What better way to celebrate April Fool's Day than with some puns! Now, I don't normally go for puns...a house full of three boys has cured me of that...but one thing that comes to mind when I think of them are cute gift ideas. And since the end of school is coming (believe me, it will be here before you know it!), I thought I'd get a head start on some teacher gifts.
I knew I wanted to use one of the many boxes on the Artiste cartridge. I chose the milk carton after being inspired by photos from this party. I couldn't resist a good old milk and cookie theme!
Here is what I came up with:
Stamps: Distressed Backgrounds
Inks: Saddle, Indian Corn Blue
Papers: White Daisy, Saddle, Indian Corn Blue cardstock, transparency sheet
Accessories: Hook and Loop Dots
Tools: Artiste, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
The carton is found on page 46 in the Artiste handbook, under the 3D Object. I used the Fit to Page feature and it cut out at 5.25". I used the Center Point feature to cut out a circle in the front panel. Can you believe I've never used that feature before now?!? The Saddle band is 1.75" x 12". I stamped the burlap stamp from the Distressed Backgrounds set in Saddle ink and attached it around the carton. (I scored and adhered each side as I went so not to cause any buckling.) Then I used a craft knife to cut out the band covering the window. The scalloped circle is found on page 31 in the Art Philosophy handbook, under Layer. I cut this out at 2.25" to frame the window. The window is covered by a small piece of transparency sheet attached to the inside of the carton. I also traced the top flaps onto Saddle cardstock to accent to top of the carton.
So where's the pun? Here is a shot of the other sides of the carton:
I created the sentiment and the Nutrition Facts on my computer. I used the Center Point feature to cut around the "Smart Cookie". (Why have I never used this before now??) The Nutrition Facts were just something I had seen floating around somewhere, but according to my boys it "totally looks like the real thing!"
So what can you create this week to go with our Heart 2 Heart challenge? Be sure to stop by the H2H blog and see the other Design Team's creations...they're a hoot!
Just remember a few of the guidelines for playing along:
Heart2Heart Challenges Guidelines:
- Use Close To My Heart products. Your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but you must use some. After all, this is a challenge blog created and sponsored by CTMH consultants.
- Incorporate this week's challenge...Pun Fun!
- Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog or online gallery. If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
- You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart (H2H) in your blog post.
- Finally, we ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it makes it easier for the design team (and others) to leave comments.
Oh, and those cookies in the carton? I know they won't still be good by the end of May...