Here are the card and box together.
Here's a view from the top so you can see the Double Z Fold construction.
A side view of the card. I adhered the sentiment oval and the butterflies flat to the card rather than using Dimensionals so that the card didn't end up too bulky when it was closed.
I glued a panel to the back of the card so I have somewhere to write a message.
Here's the card folded closed ready to be placed in the envelope.
I decorated the envelope flap with an oval butterfly element.
I used the Gift Box Punch Board to make a 2 1/2" square gift box. The box can be closed with interlocking slots on the top but I find it can be a bit faffy to interlock them so I've tied ribbon around the box to hold it closed. The colour blue in the 'Falling In Love' suite is Soft Sky but as I don't have any Soft Sky ribbon I used Pool Party stitched satin ribbon instead - and it matches really well!
After I'd tied a knot in the ribbon I sneaked a bit of double sided tape underneath the ribbon on the sides of the box to hold it in place and I popped up a butterfly on each side of the box. The recipient will be able to undo the bow and get into the box but the ribbon will stay attached to the box.
Here's a top view of the box. I used an oval Stitched Shape Framelits die to create a tag. I stamped the 'for you' onto the patterned paper, die cut the oval, glued the patterned paper to a Very Vanilla oval shape, punched a small hole and tied the tag to the bow using Early Espresso baker's twine.
Saturdays are usually a work day for me so it was a real treat to be able to spend time with good friends, it was wonderful, a very happy day indeed!
I'm not quite sure what I've done to deserve it but I have time off this weekend as well, yay! I've asked my friend Jan to come round for a crafty play on Saturday. I recently placed a Stampin' Up! order and the box of goodies arrived this evening. The 'Window Shopping' bundle is one of the items I ordered and Jan has asked if she can make a card and matching box using the bundle. I'm so looking forward to trying out some new goodies in my craft room tomorrow!
Stamps: SU! 'Butterfly Basics' & 'Birthday Blooms' sets
CS: SU! Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! 'Falling In Love' DSP
Ink: SU! Early Espresso
Tools: SU! 'Butterflies' Thinlits, 'Bold Butterfly' Framelits & 'Stitched Shape' Framelits die sets, Gift Box Punch Board, small handheld circle punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Pool Party stitched satin ribbon, pearl jewels, Dimensionals