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.