Spooky Cat Mini Milk Cartons in a Wood Crate

I am having so much fun making Halloween treat holders that I thought I would make another for today’s project.  This one was inspired by a UK demonstrator’s YouTube video (hers were much fancier, with heat embossing and more), but it was the measurements for her milk cartons that I needed so that they would fit inside the wood crate made with the framelit dies.  First I will show you my finished project, then I will walk you through the steps and finally show you the original project that inspired me.

Your cardstock or designer series paper should measure 4.5o” x 6.50″.

  • 4.5o” side score @ 1.50″, 3.00″ (flip over paper – this is for the top of the milk carton and will fold in a different direction than the other score lines), 4.oo”
  • 6.50″ side score @ 1.50″, 3.00″, 4.50″, 6.00″
  • Fold and burnish all score lines.
  • Cut on the dotted lines and trim off pieces marked with “X’s” as show on the photo below
  • Apply adhesive to the side tab and adhere to the side which will create a rectangle (you should be able to lay it flat on the table and fold over the pieces which should match up perfectly)
  • Two of the end tabs opposite each other fold together to create the bottom, followed by the other set of opposite tabs.  Depending on what you intend to include inside the milk cartons, adhesive is only needed on the last tab that you fold over to create the bottom

Score lines to create the tent fold at the top of the milk carton are recommended when using designer series paper, otherwise the bottom portion of your milk carton may not be square.  (Ask me how I know!)

For the owl on the post, I created the post by cutting off a piece of chip board that comes in the packaging of Stampin’ Up! products.  I stamped the post in Early Espresso with the longest texture stamp in the set.  I used an Exacto knife and cut a slit under the owl’s feet and slid the post through the slit so that it looks like he is sitting on the post.  To give it a clean look from the back, I stamped and fussy cut out a second owl and adhered it to the back to cover up the post.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of the project, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails:

And finally, here is the original project that inspired me to make mine.  As you can see, hers is much more elegant.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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