so pretty and classy without going over the top. I support you too :), I seem to want 2 of everything!!!

  • Agnes
    June 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I absolutely love your videos. You are a great teacher and I love to hear you explain how you work. I hope you have a wonderful year. Happy Birthday.

  • kiah
    June 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Happy Birthday Wilna! I love this little project so much, thanks for being such an inspiration to the scrapbooking world :). Have a great day xx

  • Milca Santana
    June 19, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Wilna es tan talentosa, igual que tu querida maggie ^^
    Feliz Cumpelaños Wilna, que el Dios todopoderoso bendiga tu vida y a tu familia, que sean muchos años mas compartiendo. Un abrazos inmenso a la distancia 😉

  • Jenny
    June 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Awesome Wilna….. what lovely product too. Have a great and happy Birthday xxx

  • Jessy Christopher
    June 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Always love Wilna’s beautiful projects and this is no exception!! And happy birthday to you, Wilna xoxo

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  • Jamie Vanskiver
    June 24, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Eeek!!! LOVE love love these so stinking much! Just sooo fun! Happy Birthday Wilna 🙂

  • Shay
    June 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    These cards and envelopes are so joyful, festive and fabulous! What a wonderful pairing of Maggie Holmes Confetti Collection + Wilna. Happy belated birthday to Wilna.

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe}
    June 28, 2015 at 1:22 am

    I have been a fan of Wilna’s & still love every project she creates! And I love hearing her accent too! =) Those cards & bags are a must try like asap!

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