Father’s Day fun – milk carton yum!

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Father’s Day fun – milk carton yum!

Today I have a fun 3D project to share with you and thought as Father’s Day is just around the corner I’d make something special for the dads. Treats are a firm favourite in our house so I thought I’d start with a box of yum that I’m sure will be gone before its’ even breakfast time 😉

I have a bit of a soft spot for milk carton style boxes and thought I’d try to make the biggest one I could using our A4 cardstock. It’s quite a whopper at 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (7 x 7 x 14cm) and contains an entire 200g bag of Darrell Lea bullets – minus one for quality control – with room for even more!

Little Paper Party, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits, Father's Day Milk Carton, #1

The striped sheet from Whole Lot of Lovely DSP caught my eye when I was looking for some colour inspiration and reminded me of liquorice allsorts so that’s what I used as the colour palette for my milk carton. The Cool Treats stamp set and matching framelits are the only treat style stamps I have and while I’ve never seen a Tranquil Tide ice-cream before I think it works well here 🙂

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Little Paper Party, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits, Father's Day Milk Carton, #4.jpg

The sentiment is a combination of two different ones from the Cool Treats stamp set. I inked and stamped one section, added the “cool” in the middle and then stamped the end. A few enamel shapes in Crushed Curry filled it out a little without being too fussy.

Happy Father’s Day is from Thoughtful Banners and is clipped on with a Gold Library Clip that also keeps the box closed. It would be so easy to swap this out for another one if you wanted to gift this box for a different occasion and I love how the box doesn’t have to be destroyed to get to the yum inside 🙂

A Quick and Easy Tutorial:

Finished Dimensions: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ x  5-1/2″ (7 x 7 x 14cm)

Cardstock: One whole piece of A4 cardstock (8-1/4″ x 11-3/4″)
DSP: 2-3/4″ x 12″

  • Score @ 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 8-1/4″ & 11″ (on landscape side)
  • Turn the cardstock 90°
  • Score @ 2-3/4″, 6″, flip and score @ 7-1/2″
  • Turn the cardstock 90° so the smaller scored section is at the top
  • Score @ 4-1/8″ & 9-6/8″ to the first score line only
  • Score diagonally from this centre mark to the next score line (this will help the sides from the milk carton shape
  • Fold and burnish your score lines well, ignoring the diagonal and centre score lines
  • Remove the smallest tab from the base, cut up the others to the 2-3/4″ score line
  • Adhere the  body together, fold up the base tabs and adhere the front one last
  • Finger fold the DSP around the carton, reinforce those folds and adhere at the back
  • Decorate as desired

I hope this is easy to follow, please let me know if any of the measurements are off.

A short and sweet post from me to finish off the week, I hope you like my project today and if this colour way isn’t your cup of tea there are plenty of others to choose from. I think it would look amazing with the Coffee Café bundle and was nearly going to use that but really wanted to use this particular piece of DSP.

I have a matching smaller box to share with you on Monday designed specifically for Liquorice Tallsorts, then I just have to add a card for a sweet set of goodies 🙂

See you Monday!

Cheers,
Karen

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Father’s Day fun – milk carton yum!| Supplies

Cool Treats (photopolymer) // 142982
Thoughtful Banners (photopolymer) // 141614

Frozen Treats Framelits  // 142756

Crumb Cake cardstock // 121685
Pool Party cardstock //
Tranquil Tide cardstock // 144252
Whisper White cardstock // 106549
Whole Lot of Lovely DSP // 144110

Crushed Curry ink pad // 131173
Pool Party ink pad // 126982
Powder Pink ink pad // 144084
Tranquil Tide ink pad // 144085

Enamel Dots – Regals // 141681
Gold Library Clips // 14413

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