Sunday, 8 May 2011

Slightly addicted!

Oh wow, I am so hooked on making mini milk cartons! :lol:

Remember how I said (just yesterday?!) that I had a gazillion ideas for how to decorate these boxes... well, I've been trying a few out (and have plenty more whirling around in my head!)...


For this first one I tried something different and used the off-cut from die-cutting the butterflies from my first carton as a stencil and spritzed through it using a couple of drops of Stampin' Up! ink (from the refills) mixed with water in a spritzer bottle (I've been experimenting lately with using SU inks in this way).



For the next one I had the awesome idea of combining the milk carton die with this yummy embossing folder (also from SU's latest mini catalogue). I think it gave a fantastic effect (this idea in particular would be awesome for elegant wedding favour boxes). :)



I really liked the embossed design just left simple in white but I also thought it might look nice coloured in... so I used chalks to colour in the embossed designs.



Of course, the natural next progression in using the embossing folder was to use colour-core cardstock (in this case Whitewash Core'dinations) and sand the embossed areas.



And then I had the idea to use the bird's egg stamps from SU's Nature Walk set of stamps to make a little border around the bottom of a carton... and that led to this design, made using various stamps from the Nature Walk set.

These are so quick to make and so effective and I'm just addicted! :lol: I really need to stop making milk cartons and get on with some of my other projects! :lol:

6 comments:

fatmonica said...

They're all gorgeous!I've been looking at that carton die...now I'm more tempted!

Sue said...

Wow you have been busy! I love the fourth one down :D

Bugged Designs said...

Very nice, I like the birds eggs one.

Handmade Hannah said...

These are all gorgeous but my favourite is the green one. Thanks for sharing your lovely work :)

Virginia said...

Wow that's some serious milk carton addiction that you've got there - they are gorgeous though aren't they!

Claireliz said...

These are fantastic Ali, I'll beadding that die to my Most wanted list.
C
xx

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