Sunday, September 6, 2015


Hey there my friends!!  Welcome to my blog post for The Cutting Cafe!!  I took a little break but I'm back and raring to get some crafty time in!!  I love designing projects for The Cutting Cafe, Regina's cut files are so easy to use, assemble and make great gift ideas too!!  This 7th day of the month we are playing with The Assorted Shapes Milk Carton file.  There are so many different reasons you can use this file and it was super easy to cut! 

I decided to create gifts for my staff's children who have recently gone back to school for the 2015-2016 school year. I love gifting others and I know the "little people" (children) always enjoy receiving something special.  I created four milk cartons with different designer sheets of paper all by DCWV, a very old stack I have been hoarding for a few years now; The Celebration Stack. Check it out my creations:

The file comes with several designs, this one cuts an apple image on the front of the carton.  I added a leaf with veins I drew on with my hunter green gel pen.  I also added a hole to insert a pencil where a straw would be inserted.  Some trim and some ribbon complete this cutey.  

I shimmer misted the mini tag from Hobby Lobby with some homemade spritz, added ColorBox yellow ink to the edges and stamped to and from on the tag.  It is tied with some jut like string I kept from my chocolate covered strawberries box from Godiva!!  Haha, I love to recycle/repurpose stuff.

Here are the other three milk carton boxes I created.  You can see I used a different shape for each one.  All these designs plus about 8 more are available.  I will finish up the decorating on these tomorrow (Labor Day) and add (as with the pencil box above) some goodies.  I was able to fit a mini note pad, a tic tac box, some fun-dip ((do you remember fun dip??) I ate one!  LOL) and krimped paper to each box; plus the pencil!

The file comes with a topper for the carton but I simply punched two holes so I could string up some ribbon to make a bow.  Also, these three designs have a sheet of vellum behind the cut out, the pencil box I used a clear sheet from a box I cut up.

This file was great to work with and I had all four designs cut and assembled in about an hour or so.  Check out The Cutting Cafe to see all the great cut files....for very little money you could be creating your very own gifts!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and I'll see you next time!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!



Lisa Minckler said...

Super, super, SUPER cute and I LOVE that you added a pencil for a 'straw'...that's perfect! These are all fabulous :)
Lisa x

Regina Easter said...

look at you putting a HOLE in my template to add a it original...hugs

Tina Goodwin said...

These are awesome! Love the way you added the pencil.

Doris Molina Mora said...

Great idea. I love the pencil you added to the milk carton.

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

I agree with everyone else, that was a genius idea with the pencil...Very clever...Krista

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

fun boxes! I save ribbon and lot of other things as well to recycle. And I remember fun dip too.

Angeline Choo said...

SO CUTE! Love that you added the hole for the pencil :)

Mitra Pratt said...

So pretty! Nice job on this! Love that you have them all planned out!

Lisa S. said...

Love these! Clever designs girl. :)