It is a snowy Sunday morning in April. What a perfect day to launch my new blog!
I have spent the past month in Costa Rica. Immediately upon returning to Ontario, we moved to a new house. Whew! It has been busy to say the least.
In between all the packing and unpacking, I completed this project for my daughter's 30th birthday. Or as she calls it, "the age of which we do not speak".
The glamourous 30's-themed Curtain Call papers from Graphic45 were just right for this 3-part project: card, altered cigar box, and matching paper-bag book. With its focus on some specific magical periods of time, the Curtain Call collection echoes my belief that every decade of a woman's life has its own glories and beautiful qualities.
I kept to the basic black and cream colour scheme, with pearls for glamour and occasional touches of colour for emphasis.
Here is the birthday card:
The inspiration for this card came from the uber-talented Robin Shakoor. Check out her blog, and you will see what I mean!
Creative process went like this: from the card came the idea for a box, and from the box came the paper bag book:
|The book had three sections. The first was a Parisian/Moulin Rouge theme.|
|I used my wide paper-punch to create pockets for tags and photos.|
|Section 2: The Golden Age of Cinema. Dahling, You Look Fabulous!|
|Section 3: All That Jazz, dedicated to the glorious jazz age.|
|SO love this image of Billie Holliday...could not cover it or improve on it in any way.|
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