This was something of a challenge!! I had so many ideas rolling around and couldn't make up my mind what to do, so I ended up contacting the swap partner for a theme. She chose the Circus. And well here's the result. In all fairness it was just sooooooo difficult.
I chose some bright stripy paper and covered the front and put an retro circus pic on front
Next ito the lid i use holographic paper on the back, a retro image of a trapeeze artist complete with mesh safety net added the elephant images and some dots to look like lights. When closed the bottom of the elephants could be seen so it was necessary to stick the back stripy picece of paper across to meet the hinge
Into the bottom of the cassette after removing the little pegs with pliers, i put a generous coating of pva glue and covered with wood shavings. Mad a couple of circus podiums and stuck images of a lion and ring master.
Some bright tape/ ribon around the edge completed the look