Scrap-a-Doodles Design Team 2014 Audition – Project 2
Milk Carton Gift for a Baby Shower
I adore the milk carton gift boxes, you can create them in different of sizes, customise and decorate them for a specific occasion and best of all fill them with gifts or sweets. For this project I used the Crafters Companion Special Treats embossing board. It’s a double sided board with a different design at the back. The side I used have 2 milk carton box sizes on it. Because I wanted a baby shower themed box, I decided to use the larger milk carton. For this size box you do need 2 of the same sheets of cardstock to create one box.
Here is my project supply list:
Two A4 300gsm Metallic White Gold cardstock
Assorted 30.5cm x 30.5cm scrapbook paper for a baby girl
Eyelets and eyelet punch (Crop-a-Dile Eyelet and Snap Punch Tool)
Tombow glue, glue gun as well as 3D glue dots to create dimension
Baby stamp and ink
Sizzix thinlits Rosette die (or any rosette die)
Zutter Bow-it-All tool
Crafters Companion ‘Special Treats’ Embossing board
I also used die cuts from my Silhouette Cameo Digital Cutter:
– Baby bottle by Snapdragon Snippets
– 4 Tag set by Jamie Koay
– 5 Scalloped circles by Lori Whitlock
Scraps of leftover lace and ribbon and a few pearl.
Because I wanted a sturdy box I used a heavyweight cardstock, if you want to fill your box with sweeties, a lighter cardstock can also be used. Scoring the heavyweight cardstock was a bit challenging. I very gently lifted my cardstock now and again just to check that I am still scoring the correct score lines. I scored the second sheet of cardstock. Once all the scoring is complete cut the design. After cutting both sides of the milk carton, I gently folded on the score lines, I did not flatten the score lines due to the heavyweight of the cardstock, I did not want to damage it.
Cut a base from some left over cardstock base size is 8.7cm x 8.2cm.
For decoration I sized and cut 2 rectangle shapes that fits on the front part of the milk carton.
The long rectangle measures 7.5cm x 18.5cm and fits the bottom part of the front box and the smaller rectangle 6cm x 7.5cm which fits the top part of the front box. I rounded the corners of the rectangles with the envelope punch board corner rounder and pasted the rectangles on the box front.
With my Big Shot I cut out the rosette die and assembled it, I pasted 2 strips of scrap ribbon at the back of the rosette to create the 2 tails. I also sized and cut out Silhouette images and stamped the wording onto the cut tags. Assemble the baby bottle embellishment and lift the layers of the scallops with the 3D dots. Paste the stamped tag onto the scalloped shape to create the layered tag. Adhere the scalloped embellishment onto the milk carton box and finish of with the pearls.
To create a bow with a wrap around strip, I used the Bow it all tool. I created a double loop bow. The booklet comes with instructions of different kinds of bows that you can create. I adhered the bow to the box with the hot glue gun. Lastly I punched in the eyelet into the tag and looped a piece of lace through the eyelet. I pasted it together with the rosette at the top corner of the box. After filling the box with your gift you can clip it close with a mini peg or clip.