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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mini Milk Carton Carrier

Hi all, I was home sick today and got a chance to play with some of my new Stampin' Up! goodies.  Following are instructions for making this mini milk carton carrier.

  • Die cut a couple of the Sizzix Mini Milk Carton boxes out of Regal Rose cardstock
  • Decorate each of the boxes by cutting a strip of the Sending Love Specialty DSP 1 7/8" x 7" and gluing around the outside of the box.  
  • Cut a strip of pretty in pink cardstock 1/2" x 7" and punch with the scallop trim border punch (Sellabration) and glue around box.  
  • Punch DSP with scallop circle and fold in half.  Pinch the box closed and secure with a colored binder clip. I got these in the dollar section at Target.  
  • For the carrier, cut 2 pieces of real red cardstock 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" square.  Score in 1" on all 4 sides.  If you have a score pal, score at 1, turn the square and score at 1 on the next side, etc.
  • Clip the ends of each square as shown.  Assemble into a box bottom as shown.  
  • For the hanger, cut 2 pieces of real red cardstock 1 3/4" x 5".  Use the 1" Circle punch to punch a hole at the top of one of the pieces (about 3" from the end of the punch to the end of the paper as shown).  Line up the other piece of cardstock behind the punched one and line up the punch over the top of the already punched hole and punch again (I recommend this technique over trying to punch through both pieces of cardstock at the same time which could jam your paper punch or create an unclean punched hole).
  • Use sticky strip or other strong adhesive to tape a hanger piece on the inside of each box as shown in picture.  Tape the 2 boxes back to back and be sure to tape the hangers together at the top as well.
  • Cut a strip of DSP 7/8" x 11".  Wrap around base of boxes and glue in place.
  • Stamp and color the owl from Whoo's Your Valentine? stamp set and mount on real red cardstock.  Mount onto side of carrier with dimensionals.

I hope you all have fun making your own little milk carton carriers!


Lorie said...

How cute...great job and thanks for the template!

Unknown said...

So cute!! I may have to case this for Easter!

Carol Taggart said...

I love this. I have purchased another tutorial for a mini milk basket carrier/tote, but yours is far superior. Thank you SO much for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing. This is to cute. :-)
I think it's kinda sad that others charge for this. I thought we were all here to share and help each other.
Thank you for doing just that.

Liz said...

Thank you for this, we have just got the Milk Carton die in the UK and I have made a couple this morning so it's great I saw this on LNS email. thanks again

Anonymous said...

Oooh thanks for posting this! I got my Milk Carton die today and I need to make some teacher presents. I've printed off your instructions and I'm away to my desk now to try it out. Now I just need to figure out what I'm putting INSIDE the milk cartons?!!

Vikki Jo said...

WOW! Thanks so much for the template and instructions!


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