Milk Carton Sweet Treats with Sizzix

Breathing a small sigh of relief this morning, as the second of three CHA boxes is packaged up and on its way. 22 projects are now under my belt and out the door. My gosh, it feels really good to say that.  I’m still waiting on product to arrive to start tackling my third, and last, set of projects, though. Nothing like going down to the very wire. But for today at least, I can take a moment to catch my breath.

AudreyPettit-Flourish-MilkCartonTreatsAfter months of holiday projects, I’m enjoying playing with the brighter colors and patterns of the new springtime collections. This is a peek of one of Authentique’s new lines called Flourish. Perfect for spring and Easter, as well as right on into summer. I pulled out a couple of my favorite prints to craft up these sweet treat containers using a variety of fabulous Sizzix dies, including the new Thinlits Milk Carton Box die that I just adore.

AudreyPettit-Flourish-MilkCartonTreats2These little boxes are so cute, and so versatile, too. I packed mine full of chocolates for a quick and easy gift idea, just because. But this container could easily hold any number of sweets or small gift items. I even die cut a small peek-a-boo window for a glimpse of the goodies inside. So fun, and really easy, too. Here’s a few simple steps to show you how.

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First, die cut the Milk Carton Box from your favorite patterned paper. To cut the opening, lay a scalloped circle die, cutting side down, onto the center of one of the scored panels on the box pattern. The new Magnetic Platform will help hold your die perfectly in place, but if you don’t have one, a small piece of tape will keep the die from slipping.

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Remove the circle cut and fold along all score lines.

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Cut a small piece of clear transparency or recycled plastic packaging to fit the opening. Lay the box pattern, right side down, and add strong adhesive to the top and bottom of the die cut opening to secure the plastic.

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Then a bit more red line adhesive along the side flap to close the box.

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And finally a bit more on two of the bottom flaps to seal the box shut. Then fill up your box and tie it up with ribbon.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix MilkCartonTreats Tut6Now we’ll add some gift tags. I used the adorable Sizzix/Doodlebug Designs Tags Stamp & Die Cut set for mine. Simply stamp the tag image onto paper, and use the Magnetic Platform to perfectly line up the matching die.

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I layered my tags with cutie pie Flourish banner stickers, tied up with twine.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix MilkCartonTreats Tut8Added some leaves with the new Bigz Garden Greens die, and topped the boxes off with 3-D Rose Flowers.


AudreyPettit-Flourish-MilkCartonTreats4So soft and pretty, and made up in no time. Perfect for treats. Perfect for gifts. Perfect for party favors, too.

AudreyPettit-Flourish-MilkCartonTreats3Tell me, what would you do?

Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies
Authentique Flourish Collection
May Arts Trim
Stampin’Up Ink

19 thoughts on “Milk Carton Sweet Treats with Sizzix

  1. how cute are these! Love the ‘spring’ colours (especially the pink gingham!!!) love how the leaf branch falls from the top…. and GORGEOUS rosettes!

  2. What Fun…love your cute bright Authentique papers and of course all the Sizzix dies you have used. Darn Santa’s done, but a list has begun…I’d like that 3-D Rose..You know all of this would be really cute for Valentine’s Day treats too. Thanks for the inspiration and feelings of SPRING

  3. Fantabulous! Those little boxes are the cutest. Your layered tags and the gorgeous roses and foliage make it perfect for all sorts of goodies. Looking forward to your next round of sneaky peeks. Hugs!

  4. This is gorgeous Audrey! I NEED that flower die now that I’ve seen the loveliness that can be created with it. Will I be seeing you at CHA (gulp) next week!?!? 🙂


  5. In absolute LOVE!!!!! Ok now there’s anOther die to covet OMag that milk carton piece is sooo perfect!!! Of course the new Authentiques doesn’t hurt either!!! I can’t wait to sed your projects IRL!!! Have a beautiful and inspiring and wonderful 2014 my friend many blessings your way!

  6. Hello my Friend, I have missed seeing your creations that’s for sure.These Little boxes are wonderful. And you know I had to scroll back and see how your how was decorated. Such a beautiful house you have. Wishing you and your family all the Best in the New Year..


  7. You have been busy! Always love your beautiful projects!! These milk cartons are so cute, would be perfect for a little Valentine treat! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and Happy New Year! (It would be really wonderful if we’d get some snow – LOL!)

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