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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Milk Carton Gift Box Weekend Project

I thought it was time for another weekend project. It's been a while since I've posted one. I was playing with the Sizzix Milk Carton die. It's my most favorite die of all!!! I LOVE using it and creating with it.
Today I created a mini milk carton. Imagine that, a mini milk carton from a milk carton die!!! I was also playing with the "Sweet Scoops" stamp set. I stamped the ice cream cone image all over a half sheet of card stock. Then I ran the card stock through the Sizzix Big Kick with the Milk Carton die and got my milk carton cut out. It's all scored for you too! Before I assembled the box I cut out a window and added a piece of acetate to cover the window. I glued the bottom flaps and side together.
I also made a little stand for the inside of the box. I measured the bottom flaps of the box and added 1/8" on all sides. I scored those sides at the 1/8" mark. I then folded the score lines. In each corner is a tiny little scored square. I cut those away and folded the flaps down. I inserted the stand inside the box and placed my adorable little ice cream cone eraser inside. Isn't it just adorable? When I saw it in the store I HAD to buy it. This "Sweet Scoops" set immediately came to mind. You will need to click on the photo to get a closer view of that eraser. It's just TOO darn cute!!!
I was glad I got to play with it before the set retires. A lot of times I get these ideas and buy the stuff and by the time I get around to making something with it the set has retired. Though I suppose I could still make up my item, not everyone lets go of their retired sets. Plus I can always sell what I make with it so I guess I should just start digging out some of that "stuff" I've bought and tucked away.

I added a piece of Pretty in Pink ribbon to the top of the milk carton and it just finished it off nicely. Personally I think it turned out cute and I may have to pick up another eraser when I'm out and about shopping!! I LOVE making these milk cartons and I especially LOVE making them as bath salt gifts. They hold a little baggie of bath salts perfectly and they really do make a WONDERFUL gift. I'm going to be making some for the upcoming fall craft fair. I keep saying that about a lot of things and I have nothing made. I guess I'd better get cracking on it, fall will be here before I know it! It always seems like after the 4th of July the summer just flies by. So on that note I will close here so I can hit publish and you can see my creation! And I will get out some card stock and start cutting out the milk cartons. I think that part would probably take the longest in making these bath salt boxes. And I have to remember to stamp the copyright logo on the bottom flap before I assemble the box. It's SO much more difficult to do it when the box is assembled!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

2 comments:

Vicky said...

love it Wanda!!! it's adorable!!! you always come up with the coolest uses for dies!!
TFS!
Vicky

lisa808 said...

Oh so cute.