Sunday, 17 July 2011

Milk cartons!

Happy Sunday. We're off to see Transformers 3  'Dark of the Moon' in 3d this afternoon. The weather this weekend is lousy!

One of my passions is making boxes/containers out of card. I am the proud owner(not yet much used!) of an Imagine. I was really pleased as it means I can indulge my 'milk carton' addiction! Well, I could if I could get the cartridge here in the UK!!!
My best friend Kate surprised me this week with a plastic template to make a milk carton........thanks Honey.
I made a couple of cartons,the first one I'm sharing is part of a gift for my son's teacher. School breaks up very soon and thought I would fill this with chocolate.
I am linking this over at The Paper Variety which is a Photo Inspiration Week.

I thought the photo of the child studying and the bright colours fitted well with my colourful teacher gift. 

The next one is one I made the day before Kate gave me the template. Lots of measuring and work(boy am I so used to die cutting machines!!!) but still (I think) quite effective.

The flower is Tim Holtz's flower die,stamped,inked and glimmer misted. If anyone wants to know the measurements and / or how to make this - just let me know.

Thanks for looking.
Hugs Jayne x


  1. OMG JayneI love these they are so cute....
    Have a great night.

  2. Love your milk cartons. I want the All Wrapped Up Cart just for this cut. That flower is gorgeous.

  3. Such adorable projects...great job! ~Shen

  4. Those turned out lovely Jayne! The Teacher is gonna love it and I hope you can get that cartridge real soon! :O)

  5. Great project. I love how you have interpreted the photo inspiration :) Thanks for playing along at TPV :)

  6. They turned out great, love the pink one :o)

  7. Both are super - and how clever of you to make one "old style"!

  8. Wow, these are both so awesome, Jayne! What a great idea filling one with chocolate for your son's teacher! And I LOVE that Tim Holtz flower! You made it absolutely beautiful!!


  9. I love the way both of these came out Isn't that photograph a great inspirational shot to do a nice piece of art for . Thanks for becoming a follower I am now one of yours also.

    DIANA L.

  10. super clever design! I'm sure you can put all kinds of goodies in an awesome carton like this ... great interpretation of the challenge also ... thanks for playing with us at TPV!