Itty Bitty “Milk Carton” Box

I am attending a downline get-together tomorrow night at Steph’s house, we need to bring a little project that everyone else will be able to make, so by the end of the night I should be heading home with lots of new little projects.  So here is mine…

Wanna know how to make it?

Firstly cut yourself out a Mini Milk Carton from a solid weight acetate with the Big Shot and then cut off the top two centimetres…

Sorry, I know it is hard to see, then add some Sticky Strip in the appropriate places and assemble.  You will then cut a strip from Tempting Turquoise that is approximately 20cm x 1cm, run it through the Big Shot with the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder.  Attach to the bottom of your assembled Milk Carton…

Cut a piece of Tempting Turquoise that is 8.1 x 8.3 cm, run it through the Big Shot Dot Embossing Folder and then score at 2cm on all four sides.  Cut off the corners as pictured, cut up into four score lines as illustrated (the solid lines are cut and the dotted lines are scored).

 and add your choice of adhesive…

Assemble the lid…

Place your lid on your acetate box.  As the box is not truly square the lid will fit better one way than the other, if it is right it will slide on smoothly.  Once it is on you will know what side to make your “front”.  (Keep the join of the acetate box to the back).

Cut a strip of Melon Mambo that is about 20 cm long and add a decorated punch of your choice.  Attach to the edge of the lid and then add some Old Olive narrow Grosgrain ribbon…

Right, time to make the little decorate feature for the top.  Punch two 1 3/8 circles from Tempting Turquoise, add some tape to one and then press some Pom Pom trim (in Melon Mambo) onto the tape…

Ok, now stick the second circle over the top, add some dimensionals and attach it to the top of the box, add more dimensionals and add the stamped image…

The stamped image is punched out with the 1 1/4 punch.  You are done, fill it up with your choice of treats (I would have filled mine with mini Easter Eggs, but I made the mistake of telling Pete the hiding spot….they are all gone!)  The stamp I have used is one of our “Al-a-carte” range, the “For you flower”.

Happy Stampin’

4 thoughts on “Itty Bitty “Milk Carton” Box

  1. Hi Rebecca, I absolutely love this idea and the colours you’ve used! Also I’ve given you the Liebster blog award – please check out my blog for instructions on the next step! Happy stamping 🙂


    1. Thanks Bec, I used 250 “weight” acetate, it holds its shape really well.
      Take care and hope to see you soon,


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