Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine Milk Carton Gift Box (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

My second post today... If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here.

Today was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Valentine Milk Carton Gift Box. :o)

I made this small gift box for my sweetheart. 

First I made a box template from a Kraft cardstock paper (8.5" x 5.75"). I found milk carton box design on Google, studied it a bit and made my own template. I'm planning Box Tutorial Series here on my blog in close future, so I didn't prepare step by step instructions for today. Also, the weather was not my friend while I was making this one and I couldn't take any good photos. Soon. :o)

To make my own patterned paper, I was inspired with beautiful card made by Francine Vuillème of 1001 cartes. Her AWESOME background creating/coloring on Kraft technique was something I wanted to try for a long time and finally did it. Thank  you for sharing and inspiration Francine!!! :o)

I randomly stamped hearts from 6 different Jane's Doodles stamp sets (all listed below in List of supplies) on a Kraft cardstock paper, colored them with colored pencils and cut paper into four small rectangles, glued them on slightly larger white rectangles and glued everything on the box template.

Then I outlined hearts with white gel pen and added light reflections on each heart. After drying, light reflections on dark blue hearts changed color. White gel pen soaked blue color and turned blue and violet. Awful!!! I tried tracing them one more time, but that didn't help. Then I decided to try with an acrylic paint. I mixed white acrylic paint with a bit of water and using very thin paint brush traced light reflections on dark blue hearts one more time. It worked!! Happiness overload!! :o)

Here is a photo of the box before I assembled it.

I assembled the box, leaving only one side on top to open, like a Milk Carton Box. :o) I heat embossed in white a sentiment form a Jane's Doodles 'Coffee Time' stamp set on a piece of Kraft cardstock paper, cut it to preferable size and glued it on top of the box.

I filled the box with Bajadera chocolate pralines and closed the box. I could left it that way, but tiny details were needed. :o)

I "closed" the box with two tiny clothes pins and tied the box top with bakers twine, on which ends I thread plastic letter beads, G and M. G for Goran and M for Milka. :o)

Here is a short video...
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Box body dimensions: 2" x 2" x 2 1/2"

Box height: 3 7/8"

List of supplies:
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • white cardstock paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • TOZ Artist Colored Pencils (2 light blue and 2 dark blue colored pencils)
  • Uniball Signo White
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • baker's twine (blue/white)
  • wooden clothes pins (blue, white)
  • plastic letter beads (tranparent blue)
  • UHU universal glue
  • double-sided adhesive tape
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • MS Scoring Board
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • eraser
  • ruler
  • pencil sharpener
  • crafting needle
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 5/0
  • microfiber cloth (for cleaning)
  • powder bag
  • water

I'm entering my project to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) bastel-traum, Challenge #49 - Freundschaft / Liebe - Friendship / Love

2) Crafty Calendar Challenge, February Challenge - Love Is In The Air

3) Craft Heaven Shop Inspiration Blog, Challenge #17 - Love is all around...

4) House of Cards, February Challenge: Love Theme and/or Colors

5) Noor! Design U.K., February Challenge, Have a Heart

6) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Cute
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

7) Uniko Challenge #39, Anything Goes with an optional twist of Love

8) Wednesday Creative Inspirations Challenge, Challenge #268 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

At the end of this post... 
Jane has a Valentine's sale and is offering 20% off on all clear stamp sets in the store. This offer ends tomorrow.

That would be all from me today. Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Oh wow!!!! Such a delightful, so well tought, detailed gift box full of Love!!! Goran is a very lucky male! ;) You have been so busy with this gift box! The acrilic paint with a paintbrush for highlight the hearts is just a dream for me, I'm not accurate enought to do this! Your little hearts are just perfect! Love the blue tones with kraft colour and the white mats, and the twine with your initial letters.... awwww... an adorable touch!! Fabulous sentiment, too!!!

  2. This is too sweet! Love it!! So fun!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. This is a superb creation!! love all the cute hearts :)

  4. I absolutely love your creation... and the blue heart are just so perfect..

    Thank you for joining us over at Noor Design UK this month..


  5. oh wow I love this little carton and your hearts on the kraft card looks stunning, I think I need all those stamps sets. what a great way to use all the tiny stamps. thank you for joining us at creative inspirations.
    Suzanne (DT)

  6. I am in awe of your beautiful project, it is so pretty! love the kraft and red hearts, thanks for joining us Uniko

  7. Fabulous box! and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

  8. Classy, clever, neat and bursting with love! A great take on our challenge at Uniko this month and thanks for playing along with us. Sarah

  9. So cute! ​Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. We hope to see you again soon.

    ​E​m AKA Creative Em
    HOC DT

  10. Very nice creation!
    Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month.
    Rosi x

  11. Such a cute project and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko challenge & my apologies for my late comment. Hugs Bev x



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