Recreation

November 30, 2006 at 12:12 am (Michelle, Retro)

This little darling jacket belongs to a spunky cool teenager with an admirable control over street slang. Retro cool.

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Part of the coolness of the card is the inside, which is all decorated with ripped paper strips.

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Linen meets Chic

November 14, 2006 at 9:56 am (Business Attire, Michelle)

This outfit is perfect for board meetings, and especially for impressing high-powered CEOs. It says “Sure, I know how to dress in a pantsuit, but my camisole and bag remind you that I have a personality after all.” The clash satisfies … linen shirt and shrug, with a bold orange camisole. Love it.

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Guess what … the black stripey paper in behind is “found” – it was the bag I got from the paper store while restocking my blank card collection … bonus!

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Theatre District

November 12, 2006 at 12:36 am (Business Attire, Cards, Casual, Melissa)

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By Melissa

Rusing between stage and dressing room?  Here’s the perfect atire for the artist on the run in the edgy cliques of the indi-fashionable Off Broadway crowd.

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Pilgrim Style

November 10, 2006 at 3:50 am (Cards, Melissa, Other)

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By Melissa 

Puritan yet chic with delicate sheer ruffle, asymetrical stitching, and a dramatic collar.  Celebrate Thankgiving with this tongue-in-cheek tribute to that mythical first Thanksgiving dinner.

Michelle inspired me to start thinking about holidays with her last post.  I’m pretty proud of tying an outfit into a thankgiving card – I realise now that there are no limits to the occasions that can be celebrated with paper fashion cards! 

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Christmas Dinner Party

November 8, 2006 at 8:38 am (Classy, Michelle)

With its asymetrical hemline and silver-embellished boat neck top, this red and black ensemble is ready for a New Years Eve or Christmas Party. The belt is made out of some neat Adornments I got a while back on sale and didn’t know what to do with… they’ve suddenly become some of my favorite trims!

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Miss America

November 8, 2006 at 12:57 am (Formal, Melissa)

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By Melissa 

This stunning dress will make you feel like the most beautiful woman as you walk the stage as a Miss America hopeful.  A beauty pageant demands something extra special, and adorned with rhinestones in a graceful comet motif you’re ready! Go girl! Reach for the stars!

 Michelle sent me a delightful little pack of rhinestones in the mail and inspired me to make a pageant dress!  Thanks Michelle!!

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Mod

November 6, 2006 at 8:07 pm (Cards, Casual, Melissa, Retro)

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By Melissa

Relieve the sixties with these faboulus outfits – mod is always fresh, but not for the mousy or shy. 

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Autumn Leaves are Falling

November 2, 2006 at 1:15 am (Business Attire, Casual, Michelle)

And here’s an outfit to match … notice the pretty leather belt, compliments of the trim care package I got in the mail today! I also incorporated some Via Rail Puke Bag, as the background to the skirt, just to make you jealous.

This outfit is perfect for playing in the fall leaves, with boots that are far more rugged than they might first appear! The hat adds both to the effect, and the warmth, of the outfit.

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Sorting My Paper Collection

November 2, 2006 at 12:25 am (Craftorials, Discussion, Michelle)

As my last post suggests, I love making paper fashions, but dread waking up in the morning to the mess my late-night crafting tends to leave in its wake. I knew it was an organizational issue, and so I thought an organizational cure was needed. I love all the suggestions you’ve given in the comments – I think I will definitely use some of them – however, here’s my first go at being paper-organized.

Originally, I’d just been throwing all my paper crafting supplies in one of the larger drawers on my cheap-o plastic set of drawers. As you can see, it was overflowing and unwieldy, paper flying out in all directions.

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So, I headed over to my neighbourhood Canadian Tire and for $11 purchased another nice set of plastic drawers, this one specifically for holding documents. It’s got three drawers, each about 7 cm deep. So I set about sorting into new categories, I choose

  1. Cardstock, any size
  2. ”Found Papers” – anything I’d rescued from the recycling bin, mostly tissue papers, brown paper bags, tin foil, and my beloved and cherished Via Rail Blue Textured Puke Bag (now a collectors item… they’ve sadly moved to boring white ones)
  3. Blank cards and trims
  4. Indian handmade papers (I have lots, I keep buying packs from Michaels
  5. Other purchased speciality papers
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Now all pretty and sorted, I can’t wait to begin crafting again! The whole process was surprisingly short and enjoyable – I have quite a lot of paper, and it only took about half an hour to sort through it all. It was a welcome distraction from applying to PhD programs, and intellectually, quite its opposite. I think I may even buy another set of drawers, and categorize my paper even further – $22 is little to pay for paper piece of mind!

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Keep Smiling,
Michelle

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