Tuesday 19 November 2013

Elegant Mosaic boxes and more birthday pics

If you were reading my blog yesterday you'll know that we've been celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday. Despite making a funny card for her,  I did manage to stick to an elegant neutrals theme for her packaging! I love how elegant these black boxes looks with their embossed detail, made using the Mosaic embossing folder. Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon works beautifully with it.

Inside the box on the right was a simple silver necklace I'd had made for her, stamped with the word 'she'. I also printed the lyrics of the song She onto vellum, folded it up and closed it with one of the Essentials Hardware clips. Here she is modeling it rather beautifully!

She told me later that she was very moved by this gift but it wasn't this that nearly overset her - the other box contained a little photo book, with a photo of her, year on year.

I'd asked my husband and the boys to get her something she could keep as a momento of the day and they rose to the occasion magnificently with gorgeous pieces of jewellery they'd found in vintage shops and a handmade fair. Just when we thought a large box of tissues would be required, my daughter opened the card my youngest son had made for her. On the front he'd written in bold letters 'You are a big girl now' and inside there was a little envelope which contained...

... a pair of large 'big girl pants' made from some of my retired designer paper!

Here's what you'll need to make the boxes
Card stock: Basic Black smooth and core'dinations
Other: Mosaic embossing folder, Big Shot, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, corner rounder

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack
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And continuing with the underwear theme, my daughter told me that someone had texted this to her on her birthday: 'Have a great day. I hope that you get to dance in your pants by a water feature!' Not original apparently - it had been a tweet from Noel Fielding - but it made us laugh.

Thank you for accompanying me on my trip to Mumland! See you tomorrow,


  1. Happy Birthday Wishes to your daughter. Such beautiful gifts she received from her family. The Big Girl Panties from her brother did make me giggle! And your Birthday card was such fun. Hope she had a great time celebrating.

  2. Stop it...... I'm welling up now :0) such lovely gifts for such a beautiful young lady, good to see your youngest didn't fail to bring some comedy to the day too :0) love your classy gift packaging too.
    Jenny x

  3. FABULOUS post Vicky. Your daughter is beautiful and I love your family tales as they are always so heartwarming.


  4. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter. She is so beautiful and her hair is gorgeous. What a wonderful gift you gave her of the pictures. The big girl panties cracked me up! Love the sense of humor in your family.

  5. What a pretty girl and what thoughtful gifts....apart from the big knickers, typical brother! ha ha.

  6. Gorgeous gift boxes and treats for your gorgeous girl! What a thoughtful gift with the pictures of her every year.

  7. Oh i have jut sat in a room with lots of people and everyone was wondering what I was laughing so loudly at.... You have just brought tears to my eyes... Well actually your son!! Now that is a project I must remember!! Thanks for sharing...... And I hope that your daughter had a wonderful birthday...

  8. Aw! how lovely, a day she will always remember I'm sure. AND with wonderful gifts to help her.

  9. Fabulous packaging for beautiful gifts, love the mosaic embossing Vicky:) Lovely photos!
    Val x

  10. Hi Vicky
    I couldn't comment for some reason the last two days..... Your Daughter had the most gorgeous hair.... Oh! The hairdresser coming out in me....i am so happy she had a fabulous Birthday... The card you made was gorgeous ... A bit different for you... I love it... and fabby colours.... Loved the little book of Photos.....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  11. Your daughter is lovely and favors you! Her birthday sounds awesome--she is blessed with a wonderful family. Love the gift selections too--she will always treasure them. The big girl pants are hilarious.


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