Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Milk Carton Treat Box *Heartfelt Creations*

Aren't the colors in this paper collection DIVINE! I love the whole stack! This is a milk carton treat box, made entirely from HC cardstock. It's perfect for Holiday treats.

I made this video last winter.

HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
HCPC 3493 Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 725 Decorative Metal Fixtures Die

OTHER: Trimmer, bone folder, button, twine, binder clip, ribbon.

Choose a 7x11 piece of cardstock for the base and score at 2", 5" and 6 1/2" on the short side of the cardstockTurn the cardstock 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10" on the long side of the cardstock. Position the cardstock with the long side closest to you. Now cut on vertical scores lines closest to you ( 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10") up to the first horizontal score lines. Cut part of the 1" scored strip on the left hand side, leaving only the 3" piece to create a glue tab for the sides of the box. At the top of the box, cut the third panel from the left of the 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles off. This will be the spout. On the remaining three 1/2" x 2 1/2" panels, use a bone folder and trimmer track/scoring board to add a score down the middle of each panel. Use the ruler and bone folder to add diagonal score lines to the box as shown in the video. Use a bone folder to pre-fold all score lines, including the diagonal ones. Add glue to your glue tab. Adhere the glue tab inside to the opposite wall to form the box. Fold the bottom of the box and secure with glue to close the box. Add glue to the back half of the 1/2" panels at the top to hold the milk carton closed. Choose a decorate paper for the sides of the box. Cut to fit, ink and mat. Adhere to all four sides. Stamp, cut and ink the edges of the sentiment. Die cut the Decorative Metal Fixture. Fix the sentiment inside the Fixture and adhere to box. Attach a binder clip to the top of the box and add a bow. Finish with a button and twine.


Kathy said...

I love this Alissa! Perfect gift for treats on any occasion! I'll have to try this out! Blessings! Kathy

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous project, Alissa!! Love the colors and this fabulous sentiment!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Marisa Job said...

What a great project Alissa!!! Love it!!! Great video too!!