12 Weeks of Halloween 2016 – Week 4

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – 12 Weeks of Halloween 2016 – Week 4

I hope you’re enjoying my Halloween series so far and have had an opportunity to browse through the amazing new Holiday Catalogue, my only complaint is that my budget isn’t as big as my wish list 😉 but I think I’m not alone there.

Today’s project is a mini milk carton, I know it’s been done before but there’s something about them I can’t resist, they’re just so sweet! There are tons of tutorials on the internet but I’m using this one created by Sam Hammond (pootles.co.uk) which makes a “just right for treats” size.

Little Paper Party, Cookie Cutter Halloween, Mini Milk Carton2.jpg

These little boxes measure just 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 2-3/4″ (4 x 4 x 7cm), but can still fit a generous handful of yummies inside. I used Smoky Slate and Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the boxes and Halloween Night DSP for the band around the bottom. On my first one I added the squares as per Sam’s tutorial but decided I wanted to see more paper so added a band, 1-1/4 x 6″, around the bottom (you can cover two boxes with one 1-1/4″ strip doing this, with no waste!).

I stapled the Burlap Ribbon at the top of the box as the baker’s twine couldn’t seem to hold it tightly enough for my liking, this caused an opening problem but I came up with some options which I’ll share further down.


The tags are from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set punched out with the matching punch and attached with a strand from the same ribbon (it separates easily for this purpose). The mummy and skeleton were lightly water coloured with Smoky Slate and the vampire and scarecrow were coloured with markers, they make a very cute set 🙂

Each character is holding a Halloween sentiment popped up on dimensionals. Three are from the Spooky Fun stamp set and I fussy cut them into the banner shapes. The mummy holds the Halloween sentiment from the Sweet Home stamp set which was die cut with the matching framelit.

I love making little treat holders but I also like for them to be able to open easily and as I’d stapled my first one closed I needed to come up with easy access options. On the skeleton box I folded the top to form a traditional pouring spout which works well for small lollies and completes the milk carton look (the burlap ribbon is stapled behind the spout opening).

However, if you wanted a larger treat, a bottom opening like on the vampire box, might be better. I assembled the box as usual but used a glue dot to hold the bottom flap down (you might need to take some of the sticky off so it doesn’t tear the next layer) and also had to attach the burlap ribbon a bit looser to allow it to slide off.

I’m thinking about sending these boxes to school with my youngest son to share with his class for Halloween, if allowed. You can get two boxes from a sheet of A4 cardstock (with leftover) and I think he’d really enjoy colouring the images for the tags. As they’re so small they’re inexpensive to fill and I’ll have a reason (excuse??) to make more of these cuties 🙂

Free Kits:
If you’d like a free kit to make today’s project just place a minimum $75.00 order (before shipping) in my online store using the September Hostess Code: 94TCGNKT and I’ll send you kits to make the projects from Weeks 1, 2 and 4 in early October.
(Only available to Australian residents)

The mini milk carton kit will contain:
* 6.5 x 4.5″ pieces of cardstock in Pumpkin Pie (x 1) and Smoky Slate (x 1)
* 1-1/4 x 6″ (x 2) strips of Halloween Night Specialty DSP
* 14″ (x 2) lengths of Halloween Night Baker’s Twine in black & grey and black & pumpkin pie
* 11″ (x 2) lengths of Burlap Ribbon
* 6 x 6″ piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock for stamping + 2 blank white figures

Note: You will need to provide your own adhesive, ink, stamps, framelits and/or punch

To receive a free kit(s) please remember to:
* Make sure you see my name as the demonstrator in the top right corner
* Enter the Hostess Code for the current month
* Tick YES to allow my demonstrator to contact me (or I won’t know who you are)
* If you spend $250+ do not use the Hostess Code (you will receive your own rewards), you will still receive 10 different free kits  (from the 12 Weeks of Halloween) as well as a bonus thank you gift from me

I’m planning to add more free kits for each $25.00 spent for the different Halloween projects during August and September, so I hope you’ll come back for more ideas.

If you’d like your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue please contact me and I’ll post one out to you within two weeks. (Limit one per person). If you already have a demonstrator please contact them for your copy.

I hope you liked todays project and that you’ll come back to see my Christmas version on Friday.


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To receive a free Holiday Catalogue 2016, click here

12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 4 Supplies

Spooky Fun // 142236
Cookie Cutter Halloween // 142255

Sweet Home // 140936 (sentiment on mummy)
Home Sweet Home Thinlits // 140279
– Bundle (save 10%) // 143516

Basic Black inkpad // 140931
Basic Grey inkpad // 140932
Pumpkin Pie inkpad // 126945
Smoky Slate inkpad // 131179

Crumb Cake cardstock // 121685
Halloween Night Specialty DSP // 142022
Pumpkin Pie cardstock // 108601
Smoky Slate cardstock // 131291
Thick Whisper White cardstock // 140490

Aquapainter // 103954
Burlap Ribbon // 141487
Halloween Night Baker’s Twine // 142027
Mini Hand Held Stapler // 139083

Cookie Cutter Builder Punch // 140396
1/16″ Handheld Circle Punch // 134365


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