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 . . .

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sizzix Big Shot Pro Carry All Box

I'm looking forward to our family gathering for our Easter Breakfast meal and want to include a small candy filled favor at each place setting.  In comes the Sizzix Big Shot Pro Carry All Box.  In hardly any time at all, I had seven sweet Easter Blessings favors.

The latest Miss Caroline collection by My Mind's Eye provides beautiful Spring-, pastel-colored plaids and florals.  The Sizzix Big Shot Pro Carry All Box die made it so easy to die cut the shape of this perfectly sized favor bag.  The scored lines made it simple to adhere the single tab.

I used Spellbinders Circles dies to cut a window then adhered a piece of transparency to the inside of the box so treats can be easily viewed without opening the container.  I adhered sticky back flocked paper in Dark Chocolate to grungeboard then used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Bunny for a sweet corner embellishment.  I added a bow of JoAnn's Mini Dot Bright Yellow or Lavender 1/8" ribbon to the bunny's neck.  A bottom border of Sizzix Grass adds to my scene.  A little EK Success Adornments fibers tied around the handle adds a bit of fun fluff.

My Sizzlits scalloped tags with a gold eyelet, stamped with a JustRite Spring Words set "Easter Blessings" sentiment, are tied on with twine.
In just minutes, I was able to add several varieties of individually wrapped chocolates for my guests.

May your Easter be overflowing with sweetness!  Enjoy!

I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts "Easter" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Bunnies" (here)
Creative Craft "Anything but a Card" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Use Your Favorite Tool" (here) - Sizzix Big Shot Pro
Creative Inspirations "Easter" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Chipboard or Stickers" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "I Want Candy!" (here)
Craft Us Crazy "Anything but a Card" (here)
One Stop Craft "Pastel and Die Cuts" (here)
Secret Crafter "Easter" (here)

I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose


McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous Easter gift boxes,Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, good luck.
Kevin xx

Lorraine A said...

Oooh !! these are absolutely gorgeous Rose !! I LOVE them and am sure your guests were very impressed !! Those bunnies are adorable :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous Easter Creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs and Happy Easter
Kate x

ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Elaine said...

Fantastic baskets Rose, sorry I am late I hope you enjoyed youe Easter Hugs Elaine

dragonllew said...

Lovely Easter boxes thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time.
Jenny x

Annie said...

Hi Rose . This is a fab idea and I love the embellishments/die cuts. Good luck in all your challenges........Annie x

Gemma said...

fab creation! Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at Charisma and good luck! Gemma :)

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous take on our Easter theme.

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! These are such fantastic easter gifts that you have made, really gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous candy box! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wedensdays Challenge.

Jac said...

Wow! These are great I bet they were gratefully received and enjoyed. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week, I'm sorry I'm late commenting

Allison said...

lovely yummy boxes
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week