Flourishes Organza Damask Bag and Card Ensemble


The second I laid eyes on the Damask Stamp set from Flourishes, I knew it would look divine stamped onto organza.  I had an organza scrap in my craft room and tried it out, loving the results.  I decided to make a bag to hold an ensemble of "quick to make" cards.   The ensemble includes enough supplies to make at least 6 quick cards.  There are 6 blank cards and 12 medallions to be used interchangeably.  Foam tape is already applied to the back of each medallion so that they need only be selected and applied before putting into a package or the mail.  The card size is 4" x 4" and is really meant to be that type of card you include when you’re sending a package, but with the correct size envelope they can be mailed.

The occasions for the quick cards are Congratulations, New Baby, New Home, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Best Wishes, Thank You and For You.  Selecting the sentiments was an easy task, thanks to the Flourished Words set that grace each medallion.

Although it very easily could have been a sewing project, I decided to make it "no-sew" project and seamed the sides and top with red sticky tape.   I cut a piece of organza 6" x 15" and stamped the damask stamp 4 times.  Dye based ink will not work on organza (ask me how I know that!), so I used Brilliance Pearlescent Beige.  First I put two large or jumbo eyelets about 2" down from then top, then applied  one piece of red sticky tape on each side and burnished the seams with my finger.  I then applied one long piece of red sticky tape around the top which I then turned down two inches creating a casing for the ribbon.  I burnished the casing with my finger to seal the seam and then used a blunt embroidery needle to thread the ribbon and voila!, the bag was done.

This set is such a staple to my collection.  These are cards I can continue to whip up quickly and have on hand for little packages that I send out all the time!  I’m looking forward to making the bag again, but this time and since it is only three seams, I’ll try it out on my Sew Mini.

Stamps:  Flourishes Damask Background, Flourished Words
Paper:  Cottonwood – The Paper Company, Tan – Coredinations
Ink:  Brilliance Pearlescent Beige
Accessories:  Organza, Satin Ribbon, Large or Jumbo Eyelets, Gold Brads, Nestabilities

Happy stamping!  Be sure to share the passion of your craft with others.  What joy to receive a gift made by hand!

  • Julie KoerberSeptember 4, 2008 - 9:31 pm

    This is brilliant! I love how soft it looks and.. no sew? Can’t beat that!! LOVELY! What a fabulous idea!!!ReplyCancel

  • GigiSeptember 4, 2008 - 10:57 pm

    You are now my NEW favorite blogger/crafter! This is so beyond amazing and such a practical and lovely gift to have on hand! Thank you for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • BarbSeptember 4, 2008 - 11:03 pm

    Gee Becca, I feel like I tell you the same thing everyday :), but there aren’t many words to convey how beautiful your cards and your projects are. Once again, this is just gorgeous! You always have awesome ideas too- stamping on organza is brilliant! This is truly a very lovely set and I think I am going to have to CASE it :D. I hope you don’t mind. Blessings!


  • LydiaSeptember 4, 2008 - 11:47 pm

    nice and elegant cards there. love the idea of mix and match the medallions to get the right card you need :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaSeptember 5, 2008 - 12:21 am


    Once again, so very elegant and beautiful. Thanks again for sharing with us.


  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)September 5, 2008 - 12:31 am

    I cannot believe you made that organza bag!!! Wait~~~ yes I can….because you are completely amazing!! Such a perfect card set!!!! Have a great weekend Becca.ReplyCancel

  • RosetteSeptember 5, 2008 - 2:12 am

    You amaze me with every project you do!! No words to express myself!!!ReplyCancel

  • edie3September 5, 2008 - 2:49 am

    Your projects just get better and better. They all are works of art!ReplyCancel

  • Karen wSeptember 5, 2008 - 3:46 am

    This is gorgeous!! So elegant and prettyReplyCancel

  • JanineSeptember 5, 2008 - 4:52 am

    WOW!!! What a fabulous project!! I just love it!
    Do you like your Sew Mini??
    Hope you have a great weekend planned.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerSeptember 5, 2008 - 6:15 am

    So Beautiful Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Linda ESeptember 5, 2008 - 6:48 am

    Just when I think you can’t get any more creative! I love the idea of stamping on the organza bag.ReplyCancel

  • Pansy JonesSeptember 5, 2008 - 6:51 am

    Just beautiful..ReplyCancel

  • DeborahSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:00 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Creative…feminine…wonderful art!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissieSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:16 am

    Just stunning Becca (but then your creations always are!) I just love the soft, feminine colours you’ve chosen and they blend so well with those lovely stamps.
    Thank you so much for sharing your projects, I really look forward to my visit to your blog each day.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:27 am

    Such a Beautiful gift for someone, love the stamping on the organza, never would have thought of that one!ReplyCancel

  • CarinSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:39 am

    your projects are so elegant & beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LazyKaySeptember 5, 2008 - 7:40 am

    What a great idea! Beautiful.


  • JoaniSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:59 am

    How beautiful! It is so elegant. I just love your blog Becca ~ each and every one of your creations are simply beautiful!

  • GaylaSeptember 5, 2008 - 8:25 am

    Your projects are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy LawrenceSeptember 5, 2008 - 9:20 am

    Wow, Becca…gorgeous project!!! That organza bag looks amazing with the Damask background on it! Fabulous, fabulous project!!!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHSeptember 5, 2008 - 10:06 am

    Good afternoon, Becca. You have done it again -such a fabulous project. You have chosen such elegant colours and the damask is so beautiful in this colour. I think beige andcreamy white are the epitome of elegance as far as colour is concerned and it is proven here. This is such a useful project, too-cards to have on hand for any eventuality. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful talent.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.September 5, 2008 - 10:30 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca, as always!!!

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • Ron P.September 5, 2008 - 10:37 am

    Becca, your work is amazing! You continue to inspire me on a daily basis! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Joy Kennedy (JoyOfStamping)September 5, 2008 - 10:37 am

    WOW! What gorgeous project!ReplyCancel

  • LuAnnSeptember 5, 2008 - 12:19 pm

    WOW Becca, your creativity is astounding. You’re on a roll and blessing all of us with your talent. Keep up the great work. We love it all!ReplyCancel

  • TRSeptember 5, 2008 - 1:47 pm

    B U tiful !!!
    Very elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Laura (scrapnextras)September 5, 2008 - 3:03 pm

    So elegant and gorgeous! Love that you made the medallions all interchangeable…what a fabulous and heartfelt gift!ReplyCancel

  • Linda HSeptember 5, 2008 - 3:04 pm

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!! As usual!!!!!!!!!! I love to get my daily dose from you everyday – such pretty things!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • PaperCutting Kind of DaySeptember 5, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    This set is just plain YUM in every way! WOW! So elegant.ReplyCancel

  • DawnSeptember 5, 2008 - 3:44 pm

    Well! What can I say this is just amazing and so creative and looks so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanSeptember 5, 2008 - 4:25 pm

    Oh my heavens, this is so perfect. Beautiful, elegant, unique, and all around pleasing eye candy. I love how you did the organza bag, and I thank you for sharing your tips of how you put it together. I think I’ll do the same as I’m filling some card orders and done have a container.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne O'KeeffeSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:27 pm


    I have just spent about 1/2 hour of pure pleasure looking at your beautiful creations. You are one incredibly talented lady…..amazing is an understatement. Everything you do is a display of perfection. I will return for more eye candy very soon.ReplyCancel

  • HBSeptember 5, 2008 - 8:13 pm

    Oh Becca, this project has left me speachless (which is very hard to do! lol). I don’t think there have been words created to accurately discribe how beautiful this set is!ReplyCancel

  • AngiSeptember 6, 2008 - 1:00 am

    You are such a consistent crafter – EVERY card is beautiful! I love the depth and richness your cards have.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeSeptember 6, 2008 - 8:53 pm

    Becca, this set is Stunning with a capital S. Love what you did with the bag. This set would make wonderful gifts for all my friends and family. Going to try to make them up for Christmas gifts this year. Your creativity is endless.

    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CaReplyCancel

  • Betz61September 7, 2008 - 9:59 am

    Becca You just continue to amaze me what a stunning set of cardsReplyCancel

  • AmySeptember 7, 2008 - 12:41 pm


    Your designs take my breath away. I love your work! I’m new to your site which I found from Jennifer McQuire’s webpage. You are very talented. I am so glad you share your talent with others.ReplyCancel

  • SalteSeptember 8, 2008 - 4:32 am

    OMG – stunning!ReplyCancel

  • gailSeptember 8, 2008 - 11:01 am

    Becca, Love, love, love this elegant set! gReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 8, 2008 - 11:53 am

    THAT IS REALLY NICE it amazes me how u figure out different ways to do things. tfs. that will make some nice giftsReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 9, 2008 - 12:06 am

    Becca, this is the most wistfully beautiful set! I’ve just realized the Friends of Flourishes have been announced so I’m sorry it took me so long to come over here and say CONGRATULATIONS!! Flourishes is so lucky to have you as a friend! You do absolutely stunning work and I’m thrilled to have a new blog to inspire me!ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}September 9, 2008 - 5:27 pm

    Your creativity leaves me totally speechless on this one! Wow!

    smiles, JamiReplyCancel

  • Lori CraigSeptember 13, 2008 - 1:03 pm
  • Lori CraigSeptember 13, 2008 - 1:04 pm

    OK – I picked myself up off the floor… good grief, girl…. this is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda K.September 14, 2008 - 7:02 am

    WOW! This is beautiful. What a fabulous idea for a wedding or anniversary. Or well anything! AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Laura M.September 17, 2008 - 8:28 am

    Becca — Your work is so beautiful that I always come to your site for inspiration before I make a card. Thank you so much for sharing it. I have a question about how you stamp the Flourishes background stamp on the paper while it is still in the die. I have tried it on watercolor paper like you do and I find I get an uneven impression. I also find the clear polymer stamps difficult to get inked up well. Do you have any tips and techniques you can share with me so that my backgrounds can look as wonderful as your do? Many thanks for your help! LauraReplyCancel