Friday, March 19, 2010

House Milk Cartons

The Milk Carton die can also be a House, too. I made one of these a couple weeks ago but had not made the tutorial for it. So, a couple more homes sprung up. The homes have their own landscaping around the house. This exclusive die from SU is so cute and great for little gifts to give. These homes are sitting on a bed of Old Olive Designer Series Pattern Paper.....looks like grass! I have a read picket fence (not a white one) around the homes.
To get the treat, open the bottom:

Here are the front and top view of the homes:
Here are the side and back view - see the trees?:

Supplies needed for this project
(1) Milk carton die
(1) 4" x 2" Close to Cocoa CS for the roof, score 1/2" along the 2" side.
(1) Close to Cocoa CS punched Scallop Oval
(1) Very Vanilla CS punched 1/2" circle for the window
(1/2) Very Vanilla CS punched 1/2" circle for the window in the rafter
Left Photo: Make crisp folds. Apply sticky tape to the milk carton extension. Cut off the left flap as shown. Do not discard. Measure 1" , score 1/2", discard balance.
Right Photo: Use this piece for the 2nd flap from the right. Apply sticky tape to the flap and adhere.

Left Photo: this is ho the flap looks like after the "extension" is added. Set aside.
Right Photo: Cut off 3/4" of the oval scallop. Keep the top half - this will be the front door.

Left Photo: Sponge the Oval Scallop and also the Very Vanilla Circles
Right Photo: Using a Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Pen, draw (2) vertical lines and doors for the door knobs.

Left Photo: to make the roof - put through crimper
Right Photo: Use scallop boarder punch along both 2" sides. Fold roof in half. At the 1/4" roof overhang, clip out 1/8" to "0" at the center to allow the roof to fold to make a "mountain" shape.

Left Photo: Sponge roof with Close to Cocoa. Set aside.
Right photo: Stamp Trees using Old olive ink. Use the cling tree stamps set side by side on the acrylic block which is perfectly spaced between the fold lines of the milk carton.

Left Photo: Stamp the same trees on the milk carton using Close to Cocoa ink (for the trunks - right?) Then apply dimensionals.The stamped tree tops are to cut out and placed on top of the trees.
Right photo: Assemble the carton sides. Add sticky tape right above the carton fold line to each side for the roof. Apply the roof top one side at a time. Add one mini glue dot to the front center of the roof at the 1/4" overhang. Your project is now complete. Optional: Add a butterfly to the roof, attach using a mini glue dot.
  • Stamps: Good Neighbor
  • CS: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Milk Carton Die, Scallop Boarder Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Pen, Crimper, Stamping Sponges, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Thank you for stopping by today................HUGs!!!


Liam said...

Love it. You come up with amazing ideas. How do you do it. You must dream them up in your sleep. simply fantastic.


Anonymous said...

No way these could possible be any cuter!! I wanna turn mine into a sparkly winter village already Ü
You have such fantastic ideas, luv 'em *Ü*

Whimcees said...

Love it! Love it!

Hi Patti!

I love these little birdhouses! I do not have the die but went online to get a tutorial and so now I can make my own! The 'yard' and fence are wonderful! :<)

Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

I thought the milk carton alone was cute but this bumps it up.
So glad I found your blog.

PJ(Jessie Adams)

Jamie said...

I love how you did the bottom! I've been trying to figure out a way to make it so I could seal the top and the receiver wouldn't have to ruin the packaging to get to the innards. Thanks for the tip!

Inking Idaho said...

Holy cow these are darling Patti! I sooo wish I could crawl inside your head for about a week...oh no, stay up all night. I can't do that. :) I know, you move into one of these houses and I will move into the other and we can be neighbors!! Sound good?? Love ya!

Karli said...

Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm trying to avoid buying this die with all the strength I can muster. Must...find...strength...
You're making it awfully hard! Love it!

katou said...

This is so very cute,I love the idea to built a village like this.
Good job.

abbartski said...

You are always sooo kind to share your projects and most important, the directions. Thank you for being such an inspiration.
Stay well,

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Whitney Richardson said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, you are the best Patti Lee! I love these, you will definately see a case coming soon!
Love em!

Princess said...

Adore your little houses. So clever. Your tutorials are always awesome!