Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Lia Stampz - Challenge #64 - Anything But A Card

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Hello, my friends!

There's a really fun new challenge starting over at Lia's "Anything But A Card" :o)

I decided I wanted to try something a little bit different. I started with picking out this fun image called "Christmas Cookies", which you can find at Whimsy Stamps HERE

The project I made was inspired by this fun image. She's holding a plate of cookies, and what goes better with cookies then a glass of milk? So I put together this fun milk carton! Wouldn't this make a lovely gift if it was full of cookies? I looked at a few milk carton projects online but none of them were the right size for my image. I decided to make up my own. If any of you would be interested in a template for one this size just let me know. I will make one up and post it on my new "Free Stuff" page. 

Here is my milk carton:

Here is a close-up of the fun image. I cut it out and backed it with a pretty red doily. 
Then I added a triple bow. 

Here is the back side of the project. I stamped "YUM" all over the carton using blue and red ink. 
I added a band of red polka dot Washi tape around the bottom of the carton.

Here is a closer look at the top of the carton.
There is another band of narrow Washi tape above the first fold. The carton is held shut with a red binder clip. I stamped a tag that says "a little Yummy for your tummy" and tied it onto the clip with a ribbon bow.

Materials Used:
Papers: Colorbok - Tesxtured Cardstock;
Image: Lia Stampz - Christmas Cookies,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Fourteen;
Punch: Fiskars - Tag Corner;
Ink: CTMH - Cranberry, Moonstruck;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Pretty Petites, Name Unknown;
Ribbon: Offray;
Doily, Eyelet, and Binder Clip: My Stash.

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Ira Huberts said...

What a wonderful creation Nancy, love how you adorned your milkbox here, so pretty! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Christine L said...

A perfect creation Nancy... love the image and how you've also stamped all over with the 'yum'! And I'd certainly love this to be full of cookies....... Mmmmmmmmmmmm!!

Christine x

Marilyn said...

Great idea Nancy and this is very cute with that red doily behind it! I can just see this carton being filled with malted milk balls... I love those things!

Sandy said...

You made this milk carton yourself!!??!! I knew I did not like you for some reason. You are just too dang smart and talented. Now pass me that milk carton with the cookies.. I guess you made the cookies too didn't you. Next thing I know you will be wanting us to call you Martha!
Sandy xx

alexandra s.m. said...

GENIUS Nancy!!
I ADORE your project!

Tracy said...

Oh gosh yes. I've never met a cookie I didn't like. Hee hee. Cookies and milk are the best. This is tons of fun. Hugs!

Tracy said...

Such a fun project!!
Great image and wonderfully coloured.
I remember Stampin' Up had a die for a milk carton, about 4 yrs ago. I didn't purchase it, but I did make one on my own as well :)

Penny said...

How clever of you to make your own carton! And it turned out so cute! Love the fun image, the coloring, that great doily, and your color palette! Really cool project! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie what a stunning creation, huggles Pops x x x

Jonia said...

Nancy I just love this image and also love the milk cartoon. I will have to check out your free stuff and get the template for this. I may have to check out the image also. Hope you are doing well.

Susan M said...

Fabulous Nancy ! You are full of great ideas, thanks for sharing them with us ! Love the image , and the lovely bright colours!