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Monday, January 18, 2010

Sending Love Specialty Paper Milk Carton

Yes, another milk carton. I just can't help myself with these!!! I am SO loving that die cut!!

This one has a special window in it. I wanted to make a round window centered on the carton but I didn't want to punch through the bottom of the carton flap. How to do that was the question. A side window! That was what would work! Now this did take a bit of thinking. Fortunately I used the Stampin' Up! "Sending Love" specialty decorative paper so I didn't have to decorate the outside first. I like to do the stamping on these die cuts before I fold the creases. It gives the images a more solid surface to stamp on.

I folded the scores in and folded the carton together to see where the front was going to be so I knew where to punch the window. This window takes several circle punches to do. First you punch a hole for the window in the carton. Then you punch a hole in some Real Red card stock. You take a larger punch and punch a ring around the hole you just made. Line it up so you get it as close to even all around as you can. Punch it out and you have a ring to go over the window.

I cut a piece of scrap acetate and scored it before I glued it in place. Once that dried enough to work with I glued the rest of the carton together except for the top.

To glue on the ring I first folded it in half so it would go on easier and also so I knew where the center was to set it in place on the corner.

I filled the box with some red candies and I actually glued this box shut. Whoever gets this is going to have to work for their candy!!! LOL

And the last thing I did was I took the "Heart to Heart" punch and some Real Red card stock and punched out the three hearts. I sponged the edges in Real Red ink and glued them in place on the carton. It gave it that festive "Valentine" look! As I look at this carton I think it would be cool to have windows on every corner!!! Hmmm! I may just have to give that a try!

These are very easy to make and extremely fun! I have yet to find anything that comes off that die cut not fun!!! And trust me I have a lot more ideas coming off that die cut! Those of you who have this die cut, are you having fun with it? And for those of you who don't, I hope you are enjoying these posts. I was thinking of sending out a few milk carton die cuts to a few of you and seeing if you would like to decorate one and send me a picture to display on here. Does it sound like a fun thing? Any takers???

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
WandaJustify Full


Vicky said...

Very cute Wanda!! Got me to thinking, what about using the scalloped punch to look like a bite out of it?

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, too cute! I love these milk cartons ... must try one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

You know I am up for the fun;) I like the window in the corner, very clever and how you layered it! Wanda do you know if some of these dies you use work in the regular (old time) red sizzix. Do you think the top note would fit, or if there is a list out there somewhere as to what SU dies will fit the red sizzx. Don't want to purchase the big shot when I have the old version and a cricut expression. Hugs my friend;)