Today I have re-made something I made around this time last year and put a bit of a twist on it. I've called it my 'Birthday in a Box'. Here's why:
Here's the box. I've used Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Elegant Eggplant as my combo. As usual I've coordinated the ribbon, card, designer paper and inks. Stampin' Up! really does make life easy for us. I made the box template myself using a variety of Stampin' Up! punches and my faithful trimmer.
Here's what you see when the lid is taken off. You can see when the lid is on as I've used a window sheet but can't get a photo of it without the reflection of the conservatory roof!
And here is everything - my Birthday in a Box:
I cna't take credit for the idea of the battery operated tealight cake as I saw Pam Morgan demo it at Stampin' Up! convention in 2010. I've added a cute little birthday card in the box. I also plan to wrap it all in cello and add a tag and ribbon tie to finish it off but I've run out of time today.
Here's the cake close up:
Purples aren't my 'go to' colours as a rule so it was nice to try something different.