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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

What Do Marie Antoinette's Pink Dress and My New Business Cards Have in Common?

Well ... they are both making an appearance in the new round robin I joined, Queens & Harpies: Altered Paper Dresses with Panache! Every two months we will be creating an embellished paper dress for a queen or harpy from history and then mailing them onto the next person in the round robin. At the end of the year, you get back your portfolio filled with beautiful dresses by various talented artists! If this sounds like something you would like to do, we are looking for two more participants - just let me know!! (You can check out our blog for the round robin here.)

I couldn't find a store made portfolio I liked, so I created a pocket page journal from scratch out of beautiful papers and soft yarns.And here's the inside! Marie's Antoinette's pink dress is usually snug in it's pocket on the right, but I pulled it out for this shot.
On the left is my handmade title placard for the round robin and ... my awesome new business card! This is the first professionally designed card I've ever had and I LOVE it! I wanted something really upscale, almost textural and brocade-like with my black/pink/green colors, a hint of the art nouveau style of many of my products, and lots of elegant formal black swirls. Angie at Rio Oso Designs designed my new cards and was just a pleasure to work with!

Here is the Marie Antoinette dress in more detail.

I am also having an ♥ Etsy Valentine's Special ♥ : For a sweet Valentine's treat, all etsy orders $20 and over (not including shipping) include a bonus free handmade goody! (Note: this is valid on Etsy purchases only, not my regular website boutique and expires Feb. 14.)

For more Valentine's Day celebrating, check back here for my upcoming Valentine's Day Giveaway!!


The Downtown Boutique said...

Thank you so much for showing your card, and mentioning Rio Oso Designs! It was a real pleasure working with you, and I'm so glad you're thrilled with how your card turned out!

Have a great day!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Your business card is so elegant! I love what you did for your portfolio and the dress is exquisite :-) Rosie

rochambeau said...

WOW Bejeweled! What a feast for the eyes! This is beautiful!!!

Lori said...

your business card is wonderful:) and this round robin book sounds like fun...i LOVE the dress you made for Marie, it is gorgeous:)

chocolate girl said...

oh my goodness....i am so happy to have found you! i love your blog...i found you via kari and kisja...we have much in common...! i will be back soon and have enjoyed my time here :)


SweetAnnee said...


I'm going over to your etsy now..
smiles, Deena

Natasha Burns said...

Love the new business cards Heather and the MA gown is beautiful!!!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

this is just lovely. it is the attention to details that makes it beyond special. just plain lovely

Susan Tuttle said...

Your business card has such a delightful design - I love it! I always love seeing what you are creating - it is always so gorgeous!


Sugar Bear said...

I love your business card and your dress is magnificant.

NeereAnDear said...

I LOVE your new business cards... I WILL have to check that out...

thank you for stopping by and the well wishes... it was not a computer crash... at least not exactly... however it was something that we all should be aware could happen...I had no clue... I posted about it on my blog



SEWphisticate said...

what a fun idea! your dress, journal and cards are gorgeous

Jen said...

They're all so beautiful!

But...I'm giggling...doubtless you know why. ;)

ei! kumpel said...

Thanks a lot for your visit and comment on my blog :))

this is a great post, I'm impressed!

wickeddiana said...

I love your stuff. It really inspires me. I want to go and make my own handmade portfolio now. Keep up the good work. I'm going to add your blog to my blog roll. :)


Felicia said...

Love the way that portfolio turned out :)