Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Friday, March 4, 2011

Zentangle-inspired Sizzix Big Shot Pro Square Box with Lid

I liked my Zentangle-inspired Sizzix Big Shot Pro Pillow Purse (here) so much that I thought I'd try something similar using the Sizzix Big Shot Pro Square Box with Lid die.

For this project, I printed my previously scanned Zentangle-inspired art on both sides of plain white cardstock.  (Now that I've refreshed my ink cartridges, my printer is happy again and this time it did what I asked it to do - LOL!!!)

Here's the outside of my little box . . .

. . . and here's the inside!

Having all of those tangles on the inside of the lid and box bottom makes me happy . . . it looks just like I thought it would.

This tangle-patterned box needs few embellishments so I just wrapped some sparkly Beaux Regards Melody 3/8" Black Jack ribbon around the lid, including the inside.  A few McGill branches punched out of Bazzill Bling in white and black added a light filler for my rolled ribbon rose.  Studio112 self-adhesive pearls helped to dress up this box top:

It'll make a beautiful party favor for any occasion.

This Sizzix Big Shot Pro Square Box with Lid is just 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" so I can't fit anything very large inside.  It may hold some type of jewelry . . . Hmmm.


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Ingenious!! I absolutely LOVE this!!!

Denise said...

Your black and white box is gorgeous. The paper is so beautiful.

Anne said...

This box is awesome! I get dizzy if I stare at it too long but I love the pattern so much I can't help myself! LOL Love it!


Becky said...

What an awesome Box! I have tried this and it was not easy for me :).