Monday, August 19, 2013
Woodland Fairy Inspired Milk Cartons from The Cutting Cafe
Hey there blog land!
Exciting times over here! I am hanging out with the designers over at THE CUTTING CAFE these days! What a cool group too!
I used a very cool cutting file called HALLOWEEN - FALL MILK CARTON to make these fairy garden inspired projects.
There are six shapes to choose from that come along with this milk carton. I chose the leaf shape as I was going with my fairy theme!
I will tell you a secret. You don't need to have a cutting machine to cut out these files! I cut the brown one out by hand! It actually went a lot faster by hand than the one I made on my Silhouette! And took about five minutes or less! It comes in a nice little downloadable PDF file that can be printed out at any scale on your printer over your patterned paper and then cut out.
I then carefully folded the carton and ran it through an embossing machine to get the wood grain texture.
I also reused the leaf shape well...as a leaf! Do you see it there under my rose at the top?
The smaller green milk carton was cut on my Silhouette and then covered in metal tape, embossed in an embossing folder and then colored with alcohol ink. It was nice that I had cut it out with the machine though as the edges with the tape folded easier I think than one cut by hand.
My kids are getting too big to take treats in to their class (or so they tell me) so this project was designed for adding a small gift for a good friend. I just punched two holes at the top and tied off with some gauze. Easy peasy!
A small shout out to Ignacio over at Nicecrane Designs as I used one of his images!