Christmas Mini Milk Carton

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasHere is a cute little Mini Milk Carton to fill with a small Christmas gift or some Christmas treats.  This is another quick project you can make when you remember someone needs a little surprise.  You can change the Card Stock Color and use the Every Little Bit, or Spooky Bingo Bits stamp sets or any 1″ to 1-1/2″ stamp to help decorate your Mini Milk Carton for any Occasion you need.
Christmas Mini Milk Carton

Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits w#120857  c#121187
Tiny Tags  w#118091  c#118592
Big Shot:  Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die #117310
Punch:  Jewelry Tag #117190
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Gumball Green
Embossing Powder:   Pewter #124114
Early Espresso #128980
Other:  Heat Tool #129053
Glue Dots
Sticky Strip
Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine #125572
Piercing Tool and Mat
In Color Printed Brads #122940

1.  Cut your Mini Milk Carton out with your Bigz die using a 501/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Real Red card stock.  I used a shim (piece of card stock) under the die and the crease pad on top of the die and card stock.
2.  Fold and crease all score lines except the diagonal ones.
3.  Decide which two stamps to use from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set.  I chose the reindeer and jingle bell.  Stamp one image in VersaMark ink alternating sections.  Sprinkle with embossing powder and pour excess back in jar.  Melt with Heat Tool on High.  Repeat stamping and embossing process with the other stamp.
4.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab and three of the bottom tabs.  Flip over so the images are laying against your table and put Sticky Strip on the last bottom tab.  Remove backing from side tab and adhere to the side.  Remove backing from the first three bottom tabs and adhere together.  Remove backing from the last bottom tab and adhere it to the bottom of the Milk Carton.
5.  Stamp desired images and words from the Tiny Tags stamp set onto Whisper White card stock paying attention to the direction you want them to go when you are finished.  Punch out using the Jewelry Tag punch.   Use your Paper Piercing Tool and Mat and Pierce holes at the end of each little Tag.  Thread Baker’s Twine through the holes and tie the ends together. Pierce a hole through two layers of the top of the Milk Carton.  Insert brad and wrap the Baker’s Twine ends around the stem of the Brad.  Flatten out Brad tabs.  Put Sticky Strip over the Brad Tabs and stick the back section of the top portion together.  (I used Glue Dots and they didn’t hold well, so I would recommend that you use Sticky Strip instead.)
6.  Fill with a little surprise or treats for someone special.

You can get all the supplies to make this cute Christmas Mini Milk Carton in My Online Store.

Happy Gifting!

Wedding Thank You card

I wonder what stamp sets will be on the retiring list that comes out April 15th?   Leave a comment and let me know your favorite stamp sets that you hope won’t be on the retiring list.

Stamps Sets that will cause me to cry if they retire Cry
1.  Teeny Tiny Wishes
2.  Crazy for Cupcakes
3.  Patterned Party
4.  Hello Doily
5.   Creative Elements

Stamp Sets that never made it on my wish list, so I don’t mind if they retire.
1.  Extreme Elements
2.  Wonderfully Worn
3.  Out West
4.  French Foliage
5.  Raining Flowers

I have been making some Thank You cards for those who helped with my daughter’s wedding and reception.  I have been using some of my retired DSP.  I have used simple layouts that can easily use any DSP.  I made 3 different ones.  Here is the first one.

Thank You cardSupplies:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tiny Tags w#118091  c#118592
Elizabeth w#117120
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze
Retired DSP  5″ x 3-3/4″
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Night of Navy
Punch:  3/4″ Circle Punch  #119873
Ribbon:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding  #122331

Say Goodbye, Say Hi, Say Happy Birthday!

Tomorrow we say Goodbye to Sale-a-bration.  Frown  April 1st we say Hi to the Summer Smooches Collection!  One of the advantages of being a demonstrator is being able to order this collection a whole month before the promotion begins.  Surprised  (This is a “Shout for Joy” smile!)  If you want to get to try new Stampin’ Up! products earlier than the general public does, contact me about Joining My Team!  We can share the FUN together!!  I will admit that due to my Daughter getting married, I am just now placing my Summer Smooches order.  It will arrive early next week in time for those attending my Stamp Class to see all the new fun things!  I also earned some more FREE Sale-a-bration items.

I am also working on projects for my Newsletter Subscribers.  If you would like access to 3 additional projects for FREE each month please sign up for my Newsletter on the right sidebar.  You will have access to all the projects from my Newsletters since August 2011.  Each month you will also receive a template to use for 1 of the projects.

Meanwhile, my Daughter-in-law’s birthday was yesterday.  Here is the card I made for her.

Happy Birthday!
  Perfectly Penned  page 154  w#122890  c#122892
Tiny Tags  page 136  w#118091  c#198592
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Ink:  Rose Red
Big Shot:  Labels Framelits Die (Occasions Mini) page 6 #125598
Other:  Designer Cuts Cards & Envelopes Set (Occasions Mini) page 9 #125414
Basic Pearls page 198  #119247
Stampin’ Sponges page 203 #101610

  Stamp sentiment in Rose Red ink on Blushing Bride card stock.  Position card stock with top of sentiment positioned as desired in Label Framelit die.  Run through Big Shot.  Now position Label Framelit die so it frames the lower edge of the sentiment making sure the Framelit is straight and evenly spaced around sentiment.  Run through Big Shot.  Stamp desired flourish.  Sponge edges of your sentiment label with Rose Red ink.  Add Basic Pearls as desired.  Place Dimensionals on back of sentiment label.  Set aside.
2.   Cut Blushing Bride card stock to 5-1/2″ x 4″.  Place SNAIL on upper edge.  Also place SNAIL on inside of card along top of decorative cuts.  Line up card stock on inside of card front so edges are even with edges of card front and back.  Adhere.
3.  Stamp desired flourish in upper card front corners using Rose Red ink.
4.  Adhere sentiment label.  Add Basic Pearls as desired.
5.  Admire your beautiful card!
Note:  When mailing lumpy cards, place a spare piece of card stock  over card front (the lumpy part) and insert in envelope with the lumpy part at the back of the envelope.  I usually add extra postage when mailing lumpy cards.