Friday, January 22, 2010

Bloggers Challenge ~ Die cut or punches

Good Morning! Today's blogger's challenge is to use a die cut or punch in your project.

I am IN LOVE with the new mini milk carton. I took this to a mini workshop (in and out in an hour) last night and the girls (who had never stamped before) were all intrigued by the big shot machine.

First ~ we cut the boxes and started to fold back and forth on all the lines. This is important so the box wont "round out" when you're trying to put it together. Before I got there I cut some strips of scrap paper and we used it to punch some shapes (the heart) is from the three heart punch, and the little flower came from that 3 flower punch.. (that sounded funny).. Anyway. we used tombo multipurpose adhesive to put them together.

The tag is also a punch! the teeny tiny punched shape, was very easy to stamp on both sides, looking through the clear block on my stamp! (so fun). and then I poked a hole in the top and used some linnen thread tied onto the tag. We used mini clips to keep the top closed and I just "captured" the linen thread with that.

Then, we filled them with about 7 hershey kisses. The size of this box is misleading by the photos. Standing up, this box holds about 3 mini reese's peanut butter cups, standing on top of one another. It is ever so cute.

I'm thinking it would be fun to make an old fashioned style holder for the containers. I still get my milk (from time to time) from the oldest working dairy farm in the US, shaw farm in Dracut MA. I have a wire carrier when I go and get my milk (in the glass bottles). I think this little milk carton needs some type of carrier... i'll be working on that this week! :)

To get a better idea of the size, here is a regular sized card, propped up behind the milk carton. Anyway, I am happy to share this quick and cute little project with you and hope you have time to stamp something fun today!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

20 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Perfect for valentines, love the colors. Great idea to group the hearts on your card, behind your stamped heart.

Lisa said...

Adorable! I just got the milk carton die and can't wait to play!

Tami Black said...

I haven't purchased this one yet, but it is really cute and I've seen so many adorable ideas for it. I have a feeling it is in my very near future....Love this idea for a quick workshop!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty project! I love the little milk carton--think it would look great with a carrier.

Connie Paxman said...

wow the pinks, browns and reds...are such a delight to look at...Wonderful projects you created..Love the mini milk carton.
connie paxman

Nikki Bond said...

These are stunning! {SMILES}

Patti Chesky said...

Selene, this is SO stinkin' cute!!! It's the perfect size to hold just the right amount of treats.

Ida P. Krause said...

Great card and project. That little milk carton is really cute and your card is so pretty.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love what you did with the mini milk carton! The scallop made of hearts is a wonderfully clever idea!!!

njburk said...

Such an adorable project---just wish it were bigger--I got mine too--and plan to case Patty's birdhouse for my next club meeting in February.

wonder how many Malt Balls it would hold--never mind--they would not last!
hugs, Nola

Tiffany Bauer said...

Too cute!!! I really need to break open my milk carton die!!! I think you just inspired me to!!!

Claudia said...

CUTE - CUTE - CUTE!

Margaret Raburn said...

LOL, Selene, you weren't kidding when you said "great minds!". Your mini carton is so cute (love the tag) and I love your beautiful card with it too!

tonistamps said...

OMG...what a CUTE idea Selene!

amycara said...

Super cute, Selene!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your project and I think the brown with pinks is gorgeous!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh fabulous box - love the clip and tag!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Your milk carton turned out wonderfully Selene! Love how you used the hearts on your card too! :D

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful!!! Love it!

njburk said...

Selene--Can't believe it has taken me all week to get to looking at everyone's projects from the BC!

Love your milk carton--so cute!

Hugs, Nola