While in Michael's yesterday, I ran across a new product from DMC called "Color Infusions". The only items from this new product line, unfortunately, carried by Michael's is the "Memory Thread". Picking up the free craft brochure, which was also the only one available, showed several cards using the Memory Thread and Cotton Cord (which Michael's doesn't carry) so I substituted #5 DMC Perle Cotton. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Handling the perle cotton was a little tricky as the one-inch circle with the punched holes was so small. Hopefully, some day I'll run across the "Sparklers" from DMC.