A new circus themed journal called "Cirque de Plaisir" (Circus of Fun) will be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow. It was created from a 1931 children's StoryBook reader called "Fact and Story Reader" measuring 5" X 5.25" with 60 pages which include a combination of velum, lined writing, sketch, vintage linen, and 140 lb. water color papers.
I have designed 4 double-sided pocket dividers using premium papers from Bo Bunny's "Carnival" collection embellished with pockets (each divider is a full page pocket with top opening), clips, double-sided tags, leather, velvet, and metal page turn tabs, vintage seam binding ribbons, paper cutouts, coin envelope pockets and a trinket cluster. Each page of this journal is hand inked, stamped and bound between covers which were created from a 1931 children's reader. Also included are a vintage 1930's bingo card double-sided pocket page, and 8 removable double-sided tags.
Please sit back and relax, here we go:
"Cirque de Plaisir" Cover
Sweet little charms connected to the name tag tied to the sturdy o-wire binding using vintage seam-binding ribbon.
Original End Paper and Flyleaf
Original Title Page
Original Date Page
Divider 1 front
An original picture with the facing page a Name/Date page
Divider 1 Backside
2 bottom pockets one is a circus bear cutout
Divider 2 Front
3 side pockets
Divider 2 Backside
3 bottom pockets with 1 double-sided tag slid in
1930's Bingo Card
1 bottom pocket.
Vintage Bingo Card Backside
With a side strip pocket
Divider 3 Front
2 bottom pockets; a giraffe cutout with 1 double-sided tag
Divider 3 Backside
3 bottom pockets; 1 is a strip pocket, one is a camel cutout. 1 double-sided tag
Divider 4 Front
2 bottom pockets
Divider 4 Backside with coin envelope pockets
Coin Envelopes with double-sided tags tucked in
Cirque de Plaisir StoryBook Journal Open
Thank you for visiting! I'll be back with a Halloween StoryBook Journal soon... Goodnight for now. -Rebecca