Thursday, May 31, 2012
I recently ordered a milk carton die made by a well known manufacturer. I love it! It's really cute, but it's pretty tiny. I wanted a bigger carton, so using the same format as the die, I just made a bigger carton with a piece of cardstock and my scoring tool. Voilà! I have my desired carton size. Since I don't have the new mustache set from A Muse, I used the old one, Foiled Again! I also die cut a scalloped circle from my Petite Dot Cherry cardstock, a plain circle from Sleepy Hollow cardstock, then stamped, embossed, and trimmed the mustache and attached it with foam tape to the circle. I then taped the circle to the fun paper party straw from my stash with some lime green washi tape. I loooove me some washi tape!
For one of the days during Teacher Appreciation week, I actually purchased some new, unused milk cartons from a shop nearby full of random goodies, and filled it with mini homemade chocolate chip cookies. Takes milk and cookies to a whole new level, don't you think?
How do you close this carton, you say? Well! I purchased some small metal binder clips from one of my favorite stores, Tarjay (Target), then wrapped some washi tape over the metal binding. Close up the top, clip on the binder clip, and off you go! You could probably glue it shut, too, but where's the cute in that?
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I just love it when the sun comes out to play. It inspires me to create. I've really been leaning toward clean and simple designs with a lot of white space lately. For this card, I cut a square of Sugar cardstock, put some strips of double stick tape across it, peeled off the backing, then covered it with some yummy Bubblegum pink glitter. I took another piece of Sugar cardstock, trimmed it to my liking, die cut the largest A Muse butterfly die out of the center and stamped a pretty sentiment underneath it. I took that pretty bubblegum glittered piece of cardstock and glued it behind the opening created by the die. Layered that whole thing onto some lime cardstock and popped it into a Sugar 4-bar notecard.
Of course you could always purchase some glittered cardstock to make life easier, but it's just not as fun, is it? haha! Now go create something fun!