Not long ago, Amy, an old high school friend whom I haven't seen in years emailed me via Facebook (isn't cyberspace crazy?!) Her sister Ann's birthday was coming up and she wanted to know if I could make a special book for her. I always start by asking the client what the recipient's favorite color is. Ann's is blue, so I started there.
I had a piece of blue flocked (fuzzy) paper, and it looked great against white, so I used white marquee letters to spell "Ann" on the cover and a white satin ribbon as a bookmark.
Ann also likes white gold and diamonds, so I added a little sparkle to the spine using gem brads.
The bright white marquee letters really popped against the deep blue cover.
The inside paste papers were a simple speckled gray.
Amy called me last week to let me know that they had ended up celebrating Ann's birthday early, and the book had arrived on the exact day of her party. Amy didn't even wrap the package...she just took it from the postman and handed it right to her sister! Glad it made it there on time!