Friday, October 14, 2011

What to Do with the Milk Carton Die- Big Shot Blog Hop

Big Shot. I want to be a Big Shot. I love my Big Shot. Hardly a project goes by when I don't use it! Owning one has changed my papercrafting--for the better! Embossing, 3D-ing, Card-making, Die-cutting, quilting, oh I love all the things I can do with it. My friends at Stampin' Addicts (the number one site for stampin' ideas) and I decided to celebrate the Big Shot with a blog hop in it's honor. If you have already been hopping, you may have come from Carmen's blog featuring the Candy Wrapper Die (my second favorite die) or perhaps you are hopping backwards and came from Debra's blog featuring the Petal Cone Die (my third favorite die).

Welcome to all things Milk Carton, my favorite die! Love it! Here's what I made this week with it:

Cool, huh? I've been inspired by papers, the seasons, and well, my own creativity.

First up is the pumpkin box. I've seen a few around that look similar, although I've had this idea from the moment I got a swap from Carmen (the blog before mine) at Convention. She had this great little treat box and I thought--it's a pumpkin! Inside, a whole bunch of candy corn.
Next up, a haunted house. I made this with a single milk carton die cut. I just embossed it with my spider web embossing folder, filled it with gummy spiders, added a square window, a little bling from my Spooky Bingo Bits, and I have a super cute party favor!

By the way, it's sitting on a box bottom that I made from the Milk Carton Die. I couldn't get a lid to fit so I used it as a platform instead!

Next up, my flannel birdhouse. The Frostwood Lodge paper called to me with its wood tones and plaids. I knew I wanted to make a birdhouse and this is what I designed!


I added the quilled flowers after I had leftover strips from my roof. How cute! I just love my windows!

Finally, the best of the bunch--the gingerbread house.



This was mulling over in my mind for a while. When I went to make it, I realized that I had wayyyyyyy more ideas than would fit on one milk carton. So, I combined two milk cartons to make this extra large holiday decor (filled with peppermints). I used the Jolly Bingo Bits for accents along with my punches and fun papers!

I'll post more details and pictures on my blog Monday, so come back to visit and see more! For now, move on down the blog hop to Debra's blog Heartfelt Inspirations and see all the amazing creations with the Petal Cone Die!


Happy Stamping!




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21 comments:

  1. Fabulous projects! I love that Gingerbread House, and I would love to see how you put together two of the milk cartons!

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  2. Holy cow what fantastic projects! I like the haunted house the best. Thanks for showing us your projects.
    Gale

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  3. Sweet! Love your cabins and houses!! Too cute!

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  4. Wow! You rock Sara! These are all awesome and I can't wait to try them!

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  5. Love them all. But that Gingerbread house ROCKS!! I love the milk carton too. But who am I kidding, I love them all!

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  6. I'm partial to the gingerbread house! I'll have to make one for my display!!

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  7. Love love love the gingerbread house!! I had no idea you could put them together to make a house that size. Great job!

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  8. Wow Sara! That gingerbread house is amazing! Actually, I think all of them are pretty amazing.

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  9. Oh my goodness, Sara, you have really taken the milkbox carton to town! That Haunted house is just over the top. . . .

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  10. Sara all of these are amazing!!! I love the pumpkin!!!

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  11. Sara, your projects are terrific! Love how you embellished all the projects.

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  12. Love the little houses, which I am particularly addicted to, but I can't wait to hear about your double wide gingerbread house! :)

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  13. Goodness these are cute!! I can not believe all punching you did for the roof of the gingerbread house-- amazing!!

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  14. GOrgeous projects! Love the gingerbread house the best

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  15. You rocked this die Sara! I can see a whole village of gingerbread houses this year at my house. What a great idea.
    Kim-s1itcher46

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  16. Sara! Eeekkkk! I love them all. You did a super duper job showcasing this die. I want to get mine out right now and go to work. Oh the fun you had doing these projects I can only imagine, wait I can do them too. :)

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  17. Fabulous!! I know what I want to do with the kids at school for our winter carnival craft! lisajake128@yahoo.com

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  18. That haunted house is adorable, but the gingerbread house is to-die-for! LOVE all the little details, from the scallop trim "icing" on the roof to the candy trim. Brilliant work!!!

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  19. So creative, Sara! Your gingerbread house looks good enough to eat! And your pumpkin is too cute. Love the flannel birdhouse and the haunted house too!

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  20. Sara, they are all too cute, but the haunted house rocks my world!!

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