September 17, 2011

Milk Carton Die Box & Matching Card!

For those of you that own the Milk Carton Die, you will absolutely love this project for today. I love it when you can utilize a die for something other than what it was intended for. Keep looking and reading:


You see this pretty little box? It is made using 2 milk carton pieces:


And I'll show you  how below:


Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla Cardstock using your BigShot Machine and the Milk Carton Die:


Step 2: Snip off the very last portion of the box on both pieces, not the one with the tab:


Step 3: Using a scoring tool, create a triangle score on the piece of the cardstock that doesn't have one  to make it look like the other 2:


Step 4: Fold on all the score lines. Add Sticky Strip to each tab:


Step 5: Remove backing from Sticky Strip and glue both pieces together. Form your box. Glue the tabs on the bottom of the box until they are all glued in place:


Step 6: Pinch all of the folds on the top of the box together. You can leave them sitting on top of the box or you can push down and have the folds sitting inside the box. Both look wonderful!


I used a hand-held punch and punched holes in each tab and used Linen Thread to secure the tabs:


I also add 2 small tags created with the Jewelry Punch and the Pocketful of Posies DSP. I also glued a strip of the DSP around the whole box. The flowers are created with the Boho Blossoms Punch and securing a Brad through 2 layers cut out with the same DSP. I added a Stampin' Dimensional to the back of each flower:


I also added a strip of Sticky Strip around the whole bottom edge of the box and scrunched up the ribbon to stick to the Sticky Strip.

Now for the matching card:


I used all of the same supplies that were used on the box. The flowers are made with the Scallop Circle Punch...4 for each flower. Scrunch them up like a spit ball. Unfold them and stack them together in a pile. Insert a brad and play around with the layers until they are to your liking. I sprayed both flowers with Frost White Shimmer Mist:


SU! Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla
  • DSP: Pocketful of Posies
  • Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Milk Carton Die, BigShot Machine, Boho Blossoms Punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Jewelry Tag, Hand-held Punch
  • Inks: Perfect Plum
  • Stamp Set: Petite Pairs
  • Accessories: Linen Thread, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Brads
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5 comments:

  1. So cute Debbie. I have wanted to give this a try so now I have your tutorial to use. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Well, Debbie, thanks for the momentary trip on memory lane back to Jr. high. "spit balls" ??? The thing I remember most is getting beaned by one when it didn't stick to the ceiling (like it was suppossed to!) LOL However, it is an excellent description of the scrunch flower process!

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  3. Very pretty, Debbie! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  4. Saw this on Dannie Graves blog too - must be the "in project" - gotta give it a try. Thanks. ~chris

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