Sunday, December 11, 2011

11 DAYS 'TIL CHRISTMAS WRAP IT UP COUNTDOWN, Christmas Hexagon Milk Carton Box Tutorial...

Today I have a cute box to show you!  It is perfect for wrapping that special little gift you want to give.  It is made with the Mini Milk Carton Die and was presented at Convention this past summer.  I love finding different uses for our dies!  This box is great because it gives you more room than the Milk Carton itself.  A FREE tutorial on the box is at the end of the post.

I kept the design for this one pretty simple with just a Rosette for decoration.  I threaded the Baker's Twine through a button and then tied Mini Jingle Bells to ends.

Here is another version.  I kept this one fairly simple as well.  I embossed the Milk Carton Die Cuts with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder AFTER crisply folding all the score lines.  Then I added panels of Frostwood Lodge DSP and an easy tag.

  • Stamp Sets – Grateful Greetings (#116511, $36.95)
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Garden Green, Frostwood Lodge DSP
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler Classic, Cherry Cobbler Marker
  • Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (#123125, $2.95)
  • Accessories – Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons (#123636, $8.95), Mini Jingle Bells (#124116, $2.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95), 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Deck the Hall Buttons (retired - only $3.59 in my Clearance Rack)
  • Punches – Lace Ribbon Border (#122362, $19.95), 3/4" Circle (#119873, $10.95), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (#118873, $16.95), Large Tag (#119876, $15.95), Extra Large Tag (#119866, $16.95)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Die (#117310, $22.95), Simply Scored Tool (#122334, $29.95)

1.  Cut out 2 Milk Carton Die Cuts.
2.  Cut off one end panel (NON-TAB) from each one of the Milk Carton Die Cuts as shown.

3.  Use Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score the tops of the unscored tops to match the scored one.  Sorry, I forgot to photograph this step.

4.  Fold all score lines and use a bone folder to make folds crisp.

5.  Apply Sticky Strip to the OUTSIDE/RIGHT SIDE side tab of each Die Cut (shown on left die cut).  Apply Sticky Strip to INSIDE/WRONG SIDE of the ends of all three bottom tabs of one die cut and two of the three bottom tabs on the other die cut (as shown in the right die cut pictured).

6.  Remove Sticky Strip liner of one side tab and use to adhere one Milk Carton to the underneath of the non-tab end panel of the other.
7.  Remove Sticky Strip liner of the other side tab and adhere to the underneath of the other non-tab end panel forming a tube as pictured.
8.  To form the bottom, remove the Sticky Strip from the bottom tab that will be OPPOSITE the bottom tab with no Sticky Strip.  Fold in the non-Sticky Strip tab first and then fold it's opposite tab down so that they line up as pictured.
9.  Remove the Sticky Strip from two opposite bottom tabs and fold one in and then the other, again lining them up with each other as pictured.
10.  Remove Sticky Strip from the last pair of bottom tabs and fold one in and then the other being sure to line them up with each other as pictured.
11.  Turn over.  Pinch together a peak of the top and using the 1/8" side of the Crop-a-Dile, punch a hole about half-way in from the outer edge.  Repeat in each peak all the way around.
12.  Beginning at your front panel, thread the Baker's Twine through each peak all the way around ending at the same panel you began in.
13.  Your top will look like this when done.  Tighten and tie a bow or slip on a button like my sample above.  Decorate as desired.


  1. Thank you for sharing your instructions! Very easy to follow and your finished results are adorable!

  2. Thank you! It's nice to be able to find directions when I see something cool I want to duplicate.


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