Milk Carton Craze

Blame it on Becky Roberts over at Inking Idaho. She made these adorable milk cartons and started a craze. Aren't her cartons freakin' adorable?!


You can order the 20 pages of instructions, with full-size templates, color pictures, product list, etc. for $3.95 at her site, here: Inking Idaho. Seriously, you have to check out her site. She has the most amazing projects. She's posted some of her customers' milk cartons, here: Customer Cartons and throughout her site the past few weeks.

That said, here's my humble attempt. Now, before my reveal I have to tell you that I made this through snuffles and sneezes. Just about everything's a tiny bit crooked. So, I'm reminding myself what I tell my customers – if it's perfect it doesn't look handmade. This is very handmade.


I made this for my brother-in-law and his family (my Tom's brother), whose initials begin with O, S and E. I shamefully missed a birthday and wedding anniversary.

The recipe is kind of crazy – there are four stamp sets: the snow flake in Winter Post, the monograms are from Lovely Letters Alphabet, and there's a little Best Wishes & More and So Many Scallops in there. I used just about all the punches in my arsenal, the Little Felt Flurries with Build-a-Brad, Black Gingham and White Taffeta Ribbon, some Iridescent Ice embossing powder (love that stuff), and even some of the Word Flurries rub-ons for the center medallion. At least the color theme is simple: black, white and Baha Breeze, with the Ski Slope designer paper.

I was considering making this a prototype for our Christmas hostess club meeting. But, since this took me two days and several naps, I think I've concluded this will be a one-of-a kind project. (But, then again, maybe that's just the snuffles talking. My club stampers are used to at least a few challenges from me.) Just in case, before I ship it off, here's another picture.


Well, Steve, Oouida and Elise, if you see this before it gets delivered . . . I guess the surprise is gone. At least you won't know what's in it. Come to think of it, I don't know what's going in it, either. It will be a surprise to all of us – but I see a trip to World Market for some black licorice in my future.


Sweet Comments

  1. Oh wow Linda! I can’t believe how awesome these are!! And I can’t believe you tackled it while feel so lousy – you are a brave woman! Eat/drink some more chocolate and get more rest! :-)

  2. OMG, that is frosty and totally GORGEOUS! You have really blown other’s way (including mine, thanks for commenting):). I want your eye, or eyes or what-evah you have that makes you SOOOO creative! Can I have a bit of MOJO please! You are such a short distance away. It wouldn’t be hard to mail (the MOJO)! Just beautiful!

  3. By the way, get better, girl! We have grossness and yuckies here also! Who hasn’t with the weird Texas weather and change of seasons? Kelly (DD-7 yrs. old) just went to Dr. Gipson, here in G-town today. She has strep AND impetigo on her nose (right at the nostril). Don’t want that to happen to you! However it would be a GREAT Halloween pic.! LOL! I am so mean that I can’t stand it. Anyhow- just get better, I am sure your hub will appreciate you even more at Thanksgiving dinner!

  4. I love the Baja Breeze set! I have made the milk cartons before, but the holders make them even more cute! I pray you get better soon! I am sure all these cold fronts haven’t helped either! Take care!

  5. Becky Roberts says:

    This is absolutely darling! Fantastic job!!!!!

  6. Imperfections aside, this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Great job!

  7. Linda,
    You are so awesome. I can’t wait to take one of your classes and learn new techniques.

  8. Heather Imhoff says:

    What a terrific job. It’s lovely. Where ever did you find the template? Would you mind sharing?

  9. I love the icy blues! And the snowflakes. My fave combo ever!

  10. WOW WOW WOW these are just gorgeous!!
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!!

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