This morning I saw a cute little tote made to hold the little milk cartons that can be made with the Big Shot die, which is sold through SU. I don't have the milk carton die, but I thought this tote could be really cute holding 3x3 cards instead. I had to make some adjustments in the sizing of the milk carton tote so the cards wouldn't tip out, and this is what I came up with. :)
Here's my instructions (altered from Ruth Norton's milk carton tote found HERE, shared on LeeAnn Greff's blog):
- Start with 7" x 8 3/4" piece of CS.
- With the 7" side at the top of your Scor-Pal, score at 1 3/4" and 5 1/4".
- Turn so the 8 3/4" side is at the top of your Scor-Pal, and score at 1 3/4" and 3 1/2". Then carefully score at 5 1/4", scoring only from the outer edge up to the intersecting 1 3/4" score line (see diagram).
- Cut along all solid lines, making sure to trim off the lines I drew in blue which will help when folding up your box.
- Use a bone folder along all dashed score lines.
- Fold Tabs A in and put glue on both tabs, then adhere to Tabs B one at a time.
- Put glue on the outside of Tabs B, then adhere Tabs C to Tabs B one at a time.
- Decorate the box as desired.
For the delicate flowers, I used the SU Fancy Flower punch with tissue paper. To make quick work of it, I folded the tissue paper up, over and over until I had a good thickness, and then punched once for each flower on the cards. For the front of the box, I just used a layer of 3 tissue flowers. They are held together with a simple brad in the center and just scrunched up by hand. Quick and easy, just the way I like it. ;)
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Black and White Daisy CS; Emporium CB and Grace B&Ts, White tissue paper
Stamps: Thank You
Tools: Paper piercer
Punches: 2 step bird, Scallop Trim border and corner, Fancy Flower, Key Tag, 1/2" circle (all SU)
Embellishments: Black brads, Black floral grosgrain
Adhesive: Tombo Mono Multi (LSS), 3D foam tape (dollar store), 1/2" Scor-Tape
Envelopes: from 3x3 12 card sets in the $1.50 bins at Michael's