Friday, November 26, 2010

Milk and Cookies Box

I just love this little box.  I created the box itself using my Ultimate Crafter's Companion.  One of the features it has is that it has a section for boxes.  It automatically makes the lid slightly bigger than the base with NO MEASURING required!  Yeah, I love that!  When people start talking about measurements like 16ths I get pretty confused easily.  I was never good at that stuff.  The paper is from a DCWV Pack.

To decorate the box I cut a heart with my Cricut at 6 inches, this one is from Create a Critter.  The milk is also from Create a Critter cut at 3.25 inches.  I wanted to make it extra special so I cut it in some thin acetate - which was just cheap transparency sheets I bought at the local office supply store, they were like 10 cents.  

I inked around the edges with white Staz On because it was just too clear - I actually lost it on my desk for about 10 minutes!  *LOL*  I added some red lines to the straw using a Stampin' Write Marker from Stampin' Up.  To attach the milk to the jar I was concerned with not wanting something to look gunky, so I tried using Diamond Glaze all over the milk.  I figured if I just used it on some spots it would be more obvious. I think it actually gave a nice liquid effect and I'm happy with it - although the acetate did warp a little as it dried, but it's SO thin so that didn't really surprise me.

The gingerbread is from SP & Company stamps form the set called Cutest Gingerbread Man.  You get to pick the face for your gingerbread :)  I chose a winking one with eyelashes to be more girlie.  I filled in some areas with my white gel pen so I could color them.  I colored the cheeks and mouth pink and the buttons green - with small brown dots for buttonholes.  I used some Liquid Applique for the frosting.  It's my first time using it and I had so much fun - after it dries you heat it and it puffs up!  I haven't seen it locally but I ordered it online from Joanns. 

The & symbol is from a sheet of cuts from Doodlebug Designs from their Happy Holidays Collection - of course you could easily die cut your own for a similar look.


Flamenco92627 said...

That is so cute! That's funny about the milk bottle getting lost. Your whole project is adorable!

Ryansmaama said...

This project is precious. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama

Monica-FC said...

how cute is that. I love how you made the milk. neat.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute!

Mari AKA Momo said...

This is soooo stinkin adorable!!!! I absolutely love love it! XOXO Momo

creativeprincess said...

Love this! It is super cute! I have some good news for you also, I have passed on a blog award to you. Come by my blog to pick it up!


duendes said...

hello Amber,wishing you a great weekend,Hope all is well with you!


Whimcees said...


Great images - great gift box! I have missed coming to visit and hopefully it will not be so long!

Wishing you a good weekend!


Barbara Diane

Linda said...

This is so cute! I love the way you did the milk bottle. You are so clever.
Love it!

Audrey Frelx said...

Awwww, this is adorably cute!!!