I have been remiss.
An enchanting package arrived for me shortly before Christmas, and I admit it...I never said a word about it, though I've been meaning to.
This package came from someone who wishes to remain anonymous, but who calls herself (or himself) my "Personal Chocolate Fairy." This isn't the first package I've gotten, but it had been a while. The note inside explains:
Along with the card, was a STINKIN' CUTE way of packaging up some chocolate.
And I really meant to take a picture of it in all it's glory, before I tore into it in search of chocolate goodness.
But...I didn't! I'm so ashamed!!!
One day, in a frenzy of chocolate-deprivation, I opened one of the cute little containers. And since I had opened one, I figured I might as well keep goin'. Und so I did...:
And it wasn't long before....
All the chocolate was gone. All before I had a chance to thank my Personal Chocolate Fairy and show you the STINKIN' CUTE chocolate conveyance she sent me.
So today I did the only thing I could do...I made one myself:
Ingredients: Stamps - Tiny Tags; Paper - Sending Love Specialty DSP, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink; Ink - Chocolate Chip, Real Red; Other - Large Oval punch, 3/16" corner rounding punch, milk carton BIGZ die, small heart punch, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, 1 1/4" Chocolate Chip striped grosgrain, Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain, Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain, 1/16" punch, pearl cotton
Isn't it just STINKIN' CUTE?!?!? (YILM!) Or maybe I should say YMPCFLM! (Yes, my Personal Chocolate Fairy Loves Me!) Thank you, oh Chocolate Fairy, for the delish chocolate AND the cute project idea!
For the process of recreating this, I pretty much just took measurements and figured it out on my own. But the original idea was from Becky Robert's blog, Inking Idaho. She had made a milk carton container long before we had a milk carton die and sells a tutorial for it, which evidently my personal chocolate fairy (MPCF for short!) may have bought or seen and MPCF created a smaller version of this to work with the milk carton die. I would offer you a template for the one I have done, but I don't want to violate the CODE, man! This is Becky's idea and unless she says I can, I don't want to step on her toes. I've had it done to me and didn't like it, so I suggest you step on over to her blog and take a gander at her wonderful work.
I would suggest though, NOT using the vanilla paper with the small hearts and flowers I used for one of the milk cartons. The back has large areas of heavy glitter glazing over some of the flowers in the pattern and this stuff does not take kindly to be scored and folded. It cracks badly along the score lines...better to use another pattern without quite so much glitter glazing. I ended up making a small belly band for those cartons, just to keep the whole thing from bursting open at the corners.
So once again, thanks again to My Personal Chocolate Fairy. Your present was very much appreciated!
Gotta run and pick up Ems from karate. Ta!