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!
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 🙂
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!
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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