Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Milk carton and carrier.

Firstly I would like to say thank you to everyone who left me lovely comments regarding my beautiful girl Ebony, I really appreciate you taking the time it means so much to me and my family.  My heart is still breaking every day, but I have to get back to it all :)
  I love this little die - the mini milk carton, and the matching carrier, which is a tutorial I designed for a fundraiser awhile ago, my stamp club girls are going to make this as this months project - they are pretty easy to make.  So here is a shabby vintage version for you today.

The base of the carrier has 3 layers - a portion of doily, a music wheel stampin round wheel onto a piece of whisper white cardstock and sponged around, then a layer of lace.  The front has the little rose added.

I dyed the very vanilla seam binding for this project using my reinkers and a heat tool.

twine is a little added extra.
little prima roses adorn the front, and a pearl stick pin is added to the top for something a little pretty.

the background of the carrier had another music wheel run over it and sponged around edges, the scallop circle was put back into the punch and punched again in between the previous scallop to come up with this different pattern, another portion of doily is again added, on top of that is a doily punchie, and added to that is a lace bow.

NOTE:  I have added the basic tutorial from my christmas version of this tote.  You will now find the carrier tutorial under the tutorial tab at the top of my blog.  If you use my tutorial and post your pictures to your own blog please link back to my blog as the owner of this tutorial - happy to share but please be nice thanks.

Am entering this into the ScrapFIT challenge which this month is to use doilies
and also into Moxie Fab World  which is also to use doilies and lace.
Lastly into Crafty Friends Challenge which is anything but a card - I have just discovered this challenge blog so am excited to put an entry in here. Love it.

Details: All Stampin’ Up!Unless Stated.

Stamp Sets:Music wheel,
Ink Pads: crumb cake, Early espresso
Reinkers: Pink Pirouette (for dyeing the seam binding)
Cardstock: Pink pirouette, whisper white
Punches: modern label punch, xlarge scallop circle punch, Lace border punch, doily punch
Tools: Big shot, mini milk carton die, hot glue gun, sponges
Other: very vanilla seam binding, twine, twitterpated buttons, doilies(paper non su), mini pegs (stash), prima flowers (not su), pearl hat pin (not su).



  1. WOW!!!! stunning project!! this is soooo cool and pretty!! LOVE the colors and doily!!! thanks sooo much for working out with us at ScrapFIT!!!!

  2. These are lovely. I have the milk carton die also and I love making them, but yours are totally to die for. I also love the holder.


  3. Gosh this is a sweet little carrier!! Love that seam binding :)

    ps sorry to hear about Ebony

  4. This is such a stunning creation Melissa. Wish I could come to your stamp club! :-)

  5. What an amazing project!! Love the feminine softness the doilies and doily die cuts add!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

  6. Oh.....that is gorgeous! Beautiful milk cartons and holder.
    Hugs and smiles

  7. Wow Mel this is a gorgeous little set. Loving the seam binding and lace - a great vintage look.

    Hope you're feeling a little better this week. Been thinking of you.


  8. Shabby chic and v v sassy Miss Mel. I love this set so v v much. You have done an amazing job. ooxx

  9. How beautiful! This looks like you spent a lot of time on it. Thanks for playing at TCFC! :)

  10. Absolutely stunning, Mel! So much love & effort! Hugs xxx


Hi thank you for taking the time out of your day to spend giving me a comment on this project, I truly appreciate it, Melissa