Today is Hayden’s last day at daycare, so I made a gift for his teacher to say “thanks!”
The mini milk carton carrier has certainly been duplicated, many times by both Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and customers, but I hadn’t had a chance to make one yet. It’s so cute, I (almost) don’t want to give it away!
Inside each milk carton are four Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – these are the perfect size for something small, which is why I made four. The milk carton is a die and is so easy to assemble; use Sticky Strip to hold it together since the card stock is so thick. The carrier is a template and I have created a tutorial for you below. Decorate as you’d like – I didn’t get too “carried” away (ha). This paper is another sneak peek of the new Floral District paper available in the new catalog on June 1.
The gift card tin is actually a repurposed Christmas tin. I measured and cut the paper, and then outlined the tin lid on the back of the paper so I could cut the corners to match. (Unfortunately, the round corners on the tin doesn’t match the Round Corner Punch – I tried!) I used 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon and Sticky Strip to line the edges. The ribbon shown is being retired May 31, but there’s new ribbon of the same size to replace it on June 1!
Paper: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Floral District DSP
Ink: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly (retiring), Pocket Silhouettes (retiring)
Punches: Round Corner, Large Oval, Flower Punch, Word Window
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Mini Milk Carton Die, Mini Library Clips (retiring), Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Piercing Tool, Brads (Regals), 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Not Quite Navy; retiring), 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Tangerine Tango; retiring), Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored Tool
(1) Carrier Handle: Cut card stock to 3 3/8″ x 11″. Score at 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 10 1/2″ using the Simply Scored Tool. Fold in half but fold the 1/2″ tabs out. These will be taped to the carrier base. Tape the longer sides together. Punch a hole close to the fold using the Large Oval to create a handle.
(2) Carrier Base: Cut a piece of card stock to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 1″ on all sides. Cut one side of each corner and tape to the long pieces to create a box shape.
(3) Using Sticky Strip, adhere the handle to the middle of the base.