I just had to make this…and I have no clue why. After I was finished making the carton (this is from paper, not an empty milk carton…yuck!) … I though it was just soooo cute…and also was something that … I didn’t need AT ALL. 😛 Oh well, I turned it into a candy holder for my deal ole’ Mom for Mother’s Day. I found a template online and imported it into Make the Cut and then I used the Cricut to cut it out. That was really cool. I still had to score it though.
I just recently bought Stretch Your Imagination and between you and me…I didn’t really need it. So, I’m especially glad I found a use for it! I used it to make that little chick, the shadow AND the frame!! That’s TWEET Sweet! (An overdone joke is like a burned piece of toast…usable, but stinks.) I used Storybook for the lettering. It has some pretty fonts. You want to know what else I used for the chick, frame, tweets part of the project? My little Personal Cricut! I love that baby bug. Really!! It’s so portable and perfect for a project like this one.
Here’s some other stuff I used:
Ok, the weird looking red thing on the left is a paper crimper. I ran the top of the milk carton through it and it crimped it. Yes, I paid for that…no, I can’t really justify it. LOL! It does look cool though. I also used Zip Dry paper glue which was terrific for applying tiny things like the TWEET saying and the googly eyes. The paper is called “Cut N’ Paste” by K&Company, size 4.75×6.75. I also used yellow Stickles for the chick and “Tweets”. Also used but not shown, Cuttlebug folders: Distressed Stripes (frame & Tweets background) and Swiss Dots (that’s what gave the little chick that itchy rash).
Let’s Observe Crimping a Moment:
But Wait! There’s More!!
Ahhh…bask in the glory of the crimp.
Nothing says “Gift” like a bag of candy stuffed into a fake milk carton.
Cello bags stuffed with goodies…how I love you. Got that bag from Stampin’ Up, size medium. Now, I just have to cram gently add that bag to the faux milk carton and I have a cutie little gift for my Mom.
Well I hope you enjoyed my little milkless gift carton! Have a great day!