I am really enjoy making the milk carton gift boxes. They are not a new idea in the crafting world, but as with everything else I am usually a few steps behind being 'bang on trend'.
Here's my latest creation, a cheeky monkey themed sweetie box:
I was inspired by Go Ape, as I am planning a trip with Mr Crafty Blogger's God-daughter to a new course which opened near us last year. I thought the sweetie box would make a nice treat as part of the visit.
The box is filled with foam banana sweets. Anyone who has done a Go Ape course will appreciate you need some nice sugary energy at the end of it :)
Milk carton made from reycled kraft card-stock (available here)
Coloured card from stash
Cuttlebug monkey and tag dies
Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
Fiskars scalloped lace/threading water punch
Ribbon from Abakan
Mini bulldog clip from Wilkinsons
This isn't the first time the monkey die has been used on a Go Ape projects. He also made an appearance on one of my early blog posts way back in 2007 (here).
***EDIT*** I have been asked via my Flickr pic if I have a tutorial for the milk carton box. I used THIS ONE from Split Coast Stampers. I altered the dimensions slightly so the carton is slightly larger and uses a full sheet of A4 card rather than trimming it down.