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Monday, April 04, 2011

Milk Carton Die and a Cadbury Egg YUM!!! Weekend Project

I'm posting a bit late tonight because dinner was late and hubby "cooked."  Now when I say "hubby cooked" it really doesn't mean he went in the kitchen and actually cooked something.  It really means that we went out to dinner!!!  I think I'd be afraid if hubby actually did cook!!  LOL

I thought it was time for a "weekend project."  There are 150 of them on y blog and you can view them by clicking here.  

For this one I thought I would use the Sixxiz "Milk Carton" die.  It is one of my most favorite dies.  I LOVE making milk bath but I hated cutting and scoring the card stock for my own milk cartons.  This die sure saves a lot of time.  Plus it's a bit smaller than the ones I was making so I can save money on the contents too!!  

When I made this one I took a piece of clear acetate and cut out the milk carton. Then I ran it through an embossing folder to add a bit more texture to the carton.

Once I found the score lines I did re-score them with a ruler and my stylus.  I held the top together with a ribbon.  I took my Crop-a-dial and punched the holes, threaded the ribbon and tied it in a bow.

I added my egg though the bottom.  I did make a little stand for the egg by cutting a piece of acetate 1/4" larger than the base of the carton.  I scored all four sides at 1/8" and I tried to punch a hole in it but the circle punch just didn't want to punch through all the way.  But it did punch through some so I was able to get my scissors in it and cut the rest.  I folded the score lines and I set the egg on it. Then I set the egg inside.  I taped the bottom flap only using the Stick Strip tape.  You need something strong to hold acetate shut.  It is what I used on the side to hold the carton together. 

On the bottom I added a piece of Certainly Celery card stock that I punched with the "Eyelet Border" punch.  I did run my card stock through my Xyron machine so it was sticky on the back before I punched it out.  I then removed the protective layer and stuck the piece to the milk carton.  You can achieve this using the Sticky Strip tape but you have to be careful that you get it straight and don't cover the eyelets.  

I stamped "Happy Easter" from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and punched it out using the "Word Window "punch.  I used a piece of Sticky Strip and taped it in place just under the bow.  The egg didn't want to stay in place so I had to juggle it around a bit so it was back where I wanted it.  Silly little egg!!!  

I find it a challenge to make these milk cartons with the acetate.  It is difficult to see the score lines and it's more difficult to put together than it is with card stock.  But it's such a pretty effect that I just couldn't help myself!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


PepPop said...

What a great project - it's so clever. Jaqui x

lisa808 said...

I've never embossed acetate. It looks nice. Thanks for the tip/idea.