Monday, September 29, 2008

Milk Cartons

Heres another fun project that we completed in my 'Sweet Treats' class. And what timing, this week, the demo group I belong to decided on a box challenge, so I thought this fit the challenge. Feel free to take the challenge yourself!! It's fun to step out of the box (no pun intended :) ) The smallest box was kreated with a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 sheet of Summer Yellow cardstock. With your 8-1/2" side across the top, you will score at 2, 4, 6, 8" and then with the 5-1/2" side across the top you will score at 2". Then you will cut along the score lines up to the 2" score line (see picture below to get the idea - picture below is scored for a 8-1/2x11 box) I decorated the top 3-1/2" panels with the Upsy Daisy set in Summer Yellow (sorry came out way too light, next time a deeper shade). Optional: On the last 2" panel you can punch out a circle to kreate a little peek a boo window to see your treats inside:) Adhere your box side and the bottom - use all bottom flaps to keep base stronger for support. At the top, pinch edges together and then punch two 1/8" circles to feed your ribbon through. Adorable, right?
The larger box is using a 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of Apricot Appeal. With the 11" side across the top, scoring at 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2, 10 and then with 8-1/2 across the top score at 2-1/2. See picture - cut each score line up to the 2-1/2" score line.
If you'd like the optional peek a boo window, the panel where the little 'arrow' is pointing is where you'd place your 'window'. Hope you can follow this - if not, please feel free to contact me and I will gladly help you figure it out.
Ok, so on the large box I used Pumpkin Pie, Choc Chip and Old Olive ink and the Autumn Harvest stamp set. Pinched the top of my box closed and placed an Old Olive grosgrain ribbon to close the carton. Added an Old Olive Tag with the sentiment, from Loads of Love Accessories, inked in Pumpkin Pie. Let me know what you think!! Up for the box challenge??? If you are, leave a comment with a link to your box kreation. Love to see what you come up with!
For now, go kreate


Trendymamma said...

SO cute! I love it, and it's perfect to gift my son's two school teachers.

Thanks Kim.

Tiffany said...

I love these little boxes! What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing!