My lovely mum will be 80 on Thursday and I've made this 'card in a box' for her
I used the First Edition Botanical Notes paper pad. It has a lot of flowers, birds and butterflies. The pad has textured, foiled and pearlised papers as well as pretty prints. The heavy chipboard box was covered with kraft paper, then panels of pastel green card layered with the designer paper. It has a magnetic closure. I've added some guipure lace, white half pearls, a Tim Holtz grungeboard element which has been heat embossed.
The corner decoration has some cheese cloth, some May Arts silky crush ribbon, Sweet Lilac Flowers roses, a HUGE bronze butterfly, a white heat embossed rose made from air dry clay and a couple of tiny white lucite flowers.
The inside of the box is lined with a lattice foiled paper and the box corners have some bent metal filigree elements for decoration
Inside is a tiny twine bound book which is held closed with seam binding. The '80' is heat embossed chipboard. The cover paper is a lovely linen textured paper with botanical images and there are a couple of layers of lace down the spine, with a bronze dragonfly hanging from the twine
The book has metal corners and 4 envelope pages with a tiny birthday card in each pocket
Thanks for looking