Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Asian Inspired and My First Tutorial



Howdy! I have had a few requests for a "how to" on the mini milk carton box with the legs, so settle down for a long post and here goes!
  • cut two mini milk cartons using your die and Big Shot
  • cut off one complete section from each as shown below
  • the centre panel has different scoring to the others (to make the spout part) but we need it to be the same, so firstly score from where the point meets the top, down to the next score line as seen below

  • now score from here to either corner so you have a triangular scored shape like the others
  • fold all your score lines and use your bone folder to get nice sharp creases
  • using strong adhesive on the end tabs, attach the two boxes together

  • to help keep your hexagon the right shape, join the bottom pieces as follows: take two opposite pieces and join them so they match perfectly and make a straight line

  •  do this with the other two sets of opposite pieces as well
  • now cut another piece of cardstock 25.6 cm wide and height whatever you want - I used 9.5 cm for this sample
  • score this piece every 4.1 cm, so at 4.1, 8.2, 12.3, 16.4, 20.5 and 24.6 - you will then have a 1 cm piece for joining
  • using the 32 mm (1 1/4 inch) circle punch, punch the bottom of each section as shown below. I punched a piece of scrap paper first, folded it in half, then drew around it to give me a guide to where to punch my first one (see below), then traced around the one I had punched as a guide for the others


  • don't forget to give the end piece a bit of shape too
  • now decide how high up the carton you want to attach your "legs" piece. Don't put it right up to the fold as this will show too much - put it a bit below so you can hide it with your decorative panels of DSP or whatever
  • put plenty of strong adhesive on the inside part - remember not to put the adhesive so far down that it goes beyond the base of your box (I drew a line at 4.5 cm so I would know where to stop!)

  •  begin attaching at the tab part and move around the box, adhering firmly



  • use your crop-o-dile to punch holes in the folded top sections, then thread ribbon through to tie

  • now decorate the side panels as you like - either one piece of DSP all the way around, or separate panels as per the examples below
















Phew! I hope I haven't forgotten anything - have proofread this a million times! 

Hope you have tons of fun making your own boxes. Many thanks to my mate Robbity for showing me how to make them in the first place!

Cheers
Kez

Edited to Add: I have since discovered that my friend got the idea for this box from two projects posted on www.creativityinprogress.com Many apologies to Sunghee for not giving her credit originally.

29 comments:

Jenn R said...

Thanks Kerry for these excellent instructions. Great use of the teeny tiny milk carton die. Cheers

Sabine said...

I hoped so much, that you would show how to make these cute boxes. But this tutorial is SUPER great, even better than I hoped. Thank you so much. Now I better put my vacuumcleaner on racing pace, so that I have time to make such a box.
Greetings from Germany
Sabine

Susan Joyce said...

Thanks Kerry for your fabulous tutorial. You did an excellent job for your first one.

AnnAussie said...

Congratulations on your wonderful first tutorial. Your project is gorgeous! Many thanks.

Cheryl said...

WOW fantastic,love the shape and thanks for the tutorial!!!
xx

Paula said...

That is a fabulous tutorial kez - and so easy to follow!! Now I just need to get that die and I can WOW everyones socks off. You are FABULOUS - Thanks ♥

Marelle Taylor said...

Great Tutorial Kez, and a fabulous box! Thanks for sharing it with us!
xoxo

Juliette Chapman said...

Excellent tutorial Kez. I knew how to make the box but for the life of me couldn't work out how you made the legs!! Thanks so much. Will now have to make some more of these boxes with legs this time. XXX

Ness said...

So so clever!

Becky Green said...

What a WONDERFUL JOB you've done with this!!!!! AND VERY CREATIVE!!!!!!! It would take me FOREVER to come up with something like this!!!!!!! I LOVE the Asian flair too!!!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! :)

Toots said...

Beautiful project - can't wait to make one! Thank you for taking the time to prepare the tutorial and sharing! Aloha!

isabelleS said...

cela est une super bonne idée
merci pour le tuto

Carol said...

How absolutely wonderful this is!!! I always like seeing new ways to use the Milk Carton die and this is the nicest yet - TFS your creativity and tutorial!

sunghee said...

OMGoodness!!! What wondeful boxes you made! Looks stunning!!!
And thank you for giving me the credit! you are so sweet! =)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

These are so stunning, Kea! The oriental look is perfect for them! I have seen this "box" around on a couple of online tutorial blogs ... so I don't think you should stress about the origin. I think it would be hard to pin it down now! But ... congrats to sunghee for sharing this with you! :)Because you have made it your own! Oh ... and thanks for taking the time to create the tutorial. I know how long that takes! Hugs xxaxx

delysc said...

Love it Kerry and fabulous tutorial gonna make one!

Lynda said...

See next post for tutorial ravings....DOH!! Next time I won't get so darn far behind. ooxx

Rob I said...

Looooove your first tutorial = clever bunny.

Angie Brown said...

You're soo clever Kerry, fabulous idea :)
Hugs
Angie

Ann Craig said...

Thanks so much for sharing this great idea with a wonderfully comprehensive tutorial. Now I can create something cute with this die. It has been sitting idle for quite a while. I love the Asian flair - just beautiful.

Patrice said...

Great tutorial Kerry, thanks so much for putting it together and sharing. Going to give these a go!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Fabulous tutorial!!!! I can' wait to make one. Yours is just so beautiful!!! Hugs,

Debi said...

These boxes are super cute- and thanks for showing us how to make one- definately on my to do list :-)

Paper Lady said...

Wow Kerry these are beautiful! And you did a wonderful job with the tutorial. Now I can enjoy my milk carton die because it'll make a bigger box. So cute!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Wowzie! This is awesome! Very clever.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Andrea said...

Hi Kez,
I love your boxes. I wasnt going to buy this die but now I really have to....

Fran Kennedy said...

Just found your tutorial on LNS...and this is terrific..and your first....would never have guessed.....thanks so much for sharing and taking the time to do the tutorial!!

Linda-Ann & Simon Brunton said...

I've just discovered this tutorial. And it is fantastic - thank-you for sharing.
Greetings from Germany
Linda

donna lee weatherby said...

I had this one as one of my favourites but wasn't sure how to make it so thanks Kerry for your very clear instructions and great pics. can't wait to get home to my Stampin Up gear to give a go.TFS

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