Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tutorial: Milk Cartons

Milk Carton directions by Katie Vaughan

Start with a sheet of cardstock cut to 7x11 dimensions.

Score at 2", 5" and 6 1/2" on the short side of the cardstock.
Turn cardstock 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10" on the long side of the cardstock.
Arrange cardstock with the long side at the bottom of the work surface.
Now cut on vertical scores lines ( 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10") up to the first horizontal score lines.
This will make the bottom of the box.
Cut part of the 1" scored strip on the left hand side, leaving only the 3" piece to create a glue tab for the sides of the box.
On the top of the box, cut the third panel of the 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles off as pictured. This will be the milk carton spout.
On the remaining three 1/2" x 2 1/2" panels, use a stylus and ruler to add a score down the middle of each panel.
Use ruler and stylus to add diagonal score lines to the box as shown.
The lines have been traced with a marker on the back side of the cardstock here.
Stamp cardstock.
Use bone folder to pre-fold all score lines, including the diagonal ones.
Add Sticky StripT to the glue tab.
Adhere the glue tab inside to the other wall to form the box.
Fold the bottom flaps in one at a time and add Sticky StripT to the last two flaps to close the box.
Add Sticky StripT to the back half of the 1/2" panels at the top to hold the milk carton closed.

Now finish the box by adding embellishments.

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