Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Milk Carton - Back To School

Hi ya everyone!  If you are looking for my Tiddly Post please click HERE.  I'm sharing this milk carton tutorial using the Imagine at The Bug Bytes today!  Thanks so much Pam for letting me share this project.  My daughter goes back to school soon and I wanted to sneak a special treat in her lunch box.  I made this container using her favorite colors!  She's also really loving the goth stuff - so I chose this little Cutie Skull from Meljen's Designs to put on the side.
Once I had the scoring finished, I simply adhered all sides of the carton.  I started with the small flap and placed a small strip of adhesive down the side.
I formed the base of the box by adhering that flap to the inside of the other flap.
I then folded in the bottom and placed adhesive there as well starting with two opposing flaps and then the other two.
Once this was done the rest was easy.  The score lines worked perfectly for forming the top portion of the milk carton.
Next, I printed my Meljen's Designs Cutie Skull out and used the Cuttle Bug to cut and emboss.  For the first cut I used a circle nestable from Spellbinders and taped it to the paper so it wouldn't shift going through the Bug.  I also used the A plate, B plate and the C plate.
I then wanted to emboss the edge of the circle so I ran it through the Cuttle Bug again using an A plate, an embossing mat, three thick pieces of cardstock and two B plates.
This gave me a fabulous embossed edge.
I colored the skull using the following Copics.
I punched wholes in the top and ran some Tulle through and a black and white gingham ribbon.  I LOVE using tulle on my projects and saw this first in this post from Kristy at She's A Sassy Lady!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please feel free to ask questions!


  1. How neat, I really like that. I am sure your daughter will love it also. As always your coloring is great and thanks for the great step-by-step instructions

  2. Oh I LOVE it! One of these days I'm gonna HAVE to get my Imagine out of the box. (How embarrassing!) Great video. xxD

  3. Melissa, I saw this already and commented but just in case you missed it, I absolutely love this!!!

  4. What a great project Melissa. Your daughter will love it I am sure! Love the tulle on it and I have started using too thanks to Kristie! Thanks for sharing your video with us too.

  5. This is SOOOO cool! It's just awesome!