Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tulip Pitcher Milk Carton

Here's my version of the pitcher using the milk carton die. The inspiration is from Amanda (see her blog posted March 11, 2010). My gal pal Becky ( also has a version posted on March 17, 2010 which is soooo cute, too so check hers out for even more inspiration! I used the Extra Large Two Step Bird punch to create the tulip flowers and greenery. This was a hit at a recent workshop. Thank you Amanda and Becky!!!

See the cute lady bug clip
This is what you will need:
(1) Bashful Blue CS Milk Carton. Use a bone folder to make crisp folds (except no folding on the "v" lines /top section of the carton is necessary)
(1) 1/2" x 2-1/2" Bashful Blue CS for the side handle. Score 1/4" on each end of the 2-1/2" side
(1) 3/4" x 7" Old Olive Patterns DSP for the "grass"
(9) punched Pretty in Pink CS Wings from the Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch
(6) Barely Banana CS Wings from the Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch
(3) Old Olive CS Leaves from the Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch
(5) Old Olive CS Stems from the Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch
scrap for the message to be stamped
Punch along the 7" length with the scallop boarder punch
How to make the tulips: not sure if this is the right way but this is how it was done. 3 bird wings = 1 tulip. Adhere 2 of the wings, cut off a section of the third and position the tip in between the 2 other tips. There will be 5 tulips: 3 Pink ones and 2 Yellow ones.

Assemble the tulips with their stems: place a dimensionals on top as shown

Using a piercer, attach ONLY THE top handle for now with a brad.

Position your tulips on the carton - then remove the back of the dimensionals and adhere.

Place the Old Olive Pattern DSP along the bottom of the carton and create folds from the carton sides (do not adhere to the carton flat - there will be trouble! if this is done!). Apply a little snail adhesive to the bottom of the handle on the 1/4" section to keep it in place. After folds are made to the Old Olive DSP, adhere . Piece the hole for the bottom of the handle and put the brad through now. Fold the Bashful Blue flaps under the carton and cut off the excess stems.
Last step: stamp message and use Medium Jewelry Tag punch. Attach with a fun ladybug clip (found this in my stash and it works great!)

  • Stamps: Tiny Tags
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Old Olive Designer Pattern DSP
  • Ink: Black
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Bigz Milk carton Die, Extra Large Two-step Bird Punch, Silver Brads, Scallop Boarder Punch, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Piercer

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


Jackie Thomas said...

These are wonderfu Patti, very clever indeed. xo Jackie

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

You have made some beautiful Spring projects over the past few days! Love the colors! I am so happy that winteri is now on it's way out! :<)

Wishing you a happy day!

Barbara Diane

jan-it said...

Love the tutorial - AGAIN!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Whitney Richardson said...

I am making this for stamp camp Sunday, I like your version better than the one I saw. I did not have the flowers die and I did not quite understand how to do the grass. But once again you have made it so simple with you fabulous directions I Like the tulips better anyway. We are making the tulip card tommorrow nite at card class so they will have that down
for Sunday when we make these!!

You have no idea these ease and inspiration you bring to us busines builders who are jammed for time and have to come up with 24 different projects in a month!!
With your good hand that got slammed in the door by the wind and almost broke all your fingers. Ouch it really hurts to try to prep!!

Seriously thank you thank you thank you. I promise after this weekend your goodies will be on their way. I had an unexpected crazy business spurt. One of those where you make out your calendar and never expect to fill every class and then you go uh oh!
But god is glorious and I am so grateful to be busy!! I give all the glory to him!

your the best, girly!!
xxxooo-Whit said...

So cute and so beautiful,thank you for sharing.

sandi maciver said...

oh my goodness, how cute is this, I have not bought that die yet, I might have to.

Inking Idaho said...

OK, You win! Yours by FAR is the cutest one ever!! Love it!