Sunday, October 23, 2011

Altered milk carton

Halloween is a-coming! A little project I had at my workshop last month using the milk carton die- to make a hexagon box. Diecut 2 milkcartons with 3 panels from the side of and including the connecting tab. Tape the 2 panels together on just one side so that is still lays flat. Wheel the image (or stamp and decorate as you wish) while it is flat. Here I used the Haunting Hill jumbo wheel - it goes aroung once over the 5 panels and the last panel starts to repeat the image so that's where I put the large tag punched out in black with the cat from Batty for you set punched out with 1 1/4" circle punch layered over 1 3/8" old olive circle. Score the triangle on top that is not scored automatically by the die. It is important to make the score symmetrical. (Once you assemble the box whether the triangle goes to the way top or to the score line below is not noticeable.) Then assemble the box . You may need to cut the bottom panels to about 1 1/2 inches so they will tape together. then punch holes into the top panel on either side of the triangle and run ribbon through.

Hardest part was runnning the ribbon through!


1 comment:

Kathynruss said...

Glad to see you back to stamping and blogging! Missed you.