Saturday, 27 March 2010

Another Milk Carton Sweetie Box

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
Nestabilities dies
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.

Thanks for looking,

Ruthie x


Sarah said...

Aaaww, it is so cute! Have a great time!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

This is adorable! I saw it on Flickr and had to come over and read more!