Actually, Hels chose this title as the theme for her weekly blog challenge. I started out by making a hinged box based on the Suitcase Gift Box that was recently mentioned on the ATT yahoo group. It's constructed from foam core, covered with kraft paper, and the inside is the same blue gingham paper as the corner protectors and latch (adhered with micro tiny brown brads).
The flourishes and word are grunge board punchouts colored in green pigment inks and brown distress inks. The bird is Tim's punched out of grunge paper and colored in blue and browns. The flowers are from Tim's Tattered Florals die. Again, kraft paper stamped with Tim's stamps (Cobalt Archival Ink) and more gingham paper. Blue buttons tied with distressed twine are the flower centers. A Martha Stewart leaf punch met up with some green Bazzill cardstock that also saw pigment and distress inks.
My box is 3" (front-back) x 5" (side-side) x 2" (tall) and can be opened and closed so not only is it pretty, but can hold special things!