Monday, March 19, 2018

Cricut Milk Carton Gift Box

I created this box for a friend's son who celebrated his birthday. My 6 year old chose a Sour Patch candy-filled Easter Egg for a gift. I am using the Cricut Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge. I bought this used and linked. Good thing, I am still holding on to my Cricut Imagine. I cut this on one-sided patterned paper, maximizing the size of the cut so the egg can fit. If I am going to re-create this project, I would use a double-sided paper. There is a fold on the tab portion of the milk carton that shows the inside of the milk carton. With me, using a one-sided patterned paper, that tab was plain white. I adhered a washi tape to this area to cover this white trim.

Folding the milk carton was a challenge. If you are going to use the same Cricut cartridge, make sure to read the instruction manual included to know where to fold and where to apply the adhesive. Using the Cricut Imagine to cut this file, it created slits as marks for where to score and fold. If this was done on Cricut Explore, there is a way to get rid of this marks and change it to score lines. But since my cartridge cannot be used on Cricut Explore, I scored the marks using a bone folder and the Martha Stewart scoring board. I just made sure the slits are aligned with the groove of the score board before scoring.

I created a nest base for the egg by cutting a scrap patterned paper to the size of the box base adding about a half inch to each side, which I also scored. I made a vertical cut to both sides, up to the score mark. I folded this inward. Before adhering these tabs, I die cut a circle at the center large enough to cradle the egg. I adhered the tabs and placed this inside the milk box, then placed the Easter Egg on the open circle. I apologize for I wasn't able to take a photo of this base. The carton was all set up to be given before I took a photo of it.

To further embellish the milk box, I created a belly wrap using a blue cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment using a Technique Tuesday stamp. The embossing powders I used are Ranger and Wow! I also die cut the edges of the belly band using a Mama Elephant edge die.

I punched a hole on the top to thread the yarn with the gift tag on it. I tripled the yarn before creating the bow.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed & brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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