Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vellum Milk Cartons

Wow - this posting is really late!!! So sorry, the acetate version was a BUST - had to trash it.....ever have one of those day?...I wasn't happy with how it turned out - actually it didn't turn out. I prefer this Card Stock Vellum version - it turned out much better than I thought, a bit more "elegant' than I thought. I made 3 versions using the textured folders. These would probably look OK using solid card stock, too. Which one do you like?

Bottom side of cartons are not embossed:

Very Vanilla Version:


Pretty in Pink Version:

Rose Red Version:


The recipe for the Vellum Milk Carton: Clear plate, die, vellum, Premium Crease Pad (see how I marked mine so I don't get confused?), 2 shims, clear plate.
Yippee: Cut vellum with the fold lines!!! This is what we call "success":

The sandwich recipe to emboss Vellum: Tab1, clear plate, embossing folder with milk carton in between, clear plate on top. The textured folder will not fit the fulllength of the milk carton. You will need to run it through the Big Shot again but only in the spot that is not embossed.

The embossed vellum looks like this. The bottom flaps were not embossed.

Lightly crease folds, secure with sticky tape:

Secure Leaf (as shown) and butterflies with mini Glue dots:

Stamp and punch message. Secure under the clip.

  • Stamps: Tiny Tags
  • CS: Card Stock Vellum, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Rose Red, Certainly Celery
  • Ink:Black
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, SU Exclusive Milk Carton Die, SU Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Folder, SU Exclusive Textured Impressions Final Press Folder, SU Textured Impressions Manhattan Flower Folder, SU Exclusive Little Leaves Embosslit Die, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Eggcellant Eggs Kit, White Clip (non SU), Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Tape

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


Anonymous said...

I Love, love love them all. Can't pick a favourite. How clever to use vellum- something I would not have thought of. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Donna Zammit

Ellen Kemper said...

I too love them all but must vote with my blah little heart and go VANILLA. Can't say why - I just liked it a tiny bit more.

Vellum milk carton - awesome idea. That is why we all MUST read your blog. It is an addiction.

Marsha E. said...

Love them all, but like the red one best. Never thought about using vellum - gotta give it a try. TFS as always.

DeeDee said...

OH My goodness..I just love did an awesome job...thanks for the fun inspirations..

Sophia said...

These are beautiful - every last one of them!

Laƫtitia said...

It's so beautiful!!! I love your blog!

Inking Idaho said...

Patti these are SO pretty! They would be perfect for a wedding!

Terry said...

Oooooh what to chose, what to chose!!
The very vanilla is perfect for a wedding.
The red one for Vaentine's Day.
The pink for a wonderful, beautiful granddaughter or daughter or daughter-in-law.
Using the vellum is brilliant!!
You are brilliant!! TY Patti.

paperpotter said...

JUST in time for my neice's wedding favors. You are so creative, and uber pretty designs .... Wow! I found you through Inking Idaho, and I'm so glad I did.

CRYSTAL said...

Ohhhhh, sooooo pretty! LOVE the idea of using the vellum cs to make these - gorgeous! tfs

kim said...

Absolutely stunning. My vote is for the rose red one. Have got to try these.

Princess said...

Which is my favorite....I'm gonna have to say pink...cause I'm still in a pink phase. But adore the different embossing techniques you used. Creating these on vellum is gorgeous. Nicely done.

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Pick one???? No way! They are all gorgeous!!!

Happy Honu said...

Beautiful. I am always so impressed with your creativity. Thanks for sharing, and I love your blog. Sending ALOHA from O'ahu, Myra

Linda Beeson said...

What total cuteness! The vellum gives such a soft, springy look.